Alan Abernathy is a 15-year-old main protagonist (originally played by the actor Gregory Smith) who has been expelled from two schools for playing pranks, though the rumors around his new school say ten.
His parents moved to Chicago, Illinois, hoping to start over. Despite his mistakes, he wants to remedy helping his father in the toy shop. He befriends the Gorgonites and becomes their primary protector. He also begins a romantic relationship with Christy Fimple, the girl next-door.