|Appears in||Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare |
Saints Row: The Third (voice only)
|Affiliations||Ultor Corporation |
3rd Street Saints
|Occupation(s)||Ultor's Head of ProjectsSR2 |
Director of Special ProjectsSR:TT
|Voiced by||Clancy BrownSR2|
- "Dex has been moving waste from the nuke plant that he can sell on the black market, and now he's planning on using the Masako to destroy the evidence. If Ultor finds out what he's doing Dex is finished."
- — Eric Gryphon
Eric Gryphon appears as a short, caucasian man with black hair and a receding hairline. He is slightly overweight and always appears wearing a black suit with white stripes, and a thin white scarf resting around his shoulders.
Eric Gryphon was appointed the Director of Special Projects of Ultor after Vogel's demise. Before that, he was an Ultor Executive who oversaw many of Ultor's special projects, such as the development and testing of the EDF Scout prototype.
Saints Row 2 Edit
Although not physically present in the game, Gryphon's name was mentioned on at least one occasion during the epilogue. During the mission "Pyramid Scheme", when Johnny Gat and The Protagonist infiltrate the Ultor Pyramid, an informative announcement can be heard over the facility intercom at certain times, saying, "All personal, please note that Eric Gryphon will be inspecting the premises next week", implying Gryphon had some executive jurisdiction over the Pyramid before it was destroyed by the 3rd Street Saints.
Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare Edit
At some point, Dexter Jackson, now head of Ultor Security, tried to kill Gryphon to gain control of Ultor. Eric turned to The Protagonist for help, who successfully protected Eric from the attacking Masako.
Later, he provided The Protagonist with help in the form of Ultor agents, who protected him from attacking Masako while The Protagonist was having vehicles pumped with toxic waste, which Dexter was trying to sell.
After that, he helped The Protagonist to kill all of Dexter's associates by looking out from the lighthouse in the Stilwater Boardwalk, carefully watching for anyone he saw pop into the open and then informing The Protagonist of their current location.
At the end of Corporate Warfare, Gryphon tells The Protagonist that he would get Ultor to leave the 3rd Street Saints alone, under the condition that the Saints never trouble Ultor again. This formally ends the hostilities between the two groups.
Saints Row: The Third Edit
- This Tuesday, One on One brings you an exclusive in-depth interview with the Ultor's Director of Special Projects, Eric Gryphon.
- Interviewer: Eric, with all that's gone down in the past few years in Stilwater, what are your hopes for the future?
- Eric Gryphon: The Ultor Corporation spent billions making Stilwater the beautiful city it is today. This was a city riddled with gang warfare and we turned it into a place future generations would be proud to call home. It's my hope to continue that mission.
- Interviewer: But in the midst of all this change, your predecessor was murdered. Is it possible that Ultor is doing more harm than good?
- Eric Gryphon: Listen, Rome wasn't built in a day. Dane Vogel was a great man, and his presence will be sorely missed, but we have to look towards the future. I think Dane Vogel would be proud to see what Ultor has accomplished since his untimely defenestration.
- Interviewer: How do you respond to claims that Ultor is supporting the gang that tore the city apart?
- Eric Gryphon: This city was founded on the ideas of second chances - who am I to deny a group of mass-murderers theirs?
- The interview you can't afford to miss. One on One welcomes Eric Gryphon into the studio, Tuesday at nine, only on Channel 6.
Clancy Brown is not listed in the credits for Saints Row: The Third, so it is unknown who portrays him.
- Despite appearing in Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare, Gryphon's first mention is actually in Saints Row 2, upon completing the mission "...and a Better Life".
- For a strange reason[what reason?], when the player rescues Gryphon after his limo crashes in the first mission, "Traffic Control", he has a feminine walking style.
- It is mentioned by Tera Patrick in Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed that the EDF Scout was Eric Gryphon's pet project.
- Eric's name is most likely a reference to Volition, Inc.'s 2001 game, Red Faction, in which there is an NPC named Richard P. Gryphon, who is an administrator for the Ultor Corporation.
- Many fans[who?] speculate that Gryphon is actually Richard Hughes. A few things support this:
|Characters in Saints Row 2|