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"I'm a survivor. We're a dying breed."

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

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

Describe Xavier: Renegade Angel here...? Oh boy...

Created by PFFR—the minds behind Wonder Showzen—for [adult swim], Xavier: Renegade Angel is, on the surface, about an angel who has defected from Heaven. Good luck finding out what it is really about, though. The eponymous Xavier is either an actual fallen angel or just a cosmic abomination that was abandoned at birth. Forced to Walk the Earth because everyone hates him, Xavier seeks enlightenment and 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 and join together for the common (and usually justified) goal of beating him senseless.

Probably the weirdest show [adult swim] has ever produced (and that is saying a lot), Xavier was largely one huge Mind Screw, with the title character speaking in a near-continuous, stream-of-consciousness...well, stream of dialogue ranging from narrative and conversation to puns and portmanteaus to "unintentional" double-entendres and callbacks. The show's only real coherent narrative revolves around a subplot involving Xavier's incredibly screwed-up childhood and the death of his adoptive parents.


Xavier is uniquely abstract, showing concepts in a way that—instead of using thematic devices 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, free will and religion 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 strangeness; it is all pretty damn trippy, to say the least. If you were to combine in equal parts Wonder Showzen, the works of Carlos Castaneda and Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kung Fu, Walker, Texas Ranger and the graphics and tone of Postal 2 you would get something similar to Xavier. Do not take this as license to Watch It Stoned—it might make more sense, but it is just as likely that you will be utterly terrified from the sensory overload.


More than ten years after the show ended, Xavier made an official reappearance as part of Adult Swim's Class of 2020 Commencement Speaker series - watch it here.

What Doth Tropes?

  • Abusive Parents: Xavier had these. In "Vibracaust", he tells his mother that his pet parakeet feeds her children every day, and then asks why she doesn't do the same thing. Xavier himself acts this way to a giant sperm in "Escape from Squatopian Freedom", though he learns to love it just before it kills itself.
  • Adult Fear: "The 6th Teat of Good Intentions", where a mother takes one of her eight babies with her on a slide, promising a turn with each one, and during that brief moment is when Xavier, despite clearly being in the same vicinity as the woman to have at least seen her, believes they were abandoned and takes them with him. It's clear quickly he is not competent to raise children, as he takes them to a sewer, drops them on the floor and even gives them a sort of currency to win prizes. He also fails to recognize the woman looking for her babies, even after pointing out she's missing seven babies. There's also the fact that his snake head keeps eating the babies, with Xavier pulling a skeleton out.
  • A God Am I: 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.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The AI running the information kiosk in the first episode after Xavier asked it "What doth life?"
  • Ambiguously Bi: Although he does display some heterosexual tendencies (like peeping in on a showering woman in the first episode), Xavier's frequent Double Entendre and Accidental Innuendo (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 referenced to be bisexual. Though it's only characterized this way in one episode ("El Tornadador"), but considering how confusing the continuity of the show usually is... but then again, it isn't even certain that Xavier is biologically male, as it's shown several times that he has a large eye in place of genitalia.
  • Anti-Hero: Xavier can be seen as either this or an outright Villain Protagonist. His goal is to help people and to find the murderer of his parents, but all he ever succeeds in doing is spreading chaos and destruction. On top of that, he is extremely self-absorbed, hypocritical, idiotic, delusional and incompetent, preventing him from ever becoming particularly sympathetic.
  • Arc Symbol: The weird symbol in the "R" of the stylized title appears in every episode. In the Grand Finale we learn it is simply an inkblot on a Rorschach test a psychologist is showing Xavier in a metal institution, implying the reason it appears so frequently is that the whole show is merely Xavier's elaborate hallucination as he stares as it.
  • Arc Words: "What doth life?"
  • Bedlam House: Xavier sends the poor kid in a dolphin costume there, and ends up meeting his long lost mother. It just descends into Brain Bleach territory from there. It's heavily implied that Xavier has actually been in one the whole time and the entire series was actually his hallucinations.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: "Signs from Godrilla" involves a priest having sex with a gorilla.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Xavier. He has a bird's beak for a nose, a snake for a left arm, and his knees bend forwards instead of backwards.
  • Black Comedy: Tons.
    • Black Comedy Rape: Xavier mentions in the Grand Finale that "this is my first time, not counting rape". It's unclear if this is meant to be interpreted as him being a rape victim or a rapist. And then he finds out that the woman he's having sex with is his mother.
    • Death as Comedy: Many, many characters die in hilarious ways throughout the series, including two episodes (possibly 3 depending on what actually happened in the Gainax Ending of "Bloodcorn") ending in The End of the World as We Know It Played for Laughs.
    • Suicide as Comedy: "Xavier's Maneuver" begins with Xavier seeing a window cleaner and thinking he's about to jump, so he tries to talk the guy out of killing himself. Instead, Xavier's speech convinces the guy to leap to his doom and splatter on the ground into a grisly mess.
  • Bloody Murder: One episode ends with an army of killer indians made out of blood when a rich old man tries to mine an indian burial ground for blood to inject into himself so he can legally own an indian casino. After Xavier gets involved, armies of cowboys and terrorists show up.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: "Fate. Destiny. Fatestiny. People throw these words around like tennis balls. But I eat balls for breakfast."
    • "Other kids could be cruel. They'd call me names. Dweeb. Chimp. Honkey. Dweeby Chimp. Honkey Dweeb. And worst of all, Chomsky Honk. Did you know there's over 87 combinations of those soul-scalding words? I found out the hard way."
  • Break the Haughty: Xavier does this to the spoiled child of the above mentioned rich old man to teach him humility and charity.
  • Broken Record: Whenever Xavier gets beaten up, his assailants inevitably start yelling "Take that!" and "Taste the pain!" over and over, using the exact same copy-pasted voice clips every time.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: In "Bloodcorn", a farmer fires a gun into the sky and hits God. The resultant blood rain causes the crops in the city to come alive and take vengeance on humanity.
  • Butt-Monkey: Xavier gets assaulted, humiliated, or almost killed in every single episode.
  • Cartwright Curse: Woe to anyone who befriends Xavier. Dying horribly would be the best possible outcome of their situation, considering that Xavier could easily destroy the entire planet or collapse reality as a whole as a result of finding a friend.
  • Catchphrase: Xavier has "Frittata".
  • Continuity Cavalcade: Several characters from past episodes return near the end of "Signs of Godrilla".
  • Crapsack World: Even ignoring Xavier's presence in it, nearly every location shown in the series is a dilapidated shithole inhabited primarily by Jerkasses. The rare characters who are genuinely good-natured always end up meeting gruesome ends thanks to Xavier. Then again, so does everybody else. On top of all that, reality-distorting supernatural horrors seem to be commonplace, though they generally only cause problems when Xavier provokes them.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Only twice? Even in a single episode, it would be easier to count how many times the show does not cross the line! Such as when religion is mocked or just how people die in such horrifying ways.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: In "World of Hurt, BC", Xavier reasons that, since every cigarette you smoke takes 17 minutes off your life and every slice of bacon you eat takes 9 minutes off your life, smoking and eating bacon really quickly would allow you to go back in time. It works. He then goes returns to the present by vomiting all of it out.
  • Deranged Animation: The entire show looks like it was rendered through a PlayStation 2. Cranked Up to Eleven and damaging the knob with "Damnesia You", the episode where the winners of a contest get their films shown in an Excuse Plot where Xavier goes to different dimensions to figure out his identity. Styles shown in the episode include:
    • Puppetry with Green Screening
    • Atari 2600-esque Graphics
    • Garry's Mod
    • Live-Action
    • 60's Style Animation like Yellow Submarine
    • Squigglevision done with paper and pencil.
  • Doom Magnet: If Xavier tries to help you (whether you need it or not), you will be traumatized, go insane, forced to kill your own relatives, ruin your business and set it on fire, lead him to cause a genocidal level disaster that will kill millions (and or possibly cause The End of the World as We Know It) or just plain die horribly, or even suffer a Fate Worse than Death!
  • The Drifter: Xavier is kind of like a parody of the lonely, wandering hero who stumbles upon a community threatened by a Monster of the Week or Problem Of The Week like Caine from Kung Fu.
  • Driven to Suicide: Many, many characters, often caused by Xavier himself. He even managed to talk a non-suicidal window cleaner he thought was about to kill himself into jumping off the building.
  • Eats Babies: "The 6th Teat of Good Intentions" has Xavier unintentionally kidnap the seven babies of a woman who were left unattended in a park, taking them under his care while believing the infants were abandoned. The conflict arises from Xavier's snake hand's habit of eating the babies, eventually devouring all of them.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: Parodied with Xavier claiming that embracing a spiritual lifestyle gave him the power to blow people's minds with his philosophical insights.
  • Everything Makes a Mushroom: Including tobacco pipes.
  • Evolving Credits: During season 2, the first vanity plate in the credits has a sound added to it each episode. By the end, it's just a cluster of random noises from all the episodes.
  • Expositron 9000: Computer. Computer is featured in two episodes and has absolutely no explanation whatsoever. When Xavier needs a particularly difficult piece of exposition he simply calls "Computer!" and asks his specific question. Computer does some calculations and gets the answer back to him.
  • Expy: Xavier's character design is very similar to Wonder Showzen's character He-Bro.
    • Chief Master Guru's character might be based on Don Juan, the eccentric shaman from Carlos Castaneda's books.
  • Eye Scream:
    • 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.
    • There's also an earlier Season 1 episode that features a mosquito sucking out someone's eye (?).
  • False Dichotomy: When 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 results in Xavier, for once, being actually insightful about the loaded nature of that question and eventually managing to overload the shooter so badly he pulls 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."
    • It turns out to be a Red Herring, though, as when Xavier tries to lure the Doctor after he becomes a sentient explosion though a lake with some cake, he fails at the last second.
    • A surprisingly subtle example in the very first episode. When a redneck dies after drinking a giant bottle of AIDS, he sees a vision of his dead grandmother....whom he then proceeds to make out with. In the final episode of the series, Xavier sneaks into an asylum and does the same to his own mother.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You
    • "Going Normal": The company Xavier works for makes a hot dog chain to the Moon and back, which stops the rotation of the Earth, causing the Earth to freeze over. The show ends with Xavier informing you that your TV screen has frozen solid just before it cracks.
    • "Kharmarabionic Lotion": The town of Lotion, New Mexico makes so much money off of oil that they buy the network which makes the show, then sell it to Arabs at a profit. As a result, for the last minute or so of the show, all the dialogue is in Arabic.
  • Gainax Ending: Every episode has one. Yes, every episode. Perhaps the weirdest was "Bloodcorn", in which the Earth spawns a giant eye, which then starts bleeding profusely.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite his many, many weak areas, Xavier is actually surprisingly competent at psychotherapy. He manages to convince a gang of thugs and drug dealers to change their ways in "Chief Beef Loco" and in "World of Hurt, BC" he successfully fixes a caveman couple's troubled marriage.
  • Grand Finale: Xavier's human....and everyone else is Xavier apparently.
  • Grossout Show: Oh yeah.
  • Hero with an F in Good: You can say Xavier might be the patron saint of this trope just by reading the rest of the page.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Xavier could be interpreted as this.
  • Hold My Glasses: It starts with someone who's about to fight Xavier having his friend hold his pile of books. By the time they get to the actual beating, his friend is also holding his wallet, sunglasses, contact lenses, shirt, prosthetic leg, dentures, tattoo, and robotic arm. But he gets upset when his friend asks if he wants him to hold his toupee, too.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • "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.
    • In "Shakashuri Blowdown": "You look so superficial, you probably judge things by their appearances."
    • In "Braingea's Final Cranny", Xavier burns three people to death immediately after declaring himself not violent at all.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: 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.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Repeated over and over like a Madness Mantra after he causes the deaths of a group of cryogenically frozen people by shattering their partially frozen bodies.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The crushing loneliness Xavier experiences leads him into most of the bizarre adventures he experiences in the desperate search for even a single friend.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Xavier runs on this.
    Xavier: I'm not violent at all, look! (Blasts a laser and kills a group of people playing volleyball)
    Ink Blot: But you killed those people!
    Xavier: Did I? (Aside Glance) What he doesn't know is that I'm using reverse psychology on him.
    Ink Blot: I can tell you're trying to use reverse psychology on me.
    Xavier: That proves he doesn't know!
  • Kangaroo Court: After being framed for killing a mayor and going to trial (for being on trial), Xavier is faced with a jury of his mental peers, in a courtroom where laws are illegal. Xavier is proven guilty of being on trial, and then sentenced to three glimpses into his own soul, which is immediately extended to seven when he scoffs at how easy it is.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Quite a bit of it. But a notable example is Xavier's boss in the episode "Going Normal". "I think I get what he's saying. He means we just gotta take wild leaps in interpreting his mundane statements and come up with our own ideas!"
  • Left Hanging: the Season 1 finale.
  • Leitmotif: Mystical shakashuri music plays almost everytime Xavier speaks.
  • Magical Native American: Chief Master Guru parodies this, and also has Asian Indian traits (A Bindi and a Vishnu Statue on top of his Totem Pole). It's strongly implied that he's neither, and is plainly a total fraud.
    • Xavier also started as a parody of this (complete with mystical music playing when he talks) before getting a more wacky personality.
  • Malaproper: When Xavier isn't pronouncing words extremely oddly, he's doing this.
    "Look buddy, know when you're defeated. Accept your defecation."
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: The entire show.
  • The Mentor: In flashbacks, Xavier is frequently seen conversing with Chief Master Guru, 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.)
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds / Person of Mass Destruction: Xavier is this in spades. Among the damage he's caused either directly or indirectly: burning down his own house and killing both his parents, turning an entire town into an infected computer in "What Life D-d-d-Doth", creating a massive living explosion which cannot dissipate in "Weapons Grade Life", wounding God causing a rain of blood in "Bloodcorn", blowing up the Burning Person effigy and killing all but 2 of the people at the festival in "Escape from Squatopian Freedom", turning the Earth into one homogeneous mass and then destroying it in "Vibracaust", making a massive tornado in "El Tornadador", literally tearing a hole in the fabric of space time in "Haunted Tonk", and stopping the rotation of the Earth thus causing the entire world to freeze over in "Going Normal".
  • Mind Screw: 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 Screws, 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.
    • Word of God half-jokingly claims that the show was meant to warn viewers about the dangers of spirituality.
  • Mirror Match: Two Xaviers engage in an insult battle and a "Shakashuri Blowdown" during the season 1 finale. Its ultimately judged a tie.
  • Miscarriage of Justice: 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 plead his innocence, he learns that 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!
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: 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.
  • Narcissist: Xavier is extremely self-absorbed. He believes himself to be a purveyor of profound spiritualism when he is in reality a delusional lunatic, sees himself as a compassionate martyr when he is in reality destructive and bigoted, and considers himself to be incredibly attractive when in reality almost everyone is disgusted by the sight of him. He will completely ignore anything that challenges any of these views, causing him to slip deeper and deeper into his delusions.
  • Negative Continuity: The show has very little continuity even between individual scenes, let alone episodes.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Xavier is a Deconstructive Parody of this trope. He's a dimwitted loser who uses New Age philosophy and native american mysticism to make himself look more noble and sophisticated than the people around him, but causes more harm than good when he actually tries to live up to his beliefs.
  • News Travels Fast: 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.)
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The vast majority of the problems that occur across the series are caused entirely by Xavier. The rare occasions where they aren't inevitably escalate into something much, much worse as a direct result of his meddling.
  • Noodle Incident: 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!"
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Xavier claims to want to help people, but he actually only cares about being seen as someone who helps people. The finale shows that he's totally fine with burning innocent people to death as an example of reverse psychology if he doesn't think he'll personally gain from helping them.
  • N-Word Privileges: "Clutch the dark-purple hairs of the galloping orangutan of normalicy and ride, nigga, ride!"note 
  • Once per Episode: See Gainax Ending.
  • Organ Autonomy / Evil Hand: Xavier's left hand is a snake with a mind of its own - and a taste for eating babies.
  • Pedophile Priest: The episode "Vibracaust" begins with Xavier confronting a priest he sees walking with a boy under the assumption that the priest intends to molest the boy. After Xavier is beaten and driven away by the priest, it then turns out that the boy was actually the one who was molesting the priest.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: In "Weapons Grade Life", Xavier makes a lot of ableist comments towards Robbie, who's in a wheelchair. He's also made some politically incorrect remarks about Arabs and women. He's also a rapist and or necrophiliac, if some of his comments are to be believed.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: While Xavier always means well, it's clear he's a total lunatic. His basic response to any problem is to walk in with no clue what's going on, poorly act like he knows what he's doing, screw everything up, and then throw a hissy fit if someone suggests he's done something wrong. In the first episode of Season 2, a assimilated Humanity in the form of a flesh "Mother mary who's breasts are being sucked upon by buddha" statue asks him "What are you going to do, tell your mommy?" after calling him a freak-and Xavier answers "Yes, That's EXATCLY what I am going to do!". His trying to find his mother in order to do so is the basic plot of the second season.
  • Quarter Hour Short: Every episode is about 11 minutes long.
  • Recursive Reality: At one point, Xavier turns on the TV, and while it's only shown for a few seconds, the program that appears is clearly the title sequence of Xavier: Renegade Angiel.
  • Repetitive Audio Glitch: Sort of. In "What Life D-d-doth", the residents of one town eventually end up glitching this way after being infected by a computer virus in the water supply.
  • Running Gag:
    • When someone says "life", the word echoes, almost every single time, no matter who says it.
    • 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 of the character saying it.
    • The occasional mentions of Grinders.
    • Dialogue is often subject to Manipulative Editing, with Youtube Poop style sentence mixing, where characters will say things in other characters voices, and certain words being obviously replaced.
  • Schmuck Bait: "You don't want to drink that."
  • Shout-Out: While traveling back to the present in episode 6, Xavier goes too far and ends up in the year 2112.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Xavier believes himself to be a profound spiritual philosopher who wanders the land providing healing and assistance for troubled people. In reality, he's an insane idiot who ruins the lives of everyone he crosses paths with in a misguided attempt to resolve their (often nonexistent) problems.
  • Stable Time Loop:
    • In "World of Hurt, B. C.", Xavier sees a news broadcast on the discovery of the oldest known cave painting, which depicts a being that looks very similar to him, and goes back in time to find out how it got there. Xavier tries to ask a caveman if he's seen it, but isn't sure how to describe it, so he makes a drawing of it on the cave wall. It turns out that drawing he made was the painting that was just discovered.
    Xavier: I'm looking for a painting on the cave walls. Have you seen it? It looks like this. (Draws it)
    Nimgok: Yeah! You just made painting!
    Xavier: Ooga booga!
    (Cue freeze-frame and sitcom credits music)
    • Played With in another Season 2 episode, involving Xavier imagining himself going back in time to talk to his past self. Mind Screw ensues.
  • Stock Scream: "Braingeas Final Cranny" uses the Howie Long Scream when Xavier tries to use discarded brain parts to reverse his mother's lobotomy.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: One episode ends in a car chase with a sentient explosion. It Makes Just As Much Sense In Context.
  • Stylistic Suck: Invoked, as it adds to the weird and uncanniness of the show.
  • Surreal Humor: Good gracious, yes.
  • Take That, Critics!: The reason Xavier's voice drastically changes as the show goes on was because of critics saying that his voice in Season 1 was too weird. The creators responded by making his voice weirder.
  • Technical Pacifist: Xavier has vowed to never harm another. Despite this, he easily indirectly kills and/or inflicts severe wounds on hundreds of people across the series through his tendency to cause terrible things to happen everywhere he goes.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Xavier has a penchant for this.
  • The Obi-Wannabe: Xavier tries to dispense sage advice and wisdom to the people he meets, and wants to help them solve their problems... but his advice is useless and idiotic at the best of times, and his help more often leads to chaos, destruction and general mayhem.
  • Third Eye: Except Xavier's is where his penis should be.
  • Token Nonhuman: Xavier is allegedly a Fallen Angel in a world of humans. Even his parents are humans, although the first episode implies he was abandoned at birth by some other being and adopted by humans, and the last episode implies that Xavier was just an insane human the whole time.
  • Tragic Hero: Despite all the wacky stuff that happens, you have to feel sorry for Xavier. His entire goal is to find out what he is, who killed his father, and to help people. And no matter what happens, it fails horribly.
  • Undercover Cop Reveal: Don Ho's singing henchman, Disgratzio, from the episode "Xavier's Maneuver". His high-pitched voice and candy-obsessed singing are just an act, one that he's had to stick with for twelve years due to making some poor choices as a rookie.
  • Unexplained Accent: The characters that Xavier encounters in the first episode all have southern accents, yet he's in Burbury, Connecticutnote .
  • Vertigo Effect: Played with when a man points at Xavier from far away. After the zoom effect is done, we get a side view showing that the camera didn't zoom out, and the guy's arm just stretched so his hand is right in Xavier's face.
  • Vocal Evolution: Xavier's voice is more of a direct parody of a Magical Native American in the earlier episodes, but steadily becomes more lilting and atonal to fit with the ever-increasing Mind Screw of the series, becoming like a combination of a Magical Native American and a Surfer Dude.
  • Walking the Earth: A parody of these kinds of shows, specifically Kung Fu, Fist of the North Star and Walker, Texas Ranger (with a dash of The Incredible Hulk (1977) and Touched by an Angel).
  • Who's on First?:
    Xavier: Who did this to you?
    Xavier's father: Our... son...
    Xavier: I know it was arson dad, but who?
  • WHAT Series: The weirdest Adult Swim can ever give you. It makes other Widget Series look tame in comparison.
  • Word-Salad Humor: 99.9% of the dialogue.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz DOWN UNDA!
  • You Killed My Father: The series starts out with Xavier looking for the man who killed his parents. He is completely oblivious to the fact that he was the one who did it by accidentally burning his house down.
    Father: Son! It was you who killed me!
    Xavier: What kind of stupid name is Yoohoo? Well, when I find that demon I shall slay him! To death! Yoohoo? Yoohoo!?

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Xavier meets his match in himself, and engages in a battle of wits with himself against himself... if "wits" is the right word for it.

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