Do you know how much of Daria fanfiction is out of character? Practically all of it. I'm not even talking about the newer stuff, which firstly, I can't even believe still exists, but even the stuff that dates back to when the show was in it's second season. SO. MUCH. OF. IT. is out of character.
primarily exclusively Trent/Daria fic, which probably has a lot to do with it. The problem with Trent/Daria is it would never, ever, in a million years work unless you alter one of their characters slightly or drastically. Trent/Daria appeals to me in the sense that I just wish there had been a make out scene and a bunch of mistakes to at least let Daria get it out of her system, but I get it, not that show. Not meant to ship it (the creator haaaaates that people ship it, which, I don't know, maybe you should have introduced a better love interest for Daria post-Trent that wasn't major drip douchenozzle Tom Sloane.
But as a result, it is nearly twenty years since the show first premiered and I am actively shipping it and reading dramatically out of character fanfiction in hopes of finding something in character and awesome. I've honestly found maybe two? Maybe three, but that's pushing it. The well-written stuff always takes place post college, as it should, but always has Trent cleaning up his act and growing up and getting a job and no. Just give me a hundred fics where Daria comes home to Lawndale after college for break and she and Trent sleep together under some circumstances and it's all good and in character.
A hundred morning after fics, give me all of them and none of this Trent moves to Boston and gets a job as a guitar teacher or a grocery store clerk. None of this Mystik Sprial making it big. "My heart is an open wound/that reads the tea leaves of it's doom/Soothe me with redemptions love/like a heat proof kitchen glove." MYSTIK SPIRAL WOULD NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS MAKE IT BIG. EVER.