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     Carter Pewterschmidt
Debut: "Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater"

Lois's wealthy father who hates Peter. Voiced by Seth MacFarlane.

Associated Tropes

  • Anything That Moves: Implied with his "I did a dog in the Philipines once." line in the episode, 12 and a Half Angry Men.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist in a few of episodes.
  • Boomerang Bigot: He hates Jews, even though he has a Jewish last name and his own daughter and wife are Jewish.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He sincerely cares for his family.
  • Evil Old Folks: Despite being old, this has not stopped him from retiring or harassing Peter Griffin.
  • Domestic Abuse: He blatantly abuses Peter, though he does deserve it, and its implied he molested Lois in "Welcome Back, Carter".
  • Go-Go Enslavement: It is heavily implied that the affair he had was not an affair, but that Carter is involved in sex trafficking, if his comment about the film where Liam Neeson rescues his daughter is any indication. Also this is well before Peter turned into a jerk, so at the time, Carter easily crossed the Moral Event Horizon.
  • Hypocrite: While Carter serves good points regarding Peter's incompetence as a husband, let's not forget that Carter once cheated on his own wife and forced her to do some modifications herself so she could marry him.
  • I Have No Son!: After Patrick Pewterschmidt loses his sanity and is sent to the asylum, he decides to pretend that he never conceived him in the first place. However, Lois eventually discovers his existence when taking a closer look at a Pewterschmidt family picture.
  • I Lied: In "The Old Man & the Big C", Stewie and Brian discover that Carter's company has developed a cure for cancer, but hasn't made it public because long-term cancer treatments are more profitable than a one-time cure. When Lois finds out, she demands that her father do the right thing and announce it to the world. He agrees, albeit reluctantly. Then:
    Tom Tucker: Our top story: a big announcement out of Pewterschmidt Pharmaceuticals today. Company chairman Carter Pewterschmidt released a statement announcing the launch of a deodorant for the developmentally disabled called Slow Stick. It's also edible because, you know, those people don't, uh... don't know... [beat] And now sports.
    Lois: That's it? What the hell? Where's the cancer cure announcement? [calls Carter's phone] Daddy, we're all sitting here in front of the TV awaiting the big announcement. Remember, the one that's going to benefit all mankind? The one you promised to make for me, your daughter?
    Carter: I lied. [hangs up]
  • Jerkass: One of the biggest Jerks in the show. He has enslaved his employees (especially the African-American ones), is cruel to Peter (even though, as said above, it's not like he does not deserve it time and again), and acts horribly to his own daughter, Lois (which may have had an impact on Lois turning into a jerk in later seasons) in addition to abandoning his son Patrick after he had a nervous breakdown. He even cured cancer and refused to release it to the public, even after Lois made an emotional speech about the ethical ramifications.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While Carter personifies the Evil Old Folks and Rich Bastard tropes, his loathing for his son-in-law Peter Griffin is amply justified. Peter is not only a Fat Idiot, he's a full-blown Psychopathic Manchild who's repeatedly shown to be a danger to himself and everyone in the vicinity, responsible for multiple serious injuries, fatalities and millions of dollars in property damage. He's also not a good father as well to his kids, especially Meg.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a Jerkass of the highest order, but he does really care about his family. Even if he's godawful at showing it. Despite hating Peter and resenting that Lois married him, he offers to give her ten million dollars every year; an offer she continuously refuses.
  • Karma Houdini: He never receive punished for his actions when he is in full swing to Kick the Dog or Moral Event Horizon moments.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Many episodes involve Peter screwing Carter over in some way and successfully making his life miserable (eg. bankrupting him from a lawsuit, stealing his company, getting him thrown out of his country club), only for him to bounce back by the very end of the episode and kick Peter back in his place. The only time he has been adequately punished, or rather humiliated, was in "Christmas Guy". Peter also gave him a small beatdown in "Model Misbehavior".
  • Laughably Evil: He's a horrible person. That doesn't stop him being hilarious.
  • Not So Different: He starts showing some similarities to Peter's personality, particularly around the seventh or eighth season. It was this way even before, as his comments in "Welcome Back, Carter" imply he molested Lois and is involved in sex trafficking.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: He isn't too fond of Peter, to the point that he even lied in court when Peter was accused of murdering Lois (in Stewie's simulation).
  • Overprotective Dad: Towards Lois when she was younger.
  • Pet the Dog: He's generally very loving towards his grandchildren.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: It's not too hard to tell that he has a very 1950s mindset when it comes to minorities (or women, for that matter).
  • Psychopathic Man Child: He has become a psychopathically childish adult in recent seasons.
  • Rich Bastard: Very much. When Chris was about to be accepted into the "Skull and Bones Society" from his old boarding school, he mentioned one of their favorite hobbies was to go to an orphanage, fill out all the paperwork, then not take them home (as in, fills the car up with toys and a puppy, then locks it and drives away.)
  • Riches to Rags: An episode deals with him not only losing a lawsuit, but his money, his wife, and his lifestyle, and goes to live with his daughter . Due to Status Quo Is God, he ends up being rich again at the end of the episode.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: When he temporarily lost everything, he was shown to be incapable of taking care of himself.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: His answer to fixing everything.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Carter grew more childlike as the seasons went on in nearly the same way as Peter. While some of his actions are somewhat understandable (not knowing how to have fun at a strip club due to being married for so long for example), but he also resorts to childish actions when it comes to making Peter upset, such as getting heavy machinery to destroy a park bench because he thought it would make Peter upset after Peter said he kind of liked it.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He evolved from merely a standard Obnoxious In Law, to an outright Card-Carrying Villain whose abuse extends far beyond Peter. Likely to keep comparative levels of likability as Peter similarly became worse and worse. However, this seems to be played with, as in some episodes, he has been shown to act very civil with peter.
  • Wealthy Yacht Owner: Has at least one yacht at his disposal as shown in several episodes.

     James Woods
Debut: "Peter's Got Woods"

Associated Tropes

  • As Himself: James Woods voices his animated counterpart.
  • Back from the Dead: In "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream" it is revealed that due to being a famous Hollywood actor, he was entitled to top-notch medical care at a Hollywood hospital, the care was essentially transfusing a life force from a 17-year-old girl to James Woods, hereby bringing him back from the dead.
  • Fatal Flaw: "Ooh, piece of candy!"
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: In "And Then There Were Fewer", he met a girl named Priscilla who helped him realized the error of his ways and became a born-again Christian. Then he invited everyone he had done wrong to, to a fancy dinner so he could set things right. He ended up murdered by one of the people he was trying to apologize to: Diane Simmons, who manipulated the whole dinner as revenge for James breaking off their relationship and framed Tom Tucker for it. He was brought back to life, and although he isn't outright malicious to anyone he's still a bit of a jerkass in "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dreams" as he hired Peter as his agent when he's already Tom's agent only to fire him.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Looks exactly as James Woods does in real life.
  • Jerkass: Especially in "Back to the Woods", avenging his defeat when he steals Peter's wallet. He irresponsibly spends thousands of dollars with Peter's credit card, and commits identity theft by using his driver's license, social security number, passport and the title to the house to take Peter's home, family and title.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He's a psycho and he is a grown, middle-aged man who acts like a child.
  • Revenge: His motivation in an episode when he steals Peter’s ID and later impersonates him.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Towards Peter.
  • Too Dumb to Live: James Woods falls for an obvious trap twice involving Reese's Pieces and a rabbit trap. Peter himself lampshades it.
  • Yandere: He becomes friends with Peter because his former best friend, Brian, started dating Shauna Parks and Peter felt left out. Peter and Woods remain friends until Brian breaks up with Parks and starts hanging out with Peter again. Woods becomes jealous and becomes very crabby towards Peter and Brian.

    Ernie the Giant Chicken
Debut: "Da Boom"

A recurring gag character who shows up to fight Peter in a usually five minute brawl (sometimes longer than that). Voiced by Danny Smith.

Associated Tropes

  • Amusing Injury: And how. He has survived to severe injuries and defeats where one would not expect to survive.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Peter Griffin.
  • Cloning Blues: The episode New Kidney in Town hints that he was the failed result of a cloning project spearheaded by Dr. Hartman of all people.
    Dr. Hartman: "Well, stranger things have happened in medicine. I once tried to clone a chicken and it ended up being a man-sized chicken that was extremely hostile and escaped from the lab."
  • Cocky Rooster: He is very aggressive and gets into violent brawls with Peter for little to no reason.
  • Determinator: He just refuses to die.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Averted. Next time Ernie shows up, he's even more determined to kill Peter.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: This whole fight started because Ernie gave Peter a bad coupon. It's implied Ernie gave Peter the bad coupon in the first place because Peter traveled back in time several decades and accidentally hit him in the face while dancing.
  • Flash Step: In the Back to the Multiverse game, he can dash across short distances in a blink of an eye.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Even occurs in-universe. His name is actually Ernie, but he's frequently only ever referred to as just "The Giant Chicken".
  • Implacable Man: The stuff he's gone through have a few questioning whether he's even mortal.
  • Informed Flaw: His origin implies he's evil or at least malevolent, but Peter's the one who first assaulted Ernie over a bad coupon.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In the multiverse game. He can hit hard, can dash small distances in less than a second, and can tank a good deal of damage.
  • Made of Iron: No matter how many times he gets badly beaten, he always comes back.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Except for the Giant Chicken. At the end of one fight, he falls to his apparent death with a chain around his neck and his fist on fire, but the chain catches on a branch, strangling him. The branch breaks and he gets skewered on an enormous metal spike. His hand then ignites some leaking rocket fuel, causing the rocket's engines to start up, burning him so that his body is no longer visible, then the oil rig where he and Peter were fighting explodes. After all that, you'd be forgiven for thinking he'd been Killed Off for Real, but he's soon shown to still be alive.
  • Psycho Prototype: It's hinted in one episode that he was the result of a botched cloning attempt that resulted in a violent chicken/human hybrid. Reinforced when Peter tells its creator, Dr. Hartman, after learning this that they need to have a little talk.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Especially in the multiverse game.
  • Rasputinian Death: So far, he's fallen from the top of a skyscraper, had his head mangled by an airplane propeller, had his head repeatedly bashed by a frying pan, had his neck nearly snapped, nearly choked to death, was skewered in his chest, and roasted alive. Somehow, he survived all of that.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Possibly might have this. Ernie frequently appears to be well and truly dead, before opening his eyes again.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: One of the most frequent recurring antagonists in the show and Peter's personal arch enemy.
  • Suddenly Voiced: After being The Voiceless for his first two appearances, he has his very first speaking role in "No Chris Left Behind".
  • Toothy Bird: Though said teeth have a tendency to get punched out by Peter.

Debut: "Mr. and Mrs. Stewie"

Stewie's "soulmate", who demands him to kill Brian. Voiced by Cate Blanchett.

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    Jeffrey Fecalman 

Brenda Quagmire's abusive boyfriend who yells at, insults, and beats Brenda. He was killed off for real. Was voiced by Ralph Garman.

Associated Tropes:

  • Ax-Crazy: Murderous, psychotically brutal for no reason and a raving psychopath to boot.
  • Berserk Button: If you even make eye contact with Brenda, you'll be lucky if all Jeff does is yell at you.
  • Big Bad: In the episode "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q."
  • Car Fu: How he makes his exit, courtesy of Quagmire.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: To the point where he yells at Quagmire after Brenda gives him a hug. Never mind that Quagmire is Brenda's brother, or that he just came out of a coma.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Jeff gives Quagmire one during the climax.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Jeff beats Brenda for switching from The Tonight Show to The Late Show.
  • Domestic Abuse: Very much. His behavior was one of the few things that was never Played for Laughs in the series, with Quagmire, Lois, Joe, and Peter all expressing genuine concern for Brenda without a hint of comedy.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In his Early-Bird Cameo, he agrees with his girlfriend and her brother that you should not insult people's family members, especially for being deaf.
  • Evil Counterpart: To both Peter and Joe. While Peter is also a Domestic Abuser, it's mainly because he's too stupid to know any better (most of the time), Jeff however knows better and he does so anyway. He and Joe also both have a very loud voice.
  • Evil Is Hammy: BIG TIME. His voice alone is hammy.
  • For the Evulz: As he was beating Quagmire, he hinted that he was going to abuse Brenda's unborn child just to spite him.
  • Hate Sink: Absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever outside from a moment that is Played for Laughs. Everybody hates him. Makes you wonder what Brenda ever saw in him in the first place.
  • Jerkass: At point of being a sociopath.
  • Karmic Death: When Quagmire hit him with Peter's car
  • Killed Off for Real: In Screams of Silence.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is one of the few villains on the show to be played completely seriously.
  • Meaningful Name: Could you really think of a better surname for him than Fecalman?
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives a nasty one to Quagmire.
  • No Indoor Voice: His voice entirely runs on ham! Worse, it's at its scariest when Jeff isn't violent. Yes, "at his scariest when he isn't violent''.
  • Pet the Dog: He orders Peter, Joe, and Quagmire to put their hands in the air at gunpoint, but then tells Peter that he can keep his lowered when Peter points out that his shirt is too small and pulls up and exposes his stomach whenever he raises his arms; the trope is more or less lampshaded immediately afterward when Peter mentions that if Jeff acted like that more often, they probably wouldn't have tried to kill him. He was also perfectly fine with Joe's panicked suggestion that he drop the gun and they all go home and forget about what happened.
  • Reality Ensues: As his vicious beatdown of Quagmire proved, not all of the abusive spouses you hear of are cowards and wimps. Some of them are very much dangerous to a man as they are to their spouses; and can hurt a guy just as hard as their woman; which is why in some cases, a guy can't just beat the shit out of him.
  • Sadist: Makes it more disturbing the fact that his sadism is played seriously.
  • The Sociopath: It becomes clear rather soon that he enjoys tormenting people.
  • Slasher Smile: When he's strangling Quagmire.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Almost all of his screentime consists of him being in this state.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Oh, poor Brenda.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Implied to Quagmire.

    Mrs. Lana Lockhart
Debut: "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High"

Chris' substitute teacher for a very brief amount of time with very notable assets. She eventually went crazy, killed her husband, and ran off with a bear.

Associated Tropes:

  • Alliterative Name: Lana Lockhart
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She seemed pretty nice and normal until she tried to get Chris to kill her husband.
  • The Cameo: She makes a cameo appearance in the "Peter is Slow" song from "Petarded".
  • Gag Boobs: She is very busty and all of her clothes show off her sizable cleavage where she's constantly pulling things out of.
  • Hot Teacher: Just take a look at her and understand why Chris falls for her.
  • Interspecies Romance: With the bear that killed her husband, which can apparently talk.
  • Karma Houdini: She kills her husband by hiding a bear in his oatmeal and escape with him without punishment. Unless you count her new boyfriend treating her like crap.
  • Manipulative Bitch / The Vamp: Chris has a crush on her and she uses this as an advantage and tries to convince Chris to kill her husband.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: She pulls multiple things from her cleavage, such as all the class tests and a machete.
  • Villains Out Shopping: At the end of the episode, she's seen getting ready to go out for dinner with the bear.

    Patrick Pewterschmidt
Lois's older brother, disowned by his father for being "The Fat Guy Strangler." Since Peter Griffin is fat, this makes him a serious threat to him. Voiced by Robert Downey Jr..

Associated Tropes:

  • Alliterative Name: Patrick Pewterschmidt
  • Black Sheep: Carter Pewterschmidt chose to ignore his existence completely after he went insane. Lois discovers him when she takes a closer look at her family picture.
  • Choke Holds: He's called the Fat Guy Strangler for a reason.
  • Creepy Souvenir: Brian reveals to Lois the pictures of the many fat guys that he had strangled when she questions his guilt.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason he went insane and started strangling people was because he witnessed his mother having sex with Jackie Gleason. Peter Griffin accidentally causes him to become insane again when he impersonates Gleason.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Unless you're skinny, in which case you have nothing to worry about. Of course, if you're fat, it's doubtful that you would be able to run away from him for long.
  • Obviously Evil: Brian points out the signs to Lois of Patrick being the Fat Guy Strangler when she's unable to believe that he's capable of doing such things.
  • The Scapegoat: In Killer Queen, Charles Yamamoto releases him from the asylum so that people would think that he's responsible for the murders at the fat camp. It then turns out that Charles Yamamoto is after Chris for beating him in a hot dog eating competition.
  • Serial Killer: He's man who strangles fat people. Inevitably, he goes after Peter.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He somewhat resembles his sister Lois.

    Charles Yamamoto 
An eating contest champion who was beaten by Chris.

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    Evil Stewie
Debut: "The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair"

An evil clone of Stewie.

Associated Tropes:

  • Ax-Crazy: And how! He makes most of the other characters look sane by comparison.
  • Bash Brothers: With Evil Mayor West in the multiverse game.
  • Evil Counterpart: A more eviler version of Stewie
  • Eviler Than Thou: His actions are so revolting that even Stewie is horrified by his antics.
  • Hellish Pupils: If the ending is anything to go by.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally! He cuts off Brian's tail and strangles him, on top of other horrific things.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He decides to have revenge on the kid who bullied Stewie (and as a result, him) in the DVD version.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Physically powerful enough to slice a person in half and is quite swift and agile, in addition to having fighting skills as good or better than Stewie's.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Never seen without that psychotic smirk on his face. He is seen without it when he comes out of the cloning machine, and during his and Stewie's final confrontation (to prevent Brian from being able to tell who is who).
  • Sadist: And that's just one thing
  • Slasher Smile: His perpetual expression
  • Villain Team-Up: Again, with Evil Mayor West.
  • The Voiceless: He never talks for some reason in Family Guy Back to the Multiverse.

Debut: "Emission Impossible"

Stewie's half-brother via artificial insemination. He has since been Stewie's arch-rival. Voiced by Wallace Shawn.

Associated Tropes:

  • Arch-Enemy: To Stewie, which is strange because, in his debut episode (Emmision Impossible), they became friends.
  • Big Bad: In "The Big Bang Theory" and Family Guy Back to the Multiverse.
  • The Chessmaster: In Sibling Rivalry, when him and Stewie fight over the playground and arranged for a girl with chickenpox to infect Stewie.
  • Creepy Child: A tad more downplayed.
  • Enfant Terrible: Tried to destroy the universe in The Big Bang Theory
  • Evil Counterpart: He both looks and behaves like an evil version of Stewie. Well, more evil, but still.
  • Friendly Enemy: In his first two appearances, he and Stewie get along as often as they fight. Their first meeting even ends with them on good terms. Averted in "The Big Bang Theory".
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Stewie ultimately kills him with the crossbow he'd used to kill Da Vinci.
  • Irrational Hatred: It's never explained why he hates Stewie so much and it's especially confusing since their first meeting ended with them on good terms.
  • Killed Off for Real: As of "The Big Bang Theory".
  • Knight of Cerebus: Both "The Big Bang Theory" and Family Guy Back to the Multiverse show Bertram in a more serious light.
  • Laughably Evil: He had more humorous moments in his first two appearances than his third.
  • Not So Different: When Stewie comes to realize that he and Bertram have a lot in common, they become their first confrontation, anyway.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In his first two appearances, while he does fight with Stewie, he also shares common ground and some laughs with him. But then, in "The Big Bang Theory", all redeeming qualities are gone, and Bertram is only focused on erasing Stewie from history. The video games take this Up to Eleven, where the 2006 video game shows Bertram's violent-yet-affable personality from his first two appearances, while Family Guy Back to the Multiverse shows his Knight of Cerebus personality.

    Michael "Mental Mike" Pulaski 
A new bully James Wood High. He transferred from another school.

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Quagmire's former girlfriend who seemed like a perfect match

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    Karen Griffin 
Peter's abusive older sister. Voiced by Kate McKinnon.

Associated Tropes

  • Big Sister Bully: She's been tormenting Peter his entire life.
  • Freudian Excuse: She's Peter's, specifically, she's the reason why he was so awful to Meg. Adding to this, a lot of the stuff he did with Meg were the same things Karen did to him.
  • Genius Bruiser: Successful female wrestler, and graduate of Harvard.
  • Jerkass: She mocks and insults Peter in front of his family and friends, clearly enjoying his humiliation.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She ends up in a coma (courtesy of Meg hitting her with a chair), with it even being implied at the end of the episode that she could die.
  • Murderous Thighs: Her finishing move, the "Toxic Shock". It involves putting the victim in a leg lock and nearly choking them to death.
  • Punny Name: Her wrestling pseudonym is "Heavy Flo".
  • Sadist: She deeply enjoys hurting Peter, both physically and emotionally. She even had no qualms over almost choking the life out of him.
  • Stout Strength: She's as fat as Peter, but has some serious muscle to go along with it.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She's rather feminine version of Peter, except meaner
  • Villain with Good Publicity: She's a well-respected lady wrestler, and Peter's family and friends loved having her at
Thanksgiving, despite her constantly tormenting Peter. Meg was the only one to realize what a terrible person she really is.

Ordinary Jerks and Bullies

    Connie D'Amico

The popular girl at Meg's high school, who often teases and torments Meg.

Asssociated Tropes:

  • A Day in the Limelight: "Stew-Roids" is the closest she's gotten to her own episode.
  • Alpha Bitch: Especially glaring since not only is she mean to Meg, but Brian spells out how her life is going to turn out, and predicts she'll "hit the wall" at age 19.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her regular purple shirt exposes her midriff. This trope applies to her friend too.
  • Beauty Is Bad: She is popular and one of the most beautiful girls in the school, but she is also a horrible Alpha Bitch.
  • The Bully: Downplayed since she also falls victim to a rather Disproportionate Retribution by another Jerkass character in the majority of her appearances. Her bullying seems kinda low-scale when you consider she has been brutally beaten twice over, framed for pedophilia by Stewie and sexually harassed by both Peter and Quagmire.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In "Dial Meg For Murder," Connie and her friends think it's a good idea to torment Meg after she's been released from prison. This is stupid, considering how Meg looked buff and she didn't appear to be the mousy girl she used to be. When her friends constantly tease Meg, it ends as well as you'd expect.
  • The Chew Toy: Yeah, she's a complete bitch, but so far, Brian has emotionally wrecked her by stating that she bullies girls like Meg to cover up the fact that she sees herself as a cheap sex object, Chris has publicly humiliated her, Peter has repeatedly bashed her face into a fire extinguisher, and Meg beat her for all the shit she's done to her, then proceeds to make out with her unconscious body. Oh, and Stewie got her arrested for pedophilia. And after she and her friends humiliated Meg, Lois got Quagmire to molest her (and her mother).
  • Demoted to Extra: Used to appear on a regular basis, now she only get very short appearances, usually once per season. This is mostly because Connie appears in Meg centered episodes.
  • Entitled Bitch: Falls into this in the episode "Stew-Roids." She makes Chris popular, only for Chris to cheat on her and ruin her reputation. She asks Meg for help in knocking Chris down a peg, despite the fact that she has ruthlessly bullied Meg for years both on and off-screen; Meg points out that she has no reason to help Connie after everything she's done and tells her to screw off... but changes her mind after Chris throws a javelin into her shoulder for laughs.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: It's implied that Meg is attracted to her.
  • Flanderization: Originally she was just the popular Alpha Bitch character who would make fun of Meg for her efforts to try to fit in with the popular kids. Later on she goes out her way to bully Meg even if Meg is just minding her own business and her bullying tactics have gotten needlessly cruel over the years.
  • Freudian Excuse: In "Barely Legal", Brian posits that Connie treats Meg so badly because she is ashamed of herself for putting out so early in life, and can't even bare to look at herself in the mirror because she sees nothing but a whore, picking on Meg to avoid the realization. The fact that Connie bursts into tears afterwards seems to support his theory.
  • Hate Sink: Connie's role is just to be the antagonistic high school bully with no redeeming qualities so that fans can hate her.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: All of the abuse above is directly in response to her behavior (except the one with Chris, where she was in fact portrayed somewhat sympathetically): Brians' Breaking Speech was for insulting Meg at prom, Peter's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown was for insulting Meg in the hallway, Meg's Roaring Rampage of Revenge was for insulting her at lunch (plus their bad history), Stewie's Wounded Gazelle Gambit was for breaking up with him for—and later spreading the news about—his tiny dick, and Lois sics Quagmire on her after Meg's genuine attempts at friendship end in humiliation.
  • In Love with the Mark: In "Stew-Roids" she initially dated Chris as a joke and for attention but she soon developed genuine feelings for him until he broke up with her which put her at the bottom of the popularity poll.
  • Ironic Name: The name Connie means "strong-willed" or "wise" and she's pretty dumb to bully Meg despite the number of times she's been attacked by Meg and her family for her bullying. The name also means "hero", and, while she is idolised in school, she's an antagonist for Meg. Also applies to her last name D'Amico, since "amico" is Italian for "friend" but she's an enemy to Meg.
  • Jerkass: She's an absolute bitch to Meg, even after Meg showed her the cuts she deliberately gave herself as a result of Connie's cruelty towards her.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The running gag in which the Griffin family humiliates or hurts her in various ways.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Was on the receiving end of one from Peter in "Peter's Daughter", as well as one from Meg in "Dial Meg for Murder"
  • Pygmalion Plot: She turned Chris into the most popular kid in school as a joke but the mock relationship turned genuine. Eventually Chris actually became the one to callously drop her into the bottom of the social poll.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Teens Are Jerks, in her case.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Despite all the punishment she received from the Griffins as a result of her bitchy behavior towards them, and especially towards Meg (which includes getting the crap beaten out of her twice), she still continues to act like a jerk.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Even after Meg helped her out to restore her status at school, she only thanked Meg halfheartedly at best.

    Evil Monkey
Debut: "Dammit Janet"

A monkey with a menacing glare and pointing finger who lives in Chris's closet. Voiced by Danny Smith.

Associated Tropes:

  • Cerebus Retcon: Originally a purely comedic character, he was given a backstory and reasons of why he acted that way.
  • Good All Along: In "Hannah Banana", Chris captures him to prove his existence to his parents. It is revealed he points at people to strike up a conversation, suffers from a copper deficiency which explains why his arm shakes, and the sinister expression is merely the face he makes while he's thinking. He explains to the family his true origins and how he never intended to harm Chris. It is revealed he is not actually evil, but was rather in a "bad place" in his life after he caught his wife in bed with another monkey in "Ready, Willing, and Disabled".
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": A partial example. When Chris finally catches and exposes him to the family, we learn that his name really is "Monkey", although not "Evil".
  • Not So Different: When the Evil Monkey was introduced to the family, they discover that he isn't that much different from the rest of them having suffered a cheating wife and being sacked from his job. Chris doesn't buy the story but he learns to trust him over time and considers the monkey to be a better father than Peter when it comes to life's problems or help with homework.
  • Put on a Bus: After "Hannah Banana" he moved from Chris' bedroom to Jake Tucker's bedroom, and wasn't seen again aside from one of the Star Wars parodies.
  • Start of Darkness: According to Chris he turned bad after he caught his wife in bed with another monkey. Subverted when it turns out he's still a nice guy.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In "Hannah Banana", it's clear that he took a level in this since Chris learned to trust him.


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