- "What happened to the American dream?"
- ―Nite owl]
Daniel Dreiberg (1945 - ), a.k.a. Nite Owl II relied more upon technical wizardry and tools than toughness, which set him apart from his fellow costumed adventurers. Still, he has demonstrated more than adequate skills when defending himself. He uses an owl-shaped flying vehicle dubbed, the "Owlship," or "Archie" (after Archimedes, Merlin's pet owl in The Sword in the Stone), equipped with a variety of offensive and defensive devices.
Dan's father was a rich banker. He was dissapointed his son went into mechanics, but still left Dan with a large inhertitance. Dan decided to use the money to fight crime, having admired the costumed adventurer Hollis Mason (Nite Owl I), and there was enough people already doing that he didn't feel like an idiot. Dan wrote a letter to Hollis, who revealed his identity to the public via his autobiography Under the Hood, asking if he could carry on Nite Owl's legacy. Hollis was too impressed by Dan's technology to refuse allowing the younger man to continue his legacy, and, as they say, the rest is history.