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Daniel Pleasant
Daniel Pleasant original appearances
Name Daniel Pleasant
Gender Male Male
Pleasant family
Parents Jeff Pleasant, Diane Pleasant Deceased
Sibling(s) Jennifer Burb Female
Romances Mary-Sue Pleasant Married, Kaylynn Langerak Fell in Love with -Sim-
Marital status Married
Child(ren) Angela Pleasant Daughter, Lilith Pleasant Daughter
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Daniel Pleasant (The Sims)
Daniel and his family are new to the neighborhood. Can you help him make new friends and succeed in school?
Age TS3-Child Child
Life state CAS Human icon Sim
Zodiac sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Hair color TS2 Brown Hair Brown
Skin color Skin-light Light
Body shape Thin Thin
Other Information
Game The Sims Icon The Sims
Playability Family Bin
Neighborhood Neighborhood 1
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Daniel Pleasant (The Sims console)
Age TS3-Child Child
Life state CAS Human icon Sim
Zodiac sign Capricorn Capricorn
Hair color TS2 Brown Hair Brown
Skin color Skin-tan Tan
Body shape Thin Thin
Other Information
Game The Sims (console)
Playability Family Bin
Neighborhood Willville
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Daniel Pleasant (The Sims 2)
Since his father Jeff died without achieving his dream of going to Mars, Daniel has felt an overwhelming guilt.
Age TS3-Adult Adult
Life state CAS Human icon Sim
Education and Employment
Athletics career Assistant Coach
Zodiac sign Virgo Virgo
Aspiration Romance Romance
Hair color TS2 Red Hair Red
Eye color TS2 Green Eyes Green
Skin color Skin-tan Tan
Body shape Thin Thin
Other Information
Game The Sims 2 Icon The Sims 2
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Pleasantview
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Daniel Pleasant (Sunlit Tides)
This island is fantastic! Beautiful beaches and great fishing!
Age TS3-Young-Adult Young Adult
Life state CAS Human icon Sim
Education and Employment
Unemployed Unemployed
Trait Athletic small Athletic
Trait Charismatic small Charismatic
Trait Commitment Issues small Commitment Issues
Trait Flirty small Flirty
Trait Great Kisser small Great Kisser
Zodiac sign AriesLN Aries
Lifetime wish
LTW Heartbreaker Heartbreaker
Fav Latin Latin
Fav Dim Sum Dim Sum
Fav Green Green
Hair color Haircolor4-TS3 Red
Eye color Eye-green Green
Skin color Light skin-TS3 Light
Body shape Fit Fit
Other Information
Game TS3SLT Icon The Sims 3 Store
Playability Playable
World Sunlit Tides

Daniel Pleasant is a pre-made Sim who has appeared in the first three PC installations of The Sims, as well as some of the console versions. He appears as a child in the base game of the original The Sims, living with his parents, Jeff and Diane, and younger sister Jennifer in Neighborhood 1, a role he reprised in the console version. In The Sims 2 base game, which is set twenty-five years later, he is an adult living in Pleasantview with his wife, Mary-Sue, and twin teenage daughters Angela and Lilith.

The Sims 3 was the first PC base game in the series not to include Daniel as a pre-made character, justified by the fact that its story takes the form of a prequel set around fifty years before The Sims 2 and twenty-five years before The Sims, which would either set the initial action recently before Daniel's birth, or before his family moved to Pleasantview. However, several of the worlds later made available from The Sims 3 Store seem to take place outside of the game's main continuity, and Daniel and his wife Mary-Sue are featured as young adults on an extended honeymoon in Sunlit Tides. Since their daughters have not yet been conceived, it can be estimated that this version of Daniel is intended to be around fifteen years younger than the one found in The Sims 2.


Life leading up to The Sims (Console)Edit

Daniel appears in The Sims (console) along with his family in SimValley. He wears the same thing he does in The Sims and has a 20+ relationship with his whole family.

Life leading up to The SimsEdit

He appeared in The Sims as a child, along with his parents (who are deceased in The Sims 2) and sister Jennifer Pleasant.

While all children in The Sims are the same age, The Sims 2 establishes that he is much older than Jennifer. He would probably have been a teen at the time of The Sims, except that The Sims doesn't have a teen life stage.

While he has red hair in The Sims 2 and The Sims 3, he has brown hair in both the PC/Mac and console versions of The Sims. This could imply that his hair was dyed brown in The Sims. However, it could also be a continuity error by the developers of The Sims 2.

Life leading up to The Sims 3Edit

Daniel and his wife, Mary-Sue make a comeback as a newlywed couple enjoying their honeymoon on Sunlit Tides. Daniel has two points in the Athletic, four in Charisma and one in Cooking. He also has the Flirty and Commitment issues traits, possibly setting him up for cheating on his wife.

Life leading up to The Sims 2Edit

Daniel works in the Athletic career track as an Assistant Coach. Unknown to Mary-Sue, he is having an affair with the family's maid, Kaylynn Langerak. He's also enemies with Angela's boyfriend, Dustin Broke and dislikes her dating him. He has not met Lilith's boyfriend, Dirk Dreamer - why this is so is up to the imaginations of individual players. Daniel has red hair and a red beard. He wears a tan jacket over a white mock-neck shirt, blue jeans and brown dress shoes. When first played, he is 5 days away from becoming an elder. He is close to becoming fat.

Daniel's relationship with his wife is very poor, and at the start of the game they are not even best friends, much less in love with each other. Despite this, Daniel and Mary-Sue usually end up autonomously performing at least one romantic action immediately after the family is first played, thus making them both become best friends and fall in love at the same time. One of the neighborhood story-telling pictures shows Mary-Sue rejecting Daniel's WooHoo for work, and one of the family's story-telling photos shows Daniel and Mary-Sue arguing. Mary-Sue's apparent obsession with her job may have caused their relationship to suffer, and may have been the source for Angela and Lilith's own fighting - yet this too, can be left up to the imagination of the player.

His father Jeff died without achieving his dream to be the first man to set foot on Mars, and Daniel feels guilty for it. (When The Sims was released, Maxis was developing a game called SimMars, but it was canceled due to the overwhelming response to The Sims. It's possible, though highly speculative, that Daniel's guilt about Jeff not getting to Mars is a nod to that.)

For some reason, Daniel's personality has changed in The Sims 2. In The Sims, his zodiac sign was Sagittarius but now he's a Virgo. Also, according to his personality in The Sims 2, he should be Cancer. As a Romance Sim, Daniel has negative memories of engagement and marriage, but strangely, the memory of going steady with Mary-Sue is positive.

Strangely, Daniel's memories state that he met Mary-Sue before Jennifer's birth, even though at the time of The Sims, Jennifer was a young child and Daniel didn't know anybody named Mary-Sue. This could simply be an error on the developers part. Because he had reached level 5 of the Athletic career, Daniel has the Athletic career reward available for him to purchase.

Daniel has 9 body points, while Athletic jobs from Superstar (level 7) up require 10 body points. This may have been an oversight by the game developers. (One outcome of the Superstar chance card is a promotion to Assistant Coach, but there is no Athletic track card that can promote a Sim to Superstar.)


Other LanguagesEdit

Language The Sims The Sims 2 The Sims 3
English Daniel Pleasant Daniel Pleasant Daniel Pleasant
Brazilian Portuguese Daniel Cortês Daniel dos Encantos Daniel dos Encantos
Chinese (Simplified) 丹尼尔 快乐
Chinese (Traditional) 戴麥爾 皮樂
Czech Daniel Slušný Daniel Pleasant
Danish Daniel Pleasant Daniel Gohdmodigsen
Dutch Patrick Plezant Patrick Plezant
European Portuguese Daniel Agradável
Finnish Tapio Mukavainen
French Daniel Bonpote Daniel Simpa Daniel Simpa
German Daniel Freundlich Daniel Hübsch Daniel Hübsch
Hebrew דניאל פלזנט דניאל פלזנט
Hungarian Daniel Pleasant
Italian Marco Bartolini Marco Bartolini
Japanese ダニエル プリーザント
Korean 대니얼 플래전트
Norwegian Daniel Jovialsen Daniel Jovialsen Daniel Behagelig
Polish Daniel Kumpel Daniel Przyjemniaczek Daniel Pleasant
Russian Данила Рябинов Дэниел Новосельских Дэниел Новосельских
Spanish Daniel Gentil Daniel Gentil Daniel Gentil
Swedish Daniel Trevlig Daniel Trevlig Daniel Trevlig
Thai ดา•เนี•ยล เพลซ•เซินท์


The Pleasant Family

Les - Kynda - Jeff - Diane - Jennifer - Daniel - Mary-Sue - Angela - Lilith