Dan, the second child to his two very disinterested parents, lives in a world where he is utterly useless. Everyone has abilities far beyond belief, flying, teleportation, mind control, anything you can think of. Dan somehow has no powers, making him an outcast to all his peers. His parents soon begin to worry and send him to a therapy group for troubled kids. There he meets someone who didn't completely shun him after figuring out he had no powers. Phil Lester, he is completely intrigued by how Dan could think of life as so meaningless. Even locking out his own family from his life. He's determined to figure out the boy who hates how ordinary he is.