- "Look at you. Still muscly and everything."
- ―Darcy Lewis to Thor
Darcy Lewis is a student of political science who became an intern for Erik Selvig and Jane Foster's assistant. While working with the scientists, Lewis came into contact with Asgard when Thor arrived on Earth, only to be followed by the Warriors Three, Lady Sif and the Destroyer. Lewis and Foster became focused on understanding the Bifrost Bridge and when Thor returned to Earth, Lewis assisted him in his war against Malekith and the Dark Elves.
Working with Scientists
- "What? He was freaking me out!"
- ―Darcy Lewis
Lewis was traveling in a van with Foster and Selvig, when the mysterious weather event subject of Foster's research unexpectedly turned into a powerful vortex before them. As they struggled with the zero-visibility conditions, the van collided with a man who had stumbled out of the dust into their path. The man, who only announced himself as Thor, began raving on about a hammer and the Bifrost, prompting Lewis to tazer the supposedly delusional stranger. With the man knocked out, the group took him to the hospital.
The following day, Lewis made a surprise discovery when she noticed the figure of a man in one of the photographic images captured from the atmospheric event. While Foster realized that the newcomer might be able to shed some light on the event, Selvig was more skeptical, sparking a lengthy disagreement that Lewis only rarely weighed in on to support the more fanciful elements of Foster's theories.
Lewis continued to tag along with the scientists, providing numerous observations about their rapidly changing situation that were helpful to them.
Search for Thor
Assisting Jane Foster
Lewis tried to help Jane Foster find a way to bring Thor back to Earth. They built a device to open a Wormhole, but it failed. Lewis told Foster to wait since Thor promised to return. However, one year passed and Lewis began to doubt that Thor would return at all. When Thor's brother Loki came to Earth, S.H.I.E.L.D. contacted Foster and sent her to Tromsø, Norway to an Astrophysics Lab.
Once arrived in Norway, nobody in the lab had any idea why she and Foster were sent there. Lewis hacked into the computer and found live footage of Thor in New York City, and she showed the video to Foster. Discovering from Erik Selvig that Thor had left Earth, Lewis comforted her friend, telling her that Thor would return again, but Foster disagreed and gave up.
A few years after the events in New Mexico, Lewis and Jane Foster were called to London by Erik Selvig, who had been there for several weeks researching a new series of anomalies. When they got there, they found Selvig missing and took up residence in his flat. During this time, Lewis hired an intern of her own, Ian Boothby. After several days without any word from Selvig, Lewis discovered that Selvig's scientific equipment was acting up, and brought this information to Foster, interrupting her date with a man named Richard. The pair, accompanied by Boothby, followed the signals to an abandoned warehouse where the laws of physics were going haywire and various portals had opened up. While Lewis and Boothby were distracted by the events, Foster disappeared.
After not being able to find Jane Foster for five hours, Lewis called the police, only for Foster to appear as suddenly as she vanished. When the police were about to arrest the group for trespassing on private property, Thor suddenly appeared, having been alerted by Heimdall to Foster's disappearance. When one of the officers tried to forcefully arrest Foster, her body reacted by unleashing a mysterious energy that forced everyone away from her. Before the police could react, Thor left with Foster via Bifrost Bridge, leaving a stupefied Lewis behind.
In Foster's absence, Lewis was left with Boothby to try to locate Selvig and to make sense of the situation. After failing to page S.H.I.E.L.D. for assistance, Lewis saw a newscast of Selvig running around naked at Stonehenge, and traced him to a local sanitarium. After bailing Selvig out, Lewis and he returned to Foster's flat and studied Selvig's research over the strange anomalies, which were revealed to be echoes of the Convergence.
Foster and Thor eventually returned, having traveled to Asgard, then to Svartalfheim, where they discovered a portal that returned them safely to Earth. Foster revealed that Malekith, a Dark Elf sorcerer, sought to use a force called the Aether to obliterate the Nine Realms through the Convergence. Together, the group confronted Malekith at Greenwich, where, while Thor fought him, Lewis and her friends dealt with his minions via teleporation devices created by Selvig.
Lewis and Boothby were separated from the others and were nearly killed by a platoon of Dark Elf soldiers. Fortunately, a Jotunheim Beast was teleported to their exact location and killed the Dark Elves, inadvertently saving the pair. After the battle, Lewis returned to the flat with her friends, where she witnessed Thor returning from Asgard to stay on Earth with Jane Foster.
Darcy is shown to be very impulsive, as she tasers Thor because he was "freaking her out". Despite not being a scientist like her friends, Darcy is the first to notice the "anomaly" that made Jane Foster realizes that Thor fell out of it. She also pointed out that, despite the fact that Thor may not be a god, primitive cultures like the Vikings might have worshiped him as so. Darcy Lewis is outspoken and sarcastic, as when she Told Jane that although the Guy they hit with a car is a " crazy homeless person, he's pretty cut", or when Jane claimed at the hospital that she never met him before, Darcy Notified that she hit him with a car.
Darcy Lewis is very helpful to her friends, But she has limits, as when she shouted "I am not DYING for six college credits"
- "I am not dying for 6 college credits!"
- ―Darcy Lewis
- Scientist: Through her work with Erik Selvig and Jane Foster, Lewis acquired some degree of scientific knowledge; Lewis' background is better suited in political science. However, Lewis is skilled in accessing computerized information and noticing inconsistencies that even Selvig and Foster did not see (Thor in the photograph).
- Jane Foster - Friend and Colleague
- Erik Selvig - Friend and Colleague
- Thor - Friend
- Ian Boothby - Intern and Love Interest
- Darcy refers to Mjølnir as meowmeow.
Behind the Scenes
- Cat Hannah and Dani Biernat were stunt doubles for Kat Dennings in the role of Darcy Lewis.
- Hannah Louise Pritchard was a stand-in and a double for Kat Dennings in the role of Darcy Lewis.