The Dreamfinder created Figment, a tiny royal purple dragon made of two tiny wings, big yellow eyes, horns of a steer and (as Birmbaums calls it) the body of a lizard and a nose of a crocodile, plus a dash of childish delight. He teaches Figment about the wonders of imagination and takes riders along through all of Figment's overdone splendors in his machine's Idea Bag.
Dreamfinder is first introduced in the attraction collecting sparks and ideas with his flying machine. He creates Figment from the sparks and invites the guests to travel with him to his workshop at the Dreamport and the Realms of Imagination.
Disney Kingdoms: Figment
This comic explores the origins of Dreamfinder (originally known as Blair Mercurial) and Figment.
A young inventor from a poor background studying at the Scientifica Lucida science academy in London in the year 1910, Blair's ambitious and restless creativity has met with some opposition from the faculty who don't really know what to do with him. With the demand for new energy sources, Blair has been experimenting in harnessing energy from human thought with a device he calls the Integrated Mesmonic Convertor.
Early testing of the device ended in near disaster, though further revisions would yield some actual results: Figment and a portal of pure mesmonic energy into the world of imagination. Figment and Blair are sucked into this portal, encountering strange lands and stranger creatures and eventually find themselves stuck in the Nightmare Nation.
Meanwhile, back in London, the chairman's demand for order when trying to stop the portal has opened the door to Clockwork Control, home of a sinister robotic commander — The Singular and his Articulate Army. Blair, now dubbed the Dreamfinder, makes his escape with Figment and returns to London to stop the threat.
After retrieving the Mesmonic Convertor helmet in a rooftop encounter with the Singular, Dreamfinder makes a quick jump into a portal to create a new Dream Machine: The iconic blimp from the attraction. He uses this to suck up the robots to turn into tools to allow the people of London to fight back. The Singular tries to stop Dreamfinder by attacking the machine, but the others distract him long enough for Dreamfinder to create a portal powerful enough to suck the Singular, the Articulate Army, as well as himself and Figment. Illocrant decides to honor his sacrifice by continuing to pay Blair's salary to his poor family though within the portal, Dreamfinder and Figment are now flying over a lush green land with Spaceship Earth rising over the horizon
- His same Audio-Animatronic cast was used for the mayor of Phantom Canyon in Phantom Manor.
- It has long been rumored that Dreamfinder will return in a fourth incarnation of the Journey Into Imagination ride. At the Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th event, as part of the Magic Journeys concert that concluded the weekend, Dreamfinder and Figment made a surprise live appearance to sing "One Little Spark" with Richard Sherman.
- He appeared at the 2013 D23 Expo at the Disney Legends ceremony for Tony Baxter and greeted guests on the Expo floor at the Imagineering exhibit.