A PowerPlayer, or PowerGamer, is a gaming term that refers to over-powered Characters that often outweigh all other characters within the story/game. The term is used in the same manner for the Never-ending Story where certain characters have been written as overbearing in their abilities. This is often considered to be a negative attribute for characters as it makes them uninteresting when they are uncontested and makes that character difficult to incorporate with the other, lesser powered characters of the NeS. Another term used later is "PowerHouse". Some characters are expected to be PowerHouse characters, such as gods, but they are rarely protagonists of the story.