Yeah, I'm somewhat biased in my analysis cause I'm going with what I already planned out. But yeah, reading more into the story I realize the match-up is more and more in Dan's favor due to the difference in how we write relatively strong characters within the first year or so of the comic.
I try to ground my character's strengths to an extent. So when I see Slash slice men through their bones, I figure what sorts of feats your characters should be able to pull off. None of the characters that I've shown or have been scripted has that amount of power.
Fostman has that kind of vibe/energy that he's eating up the scenes for a while until he's brought up to put someone in their place while showing a massive power gap. That or he gets one fight very late in the series to show that he could've ended the main character's run much earlier.