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

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    Early 2010s 
  • A series of constitutional amendments in the U.S. abolish trial by jury and presumption of innocence, and restrict the length of criminal trials to a maximum of 3 days beginning the first full day after an arrest occurs. (Ace Attorney, English version)
  • Mikado Ryugamine and a group of friends create the Dollars website. People begin committing crimes under the name of The Dollars, and Mikado posts the idea that the Dollars should be a "good gang" and do anonymous charity work. (Durarara!!)
  • Several Blue Squares members are arrested, including Ran Izumii. The Blue Squares begin to dabble in drug dealing. This leads to the police and Shizuo Heiwajima disintegrating them. (Durarara!!)
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     2010 
  • January 20: Office electronics manufacturer Sabre buys struggling mid-cap paper wholesaler Dunder Mifflin. more  (The Office: An American Workplace)
  • January 26: Takada, a suspect in the Kira investigation, is abducted by Mello, with the assistance of a close ally only known as Matt. All three perish. (Death Note)
  • January 28: Light Yagami's seven-year killing spree of violent criminals ends. (Death Note, manga version)
  • January 29: John Watson meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time at St. Barts Hospital in London. Timing  (Sherlock)
  • January 30: John Watson and Sherlock Holmes move into 221B Baker Street, investigate a crime scene, and solve a series of 'serial suicides'. So, busy day, then. Timing  (Sherlock)
  • January - February: Andromeda Research Corporation begins work on the Revelation virus. (Uplink)
  • February: First case of White Chlorination Syndrome outside Japan, followed shortly by Legion appearances throughout Asia (NieR); during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, a woman is murdered by one of her boarders and the Enigma Corporation private security firm are contracted to bring the man to justice; after entering the condemned boarding house, they find that all of the people living there are acting strangely and violently; though they manage to extract their target, one of the agents is killed and the boarding house is demolished with the promise that a full explanation would be provided, which never happened, and none of the other residents were seen again. (Lost Tapes)
  • March 1: Birth of Nolan Striukas in Lake City. (don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story)
  • March 3: The Great Seal is created, preventing two manifestations of human negative emotion from coming into contact and wiping out all life on Earth. (Persona 3)
  • March 24: A new hacker joins Uplink. (Uplink)
  • March 29: One of Uplink's top hackers publicly questions Andromeda's intentions. (Uplink)
  • April: WCS cases and Legion sightings are reported across the globe, and the Legion commander "Red Eyes" is confirmed as surviving the events in Shinjuku. Mass civil unrest and riots soon follow. (NieR)
  • April 1: Uplink's top hacker claims that Andromeda is doing good and not shady at all. (Uplink)
  • April 8: Uplink's top hacker is found dead, apparently by suicide. (Uplink)
  • April 13: Uplink warns its agents not to accept work from Andromeda. (Uplink)
  • April 17: The Revelation virus is deployed for the first time in an attack upon Arunmor. (Uplink)
  • April 18: In response to the Revelation attack, Arunmor begins development of a counterprogramme, dubbed Faith. Uplink launches a new service to track development of both programmes. (Uplink)
  • April 20: Arunmor releases details of their investigation into ARC. (Uplink)
  • April 22: The government releases the results of an investigation it conducted into ARC in association with Arunmor, confirming that Andromeda is indeed responsible for Revelation. (Uplink)
  • April 25: A high-ranking Uplink hacker plants a tracer programme in the Arunmor central mainframe, allowing Andromeda to spy on Faith's progress. (Uplink)
  • April 29:
    • The date that the visions of the Earth's population will happen, and spoiler . (Flash Forward)
    • Andromeda steals Darwinia's research into digital life. (Uplink)
  • April 30: Birth of Taylor Gibson in Lake City. (don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story)
  • April: Haruhi Suzumiya and Kyon begin their tenth-grade studies at North High School, where they meet in homeroom class. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • May: Scott Pilgrim meets Ramona Flowers, and the two start dating. He becomes a target for the League of Evil Exes.justification  (Scott Pilgrim)
  • May 4: Arunmor stages an attack by Revelation upon itself, intending to get senior Andromeda staff arrested. The CEO of Andromeda is taken into police custody later that day. (Uplink)
  • May 7: Andromeda trumps up charges of bank fraud against the CEO of Arunmor. (Uplink)
  • May 9: Arunmor CEO is arrested for bank fraud, putting the future of Faith in jeopardy. (Uplink)
  • May 11: Arunmor enlists Uplink's top hacker to steal Andromeda's top-secret research files on Revelation. (Uplink)
  • May 15: Andromeda enlists Uplink's top hacker to obliterate all of Arunmor's research into Faith. (Uplink)
  • May 26: Andromeda launches an assault on the entire Internet with Revelation 3.0. Arunmor responds with the most recent version of Faith. (Uplink)
  • May:
    • A study group at Greendale Community College decides to switch subjects for the fall semester. Instead of continuing with Spanish, they decide to study Anthropology. (Community)
    • Haruhi seizes the Literature Club's classroom and forms the SOS Brigade with Kyon and Yuki, recruiting Mikuru and Itsuki soon thereafter. The last three reveal their secret origins and mission to Kyon, more . (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • c. April/May: The The Nostalgia Critic and co. conquer the micronation of Molossia, but pressure mounts among the ranks. (Kickassia)
  • June 20: Birth of Charlotte Grewel in Lake City. (don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story)
  • June 25: 14 years late, two years after the Prisoner Zero incident and the night before her wedding, Amy Pond joins the TARDIS. (Doctor Who)
  • June 26:
    • Rory Williams, Amy Pond's fiancé, leaves for 1580 Venice in the TARDIS as a pre-wedding date. more  (Doctor Who)
    • Birth of Kendall Flowers in Lake City. (don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story)
  • June: Research into the 6-12 Incident of 2003 culminates in the "Multiple Origin Theory," concluding that "the Dragon" and "the Giant" originated in another world. White Chlorination Syndrome is determined to be caused by alien particles from that world that cannot be destroyed by any means known to man. Research into these Maso particles leads to multiple scientific breakthroughs. (NieR)
  • July 7: The SOS Brigade celebrates Tanabata. Kyon then travels back in time. (See July 7th, 2007). (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • July 27: The Future Gadget Laboratory creates the first time machine using a microwave, capable of sending text messages back in time. This device later became the basis for more advanced mental and physical time travel. (Steins;Gate)
  • July: Haruhi creates the SOS Brigade logo. more  The SOS Brigade then travels to a remote island owned by Itsuki Koizumi's cousin. On that island, Koizumi and their hosts stage a murder for Haruhi's benefit. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • August 1: Lisa Simpson's engagement to Hugh Parkfield falls apart shortly before their wedding. (The Simpsons)
  • August 10: The Holy Britannian Empire begins conquering Japan with giant robots. (Code Geass)
  • August 24-31: Haruhi Suzumiya sets out to do everything that she could possibly want to do over summer vacation in eight days. Each time she fails to do so, she forces the week to repeat itself until Kyon invites her over to his house to study. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • August: Drug lord Raymond Solano conquers the nation of Venezuela, throwing the world into turmoil by seizing the nation's supply of oil. However, Solano made the mistake of angering a PMC more , which leads to his eventual downfall. (Mercenaries 2: World in Flames); the Enigma Corporation is contracted to investigate mysterious worker deaths at an oil outpost in Silver Rock, New Mexico, suspecting a gas leak as the cause; they soon find that something else entirely was responsible. (Lost Tapes)
  • Summer: Kara Danvers does an internship at the Midvale newspaper. (Supergirl)
  • Early September: The Holy Britannian Empire finishes conquering Japan. It is renamed "Area 11" and all citizenry are stripped of their rights. (Code Geass)
  • September 6: Luke Smith begins suffering from nightmares induced by the Nightmare Man. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • September 7: Walter White kills the members of a white supremacist gang using a remote-controlled machine gun. His former partner Jesse Pinkman is able to escape from slavery, and Walter White collapses a few moments before police arrive at the scene. (Breaking Bad)
  • September 10: In the early hours of the morning, Luke Smith, Rani Chandra, and Clyde Langer fight a creature that feeds on nightmares. Luke departs for Oxford University with K-9 as company. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • September 24: The Circum-Pacific War breaks out. (Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War)
  • October 30: Birth of Isabella Hart in Lake City. (don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story)
  • October: The annual Greendale Community College Halloween party takes a turn for the (even) worse when a mysterious degenerative illness transmitted via a batch of Army-surplus taco meat infects the staff and student body. (Community)
  • Fall: The acquisition of NBC Universal by KableTown closes. more  Jack Donaghy retains his NBC responsibilities, thus ending his career at GE. (30 Rock)
  • November 23: Sarah Jane Smith, Clyde Langer and Rani Chandra find themselves lost in time after following misleading reports of alien activity. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • November:
    • The SOS Brigade shoots a film for their school's cultural festival, titled Asahina Mikuru's Adventure Episode 00. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
    • Haruhi Suzumiya plays a concert at the school festival. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
    • The SOS Brigade beats their neighbor, the computer club, at a game they made. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
    • Kyon buys a space heater for the literary club room. (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • December 10: Noxus allows Ionia to rematch them and try to reclaim three of the territories they lost during the Noxian invasion. Ionia succeeds. The Ionian Boots of Lucidity are created in commemoration. (League of Legends)
  • December 18: The world is rewritten so that Haruhi Suzumiya never attended North High School, among other changes. more  (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • December 23: Birth of Arianna Bell-Essai in Lake City. (don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story)
  • December 24: Aya Brea was found in St. Thomas Cathedral, Manhattan, New York, in her bloodstained wedding dress, by Hyde Bohr. more  (The 3rd Birthday)
  • December 31:
  • Several people go into a comatose state while playing the MMORPG The World (.hack)
  • The Grand Retour of Les Soldats fails (Count B). (Noir)
  • Humans begin creating artificially intelligent robots to work as construction laborers and servants. (The Animatrix)
  • Jason Voorhees and a research scientist are cryogenically frozen. (Jason X)
  • Ongoing crime and violence lead Paris authorities to wall off District 13. (Banlieue 13)
  • Rose, Jackie Tyler and Mickey Smith are trapped in a parallel universe with a Pete Tyler who is still alive. Jackie and Pete remarry, sort of. On Dårlig Ulv Stranden, Norway, Rose says her last goodbyes to the Tenth Doctor. A few years later, Series 4 spoilers  (Doctor Who)
  • Mini-Cons are reawoken on Earth by a group of humans, and Transformers quickly arrive from Cybertron in an effort to reclaim them, Autobot and Decepticon alike manipulated by Sideways. Eventually, Sideways and Thrust steal the Star Saber, Skyboom Shield, and Requiem Blaster, and use them to revive Unicron. Autobots and Decepticons form a temporary truce to destroy the chaos bringer. Galvatron dies, but his spark endures deep within Unicron. In the aftermath, all Transformers form a more permanent alliance. (Transformers Armada)
  • Various dangerous humans are dumped on another world and hunted by aliens for sport. (Predators)
  • College freshman Andy Davis gives his old toys on to a young girl named Bonnie Anderson. (Toy Story 3)
  • The ancient monsters known as the Greeed begin turning humans into monsters called Yummy with the intent of absorbing enough power to become the fated "Multi-King". The vagabond Eiji Hino, with the aid of the mysterious Kogami Foundation and the bird-type Greeed Ankh, battles the Greeed and Yummy as Kamen Rider OOO. (Kamen Rider OOO)
  • High school student Kengo Utahoshi receives a package from his late father; it contains the experimental Fourze Driver and 40 Astro Switches. (Kamen Rider Fourze)
  • Leelu the narwhal is released back into the sea. A time travel "paradox-free" duplicate of Philip J. Fry had spent years taking care of that whale. Unable to live without her, Fry sails into the ocean. He would search for his whale until 2012. (Futurama)
  • A geological base in the Arctic gets converted into Cyber-Slaves by long-dormant Cybermats. The Eleventh Doctor and Amy discover an army of Cybermen ready to be awakened. (Doctor Who: The Adventure Games)
  • A train disaster in Pennsylvania is narrowly averted after an engineer leaves his train while in motion, causing it to run away. The train, containing hazardous chemicals, is brought under control by the quick thinking of two engineers who chase it down and attach their locomotive to the back of it before using the locomotive brakes to slow it sufficiently for a sharp curve. One of the engineers then manages to jump on board the train's lead engine to apply the brakes. (Unstoppable)
  • Killer 7 deployed to eliminate Heaven Smiles. Yakumo resurfaces, but is stolen by Andrei Ulmeyda. Kenjiro Matsuoka becomes Kun Lan's herald. Japan is obliterated by missiles fired by an unknown party after talks aimed at saving the country break down. (killer7)
  • Andrei Ulmeyda blows up a Stacy concert. He is infected with the Heaven Smile virus by the US army, and then killed by Coyote Smith. (killer7)
  • A massive earthquake causes Los Angeles to sink, leading to San Angeles being built atop its ruins (Demolition Man)
  • Love destroys the mastermind behind Labyrinth, Moebius, freeing many parallel worlds in progress. She also won her dance contest before resuming her life in Yotsuba Street. (Fresh Pretty Cure!)
  • Tsubomi Hanasaki moves to Kibogahana after a traumatic emotional breakdown, only to be recruited by two fairies to become a Pretty Cure. Despite her later help, she's given the derogatory title "The Weakest Precure in History" (Heartcatch Pretty Cure)
  • The second Great Big Gathering: Tsubomi Hanasaki and Erika Kurumi team up with the previous four teams of Pretty Cure (With Love's team adding in an ex-Labyrinth member she befriended: Setsuna Higashi) to save Fairy Park (Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2)
  • Archangel Michael challenges Lucifer to a final apocalyptic battle. Fortunately, before all Hell can break loose, the Apocalypse was averted when Lucifer was imprisoned once again. (Supernatural)
  • Serial killer "Heart Ripper" claims his first victim. (Zero Time Dilemma)
  • Humanity discovers magic. (Guilty Gear)
  • Mr. X, leader of the Pokextinction organisation, is defeated by agents from the Long Island Pokeumans base. He is never seen again. The organisation he created, however, continues in his stead - many of its members are incapable of doing otherwise. (Pokéumans)
  • Cassie Cage graduates from Beverly Hills High as valedictorian. (Mortal Kombat) Justification 

     2011 
  • January 9: After a car wreck, a grease fire, and a rat infestation, area restaurant Bob's Burgers has its Grand Re-Re-Re-Opening. (Bob's Burgers)
  • January 11: Flight HAL 18 crashes near Mt. Akakura in Japan, resulting in the deaths of 27 passengers and crew members (Remember11)
  • January 31: Clara Woodcomb is born. (Chuck)
  • January: Taylor Hebert triggers, gaining parahuman powers, as a result of bullies trapping her in a locker full of used tampons for several hours. (Worm)
  • February 11: The Simurgh attacks Canberra. (Worm)
  • March 1: LMFAO fall into comas after excessive party rocking. (Party Rock Anthem music video)
  • March 2: Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO is released, and it turns everyone into dance zombies. (Party Rock Anthem music video)
  • March 16: Homura Akemi wakes up in the hospital more  (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) justification 
  • March 29 or 30: LMFAO wake up from their party rock induced comas to find that every day everybody is shufflin'. (Party Rock Anthem music video) justification 
  • March: Humans suddenly become unable to die. The event is quickly dubbed Miracle Day. (Torchwood: Miracle Day)
  • April 11: A young man arrives in Inaba, just as mysterious murders begin to happen. (Persona 4)
  • April 12: Taylor joins the Undersiders under the name Skitter. (Worm)
  • April 19: Skynet becomes self-aware. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • April 21: SkyNet launches a nuclear attack on the Earth, killing billions. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • April 22: River Song, Rory Williams, Amy Pond, Canton Delaware, and the Eleventh Doctor receive a mysterious invitation to Utah. more  (Doctor Who)
  • April 28: Michael Scott's last workday as Regional Manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. Scott left the position in order to move to Colorado with his fiance Holly Flax, former HR director under Scott. more  (The Office: An American Workplace)
  • May 15: Leviathan attacks Brockton Bay. He kills over forty capes and scores of civilians before being driven off by Scion, leaving the city devastated. (Worm)
  • May: After a period of economic and political turmoil, the People's Republic of China invades the Russian-held island of Skira, hoping to plunder its vast resources. Russia, understandably outraged, requests assistance, and the U.S. Army is subsequently deployed to the island to help fend off the Chinese assault. (Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising)
  • June 3: The Slaughterhouse Nine first appear in Brockton Bay. Their presence in the city does not become apparent to its residents for several days. (Worm)
  • June 6: Judex and Doctor Shift of the Front Line are murdered in an explosion. (No Hero)
  • June 9: Late at night, Shatterbird of the Slaughterhouse Nine uses her powers to shatter windows all across Brockton Bay, causing extensive injuries and property damage. (Worm)
  • June 10: A few hours after Shatterbird's attack, the Slaughterhouse Nine attack the Merchants gang at an early morning party, killing 95% of their membership. They commit numerous other mass murders later that day. (Worm)
  • June 12: The Slaughterhouse Nine are driven out of Brockton Bay by local heroes and villains. (Worm)
  • June 23: The creature Time Eater tears through time/space pulling zones from points in time with it. Sonic teams up with his 10 year old self to fix time more  (Sonic Generations)
  • June: Jake Epping discovers a hidden time portal in his friend Al Templeton's diner. The portal always leads to the same date; September 9th, 1958, and returns you to the same day you left. Epping attempts to use the portal to save John F. Kennedy's life, but upon returning to 2011, discovers that not only has Kennedy's survival created a near-dystopia, changing the past has disastrous consequences for the fabric of reality itself and threatens to doom Earth. Ebbing returns to 1958, "resetting" the timeline, and never uses it again. (11/22/63)
  • July 26: Behemoth attacks New Delhi.note  (Worm)
  • July 29:
    • Charles Russell is killed in a hovercar accident. As he is not good enough for Heaven and not bad enough for Hell, St. Peter gives him a second chance. He sends him back to September 26, 1987 so that he can help his younger self make better decisions in life. (Second Chance)
    • Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is killed by multiple gunshots and is sent to Hell. (Second Chance)
  • September 8: A clerk at the Lone Pine Mall Nike store shows Kevin Durant some new Nike Mag sneakers. Doc Brown shows up asking for a pair of Mags that power lace.note  (Back to the Future Nike Mag short film)
  • September 9: Simultaneous assault on the two facilities run by the Families in Buenos Aires and Shanghai. The Miracle is reversed. (Torchwood: Miracle Day)
  • September 10: Byrne Faraday, the first Yatagarasu, is assassinated. (Ace Attorney Investigations)
  • October: The new secret facility housing the remains of "the Dragon" is destroyed, and the creature's corpse vanishes. No group or individual ever claims responsibility. (NieR)
  • October 13: A Greendale Community College study group meet for a house-warming party and order pizza. This will result in the space-time continuum being split into seven different timelines. (Community, "Remedial Chaos Theory")
  • A terrorist named Khaled Al-Asad organizes a coup in an unnamed Middle Eastern country, making himself leader in the process. (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare)
  • Enfant is destroyed. The civil war in Gazth-Sonika ends. (Madlax)
  • Headmasters travel from Planet Master to join the Cybertronian wars. Optimus Prime dies (again), Rodimus takes up the Matrix (again). Scorponok takes over Decepticons, Galvatron dies. Destruction of Cybertron and Mars (they get better somehow later). (Transformers Headmasters)
  • Eastern Slav civil war. (Resident Evil: Damnation)
  • A fifteen-year-old Ben Tennyson continues to fight aliens. (Ben 10: Alien Force)
  • Detective Kate Beckett is shot and critically wounded by an unknown shooter.more  (Castle)
  • The Nostalgia Critic gathers a group of Internet reviewers to retrieve Malachite's Hand. more  (Suburban Knights)
  • Dan Smith kills Curtis Blackburn. (killer7)
  • Killer 7 kills the Handsome Men. (killer7)
  • Hiro Kasai killed by Kenjiro Matsuoka. All of the Killer 7 but Garcian Smith are killed by Shadow Smiles. Emir Parkreiner resurfaces. (killer7)
  • At Amanogawa High School in Japan, new student Gentaro Kisaragi uses the experimental Fourze Driver to protect the school from Zodiarts, monsters created by the Cosmic Energy-powered Zodiarts Switches. After learning of the urban legend of the Kamen Riders, Gentaro proudly adopts the name and founds the Kamen Rider Club, assembling a group of like-minded students who act as his allies and support network. (Kamen Rider Fourze)
  • The Muppets are reunited and rescue their theater with the help of a group of fans. (The Muppets)
  • Quantum computers now dominate the computing market, and nanotechnology is nearing practical usability. Japan becomes Earth's center of technological research and science. (X-Universe)
  • Jolyne Kujo, a rebellious 19-year-old, is arrested for a hit-and-run and sent to Green Dolphin Street Prison, located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • The Great Legend War: a team of 193 warriors under the banner of Super Sentai, lead by Akaranger, Big One and the Tensou Sentai Goseiger, battle the Zangyack Empire, driving them off, but losing their powers. Sometime later, Captain Marvelous and his space pirate crew arrive on Earth, searching for the Greatest Treasure in the Universe and battle the Zangyack at the same time (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger)
  • Retsu Ichijoji returns after disappearing from the public eye for nearly 30 years (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie)
  • The world is turned into desert by Desert Apostle Leader Dune, but Tsubomi and her team confronted him and purified him, restoring the Earth. Tsubomi became a big sister, rumoredly would succeed her as the next Pretty Cure. (Heartcatch Pretty Cure)
  • Hibiki Hojo and Kanade Minamino, best friends going through a rough patch, are recruited to be Cure Melody and Cure Rhythm to find and gather the notes to the hope-granting "Melody of Happiness". (Suite Pretty Cure ♪)
  • The Third Great Big Gathering: six teams of superheroines under the banner Pretty Cure battle the creature known as Black Hole, seemingly sacrificing their powers in the same manner as the Super Sentai. However, unlike the Super Sentai, they seemingly regain their powers much faster and return to duty (Pretty Cure All Stars DX 3)
  • A wrestling tournament is held to determine "the most powerful ghoul of all time". (Monster Brawl)
  • Castiel betrays the Winchester brothers by allying with the demon Crowley and seizing all the souls in Purgatory, accidentally absorbing the Leviathan monsters too. With the souls, Castiel kills the Archangel Raphael. The Leviathans, after centuries of imprisonment, are finally free and taking vengeance on humanity and God. It is up to the Winchesters to stop them. (Supernatural)
  • Experiments performed in Azerbaijan by cognitive scientist Imran Ismailov prove the existence of psychokinesis. (From the New World)
  • Shino's father passes away in a traffic accident. (Sword Art Online)
  • Humanity has colonised Venus. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • The Megasoid is brought to Earth in contravention of the law passed in 1986 making it illegal to possess one. (The Outer Limits (1963))

     2012 
  • January 15, 2:30 PM: A couple of teachers, two elementary school students and one high-school student begin defending the Earth from Sheldon J. Plankton. (GoJyu Sentai Gigaranger)
  • March 3: The Fog of Deceit is lifted from the hearts of mankind. (Persona 4)
  • March 30: An infant equine creature ends up on Earth, in the backyard of Mr. and Mrs. Martinez. The baby would later end up adopted and named Daisy Jo. (All-American Girl)
  • April 21: The Super Hero Wars: Captain Marvelous and Tsukasa Kadoya, leading the Dai Zangyack and Dai Shocker, seemingly kill Kamen Riders and Super Sentai, claiming that neither can exist together. Instead, it's revealed that it was a plot to stop Bio Hunter Silva and Narutaki from taking over the worlds with the armies. Super Sentai and Kamen Riders learn of each other and a bond is formed (Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen)
  • May 4:
    • Loki's Chitauri army invades New York City. (The Avengers)
    • Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, and Ant-Man travel from 2023 to retrieve the Mind, Space, and Time stones. Captain America comes back alone to return the stones. (Avengers: Endgame)
  • May 13: Twilight Marie Katswell, Datas, Lightning Cruiser and Storm Blaster time travel from Summer 2020 to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. (GoJyu Sentai Gigaranger)
  • May: The reemergence of her attempted assassin leads Richard Castle and Kate Beckett experience significant developments in their relationship. (Castle)
  • July 21, 15:46 JST: A magnitude 8.0 earthquake strikes Tokyo. Those caught in the disaster include siblings Mirai and Yuuki Onozawa, who are visiting a robotics exhibition at the time. (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0)
  • July 27: An Isolis pod crashlands in London, and uses its new human friend to gather new friends into drawings. The Tenth Doctor and Rose investigate disappearances. The Tenth Doctor carries the Olympic Flame to the 2012 games, letting the Isolis child free. (Doctor Who)
  • September 10: During his murder trial, Mack Rell accuses prosecutor Byrne Faraday of being the Great Thief Yatagarasu. His trial is suspended so that a replacement prosecutor note  can take over; however, the trial is called off due to Rell and Faraday being murdered. (Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth)
  • September 18: Birth of Akira to Ichigo Yamazaki and an unknown man, presumably a sperm donor, in Sapporo. Akira is raised by Ichigo and her wife, Hazuki. (don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story)
  • September: Desmond Miles, an ordinary bartender, is brought into Abstergo Industries to relive the memories and secrets of his ancestors. (Assassin's Creed)
  • November 6:
  • November 23: Sarah Manning meets Elizabeth Childs moments before Childs commits suicide by stepping in front of a train. Struck by the uncanny resemblance between the twonote , Manning assumes Childs' identity. (Orphan Black)
  • November 29: Liz Lemon marries Criss Chros in an ad-hoc ceremony organized by Jack Donaghy. Jenna Maroney is not in attendance. (30 Rock)
  • December 7: Red Clansman Tatara Totsuka killed on a rooftop in Shizume (K)
  • December 18: The Red King tracks down the Colorless King to enact his revenge (K)
  • December 21: Death of the fourth sun. (Mayan cosmology)
  • December 22: Birth of the fifth sun. (Mayan cosmology)
  • December 24:
    • Tentacled structures called Babels rise throughout Manhattan and other parts of the globe, and those structures give birth to the time-distorting monsters called the Twisted. (The 3rd Birthday)
    • After investigating the murder of a professional Santa Claus, Kate Beckett and Richard Castle spend their first Christmas together. (Castle)
  • December: Gregarious Games is renamed Gregarious Simulation Systems. It releases its flagship title, the only one it ever releases under this name, the Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation, a semi-distributed Virtual Reality MMORPG which gradually comes to subsume the entire Internet. (Ready Player One)
  • Edonian Civil War. Global Bioterror Attacks begin. (Resident Evil 6)
  • Neutrinos or something cause a gigantic natural cataclysm that remakes Earth. (2012)
  • War between Devil Z and Autobots. Humans drafted into the battle on both sides as Godmasters. Birth of new Autobot leader, God Ginrai. (Transformers: Super-God Masterforce)
  • The Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler confront one of the last Daleks. Adam Mitchell joins the TARDIS, but is immediately kicked off after one trip. (Doctor Who)
  • Robert Neville struggles to survive as the last human in Manhattan. (I Am Legend [film])
  • Michelle, former girlfriend of Philip J. Fry, has a marriage end in failure. She chooses to have herself frozen at Applied Cryogenics, hoping to start a new life in the future. She was supposed to wake up in 2266. Instead, Michelle wakes up in 3000/3001. (Futurama)
  • A time travel "paradox-free" duplicate of Philip J. Fry captures the narwhal Leelu, but discovers she had found a mate and had no intention of returning to captivity. He returns to Panucci's Pizza, but a time-traveling Bender blows it up. The resulting fire kills and fossilises Seymour Asses, the loyal dog of Fry. Seymour had spent most his life waiting for Fry outside the Pizza place. The remains of the dog would be found in the 31st century. Fry sneaks into Applied Cryogenics. He joins Michelle in her slumber, setting the alarm for 3002. (Futurama)
  • Conan O'Brien loses his "freakishly long legs" in the War of 2012. (Futurama)
  • Dr. Brian Jones and his son, Kicker, visit Cybertron as part of a delegation from Earth. Kicker gets scared and runs off, and winds up getting magic powers from Primus. (Transformers Energon)
  • The construction of Millennium Gate is completed at the former site of Portage Creek, Indiana. Shannon O'Donnel-Janeway served as a consulting engineer of the project. (Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Space War One, the war between humanity and the alien warriors known as the Zentraedi, comes to an end thanks to the music of pop star Lynn Minmei. Later that same year, Minmei departs Earth on the SDF-2 Megaroad-01. (Macross, Macross Flashback 2012)
  • Duncan MacLeod, Methos, Ceirdwyn, Amanda, and Joe Dawson have a reunion. (Highlander comic book)
  • A handful of surviving Immortals, including Methos, go an a quest to locate the mysterious "Source" of immortal power. Methos helps them recruit his former associates Duncan MacLeod and Joe Dawson, the last Watcher. Duncan brings along his mortal wife Anna Teshemka. more  (Highlander: The Source.)
  • Gas prices have reached $100 per gallon. Al Gore works as a taxi driver in a hybrid cab. (Futurama)
  • Paul Rassos convinces Max Payne to work with him as a bodyguard. (Max Payne 3)
  • A bizarre combination of reviewers, nerds, gamers, internet personalities, and 8-bit Mickey investigate a mysterious Plot Hole near Jupiter and battle the dark might of Hollywood. The Nostalgia Critic does not return more  (To Boldly Flee)
  • Hero's Duty is released to arcades. (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Enrico Pucci, once Dio Brando's most faithful disciple, attempts to remake the universe into Dio's ideal image. spoiler  (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Zangyack Empire defeated, the Gokaigers return the lost Super Sentai powers (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger)
  • The antithesis of Melody of Happiness, Melody of Sorrow, was sang and resurrected Noise, who turned everyone into stone. However, Hibiki, Kanade and their friends confront him and managed to reach out to him, making him defeated with a smile. The Melody of Happiness is sang, restoring everyone. (Suite Pretty Cure ♪)
  • Miyuki Hoshizora bumps into Candy of Marchenland Kingdom and becomes entangled, along with her friends Akane Hino, Yayoi Kise, Nao Midorikawa and Reika Aoki, in the battle against the Bad End Kingdom under Pierrot... as the new Pretty Cure team. (Smile Pretty Cure!)
  • Fusion returns, six Pretty Cure teams make themselves public and become popular. Ayumi Sakigame briefly becomes Cure Echo to help the girls when Fusion attempts a third comeback (Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage)
  • Aiden Pearce and Damian Brenks hack into Merlaut Hotel, but the presence of another hacker leads to their discovery. Soon after, hitmen are dispatched against the two; they cripple Damian, and they cause Aiden's vehicle to crash, leading to the death of his niece, Lana Pearce. (Watch_Dogs)
  • The Leviathan is defeated. (Supernatural)
  • During a Hollow Night phenomena, Hyde Kido is attacked by a Void and becomes an In-Birth. He is soon recruited into (what remains of) the Night Blade organisation and encounters Hilda, the leader of the Amnesia faction. Sion Eltnam Altasia appears to acquire the ability to travel between fictional universes. She goes by the name 'Ms. Eltnum' as she does so, possibly to avoid copyright issues. ( Under Night In-Birth)
  • Mack Greenburg is born. (The Zack Files)
  • Juliette Kagan dies of cancer. (The Outer Limits (1995))

     2013 
  • January: TGS with Tracy Jordan is cancelled after a threat of a sexual harassment lawsuit from Hazel Wassername, a former NBC page.more  After becoming CEO of Kabletown, Jack Donaghy appoints Kenneth Parcell as president of NBC. Donaghy then resigns from Kabletown in order to return to General Electric. (30 Rock)
  • February 3:
    • The Baltimore Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. During the third quarter, a power outage in the stadium's floodlights suspends play for 34 minutes. (Real Life)
    • The floodlight outage is caused by Craig Ferguson using a stadium outlet to charge Lucy Liu's phone, after being warned not to. (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson)
  • February 8: Agent 47 fakes the assassination of Diana Burnwood and looks after Victoria, a young clone. Later, he assassinates a mobster in Chicago's Chinatown. (Hitman: Absolution)
  • February 9: Agent 47 fails to assassinate Blake Dexter, an arms dealer. He is then on the run from police. (Hitman: Absolution)
  • February 10: Victoria is kidnapped. Agent 47 assassinates Dom Osmond, Dexter's informant. (Hitman: Absolution)
  • February 11: Agent 47 wipes out the Hope Cougars gang, eliminates 3 scientists working for Dexter, and escapes an ICA-coordinated attack. (Hitman: Absolution)
  • February 13:
    • Kim Jong-un successfully negotiates peace between North and South Korea, beginning the formation of the Greater Korean Republic (GKR). (Homefront)
    • Agent 47 kills Blake Dexter and rescues Victoria, giving her back to Diana. (Hitman: Absolution)
  • February 16: Defense attorney Mia Fey and prosecutor Miles Edgeworth make their courtroom debuts in State v. Fawles. more  (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations)
  • March 9: Lemmy Barnet, Doc Matthews and Stephen "Mitch" Mitchell awaken from the suspended animation pods of the Ares. (Journey Into Space)
  • April 12: Laura Barns commits suicide after being cyberbullied. (Unfriended)
  • April 20: The second Super Hero Wars: Space Shocker invades Earth. Gavan type-G sent in to stop them, but mistakes Kamen Rider Wizard and Kamen Rider Beast as the leaders (Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z)
  • May - September: The governments of the African nations collapse. The African Union asks for help in reparation but it goes unanswered. (Year Zero)
  • June 29: US President Adam Benford is infected with a mutagenic virus in a bioterrorist attack on Tall Oaks. He is mercy-killed by Leon Scott Kennedy. (Resident Evil 6)
  • June 30: Chris Redfield and his squad enter Waiyip, China to rescue the U.N. workers. Leon and Helena arrive in China and meet Jake/Sherry. They join forces to fight off the Ustanak. (Resident Evil 6)
  • June: Dipper and Mabel Pines are sent to spend the summer with their great-uncle Stan in Gravity Falls. Justification (Gravity Falls)
  • August 10: The first kaiju, Trespasser, emerges from the Breach and attacks San Francisco. (Pacific Rim)
  • August 15: Trespasser is killed by three tactical nuclear missiles. By this time, it has killed tens of thousands of people across the Bay Area. (Pacific Rim)
  • August 22: Launch of the first translight starship Luxion, captained by Yuuzou Takaya. (GunBuster)
  • August 24: Weirdmageddon. Justification  (Gravity Falls)
  • August 31: Dipper and Mabel celebrate their 13th birthday. (Gravity Falls)
  • August: Agent 47 kills Benjamin Travis, who was his handler and a prominent member of the ICA board. (Hitman: Absolution)
  • September 7: Cop Damien Tomaso and criminal Leito infiltrate District 13 to retrieve a stolen Neutron Bomb. (Banlieue 13)
  • September: Tiberius Stone begins sabotaging Peter Parker's research at Horizon Labs. (Superior Spider-Man)
  • October 4: Comet Tiamat's nucleus splits in two, with one part crashing into the rural Japanese town of Itomori. (Your Name)
  • October: The new Red King Awakens (K)
  • November 1: Walker appoints House Majority Whip Francis J. "Frank" Underwood as his Vice President to replace Jim Matthews as he pursues a run for Governor of Pennsylvania. (House of Cards (US))
  • November 9: A temporal anomaly caused by the machinations of Tiberius Stone leads to an explosion at Horizon Labs, utterly destroying the facility. The Spider-Man of 2099 is stranded in this time. (Superior Spider-Man)
  • November 19: The U.S. President is assassinated at a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • Snake Plissken is coerced into entering Los Angeles to retrieve a stolen remote control for a satellite weapon. (Escape from L.A.)
  • The fascist Norsefire party takes advantage of political instability and a biological attackmore  to seize control of the British government. (V for Vendetta [film])
  • Pierrot is defeated in the same fashion as Black Hole, against Miyuki's team. Life seemingly returned normal for Miyuki, albeit losing Candy and their powers... until Candy came back anyway. (Smile Pretty Cure!)
  • After destroying the Trump Kingdom and defeating Cure Sword, the Selfish Kingdom set their sights to Earth. However, standing against them and not letting them have their ways is Mana Aida, who met another remnant of the Trump Kingdom and became Cure Heart (and later includes her two friends Rikka Hishikawa and Alice Yotsuba... and the aforementioned Cure Sword, going under the name 'Makoto Kenzaki') to drive the Selfish Kingdom from Earth. (Doki Doki Pretty Cure)
  • Seven Pretty Cure teams are invited to the Fairy Academy for a "Pretty Cure Party" in their honor. Just so they aren't left out, Candy and Miyuki invite Mana and her team to the party. This proves to be a good thing when the party turns out to be a trap by a vengeful creature spurred on by the jealousy of one of the students. (Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2)
  • Aiden Pearce, aka "The Vigilante", roams the city of Chicago, seeking revenge on those responsible for the death of his niece. (Watch_Dogs)
  • Metatron manipulates the Winchesters and Castiel, kills Naomi, and banishes every angel from Heaven, with the now fallen angels falling to Earth. (Supernatural)
  • Captain Ray Holt becomes commander of the 99th Precinct of the NYPD, based in Brooklyn. (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • NYPD detective Jo Martinez's husband Sean Moore dies of an unexpected heart attack while running on a treadmill. (Forever)
  • Birth of Lua and Luca (Leo and Luna). (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Playa awakens from his coma in the Stilwater Federal Penitentiary. He escapes and re-founds the 3rd Street Saints with the help of fellow inmate Carlos. (Saints Row 2) Justification 
  • Franklin Richards, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Summers, Colossus, Storm and Wolverine escape a mutant concentration camp in a dystopian United States controlled by the Sentinels. (Days of Future Past)
  • Danny Torrance and Abra Stone engage in a year-long showdown against the True Knot, emotion vampires who feed off the pain of psychic children they torture to death. The final battle takes place in the Rocky Mountains where the Overlook Hotel once stood. Secretly, they are assisted by the ghost of Jack Torrance, Danny's father. (Doctor Sleep)
  • The delinquent gang BLAZE in Morimiya City disbands after a violent confrontation with their rival gang CHAOS note . (Tokyo Xanadu)

    Late 2013 or early 2014 
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     2014 
  • February 5: Hundun, the second recorded kaiju, attacks Manila. (Pacific Rim)
  • February 16: The Coalition Forces, whose numbers are almost spent fighting the Twisted for a little over three years, finally storm the stronghold of the Twisted, the Grand Babel, formed from the fragments of lesser Babels the world over — in order to track down Hyde Bohr, the perceived leader of the Twisted. Aya Brea partakes in this mission. more  (The 3rd Birthday)
  • March 14: Following a massive earthquake in the Iran-Iraq region, the Iranian government (presumably the Ahmadinejad regime) is violently overthrown, and a new government headed by PLR (People's Liberation and Resistance) leader Faruk Al-Bashir takes over the country. (Battlefield 3)
  • March 30: Takeshi Hongo leads the Showa Kamen Riders in a war against the Heisei Kamen Riders. Keisuki Jin allies himself with Takumi Inui, Tsukasa Kadoya and Kota Kazaruba and uncovers a plot by the revived Badan Empire. The ToQGers and Kyoryu Red give the Riders a hand. (Heisei Rider Vs Showa Rider Kamen Rider Wars Featuring Super Sentai)
  • April 12: The ghost of Laura Barns possesses six of her former friends and makes them kill themselves while in a Skype call with each other. (Unfriended)
  • May 1: Night Vale is taken over by StrexCorp Synernists Incorporated and their terrifying Smiling God. (Welcome to Night Vale)
  • June 1: Kaiceph attacks Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. (Pacific Rim)
  • June 15: Night Vale holds its mayoral election. Dana Cardinal wins, despite not standing as a candidate. The two other candidates, being The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home and Hiram McDaniels, do not accept the result and target the new mayor in a set of increasingly-violent (but ultimately unsuccessful) attempts over the next ten months. It should be noted that Hiram McDaniels is literally a five-headed dragon. (Welcome to Night Vale)
  • July 1: Night Vale comes together to throw StrexCorp back out of the town again and stop the Smiling God reaching their city. A side casualty is the town of Desert Bluffs, since StrexCorp employed everyone who lived there. (Welcome to Night Vale)
  • August 4: Ronan the Accuser attacks Xandar, armed with the Power Stone. (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • September 4: Scissure attacks Sydney, and is eventually killed with two nuclear weapons. (Pacific Rim)
  • October 30: President Walker resigns amidst a Chinese money laundering scandal. Vice President Underwood is sworn in as President. (House of Cards (US))
  • October 31: Darlene Alderson finds, and buys, what will become Fsociety's iconic mask in a 10 cent store, in New York's Chinatown. Elliot gets the idea for Fsociety and what would become the 5/9 hack when he wears it. (Mr. Robot)
  • November 9: The start of the Jaeger Program. (Pacific Rim)
  • November 11: HIV tests become mandatory in the UK. (Doctor Who)
  • November 13: GRU agent Dmitri "Dima" Mayakovsky, along with his teammates Vladimir Kamarivsky and Kiril, tries and fails to stop the PLR from detonating a portable nuclear device in the heart of Paris; 80,000 die. (Battlefield 3)
  • November 14: PLR leader and rogue CIA informant Solomon attempts to detonate a second nuclear bomb in New York City, only to be foiled by the efforts of Marine Staff Sergeant Henry "Black" Blackburn. (Battlefield 3)
  • November 27: Darlene meets two future Fsociety members, Mobley and Trenton, in a coffee shop and tells them about Elliot's plan for Fsociety. (Mr. Robot)
  • December 19: After being told to wake up (by Bob Newhart in a horse costume), Nigel Wick wakes up from a nightmare where he had been a talk show host with a robot skeleton sidekick. Drew Carey reassures him that it was only a dream. (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson)
  • December 25: Kirk Cameron lectures his brother-in-law about lightening up and having fun on Christmas. (Saving Christmas)
  • December: Mobley buys the Fun Society arcade from Romero, and recruits him to Fsociety, thus giving the organization its name. (Mr. Robot)
  • Two genetically engineered viruses, "Kellis flu" (a cure for the common cold) and "Marburg Amberlee" (a cure for cancer) meet and combine into what becomes known as Kellis-Amberlee, triggering a Zombie Apocalypse. (Newsflesh)
  • Snake is called back into action to assassinate Liquid, who's planning an insurrection with the five, largest PMCs. (Metal Gear Solid 4)
  • Bobber and Gobber Smartist die from eating too many candy canes. more  Afterward, their son Axey vows to avenge their deaths and become a cop. (Axe Cop)
  • The cyber-ape revolution ushers in a new ice age. Humans are driven underground, where "heat miners" tap the warmth of the Earth's core in order to survive. (Penny Arcade)
  • Emir Parkreiner encounters Kenjiro Matsuoka for the last time. Kun Lan is killed by Parkreiner. (killer7)
  • Sarah Palin is elected President of the United States. (Iron Sky justification )
  • An online populist movement known as "Cordis Die" emerges, amassing huge amounts of followers via social media, culminating in simultaneous crowdsourced protests in Iran and North Korea. Unbeknownst to the public, its mysterious leader "Odysseus" is actually Raul Menendez. (Call of Duty: Black Ops II)
  • King Selfish attacks Earth, leading to the near obliteration of Mana's home town, but the Pretty Cure rescue the person trapped inside, the King of the Trump Kingdom. With the Selfish destroyed, the Trump Kingdom accidentally connected to the Earth, becoming the Trump Republic in return. The missing Marie-Ange is revealed to have become three people: the fairy Ai, and the mysterious Regina and Aguri Madoka/Cure Ace. The world ends up learning the identities of the team and accept them as their heroes. (Doki Doki Pretty Cure)
  • In a World... where Pretty Cure are accepted as major heroes, Princess Hime makes Tsubomi Hanasaki look awesome as she finds herself being bailed by the mysterious Cure Fortune all the time. However, things look up for her when she chooses one Megumi Aino to be her friend, who ends up becoming Hime's partner as a Pretty Cure (Happiness Charge Pretty Cure)
  • In which the world's children are trapped inside their dream, Megumi and Hime find they have to save the children and their seniors from eternal sleep. On the backstage, Enyen and Grell heard about the accident and remembered an old classmate that might have something to do with it. (Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 3)
  • James Halliday appears on the cover of Time Magazine. (Ready Player One)
  • Research into Maso particles breaks the law of the conversation of mass, a process later called magic. The Gestalt Project begins, and successfully removes and returns a test subject's soul. (NieR)
  • Castiel imprisons Metatron. (Supernatural)
  • The Darkness was released on Earth. (Supernatural)
  • Springfield Elementary buries a time capsule. The contents mix with toxic waste creating mutant creatures that devastate New New York 1000 years later. The Planet Express crew arrives from 3014 in an attempt to stop this from happening. (Simpsorama)
  • Dr. Henry Morgan dies and revives after a subway crash. This earns him the attention of fellow immortal Adam, who begins stalking him; as well as NYPD detective Jo Martinez, who investigates Morgan but doesn't discover his secret. Morgan goes on to join the medical examiner's office and help Jo solve murders. (Forever)
  • Disgraced minister and sideshow faith healer Charles Jacobs attempts to glimpse the afterlife by tapping into the same otherwordly energy source he's been using to heal with the help of the terminally ill Mary Fay, and his former patient and parishioner Jamie Morton. Much to their horror, they discover that the afterlife is nothing but a chaotic void where all human souls are enslaved by Mother, a demonic entity who is the true source of the healing energy Jacob has been using. Jacobs dies of a stroke, and Jamie is left a shell of a man, dependant on anti-depressant drugs. (Revival)
  • The 2014 Soccer Cup (presumably Valoran's, aligning with our own by amusing multiversal coincidence) sees the debut of Maokai on Order United as goalkeeper, and indeed goal. Being an enormous animate tree makes it difficult for their rivals Chaos FC to score against them. (League of Legends, 'Goalkeeper Maokai' skin.)

     2015 
  • Start of the year: Eclipse incidents in Morimiya City, Japan skyrocket. Asuka Hiiragi is recalled from her studies in the United States by Nemesis and moves to Japan to investigate the phenomenon, later transfering into Morimiya Academy. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • February 7: Fsociety hacks an Allsafe server with a DDOS, designed to hide a rootkit they implant. Elliot finds the rootkit, but does not delete it, instead choosing to make it inaccessible to anyone but him. (Mr. Robot)
  • February 10: After long-distance scanning detects a large number of unidentified flying objects approaching Earth, the XCOM project is activated to prepare a defense of the planet. (XCOM: Enemy Unknown)
  • February: The SL-9 Incident more  (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
  • March 2: E Corp's CTO, Terry Colby is framed for the hack on Allsafe's server. (Mr. Robot)
  • March 31: Elliot Alderson infiltrates Steel Mountain, and plants the device that makes the 5/9 hack possible. (Mr. Robot)
  • April 2: Discord sends Twilight Sparkle to XCOM's Earth as a challenge to prove that friendship is the most powerful thing in the universe. After some close calls due to XCOM's assumption that all Aliens are Bastards, Twilight and XCOM start cooperating, and XCOM gets a serious edge against the invaders. (Arad's Stardust)
  • April 16: Kou Tokisaka encounters his classmate Asuka Hiiragi being stalked by delinquents after his late-night shift. He follows them and attempts to interfere to save her, but then a strange gate opens up and draws all of them inside an unknown place. Kou experiences the Eclipse for the first time and finds Asuka defeating monsters called Greeds in the Eclipse with her Soul Device, but then his memories get erased by Asuka shortly after. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • April 17: Kou's Childhood Friend Shiori Kurashiki is pursued by an Elder Greed and gets drawn into the Eclipse. Kou regains his memory of the night before and obtains his Soul Device; Raging Gear, and together with Asuka, they defeat the Menace Ogre and save Shiori. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • April 27: Chiaki Incident Day 1. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • April 28: Chiaki Incident Day 2. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • May 7: God's App Incident Day 1. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • May 8: God's App Incident Day 2. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • May 9:
    • "5/9 Hack": Fsociety hacks E Corp's servers, encrypting all of their financial records and destroying all their backups, which causes a massive financial crisis in the US. (Mr. Robot)
    • God's App Incident Day 3. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • May 12: While Fsociety destroys their equipment and throws a party celebrating the success of the 5/9 hack, Elliot Alderson is arrested on minor hacking and dognapping charges. (Mr. Robot)
  • May 18: After a day of Eclipse hunting solo, Asuka arrives back in her place of stay to find Kou, Sora, and Yuuki throwing her a surprise birthday party. She decides to celebrate it just this once. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • May 19: Ronnie Raymond dies. (The Flash (2014))
  • May 21: BLAZE Incident Day 1. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • May 22: BLAZE Incident Day 2. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • May 23: BLAZE Incident Day 3. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • May: The alien invasion proves overwhelming, and the nations of Earth quickly surrender. After this "Great Accord," the ADVENT Administration is established to govern the planet on behalf of the victorious "Elders." XCOM is dissolved, its members killed, captured or driven into hiding. (XCOM 2)
  • June 3: Mist Incident Day 1. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • June 4: Mist Incident Day 2. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • June 5: Mist Incident Day 3. more  (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • June 11: Fsociety steals the balls from the Wall Street Bull. (Mr. Robot)
  • June 13: The Morimiya students take a vacation at the Kamiyama Hot Springs. note  The Xanadu Research Club (X.R.C.) is officially founded, with Kou as its president. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • June 25: The X.R.C. takes on their first official job request. They investigate a broken alarm clock to find that it's been corrupted by the Eclipse, and head on inside to defeat the Elder Greed; Resonance Golem affecting it. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • June 26: Same sex marriage is legalized throughout the United States, by supreme court decision. (Real Life, Mr. Robot)
  • June: Romero is murdered. (Mr. Robot)
  • July 4: Fsociety releases a video about American independence, while also posting a tape of an FBI conference call about "Operation Berenstain," which is tracking millions of Americans' phone calls to try to find the "Five/Nine" hackers, causing a massive uproar. Also, the General Counsel of E Corp, Susan Jacobs, is killed by a taser and her body cremated in a dog crematorium. (Mr. Robot)
  • July 14: In broad daylight, hundreds of aggressive bats swarm a passenger plane causing it to crash on the beach of a Japanese island. (Zoo)
  • July 30: Strange white creatures later named "Vertexes" suddenly appear and devastate the planet. (Nogi Wakaba is a Hero)
  • July - October: India and Pakistan get into a war that ends in the destruction of both countries. (Year Zero)
  • August 6: Elliot Alderson is released from prison after serving only three months of his 18 month sentence, ostensibly due to budget cuts. He then meets Cisco's Dark Army contact. (Mr. Robot)
  • August 8: Doc Brown arrives in the future for the first time. He figures out a way to finance a hover conversion and a Mr. Fusion upgrade, thanks to some research on the Internet. (Back to the Future)
  • September 8: After accidentally time traveling to 2011, Doc Brown shows up at Lone Pine Mall to get some power lacing Nike Mag sneakers. (Back to the Future Nike Mag short film)
  • October 21: Doc Brown has Marty McFly pose as his own son to prevent a deal that would get him arrested. (Back to the Future Part II)
  • December 19: The Luxion encounters space monsters 250 light-years from Earth and is lost. (GunBuster)
  • According to John Titor, civil war in the United States ends with a nuclear strike by Russia, followed by a brief World War III, during which many U.S. cities, the European Union, and China are destroyed. (Usenet)
  • Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, and others join forces to battle Ming the Merciless. (Defenders of the Earth)
  • Kyle Reese and John Connor are imprisoned in the Century Work Camp. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Self-driving cars are so commonplace that nobody drives any more, and petrol is illegal. (Roadkill)
  • The Great Recession begins. It will still be ongoing in 2045. (Ready Player One)
  • Angels begin to attack Nerv headquarters in Tokyo-3. (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • The Gestalt Project is considered as a possible countermeasure to White Chlorination Syndrome. Research continues into the possibility of a Gestalitized soul that has lost its body. (NieR)
  • The schematics for a device called a Stepper are released on the Internet, and people discover that it allows one to move to alternate Earths. (The Long Earth)
  • The first prototype Jaegers are completed. (Pacific Rim)
  • Dr. Henry Morgan incapacitates sociopathic immortal Adam during a duel, but is mortally wounded and dies/revives shortly after. Jo Martinez discovers a picture of Henry from the 1940's and confronts him about it, leading him to (presumably) tell her his "long story." (Forever)
  • Deep Mirror, unmasked as Earth God Blue's brother Red, revealed himself as the true mastermind behind Queen Mirage. Cure Lovely gains the combined power of the entire world's Pretty Cures and talks down Red of his homicidal plan after a necessary beating. Both Blue and Red decide to remake the connection between the two worlds and peace reigns anew. (Happiness Charge Pretty Cure)
  • As Hope Kingdom was invaded by despair army of Dysdark, two fairies named Puff and Aroma evacuate to Earth as Prince Kanata stayed behind to hold back the invasion. Puff and Aroma decide to take refugee with a girl who Prince Kanata had entrusted with Pretty Cure regalia Dress Up Key years ago. Said girl, Haruka, had just enrolled in Noble Academy in her attempt to be a princess. (Go! Princess Pretty Cure)
  • Two thieves had Harmonia's royal family hostage, but their plan was meeting an obstacle as the kingdom had previously sent invitations to the Pretty Cure in their annual festival to appease their dragon god. (Pretty Cure All Stars Spring Carnival)
  • Victory in Antarctica Day. End of the Resource Wars. Hubert Graft rescues some children isolated in the last of the fighting, and later goes to work for Maximum Inc. (Phantom 2040)
  • First permanent colony established on Moon. (Event Horizon)
  • Australia and Japan join the Bangkok Economic Alliance. (Front Mission series)
  • The Republic of Zaftra is founded through the merger of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. (Front Mission series)
  • Major Jason Mercer enters cryostasis. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • Buck Bokai begins his Major League Baseball career as a shortshop for the London Kings. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • An immortal knight uncovers a conspiracy to unseal the Witch Queen and destroy humanity. (The Last Witch Hunter)

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

     2016 
  • January 1: 3rd Impact occurs. Everybody dies. Then everybody gets better. Maybe. (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • January 2: SCP-4666 abducts 5-year-old Ekaterina Morozova from her home in Russia after torturing and killing her entire family. It then takes her back to its lair and forces her to make toys out of the remains of other children. (SCP Foundation)
  • March 1: The town of Desert Bluffs is officially annexed by their Sitcom Arch-Nemesis, Night Vale. (Welcome to Night Vale)
  • April: An elite anti-terrorist regiment, the Riot Force 6, is officially formed on Mid-Childa. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers)
  • June: The town of Night Vale is nearly destroyed by the Good Boy (who might be Satan) and his army of Strangers. The Good Boy is killed (or at least, defeated) by Khoshekh the cat, and all the Strangers return to normal. (Welcome to Night Vale)
  • July: The SDF-2 Megaroad-01 vanishes near the galactic center with all hands on board. The ship and its crew are never heard from again.
  • Ogden Morrow and Kira Underwood announce their engagement. (Ready Player One)(Macross)
  • August 3: Defense attorney Phoenix Wright makes his courtroom debut in State v. Butz. (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
  • August 13: A covert op set up by the US to infiltrate an Ultranationalist terrorist group goes horribly wrong, causing a second Cold War to erupt. (Modern Warfare 2)
  • August 17: Former Task Force 141 Captain John "Soap" MacTavish is rushed to a safehouse in northern India to treat stab wounds more . Ex-Spetznaz member Yuri is sent to help protect MacTavish. (Modern Warfare 3)
  • August 30: Anean Continental War breaks out. (Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation)
  • September 12: Dr. Jail Scaglietti carries out a terrorist attack at the Public Presentation of the Ground Forces in Cranagan, Mid-Childa. Several important TSAB instalation are destroyed. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers)
  • September 19: Dr. Scaglietti directs his combat cyborg squad to launch another large-scale terrorist attack on Mid-Childa, however, they are defeated and captured by the Riot Force 6 by the end of the day, ending the Jail Scaglietti incident. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers)
  • October 3: Russian President Boris Vorshevsky's personal airplane is hijacked by Ultranationalist leader Vladimir Makarov. (Modern Warfare 3)
  • October 8: The 43rd Oborozuka Elementary Sports Festival. (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
  • November 8:
    • Donald Trump wins the US presidency. (Real Life)
    • Murphy Brown awakens in her living room, sees a report by her son Avery announcing Trump's victory, and lets out a Big "NO!". (Murphy Brown)
    • Jeb Bush is elected U.S. President. (Glee)
  • November: Earth experiences full moons for nine nights in a row. London is terrorised by wereolves (Age of the Wolf)
  • Damien and Leito team up again to deal with rising tensions in District 13. (Banlieue 13: Ultimatum)
  • A "Luciferase" vaccine is developed for White Chlorination Syndrome and administered to elite military forces. After a few victories against Legion berserkers, the soldiers form a "1st Crusade" that is ultimately wiped out. Further research indicates that younger patients are better suited for Luciferase, prompting the creation of the Hamelin Organization to recruit teenage soldiers. (NieR)
  • America's "New Founding Fathers" designate the night of March 22nd - 23rd of each year as Purge night, during which all laws are suspended for 12 hours. (The Purge Justification )
  • Princess Pretty Cure gain their Grand Princess title and Dyspear was defeated, but Close who was chosen as her successor clashes with Cure Flora in his attempt to defeat the Cures once and for all. Cure Flora who realizes that despair is eternal and will simply find more vessels, let Close go after a final battle, declaring that they will always there to oppose him. The world is restored and the Pretty Cures part way to chase after their dreams but their bonds are never broken. (Go! Princess Pretty Cure)
  • A novice witch named Riko is searching for Linkle Stone Emerald in her attempt to be a great witch. Her broom flying is witnessed by passing Mirai and they learn they have identical pendants. Using the pendants, they team up as Pretty Cure duo to fight minions of evil magician Dokurokushe. (Maho Girls PreCure)
  • Luca falls into a coma for a month, during which her mind dwells in the Spirit World. She makes a promise to Ancient Fairy Dragon to one day return in their hour of need. When she awakens, she quickly loses all memory of this event. (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Kinga Forrester captures Gizmotics employee, Jonah Heston and continues the B-Movie watching experiments of her father and grandmother. (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • The Magnetic-motor is invented. Levitating vehicles are now possible. (Ōban Star-Racers)
  • Margaret dies of old age, leaving her son John as the only inhabitant in the bunker. The Bunker is slowly beginning to break down, leaving John with the choice of either facing the unknown outside world, or remaining behind and dying alone. (The Bunker)
  • The first prototype Gear escapes from the Gear project. Shortly afterwards, the project disbands. This will have no long-term consequences. (Guilty Gear)
  • Kirigaya Kazuto gives up Kendo. (Sword Art Online)

     2017 
  • January 21: Task Force 141 assaults the Hotel Oasis in Dubai in an effort to assassinate Vladimir Makarov. more  (Modern Warfare 3)
  • March 6: Squidward hides in the storage freezer of the Krusty Krab. He attempts to exit the freezer, but the door doesn't open, leaving him trapped inside. (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • April 1: Anean Continental War ends. (Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation)
  • May 7: An accident at Leiblich Pharmaceutical's LeMu amusement park endangers the lives of six guests and employees. The Tief Blau virus epidemic begins, killing 10,000 people over the next several years. (Ever17)
  • May 28: Linda Reagan is killed in a hospital helicopter accident. Her husband, Detective Danny Reagan, blames himself, as he sees it as the culmination of events starting with the firebombing of his family’s house not long before. (Blue Bloods)
  • July 7: An alleged assassination attempt on the Japanese Emperor by Korean agents leads to violent anti-Korean rioting in Japan. (Homefront)
  • August 16: A holiday liner sinks. (Doctor Who)
  • September 1: Harry Potter, Ginny Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Weasley, and Draco Malfoy see their children off at King's Cross station. Albus Severus Potter, Rose Weasley, and Scorpius Malfoy are beginning their first year at Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • November 28:
  • Livingston Trench incident; the captain of the seaQuest nearly causes global war. The United Earth Oceans Organization is created in the wake of this incident; they refit the seaQuest for exploration purposes. (seaQuest DSV)
  • Terrorist Zero makes his first appearance, and leads the Black Rebellion against the Holy Britannian Empire. Rebellion quashed, and Area 11 is demoted to a correctional sub-area. (Code Geass)
  • Cetacean Rights Act passed, granting dolphins equal rights to humans. Beginning of a centuries-long class-action lawsuit by the newly empowered dolphins, of the entire human race, over whaling. (Known Space)
  • (Universe A and, presumably, B) Death of Queen Elizabeth II. Dissolution of the Monarchy of Great Britain (FlashForward, novel)
  • The UN is dissolved, heralding an era of total globalization. National borders cease to exist. (killer7)
  • GDI anti-piracy convention. (Command & Conquer)
  • Kamen Rider Fourze is killed in action more . The modern day Inazuman takes his place. (Kamen Rider X Kamen Rider Wizard And Fourze Movie War Ultimatum)
  • Marriage of Ogen Morrow and Kira Underwood. Kira retires from Gregarious Simulation Systems. (Ready Player One)
  • Formation of Europia's W0 squadron under the command of Leila Malcal. During a series of riots over rumors of a terrorist attack, Leila Malcal is revealed to be the daughter of slain politician Bradow von Breisgau. Shin Hyuga Shaing attempts coup of Euro Britannia and invasion of Europia, which is defeated by the W0 squadron. (Code Geass: Akito the Exiled)
  • One of the last remaining New Yorkers tells of how he witnessed the city's destruction "many years ago". Most of the survivors moved to Florida, with the exception of The Mafia, which has taken over Mexico. (Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway))
  • The Grey Tremor Plague wipes out 1/3 of Earth's population. (Mutant Rampage Body Slam)
  • The Jetsons travel back in time to this year to retrieve various WWE wrestlers in order to stop fellow wrestler The Big Show from wreaking havoc in the Jetsons' era. (The Jetsons and WWE: Robo-WrestleMania)
  • Ethan Winters travels to Louisiana to find his missing wife Mia. (Resident Evil 7: biohazard)
  • Kinga Forrester, daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester, restarts the Mystery Science Theater 3000 experiment in a get-rich-quick scheme. She captures noted Gizmonics Institute employee Jonah Heston to force him to watch the worst movies ever made.(Mystery Science Theater 3000)
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     2018 
  • January 2: SCP-4666 deposits Ekaterina Morozova, mutilated into a "doll" but still alive, at a home in Hoonah, Alaska. She dies of malnutrition the following day, but her interview with Foundation personnel at a hospital provides valuable insight into SCP-4666's behavior and the fate of its kidnap victims. (SCP Foundation)
  • January 20: After a protest march, former journalists Murphy Brown, Frank Fontana, and Corky Sherwood bemoan their retirements in the age of "fake news." (Murphy Brown)
  • February 6: The nation of Equestria manifests after an experiment at CERN creates a trans-dimensional gateway. After initial diplomatic overtures are concluded, the question of long-term relations between Earth and Equus comes into play. A major point of issue is the ponification serum, which Dr. Jacqueline Dionna Reitman is supporting the public distribution of as an alleged 'miracle cure'. (The Conversion Bureau: The Other Side of the Spectrum)
  • March: Avery Brown announces that he's taking a job at the neoconservative Wolf Network, and his mother announces that she's leaving retirement and taking a job with Corky Sherwood and Frank Fontana on the CNC network. Murphy and Avery find out that they have competing timeslots. (Murphy Brown)
  • May 4: On the activation of the "Homesteading the Noosphere" expansion on the Japanese server of Elder Tale, all players logged in are transported to another world based on the game. (Log Horizon)note 
  • May 21: John Connor leads an assault on SkyNet VLA. Marcus Wright awakens and maneuvers John to SkyNet Central. (Terminator Salvation)
  • May 22: Marcus Wright meets Kyle Reese and Star in Los Angeles and maneuvers them to SkyNet Central. Kyle and Star arre captured, but are rescued by John and Marcus. (Terminator Salvation)
  • Late May: SkyNet Central is destroyed by the Resistance. John Connor is mortally injured, but saved by a heart transplant from Marcus Wright. (Terminator Salvation)
  • May: The USS Wilmington is destroyed by a HK-Aerial. (Terminator Salvation)
  • September:
    • The newly regenerated Thirteenth Doctor defends Earth from the Stenza warrior Tzim-Sha.note  Not long after, while searching for the TARDIS, the Doctor accidentally transports herself, Yasmin Khan, Ryan Sinclair, and Graham O'Brien into space, where they all get caught up in the last leg of an intergalactic rally race. (Doctor Who)
    • A few hours later, the Doctor returns with Yaz, Ryan, and Graham in the TARDIS. Everyone gets caught up in a new conundrum involving spiders. (Doctor Who)
  • October 31: Michael Myers escapes imprisonment for the second time and returns to Haddonfield, murdering numerous people. (Halloween (2018))
  • November:
    • The first female president of the US is convicted of treason and impeached. Because of this, legislation is pushed through ending free elections and making it such that the president is chosen by a Congressional panel. (Year Zero)
    • 16 children are reported missing in unknown circumstances. Children were found safe after 9 days. (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors)
  • December: Republic City holds a tournament to raise funds for the disaster-afflicted Wild Colony area. Competitors include local heroes Team Fresh Floof, Team Prism, Team Peasant Poppers and Team Dark Ones. The winners are Team Fresh Floof, and their presence helps raise a lot of money in support. (Pokemon Tabletop Utopus Region)
  • Paul Denton is born. (Deus Ex)
  • AIDS has been eradicated, tumours can be removed by a simple process, and there's a wonderful antibiotic gel that disinfects, arrests bleeding, and instantly heals small wounds. On the other hand, weird man-made parasites called GUILT are starting to pop up in people. (Trauma Center)
  • The crew of the refit seaQuest begin their oceanic adventures. The ship is eventually destroyed preventing an ecological disaster. (seaQuest DSV)
  • The first moon colony is created. (Babylon 5)
  • Formation of the United Federation of Nations. First use of nuclear weaponry. Death of 98th emperor Charles zi Britannia and ascension of his son Lelouch to the throne, reign of terror begins with invasion of Japan (again). Death of 99th emperor Lelouch and ascension of his sister Nunally to the throne. World Peace established thanks to the catharsis provided by scapegoat mastermind Lelouch's public death. (Code Geass)
  • Advancements in sublight propulsion technology shorten interstellar times and allow the crews to remain active on board, making sleeper ships obsolete. (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Birth of the Dax symbiont on planet Trill. Dax would pursue a career with Starfleet. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • Gordon Freeman, after disappearing for 20 years, mysteriously resurfaces at City 17, somewhere in Eastern Europe on an Earth enslaved by Combine forces. more  (Half-Life 2/Half-Life 2: Episode One/Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • John Freeman who was Gordon Freeman's brother was one day in an office typing on a computer. He got an email from his brother that said that aliens and monsters were attacking his place and asked him for help so he went. (Half-Life: Full Life Consequences)
  • T-800 first comes online. (Terminator)
  • Moon Nazis attack America. (Iron Sky)
  • Salamander is revealed to have engineered all of the natural disasters he had predicted. He then tries to impersonate the Doctor and falls into the time vortex, presumed dead. (Doctor Who)
  • Japan establishes a National Research Weapons Laboratory to experiment with implanting Maso particles within soldiers. (NieR)
  • Megacorporations, including Maximum Inc., take over the Amazon and burn it down, massacring the native population. Hubert Graft is critically injured in a futile attempt to help the natives resist; he is given a new cyborg body and returns to Maximum Inc. as head of security in exchange for the promise of organic replacements in the future. (Phantom 2040)
  • Robert Pearson dies in mysterious circumstances, and entrusts Crow Hogan with looking after his Duel Runner and orphans. Crow joins up with Kyosuke Kiryu (Kalin Kessler), Jack Atlas, and Yusei Fudo to form the Team Satisfaction (Enforcers) gang. They use friendship and card games to make the Satellite a safe place to live, but Kiryu ends up in prison when he tried to take on the police. Kiryu incorrectly blames Yusei for this. (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
  • After failing the prevent the assassination of Prime Minister N'mani, Raiden sets out on a mission to defeat the PMC Desperado Enforcement LLC. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)
  • Kazuto finds a deleted entry record on the internet that reveals the deaths of his parents. (Sword Art Online)
  • Thanos begins personally seeking out and gathering the Infinity Stones, hoping to use them to wipe out half of all life in the universe. note  (Avengers: Infinity War)

    Between 2004 and 2019 
  • An unknown individual named  attempts to link Satellite to New Domino City by building a bridge, known as the Daedalus Bridge, which quickly gains him the support of the people. The operation is shut down by the police, but the builder manages to escape. (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)

    Between 2016 and 2019 
  • UNIT loses funding after its international partners withdraw support. Its phone number is redirected to a generic defence services call center. (Doctor Who)

     2019 
  • A young boy is experimented on by the government to make a superhuman, and goes on a rampage with his newfound power. (AKIRA)
  • January 1: A reconnaissance Dalek mutant reconstitutes itself from a fragmented form, uses an archaeologist as a People Puppet, rebuilds a casing for itself, and wreaks havoc across Britain. The Doctor and her companions seek to stop it; Ryan reconnects with his estranged father. (Doctor Who)
  • March 12: Miles Edgeworth returns from vacation abroad and finds himself entangled in a series of cases involving the Yatagarasu. (Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth)
  • April 29: Defense attorney Phoenix Wright defends in State v. Enigmar. more  (Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney)
  • June 3: All humans (and birds) on Earth are petrified by an unknown cause. (Dr. Stone)
  • Summer:
    • The Mariage incident takes place, a series of deadly arson cases in several worlds. (StrikerS Sound Stage X)
    • Tensions between Earth and Equestria reach a fever pitch when growing awareness of the Uncanny Valley behaviors of the newfoals and the FDA's insistence that the ponification potion was harmless leads to the creation of the Human Liberation Front. For all of May, the world is engulfed in "The Three Weeks of Blood", and Equestria is also split between ponies supporting ponification and those that don't. Ambassador Lyra Heartstrings forms the PHL (Ponies for Human Lives) in response. On May 29, the barrier surrounding Equestria begins to expand, destroying the CERN facility and killing numerous people. On June 30, Queen Celestia forcibly ponifies a large gathering of news reporters in Berne, Switzerland, during a press conference to address the barrier's expansion. Humanity immediately declares war. (The Conversion Bureau: The Other Side of the Spectrum)
  • November: Rick Deckard, a semi-retired blade runner, is forced back into service to hunt down replicants that had escaped to Earth. (Blade Runner)
  • Max, a genetically modified ex-super-soldier, searches for her brothers and sisters. (Dark Angel)
  • Project Satan is created from parts of the most evil cars of all time more  becoming the first were-car. Calculon, then a lowly car-making robot at the factory is the first victim. (Futurama)
  • Bruce Wayne retires as Batman. (Batman Beyond)
  • Eustace Fargo graduates from Harvard with a degree in law. He takes a job with the government, where he garners attention by being unflappably honest and incorruptible. (Judge Dredd)
  • (Universe A and, presumably, B) South Africa completes its post-Apartheid trials. President Tutu pardons over 5000 people. (FlashForward, novel)
  • Jack Granger joins GDI. (Command & Conquer)
  • The Hamelin Organization continues to recruit large numbers of teenaged Crusaders to battle against the Legion. The global conflict reaches a stalemate marked by massive casualties on both sides. (NieR)
  • Emil Jitar, working for Maximum Inc., attempts to improve human intelligence by psionically linking three minds. The first and last Triad disappears after their encounter with the 23rd Phantom, and the project is cancelled. (Phantom 2040)
  • Jack Atlas steals Yudei Fudo's D-wheel and Stardust Dragon, then escapes Satellite to New Domino City. (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
  • The Bangkok Economic Alliance expands beyond a simple economic coalition and is subsequently renamed the Oceania Cooperative Union (OCU). A national flag is chosen by contest and 2019 marks the beginning of the OCU. (Front Mission series)
  • U.S. President Joe Lieberman leaves office after 18 years. (Why Not Me?)

    Between 2010 and 2020 
  • Renegade Decepticons Shockblast and Six Shot are captured and imprisoned by the Autobot/Decepticons coalition. (Transformers Energon)
  • Rodimus' crew visits Planet Q and promises to protect its inhabitants if they are ever threatened by Unicron. Sure enough, Unicron resurrects and attempts to devour Planet Q. With Rodimus unable to reach them in time, the planet's chamberlain, Scorponok, blows up his world in a desperate bid to stop the chaos bringer. Unicron is seriously damaged and goes into dormancy. Planet Q's ruler, Alpha Quintesson, lives on and goes insane from loneliness. (Transformers Energon)
  • Estimated home era of the time-traveler Ingrid/Eternal Goddess. (Capcom Fighting Evolution, Street Fighter Alpha)
  • Ryu, the legendary warrior, appears to have retired from fighting to become a monk. He is visited by the above Ingrid during this period. (Street Fighter Alpha)
  • A human child falls into the Underground off of Mount Ebott. (Undertale)
  • Tech giant Richmond Valentine releases a special SIM card as part of a massive marketing play - these are, however, actually triggered to cause a Hate Plague. He also abducts and blackmails several celebrities and political figures. He is stopped by the Kingsmen agents. note  (Kingsman: The Secret Service)

     2020 
  • May 1: Throughout the day, Cutie Marks appear on the thighs of Dave, Jack, Evan, Fiona, Tess, Rachel, Tom, Harry, and several others. Over the next two days, they find themselves slowly transforming into the ponies that the cutie marks belong to. (Five Score, Divided by Four)
  • May 23-29: Britain falls to the barrier over the course of a week. King Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are ponified during the evacuations; Charles' eldest son William is subsequently crowned King of the former United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. His remaining subjects and the surviving member nations of the Commonwealth rally around him as a (comparatively) young and dynamic monarch. By the end of the summer, the majority of Continental Europe has been consumed by the Barrier, which noticeably slows down once it hits the Atlantic Ocean. This is later referred to as the Great Lull. (The Conversion Bureau: The Other Side of the Spectrum)
  • September - October: Shino is involved in a fatal robbery in a post office. (Sword Art Online)
  • November 3:
    • Jeb Bush is re-elected U.S. President. (Glee)
    • Oprah Winfrey is elected U.S. President. (The Boondocks)
    • Peter Day is elected President of the United States. (The Evil Touch)
    • U.S. President Donald Trump is elected to a second term. (Years and Years)
  • The Central Organization of Police Specialists battles Big Boss and his crooks in Empire City. (C.O.P.S.)
  • The crew of the underwater research base Sealab finds adventure in the oceans. (Sealab 2020)
  • A tribe of Silurians (aka Homo Reptilia or Eocene) resurface in Northern Wales to reclaim the Earth as theirs after aeons of slumber. Negotiations are attempted between human and Silurian. more  (Doctor Who)
  • Alpha Q creates the Terrorcons and resurrects Scorponok as part of an effort to steal a load of Energon and restore all the planet that had been consumed by Unicron. Rodimus comes out of the woodwork. After a long series of battles, the planets are restored in a pocket universe, and Galvatron throws himself into the new energon sun in order to annihilate Unicron. Starscream and Mirage follow. (Transformers Energon)
  • The United States government establishes so-called Sanctuary Districts in major cities in which the homeless, unemployed, mentally ill, and other undesirables are sequestered. Due to chronic over-crowding, the sanctuaries are subject to frequent food shortages and lack of medical treatment. The public outside the Sanctuaries is kept unaware of the problems. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • The Turtles arrive from the Old West and find themselves on hoverboards. After a while, they face Super Krang, defeat him, and are sent to 2100. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time)
  • Part of the Yakumo goes public and becomes an object of intense devotion. (killer7)
  • During a fight with a Kaiju, the Gipsy Danger is heavily damaged, and one of its pilots Yancy Becket is killed. His co-pilot and brother Raleigh retires from Jaeger piloting as a result. (Pacific Rim)
  • Metropia is founded. (Phantom 2040)
  • North and South America become one nation and the United States of the New Continent (USN), which is also known as the Unified Continental States (UCS), is born. (Front Mission series)
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers come in tenth in the World Series. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Leasath-Aurelia War. (Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception)
  • Dragons dominate the Earth, but a band of human survivors have a plan to wipe them out. (Reign of Fire)
  • Arno Stark is the Iron Man of 2020. (Marvel Comics)
  • Kalel Kent makes his debut as Superman III. (DC Comics)

     2021 
  • May 14: The PER attacks Washington D.C. with a massive force of newfoals and Empire loyalists. President Jack Davis nukes the city to prevent it from falling to Queen Celestia's hooves. Top newfoal officer and husband of Twilight Sparkle, Stalwart Heart (formerly Jacob Renee) is killed by Marcus before Scorched Earth/Burn House protocol is enacted. FBI and local law enforcement double down on searching for PER members and Jacqueline Dionna Reitman. (The Conversion Bureauthe Other Side Of The Spectrum)
  • July 20: following an anonymous tip from a PER spy, a team of police officers, military forces and the HLF descend upon the PER's Agua Caliente settlement. It is thoroughly destroyed, as scores of newfoals, ponies and human members of the PER are massacred. Jacqueline Reitman survives and is arrested. She is quickly given the death penalty. (The Conversion Bureauthe Other Side Of The Spectrum)
  • July 21: Noriko Takaya and Kazumi Amano depart Earth to begin their training in space. (Gunbuster)
  • August 16: August Heart is born. (The Flash (2014))
  • Summer: Birth of Maxwell Madison Jr. (Phantom 2040)
  • Early: Rex Goodwin hosts the Fortune Cup as a ploy to identify the unknown Signers. It is ultimately won by Yusei Fudo, who had recently escaped the Satellite. After that, the Signers defeat the Dark Signers using friendship and card games, and then build a new bridge connecting Satellite to the mainland. (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
  • Late: The first World Riding Duel Grand Prix is won by Team 5D's. The forces of Iliaster, and the dark future they guard against, are defeated by friendship and card games. (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)
  • TheNerveGear is announced. The JSDF and US Army cooperate with each other to begin developing training software for the NerveGear. (Sword Art Online)
  • A second seaQuest is launched. (seaQuest DSV)
  • The crew of the underwater research base Sealab do stupid and insane things. (Sealab 2021)
  • John Connor and Kyle Reese escape Century Work Camp. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Bounty hunter Rick Deckard receives an assignment to retire six fugitive androids. (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, later editionsnote )
  • The Burroughs Singularity is discovered; space travel becomes easier. (Ōban Star-Racers)
  • Craddle Pharmaceutical develops highly effective and safe sedative drug Soporil. (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors)
  • A rescue ship commanded by Colonel Sloane arrives on the planet V9-Gamma in order to bring its inhabitants back to Earth. The settlement's leader Captain William Benteen decides to stay behind. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Los Angeles is the biggest city in the world. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Steffi Ehrlich is born. (Doctor Who)
  • The M-1 is sent to Mars to assess the feasibility of colonizing it in the future. However, its crew never returns to Earth as they are killed by a Sand-Beast. The final transmission received by Earth is one of astronauts screaming. (The Outer Limits (1963))

     2022 
  • February 9: Wrigley Field in Chicago is attacked with a dirty bomb; in the aftermath, a man attempting to calm the crowds is assassinated. (Year Zero)
  • February 10: The Battle of the Thunderchild commences over Iceland. In an attempt to distract enemy forces and buy refugees time to escape from the onslaught, Lyra faces them herself in a defiant last stand; the HMS Thunderchild is sunk at the end of the battle, before the crew was ponified (except for three that committed suicide). Lyra Heartstrings and her lover Bon-Bon are taken back to Equestria by the Solar Empire's forces. A fixed trial is arranged, and Lyra is sentenced to death by petrification and shattering while Bon-Bon is forced to watch. Doctor Whooves and his family are able to save Bon-Bon but are too late to save Lyra. Bon-Bon is exposed to the Eye of Harmony, inducing a temporal stroke that leaves her with a case of chronological lobular desync disorder; this, combined with the trauma of witnessing Lyra's execution, has all but irreversibly damaged her mental state. (The Conversion Bureauthe Other Side Of The Spectrum)
  • May 14: The seaQuest disappears. (seaQuest DSV)
  • May: The NerveGear is released. (Sword Art Online)
  • Birth of Kit Walker XIV. (Phantom 2040)
  • August: The Closed Beta for Sword Art Online is launched. During it, Kazuto, as Kirito, meets the player known as Argo. The Closed Beta ends on August 31st. (Sword Art Online)
  • November 2: Sword Art Online, the world's first virtual-reality MMORPG, is released.
    • November 5: All 10,000 first run physical copies sell out.
    • November, at 13:00 JST: Sword Art Online officially begins. At 17:30 - 18:00 AST (Aincrad Standard Time) it is revealed that the game was actually a trap by its creator, Akihiko Kayaba, who traps the players in the game and forces them to "complete" the game. A number of people outside the game attempt to forcibly remove the NerveGear of some, inadvertently killing 213 people. (Sword Art Online)
  • December 2: Kirito meets Asuna.
    • 16:00 AST: First Floor Boss Strategy meeting is held in Tolbana. (Sword Art Online)
  • December 3: The second First Floor Boss Strategy Meeting is held. Asuna temporarily joins Kirito's party.
  • December 4: The First Floor Boss Raid Group bands together to defeat the first floor boss. In the fight, Kirito deals the final attack on the boss. The term "Beater" is first created. (Sword Art Online)
  • December 14: The 2nd-floor boss is defeated. (Sword Art Online)
  • December 21: The 3rd-floor boss is defeated. (Sword Art Online)
  • December 27: The 4th-floor boss is defeated. (Sword Art Online)
  • December 31: The 5th-floor boss is defeated. (Sword Art Online)
  • December: Suguha finds out the true status and circumstances of her and Kazuto's actual relationship. 2000 players have died in Sword Art Online by this point. (Sword Art Online)
  • The explosion of an experimental warp gateway causes major damage to the Moon, bathes the Earth with radiation, and creates an asteroid ring that periodically bombards the Earth's surface with meteorites. Survivors of this disaster abandon Earth to colonize other planets. (Cowboy Bebop)
  • A Pan-Arab coalition invades Israel. Illuminati control of the region becomes total. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • Overpopulation has brought environmental and economic collapse. Regular food now is scarce, while more commonplace food includes Soylent Green, Soylent Red and Soylent Yellow (all made from the Soylent company, of course). The taste varies from person to person. (Soylent Green)
  • A comet hits the Earth, devastating the planet and creating eternal drought. Remaining water supplies are controlled by the monopoly Water & Power. (Tank Girl [film])
  • (Universe A and, presumably, B) Over 100 sperm whales commit suicide by beaching themselves, reasons unknown. (FlashForward, novel)
  • Ashizava Kazuko, a student at the University of Tokyo, accidentally discovers the principles behind construction of jumpgates while doing theoretical research. (X-Universe)
  • You get stabbed to death by your own mother. (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
  • Ogden Morrow resigns from Gregarious Simulation Systems for personal reasons, selling all his shares to James Halliday. Ogden and Kira Morrow found Halcydonia Interactive, a non-profit organisation that develops free educational games. (Ready Player One)

     2023 
  • February: Konno Yuuki starts using a Medicuboid. (Sword Art Online)
  • March 31: The 25th-floor boss is defeated. The Knights of the Blood is formed, and Asuna joins them. (Sword Art Online)
  • April 8: Kirito joins the Moonlit Black Cats. (Sword Art Online)
  • May 9: The 28th floor is cleared. (Sword Art Online)
  • May: The Amusphere is created. (Sword Art Online)
  • June 12/22: The Moonlit Black Cats, with the exception of Kirito, die. (Sword Art Online)
  • June 18: Matthew Foreman enters suspended animation. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • October 8: The 38th-floor boss is defeated. (Sword Art Online)
  • October 18: The 40th-floor boss is defeated. (Sword Art Online)
  • November 16-17: Colonel Marcus Renee mysteriously vanishes following a dusk-time/last light skirmish with Queen Celestia's right hoof mares, the Elements of Harmony. He is transported to an alternate Equestria unsoiled by the corruption that took hold of the Solar Empire. The Second Battle of Boston commences. Queen Celestia sends out a Mirror Pool clone of herself to investigate odd magical activity. The clone is defeated through the combined forces of the PHL's runically enhanced weaponry, Major Stephan Bauer's infamous Claymore, a well-placed shot from an anti-alicorn bullet courtesy of ex-HLF member Viktor Kraber, and the arrival of both Discord and Princess Luna. The Tyrant leaves behind a "letter for humanity" announcing she will commence her final attack in two weeks. (The Conversion Bureau: The Other Side of the Spectrum)
  • November 30-December 1: The Second Battle of Boston resumes. "True" Equestria's armies arrive on Earth to aid humanity against the Solar Empire. The Atlantic Blitz begins. At the same time, a small infiltration team led by the Dragons of the East begins the operation to destroy the machine producing the Barrier from the inside. (The Conversion Bureau: The Other Side of the Spectrum)
  • November: Kirito hears rumors of an item that can revive dead players from Argo. Alfheim Online is created. (Sword Art Online)
  • December 25: Kirito defeats the event boss, Nicholas the Renegade, and receives the rumored item. Disappointed by the item's description, he gives it to Klein. (Sword Art Online)
  • Joanna Dark investigates the schemes of the dataDyne corporation, uncovering a conspiracy that reaches beyond the planet Earth. (Perfect Dark)
  • Construction begins on Mega-City One. (Judge Dredd)
  • Birth of 'Daito', AKA . (Ready Player One)
  • Isabella Hart dates Alan Mason. (don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story)
  • The 22nd-floor boss is defeated 3 days after the 21st. (Sword Art Online)
  • All of the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe battle Thanos's forces in an epic battle on Earth.note  (Avengers: Endgame)

     2024 
  • January 1: The murder guild, Laughing Coffin, is created. (Sword Art Online)
  • January: The 50th-floor boss is defeated. Kirito acquires the "Dual Blades" skill. Suguha joins Alfheim Online. (Sword Art Online)
  • March: Lisbeth opens up a blacksmithing shop. (Sword Art Online)
  • April 24: The 23rd Phantom leaves a cache of weapons in a section of old Metropia. (Phantom 2040)
  • May: The M-2 is sent to Mars to assess the feasibility of colonizing it in the future and to determine the fate of the M-1. (The Outer Limits (1963))
  • Before July: Maxwell Madison Jr. receives his first cat, Shakespeare. (Phantom 2040)
  • July 13: The 23rd Phantom makes his final journal entry. (Phantom 2040)
  • July 20: A huge train crash devastates Sector 0 of Metropia; Maxwell Madison Sr is among the casualties. The 23rd Phantom disappears on the same night, and is blamed for the disaster. The Ghost Jungle begins spreading from the crash site. (Phantom 2040)
  • Before August: Birth of 'Aech' AKA . (Ready Player One)
  • August 12: Birth of Wade Watts, AKA 'Parzival'. note  (Ready Player One)
  • August: Political turmoil in Europe leads to student protests and general unrests, and major decline in tourism in France. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • September 1-3: The Bell Riots in the San Francisco Sanctuary District trigger a fundamental shift in American social policy. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • October 18: The Gleam Eyes, the 74th-floor boss, is defeated with Kirito's first public display of the Dual Blades. (Sword Art Online)
  • October 20: Kirito duels Heathcliff and loses. Kirito joins the Knights of the Blood. (Sword Art Online)
  • October 23: After narrowly surviving a murder attempt, Kirito proposes to Asuna. (Sword Art Online)
  • October 24: Kirito and Asuna get married. (Sword Art Online)
  • October 25: Kirito and Asuna move into a new house on the 22nd floor. (Sword Art Online)
  • October 30: Kirito and Asuna encounter Yui in a forest. (Sword Art Online)
  • October: The 73rd-floor boss is defeated several days before October 4. (Sword Art Online)
  • November 1: Yui is revealed to be an Artificial Intelligence programmed into the system. She is erased by the Cardinal system, but Kirito manages to save her data as an item. (Sword Art Online)
  • November 7: The 75th-floor boss is defeated. Spoiler  Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya defeats Akihiko Kayaba and beats "Sword Art Online". Of approximately six thousand remaining players, most are disconnected, but around three hundred are diverted into Alfheim Online, including Kazuto's girlfriend/in-game wife Asuna Yuuki. (Sword Art Online)
  • Irish Unification achieved by terrorism. This would become an example for force being more effective than peaceful acts in bringing about political change. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • The demon K'Z'K completes its conquest of Earth; Berk is sent back to 1999 to stop K'Z'K's arrival. (Sluggy Freelance)
  • Humanity is in decline. An evil company has taken control of the Shield, while terrorists attempt to bring it down in the belief that the ozone layer has regenerated. Connor MacLeod is close to death by old age. (Highlander II: The Quickening)
  • General Katana of Zeist decides to sent assassins Corda and Reno after the Highlander. They become Immortals uppon arrival on Earth and their Quickenings de-ages Connor. Katana follows them to face his old enemy in person. Connor finds time to romance terrorist Louise Marcus. (Highlander II: The Quickening)
  • First experiments with small artificial singularities show practicality of jump gate principle. (X-Universe)
  • Hockey is outlawed. (Jason X)
  • James Halliday becomes a recluse. (Ready Player One)

     2025 
  • January 18: Andy Stone is born. (Doctor Who)
  • June 19: Raul Menendez launches simultaneous attacks on the United States and China, using hacked American combat drones that he gained control of via a Celerium worm. Navy SEAL David Mason helps escort President Bosworth and SecDef Petraeus to safety amid a war-torn Los Angeles. (Call of Duty: Black Ops II)
  • Doggie Cruger, one of the last survivors of Sirius, is now in charge of Earth's branch of SPD, and trains a staff of elite police officers to combat Emperor Gruumm when his sights are set on conquering Earth. (Power Rangers S.P.D.)
  • David Mason and Harper interrogate Frank Woods to get Intel on Raul Mendez. (Call of Duty: Black Ops II)
  • Under the leadership of their new supreme commander, the Autobots force the Galactic Peace Alliance with humans, headquartered on planet V. Deathsaurus launches a series of attacks across the galaxy to resupply his Planet-Destroying Fortress with energy. (Transformers Victory)
  • God Ginrai is killed in battle with Liokaiser, but rebuilt as Victory Leo. With the help of the Dinoforce, he and Star Saber manage to defeat Deathsaurus and destroy his fortress. (Transformers Victory)
  • Ben Richards deliberately crashes a Lockheed into the Games Building, destroying it. (The Running Man)
  • GDSS Philadelphia enters service. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun)
  • Otani-Lincoln Laboratories deploys their first semi-autonomous barracks. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun)
  • Shampoo ads take a strange turn. (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
  • The United Earth Coalition is formed. (Terra)
  • Birth of 'Art3mis'. AKA . (Ready Player One)
  • Researchers on Project Gestalt create "Replicants" patterned on the genes of someone undergoing the Gestalt process as a contingency for the loss of the patient's original body. First successful implantation of a Gestaltized soul within a Replicant body. (NieR)
  • Henderson James has a duplicate of himself created by the Federal Duplication Bureau so that his clone can catch the Megasoid. (The Outer Limits (1963))

     Between 2008 and 2025 
  • The discovery of strange occurrences in history prompts the US government to form the Department of Diachronic Operations. Key early members are Tristan Lyons, Dr. Melisandre Stokes of Harvard University, Frank Oda, his wife Rebecca Oda-East and the Hungarian witch Ezsebet Karpathay. Love, death, and acronyms ensue. (The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.)

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

     2027 

     2028 
  • June 6: Trans-Atlantic Tunnel completed at a cost of $400 billion. (Judge Dredd)
  • October: Gideon, head of CabalCo, enacts his plan to kill the Great Betrayer and take back the power of Tchernobog. (Blood II)
  • December 25: Sigma is abducted, and forced to play the Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition. (Virtue's Last Reward)
  • December 26: D-com recruits 9 volunteers for experiment to simulate Mars conditions in Nevada Desert. Crash Keys infiltrate D-com's facility to stop the outbrak of Radical-6 virus. (Zero Time Dilemma)
  • An icosahedral spaceship from another universe reaches Earth. justification  (Anathem)

     2029 
  • February 14: Leo Davidson and the genetically-enhanced chimpanzee Pericles serve aboard the United States Air Force space station Oberon. With a fatal electromagnetic storm approaching the station, a small space pod piloted by Pericles is used to probe the storm. Pericles's pod heads into the storm and disappears. Against his commanding officer's orders, Leo takes a second pod and goes in pursuit of Pericles. Entering the storm, Leo loses contact with the Oberon and travels forward to the year 5021. (Planet of the Apes (2001) and adaptations)
  • March 5: Major Kusanagi assassinates a foreign diplomat attempting to sneak out a government official involved in the assassination of the previous Prime Minister. (Ghost in the Shell)
  • March 17: JC Denton is born. (Deus Ex)
  • April: Mysterious virus has killed millions. Anti-Matter Reactors around the world have detonated at the same time, killing even more people. Cause of the explosion and virus is unknown. (Virtue's Last Reward)
  • December 24: A biological hazard called the Apocalypse Virus plunges Japan into a state of chaos. This is known as the incident of Lost Christmas. Japan requires international help from the United Nations to sent GHQ to contain the outbreak while Japan loses its independence. (Guilty Crown)
  • John Connor leads an assault on Skynet. Before its destruction, Skynet sends several Terminators back in time to kill John Connor. (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
  • Shinji Ikari reawakens fourteen years after inadvertently causing global devastation and immeasurable casualties. A similar mistake is later repeated, but narrowly averted. (Rebuild of Evangelion)
  • Army of the Southern Cross defends Earth from the Robotech Masters. (Robotech)
  • Earth launches a 4-month voyage to Alpha Centauri A. (Ōban Star-Racers)
  • In a world where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly Logan and Professor X care for a young girl named Laura and attempt to bring her to safety. (Logan)
  • Minecraft is released on Mars. The Creepers somehow escape the game and enter reality. The existence of the top secret time travel technology that Mojang uses to write about future updates is accidentally leaked on their 10th Anniversary timeline. (Minecraft)
  • Dr. Ernest Menville dies. (Death Becomes Her)

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

     Between 2020 and 2030 
  • Most Transformers on Earth return to Cybertron. Jetfire spends time on Nebulos and picks up the accent. The Mini-Cons resettle on Cybertron's moons. (Transformers Cybertron)
  • Fazbear's Fright is established thirty years after the closure of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Before it officially opens, however, a fire breaks out inside the attraction, with what little assets surviving (including a recently-discovered animatronic from the original restaurant's past) being sold at a public auction. (Five Nights at Freddy's 3)


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