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->''"Unload your troubles unto me, even if it's tough to swallow. [[AccidentalInnuendo I'm used to swallowing huge loads.]]"''

->''"I'm going to help you, even if it kills us both!"''

[[DescribeTopicHere Describe ''Xavier: Renegade Angel'' here]].

[[AcidTripDimension Oh boy]]...

Created by PFFR (the minds behind ''WonderShowzen'') for Creator/AdultSwim, ''Xavier: Renegade Angel'' is ostensibly about an angel defected from Heaven; good luck finding out what it's ''really'' about, though. The eponymous Xavier is either an actual fallen angel or just some sort of cosmic abomination that was abandoned at birth. Forced to WalkTheEarth because everyone hates him, Xavier tries to help people -- but at worst, he invents problems where none exist and causes tons of carnage, and at best, he somehow gets ''everyone'' to put aside their differences towards the common goal of ''beating him senseless''.

Probably the weirdest show Adult Swim has ever produced, the show was largely one huge MindScrew, with Xavier speaking in a near-continuous, stream-of-consciousness...well, ''stream'' of narrative/conversation/wisdom/puns/portmanteaux/"unintentional" double-entendre/callbacks. The show's only real narrative story is a ongoing subplot involving Xavier's incredibly screwed-up childhood and the death of his adoptive mother. Xavier was able to talk to himself as a child via a tear in the fabric of space-time, and this meeting caused Xavier's younger self to become a clingy freak of nature towards his apathetic adoptive mother, which drove her to drink and take pills to cope with life. Xavier convinces his younger self to switch his mother's pills with placebos, but just a few years later, Xavier tells his mom what he did; this causes her to think that she is hallucinating Xavier's existence. At this point, Xavier causes a fire to spread from the present into the past, which ends up killing his mother (since she believed the flames, like Xavier, were a mental hallucination).

''Xavier'' is uniquely abstract, showing concepts in a way that -- instead of using aspects such as plot -- creates connections in various patterns to prove a point. A good example is the episode "Signs From Godrilla"; this episode explores the aspects of choice and free will by using various themes, including recursion and mind/body dualism, to aid in its expression.

The show was animated in 3D with (some) motion-capture all done in {{CGI}}, which allowed for a vast range of [[UncannyValley strangeness]]; [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs it's all pretty damn trippy]], in any event. Do not take this as license to WatchItStoned: it might make more sense, but it's just as likely you'll be utterly terrified from the sensory overload. A third season was rumored to be in development after the second season's end, but those plans seem to have fallen through.

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!!Tropes:

* AGodAmI: The kid from "Weapons Grade Life" eventually declares after creating life (life, life) in a petri dish that he ''does'' believe in God after all, because he believes in ''himself''.
* AIIsACrapshoot: The AI running the information kiosk in the first episode after Xavier asked it [[ArmorPiercingQuestion "What doth life?"]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Xavier's frequent DoubleEntendre and AccidentalInnuendo (as well as having sex with a coworker while crossdressed as a gigantic black woman in the same episode where he marries the widow of a man he kills) leaves it entirely unclear what his true sexual orientation could be. His snake hand, however, is decidedly straight.
* BedlamHouse: Xavier sends the poor kid in a dolphin costume there, and ends up meeting his long lost mother. It just descends into BrainBleach territory from there.
* BloodyMurder: One episode ends with an army of killer indians made out of blood when a rich old man [[InsaneTrollLogic tries to mine an indian burial ground for blood to inject into himself so he can legally own an indian casino.]]
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: "Fate. Destiny. Fatestiny. People throw these words around like tennis balls. But I eat balls for breakfast."
* BreakTheHaughty: Xavier does this to the spoiled child of the above mentioned rich old man to teach him humility and charity.
* CaptainObvious: "This sign is some sort of sign".
* CatchPhrase: Xavier has "Frugata".
* ContestWinnerCameo: Adult Swim hosted a contest to make a couple of short films (animated or live action) based on Xavier. The winners were shown in an episode that had Xavier traveling to different dimensions.
* DerangedAnimation: Cranked UpToEleven and damaging the knob with "Damnesia Vu", the episode where the winners of a contest get their films shown in an ExcusePlot where Xavier goes to different dimensions to figure out his identity. Styles include:
** Puppetry with Green Screening
** Atari 2600-esque Graphics
** Garry's Mod
** Live-Action
** 60's Style Animation like WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine
** Squigglevision done with paper and pencil.
* DrivenToSuicide: Many, many characters often caused by Xavier himself.
* EatsBabies: There's an ''entire episode'' dedicated to this.
* EverythingMakesAMushroom: Including [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe tobacco pipes]].
* EyeScream: One episode features a vulture ripping out a dying man's eye and then flying away. The camera then briefly switches to perspective of the eye as the crow flies away.
* FalseDichotomy: When [[MakesAsMuchSenseInContext a guy with a barcode for a head]] holds a gun to Xavier and asks him "Do you believe in God?" he demands Xavier answer yes or no. This doesn't stop him from philosophizing the barcode man to [[DrivenToSuicide pulling the gun on himself.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Lampshaded in the first episode, where Xavier warns a group harassing him that they may some day need his help. Cue the camera focusing on a truck driving by with ''''FORESHADOW'''' written on the side.
** Lampshaded again in "Weapons Grade Life" (bolding where the camera suddenly zooms in on the character's lips)
--> '''Christian Doctor''': "I'd '''swim through a lake of water''' for these cakes! That's the only way to '''quell the raging fire''' in my belly for these cakes."
--> '''Cake Shop Owner''': "That's an '''odd thing to say'''."
*** [[spoiler: It turns out to be a RedHerring, though, as when Xavier tries to lure the Doctor after he becomes a sentient explosion though a lake with some cake, nothing happens.]]
* GrandFinale: It's over. [[spoiler:He's human]]. There can't be a third season.
* GrossoutShow: Oh yeah.
* GroundhogDayLoop: Sort of. The residents of one town eventually end up individually trapped in extremely short (like a second or two at most) loops after being infected by a computer virus in the water supply.
* HypocriticalHumor: "Weapons Grade Life" has Xavier encounter a boy in a wheelchair and his friends. He immediately accuses said friends of picking on the boy, while at the same time making as many backhanded insults towards him as possible.
* IceCreamKoan: Xavier speaks this as a primary language. And he believes every word of it.
** And he has an obsession with actual ice cream cones on top of that.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Repeated over and over like a MadnessMantra after he causes the deaths of a group of [[ANicePerson cryogenically frozen people]] by [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattering their partially frozen bodies.]]
* KangarooCourt: Xavier is given a gun to protect the mayor of a town, only for the person who gave him the gun to shoot the mayor and say Xavier did it. He goes to court, where he's actually on trial ''for being on trial'', and that by claiming that he's innocent, it proves that he is on trial. Xavier's then sentenced to [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind three glimpses into his own soul]], which is immediately extended to seven when he scoffs at how easy it is.
* LeftHanging: the Season 1 finale.
* MagicalNativeAmerican‎: Chief Master Guru parodies this, and also has Asian Indian traits (A Bindi and a Vishnu Statue on top of his Totem Pole)
* MindScrew: The entire point of the show. If you are sober (or drunk on plain ol' liquor), prepare to be confused. If you have taken any other kind of mind-altering substance, prepare to be wowed, terrified, or both.
** It's almost a parody of {{Mind Screw}}s, while it may seem completely nonsensical, each episode can be attributed to different philosophical themes, but in the end of pretty much every situation, the moral of the story is, "Don't read too deeply into things or fucked up shit like this happens!" Seriously, every problem he creates can be attributed to him trying TOO HARD to be philosophical and spiritual.
** WordOfGod half-jokingly claims that the show was meant to warn viewers about the dangers of spirituality.
* MirrorMatch: Two Xavier's engage in an insult battle and a "Shakashuri Blowdown" during the season 1 finale. Its ultimately judged a tie.
* MiscarriageOfJustice: In Damnesia Vu, Xavier ends up being given a gun in order to protect a new mayor, a donkey, only for the mayor to be shot by the guy who gave Xavier the gun, who then says that Xavier did it. When he goes to court to plea for his innocence, he learns that [[MakesAsMuchSenseInContext he is actually on trial for being on trial]], and that by saying he's innocent, it proves that he is on trial.
-->'''Xavier:''' What sort of law is this?
-->'''Judge:''' Laws? Laws are ''illegal'' here! Guilty!
* MismatchedEyes: Xavier has a brown eye and a blue eye.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Xavier is covered in thick fur, has six nipples, a beak, backwards bending legs, and a snake for an arm. Not even {{Wikipedia}}'s sure what he's supposed to be.
** When he gets a finger cut off, it grows back. As a ''snake''. While that may account for his snake arm, it entirely fails to address ''why'' it happens.
* TheMovie: According to the Creator/AdultSwim {{message board}}s.
* NewsTravelsFast: When a man blows himself up and turns into a sentient explosion that doesn't dissipate, within ''seconds'' bystanders are already setting up tourist traps around the "Eversplosion" (and when the Eversplosion goes berserk, an army tank is already there to try and shoot at it.)
* NoodleIncident: When a man takes off most of his own body in preparation to beat down Xavier, his friend remarks:
--> "I han't never seen him this heated since The Incident!"
* TheObiWan: In flashbacks, Xavier is frequently seen with an old Native American shaman-type character who acts as his abusive spiritual guide before dying and sending him off into the world (though he was really just playing dead to get him to go away.)
* OrganAutonomy / EvilHand: Xavier's left hand is a snake with a mind of its own - and a taste for eating ''babies.''
* PsychopathicManchild: While it's fairly clear Xavier's intentions are usually noble, he is a freaking lunatic. There's not a problem he's come across that he hasn't just made worse.
** There's no problem too trivial that [[SerialEscalation he can't snowball into destroying the earth]].
* QuarterHourShort
* RunningGag: Every time someone says "life", the word echoes three times. Every. Single. Time.
** Xavier also uses "ramble" in place of "wander".
** "Take that!" "Taste the pain!" in the same voice every time Xavier gets beaten up for "Being a freak" regardless or the character saying it
** Also occasional mentions of Grinders in season 2
* SchmuckBait: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "You don't want to drink that."]]
* StuffBlowingUp: One episode ends in a car chase with a ''sentient explosion''. ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Xavier has a penchant for this.
* TokenNonhuman: Xavier is a FallenAngel in a world of humans. Even his parents are humans.
* WalkingTheEarth: A parody of these kinds of shows, specifically ''Series/KungFu'' and ''WalkerTexasRanger'' (with a dash of ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'').
* '''[[WidgetSeries WHAT Series]]''': The weirdest Adult Swim can ever give you. It makes Anime/{{FLCL}} and some other WidgetSeries look tame.
* XtremeKoolLetterz DOWN UNDA!
* YouKilledMyFather: The series starts out with Xavier looking for the man who killed his parents [[spoiler: completely oblivious to the fact that ''he'' was the one who did it by accidentally burning his house down.]]

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