Wind Lane

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Wind Lane
Wind Lane.jpg
First appearance Lane Miserables
Last appearance Art Burn
Voiced by ?
Episode count 2
Gender Male
Age ?
Family Vincent Lane (father)
Amanda Lane (mother)
Summer Lane (sister)
Penny Lane (sister)
Trent Lane (brother)
Jane Lane (sister)
Adrian (nephew)
Courtney (niece)
Significant other(s) Wife 1: (name unknown)
Wife 2: Claudia
Wife 3: Sheila
Wife 4: Katie

Wind Lane is the second oldest child of Vincent and Amanda Lane, approximately in his early thirties when the Daria series began. His siblings are Summer, Penny, Trent and Jane.

Depending on his exact age, Wind may have been at school with Kevin's mother and father (who are 35).

Appearances and Characterization

In the Daria series, Wind makes speaking appearances in "Lane Miserables" and "Art Burn"; he is first mentioned in "The Teachings of Don Jake", and a postcard from him is in "The Daria Diaries".

Wind is portrayed as a neurotic and narcissistic man, incapable of maintaining a close relationship for long. He is first mentioned as intending to marry again "if he can just figure out whether his divorces were legal"; his postcard home in "The Daria Diaries" reveals this was to a woman called Sheila and was done at the Hitch Hutch ("Where 'I Do' is Drive Thru!") rather than a church. He believes the marriage is okay legally as "the guy who married me last time was not who he said he was", and that Sheila "isn't like the other ones".

By the time of "Lane Miserables", less than a year later, it was revealed that he's married now to a Katie and they live on a houseboat; he used to be married to a Claudia, and has two alimony payments to cover. In "Miserables", he was separated from his wife Katie and upset that he'll "never learn how to love", obsessively pouring over guides to saving marriages and bursting into tears. Wind and Katie eventually manage to come back together... only to separate again in "Art Burn". It is unknown what his current relationship status by the end of the series is.

Besides (or perhaps in tune with) his neurotic part, he is shown to be whiny and prone to return to the Lane family home in Lawndale with every personal upset. He is happy to see Penny Lane is okay after a volcanic eruption, but she treats him disdainfully (as she seems to do to everybody). Later, however, she seems to try to comfort him during one of his crying fits, only to get him angry by apparently insulting Katie.

It is further revealed that, while a child, Wind had wanted to change his name to Ronald. His parents were horrified by the idea and quickly made up a story that when he was born they had taken him to the "naming gazebo" to name him. He mistakenly views the gazebo as a key part of his childhood and was distraught when it was destroyed.