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Thor's roommate Darryl survived Thanos' snap, but he's also in a ton of debt

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Aug 13, 2018

Ever wonder what happened to Thor's roommate Darryl after the events of Captain America: Civil War and Ragnarok? Wonder no more, because Darryl Jacobson himself (played by Daley Pearson) released a video on Twitter where he wishes Thor a happy birthday, not too long after Chris Hemsworth's birthday passed a couple days prior.

While it may seem like a joyous video, it's actually a chance for Darryl to explain that he survived Thanos' infamous Infinity Gauntlet snap, but since a lot of his colleagues didn't, he's stuck working weekends.

You'd think that a Leftovers-level event would have given him some time off, but it wasn't meant to be. To add insult to injury, Mr. Jacobson's also in a ton of debt, probably because the entire global financial system collapsed in on itself when half of Earth's population simply vanished. Or maybe the Odinson simply didn't pay any of his share of the rent after he tried to pay for it with ancient Asgardian treasures, like a wizard in the Harry Potter universe attempting to pay a Muggle with gold Galleons. 

"Good news: Darly survived 'The Snap.' Bad news: A lot of my co-workers didn't, so I'm working Sundays," Darryl says at the start of his birthday message. "This video's to say, 'Happy Birthday, Thor,' however many thousands of years old you are. I hope you're having a good time out there in the universe and if there happens to be Wi-Fi where you are, if you could just do a quick transfer, I'm in quite a bit of debt since you left. Happy Birthday, Thor. I miss you and I hope you're having a good day." 

The character of Darryl was introduced in a short video from 2016, which announced that Thor: Ragnarok was in production and explained where Thor was during the events of Civil War. Titled "Team Thor," the three-and-a-half-minute video was directed by Taika Waititi in the mockumentary style of What We Do in the Shadows. In it, Thor talks about how he needed to take some time off from saving the world after Age of Ultron, so he moved to Australia, got a roomate, and occasionally grabbed a coffee with Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). 

A sequel to "Team Thor" (titled "Team Thor: Pt. 2, Where Are They Now?") found its way onto the Doctor Strange home release. Darryl tries to convince Thor to get a job after the God of Thunder displays his ignorance of human currency. 

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