Bark Troll - A walking tree troll who is a creation of the third film, making no actual appearance in the original book. He is loosely based on three characters of a species called bark trolls that appeared briefly to advise Atreyu about the Nothing in the book. In the film he is rather grouchy but acts as comic relief. He befriends Bastian and joins him to fight the Nasties, but lands on Earth due to a wish overload in a conifer forest. He comes across a logging shipment and hitches a ride to Bastian's house, disguised as a log and a garden plant. He develops a difficult friendship with Rock Biter Junior in the process. In The Neverending Story cartoon, Bark Troll is a supporting character and a friend of Bastian.