History Literature / TheNeverendingStory

20th Nov '16 10:45:51 PM PaulA
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* {{Ouroboros}}: AURYN takes the shape of a two-serpent ouroboros. The films add an infinity knot.

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* {{Ouroboros}}: AURYN takes the shape of a two-serpent ouroboros. The films add an infinity knot.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Fantasia? Fantastica? Depends which version you're reading (or watching). "Fantasia" is a more direct equivalent of the German original (''Phantásien''), but the standard English translation of the novel uses "Fantastica", possibly to avoid confusion with any of the several things already called ''Fantasia'' in English, like [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Walt Disney's movie]]. The films use "Fantasia".
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Inverted with AURYN, the magical talisman given to Atreyu (and later, to Bastian) by the Childlike Empress. It's just "AURYN" (always in all-caps), not "the AURYN" and ''definitely'' not "the Auryn". Played straight in the film.
** The G'mork. Inverted in the film, in which he is just G'mork, without the "the".

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Fantasia? Fantastica? Depends which version you're reading (or watching). "Fantasia" is a more direct equivalent of the German original (''Phantásien''), but the standard English translation of the novel uses "Fantastica", possibly to avoid confusion with any of the several things already called ''Fantasia'' in English, like [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Walt Disney's movie]]. The films use "Fantasia".
movie]].
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: SpellMyNameWithAThe:
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Inverted with AURYN, the magical talisman given to Atreyu (and later, to Bastian) by the Childlike Empress. It's just "AURYN" (always in all-caps), not "the AURYN" and ''definitely'' not "the Auryn". Played straight in the film.
Auryn".
** The G'mork. Inverted in the film, in which he is just G'mork, without the "the".
20th Nov '16 8:47:42 PM MercutioDreams
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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Inverted with AURYN, the magical talisman given to Atreyu (and later, to Bastian) by the Childlike Empress. It's just "AURYN" (always in all-caps), not "the AURYN" and ''definitely'' not "the Auryn". The films disregard this rule completely, however.

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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Inverted with AURYN, the magical talisman given to Atreyu (and later, to Bastian) by the Childlike Empress. It's just "AURYN" (always in all-caps), not "the AURYN" and ''definitely'' not "the Auryn". The films disregard this rule completely, however.Played straight in the film.
20th Nov '16 8:46:24 PM MercutioDreams
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** The G'mork. Inverted in the film, in which he is just G'mork, without the "the".
20th Nov '16 8:42:20 PM MercutioDreams
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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Inverted with AURYN, the magical talisman given to Atreyu (and later, to Bastian) by the Childlike Empress. It's just "AURYN" (always in all-caps), not "the AURYN" and ''definitely'' not "the Auryn". The films disregard this rule completely, however.
20th Nov '16 8:28:58 PM MercutioDreams
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* CatsAreMean: Subverted in the character of the lion Grograman. Yes, [[WalkingWasteland all land around him is turned into scorching desert]], and no one can touch him without being burnt to a crisp, [[BlessedWithSuck but this is an involuntary part of his nature]] and not a sign of malice or inner evil. When Bastian, protected by the AURYN, is able to speak with him, Grograman comes across as a quite personable, even friendly, beast, as well as rather melancholy due to his enforced solitude, ignorance about his origin, and [[TakenForGranite painful]] ([[FateWorseThanDeath daily]]) TransformationSequence. The scenes where Bastian discovers the truth about him, and sits with him so he won't be alone, are genuinely moving, and Grograman himself is actually treated as a brave companion by Bastian to the point he wants the lion to come with him on his journey (which Grograman [[LampshadeHanging points out to him]] is sadly impossible since he takes the desert with him wherever he goes).

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* CatsAreMean: Subverted in the character of the lion Grograman. Yes, [[WalkingWasteland all land around him is turned into scorching desert]], and no one can touch him without being burnt to a crisp, [[BlessedWithSuck but this is an involuntary part of his nature]] and not a sign of malice or inner evil. When Bastian, protected by the AURYN, is able to speak with him, Grograman comes across as a quite personable, even friendly, beast, as well as rather melancholy due to his enforced solitude, ignorance about his origin, and [[TakenForGranite painful]] ([[FateWorseThanDeath daily]]) TransformationSequence. The scenes where Bastian discovers the truth about him, and sits with him so he won't be alone, are genuinely moving, and Grograman himself is actually treated as a brave companion by Bastian to the point he wants the lion to come with him on his journey (which Grograman [[LampshadeHanging points out to him]] is sadly impossible since he takes the desert with him wherever he goes).



** The words on the back of the Auryn: DO WHAT YOU WISH. For Bastian, it was a double sided rule as his wishes led him both good and bad.

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** The words on the back of the Auryn: AURYN: DO WHAT YOU WISH. For Bastian, it was a double sided rule as his wishes led him both good and bad.



* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Hero Hynreck is a professional hero who spent his whole life being the best at everything he does, but he can't hold a candle against Sebastian, who outmatches him with ease by virtue of holding the Auryn.

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Hero Hynreck is a professional hero who spent his whole life being the best at everything he does, but he can't hold a candle against Sebastian, who outmatches him with ease by virtue of holding the Auryn.AURYN.
17th Oct '16 7:50:22 PM somebob
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* ShaggyDogStory: The section with Engywook, as he tragically understands. Engywook has spent decades of his life trying to solve the mystery of the Southern Oracle. Finally, Atreyu tells him the final aspect of who she is but adds that the Southern Oracle will no longer exist. Atreyu was her final audience.
31st Aug '16 9:30:19 PM BatmanKalEl
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* BiggerBad: The manipulators.
9th Aug '16 8:57:27 AM Elyandarin
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* CastFromExperiencePoints: Bastian's [[spoiler: wishing power turns out to require sacrificing memories of the human world]].
* {{Catchphrase}}: Argax is fond of inserting "in a manner of speaking"[[note]]At least that's how it comes out in the English translation.[[/note]] into his dialogue.



* In Bastian's wishing power turns out to require sacrificing [[spoiler: memories of the human world]].

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* In CastFromSanity: Bastian's wishing power turns out to require sacrificing [[spoiler: memories [[spoiler:memories of the human world]].world]].
* {{Catchphrase}}: Argax is fond of inserting "in a manner of speaking"[[note]]At least that's how it comes out in the English translation.[[/note]] into his dialogue.
9th Aug '16 8:55:22 AM Elyandarin
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* In Bastian's wishing power turns out to require sacrificing [[spoiler: memories of the human world]].
7th Aug '16 7:13:55 PM PaulA
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* FateWorseThanDeath: You do ''not'' want to end up trapped in the City of Old Emperors. For that matter, stay away from the Nothing, too, 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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* FateWorseThanDeath: FateWorseThanDeath:
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You do ''not'' want to end up trapped in the City of Old Emperors. For that matter, stay Emperors.
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away from the Nothing, too, 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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