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Grand Unified Timeline events from 2000 C.E. to 2009 C.E.

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     2000 
  • January 1:
    • 00:00:
      • Philip J. Fry is accidentally more  cryogenically frozen for 1,000 years. (Futurama)
      • Jenny Quantum is born. (The Authority)
      • The Thirteenth Doctor takes companions Graham, Ryan, and Yaz back in time to the Sydney Harbour Bridge to see New Year's 2000. Ryan later says that this is his favorite New Year's celebration. (Doctor Who)
      • As Homer Simpson neglected to make the computers at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Y2K compliant, the Y2K bug causes worldwide destruction. (The Simpsons)
    • 00:28: Bender Bending Rodríguez, under the control of spammers, travels back to this time from 3007 ahead of Fry, intending to kill him. He fails. (Futurama)
    • 00:29: Bender from further in the future travels back to this time and tattoos the time code on Fry's ass. (Futurama)
    • 00:30: Philip J. Fry time travels to this date and accidentally creates a duplicate of himself. While one Fry returns to the future, the duplicate stays in this era and resumes his life where he left off, not knowing he is being pursued by Bender. (Futurama)
    • After a century of service, the immortal Captain Jack Harkness takes command of Torchwood Three. more  (Torchwood)
    • Philip J. Fry's mother watches Wisconsin beat Stanford 17-9 in the 1999 Rose Bowl. (Futurama)
    • Greg Cardiff is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • January 4: Kim Karlsen dies suddenly in Northern Norway. Almost all his friends gather for his funeral (Second sequel to Beatles).
  • January 9: SCP-939-A6 begins its metamorphosis. (SCP Foundation)
  • January 10: SCP-939-A6's symptoms flare up again. (SCP Foundation)
  • January 15: Wikipedia is launched. (Wikipedia)
  • January 24: SCP-939-A's symptoms intensify. It is transferred to a secure concrete bunker. (SCP Foundation)
  • January 26: SCP-939-A completes its metamorphosis. (SCP Foundation)
  • January 30: Roween Ryan is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • March 3: Boyd Gelder disappears. (The 4400)
  • March 6: At 6:02am, the entire planet was shrouded in unnatural darkness. The darkness blocked out the sun, and neither the stars nor the moon was visible. Many believed it to be the end of the world. Governments blamed each other, thinking it to be the effect of some secret weapon. Riots, rapes, beatings, and murders were commonplace. Emergency call centers were flooded with reports of monsters roaming the streets and skies. Numerous people simply disappeared. It was also during this darkness that thousands of people learned that they had become inhuman monsters. Many of them were killed before they knew what had happened to them. Some were killed by mobs of terrified humans, others took their own lives. Those that survived learned that they could return to their human forms. These shapechanging beings are called the Nightbane, for it was at night that they become monsters. (Nightbane)
  • Spring: Graduates of Lawndale High this year include Daria Morgendorffer and her associates. more  (Daria)
  • April 9: In a possible future, Congressman Peter Ross of Kansas, the frontrunner for his party's presidential nomination, is the victim of an assassination attempt while making a speech in Calvin City, Pennsylvania. His campaign manager Clark Kent shields him with his own body, inadvertently revealing to the world that he is Superman. The critically injured Congressman Ross drops out of the race and asks Superman to take his place. Although he is initially reluctant, Superman agrees and goes on to be elected U.S. President. (Armageddon 2001)
  • April 10: Mitchell Hundred makes his debut as the Great Machine. (Ex Machina)
  • April 27: Researchers from the secret installation in Greenland proceed to investigate an ancient Inuit tomb. more  (Penumbra: Black Plague)
  • April:
    • The town of Grantville, West Virginia vanishes, replaced by empty German countryside. (1632)
    • Shizuo Heiwajima, Izaya Orihara, Shinra Kishitani, and Kyohei Kadota attend high school at Raijin Academy. Izaya gathers followers (made up mostly of traumatized teenage girls). He stirs up a conflict between the high schools in the area, and Shizuo gains some fame as he finds himself in the center of it. Shizuo and Izaya meet for the first time and instantly hate each other. (Durarara!!)
  • May 6: A human child enters the Monster World for the first time, creating mass panic in Monstropolis. (Monsters, Inc.)
  • July: To keep it from Glorificus, the Order of Dagon converts the Key into a secret, hidden from more . (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • August 23: An earthquake turns Los Angeles into an island. (Escape from L.A.)
  • August 31: Birth of Dipper and Mabel Pines. (Gravity Falls)
  • August: To hide it from Glorificus, the Order of Dagon converts the Key into a human girlmore . (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • September 8: Nate McCullough disappears. (The 4400)
  • September 13: The Second Impact. Oceans rise, killing billions. Tokyo is destroyed. (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • September:
    • Nadezhda Antonovna Gorodetskaya is born to Svetlana and Anton Gorodetsky. (Night Watch)
    • Jimmy Brooks, Ashley Kerwin, Paige Michalchuk, Gavin "Spinner" Mason, Hazel Aden, Terri McGreggor and Sean Cameron begin attending Degrassi Community School. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • October 26: Jacob Bohm is born. (Touch)
  • November 2: First bulletin board post from claimed time traveler John Titor. (Usenet)
  • November 13: Truck Sugar is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • November 15: Serbian peacekeepers enter the United States as a response to the violent Balkanisation of the country after the presidential election. (The Onion)
  • November 30: Seventh Presidian held at the New York Public Library. Stephen Swain is chosen as the human contestant; his daughter Holly is accidentally teleported in with him. more  (Contest)
  • November: Billy Butcher returns home and meets his mother for the first time since the death of his wife. (The Boys)
  • December 6: Andrew McLaren kills his wife Susan. He is seen doing so by a younger version of himself from two days in the past. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • December 24: The IS-7 incident. more  (Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth)
  • December 25: Marcus Reed destroys one of New Yorks top gangs by killing it's leader Kev Lar before being recruited by police officer Terry Higgans to be in the PDNY. (True Crime: New York City)
  • December 31: In what comes to be known as Bloody New Year's Eve, a giant robot appears in Tokyo, while simultaneously a biological weapon is released around the world. (20th Century Boys)
  • December:
    • Construction on the Millennium Gate begins. Shannon O'Donnel, ancestor of Kathryn Janeway, works to persuade locals to sell their property to allow the project to proceed, and along the way falls in love with stubborn bookshop owner Henry Janeway. (Star Trek: Voyager)
    • Greg Vizcaino is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • Gigatron leads a group of Predacons to attempt to steal all the energy of Earth and obtain Fortress Maximus, but he is stopped by Fire Convoy and his Autobots. (Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
  • Demon Queen Bansheera escapes, tries to conquer the city built by humans on top of the ruins of her palace. Demonic hordes wiped out, Bansheera sent to hell and sealed there. (Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue)
  • Earth is temporarily turned into a prison for intergalactic criminals. (Marvel Comics)
  • The MacManus brothers begin to hunt down the wicked in Boston. (The Boondock Saints)
  • After two years, Gruntilda the witch returns as a skeleton and kills Bottles and the king of the Jinjos, who have been helping Banjo and Kazooie. more  Banjo and Kazooie collect more thingies to defeat her once more. more  (Banjo-Tooie)
  • Edward Roivas murdered by Pious Augustus. Augustus succeeds in bringing his Ancient into the world. Roivas' granddaughter, Alexandra, summons another Ancient to destroy it. The three timelines established in 26 BC now collapse into one, with the deaths of all three Ancients and leaving only Mantorok alive. (Eternal Darkness)
  • Liquid Snake joins FOXHOUND. (Metal Gear Solid)
  • The "Conqueror Worm" incident. more  In the aftermath, Hellboy quits the BPRD and begins wandering the Earth. (Hellboy: Conqueror Worm)
  • Helen B. Narbon goes mad and hires Mell and Dave to work for her lab. (Narbonic)
  • The General Construction corporation seeks to refurbish northeast New York City. Citizens who do not leave the Bronx in a timely manner are killed by death squads called "Disinfectors." The city's gangs unite under the Toblerone to fight back. (Escape 2000)
  • Great Garbage Crisis in New York City. The city's excess garbage is put on a gigantic barge, which is then pushed out to circle the world's seas for the next 50 years. (Futurama)
  • The ancient monsters known as the Grongi break free from the seal placed upon them by the Rinto warrior Kuuga, and begin attacking Japan in order to unleash the "Ultimate Darkness". Yusuke Godai, a happy-go-lucky vagabond, dons a Rinto artifact during a Grongi attack, becoming the modern-day Kuuga and helping the Tokyo police battle the Grongi. (Kamen Rider Kuuga)
  • Garcian Smith successfully resurrects the fallen personae, but Dan mortally injures Harman in a fit of lunacy. Samatha leaves the syndicate and becomes a full-time carer to Harman. (killer7)
  • In her freshman year of high school, Ramona Flowers dates Lucas Lee. She cheats on him and then dumps him for Todd Ingram, who she will date for the rest of high school. (Scott Pilgrim)
  • SG-1 helps Thor destroy a huge number of Replicators. Meanwhile, Major Samantha Carter travels with Thor to the Asgard homeworld and helps fend off an attack by Replicator-infested ships. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Apophis attempts to forge a treaty with Heru'ur, but the Tok'ra and SG-1 sabotage the negotiations. However, Apophis had brought a cloaked fleet of motherships with him. He kills Heru'ur and absorbs his troops into his own fleet. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Robert "Dakota Bob" Shaefer is elected president of the United States, with Victor "Vic the Veep" Neuman as his vice-president. Susan Rayner, wife of Dakota Bob, is appointed director of the CIA. With their backing, 'Mother's Milk', 'The Frenchman', and 'The Female' are added to The Boys. Around this time, The Boys gradually become more aggressive and violent in dealing with superhumans. (The Boys)
  • Malcolm Nolastname is identified as a genius. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Sora Ikushima is born. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • Julian West awakens from a deep sleep after 113 years to discover that the United States has become a socialist utopia. (Looking Backward)
  • An escaped prisoner and a necromantic Yakuza boss battle over the Forest of Resurrection. (Versus)
  • Two criminals named Boka and Vard travel back in time to Metropolis in 1959. Posing as agents of the Earth Bureau of Investigation, they convince the authorities in 1959 that Superman is a criminal from the future. They manage to subdue him using red kryptonite and return with him to 2000. Their plan is to take advantage of the fact that Earth's rivers have run dry by having Superman gather the water from two of Saturn's ice moons and sell the water to Earth for billions. In order to ensure Superman's cooperation, they threaten to destroy Metropolis in 1959 with an atomic bomb. However, Superman manages to defeat them before their plan can come to fruition. (DC Comics)
  • Sally Morgan is born. (Big Finish Doctor Who)
  • In a possible future, Jonathan Kent dies of a heart attack. (Armageddon 2001)
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    2001- 2003 
  • The Boston Globe's investigative team uncovers a massive paedophilia cover-up by the Catholic Church. (Real Life and Spotlight)

     2001 
  • January 1:
  • January 20:
    • Following a protracted election cycle including a lengthy recount in the state of Florida, George W. Bush becomes President of the United States. (Real Life)
    • Following a protracted election cycle including a lengthy recount in the state of Florida, Al Gore becomes President of the United States. (Chrononauts)
    • Following a protracted election cycle including a lengthy recount in the state of Florida, Lex Luthor becomes President of the United States. (DC Comics)
    • Following a protracted election cycle including the vaporization of a stack of Gore-Lieberman ballots by a time-traveling kleptomaniac robot, George W. Bush becomes President of the United States. (Futurama: Bender's Big Score)
    • A religious fanatic becomes U.S. President after predicting the fall of Los Angeles and imposes a theocratic state; Los Angeles becomes a dumping ground for anyone opposed to his regime. (Escape from L.A.)
    • George Sears becomes President of the United States. (Metal Gear Solid)
    • Al Franken becomes President of the United States. (Why Not Me?)
    • In a possible future, Herbert Forrest becomes President of the United States. (Armageddon 2001)
    • In a possible future, Superman becomes President of the United States. Lex Luthor II and his accomplice J. Richard Morton are arrested for plotting against the new President's life. Their plot was discovered thanks to a sting operation involving the defeated presidential candidate Senator Herbert Forrest. (Armageddon 2001)
  • January: Maya Hart is born. (Girl Meets World)
  • Birth of Jade Ravings. She would go on to become a Gadgeteer Genius, capture specialist and adventurer. (Pokemon Tabletop Utopus Region)
  • March 3: The Flash arrives in Central City after being accidentally transported ten years into the future. (The Flash (1990))
  • April 22: Shawn Farrell disappears and Kyle Baldwin enters a coma. (The 4400)
  • May 9: Curtis Peck disappears. (The 4400)
  • May 21: Tonya Miles is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • May:
    • Buffy Summers sacrifices her life to stop Glorificus merging all universes into mathematical chaos and goes to Heaven. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    • Philip LaFresque receives a letter from his supposedly long-dead father, with a key to a deposit box containing clues that point Philip towards an old, closed mine in Greenland. He heads out to investigate and perhaps find a hint to his father's fate. Black Plague spoilers  (Penumbra)
  • June 10: U.S. President Al Franken resigns after only 144 days in office. He is succeeded by Vice President Joe Lieberman, who serves as President until 2019. (Why Not Me?)
  • June: Shadow the Hedgehog released from cryogenic prison by Dr. Eggman, who attempts to bring about Professor Gerald Robotnik's last wish of vengeance against humanity. Has a change of heart and seemingly sacrifices himself fixing the problem. (Sonic Adventure 2)
  • Spring: Nicholas Angel, now a police captain, joins the SO19 Armed Response Unit. (Hot Fuzz)
  • July: Nicholas Angel gets a commendation for his actions during Operation Takedown. (Hot Fuzz)
  • September 4: Fertility doctor Juliet Burke leaves for the Island to save the pregnant women who keep dying there. (Lost)
  • September 5: Alana Mareva disappears. (The 4400)
  • September 10: Angelique de Xavia and Raymond Ash defeat a terrorist attack on a dam in Scotland. (A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away)
  • September 11:
    • Terrorist attacks from hijacked planes destroy the World Trade Center in New York City and heavily damage part of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane, United Flight 93, presumed to be headed for the White House is attempted control of by passengers but crashes in a field in Pennsylvania. A total of 2,996 people are killed and more than 6,000 others are injured. (Real Life)
    • Mitchell Hundred saves the south tower of the World Trade Center. (Ex Machina)
    • Black 13, sealed in a locker below the North Tower, is destroyed by falling wreckage. (The Dark Tower)
    • In an Alternate Universe, planes hijacked by terrorists hit the Pentagon and the White House. (Fringe)
    • Gary Seven prevents Shaun Geoffrey Christopher from boarding one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center. (Star Trek: The Original Series short story "Assignment: One")
    • The victims of the attack include Doreen Fineman and her three daughters Jenny, Julie and Gina (Reign Over Me), Claire Taylor (CSI: NY), Tyler Hawkins (Remember Me) and Sarah Bohm (Touch).
  • September 12: Harold Finch begins writing a computer program that can analyze data gained by surveillance, with the goal of identifying and stopping terrorist acts before they happen. Over the next three and a half months, Finch will discard forty-two versions of this program. Around this time, several other people, notably Arthur Claypool, begin writing similar programs. (Person of Interest)
  • September 21: Vera Fry disappears. (The 4400)
  • September:
    • The Boys confront The Seven about what happened on 9/11. Confrontations escalate, with Greg Mallory's children and several CIA agents killed by The Seven. The sides reluctantly agree to a stalemate, and Mallory is permitted to murder Lamplighter to seal the deal. (The Boys)
    • Emma Nelson, Manny Santos, J.T. Yorke, Toby Isaacs and Liberty Van Zandt begin attending Degrassi Community School. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
    • In a possible future, the crime boss Diogenes and his son Matthew manage to track down the retired Flash Wally West, who has been in Witness Protection for nine years under the name Michael Edwards. After recruiting several of the Flash's old enemies, Diogenes has Wally's young son David kidnapped. As Diogenes planned, this causes the Flash to come out of retirement. While he desperately searches for his son, Diogenes has his agents fire special guns at the Flash which have the cumulative effect of sapping his speed and aura. Diogenes' overall goal is to transfer this power to Matthew so that he can become a speedster. However, the process goes horribly wrong. Matthew is killed as his body can't handle the Flash's speed. Diogenes is so distraught that he immediately dies himself from the shock. Having enjoyed living a normal life for the last nine years, Wally has his stolen speed and aura transferred to his son David, who becomes a speedster. (Armageddon 2001)
  • October 26: Iris Sagan is born. (AI: The Somnium Files)
  • October: Buffy Summers is resurrected by her friends. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • December 11: Frank DiCenzo is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • December: New York is caught in the worst snow storm in decades. Max Payne is framed for his DEA partner Alex Balder's murder while investigating the Valkyr drug epidemic and engages in a Roaring Rampage of Revenge through the New York underworld, his victims including The Finito Brothers, Jack Lupino and Rico Muerte. He eventually discovers that the drug is part of a corporate conspiracy led by executive Nicole Horne, who is responsible for the death of his family three years prior. Max storms the Aesir office tower and kills Horne. (Max Payne)
  • December 28: Jeff Master is put on trial for the murder of Isaac Dover. Later that day, the DL-6 incident occurs more  (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
  • The ship Discovery nears the end of its mission to Jupiter. (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • Ethnic tensions from the year 3001 spill over into this year due to a time-traveling terrorist, who ceases once his daughter realizes that what they're doing is just as bad as what was done to them. (Power Rangers Time Force)
  • Half-human Org escapes his seal, begins building his forces to resume the war from 3,000 years prior. Animarian remnant wakes up from magical cryosleep, begins recruiting new soldiers. The war resumes, albeit mostly confined to small skirmishes. (Power Rangers Wild Force)
  • College student Tommy Oliver takes part in an archaeological dig, finding the Dino Gems, and Oliver begins researching of dinosaur cybernetics with businessman Anton Mercer. The dig goes sour, Mercer turns evil, and the facility is destroyed. (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
  • Alien police organization Space Patrol Delta starts its Earth branch and carries on various research and experiments. Planet Sirius is conquered by Emperor Gruumm, and one of its last survivors escapes to Earth. (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
  • Publication of Gray's Sports Almanac. (Back to the Future Part II)
  • Imperiex threatens the universe, and Earth's heroes team up with extraterrestrial forces to defeat him. (DC Comics)
  • Community college professors take on rapidly evolving aliens. (Evolution)
  • Fashion model Derek Zoolander becomes embroiled in an assassination plot. (Zoolander)
  • The Grand Retour of Les Soldats fails (Count A). (Noir)
  • Following a Martian invasion, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern John Stewart and J'onn J'onnz form the original seven members of the Justice League. (Justice League)
  • Desmond Hume is trapped on the Island and starts pushing a button every 108 minutes to save the world. (Lost)
  • A "mute asshole" kills Liberty City Mafia Don Salvatore Leone, among other people. (Grand Theft Auto III)
  • Danny Butterman moves out of his father's house and into his own. (Hot Fuzz)
  • Dr. Narbon kills Dave Davenport; he is later resurrected. (Narbonic)
  • The Lexx comes to Earth. series finale spoilers  (Lexx)
  • Djer, an immortal pharaoh Buried Alive millennia ago, revives in the Cairo Museum. Methos, the guy responsible for said burial, learns the news and heads for Cairo. He intends to kill Djer.more  (Highlander: The Methos Chronicles)
  • A nuclear war has destroyed most major cities. Caesar, son of Cornelius and Zira, tries to cultivate peace between his simian peers and the surviving remnants of humanity. A gorilla general named Aldo opposes his efforts, plotting Caesar's overthrow and doom. (Battle for the Planet of the Apes)
  • Zombie outbreak in Sidi-Moussa. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Yuki Makimura arrives in Sunnydale and attempts to resurrect The Master. She is stopped by the efforts of Dawn Summers. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Cronus and Apophis are killed by the Tau'ri/Tok'ra alliance in quick succession, Cronus by staff blast to the back from a robot double of Teal'c, Apophis by slamming his Replicator-infested ship into his capital world at relativistic speed. The power vacuum caused by the deaths of four powerful System Lords in rapid succession causes chaos in the Goa'uld Empire. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Giorno Giovanna, son of the late Dio Brando, joins the Neapolitan mafia Passione in an attempt to make Italy a better place. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Kenchi Masaki starts to grow close to Sasami. A jealous Washu and Tokimi conspire with his mother Rea to send him off elsewhere for awhile. (Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar)
  • Billy Butcher kills Jonah Vogelbaum. (The Boys)
  • Malcolm Nolastname's hamster dies. Malcolm spends so long giving it CPR that the doctors have to put a shunt in his mouth to help the sores drain. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • A virus wipes out 99% of the human race's females, leading to nuclear war as nations fight over the remaining women and safe quarantine zones, and eventually the collapse of civilization into bands of warring gangs. Griffon Spade and his trusty M1A1 Abrams begin a journey across post-apocalyptic America to find his fiancee Madison. (BattleTanx)
  • Two criminals are released from prison and begin filming their daily lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. (Trailer Park Boys)
  • Dr. Fudo and his assistants, Rex and Rutger (Roman) Goodwin, discover planetary particles and develop the first Moment (Ener-D) reactor. In their initial test run, dangerous anomalies arise, prompting Fudo to shut down the experiment. Rutger Goodwin, who wanted to press ahead, decides to explore the Nazca Lines, where he encounters a representative of Yliaster. (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
  • Birth of Lavender 'Lavi' Drake in Wild Colony, Utopus. He would go on to become a martial artist and an adventurer. (Pokemon Tabletop Utopus Region)
  • The Gehenna Strain killed 500 million people within two months of its outbreak in New York City. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • The Space Plane, the Daedalus XL-141, is launched. It is the first commercial spaceflight. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow dies. (Dallas)
  • Shirl is born. (Soylent Green)
  • In an Alternate Timeline, former U.S. President John F. Kennedy dies. (Timequest)
  • Cedric Bubley is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • In a possible future, Superman is dedicated to eradicating all nuclear weapons on Earth in the aftermath of Metropolis being destroyed by an atomic bomb planted by Intergang. His wife Lois Lane and most of his friends were killed in the blast. After he sinks an American nuclear submarine, unknowingly killing seven sailors in the process, U.S. President Herbert Forrest attempts to recruit Batman to defeat Superman by any means necessary but he refuses. The Justice League of America take matters into their own hands as they believe that Superman has gone too far. In the ensuing fight, the Martian Manhunter is killed. The Manhunter's death causes Batman to have a change of heart. He is forced to kill Superman using Kryptonite, which he bitterly regrets. (Armageddon 2001)
  • In a possible future, The Joker is declared sane by a panel of doctors whose families he threatened to kill. Shortly after his release from Arkham Asylum, he has The Riddler, the Scarecrow, the Ventriloquist and Killer Moth murdered in the hope of implicating Batman. He later frames Batman for killing The Penguin. As Batman believes himself to be guilty, he surrenders to the authorities. He is convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the electric chair. He eventually realizes the truth and escapes from prison with the help of Tim Drake and Anarky. Batman confronts the Joker who, in his attempt to kill him, ends up electrocuting himself. (Armageddon 2001)
  • In a possible future, the Justice League of America disbands and its members go their separate ways. The League is eventually re-formed through the efforts of Maxwell Lord, Booster Gold and General Glory. (Armageddon 2001)
  • In a possible future, U.S. President Superman embarks on an ambitious series of programs for the betterment of the United States and the world in general. He is able to reduce the US trade deficit by slowly introducing millions of dollars worth of gold bullion, lost in a ship sinking decades earlier, to the economy. President Superman then begins negotiating a scheme of unilaterial disarmament with other world leaders so that the World Peace League, formed by the merging of the Justice League of America and other groups, can act as a global peacekeeping force under the authority of the United Nations. Shortly afterwards, the United States launches a series of orbital solar power stations so that the entire world can benefit from solar energy and be freed from its dependence on fossil fuels. President Superman also attempts to negotiate peace in Northern Ireland but the parties are reluctant to cooperate with either him or each other. (Armageddon 2001)
  • In a possible future, the United States is experiencing a major recession. (Armageddon 2001)
  • In a possible future, the Thanagarian crime fighting team Kator Hol and Shayera Thal come out of retirement and resume their duties as Hawkman and Hawkwoman. Julie Carmody, who blames them for the death of her father George Crystal, is furious and allows her spirit to enter the Atilla battle robot that George built. She later attacks Hawkman and Hawkwoman but they manage to defeat her and her spirit returns to her own body. Hawkman's spirit gains control of the Atilla robot. He brings it into space and activates its self-destruct. He tells Hawkwoman that he was momentarily tempted to keep it in order to eliminate the corruption in human society. (Armageddon 2001)
  • In a possible future, the Team Titans fight the forces of the dictator Lord Chaos, whom they learn is the son of Donna Troy. (Armageddon 2001)
  • In a possible future, Batman defeats Ra's Al-Ghul's plot to wipe out humanity using a bio-engineered virus. Ra's is killed in the process. His daughter Talia attempts to resurrect him using the Lazarus Pit as she has done so many times before but she is unsuccessful. Batman manages to escape from her custody but his rope breaks and he falls, critically injuring himself. When Tim Drake and Alfred Pennyworth find him, they discover that his back is broken and almost all of his leg bones have been shattered. As Gotham has become a practically lawless nightmare city run by The Mafia, Tim Drake becomes the new Batman. After several weeks, however, he is captured and killed by Talia's agents, who believed him to the original Batman. Enraged by Tim's death, Bruce Wayne augments his body with cybernetic implants and comes out of retirement to track down his killer. He eventually discovers that it was Talia, who tells him that she was trying to kill him because of her father's death. After Talia's forces defeat Batman, she places him in the Lazarus Pit so that it can heal him and he can become the new Ra's Al-Ghul. Just before he dies, Batman activates a bomb that kills Talia and her men and destroys the Lazarus Pit. (Armageddon 2001)
  • In a possible future, Lois Lane is pregnant with Superman's child but but she dies of internal injuries when the child kicks for the first time. Superman is so distraught by his wife's death that he leaves Earth. After he is attacked by a Salier ship who mistake him for an Almeracian, Maxima rescues him and tends to his injuries. As she has long been in love with him, she attempts to woo him but she finds that she is continually in the shadow of the deceased Lois and Earth in general. Maxima hopes to marry Superman instead of the Krenon cyborg De'cine, whose people are negotiating a peace treaty with the Lords of Almerac. Maxima's slave Sazu suggests to De'cine that he destroy Earth in the hope that her mistress' chances of winning Superman's love will increase if his beloved adopted planet no longer exists. Superman and Maxima are eventually able to save Earth from De'cine's attack. (Armageddon 2001)

     2002 
  • January 1: Harold Finch begins working on the forty-third version of his terrorism-detecting program, which he will eventually begin calling The Machine. (Person of Interest)
  • January 9: Mitchell Hundred becomes Mayor of New York City. (Ex Machina)
  • January 24: A group marines enter the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan to find and eliminate a source of sonar interference which they attribute to insurgents; only their sergeant returns, infected with rabies and having suffered wounds too large to have been inflicted by any known species of bat, but he survives. (Lost Tapes)
  • January 28:
  • April 10: Jordan Collier disappears. (The 4400)
  • May 3: Alec Lehane dies. (The Twilight Zone (2002))
  • May 7: Tara Maclay is killed by Warren Mears. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • May: Dennis Hofferman is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • Summer:
    • After turning 18, Francis Nolastname gets himself legally emancipated and leaves for a logging camp in Alaska. (Malcolm in the Middle)
    • A young man inherits a farm from a distant relative, but is attacked by zombie scarecrows wanting revenge for his ancestor's crimes. (Dark Harvest)
  • July 23: Dr. Jay Ferguson dies. (The Twilight Zone (2002))
  • July 28: Gail Platt and Richard Hillman are married. (Coronation Street)
  • September 8: Hal Nolastname takes a trip to Bavarialand. Somebody at his company hands the board of directors a set of doctored financial records. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • September 10: An explosives-filled helicopter is crashed into the Statue of Liberty by al-Qaeda terrorists. (Chrononauts)
  • September: Craig Manning, Marco Del Rossi and Ellie Nash begin attending Degrassi Community School. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • October 31:
    • On the tenth anniversary of Ghostwatch, the BBC airs Ghostwatch 2: Return to Studio One, and viewers once again become witnesses to supernatural activity. (The short story "31-10")
    • Michael Myers returns to his childhood home, where an internet reality show competition is being filmed. (Halloween: Resurrection)
  • November 5: Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet is elected to a second term as President of the United States. (The West Wing)
  • November 9: Kevin Girardi is paralysed from the waist down in a car accident caused by his friend Andy Baker, who drove drunk. (Joan of Arcadia)
  • November 12: Andrew Wells kills Jonathan Levinson. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • December 6: Hal Nolastname attends a showing of The Nutcracker. Someone at his company hides money. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Faridah Malik is born in Dearborn, United States. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • Org-Animarian war concludes with Animarian remnant victorious; it goes back into magical cryosleep just in case. (Power Rangers Wild Force)
  • Leon Kennedy and Jack Krauser sent to South America to apprehend drug lord Javier Hidalgo, who has ties to Umbrella. Krauser fakes his death in a helicopter crash and begins working for Albert Wesker. (Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles)
  • Ramon Salazar, a follower of Los Illuminados, digs up Las Plagas at the behest of Osmund Saddler. All of the local villagers are soon infected. (Resident Evil 4, date estimated)
  • Agent Kay brought out of retirement by Agent Jay to help defeat Serleena. (Men in Black II)
  • The space probe Nomad is launched by NASA to seek out a new life among the stars. Due to damage from a meteorite, Nomad would lose contact with Earth. It would later merge with Tan Ru, an alien probe programmed to collect and sterilize soil samples. The new purpose of the combined machine would be to "seek out and sterilize new life". (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Mark Grayson becomes Invincible. (Invincible)
  • Kim Possible begins her career as a crime-fighter. (Kim Possible)
  • Adrian Monk emerges from seclusion and becomes a private detective. (Monk)
  • Xander Cage recruited by the NSA to stop Eastern European anarchists. (xXx)
  • Giant spiders terrorize a small town. (Eight Legged Freaks)
  • A journalist investigates a deadly videotape. (The Ring)
  • Helen B. Narbon, Dave Davenport, Mell Kelly, and Artie are stranded on an island by the Dave Conspiracy; they eventually escape. (Narbonic)
  • The First Tiberium War ends with the destruction of the Temple of Nod in Sarajevo and the apparent death of Kane. Though the Global Defense Initiative is victorious, much of Europe, South America, and Africa is devastated by the fighting, while Tiberium continues to spread unchecked across the planet. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn)
  • A new generation of DigiDestined appear to save the Digital World after the Digimon Emperor takes control. (Digimon Adventure 02)
  • The Lords, an ancient race subservient to the godlike Overlord, begin killing exceptional humans who may have the potential to become the modern version of the powerful ancient warrior Agito. The amnesiac Shoichi Tsugami becomes the new Agito and fights to protect humanity alongside policeman Makoto Hikawa, swimmer Ryo Ashihara, and doctor Kaoru Kinomore . (Kamen Rider Agito)
  • People in Tokyo begin being abducted by monsters that come from mirrors and other reflective surfaces. Intern reporter Shinji Kido gets caught up in the incident and comes into the possession of an Advent Deck, which allows the bearer to form a contract with such monsters and become a Kamen Rider. The Riders are set against one another in the Rider Battle, with the ultimate prize being a single wish; Shinji tries to convince his fellow Riders that more important things are happening, and fights to end the Rider Battle peacefully. (Kamen Rider Ryuki)
  • Jacob Kell and his small army of Immortals attack the Sanctuary and exterminate everyone present there except Connor MacLeod, who Kell wants alive, sober and miserable. Duncan MacLeod, Methos, and Joe Dawson go in pursuit, and Duncan finds himself the latest target in Kell's hit list. more  (Highlander: Endgame)
  • In the wake of 9/11 and more supervillain attacks than the city deserves, Tesladyne relocates from the Empire State Building to an underground complex beneath a remote island. (Atomic Robo)
  • A zombie washes ashore on St. Thomas. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • The Brainspawn's Infosphere comes online. (Futurama)
  • Birth of Kyle Reese. (Terminator)
  • Network of Intercontinental Expressways opens. (killer7)
  • Anubis appears, defeats several System Lords and Tok'ra. The Jaffa Rebellion begins in earnest. Daniel Jackson ascends and is replaced on SG-1 by Langaran defector Jonas Quinn. The United States launches Earth's first spacegoing warship, the BC-303 USS Prometheus. Her hyperdrive fails rather spectacularly during the shakedown cruise, forcing an emergency landing on the planet Tagrea where she remains stranded for the better part of a year. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Izaya Orihara becomes wanted by the Ikebukuro police and frames Shizuo Heiwajima as an accomplice. While running from the police, Shizuo throws a vending machine at a police car, but is ultimately cleared of all charges once further investigation proves that he could not be involved in the crime. This only serves to fuel the two boys' hatred of each other. (Durarara!!)
  • James Halliday and Ogden Morrow are comfortable millionaires who own mansions. (Ready Player One)
  • Two entomologists appear dead in a skiff on the coast of Florida, decomposed and covered in puncture marks and bite wounds, with mysterious tracks in the sand leading off into the brush; video evidence indicates that both they and a group of Latin American men in 1999 were attacked by giant centipedes, though the animals were never found. (Lost Tapes)
  • Birth of Yusei Fudo.Justification  (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
  • Orie Ballardiae witnesses her parents being killed by a Void with the unusual ability to speak human language. She is rescued and recruited by a member of the Licht Kreis organisation. ( Under Night In-Birth)
  • Allie Keys, a one-eighth alien nine-year-old girl with extraordinary powers, makes the difficult decision to leave Earth and join the aliens. She leaves behind a star shaped pendant as a sign to her parents Lisa Clarke and Charlie Keys that she will return one day. (Taken)
  • Bryce Larkin is recruited into the CIA during his junior year at Stanford University. (Chuck)

     2003 
  • January 23: Special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman begin testing out experiments on various urban myths, in what would be their longest-running hit on Discovery Channel. (Mythbusters)
  • January:
  • February 2: Hal Nolastname goes go-karting. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • February 16: Carl Morrissey disappears. (The 4400)
  • March 17: Iraq War officially begins. (Real Life)
  • March 18: SUZURAN releases her first album, distracting the people of Japan from the Iraq War. Plans are laid for her second album to coincide with the JSDF's arrival at As Samawah. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • April 17: Astro Boy is created. (Astro Boy)
  • May 25: Tru Davies graduates from college. (Tru Calling)
  • May 26: On the anniversary of her mother Elise's death, Tru Davies starts working at a morgue and begins reliving days to prevent people's deaths. (Tru Calling)
  • May: Commander Harmon Rabb Jr. saves the USS Seahawk Carrier Battle Group in the Arabian Sea from a dirty nuke missile launched from a rouge Iranian diesel sub by puttting his F-14 Tomcat in front of the heat-seeking missile and letting it chase him until it runs out of fuel (JAG)
  • Before June: In Midvale, Kenny Li is murdered by Sheriff Ronald Collins after he accidentally takes a photograph of Collins' involvement in a drug deal. Kara and Alex Danvers solve the crime and Collins is arrested. (Supergirl (2015))
  • June 12:
    • Around 3:00 PM, two entities, known as "The Giant" and "The Dragon," appear in Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they engage in battle using mysterious sounds. more  (Drakengard)
    • This "6-12 Incident" results in 56 fatalities, 320 injuries, and 60 billion yen in damages. The Japanese government attempts a cover-up, but leaked footage continues to circle on the internet. (NieR)
  • June 27: Hal Nolastname visits Pilgrim Village. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • June: Albert Manning is killed in a car accident. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • July 11: Hal Nolastname visits a haunted house, but has a panic attack, forcing it to shut down. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • July 13: Soos Ramirez realises his father will never be back, and hates his birthdays from then on. On the plus side, he gets a job at the Mystery Shack. (Gravity Falls)
  • July 16: Two nukes go off in Washington D.C., and a third directed at the Pentagon fizzles. (The Merchant Princes)
  • August 12: Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame investigate a strange red mist covering the land of Gensokyo. more  (Touhou, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil)
  • August 14: Raymond "T-Bone" Kenney hacks into the ctOS system, causing the Northeast blackout of 2003. (Watch_Dogs)
  • August 22: Hal Nolastname visits Oceanland, and gets to feed a killer whale. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • August: Tommy Oliver enlists several students in his attempt to keep a psychotic murderer with mysterious links to Anton Mercer from bringing back the age of the dinosaurs. The battles last through May 2004. (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
  • September 2: The Pilgrim family moves to Northern Ontario and Scott starts at St. Joel's Catholic High School. He gets into a fight on his first day and meets Lisa Miller in the principal's office. For a couple weeks, she pursues a friendship with him and he continues to act aloof, leading her to think he hates her. They end up becoming best friends.Justification  (Scott Pilgrim)
  • September 27: Tom, Della and Derek Lincoln are murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • September: Japan hosts an international summit, including Russia and the United States, concerning the 6-12 Incident. (NieR)
  • October 20: Majestic-12 sets a $18.6 million bounty on each of the 15 people who could possibly foil their plan to create a new Cold War, including Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield. (Scarecrow)
  • October 26: The aforementioned plan is foiled by Schofield and co. more  (Scarecrow)
  • November 28: High school student Light Yagami finds a mysterious notebook on the ground at his school. Kira's first murders are committed. (Death Note, manga version)
  • November: Steve and Lisa are murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • December 2: Nora Darkh is born. (Legends of Tomorrow)
  • December 13: Osama bin Laden is found and captured in a terrorist compound on the Afghan-Pakistani border. (Chrononauts)
  • Mid-December: The crew of Moya arrives on Earth in a time-frame where they don't have to worry about temporal paradoxes. more  (Farscape)
  • December 26: Bun-Bun kills Santa Claus, becoming the new Emperor of Holidays. (Sluggy Freelance)
  • December: First cases of what will later be called White Chlorination Syndrome in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The disease causes victims' bodies to break down into sodium chloride, and has a 100% mortality rate. Research on the disease begins, and is met with optimism due to its initial rarity. (NieR)
  • Negi Springfield travels to Japan. (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
  • Californian hidden ninja academies are ransacked with all students kidnapped in a brutal attack by the ninja exiled in 1975. The remaining forces from two (barely) surviving academies successfully wage a counter-attack. (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Metroplex is constructed. Earth Defence Command is set up, with Marisa Faireborn in a position of leadership. (Transformers: Generation 1)
  • Nicholas Angel obtains a Peace Lily, and starts tending to it. This causes a rift between him and his girlfriend, Janine, who feels he cares more for the plant than he does for her. (Hot Fuzz)
  • Buffy Summers leaves Sunnydale more . (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Bride awakens from her coma and goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. (Kill Bill)
  • The Justice League of America teams up with The Avengers to defeat Krona. (DC Comics, Marvel Comics)
  • A team of scientists drill to the Earth's core to restart its rotation. (The Core)
  • A reporter temporarily gains the power of God. (Bruce Almighty)
  • Freddy Krueger battles Jason Voorhees. (Freddy vs. Jason)
  • Leonard becomes roommates with Sheldon. (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Dave Davenport becomes unstuck in time, and now never has smoked. (Narbonic)
  • A rave is held in Isla de la Muerta in broad daylight. (House of the Dead)
  • An alternative Ninth Doctor fights off the Shalka's plans to render the Earth uninhabitable (or to them, inhabitable). (Doctor Who Expanded Universe [animated serials])
  • The Smart Brain Corporation begins attempting to take over the world through the Orphnochs, beings believed to be the next step in human evolution. They develop three sets of Rider Gear, which turn the wearers into powerful armored warriors, to protect the nascent Orphnoch King. However the former members of the Ryusei School, a group of orphans adopted by Smart Brain's founder, begin to fight back with the stolen Gear, accidentally involving the loner Takumi Inui in their battle. (Kamen Rider Faiz)
  • A time travel "paradox-free" duplicate of Philip J. Fry finds a new job in an aquarium. He is tasked with taking care of Leelu the narwhal, a rare whale. He would keep this hobby until 2010. (Futurama)
  • Inbred killers chase people in the forests of West Virginia. (Wrong Turn)
  • US government takes control of what remains of Cyberdyne Systems and contracts AI research to Cyber Research Systems. (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
  • Construction begins on International Mass-Scale Transportation System. Radioactive material is sealed in an artificial island in the Indian Ocean. Intercontinental ballistic missiles are detonated high above the atmosphere. Heaven Smiles make their first public appearance by suicide bombing a UN meeting. (killer7)
  • An army of hired killers dressed as Squeky Clean company workers eliminate various people in New York City. (Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne)
  • Anubis uses the Eyes of the Goa'uld to assemble a superweapon which he uses to blow up Abydos. more  The other System Lords temporarily unite under Yu, but are no match for Anubis. SG-1, in collaboration with the descended Daniel Jackson, defeats Anubis with an "absolutely insane" plan. Ba'al takes command of the united System Lords. Anubis develops the Kull super soldiers and uses them to kill off several minor Goa'uld and take their armies. (Stargate SG-1)
  • The creature EI-01 crash lands on Earth, stopped by the mechanoid lion Galeon. Astronaut Guy Shishioh is gravely wounded by EI-01's arrival and is rescued by Galeon, being rebuilt as a cyborg. (GaoGaiGar)
  • Metal Sonic, tired of Eggman's failures, imprisons him and lures Sonic and his friends into a trap to wipe them all out. Shadow the Hedgehog seemingly returns to life during this time. (Sonic Heroes)
  • Francis Nolastname and Piama Tananahaakna marry a month after they meet. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • A pair of police officers and an indie filmmaker investigate "the Beast Killer," a prolific serial killer who leaves traces of both human and animal DNA behind at the crime scenes; by the end of the night, the filmmaker and the killer are dead, and the officers were separately given paid psychiatric leave before resigning from the force. (Lost Tapes)
  • A science experiment meant to give immunity to gamma radiation turns scientist Bruce Banner into the Hulk. (The Incredible Hulk)
  • Billions of people are wiped out by the HR2 virus. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • David Caulder is appointed as the director of Moonbase 3 after his predecessor Dr. Tony Ransome is killed in a shuttle crash caused by the pilot, Harry Sanders, suffering a mental breakdown while en route to Earth. Moonbase 3 is operated by Europe while the other four are operated by the United States, the Soviet Union, China and Brazil. The Soviets are on the verge of sending a manned mission to Mars and their long-term goal is to launch a manned orbital flight of Jupiter using Mars as a springboard. (Moonbase 3)
  • Timothy Worthy dies. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • Five Bayside High School students dig up a Time Capsule buried by the Class of 1993. (Saved by the Bell)
  • Kara Zor-El's pod lands on Earth after spending 24 years trapped in the Phantom Zone. (Supergirl (2015))
  • Bryce Larkin learns that the CIA intends to recruit his close friend Chuck Bartowski. As he knows that CIA work will destroy the good-natured Chuck, Bryce frames him for cheating by putting the answers to exam questions under Chuck's bed. Chuck is expelled from Stanford University, believing that Bryce betrayed him. He eventually learns the truth in November 2007. (Chuck)
  • Quincy Bubley is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)

    2003- 2004 
  • Over the course of their sophomore year, Scott Pilgrim and Lisa Miller form a band. Scott recruits Kim Pine, his partner in one of his classes, as drummer for the band, and proceeds to develop feelings for her. On a Monday, a gang from Benvie Tech High School attacks St. Joel's, and Scott goes to Benvie Tech to fight Simon Lee, a sinister Benvie Tech student who kidnapped Kim. Scott rescues her and they begin dating.more  Scott loses his virginity to Kim, but they break up when Scott has to move to Toronto.more  (Scott Pilgrim)
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     2004 
  • January 4: Senku Ishigami is born. (Dr. Stone)
  • January 10: Agent 47 assassinates Joseph Clarence, an amusement park owner. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • February 1:
    • The Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots play in Super Bowl XXXVIII. (Real Life) Five minutes before the halftime show starts, a stagehand attempts to open a beer bottle with a black dress. He rips the bust. (Bud Light ad) At the end of the halftime show, Justin Timberlake tears off part of Janet Jackson's black dress, briefly revealing her right breast on national television. Moral Guardians everywhere freak out. (Real Life)
    • Children and infants across America are severely traumatized by the sight of Janet Jackson's breast. The mass trauma persists for a year (and possibly for the rest of their lives). (The Onion)
  • February 2: Saber is summoned by Shirou Emiya in Fuyuki, starting the fifth Holy Grail World. (Fate/stay night)
  • February 29: Agent 47 assassinates two drug lords in Chile. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • March 3: Federal agent Jack Bauer thwarts an attempt to assassinate U.S. Senator and presidential candidate David Palmer. (24)more 
  • March 17: Agent 47 assassinates an opera singer, a US ambassador to the vatican and, after getting shot and remembering previous hits, the Paris chief of police. (Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Contracts)
  • March 31: Agent 47 rescues Agent Smith and kills a New York Mafioso. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • March: SEMME has its climactic battle with the Martians. (Walkyverse)
  • April: TV Tropes is established, primarily serving as a Buffy wiki. Thousands of lives are ruined.
  • May 8: Reimu and Marisa go out in search of whatever or whoever is causing the prolonged winter. (Touhou, Perfect Cherry Blossom)
  • May 15: Agent 47 assassinates Vinnie Sinistra, a Cuban crime lord. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • Spring:
    • Shaun makes plans with his girlfriend to have dinner at a new place. He misses the plans, and she dumps him. (Shaun of the Dead)
    • An epidemic of zombies infests the world, (England and London in particular). Shaun gathers his best friend Ed, Liz and her two roommates, Daniel and Diane, and his mother and step-father to try to save them. spoilers  (Shaun of the Dead)
  • June:
    • Ramona Flowers and Todd Ingram graduate high school. Because Todd is going to vegan college and Ramona to the University of California in the Sky, they break up. (Scott Pilgrim)
    • Dylan Michalchuk graduates from Degrassi Community School. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • Early July: A T-X kills several future members of the human resistance. It is destroyed by John Connor and Katherine Brewster with the aid of a reprogrammed and upgraded T-800. (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
  • July 24: A computer virus spreads across civilian and military computer networks. (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
  • July 25: Skynet becomes self-aware, and launches a nuclear attack on the Earth, killing billions. (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
  • August 14: The 4400 are returned en masse to Highland Beach near Mount Rainier in Washington. (The 4400)
  • August: The Mamu logging company is shut down after clearing the forest; the land is bought by a mining company. Francis Nolastname and Piama Tananahaakna move south. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • September 19: Usean Continental War breaks out (Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies)
  • September 22: Oceanic Flight 815 crash-lands on The Island. more  (Lost)
  • September 27-28: The moon in Gensokyo is replaced with a fake one, and time is stopped so that the real one can be found. (Touhou, Imperishable Night)
  • September:
  • October 9: The supercomputer is turned back on. (Code Lyoko)
  • October 11: Dr. Max Hudson discovers promicin, a previously unknown neurotransmitter which gives the 4400 their abilities. (The 4400)
  • October 13: Dana Taylor is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • October 23: Laurie Dunne is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • October 25: Agent 47 prevents the assassination of the Secretary of Interior by killing his assassins. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • October 28: Dennis Ryland orders Dr. Max Hudson to develop a promicin inhibitor in order to prevent the 4400 from developing any further powers. It is known as Project Firewall. (The 4400)
  • October:
    • White Chlorination Syndrome continues to spread through Shinjuku, and some infected persons begin going into psychotic fits before death. Quarantine measures escalate until the Japanese government constructs what is soon called the "Wall of Jericho" around the area, while assuring the international community that treatment will continue of citizens sealed off in Shinjuku. (NieR)
    • Time-Travelling Xindi from the 22nd century arrive in Detroit, Michigan. They hire Loomis, a local blood bank worker, to acquire eight samples of Human blood for them. The Xindi need to study Human physiology before being able to produce a suitable bioweapon. (Star Trek: Enterprise)
  • November 4: The Hatch is opened by the Losties. (Lost)
  • November 25: The detective known as L who was working on the Kira investigation was murdered by a God of Death who was manipulated by Kira himself. Other victims include L's assistant and butler, Quillish Wammy, as well as Rem, the Death God herself. (Death Note)
  • November 12: Judith Montgomery is murdered. (Joan of Arcadia)
  • November 27: The Hatch's computer is destroyed, but the system starts failing. Desmond saves the world by using his failsafe, and the sky turns purple briefly. more . (Lost)
  • November: According to John Titor's predictions, civil unrest centers around the U.S. presidential campaign. (Usenet)
  • Autumn: Leon S. Kennedy is sent to rural Europe to rescue the President of the United States' daughter from the cult Los Illuminados. Ada Wong steals a "sample" more  (Resident Evil 4)
  • December:
    • The last media transmissions from Shinjuku are abruptly cut off. Footage of a white giant circulates on the internet. (NieR)
    • A botched robbery occurs in North Yankton, forcing Michael Townley to change his surname to De Santa and relocate to Los Santos under witness protection. (Grand Theft Auto V)
  • December 22: The science team from the freighter, the Kahana, sent by Charles Widmore, land on the Island. (Lost)
  • December 24: Agent 47 assassinates a porn tycoon and a playboy. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • December 31: Several people make it off The Island more  (Lost)
  • The original Godzilla from 1954 is resurrected by the vengeful spirits of forgotten soldiers that died in WWII and sets forth to seek revenge on Japan. Three guardian-monsters known as Mothra, Baragon, and King Ghidorah are awakened in order to stop Godzilla's wrath. (Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack!).
  • Decepticons conquer Cybertron. Autobots retain control of the moons. (Transformers: The Movie).
  • Starscream, having been resurrected by Unicron, travels back in time to assasinate Optimus Prime, pursued by Star Saber and Victory Leo. Beast Megatron, having travelled through the Blasty Zone, arrives to save Starscream, but is driven off by the timely arrival of Optimus Primal. They are soon joined by Lio Convoy, who fight against Beast Megatron, Starscream, Smokescreen, Gigant Bomb, and Rebirth Megatron (who originally posed as an Autobot, Reverse Convoy). (Transformers: Robot Masters)
  • Axe Cop, real name Axey Smartist, is born to Bobber and Gobber Smartist. (Axe Cop)
  • Ashley Graham kidnapped by Jack Krauser and handed over to Los Immunados patriarch, Osmund Saddler. Krauser and Ada Wong, under orders from Albert Wesker, attempt to obtain Las Plagas samples; Krauser is apparently killed in the attempt. Leon Kennedy travels to Spain and rescues Ashley, killing Saddler in the process. (Resident Evil 4)
  • Sue Dibny is murdered. (DC Comics)
  • A group of youngsters discover their parents are supervillains, and resolve to stop them. (Marvel Comics)
  • A rapid-fire series of disasters shatter The Avengers.more  (Marvel Comics)
  • Nick Fury engages in a Secret War against Latveria. (Marvel Comics)
  • Namie Yagiri shows her brother Seiji Yagiri Celty's head. Seiji falls in love with it. (Durarara!!)
  • A new Avengers team is formed, including Spider-Man and Wolverine. (Marvel Comics)
  • Max Walker of TEC resolves to stop the corrupt Senator McComb. (Timecop)
  • Gregory House deals with challenging medical cases. (House)
  • Global warming leads to a new ice age. (The Day After Tomorrow)
  • Napoleon Dynamite helps his friend Pedro run for class president. (Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Archaeologists in the Antarctic wind up caught between two groups of extraterrestrials. (AVP: Alien vs. Predator)
  • Benjamin Franklin Gates hunts for the Founding Fathers' hidden treasure. (National Treasure)
  • Coop finds Megas in a junkyard and rebuilds the robot his way. Kiva and the Glorft both arrive looking for Megas. Coop, piloting Megas, beats up a lot of bad guys. (Megas XLR)
  • An incident occurs in which Nicholas Angel swears off the use of guns. more  (Hot Fuzz)
  • The events of Un-Man occur. (The Psychotechnic League)
  • Sergeant First Class William James becomes a team leader of a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq, after the previous leader is killed. (The Hurt Locker)
  • The BOARD Corporation accidentally releases the ancient monsters known as the Undead from their confinement. They begin the Battle Royale, which will determine the dominant species on the planet. Former BOARD employee Kazuma Kenzaki uses Rider System 02 (Blade) to battle and seal the Undead before they can destroy humanity. (Kamen Rider Blade)
  • Doctor Impossible unleashes his fifth Doomsday Device, The Meta-Metavirus, is defeated for the 12th time and incarcerated.
  • The Key to the World, a trinklet which grants the holder dominion over Earth, is brought to Townsville.more (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • The SGC develops a weapon to combat the Kull warriors. Anubis launches a full-scale attack on Earth. SG-1 locates and activates an Ancient outpost in Antarctica, destroying his fleet. Jack O'Neill is promoted to Brigadier General, takes command of the SGC, and promotes Samantha Carter to Lieutenant Colonel. Ba'al steps into the power vacuum left by Anubis and begins driving back the other System Lords. (Stargate SG-1)
  • The SGC sends an expedition through the stargate to coordinates found in the Ancient outpost. They discover Atlantis, an Ancient city-ship, in the oceans of a planet in the Pegasus Galaxy, and begin battling the vampiric race known as the Wraith. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • Nagisa Misumi and Honoka Yukishiro are recruited by two mysterious fairies to battle the forces of the Dark Zone. They become the first modern day Pretty Cure (Futari wa Pretty Cure)
  • Wilma "Will" Vandom, Hay Lin, Irma Lair, Cornelia Hale, and Taranee Cook become the new Guardians of the Veil, AKA WITCH. They spend the next two years liberating the planet Meridian from Prince Phobos, aided by rebel leader Caleb, and installing his long-lost sister Elyon Brown, as the true ruler. Justification  (''W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Kitty Kenarben leaves her husband and son. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • The tide is turned against AIDS. (Nuveen Investments Super Bowl ad)
  • Professor Fudo's Moment reactor overloads and explodesmore , detaching a chunk of Domino City from the mainland which becomes the satellite. Fudo's final act is to eject his infant son, Yusei, in an escape pod to save his life. more .
  • JSDF sent to As Samawah. SUZURAN's second album is released around the same time. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • Terry McCammon dies of lung cancer. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • In an Alternate Timeline, Major General George Hammond seemingly dies of a heart attack. After learning that the Aschen anti-aging vaccine causes infertility in 2010, Dr. Janet Frasier comes to believe that the Aschen murdered him in order to keep their secret. (Stargate SG-1)

    Before 2005 
  • Judai Yuki (Jaden Yuki) wins a card design contest sponsored by KaibaCorp, and his Neo-Spacians are blasted into space. Judai includes his Yubel card with them, as it has been giving him nightmares. (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Estimated birth of Annie Hastur, a child mage prodigy, and Nunu, a Freljordian adventurer.note  (League of Legends)

    2005- 2007 
  • Various figures bet against the US housing market, seeing it as a bubble about to pop. Come 2007, they're proven right when the economy crashes. (Real Life and The Big Short)

     2005 
  • January 1: The Tenth Doctor regenerates. (Doctor Who)
  • January 12: Agent 47 assassinates several members of the Gator Gang, a drug distribution group. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • January 20: Sam Axe is honorably discharged from the US Navy. (Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe)
  • February 8: As a demonstration of Harold Finch's Machine, a number is given to government agents. They eventually recognize that the number is the social security number of a man whom they confirm to be a traitor. (Person of Interest)
  • February 17: Agent 47 assassinates two gang leaders during a wedding. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • February 23: Adam and Jamie blow up a cement truck. It's their most iconic explosion in their careers. (Mythbusters)
  • February 24: Harold Finch's Machine goes online, codenamed Northern Lights by the government. (Person of Interest)
  • February: Solid Snake infiltrates Shadow Moses to stop renegade members of FOXHOUND. (Metal Gear Solid)
  • March 5:
    • Rose Tyler meets the Ninth Doctor. pedantry  (Doctor Who)
    • Ellie Ravenwood Oswald dies. (Doctor Who)
  • March 6: Mickey Smith meets the Ninth Doctor. pedantry  Plastic shop window dummies attack central London. more  Rose joins the TARDIS. (Doctor Who)
  • March 15: The Tokyo Earthquake/Tokyo Twilight Disaster occurs. A series of supernatural phenomena note  centered on Tokyo cause over 30,000 deaths. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • March:
    • George Sears "resigns" as president. (Metal Gear Solid)
    • Renowned billionaire explorer Mark Hordstrom goes missing while climbing Mount Everest; an audio recording recovered shortly before he disappeared makes reference to something out in the blizzard picking off his team one by one before it rips open his tent and attacks him, too. (Lost Tapes)
  • April 3: The household android Andrew is delivered to the Martin family. (Bicentennial Man)
  • April 8: Ken Barlow and Deirdre Rachid are married for the second time. (Coronation Street)
  • April 18: Diana Skouris adopts Maia Rutledge. (The 4400)
  • April 27: Sean Penn is paroled from prison. (Second Chance)
  • April: Now a sergeant, Nicholas Angel receives an award. (Hot Fuzz)
  • May: Orlando is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • June 1: Mike Chulaski is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • June 9: Agent 47 assassinates a Sheikh, a Scientist and a white supremacist. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • July 22: Three teenage gunmen attack Down East Mall in Rockpoint, Maine, just outside Portland. 93 people are killed and 242 injured before one shooter is killed by police and the other two kill each other. (Shelter in Place)
  • August 2-14: A forest ranger is stalked by a poacher in the Pacific Northwest after she disables some of his traps; when the poacher attacks her, he is mysteriously killed by an unknown, possibly intelligent animal. (Lost Tapes)
  • August 15: Agent 47 assassinates a rogue CIA agent, an illegal arms dealer and two rival assassins. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • September 22: Agent 47 assassinates the Vice President and a rival assassin to prevent the president from being killed. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • September 26: Megalith is destroyed, ending the Usean Continental War. (Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies)
  • Late Fall: Agent 47 fakes his death with the help of Diana, and causes a massacre at his funeral. (Hitman: Blood Money)
  • September: Peter Stone begins attending Degrassi Community School. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • December 24:
    • A 10-year old resident of Los Angeles creates the Pluto's Kiss virus, disabling almost all computer systems worldwide for a period of 77 minutes. Internet usage is restricted to government and business use only for the next 2 years. (.hack)
    • Calypso hosts the 10th Twisted Metal tournament in the city of Los Angeles, destroying most of it during its course. Captain Carl Roberts, driver of Outlaw, is the winner and asks as his prize for a world free of Twisted Metal. Calypso complies...and sends him to space, to a world free of Twisted Metal...and everything else. (Twisted Metal)
  • December: Sergeant Nicholas Angel is stabbed in the hand by a man in a Santa Claus suit. Nick Angel is given time off to recover. During this time, his girlfriend Janine leaves him, feeling he's unable to "switch off" his police officer mindset. (Hot Fuzz)
  • Demons invade Briarwood a second time, leader killed this time. (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Offworld aliens begin the process of immigrating to Earth. (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
  • The single universe created in the Crisis of 1985 is reshuffled, different universes becoming dominant in certain areas due to the actions of the heroes of the first event. The multiverse is reborn in miniature as fifty-two new universes are created. (DC Comics)
  • Battle of Autobot City; Optimus Prime and Megatron are fatally wounded. The former dies, the latter is upgraded into Galvatron. Attack on Cybertron by Unicron, who is defeated by the ascendancy of Rodimus Prime and the energies of the Matrix of Leadership. Angolmois energy scattered through space and time. (Transformers: The Movie)
  • Alternate timeline temporarily created where mutants are the dominant species. After reality is restored, many mutants are turned into normal humans, drastically reducing the mutant population. (Marvel Comics)
  • Martians invade and are killed by germs. (War of the Worlds [2005 film])
  • An overabundance of flowers is spotted covering Gensokyo, and Reimu, Marisa and the other heroines set out to pinpoint the cause. (Touhou, Phantasmagoria of Flower View)
  • A documentary crew begins filming at the Scranton branch of office supply company Dunder Mifflin. (The Office: An American Workplace)
  • A sudden increase in the number of Makamou causes the secret organization Takeshi to spring into action, sending its Oni warriors to protect humanity against the supernatural threat. The young civilian Asumu Adachi encounters the Oni known only as Hibiki, and becomes his student in the hopes of someday becoming an Oni himself. (Kamen Rider Hibiki)
  • Atomic Robo and a team of Tesladyne Action Scientists encounters a cyborg-producing Helsingard complex beneath a village in Italy's Apennie Mountains (Atomic Robo)
  • Marshall Ericksen and Lily Aldrin get engaged, prompting Ted Mosby to begin his (apparently interminable) search for true love. Shortly thereafter, he meets and falls in love with Robin Scherbatsky. (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Terry Higgans fakes his death. (True Crime: New York City)
  • The first Slasher incidents occur in Ikebukuro. (Durarara!!)
    • Anri Sonohara is physically abused by her father. Although this is not an uncommon occurrence, it causes her mother to snap and use the demon blade Saika to kill her husband and then herself, right before Anri's eyes. Saika then goes into Anri. (Durarara!!)
  • In revenge for Terry's death Marcus Reed takes down all of New Yorks gangs looking for a mole in the NYPD finding out it's Terry Higgans before killing Terry in a fight on a train. (True Crime: New York City)
  • Ramona Flowers dates her college roommate Roxie Richter at some point around this time. (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Series spoilers  more  (School Days)
  • The Replicators, under the command of a robotic version of Samantha Carter, invade the Milky Way and begin assimilating Goa'uld motherships, killing most of the remaining System Lords; they are finally destroyed by an Ancient superweapon on Dakara. Ba'al is defeated by the Jaffa Rebellion. Anubis attacks Dakara but the ascended Ancient Oma Desala sacrifices herself to bind him on the higher planes in eternal ascended combat. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Catherine Langford dies. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Jack O'Neill is promoted to Major General and transfers to the Pentagon; Hank Landry replaces him as CO of Stargate Command. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Using Ancient communication stones, the SGC accidentally reveals the Milky Way to the Ancients' evil counterparts the Ori, who launch a crusade to forcibly convert the galaxy to their worship. (Stargate SG-1)
  • The Zonder make their appearance. Guy Shishioh, now Cyborg Guy, and Galeon battle these beasts by becoming the Super Robot GaoGaiGar. They are aided by the Gutsy Geoid (later Galaxy) Guard and former Zonder general Soldato J. (GaoGaiGar)
  • The Dark Zone is defeated, but at cost of Nagisa and Honoka's abilities to become the Pretty Cure. Life resumed normally to the two... until shortly after... (Futari wa Pretty Cure)
  • The Queen of the Garden of Light is separated into different forms. One of them, a girl named Hikari Kujou, becomes Shiny Luminous and joins Nagisa and Honoka in their adventures (Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart)
  • The Black Arms race arrives on Earth, intending on using humanity as their food source. Shadow the Hedgehog learns of his true purpose and eradicates the race. (Shadow the Hedgehog)
  • Steven Prince's firm is bought out. (The World's End)
  • In Scotland, Hugh "Wee Hughie" Campbell's girlfriend is killed by A-Train's carelessness. Billy Butcher reconvenes The Boys, bringing in Wee Hughie to bring the number up to five in the absence of Greg Mallory. (The Boys)
  • Dewey Nolastname is accidentally put in his school's special needs class. A fraud conspiracy is brought to light at the company where Hal Nolastname works. Reese Nolastname joins the army and is sent to Afghanistan. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Research continues into White Chlorination Syndrome, while the JSDF continues to defend the Wall of Jericho from infected berserkers. (NieR)
  • A group of treasure hunters and a documentarian travel to the Baltic Sea to recover the wreck of a Finnish ship full of tsarist gold; they are attacked by a gigantic creature, and only the leader of the treasure hunters survives, refusing to talk about the incident or ever returning to the sea again. (Lost Tapes)
  • Overcome by loneliness and nihilism, Yusuke Fujiwara summons Darkness (Nightshroud), dragging several students at Duel Academy to their deaths and destroying the Obelisk Blue dorm. Fubuki Tenjoin (Atticus Rhodes), the sole survivor, merges with Darkness. (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • A coalition of nations made up of former ASEAN members forms the Bangkok Economic Alliance. (Front Mission series)
  • The European Union grows to encompass all of the European nations, creating the European Community (EC). (Front Mission series)
  • Earliest known sighting of Rem; the Child of the Eclipse, by a would-be freelance photographer. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • Surrealist painter Arthur Mays begins working at Kisaragi High School as an Art teacher. (Lux-Pain)
  • Bobby and Ann Ewing are married. (Dallas)
  • Luther Bubley is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • Corporal Joe Bauers is selected for a suspended animation experiment on the grounds of being the most average person available. (Idiocracy)

     2006 
  • January: Lorne Malvo meets insurance salesman Lester Nygaard at a hospital in Bemidji, Minnesota. (Fargo)
  • February 19: James Hoffman is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • March: The Slitheen are defeated thanks to the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Mickey Smith. (Doctor Who)
  • April 8: Nochizawa Eiji is born. (Sword Art Online)
  • April 20: Kohiruimaki Karen is born. (Sword Art Online)
  • April 23: Sergeant Nicholas Angel is transferred from London to Sandford. details  Upon arriving in Sandford, he immediately arrests a group of village youths for underage drinking, as well as PC Danny Butterman for drunk driving. (Hot Fuzz)
  • April 27: Sergeant Angel chases and arrests a shop-lifter, but Simon Skinner, who owns the supermarket that was being robbed, does not press charges. (Hot Fuzz)
  • April 28: Martin Blower and Eve Draper star in an atrocious production of Romeo and Juliet. Later that night, they are brutally murdered. When the bodies are discovered, their deaths are attributed to a car accident. (Hot Fuzz)
  • April 29: An explosion destroys the home of George Merchant, killing him in the process. (Hot Fuzz)
  • May 1: Tim Messinger is killed when a spire breaks off the decrepit church and smashes his head. (Hot Fuzz)
  • May 11: Sergeant Nicholas Angel, with the aid of Danny Butterman and most of the Sandford police force, engage in an epic shootout and arrest Sandford's entire Neighborhood Watch Association with no fatalities. (Hot Fuzz)
  • Spring-Summer: Nanoha Takamachi receives Raising Heart, befriends Fate Testarossa, and helps the TSAB to resolve the Jewel Seed incident. ( Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
  • Summer: The Stark family take a detour into the scenic Pine Barrens on their way back from a vacation at the Jersey Shore; they are attacked by an unknown creature, but they all survive. (Lost Tapes)
  • June 4: Hayate Yagami becomes the final master of the Book of Darkness and the Wolkenritter (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's)
  • June:
    • Bond, after defeating Le Chiffre at both the stock market and poker, gets his heart broken. (Casino Royale)
    • Reese Nolastname deliberately fails his final exams to stay at home for another year. (Malcolm in the Middle)
    • Marco Del Rossi, Ellie Nash, Paige Michalchuk and Alex Nuñez graduate from Degrassi Community School. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • July 3: John Horus, member of the Seven Guns, assassinates the United States President, Vice-President and several advisors. A manhunt begins for rest of the group. (Black Summer)
  • July 5: The Ramirez family tries to illegally emigrate to the United States; the parents are found dead and mysteriously drained of blood, though their daughter survived; the border patrol officers shot at a creature found at the scene, but official reports made no mention of it. (Lost Tapes)
  • July 9: After trying to find his way back to the surface world, the rat Roddy St. James discovers a plot by the Toad to flood the sewer rats' home. (Flushed Away)
  • July 29: Shigemura Yuuni is born. (Sword Art Online)
  • Summer: Hazuki starts work on The Pathfinder Disaster. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • September 6: Scott Pilgrim starts at the University of Toronto and meets Stephen Stills and Wallace Wellsmore . (Scott Pilgrim)
  • September 7: Team Kimba's first day of school at the Whateley Academy (Whateley Universe)
  • September:
    • Judai Yuki begins his studies at Duel Academy. He and his classmates use friendship and card games to defeat the Sacred Beasts. (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX) Justification 
    • Blon Fel-fotch Slitheen sets forth a plan to escape the Earth using an interdimensional rift using the TARDIS. more  (Doctor Who)
    • Marco Del Rossi and Ellie Nash begin attending Toronto University. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
    • Paige Michalchuk begins attending Banting University. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • October 3: An accident that occurs while a mysterious artifact is being probed causes a whole bunch of mucking around in the space-time continuum. (Eureka)
  • October 13: A university professor and her nephew accidentally disturb a nest in the Honey Island Swamp and are attacked by a mysterious creature, but survived. (Lost Tapes)
  • October: Operation Katina. (Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War)
  • October/November: A giant van opens up the heart of the TARDIS to make Rose travel to 200,100. (Doctor Who)
  • Autumn:
    • Jack Donaghy transfers from a GE appliance division to become a major executive at NBC. more  Tracy Jordan joins the cast of NBC sketch comedy program The Girlie Show, which is almost immediately renamed TGS with Tracy Jordan. (30 Rock)
    • NBS gets a new network president, Jordan McDeere. Its flagship show, Studio 60, gets a new production team of Matt Albie and head writer Danny Tripp after the previous show runner, Wes Mendell, delivers an impromptu diatribe on the state of American television on air. (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip)
    • Kitty Kenarben reunites with her family. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • November 9: Rie brings some smutty yaoi fanart to a literature club meeting. The other girls are impressed, but Hazuki doesn't get the appeal. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • November 13: Shinkawa Shouichi is born. (Sword Art Online)
  • Late November/Early December: Francis Nolastname loses his job (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • November: Matthew Santos is elected President of the United States. (The West Wing)
  • December 24: Billy Lenz escapes from an insane asylum and terrorizes a sorority with the help of his sister Agnes. (Black Christmas (2006))
  • December 25:
    • A regenerated Tenth Doctor defeats the Sycorax leader... with a satsuma. His hand is also cut off, but he just grows a new one due to the early hours of regeneration cycle. (Doctor Who)
    • The Book of Darkness incident is resolved. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's)
  • Archaeologist Andrew Hartford hires a team to help him search for the jewels of an artifact called the Corona Aurora. (Power Rangers Operation Overdrive)
  • The Decepticons driven off of Cybertron and settle on Charr. Galvatron returns to lead his people, completely insane. Quintessons attempt to use the leaderless Decepticons to shut all Cybertronians down, but they are thwarted. (Transformers: Generation 1, cartoon continuity)
  • Kida Masaomi moves to Tokyo, but keeps in contact with childhood friend Mikado Ryugamine. (Durarara!!)
  • Annihilus invades the positive matter universe. (Marvel Comics)
  • Hulk exiled to an alien planet. (Marvel Comics)
  • Superhuman Registration Act divides America's superheroes. (Marvel Comics)
  • Ben Tennyson finds the Omnitrix and uses it to battle evil. (Ben 10)
  • Shawn Spencer begins acting as a "psychic" consultant for the Santa Barbara PD. (Psych)
  • Matt Saunders enters a relationship with superhero G-Girl. (My Super Ex-Girlfriend)
  • Harold Crick begins to hear a voice narrating his life. (Stranger Than Fiction)
  • Sam Tyler is hit by a car and awakens in 1973. (Life On Mars)
  • While testing the myth that hatmaking chemicals cause insanity, Adam Savage dies of mercury poisoning. In the afterlife, he challenges Death of Inhaling Hatmaking Chemicals to a mythbusting duel. He then revives the brain of Hitler (who had died in the Reichstag fire of 1933), solely using equipment that would have been available to the Germans at the time; proving that Nazi Science could have kept Hitler's brain alive in a jar. Having won the duel, Adam is sent back to life in his own time, as is Hitler's brain. (Irregular Webcomic!)
  • Scott Pilgrim's college career. He meets Natalie Adams through his friend's girlfriend Julie Powers, her roommate. The two of them start dating, against Julie's wishes, and Scott, Stephen, and Natalie form a band, Kid Chameleon. Natalie begins to change, selling all her anime merchandise and asking that people call her "Envy". She takes control of the band, recruiting Steph Nordegraf, Cole, and an unnamed guitarist, and moving Scott from bass to drums. (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Tokyo is beset by Worms, a race of shapeshifting aliens with an unknown agenda. The secret organization ZECT begins production of the Masked Rider System to battle the Worms, but the first completed Zecter, the Kabuto Zecter, falls into the hands of the mysterious Souji Tendo, who fights the Worms on his own terms and refuses to work with ZECT. (Kamen Rider Kabuto)
  • The Egyptian government sends Atomic Robo and a team of Action Scientists to deal with a steampowered pyramid supertank. In the wake of the mission, Tesladyne employee Jenkins is ordered on a week-long vacation, over which he destroys the Ramirez cartel. (Atomic Robo)
  • Otani-Lincoln Laboratories sign a 100-year research agreement with GDI. (Command & Conquer)
  • Jamal Malik, an uneducated call centre assistant from the slumbs of Mumbai, becomes the first person to win the jackpot on India's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. (Slumdog Millionaire)
  • The disappearance of Corefire, Doctor Impossible escapes jail and unleashes his sixth Doomsday Device, Iceworld. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
  • A drug cartel called the Lucian Alliance rises into the power vacuum left by the fallen Goa'uld Empire. USS Prometheus is destroyed by an Ori Kill Sat. The Ori collapse the planet P3Y-229 into a supergate to send a fleet of warships into the Milky Way, steamrolling a combined fleet of Tau'ri, Jaffa, Asgard, and Lucian Alliance ships that attempts to stop them. (Stargate SG-1)
  • The Atlantis Expedition encounters the Asurans, a race of Replicator kin created by the Ancients. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • The 11 Masters of Sol invade Earth. The Gutsy Galaxy Guard chases after them and is listed as MIA after defeating them (GaoGaiGar FINAL)
  • The Dark King is defeated for good, ending Nagisa, Honoka and Hikari's adventures, but they would stay on call whenever trouble arises. (Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart)
  • The Dark Fall threatens the world by attempting to obtain 7 World Fountains. It's up to Saki Hyuuga and Mai Mishou to 'take up Nagisa and Honoka's mantle' as the new Pretty Cure to defeat the Dark Fall (Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash★Star)
  • Nothing happened here that involved a hedgehog and a princess who won't cry. Seriously. Move along. (Sonic the Hedgehog (2006))
  • Nerissa returns following Phobos' fall. The Veil on Meridian is lifted, granting the Guardians brand new powers. Nerissa "recruits" a number of people in her attacks and loses them soon after, including Will Vandom's boyfriend Matt Olsen and Nerissa's former teammates, including resurrecting her old friend Cassidy. Cornelia's sister Lilian is revealed to have the power of the Heart of the World and Caleb learns Nerissa's his mom. (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • A mysterious woman named Cassandra attacks Griffin and Madison, capturing their son Brandon and using mind-control to usurp control of their army. The couple pursue her across the continent and into Europe, defeating and allying with various tank-riding gangs as they fight for their child. (BattleTanx: Global Assault)
  • An unknown party attacks the government research facility housing the remains of "the Dragon" from the 6-12 Incident. Afterward the corpse is moved to a new location, rumored to be in America. (NieR)
  • There are great strides against cancer. (Nuveen Investments Super Bowl ad)
  • The 3rd Street Saints surface in Stilwater. (Saints Row)
  • As the previous year's tournament left Los Angeles completely in ruins, Calypso turns the 11th Twisted Metal tournament into a "World Tour", making cities across the globe the battle arenas for his violent vehicular contest. Amanda Watts, the driver of Twister, is this year's winnerreasoning  and she asks for the ability to drive at the speed of light, which leaves her stranded on prehistoric times. (Twisted Metal 2)
  • A mysterious radio signal is broadcast through the cellular networks, reducing anyone exposed to violent, mindless zombies, later dubbed Phoners, who attack and kill anyone not affected. A handful of survivors led by Clayton Ridell flee New England but are pursued by the Raggedy Man, an intelligent Phoner with psychic powers. (Cell)
  • A serial killer attacks several people in Kisaragi City, including Mika Nozaki. They then disappear without trace. Spoilers  (Lux-Pain)
  • A plague called the Big Death wipes out almost everyone over the age of thirteen. (Jeremiah)
  • Vic is born. (A Boy and His Dog)
  • In an Alternate Universe, most SCUBA equipment manufactured after this year is designed to account for the differences in density between human blood and water. (What If?)
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     2007 
  • January 9: Yuuto Sakurai disappears the day before his marriage to Airi Nogami, leaving her with no memory of his existence. (Kamen Rider Den-O)
  • January: Lester Nygaard wins the Insurance Salesman of the Year award. (Fargo)
  • February 1: In a parallel universe, the TARDIS lands in a world full of zeppelins... and Cybermen. After destroying the factory in London, the Tenth Doctor and Rose return to their normal universe, but Mickey stays behind. (Doctor Who)
  • February 2: Ichigo Yamazaki gets her first email from Hazuki. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • February 3: Subaru Aki asks Ichigo Yamazaki to look into suspicious activities connected with the pop star SUZURAN. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • February 9: Hazuki dumps her boyfriend, Taro, and asks Ichigo Yamazaki to be her new boyfriend. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • February 10: The SS-5 Incident. more  (Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth)
  • February 15: Ichigo Yamazaki cracks szran03.pdf and uncovers a conspiracy. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • February 19: Hazuki resolves to seriously work on The Pathfinder Disaster, and realises her friends will never quite get her. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • February 21: Hazuki's brother, Ken, gives her a box of girls' manga donated by a friend of his. Ichigo Yamazaki discovers that SUZURAN-related news always comes out at just the right time to distract the people of Japan from the Iraq War. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • February 22: Hazuki gives her friend a lesson in what older men really want out of teenage girls. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • March: K-9 is left to guard a black hole from consuming the Earth. Meanwhile The Slitheen establish Coldfire Construction in their plans to power down the Sun and scavenge the Earth. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • March 14: Ichigo Yamazaki does not send Hazuki anything for White Day. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • March 15: Hazuki realises she is in love with Ichigo Yamazaki. Ichigo gets a lead on the SUZURAN case from a man named Kurosaki. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • March 23: Hazuki gives some advice to a girl whose name she doesn't know, who is coming to terms with her sexual orientation. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • March 24: Ichigo Yamazaki realises she can't hack the JSDF servers. Mr. Kurosaki asks to meet her in person. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • March 26: Hazuki writes a heartfelt email to Ichigo Yamazaki. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • March 28: After two days with no response, Hazuki tries emailing Ichigo Yamazaki again. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • March 29: Hazuki ties to distract herself from the lack of contact from Ichigo Yamazaki by reading a manga that turns out to be yuri. After some confusion about her own feelings, she starts to realise she's a lesbian. Ichigo goes to meet Mr. Kurosaki in Tokyo, but backs out when she realises she's a teenage girl in a strange city meeting an older man she doesn't actually know. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • March 30: Hazuki's friend Sachiko gets a love letter from the girl whose name Hazuki doesn't know. Hazuki comes to terms with her own sexual orientation. Ichigo Yamazaki realises she truly loves Hazuki. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • March 31: Ichigo Yamazaki resolves to come clean about her gender to Hazki. Hazuki resolves to tell Ichigo about her sexuality. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • Between January and March:
    • Deffrey Vale School is infiltrated by the Krillitane amalgam race. The Tenth Doctor, Mickey, Rose, and Sarah Jane investigate. K-9 Mk III is destroyed in the battle, but the Doctor gives Sarah Jane a replacement. Mickey joins the TARDIS. (Doctor Who)
    • (estimated) Mr. Saxon rises to rank of UK Minister of Defence as if from nowhere. (Doctor Who)
  • April:
    • Francis Nolastname starts working at Amerisys Industries. (Malcolm in the Middle)
    • A group of hoaxers plan to film a fake video of an attack by the Dover Demon in order to cash in on the 30th anniversary of the original sightings in Dover, Massachusetts; video evidence indicates that they were attacked by the actual Dover Demon, and none of their bodies were ever found. (Lost Tapes)
    • Arthur Mays meets a strange yet charming young woman while walking in Rainbow Hill. Her love for life and inner radiance inspires a new set of paintings from him. Spoilers  (Lux-Pain)
  • April 4: Hazuki finally sends Ichigo Yamazaki an email explaining her self-discovery. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • April 7: Ichigo Yamazaki and Hazuko meet in person for the first time. (Cell Phone Love Letter)
  • Between January and April: Elton Pope joins a group of people investigating the Doctor and alien invasions, dubbing it "LINDA" (London Investigation 'n' Detective Agency). LINDA discover the Fifth justification  and Tenth Doctors, but only fleetingly. more  (Doctor Who)
  • Spring: Francis and Hal Nolastname take a father-son motorcycle trip for Francis's 21st birthday. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • May 18: Shinozaki Rika is born. (Sword Art Online)
  • Between May and June: The Battle of Canary Wharf. more  Around the same time, the Racnoss comes out of hiding to take over H.C. Clements more . (Doctor Who justification )
  • June:
    • Ned Bigby, Jennifer Mosely and Simon Cook graduate from Polk Middle School. (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide)
    • Donna Noble turns left and gets a job as a temp at HC Clements, which leads to her adventures with the Tenth Doctor. more  Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who)
    • Malcolm and Reese Nolastname graduate from high school. Reese starts work as a janitor. (Malcolm in the Middle)
    • Jimmy Brooks, Gavin "Spinner" Nelson, Emma Nelson, Manny Santos, Toby Isaacs and Liberty Van Zandt graduate from Degrassi Community School. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
    • Alex Danvers graduates from Midvale High School. (Supergirl (2015))
  • June 3: Two young stepbrothers, Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher, begin Summer holiday and get very bored very quickly. To keep themselves occupied, they know what they're gonna do today! They decide to build a rollercoaster in their backyard (which somehow spreads across the whole town) while Phineas's older sister Candace tries to get them in trouble from their mother, but fails miserably. Meanwhile, Perry, their pet platypus, stops the evil Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz from pulling the eastern sea board using tin foil, but destroys Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. in the process. (Phineas and Ferb)justification 
  • June 22: Overlord unleashes the brainwashing Spiral Zone, conquering half the world in a matter of days and reducing billions of people to mindless Zoners. The Zone Riders, an elite internation military unit led by Colonel Dirk Courage, is Earths last chance at survival. (Spiral Zone)
  • July 7: Haruhi Suzumiya and "John Smith" use a field stripe marker to deface the athletic field of East Junior High School in Nishinomiya, Japan, with unknown ideograms later interpreted as "I am here". This incident is, or becomes, the earliest point to which Time Travel is possible. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • July 17: A journalist goes missing in the ocean off of Monterey Bay, California; the Coast Guard was unable to identify what had attacked her based on the film evidence. (Lost Tapes)
  • July: After fleeing a mob to Alaska [[labelnote:more]]In all fairness, it was Spider-Pig's fault, Homer Simpson returns, saving Springfield, USA from being turned into the second Grand Canyon by the Environmental Protection Agency and reconciles with Marge. Again. (The Simpsons Movie)
  • August 7: Earth is destroyed. An alien being called the Seeker sends the crew of the space shuttle Odyssey, Chuck Taggart, his son Neil, Angel Perry, Kurt Mandel and Sarah Forbes, back in time five years to prevent its destruction. (Odyssey 5)
  • August 8: Solid Snake infiltrates the U.S.S. Discovery to obtain photographic evidence of Metal Gear RAY. (Metal Gear Solid 2)
  • Autumn: A group of goth college students hold an amateur ceremony in a cemetery, and are encountered by a strange, red-eyed dog; four of the five students die in a car crash, and the fifth was never seen again, nor were there any records of her anywhere. (Lost Tapes)
  • September 9: John and Sarah Connor and Cameron arrive in this time and resolve to take down SkyNet once and for all. Cromartie's head, which has also arrived now, begins rebuilding itself. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • September 19: On his 26th birthday, Chuck Bartowski receives the Intersect in an email from his former friend, CIA Agent Bryce Larkin. (Chuck)
  • September 30: Yuuki Asuna is born. (Sword Art Online)
  • September:
  • c. September/October: Gods from the outside world enter Gensokyo and begin amassing faith, and Reimu goes to confront them to prevent the closing of her own shrine. (Touhou, Mountain of Faith)
  • c. October:
  • October 2: Atsuki Saijo transfers into Kisaragi High School, having arrived in Kisaragi City the night beforehand. Saijo is actually an undercover operative of FORT, investigating the nexus of a Mind Virus that FORT has identified in Kisaragi. (Lux-Pain)
  • October 10: A mean girl throws chewing gum in Mabel Pines' hair, ruining her school photo. Mabel and Dipper both shave part of their heads, result in matching terrible but hilarious photos. (Gravity Falls)
  • October 19: U.S. President George W. Bush is assassinated in Chicago. Dick Cheney succeeds him as President. (Death of a President)
  • October 21: A Witch Hunt sweeps Kisaragi City, which is actually orchestrated by Graham Miller looking for telepaths that can help him tap a vast pool of psychic energy in the city. Atsuki Saijo foils him and destroys his Original Silent. (Lux-Pain)
  • October 25: Derek Reese kills the author of a chess programme that would have been a predecessor to SkyNet and then joins up with John and Sarah Connor. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • November 14: Cameron is damaged in a car explosion and tries to kill John Connor. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • November 16: A group of kids enter a restricted area in a national park to film a skateboarding video and are attacked by an enormous bird (Lost Tapes)
  • November: Dakota Bob Schaefer is killed by a rabid wolverine; Vic the Veep becomes president. The next day, the Homelander leads America's supes in a coup d'etat, killing Vic; all involved are killed by the US military using special CIA-developed weaponry. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is appointed president. (The Boys)
  • Fall: A group of hunters in Fouke, Arkansas, are found dead; news reports suggest that they were the victims of bear attacks, but locals insist that the real culprit was the Fouke Monster. (Lost Tapes)
  • December 24: Donna Noble meets the Tenth Doctor for the first time, after she was teleported into his TARDIS on accident. more  Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who)
  • December: Aliens attack Los Angeles. Duke Nukem kicks their asses. (Duke Nukem 3D)
  • By this time, the Quintessons have scattered across the galaxy. Unleashing of the Hate Plague. Revival of Optimus Prime, who retrieves the Matrix from Rodimus and cures the plague. (Transformers: Generation 1, cartoon continuity)
  • Amazons invade America. (DC Comics)
  • Sinestro creates the Sinestro Corps, which goes to war with the Green Lantern Corps and attempts to conquer Earth. (DC Comics)
  • Namie Yagiri becomes Yagiri Pharmaceuticals' Research and Development Department. (Durarara!!)
    • Seiji tells his sister that he's in love with Celty's head. Out of jealousy, Namie tries to get rid of the head but is too intrigued by it to follow through. She instead conducts experiments on it, and begins to abduct illegal immigrants with the help of Izaya Orihara.
  • Ajira Flight 316 crashes on the Island. ending spoilers  (Lost)
  • The Death of Captain America. (Marvel Comics)
  • Phalanx attempt to conquer the Kree Empire. (Marvel Comics)
  • Hulk returns to Earth seeking revenge for his exile. (Marvel Comics)
  • Spy Michael Westen is abandoned by his superiors and forced to settle in Miami. (Burn Notice)
  • Autobots and Decepticons battle for the Allspark on Earth. (Transformers)
  • Moon is colonized; Jacob Hovestraydt founds Hovestraydt City there (The Patchwork Girl)
  • Valentine Morgenstern attempts to destroy the Clave, but fails. (The Mortal Instruments)
  • The demon Lilith revives Jonathan Morgenstern, who creates an order of Dark Shadowhunters. (The Mortal Instruments)
  • some time before  Sally Sparrow discovers the Weeping Angels at the old manor Wester Drumlins. more  (Doctor Who)
  • The Doctor is chased for his lifespan by the Family of Blood. more  justification  (Doctor Who)
  • Sam Tyler You know what, spoilers.  (Life On Mars)
  • Mysterious, genie-like creatures called Imagin begin appearing in Japan, "granting" wishes and attempting to alter history. Luckless high school dropout Ryotaro Nogami is drafted into becoming Den-O, the protector of the timestream, after he accidentally reveals himself to be a Singularity Point; he is later joined by the teenage version of his future brother-in-law, Yuto Sakurai. (Kamen Rider Den-O)
  • SCP Foundation recovers the soul extractor from a burned-out factory. (SCP Foundation)
  • SG-1 sends the Sangraal to the Ori galaxy through the supergate, killing the Ori. Ba'al implants himself in Adria, who manages to ascend and gain the power of Origin. The Asgard, having exhausted the last attempt to stop their clone degeneration, transfer the sum total of their knowledge to the SGC and commit mass suicide. SG-1 and General Landry destroy several Ori motherships with Asgard weapons but become trapped in a time dilation field aboard the USS Odyssey for fifty years, which are then reversed by reversing the polarity (except for Teal'c, who had to carry the information on how to escape the Ori ships back in time with him). (Stargate SG-1)
  • SG-1 takes the Odyssey through the supergate to find the Ark of Truth, which they use to reveal the falsity of Ori worship to all devotees of Origin, forcing Adria into eternal battle with Morgan la Fay. (Stargate SG-1: The Ark of Truth)
  • The International Oversight Advisory orders the USS Apollo to the Pegasus Galaxy, carrying the Horizon weapons system, to destroy the warships being constructed on the Asuran homeworld. The Asurans retaliate by sending a Kill Sat to destroy Atlantis; the Expedition is forced to move the city-ship to another planet. Rodney McKay triggers an Asuran override code to have them attack the Wraith. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • The Atlantis Expedition discovers a nine-chevron stargate address in the Atlantis information database. The SGC constructs an offworld base, designated Icarus Base, to research a way to reach it. (Stargate Universe)
  • The Dark Fall is finally defeated, Saki and Mai can resume their lives, while standing by if a new massive threat comes. (Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash★Star)
  • Nozomi Yumehara stumbles upon Coco and recruits her friends as the new incarnations of the Pretty Cure to restore the Palmier Kingdom and protect the world from the Nightmares group. (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Earliest possible date of the first appearance of Cure Moonlight Justification . (Heartcatch Pretty Cure)
  • Satellite photos of Shinjuku reveal a black "dot" in the area, but authorities dismiss it as an irregularity. (NieR)
  • Penny moves in into the apartment next to Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter. (The Big Bang Theory).
  • An amateur adventurer goes missing in the Daintree Rainforest of Australia; saliva found on his camera belonged to no known animal. A pair of paranormal investigators travel to Fallview, California, to examine apparent demonic activity, and are attacked by a large owl-like creature. (Lost Tapes)
  • The disastrous filming of the pilot episode of the reality show Apocalypse takes place in West Virginia. (Wrong Turn 2 Dead)
  • Annabelle Fritton transfers from Cheltenham Ladies' College to St. Trinian's School for Girls. (St. Trinian's)
  • The Light of Destruction reaches Earth, is defeated by friendship and card games. (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist and weapons maker Tony Stark is kidnapped by the terrorist organization the Ten Rings after he is wounded. He is forced to make weapons for medical attention, but instead turns the materials into a set of Powered Armor. After escaping, he abandons weapons making and becomes the first modern super hero Iron Man. (Iron Man)
  • Earth is devastated by the nuclear apocalypse. (Wonder Woman (1975))

     2008 
  • January 1: A girl is gang-raped by a rival bowling team. (Gutterballs)
  • January 2: A Serial Killer butchers teens at a bowling alley. (Gutterballs)
  • January 6: Vasili Vashikin is killedmore  to protect a secret. (The Boys)
  • January 7: The Boys are officially disbanded. (The Boys)
  • January 8: Wee Hughie discovers what Vasili Vashikin had unearthed. (The Boys)
  • January 9: Jessica Bradley testifies on behalf of Vought-American. As Billy Butcher's final plan goes into operation, The Boys and their associates are picked off one by one. (The Boys)
  • January 10: Jessica Bradley takes the fall for Vought-American. Wee Hughie stops Billy Butcher from setting off bombs throughout New York. (The Boys)
  • February:
    • The TARDIS refuels at the active Cardiff Rift, opened by Owen Harper several days earlier to save the Earth and his team at Torchwood. Jack catches it and causes it to fly to the end of the universe while trying to shake him off. Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who, Torchwood)
    • The Wall of Jericho is destroyed as berserk white creatures soon called "the Legion," led by a red-eyed variant designated "Red Eyes," overrun JSDF defenders in Shinjuku. Survivors report hearing similar sounds as during the 6-12 Incident. (NieR)
  • May:
    • A giant monster tears up New York City. Not him. (Cloverfield)
    • First cases of White Chlorination Syndrome outside Shinjuku. (NieR)
  • Spring: A former astronaut admitted to a hospital begins to act erratically and exhibit symptoms of an unknown illness, which are actually being caused by a parasitic alien resembling a giant wasp; though the hospital is put on lockdown, the alien escapes and is never found, though similar attacks begin taking place as far away as South America; the Enigma Corporation is contracted by the Mexico City police department to investigate a series of grisly, ritualistic murders centered around the abandoned train depot of Los Portales, which turn out to have been caused by a cult attempting to summon an Aztec god; the creature is never seen after the Enigma Corporation agents open fire on it and the Mexican government burned Los Portales to the ground, posthumously convicting the cult leader of all the killings. (Lost Tapes)
  • June 21: A group of girls celebrate a birthday party at Bear Lake, Utah, but are attacked by an amphibious creature which proceeds to kill all but two of the group, and neither the victims' bodies nor the creature are ever found, though tourism to Bear Lake continues despite the persisting rumors and footage from that night. (Lost Tapes)
  • June:
    • Ramona Flowers and Roxie Richter break up and don't have much contact for several years. (Scott Pilgrim)
    • Susan Rayner's senatorial campaign is crushed when 'Monkey' releases a tape of her having sex with Billy Butcher. Wee Hughie threatens Vought-American with genocide if they ever attempt to weaponise supes again. (The Boys)
  • July 22: Allison Young is born. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • July: War breaks out between two great nations using magnetic force bombs that tilt the Earth off its axis and sinks the continents. The majority of Earth's population is destroyed in the cataclysm. (Future Boy Conan)
  • c. August: Scientific experiments go horribly awry in the secret Russian town, Gorky 17. The Russian army subsequently bombards the town. (Odium)
  • Summer:
    • A group of high school students spend a weekend at an Oklahoma lake but are attacked by unidentified tentacled creatures; only two of the five students survive. (Lost Tapes)
    • Two animal rights activists break into a textile factory that they believe is being used as a staging ground for the illegal wildlife trade; they and a security guard are attacked by a giant anaconda, and one of the activists as well as the warehouse owner disappear, but the snake is never seen again (Lost Tapes)
    • Two extreme sports enthusiasts go missing during a three-day, 500-mile race across the Gobi Desert; their deaths were officially attributed to heat exposure, but there were strange burrows around where their equipment was found. (Lost Tapes)
  • September 5: The War of the Eye ends, with a treaty negotiated by Juniper Mackenzie and Sandra Arminger at the Field of the Cloth of Gold. An annual Meeting at Corvallis is established to allow the various communities of the Willamette Valley to resolve disputes. (Emberverse)
  • September:
    • Martha Jones meets the Tenth Doctor for the first time. The Doctor saves the patients and staff of the Royal Hope Hospital from suffocating on the Moon and defeats the Plasmavore, whom the Judoon execute for murder. Martha joins the TARDIS. more  Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who)
    • Luke Smith is activated by the Bane. He is later adopted by Sarah Jane Smith, and joins Maria Jackson and Clyde Langer in the fight against alien threats from Ealing. more  (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
    • The Japanese government and imperial family relocate to Kyushu (NieR)
    • A few days after his 50th birthday, high school chemistry teacher Walter White learns that he has lung cancer. Upon his decision to create a nest egg for his family after his death, he meets with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, to propose a joint operation producing methamphetamine. (Breaking Bad)
  • October: Honshu becomes a battleground between the JSDF and the Legion. White Chlorination Syndrome cases skyrocket, as do instances of people transforming into white berserkers. Fleeing Japanese refugees are barred from other countries fearful of WCS. (NieR)
  • October 7: Kirigaya Kazuto is born under the name of Narusaka Kazuto. (Sword Art Online)
  • October 10: The Angry Video Game Nerd destroys The Nostalgia Critic with the help of Super Mecha Death Christ. (Channel Awesome)
  • November 4:
  • November 22: Dimension-hopping thief Daiki Kaitou attempts to steal an elaborate gold handgun from the affluent Kurosaki family, but is forced to abandon it after it is damaged during his escape from the police. Two years later, Kaitou would hijack the time-traveling train DenLiner in order to "redo" the theft, this time preventing the damage as well as saving a number of letters written to the young Reiji Kurosaki by his late mother. This causes a change of heart in the future version of Kurosaki, a member of the Time Police G-Men, which leads to his partner, the artificial Imagin Eve, going berserk and trying to wipe out humanity. (Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy)
  • December 24-25: The starship Titanic and its nuclear storm drive is set for a collision course with Earth in its voyage of the damned. The Tenth Doctor meets Wilfred Mott for the first time. Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who)
  • December 28: Margaret Cain is born. (Doctor Who)
  • December 31: Scott Pilgrim gets a haircut. He and Envy Adams have a huge argument that results in them breaking up, throwing Scott into a deep depression that will last until mid-2009, when he graduates. He and Stephen Stills leave Kid Chameleon and Envy starts her own band, The Clash at Demonhead, which hits it big and gets her famous. (Scott Pilgrim)
  • As predicted by John Titor, the Second American Civil War begins. (Usenet)
  • The demon Dai Shi, sealed in 8,000 B.C., breaks free from his bonds, and the Order of the Claw is forced to pursue and battle him a second time. (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Darkseid attempts to seize control of reality using the Anti-Life Equation. Barry Allen returns to life, but Batman dies.more  (DC Comics)
  • Peter Parker and Mary Jane make a deal with Mephisto and erase their marriage from history to save Aunt May. (Marvel Comics)
  • Skrulls invade Earth. (Marvel Comics)
  • Jason Voorhees is captured by the U.S. government and imprisoned at a research facility at Crystal Lake. (Jason X)
  • A hibernating dragon is awakened in London and rapidly produces offspring that wipe out much of humanity. (Reign of Fire)
  • A deadly virus strikes Scotland, prompting the British government to wall off the country. (Doomsday)
  • A FBI team investigates fringe science with the help of a mad scientist that worked on such science back in the 1970s and 1980s. (Fringe)
  • The alien Klaatu lands in Manhattan with a message for the world. (The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008))
  • Stuff happened... don't worry about it. (DC Comics)
  • The Eleventh Doctor arrives in Leadworth for the second time meets 19-year-old Amy Pond. more . The Atraxi apprehends Prisoner Zero. more . (Doctor Who)
  • Sally Sparrow and Larry Nightingale run a second-hand book and DVD store. Sally is compiling a dossier on her strange experiences with the Doctor years before. spoilers:  ("Blink", Doctor Who)
  • Alex Drake is shot and sent back in time to 1981. (Ashes to Ashes (2008))
  • Kida Masaomi's gang begins to identify themselves as the Yellow Scarves. (Durarara!!)
    • Saki Mikajima, under Izaya Orihara's instruction, approaches Kida. She eventually becomes his girlfriend. (Durarara!!)
  • A hot spring appears outside the Hakurei Shrine, caused by a nuclear-powered raven who wishes to turn Gensokyo into the new Hell, and Reimu and Marisa traverse underground to stop her. (Touhou, Subterranean Animism)
  • Suicide booths go into business. (Futurama)
  • The final battles of the UN Wars, between the United Nations and rebel forces. Near the end of the war, a massive alien creature dubbed the "Bird Human" arises. (Macross Zero)
  • The Fangire race rises from its dormancy since the 1980s. Violin maker Wataru Kurenai finds himself compelled to battle them as the mysterious warrior Kiva, all while the Wonderful Blue Sky Organization fights both Fangire and Kiva, handing the latest version of the IXA System to bounty hunter Keisuke Nago and tasking him to hunt down Kiva. (Kamen Rider Kiva)
  • Private detective Sokichi Narumi breaks into a secret laboratory to rescue a young man called the "Child of Fate". However, due to the bumbling of his assistant Shotaro Hidari, Sokichi is mortally wounded shortly after rescuing the young man, who he names Philip in honor of Philip Marlowe. In order to escape from the building, Shotaro and Philip use the experimental Double Driver belt to transform into Kamen Rider Double. They would later label this incident "Begins Night", as the night everything began for them. (Kamen Rider Double)
  • A wildfire destroys the Californian communities of Agrestic and Majestic. (Weeds)
  • Nozomi actually managed to impress the head honcho of the Nightmare, Despariah, causing the organization to crumble and stop being a threat. However, in process, she and her friends lost her ability to become Pretty Cures... until... (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Aoba Kuronuma persuades Ran Izumii to become the leader of his gang, the Blue Squares. (Durarara!!)
  • Nozomi and friends quickly became the Pretty Cures again, more powerful than before, after being called into the Cure Rose Garden, in order to combat a new threat in form of the Eternal group. (Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go! Go!)
  • The SGC, Travelers, and Wraith join forces to defeat the Asurans for good. First contact with the Vanir, an Asgard splinter faction. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • A news crew and two firefighters go into the sewers to find a lost cat, but are attacked by a strange humanoid creature; the news crew are both killed and partially eaten, but the firefighters return alive (Lost Tapes)
  • The body of Mark Hordstrom and another major discovery are made in the Himalayas and transported by cargo ship, and two journalists bribe one of the ship's workers to break the story a day early; video evidence indicates that the second major discovery was a live animal which proceeded to escape and kill them, though their deaths were officially attributed to drowning, and the ship was diverted to Plum Island, keeping the story from ever being broadcast. (Lost Tapes)
  • A task force is assembled to investigate a dramatic rise in teenage disappearances at secret underground raves in New York City, which they discover are being organized by strange people with glowing eyes in hooded coats, but all of their evidence is seized, no arrests are made, and the task force is abolished because of "budget cuts." (Lost Tapes)
  • Yubel returns to Earth and causes drags Duel Academy into the Spirit World. Some time after it is brought back, Darkness reawakens and attempts to assimilate all souls on Earth, but he is defeated by friendship and card games. (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Mayor Marshall Winslow and chief of police Richard Monroe of Stilwater are killed by the 3rd Street Saints. Later, "Playa" is invited to a party onboard Alderman Richard Hughes' yacht. Hughes attempts to kill Playa, but a bomb on the yacht detonates, killing Hughes and sending Playa into a coma. (Saints Row) Justification 
  • This is the furthest year that an alternate Professor Marcus Irving (from 1997) steals future technology from. By Irving's own account, hover tech (like that of the DeLorean's) still hasn't been invented by this time. (Back to the Future)
  • Lavi Drake's father is possessed by a ghost and kills his mother, before attempting to kill him. At the last minute he is saved by a mysterious green dragon that takes him to the Tyrant Mountains, where he will be Raised By Dragons until his late teens. (Pokemon Tabletop Utopus Region)
  • Ed Gold is born. (Doctor Who)
  • Christian Mueller and Winnie Barnes are married. (USA High)
  • Lt. General George Hammond dies of a heart attack. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • Annabelle Barker is raped and murdered by a paedophile who's never caught. In her grief, her sister Taryn makes a deal with an Evil Sorceror to get revenge, but it's a ruse for the warlock to take her soul. Luckily, she's rescued and uses her new powers to oppose the darkness. (Demon Hunter (2016))

     2008- 2009 
  • Less than a year after Kazuto is born, his parents die. He is subsequently adopted by the Kirigaya family. (Sword Art Online)

     2009 
  • January 2: Jeff Tracy is born. (Thunderbirds)
  • January 14:
    • 12 people are killed and 19 wounded in a killing spree carried out by Inubushi Keiko at Awazumi Municiple Hospital in Hokkaido, Japan. (Remember11)
    • Mabel Pines gets a great number of Valentine's Day cards, but Dipper gets none. Mabel glues all her cards together to make a big one for Dipper. (Gravity Falls)
  • January: The US-Japan Joint Operation Accord begins, and American forces begin aiding the JSDF against Legion attacks. (NieR)
  • February 17: Two planes collide in the skies above Albuquerque, resulting in 167 deaths. (Breaking Bad)
  • February 22: The 81st Annual Academy Awards is attacked by a dirty bomb, and more biological attacks follow throughout Los Angeles and Anaheim. LA is evacuated 3 days later. (Year Zero)
  • February 26: In an Alternate Timeline, Phoebe Halliwell is executed for witchcraft. (Charmed (1998))
  • March:
    • Shinjuku is repeatedly carpet-bombed in joint US-Japanese operations, but Legion forces seem unaffected. (NieR)
    • The United States launches nuclear strikes against Iran and North Korea over the ricin attacks in California. (Year Zero)
  • April 6: A young man arrives in Gekkoukan. (Persona 3)
  • April 10: A man crashes a stolen Mercedes into a crowd of people waiting for a job fair, killing eight people and injuring numerous others. He is never caught. (Mr. Mercedes)
  • Before April 12: The Tenth Doctor reunites with Donna Noble and they save London's residents from being converted into members of the Adipose race. The sky is poisoned more  with the Atmospheric Omissions System installed in roughly 300 million cars worldwide. more  The TARDIS is suddenly dragged to the planet Messaline in 6012. Donna's world in "Turn Left"  The Earth and 25 other planets are stolen from the sky. more  The Doctor is once again without any companions. (Doctor Who)
  • April 10: The Sburb Beta is released. (Homestuck)
  • April 12: On Easter, the Tenth Doctor and a jewel thief get on a London bus and are stranded on a desolate planet, formerly the metropolis San Helios. (Doctor Who)
  • April 13: John Egbert receives his copy of the Sburb Beta, and begins playing with his three friends, Rose Lalonde, Dave Strider, and Jade Harley. Though they are initially unaware of this, playing the game completes the Stable Time Loop that brought about their own existence, but this same time loop results in the destruction of human civilization via a rain of meteors and a vast explosion triggered by Becquerel, First Guardian of Earth. The sole survivors are the kids, their guardians, the humorless gentleman known only as fedoraFreak, and the actor Nicolas Cage. Of these, only Cage remains on Earth; the rest escape into the Medium via Sburb. (Homestuck)
  • April 19: Kirigaya Suguha is born. (Sword Art Online)
  • April 21:
    • First FlashForward occurs at 17:00:00, caused by an experiment at the LHC. Whole world's consiousness flashes to October 23, 2030 for 2 minutes. Future splits into two parallel universes, henceforth referred to as A and B more (FlashForward, novel)
    • Asada Shino is born. (Sword Art Online)
  • April 29: Raiden infiltrates the Big Shell to surpress the Sons of Liberty. (Metal Gear Solid 2)
  • April: A reporter, a police officer, and two ATF agents enter the Appalachian wilderness to bust a moonshining operation, but are attacked by unknown animals which leave their bodies so mutilated that they can only be identified through DNA and dental records. (Lost Tapes)
  • May 10: Gamers and Critics led by The Angry Video Game Nerd and The Nostalgia Critic respectively face off in the ultimate showdown. more  (TGWTG Year One Brawl)
  • May 23: Konno Yuuki and Konno Aiko are born. Due to a batch of bad blood, their family is infected with HIV.
  • May: A Wisconsin militia group and one of two reporters are found dead during a raid by government agents after the second reporter managed to escape the carnage of an unknown creature; their deaths were officially attributed to wolf attacks, but no such animals were ever found. (Lost Tapes)
  • June 1: Terrorists detonate an EMP weapon in the United States, destroying electronics nation wide and making the United States a third-world country overnight. (Dark Angel)
  • June 10: Amy Barrett dies. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • June: two outdoor enthusiasts try out catfish noodling in the White River of Arkansas; one of them as well as their fishing guide are killed after disturbing a large, unknown fish; the survivor's requests to drag the river both to recover the victims' bodies as well as to prove the existence of the creature are repeatedly denied, and the deaths are officially attributed to alligator attacks (Lost Tapes); a group of paranormal investigators is found death in a Lakeview, Colorado, home after trying to deal with a purported poltergeist in the building, their deaths officially attributed to cardiac arrest (Lost Tapes)
  • July 12: Nathan Ingram creates a contingency option within Northern Lights, allowing him to help prevent crimes deemed "irrelevant" by its government handlers. (Person of Interest)
  • July 14: Gustavo Fring, the leading drug kingpin in the American South-West, is killed by Hector Salamanca of the Juarez Cartel. (Breaking Bad)
  • July: The Redding family moves into a fixer-upper house, but are attacked by a group of bloodsucking humanoid monsters. (Lost Tapes)
  • Summer: Kelly Jones begins working for MI7 (St. Trinian's)
  • August: A coalition of terrorist groups declare jihad against the United States. (Year Zero)
  • August 6: In an uncomfortable coincidence of dates, Japan agrees to exercise the nuclear option on Shinjuku. Through the rest of August, nuclear weapons are dropped on dense concentrations of Legion forces. (NieR)
  • August 14: A team of three commandos, led by Cole Sullivan, arrives into a Polish town where some mysterious disaster has occurred. They subsequently find the town overrun by mutated monsters and barely any survivors. (Odium)
  • Before September: Torchwood Three investigates a gentleman's club on the site of Torchwood India, which has been frozen in time for over eight decades. (Torchwood [radio dramas])
  • September 1: Alison DiLaurentis leaves a slumber party to get to the bottom of a series of threatening messages she has received. Near her home, she's hit on the head from behind and buried alive, but is dug out by a psychic friend. Mona Vanderwaal, the person behind the threatening messages, mistakes Bethany Young for Alison and hits her in the head with a shovel; Bethany is later buried alive in the same grave Alison wasnote  and suffocates. When Mona sees the real Alison alive, she helps her go into hiding. (Pretty Little Liars)
  • September 17: A Spanish study group is formed at Greendale Community College. (Community)
  • September:
    • Torchwood Three is ordered destroyed by the British government in order to cover up the first 456 incident. Shortly thereafter, the 456 reestablish contact, demanding the governments of Earth surrender 10% of their children to them. The surviving members of Torchwood thwart them. (Torchwood)
    • Annabelle Fritton is made head girl at St. Trinian's School for Girls. At the same time, Piers Pomfrey attempts to recover the treasure stolen from his ancestor in 1589. (St. Trinian's)
    • A group of campers go missing in the Appalachian wilderness; a small search crew was sent to find them, and ultimately all of them were killed, with two of the campers never being seen again; in spite of video evidence to the contrary, their deaths were officially attributed to bear attacks. (Lost Tapes)
    • Parepin is introduced into water supplies in major US cities, with the alleged goal of protecting against biological terrorism, with the rest of the country to follow. Free speech is restricted, leading to the jailing/execution of protestors. (Year Zero)
  • October 4: Ayano Keiko is born. (Sword Art Online)
  • October 6: Everyone in the world blacks out at the exact same time, 11:00 am Pacific time, for 2 minutes 17 seconds more . (Flash Forward)
  • October 12: Light Yagami, otherwise known as Kira, disguised as L, speaks with Near, L's successor, for the first time. (Death Note)
  • October 15: Study group members and best friends Abed Nadir and Troy Barnes make a pact that they will never lie to each other. (Community) Timing 
  • November: The nuclear campaign in Japan is declared successful, and there is no sign of any remaining Legion berserkers. (NieR)
  • December 24: The Master is resurrected by a cult more . (Doctor Who)
  • December 25: The End of Time spoilers . (Doctor Who)
  • December 26: The End of Time spoilers  The Tenth Doctor slowly begins his regeneration cycle. He says farewell to Sarah Jane and Luke Smith around the same time period. (Doctor Who)
  • Wendy Watson takes a job with the Jolly Fats Weehauken Temp Agency, a.k.a. the Middleman and O2STK. (The Middleman)
  • The falsely imprisoned Nick Vrenna fights through an underground high-security prison full of mutants (that were created after genetic experiments got out of control) and diverts the water supply to prevent the plague from spreading outside. (Abuse)
  • Reconstruction of the alien fortress, dubbed the Macross is completed. Giant alien warriors known as the Zentraedi attack Earth in an attempt to claim the ship (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
  • Project Leviathan comes to an end, all its test subjects believed dead. (El Cazador de la Bruja)
  • Near Apocalypse of '09. (DC Animated Universe)
  • The dead rise across the universe and seek to destroy all life. (DC Comics)
  • Norman Osborn grows in power and influence. (Marvel Comics)
  • Kree (led by the Inhumans) and Shi'ar (led by Emperor Vulcan) go to war. (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain America returns. (Marvel Comics)
  • Norman Osborn goes to war with Asgard. (Marvel Comics)
  • Conflict arises between the Yellow Scarves and the Blue Squares. Izaya Orihara sells information to both sides. (Durarara!!)
    • Under Izaya's recommendation, Saki Mikajima approaches the Blue Squares. They then kidnap her and break her leg to get Kida Masaomi's attention. Masaomi runs to save her, but freezes up as he gets close, ultimately failing to save her. Four members of the Blue Squares—Kadota Kyohei, Walker Yumasaki, Erika Kawisawa, and Saburo—betray their gang and save Saki instead. (Durarara!!)
      • As a result of this incident, Masaomi leaves the Yellow Scarves and breaks up with Saki. He invites Mikado Ryugamine to join him at Raira Academy, and Mikado accepts. (Durarara!!)
  • The last known baby is born in Argentina; all other humans are mysteriously infertile. Global instability rises as people realize they are the last generation. (Children of Men (film))
  • A viral cure for cancer mutates into a lethal strain that kills billions, and turns most of the survivors into monsters. (I Am Legend [film])
  • Yuji Kaido placed into cryogenic stasis after being diagnosed with a terrible disease. (Blue Gender)
  • Marianne vi Britannia assassinated; her son Lelouch and daughter Nunally are sent to Japan as political hostages. (Code Geassmore )
  • A large spaceship appears in Gensokyo's skies, and the heroines chase after it in search of treasure. (Touhou, Undefined Fantastic Object)
  • Second Industrial Revolution begins. (The Psychotechnic League)
  • Maria Jackson leaves with her father to America. Rani Chandra joins Sarah Jane's team. more  (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • North Korean President Choi Kim seeks peaceful reunification with South Korea. His son Choi Song, seeing this as weakness, deposes his father and takes over North Korea as a dictator, threatening the world with nuclear missiles. A joint military coalition attempts to bring Song in, but the job is eventually completed by Christopher Jacobs, a mercenary with the PMC Executive Operationsmore . (Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction)
  • Dimensional chaos causes massive alterations to reality, as well as unleashing hordes of monsters. The mysterious photographer Tsukasa Kadoya is tasked by the Kamen Riders with the job of resolving the problem while they prevent further damage to reality. Tsukasa becomes Kamen Rider Decade and begins traveling between parallel versions of reality, working with the Kamen Riders he finds there to protect their worlds. (Kamen Rider Decade)
  • The aristocratic Sonozaki family ramps up distribution of the illegal devices called Gaia Memories as part of patriarch Ryubee's plan to initiate a "Gaia Impact". Private eye Shotaro Hidari and his partner Philip battle the Dopants (humans who use Gaia Memories) as Kamen Rider Double, later gaining assistance from police investigator Ryu Terui, who himself possesses the power of Kamen Rider Accel. (Kamen Rider Double)
  • Mystery novelist Richard Castle begins shadowing NYPD Detective Kate Beckett as part of his research for his latest project, which will become the novel Heat Wave. (Castle)
  • Two monsters fight for high school student Jyugon's affections. (Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl)
  • An experiment involving a quantum decomputer summons an Eldritch Abomination Atomic Robo shares a long enmity with. (Atomic Robo)
  • Charley Dixon and Derek Reese are killed. Sarah Connor is arrested, but freed by John and Cameron. Cameron is badly damaged; John Henry takes her chip to the future. John and Catherine Weaver go into hiding. The fates of Sarah Connor and James Ellison are unknown. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Otani-Lincoln Laboratories receives its first R&D contract from GDI to develop semi-autonomous structure. (Command & Conquer)
  • In an Alternate Timeline where Earth made contact with the Aschen Confederation, the Goa'uld have been wiped out. Earth begins to suffer a precipitous drop in global birthratesmore . (Stargate SG-1: "2010")
  • The Wraith hook up a zero-point energy module to a hive ship, causing it to grow into a nearly indestructible super-hive which is sent to attack Earth. Atlantis uses a wormhole drive to jump to Earth and aid in the defense. Col. John Sheppard flies an F-302 carrying a nuclear warhead aboard the super-hive and detonates it, destroying the ship and saving the planet. (Stargate Atlantis)
  • The Lucian Alliance launches a surprise attack on Icarus Base. During the attack the team successfully dials the nine-chevron address and evacuates through the gate, ending up aboard the millions-of-years-old Ancient exploration ship Destiny. (Stargate Universe)
  • The Eternal group is brought down by Nozomi, the Boss proving too evil for Nozomi to forgive. Still retaining their Pretty Cure powers, they resume their lives until their powers are needed again. (Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go! Go!)
  • Love Momozono saves her favorite dancer from a monster from Labyrinth and incidentally awakened her ability to become a Pretty Cure, eventually committing herself and her friends (also awakening their Precure abilities) to combat the Labyrinth. (Fresh Pretty Cure!)
  • The first Great Big Gathering: Love, along with Miki Aono and Inori Yamabuki team up with Nagisa, Honoka, Hikari, Saki, Mai and Nozomi (along with her friends Rin Natsuki, Urara Kasugano, Komachi Akimoto, Karen Minazuki and Kurumi Mimino) to stop the creature called Fusion (Pretty Cure All Stars)
  • A prison transport crashes in the backwoods of West Virginia. Only two survivors are discovered in the next morning. (Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead)
  • Lucifer rises when all the Seals are broken and finally walks the Earth. The Apocalypse has begun. Lucifer is free and seeks a vessel. During his time on Earth, he kills gods, angels, demons, humans and binds Death and the other Four Horsemen to his side with a supernatural spell. (Supernatural)
  • Calypso hosts a new Twisted Metal tournament (presumed to be the 14th, as 3 years went on since the 11th), once again a world tour taking place on several of the world's most famous locations. (Twisted Metal Head-On)
  • The androids Martin and Alicia create a human named Cain using uncontaminated DNA samples, 12 years after humanity was wiped out in a biological war on July 24, 1997. (The Outer Limits (1995))

    200X 
  • Early May: The untested AI GLaDOS is activated for the first time as one of the planned activities on Aperture Science’s first annual bring-your-daughter-to-work day. In many ways, the initial test goes well: Within one picosecond of being switched on, GLaDOS becomes self-aware. The "going well" phase lasts for two more picoseconds, at which point GLaDOS takes control of the facility, locks everyone inside, and begins a permanent cycle of testing. Her goal: beat the hated Black Mesa in the race to develop a functioning portal technology. (Portal)
  • May 16: Days after GLaDOS's self-awareness, Black Mesa successfully deploys an interdimensional gate through which an alien race emerges. Gordon Freeman defeats the source of the trouble and is placed into stasis by an enigmatic figure. more . (Half-Life)
  • Proto Man, the first robot capable of independent thought is created, but runs away to preserve his individuality after a stray remark from Light. Light then constructs Rock and Roll, the second and third examples of the next generation of robots designed to lead other robots. Dubbed "Robot Masters", six more were created for industrial purposes. But Dr. Wily, Light's embittered ex-colleague, steals these six robots and reprograms then to conquer the world. Rock takes up arms as the hero "Mega Man" to defeat his brothers alongside Wily's own creations. (Mega Man series)
  • Dr. Wily rules the world with his robot army. Proto Man and Mega Man try, and fail, to defeat him. (The Protomen)
  • "Wild Ones", also known as Digimon start bio-emerging from the digital world into the real world. (Digimon Tamers)
  • Birth of Philip J. Fry II to Yancy Fry, Jr., and his unnamed wife. He is named after a paternal uncle. He would go on to become the first man to walk upon Mars. Hubert J. Farnsworth is supposedly a distant descendant of this boy. (Futurama)
  • A man, having fallen asleep in the nineteenth century, awakes into the mid-noughties into a perfect version of London society. After learning many things and meeting many wonderful people, he was rather frustrated to wake up in the nineteenth century again and discover that It Was All A Dream. (News From Nowhere)
  • The Amnesia faction is created, intending to create a new system of rules for the Hollow Night phenomena. However, early conflicts with another faction cause one of its founders to die and another to quit. ( Under Night In-Birth)
  • Sometime after the Tokyo Twilight Disaster, Asuka Hiiragi joins the Nemesis organization and becomes an Enforcer. She moves to the United States branch to train under them for about five to six years. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • Shio Takahata founds the delinquent gang BLAZE in Morimiya City alongside his friend Kazuma, intending to create a community where misfits and outcasts of society can belong. Akihiro is one of those members who becomes second in-command under Shio's and Kazuma's wings. (Tokyo Xanadu)


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