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Daniel Robert Middleton, nicknamed Dan (born [[DanTDM Wiki:November 8|November 8, 1991) [age: 30]), better known by his internet pseudonym DanTDM (which is short for Dan:TheDiamondMinecart), is the main protagonist in DanTDM's Custom Mod Adventures and Minecraft Hardcore series. He is a United Kingdom YouTuber who records videos, often daily, and has 26.4 million subscribers. He's married to Jemma Middleton and has a son, Asher Middleton.

Characters

  • Dr Trayaurus: Dan's childish and pesky scientist Villager friend. He is mostly seen in Mod Showcases and Custom Mod Adventures helping Dan out.
  • Grim: Dan's skeleton-wolf companion, in most of his Custom Mod Adventure often goes with Dan on adventures. He was killed by accident when Trayaurus put him in his prototype duplicate machine that accidentally turned him into bones. However, Trayaurus soon built a machine that could revive Grim from the dead. The machine worked; however, it left him as a skeleton-wolf hybrid. Whenever he dies, he immediately respawns. Grim can never truly be gone now.
  • Melbot: Dr. Trayaurus and Dan's robot assistant and secretary for the lab. She helps Dan and Dr. Trayaurus with any help that they need. She hasn't appeared in Dan's lab videos recently and it is unknown what has happened to her.
  • Craig the Mailman: a character who occasionally delivers crafting ingredients. He is meant for comedy in Dan's lab series. He seems mildly insane. He often says "HEEEEEEEEHHHHHH!" and often picks up random items and uses them, such as a banjo.
  • McDuck: a chicken which extremely rarely appears in the videos. Its last appearance was in TRAYAURUS' OPERATION.
  • Denton: Introduced in the Mutant Bugs Mod. He got fired and is now portrayed as somewhat of a villain in the Secret Agent mod, the Robot Supersuit mod, and at Insomnia 53 where Dan made a live Custom Mod Adventure titled TRAYAURUS GETS KIDNAPPED, the 2014 and 2015 Dr Trayaurus' Christmas Countdown, and an live Custom Mod Adventure titled GREAT LONDON ROBBERY!! during MineCon 2015. He is the villain of the channel and is very evil and pesky, and now appears extremely rarely on Dan's videos. However, he made a return in Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal. He had also appeared in On Tour and Creates A Big Scene.
  • Terrance: A pig who lives in Trayaurus' Lab in the PC world of Minecraft. He wears a saddle and loves carrots. He appears rarely in Dan's Mod Showcase Videos and Custom Mod Adventures, usually as a form of transport.
  • Iron Man: An Iron Golem who lives in Dan's Xbox Survival Series. The first Iron Golem to be spawned was Iron Man.
  • Eve: Dan's assistant in the theatre show, On Tour. She is addicted to her phone and loves taking selfies. Her second appearance was on the YouTube Red series, DanTDM Creates A Big Scene.
  • protecc: An Iron Golem who lives in Dan's Hardcore Survival series. He was the iron golem who spawned on top of the Villager Vending Machine and accidentally named by Dan. His name was based on the meme.
  • atacc: An Iron Golem who also lived in Dan´s Hardcore Survival series. He is protecting the Villager Vending Machine together with his good friend protect. He died while Dan was at his AFK Fish Farm together with protecc. Since this Dan said he would kill any Monster that comes near his House/Village. (Dan also build a shrine with a Music box in which he plays in honor of both of them)
  • Skinny: DanTDM's favorite cat from his Hardcore series. She dies after getting hit by Dan's trusty bow, "Le Shoot." Skinny had a Husband, a son, and two daughters.

Minor Characters

  • Boris: A minor character who stole Dan's dog Casper and got jailed in Dan's Xbox Survival series.
  • Rosalie: Dan's wife in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play. She died in Season 3, alongside with Craig.
  • Nikki: Dan's second wife and current wife as of marriage in Episode 223 in The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play.
  • Craig: Dan's son in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play. He died in Season 3, alongside with Rosalie.
  • Toby: Dan's son in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play as of Episode 224 and named he was named Toby in Episode 225. He also had appeared in the announcement video of Dan's new rebooted Minecraft series, Minecraft Misadventures telling Dan to fix all the mess he has made.
  • Far: Dan's farmer clone in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play.
  • Ralph The Piggycorn: Introduced in the 2014 Christmas countdown series and is used to compete in a race of presents.
  • Fin: An elf who was Dan's first present in the 2014 Christmas countdown, which turned out to be a robot made by Denton to stop Christmas.
  • Trayaurus' Mom: Introduced in TRAYAURUS AND THE WITCH and didn't appeared in videos for a while until Minecraft | WIZARD TRAINING SCHOOL!! | Custom Mod Adventure and Minecraft | TRAYAURUS' MOM MOVES IN!! | Custom Mod Adventure.
  • Rosa: Dan's NPC fiance before she died in The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play.
  • Nicki: Toby's wife in the Diamond Dimensions Modpack survival Let's Play. This was discovered as of Episode 246 when Dan was looking at Toby's info list.
  • Luna and Jason, his two best friends in the Minecraft High School series.
  • GranTDM, Dan's grandmother in one of his custom mod adventures.
  • The Watcher: A mysterious character from The Diamond Dimensions Modpack Survival Let's Play. He/She/It has been referenced only through a book found in Episode 5. It is believed that The Watcher is actually the wraith found in The Diamond Dimensions.

Series

Mod Showcases

He started this series on August 22, 2012, and it is still ongoing to this day, even though it is uploaded very rarely these days. Mod Showcases are recommended among most people because while he gets involved with the Mod and shows it off, he sometimes even makes a storyline to help your understanding of the Mod and to make it funnier. His Mod Showcases are normally where he adds his characters, most often Dr. Trayaurus. Trayaurus is known for being a scientist, but also switches jobs according to the storyline (e.g. The McDonald's Mod Showcase). He apparently is not very intelligent according to Dan, probably because he did not go to school when he was younger. His mod showcases mostly take place in Dr. Trayaurus' Lab. The Mod Showcases are Dan's oldest series to this date. This series has over 400 episodes, making this Dan's biggest series to date.

Minecraft: Story Mode

Dan's Minecraft: Story Mode playthrough was a very popular series. He started the series on October 13, 2015 and ended the series on September 13, 2016 after he finished playing the final episode of the game. He has played every single episode. He died in Minecraft: Story Mode twice, both in Episode 4: A Block and a Hard Place, which is also the first time Dan cried on camera, which was when Reuben the Pig died. He also became the voice actor for his own character for Episode 6 of the game.

Diamond Dimensions

Diamond Dimensions is a modpack modded survival, made by Dan on April 20, 2013, that adds a bunch of new dimensions and mods to Minecraft. The aim is to visit all the dimensions possible. At the moment, the series has 259 videos now. It is on break as there are not many good Minecraft mods, as Dan has stated in a video. They also took a long time to make, so the Crazy Craft series has replaced this one.

Diamond Dimensions Season 1

During the first season, some of the main mods included were the Twilight Forest Dimension, Grimoire Of Gaia 2, The Atum Desert Dimension, The Eternal Frost Dimension, The Lion King Mod, and the Galacticraft Mod. One of Dan's faithful companions is Far, a pig farmer born by a Human Egg from the My People Mod.

Diamond Dimensions Season 2

Season 2 of the Diamond Dimensions started on Episode 72. This time, the Diamond Dimensions contained 62 mods and was optimized for 1.6.4, however it is not available for public release, yet, as Dan would need to ask permission from over 25 modders. One of the bugs is crashing when using a sword with sharpness as mentioned on Twitter, which was fixed later on. He recently got a spider pet, which sadly, his son Craig killed, and a battle pig named Baconator. He had multiple attempts to have a second child, but the first baby glitched, and then the next one got killed. Fortunately, he has successfully created a daughter called Trinity. His son Craig had a wife named Stephanie, but she died at the same time as his 3rd child, Alexis, by the Uvaraptors, which Dan calls rainbow-chickens. Following this, after some trips to the Erebus Dimension and death, his daughter Trinity permanently ran away, making Craig his only child during this season.

Diamond Dimensions Season 3

Season 3 of the Diamond Dimensions started on Episode #135. There are 45 mods and it was possible for it to be played on 1.7.9, but it is still not ready for public release yet, as Dan has to seek permission from over 30 modders. Dan had decided for some new fresh air, so this was the first season to restart the Diamond Dimension series. On Episode #145, while Dan was searching for gunpowder, he finds his son Craig and his wife Rosalie had died from a raid of hostile mobs. The raid also killed all of the fellow villagers. Dan also visited the Haven Dimension and he also made a jetpack to travel around and prevent himself from falling. Later, he changed it with the Morph mod and Keeses (a bat in the Zelda mod). Unfortunately, the link to download the mod pack leads to error 404. The series seemed to stop being made, as he seems to not want to play Minecraft as often as he used to. The last episode was uploaded on March 9, 2016.

The Sims 4

Dan started this series on September 5, 2014. It has very good reviews. There are a total of 6 sims in the household. There are 2 families: Dan and his wife Katrina, and Dr Trayaurus, his wife Bristol and their 3 children, Herbert, Ralph, and Amira. Ralph and Amira were both twins and were called “rambunctious scamps.” Not much things have changed since, though Dan did age up Ralph and Amira. The series went on hiatus but went back as a new series, where he would set up a business with the newest expansion pack of the game, Get to Work. Ralph was (supposedly) killed by embarrassment while Dan was waiting to try out Trayaurus's newest job. Ironically, Ralph's death was seconds after Dan agreed that he would move Ralph and Amira out. Dan then gives his character the Dr career which has so far been a success. Since Episode 11 of Get To Work, Dan stopped the Sims 4 and started the Sims 2 instead.

The Sims 2

Dan started the series on April 10, 2016. The series lasted until May 23, 2016. It is currently on a hiatus, with no future plans announced for it.

Pocket Edition Series

Dan started a Pocket Edition series on October 4, 2015 after he broke his right hand and could not play Minecraft PC. Currently in the series he has two dogs and a crazy cat that continuously jumps on his bed. He traveled to the nether, but where his portal put him was pretty terrible, as he was close to the top of the nether. He would die from fall damage if he jumped down (which he eventually did). On Episode 18, he inadvertently found a dungeon with a spider spawner. There are now 24 episodes, but he has since stopped. One reason is that the world seems to not be able to load, which renders the world unplayable.

Roblox

He started the series on January 31, 2016 and the series currently has over 100 episodes. Dan has stated that Roblox is one of his favorite games, as it very much reminds him of Minecraft. His username in the game is “DrTrayblox“, which very clearly references his scientist friend who stars in his mod showcases.

CrazyCraft 3.0

Dan started the series Crazycraft 3.0 along with his friends Thinknoodles and ThnxCya as a temporary replacement series for The Diamond Dimensions on May 23, 2016. He is currently living in a coffee mug near his friends, has 2 girlfriends, the Easter bunny, the dragon prince, a full set of ultimate armor with the ultimate shovel, the ultimate pickaxe, the ultimate sword, a bunch of ants, Dr. Trayaurus, 4 inventory pets who are Cecil the Banana, Pac-Dan, an unnamed gravestone pet, and Thediamondminecloud, and has the “Slice”, which is almost the best sword in the series. He also has a few royal guardian armor pieces, which is the best armor in the series. The series ended at the 28 episodes mark, and it was replaced by another new series called Pixelmon Trinity (which was also ended). However, he did make a video of him and his friends revisiting the world.

YouTuber's Life

This series has 11 videos in total. He started this series on May 18, 2016, having a Gaming channel in the game. For a while, it was unknown whether he would return to the game. But on December 27, 2019, he did one last episode with him completing the game. He has also made a video of him playing the game again, except playing as a “Fashion” U-Tuber.

FNAF World

FNAF World was a series Dan started on January 22, 2016, as a lot of his fans had been requesting him to play a Five Nights At Freddy's game since he first played Five Nights at Freddy's 2. Dan filmed his last episode on June 17, 2016, beating the whole game. The series ended with 16 episodes.

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

Dan started the series on October 8, 2016. He played Five Nights At Freddy's: Sister Location due to the reason that fans wanted him to do a Five Nights at Freddy's series. It gained a lot of good reviews and became one of his most famous series. He played it from the beginning to the end. After finishing the main game, he continued the series with the Custom Nights.

Riddle School series

He started the series on May 2, 2016 with Riddle School 1 and finished it after he finished the final game in the Riddle School series, Riddle School Transfer, on May 26, 2016. It was a short but a very popular series. In the final credits in the game, the game's creator, Jonbro, specifically thanked Dan and other people for playing his games.

Tomodachi Life

Dan started the series in May 5, 2016. Dan stated that he wanted to play the game a long time ago but he did not have the things to record his gameplay with. But now he has brought it back!

Hello Neighbor

Dan started the series in October 31, 2016. He first played it during its’ Alpha 1 stage. Since Five Nights At Freddy's: Sister Location got very outstanding reviews, he started searching for a horror game he could play, and stumbled upon Hello Neighbor.

Hardcore Survival

Dan started the series on July 28, 2019, and rarely took breaks from it. People wanted him to do more Minecraft, so he played Hardcore. He has built a Villager Vending Machine, a Floating Castle, a billboard, and more. The series ended with 61 episodes when he died to a vex.

Minecraft Ultra Hardcore

This is Dan's continuation of the Hardcore Survival series. In this new series, Dan is playing in a new hardcore world with 342 mods. Dan started this series on February 2, 2020. On his first episode, he named a house in the woods his home.

Books

DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

Main Article: DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal is Dan's first debut graphic novel set in the Minecraft franchise, and features characters that have appeared in his videos for all ages.

ISBN

Official DanTDM 2017 Diary and Activity Book: Lots of Things to Make and Do

Main Article: Official DanTDM 2017 Diary and Activity Book: Lots of Things to Make and Do

WIP

ISBN

Subscriber Milestones

This is a list of every subscriber milestone Dan has reached on his channel. It includes the dates.

  • 1 Million Subscribers: December 7th, 2013
  • 2 Million Subscribers: April 5th, 2014
  • 3 Million Subscribers: July 21st, 2014
  • 4 Million Subscribers: October 25th, 2014
  • 5 Million Subscribers: February 7th, 2015
  • 6 Million Subscribers: April 27th, 2015
  • 7 Million Subscribers: July 11th, 2015
  • 8 Million Subscribers: September 23, 2015
  • 9 Million Subscribers: January 2nd, 2016
  • 10 Million Subscribers: March 25th, 2016
  • 11 Million Subscribers: June 4th, 2016
  • 12 Million Subscribers: August 5th, 2016
  • 13 Million Subscribers: November 15th, 2016
  • 14 Million Subscribers: January 30th, 2017
  • 15 Million Subscribers: May 15th, 2017
  • 16 Million Subscribers: August 8th, 2017
  • 17 Million Subscribers: December 19th, 2017
  • 18 Million Subscribers: February 25th, 2018
  • 19 Million Subscribers: May 30th, 2018
  • 20 Million Subscribers: August 18th, 2018
  • 21 Million Subscribers: January 22nd, 2019
  • 22 Million Subscribers: August 19th, 2019
  • 23 Million Subscribers: May 18th, 2020
  • 24 million subscribers: October 28, 2020
  • 25 million subscribers: April 4, 2021
  • 26 million subscribers: January 31, 2022

Trivia

  • Dan's overall views are currently over 16 billion views. This makes his channel the most viewed gaming YouTube channel.
  • For a very long time, people thought that Dan’s middle name was Andrew, but later it was revealed to be Robert.
  • Dan has written a song called “Mirror, Sailboat” for a video, and currently uses it as his channel outro.
  • Dan has known how to play the guitar since he was 15 or 16.
  • Dan really hates the dab, as proven in “I Couldn’t Sleep So I made This Video..” and “The Dab Must Be Stopped”.
  • Dan created The Dab Police to encourage people to stop dabbing. This has lead to Dan having a minor meme status.
  • Dan’s Dab Police uniform consists of a white T-Shirt with a police badge drawn using a marker pen on the left chest, which has the word “Police” written in a rectangle.
  • Dan loves eating chocolate cake while drinking tea.
  • Dan has severe arachnophobia (the fear of spiders).
  • Dan is a big fan of an animated series, which happens to be Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.
  • Dan is also a massive fan of The Walking Dead.
  • Dan’s favorite animatronic from the Five Nights at Freddy’s game series may possibly be Freddy Fazbear (and his variations).
  • Dan uploaded a video of him playing Surgeon Simulator titled “His Eyes Fell Out!!!”. The video got age-restricted for 24 hours. Dan took down the original video and re-uploaded the video again, with some minor changes. Luckily, it wasn’t age-restricted anymore.
  • Even though Dan’s trademark color is blue, his favorite color seems to be pink. This is referenced a few times, as shown by how he wants to pick anything that is pink-colored.
  • Dan has two alter-egos, Fake DanTDM and DannyDarko.
  • Dan made an appearance in YouTube Rewind 2017.
  • Dan collaborated in an advertisement for Nintendo, which showed him playing a Super Mario Maker 2 Course.

Guest Appearances

YouTube Videos

Thinknoodles

CBBC & BBC

Voice Acting

Other

References

Minecraft Story Mode

See Also

(Note: We have both links for Daniel Middleton and DanTDM here, DanTDM is the Minecraft form and Daniel Middleton is his IRL Form)

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