- Thunderstorms and rain (at least pre outbreak)
- Music (Metal and Rock)
- The sea
- Target shooting and guns
- Bad payment
- People talking in a language he doesn't understand
- Disrespectful people
- Blind trust
- Smoking and drug abuse
Daniel was born 1991 in Bayreuth, Bavaria to his middle-class parents. His childhood was rather boring and nothing really happened in his hometown. After finishing Gymnasium at the age of 18 he decided to study Anglistics as a main subject and Sociology as his secondary subject in Hamburg University. All his life he was just another face in the masses, he bought the clothes the others wore, he voted for the party all his friends voted for and he bought all the useless stuff everyone else needed so bad. After finishing University with his Bachelor's degree he started working for a big company near Hamburg mainly producing plastic packaging. His job was to translate the letters, business treaties or act as a translator in meetings. He liked the fact that the company had many connections to the US so a lot of business trips were made there, all of them obviously free for him. He was bored with his job and his payment was bad started working as a self-employed translator in his free time. He loved the sea so it came naturally to him, that when his friends told him about their holiday on a cruise ship that he had to try it out himself. He booked a tour with the Costa Risacca in the Green Sea. Looking at his budget it was a welcome fact that Costa had a lot of PR problems after the sinking of the Costa Concordia and had to adjust their prices. The trip was a lot cheaper than the Mediterranean or Scandinavian routes and so he chose this specific tour. He didn't really care too much about the destination, he cared more about the all inclusive bar, the pool and the time off work.
On the night of the 21st July, a massive storm erupted and lead the ship to sink. Daniel was able to save himself onto a life raft and made it to the coast of South Zagoria. After realizing the situation they were all in he used the first opportunity to split off the other survivors and focus on his own survival. He wasn't planning on looking out for injured, women and children who would slow him down and put himself at risk.