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You were a promising college student until you became obsessed with a female professor who wanted nothing to do with you. But you persisted.
— Jigsaw confronts Griff with his obsession.[src]

Griff is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. He serves as a minor character in Saw II: Flesh & Blood.



Griff was a promising college student who earned good grades and had the chance to graduate. However, at one point, he became obsessed with one of his female professors. As she didn't reciprocate his feelings and didn't want to have anything to do with him, he brutally raped her. He was later arrested by Detective David Tapp and sent to prison. After serving his sentence, he was released from jail. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)


Due to his crime, he was eventually targeted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. After his abduction, Griff was taken to the abandoned Holmes Hotel, where he was shackled to a chair with a bomb attached to it. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Michael Tapp's Test

When he woke up again, Griff realized that he had been kidnapped. A recorded message left on an answering machine on a table next to him confronted him with his crimes and subsequent conviction. It also informed him that the only person who could save his life was a reporter named Michael Tapp, the son of Detective Tapp.

Shortly afterward, Michael, who was also trapped in the hotel, reached the room where Griff was held captive. A TV turned on in front of him, and a mechanical ventriloquist puppet named Billy appeared on-screen, telling Michael that he was the only one who could save Griff but didn't have much time to do so. Afterward, a 30-second-timer started to count down. Right underneath it was a row of four small combination locks. Before the timer expired, Michael had to bring the four numbers in the correct order, starting with the smallest number and concluding with the highest. If he failed to do so, Griff was killed by the bomb attached to his chair. However, if he correctly arranged the digits in time, Griff was freed from his restraints and had to open the next door's combination lock, which would allow him to escape the room before the explosion. The necessary numbers appeared on the same TV screen as the puppet. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)


According to Jigsaw, Griff used to be a promising student, indicating that he was intelligent and diligent. However, his life changed when he became obsessed with one of his professors. His brutal act of raping her when she didn't reciprocate his feelings proved that Griff was, in fact, a ruthless and malicious individual. Furthermore, the sexual assault implied that Griff was unable to deal with experiencing rejection. However, if he was freed by Michael, he was clearly grateful for his salvation.


  • Griff's fate is dependent on the player's choice and doesn't affect the further storyline.
  • Although Griff claims he can give Michael information about the hotel, he only thanks him if saved.

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