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Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character of the animated series Family Guy voiced by Seth MacFarlane. Once obsessed with world domination and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and Lois Griffin. His older siblings are Chris and Meg.

Stewie is considered to be the show's breakout character.[3] Wizard magazine rated him the 95th greatest villain of all time.[4]

Stewie is a one-year-old who has a very sophisticated psyche, is able to speak fluently, and has a peculiar English accent.[5] He reached his first birthday in the season one episode "Chitty Chitty Death Bang", and has remained the same age ever since, although it is presumed that he has aged to the age of at least four or five, as he is seen in several episodes going to Pre-school. While highly literate and able to cite pop culture references that date to long before his birth, he is also entranced by Raffi and the Teletubbies. Stewie succumbs to other weaknesses of children his age – he believes Peter has truly disappeared in a game of Peek-a-Boo, talks to his teddy bear (Rupert) as if he were alive, is overcome with laughter when Lois blows on his stomach,[6] and has no idea how to use a toilet. MacFarlane has stated that Stewie is meant to represent the general helplessness of an infant through the eyes of an adult. Per cartoon physics, his ability to move objects of greater weight than himself is not surprising to other characters, nor is his ability to retrieve firearms from hammerspace.

Stewie's mastery of physics and mechanical engineering are at a level of science fiction. He has constructed advanced fighter-jets, a mind control device, a weather control device, a teleportation device, robots, clones, a working Transporter device from Star Trek, time machines, a Multiverse Transporter, a shrinking pod,[7] as well as an assortment of guns including lasers, rocket launchers, and crossbows. Stewie employs these to cope with the stresses of infant life (such as teething pain, and eating broccoli)[8] and to murder his mother, Lois, with mixed success at best depending on the objective. As made clear in the pilot episode, Stewie's matricidal tendencies are a result of Lois constantly (and unwittingly) thwarting his schemes, and so he desires to kill her to carry out his plans without her interference.

In other, recent episodes, Stewie engages in other violent or criminal acts, including robbery, owning firearms while underage, carjacking,[9] loan sharking,[10] forgery,[11] and killing off many minor characters (with a tank, guns, and other assorted weaponry).[12]

Stewie eventually realizes his dreams of matricide and world domination in the sixth season two-part episode "Stewie Kills Lois" and "Lois Kills Stewie". The events are reverted in a deus ex machina ending, where most of the story turns out to be a computer simulation. Because of the rather disastrous ending for himself in the simulation, he decides to put aside his plans of matricide and world domination for the time being. However, at the end of the season nine premiere, "And Then There Were Fewer", when Diane Simmons is about to murder Lois for uncovering her murderous revenge scheme Stewie kills Diane with a sniper rifle, stating "If anyone's going to take that bitch [Lois] down, it's going to be me!"

Despite his somewhat sociopathic nature, Stewie does seem to have a softer side. In particular, he shares a kinship with Brian whom he considers an intellectual peer. For example, in "Chick Cancer", when Brian unwittingly makes a racist comment while the two of them are discussing Stewie's "marriage" to Olivia Fuller, Stewie is openly disgusted by it. When Brian profusely apologizes, Stewie leaves, saying, "You gotta work on that. Bad dog." In "Road to Rhode Island", Brian goes to find his mother and discovers that her dead body has been stuffed, Stewie says, "Someone must have said something funny, because your mother's in stitches!" After laughing for a few seconds, he tells Brian, "I'll leave you to grieve," before walking out of the room to give Brian some alone time with his mother. In "Jerome is the New Black", after Quagmire's rant leaves Brian in tears, Stewie cheers him up by saying he likes him and letting Brian spend the night in his room. Similarly, in "Dog Gone", when Brian sinks into a deep drunken depression upon discovering that humanity, including the Griffin family, has no regard for the lives of animals (including himself), Stewie steals his collar and plants it on a stray dog, proceeding to fake Brian's death by sending it into a liquor store and subsequently setting the store on fire, simultaneously forcing the other Griffins to realize just how much Brian mattered to them and cheering Brian up. In "Brian & Stewie", Stewie confesses that he loves Brian, not as a lover, but as a close friend.

Other instances of family kindness include his support for Meg (whom he traditionally calls "Megan") as when he chided Brian's coke-induced hostility to her ("The Thin White Line"), retracted his joke "I hate you too" when Meg said "I hate you all" to the family ("Untitled Griffin Family History"), and wiped her tears during a weepy moment. While Stewie generally regards Chris as a stooge, he has encouraged him, and even helped Chris to dress when he felt too shy to date ("Extra Large Medium"). In the episode "Stewie Loves Lois" it is shown that Stewie can love his mom. In a more recent episode "New Kidney in Town" he learns of Brian giving his kidneys to save Peter who is undergoing kidney surgery after he drinks kerosene. He dognaps Brian and tells him "I won't let you give your life for the fat man," Brian responds "You can live without a dog but you can't live without a father." Stewie starts crying saying "But Brian I don't want to lose anybody... I don't want to lose anybody" At this point he has mucus dripping from his nose and is hugging Brian. In the ninth-season episode And I'm Joyce Kinney, it is implied that Stewie may be the son of a "pizza-delivery guy" that appeared in a pornographic movie that Lois made while in college. This however presents several problems, as Stewie is only one year old and Lois attended college decades before he was born, as well as the fact that Stewie has two older siblings, and in the episode it is clear she made the movie before she met Peter, who is definitely the father of Meg and Chris.

In the more recent seasons Stewie has a larger amount of freedom from his parents, which extends to the point of him being able to keep pigs from parallel universes or take part in the television series Jolly Farm, as compared to the first season, in which his plans were constantly hindered by Lois. In "The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair", Stewie inadvertently clones an evil twin of himself. By the end of the episode, it is suggested that the original Stewie may have been unknowingly killed by Brian, the evil clone presumably replacing his position in the Griffin family. But so far, the Stewie recently seen in "Trading Places", the follow-up episode, he still seems to have his mostly harmless eccentricity, shown when he asks Brian if he wants to trade places with him for fun.

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