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Hijitus is an Argentine animated series, created by García Ferré. It also had related comic books.

Hijitus is a simple guy with a magic hat, which he can use to turn into a super hero: Super Hijitus! He has a dog, Pichichus, and many friends: the commissar, Largirucho, the millionaire Gold Silver and his son Oaky, et al. Professor Neurus and his assistant Pucho are always up to some evil scheme.

Hijitus contains examples of:

  • Bag of Holding: In his Sombreritus, Hijitus has everything he may need. Even a golden carriage!
  • Beleaguered Assistant/The Igor: Pucho
  • BFG: Doesn't Oaky look like a cute baby? Well, have a care, because he always carry two very big guns.
  • Big Ball of Violence
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Sombrero, Sombreritus, conviérteme en Super Hijitus!"
  • Catchphrase
    • Hijitus: "Pichichus querido!", "En mi sombreritus, llevo de todo"
    • Neurus: "Cállate, retonto!"
    • Oaky: "Co' te va?", "Tiros, líos y cosha golda!", "L'ompo L'alma!"
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  • Does Not Like Shoes: Hijitus, Pucho
  • Empathy Pet: Pichichus always shares the opinions and moods of Hijitus.
  • Firing in the Air a Lot: Oaky always has guns available for this.
  • Flying Brick: Super Hijitus
  • Hat of Power: Hijitus' hat allows him to turn into Super Hijitus. It was later detailed that, if someone else wears the hat and says the magic words, the wearer may turn into a flying superhero as well.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Neurus once made a giant statue of himself, and Larguirucho pointed that the statues are for the deceased. So, Neurus tried to commit suicide, so that the statue could be placed in the park.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Oaky is always ready for "shots, mess, and fat stuff" ("tiros, líos y cosha golda")
  • Lovable Coward: Larguirucho.
  • Mad Scientist: Neurus
  • Meaningful Name: Pucho, who is always smoking. In the old Argentine lunfardo, from the time when the animated series were created, a "pucho" is a cigarette. An Unfortunate Name nowadays, as "Pucho" now means a cigarette of marihuana or other illegal drugs.
    • "Anteojito" and "Antifaz" wear big glasses and a Domino Mask each, as their names suggest.
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  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Don't worry for Pipo Mancera, the dragon did not hurt him. His fire just leaves people with an Ash Face.
  • No Name Given: The little neighbor from the other block (in Spanish, "La vecinita de enfrente"). Everybody calls her that way, or just "vecinita". Even those who do not live next to her.
    • The commissar does not have a name, either.
  • Operation: Jealousy: Oaky tried to seduce the "little neighbor" by singing his serenade to another neighbour, and make her jealous. This other neighbor, who was really ugly, did like the serenade, and began to chase Oaky, while the "little neighbor" laughed.
  • Powers as Programs: One episode had the Sombreritus lose its power after a thorough washing. Then, it was discovered that every hat washed in that water gained the same powers.
  • Rescue Romance: Oaky tried to stage one with the "little neighbor", kidnapping her dog and pretending to have rescued it, but it was all outed and she hated him even more. And eventually it happens the right way, when Oaky lures her to the fortress of the witch Cachavacha, and Super-Hijitus rescues her. Now, Oaky's serenade fall in deafer ears than ever, because the neighbor's hearth already has an owner!
  • Silence, You Fool!: Each time that Pucho tries to sing a tango, Neurus forces him to shut up. "Nada debo agradecerte, mano a mano hemos quedado, no me importa lo que has hecho, lo que hacés ni lo que harás..." CRASH!
    • Larguirucho also falls victim to this a lot. "¡Callate, retonto!"
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Everybody seems to understand the things that Pichichus says. Pichichus simply barks, he's not a talking animal.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Oaky, always singing the serenade to the neighbor of the other block.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Nobody can ever put a decent fight against Super Hijitus: when he's flying around, the fight is basically over. Fortunately, the plots are not so strongly fight-driven as the American superhero genre.
  • Those Two Guys: Neurus and Pucho
  • Uncle Pennybags: Gold Silver
  • Wicked Witch: Cachavacha


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