My name was Inigo Montoya, and I have not always been the Dread Pirate Roberts. Inconceivable? Long ago a Man in Black helped to avenge my father’s murder, and at that time I had been in the revenge business so long that I didn’t know what to do with the rest of my life.
The Man in Black said to me, “Have you ever considered piracy? You’d make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.”
He explained that he was not the original Dread Pirate, and as fortune would have it he wished to retire, “My name is Westley and I inherited the name and ship from the previous Dread Pirate Roberts, a man named Ryan, just as you could inherit it from me. Ryan inherited it from a man named Cummerbund who was not the real Dread Pirate Roberts either.” The real Roberts had been retired for nearly twenty years.
So I took the name, and the ship Revenge, and have had a wonderful career, but now the time has come and I must know: Have you ever considered piracy?