Today's "Villain of the Day" is G'MORK
(from the Neverending Story)
They had been traveling aimlessly for almost a week, but they could not find a cure for the Empress. Neither Atreyu or his horse, Artax, had the vaguest suspicion that the creature of darkness, the G'mork, was already tracking them down.......G'mork arrives were they had been and catches their scent, and takes off following their trail......
On the walls are paintings of everything that's happened during his Quest. The Empress giving the Auryn to Carion, Carion giving the Auryn to Atreyu, Atreyu trying to save Artax in the Swamps of Sadness, Morla, and Falkor, and more. As Atreyu turns a corner he sees a painting of a wolf, then he turns another corner and sees the wolf hiding in a smaller opening. It growls wildly at Atreyu as he approaches--
G’mork: If you come any closer I will rip you to shreds.
[Atreyu squats down where he's at and looks at the wolf.]Atreyu: Who are you?
G’mork: I am G'mork. And you, whoever you are, can have the honor of being my last victim.
Atreyu: I will not die easily. I am a warrior.
G’mork: (G'mork laughs.) Brave warrior, then fight The Nothing.
Atreyu: But I can't! I can't get beyond the boundaries of Fantasia.
[G'mork laughs and Atreyu grows angry.]Atreyu: What's so funny about that ?
G’mork: Fantasia has no boundaries.
[A storm grows closer to the city, slowly shaking it to pieces… Rocks fall here and there.]Atreyu: That's not true. You're lying.
G’mork: Foolish boy. Don't you know anything about Fantasia? It's the world of human fantasy. Every part ,every creature of it, is a piece of the dreams and hopes of mankind. Therefore, it has no boundaries.
[There's a crash and more rocks fall.]Atreyu: But why is Fantasia dying then ?
G’mork: Because people have begun to loose their hopes and forget their dreams. So the nothing grows stronger.
Atreyu: What is the nothing ?!
G’mork: It's the emptiness that's left. It's like a despair, destroying this world. And I have been trying to help it.
Atreyu: But why ?
G’mork: Because people who have no hopes are easy to control. And whoever has control has the power.
[A large crash shakes the ground. Atreyu loses his balance for a moment, but quickly regains it and turns back to the wolf. He gives him a cold look then asks him,]Atreyu: Who are you really ?
G’mork: I am the servant of the power behind the nothing. I was sent to kill the only one who could have stopped the nothing. I lost him in the Swamps of Sadness. His name was Atreyu.
[The ground shakes and Atreyu falls over backward. He grabs a long, sharp piece of broken stone and stands up. He then yells at G'mork.]Atreyu: If we're about to die anyway, I'd rather die fighting. Come for me G'mork ! I am Atreyu!
G'mork growls and jumps at him. Atreyu plunges the sharp rock into the beasts heart, killing the G’mork. As Atreyu pulls himself from the carcass of the G’mork, Atreyu finds that the beast managed to inflict a wound on Atreyu. He stands and winces at the deep gash across his chest. Another crash echoes through the ruins as Atreyu makes his way out of the ruins.