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The 22nd of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s Franchise/{{Nicktoons}}, ''The X's'' was a short-lived American animated television series created by Carlos Ramos about a [[SuperFamilyTeam family of spies]], who must hide their identity from the outside world, but sometimes have a little trouble in doing so.

The Xs work for SUPERIOR. The Xs have a young boy named Truman, a teenage girl named Tuesday, and many gadgets at their disposal.

An organization called S.N.A.F.U. (Society of Nefarious and Felonious Undertakings) is continually trying to cause trouble for the Xs in their plans to take over the world.

The family is often compared to the Pixar movie ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
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!!Contains examples of:
%%* ActionGirl: Tuesday X
* ActionMom: Mrs. X
** This gets deconstructed in one episode, where Mrs. X is such an Action Mom that she never relaxes and does everything in an extreme manner, annoying her family to the point they send her on a tranquility retreat.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Truman X
* BadassFamily: They kick butt though in a rather goofy way.
%%* BattleButler: Lorenzo Suave
%%* BigBad: Glowface
%%* BrattyHalfPint: Truman
%%* BumblingDad: Mr. X
* CaptainObvious: "You know, when I was your age I was younger."
%%* DayOfTheWeekName: Tuesday
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Tuesday dating makes me feel old! And... OLD!"
* [[DoesThisMakeMeLookFat Do I Really Look Like That?]]: In "Homebody", Home Base shows the X's an anime-esque video of himself as a hero with the X's praising him. Mr. X thought that his nose looks pointy.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The spy manual is very precious to Mr. X and doesn't question it. He considers it holy, like another [[Literature/TheBible certain book]]...
%%* DysfunctionalFamily: Parodied in "Family Issues"
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Truman hates Brandon, Tuesday's boyfriend. But Tuesday used a truth ray on him, who admits he finds Brandon cool and wants to be his sidekick, he feels embarrassed about it.
%%* EvilCounterpart: The Y's
%%* EvilRedhead: Truman qualifies this, especially [[spoiler:when he joined S.N.A.F.U.]].
* {{Expy}}: Truman is a combination of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] and [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]].
* FacelessGoons: S.N.A.F.U. henchmen (they wear fishbowl helmets).
%%* FieryRedhead: Mrs. X and Truman.
%%* HappilyMarried
%%* HartmanHips: Not only does Mrs. X have them, but so does Tuesday.
* HeroesWantRedheads: In "From Crusha With Love", Truman goes on a date with Andrea, [[LovingBully a bully who hits him because she likes him]]. After their date was ruined by the X's, Truman realize he likes her. In "Truman Scorned", he has a crush on Kimla, a sci-fi geek and Tuesday's science partner, who thinks Truman is "a little kid". Both of these crushes are bucktoothed, freckled, redheads like Truman.
* KaleidoscopeHair: Tuesday from has hair that is constantly changing color, sometimes in-between scenes.
%%* LargeHam: Sasquatch, '''YES!!!'''
* LethalChef: Mrs X, as shown in the show's intro. Mr X was this at first, but he got better.
* LimitedSocialCircle: Tuesday and Truman don't appear to have any friends in their respective schools.
* MamaBear: In "Truman X: Super Villain", when it appears that Truman has been captured by Glowface, Mrs. X becomes EXTREMELY pissed and drives the ship at fast speed to Glowface's lair, terrifying Mr. X.
%%* ManChild: Gloface
* MindControlEyes: Parodied in the episode "Live and Let Diaper". Tuesday, as part of a series of pop psychology parenting experiments, attempts to hypnotize the baby the family's watching. Using the familiar "You are getting sleepy" intonation, she chants "Your eyes are becoming spinning spirals". She accidentally ends up hypnotizing herself, though this trope is still averted: her eyes simply roll around before she falls asleep.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Mr and Mrs X ''try'' to blend in their superspy skills into the most mundane activities.
* NoodleIncident: What happened to The Zs. The Ys imply that they were responsible, much to a horrified Mrs. X stating "they said it was an accident."
* PapaWolf: See "Mr. Fix It".
-->'''''Nobody eats my son!'''''
* PaperThinDisguise: The whole show centers around this.
* ParentalBonus: When Tuesday is about to go on a date with Brandon:
-->'''Mrs. X:''' Remember, sweetie, never divulge any spy secrets on the first date. Oh sure, he may seem nice, but he's only after one thing.
** Also...[=SNAFU=] usually means something different than Society of Nefarious and Felonious Undertakings...[[note]]It traditionally means "Situation Normal, All Fucked Up" (or "Fouled Up" if you're keeping it PG).[[/note]]
* ThePrankster: ''Tuesday'' is actually better at being this than Truman.
%%* ShoePhone
%%* SuperFamilyTeam:
%%* RunningGag: "...Some old guy!"
* TemporarilyAVillain: Tuesday was an antagonist in "To Err is Truman".
* UnmanlySecret: Mr. X tried to hide the fact he played with model trains from his family for fear they would think less of him. Only Truman reacts as he expected.
* VillainsOutShopping: There's is one episode Glowface was shopping for...of all things...ERASERS.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tuesday (sometimes its green, purple in "The Spy Who Liked Me"; it is revealed in one episode that she actually has red hair).
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