Daniel Kirsch is a regular at the Stray Sheep, often seen with Anna. He is a powerful heir to a large corporation.
He was adopted into a highly successful family, and is the heir to the corporation they run. He's spent his life trying to live up to their unreal expectations, and the world's expectations of being raised by such people. In doing so, his entire life has been mapped out for him, including who he is going to marry. Anna is the only thing in his life that he's actually chosen for himself, but they can never be together.
Daniel and Vincent have a history, having attended elementary school together. Daniel constantly felt in Vincent's shadow even as he looked up to him, and spent his childhood life tagging along and trying to fit in with him. This continued through his life. He's told Anna seemingly hostile things about Vincent, as he's nothing like Anna imagined him to be.
During Day 4, he begins to have his inferiority complex come back from childhood. He's offended Vincent does not remember any of their childhood together, and how he still seems so much better off.
On Day 5, he breaks up with Anna, unable to keep leading her on. He knows his family will never accept someone lower class, and he will never have the strength to defy them.
Daniel is included in the nightmares not only because of cheating on his fiancee, but because he is keeping both the women in his life from having a real relationship.
Daniel starts having nightmares and shows up on 3-1 as "Sheep with Sunglasses"; his first instinct is to bribe Vincent with any amount of money to get him out. As the levels go on, he laments about the promise of True Freedom at the top of the tower, something he feels like he could never attain in the real world.
Through the later Nightmare stages, Daniel begins to help out the other sheep with techniques, and come up with several on his own. At the end, he is inspired by Vincent's selflessness, and wants to help people just like him.
Daniel has the same Boss stage every night: it is himself in doll form, with holes for the eyes, nose, ears and mouth. It doesn't chase him or do anything, but just stays inert, incapable of making any kind of action of its own. Daniel states he'd rather die than be forced to see himself powerless like that.
If Daniel is saved, he returns on Day 8 with Anna, and explains they are going to elope together that night.
- Daniel's name has been erroneously spelled as "Daniel Kirssh" in the Venus Mode Art Book.
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