Daniel "Dan" Kuso (Japanese version: Danma "Dan" Kūsō (空操 弾馬 (ダン), Kūsō Danma (Dan)?)) is the main protagonist of the anime series Bakugan Battle Brawlers and its three following seasons: New Vestroia, Gundalian Invaders, and Mechtanium Surge.
He is partnered with a Pyrus Dragonoid named Drago (who eventually evolved into Fusion Dragonoid). After his actions in the first season, he has become a legend among brawlers from Earth, Vestal, Neathia, and Gundalia.
For the first two seasons, he lived in Wardington with his parents, Miyoko Kuso and Shinjiro Kuso, near his friends Runo Misaki, Marucho Marukura and Shun Kazami. He moved to Bayview in Gundalian Invaders, as did Julie, who became his neighbor.
He was the #1 Brawler in Bakugan Interspace until he was disqualified in a brawl against Anubias. He moved to Bakugan City in Arc 2 of Mechtanium Surge and now lives in the Battle Brawlers Headquarters.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Biography
- 4 Bakugan
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Battles
In the first season, he is seen wearing a short red overcoat with black pockets over a bright yellow sleeveless shirt. He has brown hair in which he wears hexagonal-shaped goggles. He wears long red trousers with black stripes just below his knees, the ends of which are neatly tucked into his blue-tongued black sneakers. He keeps his Bakugan Gear on his belt, similar to how Pokémon trainers keep their Poke Balls. Lastly, he wore blue fingerless gloves. The left glove was longer, and he wore an orange BakuPod on his left wrist.
In New Vestroia, he wears a gold-trimmed long-sleeved overcoat and darker colored 'shoulder pads' on his shoulders. His sleeves go past his wrist, forming a slight upward V-shape, and he wears this over a light blue sleeveless shirt. He wears white pants with grey pinstriped patches on his hips that are outlined in blue. The bottoms of his pants are neatly tucked into his black boots and are supported by a white and blue belt with a square belt buckle, and he wears suspender-like straps on his waist with gold buckles. He wore black fingerless gloves nearly identical to the ones he wore in the first season.
In Gundalian Invaders, he wears a white-collared red jacket with the sleeves rolled slightly up his forearms. His goggles have become elliptical. His gold buckled belt is replaced by a regular buckle (silver or aluminum). He wears dark trousers with side pockets outlined in red and tucked into his blue and black sneakers with gray tongues. When he became a castle knight, he wore a high-collared form-fitting outfit similar to a stormtrooper's armor. It was trimmed in red and gold and had blue markings down the sides. However, he reverted to his former outfit at the end of the series.
In the first arc of Mechtanium Surge, he wears his trademark red jacket with a high black collar and black pads on the sides of each of his shoulders over a white and blue T-shirt. He wears regular jeans, which are held by a brown belt. He also wears red-soled black sneakers that have red tongues. In the second arc, he wears a red jacket with white on the shoulders, black fingerless gloves, and dark red jeans.
Occasionally, in the few episodes during his morning jog Dan wears a sporting outfit which mostly consists of black with red-colored trims on the sides from the collar and down to shoes.
Dan is a boy who really loves Bakugan and aspires to be the best brawler to ever live, which he achieves in the last episode of Bakugan Battle Brawlers. However, he tends to be impulsive and rash, which often leads him to trouble when his overconfidence gets the better of him. He is easily frustrated, which combined with his eagerness to brawl, causes him to complain a lot when he has to wait around in hiding, as shown in the first and second season. By the third season, however, Dan has outgrown that habit, as shown in the episode Curtain Call when he was telling Jake to help rebuild the second shield generator after they had a successful victory over the Gundalians.
In the beginning, Dan played using raw power without any kind of strategy, only caring about winning and not the consequences that would follow. Because of this, he and Drago got into an argument that ended with Dan throwing Drago in the river. After losing a battle to Ryo and reuniting with Drago, Dan learned that there's more to Bakugan than just power. After that experience, Dan started using a little more strategy in his battles, allowing him to take on world-ranked Bakugan champions like Chan Lee.
He and Runo Misaki are known to argue and fight a lot, but deep down they care although they hide it at first. By the end of season 1 they have become close friends and go on a date. Despite his hate of evil people, he is shown to forgive foes and let them redeem as shown with Masquerade, Spectra Phantom, Ren Krawler, Gunz Lazar and Team Anubias. He believes that people deserve a second change.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
In BAKUGAN THE BATTLE BEGINS, when Dan first appears, he is seen riding his bike to the park, where he is supposed to battle Shuji. He managed to defeat him with ease. Later he was challenged to a rematch, which he accepts. Drago tries to make Fear ripper stop fighting with him. After the vision was over, Drago and Fear Ripper appeared in the field and Drago was able to defeat him, giving Dan the victory. Dan was surprised hearing Drago talking to Fear Ripper and he decides that he was imagining that he was talking. He then takes Drago back to his house.
In Masquerade Ball, Dan then tried to get Drago to talk but to no avail. This lands him into trouble with his teacher Miss Purdy. After hearing from Runo that there is a man named Masquerade who was sending people's Bakugan to the Doom Dimension, Dan decides to battle him. When he went to the meeting point, he found Shuji and Akira waiting for him for another rematch. Dan unwillingly accepted and defeated Shuji's Ventus Bakugan with ease. After the battle, he ran into Masquerade and battled him. After losing two of his Bakugan to Reaper, he sends out Drago and he was losing the battle until Dan tried to activate an Ability Card, which Drago was able to exceed and cause the battle to end in a draw. However, as Masquerade left, he revealed that he was holding back, making Dan realize that Masquerade was much stronger than he had anticipated, and that he could have lost Drago.
In episode 3, Dan started training for when he would encounter Masquerade again. Around this time Drago started accepting him as his partner, hoping that with Dan's help he can stop Naga. However, during the battle against Rikimaru Drago was constantly trying to warn Dan to be careful and to come up with a strategy but Dan did not listen. So he just threw in a random Bakugan until Rikimaru threw in Siege, and using his ability that requires two more Aquos Bakugan was able to send all of Dan's Bakugan, as well as his own, to the Doom Dimension. Although he was able to win in the end by anticipating Rikimaru's moves, he was angry at Dan because of his reckless actions that cause four Bakugan to be sent to the Doom Dimension. Because of this Dan threw Drago into the river, saying they were done.
He later regrets throwing Drago after losing to Ryo and after getting Drago back he defeats Ryo in a rematch causing the boy to leave Masquerade.
He is later present when Alice one of the Battle Brawlers visits the team after.
When Julie lost to billy Drago tells her about Cycloid.
After beating a Ventus brawler at a pear and Marucho saying they need more members. He admitted he didn't want Shun Kazami to join the team because of problems he's been having with him getting mad when he finds out Runo and Marucho saw Shun without him. but after Shun helps Dan beat Masquerade and his Bakugan Hydranoid he welcome's him to the Brawlers. he and the other Bralwers watches Micheal's video before he left for Vestroia and then travels with them to Bakugan Valley where he meets Juile for the first time in person causing Runo to feel jealous.
While traveling in Bakugan Valley he battles the number 3 player Chan Lee. It was a tough fight but he comes out as the victor.
He later tags with Runo to battle Julio Santana after she follows Marucho to get Preyas back. Tentaclear proves to be a tough Opponent but Drago and Tigrerra emerge the winners.
Dan and Shun later have a falling out with the former telling Shun to get lost. Dan at first doesn't care but eventually learns his lesson and finds Shun who just beat Komba O'Charlie. Dan apologies and Shun rejoins the team. Later he battles Klaus von Hertzon, Chan Lee and Julio Santana alongside Runo and Marucho. They work together to bring Preyas back by using Pure light and Drago evolves into Delta Dragonoid after winning. After freeing the three from Masquerade's control, Chan mentioned Joe Brown who was the webmaster of the site. The brawlers think he may be a spy. They visit Joe in the hospital where Dan battles him. After ending the battle they learn that Joe was not a spy after all.
During Lars Lion's test for Runo, a younger, illusionary Dan was used to make Runo realize that she can't be so stubborn and rash. He was the first person that Runo met when she moved into his town. They played baseball, but when Dan left Runo never caught his name.
During his test with Apollonir, he brawls against a clown on the moon. He wins by using a Fusion Ability Card, D-Strike Extreme. When Drago doesn't evolve like the others, he is told that he needs to defeat all of his friends in order for Drago to evolve. He defeats Julie and Hammer Gorem, although he hesitates because he doesn't want her to fall off Gorem. He then defeats Marucho, Preyas, and Angelo/Diablo Preyas. While he planned on defeating Shun next, Blade Tigrerra requested that she and Runo brawl first, which he accepted and won. Finally, he battled Shun. Drago evolved after Dan won.
After Drago finally evolved, Masquerade sent a battle request to Joe Brown for the Infinity Core, only to have Dan come to battle in his place. Alpha Hydranoid and Drago, now an Ultimate Dragonoid, finally brawl. He wins and finds out that Masquerade was actually a secondary personality created within Alice Gehabich.
When the Brawlers went to Vestroia Dan and the rest met the Aquos and Ventus gatekeepers Tayghen and Hairadee, Drago fights them briefly before Shun uses blow away to allow him, Runo and Julie to escape while Shun and Marucho beat them. Dan caught the eye of the Bakugan hybrids Tricloid and Rabeeder, which started to freak him out. He was given a clay heart by Tricloid, which actually turned out to be a key to allow Dan and Drago access into the world of Pyrus and Darkus. When in the Pyrus-Darkus world, he and Drago fought the Pyrus-Darkus hybrids Druman and Centorrior. They were saved by Nova Lion, an elderly Pyrus Tigrerra. He then decides to take them to the center of the universe. They were stopped by the hybrids again and beat them, however Nova Lion died. Dan then wishes Nova Lion was back during another battle with the hybrids, but somehow, Alice overheard him, but didn't know who he was talking about Alice then decided to become Masquerade one more time to save them, which she does, and thanks to Masquerade's plan, the hybrid Bakugan are defeated.
After returning to earth, He faces Druman and Centorior in a rematch with help from Runo. The two struggle until Marucho, Klaus, Julie, Billy and Komba arrive to help. This causes the hybrids to be killed and Drago to battle Naga. During the battle Drago has to kill Wavern to get the Infinity Core becoming Infinity Dragonoid. Drago and Naga battle but then Hal-G summons the Fifth Paladin to aid his master. Drago gets knocked out but the other brawlers launch their Bakugan to help out. Eventually the Paladins are killed and Drago uses his power to kill Naga for good. After the battle finished, he released Drago and all other of his Bakugan while getting a group photo.
Although constantly arguing with each other, Dan and Runo are in love but don't confess until the end of the series, where they are seen going on a movie date together. Also, during this date, both Dan and Runo seem to have changed clothes. After seeing Drago in Spirit Form telling him to take care of himself, he says: "Everything is perfect" while doing his signature nose flick.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia
In Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia, Dan, now 15 years old, is reunited with Drago during a date with Runo, who was separated from the Perfect Core with the help of the Legendary Soldiers of Vestroia. Drago took him and unknown to their knowledge, Marucho, to New Vestroia, where they were found by Mira Fermin and battled two members of the Vexos, Volt Luster and Lync Volan. The two Vexos remembered Drago as one of the six fighting Bakugan
After they won with Dan winning Freezer and Atmos, he and Marucho were taken back to the Resistance's base with Mira telling Dan and Marucho about the history of New Vestroia and hows the Vexos took over. Later Dan and Marucho meet Ace Grit and Baron Leltoy (the later being a big fan of Dan). While Mira and Baron were accepting of him, Ace wanted him to prove himself in a brawl, which ended in a draw. He agreed to help the Resistance free the Bakugan by destroying all the Dimension Controllers that are keeping the Bakugan in their ball forms.
Later he helps Baron get his confidence back by teaching him about Brawling thus causing Baron to beat Shadow Prove and trying to find Marucho when he goes missing. After finding Marucho after his battle with Mylene he learns that Elfin is Marucho's new partner.
In episode 5, he received a Trap Bakugan, Scorpion, from Mira. He later meets up with and brawls Gus Grav due to Gus believing dan is an armature. Dan easily loses due to Gus's Premo Vulcan's power. (Although Drago did beat Hexados).
Dan and Gus had a rematch which Spectra Phantom and Shun joined. Dan used a perfect core ability and defeated Spectra and Gus in a brawl along with Shun. Shun then tells the group the story of how he arrived in New Vestroia and began fighting to free the Bakugan. Once Baron reveals that they've reached Alpha City, Shun tells them, that he was heading there to rescue Skyress, thinking she might be there. He becomes an official member of the Resistance. Shun leads the team to Alpha city where they explore the city and find out about Altair during Mira's Brawl with Lync.
While in Alpha City, Dan helped destroy the Dimension Controller by using Drago to hit the controller. Afterwords the Bakugan thank the Resistance for freeing them. Dan, along with Mira and Baron, followed Runo as well as Gus, Lync and Spectra. into the dimensional gate to Earth. Once they arrive Spectra takes Runo as his hostage and offering Dan an ultimatum: join the Vexos or risk Runo's safety. The Brawlers split up to pursue their foes, Spectra revealing that he is actually against Prince Hydron's rule and wants to team up with Dan to take him down. In a show of good will, he released Runo. Meanwhile, Dan refused to believe Spectra's intentions, and Alice soon warped in using Masquerade's warp card. She took Spectra, Gus, and Dan back to the lab, where Dr. Michael sent Spectra and Gus back to New Vestroia. Unfortunately, the transporter needed to be repaired before another trip could be made. This left Spectra, Gus, Lync, Mira, and Baron trapped on Earth. Since then, he has been worrying for Ace, Shun and Marucho, who were being captured by the Vexos.
He is challenged by Spectra while on Earth and agrees to battle with him. However, Spectra acquires Drago when he used a Forbidden Ability Card to boost Helios' strength. Dan trains in hopes of winning back Drago, and talks to the Legendary Warrior of Vestroia, Apollonir, and they successfully defeat Spectra, restore Drago back to normal, and win Drago back. Mira however betrays them saying she wants to be with her brother which is Spectra. When they get back to New Vestroia, Dan and Baron face Mylene Farrow and Shadow Prove in Beta City and smashed the Dimension Controller there. When Dan tells Ace that Mira left them, the later grabs Dan by the shirt telling him that Mira would never betray them. but had to believe it was correct when he heard Baron's side of the story, which was the same as Dan's. The group later arrives at Gamma City where they learn it connects to the Vestal Palace.
He destroys the last Dimension Controller by beating Gus and Mira alongside Ace in Gamma City with the reward of Mira joining the team again, but when they try to get to Hydron's Palace, he activates another Dimension Controller, sending him, Baron, and Ace back down to the ground, where he is then challenged by Spectra. Spectra showed off his new bakugan Cyborg Helios and gave Drago a hard time. Eventually, Spectra decided to use Maxus Helios, but Dan used Maxus Dragonoid to even the playing field although the brawl ended in a tie.
6 months later the brawlers get a visit from the Legendary Soldiers who lost their attribute energies and gave them to the resistance bakugan with this Drago evolves into Cross Dragonoid. He is later shown telling Mira about the dream he had.
When he hears about the Vexos return by Ace Baron and Klaus he rushes to Vestal to stop them alongside Mira and Marucho. Later the 3 of them brawl Spectra with his new evolved Helios MK2 even though it is a long battle with Mira and Marucho getting eliminated he still beats Spectra.
After hearing about Shadows attack on Alice he and the Resistance Rush back to earth hoping to keep Runo and Julie safe. Runo later tells Dan that she cant believe he thinks that she isn't a good Brawler which leader to her battling Mylene and Lync alongside Mira.
When Marucho and Preyas sneak out to find Elfin, he is with Shun, Ace and Baron sleeping through a romantic movie that Runo, Mira and Julie are watching. A few days later he plays cards with Ace completing how he only knows ability cards while Maron Leltoy pays the team a visit. Later Dan and the brawlers check out Bakugan Interspace which got completed. Ace battles Julie and Billy and wins in the first battle of Interspace.
When Spectra comes to earth to get the prefect core Dan defeats Spectra in a brawl, in which Dan agreed to give up the Perfect Core if he lost, while Spectra would take the Resistance to the Mother Palace if he lost. Dan wins, and Spectra agree to his terms. At the Mother Palace, Dan and Mira fight Zenoheld and Hydron with Spectra helping his rival due to Gus's loss to Zenoheld. Hydron defeated Mira when the battle just began. Although Spectra had Battle Gear within their arsenal and Prince Hydron's Dryoid had been defeated by the Twin Destructor, Dan and Spectra still lost to King Zenoheld due to Professor Clay's activation of the final level of the trap field they were standing upon and Drago lost his attribute energy and the BT system is full. So, Cross Dragonoid flies into the sky with the BT system and destroys it, absorbing all of the attribute energies and becoming Helix Dragonoid.
Later he and the Resistance meet new unknown Bakugan which Baron and Mega Nemus brawl against but they lose to them.
With the Vexos seemingly out of the way, Spectra challenges Dan to one last battle to see who is number one. It is a close battle, but Drago won by bending Helios's battle gear and defeating him. Helios MK2 then admitted his defeat to Drago; he was the ultimate Bakugan, and Spectra decide to give up his mask and work with the resistance as Mira's brother, Keith. Together Dan and Keith create a battle gear for Drago called JetKor. Him and the brawlers learn about the Alternative thanks to Lync leaving behind evidence.
When the Alternative is complete, Dan and the other brawlers battle and destroy it. Dan used only Helix Dragonoid in this battle. Keith, Gus, Mira, Ace and Baron return to Vestal, while Dan, Shun and Marucho head back to Earth. In the Japanese Ending of Episode 52, he is seen eating curry at Runo's family restaurant as Drago, Julie and Runo watch. Three weeks later, Bakugan Interspace is completely repaired. During this time, a person named Ren Krawler appears, asking Dan, Marucho, and Shun if they are the Bakugan Battle Brawlers. This makes Dan confused, ending the series.
Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders
After moving to Bayview, Dan befriends Jake Vallory, the Battle Brawlers' new Subterra brawler. Dan brings Jake to Bakugan Interspace where he gets Coredem from Marucho. They later watch Shun battle Shuji and he brawls against Ren, but the battle gets cut off when the power levels become too high for Bakugan Interspace. Later Ren tells the team that he is a Gundalian from the planet Gundalia that is being invaded by Neathia starting the Neathian-Gundalian War. He and Marucho battle two "Neathians" (really Gundalian), Sid Arkale and Lena Isis. Marucho lost, but Dan and Drago beat both of them.
In their first encounter, Fabia Sheen accidentally throws Dan as he rushes to get to a meeting on time. Later as Dan tells the group about her Fabia gets in. To see if he was the one who picked up her Phantom Data, she brawls Dan, and loses. Believing Ren's story about the Neathians attacking Gundalia, Dan tells Fabia to leave and to stop using Bakugan for war. Angered by his ignorance, Fabia throws Dan and leaves. After that Dan notices Shun was missing.
Later he is helping coach Jake who is having confidence problems. This helps him beat Mason Brown
The brawlers later notice battlers missing which Ren suspects is the work of Neathians and get challenged by Sid and Zenet. Dan battles Sid and Zenet Surrow in a tag battle with Ren. Unknown to him, Ren lost on purpose, forcing Dan into a two-on-one brawl. Dan ultimately loses the fight though Sid lets him keep Drago believing the battle to be unfair. He and Jake are wondering why Marucho and Ren keep working with technology with Drago mentioning how they love brawling just as much. When Dan is challenged by Jesse Glenn, Fabia returns to Bakugan Interspace and fights Jesse, but loses. Dan notices Fabia about to cry for her loss. Feeling sympathy for her, Dan challenges Jesse to a fight, but Ren tries to dissuade him. Shun and Fabia then expose Ren as a Gundalian agent, revealing that the Gundalians are the invaders, not the Neathians. Ren escapes, followed by Marucho, who believes that Ren is innocent. Dan and the Brawlers are told by Fabia about what really happened in the war between Neathia and Gundalia. Ren is found by Marucho and challenges him to a fight. However, Marucho defeats him and chooses to remain with the Brawlers much to Dan's joy. Later the brawlers get the real versions of Neathian Bakugan.
Dan and the Brawlers were challenged by Gundalians Mason Brown, Sid Arkale, and their new brainwashed brawlers Taylor and Casey. Dan and Shun had to battle Mason and Taylor while Marucho and Jake challenged Sid and Casey. They won with their new, real versions of their digital Bakugan, Hawktor, Coredem and Akwimos, but they were all tricked and sent out of Bakugan Interspace when Ren hacked into the system and forced the brawlers out, causing Bakugan Interspace to be under Ren's control.
He announces something is wrong in BI to prevent kids being brainwashed by the Gundalians. Jake and Dan volunteered to go into Bakugan Interspace to do inspection on the Gundalians and Dan challenged Ren for a battle, instead Dan and Jake faced off against Sein Pam and Lewin Pam and won. They then tell the twins that once Interspace is safe, they can battle. Later on, he is shown talking about how to get the security system working again and watches Fabia and Marucho leave to solve the problem. After Neo Ziperator is taken by Jesse after him and Ren beat Linus and Shun, Dan promises Linus Claude that he will rescue him. When they break into Interspace, they are led into an arena by Sid and challenged to a battle. Dan is easily doing well but then Sid brings out Neo. However, Neo gives Drago The Element, knowing he will protect it better. This caused Drago to evolve into Lumino Dragonoid, giving him great powers to win the battle. Drago stated that he could feel in tap with the universe during the battle. He and Drago later battled and defeated Zenet after she tried to get the Element to please Ren.
After hearing how things are getting worse on Neathia, Dan and the others decide to head to there to help fight. He and the other Brawlers follow Fabia back to Neathia. He meets Fabia's sister, Queen Serena, and allies with the Neathians. Fabia then shows the Brawlers the Sacred Orb, the item that the Gundalians are after so that Barodius can rule the world. Soon after, they receive a report that the Gundalians are attacking. He and Shun take out Gundalian Bakugan. Dan ends up battling Emperor Barodius and Dharak, but just as Drago and Dharak were about to attack each other, the Sacred Orb sends all of the Gundalians back to Gundalia. After the battle, he and the other Brawlers are awarded the position of Castle Knights and was loaned the Pyrus Castle Knight uniform. Later he and the team discus a plan to trick the Gundalians. He Shun and Fabia will go though the jungle while Jake and Marucho act as the decoys.
Dan, Shun and Fabia are traveling through the jungle while coming across a few obstacles while Marucho and Jake distract Airzel and Mason. A while later, Stoica and Jesse appear to stop the Brawlers. Before they battle, Shun escapes while Fabia and Dan battle. Fabia fights most of the battle while Dan is silent. Stoica later figures out that before the battle, Dan and Shun swapped Bakugan, so he has Hawktor while Shun has Drago. Dan proves himself a good Ventus brawler, whose strategy revolves around beating down his opponent with swift, heavy attacks via his Ability Cards, and he and Fabia win the battle forcing Stoica and Jesse to retreat.
Heading towards the second shield generator, he arrives just in time to help out Shun, who was getting beaten badly by Kazarina (but beat Lena). Dan and Shun then switched their Bakugan to their respective owners, and Dan took Shun's place in the battle, giving Shun enough time to activate the shield while Dan defeated Kazarina. They and the Neathians celebrate their victory as the Gundalians retreat. While doing construction, he tries to tell Jake that they need to rebuild so they can be ready. Later Dan noticed the scared orb act up while Fabia and Marucho battled Nurzak and Ren. After that battle he is shown watching Fabia tell Serina about how Nurzak just left the battle when the orb got angry. The Brawlers decide to use the orb to turn the other Twelve Orders against Barodus thanks to Shun's advice. Dan decides to use that plan to divide and conquer. Later, Dan went and helped Shun in his battle against Zenet and Gill, and won thanks to them using their battle gear. When Shun asked why he was late he replied traffic was a killer. Later Nurzak tells Neathia that he wants to meet for a treaty, however he is beaten by Barodius before the brawlers could speak with him.
While trying to fight off against a group of hypnotized kids, Dan battles Koji alongside Fabia with a Mobile Assault vehicle. Seeing that Dan was losing, Captain Elright gave him his own Assault vehicle, Raytheus, which Dan uses to defeat Koji. After fighting enemies with Raytheus, Dan is confronted by Ren. He asks Ren why he fights for the Emperor and once he hears his reason, he said that he was better friends with the brawlers. While he was fighting Ren, Sid joins the battle to fight Dan, but the two still lose due to Dan using his mobile assault. After the battle Sid dies and Dan tries to tell Ren not to go back with Dharak, but Ren leaves anyway. The next day he, Shun and Jake beat several Gundalian Bakugan Gill sends at them.
He and Drago battled Dharak Colossus but lost making Ren betray Barodius. During the battle Dan tried to step in, but Ren told them to let them finish it themselves. Linehalt unleashes his forbidden power harming everyone. In episode 25, he obtained Dragonoid Colossus, but was not aware of it. After the battle everyone welcomed Ren back to the team except Fabia who did not trust him. He tried to convince Fabia to let Ren stay telling her she was different. After Ren lost to Fabia he watched Ren become a Castle knight due to having earned her trust. Dan felt proud of him. Later during a patrol, Dan and Jake met Robin, a hypnotized kid from Bakugan Interspace, but they did not know he was hypnotized. When Robin ran off, he tried to stop Jake from running after him but got mad and gave up. However he saw Jake lose to Kazarina and get kidnapped by her.
Dan witnessed Jake's return from Gundalia, but is suspicious of his nature since his return due to talking about tech. He sets a trap for Jake and the two end up battling. Dan struggles against Jake and his new Ability Card given to him by Kazarina. Luckily, Shun arrives and helps him defeat Jake. Jake however retreats telling Shun and Dan he is not their friend. The next day the team tries to think of a plan to save Jake.
Dan is transported to the space in between dimensions to be tested by Dragonoid Colossus to see if he is worthy of wielding the Sacred Orb's power. With the help of Explosix and Jakalier, they manage to defeat him. As a reward for winning, Dragonoid Colossus evolves Drago into Blitz Dragonoid and takes him back to Neathia along with Nurzak and Mason who were trapped there.
In episode 30, he utilized Dragonoid Colossus' Battle Gear to break in to the Gundalian castle beating Gundalian Bakugan along the way. Once inside, he got separated from Marucho and Shun and ended up in a strange room and is confronted by Barodius, so they battle. Dan struggles a bit against him until Dragonoid Colossus gives him an Ability Card to defeat him. After the battle, Dan demands that Barodius return Jake, only to have him tackle Dan, showing that he is still hypnotized by the Gundalians.
From episodes 32 to 35, he was locked up by Jake and was knocked out by Kazarina, who was going to vaporize him. However, Jake snaps out of his hypnosis and saves Dan. He, Jake and Fabia then fight Kazarina only to lose to her due to using Barias Gear.
In episode 36, he battles Kazarina, Airzel, Stoica, and Gill alongside Fabia, Ren, Shun, Jake, and Marucho. He wins against Gill, Stoica, and Airzel, but they must leave Fabia behind to finish the battle with Kazarina.
In episode 37, he tries to get to Barodius and Phantom Dharak, but is blocked by Strikeflier causing him and Shun to battle Airzel and Stoica.
In episode 38, he starts to battle Barodius, Stoica, Airzel, and solders alongside the Brawlers, Jesse, Lena, Zenet and the Castle knights. Fabia, Mason, and Nurzak arrive to lend a hand. After his team, the Gundalian Agents and the Castle Knights all get beaten he and Drago are about to battle Phantom Dharak when he is warped to a space in between dimensions.
In episode 39, he battles Barodius and Phantom Dharak. He wins and Blitz Dragonoid evolves into Titanium Dragonoid thus saving Neathia. Fabia thanks the brawlers for all their help and they are sent home, leaving behind their Neathian Bakugan partners. Once back on Earth, they reunite with Julie and Dan's mom. Later in Bakugan Interspace, he battles Koji.
Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge
One year after defeating Barodius, Dan and Drago have returned to Bakugan Interspace and help Marucho expand it. Two rival teams, Team Anubias and Team Sellon have emerged and are trying to challenge the Brawlers' status as top-ranked battlers. Dan and Drago start off by beating two unknown brawlers. Drago however misses. Also, the two of them have been having visions of a masked man named Mag Mel and a Bakugan named Razenoid demanding that they give him their power. The next day, Dan was challenged by one of the members of Team Anubias, Ben. Dan manages to defeat him, but Drago loses control of his powers and nearly destroys the arena.
In Mechtogan Mayhem, he and Drago are off training at an abandoned arena in order to control Drago's powers. However, when activating "Dragon Hard Striker" - Drago goes insane and "spawns" Zenthon. They comment on how strong Zenthon is and try battling him but are unsuccessful. Later, they are seen among the arena debris commenting that Drago's powers are not the only things that need to be controlled after the robot trashed Marucho and Jack's battle.
In Disconnect, he was trying to hide the problems with Drago from Shun and Marucho, but it is not working well. Later, he is seen being forced by Dylan to participate in a "meet and greet" even though he rejects it while trying to act like he has a big ego problem. Later, he battles Anubias and he won the first round but lost the second and the third round due to him trying to keep Drago's powers under control and making him run away. After the battle, Anubias tells Dan even though they are rivals; he still had respect for Dan. However, he was disappointed that Dan did not think the same way and felt insulted that Dan brawled like an amateur. He advises Dan that "If your heart's not in it, then maybe you should just quit." He was last seen watching a fan that supported him then rejected him for losing.
In Fall From Grace, he alongside Marucho and Shun battled Zenthon briefly before he disappears. Shun and Dan later argue with Dan telling Shun to let him be. Later, he and Shun battled Sellon and Chris and won but only due to Sellon throwing the match.
In Tri-Twister Take Down, the Brawlers discuss Dan and Drago taking a break from brawling in order to make sure the people inside Interspace are safe. Dan gets angry and leaves in order to continue training with Drago. Having trouble focusing on training due to the argument, they begin to agree that they need to take a break. Later, they watch Shun and Marucho's battle and after seeing what the Tri-Twisters are doing - he wants to help but feels conflicted and does not help them out.
In Agony of Defeat, he still refuses to listen to his friends when they tell him to take a break from battling. he was then training with Drago with Anubias telling him and said he beater not hold back in their battle. Even though he is still plagued by nightmares about Mag Mel and Razenoid, Dan doesn't mind battling Anubias with the winner being crowned the official number one brawler of Bakugan Interspace. During the fight, a vision of Mag Mel and Razenoid appears, and Dan and Drago think they are fighting them instead of Anubias, causing them to lay waste to the field and endanger the crowd with Shun and Marucho briefly fighting him to make him return to normal. To make matters worse, Zenthon reappears. Once Zenthon leaves, Dan and Drago's vision are returned to normal. The battle is declared over and Dan is disqualified for illegally using Zenthon and Anubias is crowned number one of Bakugan Interspace. Unable to face his fans that have turned against him, let alone his friends, Dan packs up his things and leaves.
In Return to New Vestroia, he and Drago were wondering why so many Bakugan had never seen a human before even though the Brawlers saved Vestroia many times. Later, they meet up with Preyas and Amazon at one of Drago's training grounds. At first, he and Drago are reluctant to battle due to their problems but Dan theorizes that maybe in the real world, Drago can control his powers better. So, they battle Amazon but lose control during the battle and are defeated. They later faint from exhaustion while Preyas and Amazon leave. Dan and Drago are seen later talking about what happened and Dan admits that he has no idea what to do.
In Chaos Control, he and Drago split up after the last one said he has to be alone for a while. But Anubias in his Gundalian form (unknown who he is to Dan and Drago), sent by Mag Mel to get Dan and Drago, arrived in New Vestroia and started attacking Drago and Preyas with a Chaos Bakugan gifted to him by Mag Mel, Darkus Iron Dragonoid. Drago took a hit and Preyas stepped in protect him. Anubias called his own Mechtogan, Venexus (which is also gifted by Mag Mel). Preyas lost and Drago went into rage and lost control again and started destroying the area and summoned Zenthon until Dan and Amazon came and brought Drago came back to control. They battled Zenthon who started to obey Drago after he got shot by Drago's Revolutional ability. Dan and Drago battled Anubias and Iron Dragonoid while Zenthon battled and defeated Venexus. Dan and Drago won and Anubias flew back.
In A Royale Pain, Dan and Drago are briefly seen at the end of the episode climbing a mountain in New Vestroia. They are seen to be more positive and Dan claims that they will control their powers and get back on top again.
In Back In Sync, Dan and Drago are shown to be taming/training against Zenthon. After, they try to fly up a cliff with a strong wind against them. They fail once, being out of sync, but after a few words of wisdom from Wavern, they succeed and begin to hunt the entity haunting them.
In Mind Search, Wavern leads him and Drago to a cave which will solve their nightmares. They enter the cave only to find a rainbow light. They look in the light and they see Mag Mel and Razenoid. After, they get flashed out of the cave and gain a symbol on their bodies. Then, Dan realizes that the light was Code Eve.
In Re-connection, Wavern lets Dan and Drago look through their memories to find the source of all their troubles. They find the source after evolving at the end of Gundalian Invaders. The feeling they had was the same feeling when they lost control. After, they decide to train as Wavern leaves the group.
In Triple Threat, he and Drago are still training on New Vestroia. He receives violent visions of Bakugan Interspace and Bayview being attacked by Razenoid and they face Sellon (in her Neathian form) and this time, since Dan and Drago are back in sync, they summon Zenthon and are able to control him. Then they become in sync with Zenthon and summon Zenthon Titan and win the battle beating her Flash Ingrams.
In A Hero Returns, he attempts to take on all of the Chaos Bakugan himself to prove that he and Drago have control of his powers and of Zenthon to the brawlers. However, he sees another vision of Mag Mel and loses control yet again causing him to lose to Sellon and Anubias. Later, he sees a vision of Gundalia being attacked by the Chaos Bakugan and warns the others. Paige then receives a distress signal confirming that Gundalia is being attacked, and the brawlers decide to go help out Gundalia.
In Gundalia Under Fire, Drago opens a portal and the battle brawlers head to Paige's home, Gundalia. When they arrive, they meet up with Ren (who changed into his Human Form) and takes them to a secret base. Dan has a vision of Mag Mel and his plan to attack the capital of Gundalia. Marucho forms a strategy but Mag Mel launches a sneak attack of his own. Dan gets the BakuNano Sonicanon from Rafe and uses it against Razenoid. Mag Mel reveals that he uses the connection they share to gain the upper hand on the brawlers as Dan gets closer to him, their psychic connection grows stronger. The battle gets more intense forcing Dan to call Zenthon but Mag Mel calls his own Mechtogan with each side using their strongest attack with Drago losing the battle as Razenoid was too powerful which forced the Brawlers to retreat.
In Battle Lines, Dan is still arrogant since his return. He constantly insisted on battling even though he was dissuaded by Marucho, Rafe, Trister, and Shun. He gets angered to the point of grabbing Marucho by the collar and flipping Shun. He then gets attacked by Anubias and Sellon along with Shun. They manage to win with the help of Marucho's Cannongear but is yelled at for not listening to stay at the base. He then falls into the chasm along with the rest of the brawlers.
In Unlocking the Gate, he went off after Mag Mel, but Rafe convinces him to trust his friends, mentioning that they were just trying to help him. He apologized about his attitude beforehand. After some struggling, he beats Mag Mel Sellon and Anubias along with the other brawlers and is welcomed back as the Leader of the Battle Brawlers.
In True Colours, he and the brawlers return to the Bakugan Interspace. There, they are attacked by the Chaos Bakugan that were sent by Anubias and Sellon. He and the brawlers also find out that Anubias and Sellon are working for Mag Mel. Dan then battles Anubias and Sellon alongside Rafe, Paige, Marucho and Shun. After the fight, they find out that they are trapped inside Interspace due to Shun destroying the last transport system.
In Dangerous Beauty, he and the brawlers discuss a plan of getting rid of the Chaos Bakugan, when all of a sudden Chris and Soon bring Sellon. They beg the brawlers to help Sellon, but Shun refuses to still seeing her as evil. Afterwards, he, Paige, and Rafe fight against Chaos Bakugan as well as Braxion, Rockfist and Miserak, with great difficulty. They receive a transmission from Marucho, who reminds them to attack the horns of the Chaos Bakugan and they succeed in destroying them.
In Unfinished Business, he is seen battling against the Chaos Bakugan alongside Shun. Later, he receives a message from Anubias, telling him that he has kidnapped Noah and he want to fight him. When he finds him, they begin to battle each other but are evenly matched. Later, when Mag Mel absorbs Anubias, he becomes furious and swears revenge against him. He even screams Mag Mel's name into the clouds.
In Behind the Mask, he is seen talking to the brawlers about how Mag Mel wants to invade Earth. He then tells the brawlers that the only way to defeat him is to use their link. They then say that it is a bad idea but he says that it is their only hope and that all of his friends have got his back. All of them then agree with him and he starts to focus to link up with Mag Mel. He then appears in the dark reversed dimension of Bakugan Interspace and battles against Mag Mel, Razenoid, Dreadeon and Razen Titan alongside Titanium Dragonoid, Zenthon and Zenthon Titan. During the battle Dan cuts off a portion of Mag Mel's mask, revealing him to be Barodius, the former emperor of Gundalia. The battle ended in a draw as their powers were too much for the world to handle. Dan later reveals how he lost his link with Mag Mel and his identity to the brawlers which shock Paige and Shun.
In Interspace Armageddon, he is seen battling Chaos Bakugan and Dreadeon clones. He, along with the other Brawlers (except Spectra and Infinity Helios), escape Bakugan Interspace as Marucho deletes Bakugan Interspace.
In Dark Moon, he battled the Razen Titan clones with the rest of the Brawlers and they succeeded in defeating the Razen Titans. Dan and Drago then went into the Dark Moon with Mag Mel and Evolved Razenoid right behind them.
In The Final Takedown, he and Drago defeated Mag Mel and Evolved Razenoid, seemingly once and for all and Drago evolved into Fusion Dragonoid.
He battled and unknown Brawler and Shun in Evil Arrival and won. He and Gunz Lazar, his new rival had a brief fight before it got interrupted. He also battled against the Rogue Mechtogan, who fused into Mechtavius Destroyer, and won using the newly spawned Dragonoid Destroyer.
In Wiseman Cometh, Dan fought Wiseman along with Shun and Marucho. Drago summon Dragonoid Destroyer which allowed Reptak and Jaakor to be launched from it and increase their attack power. Drago finished them off with his power combined with Dragonoid Destroyer.
In Combination Impossible, Dan is with Shun and Marucho talking about how Wiseman is targeting the members of the battle brawlers. He wanted to talk with Marucho in forming a strategy along with Shun but Marucho declined as he needed to talk with Radizen alone.
In Enemy Allies, Dan is seen catching Mira who collapses due to exhaustion from working on the new battle suits. He and the other brawlers would then take on Wiseman and his Bakugan. The brawlers were winning at first until they summoned their Mechtogan. The Mechtogan fused together, before Dan could call Dragonoid Destroyer the Mechtavius Destroyer attacks him, but Drago blocks most of the blow but it knocked Dan out. Dan would wake up after hearing Runo's voice that would then transfers Drago's new battle suit. Together the brawlers defeat Mechtavius Destroyer forcing Wiseman to retreat.
In Battle for Bakugan Land, Dan shows Runo around the amusement park. Later, Wiseman shows up to battle him. After a tough time with Spatterix and Stronk, thanks to them fusing into Scorptak, the battle turns in Dan's favor when Runo sends him the battle suits. This allows him to defeat Wiseman.
In Gunz Blazing, Dan suspects that Gunz may be Wiseman after he shows up one stormy day. Then, the Brawlers receive a report that Wiseman is terrorizing the city. When they arrive, they find that Wiseman is a hologram! The real Wiseman steals the battle suits and Dan chases after him. Then, Wiseman confronts him, taking off his mask, revealing Gunz! They brawl, and Dan wins thanks to Dragonoid Destroyer. Dan returns to headquarters and discusses the possibility that Gunz could be brainwashed.
In Battle Suit Bash, Dan, Marucho, and Shun head to the mountains for some training. Wiseman appears and battles the brawlers with their own battle suits! The fighting gets pretty intense, and Dan even fights Wiseman hand-to-hand! After that, Wiseman teleports away, leaving the brawlers.
In Countdown to Doomsday, Dan and the brawlers are looking at all the data they have on the Nonets, the evil Mechtogan, and Wiseman himself. They don't have enough information on any of these things, so they look to anyone who could help. Skytruss and Orbeum locate Wiseman and alert the brawlers about him. When they meet, a fight ensues with both sides giving everything they've got! However, the brawlers get defeated, and Coredegon issues them a threat: the brawlers must get rid of their Bakugan, if they do it when the Mechtogan return, only they will be destroyed. If they don't the human race will be annihilated!
In The Eve of Extermination, Dan learns that Dragonoid Destroyer has 30% of power reserved. Dan asks Mira why, but she says she doesn't know. Dan tells the brawlers that they can't defeat the Nonets without him, but Marucho and Shun get mad at him. Runo breaks it up though. Later, she comforts Dan, while Mira and Kato do the same to Shun and Marucho. This brings the brawlers back together. Then they head to a stadium to meet Wiseman. Dan tells Wiseman that they'll brawl for the Bakugan's freedom, which starts the battle. The battle goes smoothly until Wiseman summons the evil Mechtogan. After Mechtavius Destroyer forms, Shun and Marucho try to defend from a powerful attack when Dragonoid Destroyer uses 20% of its energy to summon Mechtogan for Radizen and Jaakor: Flytris and Thorak. Through the two Mechtogan forming into Duomechtra, the brawlers are victorious. When they return to the HQ, Dan wonders what he'll use the remaining 10% for.
In Jump to Victory, Dan gets annoyed by Runo showing him Aerogan. He tells her that Aerogan is her problem. Later, he apologizes to her as Wiseman comes up to challenge him. Dan, Drago, and Reptak have trouble with the Nonets combination's cyclone ability. He and Drago then call Dragonoid Destroyer just when Runo throw Aerogan as well. Dragonoid Destroyer sends Aerogan up into the air to strike the Nonets above the vortex. They use this tactic again and again until they defeat Wiseman.
In Enemy Infiltration, Dan, Marucho, and Shun get the signal from Skytruss and Orbeum to Wiseman's hideout. They battle Exostriker, Mandivor, and Slycerak through the jungle. They later fall into the ocean from an attack.
In Gunz Lives, Reptak tells Dan a story about Gunz. Gunz got very angry that he lost to Dan when he was a rookie. Then, Gunz and Reptak made a vow that they will win if they just train hard. After the story, Mira said that she made replicas of the battle suits Wiseman stole. They headed back to Wiseman's hideout and started to fight. Then, Gunz showed up. Dan and the brawlers got angry at him because they thought he was Wiseman. Then, the real Wiseman teleports Gunz away. The brawlers get very mad that he was pretending to be Gunz. After a long fight, Wiseman reveals his true identity: Coredegon. He then shot a blast that turned all of the brawler's Bakugan to ball form.
In Evil Evolution, Dan and the brawlers escape Coredegon due to the Nonets' interference. Later, they get back into the fight when Coredegon turns into Mechtavius Destroyer. The battle is fierce, but the brawlers lose. Coredegon then creates a portal to the Doom Dimension, and pulls the brawlers into it.
In Evil vs. Evil, Dan and the other brawlers are in the Doom Dimension. Dan suggests that Drago create a portal to get them out of there but it doesn't work. Later, they are confronted by Gunz and Betadron.
In Doom Dimension Throwdown, Dan and Drago battle Betadron and Gunz. The battle is very fierce, as Betadron wants to destroy Drago because the original Dragonoid sent the Nonets to the Doom Dimension, while Gunz wants revenge on Dan for turning Reptak against him. The battle ends with Gunz turning back to his old self, and Betadron joining the brawlers to fight a common enemy: Mechtavius Destroyer. Then Worton appears, telling them about the destruction of Bakugan City.
In Blast From the Past, he along with the other brawlers went though the Current of Time and saw Bakugan City and New Vestroia destroyed. They also saw that Mechtavius Destroyer intends to destroy Neathia, Gundalia, and Vestal. After that, he witnessed Betadron and Worton sacrifice themselves to keep the portal open. Dan activated Dragon Eternal Force to ensure they all made it through. They then confronted Mechtavius Destroyer.
In Beginning of the End, he and the other brawlers battled against Mechtavius Destroyer, but were overpowered. Later, Dan learned from Mira that Dragonoid Destroyer was only functioning at 90% efficiency. After that, he watched as Gunz was seemingly hit by Mechtavius Destroyer, but was instead protected by Chromopod.
In End of the Line, all Bakugan around the world (according to Mira) spawned Mechtogan, fueling Dragonoid Destroyer and increasing his power level. He then talked to Genesis Dragonoid (Original Dragonoid) who told them about Mechtavius Destroyer's past, and congratulated Dan and Drago for winning. Later in Bakugan City, Dan and Drago have a rematch with Gunz and Reptak, with Dan and Drago eventually winning. After that, Marucho, Shun, Gunz, Runo, Julie, and Mira, host Dan and Drago a victory party, but they decide not to show up, and they take Kato's boat. Then the series ends with Dan saying they'll let someone else take over for them, and that they'll go where adventure takes them.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
- Pyrus Dragonoid (Guardian Bakugan)
- Pyrus Falconeer
- Pyrus Saurus
- Pyrus Serpenoid
- Pyrus Mantris
- Pyrus Terrorclaw
- Pyrus Gargonoid
- Pyrus Warius
- Pyrus Ravenoid
- Pyrus Tuskor
- Pyrus Robotallion
- Pyrus Griffon
- Pyrus Juggernoid
- Pyrus Stinglash
- Pyrus Siege
- Pyrus Manion (not shown)
- Pyrus Gorem (never used)
- Pyrus Centipoid (video game only)
- Pyrus Monarus (video game only)
- Pyrus Fear Ripper (video game only)
Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia
- Pyrus Neo Dragonoid (The Six Ancient Warriors gave Drago a new body and separated him from the Perfect Core in episode 1)
- Unknown Pyrus Bakugan (given by Mira in episode 3) (never used)
- Silver JetKor (Helix Dragonoid's Battle Gear - Created by Keith in episode 45)
- Pyrus Scorpion (Bakugan Trap - Given by Mira)
- Maxus Dragonoid/Maxus Cross Dragonoid
- Pyrus Spyderfencer (Bakugan Trap- Taken from Mira in episode 23)
- Aquos Grafias (Bakugan Trap- Taken from Gus in episode 23)
- Ventus Spitarm (Bakugan Trap- Taken from Gus in episode 23)
- Subterra Grakas Hound (Bakugan Trap- Taken from Mira episode 23)
- Haos Brachium (Bakugan Trap- Taken from Gus in episode 23)
- Darkus Dark Hound (Bakugan Trap- Taken from Mira in episode 23)
- Ventus Atmos (Taken from Lync in episode 1)
- Haos Freezer (Taken from Volt in episode 1)
- Pyrus Apollonir (Temporary Guardian Bakugan - Used to get Drago back from Spectra in episodes 17-18) (Deceased)
Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders
- Pyrus Helix Dragonoid (Guardian Bakugan)
- Pyrus Lumino Dragonoid (Evolution - Evolved after receiving The Element from Neo Ziperator in episode 12)
- Pyrus Blitz Dragonoid (Evolution - Evolved after defeating Dragonoid Colossus in episode 29)
- Pyrus Titanium Dragonoid (Evolution - Evolved after defeating Phantom Dharak and receiving Code Eve's powers in episode 39)
- Silver JetKor (First Battle Gear)
- Silver Explosix Gear (Second Battle Gear - Received prior to episode 13)
- Silver Axator Gear (Third Battle Gear)
- Pyrus Raytheus (Mobile Assault Vehicle - Received in episode 22) (Given by Linus)
- Pyrus Jakalier (Mobile Assault Vehicle - Received prior to episode 23) (Given by Linus)
- Pyrus Dragonoid Colossus (Obtained in episode 25) (Deceased)
- Darkus Venoclaw (Taken from Taylor in episode 8)
- Ventus Ziperator (Taken from Sein in episode 9)
- Darkus Ramdol (Taken from Lewin in episode 9)
- Ventus Hawktor (Swapped with Shun temporarily in episodes 16-17)
Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge
- Pyrus Titanium Dragonoid (Guardian Bakugan)
- Pyrus Fusion Dragonoid (Evolved Guardian Bakugan)
- Gold Sonicanon (BakuNano) (Given by Rafe)
- Pyrus Zenthon (Mechtogan) (Deceased)
- Pyrus Zenthon Titan (Mechtogan Titan) (Deceased)
- Pyrus Zoompha (First Bakugan Mobile Assault)
- Pyrus Rapilator (Second Bakugan Mobile Assault)
- Pyrus/Darkus/Ventus Mercury Dragonoid (BakuMutant fused with Infinity Helios or Taylean)
- Pyrus Fusion Dragonoid (Guardian Bakugan)
- Haos Reptak (Temporary Guardian Bakugan - Reunited with Gunz)
- Pyrus/Haos Aeroblitz (Baku Sky Raider Combination of Fusion Dragonoid and Reptak) (Shared with Gunz)
- Pyrus Dragonoid Destroyer (Mechtogan Destroyer)
- Pyrus Doomtronic (Bakugan Battle Suit) (Given by Mira)
- Haos Doomtronic (Bakugan Battle Suit) (Given by Mira)
- Pyrus Defendtrix (Bakugan Battle Suit) (Given by Mira)
- Haos Combustoid (Bakugan Battle Suit) (Given by Mira) (Gave to Gunz)
- Pyrus Titanium Dragonoid 1200 Gs (Guardian Bakugan)
- Pyrus Lumino Dragonoid 1200 Gs
- Pyrus Blitz Dragonoid 1200 Gs
- Former Bakugan
- Dan's rank in Season 1 of Bakugan has changed significantly.
- Dan, Runo, and Julie are the second youngest out of the original Battle Brawlers.
- In the English dub, he is the first and only one to use a Double Ability in Gundalian Invaders.
- He is the second person to use a Triple Ability, after Spectra.
- His goggles are similar to those worn by the main protagonists of Digimon seasons 1-4 and 6-9.
- With a total of seven Bakugan Traps, he has the most Bakugan Traps.
- In his Japanese name, 空操弾馬 (Kūsō Danma), his last name, Kūsō, consists of the kanji for "sky" (空) and "honor" (操). The first kanji in his given name, 弾 (dan), has a number of meanings: bullet, ball, pellet, and shell. The next one, 馬 (ma), is much simpler: it just means "horse."
- There is a misconception with some English fans that "Kūsō" is pronounced the same way as the Japanese swear "kuso" (which is an equivalent of "damn"). However, in Japanese, the two words are quite distinct, as the hiragana for Kūsō would be spelled くうそう (kūsō, the vowels are drawn out), while the swear word is くそっ (kuso~tsu, all vowels are short from "Kūsō").
- Almost all of his rivals refer to him by his last name except Masquerade.
Dan starts off as a skilled brawler in Season 1 and significantly improves in a rather short period of time, and by the end of the season and in Seasons 2-3, he is often recognized as the strongest of all brawlers, with a few defeats he suffers usually being the result of some sort of external factor. His record takes a dip in Season 4, however, as a result of Dan and Drago not being able to control their powers anymore. Overall, Dan lost three brawls in Battle Brawlers, three in New Vestroia, three in Gundalian Invaders, and eight in Mechtanium Surge.
|Bakugan Battle Brawlers|
|Masquerade||2||Draw (Due to opponent sparing Drago)|
|Ryo||4||Lose (Due to Drago's disappearance)|
|Ryo||4||Win (Due to Drago's advice)|
|Kenta and Kenji (Tag with Runo)||6||Win (due to their teamwork)|
|JJ Dolls (Tag with Marucho)||7-8||Win|
|Unknown Ventus Brawler||11||Win|
|Shun Kazami (Flashback)||12||Win (Shun couldn't concentrate)|
|Shun Kazami and Masquerade||13||Win (VS. Masquerade)|
Lose (VS. Shun)
|Chan Lee||16||Win (due to Drago heating up)|
|Julio Santana (Tag with Runo)||18||Win|
|Klaus von Hertzon, Chan Lee, and Julio Santana (Tag with Runo and Marucho)||21-22||Win (due to Drago's evolution)|
|Joe Brown||23||No Outcome (Joe faints)|
|Akira, Shuji, and Nene (Tag with Runo)||25||Win (Not shown)|
|Masquerade||27||Lose (due to his gate card being nulfied)|
|Tayghen and Hairadee (Tag with Shun, Marucho, Runo, and Julie)||41||Win (Retreated)|
|Tricloid and Rabeeder (Tag with Runo and Julie)||42||Win (Retreated)|
|Centorrior, Druman, Pyrus Serpenoids and Darkus Garganoids (Tag with Nova Lion, later Masquerade)||43-44||Win (due to the darkus long range attack)|
|Centorrior and Druman (Tag with Runo, Marucho, Julie, Klaus, Julio, Billy, and Komba)||50-51||Win (Retreated)|
|Joe Brown||51||Win (Joe lost on purpose)|
|Hal-G (Tag with the Battle Brawlers)||51-52||Win (due to the power of Bakugan and humans)|
|Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia|
|Volt Luster and Lync Volan (Tag with Mira)||1||Win|
|Ace Grit||2||No Outcome (Due to both being exhausted,)|
|Baron Leltoy||4||No Outcome (Ended by Mira)|
|Gus Grav||5||Lose (due to his lack of power)|
|Marucho Marukura and Baron Leltoy||6||Not Shown|
|Spectra Phantom and Gus Grav (Tag with Shun)||6||Win (Due to Perfect Core Ability)|
|Spectra Phantom||16||Lose (Due to Forbidden Card)|
|Spectra Phantom||17-18||Win (Due to Dragon Proudia)|
|Mylene Farrow and Shadow Prove (Tag with Baron)||20||Win (due to Drago's power increase)|
|Gus Grav and Mira Fermin (Tag with Ace)||23||Win (Mira lost on purpose)|
|Spectra Phantom||24-26||No Outcome (Palace exploded, opponent retreated)|
|Spectra Phantom (Tag with Mira and Marucho)||31||Win (due to perfect core ability)|
|Spectra Phantom||38||Win (due to Drago's Sprit)|
|Zenoheld and Hydron (Tag with Spectra and Mira)||41||Lose (Due to Trap Field)|
|Spectra Phantom||44||Win (due to the other Bakugan helping Drago)|
|Zenoheld (Tag with the Resistance, Spectra, Gus, and Hydron)||51-52||Win|
|Haos Lumitroid, Ventus Farakspin, Subterra Clawsaurus, and Pyrus Snapzoid. (Tag with Ace, Shun and Baron)||52||Win|
|Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders|
|Bakugan Interspace Bralwers||Offscreen||Win|
|Ren Krawler||1||No Outcome (Due to an explosion)|
|Sid Arkale and Lena Isis (Tag with Marucho)||2||Win (due to Drago's Battle Gear level 2)|
|Jake Vallory||4||Win (Due to opponent's inexperience)|
|Sid Arkale and Zenet Surrow (Tag with Ren)||5||Lose (Ren lost on purpose)|
|Mason Brown and Taylor (Tag with Shun)||8||Win|
|Sein Pam and Lewin Pam (Tag with Jake)||9||Win|
|Sid Arkale||12||Win (due to Drago's evolution)|
|Zenet Surrow||13||Win (due to opponent not being able to copy battle gear)|
|Gundalian Bakugan (Tag with Shun)||14||Win|
|Barodius||14||No Outcome (Opponent teleported away)|
|Stoica and Jesse Glenn (Tag with Fabia)||16||Win (due to mastering Ventus abilities)|
|Kazarina and Lena Isis (Tag with Shun)||17||Win|
|Gill and Zenet Surrow (Tag with Shun)||20||Win (due to Zenet losing focus)|
|Brainwashed Bralwers (Tag with Shun, Fabia, Marucho, Jake, and Castle Knights)||22||Win|
|Koji Beetle (Tag with Fabia)||22||Win (due to his new mobile assult)|
|Ren Krawler and Sid Arkale||23||Win (due to his new mobile assult)|
|Gundalian Bakugan (Tag with Shun and Jake)||24||Win|
|Jake Vallory (Tag with Shun)||28||Win|
|Gundalian Bakugan (Tag with Shun and Marucho)||30||Win|
|Barodius||31||Win (Due to believing in Drago's power)|
|Kazarina (Tag with Fabia and Jake)||35||Lose (Opponent blinded him)|
|Gill, Kazarina, Stoica, and Airzel (Tag with the Battle Brawlers)||36||Win (Due to Drago's rage)|
|Airzel and Stoica (Tag with Shun)||37||No Outcome|
|Bardoius, Stoica, Airzel, and various Gundalian Soldiers (Tag with The Brawlers, The Castle Knights, the Gundalian Agents) (except Sid), and Nurzak)||38||No Outcome|
|Koji Beetle||39||Win (Not Shown)|
|Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge|
|Bakugan Interspace Bralwers||Offscreen||Win|
|Unknown Subterra and Darkus brawlers||1||Win|
|Ben||1||Win (due to drago's new power)|
|Zenthon||2||No Outcome (Opponent teleported away)|
|Anubias||3||Lose (Due to Mag Mel)|
|Zenthon (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||4||No Outcome (Opponent teleported away)|
|Sellon and Chris (Tag with Shun)||4||Win (Sellon lost on purpose)|
|Shun Kazami and Marucho Marukura||6||No Outcome|
|Anubias||6||Win (Got disqualified, due to Mag Mel)|
|Amazon||8||Lose (Due to Mag Mel)|
|Zenthon||9||No Outcome (Opponent gets tamed)|
|Anubias (Tag with Preyas and Amazon)||9||Win (Due to Zenthon being tamed)|
|Zenthon||11||No Outcome (Opponent teleported away)|
|Anubias and Sellon||16||Lose (Due to Mag Mel)|
|Chaos Bakugan (Tag with Shun, Marucho, Rafe, Paige, Ren, and Gundalian Soldiers)||17||No outcome (interupted by Mag Mel)|
|Mag Mel (Tag with Shun, Marucho, Rafe, Paige, Ren, and Gundalian Soldiers)||17||Lose|
|Anubias and Sellon (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||18||Win (due to Cannonfury's power)|
|Chaos Bakugan (Tag with Rafe)||19||Win|
|Mag Mel, Anubias, and Sellon (Tag with the Battle Brawlers)||19||Win|
|Chaos Bakugan (Tag with Shun, Marucho, Rafe, and Paige)||20||No outcome (interrupted by Anubias and Sellon)|
|Anubias and Sellon (Tag with Shun, Marucho, Rafe, and Paige)||20||Win|
|Flash Ingrams Braxion, Miserak, and Rockfist (Tag with Rafe and Page)||21||Win|
|Iron Dragonoids (Tag with Shun)||22||Win|
|Anubias||22||No Outcome (Opponent got absorbed by Mag Mel)|
|Mag Mel||23||No Outcome (Link ended)|
|Chaos Bakugan (Tag with Shun, Paige, Ben, Jack, and Robin)||24||Win|
|Chaos Bakugan and Mechtagon (Tag with Rafe, Paige, Shun, Marucho, Team Anubias, and Team Sellon)||24||Win|
|Chaos Bakugan and Mechtagon Army (Tag with Spectra)||24||Win (Retreated)|
|Razen Titans Dreadeon clones and Chaos Bakugan Army (Tag with the Battle Brawlers, Team Anubias, and Team Sellon)||25||Win|
|Mag Mel||26||Win (due to Drago's evolution) (Opponent killed his Mechtogan)|
|Unknown Darkus Brawler||27||Win|
|Shun Kazami||27||Win (due to mimicking Ninja moves)|
|Gunz Lazar||27||No Outcome (Interrupted by Coredegon, Slycerak, Exostriker, and Mandibor)|
|Coredegon, Slycerak, Exostriker, and Mandibor (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||27||Win (due to Draganoid destroyer)|
|Wiseman (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||28||Win (due to Draganoid destroyer)|
|Wiseman||29||Win (due to his Bakugan combining)|
|Wiseman (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||32||Win (Due to Runo's help)|
|Wiseman||33||Win (Due to Runo's help)|
|Wiseman||34||Win (due to Draganoid destroyer)|
|Marucho Marukura||35||No Outcome (Interrupted by Wiseman)|
|Wiseman (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||35||No Outcome (Opponent retreated)|
|Wiseman (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||36||Lose (due to Mechtavius Destroyer's power)|
|Wiseman (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||37||Win|
|Wiseman (Tag with Runo)||38||Win (due to Aerogon being able to jump high)|
|Slycerak, Exostriker, and Mandibor (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||39||Lose|
|Gunz Lazar (Flashback)||40||Win|
|Wiseman (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||40||Lose (Due to opponent revealing his true form)|
|Coredegon, Slycerak, Exostriker, and Mandibor (Tag with Marucho and Shun)||41||Lose|
|Mechtavius Destroyer (Tag with Marucho, Shun, and Gunz)||45-46||Win (due to human and Bakugan bond)|