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Sir Griff is a minor character from Gargoyles. After hatching from Knight's Spur, he became a gargoyle and member of the London Clan.

Background

Physical appearance

Griff bears a striking resemblance to a griffin, hence his name. He has yellowish skin, a hawk-like beak, feathered wings, and a lion-like tail. He is a particularly adventure-loving swashbuckler, coming close to the embodiment of traditional British heroism. His style of combat is apparently unique with his willingness to use ranged weapons, such as Macbeth's Lightning Gun.

Powers and abilities

Griff has all the general abilities of his race: enhanced physical attributes, the capacity to rapidly rejuvenate while in stone form during the day, and the power to fly. However, given his feathered wings, Griff has demonstrated some measure of "true" flight, having been seen being able to keep himself (while carrying a human) aloft temporarily in mid-air by flapping his wings like a bird in World War II, though he still needs to find elevated ground in order to glide to even greater heights, as seen in the episode "Pendragon." He is easily one of the best (if not the best) gargoyle fliers seen in the series.

Role in the series

Griff hatched in Knight's Spur with clan-mates, Leo and Una. During World War II, Griff proposed that he and his clan should involve themselves in the war and defend London. Una and Leo were unconvinced, but a time-displaced Goliath agreed to join him and protect the area. A series of near-death experiences caused Goliath to use the Phoenix Gate and bring Griff forward to the year 1995.

Griff's disappearance caused the London Clan to withdraw further from society, their interest in humans limited to brief interactions in the clan's shop, Into The Mystic. Leo and Una were deeply hurt by the loss of Griff, and bitterly blamed Goliath, the last gargoyle to see him alive. In 1995, Leo and Una trapped the Avalon Travelers, forcing Goliath, who had no idea who Griff was, into the past to discover the truth behind Griff's disappearance. This returned Griff to the rest of the clan, healing wounds decades in the making.

Griff's reappearance stimulated the London Clan's urge to protect the area. He, himself, discovered King Arthur breaking into Westminster Abbey, and joined his service as a knight. Together, the two went on a quest to find Merlin, to no avail.

When England returned the Stone of Destiny to Scotland, Griff, and the rest of the London Clan watched over it with the help of King Arthur, Macbeth, Hudson and Lexington.

Trivia

  • His name is short for the mythical creature Griffin.

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Media
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Characters
Gargoyles: GoliathHudsonBrooklynBroadwayLexingtonBronxDemonaAngelaColdstoneColdfireTalonDelilahBurbankClawMaggie the CatFangBrentwoodHollywoodMalibuThailogGabrielOpheliaBoudiccaUnaLeoGriffZafiroJadeTurquesaObsidianaKaiSoraYamaGolem

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Villains: Captain of the GuardsHakonDavid XanatosStreet ThugsThe PackFox XanatosCoyoteTony DraconMacbethBanquoFleanceGillecomgainAnton SevariusTaroPreston VogelArchmageThe Weird SistersBansheePuckProteusAnansiOdinRavenJackalHyenaWolfDingoEkidnaQuarrymenMatrixMace MaloneStreet ThugsThe AssassinTomas BrodHelios

Clans
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Episodes
Season One: AwakeningThe Thrill of the HuntTemptationDeadly ForceEnter MacBethThe EdgeLong Way to MorningHer Brother's KeeperReawakening

Season Two: Leader of the PackMetamorphosisLegionA Lighthouse in the Sea of TimeThe MirrorThe Silver FalconEye of the BeholderVowsCity of StoneHigh NoonOutfoxedThe PriceRevelationsDouble JeopardyUpgradeProtectionThe CageAvalonShadows of the PastHeritageMonstersGolemSanctuaryM.I.A.GriefKingdomThe Hound of UlsterWalkaboutMark of the PantherPendragonEye of the StormThe New OlympiansThe GreenSentinelBushidoCloud FathersIll Met by MoonlightFuture TenseThe GatheringVendettasTurfThe ReckoningPossessionHunter's Moon
Season Three: The Goliath Chronicles: The JourneyRansomRunawaysBroadway Goes to HollywoodA Bronx TailThe Dying of the LightAnd Justice for AllGenesis UndoneGenerationsFor It May Come TrueTo Serve MankindSeeing Isn't BelievingAngels in the Night

Objects
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Locations
Castle WyvernScotlandManhattanNew York (state)New YorkClock TowerEyrie BuildingLabyrinthAvalonLondonLoch NessKnight's SpurEyrie PyramidKara DigiNew Olympus
Cast
Greg WeismanKeith DavidJeff BennettBill FagerbakkeFrank WelkerRoger RoseJohn Rhys-DaviesJustin ShenkarowLacey ChabertTim CurryClancy BrownSalli Richardson
See also
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