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- First appearance: Street Fighter Alpha
- Other appearances: Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom 2
- Related characters: Blanka
Originally, Dan was intended to be Capcom's tongue-in-cheek jab at rival company SNK's expense. Dan was a secret character added to Street Fighter Alpha, whose appearance could best be described as the body and outfit of Ryo Sakazaki and the head of Robert Garcia, the two protagonists of the Art of Fighting series by SNK. As a spoof, Dan had the worst moves in the game; a fireball that dissipated before it traveled very far, a dragon punch that had nearly no horizontal reach, and a jumping kick move that was slow and predictable. He was chosen by expert players in order to humiliate opponents by defeating them with the worst character available. As he evolved, so did his repertoire of taunts which, unlike his opponents, he had unlimited access to.
He was added to the roster in Capcom vs. SNK Pro, as the supposed Capcom Champion of the first tournament, with no variations on his character. He returns in nearly exactly the same form in Capcom vs. SNK 2.
|Shagami Chouhatsu||while crouching|
* The Chohatsu Densetsu requires one level of super meter to perform. However, once you execute it, it will empty your super meter entirely. If Dan can successfully perform the Chohatsu Densetsu uninterrupted, he will be awarded with a completely full super meter.