These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Dan could be seen as a lost child with little want of his powers in the first story OR he is a strong willed young man who has full control over his abilities with little want to use them to often.
Sabella could be a strong young girl with a good sense of nobility and heart well on her way to becoming a strong protector OR she could be seen as a lost young girl afraid of the world who grasp onto Jay for comfort.
Jay is a hunter of valuables and very kind who manages to kick butt with his god gifted powers and the fire generation he has naturally OR a rude theif with no care of anyone but himself as he use to be a wealthy young man before running away from his father.