I think my favorite part about Plaid Lad is how quickly he can be explained. He’s a teenaged superhero with the powers of wearing plaid and owning a claymore. Since he operates in a small town, there’s no real crime for him to combat, so he just ends up picking fights with other bored teenagers in costumes.
There’s more to him, of course, but it doesn’t need to be said in order for people to understand what the hell I’m talking about. Plaid Lad is a lad in plaid. Done.