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This timeline covers several events on Megacrossover Earth.

PrehistoryEdit

13,700,000,000 BCE

  • The universe is brought into existence by The Creator. Several eldila travel to the new universe and begin shaping the first planets. (Real life, The Silmarillion, The Space Trilogy)
  • The cosmic beings known on Earth as Destiny, Dream, Death, Despair, Destruction, Desire, and Delirium also come into existence. (Sandman)
  • Galan, lone survivor of a dead universe, enters the new universe and transforms into the being Galactus.

10,000,000,000 BCE

  • The planet Maltus becomes the first to have life evolve. Its humanoid inhabitants build a powerful space-faring civilization. The Elder Council selects a number of beings from Maltus, grants them immortality, and places them on the planet GodWorld. (DC Comics)

9,000,000,000 BCE

  • The Great Old Ones enter the universe, brining fear and terror to mortals. Many go mad and start worshipping them. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The Elder Council sends a group of eldila known as the Proemial Gods to combat the threat brought by the Great Old Ones. They recruit many heroic mortals to follow their cause. (Marvel Comics)

8,000,000,000 BCE

  • Maleldil, leader of the Elder Council, appoints the eldil Eon with the task of monitoring the universe, checking for anything that could lead to its destruction. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Maltusians begin to genetically uplift other species in the universe. (DC Comics)
  • One group of Maltusians starts calling themselves the Watchers and chooses to observe all development of life in the universe without interfering. (Marvel Comics)

5,500,000,000 BCE

  • Observing that their planet is dying, several Maltusians travel to the young planet Oa. Others ascend to a realm they call the Q Continuum. (DC Comics, Star Trek)
  • A group of Maltusians migrates to Arisia. They are chosen by the Elder Council to help protect evolution in the Milky Way galaxy. (Lensman)
  • The Guardian of Forever is built on a planet in the Milky Way. It lasts for billions of years. (Star Trek)

4,500,000,000 BCE

  • Earth's Solar System is formed from a cloud of gas and dust. A group of eldila arrives on Earth, gives it the name Thulcandra, and embed it with psychic matter so that sapient life can evolve. In later times, they will be remembered as the Elder Gods. (The Space Trilogy)
  • Some Elder Gods create the Ogdru Jahad from fire and mud, but it revolts against them and gives birth to the Ogdru Hem. The Elder Gods imprison it inside golden cocoons using the Right Hand of Doom. (Hellboy)
  • The Great Old One Cthugha arrives on Earth with his fire vampires. (Cthulhu Mythos)

3,800,000,000 BCE

  • The first life-forms on Earth come into existence. At this time, Yidhra the "Dream-Witch" is born. (Cthulhu Mythos)

3,500,000,000 BCE

  • The Guardians of the Universe divide the universe into 3600 sectors and build an all-robot police force to maintain peace. (DC Comics)

2,500,000,000 BCE

  • The Eddorians, a servitor race to the Archdevils, enter the physical universe. The Arisians, unable to combat them directly, recruit others to help them fight the new enemy. (Lensmen)

2,000,000,000 BCE

  • Chaugnar Faugn, a spirit that feeds on worship, first comes to Earth. (Cthulhu Mythos)

1,500,000,000 BCE

  • The Thrintun Empire begins its authoritarian rule over the galaxy. It attempts to speed up evolution on primitive worlds for food purposes. (Known Space)

1,000,000,000 BCE

  • A group of Elder Things arrive in the Pacific Ocean and create their city there. They begin creating the shoggoths to be slaves for them. (Cthulhu Mythos)

545,000,000 BCE

  • The Elder God Gaea starts the Cambrian explosion, increasing the diversity of Earth's life. (Marvel Comics)

425,000,000 BCE

  • Yggdrasil the World-Tree forms and gives birth to a group of plant elementals known as the Parliament of Trees. (DC Comics)

370,000,000 BCE

  • Chaugnar Faugn creates a servitor races, the Miri Nigri, from early amphibians. (Cthulhu Mythos)

350,000,000 BCE

  • Several Great Old Ones arrive on Earth, including Cthulhu, Dagon, and Hastur. Cthulhu's home, R'lyeh, is built in the Panthalassic Ocean. They enter a series of wars with the Elder Things. (Cthulhu Mythos)

270,000,000 BCE

  • A race of so-called Serpent People evolves from early synapsids. They make home in Valusia and begin worshipping Set, who they call the Great Serpent. (Cthulhu Mythos)

255,000,000 BCE

  • The Elder Gods battle and imprison the Great Old Ones. R'lyeh sinks below the ocean depths. (Cthulhu Mythos)

252,000,000 BCE

  • Several Elder Gods led by Set join the side of the Archdevils and fight against those who are loyal to the Elder Council. The battle between the two forces wipes out the Serpent People's civilization and causes the Permian extinction event. The Elder Council places Earth under quarantine, silencing it from the rest of the Solar System. (Cthulhu Mythos, Marvel Comics, The Space Trilogy)

160,000,000 BCE

  • Mi-Go arrive from Pluto to set up mining operations in the Northern Hemisphere. They begin battling the Elder Things in space. (Cthulhu Mythos)

66,000,000 BCE

  • Gaea's son Atum leads a war against Set, causing massive disruptions in Earth's crust. Set summons an asteroid to collide with Earth, which causes the Cretaceous extinction event. Nearly all non-avian dinosaurs die out. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Elder Things's cities are destroyed. A new one is built in Antarctica. (Cthulhu Mythos)

60,000,000 BCE

  • Early primates appear. Gaea recognizes their potential for developing into sentient life. (Marvel Comics)

9,000,000 BCE

  • The robotic inhabitants of Cybertron split into two opposing factions, the Autobots and the Decepticons, starting the Cybertronian Civil War. (Transformers)

4,000,000 BCE

  • Cybertron suffers a major energy crisis shortage, causing Autobot leader Optimus Prime to lead an expedition to Earth. Once the Autobots arrive, they enter stasis. (Transformers)

3,891,000 BCE

  • The period of time known as the Satya Yuga ("Age of Truth") begins. The universe achieves a state of near-perfect harmony. Galaxy-spanning civilizations experience a period with virtually no war or corruption. (Hindu mythology)

2,700,000 BCE

  • A monolith is placed in Africa by visiting Arisians, boosting the intelligence of a tribe of australopithecines. (Lensmen2001: A Space Odyssey)

2,500,000 BCE

  • The Arisians construct the Halo networks as a method of preserving life in the Milky Way Galaxy. (Halo)

2,163,000 BCE

  • The Treta Yuga ("Age of Knowledge") begins. As chaos in the universe starts to rise, the eldila intervene more in preserving civilization. Several powerful eldila known as Oyésaru are assigned to rule over inhabited worlds directly. (Hindu mythology, The Space Trilogy)
  • Kozmotis Pitchener, leader of the interstellar Golden Armies, is transformed into the demon Pitch Black by the Fearlings, servants of the Archdevils. He is imprisoned in a cave on Earth by Nightlight, an agent of the Elder Council. (The Guardians of Childhood)

1,000,000 BCE

  • The Golden People (Homo hyperboreus) evolve from Homo erectus and migrate to Hyperborea, now known as Greenland.  (Cthulhu Mythos)

867,000 BCE

  • The Dwapara Yuga (Age of Sacrifice) starts. As chaos spreads, the majority of galactic civilizations collapse and planets become isolated. (Hindu mythology)

751,000 BCE

  • Eibon, a Hyperborean wizard in contact with the Great Old Ones, writes the Book of Eibon. (Cthulhu Mythos)

750,000 BCE

  • Hyperborea is frozen during a new ice age. Its people migrate to other parts of the world where they evolve into the giants of human mythology. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Thoth, the last of the Hyperborean kings, having been granted immortality by the eldila, writes forty-two books devoted to the secrets of the universe. (Hellboy)
  • The Serpent People start ruling over Lemuria in the Pacific Ocean and become known as Dragon Kings. (Cthulhu Mythos)

330,000 BCE

  • A civil war is fought among the Coruscant-based interstellar civilization in the Triangulum Galaxy. An Elder Council-aligned race records the events in the Journal of the Whills. (Star Wars)

200,000 BCE

  • Elves (Homo alfus) and dwarves (Homo nanus) evolve from Homo erectus in eastern Asia.

160,000 BCE

  • Several eldila lead a fleet of humans from the Triangulum Galaxy to the planet Kobol in the Milky Way Galaxy. The colonists' descendants start worshipping them as gods.(Battlestar Galactica)

150,000 BCE

  • A fleet carrying Kobolans and renegade humanoid Cylons, survivors of a devastating war in a distant star system, arrive on Earth. The human-Cylon hybrid Hera Agathon becomes the "Mitochondrial Eve" to humans in the Information Age. (Battlestar Galactica)

94,000 BCE

  • The first hobbits (Homo floresiensis) evolve from Homo sapiens in southeast Asia. (Real life)

86,700 BCE

  • The Dwapara Yuga (Age of Sacrifice) starts. As chaos spreads, many galactic civilizations become corrupted. (Hindu mythology)

75,500 BCE

  • Melkor, the Oyarsa assigned to Earth, rebels against the Elder Council and plots to rule over Earth directly. Many eldila in the Solar System begin calling him the Bent Oyarsa. (The Silmarillion)
  • The Elder Council sends a group of eldila known as the Valar to Earth. They establish the island of Almaran in the Atlantic Ocean. (The Silmarillion)

57,300 BCE

  • Melkor creates vast clouds shielding the planet in darkness. In Aman, two Lamps are created to light the world. (The Silmarilion)

51,000 BCE

  • The Valar place Adam and Havvah, the first spiritually modern humans, in the Garden of Eden, located in the Persian Gulf basin. Their descendants, capable of abstract thought, are responsible for humanity's Great Leap Forward. (The Bible, real life)
  • Kane, son of Adam, is cursed with immortality for murdering his brother Abel. (The Bible, Kane)

50,000 BCE

  • Humans migrate to eastern Asia, where they begin a thousand-year war with the Dragon Kings. (Thongor of Lemuria)
  • A number of eldila known as the Grigori visit the descendants of Adam and Havvah. Some of them marry human men and women. Their offspring, who are taller and stronger than normal humans, are called the Nephilim. (Book of Enoch)

49,000 BCE

  • Thongor of Lemuria overthrows the Dragon Kings and unites Lemuria under the Golden Age of the Sun. (Thongor of Lemuria)

48,000 BCE

  • Cro-Magnon tribesman Vandar Adg, later known as Vandal Savage, comes immortal after exposure to a radioactive meteorite. (DC Comics)

42,500 BCE

  • Melkor destroys the two Lamps, sending Earth into a new period of darkness. (The Silmarilion)

42,000 BCE

  • Two Trees are created by the Vala Yavanna to replace the Lamps. Their light resembles that of the Sun and the Moon. (The Silmarilion)

31,600 BCE

  • The Vala Oromë discovers three advanced tribes of elves in East Asia. He makes them ageless and invites them to live in Aman. (The Silmarilion)

27,600 BCE

  • Melkor destroys the Two Trees. Varda destroys the clouds covering Earth so that the Sun and the Moon are visible. (The Silmarilion)

27,000 BCE

  • The half-elf Earendil travels to Aman, where he convinces the Valar to free Eurasia from Melkor's rule. (The Silmarilion)
  • With the help of the Valar, several humans establish a civilization on the island of Númenor in the Atlantic Ocean. Its first rule is Elros, son of Earendil. (The Silmarilion)

23,500 BCE

  • Guided by Melkor's apprentice Sauron, the fleets of Númenor attack Aman. The Valar react by sinking it beneath the ocean. Survivors travel to Eurasia where they establish the kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor. Aman is transported to the demiplane known as the Otherworld. (The Silmarillion)

20,500 BCE

  • The War of the Rings is fought over much of Eurasia. Humans and elves, aided by the Maia wizard Gandalf, successfully defeat Sauron. (The Lord of the Rings)

20,100 BCE

  • The vast majority of non-human sapients in Eurasia migrate to the Otherworld. Elves settle in the realm of Alfheim, dwarves in Nidavellir, orcs in Svartalfheim, and Frost Giants in Jotunheim. (Norse mythology)
  • The Serpent People refuse to migrate, putting them at odds with the growing human empire. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Númenor rises out of the Atlantic. Humans from Gondor colonize the island, renaming it Atlantis, and form an independent empire. (Conan the Barbarian)

19,500 BCE

  • The GodWave hits Earth, transforming many humans with the Nephilite spiritual strain into the Younger Gods, a race of immortals with godlike powers. (DC Comics)
  • One group of Younger Gods, led by Buri, travels to the Otherworld and founds the kingdom of Asgard. They refer to the Valar as the Vanir. (Norse mythology)

17,000 BCE

  • Powerful magical energies on Atlantis leads to the emergence of the human subspecies Homo sapiens magi. (DC Comics)

16,000 BCE

  • Lemuria is destroyed by volcanic eruptions. Survivors travel to East Asia and the Americas, influencing the native cultures. One group migrates to Africa, establishing the city of Opar. (Conan the BarbarianTarzan)

15,000 BCE

  • Atlantean warrior Kull is banished from his homeland and travels to Valusia, where he becomes king. (King Kull)

11,000 BCE

  • A group of parasitic beings known as the Goau'ld, led by System Lord Ra, invade Earth. Some humans are taken to other planets, including Thanagar and Krypton. (Stargate, DC Comics)
  • On one Goau'ld colonized planet, lion-turtles give humans the power of bending so that they can rebel against their masters. (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

10,500 BCE

  • Conan, born in Cimmeria, has many adventures in western Eurasia. He eventually becomes King of Aquilonia (Conan the Barbarian).

10,000 BCE

  • Ouranos, a giant affected by the GodWave, marries Gaea and becomes father to the Titans, the multi-armed Hekatonkheires, and the one-eyed Cyclopes. Considering them mounstrous, Ouranos sends the Hekatonkheiries and Cyclopes to the hell plane Tartarus.

9600 BCE

  • The Younger Gods split into two factions, the Lords of Law and the Lords of Chaos. Their battles eventually cause the Great Cataclysm, forever altering Earth's geography. (Michael Moorcock, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

9500 BCE

  • The Arisians begin breeding humans to produce great leaders and warriors. (Lensmen)

8000 BCE

  • Nada, ruler of an African village, falls in love with Dream but then rejects him. He condemns her to a hell plane. (Sandman)

7300 BCE

  • Rama, prince of Ayodha, goes to the island of Lanka to retrieve his kidnapped wife, Sita. He is accompanied by his brother, Lakshman, and Hanuman, leader of a tribe of mangani. (Hindu mythology)

7000 BCE

  • The Titans, led by Cronus, overthrow their father. They begin ruling over much of Europe. Cronus decides to devour his own offspring so that he doesn't follow his father's fate. (Greek mythology)
  • The Elder Council names a young boy “Shazam” and gives him magical abilities so that he can fight the Archdevils’ forces on Earth.

6500 BCE

  • The sea-dwelling species Homo mermanus is created by the Arisians. Many of its members settle in the sunken city of Atlantis. (Marvel Comics)

Ancient and Medieval ErasEdit

3300 BCE

  • Thoth shares some of his knowledge with Egyptian priests. He later becomes known in Europe as Hermes Trismegistus. (Egyptian mythology, Hermetic legend)

3200 BCE

  • Zeus, son of Cronus, frees his siblings and fights against the Titans in the battle known as the the Titanomachy. Once the Titans are defeated, Cronus's offspring establish a home on Mount Olympus in the Otherworld. (Greek mythology)

3114 BCE

  • In central America, the Mayan Long Count calendar begins. (Real life)

3072 BCE

  • The Kali Yuga ("Age of Strife") begins. Entire galactic civilizations have fallen apart, allowing primitive cultures on isolated planets to develop. (Hindu mythology)
  • Indian sage Krishna dies in the battle of Kurukshetra. His teachings to warrior-hero Arjuna are recorded as the Bhagavad-Gita. (The Mahabharata)

2980 BCE

  • Construction on the Great Tower of Babel in Mesopotamia begins. It is halted when an eldil assigned to Earth causes its workers to speak in different languages. (The Bible)

2950 BCE

  • Mr. Am, a wise Arisian and agent of the Elder Council, arrives to help mortal humans fight against the Archdevils' clients. He founds a number of monasteries to train people in the esoteric arts. (The Jewel in the Crown )

2900 BCE

  • Egyptian warrior En Sahab Nur discovers that he is immortal and becomes worshipped as a god. His progeny are known as Clan Akkaba. (Marvel Comics)

2770 BCE

  • Tammuz (or Dumuzi), son of the god Enki, lives as a shepherd until he is slain by vicious demons. His lover Inanna travels to the Underworld to retrieve him. (Sumerian mythlogy)

2720 BCE

  • Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his friend Enkidu fight the Hubaba in the nearby Cedar Forest. After Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh goes in a search of a plant said to give immortality. (Epic of Gilgamesh)

2698 BCE

  • Huang Di becomes the first Emperor of China and fights back an invasion of the Mirror People. (Chinese mythology)

2530 BCE

  • Pharaoh Khafre is buried in one of the Great Pyramids of Giza with the mystic Blue Scarab gem, which enables him to come back as an undead being. (DC Comics)

2100 BCE

  • Vandal Savage, now a tribal chief, has Stonehenge built in Salisbury Plain as a lens over an area of wild magic. (DC Comics)

2000 BCE

  • A colony of Homo mermanus establishes the city of Shayeris in a trench between Greenland and Labrador. (DC Comics)

1906 BCE

  • Abram of Ur changes his name to Abraham and leads a band of Hebrews to the promised land of Canaan. (The Bible)

1890 BCE

  • A group of fae known as the Tuatha de Danaan migrates to the British Isles and intermarries with the locals. (Celtic mythology)

1780 BCE

  • Prince Imhotep is buried alive for sacrilege against the pharaoh. Placed with him is the Scroll of Thoth, which can be used to raise the dead. (The Mummy)

1700 BCE

  • Odin, Vili, and Ve, sons of King Borr of Asgard, defeat Ymir, ruler of Jotunheim. The Nordic Bronze Age begins. (Norse mythology)

1505 BCE

  • Egypt conquers Canaan. One group of Hebrews and Canaanites, led by Danaus, migrates to Greece. (Real life, Greek mythology)

1270 BCE

  • Teth-Adam, a pupil of Shazam, arranges a treaty between Egypt and the Hittites. (DC Comics)

1250 BCE

  • Bio, daughter of Thebes, experiences her first change from female to male. As Bion, he is sold into slavery and becomes a member of Ramses II's court. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1193 BCE

  • The Trojan War begins when the Achaeans of Greece respond to Paris of Troy taking away Helen, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta. (Greek mythology)

1185 BCE

  • Moses, a trained magician, leads the enslaved Hebrews of Egypt towards Canaan. On Mount Sinai, he delivers to his people the Ten Commandments. (The Bible, The Kane Chronicles)

1183 BCE

  • The Trojan War ends with a Greek victory. Odysseus begins a fantastic journey home. One of Troy's heroes, Aeneas, leads a group of refugees to Italy. (Greek mythology, The Aeneid)

1050 BCE

  • Queen Serenity begins her rule over the Silver Millenium, a kingdom on the Moon. Her people are assigned with the task of protecting Earth from hostile alien forces. (Sailor Moon)

961 BCE

  • The Great Temple of Solomon is built in Jerusalem. Its Holy of Holies houses the Ark of the Covenant. (The Bible)

753 BCE

  • Rome is founded by twin brothers Romulus and Remus, descendants of Aeneas. (Roman mythology)

710 BCE

  • Queen Semiramis liberates the city of Babylon from the Assyrians and creates a new empire. (Greek mythology)

660 BCE

  • Jimmu Tenno, a descendant of the goddess Ameratsu, becomes first Emperor of Japan. (Japanese mythology)

567 BCE

  • Sidhartha Guatama achieves enlightenment after sitting under a bodhi tree for forty days and becomes the Buddha. (Buddhist legend)

372 BCE

  • Ayesha is born in Africa. She later becomes the immortal queen of Kor. (Ayesha)

336 BCE

  • Alexander of Macedon begins creating a vast empire that spreads from Greece to India. He is helped by an alliance with Thalestris, queen of the Amazons. (Alexander legend)

33 CE

  • Jesus is crucified by Pontius Pilate as an anti-Roman religious fanatic.The spear used by the centurion Casca Rufio Longinus to pierce Jesus's side becomes the Spear of Destiny. Casca himself is given physical immortality. (The Bible, Casca 1: The Eternal Mercenary, medieval legend)

42 CE

  • Jesus's widow Mary Magdalene travels with their daughter Sarah to France. Sarah's recorded descendants form the Holy Grail bloodline . (Medieval legend, The Da Vinci Code)

61 CE

  • Cú Chulainn becomes leader of the Red March, a band of Celtic warriors. He receives his magic spear from Aife of Alba. (Celtic mythology)

115 CE

  • Corbenic Castle is built by Aminadab, great-grandson of Jesus, in Britain to house the physical Holy Grail used at Jesus's Last Supper. (Arthurian legend)

130 CE

  • Jacob, the son of a shipwrecked Roman woman, becomes protector of an island with strange electromagnetic properties. His brother becomes the being known as the Smoke Monster. (Lost)

152 CE

  • A group of adventurers, accompanied by the writer Lucian, travel to the Moon by a magical wind. (True History)

180 CE

  • To avoid execution by Emperor Commodus, General Maximus Decimus Meridius becomes a gladiator. (Gladiator)

411 CE

  • Roman occupation ends in the British Isles. Vortigern, a descendant of Emperor Constantine, becomes the first post-Roman King of Britain. (Medieval legend)

454 CE

  • German warrior Sigurd kills the dragon Fafnir with his father's once-broken sword Gram. Shortly after, he falls for the shield-maiden Brünnhilde. (Norse mythology)

494 CE

  • Galahad, son of Lancelot du Lac and Elaine of Carbonek, is born. He is brought up by an abbess in a nunnery. (Arthurian legend)

496 CE

  • Arthur, illegitimate son of Uther Pendragon, becomes King of Britain. He is given the ancient sword Andúril, now known as Excalibur, by Vivianne, the Lady of the Lake. Knights from across Christian Europe are invited to join his Round Table. (Arthurian legend)

498 CE

  • Cormac mac Art leads a band of Vikings on a series of exploits in Britain. (Tigers of the Sea)

509 CE

  • Clovis, a descendant of Jesus, conquers Gaul and establishes an alliance with the Catholic Church. (Real life, The Da Vinci Code)

516 CE

  • Sir Percival, Sir Bors, and Sir Galahad find the Holy Grail at Carbonek Castle. They are not permitted to take it back to Camelot. (Arthurian legend)

522 CE

  • Beowulf, nephew of King Hygelac of Götland, slays Grendel, a descendent of Kane. (Beowulf)

537 CE

  • King Arthur is killed at Camlann in a battle against his illegitimate Sir Mordred. His body is taken to the island of Avalon. Excalibur is returned to Viviane. (Arthurian legend)
  • Bion, now female again and calling herself Vita, battles Viviane and retrieves Excalibur, which she renames Durendal. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

568 CE

  • Ragnarok occurs in the Otherworld, leading to the destruction of Asgard and other homes of the Younger Gods. With their old gods dead, many Germanic people convert to Christianity. (Norse mythology, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • A three-year period of cold and darkness known as Fimbulwinter begins. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

622 CE

  • Muhammad, inspired by the visions of the angel Gabriel, goes to Medina and founds Islam. (Real life)

630 CE

  • The Chinese monk Xuan Zang makes a long journey to India in search of sacred Buddhist texts. He is accompanied by a talking monkey who calls himself Monkey King, a piglike creature named Zhu Wuneng, and the river spirit Sha Wujing. (Journey to the West)

643 CE

  • Amleth, son of the Jutish king Horvendil, discovers that his father was murdered by his uncle Feng. He succeeds in avenging his father's death, but dies from drinking a poisoned cup. (Danish legend, Hamlet)

679 CE

  • King Dagobert II of Austrasia, a member of the Merovingian bloodline, is killed on orders from the Mayor of the Palace. His two surviving sons go into hiding. (The Da Vinci Code)

734 CE

  • The mad Arab Abdul Hazred writes Al Azif, a repository of knowledge about the Great Old Ones and descriptions on how they can be summoned. (Cthulhu Mythos)

768 CE

  • Vita, now a man called Roland, joins Charlemagne’s order of paladins. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

775 CE

  • Aladdin, with the help of a jinn bound to a lamp, defeats Grand Vizier Jafar of Agrabah. (The Thief of Baghdad)

788 CE

  • While the Saracens besiege Paris, Roland goes in search of the beautiful Ang-ch'ou, princess of China. He returns after his sanity is restored by a vial given by his friend Astolpho. (Orlando Furioso)

915 CE

  • The book Al Azif becomes known in the West as the Necronomicron. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Aelfwine, an Anglo-Saxon sailor, visits Tol Eressëa, where he is given a copy of The Red Book of Westmarch. (The Book of Lost Tales)

976 CE

  • To preserve the magic traditions, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is founded. (Harry Potter)

996 CE

  • Kintaro, a boy with superhuman strength, becomes a servant of the famous samurai Minamoto no Yourimitsu. (Japanese mythology)

1040 CE

  • Influenced by three Seers, Macbeth, with the help of his friend Banquo, overthrows King Duncan of Scotland. (Macbeth)

1057 CE

  • Macbeth's reign over England ends when he is killed by Macduff, thane of Fife. (Macbeth)

1096 CE

  • Godfrey of Bouillon, leader of the First Crusade, uncovers ancient documents in Jerusalem relating to the true story of Jesus's life. He founds the Priory of Sion, which is devoted to monitoring and protecting the Holy Grail bloodline. (The Da Vinci Code, DC Comics)

1188 CE

  • A major split is created between the Knights Templar and the Priory of Sion. The two groups go their own separate ways.

1192 CE

  • While King Richard of England is involved in the Third Crusade, Robert of Loxley begins fighting against Prince John and his lackeys under the name "Robin Hood". (The Adventures of Robin Hood)

1194 CE

  • Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades and becomes an ally of Robin Hood. (Ivanhoe)

1204 CE

  • Baudalino of Alessandria saves historian Niketas Choniates during the sacking of Constantinople. (Baudolino)

1232 CE

  • Pope Gregory IX bans all copies of the Necronomicron. (Cthulhu Mythos)

1233 CE

  • The young but brave swineherd Manuel is made Duke of Poictesme in order to protect it from the invading Northmen. He establishes an alliance with Lord Miramon of Vraidex, who is trained in the magical arts. (James Branch Cabell)

1264 CE

  • John Caldwell, the bastard son of Henry III, becomes an outlaw and starts calling himself Norman of Torn. (The Outlaw of Torn)

1284 CE

  • The mysterious Pied Piper leads 130 children away from the village of Hamelin. (Medieval legend)

1303 CE

  • After going through a mysterious passageway, Dante Alighieri explores the hell plane Baator, ruled by the Archdevil Asmodeus. He is aided by an Ascended spirit claiming to be the poet Virgil. (The Divine Comedy)

1322 CE

  • Sir John Mandeville begins traveling across the known world, starting with a visit to Byzantium. (The Travels of Sir John Mandeville)

1327 CE

  • William of Baskerville investigates a monk's murder at a Benedictine abbey in Italy. (The Name of the Rose)

1356 CE

  • A Reaper challenges the Swedish knight Antonius Block to a game of chess. (The Seventh Seal)

1382 CE

  • Geoffrey Chaucer begins writing what will become known as The Canterbury Tales, based on stories he heard on a trip to Canterbury. (The Canterbury Tales)

1389 CE

  • Robert Gadling first meets Morpheus, avatar of Dream, in an English pub and is granted immortality. They will continue to meet there every hundred years. (Sandman)

Renaissance and EnlightenmentEdit

1404 CE

  • Princess Rosamund of Ardenne enters a coma where she does not age after touching an enchanted spindle. (Sleeping Beauty)

1412 CE

  • French wizard Nicholas Flamel succeeds in creating the Philosopher's Stone, which can render humans immortal. He decides to keep his discovery from the majority of humanity. (Harry Potter)

1428 CE

  • Quasimodo rebels against his master, the Archdeacon of Notre-Dame, in trying to save his love, Esmerelda. (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

1477 CE

  • Vlad Tepes Dracula, prince of Wallachia, becomes a vampire after exposure to the Crimson Stone. Trevor Belmont, Grant da Nasty, Sypha Belnades, and Adrian Fahrenheit Tepes unite in an attempt to kill him. (Castlevania)

1485 CE

  • Richard III is killed and succeeded by his cousin, Richard IV. The new king's second son, Edmund, is the ancestor of the Blackadder family. (Blackadder)

1504 CE

  • Princess Rosamund is woken up from her coma by Prince Philip of Burgundy. (Sleeping Beauty)

1507 CE

  • Leonardo da Vinci, a leading member of the Priory of Sion, finishes painting the Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda). Orlando serves as his model. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1517 CE

  • Raphael Hythloday visits the island called Utopia, which is home to a successful communistic society. (Utopia)

1522 CE

  • Pantagruel, son of the giant Gargantua, is born. The boy soon develops an intellectual appetite that equals his physical one. (Gargantua and Pantagruel)

1530 CE

  • The Moorish general Othello kills his lover Desdemona after his friend Iago tells him she is having an affair with his comrade Cassio. Realizing his error, Othello commits suicide. (Othello)

1535 CE

  • Kit Walker becomes the first masked hero to call himself "The Phantom". He vows to fight evil wherever he finds it. (The Phantom)

1546 CE

  • Prince Edward of England temporarily switches places with beggar boy Tom Canty. (The Prince and the Pauper)

1554 CE

  • A small Japanese village hires seven unemployed samurai, led by the wise Kambei Shimada, to protect it from vicious bandits. (The Seven Samurai)

1558 CE

  • King Henry VIII's half-fae daughter Elizabeth, also known as "Gloriana", becomes Queen of England. Her court members include the wizard Prospero (going by the name of John Subtle), spymaster Jack Wilton, and Edmund Blackadder. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Blackadder)

1582 CE

  • The Golem is created by Rabbi Judah Loew to defend prosecuted Jews. (Jewish legend)

1585 CE

  • Lord Hidetora Ichimonji abdicates and leaves his territory to his three sons, two of which insist on fighting each other. (Ran)

1589 CE

  • William Shakespeare strikes a deal with Morpheus, giving to him his only son Hamnet, while in an English pub. The result will make him one of the most celebrated writers in history. (Sandman)

1590 CE

  • Prospero, now the Duke of Milano, becomes shipwrecked with his daughter Miranda on a mysterious island in the Adriatic Sea. (The Tempest)

1601 CE

  • John Blackthorne, crewmember of the Dutch warship Erasmus, is shipwrecked at Japan and eventually becomes a samurai. (Shogun)

1606 CE

  • Don Quixote, inspired by the old chivalric tales, begins his several adventures. (Don Quixote)

1607 CE

  • While in Jamestown, Captain John Smith's life is saved by the 12-year-old Powhatan girl Matoaka, also known as Pocahontas. (American legend)

1610 CE

  • The first incarnation of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is formed. It includes Prospero, his servants Ariel and Caliban, Don Quixote, Orlando, and Amber St. Clair. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1620 CE

  • Due to widespread persecution against supernatural beings, most of the fae leave Earth and return to the Otherworld. They leave behind a few gates in isolated parts of the world. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1626 CE

  • Charles D'Artagnan begins his many exploits with fellow musketeers Athos, Aramis, and Porthos. (The Three Musketeers)

1650 CE

  • Immortal wizard Ombric Shalazar founds the village of Santoff Clausen in eastern Siberia as a haven for philosophers, artists, and visionaries. (The Guardians of Childhood)

1658 CE

  • Pitch Black escapes from his prison. In response, Ombric Shalazar recruits Nicholas St. North to help him fight Pitch. (The Guardians of Childhood)

1664 CE

  • The noblewoman Lady Margaret, sole survivor of an expedition to the Arctic Ocean, finds herself in a demiplane known as the Blazing World. She chooses to stay there and eventually marries the Emperor. (The Blazing World)

1676 CE

  • Arkham is founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony by freethinkers opposed to the intolerance of their neighbors. (Cthulhu Mythos)

1682 CE

  • The pilgrim Christian, a traveler from an alternate Earth, joins the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. (The Pilgrim's Progress, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1685 CE

  • Peter Blood escapes after being convicted of treason during the Monmouth Rebellion and becomes a pirate. (Captain Blood)

1692 CE

  • The International Confederation of Wizards passes the International Statute of Secrecy as a way of avoiding persecution. (Harry Potter)

1699 CE

  • Ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver begins his extradimensional travels and records them in his personal log. (Gulliver's Travels)

1716 CE

  • Robinson Crusoe becomes shipwrecked on a tropical island near Venezuela. He befriends an escaped prisoner from a tribe of cannibals who he names "Friday." (Robinson Crusoe)

1720 CE

  • Arkham College, later renamed Miskatonic University, is founded. (Cthulhu Mythos)

1723 CE

  • Former farmboy Westley, under the guise of Dread Pirate Roberts, rescues Buttercup, bride of Prince Humperdinck of Florin from a band of outlaws. (The Princess Bride)

1735 CE

  • Blacksmith Will Turner recruits the eccentric pirate captain Jack Sparrow in saving his lover Elizabeth Swann from the crew of the Black Pearl. (Pirates of the Caribbean)

1742 CE

  • The young Baron Karl Friedrich von Münchhausen joins the Russian army to fight against the Turks. (The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen)

1744 CE

  • The crew of the Hispanola, led by Captain Smollet, go to Treasure Island in the Caribbean to search for Captain Flint's treasure. The ship's cook Long John Silver, who once served Flint, stages a mutiny. (Treasure Island)

1750 CE

  • Prince Adam, son of the King of Ardenne, makes a mistake of offending a fae when he refuses her shelter. The angered fae gives him a monstrous appearance, causing him to be known as "the Beast". (Beauty and the Beast)

1752 CE

  • Dr. Christopher Syn turns to a life of piracy and adopts the name "Captain Clegg". (Doctor Syn)

1757 CE

  • Natty Bumppo and his close friend Chingachgook fight in the French and Indian War. (The Last of the Mohicans)

1773 CE

  • Phillipe Charboneau, bastard son of the Duke of Kent, travels to America where he becomes the ancestor of the Kent family. (The Bastard)

1776 CE

  • Adam Weishaupt founds the Bavarian Illuminati. They seek to create a New World Order based on freedom from tyranny and superstition. (Real life, conspiracy theory)

1787 CE

  • The Headless Horseman, the spirit of a German soldier in the American War of Independence, first shows up in Sleepy Hollow. (The Legend of Sleeping Hollow)
  • Lemuel Gulliver, Dr. Syn, and Natty Bumppo gather in London and form the Fellowship of Extraordinary Gentlemen. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1794 CE

  • Victor Frankenstein successfully brings a man made from dead tissue to life. (Frankenstein)

1793 CE

  • Sir Percy Blakeney, using the Scarlet Pimpernel identity, saves many aristocrats from the French Revolution and brings them to England. (The Scarlet Pimpernel)

1795 CE

  • A meteorite crashes in Wold Newton, Yorkshire. The passengers of two carriages nearby are affected by its radiation. Their descendants, who intermarry, are known as the Wold Newton Family. (Tarzan Alive)

1796 CE

  • The vampire Barnabas Collins is chained into a coffin in the Collins mausoleum. (Dark Shadows)

Nineteenth CenturyEdit

1805 CE

  • The wealthy Count Cyril Bezukhov dies in St. Petersburg, leaving millions to his illegitimate son, Pierre Bezukhov.(War and Peace)
  • Royal Navy captain Horatio Hornblower fights at the Battle of Trafalgar. (Horatio Hornblower)

1806 CE

  • Don Diego de la Vega begins fighting as the masked vigilante Zorro in Los Angeles, California. (Zorro)

1812 CE

  • During Napoleon's attack on Moscow, Pierre Bezukhov attempts to kill him, but fails. (War and Peace)

1815 CE

  • Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of hard labor and is given shelter by Bishop Myriel, whose kindness inspires him to become a better man. (Les Miserables)
  • Edmond Dantes is imprisoned in the Château d'If when suspected of being a Bonapartist. (The Count of Monte Cristo)

1821 CE

  • A group of French scientists known as the Companions of Silence begins a eugenics program to create children of enhanced strength and intelligence. (Les Habits Noirs)

1827 CE

  • The young Arthur Gordon Pym stows away on board the Grampus, which takes him to strange lands. (The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym)

1832 CE

  • The eccentric zoolinguist Dr. John Dolittle begins his veterinary practice. (Doctor Doolittle)

1835 CE

  • Oliver Twist, who was raised in an orphanage, joins a group of pickpockets. (Oliver Twist)
  • Ariel, daughter of King Triton of the underwater city of Atlantica, falls in love with Prince Eric of Denmark. ("The Little Mermaid")

1838 CE

  • Ben Cartwright moves to Virginia City, Nevada and begins building a ranch house in Ponderosa with his own hands. Over the next ten years, he has a series of short-lived marriages, resulting in the births of three sons. (Bonanza)

1840 CE

  • Hanoi Chan (later known as Fu Manchu), is born in China. His biological father is Sir William Clayton, brother of the Duke of Greystoke. (Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life)
  • Ishmael Thorndyke becomes a crew member of the Pequod, under the command of Captain Ahab. He becomes the sole survivor after the ship gets into a fight with the sperm whale Moby Dick. (Moby Dick)

1841 CE

  • C. Auguste Dupin investigates mysterious murders at the Rue Morgue in Paris, France. (Edgar Allen Poe)
  • Rocambale, one of the children bred by the Companions of Silence, starts his career as a criminal. (Rocambole)

1843 CE

  • Gerda, a girl living in Arendal, Norway, travels to the Snow Queen's palace in Lapland to rescue her friend Kai. ("The Snow Queen")

1845 CE

  • Sir Harry Paget Flashman is drafted into the First Sikh War. (Flashman)

1846 CE

  • Huckleberry Finn and slave Jim drift down the Mississippi river on a raft. (The Adventures of Hucklebery Finn)
  • Innsmouth, Massachusetts, becomes a home for crossbreeds between humans and the amphibious Dyzans. Its new inhabitants introduce the worship of the Great Old One Dagon. (Cthulhu Mythos)

​1849 CE

  • Adam Ewing befriends the Moriori slave Autua while visiting a plantation owner in the Chatham Islands. He is inspired to become an abolitionist. (Cloud Atlas)

1857 CE

  • Victor Frankenstein III succeeds in recreating his grandfather’s famous experiment, along with making a female version. (Frankenstein)

1861 CE

  • Colonel John Sartoris fights on the Confederate side in the American Civil War. (William Faulkner)

1863 CE

  • Professor Otto Lindenbrock leads an investigation to an incredibly huge cavern deep under Earth's crust. (Journey to the Center of the Earth)

1864 CE

  • Alice Liddell is transported to Wonderland after following the White Rabbit. (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1867 CE

  • The Black Rock crashes on the island inhabited by Jacob and his brother. The Smoke Monster kills all crew members except for Ricardo Alperto, who becomes an intermediary between Jacob and people who come to the island. (Lost)

1870 CE

  • French scientist Pierre Arronax, his manservant Conseil, and renowned harpooner Ned Land become passengers of the Nautilus, whose captain is the Indian prince Dakkar, aka Captain Nemo. (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea)

1872 CE

  • Phileas Fogg successfully circumnavigates the world in eighty days. (Around the World in Eighty Days)

1876 CE

  • Six members of the Texas Ranger Division are ambushed by outlaws. The single survivor, John Reid, starts fighting crime as the Lone Ranger. (The Lone Ranger)

1879 CE

  • Queen Victoria founds the Torchwood Institute to protect Britain from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats. (Torchwood)

1880 CE

  • After being rejected by his lover, William Pratt becomes the vampire known as Spike. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

1881 CE

  • Sherlock Holmes and John Watson begin solving mysteries in London. (Sherlock Holmes)

1882 CE

  • A meteorite carrying the "Colour from Outer Space" lands just near Arkham, Massachusetts. (Cthulhu Mythos)

1883 CE

  • Henry Jekyll invents a potion that turns him into an alternate self that he calls "Edward Hyde". (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)

1887 CE

  • Professor Abraham van Helsing tracks down Count Dracula, who is trying to move to England. The great vampire is killed in his home in Transylvania. (Dracula)

1888 CE

  • John Clayton, grandson of the 5th Duke of Greystoke, is born in Africa. After his parents are killed, a tribe of mangani adopts him and renames him Tarzan. (Tarzan)

1889 CE

  • Adolf Hitler is born in Austria. His father is Pluto, the Roman guise of Hades. (The Heroes of Olympus)

1891 CE

  • Sherlock Holmes disappears at Reichenbach Falls after fighting with his arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty. (The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes)

1892 CE

  • Nero Wolfe, son of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, is born. (Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street)
  • Bruce Clarke Wildman invents a working time machine. He uses it to visit the distant future. (The Time Machine)

1897 CE

  • John Hawley Griffin creates a serum which renders himself invisible. (The Invisible Man)
  • The extraterrestrial Jewel of Seven Stars is discovered in a mummy at the British museum. (The Jewel of Seven Stars)

1898 CE

  • Wilhelmina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, Hawley Griffin, and Henry Jekyll form the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • The Sarmaks, a race of Cthulhu-spawn residing on Mars, unsuccessfully invade Earth. (The War of the Worlds)

1899 CE

  • Dorothy Gale visits the land of Oz, located in an adjacent universe. She both removes the witch Elphaba from power and exposes its ruling Wizard as a fraud. (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked)
  • Richard Wilkins founds the town of Sunnydale at a Hellmouth in California. He secretly makes a pact with demons in order to become a pure-bred demon himself. (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer)

1900 CE

  • A group of metahumans known as the Century Babies are born, including Kevin Sack, Axel Brass, Elijah Snow, and Jenny Sparks. (Wildstorm Comics)
  • Diggory Kirke and Polly Plummer awaken Jadis on the world of Charn. They later become part of a group of witnesses to the creation of the world of Narnia. (The Chronicles of Narnia)

Twentieth CenturyEdit

1901 CE

  • James Clark Savage, illegitimate son of the 6th Duke of Greystoke, is involved in the kidnapping of his legitimate half-brother. After Sherlock Holmes solves the case, Savage flees England with his wife. (Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life)
  • Allan Quatermain and Wilhelmina Murray travel to Kôr and bathe in the Pool of Fire and Life, becoming immortal. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1902 CE

  • James Clark Savage Jr. is born aboard the Orion on the way to New York. (Doc Savage)
  • During a trip to Australia, Dorothy Gale returns to Oz to help its new ruler, Ozma, protect the land from invading Nomes. (Ozma of Oz)

1904 CE

  • Oliver Haddo leaves the Order of the Golden Twilight to found the Order of the Temple of Earth. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1908 CE

  • While performing an experiment, Nikola Tesla accidentally creates the Tunguska Strike in Russia (Callahan's Crosstime Saloon)

1909 CE

  • Tarzan meets Jane Porter and saves her from the mangani Terkoz. (Tarzan)
  • Erik, the physically deformed "Phantom of the Opera", kidnaps singer Christine Daaé. (Phantom of the Opera)

1910 CE

  • Captain Nemo dies, leaving command of the Nautilus to his daughter Janni. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1911 CE

  • Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his partner Dr. Petrie encounter Fu Manchu for the first time. (Fu Manchu)

1912 CE

  • Woodrow Wilson Smith, later known as Lazarus Long, is born to one of the Howard Families, who have been bred for longevity. (Robert Heinlein)
  • Professor John Edward Challenger finds Maple White Land, where non-avian dinosaurs still flourish, in South America.

1916 CE

  • Morpheus is imprisoned by Roderick Burgess, who was actually trying to summon Death. The Sleeping Sickness begins, causing millions of people to have strange sleeping disorders. (Sandman)
  • Kal-El, son of the Kryptonian scientist Jor-El, is born. He is launched in a warp capsule shortly before his home planet blows up. (DC Comics)
  • Adolf Hitler's mind is partially taken over by the disembodied intellect of Broodseven-Sub-Two-Raksha, an agent of the Archdevils. Broodseven convinces him that he is destined to rule the world. (Real life, Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1917 CE

  • Kal-El's capsule is found near Smallville, Kansas. He is found by Jonathan and Martha Kent who name him "Clark". (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Hagin Rassendyll fights for the newly formed United States Air Force as G-8 in World War I. (Tarzan Alive)

1918 CE

  • The young James Clark Savage, Jr. escapes from German prison camp Loki, along with the five men who will become his lifelong assistants. (Doc Savage)

1919 CE

  • Former British army officer Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond starts his own private detective business. (Bulldog Drummond)
  • Randolph Carter and Harley Warren explore a mysterious tomb at Big Cypress Swamp in Flordia. (Cthulhu Mythos)

1921 CE

  • Sir Joseph Whemple discovers Imhotep's tomb and accidentally resurrects the dead prince. Imhotep, assuming the name of Ardath Bay, searches for a method to resurrect his lover, Princess Ankhesenamon. (The Mummy)

1924 CE

  • The city of R'lyeh rises near the island of Pohnpei. Cthulhu attains consciousness and rises until the steam yacht Alert slams into him. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The young Bruce Wayne witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by a hoodlum named Joe Chill. He is raised by his uncle Philip and is trained to become a crimefighter by Henry Ducard, a former pupil of Sherlock Holmes. (DC Comics)

1925 CE

  • Sherlock Holmes, now retired, teaches the young metahuman Elijah Snow his methods of logical reasoning. Snow decides to use what he has learned to investigate the secret history of the world and beings publishing the Planetary journal. (Wildstorm Comics)
  • Janni Dakkar steals Queen Ayesha's treasures from Charles Foster Kane and departs to Antarctica. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1928 CE

  • A half-human spawn of Yog-Sothoth wreaks havoc in the small village of Dunwich. (Cthulhu Mythos)

1929 CE

  • Private eye Sam Spade becomes involved in a search for the legendary Maltese Falcon. (The Maltese Falcon)
  • Kent Allard Rassendyll begins his adventures as the Shadow. (The Shadow)

1931 CE

  • James Clark Savage, Sr. dies. His son, now a wealthy doctor, dedicates his life to fighting evil. (Doc Savage)

1932 CE

  • British diplomat Hugh Conway visits the hidden lamasery at Shangri-La. (Shangri-La)
  • Metahuman John Wainwright establishes a colony of youths with similar abilities in a remote island. When threatened by a British fleet, the colonists ascend to spiritual beings and explore the universe. (Odd John)

1933 CE

  • The last member of the species Megaprimatus kong is brought to the United States by American producer Carl Denham. He dies when shot of the Empire State Building. (King Kong)

1935 CE

  • Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. travels to India where he stops Mola Ram, leader of the Thuggee cult, from using the Sankara stones for his evil purposes. (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)

1936 CE

  • Robert Frobisher finishes composing his masterpiece, "The Cloud Atlas Sextet", then commits suicide. (Cloud Atlas)

1938 CE

  • Clark Kent moves to Metropolis, New York where he begins fighting crime as Superman. (Superman)
  • Indiana Jones finds the Ark of the Covenant near Cairo and prevents the Nazis from taking it to Berlin. (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
  • Philologist Elwin Ransom, an heir to the Pendragon line, visits Mars and encounters the planet's Oyarsa. (The Space Trilogy)

1939 CE

  • Returning from learning ancient martial arts in Tibet, Bruce Wayne returns to his home city Gotham and begins fighting crime as the Bat-Man. (DC Comics)

1940 CE

  • Batman hires the orphaned boy Richard Grayson as his sidekick Robin. (DC Comics)
  • Shazam encounters the young Billy Batson and grants him the ability to turn into a superhero by saying the word "Shazam." Batson starts calling himself Captain Marvel. (DC Comics)

1941 CE

  • To escape the German raids on Britain, the four Pevensie children go through a magic wardrobe and visit the land of Narnia. Once they defeat Jadis the White Witch, they rule Narnia for about twenty years. (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Janni Dakkar and Broad Arrow Jack travel to Berlin to rescue Janni's loved ones and encounter the remaining Twilight Heroes. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • After being injected by a super-serum developed by Abraham Erskine, Steve Rogers becomes Captain America. (Marvel Comics)

1942 CE

  • Nightclub owner Rick Blaine helps his love, Ilsa Lund, escape from the Nazis in Casablanca. (Casablanca)
  • Rex, a dog trained by the U.S. Army's K-9 corps, is given an injection of Erskine's super-serum and gains great strength and intelligence. (DC Comics)

1944 CE

  • Hellboy, accidentally summoned by Nazi occultists, is found in East Bronwich, Scotland. He is raised by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm. (Hellboy)

1945 CE

  • Casca serves Nazi Germany until he learns of the Final Solution. He responds by killing Hitler. (Casca 4: Panzer Soldier)
  • Arnim Zola transfers Hitler's consciousness to a cloned brain, which he places in a body from a voluntary sacrifice.  (Marvel Comics)
  • After the end of World War II, General Harold Wharton of the Labour Party becomes Prime Minister of Britain. He adopts the name "Big Brother" and turns Britain into a totalitarian state. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades make a pact not to have any more children. (Percy Jackson)

1947 CE

  • A spaceship piloted by members of the alien species known as the Greys crashes in Roswell. The U.S. government cleans up most of the evidence, but a few people remember what happened. Members of the newly-formed Syndicate start working on Grey-human hybrids. (The X-Files)
  • On the night India gains independence, the group of metahumans known as Midnight's Children are born. Their lives reflect the events of their home country. (Midnight's Children)

1949 CE

  • Joel Kent, son of Clark and Lois Kent, is born in Metropolis without his father's powers due to his mother wearing a kryptonite necklace. (Superman and Batman: Generations)

1950 CE

  • The first James Bond becomes an agent for the British Secret Service and is licensed to kill. (James Bond)
  • In Oregon, the town of Eureka is officially founded as a community for the nation's less dangerous mad scientists. Global Dynamics begins working on projects for the Department of Defense. (Eureka)

1951 CE

  • The House Un-American Activities Committee cracks down on costumed vigilantism. The vast majority of costumed heroes retire in exchange for a full pardon. (DC Comics, Marvel Comics)

1952 CE

  • General Wharton is assassinated by members of the British Secret Service and is succeeded by fellow Party member Gerald O'Brien. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

1954 CE

  • Gojira, called Godzilla in the U.S., makes his first visit to Tokyo. (Godzilla)
  • A group of scientists exploring the Amazon discover a lone descendant of the Serpent People gone mad from loneliness. (The Creature from the Black Lagoon)

1956 CE

  • Barry Allen becomes the Flash after a case of chemicals falls on him, granting him super-speed. (DC Comics)

1958 CE

  • Mina Murray and Allan Quatermain, on the run from the British Secret Service, find the Black Dossier, which tells about the history of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and escape to the Blazing World. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Adolf Hitler is discovered and killed by U.S. government agents with help from the BPRD. (Hellboy)

1960 CE

  • The Justice League of America is founded to protect the United States and the world from major terrestrial and extraterrestrial threats. (DC Comics)

1961 CE

  • Dick Grayson becomes the second Batman. Bruce Wayne Jr takes on the role of Robin. (Superman and Batman: Generations)

1962 CE

  • Peter Parker develops super-strength, super-dexterity, and the ability to walk on walls. Inspired by the exploits of his grand-uncle Richard Wentworth, Peter becomes Spider-Man. (Marvel Comics)

1963 CE

  • Metahuman rights activist Professor Charles Xavier founds the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters. (Marvel Comics)

1967 CE

  • Norvile "Shaggy" Rogers is given a great-great-grandson of Rex as a pet by his uncle Steve and names the dog "Scooby-Doo". (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!)
  • Barnabas Collins is accidentally released from his coffin. He keeps his vampire nature secret from the current members of the Collins family. (Dark Shadows)

1969 CE

  • The deceased spirit of evil wizard Oliver Haddo takes residence in the body of Tom Riddle, who is already on the path to evil. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Norville Rogers, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, and Velma Dinkley begin their many cases while going around in the Mystery Machine. (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!)

1970 CE

  • Jake Stonebender of Long Island starts his career as a professional musician. His favorite bar to hang out at is Callahan's Place, which is a magnet for paranormal beings and events. (Callahan's Crosstime Saloon)

1971 CE

  • The Dharma Initiative begins its scientific research on Jacob's island. (Lost)
  • Takeshi Hongo, enhanced by cybernetic impants, fights against the terrorist organization Shocker as the grasshopper-themed Kamen Rider. (Kamen Rider)

1972 CE

  • After a bad accident, Steve Austin is given artificial limbs and becomes the Bionic Man. (The Six-Million-Dollar Man)

1973 CE

  • Journalist Luisa Rey investigates a plot to use a nuclear accident to help oil companies. (Cloud Atlas)

1978 CE

  • Cordwainer Bird helps create the cult television show Galaxy Quest, which eventually wins a Peabody Award for innovative science fiction. It runs for four years before being canceled. (Galaxy Quest)
  • Usagi Tsukino, daughter of Kenji and Ikuku Tsukino, is born in Japan. She is a reincarnation of Princess Serenity of the Silver Millenium. (Sailor Moon)

1979 CE

  • All giant monsters are placed by the UN on Monster Island in the Sea of Okhostsk. (Godzilla)

1981 CE

  • Michael Long starts fighting crime with the help of KITT, a car equipped with a functioning AI. (Knight Rider)
  • Tom Riddle, now known as Voldemort, kills James and Lily Potter. Baby Harry receives his scar when the Dark Lord tries to kill him. (Harry Potter)

1982 CE

  • ENCOM employee Kevin Flynn is sucked into a digital world, where he aids the security program Tron in defeating Master Control Program, a rogue artificial intelligence. (Tron)
  • GI Joe, a team of elite commandos, begins fighting against Cobra, a split-off faction from neo-Nazi organization HYDRA (GI Joe: A Real American Hero).
  • Elliot Taylor befriends a botanist from Brodo Asogi accidentally left behind by his shipmates. (ET: The Extraterrestrial, Star Wars)

1983 CE

  • Peter Venkman, Ray Stanz, and Egon Spengler form the first Ghostbusters team and later save Earth from the demon lord Gozer. (Ghostbusters)

1984 CE

  • The Metahuman Registration Act is passed by the U.S. Congress, requiring all super-powered individuals to reveal their true names to the government. (Marvel Comics)
  • Mt. St. Hilary erupts, awakening the long dormant Autobots. They restart their war with the Decepticons. (Transformers)

1985 CE

  • Connor MacLeod becomes the victor of a gathering of Immortals in New York City. (Highlander)
  • Several of Earth's superheroes fight against the Anti-Monitor in the event known as the Crisis on Infinite Earths. (DC Comics)

1987 CE

  • Ryu Hoshi wins a street fighting competition after defeating its champion, Sagat. Crime lord Master Bison selects him for his World Warrior tournament. (Street Fighter)

1989 CE

  • Morpheus is freed from his imprisonment, ending the Sleeping Sickness. He returns to his home to find out that he has been replaced by the superhero Hector Hall. (Sandman)

1990 CE

  • Daniel Hall, son of Hector and Lyta Hall, is born with a special link to the Dreaming. (Sandman)
  • FBI agent Dale Cooper goes to the small town Twin Peaks to investigate the death of teen-age girl Laura Palmer. He runs into a confrontation between agents of the mysterious White and Black Lodges. (Twin Peaks)

1991 CE

  • Harry Potter learns of his wizard heritage and enrolls in Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • Buffy Summers is told that she is the Slayer by Merrick the Watcher. She later moves to Sunnydale, which is located on a gateway to one of the hell planes. (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer)

1992 CE

  • Khan Noonien Singh leads a group of genetically engineered supermen and takes over about a quarter of the inhabited world. (Star Trek)
  • Learning that she is the reincarnation of Princess Serenity, Serena Tsukino first takes on the role of Sailor Moon. She assembles a group of planet-themed friends known as the Sailor Scouts. (Sailor Moon)

1993 CE

  • Dana Scully becomes partner to the enthusiastic X-Files agent Fox "Spooky" Mulder. Together, they investigate bizarre paranormal events. (The X-Files)
  • Morpheus is killed by the Furies, who have been summoned by Lyta Hall. He is replaced by her son Daniel. (Sandman)
  • After a major terrorist attack on Washington, D.C., former CIA agent Jack Ryan becomes President of the United States and deals with Singh's empire. (Debt of Honor, Star Trek)

1994 CE

  • The US Air Force succeeds in activating a Stargate uncovered in Egypt, allowing them to launch an expedition to the planet Abydos. (Stargate)
  • Jakita Wagner, daughter of Kevin Sack and Anaykah of Opar, joins the organization Planetary. (Wildstorm Comics)

1996 CE

  • Khan Noonien Singh and some of his fellow supermen escape Earth aboard the Botany Bay. Genetic engineering becomes outlawed on Earth, although secret organizations devoted to creating new strains of humanity remain. (Star Trek)

1997 CE

  • Alucard, a soul-clone of Dracula, is sent by the organization Hellsing to fight the Nazi remnant Millenium and stop them from creating a battalion of Nazi vampires. (Hellsing)
  • May Parker, daughter of Peter Parker, becomes Spider-Girl. (Marvel Comics)

1998 CE

  • Harry Potter succeeds in killing Lord Voldemort. Oliver Haddo succeeds in fleeing Voldemort's body first and searches for another host. (Harry Potter)
  • The United States and Russia form a joint alliance known as the CoDominium, which dominates Earth for much of the next century. (CoDominium)
  • The vampire Angel goes to Los Angeles to work as a private detective after his human soul has been restored. (Angel)

1999 CE

  • Jenny Sparks and other former members of Stormwatch form a new organization called the Authority. (Wildstorm Comics)

Twenty-First Century and BeyondEdit

2001 CE

  • A spaceship is sent to Ganymede after a large Monolith left behind by the Valar is discovered. The mission is sabotaged by HAL 9000. (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • Terrorists funded by Qumar destroy the World Trade Center. The leaders of the CoDominium see this as justification to invade any Middle Eastern country that stands in their way. (Real life, The West Wing, CoDominium)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki becomes a Soul Reaper in order to save his family from a Hollow. Later, Aizen's treachery is revealed, and he escapes Soul Society with his co-conspirators and a powerful artifact. Two months later, he wages war on them only for Ichigo to defeat him. (Bleach)

2002 CE

  • Astro Boy is created at Takadanobaba Station to replace a scientist's dead son. He is rejected because of his inability to "grow up." (Astroboy)

2003 CE

  • Jacques Saunière, a leading member of the Priory of Sion, is murdered in the Louvre. He leaves behind clues pointing to the location of secret documents relating to the Merovingian branch of Jesus's bloodline. (The Da Vinci Code)

2004 CE

  • Noetic scientist Katherine Solomon discovers a method to weigh the human soul. (The Lost Symbol)
  • Oceanic Flight 815, which was flying from Sydney to San Francisco, crashes on Jacob's island, with forty-eight survivors. (Lost)

2005 CE

  • Bella Swan moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with Edward Cullen, member of a Toreador vampire coven. (Twilight)

2008 CE

  • Dr. Wily and Dr. Light create robot superhero Mega Man. Their creation helps Dr. Light fight Dr. Wily in his attempt to conquer the world. (Mega Man)
  • Homeland Security agent Jack Bauer stops an attempt to kill presidential candidate David Palmer. (24)
  • Untested AI GLaDOS activates for the first time and takes over the Aperture Science facility. It uses everyone inside for permanent testing. (Portal)

2010 CE

  • Daniel Bowman, one of the crew members on the mission to Ganymede, returns to Earth as a magnetic being. Jupiter becomes a small sun, making its moons hospitable for life. (2010: The Year We Made Contact)
  • The CoDominium takes all over scientific research as a way of dealing with extraterrestrial threats. (CoDominium)
  • Samuel Flynn enters the Grid searching for his long-lost father. He liberates the hostile program CLU and brings artificial intelligence Quorra into the physical world. (Tron Legacy)

2012 CE

  • Timothy Cavendish reads a novel based on Luisa Rey's story and is inspired to flee a nursing home where he is trapped with three other residents. (Cloud Atlas)
  • Out-of-work hacker Hiro Protagonist and his friend Yours Truly discover information about a powerful new drug known as "Snow Crash," which is present both in the real world and in cyberspace. (Snow Crash)
  • David Palmer runs against religious fundamentalist Nehemiah Scuddler in the 2012 U.S. presidential election and wins. (24, Robert Heinlein)

2016 CE

  • The CoDominium establishes the first interplanetary colonies. Most colonists originate from the United States, the Soviet Union, and the European Union. (CoDominium)

2021 CE

  • Pope John XXVI announces the reunification of Christianity, although a few fundamentalist factions remain. (CoDominium)

2029 CE

  • The Matrix is created as a place of containment for sentient isomorphic algorithms, which are distrusted by human society. It has two layers, one resembling 20th century-Earth and the other taking the form of a post-apocalyptic Earth controlled by machines. (The Matrix)

2052 CE

  • Susan Calvin suggests a zeroth law of robots: "No robot may harm humanity or through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm." This concept will become very important to robots later on. (Isaac Asimov)

2061 CE

  • War breaks out between the CoDominium and the Eastern Coalition after the latter annexes the Central Asian nations. (Star Trek)

2063 CE

  • Zefram Cochrane invents warp drive as part of a secret CoDominium project. He make first contact with the Vulcan, distant descendents of the elves of ancient legend. They refuse to take part in the war on Earth. (Star Trek)

2079 CE

  • The CoDominium ends World War III, ushering a new era of world peace. It redirects its focus to ending world hunger and poverty. The Elder Gods decide to end Earth's quarantine. (CoDominium, Star Trek)
  • Judge Joe Dredd graduates from the Academy of Law and starts fighting crime in Mega-City One, formerly known as New York City. (Judge Dredd)

2110 CE

  • A group of Earth colonies forms the militaristic Spartan Hegemony. Lysander I is crowned as its ruler. (CoDominium)

2144 CE

  • Commander Hae-Joo Chang smuggles fabricant Sonmi~451 to a new home in New Seoul, but they are captured by government agents. (Cloud Atlas)

2150 CE

  • On Earth, the true Age of Aquarius begins. Earth's civilization slowly abandons religion and spirituality in favor of science, freedom, and technology. However, discrimination against AIs and uplifted animals continues. (Western astrology)
  • With magic now nearly non-existent on Earth, the world's remaining wizards and magical creatures leave for Faerie and close all portals.

2154 CE

  • An unobtainium mining operation on the moon of Pandora fails when marine Jake Sully rebels and successfully leads its natives, the Na'vi, against the human invaders. (Avatar)
  • The Principality of Zeon declares war against Earth and its allies. Earth's military uses the prototype Gundam suits to fight back. (Gundam Series)

2161 CE

  • The United Federation of Planets is established. Its Starfleet is given the mission of exploring new worlds and making contact with other civilizations. (Star Trek)

2190 CE

  • Andrew Martin, one of the most humanlike androids on Earth, becomes the first robot in the Federation with full legal rights. (Isaac Asimov)

2231 CE

  • Spock is born to Sarek and Amanda Grayson, a descendant of Sherlock Holmes, on Vulcan (Star Trek).

2233 CE

  • The Zanscare Empire attacks the Federation and succeeds in invading some of its planets. (Gundam Series)

2262 CE

  • James Tiberius Kirk becomes captain of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. His five-year mission is to go boldly where no man has gone before. Spock serves as his science officer. (Star Trek)

2525 CE

  • The Covenant, a fanatical alien empire, invades the Federation colony Harvest. Vice Admiral Cole leads a large fleet to retake the colony. (Halo)

2553 CE

  • The Federation-Covenant war comes to an end. A memorial to the war's victims in built in Kenya. (Halo)

2851 CE

  • Louis Wu, Teela Brown, Puppeteer Nessus, and Kzin Speaker-to-Animals, while aboard the ship Flying Bastard, visit the legendary Ringworld. (Known Space)

2958 CE

  • The Legion of Superheroes is founded by Imra Adeen (Saturn Girl), Rokk Krinn (Cosmic Boy), and Garth Ranzz (Lightning Lad). (DC Comics)

3015 CE

  • The starship MacArthur is sent to investigate the origin of a mysterious alien ship from near the supergiant star Murcheson's Eye. (CoDominium)

3698 CE

  • Keldon Amadiro and Levular Manamus plant nuclear amplifiers throughout Earth, rendering most of the planet uninhabitable. Only a small fraction of its human population survives. (Isaac Asmiov)

4003 CE

  • Honor Harrington assumes command of the Royal Manticoran Navy's light cruiser HMS Fearless. (Honorverse)

4104 CE

  • Human tribesman Zachry watches as his village is destroyed by the cannibalistic Kona. He later meets offworlder Meronym and helps her find the Cloud Atlas text. (Cloud Atlas)

8278 CE

  • Ladislaus the Great founds the Empire of Ten Thousand Worlds. (Dune)

13,106 CE

  • Jehanne Butler starts the Butlerian Jihad, which leads the the banning of AIs on Terran-settled worlds. (Dune)

23,374 CE

  • Paul Atreides is born to Duke Leto Atreides and his lover Jessica, one of the Bene Gessirit. The Bene Gessirit believe Paul to be the Kwisatz Haderach, the final result of their breeding program. (Dune)

23,390 CE

  • The House of Atreides is moved the desert world Arrakis. Leto is killed, but Jessica and Paul manage to escape. Paul takes over Arrakis and is made the new Galactic Emperor. (Dune)

25,727 CE

  • Joseph Schwartz is hurled into this time from 1949 by a strange lab accident. Being unable to communicate, he is at first mistaken for a mental deficient. (Isaac Asmiov)

25,964 CE

  • Psychohistorian Hari Seldon discovers that the Galactic Empire will fall in the next few centuries. He ideas to save civilization lead to the establishment of the First and Second Foundations. (Isaac Asimov)

26,462 CE

  • Council member Golan Trevize and anthropologist Janov Pelorat leave Terminus to search for the lost planet Earth, believing that it holds the key to the future of galactic civilization. They encounter Daneel Olivaw, who has been secretly guiding humanity for the past few millenia. (Foundation)

26,970 CE

  • An immortal warrior is made ruler of the new Galactic Empire. He dubs himself the Emperor of Man and creates twelve Primarchs from his DNA to help him rule the galaxy. (Warhammer 40000)

30,200 CE

  • Several Primarchs, led by Horus, revolt against the Emperor in a galaxy-wide civil war. The Emperor becomes nearly fatally wounded and is put on life-support. (Warhammer 40000)

428,906 CE

  • The Yuga cycle restarts with a new Satya Yuga, bringing peace and prosperity for most sapient beings in the universe. A prophesied Star-Child becomes the new Emperor of Mankind. (Hindu mythology, Warhammer 40000)

802,701 CE

  • Time traveler Bruce Clarke Wildman discovers a world divided between Morlocks and Eloi. (The Time Machine)

8,000,000 CE

  • The continent Zothique, formerly Asia, becomes home to a society of primitivist humans who prefer magic over technology. (Clark Ashton Smith)

20,000,000 CE

  • Remaining humans on Earth gather into a huge pyramid that they call the Last Redoubt to escape mysterious cosmic horrors. (The Night Land)

4,800,000,000 CE

  • After the sun becomes a Red Giant, life goes extinct on Earth. By this point, human-settled worlds exist throughout the universe.

52,000,000,000 CE

  • The Supreme Moment of the Cosmos occurs when all the universe's inhabitants join together telepathically and understand the mind of Eru. (The Star-Maker)

1,500,000,000,000,000 CE

  • The last remaining stars in the universe fully evaporate. By this point, nearly all souls in the history of the universe have either traveled to other universes or become gods in the Upper Planes. A few beings from the past travel in time to watch the event from Milliways. (Ring, The Restaraunt at the End of the Universe)

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