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Grand Unified Timeline: The Near Past And Future
Grand Unified Timeline events from 2000 C.E. to 2019 C.E.

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     2000 
  • January 1 -
    • 00:00 -
      • Philip J. Fry is accidentally more  cyrogenically frozen for 1,000 years. (Futurama)
      • Jenny Quantum is born. (The Authority)
    • 00:28 - Bender Bending Rodríguez, under the control of spammers, travels back to this time from 3007 ahead of Fry, intending to kill him. He fails. (Futurama)
    • 00:29 - Bender from further in the future travels back to this time and tattoos the time code on Fry's ass. (Futurama)
    • 00:30 - Philip J. Fry time-travels to this date, accidentally creates a duplicate of himself. While one Fry returns to the future, the duplicate stays in this era and resumes his life from where he left off, not knowing he is being pursued by Bender. (Futurama)
    • After a century of service, the immortal Captain Jack Harkness takes command of Torchwood Three. more  (Torchwood)
    • Philip J. Fry's mother watches Wisconsin beat Stanford 17-9 in the 1999 Rose Bowl. (Futurama)
  • January 9 - SCP-939-A6 begins its metamorphosis. (SCP Foundation)
  • January 10 - SCP-939-A6's symptoms flare up again. (SCP Foundation)
  • January 15 - Wikipedia launched. (Wikipedia)
  • January 24 - SCP-939-A's symptoms intensify. It is transferred to a secure concrete bunker. (SCP Foundation)
  • January 26 - SCP-939-A completes its metamorphosis. (SCP Foundation)
  • March 6-At 6:02am, the entire planet was shrouded in unnatural darkness. The darkness blocked out the sun, and neither the stars nor the moon were visible. Many believed it to be the end of the world. Governments blamed each other, thinking it to be the effect of some secret weapon. Riots, rapes, beatings, and murders were commonplace. Emergency call centers were flooded with reports of monsters roaming the streets and skies. Numerous people simply disappeared.It was also during this darkness that thousands of people learned that they had become inhuman monsters. Many of them were killed before they knew what had happened to them. Some were killed by mobs of terrified humans, others took their own lives. Those that survived learned that they could return to their human forms. These shapechanging beings are called the Nightbane, for it was at night that they become monsters.(Nightbane)
  • Spring - Graduates of Lawndale High this year include Daria Morgendorffer and her associates. more  (Daria)
  • April - The town of Grantville, West Virginia vanishes, replaced by empty German countryside. (1632)
    • Shizuo Heiwajima, Izaya Orihara, Shinra Kishitani, and Kyohei Kadota attend high school at Raijin Academy. (Durarara!!)
      • Izaya gathers followers (made up mostly of traumatized teenage girls). He stirs up conflict between the high schools in the area, and Shizuo gains some fame as he finds himself in the center of it. Shizuo and Izaya meet for the first time, and instantly hate each other. (Durarara!!)
  • April 10 - Mitchell Hundred makes his debut as the Great Machine. (Ex Machina)
  • April 27 - Researchers from the secret installation in Greenland proceed to investigate an ancient Inuit tomb. more  (Penumbra: Black Plague)
  • May 6 - A human child enters the Monster World for the first time, creating mass panic in Monstropolis. (Monsters, Inc.)
  • July - To keep it from Glorificus, the Order of Dagon converts the Key into a secret, hidden form more . (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • August 23 - Earthquake turns Los Angeles into an island. (Escape from L.A.)
  • August - To hide it from Glorificus, the Order of Dagon converts the Key into a human girlmore . (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • September 13 - The Second Impact. Oceans rise, killing billions. Tokyo is destroyed. (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • September - Nadezhda Antonovna Gorodetskaya born to Svetlana and Anton Gorodetsky. (Night Watch)
  • November 2 - First bulletin board post from claimed time traveler John Titor.
  • November 15 - Serbian peacekeepers enter the United States as a response to the violent balkanisation of the country after the presidential election. (The Onion)
  • November 30 - Seventh Presidian held at the New York Public Library. Stephen Swain is chosen as the human contestant; his daughter Holly is accidentally teleported in with him. more  (Contest)
  • November: Billy Butcher returns home and meets his mother for the first time since the death of his wife. (The Boys)
  • December - Construction on the Millennium Gate begins. Shannon O'Donnel, ancestor of Kathryn Janeway, works to persuade locals to sell their property to allow the project to proceed, and along the way falls in love with stubborn bookshop owner Henry Janeway. (Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Gigatron leads a group of Predacons to attempt to steal all the energy of Earth and obtain Fortress Maximus, but he is stopped by Fire Convoy and his Autobots. (Transformers: Robots In Disguise)
  • Demon Queen Bansheera escapes, tries to conquer the city built by humans on top of the ruins of her palace. Demonic hordes wiped out, Bansheera sent to hell and sealed there. (Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue)
  • Earth temporarily turned into a prison for intergalactic criminals. (Marvel Comics)
  • The MacManus brothers begin to hunt down the wicked in Boston. (The Boondock Saints)
  • After two years, Gruntilda the witch returns as a skeleton and kills Bottles and the king of the Jinjos, who have been helping Banjo and Kazooie. more  Banjo and Kazooie collect more thingies to defeat her once more. more  (Banjo-Tooie)
  • Edward Roivas murdered by Pious Augustus. Augustus succeeds in bringing his Ancient into the world. Roivas' granddaughter, Alexandra, summons another Ancient to destroy it. The three timelines established in 26 BC now collapse into one, with the deaths of all three Ancients and leaving only Mantorok alive. (Eternal Darkness)
  • Liquid Snake joins FOXHOUND. (Metal Gear Solid)
  • The "Conqueror Worm" incident. more  In the aftermath, Hellboy quits the BPRD and begins wandering the Earth. (Hellboy: Conqueror Worm)
  • Helen B. Narbon goes mad and hires Mell and Dave to work for her lab. (Narbonic)
  • The General Construction corporation seeks to refurbish northeast New York City. Citizens who do not leave the Bronx in a timely manner are killed by death squads called "Disinfectors." The city's gangs unite under the Toblerone to fight back. (Escape2000)
  • Great Garbage Crisis in New York City. The city's excess garbage is put on a gigantic barge, which is then pushed out to circle the world's seas for the next 50 years. (Futurama)
  • The ancient monsters known as the Grongi break free from the seal placed upon them by the Rinto warrior Kuuga, and begin attacking Japan in order to unleash the "Ultimate Darkness". Yusuke Godai, a happy-go-lucky vagabond, dons a Rinto artifact during a Grongi attack, becoming the modern-day Kuuga and helping the Tokyo police battle the Grongi. (Kamen Rider Kuuga)
  • Garcian Smith successfully resurrects the fallen personae, but Dan mortally injures Harman in a fit of lunacy. Samatha leaves the syndicate and becomes a full-time carer to Harman. (killer7)
  • December 25- Marcus Reed destroys one of New Yorks top gangs by killing it's leader Kev Lar before being recruited by police officer Terry Higgans to be in the PDNY. (True Crime: New York City)
  • In her freshman year of high school, Ramona Flowers dates Lucas Lee. She cheats on him and then dumps him for Todd Ingram, who she will date for the rest of high school. (Scott Pilgrim)
  • SG-1 helps Thor destroy a huge number of Replicators. Meanwhile, Carter travels with Thor to the Asgard homeworld and helps fend off an attack by Replicator-infested ships. Apophis attempts to forge a treaty with Heru'ur, but the Tok'ra and SG-1 sabotage the negotiations. Apophis had brought a cloaked fleet of warships with him, though, and kills Heru'ur and absorbs his troops into his own fleet. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Robert "Dakota Bob" Shaefer is elected president of the United States, with Victor "Vic the Veep" Neuman as his vice-president. Susan Rayner, wife of Dakota Bob, is appointed director of the CIA. With their backing, 'Mother's Milk', 'The Frenchman', and 'The Female' are added to The Boys. Around this time, The Boys gradually become more aggressive and violent in dealing with superhumans. (The Boys)
  • Malcolm Nolastname is identified as a genius. (Malcolm in the Middle)

     2001 
  • January 1 - Groundbreaking for the Millennium Gate in Portage Creek, Indiana. Construction would last to 2012. (Star Trek: Voyager)
  • January 20 Following a protracted election cycle including a lengthy recount in the state of Florida, George W. Bush becomes President of the United States. (Real Life)
    • Following a protracted election cycle including a lengthy recount in the state of Florida, Lex Luthor becomes President of the United States. (DC Comics)
    • Following a protracted election cycle including the vaporization of a stack of Gore-Lieberman ballots by a time-traveling kleptomaniac robot, George W. Bush becomes President of the United States. (Futurama: Bender's Big Score)
    • A religious fanatic becomes U.S. President after predicting the fall of Los Angeles and imposes a theocratic state; Los Angeles becomes a dumping ground for anyone opposed to his regime. (Escape from L.A.)
    • George Sears becomes President of the United States. (Metal Gear Solid)
  • May - Buffy Summers sacrifices her life to stop Glorificus merging all universes into mathematical chaos, goes to Heaven. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • May - Philip LaFresque receives a letter from his supposedly long-dead father, with a key to a deposit box containing clues that point Philip towards an old, closed mine in Greenland. He heads out to investigate and perhaps find a hint to his father's fate. Black Plague spoilers  (Penumbra)
  • June - Shadow the Hedgehog released from cryogenic prison by Dr. Eggman, who attempts to bring about Professor Gerald Robotnik's last wish of vengeance against humanity. Has a change of heart and seemingly sacrifices himself fixing the problem. (Sonic Adventure 2)
  • Spring - Nicholas Angel, now a police captain, joins the SO19 Armed Response Unit. (Hot Fuzz)
  • July - Nicholas Angel gets a commendation for his actions during Operation Takedown. (Hot Fuzz)
  • September 4 - Fertility doctor Juliet Burke leaves for the Island to save the pregnant women who keep dying there. (LOST)
  • September 11 -
    • Terrorist attacks from hijacked planes destroy the World Trade Center in New York City and heavily damage part of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane, United Flight 93, presumed to be headed for the White House is attempted control of by passengers, but crashes in a field in Pennsylvania.
    • Mitchell Hundred saves the south tower of the World Trade Center. (Ex Machina)
    • Black 13, sealed in a locker below the North Tower, is destroyed by falling wreckage. (The Dark Tower)
    • In an alternate universe, planes hijacked by terrorists hit the Pentagon and the White House. (Fringe)
  • September: The Boys confront The Seven about what happened on 9/11. Confrontations escalate, with Greg Mallory's children and several CIA agents killed by The Seven. The sides reluctantly agree to a stalemate, and Mallory is permitted to murder Lamplighter to seal the deal. (The Boys)
  • October - Buffy Summers resurrected by her friends. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • December - Max Payne is framed for Alex Balder's murder, starts a Roaring Rampage of Revenge while New York City is caught in the worst blizzard of its history. (Max Payne)
  • December 28 - The DL-6 Incident more  (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
  • The ship Discovery nears the end of its mission to Jupiter. (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • Ethnic tensions from the year 3001 spill over into this year due to a time traveling terrorist, who ceases once his daughter realizes that what they're doing is just as bad as what was done to them. (Power Rangers Time Force)
  • Half-human Org escapes his seal, begins building his forces to resume the war from 3,000 years prior. Animarian remnant wakes up from magical cryosleep, begins recruiting new soldiers. The war resumes, albeit mostly confined to small skirmishes. (Power Rangers Wild Force)
  • College student Tommy Oliver takes part in archaeological dig, finding the Dino Gems, and Oliver begins researching of dinosaur cybernetics with businessman Anton Mercer. The dig goes sour, Mercer turns evil, and the facility is destroyed. (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
  • Alien police organization Space Patrol Delta starts its Earth branch and carries on various research and experiments. Planet Sirius is conquered by Emperor Gruumm, and one of its last survivors escapes to Earth. (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
  • Publication of Gray's Sports Almanac. (Back to the Future Part II)
  • Imperiex threatens the universe, and Earth's heroes team up with extraterrestrial forces to defeat him. (DC Comics)
  • Community college professors take on rapidly evolving aliens. (Evolution)
  • Fashion model Derek Zoolander becomes embroiled in an assassination plot. (Zoolander)
  • The Grand Retour of Les Soldats fails (Count A). (Noir)
  • Following a martian invasion, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern John Stewart and J'onn J'onnz form the original seven members of the Justice League. (Justice League)
  • Desmond Hume is trapped on the Island and starts pushing a button every 108 minutes to save the world. (LOST)
  • A "mute asshole" kills Liberty City Mafia Don Salvatore Leone, among other people. (Grand Theft Auto III)
  • Danny Butterman moves out of his father's house and into his own. (Hot Fuzz)
  • Dr. Narbon kills Dave Davenport; he is later resurrected. (Narbonic)
  • The Lexx comes to Earth. series finale spoilers  (Lexx)
  • Djer, an immortal pharaoh Buried Alive millennia ago, revives in the Cairo Museum. Methos, the guy responsible for said burial, learns the news and heads for Cairo. He intends to kill Djermore  (Highlander: The Methos Chronicles)
  • A nuclear war has destroyed most major cities. Caesar, son of Cornelius and Zira, tries to cultivate peace between his simian peers and the surviving remnants of humanity. A gorilla general named Aldo opposes his efforts, plotting Caesar's overthrow and doom. (Battle for the Planet of the Apes)
  • Zombie outbreak in Sidi-Moussa. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Yuki Makimura arrives in Sunnydale and attempts to resurrect The Master. She is stopped by the efforts of Dawn Summers. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Cronus and Apophis are killed by the Tau'ri/Tok'ra alliance in quick succession, Cronus by staff blast to the back from a robot double of Teal'c, Apophis by slamming his Replicator-infested ship into his capital world at relativistic speed. The power vacuum caused by the deaths of four powerful System Lords in rapid succession causes chaos in the Goa'uld Empire. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Giorno Giovanna, son of the late Dio Brando, joins the Neapolitan mafia Passione in an attempt to make Italy a better place. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Kenchi Masaki starts to grow close to Sasami. A jealous Washu and Tokimi conspire with his mother Rea to send him off elsewhere for awhile. (Tenchi Muyo War On Geminar)
  • Billy Butcher kills Jonah Vogelbaum. (The Boys)
  • Malcolm Nolastname's hamster dies. Malcolm spends so long giving it CPR that the doctors have to put a shunt in his mouth to help the sores drain. (Malcolm in the Middle)

     2002 
  • January 9 - Mitchell Hundred becomes Mayor of New York City. (Ex Machina)
  • Summer: After turning 18, Francis Nolastname gets himself legally emancipated and leaves for a logging camp in Alaska. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • September 8: Hal Nolastname takes a trip to Bavarialand. Somebody at his company hands the board of directors a set of doctored financial records. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • November 5 - Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (The West Wing)
  • December 6: Hal Nolastname attends a showing of The Nutcracker. Someone at his company hides money. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Faridah Malik is born in Dearborn, United States. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • Org-Animarian war concludes with Animarian remnant victorious; it goes back into magical cryosleep just in case. (Power Rangers Wild Force)
  • Leon Kennedy and Jack Krauser sent to South America to apprehend drug lord Javier Hidalgo, who has ties to Umbrella. Krauser fakes his death in a helicopter crash and begins working for Albert Wesker. (Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles)
  • Ramon Salazar, a follower of Los Illuminados, digs up Las Plagas at the behest of Osmund Saddler. All of the local villagers are soon infected. (Resident Evil 4, date estimated)
  • Agent Kay brought out of retirement by Agent Jay to help defeat Serleena. (Men In Black II)
  • The space probe Nomad is launched by NASA to seek out new life among the stars. Due to damage from a meteorite, Nomad would lose contact with Earth. It would later merge with Tan Ru, an alien probe programmed to collect and sterilize soil samples. The new purpose of the combined machine would be to "seek out and sterilize new life". (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Mark Grayson becomes Invincible. (Invincible)
  • Kim Possible begins her career as a crime-fighter. (Kim Possible)
  • Adrian Monk emerges from seclusion and becomes a private detective. (Monk)
  • Xander Cage recruited by the NSA to stop Eastern European anarchists. (xXx)
  • Giant spiders terrorize a small town. (Eight Legged Freaks)
  • A journalist investigates a deadly videotape. (The Ring)
  • Helen B. Narbon, Dave Davenport, Mell Kelly, and Artie are stranded on an island by the Dave Conspiracy; they eventually escape. (Narbonic)
  • The First Tiberium War ends with the destruction of the Temple of Nod in Sarajevo and the apparent death of Kane. Though the Global Defense Initiative is victorious, much of Europe, South America, and Africa is devastated by the fighting, while Tiberium continues to spread unchecked across the planet. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn)
  • A new generation of DigiDestined appear to save the Digital World after the Digimon Emperor takes control. (Digimon Adventure 02)
  • The Lords, an ancient race subservient to the godlike Overlord, begin killing exceptional humans who may have the potential to become the modern version of the powerful ancient warrior Agito. The amnesiac Shoichi Tsugami becomes the new Agito and fights to protect humanity alongside policeman Makoto Hikawa, swimmer Ryo Ashihara, and doctor Kaoru Kinonote . (Kamen Rider Agito)
  • People in Tokyo begin being abducted by monsters that come from mirrors and other reflective surfaces. Intern reporter Shinji Kido gets caught up in the incident and comes into the possession of an Advent Deck, which allows the bearer to form a contract with such monsters and become a Kamen Rider. The Riders are set against one another in the Rider Battle, with the ultimate prize being a single wish; Shinji tries to convince his fellow Riders that more important things are happening, and fights to end the Rider Battle peacefully. (Kamen Rider Ryuki)
  • Jacob Kell and his small army of Immortals attack the Sanctuary and exterminate everyone present there except Connor MacLeod, who Kell wants alive, sober and miserable. Duncan MacLeod, Methos, and Joe Dawson go in pursuit, and Duncan finds himself the latest target in Kell's hit list. more  (Highlander: Endgame)
  • In the wake of 9/11 and more supervillain attacks than the city deserves, Tesladyne relocates from the Empire State Building to an underground complex beneath a remote island. (Atomic Robo)
  • A zombie washes ashore on St. Thomas. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • The Brainspawn's Infosphere comes online. (Futurama)
  • Birth of Kyle Reese. (Terminator)
  • Network of Intercontinental Expressways opens. (killer7)
  • Anubis appears, defeats several System Lords and Tok'ra. The Jaffa Rebellion begins in earnest. Daniel Jackson ascends and is replaced on SG-1 by Langaran defector Jonas Quinn. The United States launches Earth's first spacegoing warship, the BC-303 USS Prometheus. Her hyperdrive fails rather spectacularly during the shakedown cruise, forcing an emergency landing on the planet Tagrea where she remains stranded for the better part of a year. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Izaya Orihara becomes wanted by the Ikebukuro police and frames Shizuo Heiwajima as an accomplice. While running from the police, Shizuo throws a vending machine at a police car, but is ultimately cleared of all charges once further investigation proves that he could not be involved in the crime. This only serves to fuel the two boys' hatred of each other. (Durarara!!)
  • James Halliday and Ogden Morrow are comfortable millionaires who own mansions. (Ready Player One)

     2003 
  • February 2: Hal Nolastname goes go-karting. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • April 17 - Astro Boy is created. (Astro Boy)
  • May - Commander Harmon Rabb Jr. saves the USS Seahawk Carrier Battle Group in the Arabian Sea from a dirty nuke missile launched from a rouge Iranian diesel sub by puttting his F-14 Tomcat in front of the heat-seeking missile and letting it chase him until it runs out of fuel (JAG.)
  • June 12 - Around 3:00 PM, two entities, known as "The Giant" and "The Dragon," appear in Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they engage in battle using mysterious sounds. more  (Drakengard)
  • June 27: Hal Nolastname visits Pilgrim Village. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • July 11: Hal Nolastname visits a haunted house, but has a panic attack, forcing it to shut down. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • July 16 - Two nukes go off in Washington D.C., and a third directed at the Pentagon fizzles. (The Merchant Princes)
  • August 12 - Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame investigate a strange red mist covering the land of Gensokyo. more  (Touhou, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil)
  • August 22: Hal Nolastname visits Oceanland, and gets to feed a killer whale. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • August - Tommy Oliver enlists several students in his attempt to keep a psychotic murderer with mysterious links to Anton Mercer from bringing back the age of the dinosaurs. The battles last through May 2004. (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
  • September 2 - The Pilgrim family moves to Northern Ontario and Scott starts at St. Joel's Catholic High School. He gets into a fight on his first day and meets Lisa Miller in the principal's office. For a couple weeks, she pursues a friendship with him and he continues to act aloof, leading her to think he hates her. They end up becoming best friends.Justification  (Scott Pilgrim)
  • October 20 - Majestic-12 sets a $18.6 million bounty on each of the 15 people who could possibly foil their plan to create a new Cold War, including Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield. (Scarecrow)
  • October 26 - The aforementioned plan is foiled by Schofield and co. more  (Scarecrow)
  • Mid-December - The crew of Moya arrives on Earth in a time-frame where they don't have to worry about temporal paradoxes. more  (Farscape)
  • December 26 - Bun-Bun kills Santa Claus, becoming the new Emperor of Holidays. (Sluggy Freelance)
  • Negi Springfield travels to Japan. (Negima!)
  • High school student Light Yagami finds a mysterious notebook on the ground at his school. (Death Note, manga version)
  • Californian hidden ninja academies are ransacked with all students kidnapped in a brutal attack by the ninja exiled in 1975. The remaining forces from two (barely) surviving academies successfully wage a counter-attack. (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Metroplex is constructed. Earth Defence Command is set up, with Marisa Faireborn in a position of leadership. (Transformers Generation 1)
  • Nicholas Angel obtains a Peace Lily, and starts tending to it. This causes a rift between him and his girlfriend, Janine, who feels he cares more for the plant than he does for her. (Hot Fuzz)
  • Buffy Summers leaves Sunnydale more . (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Bride awakens from her coma and goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge}}. (Kill Bill)
  • The Justice League of America teams up with The Avengers to defeat Krona. (DC Comics, Marvel Comics)
  • Tru Davies begins undoing peoples' deaths. (Tru Calling)
  • A team of scientists drill to the Earth's core to restart its rotation. (The Core)
  • A reporter temporarily gains the power of God. (Bruce Almighty)
  • Freddy Krueger battles Jason Voorhees. (Freddy vs. Jason)
  • Leonard becomes roommates with Sheldon. (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Dave Davenport becomes unstuck in time, and now never has smoked. (Narbonic)
  • A rave is held in Isla de la Muerta in broad daylight. (House of the Dead)
  • An alternative Ninth Doctor fights off the Shalka's plans to render the Earth uninhabitable (or to them, inhabitable). (Doctor Who Expanded Universe [animated serials])
  • The Smart Brain Corporation begins attempting to take over the world through the Orphnochs, beings believed to be the next step in human evolution. They develop three sets of Rider Gear, which turn the wearers into powerful armored warriors, to protect the nascent Orphnoch King. However the former members of the Ryusei School, a group of orphans adopted by Smart Brain's founder, begin to fight back with the stolen Gear, accidentally involving the loner Takumi Inui in their battle. (Kamen Rider Faiz)
  • A time travel "paradox-free" duplicate of Philip J. Fry finds a new job in an aquarium. He is tasked with taking care of Leelu the nawhal, a rare whale. He would keep this hobby until 2010. (Futurama)
  • Inbred killers chase people in the forests of West Virginia. (Wrong Turn)
  • US government takes control of what remains of Cyberdyne Systems and contracts AI research to Cyber Research Systems. (Terminator)
  • Construction begins on International Mass-Scale Transportation System. Radioactive material is sealed in an artificial island in the Indian Ocean. Intercontinental ballistic missiles are detonated high above the atmosphere. Heaven Smiles make their first public appearance by suicide bombing a UN meeting. (killer7)
  • An army of hired killers dressed as Squeky Clean company workers eliminate various people in New York City. (Max Payne 2 The Fall Of Max Payne)
  • Anubis uses the Eyes of the Goa'uld to assemble a superweapon which he uses to blow up Abydos. more  The other System Lords temporarily unite under Yu, but are no match for Anubis. SG-1, in collaboration with the descended Daniel Jackson, defeats Anubis with an "absolutely insane" plan. Ba'al takes command of the united System Lords. Anubis develops the Kull super soldiers and uses them to kill off several minor Goa'uld and take their armies. (Stargate SG-1)
  • The creature EI-01 crash lands on Earth, stopped by the mechanoid lion Galeon. Astronaut Guy Shishioh is gravely wounded by EI-01's arrival and is rescued by Galeon, being rebuilt as a cyborg. (GaoGaiGar)
  • Metal Sonic, tired of Eggman's failures, imprisons him and lures Sonic and his friends into a trap to wipe them all out. Shadow the Hedgehog seemingly returns to life during this time. (Sonic Heroes)
  • Francis Nolastname and Piama Tananahaakna marry a month after they meet. (Malcolm in the Middle)

    2003- 2004 
  • Over the course of their sophomore year, Scott Pilgrim and Lisa Miller form a band. Scott recruits Kim Pine, his partner in one of his classes, as drummer for the band, and proceeds to develop feelings for her. On a Monday, a gang from Benvie Tech High School attacks St. Joel's, and Scott goes to Benvie Tech to fight Simon Lee, a sinister Benvie Tech student who kidnapped Kim. Scott rescues her and they begin dating.more  Scott loses his virginity to Kim, but they break up when Scott has to move to Toronto.more  (Scott Pilgrim)

     2004 
  • March 3 - Federal agent Jack Bauer thwarts an attempt to assassinate U.S. Senator and presidential candidate David Palmer. (24)note 
  • March - SEMME has its climactic battle with the Martians. (Walkyverse)
  • April - TV Tropes is established, primarily serving as a Buffy wiki. Thousands of lives are ruined.
  • May 8 - Reimu and Marisa go out in search of whatever or whoever is causing the prolonged winter. (Touhou, Perfect Cherry Blossom)
  • Spring - Shaun makes plans with his girlfriend to have dinner at a new place. He misses the plans, and she dumps him. (Shaun of the Dead)
    • An epidemic of zombies infests the world, (England and London in particular). Shaun gathers his best friend Ed, Liz and her two roommates, Daniel and Diane, and his mother and step-father to try to save them. spoilers  (Shaun of the Dead)
  • June - Ramona Flowers and Todd Ingram graduate high school. Because Todd is going to vegan college and Ramona to the University of California in the Sky, they break up. (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Early July - A T-X kills several future members of the human resistance. It is destroyed by John Connor and Katherine Brewster with the aid of a reprogrammed and upgraded T-800. (Terminator)
  • July 24 - A computer virus spreads across civilian and military computer networks. (Terminator)
  • July 25 - Skynet becomes self-aware, and launches a nuclear attack on the Earth, killing billions. (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
  • August: The Mamu logging company is shut down after clearing the forest; the land is bought by a mining company. Francis Nolastname and Piama Tananahaakna move south. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • September 19 - Usean Continental War breaks out (Ace Combat 04)
  • September 22 - Oceanic Flight 815 crash-lands on The Island. more  (LOST)
  • September 27-28 - The moon in Gensokyo is replaced with a fake one, and time is stopped so that the real one can be found. (Touhou, Imperishable Night)
  • September: Malcolm Nolastname starts high school. Francis and Piama start work at the Grotto. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • October 9 - The supercomputer is turned back on. (Code Lyoko)
  • November 25 - The detective known as L who was working on the Kira investigation was murdered by a God of Death who was manipulated by Kira himself. Other victims include L's assistant and butler, Quillish Wammy, as well as Rem, the Death God herself. (Death Note)
  • November 4 - The Hatch is opened by the Losties. (LOST)
  • November 27 - The Hatch's computer is destroyed, but the system starts failing. Desmond saves the world by using his failsafe, and the sky turns purple briefly. more . (LOST)
  • November - According to John Titor's predictions, civil unrest centers around the U.S. presidential campaign.
  • Autumn - Leon S. Kennedy is sent to rural Europe to rescue the President of the United States' daughter from the cult Los Illuminados. Ada Wong steals a "sample" more  (Resident Evil 4)
  • December 22 - The science team from the freighter, the Kahana, sent by Charles Widmore, land on the Island. (LOST)
  • December 31 - Several people make it off The Island more  (LOST)
  • The original Godzilla from 1954 is resurrected by the vengeful spirits of forgotten soldiers that died in WWII and sets forth to seek revenge on Japan. Three guardian-monsters known as Mothra, Baragon, and King Ghidorah are awakened in order to stop Godzilla's wrath. (Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack!).
  • Decepticons conquer Cybertron. Autobots retain control of the moons. (Transformers: The Movie).
  • Starscream, having been resurrected by Unicron, travels back in time to assasinate Optimus Prime, pursued by Star Saber and Victory Leo. Beast Megatron, having travelled through the Blasty Zone, arrives to save Starscream, but is driven off by the timely arrival of Optimus Primal. They are soon joined by Lio Convoy, who fight against Beast Megatron, Starscream, Smokescreen, Gigant Bomb, and Rebirth Megatron (who originally posed as an Autobot, Reverse Convoy). (Transformers: Robot Masters)
  • Axe Cop, real name Axey Smartist, is born to Bobber and Gobber Smartist. (Axe Cop)
  • Ashley Graham kidnapped by Jack Krauser and handed over to Los Immunados patriarch, Osmund Saddler. Krauser and Ada Wong, under orders from Albert Wesker, attempt to obtain Las Plagas samples; Krauser is apparently killed in the attempt. Leon Kennedy travels to Spain and rescues Ashley, killing Saddler in the process. (Resident Evil 4)
  • Sue Dibny is murdered. (DC Comics)
  • A group of youngsters discover their parents are supervillains, and resolve to stop them. (Marvel Comics)
  • A rapid-fire series of disasters shatter The Avengers.more  (Marvel Comics)
  • Nick Fury engages in a Secret War against Latveria. (Marvel Comics)
  • Namie Yagiri shows her brother Seiji Yagiri Celty's head. Seiji falls in love with it. (Durarara!!)
  • A new Avengers team is formed, including Spider-Man and Wolverine. (Marvel Comics)
  • Max Walker of TEC resolves to stop the corrupt Senator McComb. (Timecop)
  • Gregory House deals with challenging medical cases. (House)
  • Global warming leads to a new ice age. (The Day After Tomorrow)
  • Napoleon Dynamite helps his friend Pedro run for class president. (Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Archaeologists in the Antarctic wind up caught between two groups of extraterrestrials. (Alien vs. Predator)
    • A battle between two groups of aliens spills over into Gunnison, Colorado. (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem)
  • Benjamin Franklin Gates hunts for the Founding Fathers' hidden treasure. (National Treasure)
  • Coop finds Megas in a junkyard and rebuilds the robot his way. Kiva and the Glorft both arrive looking for Megas. Coop, piloting Megas, beats up a lot of bad guys. (Megas XLR)
  • An incident occurs in which Nicholas Angel swears off the use of guns. note  (Hot Fuzz)
  • The events of Un-Man occur. (The Psychotechnic League)
  • Sergeant First Class William James becomes a team leader of a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq, after the previous leader is killed. (The Hurt Locker)
  • Time-Travelling Xindi from the 22nd century arrive in Detroit, Michigan. They hire Loomis, a local blood bank worker, to acquire eight samples of Human blood for them. The Xindi need to study Human physiology before being able to produce a suitable bioweapon. (Star Trek: Enterprise)
  • The BOARD Corporation accidentally releases the ancient monsters known as the Undead from their confinement. They begin the Battle Royale, which will determine the dominant species on the planet. Former BOARD employee Kazuma Kenzaki uses Rider System 02 (Blade) to battle and seal the Undead before they can destroy humanity. (Kamen Rider Blade)
  • Doctor Impossible unleashes his fifth Doomsday Device, The Meta-Metavirus, is defeated for the 12th time and incarcerated.
  • The Key to the World, a trinklet which grants the holder dominion over Earth, is brought to Townsville.more (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • The SGC develops a weapon to combat the Kull warriors. Anubis launches a full-scale attack on Earth. SG-1 locates and activates an Ancient outpost in Antarctica, destroying his fleet. Jack O'Neill is promoted to Brigadier General, takes command of the SGC, and promotes Samantha Carter to Lieutenant Colonel. Ba'al steps into the power vacuum left by Anubis and begins driving back the other System Lords. (Stargate SG-1)
  • The SGC sends an expedition through the stargate to coordinates found in the Ancient outpost. They discover Atlantis, an Ancient city-ship, in the oceans of a planet in the Pegasus Galaxy, and begin battling the vampiric race known as the Wraith. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • Nagisa Misumi and Honoka Yukishiro are recruited by two mysterious fairies to battle the forces of the Dark Zone. They become the first modern day Pretty Cure (Futari wa Pretty Cure)
  • Wilma "Will" Vandom, Hay Lin, Irma Lair, Cornelia Hale and Taranee Cook become the new Guardians of the Veil, AKA WITCH. They spend the next two years liberating the planet Meridian from Prince Phobos, aided by rebel leader Caleb, and installing his long-lost sister Elyon Brown, as the true ruler. Justification  (''W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Kitty Kenarben leaves her husband and son. (Malcolm in the Middle)

     2005 
  • January 1 - The Tenth Doctor regenerates. (Doctor Who)
  • January 20 - Sam Axe is honorably discharged from the US Navy. (Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe)
  • February - Solid Snake infiltrates Shadow Moses to stop renegade members of FOXHOUND. (Metal Gear Solid)
  • March 5 - Rose Tyler meets the Ninth Doctor. pedantry  (Doctor Who)
  • March 6 - Mickey Smith meets the Ninth Doctor. pednatry  Plastic shop window dummies attack central London. more  Rose joins the TARDIS. (Doctor Who)
  • March - George Sears "resigns" as president. (Metal Gear Solid)
  • April - Now a sergeant, Nicholas Angel receives an award. (Hot Fuzz)
  • September 26 - Megalith is destroyed, ending the Usean Continental War. (Ace Combat 04)
  • December - Sergeant Angel is stabbed in the hand by a man in a Santa Claus suit. (Hot Fuzz)
    • Nicholas Angel is given time off to recover. During this time, his girlfriend Janine leaves him, feeling he's unable to "switch off" his police officer mindset. (Hot Fuzz)
  • December 24 - A 10-year old resident of Los Angeles creates the Pluto's Kiss virus, disabling almost all computer systems worldwide for a period of 77 minutes. Internet usage is restricted to government and business use only for the next 2 years. (.hack)
  • Demons invade Briarwood a second time, leader killed this time. (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Offworld aliens begin the process of immigrating to Earth. (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
  • The single universe created in the Crisis of 1985 is reshuffled, different universes becoming dominant in certain areas due to the actions of the heroes of the first event. The multiverse is reborn in miniature as fifty-two new universes are created. (DC Comics)
  • Battle of Autobot City; Optimus Prime and Megatron are fatally wounded. The former dies, the latter is upgraded into Galvatron. Attack on Cybertron by Unicron, who is defeated by the ascendancy of Rodimus Prime and the energies of the Matrix of Leadership. Angolmois energy scattered through space and time. (Transformers: The Movie)
  • Alternate timeline temporarily created where mutants are the dominant species. After reality is restored, many mutants are turned into normal humans, drastically reducing the mutant population. (Marvel Comics)
  • Martians invade, killed by germs. (The War of the Worlds [2005 film])
  • An overabundance of flowers is spotted covering Gensokyo, and Reimu, Marisa and the other heroines set out to pinpoint the cause. (Touhou, Phantasmagoria of Flower View)
  • A documentary crew begins filming at the Scranton branch of office supply company Dunder Mifflin. (The Office: An American Workplace)
  • A sudden increase in the number of Makamou causes the secret organization Takeshi to spring into action, sending its Oni warriors to protect humanity against the supernatural threat. The young civilian Asumu Adachi encounters the Oni known only as Hibiki, and becomes his student in the hopes of someday becoming an Oni himself. (Kamen Rider Hibiki)
  • Atomic Robo and a team of Tesladyne Action Scientists encounters a cyborg-producing Helsingard complex beneath a village in Italy's Apennie Mountains (Atomic Robo)
  • Marshall Ericksen and Lily Aldrin get engaged, prompting Ted Mosby to begin his (apparently interminable) search for true love. Shortly thereafter, he meets and falls in love with Robin Scherbatsky. (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Terry Higgans fakes his death. (True Crime: New York City)
  • The first Slasher incidents occur in Ikebukuro. (Durarara!!)
    • Anri Sonohara is physically abused by her father. Although this is not an uncommon occurrence, it causes her mother to snap and use the demon blade Saika to kill her husband and then herself, right before Anri's eyes. Saika then goes into Anri. (Durarara!!)
  • In revenge for Terry's death Marcus Reed takes down all of New Yorks gangs looking for a mole in the NYPD finding out it's Terry Higgans before killing Terry in a fight on a train. (True Crime: New York City)
  • Ramona Flowers dates her college roommate Roxie Richter at some point around this time. (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Series spoilers  note  (School Days)
  • The Replicators, under the command of a robotic version of Samantha Carter, invade the Milky Way and begin assimilating Goa'uld motherships, killing most of the remaining System Lords; they are finally destroyed by an Ancient superweapon on Dakara. Ba'al is defeated by the Jaffa Rebellion. Anubis attacks Dakara but the ascended Ancient Oma Desala sacrifices herself to bind him on the higher planes in eternal ascended combat. Jack O'Neill is promoted to Major General and transfers to the Pentagon; Hank Landry replaces him as CO of Stargate Command. Using Ancient communication stones, the SGC accidentally reveals the Milky Way to the Ancients' evil counterparts the Ori, who launch a crusade to forcibly convert the galaxy to their worship. (Stargate SG-1)
  • The Zonder make their appearance. Guy Shishioh, now Cyborg Guy, and Galeon battle these beasts by becoming the Super Robot GaoGaiGar. They are aided by the Gutsy Geoid (later Galaxy) Guard and former Zonder general Soldato J. (GaoGaiGar)
  • The Dark Zone is defeated, but at cost of Nagisa and Honoka's abilities to become the Pretty Cure. Life resumed normally to the two... until shortly after... (Futari wa Pretty Cure)
  • The Queen of the Garden of Light is separated into different forms. One of them, a girl named Hikari Kujou, becomes Shiny Luminous and joins Nagisa and Honoka in their adventures (Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart)
  • The Black Arms race arrives on Earth, intending on using humanity as their food source. Shadow the Hedgehog learns of his true purpose and eradicates the race. (Shadow the Hedgehog)
  • Steven Prince's firm is bought out. (The World's End)
  • In Scotland, Hugh "Wee Hughie" Campbell's girlfriend is killed by A-Train's carelessness. Billy Butcher reconvenes The Boys, bringing in Wee Hughie to bring the number up to five in the absence of Greg Mallory. (The Boys)
  • Dewey Nolastname is accidentally put in his school's special needs class. A fraud conspiracy is brought to light at the company where Hal Nolastname works. Reese Nolastname joins the army and is sent to Afghanistan. (Malcolm in the Middle)

     2006 
  • March - The Slitheen are defeated thanks to the Doctor, Rose and Mickey Smith. (Doctor Who)
  • April 23 - Sergeant Nicholas Angel is transferred from London to Sandford. details  Upon arriving in Sandford, he immediately arrests a group of village youths for underage drinking, as well as PC Danny Butterman for drunk driving. (Hot Fuzz)
  • April 27 - Sergeant Angel chases and arrests a shop-lifter, but Simon Skinner, who owns the supermarket that was being robbed, does not press charges. (Hot Fuzz)
  • April 28 - Martin Blower and Eve Draper star in an atrocious production of Romeo and Juliet. Later that night, they are brutally murdered. When the bodies are discovered, their deaths are attributed to a car accident. (Hot Fuzz)
  • April 29 - An explosion destroys the home of George Merchant, killing him in the process. (Hot Fuzz)
  • May 1 - Tim Messinger is killed when a spire breaks off the decrepit church and smashes his head. (Hot Fuzz)
  • May 11 - Sergeant Nicholas Angel, with the aid of Danny Butterman and most of the Sandford police force, engage in an epic shootout and arrest Sandford's entire Neighborhood Watch Association with no fatalities. (Hot Fuzz)
  • Spring-Summer - Nanoha receives Raising Heart, befriends Fate, and helps the TSAB to resolve the Jewel Seed incident. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
  • June 4 - Hayate becomes the master of the Book of Darkness and the Wolkenritter (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's)
  • June
    • Bond, after defeating Le Chiffre at both the stock market and poker, gets his heart broken. (Casino Royale)
    • Reese Nolastname deliberately fails his final exams to stay at home for another year. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • July 3 - John Horus, member of the Seven Guns, assassinates the United States President, Vice-President and several advisors. A manhunt begins for rest of the group. (Black Summer)
  • July 9 - After trying to find his way back to the surface world, the rat Roddy St. James discovers a plot by the Toad to flood the sewer rats' home. (Flushed Away)
  • September 6 - Scott Pilgrim starts at the University of Toronto and meets Stephen Stills and Wallace Wellsnote . (Scott Pilgrim)
  • September 7 - Team Kimba's first day of school at the Whateley Academy (Whateley Universe)
  • September - Blon Fel-fotch Slitheen sets forth a plan to escape the Earth using an interdimensional rift using the TARDIS. more  (Doctor Who)
  • October 3 - An accident that occurs while a mysterious artifact is being probed causes a whole bunch of mucking around in the space-time continuum. (Eureka)
  • October - Operation Katina. (Ace Combat 5)
  • October/November - A giant van opens up the heart of the TARDIS to make Rose travel to 200,100. (Doctor Who)
  • November - Matthew Santos elected president of the United States (The West Wing)
  • Autumn
    • Jack Donaghy transfers from a GE appliance division to become a major executive at NBC. more  Tracy Jordan joins the cast of NBC sketch comedy program The Girlie Show, which is almost immediately renamed TGS with Tracy Jordan. (30 Rock)
    • NBS gets a new network president, Jordan McDeere. Its flagship show, Studio 60, gets a new production team of Matt Albie and head writer Danny Tripp after the previous show runner, Wes Mendell, delivers an impromtu diatribe on the state of American television on air. (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip)
    • Kitty Kenarben reunites with her family. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Late November/Early December: Francis Nolastname loses his job. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • December 25 -
    • A regenerated Tenth Doctor defeats the Sycorax leader... with a satsuma. His hand is also cut off, but he just grows a new one due to the early hours of regeneration cycle. (Doctor Who)
    • The Book of Darkness incident is resolved (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's)
  • Archaeologist Andrew Hartford hires a team to help him search for the jewels of an artifact called the Corona Aurora. (Power Rangers Operation Overdrive)
  • The Decepticons driven off of Cybertron and settle on Charr. Galvatron returns to lead his people, completely insane. Quintessons attempt to use the leaderless Decepticons to shut all Cybertronians down, but they are thwarted. (Transformers Generation 1, cartoon continuity)
  • Kida Masaomi moves to Tokyo, but keeps in contact with childhood friend Mikado Ryugamine. (Durarara!!)
  • Annihilus invades the positive matter universe. (Marvel Comics)
  • Hulk exiled to an alien planet. (Marvel Comics)
  • Superhuman Registration Act divides America's superheroes. (Marvel Comics)
  • Ben Tennyson finds the Omnitrix and uses it to battle evil. (Ben 10)
  • Shawn Spencer begins acting as a "psychic" consultant for the Santa Barbara PD. (Psych)
  • Matt Saunders enters a relationship with superhero G-Girl. (My Super Ex-Girlfriend)
  • Harold Crick begins to hear a voice narrating his life. (Stranger Than Fiction)
  • Sam Tyler is hit by a car and awakens in 1973. (Life On Mars)
  • While testing the myth that hatmaking chemicals cause insanity, Adam Savage dies of mercury poisoning. In the afterlife, he challenges Death of Inhaling Hatmaking Chemicals to a mythbusting duel. He then revives the brain of Hitler (who had died in the Reichstag fire of 1933), solely using equipment that would have been available to the Germans at the time; proving that Nazi Science could have kept Hitler's brain alive in a jar. Having won the duel, Adam is sent back to life in his own time, as is Hitler's brain. (Irregular Webcomic!)
  • Scott Pilgrim's college career. He meets Natalie Adams through his friend's girlfriend Julie Powers, her roommate. The two of them start dating, against Julie's wishes, and Scott, Stephen, and Natalie form a band, Kid Chameleon. Natalie begins to change, selling all her anime merchandise and asking that people call her "Envy". She takes control of the band, recruiting Steph Nordegraf, Cole, and an unnamed guitarist, and moving Scott from bass to drums. (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Tokyo is beset by Worms, a race of shapeshifting aliens with an unknown agenda. The secret organization ZECT begins production of the Masked Rider System to battle the Worms, but the first completed Zecter, the Kabuto Zecter, falls into the hands of the mysterious Souji Tendo, who fights the Worms on his own terms and refuses to work with ZECT. (Kamen Rider Kabuto)
  • The Egyptian government sends Atomic Robo and a team of Action Scientists to deal with a steampowered pyramid supertank. In the wake of the mission, Tesladyne employee Jenkins is ordered on a week-long vacation, over which he destroys the Ramirez cartel. (Atomic Robo)
  • Otani-Lincoln Laboratories sign a 100-year research agreement with GDI. (Command & Conquer)
  • Jamal Malik, an uneducated call centre assistant from the slumbs of Mumbai, becomes the first person to win the jackpot on India's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. (Slumdog Millionaire)
  • The disappearance of Corefire, Doctor Impossible escapes jail and unleashes his sixth Doomsday Device, Iceworld. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
  • A drug cartel called the Lucian Alliance rises into the power vacuum left by the fallen Goa'uld Empire. USS Prometheus is destroyed by an Ori Kill Sat. The Ori collapse the planet P3Y-229 into a supergate to send a fleet of warships into the Milky Way, steamrolling a combined fleet of Tau'ri, Jaffa, Asgard, and Lucian Alliance ships that attempts to stop them. (Stargate SG-1)
  • The Atlantis Expedition encounters the Asurans, a race of Replicator kin created by the Ancients. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • The 11 Masters of Sol invade Earth. The Gutsy Galaxy Guard chases after them and is listed as MIA after defeating them (GaoGaiGar FINAL)
  • The Dark King is defeated for good, ending Nagisa, Honoka and Hikari's adventures, but they would stay on call whenever trouble arises. (Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart)
  • The Dark Fall threatens the world by attempting to obtain 7 World Fountains. It's up to Saki Hyuuga and Mai Mishou to 'take up Nagisa and Honoka's mantle' as the new Pretty Cure to defeat the Dark Fall (Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash☆Star)
  • Nothing happened here that involved a hedgehog and a princess who won't cry. Seriously. Move along. (Sonic the Hedgehog (2006))
  • Nerissa returns following Phobos' fall. The Veil on Meridian is lifted, granting the Guardians brand new powers. Nerissa "recruits" a number of people in her attacks and loses them soon after, including Will Vandom's boyfriend Matt Olsen and Nerissa's former teammates, including resurrecting her old friend Cassidy. Cornelia's sister Lilian is revealed to have the power of the Heart of the World and Caleb learns Nerissa's his mom. (W.I.T.C.H.)

     2007 
  • January 9 - Yuuto Sakurai disappears the day before his marriage to Airi Nogami, leaving her with no memory of his existence. (Kamen Rider Den-O)
  • February 1 - In a parallel universe, the TARDIS lands in a world full of zeppelins... and Cybermen. After destroying the factory in London, the Tenth Doctor and Rose return to their normal universe, but Mickey stays behind. (Doctor Who)
  • Between January and March -
    • Deffrey Vale School is infiltrated by the Krillitane amalgam race. The Tenth Doctor, Mickey, Rose and Sarah Jane investigate. K-9 Mk III is destroyed in the battle, but the Doctor gives Sarah Jane a replacement. Mickey joins the TARDIS. (Doctor Who)
    • (estimated) Mr. Saxon rises to rank of UK Minister of Defence as if from nowhere. (Doctor Who)
  • March - K-9 is left to guard a black hole from consuming the Earth. Meanwhile The Slitheen establish Coldfire Construction in their plans to power down the Sun and scavenge the Earth. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Between January and April - Elton Pope joins a group of people investigating the Doctor and alien invasions, dubbing it "LINDA" (London Investigation 'n' Detective Agency). LINDA discover the Fifth justification  and Tenth Doctors, but only fleetingly. more  (Doctor Who)
  • Spring: Francis and Hal Nolastname take a father-son motorcycle trip for Francis' 21st birthday. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • April: Francis Nolastname starts working at Amerisys Industries. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Between May and June - The Battle of Canary Wharf. more  Around the same time, the Racnoss comes out of hiding to take over H.C. Clements more . (Doctor Who justification )
  • June -
    • Ned Bigby, Jennifer Mosely and Simon Cook graduate from Polk Middle School. (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide)
    • Donna Noble turns left and gets a job as a temp at HC Clements, which leads to her adventures with the Tenth Doctor. more  Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who)
    • Malcolm and Reese Nolastname graduate from high school. Reese starts work as a janitor. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • July 7 - Haruhi Suzumiya and "John Smith" use a field stripe marker to deface the athletic field of East Junior High School in Nishinomiya, Japan, with unknown ideograms later interpreted as "I am here". This incident is, or becomes, the earliest point to which Time Travel is possible. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • July - After fleeing a mob to Alaska note , Homer Simpson returns, saving Springfield, USA from being turned into the second Grand Canyon by the Environmental Protection Agency and reconciles with Marge. Again. (The Simpsons Movie)
  • August 8 - Solid Snake infiltrates the USS Discovery to obtain photographic evidence of Metal Gear RAY. (Metal Gear Solid 2)
  • September 9 - John and Sarah Connor and Cameron arrive in this time and resolve to take down SkyNet once and for all. Cromartie's head, which has also arrived now, begins rebuilding itself. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • September: Malcolm Nolastname begins his studies at Harvard. Lois gets pregnant yet again. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • c. September/October - Gods from the outside world enter Gensokyo and begin amassing faith, and Reimu goes to confront them to prevent the closing of her own shrine. (Touhou, Mountain of Faith)
  • c. October -
    • Gwen Cooper fills Suzie Costello's position in Torchwood Three after Suzie commits suicide. (Torchwood)
    • Derek Reese and three other Resistance fighters arrive now from 2027. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • October 25 - Derek Reese kills the author of a chess programme that would have been a predecessor to SkyNet, then joins up with John and Sarah Connor. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • November 14 - Cameron is damaged in a car explosion and tries to kill John Connor. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • November: Dakota Bob Schaefer is killed by a rabid wolverine; Vic the Veep becomes president. The next day, the Homelander leads America's supes in a coup d'etat, killing Vic; all involved are killed by the US military using special CIA-developed weaponry. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is appointed president. (The Boys)
  • December 24 - Donna Noble meets the Tenth Doctor for the first time, after she was teleported into his TARDIS on accident. more  Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who)
  • December - Aliens attack Los Angeles. Duke Nukem kicks their asses. (Duke Nukem 3D)
  • By this time, the Quintessons have scattered across the galaxy. Unleashing of the Hate Plague. Revival of Optimus Prime, who retrieves the Matrix from Rodimus and cures the plague. (Transformers Generation 1, cartoon continuity)
  • Amazons invade America. (DC Comics)
  • Sinestro creates the Sinestro Corps, which goes to war with the Green Lantern Corps and attempts to conquer Earth. (DC Comics)
  • Namie Yagiri becomes Yagiri Pharmaceuticals' Research and Development Department. (Durarara!!)
    • Seiji tells his sister that he's in love with Celty's head. Out of jealousy, Namie tries to get rid of the head but is too intrigued by it to follow through. She instead conducts experiments on it, and begins to abduct illegal immigrants with the help of Izaya Orihara.
  • Ajira Flight 316 crashes on the Island. ending spoilers  (LOST)
  • Death of Captain America. (Marvel Comics)
  • Phalanx attempt to conquer the Kree Empire. (Marvel Comics)
  • Hulk returns to Earth seeking revenge for his exile. (Marvel Comics)
  • Spy Michael Westen is abandoned by his superiors and forced to settle in Miami. (Burn Notice)
  • Autobots and Decepticons battle for the Allspark on Earth. (Transformers)
  • Moon is colonized; Jacob Hovestraydt founds Hovestraydt City there (Known Space)
  • Valentine Morgenstern attempts to destroy the Clave, but fails. (The Mortal Instruments)
  • The demon Lilith revives Jonathan Morgenstern, who creates an order of Dark Shadowhunters. (The Mortal Instruments)
  • some time before  Sally Sparrow discovers the Weeping Angels at the old manor Wester Drumlins. more  (Doctor Who)
  • The Doctor is chased for his lifespan by the Family of Blood. more  justification  (Doctor Who)
  • Sam Tyler You know what, spoilers.  (Life On Mars)
  • Mysterious, genie-like creatures called Imagin begin appearing in Japan, "granting" wishes and attempting to alter history. Luckless high school dropout Ryotaro Nogami is drafted into becoming Den-O, the protector of the timestream, after he accidentally reveals himself to be a Singularity Point; he is later joined by the teenage version of his future brother-in-law, Yuto Sakurai. (Kamen Rider Den-O)
  • SCP Foundation recovers the soul extractor from a burned-out factory. (SCP Foundation)
  • SG-1 sends the Sangraal to the Ori galaxy through the supergate, killing the Ori. Ba'al implants himself in Adria, who manages to ascend and gain the power of Origin. The Asgard, having exhausted the last attempt to stop their clone degeneration, transfer the sum total of their knowledge to the SGC and commit mass suicide. SG-1 and General Landry destroy several Ori motherships with Asgard weapons but become trapped in a time dilation field aboard the USS Odyssey for fifty years, which are then reversed by reversing the polarity (except for Teal'c, who had to carry the information on how to escape the Ori ships back in time with him). (Stargate SG-1)
  • SG-1 takes the Odyssey through the supergate to find the Ark of Truth, which they use to reveal the falsity of Ori worship to all devotees of Origin, forcing Adria into eternal battle with Morgan la Fay. (Stargate SG-1: The Ark of Truth)
  • The International Oversight Advisory orders the USS Apollo to the Pegasus Galaxy, carrying the Horizon weapons system, to destroy the warships being constructed on the Asuran homeworld. The Asurans retaliate by sending a Kill Sat to destroy Atlantis; the Expedition is forced to move the city-ship to another planet. Rodney McKay triggers an Asuran override code to have them attack the Wraith. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • The Atlantis Expedition discovers a nine-chevron stargate address in the Atlantis information database. The SGC constructs an offworld base, designated Icarus Base, to research a way to reach it. (Stargate Universe)
  • The Dark Fall is finally defeated, Saki and Mai can resume their lives, while standing by if a new massive threat comes. (Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash☆Star)
  • Nozomi Yumehara stumbles upon Coco and recruits her friends as the new incarnations of the Pretty Cure to restore the Palmier Kingdom and protect the world from the Nightmares group. (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Earliest possible date of the first appearance of Cure Moonlight Justification . (HeartCatch Pretty Cure!)

     2008 
  • January 6: Vasili Vashikin is killedmore  to protect a secret. (The Boys)
  • January 7: The Boys are officially disbanded. (The Boys)
  • January 8: Wee Hughie discovers what Vasili Vashikin had unearthed. (The Boys)
  • January 9: Jessica Bradley testifies on behalf of Vought-American. As Billy Butcher's final plan goes into operation, The Boys and their associates are picked off one by one. (The Boys)
  • January 10: Jessica Bradley takes the fall for Vought-American. Wee Hughie stops Billy Butcher from setting off bombs throughout New York. (The Boys)
  • February - The TARDIS refuels at the active Cardiff Rift, opened by Owen Harper several days earlier to save the Earth and his team at Torchwood. Jack catches it and causes it to fly to the end of the universe while trying to shake him off. Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who/Torchwood)
  • May - A giant monster tears up New York City. Not him. (Cloverfield)
  • June
    • Ramona Flowers and Roxie Richter break up and don't have much contact for several years. (Scott Pilgrim)
    • Susan Rayner's senatorial campaign is crushed when 'Monkey' releases a tape of her having sex with Billy Butcher. Wee Hughie threatens Vought-American with genocide if they ever attempt to weaponise supes again. (The Boys)
  • July - War breaks out between two great nations using magnetic force bombs that tilt the Earth off its axis and sinks the continents. The majority of Earth's population is destroyed in the cataclysm. (Future Boy Conan)
  • c. August - Scientific experiments go horribly awry in the secret Russian town, Gorky 17. The Russian army subsequently bombards the town. (Odium)
  • September -
    • Martha Jones meets the Tenth Doctor for the first time. The Doctor saves the patients and staff of the Royal Hope Hospital from suffocating on the Moon and defeats the Plasmavore, whom the Judoon execute for murder. Martha joins the TARDIS. more  Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who)
    • Luke Smith is activated by the Bane. He is later adopted by Sarah Jane Smith, and joins Maria Jackson and Clyde Langer in the fight against alien threats from Ealing. more  (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • October 10 - The Angry Video Game Nerd destroys The Nostalgia Critic with the help of Super Mecha Death Christ. (That Guy with the Glasses)
  • November 22 - Dimension-hopping thief Daiki Kaitou attempts to steal an elaborate gold handgun from the affluent Kurosaki family, but is forced to abandon it after it is damaged during his escape from the police. Two years later, Kaitou would hijack the time-traveling train DenLiner in order to "redo" the theft, this time preventing the damage as well as saving a number of letters written to the young Reiji Kurosaki by his late mother. This causes a change of heart in the future version of Kurosaki, a member of the Time Police G-Men, which leads to his partner, the artificial Imagin Eve, going berserk and trying to wipe out humanity. (Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy)
  • December 24-25 - The starship Titanic and its nuclear storm drive is set for a collision course with Earth in its voyage of the damned. The Tenth Doctor meets Wilfred Mott for the first time. Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who)
  • December 31st - Scott Pilgrim gets a haircut. (Scott Pilgrim)
    • Scott and Envy Adams have a huge argument that results in them breaking up, throwing Scott into a deep depression that will last until mid-2009, when he graduates. He and Stephen Stills leave Kid Chameleon and Envy starts her own band, The Clash at Demonhead, which hits it big and gets her famous. (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Civil war in the United States as predicted by John Titor.
  • The demon Dai Shi, sealed in 8,000 B.C., breaks free from his bonds, and the Order of the Claw is forced to pursue and battle him a second time. (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Darkseid attempts to seize control of reality using the Anti-Life Equation. Barry Allen returns to life, but Batman dies.more  (DC Comics)
  • Peter Parker and Mary Jane make a deal with Mephisto and erase their marriage from history to save Aunt May. (Marvel Comics)
  • Skrulls invade Earth. (Marvel Comics)
  • Jason Voorhees is captured by the U.S. government and imprisoned at a research facility at Crystal Lake. (Jason X)
  • A hibernating dragon is awakened in London and rapidly produces offspring that wipe out much of humanity. (Reign of Fire)
  • A deadly virus strikes Scotland, prompting the British government to wall off the country. (Doomsday)
  • A FBI team investigates fringe science with the help of a mad scientist that worked on such science back in the 1970s and 1980s. (Fringe)
  • The alien Klaatu lands in Manhattan with a message for the world. ([[The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) The Day the Earth Stood Still]] [2008 film])
  • Stuff happened... don't worry about it. (DC Comics)
  • The Eleventh Doctor arrives in Leadworth for the second time meets 19-year-old Amy Pond. more . The Atraxi apprehends Prisoner Zero. more . (Doctor Who)
  • "Blink" ending spoilers:  (Doctor Who)
  • Alex Drake is shot and sent back in time to 1981. (Ashes to Ashes)
  • Kida Masaomi's gang begins to identify themselves as the Yellow Scarves. (Durarara!!)
    • Saki Mikajima, under Izaya Orihara's instruction, approaches Kida. She eventually becomes his girlfriend. (Durarara!!)
  • A hot spring appears outside the Hakurei Shrine, caused by a nuclear-powered raven who wishes to turn Gensokyo into the new Hell, and Reimu and Marisa traverse underground to stop her. (Touhou, Subterranean Animism)
  • Suicide booths go into business. (Futurama)
  • The final battles of the UN Wars, between the United Nations and rebel forces. Near the end of the war, a massive alien creature dubbed the "Bird Human" arises. (Macross Zero)
  • The Fangire race rises from its dormancy since the 1980s. Violin maker Wataru Kurenai finds himself compelled to battle them as the mysterious warrior Kiva, all while the Wonderful Blue Sky Organization fights both Fangire and Kiva, handing the latest version of the IXA System to bounty hunter Keisuke Nago and tasking him to hunt down Kiva. (Kamen Rider Kiva)
  • Private detective Sokichi Narumi breaks into a secret laboratory to rescue a young man called the "Child of Fate". However, due to the bumbling of his assistant Shotaro Hidari, Sokichi is mortally wounded shortly after rescuing the young man, who he names Philip in honor of Philip Marlowe. In order to escape from the building, Shotaro and Philip use the experimental Double Driver belt to transform into Kamen Rider Double. They would later label this incident "Begins Night", as the night everything began for them. (Kamen Rider Double)
  • A wildfire destroys the Californian communities of Agrestic and Majestic. (Weeds)
  • Nozomi actually managed to impress the head honcho of the Nightmare, Despariah, causing the organization to crumble and stop being a threat. However, in process, she and her friends lost her ability to become Pretty Cures... until... (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Aoba Kuronuma persuades Ran Izumii to become the leader of his gang, the Blue Squares. (Durarara!!)
  • Nozomi and friends quickly became the Pretty Cures again, more powerful than before, after being called into the Cure Rose Garden, in order to combat a new threat in form of the Eternal group. (Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go! Go!)
  • The SGC, Travelers, and Wraith join forces to defeat the Asurans for good. First contact with the Vanir, an Asgard splinter faction. (Stargate Atlantis)

     2009 
  • January 14 - 12 people are killed and 19 wounded in a killing spree carried out by Inubushi Keiko at Awazumi Municiple Hospital in Hokkaido, Japan. (Remember11)
  • April 6 - A young man arrives in Gekkoukan. (Persona 3)
  • Before April 12 - The Tenth Doctor reunites with Donna Noble and they save London's residents from being converted into members of the Adipose race. The sky is poisoned more  with the Atmospheric Omissions System installed in roughly 300 million cars worldwide. more  The TARDIS is suddenly dragged to the planet Messaline in 6012. Donna's world in "Turn Left"  The Earth and 25 other planets are stolen from the sky. more  The Doctor is once again without any companions. (Doctor Who)
  • April 10 - The Sburb Beta is released. (Homestuck)
  • April 12 - On Easter, the Tenth Doctor and a jewel thief get on a London bus and are stranded on a desolate planet, formerly the metropolis San Helios. (Doctor Who)
  • April 13 - John Egbert receives his copy of the Sburb Beta, and begins playing with his three friends, Rose Lalonde, Dave Strider, and Jade Harley. Though they are initially unaware of this, playing the game completes the Stable Time Loop that brought about their own existence, but this same time loop results in the destruction of human civilization via a rain of meteors and a vast explosion triggered by Becquerel, First Guardian of Earth. The sole survivors are the kids, their guardians, the humorless gentleman known only as fedoraFreak, and the actor Nicolas Cage. Of these, only Cage remains on Earth; the rest escape into the Medium via Sburb. (Homestuck)
  • April 21 - First FlashForward occurs at 17:00:00, caused by an experiment at the LHC. Whole world's consiousness flashes to October 23, 2030 for 2 minutes. Future splits into two parallel universes, henceforth referred to as A and B more (FlashForward, novel)
  • April 29 - Raiden infiltrates the Big Shell to surpress the Sons of Liberty. (Metal Gear Solid 2)
  • May 10 - Gamers and Critics led by The Angry Video Game Nerd and The Nostalgia Critic respectively face off in the ultimate showdown. more  (TGWTG Year One Brawl)
  • June 1 - Terrorists detonate an EMP weapon in the United States, destroying electronics nation wide and making the United States a third-world country overnight. (Dark Angel)
  • August 14 - A team of three commandos, led by Cole Sullivan, arrives into a Polish town where some mysterious disaster has occurred. They subsequently find the town overrun by mutated monsters and barely any survivors. (Odium)
  • Before September - Torchwood Three investigates a gentleman's club on the site of Torchwood India, which has been frozen in time for over eight decades. (Torchwood [radio dramas])
  • September 17 - A Spanish study group is formed at Greendale Community College. (Community)
  • September - Torchwood Three is ordered destroyed by the British government in order to cover up the first 456 incident. Shortly thereafter, the 456 reestablish contact, demanding the governments of Earth surrender 10% of their children to them. The surviving members of Torchwood thwart them. (Torchwood)
  • October 6 - Everyone in the world blacks out at the exact same time, 11:00 am Pacific time, for 2 minutes 17 seconds more . (Flash Forward)
  • October 12 - Light Yagami, otherwise known as Kira, disguised as L, speaks with Near, L's successor, for the first time. (Death Note)
  • October 15 - Study group members and best friends Abed Nadir and Troy Barnes make a pact that they will never lie to each other. (Community) Timing 
  • December 24 - The Master is resurrected by a cult more . (Doctor Who)
  • December 25 - The End of Time spoilers . (Doctor Who)
  • December 26 - The End of Time spoilers  The Tenth Doctor slowly begins his regeneration cycle. He says farewell to Sarah Jane and Luke Smith around the same time period. (Doctor Who)
  • Wendy Watson takes a job with the Jolly Fats Weehauken Temp Agency, a.k.a. the Middleman and O2STK. (The Middleman)
  • The falsely imprisoned Nick Vrenna fights through an underground high-security prison full of mutants (that were created after genetic experiments got out of control) and diverts the water supply to prevent the plague from spreading outside. (Abuse)
  • Reconstruction of the alien fortress, dubbed the Macross is completed. Giant alien warriors known as the Zentraedi attack Earth in an attempt to claim the ship (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
  • Project Leviathan comes to an end, all its test subjects believed dead. (El Cazador)
  • Near Apocalypse of '09. (DC Animated Universe)
  • The dead rise across the universe and seek to destroy all life. (DC Comics)
  • Norman Osborn grows in power and influence. (Marvel Comics)
  • Kree (led by the Inhumans) and Shi'ar (led by Emperor Vulcan) go to war. (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain America returns. (Marvel Comics)
  • Norman Osborn goes to war with Asgard. (Marvel Comics)
  • Conflict arises between the Yellow Scarves and the Blue Squares. Izaya Orihara sells information to both sides. (Durarara!!)
    • Under Izaya's recommendation, Saki Mikajima approaches the Blue Squares. They then kidnap her and break her leg to get Kida Masaomi's attention. Masaomi runs to save her, but freezes up as he gets close, ultimately failing to save her. Four members of the Blue Squares—Kadota Kyohei, Walker Yumasaki, Erika Kawisawa, and Saburo—betray their gang and save Saki instead. (Durarara!!)
      • As a result of this incident, Masaomi leaves the Yellow Scarves and breaks up with Saki. He invites Mikado Ryugamine to join him at Raira Academy, and Mikado accepts. (Durarara!!)
  • The last known baby is born in Argentina; all other humans are mysteriously infertile. Global instability rises as people realize they are the last generation. (Children of Men (film))
  • A viral cure for cancer mutates into a lethal strain that kills billions, and turns most of the survivors into monsters. (I Am Legend [film])
  • Yuji Kaido placed into cryogenic stasis after being diagnosed with a terrible disease. (Blue Gender)
  • Marianne vi Britannia assassinated; her son Lelouch and daughter Nunally are sent to Japan as political hostages. (Code Geassnote )
  • A large spaceship appears in Gensokyo's skies, and the heroines chase after it in search of treasure. (Touhou, Undefined Fantastic Object)
  • Second Industrial Revolution begins. (The Psychotechnic League)
  • Maria Jackson leaves with her father to America. Rani Chandra joins Sarah Jane's team. more  (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • North Korean President Choi Kim seeks peaceful reunification with South Korea. His son Choi Song, seeing this as weakness, deposes his father and takes over North Korea as a dictator, threatening the world with nuclear missiles. A joint military coalition attempts to bring Song in, but the job is eventually completed by Christopher Jacobs, a mercenary with the PMC Executive Operationsnote . (Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction)
  • Dimensional chaos causes massive alterations to reality, as well as unleashing hordes of monsters. The mysterious photographer Tsukasa Kadoya is tasked by the Kamen Riders with the job of resolving the problem while they prevent further damage to reality. Tsukasa becomes Kamen Rider Decade and begins traveling between parallel versions of reality, working with the Kamen Riders he finds there to protect their worlds. (Kamen Rider Decade)
  • The aristocratic Sonozaki family ramps up distribution of the illegal devices called Gaia Memories as part of patriarch Ryubee's plan to initiate a "Gaia Impact". Private eye Shotaro Hidari and his partner Philip battle the Dopants (humans who use Gaia Memories) as Kamen Rider Double, later gaining assistance from police investigator Ryu Terui, who himself possesses the power of Kamen Rider Accel. (Kamen Rider Double)
  • Mystery novelist Richard Castle begins shadowing NYPD Detective Kate Beckett as part of his research for his latest project, which will become the novel Heat Wave. (Castle)
  • Two monsters fight for high school student Jyugon's affections. (Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl)
  • An experiment involving a quantum decomputer summons an Eldritch Abomination Atomic Robo shares a long enmity with. (Atomic Robo)
  • Charley Dixon and Derek Reese are killed. Sarah Connor is arrested, but freed by John and Cameron. Cameron is badly damaged; John Henry takes her chip to the future. John and Catherine Weaver go into hiding. The fates of Sarah Connor and James Ellison are unknown. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Otani-Lincoln Laboratories receives its first R&D contract from GDI to develop semi-autonomous structure. (Command & Conquer)
  • In an Alternate Timeline where Earth made contact with the Aschen Confederation, the Goa'uld have been wiped out. Earth begins to suffer a precipitous drop in global birthratesmore . (Stargate SG-1: "2010")
  • The Wraith hook up a zero-point energy module to a hive ship, causing it to grow into a nearly indestructible super-hive which is sent to attack Earth. Atlantis uses a wormhole drive to jump to Earth and aid in the defense. Col. John Sheppard flies an F-302 carrying a nuclear warhead aboard the super-hive and detonates it, destroying the ship and saving the planet. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • The Lucian Alliance launches a surprise attack on Icarus Base. During the attack the team successfully dials the nine-chevron address and evacuates through the gate, ending up aboard the millions-of-years-old Ancient exploration ship Destiny. (Stargate Universe)
  • The Eternal group is brought down by Nozomi, the Boss proving too evil for Nozomi to forgive. Still retaining their Pretty Cure powers, they resume their lives until their powers are needed again. (Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go! Go!)
  • Love Momozono saves her favorite dancer from a monster from Labyrinth and incidentally awakened her ability to become a Pretty Cure, eventually committing herself and her friends (also awakening their Precure abilities) to combat the Labyrinth. (Fresh Pretty Cure!)
  • The first Great Big Gathering: Love, along with Miki Aono and Inori Yamabuki team up with Nagisa, Honoka, Hikari, Saki, Mai and Nozomi (along with her friends Rin Natsuki, Urara Kasugano, Komachi Akimoto, Karen Minazuki and Kurumi Mimino) to stop the creature called Fusion (Pretty Cure All Stars)

     200 X 
  • Dr. Wily steals six of Dr. Light's robots to conquer the world. Mega Man defeats these "Robot Masters" alongside Wily's own creations. (Mega Man series)
  • Dr. Wily rules the world with his robot army. Proto Man and Mega Man try, and fail, to defeat him. (The Protomen)
  • "Wild Ones", also known as Digimon start bio-emerging from the digital world into the real world. (Digimon Tamers)
  • Birth of Philip J. Fry II to Yancy Fry, Jr., and his unnamed wife. He is named after a paternal uncle. He would go on to become the first man to walk upon Mars. Hubert J. Farnsworth is supposedly a distant descendant of this boy. (Futurama)
  • The untested AI GLaDOS is activated for the first time as one of the planned activities on Aperture Science’s first annual bring-your-daughter-to-work day. In many ways, the initial test goes well: Within one picosecond of being switched on, GLaDOS becomes self-aware. The "going well" phase lasts for two more picoseconds, at which point GLaDOS takes control of the facility, locks everyone inside, and begins a permanent cycle of testing. Her goal: beat the hated Black Mesa in the race to develop a functioning portal technology. (Portal)
  • May 16 - Days after GLaDOS's self-awareness, Black Mesa successfully deploys an interdimensional gate through which an alien race emerges. Gordon Freeman defeats the source of the trouble and is placed into stasis by an enigmatic figure. more . (Half-Life)
  • A man, having fallen asleep in the nineteenth century, awakes into the mid-noughties into a perfect version of London society. After learning many things and meeting many wonderful people, he was rather frustrated to wake up in the nineteenth century again and discover that It Was All A Dream. (News From Nowhere)

    Early 2010s 
  • A series of constitutional amendments in the U.S. abolish trial by jury and presumption of innocence, and restrict the length of criminal trials to a maximum of 3 days beginning the first full day after an arrest occurs. (Ace Attorney)
  • Mikado Ryugamine and a group of friends create the Dollars website. People begin committing crimes under the name of The Dollars, and Mikado posts the idea that the Dollars should be a "good gang" and do anonymous charity work. (Durarara!!)
  • Several Blue Squares members are arrested, including Ran Izumii. (Durarara!!)
    • The Blue Squares begin to dabble in drug dealing. This leads to the police and Shizuo Heiwajima disintegrating them. (Durarara!!)

     2010 
  • January 20 - Office electronics manufacturer Sabre buys struggling mid-cap paper wholesaler Dunder Mifflin. more  (The Office: An American Workplace)
  • January 26 - Takada, a suspect in the Kira investigation, is abducted by Mello, with the assistance of a close ally only known as Matt. All three perish. (Death Note)
  • January 28 - Light Yagami's seven-year killing spree of violent criminals ends. (Death Note, manga version)
  • January 29 - John Watson meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time at St. Barts Hospital in London. Timing  (Sherlock)
  • January 30 - John Watson and Sherlock Holmes move into 221B Baker Street, investigate a crime scene, and solve a series of 'serial suicides'. So, busy day, then. Timing  (Sherlock)
  • January - February - Andromeda Research Corporation begins work on the Revelation virus. (Uplink)
  • March 3 - The Great Seal is created, preventing two manifestations of human negative emotion from coming into contact and wiping out all life on Earth. (Persona 3)
  • March 24 - A new hacker joins Uplink. (Uplink)
  • March 29 - One of Uplink's top hackers publicly questions Andromeda's intentions. (Uplink)
  • May - Scott Pilgrim meets Ramona Flowers, and the two start dating. He becomes a target for the League of Evil Exes.justification  (Scott Pilgrim)
  • April 1 - Uplink's top hacker claims that Andromeda is doing good and not shady at all. (Uplink)
  • April 8 - Uplink's top hacker is found dead, apparently by suicide. (Uplink)
  • April 13 - Uplink warns its agents not to accept work from Andromeda. (Uplink)
  • April 17 - The Revelation virus is deployed for the first time in an attack upon Arunmor. (Uplink)
  • April 18 - In response to the Revelation attack, Arunmor begins development of a counterprogramme, dubbed Faith. Uplink launches a new service to track development of both programmes. (Uplink)
  • April 20 - Arunmor releases details of their investigation into ARC. (Uplink)
  • April 22 - The government releases the results of an investigation it conducted into ARC in association with Arunmor, confirming that Andromeda is indeed responsible for Revelation. (Uplink)
  • April 25 - A high-ranking Uplink hacker plants a tracer programme in the Arunmor central mainframe, allowing Andromeda to spy on Faith's progress. (Uplink)
  • April 29 -
    • The date that the visions of the Earth's population will happen, and spoiler . (Flash Forward)
    • Andromeda steals Darwinia's research into digital life. (Uplink)
  • April - Haruhi and Kyon begin their tenth-grade studies at North High School, where they meet in homeroom class. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • May 4 - Arunmor stages an attack by Revelation upon itself, intending to get senior Andromeda staff arrested. The CEO of Andromeda is taken into police custody later that day. (Uplink)
  • May 7 - Andromeda trumps up charges of bank fraud against the CEO of Arunmor. (Uplink)
  • May 9 - Arunmor CEO is arrested for bank fraud, putting the future of Faith in jeopardy. (Uplink)
  • May 11 - Arunmor enlists Uplink's top hacker to steal Andromeda's top-secret research files on Revelation. (Uplink)
  • May 15 - Andromeda enlists Uplink's top hacker to obliterate all of Arunmor's research into Faith. (Uplink)
  • May 26 - Andromeda launches an assault on the entire Internet with Revelation 3.0. Arunmor responds with the most recent version of Faith. (Uplink)
  • May -
    • A study group at Greendale Community College decides to switch subjects for the fall semester. Instead of continuing with Spanish, they decide to study Anthropology. (Community)
    • Haruhi seizes the Literature Club's classroom and forms the SOS Brigade with Kyon and Yuki, recruiting Mikuru and Itsuki soon thereafter. The last three reveal their secret origins and mission to Kyon, more . (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • c. April/May - The The Nostalgia Critic and co. conquer the micronation of Molossia, but pressure mounts among the ranks. (Kickassia)
  • June 25 - 14 years late, two years after the Prisoner Zero incident and the night before her wedding, Amy Pond joins the TARDIS. (Doctor Who)
  • June 26 - Rory Williams, Amy Pond's fiancé, leaves for 1580 Venice in the TARDIS as a pre-wedding date. more  (Doctor Who)
  • July 7 - The SOS Brigade celebrates Tanabata. Kyon then travels back in time. (See July 7th, 2007). (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • July 27- The Future Gadget Laboratory creates the first time machine using a microwave, capable of sending text messages back in time. This device later became the basis for more advanced mental and physical time travel. (Steins;Gate)
  • July - Haruhi creates the SOS Brigade logo. more  (Haruhi Suzumiya)
    • The SOS Brigade then travels to a remote island owned by Itsuki Koizumi's cousin. On that island, Koizumi and their hosts stage a murder for Haruhi's benefit. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • August 1 - Lisa Simpson's engagement to Hugh Parkfield falls apart shortly before their wedding. (The Simpsons)
  • August 10 - The Holy Britannian Empire begins conquering Japan with giant robots. (Code Geass note )
  • August - Drug lord Raymond Solano conquers the nation of Venezuela, throwing the world into turmoil by seizing the nation's supply of oil. However, Solano made the mistake of angering a PMC note , which leads to his eventual downfall. (Mercenaries 2: World in Flames)
  • August 24-31 - Haruhi Suzumiya sets out to do everything that she could possibly want to do over summer vacation in eight days. Each time she fails to do so, she forces the week to repeat itself until Kyon invites her over to his house to study. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • Early September- The Holy Britannian Empire finishes conquering Japan. It is renamed "area 11" and all citizenry are stripped of their rights. (Code Geass note )
  • September 6 - Luke Smith begins suffering from nightmares induced by the Nightmare Man. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • September 10 - In the early hours of the morning, Luke Smith, Rani Chandra, and Clyde Langer fight a creature that feeds on nightmares. Luke departs for Oxford University with K-9 as company. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • September 24 - The Circum-Pacific War breaks out. (Ace Combat 5)
  • October - The annual Greendale Community College Halloween party takes a turn for the (even) worse when a mysterious degenerative illness transmitted via a batch of Army-surplus taco meat infects the staff and student body. (Community)
  • November - The SOS Brigade shoots a film for their school's cultural festival, titled Asahina Mikuru's Adventure Episode 00. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
    • Haruhi Suzumiya plays a concert at the school festival. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
    • The SOS Brigade beats their neighbor, the computer club, at a game they made. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
    • Kyon buys a space heater for the literary club room. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • November 23 - Sarah Jane, Clyde, and Rani find themselves lost in time after following misleading reports of alien activity. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • December 18 - The world is rewritten so that Haruhi Suzumiya never attended North High School, among other changes. more  (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • December 24 - Aya Brea was found in St. Thomas Cathedral, Manhattan, New York, in her bloodstained wedding dress, by Hyde Bohr. more  (The 3rd Birthday)
  • December 31 -
  • Several people go into a comatose state while playing the MMORPG The World (.hack)
  • The Grand Retour of Les Soldats fails (Count B). (Noir)
  • Humans begin creating artificially intelligent robots to work as construction laborers and servants. (The Animatrix)
  • Jason Voorhees and a research scientist are cryogenically frozen. (Jason X)
  • Ongoing crime and violence lead Paris authorities to wall off District 13. (District 13)
  • Rose, Jackie Tyler and Mickey Smith are trapped in a parallel universe with a Pete Tyler who is still alive. Jackie and Pete remarry, sort of. On Dårlig Ulv Stranden, Norway, Rose says her last goodbyes to the Tenth Doctor. A few years later, Series 4 spoilers  (Doctor Who)
  • Mini-Cons are reawoken on Earth by a group of humans, and Transformers quickly arrive from Cybertron in an effort to reclaim them, Autobot and Decepticon alike manipulated by Sideways. Eventually, Sideways and Thrust steal the Star Saber, Skyboom Shield, and Requiem Blaster, and use them to revive Unicron. Autobots and Decepticons form a temporary truce to destroy the chaos bringer. Galvatron dies, but his spark endures deep within Unicron. In the aftermath, all Transformers form a more permanent alliance. (Transformers Armada)
  • Various dangerous humans are dumped on another world and hunted by aliens for sport. (Predators)
  • College freshman Andy Davis gives his old toys on to a young girl named Bonnie Anderson. (Toy Story 3)
  • The ancient monsters known as the Greeed begin turning humans into monsters called Yummy with the intent of absorbing enough power to become the fated "Multi-King". The vagabond Eiji Hino, with the aid of the mysterious Kogami Foundation and the bird-type Greeed Ankh, battles the Greeed and Yummy as Kamen Rider OOO. (Kamen Rider OOO)
  • High school student Kengo Utahoshi receives a package from his late father; it contains the experimental Fourze Driver and 40 Astro Switches. (Kamen Rider Fourze)
  • Leelu the narwhal is released back into the sea. A time travel "paradox-free" duplicate of Philip J. Fry had spent years taking care of that whale. Unable to live without her, Fry sails into the ocean. He would search for his whale until 2012. (Futurama)
  • A geological base in the Arctic gets converted into Cyber-Slaves by long-dormant Cybermats. The Eleventh Doctor and Amy discover an army of Cybermen ready to be awakened. (Doctor Who: The Adventure Games)
  • A train disaster in Pennsylvania is narrowly averted after an engineer leaves his train while in motion, causing it to run away. The train, containing hazardous chemicals, is brought under control by the quick thinking of two engineers who chase it down and attach their locomotive to the back of it before using the locomotive brakes to slow it sufficiently for a sharp curve. One of the engineers then manages to jump on board the train's lead engine to apply the brakes. (Unstoppable)
  • Fall - The acquisition of NBC Universal by KableTown closes. more  Jack Donaghy retains his NBC responsibilities, thus ending his career at GE. (30 Rock)
  • Killer 7 deployed to eliminate Heaven Smiles. Yakumo resurfaces, but is stolen by Andrei Ulmeyda. Kenjiro Matsuoka becomes Kun Lan's herald. Japan is obliterated by missiles fired by an unknown party after talks aimed at saving the country break down. (killer7)
  • Andrei Ulmeyda blows up a Stacy concert. He is infected with the Heaven Smile virus by the US army, and then killed by Coyote Smith. (killer7)
  • After being injured in Afghanistan, traumatized army medic John Watson returns to London, where he meets Sherlock Holmes
  • A massive earthquake causes Los Angeles to sink, leading to San Angeles being built atop its ruins (Demolition Man)
  • Love destroys the mastermind behind Labyrinth, Moebius, freeing many parallel worlds in progress. She also won her dance contest before resuming her life in Yotsuba Street. (Fresh Pretty Cure!)
  • Tsubomi Hanasaki moves to Kibogahana after a traumatic emotional breakdown, only to be recruited by two fairies to become a Pretty Cure. Despite her later help, she's given the derogatory title "The Weakest Precure in History" (HeartCatch Pretty Cure!)
  • The second Great Big Gathering: Tsubomi Hanasaki and Erika Kurumi team up with the previous four teams of Pretty Cure (With Love's team adding in an ex-Labyrinth member she befriended: Setsuna Higashi) to save Fairy Park (Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2)

     2011 
  • January 9 - After a car wreck, a grease fire, and a rat infestation, area restaurant Bob's Burgers has its Grand Re-Re-Re-Opening. (Bob's Burgers)
  • January 11 - Flight HAL 18 crashes near Mt. Akakura in Japan, resulting in the deaths of 27 passengers and crew members (Remember11)
  • April 11 - A young man arrives in Inaba, just as mysterious murders begin to happen. (Persona 4)
  • April 19 - Skynet becomes self-aware.
  • April 21 - SkyNet launches a nuclear attack on the Earth, killing billions. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • April 22 - River Song, Rory Williams, Amy Pond, Canton Delaware, and the Eleventh Doctor receive a mysterious invitation to Utah. more  (Doctor Who)
  • April 28 - Michael Scott's last workday as Regional Manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. Scott left the position in order to move to Colorado with his fiance Holly Flax, former HR director under Scott. more  (The Office: An American Workplace)
  • May - After a period of economic and political turmoil, the People's Republic of China invades the Russian-held island of Skira, hoping to plunder its vast resources. Russia, understandably outraged, requests assistance, and the U.S. Army is subsequently deployed to the island to help fend off the Chinese assault. (Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising)
  • June 6 - Judex and Doctor Shift of the Front Line are murdered in an explosion. (No Hero)
  • June 23 - The creature Time Eater tears through time/space pulling zones from points in time with it. Sonic teams up with his 10 year old self to fix time note  (Sonic Generations)
  • September 10 - Byrne Faraday, the first Yatagarasu, is assassinated. (Ace Attorney Investigations)
  • October 13 - A Greendale Community College study group meet for a house-warming party and order pizza. This will result in the space-time continuum being split into seven different timelines. (Community, "Remedial Chaos Theory")
  • A terrorist named Khaled Al-Asad organizes a coup in an unnamed Middle Eastern country, making himself leader in the process. (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare)
  • Enfant is destroyed. The civil war in Gazth-Sonika ends. (Madlax)
  • Headmasters travel from Planet Master to join the Cybertronian wars. Optimus Prime dies (again), Rodimus takes up the Matrix (again). Scorponok takes over Decepticons, Galvatron dies. Destruction of Cybertron and Mars (they get better somehow later). (Transformers Headmasters)
  • Eastern Slav civil war. (Resident Evil: Damnation)
  • A fifteen-year-old Ben Tennyson continues to fight aliens. (Ben 10: Alien Force)
  • Detective Kate Beckett is shot and critically wounded by an unknown shooter.more  (Castle)
  • The Nostalgia Critic gathers a group of Internet reviewers to retrieve Malachite's Hand. more  (Suburban Knights)
  • Dan Smith kills Curtis Blackburn. (killer7)
  • Killer 7 kills the Handsome Men. (killer7)
  • Hiro Kasai killed by Kenjiro Matsuoka. All of the Killer 7 but Garcian Smith are killed by Shadow Smiles. Emir Parkreiner resurfaces. (killer7)
  • At Amanogawa High School in Japan, new student Gentaro Kisaragi uses the experimental Fourze Driver to protect the school from Zodiarts, monsters created by the Cosmic Energy-powered Zodiarts Switches. After learning of the urban legend of the Kamen Riders, Gentaro proudly adopts the name and founds the Kamen Rider Club, assembling a group of like-minded students who act as his allies and support network. (Kamen Rider Fourze)
  • The Muppets are reunited and rescue their theater with the help of a group of fans. (The Muppets)
  • Quantum computers now dominate the computing market, and nanotechnology is nearing practical usability. Japan becomes Earth's center of technological research and science. (X-Universe)
  • Jolyne Kujo, a rebellious 19-year-old, is arrested for a hit-and-run and sent to Green Dolphin Street Prison, located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • The Great Legend War: a team of 193 warriors under the banner of Super Sentai, lead by Akaranger, Big One and the Tensou Sentai Goseiger, battle the Zangyack Empire, driving them off, but losing their powers. Sometime later, Captain Marvelous and his space pirate crew arrive on Earth, searching for the Greatest Treasure in the Universe and battle the Zangyack at the same time (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger)
  • Retsu Ichijoji returns after disappearing from the public eye for nearly 30 years (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie)
  • The world is turned into desert by Desert Apostle Leader Dune, but Tsubomi and her team confronted him and purified him, restoring the Earth. Tsubomi became a big sister, rumoredly would succeed her as the next Pretty Cure. (HeartCatch Pretty Cure!)
  • Hibiki Hojo and Kanade Minamino, best friends going through a rough patch, are recruited to be Cure Melody and Cure Rhythm to find and gather the notes to the hope-granting "Melody of Happiness". (Suite Pretty Cure ♪)
  • The Third Great Big Gathering: six teams of superheroines under the banner Pretty Cure battle the creature known as Black Hole, seemingly sacrificing their powers in the same manner as the Super Sentai. However, unlike the Super Sentai, they seemingly regain their powers much faster and return to duty (Pretty Cure All Stars DX 3)
  • A wrestling tournament is held to determine "the most powerful ghoul of all time". (Monster Brawl)

     2012 
  • January 15, 2:30 PM- A couple of teachers, two elementary school students and one high-school student begin defending the Earth from Sheldon J. Plankton. (GoJyu Sentai Gigaranger)
  • February 16 - Defense attorney Mia Fey and prosecutor Miles Edgeworth make their courtroom debuts in State v. Fawles. more  (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials And Tribulations)
  • March 3 - The Fog of Deceit is lifted from the hearts of mankind. (Persona 4)
  • March 30 - An infant equine creature ends up on Earth, in the backyard of Mr. and Mrs. Martinez. The baby would later end up adopted and named Daisy Jo. (All-American Girl)
  • April 21: The Super Hero Wars: Captain Marvelous and Tsukasa Kadoya, leading the Dai Zangyack and Dai Shocker, seemingly kill Kamen Riders and Super Sentai, claiming that neither can exist together. Instead, it's revealed that it was a plot to stop Bio Hunter Silva and Narutaki from taking over the worlds with the armies. Super Sentai and Kamen Riders learn of each other and a bond is formed (Kamen Rider X Super Sentai Super Hero Taisen)
  • May 13 - Twilight Marie Katswell, Datas, Lightning Cruiser and Storm Blaster time travel from Summer 2020 to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. (GoJyu Sentai Gigaranger)
  • May - The reemergence of her attempted assassin leads Richard Castle and Kate Beckett experience significant developments in their relationship. (Castle)
  • July 27 - An Isolis pod crashlands in London, and uses its new human friend to gather new friends into drawings. The Tenth Doctor and Rose investigate disappearances. The Tenth Doctor carries the Olympic Flame to the 2012 games, letting the Isolis child free. (Doctor Who)
  • September - Desmond Miles, an ordinary bartender, is brought into Abstergo Industries to relive the memories and secrets of his ancestors. (Assassin's Creed)
  • November 29 - Liz Lemon marries Criss Chros in an ad-hoc ceremony organized by Jack Donaghy. Jenna Maroney is not in attendance. (30 Rock)
  • November - Nehemiah Scudder elected U.S. President - he establishes a theocracy and suspends elections. (Robert A. Heinlein)
  • December 21 - Death of the fourth sun. (Mayan cosmology)
  • December 22 - Birth of the fifth sun. (Mayan cosmology)
  • December 24 -
    • Tentacled structures called Babels rise throughout Manhattan and other parts of the globe, and those structures give birth to the time-distorting monsters called the Twisted. (The 3rd Birthday)
    • After investigating the murder of a professional Santa Claus, Kate Beckett and Richard Castle spend their first Christmas together. (Castle)
  • December: Gregarious Games is renamed Gregarious Simulation Systems. It releases its flagship title, the only one it ever releases under this name, the Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation, a semi-distributed Virtual Reality MMORPG which gradually comes to subsume the entire Internet. (Ready Player One)
  • Edonian Civil War. Global Bioterror Attacks begin. (Resident Evil 6)
  • Neutrinos or something cause a gigantic natural cataclysm that remakes Earth. (Twenty Twelve)
  • War between Devil Z and Autobots. Humans drafted into the battle on both sides as Godmasters. Birth of new Autobot leader, God Ginrai. (Transformers Super God Masterforce)
  • The Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler confront one of the last Daleks. Adam Mitchell joins the TARDIS, but is immediately kicked off after one trip. (Doctor Who)
  • Robert Neville struggles to survive as the last human in Manhattan. (I Am Legend [film])
  • Michelle, former girlfriend of Philip J. Fry, has a marriage end in failure. She chooses to have herself frozen at Applied Cryogenics, hoping to start a new life in the future. She was supposed to wake up in 2266. Instead, Michelle wakes up in 3000/3001. (Futurama)
  • A time travel "paradox-free" duplicate of Philip J. Fry captures the narwhal Leelu, but discovers she had found a mate and had no intention of returning to captivity. He returns to Panucci's Pizza, but a time-traveling Bender blows it up. The resulting fire kills and fossilises Seymour Asses, the loyal dog of Fry. Seymour had spent most his life waiting for Fry outside the Pizza place. The remains of the dog would be found in the 31st century. Fry sneaks into Applied Cryogenics. He joins Michelle in her slumber, setting the alarm for 3002. (Futurama)
  • War of 2012 - Conan O'Brien loses his "freakishly long legs". (Futurama)
  • Dr. Brian Jones and his son, Kicker, visit Cybertron as part of a delegation from Earth. Kicker gets scared and runs off, and winds up getting magic powers from Primus (Transformers Energon)
  • The construction of Millennium Gate is completed at the former site of Portage Creek, Indiana. Shannon O'Donnell-Janeway served as a consulting engineer of the project. (Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Space War One, the war between humanity and the alien warriors known as the Zentraedi, comes to an end thanks to the music of pop star Lynn Minmei. Later that same year, Minmei departs Earth on the SDF-2 Megaroad-01. (Macross, Macross Flashback 2012)
  • Duncan MacLeod, Methos, Ceirdwyn, Amanda, and Joe Dawson have a reunion. (Highlander comic book)
  • A handful of surviving Immortals, including Methos, go an a quest to locate the mysterious "Source" of immortal power. Methos helps them recruit his former associates Duncan MacLeod and Joe Dawson, the last Watcher. Duncan brings along his mortal wife Anna Teshemka. more  (Highlander: The Source.)
  • Gas prices have reached $100 per gallon. Al Gore works as a taxi drive in a hybrid cab. (Futurama)
  • Paul Rassos convinces Max Payne to work with him as a bodyguard. (Max Payne 3)
  • A bizarre combination of reviewers, nerds, gamers, internet personalities, and 8-bit Mickey investigate a mysterious Plot Hole near Jupiter and battle the dark might of Hollywood. The Nostalgia Critic does not return more  (To Boldly Flee).
  • Hero's Duty is released to arcades. (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Enrico Pucci, once Dio Brando's most faithful disciple, attempts to remake the universe into Dio's ideal image. spoiler  (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Zangyack Empire defeated, the Gokaigers return the lost Super Sentai powers (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger)
  • The antithesis of Melody of Happiness, Melody of Sorrow, was sang and resurrected Noise, who turned everyone into stone. However, Hibiki, Kanade and their friends confront him and managed to reach out to him, making him defeated with a smile. The Melody of Happiness is sang, restoring everyone. (Suite Pretty Cure ♪)
  • Miyuki Hoshizora bumps into Candy of Marchenland Kingdom and becomes entangled, along with her friends Akane Hino, Yayoi Kise, Nao Midorikawa and Reika Aoki, in the battle against the Bad End Kingdom under Pierrot... as the new Pretty Cure team. (Smile Pretty Cure!)
  • Fusion returns, six Pretty Cure teams make themselves public and become popular. Ayumi Sakigame briefly becomes Cure Echo to help the girls when Fusion attempts a third comeback (Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage)

     2013 
  • January - TGS with Tracy Jordan is cancelled after a threat of a sexual harassment lawsuit from Hazel Wassername, a former NBC page.note  After becoming CEO of Kabletown, Jack Donaghy appoints Kenneth Parcell as president of NBC. Donaghy then resigns from Kabletown in order to return to General Electric. (30 Rock)
  • April 20 - The second Super Hero Wars: Space Shocker invades Earth. Gavan type-G sent in to stop them, but mistakes Kamen Rider Wizard and Kamen Rider Beast as the leaders (Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z)
  • June 29 - US President Adam Benford is infected with a mutagenic virus in a bioterrorist attack on Tall Oaks. He is mercy-killed by Leon Scott Kennedy. (Resident Evil 6)
  • June 30 - Chris Redfield and his squad enter Waiyip, China to rescue the U.N. workers. Leon and Helena arrive in China and meet Jake/Sherry. They join forces to fight off the Ustanak. Resident Evil 6)
  • September 7 - Cop Damien Tomaso and criminal Leito infiltrate District 13 to retrieve a stolen neutron bomb. (District 13)
  • Snake Plissken coerced into entering Los Angeles to retrieve a stolen remote control for a satellite weapon. (Escape from L.A.)
  • The fascist Norsefire party takes advantage of political instability and a biological attackmore  to seize control of the British government. (V for Vendetta [film])
  • Pierrot is defeated in the same fashion as Black Hole, against Miyuki's team. Life seemingly returned normal for Miyuki, albeit losing Candy and their powers... until Candy came back anyway. (Smile Pretty Cure!)
  • After destroying the Trump Kingdom and defeating Cure Sword, the Selfish Kingdom set their sights to Earth. However, standing against them and not letting them have their ways is Mana Aida, who met another remnant of the Trump Kingdom and became Cure Heart (and later includes her two friends Rikka Hishikawa and Alice Yotsuba... and the aforementioned Cure Sword, going under the name 'Makoto Kenzaki') to drive the Selfish Kingdom from Earth. (Doki Doki Pretty Cure)
  • Seven Pretty Cure teams are invited to the Fairy Academy for a "Pretty Cure Party" in their honor. Just so they aren't left out, Candy and Miyuki invite Mana and her team to the party. This proves to be a good thing when the party turns out to be a trap by a vengeful creature spurred on by the jealousy of one of the students. (Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2)

     2014 
  • February 16 - The Coalition Forces, whose numbers are almost spent fighting the Twisted for a little over three years, finally storm the stronghold of the Twisted, the Grand Babel, formed from the fragments of lesser Babels the world over — in order to track down Hyde Bohr, the perceived leader of the Twisted. Aya Brea partakes in this mission. more  (The 3rd Birthday)
  • March 14 - Following a massive earthquake in the Iran-Iraq region, the Iranian government (presumably the Ahmadinejad regime) is violently overthrown, and a new government headed by PLR (People's Liberation and Resistance) leader Faruk Al-Bashir takes over the country. (Battlefield 3)
  • March 30 - Takeshi Hongo leads the Showa Kamen Riders in a war against the Heisei Kamen Riders. Keisuki Jin allies himself with Takumi Inui, Tsukasa Kadoya and Kota Kazaruba and uncovers a plot by the revived Badan Empire. The ToQGers and Kyoryu Red give the Riders a hand. (Heisei Rider Vs Showa Rider Kamen Rider Wars Featuring Super Sentai)
  • November 13 - GRU agent Dmitri "Dima" Mayakovsky, along with his teammates Vladimir Kamarivsky and Kiril, tries and fails to stop the PLR from detonating a portable nuclear device in the heart of Paris; 80,000 die. (Battlefield 3)
  • November 14 - PLR leader and rogue CIA informant Solomon attempts to detonate a second nuclear bomb in New York City, only to be foiled by the efforts of Marine Staff Sergeant Henry "Black" Blackburn. (Battlefield 3)
  • Snake is called back into action to assassinate Liquid, who's planning an insurrection with the five, largest PMCs. (Metal Gear Solid 4)
  • Bobber and Gobber Smartist die from eating too many candy canes. more  Afterward, their son Axey vows to avenge their deaths and become a cop. (Axe Cop)
  • The cyber-ape revolution ushers in a new ice age. Humans are driven underground, where "heat miners" tap the warmth of the Earth's core in order to survive. (Penny Arcade)
  • Emir Parkreiner encounters Kenjiro Matsuoka for the last time. Kun Lan is killed by Parkreiner. (killer7)
  • Sarah Palin is elected President of the United States. (Iron Sky justification )
  • An online populist movement known as "Cordis Die" emerges, amassing huge amounts of followers via social media, culminating in simultaneous crowdsourced protests in Iran and North Korea. Unbeknownst to the public, its mysterious leader "Odysseus" is actually Raul Menendez. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2)
  • King Selfish attacks Earth, leading to the near obliteration of Mana's home town, but the Pretty Cure rescue the person trapped inside, the King of the Trump Kingdom. With the Selfish destroyed, the Trump Kingdom accidentally connected to the Earth, becoming the Trump Republic in return. The missing Marie-Ange is revealed to have become three people: the fairy Ai, and the mysterious Regina and Aguri Madoka/Cure Ace. The world ends up learning the identities of the team and accept them as their heroes. (Doki Doki Pretty Cure)
  • In a World where Pretty Cure are accepted as major heroes, Princess Hime makes Tsubomi Hanasaki look awesome as she finds herself being bailed by the mysterious Cure Fortune all the time. However, things look up for her when she chooses one Megumi Aino to be her friend, who ends up becoming Hime's partner as a Pretty Cure (Happiness Charge Pretty Cure)
  • James Halliday appears on the cover of Time Magazine. (Ready Player One)

     2015 
  • February - The SL-9 Incident more  (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
  • October 21 - Doc Brown has Marty McFly pose as his own son to prevent a deal that would get him arrested. (Back to the Future Part II)
  • According to John Titor, civil war in the United States ends with a nuclear strike by Russia, followed by a brief World War III, during which many U.S. cities, the European Union, and China are destroyed.
  • Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Mandrake The Magician, and others join forces to battle Ming the Merciless. (Defenders of the Earth)
  • Kyle Reese and John Connor are imprisoned in the Century Work Camp. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Aliens invade Earth. The United Nations activates the international paramilitary agency XCOM to fight them off. (XCOM: Enemy Unknown)
  • Self-driving cars are so commonplace that nobody drives any more, and petrol is illegal. (Roadkill)
  • The Great Recession begins. It will still be ongoing in 2045. (Ready Player One)

     2014 or 2015 
  • (Universe A and, presumably, B) A cure for AIDS is found. ([[Flash Forward, novel)

     2016 
  • January 1 - 3rd Impact occurs. Everybody dies. Then everybody gets better. Maybe. (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • April - Riot Force Six is officially launched (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
  • July - The SDF-2 Megaroad-01 vanishes near the galactic center with all hands on board. The ship and its crew are never heard from again.
  • Ogden Morrow and Kira Underwood announce their engagement. (Ready Player One)(Macross)
  • August 3 - Defense attorney Phoenix Wright makes his courtroom debut in State v. Butz. (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
  • August 13 - A covert op set up by the US to infiltrate an Ultranationalist terrorist group goes horribly wrong, causing a second Cold War to erupt. (Modern Warfare 2)
  • August 17 - Former Task Force 141 Captain John "Soap" MacTavish is rushed to a safehouse in northern India to treat stab wounds more . Ex-Spetznaz member Yuri is sent to help protect MacTavish. (Modern Warfare 3)
  • August 30 - Anean Continental War breaks out. (Ace Combat 6)
  • September 12 - Jail performs a terrorist attack during the Public Presentation of the Ground Forces. Several important TSAB installments are destroyed. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
  • September 19 - Jail performs a large-scale terrorist attack on Mid-Childa. The Jail Scaglietti incident is finally resolved. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
  • October 3 - Russian President Boris Vorshevsky's personal airplane is hijacked by Ultranationalist leader Vladimir Makarov. (Modern Warfare 3)
  • November - Earth experiences full moons for nine nights in a row. London is terrorised by wereolves (Age of the Wolf)
  • Damien and Leito team up again to deal with rising tensions in District 13. (District 13: Ultimatum)

     2017 
  • January 21 - Task Force 141 assaults the Hotel Oasis in Dubai in an effort to assassinate Vladimir Makarov. more  (Modern Warfare 3)
  • April 1 - Anean Continental War ends. (Ace Combat 6)
  • May 7 - An accident at Leiblich Pharmaceutical's LeMu amusement park endangers the lives of six guests and employees. The Tief Blau virus epidemic begins, killing 10,000 people over the next several years. (Ever17)
  • Livingston Trench incident; the captain of the seaQuest nearly causes global war. The United Earth Oceans Organization is created in the wake of this incident; they refit the seaQuest for exploration purposes. (SeaQuest DSV)
  • Terrorist Zero makes his first appearance, and leads the Black Rebellion against the Holy Britannian Empire. Rebellion quashed, and Area 11 is demoted to a corectional sub-area. (Code Geass note 
  • Cetacean Rights Act passed, granting dolphins equal rights to humans. Beginning of a centuries-long class-action lawsuit by the newly empowered dolphins, of the entire human race, over whaling. (Known Space)
  • (Universe A and, presumably, B) Death of Queen Elizabeth II. Dissolution of the Monarchy of Great Britain (FlashForward, novel)
  • UN is dissolved, heralding an era of total globalisation. National borders cease to exist. (killer7)
  • GDI anti-piracy convention. (Command & Conquer)
  • Kamen Rider Fourze is killed in action [[note]]Not really. Gentarou tosses the Fourze Driver in a furnace in a stupid attempt at a truce . The modern day Inazuman takes his place. (Kamen Rider X Kamen Rider Wizard And Fourze Movie War Ultimatum)
  • Marriage of Ogen Morrow and Kira Underwood. Kira retires from Gregarious Simulation Systems. (Ready Player One)

     2018 
  • May 21 - John Connor leads an assault on SkyNet VLA. Marcus Wright awakens and maneuvers John to SkyNet Central. (Terminator)
  • May 22 - Marcus Wright meets Kyle Reese and Star in Los Angeles and maneuvers them to SkyNet Central. Kyle and Star arre captured, but are rescued by John and Marcus. (Terminator)
  • Late May - SkyNet Central destroyed by the Resistance. John Connor is mortally injured, but saved by a heart transplant from Marcus Wright. (Terminator)
  • May - USS Wilmington is destroyed by a HK-Aerial. (Terminator)
  • Paul Denton is born. (Deus Ex)
  • AIDS has been eradicated, tumours can be removed by a simple process, and there's a wonderful antibiotic gel that disinfects, arrests bleeding, and instantly heals small wounds. On the other hand, weird man-made parasites called GUILT are starting to pop up in people. (Trauma Center)
  • The crew of the refit seaQuest begin their oceanic adventures. The ship is eventually destroyed preventing an ecological disaster. (SeaQuest DSV)
  • The first moon colony is created. (Babylon 5)
  • Formation of the United Federation of Nations. First use of nuclear weaponry. Death of 98th emperor Charles zi Britannia and ascension of his son Lelouch to the throne, reign of terror begins with invasion of Japan (again). Death of 99th emperor Lelouch and ascension of his sister Nunally to the throne. World Peace established thanks to the catharsis provided by scapegoat mastermind Lelouch's public death. (Code Geassnote )
  • Advancements in sublight propulsion technology shorten interstellar times and allow the crews to remain active on board, making sleeper ships obsolete. (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Birth of the Dax symbiont on planet Trill. Dax would pursue a career with Starfleet. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • Gordon Freeman, after disappearing for 20 years, mysteriously resurfaces at City 17, somewhere in Eastern Europe on an Earth enslaved by Combine forces. more  (Half-Life 2/Half-Life 2: Episode One/Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • John Freeman who was Gordon Freeman's brother was one day in an office typing on a computer. He got an email from his brother that said that aliens and monsters were attacking his place and asked him for help so he went. (Half-Life: Full Life Consequences)
  • T-800 first comes online. (Terminator)
  • Moon Nazis attack America. (Iron Sky)
  • Salamander is revealed to have engineered all of the natural disasters he had predicted. He then tries to impersonate the Doctor and falls into the time vortex, presumed dead. (Doctor Who)

     2019 
  • March 12 - Miles Edgeworth returns from vacation abroad and finds himself entangled in a series of cases involving the Yatagarasu. (Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth)
  • April 29 - Defense attorney Phoenix Wright defends in State v. Enigmar. more  (Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney)
  • Summer - The Mariage incident takes place, a series of deadly arson cases in several worlds (StrikerS Sound Stage X)
  • November - Rick Deckard, a semi-retired blade runner, is forced back into service to hunt down replicants that had escaped to Earth. (Blade Runner)
  • Max, a genetically modified ex-super-soldier, searches for her brothers and sisters. (Dark Angel)
  • Project Satan is created from parts of the most evil cars of all time note  becoming the first were-car. Calculon, then a lowly car-making robot at the factory is the first victim. (Futurama)
  • Bruce Wayne retires as Batman. (Batman Beyond)
  • Eustace Fargo graduates from Harvard with a degree in law. He takes a job with the government, where he garners attention by being unflappably honest and incorruptible. (Judge Dredd)
  • (Universe A and, presumably, B) South Africa completes its post-Apartheit trials. President Tutu pardons over 5000 people. (FlashForward, novel)
  • Jack Granger joins GDI. (Command & Conquer)

    Between 2010 and 2020 
  • Renegade Decepticons Shockblast and Six Shot are captured and imprisoned by the Autobot/Decepticons coalition. (Transformers Energon)
  • Rodimus' crew visits Planet Q and promises to protect its inhabitants if they are ever threatened by Unicron. Sure enough, Unicron resurrects and attempts to devour Planet Q. With Rodimus unable to reach them in time, the planet's chamberlain, Scorponok, blows up his world in a desperate bid to stop the chaos bringer. Unicron is seriously damaged and goes into dormancy. Planet Q's ruler, Alpha Quintesson, lives on and goes insane from loneliness (Transformers Energon).
  • Estimated home era of the time-traveler Ingrid/Eternal Goddess. (Capcom Fighting Evolution, Street Fighter Alpha)
  • Ryu, the legendary warrior, appears to have retired from fighting to become a monk. He is visited by the above Ingrid during this period. (Street Fighter Alpha)


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