This is Trent Lane.
This is Trent Reznor.
1. I mean, they even have the same name.
They also sort of look the same? Listen, there's no way the creators of Daria weren't inspired by Reznor.
2. Trent Lane was in a band called "Mystik Spiral."
Which is obviously a reference to the NIN album "Downward Spiral."
3. Did I mention he's also the dynamic frontman of said band?
4. They both like to get messy.
5. They even write about the same stuff.
There is no way this is coincidence.
6. They share an interest in dark and brooding things, like space.
There's a big black hole
Gonna eat me up someday
Someday fades away
Like a memory
Or a place that you'd rather be
Some place lost in space
Itch in my head, that's telling me somewhere
Somewhere out there anywhere
I don't care
Get me out of here