The Meg's family series are two fanfics written by Malcolm Fox: [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3620835/1/Megs_Boyfriend Meg's boyfriend]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4098184/1/Megs_Family Meg's Family]]. It's actually one of the most acclaimed stories in the FamilyGuy fanfiction community.

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The series contains examples of the following tropes:

* AbusiveParents: Zack's dad Frank can give flanderized Peter and Lois a run for their money.
** Also, Cody's mom Nikki, who barely takes care of him, culminating in finally abandoning him after she elopes with her boyfriend to Las Vegas.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Adam West constantly gets Maddie's name wrong.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Brian in "She's a Mad Dog", Jillian in "Jillian the Genius", Mrs. Lockhart in "Meg's Breast Friend" and Quagmire in "The Man Who Lost his Giggity"
* AffectionateParody: In a similer vein of Blue Harvest, Zack retells Film/TheWizardOfOz
* AlliterativeName: Maddie Murdock.
* AllJustADream: "Forgotten", "Time Stew", and "The Mandatory Zombie Chapter".
* ArchEnemy: Maddie and Olvia. After the latter pulled a HeelFaceTurn, Eliza replaced her. Also, Zack has Lobster, the giant fighting lobster.
** Quagmire also has an enemy/rival in the form of DashingHispanic Diego Montoya.
* ArtifactTitle: At some point, Meg and Zack get married, and thus Zack isn't Meg's boyfriend anymore, but her husband. Averted in the sequel.
* AscendedExtra: Many, most notabily Jillian, Mrs. Lockhart, Olivia Fuller...
** The entire fanfic is this for Meg.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Maddie in the aptly titled "Attack of the 50 foot Toddler"
* AuthorAvatar: Zack is sometimes used to voice the author's opinion on something, usually about Family Guy.
* BearsAreBadNews: When Stewie and Maddie get lost in the woods, they get attacked by a bear after Stewie mistakes it for a rock.
* BerserkButton: If you trim just a ''little'' bit of Zack's hair...well...
** Don't talk smack about his wife Meg.
* BetaCouple: Chris and Jillian.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Stripes, who pretends to be a normal cat, but it's actually an evil mastermind worse than Stewie.
* BrainyBaby: Tilly, who has an IQ of 250 and is able to build complex inventions despite being less than a year old.
* BrainyBrunette: Tilly, being a ChildProdigy in science to boot.
* BunglingInventor: If Tilly's inventions are plot relevant, they usually backfire.
* ButtMonkey: for a nice-to-Meg fanfic, Meg still gets a lot of crap. Also, you can tell that the author greatly dislikes Peter.
** To say nothing about what happens to Zack throughout the fanfic's run. He's been treated badly by his [[spoiler:NOT biological]] father Frank until [[spoiler:he died from a heart attack and was out of Zack's life forever]], puts up with Peter's stupidity, has been injured numerous times, and nearly died a few times.
** James Woods.
* CanadaEh: [[spoiler:Zack's birthplace.]]
* CatsAreMean: Stripes again.
* ChekhovsSkill: In "Mighty Murdocks", Cody's water power is deemed useless by all the characters until much later, when it turns out that his power is the most powerful of all, he just needs the source of water to perform it.
* ChildProdigy: Tilly, who's able to build scientific inventions and being ''less than a year old''.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Jillian sometimes becomes this whenever Chris spends too much time with other girls.
* {{Crossover}}: Chapter 31, with FanFic/TheSpellbook.
* CurseCutShort: By Connie in "Mighty Murdocks":
-->'''Connie''': Holy shi- ''(crash)''
* DeadpanSnarker: Zack is made of this.
* DemotedToExtra: Of all the six main characters, Brian has the less CharacterFocus. Oddly, the author stated that he likes Brian, even better than other characters that he dislikes, but have much more screentime, like Peter, who bordered on SpotlightStealingSquad in some chapters of ''Family''.
* TheDitz: CJ.
* {{Emo}}: Cody, the son of Zack and his ex-girlfriend Nikki.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Diego Montoya. He once seduced a man, convinced him to have a sex change operation, and then he [[{{Jerkass}} turned "her" down for not being his type.]]
* FakingTheDead: Zack and Death pretend that the latter has come to claim the former. When they reveal it to be a joke, DudeNotFunny ensues (everyone eventually forgives him, although Meg takes a little longer to do so until he admits he would have willingly sacrificed his life to save her and Maddie).
* {{Flanderization}}:
** Zack is the most prominent example. At first, he was a smart, if a bit dim witted DeadpanSnarker who was at odds with Peter. However, somehwere in the sequel, his character revolved around his feud with Peter (and his IQ also dropped severeal points)
** After getting some CharacterDevelopment, Tilly became a MadScientist BrainyBaby with awful social skills. However, her character began to fade into simply providing the invention of the week that would serve as plot device. Fortunately, both Tilly and Zack were revised in later chapters.
* FiveBadBand: Some of the family's enemies, powered by Lucifer:
** The BigBad: Lucifer
** TheDragon: Connie D'Amico
** The EvilGenius: Neil Goldman and Corvette
** TheBrute: Lobster, and later also Ernie the Chicken
** The DarkChick: Eliza Pinchley
** TheLoad: James Woods
* FloatingTimeline
* FreakyFridayFlip: In the aptly titled "Brain Swap", Peter and Zack switch bodies, much to Zack's horror.
* FutureBadass: Played straight with Maddie, subverted with Stewie.
* GadgeteerGenius: Tilly, though more often than not she's a BunglingInventor.
* TheGenericGuy: Tilly and CJ during "Meg's Boyfriend". In Meg's family they finally got some CharacterDevelopment.
* {{Goth}}: Meg's friend Raven.
* GothGirlsKnowMagic: Raven studies and practices magic in her spare time (her main source of knowledge is the internet), which comes quite in handy in supernatural-themed chapters.
* GranolaGirl: Valarie
* HairTriggerTemper: Zack, usually brought upon by Peter.
* HeelFaceTurn: Olivia in the eighth chapter of ''Family'' after Maddie saves her life.
** [[spoiler:Lucifer does this when the truth that he was Zack's biological father comes out.]]
* HehHehYouSaidX: Too often. But parodied at least once:
-->'''Tilly''': ''(to Jillian)'' Wow, mom, I think you just had a brain fart.
-->'''C.J.''': Haha! You said '''brain!'''
* HeroicBSOD: Zack at the end of "Sex Lies and Rock".
* IdenticalGrandson: Averted with Maddie who according to her description and official art has a very distinctive design, while retaining some traits from her parents. Tilly and CJ are literally baby versions of Jillian and Chris respectively (well, and that Tilly is brunette).
* InsaneTrollLogic: In ''Swiss Family Griffins'', a sleazy salesmen convinces Peter to buy a flamethrower so if the house ever catches fire, he can 'fight fire with fire'.
* JerkAss: Frank, big time.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Chris and CJ are throroughly similar in personality down to their looks.
* LikesOlderWomen: Chris, though not that Jillian is ''that'' old.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The author uses almost every Family Guy character who ever appeared, as well as a good bunch of Original Characters.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Lucifer]] is Zack's biological dad. Not that it wasn't blatantly hinted.
* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: In "Time Stew", Stewie goes back in time and prevents Meg from meeting Zack, erasing the event that triggered the whole story.
* MayDecemberRomance: Chris and Jillian. Chris is 13 and Jillian 20+.
* MidlifeCrisisCar: Chapter 14 has Peter get one after Meg announces her pregnancy.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Valarie
* NoRespectGuy: Zack.
* NoSocialSkills: Tilly.
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: Zack is absurdly protective of his hair, due to fearing of becoming bald when older.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: The Boogeyman
* OfficialCouple: Meg and Zack
** Chris and Jillian.
* OnlySaneMan: Tilly, in her own family.
** Zack could be this in his.
* Original Character: Lots of them, the most prominet being Zack, the titular Meg's boyfriend; Maddie, Meg and Zack's daughter; Tilly and CJ, Chris and Jillian's twin children; Valarie, Zack and Jillian hippie mother, and lastly Raven, Meg's goth friend.
* OverprotectiveDad: Zack of Maddie in chapter 8 of "Meg's Family". It's mostly PlayedForLaughs.
* PapaWolf: Zack is very protective of both Maddie and Cody, and if you dare mess with them, it wont end well for you.
* ParentalObliviousness: Lois and Peter to Chris' relationship with Jillian.
* ParodySue: The aptly named Mary Sue.
-->'''Stewie:''' She's Mary Sue. And apparently she's also my best friend, girlfriend, first kiss, she saved my life, had a DisneyDeath, is smarter than me, has great sex, is TheChosenOne, can solve everything, and is also my long lost sister!
* PolarOppositeTwins: Tilly and CJ. Tilly is an intelligent inventor with awful social skills whereas CJ. is just as dumb as his parents, although with decent social skills.
* RunningGag: Several, the most common being Adam West forgetting Maddie's name and Olivia's lesbian crush on Maddie.
* SuddenVideoGameMoment: When Brian, Maddie and Bertram inflitrate the Griffin Household, Stripes sends the rest of the mind-controlled Griffins to fight them. The fight happens like a turn based RPG.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Tilly, constantly, given that her parents are two of the dumbest characters of Family Guy (Chris and Jillian), and her twin brother is pretty much as dimwitted as them.
* TimeTravel: In "Time Stew", Stewie misses how things were before Meg met Zack and travels back in time to stop them from meeting each other. Later, he regrets that decision when he realizes how much he misses Maddie.
* UniversalAdaptorCast: In a similar vein to Blue Harvest, the ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' parody also features almost every prominent character (Meg as Dorothy, Brian as Toto, Zack as the Scarecrow, Peter as the Tinman, Chris as the Lion, Lois as the Wicked Witch, Jillian as the Good Witch, and Stewie and other kids as munchkins)
* VillainTeamUp: During the second part of "Mighty Murdocks". See FiveBadBand above.
* {{Yandere}}: Diane Simmons towards Zack.
** Brianne from "She's A Mad Dog".
* WackyParentSeriousChild: Jillian and Chris' wacky parents to Tilly's serious child.
* ZombieApocalypse: "The Mandatory Zombie Chapter"