History Literature / TheNeverendingStory

10th Jul '17 10:19:12 AM MartinusXIV
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** Wandering Mountain is a mountain that is never in the same place and no one can ever hope to look for it. Only if they were destined to find it can they do so.
19th Jun '17 7:01:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The story purposefully has lots of loose ends (in the form of left-off side stories and secondary characters), to drive home the point that it ''is'' a "Neverending Story". In addition, there was a scene in the original novel where to convince Bastian that this was [[UpTheRealRabbitHole "real"]] the Childlike Empress tells the Historian to read the story over. Which includes what Bastian had done that day. This gets them all stuck into a timeloop until Bastian accepts it and enters the story.

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The story purposefully has lots of loose ends (in the form of left-off side stories and secondary characters), to drive home the point that it ''is'' a "Neverending Story". In addition, there was a scene in the original novel where to convince Bastian that this was [[UpTheRealRabbitHole "real"]] "real"]], the Childlike Empress tells the Historian to read the story over. Which includes what Bastian had done that day. This gets them all stuck into a timeloop until Bastian accepts it and enters the story.
11th Jun '17 3:28:25 PM NOYB
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* WitchSpecies: Witches are mentioned among the doctors who come to inspect the Childlike Empress, and the inhabitants of Spook City. Xayide is also an evil sorceress. Since none of the inhabitants of Fantastica are truly human, they must be this.

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* WitchSpecies: Witches are mentioned among the doctors who come to inspect the Childlike Empress, and the inhabitants of Spook City. Xayide is also an evil sorceress. Since none of the inhabitants natives of Fantastica are truly human, they must be this.
11th Jun '17 3:28:02 PM NOYB
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* WitchSpecies: Witches are mentioned among the doctors who come to inspect the Childlike Empress, and the inhabitants of Spook City. Xayide is also an evil sorceress. Since none of the inhabitants of Fantastica are truly human, they must be this.
11th Jun '17 3:23:56 PM NOYB
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* AttackOnOneIsAnAttackOnAll: Seen with Gaya, the dark princess of Spook City and the Land of Ghosts. She turns on Gmork when he arrives searching for Atreyu, because he lets slip his true mission to bring about Fantastica's destruction. While it's implied Gaya is an evil or at least foul Fantastican, she nevertheless defends her world against Gmork.

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* AttackOnOneIsAnAttackOnAll: Seen with Gaya, the dark princess of Spook City and the Land of Ghosts. She turns on Gmork when he arrives searching for Atreyu, because he lets slip his true mission to bring about Fantastica's destruction. While it's implied Gaya is an evil or at least foul Fantastican, since she rules over a land of vampires, ghosts, witches and night hobs, she nevertheless defends her world against Gmork.
11th Jun '17 3:22:43 PM NOYB
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* NameAmnesia: In the final chapter, [[spoiler:Bastian]] overuses the powers of the Auryn (which are powered by his memories) and forgets his own name, condemning himself to an eternity as a nameless shade. Fortunately for him, his friend-turned-enemy-turned-friend finds him and gives him at least his name back.

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* NameAmnesia: In the final chapter, [[spoiler:Bastian]] overuses the powers of the Auryn AURYN (which are powered by his memories) and forgets his own name, condemning himself to an eternity as a nameless shade. Fortunately for him, his friend-turned-enemy-turned-friend finds him and gives him at least his name back.
11th Jun '17 3:21:49 PM NOYB
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* TheResenter: This is the Gmork's reason for wanting to see Fantastica destroyed; the Fantasticans have a world to call home, and he never did.

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* TheResenter: This is the Gmork's reason for wanting to see Fantastica destroyed; the Fantasticans have a world to call home, and he never did.
11th Jun '17 3:20:51 PM NOYB
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** In Bastian's case, his ability to enter Fantastica and to leave it was with him all along, [[spoiler:though he had to read the story and then live as a part of it until he could make use of either. In the former case, all he had to do was give the Childlike Empress a name by calling it aloud in the human world. In the latter case, all he had to do to return to the human world was to give up Auryn of his own free will.]]

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** In Bastian's case, his ability to enter Fantastica and to leave it was with him all along, [[spoiler:though he had to read the story and then live as a part of it until he could make use of either. In the former case, all he had to do was give the Childlike Empress a name by calling it aloud in the human world. In the latter case, all he had to do to return to the human world was to give up Auryn AURYN of his own free will.]]



* {{Ouroboros}}: AURYN takes the shape of a two-serpent ouroboros.

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* {{Ouroboros}}: AURYN takes the shape of a two-serpent ouroboros.ouroboros, one black and one white. Inside it is a pocket dimension where the Water of Life is guarded by the actual two giant serpents, whose strength would destroy the world if they let go of each other's tails.
11th Jun '17 3:18:33 PM NOYB
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* AttackOnOneIsAnAttackOnAll: Seen with Gaya, the dark princess of Spook City and the Land of Ghosts. She turns on the G'mork when he arrives searching for Atreyu, because he lets slip his true mission to bring about Fantastica's destruction. While it's implied Gaya is an evil or at least foul Fantastican, she nevertheless defends her world against the G'mork.
-->"G'mork. You forgot that I too am one of the creatures of Fantastica. And that to fight against Fantastica is to fight against me. That makes you my enemy, and I've outsmarted you."

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* AttackOnOneIsAnAttackOnAll: Seen with Gaya, the dark princess of Spook City and the Land of Ghosts. She turns on the G'mork Gmork when he arrives searching for Atreyu, because he lets slip his true mission to bring about Fantastica's destruction. While it's implied Gaya is an evil or at least foul Fantastican, she nevertheless defends her world against the G'mork.
-->"G'mork.
Gmork.
-->"Gmork.
You forgot that I too am one of the creatures of Fantastica. And that to fight against Fantastica is to fight against me. That makes you my enemy, and I've outsmarted you."



** Stay away from the Nothing, or you'll get what the Bark Trolls did. Even the G'mork, magically chained, refused Atreyu's offer of food, preferring to die of hunger before the Nothing could get to him.

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** Stay away from the Nothing, or you'll get what the Bark Trolls did. Even the G'mork, Gmork, magically chained, refused Atreyu's offer of food, preferring to die of hunger before the Nothing could get to him.



* GreaterScopeVillain: The mysterious power behind the Nothing who sent G'Mork to kill Arteyu. It or they are mentioned once by G'Mork and never play any role in the story after the Nothing is defeated. If they're even sentient creatures is up for debate.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The mysterious power behind the Nothing who sent G'Mork Gmork to kill Arteyu. It or they are mentioned once by G'Mork Gmork and never play any role in the story after the Nothing is defeated. If they're even sentient creatures is up for debate.



* InformedAttractiveness: Gaya, the dark princess, is described by G'mork as "very beautiful...to me anyway". Given that her admirer is a ferocious werewolf who loves the sinister and fiendish, a human might find her to be a [[EvilIsSexy malevolent yet alluring temptress]], or a stark reminder that other beings' preferences may be a ''tad'' different than our own.

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* InformedAttractiveness: Gaya, the dark princess, Dark Princess, is described by G'mork Gmork as "very beautiful...to me anyway". Given that her admirer is a ferocious werewolf who loves the sinister and fiendish, a human might find her to be either a [[EvilIsSexy malevolent yet alluring temptress]], temptress]] or a stark reminder that other beings' preferences may be a ''tad'' different than our own.



** The G'mork.
8th May '17 6:30:46 PM PaulA
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The book would eventually spawn [[Film/TheNeverendingStory three movies]], though only the first film tried to follow the plot of the book, being an adaption of roughly the first half of the book, with the second only making a few loose references to the book's plot, and the third one going off to do its own thing entirely. There was also a short-lived AnimatedAdaptation, and a TV miniseries called ''Tales From The Neverending Story'' that created an entirely new plot loosely based on the premise of the book and its characters.

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The book would eventually spawn spawned [[Film/TheNeverendingStory three movies]], though only the first film tried to follow the plot of the book, being an adaption of roughly the first half of the book, with the second only making a few loose references to the book's plot, and the third one going off to do its own thing entirely. There was also a short-lived AnimatedAdaptation, and a TV miniseries called ''Tales From The Neverending Story'' that created an entirely new plot loosely based on the premise of the book and its characters.
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