The ''Hamish X'' book series is a trilogy of novels written by Canadian stand-up comedian Sean Cullen.

The title character is a HollywoodCyborg (or RidiculouslyHumanRobot, depending on your interpretation) orphan with gold eyes who was modified by a TheMenInBlack-like organization called the ''Orphan Disposal Agency'', or ODA. Of course, he goes on to [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters become their worst enemy]] when he realizes he's being manipulated.

The series is surprisingly deep and detailed but also manages to be hilarious; it uses footnotes containing comedic (and often completely made up) definitions and explanations of various events as they progress.

For another series by the same author, [[SpiritualSequel written after this one was completed]], see ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheMisplacedPrince''.
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!! This Series contains examples of:

* AChildShallLeadThem - King Liam (and all of the previous children in his position).
* ActionGirl - Cara, and Mimi to some extent (though she's more of a {{Tomboy}}).
* A LostWorld BeneathTheEarth - The ''Hollow Mountain'' mentioned in the second book's title.
* {{Atlantis}} - One of the main locations of the third installment, complete with LostTechnology.
* BedouinRescueService - Literally.
* BewareTheNiceOnes - Mrs. Guardian. Unusually for this trope, she's actually evil.
* BigBad - The ODA, even though it's an entire [[NebulousEvilOrganization organization]], technically has a leader - the [[AIIsACrapshoot superadvanced]] AI known only as "Mother".
* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers
* ConvenientComa
* CursedWithAwesome - Hamish X, who, of course, [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be normal]] and, to some extent, BecomeARealBoy.
* DarkAndTroubledPast - Hamish X, complete with many a FlashbackNightmare and a healthy dose of LaserGuidedAmnesia.
* FightingFromTheInside - [[spoiler: Aidan, after being turned into Mr Crisp.]]
* FluffyTheTerrible - Every member, or 'Grey Agent' of the ODA has a name related to deserts or confections, possibly to hide their sinister motives (though it is never blatantly explained).
* FunetikAksent- Mimi
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual
** In fact, the goggles that the Grey Agents wear do so many things that it blows GogglesDoNothing out of the water.
* HeelFaceTurn - Mr. Kipling in the first book. Not a spoiler, since you can kinda tell the second he shows up.
* HiveMind - George, the MasterComputer that keeps the Hollow Mountain under control, is physically manifested as a HiveMind made up of talking, mechanical raccoons.
* HumanResources - A la Film/TheMatrix...
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect - Parveen, the SmartGuy + GadgeteerGenius main character, is constantly spouting things like this.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia - The ODA has wiped Hamish X's memory multiple times.
* LemonyNarrator (though he only speaks in footnotes and introductions, he's constantly making odd statements and breaking the FourthWall)
* TheLoad - Maggie and Thomas from the third book. Were they really necessary?
* MamaBear - Mrs. Francis, the [[ApronMatron child-loving domestic]]. She even attempts to fight sometimes.
* TheMenInBlack - The Gray agents of the ODA
* MoodWhiplash - The third book, in contrast to the previous two, is almost entirely dramatic and much less comedic. Of course, if we work in reverse, the first book whiplashes into the second - as the first book was almost ''entirely humor'' in comparison.
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** If you never thought cheesemaking could be epic, this'll change your mind.
** As well as a perfectly ordinary game of one-on-one basketball beetween two children...one of which is a superpowered cyborg, the other given similar powers by his own PoweredArmour. Cha.
** Not allowing the heroes to top them, the ODA also manage to break out this trope - HumongousMecha teddy bears of death? Exploding teapots that actually cause a main character to [[spoiler: be KilledOffForReal]]? Check and check.
* NaiveNewcomer - Xnasha, an Atlantean who acts as a quite literal FishOutOfWater. [[spoiler:She first appears at the beginning of the ''third'' book, is a very important SixthRanger for the book's duration...and is then quickly KilledOffForReal at the end.]]
* NonHumanSidekick - George, who is also technically a RobotBuddy. Compare with [[WeaselMascot Sugar Cheero]] of the ODA.
* ObviouslyEvil - They call themselves the ORPHAN DISPOSAL AGENCY. If that's not obvious, what is?
* OrphanageOfFear - Viggo's cheese factory.
* OrphansPlotTrinket - Hamish's treasured book, ''Great Plumbers and Their Exploits.'' [[spoiler:It was printed by the ODA as part of their plan to control him.]]
* ParentalAbandonment
* PowerGlows, including...
** BattleAura, which is also blue.
** SicklyGreenGlow [[spoiler: The ODA's mini-portals and their massive gate to bring about the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.]]
* RunningGag - Arctic foxes are a running gag in the first book. Similarly, anyone who mentions the King of Switzerland (who is in fact the ruler of the [[LostWorld Hollow Mountain]], which is located in Switzerland - not the country itself) can expect to get the reply "Switzerland is a republic!" People in the series also have a tendency to confuse zeppelins for blimps, which is usually corrected by either Parveen or the narrator.
* ScrewDestiny - Hamish X was [[spoiler: modified to bring about the EndofTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]]. To that he says ''no way''.
* SeriousBusiness - In this book's universe, ''cheesemaking'' is this, of all things. It's serious enough for there to be a virtual cheese-royalty as well as {{Pirate}}s who only steal cheese.
* ShoutOut - In the third book, we meet a smuggler named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Stroumboulopoulos Georgio Stroumboulopoulis]]. You have to watch a lot of CBC to get it.
* StuffBlowingUp - ''Exploooooooosiiiioooons!'' Plenty of them.
* StunGuns
* SuperSpeed - One of Hamish X's many powers.
* TheVirus and/or DemonicInvaders - [[spoiler:The ODA's Grey Agents are actually captured orphans with their bodies taken over by creatures from [[AnotherDimension another plane of existence]].]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys - Mr. Candy and Mr. Sweet, the two main ODA agents.
* ThreeAmigos - The three main characters: Hamish X, Parveen, and Mimi.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses - Parveen
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
** Hamish X seems to have a thing for toast. He requests it to be made by George in the second novel, and in the third...let's just say [[MundaneMadeAwesome it's made awesome]].
** In addition to the above, there are several other examples: the Cheese Pirates (as well as the cheesemakers) have an obsession with cheese; the ODA Agents seem to enjoy having both honey and sugar in their tea, implying that they like things that taste sweet.
** And Parveen loves porridge, which seems to fit his role as TheStoic.
* VirtualGhost - [[spoiler: King Liam.]]
* WeCanRebuildHim - [[spoiler: Hamish X, who was actually the victim of a ''staged killing by the ODA'', drowned, and then brought back to life as a cyborg. Yes, these books are meant for children. Yes, they're that awesome.]]
* WeirdTradeUnion - The narrator belongs to the Guild of Narrators.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue - The final chapter.
* WrenchWench - [[spoiler: Parveen's sister,]] Noor.
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