Princess Bride au?
A Princess Bride AU is difficult to come up with, mostly because the amount of characters and their interactions to each other don’t overlap perfectly. However, this is what I have, feel free to submit or ask for more, or add your own ideas!
Okay so the main Buttercup/Westley pairing would be Lance/Keith with Lance being Westley and Keith being Buttercup.
My justification for Keith being Buttercup is that she is more reserved with her emotions, but when she feels strongly about something she puts her whole heart into it (I.e. rolling down a goddamn cliff, could have walked).
Lance would be Westley because while at first it seems like he’s just a weak character there to move the plot along, he is actually integral to…well, everything, and he has a lot more to him than what meets the eye. Also I want Lance as a sexy pirate boi.
And just imagine a disillusioned Lance who used to be SO in love, and now he’s just hurt and in pain he thinks his true love has left him.
Keith: You mock my pain!
Lance: Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
Coran would be Vizzini. ‘Cause a main point of Vizzini’s character is his arrogance, which I think Coran mimics in a lot of ways. Also Coran would totally try to decide which wine to choose based on random conclusions.
Now, for Fezzik’s character the obvious choice should be Hunk, right? Tough, tall, and uses his strength to get him through life….but when I think about it I think it fits Shiro more. I mean, Hunk uses kindness and compromise to figure out a situation, but Shiro is always swinging that arm around blasting his way through his problems. So Shiro would make a better Fezzik in my opinion. Feel free to argue this point.
And just because I’m a sucker for ladies with swords…Allura as Inigo Montoya. Think about it. His main purpose in life is revenge, just a Allura seeks revenge for Altea and her father so does Inigo for his own father.
In that same vein, Zarkon would be Count Ruben, the six fingered man. A man of outstanding power who tends to give off the smaller jobs to underlings, i.e. Haggar and the Galra soldiers and doesn’t handle much himself. Also Haggar could definitely be the Albino.
Lotor would be Humperdinck. Mostly because I get the feeling Count Ruben was sort of Humperdinck’s advisor/father figure. And Lotor seems just like the kind of bitch who would marry someone just to kill them later. Fighting w/ Lance over Keith.
So that leaves Pidge and Hunk. Pidge would be Valerie. So savage. So powerful. Definitely Pidge. And I think Hunk would make a good Miracle Max, mostly because Hunk just wants to help people and being a healer is the best way to do that. Don’t take that to mean the two would be together. Rather, they could be long-term hermit forest buddies.
I could also see Hunk being the grandfather telling Pidge the grandchild the story.
Okay, so that’s the AU. Sorry it’s so long there. Just a lot of stuff going on.