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"Manly" Daniel Corduroy[4] is an extremely masculine lumberjack in Gravity Falls, Oregon, and the father of Wendy Corduroy and her brothers. He is also a recurring character in Gravity Falls.

History[]

Season 1[]

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

Dan first appears in "The Legend of the Gobblewonker," where he is fishing with his three 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 "they seek revenge!"

He is next seen in "Headhunters," as part of the crowd at Stan Pines's wax museum unveiling. He gets furious when he learns that Stan lied about giving free pizza, and punches a pole as he leaves and shouts IN YOUR FACE!. He is later deemed a suspect for the murder of Wax Stan by Dipper, due to the axe found at the crime scene. Dipper and Mabel go to the bar where he hangs out and Dipper interrogates him while he is arm-wrestling with a robot game named Bicepticus. However, Dipper learns that he is not the culprit. Manly Dan does tell Dipper that the axe 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.

Dan makes his next appearance in "Irrational Treasure," eating 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. 

Shorts[]

He makes an 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 Color," he and his children are briefly seen when Mabel asks the residents of Gravity Falls what their favorite color is (theirs being flannel).

Season 2[]

In "Scary-oke," he brings kegs of meat to the Mystery Shack is Back party.

In "Into the Bunker," Wendy states that she wanted to come on Dipper's mystery expedition 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 is seen in the segment Hands Off, where he has a stand of wooden carvings of various animals and other objects like trains while he is carving one in the stand. They all have beards, including the train.

In "Northwest Mansion Mystery," Manly Dan charges into the Northwests' party and jumps into a cider fountain after Pacifica opens the main gates for the low-class.

He is shown to be a fan of Sev'ral Timez in "Not What He Seems." Mabel uses this knowledge for her own advantage in order for her and Dipper to escape Agent Trigger.

In "A Tale of Two Stans," he is seen building Ford's cabin.

In "The Stanchurian Candidate," he is at the town meeting to discuss the new mayor, and is one of the voters throwing birdseed at the Friday debate.

In "The Last Mabelcorn," a picture of him from "The Hide-Behind" was shown as Bill mentions picking his next pawn.

Dan appears briefly in "Weirdmageddon Part 1" with a crowd of townsfolk to tell off Bill at the start of Weirdmageddon, but then flees from Bill with the rest of the town's people.

In "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality," he was seen cutting a traffic sign into a triangle shape apparently to try to please Bill Cipher because of Sprott's suggestion, but to no avail as he was turned into stone by one of Bill's Eye-Bats. Later he is seen stacked on Bill's Throne before Sprott; it can be implied that he briefly returned to normal before being frozen to stone again.

In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls," Manly Dan is seen on Bill's throne again, though he is saved when Dipper collapses the throne, and then Manly Dan hugs Wendy and the Corduroy brothers when they reunite. He is later seen at Dipper and Mabel's 13th Birthday Party singing happy birthday to them.

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[5], 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. In spite of this, he still has some sense of caution, preferring to flee from the Manotaurs rather than fight them and he was terrified of Bill Cipher. When he reunites with Wendy during "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls," he runs over to her and gives her a hug, revealing that he has a soft side for family.

Appearance[]

Manly Dan appearance

As his nickname implies, Dan looks very manly. He is extremely large, strong, muscular and has thick black eyebrows, a bright red beard, and his chest hair and arm hair is 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 and boots. He also has a gap between his two front teeth.

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]

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

"We punch what we don't understand!"
—Manly Dan[source]

Trivia[]

  • He was called "Boyish Dan" in his youth.[12]
  • It is strongly indicated by Alex Hirsch that Manly Dan is a widower.[3]
  • He prefers using his right hand, which he refers to as "the manly hand."[2]
  • Though he is "manly," it appears that he is afraid of Manotaurs, as seen in "Dipper vs. Manliness."
  • He claims to have had an encounter with the Hide Behind.[9]
  • He is a "punching enthusiast."[9]
  • Dan was on the jury that sentenced Gideon Gleeful to prison. It's implied that he was determinant in finding Gideon guilty.[13]
  • Dan made Wendy compete in lumberjack games when she was younger.[14]
  • Despite his obsession with being "manly," he is a big fan of Sev'ral Timez.[10]
  • He helped build the Mystery Shack.[15]
  • He makes his children train for the apocalypse each year instead of celebrating Christmas.[16]
  • Manly Dan has a similar look to a Lumberjack character that appeared in a student film Alex Hirsch made in 2005 called "On a Roll." It's possible it was where the inspiration for Dan's character originated from.

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References[]

  1. Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Disney Book Group. July 26, 2016. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) Page preceding Ghosts page. ISBN: 978-1484746691.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Headhunters." Aury Wallington, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. June 30, 2012. No. 3, season 1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 I am Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls. Ask me anything!. Reddit (August 16, 2013). “Alas Wendy's mom is no longer with her”
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hirsch, Alex (April 21, 2012). Tweet Number 237981273287688193. Retrieved on April 12, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The Legend of the Gobblewonker." Michael Rianda, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. June 29, 2012. No. 2, season 1.
  6. The Mystery of GF (May 27, 2017). Tweet number 868299267718479872. Twitter. Retrieved on November 12, 2020.
  7. "Gideon Rises." Matt Chapman, Michael Rianda, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima, Joe Pitt (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 2, 2013. No. 20, season 1.
  8. Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Disney Book Group. July 26, 2016. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) Category 11. ISBN: 978-1484746691.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "The Hide-Behind." Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. October 18, 2013. No. 6, inter-season animated shorts.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Not What He Seems." Matt Chapman, Jeff Rowe, Shion Takeuchi, Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Stephen Sandoval (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. March 9, 2015. No. 11, season 2.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Gideon Rises." Matt Chapman, Michael Rianda, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima, Joe Pitt (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 2, 2013. No. 20, season 1.
  12. Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Disney Book Group. July 26, 2016. Published by Disney Press. ISBN: 978-1484746691.
  13. I am Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls. Ask me anything!. Reddit (April 15, 2013). “Gideon was furious about being sent to prison. As a town celebrity whose used to having rose petals thrown wherever he walks, he figured he could use his silver tongue and chubby cheeks win over the jury. Unfortunately, the jury included Manly Dan.”
  14. "Into the Bunker." Matt Chapman, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Joe Pitt (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. August 4, 2014. No. 2, season 2.
  15. "A Tale of Two Stans." Matt Chapman, Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Sunil Hall (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. July 13, 2015. No. 12, season 2.
  16. "Weirdmageddon Part 1." Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Sunil Hall (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. October 26, 2015. No. 18, season 2.

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