Jack of the Green is a gargoyle and minor antagonist that appears only in MediEvil. He's the master of riddles and claims The Asylum Grounds as his domain. Daniel must answer all of his riddles if he wishes to leave the maze. 

The Riddles

First Riddle

At night they come without being fetched;
By day they are lost without being stolen.

Second Riddle

I live for laughter,
I live for the crowd,
Without it I am nothing. 

Third Riddle

Face like a tree,
Skin like the sea,
A great beast I be,
Yet vermin frighten me!

Fourth Riddle

I tolerate the moon and stars,
I can't abide the sun,
Banish me with torch light
And you'll see me turn and run.


According to lead designer Jason Wilson, the team explored Green Man folklore around Cambridge when designing The Asylum Grounds level and the character of Jack.[1]



  • He is named after Jack in the green, a participant in traditional English May Day parades and other May celebrations, who wears a large, foliage-covered, garland-like framework, usually pyramidal or conical in shape, which covers his body from head to foot.
  • Unlike the other Gargoyles in the original MediEvil, Jack lacks horns. This is remedied in the remake.


  1. "When designing this level we were very aware of many Green Man folk lore references around Cambridge."Jay Gunn on Twitter.
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