* AcceptableTargets: Bankers and the [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem Conservative Party]] ([[UsefulNotes/DavidCameron David Cameron]] in particular).
** Free-to-play mobile games are another one - mainly because of their [[AllegedlyFreeGame infamously extortionate]] [[BribingYourWayToVictory microtransactions]].
** Don't expect Dan to show much remorse for people who make sponsored videos, especially if they don't disclose it very well.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Warning, if you're easily offended or a bigot of any kind, do not watch his Valentines day special. Of course, it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] very early on.
-->'''Kyu''': Common misconception.
-->'''Dan''': I wish you were a misconception. ''({{beat}})'' Too dark? Too dark? I think, [[EventheSubtitlerIsStumped euwaghe,]] we'll test the waters, I think that was fine.
* DontShootTheMessage: After the Yogscast's Kickstarter for their game ''Yogventures'' went bust and the group announced their plans to launch "Yogdiscovery" (a series in which they would be paid to promote small games in videos), Dan made a video in which he criticised the plan at length. Many that otherwise agreed with his points (which included disclosure and thought the plan had flaws in terms of how much the Yogscast would be paid) were put off by his demeanour, which they found to be quite whiny and frustrated.
* EarWorm:
** The song from Music/DanBull that plays at the end of the majority of his videos, where he links to some other videos (including the below mentioned Mystery Videos).
-->"Enter the domain of the Nerd Cubed
-->Videos droppin' from above [[ToiletHumor like bird poo]]..."
** The song "Jaunty Gumption" by Creator/KevinMacleod, which appears as [[MoodWhiplash interruption music]] during his videos for ''{{VideoGame/SUPERHOT}}'' and ''Airport Simulator 2014''.
* FandomRivalry:
** He seems to have one with the main channel of the LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}}, due to LetsPlay/LewisBrindley falsely accusing him of sponsored content not being disclosed in response to some reasonable criticism of Yogdiscovery; not helping matters was Dan's friend Matt tweeting a photo of Lewis being graphically stabbed (specifically, a character from ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' with Lewis' face added). Nowadays, mention the network in general (bar Martyn or another channel such as LetsPlay/{{Sips}} or LetsPlay/HatFilms, who are largely liked, or a channel such as LetsPlay/KimRichards towards whom Dan's fans have no major beef) on Dan's subreddit and you will be shredded, and vice versa for /r/Yogscast unless it's a Little and Cubed video.
** As a result of the Fine Bros and the "React Word" announcement, Dan and his fans have been extremely negative towards ''WebVideo/{{React}}'', which has caused a few fans of the Fine Bros to fire back.
* FriendlyFandoms:
** With LetsPlay/InTheLittleWood, due to their ongoing "Little and Cubed" series. This is particularly notable due to him not getting on with the LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} (or at least its main channel).
** Despite relatively little interaction, his fans seem to like LetsPlay/HatFilms and LetsPlay/{{Sips}} as well.
** With Creator/TheCynicalBrit, due to them both being pro-disclosure and getting along well. It helps that Dan has stood up for TB many times, particularly after his diagnosis with terminal cancer.
** With WebVideo/StuartAshen, partly due to them being good friends in real life, and partly due to Dan name-dropping Ashens once or twice. They have also done several collabs recently.
** With LetsPlay/ManyATrueNerd, due to them running a podcast together.
* GoodBadBugs: Explored at times.
** The ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag]]'' video runs into a few glitches.
---> '''Dan:''' If you see someone ping themselves off into the stratosphere, that's a known bug and I never want them to fix it.
* HePannedItNowHeSucks:
** A number of viewers weren't happy with his video on ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''. They felt that he was wrong about the game being a button-masher, and that he tried to treat the game as the next installment in the ''Solid'' series, rather than as a spinoff.
** His attitude towards the Xbox 360 and Xbox One has irked people in the past.
** When he panned 'Goat Simulator' for disliking its style of humor he received a lot of backlash, and it is probably one of his most downvoted videos.
** Inverted with the high praise he's given ''Just Cause 3''. Many viewers weren't happy with him seemingly ignoring the problems many people were having with the game upon launch (mostly PC gamers with AMD cards).
* HilariousInHindsight: On Dan's "People to watch! (and not in a hiding-in-the-bushes way...)" video on his second channel, he gives a shout out to WebVideo/{{CharlieIsSoCoolLike}} and he mentions Charlies outro by ''Steven Friday'' and Dan considers himself low-class because he doesn't even have an outro. Come sometime later, and who does his [[Music/DanBull outro]]?
* MemeticMutation:
** Dan posts a link to a "mystery video" at the end of most of his videos. Fans will often comment on said mystery videos: "I was sent here by a man who *something that Dan did in the video*." Examples include: "I was sent here by a man who made a nuclear reactor in his bedroom while trying to find his glasses." from a "3 free game Friday" video in which Dan played ''I Can't Find My Glasses''.
** "BRAAAAAAAAAD!!!!"
* OlderThanTheyThink: Dan remarks in his video on ''VideoGame/KarmaflowTheRockOperaVideogame'' that there don't seem to be that many games that are musicals. From around the time of release (And the same platform as ''Karmaflow'', no less), there was ''VideoGame/BooBunnyPlague'', and if you're looking further back, ''VideoGame/EpicMickey2ThePowerOfTwo''.
* TrollingCreator: Depending on your reaction, [[https://youtu.be/kiBNyhP6BGI Dan's channel reboot]] shown during his 12 hour livestream might make you a little [[TearJerker sad]] or [[WhatTheHellHero angry]]. The in the last quarter of the video it is revealed that [[spoiler:[[WebVideo/StuartAshen Ashens]] will be taking over Dan's Youtube channel in the following month. After a few hours, the whole thing was revealed as a joke and many of Dan's fans ''exploded'' with anger over the fact they got played.]]