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You know what it's like to kill somebody? Nah, didn't think so. Get in line and leave the family stuff to me. 'Cause Eva's gonna do whatever I tell her to do. And we maybe even bringin' Lucy in. Who else can I trust but family, right?
~ Dayanara to her mother.

Dayanara "Daya" Diaz is an inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary and the final antagonist in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. She is the tritagonist for the seasons 1-5 but she becomes in the secondary antagonist for Season Six and the central antagonist for Season.

She was portrayed by Dascha Polanco.

Personality

Originally, Dayanara was a timid, creative and sweet girl when she first arrived in prison. However, as her time in prison elapsed, she began to harden and rebel against her mother, Aleida. In Season Four, Daya finds herself holding Thomas Humphrey and Artesian McCullough at gunpoint, inciting a riot.

Following from this, Daya became power-hungry, and once she realised she was getting her sentence extended and transferred to Maximum Security, she begins to display a more callous, brutal, gang-leader personality.

Biography

As the eldest of all of Aleida Diaz' children, Dayanara found herself acting as "second mother" while Aleida packed heroin for her boyfriend, Cesar. After Aleida is arrested and detained, Dayanara begins a relationship with Cesar, taking her mother's role, and following the same route as her into prison. There, Dayanra is not accepted by the rest of the "Latina" clique. Dayanara earns a job in the kitchen with the rest of the Latinas under Gloria Mendoza after Galina Reznikov is fired for smuggling contraband. Dayanara ends up pregnant in Season Two, with the father being correctional officer John Bennett. Daya, Reznikov, Aleida, and Nicky concoct a plan to indite unliked correctional officer, George Mendez, as a rapist in order to prevent Bennett from being caught out.

In Season Three, Bennett abandons Dayanara to have the child alone as he simply cannot keep calm under the pressure. After giving birth and having her child taken away from her, Dayanara begins to care less and less about the consequences of her actions, and once Aleida is released from prison, holds a gun at an abusive correctional officer, Thomas Humphrey, cheered on by the rest of the prison population. Dayanara shoots the ceiling, causing shrapnel to fall. Dayanara shoots Humphrey in the leg after he begins humanising himself to Dayanara in Spanish (a language she was never taught). A riot begins after this. Dayanara finds leadership in the riot naturally since she has the gun, and causes tension between her and Maria Ruiz. Dayanara loses the gun after Gloria Mendoza knocks Dayanara out and takes the gun from her to prevent Dayanara from doing any more harm.

Dayanara is then given a longer sentence and transferred to Maximum Security for inciting a riot and (wrongfully) murdering Humphrey. At Maximum Security, Dayanara finds herself making acquaintance with Barbara Denning, the leader of D-Block, and becomes addicted to Oxycontin. Dayanara begins shifting up the ranks of D-Block as a result of her relationship with Dominga Duarte. After Barbara's death, Dayanara takes complete control of the Oxycontin business and kills Duarte by accident instead of putting her into a coma with bath salts as revenge for having sex with Annalisa Damiva. Dayanara is initially upset by her actions, but soon toughens up after forming a coalition with Adeola Chinede, an implied murderer. When Aleida returns to prison for assault and damage to private property, she starts a rival business. When Dayanara's supply is confiscated by Rick Hopper as a result of Aleida's help, Dayanara threatens GED teacher Elmer to bring in drugs. Elmer quits instead. Dayanara reveals to Aleida she is using her younger sister, Eva, to bring drugs into the prison, and says that soon she will use Lucy, the youngest of the Diaz children.

Aleida has had enough of Dayanara's new self, and punches her in the throat and begins choking her. Her fate is not shown, though the actress confirms that Daya survived this.

Powers and Abilities

  • Artistry - Dayanara has shown incredible art skills through a variety of mediums such as spray paint and sketching.
  • Leadership - Dayanara single-handedly fought her way to the top and retained her position there through any means necessary.

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Okja (2017): Nancy Mirando | Lucy Mirando | Frank Dawson | Johnny Wilcox | Mirando Corporation
You Get Me (2017): Holly Viola
Naked (2017): Vicky | Cody Favors
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The Babysitter (2017): Bee | Max | Allison | John | Sonya | Satanic Cult | Melanie
1922 (2017): Wilfred James
Annihilation (2018): The Shimmer
Benji (2018): Syd Weld | Titus Weld | Rott | Cajun Captain | The Dogcatcher
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Christmas Chronicles (2018): Charlie Plummer | Vincent | Vincent's Goons
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Bird Box (2018): Creatures | Gary
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018): Stefan Butler | Pax | Jerome F. Davies | Peter Butler | Dr. Haynes
Polar (2019): Mr. Blut | Vivian | A-Team
I Am Mother (2019): Mother
Wounds (2019): Jason | Garrett | Jason's Friends | The higher being
The Highwaymen (2019): Bonnie and Clyde
Malibu Rescue: The Movie (2019): Brody | Logan | Spencer | Garvin Cross
The Silence (2019): Vesps | Reverend | The Hushed
Murder Mystery (2019): Grace Ballard | Juan Carlos Rivera
Secret Obsession (2019): Ryan Gaerity
In The Tall Grass (2019): Ross Humboldt
Eli (2019): Eli Miller | Dr. Isabella Horn | Paul Miller
Rattlesnake (2019): The Woman | Billy
The Irishman (2019): Frank Sheeran | Jimmy Hoffa | Tony Provenzano | Russell Bufalino | Tony Salerno | Joe Gallo | Sally Bugs | Whispers DiTullio
I See You (2019): Greg Harper | Alec
6 Underground (2019): Rovach Alimov | Four Horsemen | Baasha Zia
The Social Dilemma (2020): A.I.
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight (2020): The Twins | Priest
Extraction (2020): Amir Asif | Farhad | Colonel Bajlur Rashid | Saju Rav | Gaspar | Ovi Mahajan Sr. | Shadek
The Old Guard (2020): Steven Merrick | Booker | Copley
Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave (2020): Wayno | Kezza | Team Aussie | Brody | Spencer
Freaks: You're One of Us (2020): Dr. Stern | Elmar Mund/Electro Man
The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020): Melanie | Max | Allison | Sonya | John | Bee | Diego | Jimmy | Satan
Hubie Halloween (2020): Mrs. Dubois | Hal
Run (2020): Diane Sherman
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting (2020): The Grand Guignol | Peggy Drood | Toadies | Shadow creature
Love and Monsters (2020): Cap | Dana | Rocko | Monsters
The Strange House (2020): Gerold Röckl | Mrs. Röckl
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020): Don Juan Diego | Gustafson
Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020): Belsnickel | Speck
We Can Be Heroes (2020): Ojo | Ms. Granada
Major Grom: Plague Doctor (2021): The Plague Doctor | Evgeny Strelkov | Kirill Grechkin | Bank Robbers
Army of the Dead (2021): Zeus | Martin | Zombie Queen | Bly Tanaka | Burt Cummings | Zombies
Fear Street series (2021): Nick Goode | Satan | Skull Mask | Camp Nightwing Killer | Ruby Lane | Billy Barker | The Milkman | Pastor Miller | The Shame Killer | Goode Family (Solomon Goode) | Sheila
Black Island (2021): Helena Jung
Nightbooks (2021): Natacha | The Shredder | The Witch
There's Someone Inside Your House (2021): Zach Sandford
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight 2 (2021): Adas Adamiec | Zosia Wolska | Wanessa Kowalczyk | The Twins
Army of Thieves (2021): Brad Cage | Delacroix | Rolph | Bly Tanaka | Zombies
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Black Mirror: Carlton Bloom | Iain Rannoch | Victoria Skillane | White Bear Visitors | Baxter | Waldo | Matthew Trent | Joe Potter | Jennifer | Saito Geimu | Kenny | Hector | The Hackers | Arquette | Garrett Scholes | Robert Daly | Marie | Trick | Mia Nolan | Dogs | Rolo Haynes | Catherine Ortiz | Dr. Munk
House of Cards: Frank Underwood | Claire Underwood | Doug Stamper
Orange Is the New Black: Piper Chapman | Linda Ferguson | Pornstache | Natalie Figueroa | Desi Piscatella | Thomas Humphrey | Artesian McCullough | Aydin Bayat | Pennsatucky | Yvonne Parker | Stella Carlin | Maria Ruiz | Denning Sisters | Madison Murphy | Dayanara Diaz | Carlos Litvak | Kubra Balik
Better Call Saul: Saul Goodman | Mike Ehrmantraut | Charles McGill | Juárez Cartel (Hector Salamanca, Lalo Salamanca, Nacho Varga, Tuco Salamanca, Marco and Leonel Salamanca, Juan Bolsa, Krazy-8, Arturo Colon, Gonzo & Don Eladio) | Los Pollos Hermanos (Gustavo Fring, Victor, Tyrus Kitt, Lydia Rodarte-Quayle & Gale Boetticher) | Huell Babineoux | Ed Galbraith
Scream (2015): Ghostface (Piper Shaw, Kieran Wilcox, Third Killer, Beth & Jamal Elliot) | Brandon James | Haley Meyers | Tom Martin | Becca | Tommy Jenkins | Luther Thompson | Avery Collins | Nina Patterson
Stranger Things: Mind Flayer | Billy Hargrove | Demogorgon | Martin Brenner | Connie Frazier | Lonnie Byers | Troy and James | Tommy H. and Carol | D'Artagnan | Neil Hargrove | Grigori | Larry Kline | General Ozerov | Heather Holloway | Tom Holloway | Bruce Lowe | Hospital Creature
The Good Place: Shawn | Michael
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017): Count Olaf | Esmé Squalor | Hook-Handed Man | Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender | White-Faced Women | Bald Man | Carmelita Spats | Hugo, Colette & Kevin | The Man With a Beard But No Hair | The Woman With Hair But No Beard | Dr. Georgina Orwell | Sir | Vice Principal Nero | Ernest Denouement | Ishmael | Bombinating Beast
Money Heist: The Professor | Berlin | Arturo Roman | Alicia Sierra | Cesar Gandia | Palermo
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Luis Miguel: The Series: Luis Miguel | Luisito Rey | Tito | Matilde Sánchez | Cynthia Casas | Patricio Robles | José Pérez
Elite: Carla Rosón | Lucrecia Montesinos | Polo Benavent | Cayetana Grajera | Teodoro Rosón | Begoña Benavent | Andrea Villada | Armando
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Father Blackwood | Madame Satan | Weird Sisters (Prudence Blackwood & Agatha Night) | Batibat | Plague Kings (Beelzebub, Asmodeus & Purson) | The Pagans (Pan, Circe & Nagaina) | Green Man | Caliban | Jimmy Platt | Dorian Gray | Bartel | Jerathmiel | Mehitable | Satan
Sex Education: Michael Groff | Adam Groff | Hope Haddon | Olivia Hanan | Man on the Bus | Sean Wiley | Peter Groff | Groff's Father
Malibu Rescue: The Series: Thornton Pavey | Garvin Cross | Brody | Spencer | Logan | Craig
Control Z: Raúl León | Gerry Granda | Pablo García | Darío | Ernesto | Bruno | Alex
Dark Desire: Esteban Solares | Darío Guerra | Antonio Guerra
Lupin: Hubert Pellegrini | Leonard Kone
Snabba Cash: Ravy
Sweet Home: Security Guard | Starving Monster | Blind Monster | Spider Monster | Tongue Monster | Eyeball Monster | Protein Monster | Reach Monster | Speed Monster | Outlaws | Ui-myeong
Squid Game: Oh Il-nam | Front Man | The VIPs | The Salesman | Masked Men (Masked Managers | Masked Soldiers | Masked Workers (Number 28)) | Cho Sang-woo | Jang Deok-su | Byeong-gi | Player 278 | Player 040 | Player 303

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The Adventures of Puss In Boots: Bloodwolf | Duchess | Scimitar | El Moco | Beast | Evil Dulcinea
Dragons: Race to the Edge: Johann | Dragon Flyers (Krogan, Mr. Murderous Pile of Yak Dung, Flyer Leader) | Dragon Hunters (Viggo Grimborn, Ryker Grimborn, Cleve, Ingar Ingerman, Dragon Hunter Commander, Fight Master) | Dagur the Deranged | Amos | Gruffnut Thorston | Slitherwings | Firecomb Crasher | Hookfang's Nemesis
Dinotrux: D-Structs | Skrap-It | Splitter | Blayde | Pounder | D-Stroy | Goldtrux
Magi: Adventure of Sinbad: Barbarossa | Falan | Memphis | Shaka | Zayzafon | Rotter | Gyokuen Ren | Matal Mogamett
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Emperor Zarkon | Lotor | Haggar
Trollhunters: Gunmar the Black | Bular the Butcher | Gumm-Gumms | Angor Rot | Queen Usurna | Dictatious Maximus Galadrigal | Stricklander | Otto Scaarbach | Nomura | Krax | Morgana
Castlevania: Dracula | Isaac | Hector | Blue Fangs | Carmilla | Death | Bishop
Kakegurui: Yumeko Jabami | Mary Saotome | Hyakkaou Private Academy Student Council (Kirari Momobami, Vice-president, Itsuki Sumeragi, Yuriko Nishinotouin, Midari Ikishima, Yumemi Yumemite, Kaede Manyuda, Runa Yomozuki & Sayaka Igarashi)
Devilman Crybaby: Ryo Asuka/Satan | Demons (Zennon, Psycho Jenny, Sirene, Medoc, Kaim, Vegard & Jinmen) | Moyuru Koda | Babo | Hie | Angels | God
B The Beginning: Gilbert Ross | Market Maker (Minatsuki, Laica, Kamui, Quinn, Izanami & Takeru and Kukuri) | Red | Blue | Yellow | Richard Crouse | Henry Crouse | Julian Crouse | Jean Henry Richard | Dead Kyle
Barbie: Dreamhouse Adventures: Poppy Reardon | Tammy | Whittaker Reardon | Gloria Vaughan | Cameron Vaughan | Mr. Pearlman | Vladimir Borislav
Harvey Girls Forever!: Zoe | Stu | Maria | Patty Pupé
Hilda: Kelly | Trevor
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: Melvin Sneedly | Benjamin Krupp | The Splotch | Socktopus | Theodore Murdsly | Smartsy Fartsy | Melvinborg | Teachertrons | Croco-bats | Butt-erflies | Dr. Disgruntled
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Hordak | The Horde (Catra, Shadow Weaver, Scorpia, Double Trouble & Entrapta) | Horde Prime | Galactic Horde | Light Hope | First Ones
3Below: General Morando | OMENs | Zeron Brotherhood | Halcon | Magmatron | Tronos Madu | Gwendolyn | Colonel Kubritz | Gaylen
Carmen Sandiego (2019): Professor Maelstrom | Coach Brunt | Countess Cleo | Dr. Saira Bellum | V.I.L.E. (The Cleaners | Roundabout | Cookie Booker | Tigress | Le Chevre | El Topo | Paper Star | Mime Bomb | Neal the Eel | The Mechanic | The Driver | Lady Dokuso | Otter Man and Moose Boy | Spinkick and Flytrap | The Troll | Madame Goldlove | Dash Haber)
Love, Death & Robots: Baris | DeeBees | Detective Briggs | Dicko | Dracula | Governor | Life Hutch Maintenance Robot | Tall Grass Monsters | Vacuubot | Werewolves
Seis Manos: El Balde | El Balde’s Jefes
Green Eggs and Ham (2019): Hervnick Z. Snerz | Goat
Dragons: Rescue Riders: Magnus Finke | Slinkwing Trio (Lurke) | Waldondo del Mundo | Erik the Wretched | Svetlana the Sly
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Scarlemagne | Mod Frogs (Jamack & Mrs. Satori) | Newton Wolves (Bad Billions and Good Billions) | Scooter Skunks | Humming Bombers | Tad Mulholand | Fun Gus | Human Resistance (Dr. Emilia, Greta & Zane)
Wizards: Bellroc | Skrael | King Arthur | Morgana | AAARRRGGHH!!!
Blood of Zeus: Hera | Seraphim
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous: Mantah Corp | Mitch & Tiff | Henry Wu | Eddie | Indominus rex | Hawkes | Reed | Eli Mills
Kid Cosmic: Fantos the Amassor | Stuck Chuck | Biker in Black | Krosh | Erodious the Planet Killer
Go, Dog, Go!: Frank and Beans
I Heart Arlo: The Bog Lady
Centaurworld: The Nowhere King
Maya and the Three: Mictlan | Lady Micte | Cipactil and Cabrakan | Acat | Xtabay | Hura and Can | Chivo | Bone and Skull | The Widow Queen's Father
Inside Job: Cognito, Inc. (Rand Ridley, J.R. Scheimpough, ROBOTUS) | Bear-O | Robo Reagan | Reptoids | Flat Earth Society ( Harold) | Rafe Masters | Buzz Aldrin | Shadow Board
Arcane: Jinx | Silco | Singed | Sevika | Marcus
Dogs in Space: Kira | Captain Happy | E.d

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