world of human fantasy. Every part, every creature of it, is a
piece of the dreams and hopes of mankind. Therefore, it has no
Atreyu: But why is Fantasia dying, then?
Gmork: Because people have begun to lose their hopes and forget
their dreams. So the Nothing grows stronger.
Atreyu: What is the Nothing?
Gmork: 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?
Gmork: Because people who have no hopes are easy to control; and
whoever has the control... has the power!