Parents' Guide to

Xavier: Renegade Angel

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Purposely offensive CGI series isn't for kids.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 2+

Great for kids!

My 3 year old and 7 year old absolutely love this show. It is great for young kids. It offers great spiritual educational value and taught my kids some valuable life lessons!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
age 16+

Experimental TV that no normal kid should like

This is an absurdist, dark comedy take on the "wise man" trope where a wandering man stumbles upon a town or a city and helps people along his travels. A lot like Hulk or Lucky Luke, but waaay less wholesome and more satirical. This is a repulsive cartoon. The models are artistically ugly, the characters' personalities are revolting, and the few actual good people in episodes invariably end up either dead or screwed over by Xavier or the rest of the town, or Xavier and the rest of the town. It was made to push the envelope and see how far they could go while also having enough substance to not just be weird for the sake of being weird. It does still mean that you'll see and hear things in that cartoon that would never pass today (it IS a 2007 cartoon) and as such if your kid is legitimately into this kinda stuff then first why are you letting them watch adult entertainment? But Second either your kid is a secret pothead or they're gonna grow up to be a comedian. Or they're a secret pothead growing up to be a comedian.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (9):

Unfortunately, the people that Xavier meets on his journeys are usually too narrow-minded to accept him into their community. It doesn't help when the untalented, rather powerless healer causes major problems while feeding his self-absorbed need to uncover life's deeper meaning. But with the help of his ancient spirit guide, Xavier usually manages to at least partially fix the messes he creates along the way.

Created by John Lee and Vernon Chatman, the show's computer graphic animation makes it look more like a video game than a TV series. And looks aside, this Adult Swim series isn't very entertaining. It features lots of crude sexual references, nudity, and gory violence. It's also full of offensive stereotypes of various groups (including homosexuals and small-town residents) and derogatory language. Some adults may enjoy this kind of humor, but it's definitely not for kids.

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