To put it simply, Dan is a joke. His presence in the game is merely for fun. In the Street Fighter Alpha series, Dan is portrayed as an overly confident boastful fighter with relatively poor abilities and skill. As a result, his depiction in Puzzle Fighter is pretty much the same, and the reason he is so poor should be obvious: his drop pattern in one solid color of red. If Dan does not quickly wipe out his opponent, most of the time his opponents will counter with one of the largest red Power Gems and links available in the game, for an unstoppable defeat. Dan vs. Dan matches tend to be very quick… and extremely fun. The properties of his attack pattern stuck with him during his appearance in Pocket Fighter where all of his attacks fail to liberate any color other than red Gems.
|Portrait||Win Icon||Stage Tile|
It takes very little to realize why Dan is so bad. His Attack Pattern consists of nothing but row upon row of red Counter Gems. If these gems don't over take his opponent very quickly, then they transform into what is essentially Dan's death sentence. Even a considerably large drop by Dan can result in favorable conditions for his opponent, unless the precious red Crash Gem that they so desperately need fails to appear. This can lead to interesting results, with Dan players lucking out as their opponents stop focusing on moves that could help them win, and pay too much attention to the gigantic vein of red Gems in their play field. Winning with Dan requires a small miracle, but it's also the ultimate insult.
Dan shares the same background stage, as well as background tile, with Ken. His win icon, however, is different: it is the tengu mask of his father.
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|12 - 17||Another taunt|
|18 - 23||Yet another taunt|
|24 - 29||And yet another taunt|
- Amateur! Go home and practice dragon punches!
- I thought I taught you well. You know nothing! Dummy!
- I'll make you cry like I did when my daddy died!
- Yeahhh! I'm the strongest there is! But don't tell Sagat...
- Player 1: Pink gi, brown guards
- Player 2: Lime gi, rose guards
- Special 1: Orange gi, red guards
- Special 2: Yellow gi, purple guards, tan skin