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Daniel "Manly Dan" Corduroy
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Background information
First episode "The Legend of the Gobblewonker"
Latest episode "Little Gift Shop of Horrors"
Voice John DiMaggio
Inspiration
Character information
Full name Daniel Corduroy[1]
Other names Manly Dan
Dad[2][3]
Age
Occupation Lumberjack[4]
Affiliations
Goal
Home Corduroy cabin, Gravity Falls, Oregon
Relatives Unnamed wife†[5]
Wendy Corduroy (daughter)[1]
Corduroy boys (sons)[2]
Pets
Allies
Minions
Enemies
Likes Punching things[4]; Doing 'manly' things[4]; Using his right hand[4]
Dislikes Doing 'unmanly' things[4]; Being lied to[4]; Using his left hand[4];
Powers and abilities Strength[4]
Weapons
Fate
Quote "I only use my right hand, the manly hand!"
Signature

Daniel "Manly Dan" Corduroy[1], is a recurring character in Gravity Falls. He is the father of Wendy and the Corduroy boys.

History

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Manly Dan and his kids on the opening day of fishing season.

Dan is initially seen in "The Legend of the Gobblewonker," where he is fishing with his boys at Lake Gravity Falls. When one of the boys asks if he is fishing correctly, Manly Dan snaps the fishing pole, and proceeds to catch a fish with his bare hands and beat it up, with his kids and Tyler cheering him on. He is later seen putting a fish in a headlock, when Soos' boat smashes through his, sending Dan and his sons into the water. He then starts swimming away with his sons when fish start falling from the sky, yelling that "they're coming for revenge!"

He is next seen in "Headhunters," as part of the crowd at Stan Pines's wax museum unveiling. He gets angry when he learns that Stan lied about giving free pizza, and punches a pole as he leaves. He is later deemed a suspect for the murder of Wax Stan by Dipper, due to the ax found at the crime scene. He and Mabel go to the bar he hangs out at and Dipper interrogates him while he is arm-wrestling a robot game named Biceptus. However, Dipper learns that he is not the culprit. Manly Dan does tell Dipper that the ax is a left-handed one, which helps Dipper narrow the suspects down to all left-handed suspects.

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Manly Dan tells Dipper to run.

He is seen again in "Dipper vs. Manliness," eating at Greasy's Diner with Wendy. When Dipper fails to win a manliness tester, Dan shoves Dipper away and effortlessly wins it using his pinky finger, winning all the patrons free pancakes. Later, when Dipper is in the forest, Dan is seen running away from the beast coming their way, shouting at Dipper to run.

In "Irrational Treasure," Dan eats meat with Tyler on Pioneer Day. Dan appears next in "Fight Fighters," where he goes on a camping trip with Wendy and her brothers.

Dan reappears in "Summerween," trick-or-treating with his sons while dressed up as Vikings, and having them ram through a door.

He is also seen in "Bottomless Pit!," during Mabel's story, "Trooth Ache". Grunkle Stan orders Dan to unload a wild bear for an attraction at the Mystery Shack where a bear drives a car.

In "Gideon Rises," he attends the grand closing of the Mystery Shack, exclaiming how much he loves Gideon. Later, at the scene of the Gideon-bot's explosion, he turns against Gideon along with the rest of the crowd when he learns that Gideon lied. 

He makes another appearance in "The Hide Behind," when Dipper is interviewing local Gravity Falls residents about the mysterious sightings of the creature from lumberjack legends.

In "Mabel's Guide to Colors," he and his sons are briefly seen when Mabel asks the residents of Gravity Falls what their favorite color is (their's being flannel).

In "Into the Bunker", Wendy states that she wanted to come on Dipper's mystery expidition because otherwise she would be cleaning up after her dad, who is shown to have difficulty getting through the small house, knocking over several pieces of furniture and even a support beam.

In "The Golf War," he is among the crowd watching Mabel golf.

In "Sock Opera," he attends Mabel's sock puppet performance, "Glove Story: A Sock Opera." He leaves in disgust after Mabel and Dipper blow up the stage with fireworks.

In "Little Gift Shop of Horrors," he's seen in the segment "Hands Off," where he has a stand of wodden carvings of various animals and other objects liks trains while he is carving one in the stand. They all have beards, including the train.

Personality

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Manly Dan punching a pole.

Manly Dan is the proud father figure, often showing his children how to do fun activities like fishing[2], in his own manly way. Besides this, he is also an emotionally unstable lumberjack. He also may have a bad temper, since in "Headhunters" he gets so mad that he punched a post almost all the way down[1]. In spite of this, he still has some sense of caution, preferring to flee from the Manotaurs rather than fight them.[6]

Appearance

Dan appear

Dan looks, as his name implies, very manly. He is extremely large and muscular, angry, and has a red beard, with his chest hair and arm hair barely concealed. Manly Dan has short, bright red hair similar in color to Wendy's hair. He wears a stereotypical lumberjack outfit and brown work gloves. Also one of his front teeth is missing.

Sightings

Season 1

Shorts

Season 2

Games

Quotes

"The fishes, they seek revenge!"
-Manly Dan[source]

"In your face!"
-Manly Dan punching a pole[source]

"Pancakes for everyone!"
-Manly Dan to everyone in the diner[source]

"For glory, my children! CHARGE!"
-Manly Dan[source]

"I wouldn't pick my teeth with that axe, it's left handed!"
-Manly Dan[source]

"These kegs are full of Meat!"
-Manly Dan[source]

Trivia

  • He prefers using his right hand, which he refers to as "the manly hand."[4]
  • He's had an encounter with the Hide Behind.
  • He's the "punching enthusiast."
  • Dan was on the jury that sentenced Gideon Gleeful to prison.[7]
  • Dan made Wendy compete in lumberjack games when she was younger.
  • It's strongly indicated by Alex Hirsch that Manly Dan is a widower.[5]
  • He has mistaken Dipper for a girl.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 http://www.disneychannelmedianet.com/web/showpage/showpage.aspx?program_id=900074&type=lead
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The Legend of the Gobblewonker". Michael Rianda, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. June 29, 2012. No. 2, season 1
  3. "Into the Bunker" Matt Chapman, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Joe Pitt (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 4, 2014. No. 2, season 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 "Headhunters". Aury Wallington, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. June 30, 2012. No. 3, season 1
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.reddit.com/r/gravityfalls/comments/1kgq85/i_am_alex_hirsch_creator_of_gravity_falls_ask_me/cbotzzv?context=3
  6. "Dipper vs. Manliness". Tim McKeon (writer) & Aaron Springer, Joe Pitt (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. July 20, 2012. No. 6, season 1
  7. Alex's reddit AMA reply to "How's prison treating Gideon?"


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