|“||It all looks so different from down here.||„|
|~ The Griffin|
The Griffin, also known as "Ruber's Griffin" is the pet minion of Baron Ruber and the secondary antagonist of the 1998 Warner Bros. animated film, Quest for Camelot.
He was voiced by Bronson Pinchot.
His goal is to get Excalibur for his master. 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 lead him and his minions to find Excalibur.
During the course of the film, the Griffin aids Ruber into following the heroes through the Forbidden Forest until Ruber finally got hold of Excalibur. 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 immediately manages 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.
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.
- Ruber's Griffin is based on the legendary hybrid creature of classical Greek mythology.