A contender for the most popular character in the series, Skandar was born a wild griffin, hatched in a valley South of the Coppertop Mountains. His mother was killed by griffiners while he was still in the nest, and he was left to fend for himself. As a result he never learned to speak properly, and remained monosyllabic and clumsy with words.
Skandar is a giant among griffins and can defeat any opponent in fair combat, but he has the intelligence of a three-year-old, and is easily manipulated. That said, he is still more than capable of ripping the head off any human - or griffin - who displeases him.
"Human do what Skandar say, or I tear off head!"
"Want fly! Want free!"
"Human... you want die?"