Noah Nanahee has always been picked on by the more popular kids. He’s overweight, poor, and some indeterminate amount Native American. He was always big for his age, but toward the end of middle school, he started to get a lot bigger. At 17, Noah is 6’4", over 300 lbs, and probably still growing.
Noah is friends with Jason Stoddard and helps keep his friend’s anger in check.
Thing is, it only works when they’re together. When they’re separated, Jason gets aggravated a lot faster, but short of pulling his knife, he can’t make them back down. And while Noah will stand up for Jason, he’ll pretty much just sit and stoically take it when the asshole kids pick on him. So they hang around together a lot.