Danny Phantom is the primary main character and protagonist of the series. Originally, he started off as a shy, average, clumsy, and occasionally superficial 14-year-old boy who was desperate to fit in with his peers and be accepted. After a lab accident in his parents' ghost hunting lab, he became a half-ghost, and obtains a variety of ghostly abilities. A battle with a Lunch Lady Ghost placed the unsure Danny on the path to becoming a hero. Despite his flaws, he is steadfast and loyal to his friends and family, He eventually grows, gaining great confidence and maturity within himself, concentrating more on his heroic duties. He is constantly under persuasion from his rival and arch nemesis, Vlad Masters, who wants nothing more for Danny than to have him as his son and apprentice, which is proved in a few of the episodes, though he is still Danny's enemy.