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|“||Wherever you go, I’ll be standing right behind you.||„|
|~ Adrian vowing to stay by Cecilia forever.|
Adrian Griffin is the titular main antagonist of the 2020 science fiction horror film The Invisible Man, based on the novel written by the late H. G. Wells. He is one of the many incarnations of the eponymous Griffin.
He was portrayed by Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
Adrian was an abusive, wealthy scientist who was the ex-boyfriend of Cecilia Kass. One night, Cecilia escaped from him with the help of her sister Emily and their friend James, who was also a police detective. Before they manage to escape, Adrian angrily attacks a window of the car in his attempt to get Cassie back. Two weeks later, Adrian is pronounced dead from committing suicide, yet oddly enough, he left a huge portion of his estate to her.
It is revealed that Adrian was actually faking his death and created a uniform comprised of several small cameras that grant him the ability to turn invisible. With the suit, he psychologically tortures Cecilia to make her seem insane. He steals her work causing her interview to end badly and also heavily drugged her into collapsing. Adrian then pretends to be her and sends an inflammatory message to Emily causing a schism between them. When Sydney, James's daughter, tried to comfort the depressed Cecilia, Adrian slaps her thus leading Sydney and James to believe that Cecilia did it.
She returns to Adrian's home to investigate and discovers one of the invisibility suits. She invites her sister to dinner to discuss the discovery only for Adrian to take a knife and slit Emily's throat with it before placing it in Cecilia's hand. She is implicated in the murder and is sentenced to a mental institution.
Adrian's brother Tom pays her a visit revealing that her suspicions about Adrian being alive and that he was working with him to force her to return to him. It is also disclosed that Adrian had impregnated Cecilia when he inevitably realized that she was using birth control to prevent any pregnancies. Cecilia learns that Adrian would next target Sydney, spurring her to warn James about it. In the struggle, it turns out that Tom was donning the invisibility suit at the time being set up as the fall guy for Adrian.
Cecilia returns to Adrian's home where he shows her to the table full of food. Cecilia attempts to convince Adrian into admitting his misdeeds under the threat of their baby not being apart of his life to no avail. She then asks Adrian to grant her permission to tidy herself up and then wears the invisibility suit. Returning to the dinner table, Cecilia grabs a knife and slits Adrian's throat in a fashion similar to when he killed her sister.
- Unlike the previous invisible men, Adrian used a suit that he would wear to make himself invisible instead of injecting himself with the compound to officially turn invisible.
- The change was well-received by astute watchers who pointed out the downside of completely invisible with the latter method is that the user would be rendered blind due to light not being able to hit his retinas. The invisibility suit, on the other hand, utilizes tiny cameras that warp the light about the wearer's body while still allowing the user, counteracting the aforementioned issue.