Daniel Kirkwood is a witch, and one of the eight descendants of the survivors of the Salem Witch Trials, as well as a member of the current Salem Coven. He is a descendant of Elizabeth Kirkwood, and the only son and child of Hilary Kirkwood and an unnamed father, his witch heritage is passed down through his mother's bloodline. Daniel is labelled as the 'responsible one' and the 'voice of reason' in the Coven. Like the others in his Coven, Daniel can control and manipulate one of the four natural elements - Dan can control the element of Water, giving him the ability of Hydrokinesis.
Daniel came into his powers at the age of sixteen, shortly after his grandfather died.