Timeline May 28, 2014 18:50:38 GMT -5
Post by LOKI LAUFEYSON on May 28, 2014 18:50:38 GMT -5
Following is a timeline of the events considered canonical to the site to include the following movieverse related events: X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers Assemble, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
• Year: 2987 BC
The Convergence occurs, and the Dark Elves, led by their leader, Malekith, aim to cast the Nine Realms into darkness, utilizing the power of the Aether, one of the six Infinity Stones, namely the Power Stone. Their attempts are foiled by the Asgardian army, led by their leader, Bor, whose combined efforts manage to seize the Aether. In a last ditch attempt, Malekith sacrifices a majority of his people in an effort to kill the Asgardian soldiers, before putting himself in stasis for a millennia. Afterwards, Bor commands that the Aether be hidden so that no one could utilize its power again.
• Year: 963 AD
Presumably the year that Thor Odinson was born.
• Year: 965 AD
Presumably the year that Loki Laufeyson was born.
The Battle of Tønsberg takes place in Norway, launched by the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, under the leadership of their king, Laufey. After learning of the attack, the Asgardians prepare a counterattack, and are assembled under Odin.
The Asgardians manage to beat the Jotuns back into their home world of Jotunheim, where they meet with defeat. Odin claims the Casket of Ancient Winters, befoe discovering an abandoned Frost Giant infant in the aftermath of the Battle of Jotunheim. He adopts the child, naming him Loki, and brings him to Asgard to be raised alongside Thor, his natural son. Odin and Laufey negotiate a truce.
• Year: 977 AD
In Asgard, Odin tells his sons, Thor and Loki, of the war with Jotunheim, and how both boys were born into kingship.
• Year: 1409 AD
Odin hides the Tesseract in Tønsberg, Norway.
• Year: 1832
James Howlett is born.
• Year: 1859
Charles Darwin publishes his 'On the Origin of Species', introducing the concept of genetic evolution, and how certain species develop over time to adapt to their environment.
• Year: 1861 - 1865
The American Civil War erupts.
• Year: 1866
Gregor Johann Mendel establishes the theory of hereditary traits through his work with pea plants.
• Year: 1869
Johann Friedrich Miescher extracts what becomes known as DNA from the nuclei of white blood cells.
• Year: 1900
Hugo de Vries, Erich von Tschermak and Carl Correns independently rediscover and verify Mendel's theories, marking the beginning of modern genetics.
• Year: 1909
Wilhelm Johannssen, a Danish botanist, invents the term 'gene' to describe the biological unit of heredity.
• Year: 1910s
Presumably the decade that Natalia Romanova was born.
• Year: 1914
World War I begins.
• Year: 1915
The basic principles of Mendelian genetics are applied to the fruit fly.
• Year: 1917
James Howlett is enlisted in World War I.
James Buchanan 'Bucky' Barnes is born.
Howard Stark is born.
• Year: 1918
Joseph Rogers is killed in a Mustard Gas attack while serving in the 107th Infantry.
Steve Rogers is born in Brooklyn, New York City to Joseph and Sarah Rogers.
• Year: 1919
Margaret 'Peggy' Carter is born in London, England.
James Morita is born.
• Year: 1924
Steve Rogers speaks with his ill mother in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, about his deceased father. Sarah Rogers dies that day of tuberculosis, and Rogers is sent to an Eight Avenue Orphanage.
• Year: 1927
Hermann J. Muller demonstrates that radiation can induce artificial mutations.
• Year: 1930
Erik Lehnsherr is born.
Abraham Erskine begins his development of the Super Soldier Serum in a German University.
• Year: 1932
Charles Xavier is born.
• Year: 1933
Johann Schmidt begins his search for the Tesseract.
• Year: 1934
Johann Schmidt meets with Adolf Hitler and Ernst Kaufmann, head of the Special Weapon Division, at Duetsches Opernhaus in Berlin after a Wagner Opera. Schmidt theorizes that the Asgardians and their magic may be more reality than mythological, and as Hitler shows an interest in his ideas, Schmidt offers to conduct research at Kaufmann's unit. However, his attempts are rejected, but Heinrich Himmler overhears this exchange, and takes Schmidt under his wing instead.
Abraham Erskine and Howard Stark meet at an Engineering Convention in Geneva, Switzerland.
Johann Schmidt kills Ernst Kaufmann at the Schutzstaffel's Night of the Long Knives, and seizes control of his weapons program.
Johann Schmidt and a collective of SS troops attack an SA Weapons Testing Ground at Kummersdorf, and there they recruit Arnim Zola, an advanced exo-skeleton battle armour researcher.
• Year: 1935
Abraham Erskine and his family attempt to flee Germany after rumours start to circulate that Hitler intends to introduce anti-Semitic laws across the country. However, they are stopped at the border between Switzerland and Germany by Johann Schmidt, in search of the Super Soldier Serum. To ensure his cooperation, Schmidt has Erskine's wife and children sent to the Dachau Concentration Camp.
Arnim Zola continues to work on exo-skeleton battle suits and high tech weaponry.
• Year: 1937
HYDRA begins testing prototype tanks and exo-skeleton battle suits. The Luftwaffe were believed to be responsible for the destruction that occurred as a result, when it was in fact HYDRA.
Abraham Erskine's kidnapped family die of typhus in the Dachau Concentration Camp.
• Year: 1939
World War II begins.
Howard Stark launches Stark Industries
• Year: 1940
Howard Stark demonstrates the properties of Vibranium, but after being attacked by HYDRA assassins, Stark joins the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) with Colonel Chester Phillips.
At Castle Kaufmann in the Bavarian Alps, Abraham Erskine injects Johann Schmidt with the Super Soldier Serum, only to cause a mutation in Schmidt, transforming him into the Red Skull. Erskine is rescued by Peggy Carter, and recruited to the SSR to help in producing America's Super Soldier with Howard Stark in Project Rebirth.
• Year: 1941
The term 'genetic engineering' is first penned by Danish microbiologist, A. Jost.
America enters World War II. During an arts class in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes learn that America has joined the war. Over the next two weeks, Bucky trains at Goldie's Boxing Gym.
Stark Industries starts producing planes for war following the attack on Pearl Harbour.
Howard Stark's creations lead to him obtaining a spot working on the Manhattan Project.
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes visit the US Recruiting and Induction Centre in New York City, where Barnes is enrolled, but Rogers' fails and is rejected from service. He is later rejected a further four times in four different cities on account of poor health.
The SSR team in Brooklyn complete the Project Rebirth Chamber, and Howard Stark proposes a renaming in response to Robert Oppenheimer's work in Los Alamos, thus it is called the Brooklyn Project.
At Camp Lehigh in New Jersey, Abraham Erskine rejects Colonel Phillips proposed candidates for Project Rebirth.
• Year: 1942 -1945
The events of Captain America: The First Avenger take place, while Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty show that DNA can transform the properties of cells, thus clarifying the chemical nature of genes. It is during this time that Erik Lehnsherr is imprisoned in Auschwitz Concentration Camp, where his abilities manifest at seeing his parents led to the gas chambers.
The United States begins Operation Overcast in an effort to recruit former Nazi scientists, with Arnim Zola being among the recruited scientists. The project is later renamed Operation Paperclip.
Japan surrenders to the Allied Forces, which sees the end of World War II.
• Year: 1949
Erik Lehnsherr arrives in the United States, where he sees the Statue of Liberty for the first time.
• Year: 1951
Obadiah Stane is born.
Nick Fury is born.
• Year: 1953
James D. Watson and Francis Crick discover the double helix structure of DNA.
• Year: 1954
Stark World Exposition begins and runs for the foreseeable year.
• Year: 1959
William Stryker begins working on mutants.
• Year: 1962
Charles Xavier starts to establish his School for Gifted Youngsters.
• Year: 1963
Jason Stryker is born.
Anton Vanko defects to the United States to help Howard Stark develop the Arc Reactor Technology to be referred to as 'The Unity Project'.
• Year: 1964
Stark World Exposition is held in conjunction with the World's Fair at Flushing Meadows in Queens.
Phil Coulson is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
• Year: 1965
Charles opens 'Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters' in Westchester in New York.
• Year: 1967
Anton Vanko is accused of espionage and deported as a spy. Stark Industries reverts back into weapons development at the behest of Obadiah Stane.
Anton Vanko returns to the Soviet Union, where he lives in Siberia in exile for two decades.
• Year: 1968
James Rhodes 'Rhodey' is born.
• Year: 1969
Ivan Vanko is born.
Bruce Banner is born.
• Year: 1970
Anthony 'Tony' Stark is born on Long Island, New York City to Howard and Maria Stark.
• Year: 1971
Clinton 'Clint' Barton is born.
• Year: 1972
Arnim Zola dies, but his consciousness is uploaded to an advanced supercomputer, which is kept in a S.H.I.E.L.D bunker in Camp Lehigh in New Jersey.
• Year, 1973
The first genetically modified organism is created; a simple bacterium.
Howard Stark films the intro for the 1974 Stark World Exposition, in which he tells his son, Tony, of his love and belief in him, hiding within the model a subtle hint to unlocking a 'new element', something that derives its power from the Tesseract: the key to unlimited sustainable energy.
• Year: 1974
The last Stark World Exposition until 2011 occurs.
• Year: 1975
Tony Stark builds his first Circuit Board.
• Year: 1977
Jean Grey befriends Annie Malcolm, but in a game of Frisbee, Annie is involved in a car accident. This event causes Jean's powers to manifest, as she connects with Annie's dying consciousness while the young girl passes away.
Tony Stark builds his first engine.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Ross is born to Thaddeus Ross.
• Year: 1978
Sam Wilson is born.
Howard Stark unveils his building attempts in Arc Reactor technology, and although it is technologically successful, no attempts are made to explore its profitability.
• Year: 1979
The Weapon X program is launched.
• Year: 1981
Maria Hill is born.
• Year: 1984
"Natasha Romanoff" is "born".
Tony Stark graduates Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the top of his class.
Robert Coulson dies.
• Year: 1985
Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr visit Jean Grey, and enrol her in Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. Shortly afterwards, Erik Lehnsherr resigns from his position at the school. Unable to accept the possibility of a future where mutants and humans can coexist peacefully, he sets about establishing the Brotherhood of Mutants.
• Year: 1986
Piotr Rasputin is born, while the Chernobyl disaster results in many infants being born with mutations.
• Year: 1987
Darcy Lewis is born.
Jane Foster is born
• Year: 1990
James Howlett loses his memories, and becomes more commonly known as 'Logan'.
• Year: 1991
Tony Stark makes Dum-E in his father's workshop.
Howard and Marie Stark are assassinated by HYDRA in Long Island, but the assassination attempt is made to look like a car accident.
Tony Stark inherits Stark Industries, becoming the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company, as well as a media celebrity. Stark Industries begins to enter into a new phase and starts works in medical technology, combating world hunger with their Intelli-Crops program.
• Year: 1993
Julie Coulson dies.
Ivan Vanko is imprisoned for fifteen years for selling Soviet-era weapons grade plutonium to Pakistan.
• Year: 1996
A 'mutant cure' experiment fails in the animal testing stages, causing Mad Cow Disease.
• Year: 1997
Warren Worthington III's mutation begins to manifest, and Warren Worthington II takes steps to ensure his son is 'cured' of his 'illness'.
• Year: 1998
Natasha Romanoff appears on S.H.I.E.L.D's radar, and Clint Barton is tasked with the assignment of killing her. He makes a different call.
• Year: 2000
The Human Genome Project (HGP) and Celera Genomics announce that they have finished the 'first draft' of the Human Genome Sequence. The project endeavours to map the human genome down to the nucleotide level and to identify all present genes.
• Year: 2003
Scientists with the (HGP) publish the first complete map of the human genome. It is around this time that the Mutant Phenomenon begins to gain ground, and the Mutant Registration Act is proposed by Senator Robert Kelly in an effort to expose mutants to the public.
• Year: 2005
The events of X-Men take place.
• Year: 2006
The events of X2 take place, shortly followed by the events of X-Men: The Last Stand.
The 'Incident' occurs, wherein Bruce Banner becomes the Hulk.
• Year: 2007
On the run, a suicidal Bruce Banner attempts to shoot himself in the mouth. The attempt fails, and the Hulk spits the bullet back out.
• Year: 2010
The events of Iron Man take place, and another 'incident' occurs, where the Hulk goes on a rampage, after which Bruce Banner disappears, and S.H.I.E.L.D stop in their attempts to capture him.
• Year: 2011
A period of relative peace follows the revelation that Tony Stark is Iron Man. He sets about stabilizing East-West relations, and targets the Ten Rings, a terrorist organization intent on destroying world peace by any means necessary. He saves an airman in Congo who was test piloting a vehicle manufactured by Justin Hammer, but it is at this time that Stark realizes the palladium core of his Arc Reactor is slowly poisoning him, and while searching for a cure he keeps his condition a secret.
Tony Stark is in Germany on a business trip to make a partnership between Stark Industries and Gorani Insurance when he is stopped by a police squadron. They inform him that fifteen million dollars worth of paintings had been stolen from a museum, describing the car of the thieves involved. After passing through, Stark later fixes the tire of a young woman, but further down the road he discovers the car that had been described to him, and finds the paintings hidden in the trunk of the vehicle. However, the criminals return, and open fire on Stark, but he manages to fend them off with the glove of the Mark IV Iron Man armour. Stark returns the paintings to the museum, and makes the meeting with the insurance company, only to discover that the woman whose car tire he repaired was Evetta Gorani, head of Gorani Insurance. It is also revealed that the stolen paintings had been insured by the same company, and that Stark saved them over one million dollars. He successfully enters into a business partnership with the company.
The events of Iron Man 2 take place, in the meantime, Jane Foster, working in Puento Antiguo for Culver University, discovers a subtle aurora in New Mexico, an atmospheric disturbance that will continue to take place for the next sixteen days to the exact minute.
Jane Foster contacts Erik Selvig, who flies out to New Mexico to help monitor the disturbance, but her message is intercepted by S.H.I.E.L.D, and Phil Coulson is sent to investigate.
The events of Thor take place.
Tony Stark ends the 2011 Stark Expo, while S.H.I.E.L.D continues to monitor the Hulk and the crater site in New Mexico, collecting what remains of the Destroyer.
The Nine Realms start tipping into chaos as a result of Loki's intentions to commit genocide against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim. Thor warns Hogun that there is a risk to his people in Vanaheim, who could be open to attack by Marauders. In New Mexico, S.H.I.E.L.D agents assist Jane Foster's research in finding Thor. They discover a possible chance to gain access to the same wormhole that brought him to Earth in the first place, and while the portal appears stable at first, it eventually fails. But refusing to succumb to failure, Jane keeps trying.
The World Security Council grants Nick Fury new funds for S.H.I.E.L.D, providing him with the means to closer examine the Tesseract and establish the 'Avengers Initiative'.
• Year: 2012
Imir kidnaps several dwarves and threatens to take over Asgard, using a weapon he demands the dwarves fashion for him. Thor battles him, and electrocutes him into submission.
In Dubai, Stark races two men in suits similar to the Mark IV, but the suits of the two Dubai men malfunction and are destroyed, further proving that attempts to replicate the suit fall short.
As part of a training exercise, Hawkeye disguises himself as a spy and breaks into the helicarrier to trick the Black Widow into thinking he is stealing information about the Avengers Initiative, but Fury informs them that the initiative will only be put into place at a time when the world needs the team most.
Steve Rogers, in a cryogenetically induced sleep, is found.
S.H.I.E.L.D continues its research into various areas: Ivan Vanko's 'Whiplash' technology and Jane Foster's Nine Realms theory. During this time, parts of the Destroyer are assimilated to create a handheld weapon, and Hawkeye is sent to join Erik Selvig's team in the Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S facility.
Steve Rogers' body is thawed out and he is removed to New York City.
Steve Rogers wakes up in New York City, and attempts to flee S.H.I.E.L.D custody, but is stopped by Nick Fury in Times Square.
Frigga discovers that Loki is still alive, and attempts to communicate with him. He refuses to respond, but she informs Odin and Thor of his reappearance.
The events of the Avengers Assemble take place, and during this time Vanaheim is attacked by Marauders, and while the Vanir attempt to retaliate, they are outmatched. From Norway, Darcy Lewis shows Jane Foster footage of the Battle of New York, in which she sees Thor, and quickly makes plans to return to the States, only to find the thunder god has already returned to the realm eternal. Heimdall expresses further concern for the Nine Realms upon Loki's return to Asgard, fearing that the trickster's forces may be too much for Thor to handle.
Loki is sentenced to imprisonment in the Asgardian dungeons. The Tesseract is given to Heimdall so he can repair the Bifrost, while Thor spends the next two years preparing an army to tackle the chaos that has spread across the Nine Realms. Jane, on Earth, grows frustrated at having spent a year of her life searching for Thor, and gives up in her research of the Nine Realms.
• Year: 2013
Thor leads an Asgardian army on a crusade to end the threats attacking the other realms.
The Convergence begins, causing the barriers between the Nine Realms to break down. Erik Selvig, still suffering from the effects of Loki's mind control, detects signs of the events and travels to Stonehenge to investigate. He requests Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis' assistance in the matter, but ends up streaking around the area naked, and is later apprehended and taken to a mental ward in London.
The events of Thor: The Dark World take place.
Now in possession of the Power Stone, the Collector sets about seeking out the next Infinity Stone.
• Year: 2014
The events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier take place.
The present day.