In the Princess Bride, Buttercup had been kidnapped by the Brute Squad, and the Man in Black set out to rescue her. The Man in Black defeated the Brute Squad Members Inigo Montoya in a duel, and Fezzik in a wrestling match. The Man in Black still had to defeat the Brute Squad's leader, Vizzini, who warned the Man in Black, "I can't compete with you physically, and you're no match for my brains". Vizzini bragged about his brilliance by calling Plato, Aristole, and Socrates morons. The Man in Black challenged Vizzini to a battle of wits to the death, which the Man in Black won.