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You wear a helmet in the gym shower one time and they label you for life!
―Marco's rant about his safe kid moniker

Marco Diaz is the deuteragonist of the Disney XD animated series, Star vs. the Forces of Evil. A Latino-American California citizen, he has been assigned the task of helping Star Butterfly adjust to Earth, and of providing Star with a home thereon. He has also come to serve the additional roles of aiding Star in fighting all matter of inter-dimensional monsters, and apparently has even begun to form a friendship of sorts with her.



In the Pilot episode, Marco was chosen by his school's principal to guide and show Star around the school due to his reputation. As he discovered upon returning home on the same day (after having discovered Star's bizarre background at the end of the tour he had given her), his home had also been selected to be Star's own, though the person or persons who made this decision and the means by which it was reached remain as-yet unknown.

Immediately following his interactions with Star, Marco ran away from home, abhorrent of his new roommate. Star managed to find him afterwards, and acknowledged the hardship she had put him through. Prior to closure being fully reached, the two were ambushed by the villain Ludo and his thugs. After having helped to ward off the assassination attempt, Marco expressed a change of heart toward Star, and a preference for her to remain a resident of his home. The two headed back to Marco's house following this reconciliation.


Marco is practically the exact opposite of Star. He is very wary and tries to avoid any trouble or exposure. Because of Marco's cautiousness (and the one time he wore a helmet in the gym shower), he is labeled by both his peers and school staff as the "safe kid." Ironically, despite his predilection toward practical caution, Marco seems to enjoy the prospect of combat and adventure (In the pilot episode, he even expressed a desire for "some action and danger in (his) life". Marco also seems to want this to be opined so with his reputation, as well; Marco openly expresses disdain for being considered a "Safe Kid", and has repeatedly attempted (to little avail) to persuade others to view him as otherwise.

Marco has proven to be notably irritable, as seen in his rambling about his reputation in the pilot episode, and his very quickly losing patience with Star in the same episode. He has also demonstrated poor sportsmanship, elevating himself and slandering his opponents in the Arcade Dimension of the episode immediately following, though this may have simply been on account of his anger and defensiveness against Pony Head, due to her mistreatment and threats against him.

Marco seems to have studied martial arts extensively, namely Karate, as seen in the pilot episode, in which he employs it to combat the monsters who come to assassinate Star (even explaining it as such to her). He can also briefly be seen in the introductory animated sequence about to break a wooden board, a common test of strength and technique in East-Asian martial arts.


  • Karate: Marco is learning and currently has a red belt in karate. He is very capable of using karate chops, kicks, and punches to battle monsters at the same level as Star.
  • Culinary: Marco is also good at making nachos.


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  • Originally, in Daron Nefcy's version of Star without magical powers, Marco was named Sol, had an obsession with Dragon Ball Z (where his karate interest came from), and was more like an enemy to Star.
  • In the midst of production, Marco was originally to have braces.
  • In the unaired pilot, Marco's pants were originally blue instead of dark gray.
  • Marco's middle name was revealed to be Ubaldo in "Match Maker".
    • Marco's initials spell "MUD". This is purely coincidental, of course.
  • Marco during Season One had a green belt with a white stripe in the Tang Soo Do discipline. A green belt represents "the growth of a seed that sprouts upward, becoming a plant. Like the sprout, the student is becoming something greater." A green belt is roughly middle level.
  • Marco's fans are called "Meatballs" by Adam on his Twitter.[1]


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Star vs. the Forces of Evil | Star vs. The Dungeon of Evil | Creature Capture | Star and Marco’s Guide to Mastering Every Dimension | Comic Books


Star Butterfly | Marco Diaz | Pony Head | Ludo | King and Queen Butterfly | Glossaryck | Ferguson | Alfonzo | Jackie Lynn Thomas | Janna | Brittney Wong | Mr. and Mrs. Diaz | King Pony Head | Oskar Greason | Miss Skullnick | Tom | Laser Puppies | Charlie Booth | Chantelle | Sabrina | Jeremy Birnbaum | Justin | Buff Frog | Buff Frog's Tadpoles | Andrea | Lars | Monster Arm | Principal Skeeves | Dojo Sensei | Ludo's Army | Glossaryck | Pixie Empress | Princess Smooshy | Toffee | Father Time | Helios | Miss Heinous | Mina Loveberry


Season One: "Star Comes to Earth" / "Party With a Pony" | "Match Maker" / "School Spirit" | "Monster Arm" / "The Other Exchange Student" | "Cheer Up Star" / "Quest Buy" | "Diaz Family Vacation" / "Brittney's Party" | "Mewberty" / "Pixtopia" | "Lobster Claws" / "Sleep Spells" | "Blood Moon Ball" / "Fortune Cookies" | "Freeze Day" / "Royal Pain" | "St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses" | "Mewnipendance Day" / "The Banagic Incident" | "Interdimensional Field Trip" / "Marco Grows a Beard" | "Storm the Castle"
Season Two: "My New Wand!" / "Ludo in the Wild" | "Mr. Candle Cares" / "Red Belt" | "Star on Wheels" / "Fetch" | "Star vs. Echo Creek" / "Wand to Wand" | "Starstruck" / "Camping Trip" | "Starsitting" / "On the Job" | "Goblin Dogs" / "By the Book" | "Game of Flags" / "Girls' Day Out" | "Sleepover" / "Gift of the Card" | "Friendenemies" / "Is Mystery" | "Hungry Larry" / "Spider With a Top Hat" | "Into the Wand" / "Pizza Thing" | "Page Turner" / "Naysaya" | "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown" | "Raid the Cave" / "Trickstar" | "Baby" / "Running with Scissors" | "Mathmagic" / "The Bounce Lounge" | "Crystal Clear" / "The Hard Way" | "Heinous" / "All Belts are Off" | "Collateral Damage" / "Just Friends" | "Face the Music" | "Starcrushed"


Royal Magic Wand | Dimensional Scissors | Magic Instruction Book | Wheel of Progress


I'm from Another Dimension | Closing Theme | Space Unicorn | Awesome Feeling | Too Little Too Late | Waiting for Me


Mewni | Echo Creek | Echo Creek Academy | St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses | Diaz House | Quest Buy | Ludo's Castle | Pixtopia

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