The Gryphon, along with the Mock Turtle, are the first Wonderland characters encountered in the dreams and imaginations of the now elderly Alice Hargreaves. The towering, harsh gryphon speaks in a Scots accent and mocks his companion's sorrows, saying it's all his fancy.
The Gryphon returns in the final sequence, once Alice's psychological issues with Rev. Charles Dodgson and their relationship are resolved. The Gryphon joins in with Alice and Dodgson's laughter, and tells the still sobbing Mock Turtle to shut up.