Canon Name: His first name became this when his ring name was inexplicably reduced to just "Daniels" for his 2009-2010 run.
Catch Phrase: "That's the Gospel according to the Fallen Angel."
"You have permission to worship uuuuuuuuuuussssssss *pause* noooooooooooooow!"
Charlie Brown from Outta Town: During his time in TNA, Daniels was forced out of the company (kayfabe). Shortly after, a masked wrestler named "Curry Man" debuted in the promotion. Smarks knew that it was Daniels under the mask. Subverted in that nobody in the storyline ever voiced suspicion that they were the same person. Played straight after Curry Man was forced to leave the company, around the same time another masked wrestler named Suicide made his debut. After a while, it was suspected by many that Daniels was Suicide (he was, but he wasn't the original), which was even made into a minor storyline after Daniels' official return to TV. But this was eventually "disproven" when Daniels and Suicide were seen together (after Frankie Kazarian, the original Suicide prior to an injury, retook the role).
Back in 2000, when Edge and Christian had revived the "Conquistadores" gimmick in an attempt at getting a shot at the WWE World Tag Team Titles, Daniels and Aaron Aguilera, as "Rick" and "Sparky," were the alternate Conquistadores when E&C needed to "prove" they weren't under the masks.
A God Am I: Has claimed that the original idea for the "Fallen Angel" gimmick was "someone with a God complex, someone who thought he was God." Cited Goldust as an inspiration, claiming that he saw the reactions Goldust was generating based on sexuality so he wanted to see if he could get the same kind of reactions based on religion.
Heterosexual Life-Partners/Ho Yay: The relationship between AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels was chock full of Ho Yay, even when they were enemies. When they were arguing over the possibility that Daniels could beat Styles, it seemed like a lover's spat that lasted for weeks. Samoa Joe acting like a jealous third party didn't help any. Keep in mind that in real life, Daniels and Styles have named their kids after each other, so this is hardly a relationship that ends when the match does.
Bad Influence also gives off this vibe, especially if you watch the videos they have been putting out for the #Impact365 programs.
Once a Season: See Charlie Brown from Outta Town above. TNA got into a weird habit of "firing" him almost once a year during a "Feast or Fired" match, and then him coming back in another persona. First Christopher Daniels, then Curry Man, then Suicide (albeit accidentally), then simply as "Daniels" (and not even he understands why). It was there that they ran out of ideas and gave up.
Recently, The New Face of Impact Wrestling, and even more recently has ben trying his hat at handles such as The Sultan of Seduction and Simply Irresistible before finally arriving at Ring General. All self-titled, btw.
He's even come up with a Red Baron for Kazarian, calling him "the Physical Fascination". It hasn't caught on as well.
Their tag team Red Baron: "The World Tag Team Champions of the World", or #WTTCOTW. Later "(The) Bad Influence (of TNA)" when deposed of both the titles and their rematch.
He's recently started using "The Sexually Delicious" Christopher Daniels as a handle... also self-titled.
Now he's claiming that he just "beat" AJ Styles and Rob Van Dam after pretty much every time he interacts with them.
Then he drummed up a multi-faceted scam to ruin AJ's reputation and personal life in 2012 just because he couldn't beat him. Though this did work, as he managed to get a few wins on AJ and has had the year of his life.
Smug Snake: Each heel run he has takes him into this more than the last. His 2011-present run in particular takes the cake on this trope.
Spot Monkey: Averted; Daniels employs a wrestling style with many impressive spots, but manages to actually chain them together with decent wrestling, and thus avoid being tarred with the Spot Monkey brush.