Mr. Griffin is the questionable hero of H.
G. Wells' 1897 book, The
Invisible Man. As we learn near the end of the book, Griffin,
whose hair was white, and whose "eyes were like garnets"
suffered from albinism. It is never revealed what relationship his
albinism has to the effects of the invisibility serum, if any. Griffin's
arrogance leads him into petty criminal activities, and finally
causes him to commit a murder. It is this final crime that leads
to his being hunted down and killed by a mob. Griffin's first name
is never revealed in Wells' book; he is simply known as either Griffin,
or Mr. Griffin.
A disreputable character in the original book, Griffin
has brought his most unlikeable traits into LXG. He is shown as
a rapist, a murderer and a thief - a portrayal fully in keeping
with the original character created by H. G. Wells.