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The Gryphon was a creature built and controlled by Marlon Merlin. It haunted the school where Madelyn Dinkley, Velma's younger sister, was studying.

Physical appearance[]

The Gryphon had the lower body of a lion with a tail and had the front body of an eagle with wings. The fur covering the Gryphon's body was dark brown (the fur color of hind legs were gold) and its beard and eyebrows were white. The Gryphon had glowing yellow eyes and black sclera.

Powers and abilities[]

  • Flight: Since it was attached to a blimp, the Gryphon was able to fly.
  • Fog manipulation: By using a hidden fog machine, Marlon is able to hide the Gryphon inside a veil of fog, which was made from glycerol.
  • Super strength: The Gryphon is capable of breaking through solid objects with its powerful beak and talons.


Early life[]

In the legends, it was supposed to protect the school, summoned by Seamus O'Flannery, and controlled by a magic staff.

Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo[]

The Gryphon appeared, scaring off two locals who were on a date together. It later attacked Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, and Madelyn Dinkely and chased them throughout the school garden and back to the school; this caused nearly all the students to leave the school. Later, the Gryphon attacked the gang and Madelyn, who all made it across the lake while barely escaping from the Banshee, leading to a car chase. Shaggy and Scooby fended off the Gryphon with the school's magic grenades. Although the gang managed to make it to the school, Madelyn was unfortunately taken away by the Gryphon.

Gryphon culprit

Merlin Marlon revealed as the culprit behind the Gryphon attack

The Gryphon later attacked Mystery Inc. in the Gryphon's Roost, but crash landed onto solid ground. It was revealed to be Marlon controlling the creature. Marlon took advantadge of the legend and built a mechanical, giant puppet operated from a blimp to force his brother Whirlen to close the school and sell the castle to Calvin Curdles. Then he would have enough money to start his own magic act and no longer have his brother take all the credit for his work.