Ayden was summoned by Merlin to protect Excalibur from the Griffin who had stolen it from King Arthur and attacks the Griffin, swoops away and attacks again, causing the Griffin to drop Excalibur in the Forbidden Forest below. Later, In the climax of the film, Ayden is shown fighting against the Griffin, but the Griffin manages to grab hold of him and was about to eat him up. However, the two-headed dragon, Devon and Cornwall, use their fire-breathing ability to stop the Griffin and save Ayden. In the end, he was returned to Merlin.
- Ayden was the only non-speaking bird in the film, but that doesn't make him any less important. Acting as Garrett's eyes, Ayden once belonged to Merlin where he was called "Silver Wings". (It is also worth mentioning that Ayden apparently speak a language Garrett can understand.)