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    Lois Griffin (seasons 8-present)


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    Lois Griffin
    Gender: Female
    Type: Neglectful Sex Predator
    The Dark Side of Lois Griffin
    Age: 46
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Alex Borstein
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Family Guy
    First appearance: "Death Has a Shadow"

    Lois Patrice Pewterschmidt-Griffin (born February 18, 1975) is the deuteragonist in the Fox animated TV series Family Guy. Originally, she was a protagonist, but as she became darker, despite being one of the protagonists, she does have several episodes where she has an antagonistic role.

    She is voiced by Alex Borstein, who is well-known for her portrayal of Ms. Bonnie Swann on the hit satirical comedy show MADtv.

    In the first 7 seasons, she was a good character, but ever since season 8, she has been flanderized badly and hasn't redeemed ever since.

    Why She Doesn't Kindle Joy Anymore

    1. She has been flanderized beyond recognition to the point where any redemption for her character is pretty much hopeless now, and she, along with Peter, arguably suffered one of the worst flanderizations in any piece of media. She has gone from a nice and compassionate wife of Peter and a loving mother that always supports and gives good advice to her children to a short-tempered, immature, egotistical, annoying, wrathful, and psychotic dominatrix wannabe who acts like she has control over her family's life, never defends Meg and Chris from their father's abuse and only talks down to her, is a massive hypocrite who calls her family out on things she's guilty of doing herself and is very loud and obnoxious, and has shown a great deal of disrespect towards Peter, abusing him on several occasions, and even cheating on him on several occasions as well.
      • What's even more jarring is the fact that just like Mr. Krabs from seasons 6-10 of SpongeBob SquarePants where she is meant to be the wise one to Peter and yet does more bad things than him and gets away with them.
    2. Her voice has become extremely annoying and nasal nowadays, especially when she screams. This has got to the point where she starts sounding like an actual bird whenever she speaks. While it did sometimes occur in the earlier seasons, her voice was still mostly tolerable at the time.
    3. She's purely dominant over not only Peter's life, but her children's life as well.
    4. She has done just about as much (if not, more) stupid things as Peter. Like turning down ten million dollars from her father that could have really helped the family, and once tried to make the town give up vaccinations.
    5. She is very thick-headed, clueless and idiotic, like when she once stated that it's impossible for men to be sexually harassed by women, gay and transgender are the exact same thing, and she when she blamed Peter when she cheated on him.
    6. With Peter, it's expected for him to be a bad parent because of his stupidity, but Lois is meant to be the wise and kind one. Nowadays, however, she is even worse than Peter.
    7. She sometimes completely neglects and insults her children, especially Meg.
    8. She falls right under MacFarlane's Unfair Sex trope, where she has little to no exposed flaws that are supposed to cause conflict that will help her grow as a character.
    9. She constantly insults and puts down other people, acting as if she's better than they are, and even mocking people for things she is equally guilty of.
      • She even keeps calling Peter names, even when he doesn't deserve it.
    10. She is at her absolute worst in "Throw it Away", where she made the rest of her family leave the house as they don't "kindle joy" to her and wants to ensure the house was empty and cluttered.
      • There is also another episode that portrays her in a bad light, and that is "Customer of the Week". In this episode, she becomes so obsessed with becoming customer of the week, to the point where she loads the staff members car with peanuts but it ends up in a fiery car crash, just because she wanted to save the staff members life.
    11. Her mean girl personality makes her unlikable.
      • She used to be a mean girl back when she was in high school, and bullied Joyce Kinney to the point where she holds a grudge against her.
    12. She once abused Peter by beating him with a magazine in "A Shot in the Dark". While Peter was trying to do something that was outright offensive and wrong, it is still not right.
    13. She sometimes sexually assaults Peter whenever she wants sex and he is not in the mood for it. She also does not see anything wrong with this and apparently believes that men can’t get raped.
    14. Her musical talents are almost never seen or mentioned nowadays, which is strange since that was one of her most well-known traits.
    15. She is sometimes seen having sexual affairs with other guys. Worse still, some of them are underaged, such as Meg's boyfriend in "Go, Stewie, Go!" and a young Justin Bieber in "Lois Comes Out of Her Shell". And in "The New Adventures of Old Tom" she abandons Peter to meet up and with a stranger who claims he's rich and left with him on his helicopter and presumably have sex with him afterwards as the episode ends. She even blamed Peter for cheating on him when it clearly was her fault.

    Redeeming Qualites

    1. She was a much better character in the first seven seasons.
      • She, along with some other flanderized characters, are slightly reverting back to their original personalities starting with season 21.
    2. She can still be likable and even has her original personality in some episodes, such as "Connie's Celica" and even "Better Off Meg".
    3. Her design is still good (if still attractive) and she can look pretty neat in different outfits.
    4. She still cares about her family nowadays and is there for them to help them, albeit much rarer.
    5. From time to time, she makes some good points towards her family.
    6. Alex Borstein's voice for her can still be tolerable at times, like "PeTerminator", "Back to the Pilot", and even when she is not yelling or screaming.
    7. Much like Peter, she does occasionally feel remorse for her actions. (Like when she attempted to apologize to Joyce Kinney for her mean prank back at high school).



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