The Nothing is a power which destroys Fantasia one by one by absorbing it. The Nothing gives people the desire to surrender themselves to oblivion by jumping into the nothing. Gmork said that the Nothing would be a chance for beings of Fantasia to come to the human world, but as lies. The Nothing was created by the manipulators, in fact it's the emptiness that remains when people stop to have phantasy. The Nothing succeeds in destroying Fantasia, however, Bastian creates a new version of it.


The Manipulators are the power behind the Nothing and Gmork's masters. Their goal is to destroy Fantastica in order to replace fantasy with lies to manipulate and control the human race.