Grand Unified Timeline: The Near Past And Future

Grand Unified Timeline events from 2010 C.E. to 2029 C.E.

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    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)
  • February - First case of White Chlorination Syndrome outside Japan, followed shortly by Legion appearances throughout Asia. (NieR); during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, a woman is murdered by one of her boarders and the Enigma Corporation private security firm are contracted to bring the man to justice; after entering the condemned boarding house, they find that all of the people living there are acting strangely and violently; though they manage to extract their target, one of the agents is killed and the boarding house is demolished with the promise that a full explanation would be provided, which never happened, and none of the other residents were seen again (Lost Tapes)
  • 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)
  • April - WCS cases and Legion sightings are reported across the globe, and the Legion commander "Red Eyes" is confirmed as surviving the events in Shinjuku. Mass civil unrest and riots soon follow. (NieR)
  • 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 - Scott Pilgrim meets Ramona Flowers, and the two start dating. He becomes a target for the League of Evil Exes.justification  (Scott Pilgrim)
  • 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 - Research into the 6-12 Incident of 2003 culminates in the "Multiple Origin Theory," concluding that "the Dragon" and "the Giant" originated in another world. White Chlorination Syndrome is determined to be caused by alien particles from that world that cannot be destroyed by any means known to man. Research into these Maso particles leads to multiple scientific breakthroughs. (NieR)
  • 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 more )
  • 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 more , which leads to his eventual downfall. (Mercenaries 2: World in Flames); the Enigma Corporation is contracted to investigate mysterious worker deaths at an oil outpost in Silver Rock, New Mexico, suspecting a gas leak as the cause; they soon find that something else entirely was responsible (Lost Tapes)
  • 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 more )
  • 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: The Unsung War)
  • 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)
  • Archagel Michael challenges Lucifer to a final apocalyptic battle. Fortunately, before all Hell can break loose, the Apocalypse was averts when Lucifer was imprisoned one again. (Supernatural)

     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)
  • March 16 - Homera Akemi wakes up in the hospital more  (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) justification 
  • March - Humans suddenly become unable to die. The event is quickly dubbed Miracle Day. (Torchwood: Miracle Day)
  • 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 more  (Sonic Generations)
  • September 9 - Simultaneous assault on the two facilities run by the Families in Buenos Aires and Shanghai. The Miracle is reversed. (Torchwood: Miracle Day)
  • September 10 - Byrne Faraday, the first Yatagarasu, is assassinated. (Ace Attorney Investigations)
  • October - The new secret facility housing the remains of "the Dragon" is destroyed, and the creature's corpse vanishes. No group or individual ever claims responsibility. (NieR)
  • 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)
  • Castiel betrays the Winchester brothers by allying with the demon Crowley and seizing all the souls in Purgatory, accidentally absorbing the Leviathan monsters too. With the souls, Castiel kills the Archangel Raphael. The Leviathans, after centuries of imprisonment, are finally free and taking vengeance on humanity and God. It is up to the Winchesters to stop them. (Supernatural)

     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 × 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 23 - Sarah Manning meets Elizabeth Childs moments before Childs commits suicide by stepping in front of a train. Struck by the uncanny resemblance between the twonote , Manning assumes Childs' identity. (Orphan Black)
  • 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)
  • Aiden Pearce and Damian Brenks hack into Merlaut Hotel, but the presence of another hacker leads to their discovery. Soon after, hitmen are dispatched against the two; they cripple Damian, and they cause Aiden's vehicle to crash, leading to the death of his niece, Lana Pearce. (Watch_Dogs)
  • The Leviathan was defeat. (Supernatural)

     2013 
  • January - TGS with Tracy Jordan is cancelled after a threat of a sexual harassment lawsuit from Hazel Wassername, a former NBC page.more  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)
  • August 22 - Launch of the first translight starship Luxion, captained by Yuuzou Takaya. (GunBuster)
  • September 7 - Cop Damien Tomaso and criminal Leito infiltrate District 13 to retrieve a stolen neutron bomb. (District 13)
  • September - Tiberius Stone begins sabotaging Peter Parker's research at Horizon Labs. (Superior Spider-Man)
  • November 9 - A temporal anomaly caused by the machinations of Tiberius Stone leads to an explosion at Horizon Labs, utterly destroying the facility. The Spider-Man of 2099 is stranded in this time. (Superior Spider-Man)
  • 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)
  • Aiden Pearce, aka "The Vigilante", roams the city of Chicago, seeking revenge on those responsible for the death of his niece. (Watch_Dogs)
  • Metatron manipulates the Winchesters and Castiel, kills Naomi, and banishes every angel from Heaven, with the now fallen angels falling to Earth. (Supernatural)

    Late 2013 or early 2014 

     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)
  • Research into Maso particles breaks the law of the conversation of mass, a process later called magic. The Gestalt Project begins, and successfully removes and returns a test subject's soul. (NieR)
  • Castel imprisons Metatron. (Supernatural)
  • The Darkness was release on Earth. (Supernatural)
  • Springfield Elementary buries a time capsule. The contents mix with toxic waste creating mutant creatures that devastate New New York 1000 years later. The Planet Express crew arrives from 3014 in an attempt to stop this from happening. (Simpsorama)

     2015 
  • February - The SL-9 Incident more  (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
  • April 2: Discord sends Twilight Sparkle to XCOM's Earth (see below) as a challenge to prove that friendship is the most powerful thing in the universe. After some close calls due to XCOM's assumption that all Aliens Are Bastards, Twilight and XCOM start cooperating, and XCOM gets a serious edge against the invaders. (Arad's Stardust)
  • 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)
  • December 19 - The Luxion encounters space monsters 250 light-years from Earth and is lost. (GunBuster)
  • 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)
  • The Gestalt Project is considered as a possible countermeasure to White Chlorination Syndrome. Research continues into the possibility of a Gestalitized soul that has lost its body. (NieR)
  • Angels attack Nerv headquarters in Tokyo-3. (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • The schematics for a device called a Stepper are released on the Internet, and people discover that it allows one to move to alternate Earths. (The Long Earth)

     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 - An elite anti-terrorist regiment, the Riot Force 6, is officially formed on Mid-Childa. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Striker S)
  • 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: Fires of Liberation)
  • September 12 - Dr. Jail Scaglietti carries out a terrorist attack at the Public Presentation of the Ground Forces in Cranagan, Mid-Childa. Several important TSAB instalation are destroyed. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Striker S)
  • September 19 - Dr. Scaglietti directs his combat cyborg squad to launch another large-scale terrorist attack on Mid-Childa, however, they are defeated and captured by the Riot Force 6 by the end of the day, ending the Jail Scaglietti incident. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Striker S)
  • 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)
  • A "Luciferase" vaccine is developed for White Chlorination Syndrome and administered to elite military forces. After a few victories against Legion berserkers, the soldiers form a "1st Crusade" that is ultimately wiped out. Further research indicates that younger patients are better suited for Luciferase, prompting the creation of the Hamelin Organization to recruit teenage soldiers. (NieR)
  • America's "New Founding Fathers" designate the night of March 22nd - 23rd of each year as Purge night, during which all laws are suspended for 12 hours. (The Purge Justification )

     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: Fires of Liberation)
  • 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)
  • September 1 - Harry Potter, Ginny Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Weasley, and Draco Malfoy see their children off at King's Cross station. Albus Severus Potter, Rose Weasley, and Scorpius Malfoy are beginning their first year at Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • 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 more 
  • 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 [[labelnote:more]]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 Geassmore )
  • 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)
  • Japan establishes a National Research Weapons Laboratory to experiment with implanting Maso particles within soldiers. (NieR)

     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 more  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)
  • The Hamelin Organization continues to recruit large numbers of teenaged Crusaders to battle against the Legion. The global conflict reaches a stalemate marked by massive casualties on both sides. (NieR)

    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)

     2020 
  • May 1: Throughout the day, Cutie Marks appear on the thighs of Dave, Jack, Evan, Fiona, Tess, Rachel, Tom, Harry, and several others. Over the next two days, they find themselves slowly transforming into the ponies that the cutie marks belong to. (Five Score, Divided by Four)
  • Leasath-Aurelia War. (Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception)
  • Dragons dominate the Earth, but a band of human survivors have a plan to wipe them out. (Reign of Fire)
  • Arno Stark is the Iron Man of 2020. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Central Organization of Police Specialists battles Big Boss and his crooks in Empire City. (COPS)
  • The crew of the underwater research base Sealab finds adventure in the oceans. (Sealab 2020)
  • A tribe of Silurians (aka Homo Reptilia or Eocene) resurface in Northern Wales to reclaim the Earth as theirs after aeons of slumber. Negotiations are attempted between human and Silurian. more  (Doctor Who)
  • Alpha Q creates the Terrorcons and resurrects Scorponok as part of an effort to steal a load of Energon and restore all the planet that had been consumed by Unicron. Rodimus comes out of the woodwork. After a long series of battles, the planets are restored in a pocket universe, and Galvatron throws himself into the new energon sun in order to annihilate Unicron. Starscream and Mirage follow (Transformers Energon).
  • United States government establishes so-called Sanctuary Districts in major cities in which the homeless, unemployed, mentally ill, and other undesirables are sequestered. Due to chronic over-crowding, the sanctuaries are subject to frequent food shortages and lack of medical treatment. The public outside the Sanctuaries is kept unaware of the problems. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • The Turtles arrive from the Old West and find themselves on hoverboards. After a while, they face Super Krang, defeat him, and are sent to 2100. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time)
  • Part of the Yakumo goes public and becomes an object of intense devotion. (killer7)

     2021 

     2022 
  • May 14 - The seaQuest disappears. (seaQuest DSV)
  • November 6 - Sword Art Online, the world's first virtual-reality MMORPG, is released.
  • The explosion of an experimental warp gateway causes major damage to the Moon, bathes the Earth with radiation, and creates an asteroid ring that periodically bombards the Earth's surface with meteorites. Survivors of this disaster abandon Earth to colonize other planets. (Cowboy Bebop)
  • A Pan-Arab coalition invades Israel. Illuminati control of the region becomes total. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • Overpopulation has brought environmental and economic collapse. Regular food now is scarce, while more commonplace food includes Soylent Green, Soylent Red and Soylent Yellow (all made from the Soylent company, of course). The taste varies from person to person. (Soylent Green)
  • A comet hits the Earth, devastating the planet and creating eternal drought. Remaining water supplies are controlled by the monopoly Water & Power. (Tank Girl [film])
  • (Universe A and, presumably, B) Over 100 sperm whales commit suicide by beaching themselves, reasons unknown. (FlashForward, novel)
  • Ashizava Kazuko, a student at the University of Tokyo, accidentally discovers the principles behind construction of jumpgates while doing theoretical research. (X-Universe)
  • You get stabbed to death by your own mother. (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
  • Ogden Morrow resigns from Gregarious Simulation Systems for personal reasons, selling all his shares to James Halliday. Ogden and Kira Morrow found Halcydonia Interactive, a non-profit organisation that develops free educational games. (Ready Player One)

     2023 
  • Joanna Dark investigates the schemes of the dataDyne corporation, uncovering a conspiracy that reaches beyond the planet Earth. (Perfect Dark)
  • Construction begins on Mega-City One. (Judge Dredd)
  • Birth of 'Daito', AKA 

     2024 
  • Before August: Birth of 'Aech' [[labelnote:note]] AKA Helen Harris. (Ready Player One)
  • August 12: Birth of Wade Watts, AKA 'Parzival'. note  (Ready Player One)
  • August - Political turmoil in Europe leads to student protests and general unrests, and major decline in tourism in France. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • September 1-3 - The Bell Riots in the San Francisco Sanctuary District trigger a fundamental shift in American social policy. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • November 7- Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya defeats Akihiko Kayaba and beats "Sword Art Online". (Sword Art Online)
  • Irish Unification achieved by terrorism. This would become an example for force being more effective than peaceful acts in bringing about political change. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • The demon K'Z'K completes its conquest of Earth; Berk is sent back to 1999 to stop K'Z'K's arrival. (Sluggy Freelance)
  • Humanity is in decline. An evil company has taken control of the Shield, while terrorists attempt to bring it down in the belief that the ozone layer has regenerated. Connor MacLeod is close to death by old age. (Highlander II: The Quickening)
  • General Katana of Zeist decides to sent assassins Corda and Reno after the Highlander. They become Immortals uppon arrival on Earth and their Quickenings de-ages Connor. Katana follows them to face his old enemy in person. Connor finds time to romance terrorist Louise Marcus. (Highlander II: The Quickening)
  • First experiments with small artificial singularities show practicality of jump gate principle. (X-Universe)
  • Hockey is outlawed. (Jason X)
  • James Halliday becomes a recluse. (Ready Player One)

     2025 
  • Doggie Cruger, one of the last survivors of Sirius, is now in charge of Earth's branch of SPD, and trains a staff of elite police officers to combat Emperor Gruumm when his sights are set on conquering Earth. (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
  • David Mason and Harper interrogate Frank Woods to get Intel on Raul Manendez. ("Call of Duty: Black Ops 2")
  • Under the leadership of their new supreme commander, the Autobots force the Galactic Peace Alliance with humans, headquartered on planet V. Deathsaurus launches a series of attacks across the galaxy to resupply his Planet-Destroying Fortress with energy.(Transformers Victory)
  • God Ginrai is killed in battle with Liokaiser, but rebuilt as Victory Leo. With the help of the Dinoforce, he and Star Saber manage to defeat Deathsaurus and destroy his fortress. (Transformers Victory)
  • Ben Richards deliberately crashes a Lockheed into the Games Building, destroying it. (The Running Man)
  • GDSS Philadelphia enters service. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun)
  • Otani-Lincoln Laboratories deploys their first semi-autonomous barracks. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun)
  • 19 June - Raul Menendez launches simultaneous attacks on the United States and China, using hacked American combat drones that he gained control of via a Celerium worm. Navy SEAL David Mason helps escort President Bosworth and SecDef Petraeus to safety amid a war-torn Los Angeles. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2)
  • Shampoo ads take a strange turn. (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
  • The United Earth Coalition is formed. (Terra)
  • Birth of 'Art3mis'. AKA . (Ready Player One)
  • Researchers on Project Gestalt create "Replicants" patterned on the genes of someone undergoing the Gestalt process as a contingency for the loss of the patient's original body. First successful implantation of a Gestaltized soul within a Replicant body. (NieR)

     2026 
  • April 20 - Defense attorney Apollo Justice makes his courtroom debut in State v. Wright. (Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney)
  • August 4 - The last house standing in Allendale, California burns down. ("There Will Come Soft Rains")
  • October 7-9 - The new Jurist System, where a jury decides the outcome of a trial, is given a test run in State v. Misham. (Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney)
  • December 8 - Battle of Avila Beach - Humans regain Serrano Beach from SkyNet (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • December 21 - The first expedition to colonize Mars launches from Earth orbit. (Red Mars Trilogy)
  • Violen Jiger forms and resurrects an elite squad of Decepticons, who steal the Zodiac and incapacitate the Autobot leader. Yet another new leader steps up, defeats them, and brings life to Planet X. (Transformers Zone)
  • Trans-Corp begins construction of the Trans-Atlantic Tunnel, linking America and Britain. (Judge Dredd)
  • World War III begins over the issue of genetic engineering and Human genome enhancement. Among the major players of the war is Colonel Phillip Green, whose actions led to some 37 million deaths. (Star Trek: Enterprise)
  • John Connor, Catherine Weaver, and John Henry arrive now from 2008. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Battle of Kansas Bunker. Resistance fighter Allison Young is captured, tortured, and killed by Cameron. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Japan's National Weapons Research Laboratory loses control of experiment Number Six, which is only contained by experiment Number Seven. (NieR)

     2027 
  • March/April - Sarif Industries headquarters in Detroit is attacked by the Tyrants. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • March 31 - An (apparent) kidnapping attempt on Daisy Jo Martinez is carried out by Equestria's military forces. note  Earth becomes aware of the existence of Alter-Earth. (All-American Girl)
  • August 12: Birth of Wade Watts, AKA 'Parzival' note  (Ready Player One)
  • November 4 - Evey Hammond is saved by V. (V for Vendetta (film))
  • Autumn: Several people are abducted and forced to play the Nonary Game. (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors)
  • Hugh Darrow invites hundreds of influential people to Panchaea's grand opening. On live television, he activates a signal that sends all Augmented people into a hallucinogenic rage. Adam Jensen shuts off the transmission, and either:
    • At Sarif's request, lies to the world that Humanity Front is responsible for a software virus that caused the attacks. All anti-augmentation groups are dismissed as terrorists and radicals, and Humanity enters a "Golden Age" of augmentation research and development, with little government regulation or outside interference. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
    • At Taggart's request, lies to the world that it was a simple malfunction and that mechanical augmentation must be kept under high government scrutiny. Humanity enters an age where only the wealthy and powerful can augment themselves. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
    • At Eliza's suggestion, depressurizes Panchaea, killing everyone on board (himself included). The future of Humanity is left not to powerful individuals but rather the general public. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • Megan Reed willingly or unknowingly joins the Illuminati, and helps them create the nanite-virus chimera. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • Resurrection of Optimus Prime and Galvatron as Star Convoy and Super Megatron by the Zodiac and Dark Nova, respectively. Dark Nova defeated by Prime and the Battlestars. (Transformers Return Of Convoy)
  • The United Kingdom, one of the last governments, is a police state. Theo Faron finds himself helping a pregnant refugee. (Children of Men (film))
  • Eustace Fargo appointed Government Special Prosecutor for Street Crime and sets in motion a series of reforms that will lead to the creation of the Judges. White House is stormed by gangs. (Judge Dredd)
  • SkyNet sends a T-800 back in time to kill Sarah Connor. John Connor gives Kyle Reese a photograph of Sarah and send him back in time to protect her. (The Terminator)
  • Cameron attempts to infiltrate John Connor's camp, but is discovered and reprogrammed. John sends her back to aid his past self in 1999, and then sends Derek Reese and three others to 2007 for the same purpose. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Another Resistance fighter, known only as The Engineer, is sent back to 1963 to plant a Time Machine for John and Sarah to jump from 1999 to 2007. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Assassination of Jannero Drake. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun)
  • GDI adopts the principal of deep industrial design, which dramatically reduces friendly fire incidents. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun)

     2028 
  • June 6 - Trans-Atlantic Tunnel completed at a cost of $400 billion. (Judge Dredd)
  • October - Gideon, head of CabalCo, enacts his plan to kill the Great Betrayer and take back the power of Tchernobog. (Blood II)
  • December 25 - Sigma is abducted, and forced to play the Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition. (Virtue's Last Reward)
  • An icosahedral spaceship from another universe reaches Earth. justification  (Anathem)

     2029 
  • February 14 - Leo Davidson and the genetically-enhanced chimpanzee Pericles serve aboard the United States Air Force space station Oberon. With a fatal electromagnetic storm approaching the station, a small space pod piloted by Pericles is used to probe the storm. Pericles' pod heads into the storm and disappears. Against his commanding officer's orders, Leo takes a second pod and goes in pursuit of Pericles. Entering the storm, Leo loses contact with the Oberon and travels forward to the year 5021. (Planet of the Apes (2001) and adaptations)
  • March 5 - Major Kusanagi assassinates a foreign diplomat attempting to sneak out a government official involved in the assassination of the previous Prime Minister. (Ghost in the Shell)
  • March 17 - JC Denton is born. (Deus Ex)
  • April - Mysterious virus has killed millions. Anti-Matter Reactors around the world have detonated at the same time, killing even more people. Cause of the explosion and virus is unknown. Virtue's Last Reward)
  • December 24 - A biological hazard called the Apocalypse Virus plunges Japan into a state of chaos. This is known as the incident of Lost Christmas. Japan requires international help from the United Nations to sent GHQ to contain the outbreak while Japan loses its independence. (Guilty Crown)
  • John Connor leads an assault on Skynet. Before its destruction, Skynet sends several Terminators back in time to kill John Connor. (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
  • Army of the Southern Cross defends Earth from the Robotech Masters. (Robotech)

     2020s 
  • Thirty years after Tokyo was destroyed, three young men reappear, and ultimately shift the balance of power in the war between the forces of Law and Chaos. (Shin Megami Tensei)

     Between 2020 and 2030 
  • Most Transformers on Earth return to Cybertron. Jetfire spends time on Nebulos and picks up the accent. The Mini-Cons resettle on Cybertron's moons. (Transformers Cybertron)