The first, a griffon character in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, appeared in episode 5 of season 1. Did the griffons appear in any of the three earlier generations, or is this their first appearance in the franchise?

I didn't see all the earlier series, movies and comics before G4.

  • mlp.fandom.com/wiki/Griffons
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 9, 2022 at 16:17
  • @Valorum: Yes, that is the G4 entry...
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Sep 9, 2022 at 16:21
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    @FuzzyBoots - Gosh. It's a good job I didn't post it as an answer...
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 9, 2022 at 16:32
  • A person called Tom Griffin was executive producer to some G1 TV series episodes. Does that count? Otherwise, I found nothing.
    – b_jonas
    Commented Sep 9, 2022 at 23:18

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No. G1 and G2 only had ponies, pegasi and unicorns (plus some odd winged unicorns that were animation mistakes). The various cartoons also introduced human friends as well as a solitary dragon, mud-monsters, spiderlings, bushwoolies (don't ask), porcines, zebras, goats, flowerlings, monkeys, bulldogs and leprechauns as the antagonists.

G3 introduced a raft of new animal friends including ladybugs, birds, and mer-ponies but no griffons.

G4 then introduced all sorts of other animals such as cows, adult horses, griffons, cats, deer, Klugetown monsters, mermares, hippogriffs and Transformers (both Autobots and Decepticons).

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