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"X-Ray and Vav want to be the greatest super heroes ever, but they're the last people you'd want to be saved by. Despite their lack of superhero prowess, the duo is ready to take on any thug, robber or villain who stands in the way of justice. And they'll do it in true X-Ray and Vav fashion; crotch touching and creating chaos to save the day (for the most part)!"

- Official website and YouTube playlist

"X-Ray and Vav fight crime to keep the city safe with their new powers."

- IMDb

"They’re best of buds, they prowl the night;  As super studs, they fight for good;  They’re awesome guys, who kick crime in the butt!  X-Ray and Vaaav!  He's a popular guy, a parkour master,  And might know some Kung fu....  X-RAY AND VAAAV!!!!  He's delightfully British, a hero for justice,  And cares how you feel!  X-Ra-ay and Vav"

- Main Theme Song

X-Ray and Vav (TV series), also known as X-Ray & Vav, was an American Rooster Teeth 2D Animated comedy cartoon TV Web series created by Rooster Teeth Productions with the first episode being released with it's Debut Date on November 27, 2014 and the Finale Episode Date on October 18, 2015. The series surrounds, revolves around and focuses on the comical adventures of the two wannabe titular superheroes on the Super Powered Alter Egos of respective former and current Achievement Hunter cast members named "X-Ray (voice of Ray Narvaez, Jr.") and "Vav" (voice of Gavin Free) also known as the "dorktastic duo", who are in turn based on the team and the fictional alter egos of formed by Ray Narvaez, Jr. and Gavin Free from Achievement Hunter (who also provide their voices), with their names originating from the Halo 4 - Terminus Achievement Guide. The animated series was created and directed by Jordan Cwierz, creator of the Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures, and  and Lindsay Jones, with Patrick Rodriguez acting as the art director and Gray G. Haddock as the producer.

The show was first announced at RTX 2014.[1] A short teaser trailer for the series, displaying its logo, was shown at the end of RWBY Volume 2's eighth episode.[2] A full teaser showcasing its animation was aired alongside the nineteenth episode of Red vs. Blue: Season 12 and ninth episode of RWBY Volume 2.[3] The first episode premiered at the 2014 New York Comic-Con. The trailer for the second season was shown at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, being uploaded shortly after.

X-Ray and Vav has since been cancelled and discontinued. There are currently still no plans for a third season as of March 30, 2017, and the show has not been referenced, mentioned, updated or worked on at all ever since its Season 2 conclusion by Rooster Teeth. When asked by a fan if he would return for a third season if asked, Narvaez stated he wouldn't come back to do it anymore and reprise his main character for another third season (Season 3) and that he wouldn't be involved anymore because he was "[very] happy with how it ended".

Because the series is cancelled and is no longer still in production, the production, direction and animation staff behind the show have moved over to switch their focus on other Rooster Teeth shows and projects on Rooster Teeth's "Summer of Animation" fun and top priority list, including RWBY, RWBY Chibi, Red vs Blue Season 14, and a brand new 2D animation show, X-Ray and Vav's spiritual successor/replacement, called Camp Camp.

Synopsis Edit

X-Ray (Ray Narvaez, Jr.) and Vav (Gavin Free) are your typical heroic duo, who are just trying to make the world a better place - the only problem is that they're failing miserably, unable to do the most menial 'superhero' tasks and getting no respect from the general public. However, after a failed robbery attempt and a run-in with a super-intelligent engineer named Hilda (Lindsay Jones) and Orf (Barbara Dunkleman), the duo are given the opportunity to become the greatest superheroes of all time... if they don't destroy the city in the process.

History and creation Edit

Possibly the oddest story of a flub in an achievement guide starring two staff members who worked at Achievement Hunter that went from a meme/joke, to shirts, to a Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures-type show, to a full-on animated cartoon. The show X-Ray & Vav’s origin story traces it's origins to a Halo 4 achievement guide created by the pair for Achievement Hunter. It can be found in the Halo 4 – Terminus Achievement Guide video with Ray & Gavin. In the video, Ray mispronounces Gavin's name as "Vav" and later Gavin asks Ray, "Do people ever call you 'X-Ray'?". In subsequent achievement guides, the pair would begin to stay "in-character" as their superhero alter-egos, X-Ray and Vav, and make reference to them in other videos. The characters became incredibly popular with the Rooster Teeth community, spawning official merchandise, fan art, and cosplays. At RTX 2013, Gavin and Ray, themselves, cosplayed as the characters.  

Then, as reveled on Achievement Hunter Weekly Update #150 here, Rooster Teeth played into the hype and created X-Ray & Vav-themed merchandise. The show itself was first announced in the RTAA panel at RTX 2013 and showed a trailer that was featuring RTAA-styled silhouettes of X-Ray & Vav and the words “coming soon.” In other words, at RTX 2013, the company showed an X-Ray & Vav teaser with the working title Animated Adventurers. Free and Narvaez also made a special appearance at the event in some brightly-colored costumes. They were seen wearing these X-Ray and Vav costumes at the Achievement Hunter panel at RTX 2013.  

The first indication of an animated show based on X-Ray and Vav was at RTX 2013, during which a brief teaser was shown at the RTAA panel. The show was revealed under the title of Animated Adventurers and differed from the final show significantly, in that the animation bore a heavier resemblance to Jordan's distinctive art style, rather than the more polished cartoon look of the show proper.

At the following RTX, RTX 2014, Jordan (who makes the RTAAs) showed some footage of it on the RTAA panel. Also at RTX 2014, a new animated show called X-Ray and Vav was announced, starring Ray Narvaez, Jr. as X-Ray and Gavin Free as Vav. The show ended up having a much-loved “Saturday Morning Cartoon” feeling. The writing/plot was almost entirely driven by inside jokes from AH lore. The show is directed by Lindsay Jones (who also voices Hilda) and Jordan Cwierz, with art direction by Patrick Rodriguez. A trailer was released to YouTube here on November 6, 2014. An article was released on Tube filter the next day on November 7, 2014. it can be found here. The first episode premiered and was released on November 27, 2014.[4] and was aired every Thursday on the Rooster Teeth website, the previous weeks episode will then be available on YouTube. Season 1 ran for four episodes from November 27, 2014 until December 18, 2014.  

The intro for season two premiered on March 26, 2015. On April 10, 2015, Narvaez, the main voice actor, announced his departure from Achievement Hunter in favor of and in order to focus on dedicating his time and attention towards full time Twitch livestreaming and officially quit and left on April 17, 2015. However, despite Narvaez's departure from Achievement Hunter in April of that year, he continued to frequently return to the Rooster Teeth offices and recording studios do continue voice work for his character in the series during Season 2 (however, when asked by fans, he said he was "not interested" in returning to voice the character again should they do a third season). The Season 2 trailer had premiered on July 11, 2015 at the San Diego Comic Con. On July 13, 2015, another article on Tubefilter was released about the event. A second season began on 18 July 2015 (you can watch the new intro trailer here, and the Comic Con trailer here). X-Ray and Vav Season 2 initially premiered July 18, 2015, with a total of ten episodes will be released in two batches of five each. Rooster Teeth sponsors get to see the first episodes a day before they’re released to the public on July 19. The second season premiered to the public audience for non-sponsors on July 19, 2015. Narvaez and Free reprised their roles as the show's titular heroes (with Lindsay, Barbara and Gray reprising their roles well), and Season 2 is also bringing on board new characters voiced by Adventure Time’s Jessica DiCicco as news reporter Ash Samaya and Parks & Recreation’s Colton Dunn (who’s also starring in Rooster Teeth’s Lazer Team film), with the addition of Michael Jones as the anti-hero Mogar (also starring in Lazer Team with Coltun and Gavin). Though Season 2 would be longer than Season 1 with a total of ten full episodes, Rooster Teeth has opted to split it in half, with the second season of The Strangerhood (one of the many stretch goals for funding Lazer Team) airing between the first and second halves. After running for another 10 episodes Season 2 officially ended on October 18, 2015, and this is confirmed to be the series finale of the show. There will not be a Season 3, because Ray said on his ask.fm that he felt S2 ended in a good way and that he wasn't interested in doing it anymore so it is instead cancelled, ended, fished and no longer in production. A short video, titled "X-Ray & Vav: Posi-Choices 101 – Short" was released on November 22, 2015. The last, and final short video, titled "The X-Ray & Vav Holiday Special! – Short" was released on December 13, 2015.  

Theme song lyrics Edit

They’re best of buds, they prowl the night;  As super studs, they fight for good;  They’re awesome guys, who kick crime in the butt!  X-Ray and Vaaav!  He's a popular guy, a parkour master,  And might know some Kung fu....  X-RAY AND VAAAV!!!!  He's delightfully British, a hero for justice,  And cares how you feel!  X-Ra-ay and Vav

— Theme Song

Episodes Edit

Main article: List of episodes

Season 1 Edit

No. Episode Title Original Air Date Run time Link
1 "X-Ray & Vav Rise" November 27, 2014 11:18
X-Ray and Vav's quest to become the greatest superheroes ever isn't going as well as they hoped. But a chance encounter with a scientific genius may put them on the path to greatness! ...Or maybe not.

CAST: Ray Narvaez Jr. ...

X-Ray (voice)

Gavin Free Gavin Free ...

Vav (voice)

Lindsay Jones Lindsay Jones ...

Hilda (voice)

Barbara Dunkelman Barbara Dunkelman ...

ORF (voice)

Patrick Rodriguez Patrick Rodriguez ...

The Mayor (voice)

Maggie Tominey Maggie Tominey ...

Little Girl (voice)

Ashley Jenkins Ashley Jenkins ...

Female Passerby (voice)

J.J. Castillo J.J. Castillo ...

Male Passerby (voice)

Miles Luna Miles Luna ...

Robber #1 (voice)

Chris Demarais Chris Demarais ...

Robber #2 (Frank) (voice)

Kdin Jenzen Kdin Jenzen ...

Henchman (voice)

CREW:

Directed by: Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (as Jordan Cweirz)
Lindsay Jones

Writing Credits:  Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (creator) (as Jordan Cweirz) &
Lindsay Jones ... (creator)
  
Jordan Cwierz ... (written by) (as Jordan Cweirz) &
Lindsay Jones ... (written by)
  
Eddy Rivas ... (writer) &
Kerry Shawcross ... (writer)

Produced by Edit

Burnie Burns ... executive producer
Gray G. Haddock ... producer
Matt Hullum ... executive producer

Music by Edit

Alexander William Abraham ... (as Alex Abraham)
Steve Goldshein
Jeff Williams

Film Editing by Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (as Jordan Cweirz)

Art Direction by Edit

Patrick Rodriguez

Art Department Edit

Patrick Rodriguez ... backgrounds / concept art / storyboard artist
Peter Sorensen ... character supervision

Sound Department Edit

Clayton De Wet ... audio mix engineer / sound editor
Daniel Fabelo ... sound editor

Visual Effects by Edit

Peter Sorensen ... character asset creation

Animation Department Edit

Sean Baird ... animator
Ian Kedward ... animator
Joel Mann ... animator
Dustin Matthews ... animator
Patrick Rodriguez ... character design
Peter Sorensen ... lead animator
Jeffrey Yohn ... technical director (as Jeff Yohn)

Music Department Edit

Alexander William Abraham ... musician
Steve Goldshein ... musician
Micah Risinger ... composer: theme music
Jeff Williams ... musician

Other crew Edit

Maggie Tominey ... production coordinator
2 "Operation: Rescue Friend" December 4, 2014 8:39
Crime waits for no one! X-Ray and Vav barely have a moment to relax before more justice needs serving. When an ally goes missing, it's up to the duo to take back what's theirs.

Synopsis: After a friend is taken captive, it is up to X-Ray and Vav (and help from some more competent people) to save them.

CAST: Ray Narvaez Jr. ...

X-Ray (voice)

Gavin Free Gavin Free ...

Vav (voice)

Lindsay Jones Lindsay Jones ...

Hilda (voice)

Barbara Dunkelman Barbara Dunkelman ...

ORF (voice)

Gray G. Haddock Gray G. Haddock ...

Rusty Bonjour (voice)

Ryan Haywood Ryan Haywood ...

The Mad King (voice)

Geoff Ramsey Geoff Ramsey ...

Corpirate (voice)

Kdin Jenzen Kdin Jenzen ...

Henchman (voice)

Patrick Rodriguez Patrick Rodriguez ...

Security Guard (voice)

CREW:

Directed by Edit

Jordan Cwierz
Lindsay Jones

Writing Credits  Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (creator) &
Lindsay Jones ... (creator)
  
Jordan Cwierz ... (written by) &
Lindsay Jones ... (written by) &
Eddy Rivas ... (written by)

Produced by Edit

Burnie Burns ... executive producer
Gray G. Haddock ... producer
Matt Hullum ... executive producer

Music by Edit

Alexander William Abraham ... (as Alex Abraham)
Steve Goldshein
Jeff Williams

Film Editing by Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (as Jordan Cweirz)

Art Direction by Edit

Patrick Rodriguez

Art Department Edit

Peter Sorensen ... character supervision

Sound Department Edit

Clayton De Wet ... audio mix engineer
Daniel Fabelo ... sound editor

Animation Department Edit

Sean Baird ... animator
Ian Kedward ... animator
Joel Mann ... animator
Dustin Matthews ... animator
Peter Sorensen ... lead animator
Jeffrey Yohn ... technical director (as Jeff Yohn)

Music Department Edit

Alexander William Abraham ... musician
Steve Goldshein ... musician
Micah Risinger ... composer: theme music
Jeff Williams ... musician

Other crew Edit

Maggie Tominey ... production coordinator
3 "Evil Unlocked" December 11, 2014 7:58
X-Ray and Vav are fresh off of their most recent serving of justice, but it's not long before the Mayor comes calling (literally) with a new mission. Are our heroes awesome enough to handle the task before them?

CAST: Gavin Free ...

Vav (voice)

Gray G. Haddock Gray G. Haddock ...

Rusty Bonjour (voice)

Lindsay Jones Lindsay Jones ...

Hilda (voice)

Ray Narvaez Jr. Ray Narvaez Jr. ...

X-Ray (voice)

Jack Pattillo Jack Pattillo ...

Mrs. Terwiliger (voice)

Geoff Ramsey Geoff Ramsey ...

Corpirate (voice) (as Geoff Lazer Ramsey)

Patrick Rodriguez Patrick Rodriguez ...

The Mayor (voice)

Gus Sorola Gus Sorola ...

X-Ray's Mom (voice) (as Gustavo Sorola)

CREW:

Directed by Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (as Jordan Cweirz)
Lindsay Jones

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (creator) (as Jordan Cweirz)
Lindsay Jones ... (creator)
Kerry Shawcross

Produced by Edit

Burnie Burns ... executive producer
Gray G. Haddock ... producer
Matt Hullum ... executive producer

Film Editing by Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (as Jordan Cweirz)

Art Direction by Edit

Patrick Rodriguez

Art Department Edit

Patrick Rodriguez ... backgrounds
Peter Sorensen ... character supervision

Sound Department Edit

Clayton De Wet ... audio mix engineer/sound editor
Daniel Fabelo ... sound editor

Animation Department Edit

Sean Baird ... animator
Ian Kedward ... animator
Joel Mann ... animator
Dustin Matthews ... animator
Peter Sorensen ... lead animator
Jeffrey Yohn ... technical director (as Jeff Yohn)

Music Department Edit

Alexander William Abraham ... musician
Steve Goldshein ... musician
Josh Ornelas ... rescue hotline ringtone
Micah Risinger ... composer: theme music
Jeff Williams ... musician

Other crew Edit

Maggie Tominey ... production coordinator
4 "Storm the Tower" December 18, 2014 9:41
With the city under siege and an egotistical evildoer in power, the future looks bleak. X-Ray & Vav! The world needs you!

CAST: Barbara Dunkelman ...

ORF (voice)

Gavin Free Gavin Free ...

Vav (voice)

Gray G. Haddock Gray G. Haddock ...

Rusty Bonjour (voice)

Kdin Jenzen Kdin Jenzen ...

Henchman (voice)

Lindsay Jones Lindsay Jones ...

Hilda (voice)

Ray Narvaez Jr. Ray Narvaez Jr. ...

X-Ray (voice)

Josh Ornelas Josh Ornelas ...

Guard (voice)

Geoff Ramsey Geoff Ramsey ...

Corpirate (voice) (as Geoff Lazer Ramsey)

Patrick Rodriguez Patrick Rodriguez ...

The Mayor (voice)

CREW:

Produced by Edit

Burnie Burns ... executive producer
Gray G. Haddock ... producer
Matt Hullum ... executive producer

Film Editing by Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (as Jordan Cweirz)

Art Direction by Edit

Patrick Rodriguez

Art Department Edit

Patrick Rodriguez ... backgrounds / character design / concept art / storyboards

Sound Department Edit

Clayton De Wet ... audio mix engineer and sound editor
Daniel Fabelo ... sound editor

Visual Effects by Edit

Peter Sorensen ... character asset creation

Animation Department Edit

Sean Baird ... animator
Ian Kedward ... animator
Joel Mann ... animator
Dustin Matthews ... animator
Peter Sorensen ... lead animator
Jeffrey Yohn ... technical director (as Jeff Yohn)

Music Department Edit

Alexander William Abraham ... musician
Steve Goldshein ... musician
Micah Risinger ... composer: theme music
Jeff Williams ... musician

Other crew Edit

Maggie Tominey ... production coordinator

Directed by 

Jordan Cwierz ... (as Jordan Cweirz)
Lindsay Jones

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (creator) (as Jordan Cweirz)
Lindsay Jones ... (creator)

Season 2 Edit

No. Episode Title Original Air Date Runtime Link
1 "The Dawn of Mogar" July 18, 2015 8:47
Mogar, um... dawns! And with the help of intrepid reporter AshX-Ray and Vav are out to learn as much as they can about the secretive savage!

Synopsis: With the help of intrepid reporter Ash, X-Ray and Vav are out to learn as much as they can about the city's new vigilante, Mogar.

CAST: Ray Narvaez Jr. ...

X-Ray

Gavin Free Gavin Free ...

Vav

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jessica DiCicco Jessica DiCicco ...

Ash

Gray G. Haddock Gray G. Haddock ...

Rusty Bonjour

Kdin Jenzen Kdin Jenzen ...

Paper Boy

Michael Jones Michael Jones ...

Mogar

Miles Luna Miles Luna ...

The Winer

Kerry Shawcross Kerry Shawcross ...

Dragonface

Kyle Taylor Kyle Taylor ...

Some Guy

Meg Turney Meg Turney ...

Woman

CREW:

Directed by Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (as Jordan Cweirz)
Lindsay Jones

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (creator) (as Jordan Cweirz)
Gavin Free ... (based on characters created by)
Lindsay Jones ... (creator)

Produced by Edit

Burnie Burns ... executive producer
Gray G. Haddock ... supervising producer
Matt Hullum ... executive producer
Maggie Tominey ... assistant producer

Film Editing by Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (as Jordan Cweirz)

Art Direction by Edit

Patrick Rodriguez

Art Department Edit

James Porter ... series layout artist
Patrick Rodriguez ... backgrounds/storyboards

Sound Department Edit

Clayton De Wet ... sound editor/audio mix engineer

Visual Effects by Edit

Yssa Badiola ... asset creation
James Porter ... asset creation
Peter Sorensen ... asset creation

Animation Department Edit

Yssa Badiola ... series animator
Jordan Battle ... series animator
Laurin Crozier ... additional character design
Jason Fisher ... series animator
Johnathan Floyd ... series animator
Alan Pickett ... series animator
Patrick Rodriguez ... character design
Peter Sorensen ... lead animator
Jimmy Tovar ... series animator
Luis Vazquez ... technical assistant
Jeffrey Yohn ... technical director (as Jeff Yohn)

Editorial Department Edit

Cole Gallian ... assistant editor

Music Department Edit

Alexander William Abraham ... musician
Steve Goldshein ... musician
Micah Risinger ... composer: theme music
Jeff Williams ... musician
2 "Enter the Dragonfic" July 25, 2015 8:30
When DragonfaceX-Ray and Vav's biggest fan/stalker, gets his hands on an experimental invention of Hilda's, things get a little fan-fictional.

Synopsis: When X-Ray and Vav's biggest fan/stalker, Dragonface, gets his hands on a brand new invention thrown out by Hilda's, things get a little fan-fictional.

3 "My Dinner With Ash" August 1, 2015 8;43
Vav has a dinner date with Ash, and he needs X-Ray's help to not screw it up. However, fate has other plans, and the three of them get caught in the middle of Mogar's mission.
4 "Coal & Order" August 8, 2015 9:33
X-Ray and Vav solicit the aid of a grizzled private eye to help trace down Mogar.
5 "The Madness of the King" August 16, 2015 9:37
Our dynamic duo find themselves face to face with the Mad King, trying to interrogate him for information. However, little do the two idiots know, the Mad King has plans of his own.
6 "It's a Crazy Mad World" September 19, 2015 8:42
With his new partner in crime Mogar alongside him, The Mad King stages a coup to get back what was once his, while X-Ray and Vav stumble on to his plot.
7 "The Anti-Vav Ray' September 26, 2015 10:19
X-Ray and Vav try to stop the Mad King from getting an award, but little do the foolish duo know, the Mad King has his a sinister agenda of his own plans. He turns X-Ray and Vav against each other, creating a rift between the duo.
8 "Divide & Conquer" October 3, 2015 9:51
With X-Ray and Vav split up on bad terms and they aren't friends anymore, it's up to Hilda and Rusty to step up to the plate and make them reconcile. Meanwhile, Mogar becomes impatient for Mad King to hold up his end of the bargain.
9 "No You in Team" October 10, 2015 9:36
The Mad King's plan moves forward; Ash tries to get X-Ray and Vav to put aside their differences so they can stop the Mad King.
10 "Reign Down" October 17, 2015 10:30
X-Ray and Vav must stop the Mad King's plan, save Mogar, and patch up their friendship before it's too late. Too bad the deck is stacked against them.

CAST:

Jessica DiCicco ...

Ash (voice)

Barbara Dunkelman Barbara Dunkelman ...

ORF (voice)

Gavin Free Gavin Free ...

Vav (voice)

Gray G. Haddock Gray G. Haddock ...

Rusty Bonjour (voice)

Ryan Haywood Ryan Haywood ...

The Mad King (voice)

Lindsay Jones Lindsay Jones ...

Hilda (voice)

Michael Jones Michael Jones ...

Mogar (voice)

Ray Narvaez Jr. Ray Narvaez Jr. ...

X-Ray (voice)

Kerry Shawcross Kerry Shawcross ...

Dragonface (voice)

Specials/TrailersShort videos Edit

No. Title Air Date Runtime
1 "X-Ray & Vav: OFFICIAL TRAILER" November 6, 2014 1:15
Your favorite superhero duo is here to save an internet near you! X-Ray & Vav, the newest animated show from Rooster Teeth, airs November 27th, 2014 on Roosterteeth.com
2 "X-Ray & Vav: Season 2 Intro" March 26, 2015 0:58
The dorktastic duo of X-Ray & Vav will return!! Check out the opening animation and full theme song for the upcoming episodes! Coming to you this Summer from Rooster Teeth Animation.
3 "X-Ray and Vav: Season 2 Trailer" July 11, 2015 1:29
It's the return of X-Ray & Vav! The superhero wannabes may have saved the city, but a new mystery man threatens to steal their thunder! Whatever will the dorktastic duo do! ...Besides bitch and moan about it
4 "X-Ray & Vav: Posi-Choices 101 – Short" November 21, 2015 4:04
X-Ray and Vav are here to SCHOOL you in the art of positive life choices, AKA posi-choices. With the help of Mogar and friends, there's no lesson that can't be taught!
5 "The X-Ray & Vav Holiday Special! – Short December 12, 2015 4:27
It's the holiday season, and X-Ray and Vav are getting set to throw the best party ever! But when X-Ray realizes he forgot to get Vav a gift, it's a last minute dash to find something for his best buddy.

Future Edit

Before being cancelled, there were initially high hopes and plans for a Season 3, even as early as when Season 2 debuted in the summer of 2015. Rooster Teeth’s Lindsay Jones said at the SDCC panel the company would like to continue X-Ray and Vav beyond season two if fan reception is positive. At the X-Ray and Vav panel at RTX 2015, when they talked about how "interesting and engaging" Season 2 was, Lindsay and Jordan also said "At present, we currently don't have plans for a Season 3 yet or another third season in development production yet, but who knows? You never know!"  

Because there was so much hype for a third season of X-Ray and Vav, hundreds of ideas for a third season of X-Ray and Vav were published by fans in late fall of 2015 and early winter of 2016.[5] 

Cancellation and conclusion Edit

Season 2 has been described and confirmed as the second and last season in the franchise[6][7]. Although both seasons of the show did well, after 2 full seasons running with 14 episodes and 4 short, special videos, X-Ray and Vav was not renewed for a third season and was ultimately cancelled.[8] The rest of the creation, direction, production and the animation team behind the show has moved over to working on Camp Camp. According to the website status, it states that the show is "Retired."

 When asked by a fan on his Ask fm if he would once again be interested and willing to rejoin the Rooster Teeth team and fully return for another third season (asked, if possible), Ray Narvaez, Jr., the main voice actor for X-Ray, has also expressed his disinterest in continuing his role as the titular character, stating that he wouldn't do it any more and that he was "happy with how it (Season 2) ended". [9][10] When responding to the comments in the chat room on his Twitch streams in early 2016, and when describing the likelihood of starring in another season in the series, Narvaez explained, "[Season 2] most likely will be the last season."

In short, It got discontinued and replaced with Camp Camp More specifically, Ray expressed that he wasn't interested in continuing to pursue voice acting and you can't have X-Ray and Vav without Ray.

Voice Cast and Characters Edit

Main Cast Edit

Heroes Edit

  • Ray Narvaez, Jr. (IMDb) as the voice of X-Ray (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
  • Gavin Free (IMDb) as the voice of Vav (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
  • Lindsay Jones (IMDb) as the voice of Hilda (5 episodes, 2014-2015). A purple haired woman who X-Ray and Vav meet during one night of crimefighting.
  • Barbara Dunkelman (IMDb) as the vice of O.R.F. (4 episodes, 2014-2015). Hilda's Orbicular Robotic Friend, ORF for short, acts as her trusty companion, alerting her to any happenings that could hurt her research.
  • Patrick Rodriguez (IMDb) as the voice of The Mayor (4 episodes, 2014)
  • Gray G. Haddock (IMDb) as voice of Rusty Bonjour (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
  • Jessica DiCicco (IMDb) as the voice of  Aishwarya "Ash" Samaya (3 episodes, 2015). A newspaper reporter who seems happy to promote Mogar over X-Ray and Vav.

Villains Edit

  • Ryan Haywood (IMDb) as the voice of The Mad King (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
  • Geoff Ramsey (IMDb) as the voice of The Corpirate (3 episodes, 2014).
  • Michael Jones (IMDb) as the voice of Mogar (2 episodes, 2015). A mysterious newcomer to town who starts to show up X-Ray and Vav.

Cameos Edit

Crew Edit

Series Directed by Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Lindsay Jones ... (5 episodes, 2014-2015)

Series Writing Credits  Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (creator) (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Lindsay Jones ... (creator) (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Eddy Rivas ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Kerry Shawcross ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Gavin Free ... (1 episode, 2015)

Series Produced by Edit

Burnie Burns ... executive producer (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Gray G. Haddock ... producer / supervising producer (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Matt Hullum ... executive producer (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Maggie Tominey ... assistant producer (1 episode, 2015)

Series Music by Edit

Alexander William Abraham ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Steve Goldshein ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Jeff Williams ... (2 episodes, 2014)

Series Film Editing by Edit

Jordan Cwierz ... (5 episodes, 2014-2015)

Series Art Direction by Edit

Patrick Rodriguez ... (5 episodes, 2014-2015)

Series Art Department Edit

Patrick Rodriguez ... backgrounds / concept art / backgrounds/storyboards / character design / storyboard artist / storyboards (4 episodes, 2014-2015)
Peter Sorensen ... character supervision (3 episodes, 2014)
James Porter ... series layout artist (1 episode, 2015)

Series Sound Department Edit

Clayton De Wet ... re-recording mixer / sound recordist / supervising sound editor / audio mix engineer / audio mix engineer and sound editor / audio mix engineer/sound editor / sound editor / sound editor/audio mix engineer (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
Daniel Fabelo ... sound editor (4 episodes, 2014)

Series Visual Effects by Edit

Peter Sorensen ... character asset creation / asset creation (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
Yssa Badiola ... asset creation (1 episode, 2015)
James Porter ... asset creation (1 episode, 2015)

Series Animation Department Edit

Peter Sorensen ... lead animator (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Jeffrey Yohn ... technical director (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Sean Baird ... animator (4 episodes, 2014)
Ian Kedward ... animator (4 episodes, 2014)
Joel Mann ... animator (4 episodes, 2014)
Dustin Matthews ... animator (4 episodes, 2014)
Patrick Rodriguez ... character design (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Yssa Badiola ... series animator (1 episode, 2015)
Jordan Battle ... series animator (1 episode, 2015)
Laurin Crozier ... additional character design (1 episode, 2015)
Jason Fisher ... series animator (1 episode, 2015)
Johnathan Floyd ... series animator (1 episode, 2015)
Alan Pickett ... series animator (1 episode, 2015)
Jimmy Tovar ... series animator (1 episode, 2015)
Luis Vazquez ... technical assistant (1 episode, 2015)

Series Editorial Department Edit

Cole Gallian ... assistant editor (1 episode, 2015)

Series Music Department Edit

Alexander William Abraham ... musician (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Steve Goldshein ... musician (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Micah Risinger ... composer: theme music (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Jeff Williams ... musician (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Josh Ornelas ... rescue hotline ringtone (1 episode, 2014)

Series Other crew Edit

Maggie Tominey ... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2014)

Parents Guide Edit

Sex & Nudity Edit

1/10 X-Ray brings up his status as a virgin a few times, however it is only mentioned briefly and not expanded on.

Violence & Gore Edit

3/10 X-Ray blows up a city. Expect very mild and humorous violence on this show.

Profanity Edit

5/10 One use of F*** Occasional uses of other words such as da** and a** Some inappropriate references also used.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking Edit

0/0 ...

Frightening/Intense Scenes Edit

1/10 This show is a comedy and therefore not very frightening. X-Ray blows up a city this could maybe scare VERY young children as it is played as a joke.

ProductionEdit

A teaser was shown at RTX 2013 with the title "Animated Adventurers." The upcoming show was confirmed at RTX 2014. Currently, not much is known about the show other than it features a completely different art/animation style (2D animation style) than what Rooster Teeth has done in the past.

TriviaEdit

  • The names X-Ray and Vav come from a Achievement Hunter video which Gavin and Ray were in. In this video, Gavin accidently calls himself "Vav" instead of "Gav".Later in the same video, Gavin jokingly asks Ray if anyone has ever nicknamed him "X-Ray". This became a running gag between them until Gavin made a joke in another video about how X-Ray and Vav could be crime fighters and the Rooster Teeth community loved the idea.
  • Two of the enemies in the first two episodes are based on creations from achievement hunter videos, just like X-Ray and Vav. The Corpirate comes from one of Geoff's creations and is voiced by Geoff in the series. The Mad King is in reference to Ryan's personality and evilness towards cows.
  • The first episode we see Hilda in season two, when she's talking to X-ray you can see Ember Celia, Yang's weapons, on the board behind her.
  • A 30 second promo of the show was shown after the finale of Red vs Blue season 12, and RWBY Volume 2 Episode 9.[11]
  • In RWBY, characters are sometimes seen reading an X-Ray and Vav comic, with the Achievement Hunter logo in the top corner.
  • The team name started in the Halo 4 "Terminus" achievement guide, in which Gavin signed in as 'Vav' and then asks Ray if he's ever been called 'X-Ray'.
  • Most characters in this series are based off the characters their voice actors have previously come up with in previous Achievement Hunter videos, such as The Mad King, or The Corpirate.
  • The heroes wear similar outfits with different color schemes: the main suit of X-Ray is green, with a white circle containing two green thunderbolts crossing in an X formation on the chest, plus black gloves, boots, cape, and crotch protector, while Vav has blue where the green is, red where the black is, and a V under a bowler hat both in British flag coloration on his chest. Both of their logos inspired Rooster Teeth t-shirts, which depict the logo on a shirt the same color as the respective hero's main outfit.
  • Some of the character elements are based on prior Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter videos: Vav's "Slow-Mo Hands" power is based on Gavin's role in the Slow Mo Guys, Ryan's 'Mad King' character name (and his outfit) are from Achievement Hunter's Let's Play Minecraft series, in which Ryan is often dubbed the "Mad King" (and his Minecraft Skin, Scottish Steve, is the basis for his outfit), and Geoff's character "The Corpirate" is based on his custom character from the Let's Play WWE '13/2K14 video. These continued in Season 2 with the additions of Mogar (Michael's warrior alter ego, also from Minecraft, and with the bear hood sharing the same basis as The Mad King's outfit), Flynt Coal (also of Minecraft origin, but as a recurring joke whenever flint or coal is found), and Dragonface (Kerry, who has it as his main nickname). Only X-Ray, Rusty, Ash, Hilda, ORF, and the randoms don't have a confirmed RT or AH-linked aspect, though X-Ray's name may be due to Ray wearing glasses and X-Ray having a special red-lens pair.

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