- "It was worth it."
- —Sarge in Relocated: Part Three
Throughout the series, Grif (and different variations of him) gets injured and harmed several times, mostly by Sarge. So much so that his misfortunes have become a running gag. This is a list of Grif-related injuries.
- Grif being shot at by Sarge and Lopez and later attacked by Tex in Knock, knock. Who's there? Pain.
- Grif being run over by Sheila in An Audience of Dumb, which results in many of Grif's organs and body parts being replaced with Simmons'.
- Grif getting repeatedly hit by Robot Number 2 in K.I.T. B.F.F.
- Getting shot at by his own team in Hunting Time.
- Getting knocked out by Sarge in Getting All Misty.
- Falling down into the Underground Caves in The Nesting Theory.
- Getting tranquilized all over his body (including his crotch) in The Haystack.
Falling at ValhallaEdit
Red Team Emergency PlansEdit
In the episode, Why Were We Here?, Sarge intiates "Emergency Plan Delta" and shoots Grif with his shotgun. Donut initiates "Emergency Plan Traitor Simmons Number 11" at Sarge's order and shoots Grif with his Battle Rifle, then reveals that he was supposed to use a steamroller. It is revealed that all of the Red Team's emergency plans begin with shooting Grif.
Tex Related IncidentsEdit
When Tex attacked Red Base in Episode 11, Grif is knocked out rather than killed as "he is too good looking to die." In the episode This One Goes to Eleven, Tex makes seven attacks directed towards Grif's balls. In True Colors, two Tex drones punch and kick him.
Chorus Related InjuriesEdit
Grif continues to get injured during The Chorus Trilogy.
- He is shot at by Sarge using a tank in One-Zero-One.
- Shot at again by Sarge in The Grass is Greener. The Blues are Bluer., during a training exercise.
- Is nearly killed when Freckles destroys the Red Team's warthog in Long Live the King.
- Is punched by Felix during a training session in Training Daze.
- Is hit several times in Fed vs. New.
- Is attacked by numerous Feds and Rebels after failing to show up for training in Tourist Trap.
Sarge often imagines murdering Grif or having him killed. One such case is when he tells the Blood Gulch Crew about his plan to infiltrate O'Malley's fortress and suggests using Grif's body to slow down the giant windmill. Another case is thought back to when the Reds deleted the Blues from the Freelancer command database. He is also killed by his sister in an alternate ending to Episode 100.
New Maps IntroductionEdit
During D.I.Y., Sarge moves a large dumpster into a series of Gravlifts, injuring Grif and he also set Grif on fire by raising the temperature when Grif was in his "quiet place."
Halo 3 BetaEdit
- "Grifball is the ideal sport. It has all the elements of classic gamesmanship: Grif pain and suffering, Grif humiliation and defeat, and Grif multiple deaths."
- —Sarge in Rules of the Game
In the Halo multiplayer game of Grifball, the ball carrier becomes "Grif". The Grif then dies multiple times due to being the target of all the enemy players or dies when the bomb explodes after scoring.
- "Now, if the energy shield HAD been there, Grif would've been fine."
- —Boomstick in Meta vs. Carolina: Dawn of Awesome
During Meta vs. Carolina: Dawn of Awesome, Boomstick is shown to use Grif as a test subject when demonstrating the effects of the combatants' special weapons and armor. Grif is shot with the Brute Shot, blown up with a tank shell after his Bubble shield dissipates, shot with a Battle Rifle, and later whacked with the Brute Shot again.