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  • The dynamic duo (not that one) are chasing down the wolf man with their car. They fail so Dan decides to hunt the thing down with a bow and arrow.
    • An arrow that Dan himself made. It looks surprisingly professional.
      • And the BOW he stole from an ancient "Indian" burial ground... that was haunted.
  • Dan and Elise both getting revenge on the state of New Mexico, by hijacking a UFO and blasting it to pieces.
  • The way Dan gets the better of the guy that stole his identity - lulling the imposter into a false sense of security before getting him arrested for something Dan himself did. Manipulative Bastard doesn't even begin to describe the way Dan conducts himself.
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  • Crunchy owning that killer in "The Family camping trip". And later on, Dan, Chris, and the bear.
  • Chris gets his in "The Monster Under the Bed", engaging in a convoluted plot to trick Dan into believing in a monster under his bed, believing it to be a demon Dan accidentally summoned, then doing a bunch of favors for Chris under the guise of banishing the creature, all leading up to Dan making a fool out of himself in the middle of nowhere... just so Chris and Elise could have a vacation. Even Elise was impressed.
  • Chris gets another one when he loses his temper in "The Telemarketer".
    Chris: You do not ask me to make cocoa in the middle of the night and then leave before it's ready!
    Dan: But -
    Chris: SIT DOWN!
    • Followed up by Dan admitting that the cocoa is very good.
    • In the same episode: Impostor Dan knows Dan so well that he consistently manages to predict the exact moment at which Dan will break each of the phones the Impostor uses to call him and switch numbers accordingly. He also managed to predict the exact position Chris would be in just after Dan broke into his (fake) apartment.
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  • Dan manages to win an obstacle course with such obstacles as reading and summarizing an entire book and (partially) balancing the budget of Paraguay. His opponent had such obstacles as opening a jar of Mayo, crushing a spider, and doing ten pushups. Yes, Dan managed to win this.
  • The fight between Dan and Chris.
  • Imposter Dan's plan in "The Telemarketer".
  • Dan beats the Devil itself back into hell in "The Boss".
    • That's a devil. They never say it outright, but it's pretty well implied she(?) was part of a larger lowerarchy.
  • It was a long time coming, but Dan and Elise finally fight in "The Mechanic". And they do so with giant robots. What's even better is the way Dan defeats Elise's superior robot and piloting skills. First he throws a fire extinguisher at Elise, temporarily blocking her view. Then he pummels her robot with his robot's own torn off arm.
    • Even more awesome, Dan got first blood. Elise seemed so stunned at his aggressive opening attack, it almost looked like she wasn't going to fight back!
  • In the episode that shows how Dan and Chris first met at summer camp, Dan managed to encourage the bullied kids to rise up against the bigger and tougher kids their Jerkass counselor supported, as well as the counselor himself, AND SUCCEEDED!
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  • Pretty much anytime Dan takes vengeance on a abstract concept, despite not being humanly possible, and getting his revenge anyway.
  • In "The Bank", Dan gets so angry at the bank's ridiculous ATM fees that he manages to crack bulletproof glass with his face.
  • Dan from start to finish in "Burgerphile", mostly because it's one of the times where he's completely in the right.
    • When Burgerphile gets his order wrong Dan actually acts legitimately reasonable. Going in to voice his complaint, making it clear that he's not holding it against Hortense, and making the reasonable demand to either have his order changed to what he wanted or get a refund. The manager starts things by refusing and having Dan thrown out.
    • Dan's plan is to chain himself to the counter with an incredibly strong chain and make a nuisance of himself to drive off customers. The manager threatens to call the cops, which Dan balks at and winds up proven right in not fearing as there is nothing they can do (Dan isn't actually preventing the employees from doing their jobs, merely speaking to customers with unpleasant information, so they legally can't do anything to him)
    • The manager at one point forbids customers and employees from giving any food to Dan, who just fires back about how long it takes for someone to starve to death and how bad business will be if that does happen. The manager doubts that Dan will let himself starve to death and is reminded who he's dealing with.
    • Dan's actions actually start an outright protest that has the staff busier fielding complaints than taking orders.
    • The media circus over Dan's antics eventually brings in Jeremiah Burger, who shows up when the manager is trying to torture Dan, and proves himself a Reasonable Authority Figure by calling the manager out on his Jerkass actions, nonchalantly activating the sprinklers to put out a fire, shipping the manager back to a prior hated position as punishment for his behavior, and personally cooks up a plain burger for Dan when all is said and done.

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