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Fan Fic: Megs Family Series
The Meg's family series are two fanfics written by Malcolm Fox: Meg's boyfriend and Meg's Family. It's actually one of the most acclaimed stories in the Family Guy fanfiction community.


The series contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: 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.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Adam West constantly gets Maddie's name wrong.
  • A Day in the Limelight: 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"
  • Affectionate Parody: In a similer vein of Blue Harvest, Zack retells The Wizard of Oz
  • Alliterative Name: Maddie Murdock.
  • All Just a Dream: "Forgotten", "Time Stew", and "The Mandatory Zombie Chapter".
  • Arch-Enemy: Maddie and Olvia. After the latter pulled a Heel-Face Turn, Eliza replaced her. Also, Zack has Lobster, the giant fighting lobster.
    • Quagmire also has an enemy/rival in the form of Dashing Hispanic Diego Montoya.
  • Artifact Title: At some point, Meg and Zack get married, and thus Zack isn't Meg's boyfriend anymore, but her husband. Averted in the sequel.
  • Ascended Extra: Many, most notabily Jillian, Mrs. Lockhart, Olivia Fuller...
    • The entire fanfic is this for Meg.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Maddie in the aptly titled "Attack of the 50 foot Toddler"
  • Author Avatar: Zack is sometimes used to voice the author's opinion on something, usually about Family Guy.
  • Bears Are Bad News: When Stewie and Maddie get lost in the woods, they get attacked by a bear after Stewie mistakes it for a rock.
  • Berserk Button: If you trim just a little bit of Zack's hair...well...
    • Don't talk smack about his wife Meg.
  • Beta Couple: Chris and Jillian.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Stripes, who pretends to be a normal cat, but it's actually an evil mastermind worse than Stewie.
  • Brainy Baby: Tilly, who has an IQ of 250 and is able to build complex inventions despite being less than a year old.
  • Brainy Brunette: Tilly, being a Child Prodigy in science to boot.
  • Bungling Inventor: If Tilly's inventions are plot relevant, they usually backfire.
  • Butt Monkey: 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 NOT biological father Frank until 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.
  • Canada, Eh?: Zack's birthplace.
  • Cats Are Mean: Stripes again.
  • Chekhov's Skill: 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.
  • Child Prodigy: Tilly, who's able to build scientific inventions and being less than a year old.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Jillian sometimes becomes this whenever Chris spends too much time with other girls.
  • Crossover: Chapter 31, with The Spellbook.
  • Curse Cut Short: By Connie in "Mighty Murdocks":
    Connie: Holy shi- (crash)
  • Deadpan Snarker: Zack is made of this.
  • Demoted to Extra: Of all the six main characters, Brian has the less Character Focus. 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 Spotlight-Stealing Squad in some chapters of Family.
  • The Ditz: CJ.
  • Emo: Cody, the son of Zack and his ex-girlfriend Nikki.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Diego Montoya. He once seduced a man, convinced him to have a sex change operation, and then he turned "her" down for not being his type.
  • Faking the Dead: Zack and Death pretend that the latter has come to claim the former. When they reveal it to be a joke, Dude, Not Funny! 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 Deadpan Snarker 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 Character Development, Tilly became a Mad Scientist Brainy Baby 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.
  • Five-Bad Band: Some of the family's enemies, powered by Lucifer:
  • Floating Timeline
  • Fourth Wall Breaking: This dialogue in "Meg's Breast Friend":
    Stewie: Revenge is my specialty. Just ask Elizabeth Smart. One day, she cut in front of me in a line at McDonald's, so of course I had to-
    Tilly: Don't you dare finish that! Do you want this fic deleted?
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In the aptly titled "Brain Swap", Peter and Zack switch bodies, much to Zack's horror.
  • Future Badass: Played straight with Maddie, subverted with Stewie.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Tilly, though more often than not she's a Bungling Inventor.
  • The Generic Guy: Tilly and CJ during "Meg's Boyfriend". In Meg's family they finally got some Character Development.
  • Goth: Meg's friend Raven.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: 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.
  • Granola Girl: Valarie
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Zack, usually brought upon by Peter.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Olivia in the eighth chapter of Family after Maddie saves her life.
    • Lucifer does this when the truth that he was Zack's biological father comes out.
  • Heh Heh, You Said X: 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!
  • Heroic BSOD: Zack at the end of "Sex Lies and Rock".
  • Identical Grandson: 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).
  • Insane Troll Logic: 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'.
  • Jerk Ass: Frank, big time.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Chris and CJ are throroughly similar in personality down to their looks.
  • Likes Older Women: Chris, though not that Jillian is that old.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The author uses almost every Family Guy character who ever appeared, as well as a good bunch of Original Characters.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Lucifer is Zack's biological dad. Not that it wasn't blatantly hinted.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: In "Time Stew", Stewie goes back in time and prevents Meg from meeting Zack, erasing the event that triggered the whole story.
  • May-December Romance: Chris and Jillian. Chris is 13 and Jillian 20+.
  • Midlife Crisis Car: Chapter 14 has Peter get one after Meg announces her pregnancy.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Valarie
  • No Respect Guy: Zack.
  • No Social Skills: Tilly.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Zack is absurdly protective of his hair, due to fearing of becoming bald when older.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: The Boogeyman
  • Official Couple: Meg and Zack
    • Chris and Jillian.
  • Only Sane Man: 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.
  • Overprotective Dad: Zack of Maddie in chapter 8 of "Meg's Family". It's mostly Played for Laughs.
  • Papa Wolf: Zack is very protective of both Maddie and Cody, and if you dare mess with them, it wont end well for you.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Lois and Peter to Chris' relationship with Jillian.
  • Parody Sue: 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 Disney Death, is smarter than me, has great sex, is The Chosen One, can solve everything, and is also my long lost sister!
  • Polar Opposite Twins: 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.
  • Running Gag: Several, the most common being Adam West forgetting Maddie's name and Olivia's lesbian crush on Maddie.
  • Sudden Video-Game Moment: 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.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: 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.
  • Think of the Censors: This dialogue in "Meg's Breast Friend":
    Stewie: Revenge is my specialty. Just ask Elizabeth Smart. One day, she cut in front of me in a line at McDonald's, so of course I had to-
    Tilly: Don't you dare finish that! Do you want this fic deleted?
  • Time Travel: 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.
  • Universal-Adaptor Cast: In a similar vein to Blue Harvest, the The Wizard of Oz 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)
  • Villain Team-Up: During the second part of "Mighty Murdocks". See Five-Bad Band above.
  • Yandere: Diane Simmons towards Zack.
    • Brianne from "She's A Mad Dog".
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Jillian and Chris' wacky parents to Tilly's serious child.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: "The Mandatory Zombie Chapter"
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alternative title(s): Megs Family Series
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