The Old Man of Wandering Mountain is an elderly chronicler, who is the writer of "The Neverending Story". He lives alone in an egg-shaped home on top of the Wandering Mountain, which can be found only by chance or fate. He appears in the story when The Childlike Empress finds him and asks him to write the entire story in his book a second time, so that both Fantasia and the human world are caught in an infinite loop, which can only be broken by Bastian finally calling out he Empress's new name.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 3-A, likely 2-C
Name: The Old Man of Wandering Mountain
Origin: The Neverending Story
Age: As Old as Fantasia
Classification: Writer of "The Neverending Story"
Powers and Abilities: Plot Manipulation
Attack Potency: At least High Universe level, likely Multi-Universe level (Trapped both Fantasia and the human world in an infinite loop by writing the same story again and again, but it is unknown whether he could affect the timelines as a whole)
Speed: Normal Human
Lifting Strength: Regular Human
Striking Strength: Class H
Durability: Human level, that under normal circumstances killing him would require him to write that he is killed makes him hard to kill
Stamina: Infinite (writes all of the Neverending Story)
Range: Everything that is part of The Neverending Story. So Fantasia and the human world.
Standard Equipment: The Book "The Neverending Story"
Intelligence: High (knows everything that ever happened in Fantasia)
Weaknesses: None notable
- Writer of "The Neverending Story": The Old Man of Wandering Mountain is the writer of "The Neverending Story". He writes everything that happens into his book and everything he writes into his book happens. As such something he doesn't write into the book also doesn't happen. Everything he writes down becomes immutable and final.
The Book is "The Neverending Story" and as such not only contains Fantasia, but also the human world, as demonstrated by the fact that when he writes the entire story a second time into the book, on request of The Childlike Empress, everything happens again not just in Fantasia, but also for Bastian and those he interacted with in the human world.
- Egg: The Old Man of Wandering Mountain lives in an egg-shaped home on top of the Wandering Mountain, which can be found only by chance or fate. The place inside the egg is described as "The memories of Fantasia". Notably as soon as she entered it The Childlike Empress lost all of her power.