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    Dan (The Man)
Our Hero
The titular character. An Action Hero and Everyman, Dan finds it hard to communicate outside of his limited repertoire of kicking, punching and jumping.

Dan's Girlfriend, an NPC whom decided to help Dan out when he was busy being (literally) curbstomped by a giant robot; after that they pretty much hit it off. Although a small break-up happened when Dan decided to hang out with another player that had a female avatar. After that she cut her hair short and got herself a new shirt.
  • Action Girl: Considering she's Dan's girlfriend, she has to be.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her response when the bar she lives in is attacked by a giant robot? Throw rocks at it and then help Dan out when he fights it.
  • Kick Chick: A lot of her moves and specials seem to be kick-based.

    The Geezers
*Furious Pelvic Thrusting*
Two bar buddies whom try to teach Dan on how to make love with Josie in Stage 4. They later on become recurring characters in Stage 8 both in-game and in the official video.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: In the stage 8 Video one of the geezers breaks one of the bottles he's carryong and uses it to beat on of the Cyber Attack Dogs biting Dan.
  • Manchild: They're not the most mature adults. We mostly see them drinking, thrusting their pelvises and generally not doing much. Though this a much more positive example as they are genuinelly Nice Guys.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After the Resistance Leader kills one of them, the other picks up a gun and stars mowing down resistance Mooks, hell-bent on avenging his fallen friend.
  • Those Two Guys: They’re always seen together.

    The King 
Crude, rude and occasionally nude. The king is completely oblivious to the needs of his people and the evil plots hatched in his name.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: He pretty much does no actual ruling, mainly just getting drunk and partying while his cabinet of executives do all the actual work.
  • Puppet King: It becomes very clear later on that the Head Executive is the real guy running the kingdom.

    The Resistance
A bunch of Ninja-lookalike freedom fighters.

    The White Master 
An unknown white-colored sprite that seems to look like he belongs in older video games. He serves as the stereotypical sensei character.

    The Drunk Guy 
A man with a problematic childhood who decides to drown his sorrows in the local pub.
  • Abusive Parents: Had one, an alcoholic dad who beat him and killed his mom.
  • The Alcoholic
  • Back for the Finale: He conducts the train in one of the levels in the game.
  • Freudian Excuse: At first, he’s introduced as some drunken asshole who punches Dan in the pub. Then it’s revealed his father was an abusive drunk who killed his mother.

People whom are always on the short end of the stick in the King's list of concerns.
  • Butt-Monkey: They're always on the receiving end of the large amount of abuse by the King's Guards.

    The Head Executive 
The king’s right hand man who does a lot of questionable things for profit.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: He is the one behind the kingdom’s corruption and the Resistance Leader’s main opponent.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Leads a whole group of them, and does things such as enslaving an innocent dragon (and later, the peasants), forcing them to work to provide power/electricity.
  • Dirty Coward: Holds Josie hostage in an attempt to escape from Dan.
  • Evil Chancellor: Effectively serves as this- he does all the ruling while the King gets drunk and parties all day.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Always seen wearing a pair of shiny glasses.
  • The Unfought: In the main story, he is killed by the Resistance Leader. Averted in the Christmas DLC, in which he is the boss of the mode and is fought twice (piloting a Santa mech he stole).

    The Dark Master 
A mercenary that is the complete opposite of the White Master.

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