Kroiga was a fool as a woman. Is she also a fool as a Griffon? Why doesn't she attack?
The Griffon's name comes from the mythological beast known as the griffin, an eagle-lion hybrid. In Latitude Zero, she is consistently called Kroiga, the name of the Black Shark captain whose brain was used for the monster's creation, though the creature is referred to as a "griffon" at one point by its creator, Malic. Adding further confusion to the matter, Toho International eventually decided upon Black Moth (黒い蛾 as the monster's international English name, the literal translation of Kroiga; the combination of kuroi Kuroiga) (黒い), meaning black, and ga (蛾), meaning moth. However, in Japan, the monster is almost always referred to as Griffon (グリホン. Gurihon) Japanese sources usually either give the monster's English name as Griffon or Griffin, the latter spelling also used in the subtitles for the Tokyo Shock DVD release of the film.
The katakana spelling most often used for the monster's name, グリホン, is unique, as "griffon" or "gryphon" is usually translated into Japanese as グリフォン (Gurifon), as is the case with the ship GX-813 Griffon from Godzilla vs. Megaguirus. The latter spelling is, however, sometimes used for the monster. The katakana spelling グリホン is also used for the creature in the 2017 novel GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse.
The Griffon is a giant male lion with huge black condor wings grafted onto its body. All four of its paws appear to have been replaced by sharper bird-like clawed talons.
The Griffon is the result of one of Malic's twisted experiments, in which he surgically transplanted the brain of the Black Shark captain Kroiga into the body of a lion and grafted condor wings onto it. Malic then injected the beast with a growth serum, causing her to grow to gigantic size.
The Griffon was created by Malic, who surgically implanted the brain of the Black Shark's captain, Kroiga, into a lion and then grafted condor wings onto it. He also gave the Griffon some of his special growth serum, causing her to grow substantially in size in a few seconds. Malic gave the Griffon the first command of intercepting the crew of Alpha, but the creature disobeyed and stayed perched in the mountains. Later, after the Black Shark had been caught in a magnetic field, Griffon swooped in, seeking revenge on her creator. Griffon managed to knock off the aim of the submarine's laser turret, which discharged at the mountainside, thus causing an avalanche which buried the Griffon and the Black Shark.
- Griffon is incredibly strong, due to possessing the body of a lion and being incredibly large thanks to Malic's growth serum.
- Griffon can fly at Mach 2.
- Griffon can use her claws and strong jaws in battle.
A flock of Griffons attacked Egypt in June of 2021, resulting in the fall of the capital city of Cairo. Failure to eradicate the early Griffons resulted in large numbers of them.
- Main article: Griffon/Gallery.
The roars of the lion that is used as the body for the Griffon are altered from the roars of King Kong from King Kong vs. Godzilla and King Kong Escapes, as well as Manda's sounds. The roars of the Griffon itself are a combination of altered Toho King Kong roars and Rodan roars.
- Prior to appearing in any other Godzilla-related media, the Griffon was featured in the Godzilla Wars line of Toy Card 100 trading cards.
- Griffon's name is among the various kaiju names sung during the full theme song for the show Godzilla Island.
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