When first meeting Dan, he appears very much a shallow type of character. This may be in part due to his upbringing as an adventurer, a job which has often led him to dealing with the most unsavory of creatures and types. As such, he can be quite stubborn and habits die hard when it comes to impressions. Despite that, Dan obviously adores being the center of attention, and tries to keep an optimistic and lighthearted look on the world. On the flipside, Dan completely abhors injustice and is easy to nudge into embarking on an escapade if he feels there is a wrong out there he can make right. Whenever times are slow, it is often Dan who comes up with the idea for a wild and zany adventure…usually trying to involve amazons but failing. And it is also usually Dan who ends up getting the brunt of the damage, but by luck or manifest destiny he seems to get through most situations undamaged. Deep down Dan is really a hopeless romantic…or just hopeless in general. In his freetime Dan likes to collect weapons.
When you get down to it, destroying everything someone loves and holds dear is a whole lot of work. Usually better to make like a “destroy the top five things someone holds and loves dear” list or something. Or maybe just try to ruin their favorite food for them. Baby steps of vengeance.