Xavier: Renegade Angel

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Purposely offensive CGI series isn't for kids.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The show doesn't pretend to be offering anything other than dark, adult-oriented humor. Expect frequent negative stereotypes (of homosexuals, small-town residents, and many more).

Positive Role Models & Representations

Xavier has a moral center but is self-absorbed and lacks any real power. Many characters are portrayed stereotypically; many others make crude fun of characters based on these stereotypes.

Violence

Pushing, shoving, and frequent punches to the groin area. Some graphic violence, like pulling limbs from people and animals and blood spattering. Also shows the charred remains of Xavier's adoptive father.

Sex

Lots of strong sexual innuendo and crude references to oral sex, sexual intercourse, and incest. Animated characters are seen naked (buttocks and breasts visible) while showering or having sex. Male genitals are blurred. Same-sex kissing and making out visible.

Language

Strong language includes words like "hell" and "ass." Also frequent use of derogatory words like "honky" and "dyke."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Beer drinking. References to drugs, including crack.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this animated Adult Swim series is intended for mature audiences only (and opens with a disclaimer saying so). It's full of crude references to oral sex, same-sex relationships, and incest; cartoon nudity (buttocks and breasts are visible; male genitalia is blurred); and blood (limbs are torn from people and animals, etc.). Racial and homophobic epithets ("honky," "dyke," and more) are used frequently, and the stream of words like "ass," "bitch," and "hell" is endless.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRenegadeAngel April 9, 2008

Like, the best show ever!

This show is just so funny, really really is. If your sense of humor is basically just made up of Dane Cook or Family Guy then this isnt for you, but all things... Continue reading
Adult Written byMarinFan October 10, 2011
Kid, 9 years old August 13, 2011

MORAL in an odd way, BUT HOW CSM, U GIVE DRAWN TOGETHER 3 STARS AND THE BEST CGI EVER 2? HOW

behind the violence, and explicit sexual content, great show for tweens and up it is very moral but scary or innapropriate, or misunderstood for children under... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byDisneyfrigginsucks October 9, 2011

It's really not so bad,

Great messeges and although this show can be pretty violent and TV-MA-V it has great morals so extremely educational for most people, I MEAN HE IS PURE GENUIS,... Continue reading

What's the story?

XAVIER: RENEGADE ANGEL is a decidedly adult-oriented animated series that follows the narcissistic spiritual wanderings of a half man/half beast named Xavier. The odd-looking, self-absorbed creature embarks on a search for his father's killer ... after burning down his parents' house while they were still inside. Oblivious to the fact that he is responsible for the death, he travels the country, hoping to unlock the deep mysteries of his soul while helping others.

Is it any good?

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the use of stereotypes in TV shows. Why do show creators use derogatory language to create humor? Does using this language in adult programming make it more appropriate? Does anything in the show shock you, as well as make you laugh?

  • How does the media typically portray people and cultures that seek spiritual guidance? Which cultures rely on ancient guides and rituals to guide them through life? What kind of answers are people who practice spiritual guidance looking for?

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For kids who love quirky media

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