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The Rock Biter in the first film

Pyornkrachzark is a character in Michael Ende's novel The Neverending Story.


Pyornkrachzark is a member of the rock chewers, and lives on a diet of only rocks. One bite is enough to get most rock chewers to the end of a month. All rock chewers use stone for everything they need, from furniture to toys or vehicles.

Pyornkrachzark had a bicycle that looked rather like a steamroller with pedals until he became hungry and ate it.

He was chosen as a messenger to tell The Childlike Empress about the Nothing and ask for help. Along the way he met Gluckuk and Vooshvazool, and soon Blubb. They all became good friends and stayed together.


In the films, Pyornkrachzark is simply known as “Rock Biter”, or “Rockbiter”.

The NeverEnding Story (1984)[]

In the first film, The Rock Biter is portrayed by an uncredited Alan Oppenheimer.

The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)[]

In the second film, The Rock Biter is portrayed by an uncredited actor and voiced by an uncredited Dan Fincher.

The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia (1994)[]

In the third film, The Rock Biter is portrayed by Frederick Warder and voiced by Gary Martin.