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Grand Unified Timeline elements from before the creation of the universe through 3001 B.C.E.

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    Long before the creation of the Universe 

Before the nothingness before the creation of the Universe

  • Reality consists of an endless field of Primordial Monsters. Among them are the Lich, GOLB, Hunson Abadeer, and Orgalorg. (Adventure Time)
  • Reality consists of the frozen world Nifelheim and the burning world Muspelheim, separated by the massive void known as Giggunagap. (Norse Mythology)
  • Before God, Death, the Darkness, creation, destruction, or anything else, there only existed an abyss of nothingness known as the Empty, ruled by an entity named "the Shadow". It will eventually become an afterlife for angels and demons, where they will sleep for all eternity. (Supernatural)

Over 10^63 years before the creation of the Universe

c. 90,000,000,000,000 B.C.E.

  • SCP-2682's native solar system comes into being in its home universe. (SCP Foundation)

12,000,000,000,000 years before the creation of the Universe

  • King Star King attempts to seduce Princess Snow White, but falls from his plane of existence and is forced to become a fry cook at the "Crud Zone". He then battles the Spring Bunny to rescue Snow White and restore his place in the heavens. (King Star King)

9,999,999,999,999 B.C.E.

  • A being only known as The Hyperstig starts writing a comic. (mezzacotta)

c. 3,402,193,820,300 B.C.E.

  • March 12: Najimi Ajimu comes into existence. (Medaka Box)

c. 1,000,000,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Bill Cipher "liberates" his dimension by plunging it into chaos. He then moves to a lawless space called the Nightmare Realm. (Gravity Falls)

    The creation of the Universe 

17 years before the creation of the Universe

  • The Nibblonians come into existence. (Futurama)

Before the creation of the Universe

  • The Devil comes into existence. After a long battle, it gets imprisoned on a planet orbiting a black hole. (Doctor Who)
  • Abaddon is sealed behind what is now known as the Cardiff Rift. (Torchwood)
  • The Ancient Lights come into existence. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Before there was anything, there was the Darkness. This force was the source of all existence that pre-dates anything of God's creations including himself, yet was evil and devoured all it could. (Supernatural)
  • God and Death come into existence, later forgetting which of them is older. (Supernatural)
  • The Shuyong Tree, whose seeds hold pockets of time, grows in a realm from before time. Po and Fenghuang accidentally travel to this point and encounter the Shuyong Tree, which erases Fenghuang from existence and returns Po to the present. (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)
  • Within a single, perfect pearl lies the sum of all things, the god Anu. To make himself perfect, Anu casts off all of his dark aspects, which become the seven-headed dragon known as Tathamet. The two would battle each other inside of the pearl for countless millennia. (Diablo)
  • Six singularities exist that will eventually be transformed into the Infinity Stones by the Cosmic Entities. (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • All that will ever be is compressed into a tiny point of singularity. (8-Bit Theater)

Shortly before creation of the Universe

  • Destiny of the Endless comes into existence (The Sandman)
  • As the universe prior to the current one ends, the explorer Galen of Taa plunges into the Cosmic Egg forming at the center of the collapse. The sentience within the Egg preserves Galen into the next universe. (Marvel Comics)
  • An egg hatches in the void of nothingness. Arceus emerges. (Pokémon)
  • The Time Lords of the previous universe sidestep its imminent destruction. (Doctor Who – Expanded Universe)
  • An egg was left by a pair of time travellers, who received the egg from a chicken they found loitering about the void when they arrived. (Sam & Max: Freelance Police)
  • Batman and Green Lantern prevent Chronos from reaching the creation of the universe so that he can't become a god. (Justice League Unlimited)
  • The clashing forces of Nifelheim and Muspelheim creates a massive torrent of water in Giggunagap. From the poisonous flood arises Ymir, the first Giant. (Norse Mythology)

An indeterminate and paradoxical amount of time before the creation of the Universe

  • Twelve young trolls sacrifice their planet and civilization in order to play a game called Sgrub, in which the must defeat the royalty of Derse and breed a very special frog. (Homestuck)

The creation of the Universe

  • The universe is created by the power of the Zodiac. (Transformers Zone)
  • Azathoth may be responsible for the Big Bang. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • An army of superheroes, led by The Spectre, prevent the Anti-Monitor from subverting creation. (DC Comics)
  • Arceus creates the universe with its thousand arms. (Pokémon)
  • One engine of a time ship explodes, producing the Big Bang. (Doctor Who)
  • Good and Evil exist. The Evil is known as Fenric. (Doctor Who)
  • The Big Bang occurs due to destabilizing Omega molecules. The USS Voyager is briefly transported here by Quinn to hide from Q, before being returned to the 24th century. (Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Gaia arises from the primordial chaos and creates Uranus, the sky. She takes him as her lover and bears the first generation of Titans. (Classical Mythology)
  • The sons of Burr lift the world out of the sea, and the Æsir arrive to establish order in the cosmos. (Norse Mythology)
  • The gods Odin, Vili and Ve kill the giant Ymir and fashion the world out of his body. (Norse Mythology)
  • Atum has a wank and creates Shu and Tefnut, whose children the earth god Geb and sky goddess Nut define the world's limits. (Egyptian Mythology)
  • A sombrero-shaped timeship crashes into the singularity that would eventually become the universe, at the exact moment that it's self-destruct function detonates, causing — nay, being — the Big Bang. (Sam & Max: Freelance Police)
  • Death of the Endless comes into existence. (The Sandman)
  • The D'ni write the Age of Earth, considered the civilization's masterwork. (Myst)
  • The Black King is defeated, and the trolls' Genesis Frog grows into our universe. more  (Homestuck)
  • A video of the Creation of the Universe is recorded by a time traveler... on Betamax. (Chrononauts)
  • God initiates Creation as he starts the universe, creating Earth, Heaven, and Hell. There are still other next-door dimensions in the multiverse where neither He nor any other supernatural being exist. (Supernatural)
  • The Darkness attacks God, and so He rallies the Archangels, the only beings strong to imprison it, and together the five of them imprison the Darkness inside the Earth. To contain the Darkness, God makes the Mark of Cain, which is a lock to the Darkness' cell, and if the Mark is destroyed, the Darkness will be set free. (Supernatural)
  • Akadiel, "oldest of spirits" (also called "heavenly Messiah") comes into existence (Creation Man And The Messiah)
  • Simultaneously with the creation of the universe, another adjoining sub-universe is created. (Macross)
  • The Big Bang is set into motion by a spark of energy in the void of space, which later gains sentience and becomes the Phoenix Force. (X-Men)
  • Aurelion Sol is born in the first breath of creation. (League of Legends)
  • The First Armageddon splits the previous universe into the Trinity of Realities, Paradiso (Ruled by Jubileus), Inferno (Ruled by Queen Sheba) and the Human World (Ruled by Aesir). (Bayonetta)
  • In a time where the universe exists in a state of chaos, five elemental chords form the Eternal Chord and create the universe. Monsters known as the Yaogui aim to use the Anti Chord to return the universe to nothingness. (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)
  • With the last of their energies spent, Anu and Tathamet clash one final time, creating the universe. Tathamet's body falls to the lower recesses of reality, forming the Burning Hells, with his heads becoming the Seven Evils. Anu's spine becomes the Crystal Arch, which forms the High Heavens around it. (Diablo)
  • The Constructors arrive at the beginning of the universe, where they start a new history in which the universe is infinite in time and space. (The Time Ships)
  • Brian and Stewie Griffin, trapped outside time and space due to a time machine malfunction, unknowingly starts the Big Bang by detonating the time machine's return device to catapult themselves back into reality. This creates a Stable Time Loop. (Family Guy)
  • White Mage is transported to the Beginning Of Time and stumbles across the infinitesimal speck that contains all things. She accidentally creates the Universe by poking the speck, resulting in the Big Bang. (8-Bit Theater)

An indeterminate and paradoxical amount of time after the creation of the Universe

  • The trolls trace the disruption of their session back to a session originating on Earth, circa 2009 C.E. They proceed to troll the fuck out of the humans responsible at randomly-selected points on their timelines, for lack of anything better to do. (Homestuck)

3 microseconds

1 millisecond

  • The Brainspawn come into existence. (Futurama)

1 second

  • During the Leptonic Era, a material called helium 2 is produced. The TARDIS, crewed by the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa, almost materializes at this point thanks to the Master, but the crew manage to avert this fate. (Doctor Who)

Shortly after creation of the Universe

  • Two gods, Primus and Unicron, battle for eons, and eventually seal each other within asteroids. (Transformers Generation 1, Marvel continuity; also applies to IDW continuity)
  • Galen is hurled from the Big Bang, and begins his transformation into the being known as Galactus. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Eleventh Doctor and Amy discover the earliest message in civilization carved on an ancient cliff. more  (Doctor Who)
  • The Eternals seal away the Carrionites. (Doctor Who)
  • The Time Lords of the previous universe enter this one, and discover this has given them cosmic power. Their High Council becomes the six Guardians, while the lesser Time Lords become all the Elder Powers of the universe, including those in the Cthulhu Mythos. (Doctor Who – Expanded Universe)
  • During the Dark Times, the Infinite, a ship powered by an Old One, is built. (Doctor Who – Expanded Universe)
  • In the beginning, there was only the AllSpark. (Transformers [2007 film] and Transformers Animated)
  • The race of Lorien evolves. (Babylon 5)
  • The rest of the Endless come into existence, in the order: Dream, Destruction, Desire & Despair, Delightmore . (The Sandman)
  • C'Tan come into existence and begin feeding on stars. (Warhammer 40,000)
  • God creates the first beasts to inhabit his new universe, the Leviathans, but they're so vicious that he locks them away in another realm he creates just for that purpose, Purgatory. Eve, the Mother of All Monsters is created, but also sealed away. God then creates the Angels. (Supernatural)
  • Demons arise from the Burning Hells, while the Angels are created by the Crystal Arch. (Diablo)
  • Ego appears alone in the emptiness of space, and eventually forms a planet around him. He travels across the universe to find other life, and is disappointed at what he finds, entering a long plan to plant seeds on the planets and wipe out life until only he remains. At around the same time, the Celestials subjugate various civilizations using the Power Stone, before locking it away in the Temple Vault on Morag. (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Sarda The Sage expands all the magical power he's spent a lifetime achieving to travel to the Beginning of Time and create the Universe and shape it to his will. Unfortunately, he's a few seconds too late, as White Mage has already started the Universe. After White Mage disappears back into the timestream, Sarda is forced to take The Slow Path back. (8-Bit Theater)

     Before 100 million B.C.E. 

20,000,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Silastic Armourfiends of Striterax create the supercomputer Hactar, who then designs a universal bomb. Hactar makes a flaw in said bomb and the Armourfiends dismantle the computer. (Life, the Universe and Everything)
  • The species of Shadows and Vorlons evolve. (Babylon 5)

10,000,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The remains of the supercomputer Hactar, now a dust cloud circling the planet Krikket, secretly condition the Krikketers into xenophobia against the universe subsequently starting the 2000-year-long Krikket Wars. more  (Life, the Universe and Everything)
  • Life arises on the planet Maltus, eventually leading to the humanoid race that becomes the Guardians of the Universe. (DC Comics)
  • Shadows and Vorlons transcend their physical existence by the help of Lorien. (Babylon 5)
  • The Edenic Age of the universe comes to an end. note  (The Three-Body Problem)

9,000,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The planet Krypton forms around the star Rao. (DC Comics)
  • Primus creates the thirteen original Transformers and tasks each of them with a vital aspect of the universe to oversee and ensure the continued stability of in the face of Primus' war with Unicron. Megatronus Prime, the guardian of entropy, turns to serve Unicron and is thereafter known only as The Fallen. Vector Prime, the guardian of time, withdraws from linear time to observe the multiverse. (Transformers Cybertron)

8,000,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Four vast starships — the Atlantis, Ogygia, Hyperborea, and Lemuria — are launched from Cybertron to colonise the planets Velocitron, Jungle, Earth, and Gigantion. Something goes wrong, and contact with the colonies is lost. (Transformers Cybertron)
  • Unicron attacks Cybertron again, and is defeated by Omega Supreme. Omega Supreme and the Maximus combiners retreat to guard a cache of super energon deep within Cybertron. (Transformers Energon)

6,000,000,000 B.C.E.

5,000,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Maltusians settle the planet Oa. (DC Comics)
  • The first species of the Ancients comes into existence. (X-Universe)
  • The Eddorians enter our space-time continuum. Later an Arisian youth makes mental contact with the Innermost Council of the Eddorians. Neither side is able to harm the other. With great effort, however, the Arisian elders are able to remove the memory of the encounter of the minds of the Eddorians. Foreseeing the immense harm the Eddorians will cause, the Arisians begin an eon-spanning project to destroy the extra-universal invaders. (Lensman)
  • The N'gai Cloud dwarf galaxy forms. (Star Carrier)

4,600,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The planet Earth forms around the Sun.
  • Two celestial spirits, one male and one female, hover over the newly created Earth, discussing creation and God. (Creation Man And The Messiah)
  • In the Dark Times, the last surviving Racnoss hides from the Gallifreyans and inadvertently forms the Earth's core with a web containing her hibernating offspring. The Gallifreyans cut off the Racnoss's energy source that's lethal to most life, leaving only trace amounts hidden in the hearts of TARDISes. (Doctor Who)
  • Cthugha and its fire vampires arrive on the cooling Earth. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Earth is a concave dish, inhabited by creatures The Phantom Stranger calls "the old breed" and "the pre-dead", known to humans as demons. (The Books of Magic)
  • The entity currently known as Jones comes into existence at the moment of the Earth's formation. She does not know why. She is soon encased in a lava flow. (Gunnerkrigg Court)

4,500,000,000 B.C.E.

  • A rock breaks off of Mars due to a meteor impact. It ultimately lands in what will some day be Siberia. Biological organisms capable of entering a living body lie dormant in it. (The X-Files)

4,480,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Protoplanet Theia crashes into the proto-Earth, casting off a large amount of material, which gradually coalesces into the Moon.
  • A large artificial sphere sent by an ancient race, The Black Moon, containing a terraforming agent known as "Lilith", crashes into Earth by accident, it having already received a White Moon containing another terraforming agent known as "Adam". This Great Impact knocks the White Moon into orbit, as Lilith takes control of Earth's terraforming from Adam. (Neon Genesis Evangelion, the manual)

4,400,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Oan scientist Krona tries to look at the dawn of time. This leads to bad things, including the creation of the Anti-Matter Universe. Krona is punished by the Oans by being converted to pure energy and exiled to wander the universe. (DC Comics)

4,000,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The first humanoid race arises in the Milky Way, and seeds many planets with genetic material, leading to the rise of humanoid life on those worlds. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Grand Witch Grandiene is formed from the minus energy of the universe. (Kyukyu Sentai GoGoV)

3,800,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Life arises on Earth.
  • Tsathoggua arrives on Earth shortly after life begins there. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Around this time the entity currently known as Jones observes other life for the first time while mostly encased in rock (Gunnerkrigg Court)

3,200,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Species from the outer galaxies of the universe begin to form the community of the Ancients. (X-Universe)

3,000,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Anti-Monitor arises on a moon of the planet Qward in the Anti-Matter Universe. Simultaneously, the Monitor arises on a moon of Oa in the positive matter universe. (DC Comics)
  • The Guardians of the Universe build the robotic Manhunters to police the universe, but they eventually turn on their creators. The Guardians later try again, creating the Green Lantern Corps (they work a lot better). (DC Comics)

2,500,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Turtles make their first stop on their time warp. After battling foot soldiers and avoiding dinosaurs they fight Slash and are promptly sent to the next time period, 1530 CE. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, SNES)

Circa 2,500,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The present-day Antarctic is inhabited by a hazily-defined entity whose relationship to the ur-city of Kadath is implied. A now-lost source alludes to a being al-Hazrad described as "‘UMR AT-TAWIL ... which the scribe rendereth as The Prolonged of Life." (Cthulhu Mythos)

Circa 1,500,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Thrintun Empire rules the galaxy with an iron mind control-based fist, seed planets all over the universes with food yeast that, if left uncontrolled, will evolve into diverse life. They give one slave-species, the Tnuctipun, a longer mental leash, which is used to rebel. In quelling the rebellion all life complex enough to have a notochord is psychically commanded to commit suicide in an event known as "Suicide Night". (Known Space)
  • The Ancients fight the Great War against the Outsiders, a species believed to come from outside the universe. (X-Universe)

1,000,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Vorlons open a gate to Thirdspace, but seal it and hide it in Hyperspace after defeating an invasion from the other side. (Babylon 5: Thirdspace)
  • The First Ones eventually begin to leave the galaxy, only the Vorlons and Shadows stay behind. The Vorlon-Shadow War begins. (Babylon 5)
  • The Elder Things settle on Earth. They create creatures as servitors and food. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The community of the Ancients settles into its present-day form. They begin building Jumpgates and mapping the galaxies of the known universe. (X-Universe)
  • The Three Demons (Abnegazar, Ghast, and Rath) rule over the Earth until being banished by powerful entities known only as the Timeless Ones. The demons remain in a state of suspended animation until being summoned by Felix Faust in the 20th century. (Justice League of America)
  • The Leviathans evolve, and build the first known galactic civilization using their mind control abilities. Their thralls begin getting wiped out by Synthetics they built to further serve their Leviathan overlords. To solve this problem, the Leviathans build an intelligence known as the Catalyst to preserve life at any cost. The Catalyst identifies its own creators as part of the problem, and proceeds to wipe them out, creating the first Reapers. (Mass Effect)
  • The ur-Sh'daar civilizations come into being in the N'gai Cloud. (Star Carrier)

876,000,000 B.C.E

  • The Sh'daar begin an invasion of the present-day Milky Way by way of time travel-enabling wormholes. The Sh'daar as the modern universe knows them are native to this time period. (Star Carrier)

870,000,000 B.C.E

  • The war between Demigods and Gohma ends, and Asura The Destructor kills Chakravartin The Creator. (Asura's Wrath)

750,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Flying Polyps arrive on Earth and war with the Elder Things; the Elder Things ultimately win. (Cthulhu Mythos)

600,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The ancient civilization of Pangaea creates a sentient machine which rebelled against it's creators. Riki, a member of the civilization, utilized the energy of Super Power to repel and send the machine away from space. Fearing his return, Riki and a protector of the Super Power cryogenically sealed themselves away in case the machine returned. (Chouriki Sentai Ohranger)

542,000,000 B.C.E.

  • A species of microscopic crustaceans that would eventually become Destoroyah exist around this time. note  (Godzilla)

530,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Cambrian Explosion begins on Earth.

500,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The first completely mechanical species, the Sohnen, is made an intermediary for the Ancients to any young races that may later develop. (X-Universe)
  • The Precursors create the Domain, coalescing the sum total of their knowledge into a reservoir ingrained in their many neural physics artifacts. note  (Halo)
  • Fleeing the Voidborn, the last remnants of the Illuminate arrive on Earth and bury themselves in the planet's core. (Earthfall Trilogy)

413,000,000 B.C.E.

  • A large meteor lands on Earth, carrying with it a frog temple and Earth's First Guardian, Becquerel. (Homestuck)

400,000,000 B.C.E.

  • A Jagaroth ship explodes on Earth, seeding it with life. The ship's pilot, Scaroth, is fragmented throughout time. (Doctor Who)
  • Great Race of Yith arrives on Earth and possesses a species of cone-shaped creatures. They imprison the Flying Polyps underground. (Cthulhu Mythos)

363,000,000 B.C.E

  • A fish adapts to walk on land, and Michael tells Castiel not to step on it, because their Father has big plans for that fish. (Supernatural)

350,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Cthulhu's home, R'lyeh, is built in what will eventually be the Pacific Ocean. (Cthulhu Mythos)

330,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The blimps arrive in the Solar System and colonize Jupiter after being forced off of their original home planet. (Wheelers)

312,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Tkzeph civilization disappears without a trace for unknown reasons. (Orion's Arm)

300,000,000 B.C.E.

  • R'lyeh sinks below the waves; Cthulhu is imprisoned within. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Peak of the Silurian civilization on Earth. (Doctor Who)
  • Kabuto & Kabutops roamed the ancient seas. When their prey started to live on the land, Kabutops evolved to survive on the shore. The ancient bug-type Pokémon, Genesect, was the apex predator at the time. (Pokémon)
  • During the Carboniferous period, the Meganulon are among the strongest creatures alive. An egg containing large numbers of Meganulons, including their Queen, is suddenly pulled through to 2000 as a result of the Dimension Tide's first test. (Godzilla)

275,000,000 B.C.E.

265,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Estimated birth of Pyron on planet Hellstorm. After evolving over many years, he would become an extremely powerful cosmic being whose orbital span stretched over 400,000 light years and counting. Over the span of 200 million years, he would seek to collect beautiful planets and other celestial objects by consuming them. After traveling across the universe at speeds well beyond light, he would land deep within the Atlantic Ocean to wait for the right time to consume Earth. (Darkstalkers)

250,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Turtles make their first stop on their time warp. After battling foot soldiers and avoiding dinosaurs they fight a mud monster and are promptly sent to the next time period, 1530 CE. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, arcade)

225,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Dinosaurs arise on Earth.
  • Dinosaurs destroy the serpent people's civilization; survivors go into hiding. (Cthulhu Mythos)

220,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Reign of the dinosaur kings, Earth's first sentient race. Creation of the proto-Mokole as the keepers of Gaia's Memory. (Old World of Darkness)
  • Ms. Frizzle's class pays visits to present-day Arizona and Argentina. (The Magic School Bus Explores in the Age of Dinosaurs computer game)

200,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Trans-Time establishes an operation in this era to supply fish to the 23rd century. Claw Carver finds himself now when his time capsule malfunctions in 65 million B.C.E. (Flesh)

170,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The witch Bandora kills the dinosaurs and begins to attack humanity before being sealed by the Guardian Beasts. (Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger)

160,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Mi-Go set up operations on Earth; the Elder Things are unable to repel them. (Cthulhu Mythos)

150,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Ms. Frizzle's class pays visits to present-day Colorado and Tanzania, as well as the Tethys Sea. (The Magic School Bus Explores in the Age of Dinosaurs computer game)

Jurassic Period

  • Shamana, the wild woman, causes trouble for Time to Time's dinosaur meat farming operations in this period. (Flesh)

140,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Fifth Doctor and his companions Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka rescue a supersonic jet sent back in time from 1982. (Doctor Who)
  • Baron Ether arrives due to a time travel accident and spends 6 years stuck here before escaping. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)

     100 million B.C.E - 10001 B.C.E. 

100,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Height of Elder Thing civilization. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • A wide variety of Pokémon lived during this time. Evolution lines that have appeared in the fossil record include: Lileep, Cranidos, Sheildon, Tirtouga, Tyrunt, Amaura, and Relicanth. Tyrantrum was the apex predator of the time, which caused Amaura to migrate to colder climates. At some point there was a mass extinction that wiped most of these Pokémon out; with the exception of Relicanth, who survived to the present day unchanged. (Pokémon)
  • The Euler civilization evolves in the depths of their homeworld's oceans. (Galactic Marines)

90,000,000 B.C.E

  • Approximate date that Trisolaris is torn in half when its chaotic orbit carries it in a close pass by all three of its suns. Only a small fraction of its biosphere survives the disaster, and it takes ninety million years for civilization to re-establish itself. (The Three-Body Problem)

75,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Elder Kai is imprisoned within the Z Sword. (Dragon Ball Z)
  • The species of dinosaur named Troodon, who live during the late Cretaceous, discover a way to travel through time throughout the Mesozoic Era using "time tunnels." They construct a railroad and steam-powered train that carries passengers throughout different points in the Mesozoic Era. (Dinosaur Train)

70,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Weaver goes insane and tries to bind the Wyrm and Wyld so as to impose eternal, unchanging order upon the universe. The resulting clash of cosmic powers sets the extinction of the dinosaurs in motion. (Old World of Darkness)
  • Ms. Frizzle's class pays visits to present-day Alberta and Mongolia. (The Magic School Bus Explores in the Age of Dinosaurs computer game)

65,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Just before the dinosaurs are wiped out, a small group of them transcend their physical forms, becoming what we today know as "demons", with their extradimensional fallout shelter becoming what we know as "hell". Some other of these extradimensional shelters become lost and the evolved dinosaurs there become the shadowy "Enki" mentioned by Socrates Group. (Divine Blood)
  • Chucko finds out what killed the dinosaurs (DC Animated Universe). The answer is:
    • The reptiles and humans wage war, battling for dominance.more  (Chrono Trigger)
    • A freighter is sent back in time and out of control, impacting Earth, causing the K-T Extinction Event (and also killing Adric). (Doctor Who)
    • A meteor impacts Earth and splits the universe in two, creating an alternate timeline where dinosaurs did not die out and eventually evolved to resemble humans. (Super Mario Bros. [1993 film])
    • A meteor impacts Earth and splits the universe in two, creating an alternate timeline where dinosaurs did not die out and eventually evolved to resemble humans; others evolve in a different direction and resemble giant robotsmore . (Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger)
    • The alien spaceship-city of T'leth crashes into the sea on Earth. The craft will remain dormant for the next 65 million years. (X-COM: Terror from the Deep)
    • The Brainspawn wipe out the dinosaurs. (Futurama)
    • Dragons wipe out the dinosaurs. With their food source exhausted, they enter hibernation. (Reign of Fire)
    • Human Ranchers from the future overuse dinosaurs as a source of meat. (Flesh)
    • Giant Robots from Space and a meteorite fall out a dimensional rift and impact with Earth, wiping out the dinosaurs. (GaoGaiGar)
    • Tennis balls from the early 21st century move so fast that they travel back to this date, where their impact wipes out the dinosaurs. (The Prince of Tennis)
    • Dinosaurs wiped out by lung cancer caused by widespread cigarette abuse. (The Far Side)
    • Dinosaurs go into hiding for reasons unknown; other species are universally fooled by their flimsy disguises. (Dilbert)
    • A meteor is flung at Earth by aliens, targeting a group of colonists of another alien species. Dinosaurs die off as collateral damage. (Animorphs)
    • The advanced alien Pyron arrives on Earth. He creates an army of robots called Huitzil/Phobos and tasks them with eliminating all life on the planet. They succeeded in exterminating the dinosaurs but seemingly exhausted themselves in the process. They went into hibernation and would not revive until the 6th century. (Darkstalkers)
    • A Cetan spacecraft crashes into the Gulf of Mexico, wiping out the dinosaurs. (Perfect Dark)
    • The dinosaurs, annoyed at constantly being burned by volcanoes, attach rockets to the pterodactyls and fly off to Dinosaur Planet. (Axe Cop)
    • Baldrick's centuries-old underpants kill the dinosaurs. (Blackadder: Back and Forth)
    • Getter Energy drives the dinosaur population underground. Those who survive become the Dinosaur Empire (Getter Robo)
    • The parasitic lifeform Fog Mother arrives on Earth to feed and spawn her offspring, resulting in the extinction of the dinosaurs. (Kamen Rider J)
    • Wanda, during her previous required "bad day" as a fairy, sends a meteor to destroy the dinosaurs. She apparently doesn't stick around long enough afterwards to see that the meteor is a dud; as a result, a time-traveling Timmy Turner wishes for Cosmo and Wanda to poof up action movie star Sylvester Calzone to finish the dinosaurs off. (The Fairly OddParents! episodes "The Really Bad Day," "Movie Magic")
    • Dinosaurs are killed by radiation from a explosion of a neighboring star. A fragment of the remaining core of the star is forged by dwarves into Mjolnir. (Marvel Comics)
    • An alien race known as the Creators uses "seeds" to cyberform Earth, converting their matter into a shape-shifting metal that will be known as Transformium, killing all the dinosaurs. (Transformers: Age of Extinction)
    • Several meteors fell on Earth, killing the dinosaurs, as a result of Keeper outsmarting intergalactic bounty hunter Sledge with a bomb that blew a huge hole into Sledge's spaceship and let loose the meteors Sledge hauled. (Power Rangers Dino Charge)
    • Beerus wipes out the dinosaurs after they were rude to him. Despite this, they still manage to survive to the present era. (Dragon Ball Super)
    • Dinosaurs are wiped out as collateral damage when Death Ghidorah attacks Mothra and the Elias civilisation. (Rebirth of Mothra)
    • In an Alternate Universe, dinosaurs are never wiped out and continue to exist alongside humanity in the late 20th Century. (Sliders)
  • Gemstones found in the site of the dinosaur-killing crash absorb the life-energy of the dinosaurs they've killed, creating the powerful Dino Gems. (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)

64,000,000 B.C.E.

  • An injured W'rkncacnter crash-lands on the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. (Pathways into Darkness)

60,000,003 B.C.E.

  • The Sinclair family of dinosaurs welcome their new baby. (Dinosaurs)

Prior to 60,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Old Ones and Necrontyr evolve. The Old Ones construct the Webway. The Necrontyr go to war against the Old Ones, and build bodies of living metal for the C'Tan to live in. The C'Tan begin feeding on souls. The Deceiver tricks the Necrontyr into placing their own souls in android bodies, becoming the Necrons. (Warhammer 40,000)
  • The Necrons, led by the C'Tan, gain the upper hand in the war. The Old Ones influence the Eldar to develop their Warp affinity and seed several planets with genetic material. One of these planets would give rise to Humanity. (Warhammer 40,000)
  • The C'Tan begin eating each other. The Old Ones, exploiting psychic abilities of the Eldar, defeat the Necrons. (Warhammer 40,000)
  • The Outsider, Deceiver, Nightbringer, and Void Dragon, the last remaining C'Tan, begin their work to isolate the Warp from the Materium. (Warhammer 40,000)

60,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Xylok meteorite crashes to Earth. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Old Ones' actions against the Necrons unleash Warp entities into the Materium. Enslavers roam the galaxy. Old Ones create Orkz and Jokaero to defeat the Enslavers, but fail and are driven to extinction. (Warhammer 40,000)
  • Last four C'Tan go into hibernation on uninhabited planets, intending to reawaken when the galaxy contains enough souls for them to consume. Necrons go into stasis. (Warhammer 40,000)

50,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Flying Polyps escape imprisonment and seek revenge on the Great Race of Yith; the Yithians flee their current bodies for new ones on Jupiter. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Evolution of the Pak on a planet located near the galactic core. (Known Space)
  • The Time Traveller and Nebogipfel arrive in this era and are stranded. They survive by themselves for some time before being contacted by a search expedition from 1944. A German bomber, having pursued them from 1944, drops a Carolinum bomb, leaving only a handful alive. The survivors build a settlement called First London. After one year, the Time Traveller and Nebogipfel depart in order to visit the 1891 of the changed timeline. (The Time Ships)

37,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Great Rift Valley on Klendagon is created as a byproduct of a gigantic mass accelerator cannon used to successfully disable a Reaper. (Mass Effect)

30,000,000 B.C.E.

  • A flying saucer crashes into northwest North America, forming a valley that will one day contain the town of Gravity Falls. (Gravity Falls)

29,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Planet Zuben 5 is ruled by Emperor Nimbala. His tiny mummy will survive until the year 3000 C.E. (Futurama)

17,500,000 B.C.E.

  • The pan-dimensional hyper-intelligent beings switch on Deep Thought to work out the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything. (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

15,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Creation of the Corruptor Wyrm from the fragments of the Wyrm's power that escaped the Weaver's web. The Corruptor Wyrm begins stealthily corrupting the Pattern. (Old World of Darkness)
  • The Precursors create the Forerunners on the planet Ghibalb. (Halo)

12,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Quintessons arrive on Cybertron and create a race of cyborgs, called the Trans-Organics. The Trans-Organics rebel and are sealed in a chamber deep within the planet. After that, they use Vector Sigma to create a race of robots, the Transformers, to the same end. This also doesn't go according to plan. (Transformers Generation 1, cartoon continuity).
  • The Time Lords destroy the fifth planet of the Solar System, creating the asteroid belt, in an attempt to destroy the Fendahl. It escapes, a crippled ghost of its former self, and flees to Earth, where it begins to direct human evolution. (Doctor Who)

11,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Alpha Trion leads the now-sentient Transformers in a rebellion against the Quintessons. He is temporarily brought forward to the year 2006 in a Quintesson scheme to prevent the rebellion form ever occurring, where he meets the Aerialbots. Meanwhile, several Autobots go back in time to help the rebels. (Transformers Generation 1, cartoon continuity).

10,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Deep Thought works out the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything to be 42. Deep Thought then works on the blueprints for a planet-sized computer which can work out the Ultimate Question which the Magratheans construct. more  (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
  • Unicron disguises itself as Cybertron's moon (Transformers Armada)
  • The Precursors choose early humans to be the next bearers of the Mantle. Desiring to take the Mantle for themselves, the Forerunners go to war with the Precursors and almost completely wipe them out, only the Primordial surviving. Most Precursors had previously reduced themselves to inert powder and regenerate once the Forerunners pass. The powder would, however, decay over the eons and become Flood spores. (Halo)
  • The Xul become a spacefaring civilization. (Galactic Marines)

9,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Final split between the Autobots and Decepticons. Cybertronian Civil War begins. (Transformers Generation 1)
  • In the timeline created by Minax's actions, Earth's continents are still united as Pangaea, and a small human settlement exists. (Ultima II)
  • The Primordial arrives on the edge of the galaxy while in stasis on an asteroid. (Halo)

8,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Due to the influence of the Corruptor Wyrm, weakened sections of the Pattern fall away. This shattering separates the greater Celestines and opens the first rift between matter and spirit. Gaia begins using the power she draws from the Wyld to raise up humans as a counter to the entire Triat. (Old World of Darkness)
  • The Xul exterminate the Children of the Night and establish dominance over the Milky Way. (Galactic Marines)

6,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The robot Bacchus Wrath is exiled from Earth by the Pangaean civilization. (Chouriki Sentai Ohranger)
  • The Tanu and Firvulag arrive on Earth from the Duat galaxy. A thousand years later, they are joined by time travelling humans from the 22nd century CE. (Saga of the Exiles)
  • The Cygnans leave Cygnus X-1 to escape its impending supernova. (The Jupiter Theft)

5,000,000 B.C.E.

  • Bibidi creates Majin Buu. He orders the destruction of all life, but as Buu's cocoon is sent to Earth, the Eastern Supreme Kai kills Bibidi, trapping Buu seemingly forever. (Dragon Ball Z)
  • The planet building market collapses, and the Magratheans enter hypersleep until the economy sorts itself out. (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
  • Demons return to Earth and discover a species of whales evolved to sentience have also started to ascend, which will in time become Gods. God, Demons and the mortal "silthine" (the whales) go to war and wipe out the silthine civilization driving the Gods and Demons to flee. Some of the God extradimensional shelters are likewise lost and the inhabitants become the Yaron aliens mentioned by Socrates Group. (Divine Blood)

4,000,000 B.C.E.

  • With Cybertron facing a critical energy shortage, Optimus Prime leads an expedition to find new energy sources, but his ship is ambushed by Megatron on the way. After a battle, the two craft fall to Earth, and most of the inhabitants enter stasis lock. (Transformers Generation 1). Another craft sets off for the planet Master, carrying small and weak Transformers; they would go on to develop Headmaster technology. (Transformers Headmasters)
  • Unicron introduces the Mini-Cons to Cybertron with the aim of escalating the war and thus weakening the Transformer race. The chaos bringer's control is broken when the Mini-Cons encounter the time-travelling human children Rad White, Carlos Lopez, and Alexis Thi Dang and imprint on them. (Transformers Armada)

3,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The monolith appears on Earth. (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • First recorded Pak spaceflight. Planets around the homeworld are colonized, and wiped out almost immediately by war. A colony ship is sent out towards the galactic arms. (Known Space)

2,500,000 B.C.E.

  • The Pak colony ship lands on Earth, devoid of fuel and unable to take off again, and send a message home about their route. Tree-Of-Life supplies run out, and Protector-stage Pak learn too late that it won't grow in Earth's soil. Before they die of starvation, they integrate local primate DNA into their children to help them survive, creating the Great Apes, with Homo Habilis being the least altered from the Pak Breeder baseline. A (Known Space)
  • By this time the entity currently known as Jones has become free of the rock and walks Earth. (Gunnerkrigg Court)
  • In Polly Spark's altered version of history, Hank the Robot Repairman gives a television set to prehistoric humans so that they can use the world's first man-made tools to repair it. (JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain)

2,000,000 B.C.E.

  • The Golgafrincham B-Ark crash-lands on Earth and turn out to be the ancestors of modern humans. Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect teleport out of the Disaster Area ship into this ship not long before this crash. (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
  • The Mini-Cons seek to escape the Cybertronian civil war and blast off in two ships, one bound for Earth, the other for Gigantion. The ship bound for Earth crashes on the moon, and the dormant Mini-Cons are scattered all over the planet (Transformers Armada). The other lands safely on Gigantion, and its crew end up performing detail work on the natives' vast construction projects (Transformers Cybertron)

Prior to 1,100,000 B.C.E.

  • Ancient humanity achieves spacefaring technology and settle on numerous worlds in the galaxy. They would later experience several dark ages resulting in the loss of most of their historical records and knowledge before eventually encountering the Forerunners. (Halo)

1,100,000 B.C.E.

  • The Forerunner Theoretical known as Boundless studies a star in the Path Kethona galaxy. Her work disobeys Warrior orders, causing her to be prosecuted and forced into a Cryptum while her studies are suppressed. (Halo)

1,099,000 B.C.E.

  • Boundless' Cryptum is opened, only to find that she is dead after a malfunction (Supposed sabotage) in her Cryptum, her body discreetly disposed of. The entire Theoretical Rate is absorbed into the Builders after this discovery. (Halo)

1,024,500 B.C.E.

  • The message from Earth reaches the Pak homeworld. A fleet containing a colony ship is sent out, this one with the resources to build the Ringworld. (Known Space)

1,000,000 B.C.E.

  • December 31: At midnight, OM (short for "One Million"), the oldest known Old Year, ends his reign and retires to an island in the Archipelago of Last Years. (Rudolph's Shiny New Year)
  • Raquel Welch and costars have adventures with unrealistic-looking dinosaurs (One Million Years B.C.)
  • Cavepeople possess the equivalent of 20th century technology and culture using Stone Age materials, and coexist alongside some still-existing dinosaurs. (The Flintstones; year taken from The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones and a few other spinoffs).
  • The Flintstones and Rubbles use a time machine at the Bedrock World's Fair to briefly visit several other time periods, before returning to the Stone Age. (The Flintstones)
  • The Flintstones and Rubbles are sent by the Great Gazoo to 21st century Bedrock to see what the future's like, before returning to the Stone Age. Wilma and Betty's memories of the trip are erased. (The Flintstones)
  • Captain Caveman, a contemporary of the Flintstones despite his even more primitive appearance/behavior, becomes the world's first superhero. At some point, Cavey becomes trapped in a block of ice, where he remains until the late 20th century. (Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, The Flintstone Comedy Show)
  • The Teen Angels and Captain Caveman time-travel from the 20th century to the Stone Age and visit Cavey's parents and tribe. There, they solve a mystery before returning to the 20th century. (Cavey's tribe's trappings here appear more primitive than presumed contemporaries the Flintstones.) (Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels)
  • Futuro, a villain from the 20th century, travels back in time to the Flintstones' era, where he sets about stealing ordinary items in Bedrock to sell in his time as valuable "antiques." Captain Caveman, Wilma Flintstone, and Betty Rubble pursue Futuro back to his own era and stop his crime spree. (The Flintstone Comedy Show)
  • The Jetsons use a time machine Elroy invented to travel back to the Flintstones' era. The Jetsons end up stranded in the Stone Age after the Flintstones and Rubbles are accidentally sent to the Jetsons' era in their time machine. After a series of misadventures (in both time periods), all the families are returned to their proper eras. (The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones)
  • Homo Erectus figures out how to control fire. (Old World of Darkness)
  • Bill and Ted, along with the historic figures they'd managed to bring along, wind up here after the antenna on their time traveling phone booth breaks. They're able to fix it using bubble gum. (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • Approximate time that the lifeforms that would become the Protoculture appear. Approximate time that a spiritual energy lifeform comes into being in the adjoining sub-universe. (Macross)

936,607 B.C.E.

  • Ringworld is built and stocked, Breeder-stage pak let out, under the watch of their Protector ancestors. (Known Space)

883,000 B.C.E.

  • Approximate time the Protector system on Ringworld begins to break down. Some groups of Breeders are left to fend for themselves. (Known Space)

748,200 B.C.E.

  • Approximate time of Eibon, wizard of Hyperborea; his works become the Book of Eibon. (Cthulhu Mythos)

748,000 B.C.E.

  • Ice age drives the Elder Things deep within the Earth, and leads to the collapse of Hyperborea. Serpent people move to Lemuria and become the Dragon Kings. (Cthulhu Mythos)

513,698 B.C.E.

  • Speciation begins in earnest on the Ringworld, indicating that the Protector system has begun to collapse entirely. (Known Space)

500,000 B.C.E.

  • Deathsaurus completes construction of his Planet-Destroying Fortress but is sealed in the Dark Nebula by Star Saber (Transformers Victory).

491,000 B.C.E.

  • Approximate time of Thongor of Lemuria. (Thongor The Barbarian)

300,000 B.C.E.

  • Proto-Mokole bond themselves to proto-humans, giving Homo rhodensiensis the spark of true language. (Old World of Darkness)

250,000 B.C.E.

  • A disease wipes out the last of the Pak on the Ringworld, leaving only the mutated new species and a few baseline Pak trapped in isolation. (Known Space)

243,000 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date that Doomsday is created. (DC Comics)

200,000 B.C.E

  • Modern humans develop, and God imbues them with souls. He also gives the Monsters that Eve created souls. God instructs his Angels to bow down before the humans, but Lucifer rebels, corrupts a human soul to create the first demon (Lillith) and on God's order is cast into Hell by Michael. Gabriel leaves Heaven and goes into hiding on Earth. (Supernatural)
  • Phun-Abiriel, a celestial spirit, although a rather restless one, ensouls the sleeping first man, who wakes. Ohebiel, who is shocked by this, ensouls the sleeping first woman to ensure humanity has a fighting chance. (Creation Man And The Messiah)

ca. 198,000 B.C.E

  • The Iconian race presumed eradicated at the hands of ancient races who grew tired of the Iconians ruling over them. In reality, they hid in the Andromeda galaxy to bide their time. (Star Trek)

180,000 B.C.E.

  • The Axalon and Darksyde fall back in time and crash-land on Earth. Their crews adopt organic altmodes to protect against harmful energon radiation and do battle, while also assisting human evolution. (Beast Wars).
  • Due to the Maximals' and Predacons' meddling, the Vok activate their Planet Buster in an attempt to sterilise Earth. The Maximals prevent this and blow up the device, leaving Earth with only one moon. (Beast Wars)
  • At some point, they discover the crashed Ark; Beast Megatron destroys Optimus Prime's head, creating a time storm. The universe is saved when Optimus Primal takes Optimus Prime's spark into himself, saving his life. In response, Beast Megatron absorbs the spark of the Decepticon Megatron and attempts to destroy all the Autobots. However, he fails, and after returning the borrowed sparks to their original bodies, he is brought back to Cybertron around the year 2321. (Beast Wars)

161,844 B.C.E.

150,000 B.C.E.

  • The Forerunners become the preeminent species of the Milky Way. They take up the Mantle, believing themselves to be responsible for the existence of all life beneath them. (Halo)

c. 148,000 B.C.E.

  • The survivors of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol and Cylon allies settle on Earth. (Battlestar Galactica)
  • The Dewans, a servitor race of the Iconians, discover an Iconian gateway on their homeworld of Dewa III and proceed to activate it. It backfires and irradiates the planet, killing off the race and leaving it uninhabited until the year 2409 (Star Trek Online)

122,445 B.C.E.

  • Forerunner capital Maethrillian is constructed. (Halo)

110,962 B.C.E.

  • Faber-of-Will-and-Might, a future Master Builder, is born. (Halo)

110,255 B.C.E.

  • Shadow-of-Sundered-Star, later known as the Ur-Didact, is born. (Halo)

107,445 B.C.E.

  • Human colonists uncover crashed vessels holding Flood spores on both inhabited and deserted worlds on the Milky Way galaxy's edge. These spores are administered to the Pheru, which alter their genetic makeup over centuries. Centuries later, the Pheru, alongside humans and San'Shyuum exposed to the spores, mutate into the Flood. Humanity goes to war with them, but accidentally spark conflict with the Forerunners. (Halo)

106,538 B.C.E.

  • Humans discover the Primordial contained in a stasis capsule at the edge of the galaxy. Yprin Yprikushma transports the capsule and its prisoner to Charum Hakkor for further study. Eventually, they find a way to communicate with it, and the answers to the questions they ask about the Flood are so traumatizing it potentially costs them the war. (Halo)

106,498 B.C.E.

  • The Forerunner Warrior-Servants, led by Ur-Didact, push humanity back to the Charum Hakkor system, the core of their interstellar empire, which is then effectively cut off from available reinforcements of both humans and their San’Shyuum allies. The humans would defensively fight for the next 53 years. (Halo)

106,445 B.C.E.

  • Humanity is defeated by the Forerunners, and the Forerunners erase all trace of their former interstellar empire. The Librarian relocates the few remaining humans to their homeworld of Erde-Tryene, where they are forced to regress to hunter-gatherers. The Librarian also establishes a research base on Earth. (Halo)

100,000 B.C.E.

  • Homo sapiens, the first species capable of true magic, evolves. Gaia (or Luna) creates new races of shapeshifters and bonds them to the new humans, to protect the world from the Triat. (Old World of Darkness)
  • The First Doctor, Ian, Susan, and Barbara have an adventure involving primitive humans. (Doctor Who)
  • The Daemons arrive on Earth and wipe out the neanderthals. (Doctor Who)
  • Puppeteers buy gravity planars, hyperdrive, the Mover of Worlds from the Outsiders. (Known Space)
  • Around this time, the Inusannon are harvested by the Reapers. (Mass Effect)
  • The civilization of Lemuria fell; to protect their greatest treasure, the king and queen sealed away their newborn daughter Lilina in hope she will revive in a peaceful time. Though sealed away, Lilina would age one year every five-thousand. (GoGo Sentai Boukenger)
  • Koda, a caveman, finds the Blue Energem. This gives him biological immortality. (Power Rangers Dino Charge)
  • Kars is born. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

97,745 B.C.E.

  • The Forerunners make contact with the Flood, before the Flood attack and begin the Forerunner-Flood war. (Halo)

97,445 B.C.E.

  • The Forerunners activate the Halo Array in desperation to kill the Flood, killing all sentient life in the Milky Way galaxy as a result. The few surviving Forerunners reseed many worlds in the galaxy with life, before departing the Milky Way in exile. (Halo)

90,000 B.C.E.

80,000 B.C.E.

  • Trans-Time fishing operations in this time face trouble from bioterrorists. (Flesh)

70,000 B.C.E.

  • Lord Splynncryth, one of the Splugorth, comes into being. (Rifts)

58,995 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date that Valar sing Earth into being, and arrive. Melkor (Morgoth) betrays the rest of the Valar, and begins to destroy anything they try to build in his quest to bend it all to his own will. (The Silmarillion)

51,000 B.C.E

  • The Splugorth encounter the Kydians, a species confined to their desperately overpopulated homeworld and facing imminent extinction as a result. The Splugorth offer them rescue from this fate in return for eternal servitude, and the Kydians become their most prominent minions, the Splugorth Overlords. (Rifts)

50,000 B.C.E.

  • Vandar Adg is exposed to the radiations of a mysterious meteor. He becomes immortal, and eventually becomes known as Vandal Savage. (DC Comics)
  • Peabody and Sherman convince a group of Neanderthals to live in caves for the first time. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Tim Hunter, in the company of The Phantom Stranger, visits this era, and watches as the last vestiges of Atlantis sink below the waves. The pair encounter an elderly woman, who sheds light on the true nature of Atlantis as a symbol for those who perform the art of magic to strive for. She also warns Tim that magic isn't worth the price. (The Books of Magic)
  • A fleet of ships lands on the Boron homeworld and begins to study them. They are discovered by the locals and begin to trade knowledge; the Boron dub them "the Helpers". (X-Universe)
  • The Lemurians, the First Mankind, leave Earth after spreading humanoid life across the galaxy because of a galactic war. They settle in Andromeda. They make the 5th planet seem like their home, which is blown up by their enemies. (Perry Rhodan)
  • A meteorite lands in Cape York, Greenland. It houses minerals that will eventually be fashioned into Stand Arrows. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

48,000 B.C.E.

  • Around this time, the Prothean Empire mysteriously disappears, leaving behind the galaxy-spanning Mass Relay network and little else.more  (Mass Effect)

43,000 B.C.E.

  • Around this time the entity currently known as Jones hunts alongside a tribe of Cro-Magnon. Some undisclosed time later she wanders alone in the Gobi desert.(Gunnerkrigg Court)

40,803 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date of the creation and raising of the Two Lamps by the Valar to provide light to the world; plants created and non-sapient animals awoken. Valar settle on the island of Almaren and chill for a while. (The Silmarillion)

40,000 B.C.E.

  • First human civilizations form around the continent of Thuria (Kull)
  • A being known as the Gordom God arrives on Earth from space where it rules over the planet; the civilization associated with the being eventually falls and its remains are buried deep within the sea. (GoGo Sentai Boukenger)
  • In Polly Spark's altered version of history, Oswald the Robot Mailman gets an Australian aborigine to use the world's first boomerang for delivering the mail. (JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain)

35,000 B.C.E.

34,639 B.C.E.

  • Demons and Gods return to earth, shift themselves into human forms in order to better understand and manipulate the developing humans. (Divine Blood)

33,000 B.C.E.

  • Phssthpok leaves the Pak homeworld for Earth with a cargo hold full of Tree-Of-Life and equipment to enable growing it, to help the colony there return to a normal life. (Known Space)

32,800 B.C.E.

  • First indications of the Great Galactic Core Explosion. First Pak Emigration Wave leaves the homeworld for Earth. (Known Space)

32,500 B.C.E.

32,000 B.C.E.

  • Pak Scouts sent out, with no Breeders, but faster engines to enable safely going ahead of the first two fleets. (Known Space)

30,000 B.C.E.

  • Hild and Kami-Sama have an affair and produce the world's first Demon-God hybrid, Urd. (Divine Blood)
  • Birth of the first mage. The Wyrm attempts to corrupt him, beginning the Second Wyrm War. Gaia grants powerful gifts to her shapeshifters. (Old World of Darkness)

30,000 B.C.E.

  • Cro-Magnons drive Neanderthals out of the Neander Valley. One group of Neanderthals takes refuge in a giant cavern beneath a massive ice dome, where they survive into the 31st century. (Futurama)

27,000 B.C.E.

  • Ananasa is captured and imprisoned by the Wyrm. The Ananasi agree to serve the Wyrm to save her life. (Old World of Darkness)

25,954 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date of the destruction of the two lamps and Almaren by Melkor. The Valar establish a new home in the Undying Lands of Aman. (The Silmarillion)

25,465 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date at which Yavannah creates the Two Trees of Valinor to replace the Lamps. Dwarves, Ents, and Giant Eagles are invented, put into sleep. (The Silmarillion)

25,000 B.C.E.

  • Humans and shapeshifters cross the Bering Strait to what is now North America, and the two mages with them die on the journey. Corrupt mages in Eurasia have opened portals through which the Wyrm can influence the world, driving a rift between humans and shapeshifters. (Old World of Darkness)
  • The Blue Mountain volcano erupts and destroys a nearby Cro Magnon village. The sole survivor, Rahan son of Crao, starts wandering the earth. (Rahan)

24,000 B.C.E.

  • Fall of the Second Empire of Atlantis. (The Black Star, Cthulhu Mythos)

c. 23,000 BCE

  • Vandar Adg is exposed to the radiations of a mysterious meteor. He becomes immortal, and eventually becomes known as Vandal Savage. (Justice League)

20,000 B.C.E.

  • Approximate time of the reign of King Kull. (Kull)
  • End of the Second Wyrm War. Corrupted mages are killed by shapeshifters and magi, but the Rage enters the shapeshifters. The Corruptor Wyrm splits into the Eater of Souls, the Beast of War, the Defiler Wyrm, and numerous incarnae. Weaver notices humans. (Old World of Darkness)
  • Trans-Time seeks to establish a ranching operation in this time to move the 23rd century away from its dependence on dinosaur meat. The operation is scuppered by transtemporal bioterrorists. (Flesh)
  • The Hundred Boma Tribes terrorize the world until the Fairy and Human races allied together to defeat the Boma and sealed them away. (Kousoku Sentai Turboranger)

19,654 B.C.E.

  • January 8: The 1997 version of Professor Marcus Irving abandons Marty McFly and Doc Brown in the Pleistocene Era. He immediately returns for them, fearing the butterfly effect. (Back to the Future)

18,992 B.C.E.

  • (Appoximate) Washu takes on the form of a humanoid being in her attempt to find the one stronger that her and her sisters. (Tenchi Muyo!)

18,490 B.C.E.

  • Creation of the universe. Birth of the first sun. (Maya cosmology)

18,415 B.C.E.

18,000 B.C.E.

  • Decepticon crew of the Atlantis storms across Earth, giving rise to the legends of monsters. They are eventually sealed away by the Autobot Crosswise, guardian of Earth's Cyber Planet Key, who is himself sealed in ice soon after. (Transformers Cybertron)
  • A human civilisation arises on the ruins of the Atlantis, and is destroyed in a war during which they use the Star Saber. (Transformers Armada)
  • Remnants of Atlantis destroyed; survivors become the Cimmerians. (Conan the Barbarian, Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The Weaver and the Wyrm fight over humanity. The Weaver uses her powers to protect humanity from the Wyrm. (Old World of Darkness)
  • Approximate time that Akon settles Arkon, OR the approximate time that Arkon becomes independent in a bloody colonial war. (Perry Rhodan)
  • Approximate time that the Xul destroy the N'mah spacefaring civilization. A small fraction of the N'mah population survives in hiding. (Galactic Marines)
  • The proximity of the rocket ship Luna to the Time Travellers' fleet near The Moon in November 1965 causes it to be sent approximately 20,000 years back in time. (Journey Into Space)

17,400 B.C.E

  • Anubis is defeated and banished by an alliance of Goa'uld warlords. Ra replaces him as leader of the Goa'uld Empire. (Stargate-verse)

17,000 B.C.E

16,000 B.C.E.

  • Anansi tricks the Garou into cracking Ananasa's Opal Prison. Ananasa re-establishes contact with her children, and urges them to abandon their service to the Corruptor Wyrm. Most do, but are rejected by the Gaian shapeshifters. (Old World of Darkness)
  • Ra consolidates his authority over the Goa'uld and reorganizes the Empire with himself as Supreme System Lord and the other warlords as System Lords. (Stargate-verse)

15,404 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date elves woken up on the shores of Cuiviénen. (The Silmarillion)

15,021 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date at which the Valar go to war to defend the elves and give them safe passage to the Undying Lands of Aman. ( The Silmarillion)

14,925 B.C.E.

  • Approximate end date of the war between the Valar and Morgoth. Morgoth is captured, brought into the Undying Lands in chains. (The Silmarillion)

13,860 B.C.E.

  • First contact between the Goa'uld and Asgard. The Asgard immediately declare war on them. (Stargate-verse)

13,364 B.C.E.

  • End of the first sun. Beginning of the second sun. (Maya cosmology)

12,000 B.C.E.

11,572 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date of the completion of the three Silmarils by Fëanor of the Noldor. (The Silmarillion)

11,140 B.C.E.

  • The darkening of Valinor, in which Morgoth and Ungoliantë destroy the Two Trees of Light, murder Finwë, king of the Noldor, steal the three Silmarils, and flee to Middle-Earth. Betrayal and Kinslaying perpetrated by the Noldor over this, who are forced to go into exile, and give chase to Morgoth. (The Silmarillion)

11,092 B.C.E.

  • Approximate time the Moon and Sun first set sail, making these approximations a hell of a lot more precise. Beginning of the Years of the Sun in the First Age of Middle-earth. Awakening of Men in Middle-earth. (Year 1 of the Sun, First Age) (The Silmarillion)

10,553 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date that the War of Wrath begins, during which lands west of Europe sink. (Year 545, First Age) (The Silmarillion)

10,511 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date that the War of Wrath ends. Two Silmarils are lost. (Year 587, First Age) (The Silmarillion)

10,502 B.C.E.

  • Approximate year that Morgoth is cast into the Outer Dark. End of the First Age of Middle-earth and beginning of the Second Age. (Year 590, First Age; Year 1, Second Age) (The Silmarillion)

10,500 B.C.E.

10,470 B.C.E.

     10000 B.C.E. - 3001 B.C.E. 
10,000 B.C.E.
  • The kingdom of Atlantis launches an invasion of the Hellenic mainland and is driven back by the ancestors of the Athenians. Subsequently, the gods cause the island nation to sink below the waves. (Plato)
  • Alternative version: The kingdom of Atlantis already rules the world, and it is sunk by a civil war of their own people, with one side using advanced technology and the help of Yog-Sothoth. (Illuminatus!)
  • Atlantean survivors found the city of Arkadia on an Alderson disk at the centre of the Earth. (Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea)
  • Dark Spector begins conquering the known universe, with the local area under the command of Lord Zedd. Zordon of Eltar joins the fight to hold off Zedd's minion, Rita Repulsa. (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers/Power Rangers in Space)
  • Devil Z and Godmaster arrive on Earth; Godmaster seals Devil Z under the sea, and then splits into eight parts. (Transformers: Super-God Masterforce)
  • Autobot and Decepticon Pretenders arrive on Earth, the Autobots taking the forms of humans and the Decepticons of demons. The Autobots eventually manage to seal the Decepticons in the Egyptian pyramids, the Nazca lines of Peru, and the ruins of Atlantis. (Transformers: Super-God Masterforce)
  • Conan of Cimmeria has many adventures in the Thurian continent and eventually becomes King of Aquilonia. (Conan the Barbarian)
  • Red Sonja also adventures during the Hyborian Age. (Red Sonja)
  • A young hunter and his allies go on a quest to rescue the hunter's love from slavers. (10,000 BC)
  • A Cybership crash lands and is buried somewhere in the Arctic. (Doctor Who: The Adventure Games)
  • Humans begin using their power over plant growth to invent agriculture. (Old World of Darkness)
  • The Yuumajuu terrorize the world until a legendary Gosei Angel sealed them away. However, in a conflict of interest with his fellow Gosei Angels, the figure used a forbidden Tensou Technique to travel into the future while his Headder became masterless. (Tensou Sentai Goseiger)
  • The avian Shi'ar species evolves on the planet Chandilar—which will eventually become the Throneworld of the Shi'ar Empire. (X-Men)
  • Wamuu is born. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • The Sh'daar exterminate the Chelk for refusing to obey their decrees on technology. (Star Carrier)
  • The Ahannu arrive on Earth and enslave a large portion of its human inhabitants. (Galactic Marines)

9500 B.C.E.

9324 B.C.E

  • The mage Xin leaves Azlant and founds the Empire of Thassilon. (Pathfinder)

9177 B.C.E.

  • Sometime prior to this, Ra implants himself into an Asgard captive, Famrir, whose immune system begins to reject him. Fleeing Asgard pursuit, Ra discovers Earth and transfers himself to an Egyptian teenager. Over the next several years he brings the Alpha Stargate to Earth from offworld (the Beta Gate in Antarctica having gone unnoticed beneath the polar ice cap), enslaves humanity, and establishes himself as their sun god, dividing Earth into geographic domains to be ruled by the other System Lords. (Stargate)

9002 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date that the first Rings of Power are forged. (c. Year 1500, Second Age) (The Lord of the Rings)

8721 B.C.E.

  • Anubis returns from exile and makes an attempt to overthrow Ra. Most of the System Lords either turn on Ra or declare themselves neutral, but Ra wins anyway; Anubis escapes through treachery from among Ra's troops. While Ra is absent from Earth fighting Anubis Sokar takes it over, then is expelled by an alliance of System Lords including Ra, Cronus, and Apophis. (Stargate-verse)

8902 B.C.E.

8240 B.C.E.

  • End of the second sun. Beginning of the third sun. (Maya cosmology)

8087 B.C.E

  • The aboleths call down a meteorite on Golarion. The ensuing impact, later called Earthfall, utterly destroys the nations of Azlant and Thassilon and plunges the remainder of the planet into a thousand years of darkness. (-5293 AR) (Pathfinder)

8084 B.C.E

  • The nation of Nidal is founded with the aid of Zon-Kuthon. In exchange for this safe haven, Nidal's leaders and their people swear their eternal loyalty, and that of all their descendants, to Zon-Kuthon. (-5290 AR) (Pathfinder)

8000 B.C.E.

  • Zordon of Eltar finds five power coins, Rita Repulsa finds one coin and the Dragon Dagger. Rita Repulsa seals Zordon into a time warp, but not before Zordon seals Rita and her entourage into a space-dumpster. (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)
  • On Earth, the Order of the Claw seals the demon Dai Shi. (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • The Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind is born in Anatolia from the gestalt psychic consciousness of all of mankind's shaman leaders. (Warhammer 40,000)
  • The Gohma and Dai tribes battle each other. (Gosei Sentai Dairanger)
  • The population of Atlantis relocates to Earth, living the city behind, at the bottom of a Lantean ocean. Time-traveller Elizabeth Weir stays in the city. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • Another cycle in the war between Shadows and Vorlons takes place. (Babylon 5)
  • Doom comes to Sarnath. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The Great Core Explosion begins. Stars in the Galactic Core begin exploding in a chain reaction, producing a destructive wave that moves outwards at an appreciable fraction of the speed of light, destroying any life in its path. (Known Space)
  • The Kzinti form stable civilization, visited by the Jotok, who begin Uplifting them. The Kzinti use Jotok engineering to make their females nonsentient and their males "perfect Heros". (Known Space)
  • Dream of the Endless imprisons Nada in hell for rejecting him. (The Sandman)
  • The Battle Royale breaks out, with creatures called the Undead fighting to determine which will be the dominant species. The battle is eventually won by the Category Two of Hearts Human Undead, the weakest of all the Undead, giving humanity dominance of the Earth. The other Undead are sealed away, as their release would mark the start of a new Battle Royale. (Kamen Rider Blade)
  • Cosmo and Wanda get married. (The Fairly OddParents!)
  • Eve last visits Earth. (Supernatural)
  • Approximate date that Red Nova, the Crimson Devil, is sealed within the Earth by the Crimson Dragon and the first of the Signers. (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
  • Approximate time that the kingdom of Atlantis, where humans and duel spirits coexist. Atlantis sinks due to spoilers.  (Yu-Gi-Oh! [Anime Only])
  • Approximate time Atlan defends a colony from an alien invasion, colony gets destroyed. Atlan gets stuck on Earth, goes to sleep.
    • Approximate time first invasion of beings from a different timeplane as well.(Perry Rhodan)
  • Kars creates the Stone Masks. His clan fear his work and plan to execute him, causing Kars to kill all of them outside of his ally Esidi and two infants, Wamuu and Santana. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • The Xul wipe out the Ahannu empire, including their outpost on Earth. The Ahannu there are wiped out entirely and the human population ravaged by an asteroid dropped into the Arabian Sea. The Ahannu survive only on the colony world of Enduru/Ishtar, overlooked because of its position outside of its star's habitable zone. (Galactic Marines)

7656 B.C.E.

  • The D'ni emigrate to the Age of Earth and forge a mighty subterranean civilization. (Myst)

7183 B.C.E.

  • Sinking of Númenor by the Powers for attempting to conquer the Undying Lands. Earth reshaped from flat to round as the Undying Lands are removed from it. (Year 3319, Second Age) (The Silmarillion)

7072 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date that the Last Alliance is formed to battle Sauron. (Year 3430, Second Age) (The Lord of the Rings)

7061 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date that the Last Alliance defeats Sauron; the One Ring survives. End of the Second Age of Middle-Earth and beginning of the Third Age. (Year 3441, Second Age; Year 1, Third Age) (The Lord of the Rings)

6996 B.C.E

  • The gnomes migrate from the First World to Golarion. (Pathfinder)

6600 BCE

  • A Thanagarian warship is pulled through a wormhole and crashlands in Egypt. The crew, with no way to get home, decide to use their technology to improve the lives of the locals; they are worshipped as gods and give rise to the legend of Isis and Osiris. (Justice League)

6000 B.C.E.

  • Autobot leader Rodimus leads a mixed group of Autobots and Decepticons away from their planet's constant war to found a new civilisation. One group adopts smaller bodies suited for mining energon, becoming Omnicons (Transformers Energon)

5460 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date that hobbits first settle in the Shire. (Year 1601, Third Age; Year 1, Shire Reckoning) (The Lord of the Rings)

5033 B.C.E.

  • Vedran scientists discover the slipstream. (112 Before Imperial Era (BIE)) (Andromeda)

5000 B.C.E.

  • An unknown species begins building hyperspace gates all through the galaxy. (Babylon 5)
  • The Underground Empire Tube is established under the Igam Family. (Hikari Sentai Maskman)
  • The Osirian Sutekh, who has destroyed his planet Phaester Osiris, is imprisoned on Earth by Horus and the remaining 740 Osirians. The Osirians influence Egyptian culture. (Doctor Who)
  • Satan is born. (Broforce)

4921 B.C.E.

  • The Vedran Empire is formed, establishing the Coronation Year calendar (0 CY) (Andromeda)

4500 B.C.E.

4341 B.C.E.

  • The Brunnen-G fall to the Divine Order. (Lexx)

4171 B.C.E.

4120 B.C.E.

4093 B.C.E.

4043 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date that Frodo Baggins leaves the Shire with the One Ring; Fellowship of the Ring formed. (Year 3018, Third Age) (The Lord of the Rings)

4042 B.C.E.

  • Approximate date of the War of the Ring. Destruction of the One Ring and final defeat of Sauron. (Year 3019, Third Age) (The Lord of the Rings)

4040 B.C.E.

  • Approximate end of the Third Age of Middle-earth and beginning of the Fourth Age. (Year 3021, Third Age; Year 1, Fourth Age) (The Lord of the Rings)

4003 B.C.E.

  • September 16: God fashions a lump of primordial chaos into Earth, and creates light. (Book of Genesis)
  • September 17: God refines Earth, creating sea and sky. (Book of Genesis)
  • September 18: God brings land up from underwater, and spreads plants all over it. (Book of Genesis)
  • September 19: God creates the Sun, Moon, and stars. (Book of Genesis)
  • September 20: God creates animals. (Book of Genesis)
  • September 21, 9 AM: God creates Adam, and later Eve to keep him company. (Book of Genesis)
  • September 22: God has a rest. (Book of Genesis)
  • The pre-existing Sumerian civilization is baffled by God's sudden creation of the universe. (The Onion)

4000 B.C.E.

  • Small settler groups start a number of civilizations in various parts of the world. (Civilization)
  • Estimated birth of Jedah Dohma, the youngest out of the three High Nobles of Makai, who would eventually become the Distressed Lord of Death and. In order to stop the constant wars plaguing Makai, is to unite all of the demonic souls within himself, would attempt to absorb every soul in Makai, reset reality, and create one perfect being. (Darkstalkers)
  • Zachariah starts working for Michael. He thinks he might be off by about a millennium. (Supernatural)

3992 B.C.E.

  • (Aproximate) Washu creates Ryoko and Ryo-Ohki. Her student, Kagato, kidnaps the three and steals the ship Souja. (Tenchi Muyo!)

Prior to 3873 B.C.E.

  • Iblis, greatest of the angels, refuses to bow to Adam and leads a third of the angels in a rebellion against God. They are defeated, and Michael personally kicks Iblis down into Hell. Iblis is renamed Satan, and is allowed to tempt humans to see just how faithful they are. (The Heights, alluded to in the Book of Revelation)
  • A snake persuades Eve and Adam to eat from the forbidden tree. As punishment, they are kicked out of Eden and forced to toil for a living, while snakes are doomed to crawl on their bellies. (Book of Genesis)
  • Birth of Cain, a farmer, to Adam and Eve. (Book of Genesis)
  • Birth of Abel, a shepherd, to Adam and Eve. (Book of Genesis)
  • Cain murders Abel in a fit of jealousy. As punishment, he is made immortal and exiled to Nod (Book of Genesis), becoming the first vampire. (Old World of Darkness)
  • Cain kills Abel to prevent him from being deceived by Lucifer. God then takes the Mark that seals the Darkness from Lucifer and gives it to Cain; this Mark would later bear his name. (Series/Supernatural)
  • Lilith encounters Cain and memorizes the nature and appearance of the protective Mark he bears. (The Mortal Instruments)

3873 B.C.E.

3762 B.C.E.

3672 B.C.E.

3602 B.C.E.

3547 B.C.E.

3500 B.C.E.

3385 B.C.E.

3320 B.C.E.

3100s B.C.E.

3133 B.C.E.

3120 B.C.E.

  • A star in a distant solar system goes nova. When the light from the explosion reaches Earth, it is seen by three wise men on the day that Jesus is born. It comes to be remembered as the Star of Bethlehem. (The Twilight Zone (1985))

3114 B.C.E.

  • August 10: End of the third sun. (Maya cosmology)
  • August 11: Beginning of the fourth sun. (Maya cosmology)

3073 B.C.E.

3067 B.C.E.

3020 B.C.E.


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