Sure, he's awkward and he has some serious social anxiety, but what fifteen-year-old doesn't? Basil might be nicer than the average person, but he isn't special. He isn't different. And he certainly isn't magical.
The trouble he gets into is coincidental. It's not like the random accidents, terrifying dreams, and embarrassing situations are due to magical monsters that want to hunt him down and devour his soul. Right?
Wait—creatures with superpowers are a thing?