Beavis and Butt-Head

Daria Leona Morgendorffer is a main character from Beavis and Butt-Head. After appearing in 1993 in the original run, in 1997 she got her own spin-off as a result of her popularity.

She is voiced by Tracy Grandstaff.


After the events of Season 7, Daria moved out of Highland to Lawndale with her family and does not appear in any subsequent revivals, with Daria headlining her own titular show. The series has its own unique animation and humor and makes no reference to the world of Beavis and Butt-head, aside from a brief mention of Highland in the first episode.

Physical appearance[]

Daria appears in the series as a relatively short and slightly stocky young girl. She has neat brown hair that extends past her shoulders, visible lips and glasses.

She wears a variety of outfits across the series, but she most commonly dons a black coat over a white shirt, a red skirt, black leggings and brown boots.


Daria has a very sarcastic and blunt personality and she is rarely shown smiling or expressing very strong emotions, especially later into the series. Due to her remarkably high intelligence, she is one of few characters who comes off as rational, fully aware that Beavis and Butt-Head are—in her own words—“complete imbeciles”. She approaches most situations apathetically, usually adding in snark or simply explaining what is not obvious to others. But she is not incapable of being irritated or nervous as well. She is also shown to be somewhat sneaky, as she has taken advantage of Beavis and Butt-Head's stupidity on more than one occasion.

Relationship with Beavis and Butt-Head[]


Daria goes to Highland High with Beavis and Butt-Head where she has an interesting relationship with the duo and she was one of the few people who could actually tolerate them. They had their first significant encounter in "Scientific Stuff" where they were forced to work together on a science project. She sometimes found their idiocy amusing and would sometimes use it for her own gain ("Scientific Stuff", "Walkathon"), while at other times just being happy to snark at them ("Spare Me"), and at other times they simply ticked her off ("Babes R Us", Discoverin' Stuff Sucks).

She sometimes had to explain to them basic facts, such as that seeds had to be planted in the ground ("Sprout") and that graduation existed ("US History"); these exchanges would have the duo stare at her blankly in beats of silence while she tried to explain. Sometimes, she offered straight advice to the duo without any sarcasm (Putting the X in Xmas), something she rarely bothered to do with anyone stupid at Lawndale. She would even try to reason with the duo, even though she had to know this wouldn't work (Dental Hygiene Dilemma, "Career Day"). One time, she even ranted in their presence about being forced to be a fashion reporter for the school newspaper, as if they were the only ones she could express her irritation too ("Sporting Goods"). Whatever her reaction to them, she still went out of her way to encounter and talk to them, even though this encounters were often irritating or bemusing.

Beavis and Butt-Head usually referred to her as "Diarrhea", though Butt-Head would usually call her by her real name to her face and he seemed to vaguely respect her, taking her advice on some things. For her part, Daria seemed to be more annoyed by Beavis than Butt-head. However, the duo has shown that they have a lot more respect towards Daria than everyone else in the whole school. They have once called her "cool" and she has helped them on a few occasions. She is also one of the few younger female characters whom Beavis and Butt-head never tried to hit on.

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Beavis and Butt-head headbang, while Daria in her second look ignores them ("Citizen Butt-head")

Despite going out of her way to talk to them and an early instance where she tried to stop them taking a beating ("Citizen Butt-head"), Daria didn't think much of them as she was amused by the idea of them getting expelled and sent to Hope High ("No Laughing"), tried to ensure they were left behind on a field trip by threatening Stewart, who was about to point out their absence (Witless), and as noted above, frequently took advantage of them. When they were thought to be dead in "Beavis and Butt-head Are Dead", Daria was hardly bothered at all. She even admitted that neither Beavis and Butt-head had bright futures ahead of them. Why she kept talking to them when she didn't like them was never stated.

Although fans have theorized that Daria, being friendless, was seeking out the company of Highland High's other big outcasts, out of desperation.





Video Games[]

  • Daria appears in the Sega Genesis video game. If the player couch-fishes the government folder out the window, they will catch Daria. Afterwards, she will tell the player that "many important items stick to gum", which hints to couch-fish with the gum, found in the school, to catch a ticket piece.
  • Daria also appears in the Super Nintendo video game. In the Highland High School cafeteria, the player will run across her; if the player knocks Daria down with a weapon, she will drop her pizza, which the player can catch to restore a bit of health.
  • Daria appears in Beavis and Butt-Head: Virtual Stupidity as a minor character. She appears at the beginning in science class where she gives the duo the idea of using a bathroom pass to get out of class. She later appears at the coffee house and can be talked to. Daria finally appears near the end of the game outside Maxi-Mart where she lets the duo out of Todd's car's trunk and takes a picture of them.


  • Even though Daria doesn't appear in the 2011 revival (Season 8) due to Mike Judge giving the character rights to MTV to agree to her spin-off in exchange for them keeping Beavis and Butt-Head out of it, she is mentioned in a music video during "Drones" where Beavis assumes she committed suicide, but Butt-Head tells him she moved out.
  • Daria's appearance in Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe is based on that on her own series, but with her wardrobe from her appearances in Beavis and Butt-Head's original run.
  • Daria was originally created by Bill Peckmann, better known as one of the still-alive members of Schoolhouse Rock.