The central idea behind the show was the fact Pelswick, the 13-year-old main character, was confined to a wheelchair due to suffering paralysis from a car accident. The show follows Pelswick's misadventures with his two best friends, Ace and Goon.
- Pelswick - Main character; 13 years old. Pelswick is known for being rebellious and getting into trouble.
- Ace - One of Pelswick's best friends. The most intelligent out of Pelswick's friends, he is often seen as the voice of reason.
- Goon - One of Pelswick's best friends. He is dimwitted but has a good heart and wants to become a professional wrestler.