The Griffin, also known as "Ruber's Griffin" is the pet minion of Ruber and the secondary antagonist of the 1998 Warner Bros. animated film, Quest for Camelot.
The Griffin is a large brown mythological creature with glowing green eyes, his wings and head are black, and his beak is orange with a golden-yellow tip, his eyelids, front wingsides and inner ears are purple.
The Griffin breaks into the main tower of the round table in Camelot and steals Arthur's sword Excalibur. The Griffin was attacked by a silver-winged falcon named Ayden while he was trying to deliver the sword to Ruber. Because of this, the sword ends up being dropped into the Forbidden Forest, and Ruber angrily beats the Griffin up after learning of this. Ruber then orders the Griffin to find Excalibur.
During the course of the film, the Griffin aids Ruber into following the heroes through the Forbidden Forest only to fall into trouble with the creatures. They managed to clear off from the forest and Ruber finally captures Kayley and gets hold of Excalibur and melded it to his own hand. In the climax of the film, as Ruber leads his men into attacking Camelot, the Griffin is shown fighting against Ayden, only this time, the Griffin manage to grab hold of the falcon, planning to eat him up. However, the two-headed dragon, Devon and Cornwall, uses their fire-breathing ability to stop Griffin and save Ayden. The Griffin would later flee as he gets repeatedly burned by the two-headed dragon. It is unknown what happened to him afterwards.
- Ruber's Griffin is based on the legendary hybrid creature of classical Greek mythology.
- He was voiced by Bronson Pinchot.
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