The boy, named Harriman Xander Percival, (aged 17, 5'8, 112 lbs., jet black hair, blue eyes, confident, yet warm-hearted, carves figurines from bars of soap in his free time), is approached by aliens whilst on a school field trip to see some Native American carvings in a remote canyon. The aliens give him a suit which endows him with superhuman abilities, including X-ray vision, super strength, and sustained flight; however, his X-ray vision is limited only to seeing through wood... his super strength only applies to hefting things that happen to be purple, and he can only fly 4 feet off the ground. Thus hilarity ensues whenever he attempts to "save the day."
The girl, Cassibel Greyswan, (aged 16, 5'6, 99 lbs., light brown hair, hazel eyes, shy and reserved, yet spunky, sensitive and brooding, but hopeful), discovers that her parents are actually Iranian spies who were radicalised during a backpacking trek through Central Asia in their university years, and they communicate with their contacts in Tehran via a go-between, one Behrooz Khalashadi who goes by the name "Moe Shiraz" and runs a used furniture shop. Over time, her parents begin to struggle with their mission to destroy the West, and after several failed attempts to kill Harriman ("Manny", to his friends), they gradually come to embrace life in their wacky Ozark Mountain town of Axeblade where the bumbling yet corrupt sheriff, Jim Taggart, has accepted a bribe to allow a local petrochemical company to dump industrial waste in the state park that abuts the town.
Can Manny see through the wooden door at the sheriff's office and catch him accepting his bribe red-handed? Will his hare-brained scheme to paint all of the drums purple so that he can lift them pay off? You never can quite tell what's going to happen next in Axeblade, Population 437 Friendly People!