Nate is an 11-year-old boy who is often considered extremely average in all manners, a fact that bothers him. While out in the forest, he happens upon a capsule machine standing under a derelict sacred tree. Purchasing one of the capsules, he frees Whisper and is given the Yo-kai Watch, allowing him to see and make friends with Yo-kai, as well as summon them into battle. I feel like he is easy to have common ground with to both kids and adults. He views himself as average and nothing special. This is the way most 7 to 27 year olds feel from one time or another. Some their whole lives. He finds something that not only makes him special but he begins to really appreciate himself as a person, not how others see him.