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 as well as a minor character in Saw II: Flesh & Blood.



Griff was once 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. Because of his crime, he was eventually targeted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Griff and Michael Tapp's Test

One day, Griff was abducted by the killer and taken to a run-down building, where he was shackled to the armrests of a chair. Attached to this chair was a bomb. A recorded message left on an answering machine on a table next to him confronted him with his crimes and his subsequent conviction. It also told him, that the only person who could save him was Michael Tapp, the son of Detective Tapp, who arrested him.

Shortly afterwards, Michael reached the area where Griff was trapped. Through a hole in the wall he could see Griff strapped to the chair. A TV turned on in front of him and a mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on screen, telling Michael that he didn't have much time to save Griff. Afterwards, 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 right 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 brought the digits in the right order in time, Griff was freed from his restraints and had to open the combination lock of the next door, 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)


Judging by his crimes, Griff was an unscrupulous young man. It could be argued that he suffered from some kind of mental instability due to his obsession with his rape victim. However, if he was freed by Michael, he was clearly grateful for his salvation.


  • Griff's fate is dependant on the player's choice and doesn't affect the further storyline. It is unknown if his death or his survival is canon.
  • Although Griff says he can tell Michael vital information, he only thanks him when saved.

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