In their natural state, Mogriffs look like thin gargoyles. They are muscular and have a hunched over posture. Notable features include leathery wings, a long snout with rows of sharp teeth, and talons. Skin coloration ranges from swampy greens, to dirty browns, to dark yellow. A Mogriff's eyes are yellow, and reflect light like those of a dog. Mogriffs also appear to be sapient, and have demonstrated the ability to speak with some difficulty, and the ability to comprehensively wield Meridianite weaponry. Mogriffs' most prominent feature is their shape-shifting ability.
Mogriffs can imitate any being they see, even if seen only from a picture. Although this is a useful ability, it is almost functionally equivalent to a glamour spell: the change in shape only affects appearance and voice. It does not affect the Mogriff's abilities (like flight and strength), posture, and beastly demeanor. It is different from a glamour spell for two reasons. First, it alters the actual shape of the beast, changing its mass and size. Second, the Mogriff's attributes show through, such as the claws, teeth, and eyes. If severely hurt in their imitation form, Mogriffs will return to their gargoyle form.
Appearance in W.I.T.C.H.
Mogriffs appear in the episode: The Mogriffs. Phobos summons five Mogriffs to imitate The Guardians. He uses them to fool Elyon into believing that her friends are working to destroy Meridian by setting fire to the surrounding village (Which without realising, was just a bonfire, made by the guards). After they accomplish this task, they battle the guardians and Caleb in Phobos's arena.
The guardians are unable to fully transform because Cornelia was separated from them while in possession of the Heart of Kandrakar. The battle raged in favor of the Mogriffs, until Cornelia reunited with her friends, allowing them to use their guardian forms. The battle ended quickly, returning the Mogriffs to their beast forms. Elyon saw the last part of the skirmish, and was convinced that the guardians were attacking the castle with the Mogriffs as allies.
- The Mogriffs appear in the First seasons opening theme.
|Heroes:||W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians) ·Yan Lin · Elyon Brown · Caleb · Blunk · Vathek · Aldarn · Drake · Tynar · The Mage · Alborn· Miriadel|
|Villains:||Prince Phobos · Cedric · Miranda · Tracker · Jeek · Raythor · Frost · Lothar|
|Items:||Heart of Kandrakar · Horn of Hypnos · Map of Portals · Star of Threbe · Seal of Phobos · Book of Secrets · Spike Wheels · Symbols of Elyon|
|Planets:||Earth · Meridian|
|Episodes:||01 · 02 · 03 · 04 · 05 · 06 · 07 · 08 · 09 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26|