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23rd Jul '17 7:57:19 AM Fliegenbein400
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* In the second book of the ''Literature/DragonRider'' series by Cornelia Funke, ''The Griffin's Feather'', griffins have the traditional love of gold and hatred of horses - but, surprisingly, they have a poisonous snake for a tail (suggesting that they have interbred with chimeras at some point). Surprisingly, they have live births while the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Pegasus Pegasus]] in this universe lays eggs. The majority of griffins, as they come from the Babylonian desert, have tawny plumage and fur, but one younger griffin who had been born in the Indonesian jungle has bright green feathers, a blue-green snake-tail, and the fur of a marbled cat. Some speculate that he is the son of a 'Pelangi bird' - and as the book is unclear on what these are, they might be an Indonesian species of griffin which have bred with the Babylonian migrants.
11th Jul '17 4:24:17 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''FanFic/ThePalaververse'':
** The griffons live in a large number of proudly independent tribes and clans scattered in the Greycairns and the Hyperborean Mountains throughout most of the Ungulan continent, with many living in Equestria. Historically, they have never answered to any single ruler, although in the past [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone a chieftain named Grover managed to unite many tribes around his home in Griffonstone and make himself king, giving the griffons unity until Griffonstone fell into ruin]]. In the modern day, another chieftain named Gellert has managed to unite the majority of the griffon tribes, becoming their de facto ruler.
** There are also the axex, a subspecies of sorts, who are part of the federation of Gazellen.
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31st May '17 7:11:36 PM nombretomado
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* Griffons appear in ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'' as demons, and in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' and ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'' as mounts alongside horses and dragons. The latter two games have griffon-riding units as female-only, seeing as all the characters riding anything else happen to be male. In ''YggdraUnison'', the superior mobility of griffon riders during the daytime makes the only two of them in the game, Kylier and Emilia, LightningBruiser-style {{Game Breaker}}s for as long as the sun is up and {{Mighty Glacier}}s at night; the other two Ancardia games give the class the WeaksauceWeakness of lacking terrain bonuses, making them far easier to pummel.

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* Griffons appear in ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'' as demons, and in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' and ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'' as mounts alongside horses and dragons. The latter two games have griffon-riding units as female-only, seeing as all the characters riding anything else happen to be male. In ''YggdraUnison'', ''VideoGame/YggdraUnison'', the superior mobility of griffon riders during the daytime makes the only two of them in the game, Kylier and Emilia, LightningBruiser-style {{Game Breaker}}s for as long as the sun is up and {{Mighty Glacier}}s at night; the other two Ancardia games give the class the WeaksauceWeakness of lacking terrain bonuses, making them far easier to pummel.
30th May '17 7:03:31 PM nombretomado
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* MervGriffin is naturally a very different griffin, being a person with that family name. The emblem for his company, Merv Griffin Enterprises, was a stained glass window of an Opinicus griffin with lion ears (and strangely, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mge84.JPG a single horse hoof]]). This emblem appeared after the closing credits for each Enterprises television show in the 1980s and 1990s, including ''WheelOfFortune'' and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''.

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* MervGriffin is naturally a very different griffin, being a person with that family name. The emblem for his company, Merv Griffin Enterprises, was a stained glass window of an Opinicus griffin with lion ears (and strangely, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mge84.JPG a single horse hoof]]). This emblem appeared after the closing credits for each Enterprises television show in the 1980s and 1990s, including ''WheelOfFortune'' ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''.
2nd Apr '17 4:18:46 PM DustSnitch
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May overlap with GiantFlyer should the gryphon have wings. The wingless opinicus never flies, being seemingly not as magical as [[OurDragonsAreDifferent eastern dragons]]. In contrast to their formerly benign religious symbolism, an example being the Gryphon in Dante's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', which represents the mingling of the human and divine natures in [[{{Jesus}} Christ]], modern gryphons often appear as dark if not demonic, though [[DarkIsNotEvil they might still be good]]; or [[LightIsNotGood they may be light-themed but evil]]. They are sometimes used as [[HorseOfADifferentColor flying steeds]]. If gryphons are used as part of the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, one may then expect a WingedHumanoid to be present.

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May overlap with GiantFlyer should the gryphon have wings. The wingless opinicus never flies, being seemingly not as magical as [[OurDragonsAreDifferent eastern dragons]]. In contrast to their formerly benign religious symbolism, an example being the Gryphon in Dante's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', which represents the mingling of the human and divine natures in [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]], modern gryphons often appear as dark if not demonic, though [[DarkIsNotEvil they might still be good]]; or [[LightIsNotGood they may be light-themed but evil]]. They are sometimes used as [[HorseOfADifferentColor flying steeds]]. If gryphons are used as part of the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, one may then expect a WingedHumanoid to be present.
18th Mar '17 6:02:22 PM nombretomado
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* The Eyrie from {{Neopets}}, originally a dragon-like creature, became an opinicus sort of gryphon, albeit with ears.

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The Eyrie from {{Neopets}}, originally a dragon-like creature, became an opinicus sort of gryphon, albeit with ears.
8th Mar '17 5:52:15 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series by MercedesLackey, gryphons are highly intelligent beings who were [[CreatingLifeIsAwesome created by a powerful mage]] thousands of years before the main timeline; their origins are explored in the ''Mage Wars'' prequel trilogy. They are universally noble and brave but also vain and hedonistic. Unlike some of the intelligent races, which lacking human mouths communicate solely through [[{{Telepathy}} Mindspeech]], gryphons can speak aloud but are prone to {{Sssssnaketalk}} and TrrrillingRrrs. They are not capable of carrying a rider, but if you magic up a basket to be weightless you might find a gryphon to tow it for you.

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* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series by MercedesLackey, Creator/MercedesLackey, gryphons are highly intelligent beings who were [[CreatingLifeIsAwesome created by a powerful mage]] thousands of years before the main timeline; their origins are explored in the ''Mage Wars'' prequel trilogy. They are universally noble and brave but also vain and hedonistic. Unlike some of the intelligent races, which lacking human mouths communicate solely through [[{{Telepathy}} Mindspeech]], gryphons can speak aloud but are prone to {{Sssssnaketalk}} and TrrrillingRrrs. They are not capable of carrying a rider, but if you magic up a basket to be weightless you might find a gryphon to tow it for you.
3rd Mar '17 1:34:12 AM Theriocephalus
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** As in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the parent tabletop game]], Emperor Karl Franz can ride an enormous griffon named Deathclaw that he raised from an egg. Imperial Griffons are also a high-level steed for Imperial generals, and Imperial Amber Wizards, who specialize in the [[TheBeastmaster Lore of Beasts]], can ride smaller, green-feathered jade griffons. Judging from the concept art, it seems griffons may have the back half of any kind of large cat, with lions and tiger hindquarters showing up in the game itself.

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** As in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the parent tabletop game]], Emperor Karl Franz can ride an enormous griffon named Deathclaw that he raised from an egg. Imperial Griffons are also a high-level steed for Imperial generals, and Imperial Amber Wizards, who specialize in the [[TheBeastmaster Lore of Beasts]], can ride smaller, green-feathered jade griffons. Judging from the concept art, it seems griffons may Griffons can have the back half of any kind multiple kinds of large cat, with lions and lion, tiger and clouded leopard hindquarters showing up in the game itself.game.
3rd Mar '17 12:51:53 AM Theriocephalus
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** As in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the parent tabletop game]], Emperor Karl Franz can ride an enormous griffon named Deathclaw that he raised from an egg. A smaller, green-feathered jade griffon is also a possible mount for Imperial Amber Wizards, who specialize in the [[TheBeastmaster Lore of Beasts]]. Judging from the concept art, it seems griffons may have the back half of any kind of large cat.

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** As in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the parent tabletop game]], Emperor Karl Franz can ride an enormous griffon named Deathclaw that he raised from an egg. A smaller, green-feathered jade griffon is Imperial Griffons are also a possible mount high-level steed for Imperial generals, and Imperial Amber Wizards, who specialize in the [[TheBeastmaster Lore of Beasts]]. Beasts]], can ride smaller, green-feathered jade griffons. Judging from the concept art, it seems griffons may have the back half of any kind of large cat.cat, with lions and tiger hindquarters showing up in the game itself.



* ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'' has Gwiffons and the larger Megalogwiffs, which are giant marshmallow peeps that fulfill the role of griffons as mounts for the good aligned forces.

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* ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'' has Gwiffons and the larger Megalogwiffs, which are giant marshmallow peeps that fulfill the role of griffons as mounts for the good aligned good-aligned forces.



** Also apparently actually quite fearsome, which is understandable when you realize that their entire front opens into [[JustEatHim a gigantic gummy maw]]. They eat horn, hooves, and marrow, and get soggy in the rain.

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** Also They're also apparently actually quite fearsome, which is understandable when you realize that their entire front opens into [[JustEatHim a gigantic gummy maw]]. They eat horn, hooves, and marrow, and get soggy in the rain.
22nd Feb '17 10:27:53 PM Theriocephalus
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** Hero units from the Kingdom of Bretonnia have the option to ride hippogriffs.

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** Hero Hippogriffs appear in the Bretonnian army roster both as mounts for hero units from and for a unit of elite air cavalry, the Kingdom of Bretonnia have the option to ride hippogriffs.Hippogriff Knights.
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