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Grand Unified Timeline events from 1980 C.E. to 1999 C.E.

1980

  • March 1 - Ron Weasley born to Molly and Arthur Weasley. (Harry Potter)
  • March 11 - Birth of Sean Matsuda in Brazil. He would practice basketball and martial arts as a teenager, emulating Ken Masters in style. (Street Fighter III)
  • March 16/May 28 - Birth of Nanase Mizukami, younger sister of Kairi and Holuto, in Japan. She would be trained in the traditional fighting style of her family. (Street Fighter EX[1])
  • March 25 - The Wilmarth Foundation nukes Cthylla, offspring of Cthulhu.[2] (The Transition of Titus Crow)
  • April 21 - A mysterious fog brings terror to Antonio Bay. (The Fog)
  • June 16 - A St. Bernard named Cujo catches rabies. He starts attacking people in the following month. (Cujo)
  • July 31 - Harry Potter born to James and Lily Evans Potter.
  • August 19 - The spaceship transporting NASA astronauts Colonel Alan Virdon and Major Peter J. Burke encounters a time warp while approaching Alpha Centauri . The ship travels forward to 3085. (Planet of the Apes television series)
  • September 28 - Demona retrieves the Praying Gargoyle from Notre Dame Cathedral, and slays the current Hunter, Charles Canmore, in the process. Canmore is survived by his three children Jason, Robyn, and Jon. (Gargoyles)
  • October 20 - Birth of Lilith Aensland. She was created from energy drawn from the succubus Morrigan Aensland and is more-or-less a clone of her. She would gain her own succubus body and powers, becoming Morrigan's "little sister". (Darkstalkers[3])
  • October - Zombie outbreak in Maricela, put down by Brazilian army. Army also apparently kills surviving natives in the area. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • December 6 - Birth of Ibuki to a village of ninjas in Japan. She would be raised as a ninja. (Street Fighter III[4])
  • December 9 -
    • John Lennon is shot dead by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakoda Building in New York City (Historical).
    • The assassination is influenced by Huitzilin, a supernatural Aztec entity, for it's own purposes (Virgin New Adventures).
    • Upon hearing the news, a young Rick Castle doesn't leave his room for a week (Castle).
  • December 14 - Birth of Faith Lehane in Boston. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • December 31 - Bunch of med-students are killed in a New Year's Eve masquerade party on a train. Perpetrator turns out to be disgruntled former student who was victim of a nasty prank short time ago. (Terror Train)
  • December - Some surviving zombies from Maricela cause a subsequent outbreak in Juruti. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Rebecca Chambers born. (Resident Evil)
  • Jennifer Walters becomes She-Hulk. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Galactica and its fleet arrive at Earth, only to discover Earth is not advanced enough to defend against the Cylons. (Galactica 1980)
  • The Blues Brothers try to save their orphanage. (The Blues Brothers)
  • Private investigator Thomas Magnum begins operating out of author Robin Masters's estate. (Magnum, P.I.)
  • Sue Sylvester is born. (Glee)
  • End of the Long War between China and Islam. (The Years of Rice and Salt)
  • Britain is swept by a wave of mysterious defenestrations, followed by sightings of an awkwardly-flying superhero and Stonehenge relocating to a suspiciously Italian coastal cliff. (Puma Man)
  • Serial Killer with Mommy Issues scalps women in New York. (Maniac)
  • Horrifying truth about Motel Hello's delicious smoked meat is uncovered. (Motel Hell)
  • Would-be astronaut Kazuya Oki is turned into a cyborg (codename Super-1) by the International Space Development Program. However, before he can head into space, the launch base is attacked by the villainous Dogma Empire, and Oki trains in the martial arts before fighting Dogma as a Kamen Rider. (Kamen Rider Super-1)
  • Cristoph Kuyler assassinates a bank bresident in Paris. While trying to escape, he runs into Duncan MacLeod. Duncan thought himself retired from the Game and did not carry a sword at the time. He has to evade both Kuyler and a number of approaching police officers. Duncan manages to board a Bateau Mouche, impresing Tessa Noël in the process. Duncan and Tessa would go on to form a romantic relationship that would last for the rest of her life. (Highlander the Series)
  • In an alternate timeline, Earth is a lifeless, windswept rock wiped clean of all life following the return of Sutekh in 1911 and his corresponding rampage. The Fourth Doctor and Sarah briefly visit here to see the consequences of not intervening to prevent Sutekh from returning. (Doctor Who)
  • Richard Collier has become infatuated with Elise McKenna, years following her death. He time-travels to 1912 to meet her in person. (Somewhere in Time)
  • Having spent the last nine years failing to convince anyone of the existence of aliens, Nicholas Ballard has a mental breakdown and checks himself into a mental institution in Oregon. (Stargate SG-1)
  • A car crash leaves Mamoru Chiba both with amnesia and orphaned.
  • Kate Beckett is born [5]. (Castle)
  • Birth of Katherine Brewster. (Terminator)
  • Kevin Smith takes on the Mafia in Miami, and has to kill the man he loves. (Killer 7)


1981

  • January 1 - Adrian Mole starts writing his diary. (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾)
  • January 6 - Birth of Hotaru Tomae to Socuihi and Keiko Tomae (Sailor Moon)
  • July 27th - Alexia Ashford appointed senior researcher at Umbrella Rockfort Facility, aged 10. (Resident Evil Code Veronica)
  • September 9/December 12 - Birth of twin brothers Yun and Yang in Hong Kong. Orphaned at an early age, the two would be raised by a grandfather who traines them in kung fu. (Street Fighter III)
  • September 18 - Birth of Elena in Kenya. She would be raised as a fighting princess, her favourite fighting style being capoeira. (Street Fighter III[6] )
  • October 28 - SCP Foundation apprehends a many-voiced predator specimen. (SCP Foundation)
  • October 31 - James and Lily Potter killed by the evil wizard Voldemort. [7] Harry, now called "The Boy Who Lived", is placed into hiding with his only remaining blood relatives, a Muggle family. (Harry Potter)
  • SHADO repels an alien invasion. (UFO)
  • First zombie created by the T-virus. This version of the virus has a 90% infection rate; research begins to generate a variant with 100% infection. (Resident Evil)
  • The X-Men and the Kitty Pryde of a Sentinel-dominated future prevent her timeline from occurring. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Fourth Doctor saves the universe from total collapse (and the Master), and regenerates. (Doctor Who)
  • Sarah Jane Smith meets K-9. (K-9 and Company)
  • Ralph Hinkley given a super-suit by an alien, becomes a superhero. (The Greatest American Hero)
  • American David Kessler becomes a werewolf, terrorizes London. (An American Werewolf in London)
  • Horribly burned man, simply known as "Cropsy", is released from the hospital and starts a killing spree. (The Burning)
  • Four teens attend a carnival in Florida and are stuck in a darkride with a deformed killer. (The Funhouse)
  • Bunch of teens are harassed by murderous rednecks in Oregon. (Just Before Dawn)
  • James Horton is assigned as the Watcher of the Kurgan. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • Diligent Aperture Science engineers complete the Heimlich Counter-Maneuver and Take-A-Wish Foundation initiatives. The company announces products related to the research in a lavish, televised ceremony. These products immediately become wildly unpopular. After a very public string of choking and despondent sick child disasters, senior company officials are summoned before a Senate investigative committee. During these proceedings, an engineer mentions that some progress has been made on "Tier 3", the “man-sized ad hoc quantum tunnel through physical space with possible applications as a shower curtain.” The committee is quickly and permanently recessed, and Aperture is granted an open-ended contract to continue research on the “Portal” and "Heimlich Counter-Maneuver" projects in secret. (Portal)
  • It's discovered that a Ghost Town in Texas has a ghost killer in it. (Scream 1981)
  • Birth of Buffy Summers in Los Angeles. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)


1982

  • May 14 - In Woburn, Massachusetts, a number of citizens whose children had developed or died from leukemia filed a civil lawsuit against two corporations, W. R. Grace and Company and Beatrice Foods. Grace's subsidiary, Cryovac, and Beatrice were suspected of contaminating the groundwater by improperly disposing of trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (perc) and other industrial solvents at their facilities in Woburn near water wells G and H. Jan Schlichtmann is the attorney chosen to represent them. The case would last to 1990. (A Civil Action and real life)
  • October
    • A mask company enacts plans to kill American children on Halloween. (Halloween III Season of the Witch)
    • The headquarters of the goverment agency called "The Shop" are burned to the ground by pyrokinetic child Charlie McGee. (Firestarter)
  • A group of three archaeologists arrive at the ruins of the parts of Animaria that didn't lift off into the sky. One is transformed into a Half-Human Hybrid leader-class Org and murders the other two, leaving their child to be raised by a local aboriginal tribe. The half-human org is sealed. (Power Rangers Wild Force)
  • A Norwegian research team in Antarctica digs up an alien spacecraft, unleashing a creature capable of absorbing and mimicking other lifeforms. This creature later terrorizes an American Antartic research station. (The Thing)
  • The Fifth Doctor and companions rescue a supersonic jet sent back in time 140 million years. (Doctor Who)
  • Earth's superheroes drafted into a contest between the Grandmaster and Death. (Marvel Comics)
  • Death of Captain Mar-Vell. (Marvel Comics)
  • Michael Knight and KITT, a sentient car, fight crime. (Knight Rider)
  • Children rescue a lovable alien. (ET the Extraterrestrial)
  • A suburban family in California deal with powerful supernatural forces in their home. (Poltergeist)
  • Camp counselors are hunted down by a madman who survived hanging. (Madman)
  • Shellshocked Vietnam veteran is antagonized by a small town police force. (First Blood)
  • Donald Salzer gets a promotion in the Watchers' hierarchy. He becomes the Head Historical Researcher for Western Europe. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • Birth of Kyle Travers in Metro City. He would grow up to become a professional street fighter, fighting in underground matches to make ends meet. (Final Fight: Streetwise)
  • Mental Institute doctor is targeted for death by his patients who are convinced that he killed their previous doctor. (Alone in the Dark (1982 film))
  • Feminist journalist Deborah Ballin is attacked in her home by woman-hating psychopath. (Visiting Hours)
  • A Special Forces team containing Captain Jack O'Neill attempts to capture a Russia spy in East Germany. It goes disastrously wrong, leading to the death of the team leader. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Robot Jones attends a human school (Whatever Happened to Robot Jones)
  • Serial killer escapes from mental institute, crashes a slumber party. (The Slumber Party Massacre)
  • Mask de Smith kills a large number of prototype Heaven Smiles in Madison Square Garden. Kun Lan's shadow begins to creep over the Killer 7. (Killer 7)
  • Birth of William Joseph Blazkowicz II, better known as Billy, to Arthur and Susan Blaze. (Wolfenstein 3D, Commander Keen)
  • Faulty computer program causes a passenger space shuttle to change its course into the sun. (Airplane II the Sequel)


1983

  • February 17 - Alfred and Alexia Ashford discover they were created by one of Alexander's experiments. (Resident Evil Code Veronica)
  • March 3 - Alexander Ashford infected with T-Veronica virus. (Resident Evil Code Veronica)
  • April 24 -- After witnessing the aftermath of popping a giant bubble, Lyman mysteriously disappears. (Garfield)
  • June 1983 - The Great Hinamizawa Gas Disaster occurs, which leads to the death of the 2000 residents of Hinamizawa [8] (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
  • July 1, 1983 - Birth of Makoto in Tosa District, Kōchi Prefecture, Shikoku island, Japan. Makoto would inherit the family dojo in her early teens and strive to re-establish its reputation. (Street Fighter III[9])
  • December 31 - Alexia Ashford infects herself with the T-Veronica virus and enters cryogenic suspension. (Resident Evil Code Veronica)
  • Estimated date of the Great War in the Magic World. (Negima)
  • Charles Xavier forms the New Mutants. (Marvel Comics)
  • Batman forms the original Outsiders. (DC Comics)
  • The Visitors arrive and begin subtly taking over the Earth. A resistance forms to stop them. (V)
  • The Griswold family takes a vacation to Walley World. (National Lampoon's Vacation)
  • An evil leprechaun is sealed away with a four-leaf clover. (Leprechaun)
  • Heart of Mantorok recovered by Edwin Lindsey and delivered to Edward Roivas.(Eternal Darkness)
  • Six-year-old Dave Davenport is mentally possessed by his own future self. (Narbonic)
  • Giant shark attacks Sea World. (Jaws 3-D)
  • Pilot Ryo Murasame is critically injured during an attack by the extraterrestrial Badan Empire, who captured him and turned him into a Combatroid called ZX ("Zecross"). Eventually he breaks free from his brainwashing and escapes. (Kamen Rider ZX, Kamen Rider Spirits)
  • Duncan MacLeod explains to Tessa Noël the secrets of his Immortality. He conveniently leaves out any mention of the Game. (Highlander the Series)
  • Six youths cross an unexpected interdimensional portal on the Dungeons and Dragons rollercoaster. They manage to return to the amusement park twice -- the first time very briefly. The second time, a phone booth and a hot dog stand are destroyed by the evil archmage Venger before it is decided that they'd better let him chase them back into that other dimension. (Dungeons and Dragons)
  • Emmett Benton begins thinking about using the idea of using holograms and CGI to create musical performances. (Jem)
  • Clubber Lang pities the fool Rocky Balboa, and beats the Heavyweight Championship title out of him. (Rocky III)
  • Group of armed men invade Tony Montana's mansion. (Scarface)


1984

  • March 24 - Five teenagers bond during a day of school detention in Shermer High School. (The Breakfast Club)
  • April - Winston Smith begins to rebel against Big Brother. (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
  • May 13 - A Terminator arrives from the future, looking to kill Sarah Conner and prevent the birth of John Conner, who lead the human resistance to victory. Kyle Reese, also from the future, follows so that he can protect her. (Terminator)
  • May 14
    • The Terminator attacks a police station, forcing Kyle and Sarah to flee.[10] (Terminator)
    • Gage Creed, a two-year-old child is killed when hit by a truck in Ludlow, Maine. (Pet Sematary)
  • May 15 - The Terminator finds Kyle and Sarah, chasing them to a factory.[11] (Terminator)
  • September - Soviet Union invades United States. (Red Dawn)
  • December - Billy Chapman suffers a psychotic flashback, Christmas is ruined. (Silent Night Deadly Night)
  • Godzilla appears once again to rampage across Tokyo. He is eventually subdued and trapped in a volcano. (The Return of Godzilla)
  • Mt. St. Hilary erupts, jolting the dormant Transformers back to life. Their war re-erupts on Earth. (Transformers Generation 1)
  • Ashley Graham and Ramon Salazar born. (Resident Evil 4)
  • Superheroes and supervillains of Earth pitted against one another by the Beyonder. During the conflict, Spider-Man acquires a new costume that turns out to be an alien symbiote. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Pride is formed when the Gibborim recruit six young couples to help them destroy the world in exchange for a fifty-fifty shot at immortality. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Fifth Doctor and companions prevent the rise of the Malus. (Doctor Who)
  • "Locksmith company" H.C. Clements is founded by Mr. Clements as a front for Torchwood One's research. (Doctor Who)
  • Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher begins solving real crimes. (Murder, She Wrote)
  • The Ghostbusters open for business in New York City. (Ghostbusters)
  • Gremlins terrorize the small town of Kingston Falls. (Gremlins)
  • Daniel learns karate from Mr. Miyagi to defend against the Cobra Kai. (The Karate Kid)
  • Alex Rogan is recruited as a Starfighter through an arcade game. (The Last Starfighter)
  • Buckaroo Banzai and his Hong Kong Cavaliers defeat the Red Lectroids. (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension)
  • Cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers terrorize New York City. (CHUD)
  • Freddy Krueger returns from the dead to murder the teens of Elm Street in their dreams. (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Detroit cop Axel Foley fights crime in Beverly Hills. (Beverly Hills Cop)
  • A dishonorably discharged U.S. soldier equips himself with an arsenal and, with (very) limited assistance from his brother, establishes a vast network of illegal businesses in a thriving Florida city. Continuous failure to stop him through arrests and lethal force set an example for other would-be one-man armies to follow. (Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories)
  • In East Germany, Stasi agent Gerd Wiesler is assigned to spy on playwright Georg Dreyman. (The Lives of Others)
  • Australian outback is terrorized by a gigantic boar. (Razorback)
  • ZX (Ryo Murasame) battles the Badan Empire, joining with the Kamen Riders and eventually being dubbed the 10th Rider. (Kamen Rider ZX, Kamen Rider Spirits)
  • Methos uses the identity of "Adam Pierson" to study ancient languages at Oxford University. He attracts the attention of Donald Salzer, who recruits him for the Watchers. "Pierson" is employed as a historian by the organization. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • Birth of Patricia, daughter of Tom and surrogate sister to Alex. (Street Fighter III[12])
  • Paul McCartney has a really bad dream while stuck in traffic. (Give My Regards to Broad Street)
  • Jason Voorhees commits three killing sprees within five days. (Friday the 13 th Part II, Part III and The Final Chapter)
  • Emmett Benton hires Eric Raymond to help him run his music label, continues to secretly work on a computer program he calls " Synergy" in spite of his failing health. (Jem)
  • Birth of Jonny to Benton and Rachel Quest. (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest)
  • Birth of Jessie to Race and Estella Bannon. (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest)
  • Birth of Hadji Singh. (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest)
  • Melvin Junko falls into a toxic waste barrel and becomes a superhero. (The Toxic Avenger)
  • First known case of zombification due to transfusion of contaminated blood. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Doctor Impossible creates the Termination Machine, his first Doonsday device, The Champions form. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)


1985

  • February 28: Birth of John Connor (Terminator)
  • Before March:
    • James Horton is reassigned. He stops being the Kurgan's Watcher [13]His new assignment is Blake Wellington.(Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
    • Adam Pierson begins his assignment as a historical researcher for the Watchers. His mentor is Donald Salzer. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • March-April: The Gathering occurs; the last Immortals face off seeking "the Prize". Connor MacLeod , one of the immortals, finds the time to romance forensic scientist Brenda Wyatt.(Highlander)
  • October 11 - Edward Blake, AKA "The Comedian", is murdered. (Watchmen)
  • October 25 - Marty McFly and his eccentric friend Doc Brown successfully use a DeLorean as a time machine. (Back to The Future)
  • October 26 - Doc Brown asks Marty McFly to help him in the future. (Back to The Future Part II)
  • October 27 - Marty McFly returns to his own time. [14] (Back to The Future Part III)
  • October 30 - John Crichton arrives in Florida in his own past, and discovers he has to prevent his father from leading the Challenger mission. (Farscape)
  • November 29 - Civilization as we know it disappears in a freak postal accident. (Motel of the Mysteries)
  • The Anti-Monitor, ruler of the Anti-Matter Universe, tries to destroy the multiverse. All alternate universes are collapsed into one, and he is defeated. Supergirl and the Flash (Barry Allen) die during the crisis. (DC Comics)
  • The city of Briarwood, California, with the aid of the Mystic Realm, fights off a demonic invasion. (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Megatron creates the Stunticons to counter the Autobot's command of the roads. In response, Alpha Trion and the other Autobots create the Aerialbots to challenge the Decepticons' air superiority.(Transformers Generation 1, cartoon continuity)
  • The original X-Men (including a no-longer-dead Jean Grey) reunite to form the original X-Factor. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Beyonder visits Earth to try and understand humanity. (Marvel Comics)
  • Angus MacGyver begins working with the Phoenix Foundation. (MacGyver)
  • Jem and the Holograms begin their adventures. (Jem)
  • Seniors at a retirement home are revitalized by alien cocoons. (Cocoon)
  • Charlie Brewster confronts his vampire neighbor. (Fright Night)
  • The Goonies hunt for pirate treasure. (The Goonies)
  • Pee-Wee Herman embarks on a quest to find his stolen bike. (PeeWee's Big Adventure)
  • Trioxin zombies rampage in Louisville, Kentucky. (Return of the Living Dead)
  • Teenager Scott Howard discovers he is a werewolf. (Teen Wolf)
  • Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly use a computer to create their dream woman. (Weird Science)
  • Laws passed banning sale of organs (Known Space)
  • The Empire of the Rising Sun declares war on both the Allies and the Soviet Union, beginning the War of the Three Powers. (Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3)
  • Corporate raider Gordon Gekko is sent to prison for insider trading after losing control of Bluestar Airlines. [15] (Wall Street)
  • Walter Bishop presents a way to create a window to an alternate universe. [16] (Fringe)
  • Daniel Carrington makes contact with a Maian ship. The aliens are impressed with his proposal of gradual, peaceful contact between their two species, and allow him to introduce Maian technology through his research and development company, the Carrington Institute. (Perfect Dark)
  • Dio Brando awakens from his hundred year sleep, and having stolen the body of his stepbrother, Jonathan Joestar, his awakening also activates the innate powers (Stands) of the rest of the Joestar family over time. (Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure)
  • Ghoulies are brought back to the world alongside with their former master. (Ghoulies)
  • [17] birth of Dawn Summers in Los Angeles. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Cyberdyne begins using remains of the Terminator to construct SkyNet. (Terminator)
  • Mike Nelson is visited by a robot from the future while working in a cheese factory. (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • Galatea, Mister Mystic, Elphin and Feral join the Champions. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
  • Rocky Balboa defeats Ivan Drago in boxing ring. Various complications afterward force him to retire. (Rocky IV and Rocky V)
  • Secret Service agent Richard Chance's partner Jimmy Hart dies couple days before his retirement. (To Live and Die In LA)


Early to mid 1980s


1986

  • March 3: Birth of Orson the Pig. (U.S. Acres)
  • March: Orson, having been deemed a runt by the farmer who owns him, gets taken away from his barn. (U.S. Acres)
  • April: Orson is accepted into a new barn and meets Roy the Rooster. (U.S. Acres)
  • May 14: Marty McFly is contacted by Doc Brown for another time-travel adventure (Back to The Future: The Game).
  • May: Two chicken eggs are abandoned. Orson finds them and sits on them for a few weeks, and they eventually hatch into Booker and Sheldon. (U.S. Acres)
  • July 22, 4:22 AM EST -- The "White Event". The Earth is bathed in a mysterious white light for a few moments. This Mass Super-Empowering Event causes two out of every one million humans to become "paranormals" with unique, genetically-based abilities. (Marvel Comics' New Universe)
  • August: Wade the Duck comes to the farm. (U.S. Acres)
  • October 4&5: The Rokkenjima Mass Murders occur on the small island of Rokkenjima in the Izu archipelago. Eighteen people, including most of the Ushiromiya family, one of the wealthiest families in Japan, are presumed dead. (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
  • October 24: Fox Mulder joins the FBI. (The X-Files)
  • (Model year): Assan Motors establishes a U.S manufacturing facility in an existing plant in Hadleyville, PA (Gung Ho)
  • The former crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise show up in San Francisco on a captured Klingon bird-of-prey, looking for some whales. They recruit George and Gracie (a pair of humpback whales) and their caretaker Dr. Gillian Taylor for a journey to the 23rd century. All three passengers hope to establish a better life in the future. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)
  • Word reaches Aperture Science that rival company Black Mesa is also creating portal technology. In response, Aperture engineers begin to develop the Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System (GLaDOS). (Portal)
  • Aerialbots sent back in time to 11 million BC, where they assist in the creation of Optimus Prime. (Transformers Generation 1, cartoon continuity)
  • William Birkin marries his long-time collaborator, Annette. They have a daughter, Sherry, later that year. (Resident Evil 2)
  • Booster Gold makes his debut. (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid attempts to ruin humanity's faith in its heroes, but fails. A new Justice League is formed in the wake of these events. (DC Comics)
  • The First Doctor and companions stop the Cybermen from draining Earth's energy to restore their planet Mondas. Mondas is destroyed as a result. The First Doctor regenerates. (Doctor Who)
  • Gordon Shumway crashlands in the Tanners' garage and becomes part of the family. (ALF)
  • Jack Burton and friends confront the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. (Big Trouble in Little China)
  • Sarah Williams enters the realm of the Goblin King to save her baby brother. (Labyrinth)
  • Ferris Bueller takes a day off school. (Ferris Buellers Day Off)
  • Military robot Number Five accidentally gains sentience and a kindly disposition. (Short Circuit)
  • Scientist Seth Brundle gets fused with a fly. It Gets Worse from there. (The Fly)
  • Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee visits New York City. (Crocodile Dundee)
  • Double-O agents James Bond and Alec Trevelyan take out a Soviet chemical weapons plant, but Trevelyan is killed during the mission.[19] (Goldeneye)
  • Mass-murderer Light Yagami, who would be known to the world as Kira, is born. (Death Note)
  • A raw deal is given to Mark Kaminsky. (Raw Deal)
  • Rose Tyler born in London. [20] (Doctor Who)
  • The vampiric Fangire race begins attacking humanity, its only opposition being the secretive Wonderful Blue Sky Organization. Eccentric violin genius Otoya Kurenai joins Blue Sky, later becoming the primary user of the Intercept X Attacker (IXA) combat suit. (Kamen Rider Kiva)
  • Otavio Concone carries out the second stage of his revenge on Anna Hidalgo by performing a hit and run on her daughter, leaving her crippled for life. (Highlander the Series[21])
  • Jason Voorhees is resurrected by a lightning strike. (Friday the 13 th Part VI: Jason Lives)
  • Doctor Impossible unleashes his second Doomsday device, Antiron.
  • Paul Conway resurrects his deceased neighbour Samantha Pringle by implanting a robot chip into her brain. (Deadly Friend)


1987

  • January -- Orson and friends investigate the "dark side of the barn" and meet Bo and Lanolin, the twin sheep. (U.S. Acres)
  • March - Outbreak of radioactive zombies near Khotan Nuclear Power Plant, Xinjiang. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • April 5 - In Chicago, Steven Bartholomew "Steve" Rhoades and his new wife Marcy move into Jeopardy Lane. They meet the Bundys for the first time. The modern-day adventures of the Bundy family begin. (Married... with Children)
  • April 24- Birth of Gabriel Bell. He would be the eponymous figure of the Bell Riots of 2024. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • October - Marcy leaves her job at "The Leading Bank of Chicago". She gets hired by the local division of the "Kyoto National Bank". (Married... with Children)
  • November 7 - Rose Tyler creates a paradox when she saves her father, Pete Tyler, from a car accident.[22] (Doctor Who)
  • November 26 - On Thanksgiving, Ross Geller introduces his college roommate, Chandler Bing, to his parents and his sister, Monica. (Friends)
  • December -- A dog named Cody and a cat named Blue start appearing on the farm. (U.S. Acres)
  • December -- Riggs and Murtaugh become partners. Murtaugh proves to be too old for this shit. (Lethal Weapon)
  • Captain William Anthony "Buck" Rogers becomes trapped in suspended animation during an experimental space flight. (Buck Rogers in The 25th Century)
  • Genetic engineering mixing human DNA with a rose and Godzilla's cells produces a monster named Biollante. Biollante and Godzilla fight, ending in a draw. (Godzilla vs. Biollante]])
  • Peter Parker marries Mary Jane. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Dinosaucers come to Earth. (Dinosaucers)
  • Ernest P. Worrell saves Kamp Kikakee. (Ernest Goes to Camp)
  • Teens deal with a hole to a demonic realm in their backyard. (The Gate)
  • The Henderson family takes a Bigfoot into their home. (Harry And The Hendersons)
  • Pre-teens take on Dracula and his minions. (The Monster Squad)
  • While on a diplomatic visit to Moscow, US president Ronald Reagan is kidnapped by Kaiakos-K freedom fighters. He is returned a few seconds later by search/destroy agents Johnny Alpha and Durham Red (Strontium Dog)
  • Time-displaced Katherine Wainwright, née Kathy Nightingale writes a letter to her friend Sally Sparrow in 2007, explaining her ordeal. In her dying hours, she asks her grandson the exact time and place to give the letter. (Doctor Who)
  • Eddie Dean, in the course of smuggling some heroin for a mob boss, is recruited by Roland Deschain. (The Dark Tower)
  • Mercenaries hired by the CIA for a mission to Guatemala are hunted by an extraterrestrial predator. (Predator)
  • Aliens invade the small town of Kaihoro in New Zealand. The Boys from Astro Investigation and Defence Service are sent to investigate. (Bad Taste)
  • Bunch of actors are locked up in a theater with a psychotic killer. (Stage Fright Aquarius)
  • Stepbrothers Kotaro Minami and Nobuhiko Akizuki are kidnapped by the cult Gorgom and turned into cyborgs dubbed "Century Kings", fated to battle until the victor stands as the next Creation King. Kotaro escapes and learns that Gorgom killed his birth parents, which inspires him to become Kamen Rider Black and fight Gorgom in order to rescue Nobuhiko, now the brainwashed and villainous Shadow Moon. (Kamen Rider Black)
  • Brenda Wyatt is killed in a car accident in Scotland. Her immortal husband Connor MacLeod walks away physically unharmed. Connor takes their adoptive son John and moves to Marrakech, Morocco. (Highlander III the Sorcerer[23])
  • Adam Pierson is assigned to do research on the elusive immortal Methos. Since he is Methos, he becomes the top scholar on the subject among the Watchers. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • Estimated birth of Seven Wanker to Zemus and Ida Mae Wanker. (Married... with Children[24])
  • A worldwide martial arts tournament, spanning five countries and ten opponents, takes place. During the tournament rival fighters Sagat and Ryu first meet. (Street Fighter)
  • The scientist Senoh creates a number of Monitor Cyborgs for M. Bison, leader of Shadaloo/Shadowlaw. Their purpose is to observe the strongest fighters, allowing Bison to locate potential recruits. The initial fight between Sagat and Ryu is among the first recorded by the Cyborgs.(Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie)
  • Holly Kujo's Stand awakens. However, her body cannot handle it, causing her to become ill. Her family discovers that the man who awakened the Stands, Dio Brando, is hiding in Egypt, and they travel there to defeat him. (Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure)
  • Recently widowed father Danny Tanner, recruits his brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis and friend, Joey Gladstone to help him raise and care for his three daughters. (Full House)
  • Donald Duck joins the navy and sends his three nephews to live with his wealthy uncle Scrooge McDuck. (DuckTales)
  • Surf Nazis battle for the supremacy of beaches. (Surf Nazis Must Die)
  • Ricky Caldwell goes full-on psychotic, garbage day is ruined. (Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2)
  • Curtis Blackburn and Pedro Montana use their connections to found an organ smuggling ring. (Killer 7)
  • Desmond Miles, a direct descendant of legendary assassins Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad and Ezio Auditore da Firenze, born on The Farm, a secret Assassin enclave located in Black Hills, South Dakota. (Assassin's Creed)
  • An unknown party builds a time machine, hoping to find powerful weapons in the future. (Running Wild song "Land of Ice")


1988

  • June 21 - While walking in the woods near the small town of Haven, Maine, Roberta "Bobbi" Anderson stumbles upon a metal object which turns out to be the slightest portion of an alien spacecraft, that crashed into Earth in prehistoric times. (The Tommyknockers)
  • July 16 - Tokyo is destroyed in an apparent nuclear explosion. World War III begins. (Akira)
  • September 15 - Blake Wellington, an immortal, performs a massacre. His Watcher, James Horton, witnesses the event. The Watchers' Tribunal signs him up for a psychological evaluation, and a clean bill of health is returned. Apparently it is a misdiagnosis, as Horton would go on a killing spree within the next few years. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • October 2 - Teenager Donnie Darko leaves his bedroom and learns the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. A jet engine crashes into his bedroom while he is gone.[25] (Donnie Darko)
  • October 31 - A Hell Gate is accidentally opened by partying teens. (Night of the Demons)
  • November 24 - Pizza delivery boy Barack Obama resolves to return to law school. (Futurama)
  • December 6 - Ryotaro Nogami, who would go on to protect the timeline as Den-O, is born. The time thief Gaoh attempts to destroy this single day in history with the intent of wiping Den-O from existence, but is ultimately defeated by the 2007 version of Ryotaro as Den-O. (Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born!)
  • December 31 - Duncan MacLeod and Walter Reinhardt have an inconclusive duel. Reinhardt fakes his death and leaves behind his responsibilities, including his mortal lover Rebecca Lord. (Highlander the Series)
  • December - Josh Getrie's science project, investigating the growth of the common cold virus in zero gravity, is chosen by NASA to be launched into space. (Futurama)
  • December - While visiting his estranged family in Los Angeles, a NYPD officer is abruptly pulled into a fake terrorist plot to steal bearer bonds from Nakatomi Corporation. (Die Hard)
  • To battle a skyrocketing crime rate, the United States turns Manhattan into a maximum security prison. (Escape from New York)
  • James Marcus assassinated by order of Ozwell Spencer. Marcus' research is taken over by William Birkin. (Resident Evil 0)
  • Albert Wesker injects Lisa Trevor with an NE-α parasite, generating the first sample of the G-Virus. (Resident Evil 1)
  • Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan are given a time machine to help in finishing their history report. (Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure)
  • The second Robin, Jason Todd, is killed by the Joker.[26] (DC Comics)
  • Captain Britain and other heroes form the original Excalibur. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Manhunters attempt to prevent the rise of the Guardians of the Universe's replacements, but fail. (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid attempts to claim the Anti-Life Equation, but fails. (DC Comics)
  • An alliance of alien races attempt to conquer Earth to stomp out the metahuman threat, but fail. (DC Comics)
  • The High Evolutionary tries to forcibly accelerate the evolution of humanity. (Marvel Comics)
  • Demons invade Manhattan. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Seventh Doctor and Ace prevent rival factions (including the Cybermen) from seizing control of the Nemesis. (Doctor Who)
  • Alien refugees, dubbed Newcomers, arrive in the Mojave Desert and begin new lives in Los Angeles. (Alien Nation)
  • The recently deceased Maitlands enlist bio-exorcist Betelgeuse to evict annoying humans from their home. (Beetlejuice)
  • Killer alien clowns threaten Crescent Cove. (Killer Klowns From Outer Space)
  • Great Britain escapes a nuclear World War III largely unscathed. (V for Vendetta [comic])
  • Ninten gains psychic powers and discovers his great-grandfather George's diary and finds out what happened to him and his great-grandmother, Maria. Ninten and two other kids defeat Gigue[27] and prevent an alien invasion.(MOTHER 1)
  • Detective Visser is assigned to catch a Serial Killer who prowls the canals of Amsterdam in a scuba gear. (Amsterdamned)
  • Black Slugs mutated by toxic waste terrorize small town. (Slugs)
  • Framed and deranged former cop starts killing New York citizens. (Maniac Cop)
  • Reopened prison in Wyoming is haunted by electrically charged spirit. (Prison)
  • Man named Nada stumbles upon Alien Conspiracy. (They Live)
  • Tina Shepard accidentally revives Jason Voorhees from his watery grave with her Psychic Powers. (Friday the 13 th Part VII: The New Blood)
  • Janitor/Inventor Joel Hodgson Robinson is shot into space and forced to watch horrible movies aboard an Earth-orbiting vessel known as the "Satellite of Love" by mad scientists Clayton Forrester and Laurence Erhardt. [28] (Mystery Science Theater 3000)


1989

  • February 23 - High-school student Laura Palmer is mysteriously murdered in Twin Peaks, Washington.
  • August 1 - One of the hottest recorded days in the history of New York City. Later that night in the prodomentaly Black "Bed-Stuy" neighborhood of Brooklyn, a violent riot takes places outside a local pizzaria owned by Italian-Americans. (Do the Right Thing)
  • November - Steve Rhoades is fired from "The Leading Bank of Chicago". (Married... with Children)
  • November - The Fall of the Berlin Wall. (Real Life)
    • The Warner siblings, temporarily released from their tower for fumigation, help tear down the Berlin Wall. (Animaniacs)
  • December 4 - Troy Barnes is born. (Community)
  • December 24 - The Simpson family adopts a racing dog, Santa's Little Helper. (The Simpsons)
  • December 31 - The Ghostbusters defeat Vigo the Carpathian. (Ghostbusters II)
  • Kevin Keene transported to Videoland and leads video game heroes against Mother Brain. (Captain N: The Game Master)
  • Atlantis attacks the surface world. (Marvel Comics)
  • Supervillains join forces and temporarily switch enemies. (Marvel Comics)
  • Farmer Ray Kinsella compelled to build a baseball field on his Iowa farm. (Field of Dreams)
  • Youngsters miniaturized by inventor Wayne Szalinski's shrink ray. (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids)
  • George Newman makes a bizarre success out of a small-time UHF station. (UHF)
  • Corey takes his little brother (who happens to be a video-game whiz) to California. (The Wizard)
  • It becomes legal to freeze people who aren't yet legally dead. (Known Space)
  • Horace Pinker makes a Deal with the Devil before frying on an electric chair. (Shocker)
  • Officer Joe Vickers kills teens and worships Satan. (Psycho Cop)
  • James Bond's licence to kill is revoked. (Licence to Kill)
  • Amy Pond born in Scotland. (Doctor Who)
  • Joseph "Joe" Dawson gets a promotion in the Watchers' hierarchy. He becomes the Area Supervisor of Seacouver, a position which he would hold until 1997. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • Jessica Haggar, daughter of the Mayor of Metro City, is kidnapped by the Mad Gear Gang. Mayor Mike Haggar, Cody Travers and Guy ally to retrieve her, getting involved in a brutal fight with the gang. (Final Fight[29])
  • Jason Voorhees finds his way to New York and seemingly drowns in a flood of toxic waste within its sewer system. (Friday the 13 th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan)
  • Mad scientists Dr. Clayton Forrester and Dr. Laurence Erhardt move to Deep 13, in order to continue their experimentation on Joel Robinson and his robot crew. (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • Blackwoof and Damsel marry. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
  • Serial Killer "Meat Cleaver" Max Jenke fries on an electric chair, only to return as ghost to take revenge on the cop who captured him. (The Horror Show)


1970s-1980s

  • The newly-regenerated Third Doctor is exiled to 20th century Earth as punishment by the Time Lords indefinitely. [30] He becomes scientific advisor to UNIT and takes on (and later parts ways with) Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan on his travels into the TARDIS. The Third Doctor regenerates in this era too. (Doctor Who)


Mid to late 1980s


1990

  • June 13 - Due to an accident on a secret U.S. military base, a human-made influenza virus spreads, causing a pandemic that wipes out approximately 99% of the population in a matter of weeks. (The Stand)
  • June - After six months in coma, East German communist Christiane Kerner awakes. Her son Alexander tries to conceal from her the fall of the Berlin Wall, in order to not give her a another shock, which would be lethal for her. (Goodbye Lenin)
  • November 28 - The SCP Foundation acquires a new item, and uses AMN-C227 as an amnesiac on the local populace. (SCP Foundation)
  • December -
    • Kevin McCallister is left home alone and defends his home from burglars. (Home Alone)
    • Rogue US army members attempt to rescue a South American dictator. (Die Hard 2)
  • Will Smith is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air. (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • Killer spiders terrorize a small town. (Arachnophobia)
  • Giant subterranean worms terrorize a small town. (Tremors)
  • Peyton Westlake becomes Darkman. (Darkman)
  • Solid Snake joins the US Army and is sent to infiltrate western Iraq. (Metal Gear)
  • Storing organs indefinitely becomes possible. Organ banks set up to take organs donated by the recently deceased. (Known Space)
  • Kelly Bundy graduates high school. She gets her first job, playing "the slut" in a rock video. (Married... with Children)
  • Steve Rhoades leaves Marcy to become a park ranger at the Yosemite National Park, California. (Married... with Children)
  • Mad scientist Laurence Erhardt mysterously vanishes. His former partner Clayton Forrester hires a former fast food worker known as TV's Frank to replace him. Meanwhile, Joel Robinson gives his robot Tom Servo a new voice. (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • Acme Looniversity is founded by Bugs Bunny, with the faculty consisting of the classic Looney Tunes stars. (Tiny Toon Adventures)
  • Killer 7 defeats a large number of Rollout Heaven Smiles in France, but are themselves cut down by Samantha Sitbon. Harman Smith just manages to kill Samantha, who begins serving him as a maid. Killer 7 activities are suspended until Garcian can revive the other members. (Killer 7)
  • Following a botched attempt to assassinate Saddam Hussein, Special Operations Group Echo (Black Ops 9) is forced to go public. (Command and Conquer Tiberium)
  • Commander Keen battles the Vorticons. (Commander Keen)
  • Doctor Impossible creates his third Doomsday device, The Fungal Menace. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
  • A new chief of police of Townsville is sworn in. the Powerpuff Girls attend the ceremony. (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Holloway Roberts’s mapping expedition inside the Will Navidson house near Jamestown, Va. ends in a confirmed death and two disappearances. (House of Leaves)


1991

  • January 1 - The Volgan Republic launches an invasion of Western Europe. (Invasion/Savage)
  • January 5 - James Horton gets a promotion in the Watchers' hierarchy. He becomes the Regional Coordinator of the United States Northwest. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • June 5 - A group of people exposed to AMN-C227 stumble across an SCP-939 den. One survives. (SCP Foundation)
  • August 6 - The World Wide Web goes public. The internet becomes all about robbing people of their privacy. (Futurama)
  • September 1 - Harry Potter begins his first year at Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • October 15 - Due to shop owner Leland Gaunt's machinations, violence breaks out in a Maine small town, Castle Rock, eventually destroying most of the town. (Needful Things)
  • November 28 - The Ghostbusters hire a recruit into their ranks. (Ghostbusters [video game])
  • December 8 - The USSR collapses. Bummer.
  • Mysterious people from the future come and claim that they can get rid of Godzilla once and for all. It is later revealed however, that they wish to destroy Tokyo since it somehow becomes a economic superpower in the future. Godzilla appears, now larger and more powerful than ever before, and faces off against a new enemy, King Ghidorah. (Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah)
  • Albert Wesker officially resigns from Umbrella and infiltrates the Raccoon City Police Department, working instead as an undercover agent. (Resident Evil)
  • William Birkin assigned a new lab to develop the G-virus. (Resident Evil 2)
  • First appearance of Deadpool. (Marvel Comics)
  • New Mutants become X-Force. (Marvel Comics)
  • Waverider travels back from the future to try and avert the rise of Monarch, but only partially succeeds. (DC Comics)
  • The various godly pantheons go to war. (DC Comics)
  • Thanos acquires the Infinity Gems and kills half the universe to please death. The remaining heroes join forces to stop him and reverse what he's done. (Marvel Comics)
  • Human detective Matthew Sykes and Newcomer detective Sam Francisco team up to bust a Newcomer crime syndicate (Alien Nation)
  • Michael Edwards recovers the artifact from the Forbidden City and delivers it to Edward Roivas. (Eternal Darkness)
  • Slacker Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski gets involved in the kidnapping of the wife of millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski. (The Big Lebowski)
  • A physics teacher and amateur pilot named Nick Miller invents time travel by hooking a Commodore64 to his plane. He immediately sells this technology to a transparently evil company. (Time Chasers)
  • A physics teacher and amateur pilot named Nick Miller, after a very busy few days, destroys all of his research into time travel. (Time Chasers)
  • The time-traveling rebel Charles "Chuck" DeNomolos attempts to change the future by sending robot duplicates of Bill S. Preson Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan to kill and replace them. However, Bill and Ted return from the dead and defeat the robots and DeNomolos; ironically, his actions ensure that the world becomes aware of Bill and Ted's band Wyld Stallyns and their epic music, eventually creating the very utopia he rebelled against in the first place. (Bill Ted's Bogus Journey)
  • Marcy gets drunk and wakes up married. Her new husband is Jefferson Milhouse D'Arcy, a former swindler and gigolo. She doesn't particularly like the sound of Marcy D'Arcy. (Married... with Children)
  • The United States have become an oppressive and fascist culture of uniformed classes and castes, based upon ape slave labour. However the apes become increasingly sentient. Caesar, son of Cornelius and Zira, leads an ape revolt. Marking the birth of the Planet of the Apes. (Conquest of the Planet of the Apes)
  • Drake Mallard becomes Darkwing Duck.
  • Minako Aino becomes Sailor V.


1992

  • January 12 - HAL 9000 brought online at HAL Communications Plant in Urbana, Illinois. (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • January 26 - Super Bowl XXVI, played in Denver, CO between the San Diego Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings, meets a premature end when Palestinian radicals detonate a nuclear weapon in the parking lot. (Tom Clancy)
  • January 30 - A rash of missing persons reports noted from the area where AMN-C227 was tested as an amnesiac. (SCP Foundation)
  • January 31 - SCP Foundation officers investigate effects of AMN-C227. (SCP Foundation)
  • February 6 - SCP Foundation operatives destroy a den of SCP-939. (SCP Foundation)
  • April - Usagi Tsukino transforms into Sailor Moon for the first time. (Sailor Moon)
  • June - Harry Potter faces off with a partially-revived Voldemort. The Philosopher's Stone is destroyed. (Harry Potter)
  • September 1 - Harry Potter begins his second year at Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • September 8 - The Chamber of Secrets is reopened [33] (Harry Potter)
  • September 25 - SCP-939-1 gives birth to a litter of six young, one of which is stillborn. Four of the living larvae are vivisected, and the last is retained for further study. (SCP Foundation)
  • December- Kevin Mc Callister is seperated from his Florida-bound family, when catches the wrong plane and ends up in New York City. (Home Alone 2)
  • December 19 - The Purge. [34] Some time after this, Charles Widmore is exiled from the Island. (Lost)
  • Devin Martin, a zombie, attacks campers Sharon Parsons and Patrick MacDonald. Martin and Parsons are killed, but MacDonald is infected with solanum and reaches Los Angeles. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Two ancient monsters known as Mothra and Battra awaken to do battle with one another. Both monsters agree to join sides in order to stop Godzilla's wrath. (Godzilla Vs. Mothra: Battle for the Earth)
  • Al Simmons becomes Spawn. (Spawn)
  • Brainiac takes over Warworld and invades Earth. (DC Comics)
  • Eclipso possesses various metahumans. (DC Comics)
  • The Avengers become involved in an interstellar war between the Kree and Shi'ar. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Magus creates evil twins of Earth's heroes in a bid for ultimate power. (Marvel Comics)
  • Jobe Smith subjected to intelligence-boosting experiments. (The Lawnmower Man)
  • Fairies defend their rainforest from the destruction spirit Hexxus, who was freed by humans. (Fern Gully)
  • Teens uncover a frozen caveman in their backyard. (Encino Man)
  • The doodle Holli Would uses a cartoonist to break into the real world. (Cool World)
  • Fading actress Madeline Ashton seeks out eternal youth. It doesn't work out as planned. (Death Becomes Her)
  • An attorney is forced to coach a peewee hockey team. (The Mighty Ducks)
  • Political instability allows the fascist Norsefire party to seize control of the British government. (V for Vendetta [comic])
  • Young Mr. Grace dies and leaves Millstone Manor to Mr. Humphries, Mrs. Slocombe, Miss Brahms, Cpt. Peacock, and Mr. Rumbold. (Are You Being Served)
  • Momma's boy named Lionel mans up when confronted by swarm of zombies in New Zealand. (Braindead)
  • Race-car driver is taken to the future against his will. (Freejack)
  • Khan Noonien Singh, a genetically-engineered superhuman, gains control of his nation. He is soon emulated by other "supermen" who seek political power over their own nations. While history evaluated them all as tyrants, Khan would be regarded as the best of them for not being particularly bloodthirsty. (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • A criminal syndicate funds research into the creation of cyborg warriors under the guise of curing diseases like AIDS. One such victim is motorcycle racer Shin Kazamatsuri, who turns into a mutant grasshopper-man, and must fight off the organization while eluding the CIA, which thinks him a monster and seeks to destroy him. (Shin Kamen Rider Prologue)
  • The Turtles are watching April O'Neill on the news when Krang is seen stealing the Statue of Liberty. They head first to a building under construction, then to a back alley, through the sewers, and finally, into the Technodrome. After they confront Shredder, he sends them into a time warp. After escaping the time warp, they defeat his Super form, and return the statue. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time)
  • Duncan MacLeod and Tessa Noël's domestic bliss is interrupted by three unexpected visitors. The first is Richard "Richie" Ryan, a young burglar. The second is Slan Quince, a vicious immortal seeking Duncan's Quickening. The third is Connor MacLeod, Duncan's mentor. Duncan is drawn back into the Game and the modern-day adventures of the Highlander begin. (Highlander the Series)
  • Connor MacLeod summons Duncan to New York City. During the visit, Connor's residence in New York is destroyed in an explosion. His adoptive daughter Rachel Ellenstein is killed in said explosion. Both events are orchestrated by Jacob Kell, an immortal who has a personal grudge against Connor. Connor volunteers to enter the Sanctuary, a secret Watcher operation where immortals unable to deal with their problems are kept sedated. (Highlander Endgame[35])
  • Bud Bundy graduates high school. He starts attending Trumaine University. (Married... with Children)
  • The Bundies get a visit from cousins Zemus and Ida Mae Wanker. They soon leave and abandon their son Seven. Peggy decides to keep him as a surrogate son. (Married... with Children)
  • Jason Voorhees is blown to bits by FBI. (Friday the 13th (film): The Final Friday)
  • 2 Year Old, Adam Szalinski becomes a giant after an accident in his father's lab. (Honey I Blew Up The Kid)
  • A new Slayer is activated in Mexico. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • FBI agent Hobert is murdered by investigating Coburn Elementary School. (Killer 7)
  • Doctor Impossible unleashes his fourth Doomsday Device, The Grey Goo.


1993

  • January - Shootout between gangs, zombies, and police in downtown Los Angeles. The body of Patrick MacDonald is identified in the aftermath. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • January - The Sailor Senshi all die in battle while defeating Queen Beryl; as a final wish, Sailor Moon wishes she could be a normal girl again. The Senshi are brought back to life with no memory of being heroes or knowing each other. (Sailor Moon)
  • February 2 - Meteorologist Phil Connors gets stuck in a time loop. (Groundhog Day)
  • February - Surviving zombies cause another outbreak, this time in east LA. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • March - Two mysterous ailen beings appear and start collecting energy from humans; the Sailor Senshi reform to fight them. (Sailor Moon)
  • May 29 - Harry Potter kills the Basilisk and destroys the Diary of Tom Riddle with its fang. [36] (HarryPotter)
  • June- The Sailor Senshi defeat Ali and An, shortly after that a little girl from the future known as Chibi-Usa arrives looking for the Senshi's help. (Sailor Moon)
  • June 23 - Current Slayer is killed in Tijuana by a Congara demon. India Cohen becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • September 1 - Harry Potter begins his third year at Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • October 31 - The Sanderson sisters are resurrected and run amok. (Hocus Pocus)
  • Scientists build a robotic counterpart Godzilla using the technology used to build Mecha-King Ghidorah. The robot, dubbed Mechagodzilla, is proven effective against Godzilla. Meanwhile, a large mutant Pteranodon known as Rodan appears. Godzilla Jr. is born. (Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II)
  • Astronauts free Rita Repulsa, her war against Zordon resumes, with Zordon drafting human teenagers to serve as his soldiers. (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Superman slain in battle with Doomsday. Four new Supermen arise in his place. (DC Comics)
  • Batman's back broken by Bane.[37] The mantle of Batman is transferred to Azrael. [38] (DC Comics)
  • Mario Mario and Luigi Mario defeat Koopa's plans to invade Earth. (Super Mario Bros. [1993 film])
  • Big Bang in the city of Dakota; numerous superhumans emerge from the event. Virgil Hawkins becomes Static. (Milestone Comics)
  • Alien parasites invade Earth. (DC Comics)
  • The Goddess recruits Earth heroes in a crusade against evil. (Marvel Comics)
  • Carnage and company wreak havoc in New York City, opposed by Spider-Man and friends (Marvel Comics)
  • Detective Tim Bayliss assigned to Lt. Giardello's homicide unit in Baltimore. (Homicide: Life On the Street)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger, fights crime. (Walker, Texas Ranger)
  • FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate weird events. (The X-Files)
  • An evil leprechaun escapes imprisonment and hunts for his gold. (Leprechaun)
  • A magic ticket lets a boy meet his action-movie hero Jack Slater. (Last Action Hero)
  • Jefferson Reed becomes Meteor Man. (Meteor Man)
  • Vermont enacts the first Organ Bank Laws to freeze criminals for crimes. (Known Space)
  • Wellman Santee kills a shitload of Chinese criminals inside a warehouse. (Army of One)
  • The nascent Rossum corporation creates its first Doll. (Dollhouse)
  • The Eugenic Wars begin on Earth when a group of genetically engineered "supermen" emulate Khan Noonien Singh by by simultaneously seizing power in over 40 nations. They then all declare war on each other; with over 40 nations warring against each other, the Wars have a devastating impact on Earth. (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • The alien Crisis Empire comes to Earth, intent on conquering the planet. They offer Kotaro Minami (Kamen Rider Black) the chance to join him; when he refuses, throw him into space, where the sun's radiation alters his damaged King Stone into the Sun Stone, giving him completely new powers and abilities. Taking up the name Black RX, Kotaro fights Crisis, as well as his brother Shadow Moon, still brainwashed and now working for the aliens[39]. (Kamen Rider Black RX)
  • Mad scientist Dr. Mochizuki attempts to create the ultimate lifeform, which he dubs the Neo-Organism. Mamoru Aso, Mochizuki's assistant, is the unwitting guinea pig for these experiments, which gives him the ability to transform into the armored warrior ZO and allows him to fight the Neo-Organism and its spawn Doras. (Kamen Rider ZO)
  • Teens venture into woods and encounter pot farmers and giant ticks mutated by herbal steroids. (Ticks)
  • Lynn Horton graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Duncan MacLeod crashes her graduation party to confront her father, James. (Highlander the Series)
  • Seven Wanker vanishes off the face of the Earth. Kelly Bundy would later recall his Face on a Milk Carton. (Married... with Children)
  • Joel Robinson escapes from the Satellite of Love; Temp worker Mike Nelson becomes his replacement. (Mystery Science Theater 3000).
  • The Warner siblings finally escape their tower, and wreak their unique brand of havoc (plus star alongside Slappy Squirrel, Pinky and the Brain, and others in a popular Fox/The WB animated series). (Animaniacs)


1994

  • January - In Japan, Dr. Alexandra Johnson excavates the cave of Nakano in Japan, resurrecting the immortals Kane, Khabul Khan, and Senghi Khan. They missed the Gathering but nothing stops them from seeking the Prize. (Highlander III the Sorcerer[40])
  • March 17 - Another evil leprechaun causes havoc, this time during a search for a bride. (Leprechaun 2)
  • March - Zombified illegal immigrants cause a zombie outbreak in San Pedro. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • March 20 - April 20 - Rani Chandra born. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • April - A surviving zombie is encountered by three fishermen in Santa Monica. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • May 5 - A hologram of a Jjaro diplomat appears before President Clinton and five senior military staff, warning of unnamed awakening 'God' beneath a strange pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula. (Pathways into Darkness)
  • May 8 - American special forces team are air-dropped over the Yucatan Peninsula and enter the Sleeping God's pyramid. (Pathways into Darkness)
  • May 13 - Last surviving member of American special forces team destoys the pyramid, just before the God is scheduled to awaken. (Pathways into Darkness)
  • June 5 - Clyde Langer born. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • June 6 - Franz Hopper's work on the supercomputer is complete. (Code Lyoko)
  • September 1 - Harry Potter begins his fourth year at Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • October 4 - A clan of Scottish gargoyles awaken on Castle Wyvern after David Xanatos moves the castle atop his Manhattan skyscraper. (Gargoyles)
  • December 24 - Scott Calvin accidentally becomes the new Santa Claus. (The Santa Clause)
  • Lord Zedd takes Rita's place putting Earth under siege, putting her back in the dumpster. (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Coast City is destroyed by the Cyborg Superman. The real Superman returns from the dead and defeats him. The destruction of Coast City drivs Hal Jordan to become be possessed by Parallax and destroy the Green Lantern Corps. (DC Comics)
  • Heroes from Metropolis and Dakota cross universes to meet. (DC Comics, Milestone Comics)
  • History is nearly reshaped by Extant [41], but the universe is instead reset free of outside interference. (DC Comics)
  • Jay Sherman critiques movies. (The Critic)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable Benton Fraser travels to Chicago to investigate his father's murder. (Due South)
  • The emergency room in County General Hospital in Chicago helps patients. (ER)
  • The angel Monica brings hope and help to troubled mortals. (Touched By an Angel)
  • Teenager Alex Mack gets superpowers. (The Secret World of Alex Mack)
  • Ace Ventura searches for a kidnapped dolphin. (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)
  • Time Enforcement Commission created to regulate Time Travel. (Time Cop)
  • Actress Heather Langenkamp faces a pure evil in the form of fictional villain Freddy Krueger. (New Nightmare)
  • Allied Nations commander William F. Guile battles General M. Bison. (Street Fighter)
  • Film students investigating the legend of the Blair Witch disappear in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland. (The Blair Witch Project)
  • A runaway planet passes between the Earth and the Moon, causing worldwide disasters and destroying human civilization. (Thundarr the Barbarian)
  • After running away from her wedding, Rachel Green meets her old schoolmate, Monica Geller, and becomes her roommate. (Friends)
  • Harry Tasker tells the truth about his work to his wife and is able to save his marriage. (True Lies)
  • (estimated) Maria Jackson born. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • A satellite is placed in orbit as a storage facility for bodies stored in cryonic suspension. The satellite would eventually drift out of orbit and get lost in space. It was next located in 2364. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Reporter Koji Segawa is killed protecting his sister from the alien Fog Mother, but is revived by the spirits of the Earth as Kamen Rider J to protect the planet and her children from Fog Mother. (Kamen Rider J)
  • Astronaut Mitsuaki Gamo steals the experimental Zodiarts Switches from an Over Space Technology Organization (OSTO) base on the Moon, destroying most of the whole base in the process. (Kamen Rider Fourze)
  • Sarah Connor is placed in a mental institution after trying to warn the world of the imminent rise of SkyNet. John is placed in the care of Todd and Janelle Voight. (Terminator)
  • A US government investigation into defence contractors reveals extensive ties to the Brotherhood of Nod. (Command and Conquer Tiberium)


1995

  • March- Dave Nelson is hired as news director of all-news New York radio station WNYX. (News Radio)
  • March - In an alternate timeline, Methos falls in love with Jillian O'Hara, a fellow Watcher, and reveals to her his Immortality. Her subsequent death at the hands of James Horton causes Methos to go over the edge. He rejoins with Kronos shortly after. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • March 25 - The Belkan War breaks out. (Ace Combat Zero)
  • May 21 - Maggie Simpson non-lethally shoots Mr. Burns, after he tries to take candy from the baby. (The Simpsons)
  • June 8 - A T-1000 Terminator arrives from the future to kill John Connor. Another T-800 Terminator is sent back to protect him. The Terminator and John are soon joined by the boy's mother, Sarah Connor. (Terminator 2)
  • June 9 - John Connor, Sarah Connor and the Terminator escape Los Angeles, and Sarah becomes obsessed with finding out who created Skynet. They eventually break into Cyberdyne in an attempt to stop Judgement Day from ever happening.[42] (Terminator 2)
  • June 20 - The peace treaty officially ending the Belkan War is signed. (Ace Combat Zero)
  • June 24 - Lord Voldemort returns to power after a fourteen year absence and presumed death. The Triwizard Tournament comes to an end. (Harry Potter)
  • August - The ozone layer is fading and estimates state that it will be gone before the end of the year. In Africa, millions perish from the effects of unfiltered sunlight. Among the casualties is Brenda Wyatt. Her Last Request is for her husband, Connor MacLeod, to resolve the problem before more people die. (Highlander II the Quickening)
  • September 1 - Harry Potter begins his fifth year at Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • October 12 - The Global Defense Initiative is founded in accordance with the United Nations Global Defense Act, primarily consisting of personnel from Black Ops 9. (Command and Conquer: Tiberium Dawn)
  • October- November - Methos romances waitress Alexa Bond, not caring that she has inoperative terminal cancer. The two leave on a world tour. (Highlander the Series)
  • November 21 - Birth of Mary Lindsey to single mother Dr. Anne Lindsey. Duncan MacLeod helps Anne through labor and gives her a house as a present. It is the last meeting between the two former lovers. (Highlander the Series)
  • November 28 - First appearance of Thailog, a clone of Goliath. (Gargoyles)
  • December 1 - A meteor impacts Maple Valley, Washington, utterly destroying a local factory owned by the Betty Crocker company but leaving the human infant riding it miraculously unharmed. The girl is soon adopted by the multimillionaire owner of the aforementioned corporation, Hass "The Flame" Harley and named Jade Harley. On the same day, an ectobiological sample is taken of Nanna Egbert, one of the witnesses of the catastrophe. (Homestuck)
  • December 3 - Jade Harley and her adoptive Grandpa, Hass "The Flame" Harley, move to the uninhabited island where the Frog Temple and Becquerel, First Guardian of Earth, are located. An ectobiological sample of Hass is collected. (Homestuck)
  • December 4 - A meteor impacts Houston, Texas, destroying a small record shop. The meteor was carrying a pony and a human infant; the pony dies on impact but the child is miraculously unharmed. The infant, a boy, is adopted by one of the former patrons of the shop and named Dave Strider. On the same day, another infant-bearing meteor ends all aquatic life in a lake in New York, but leaves its cargo unharmed. The infant, this time a girl, is adopted by a local scientist and named Rose Lalonde. An ectobiological sample of Bro Strider, Dave's adoptive guardian, is also collected at this time. (Homestuck)
  • Late December - A World With No Boundaries carries out its terrorist activities. (Ace Combat Zero)
  • Godzilla dies of nuclear meltdown due to his heart overheating. Junior absorbs most of the radiation and mutates into a full-grown Godzilla. (Godzilla vs. Destoroyah)
  • Rita escapes, marries Zedd. Rita's family comes over to visit. Zordon and his shifting roster of teenagers continue to hold them off. (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • The Power Rangers battle Ivan Ooze. (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Solid Snake infiltrates Outer Heaven to rescue Grey Fox and destroy Metal Gear. (Metal Gear)
  • The demon Neron amplifies the powers of various supervillains. (DC Comics)
  • Alternate timeline temporarily created where Apocalypse reigns supreme. (Marvel Comics)
  • A Jack Russell Terrier has imaginary adventures in literature. (Wishbone)
  • Quinn Mallory accidentally gets himself and three others lost in The Multiverse. (Sliders)
  • Scientists try to stop a female alien-human hybrid from breeding. (Species)
  • James Bond stops the plans of Janus [43] to exploit the GoldenEye satellite. (Goldeneye)
  • Toy cowboy Woody deals with his replacement by action figure Buzz Lightyear. (Toy Story)
  • A meteor impacts near the Tiber River in Italy, seeding the area with a crystalline, resource-rich substance dubbed Tiberium. (Command and Conquer: Tiberium Dawn)
  • "The Two Georges" is stolen from New Liverpool by the secessionist terrorist group the Sons of Liberty. The North American Union's governor-general, Sir Martin Luther King, dispatches two agents to recover the painting before King Charles III arrives to tour the British Empire's North American holdings. (The Two Georges)
  • Death of Buck the Briard, the Bundy family dog. He is happy to get rid of them. He is soon reincarnated into Lucky and gets adopted by the Bundies again.(Married... with Children)
  • NSA agent Bert Myers pursues Rogue Agent Frank Brennan to Central Park, where Brennan is shot by off-duty police officer Nick Wolfe. Brennan secretly revives as an immortal and goes into hiding. Myers later retires from the NSA and opens a private security firm, which hires Wolfe. (Highlander the Raven)
  • TV's Frank dies. Pearl Forrester moves into Deep 13 (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • Mysterious laundry steampress related accidents occur in Maine, a diabolical conspiracy is uncovered. (The Mangler)
  • Birth of Derek Reese. (Terminator)
  • Near alcoholic police officer and a racist store owner are forced to co-operate in order to stop various bombs blowing up in New York. (Die Hard With a Vengeance)
  • Sid 6.6 escapes from virtual reality. (Virtuosity)


Early to mid 1990s

  • Estimated birth of Q-Bee/Queen Bee, the monarch of a race of Bee People. (Darkstalkers[44])
  • Earliest known activities of Shadowlaw creation Seth/Number 15. He would go on to serve as leader of the weapons division of the organization and eventually attempt to gain his independence. (Street Fighter IV)
  • Beatrice Whaley, John Mulligan, Benjamin Cato, Yvette Howe, and Elizabeth Winters are born. (The Dreamer)


1996

  • April 13 - A second meteor impacts Maple Valley, Washington. It impacts a local joke shop, destroying the shop, the shopping mall in which the aforementioned shop is situated, and killing Nanna Egbert. The infant boy and the rather hefty unabridged joke book riding the meteor are completely unharmed. The boy is adopted by Nanna Egbert's son and named John Egbert. An ectobiological sample of Mom Lalonde is also taken on this day. (Homestuck)
  • April 28 - Death of Alexa Bond. Methos survives and mourns her. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • April - Raccoon City Police Department's elite anti-terrorist force, STARS, is founded by Albert Wesker, secretly to obtain combat data on Umbrella's BOWs. (Resident Evil series)
  • Spring - Death of India Cohen. Buffy Summers becomes the Slayer and has her first victory over the vampire lord Lothos. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • June/July - Adam Pierson, a historical investigator for the Watchers, is disillusioned with the organization. He goes AWOL, leaving behind his research on the elusive immortal Methos.(Highlander the Series)
  • July 2 - Dozens of cities worldwide are destroyed when giant spacecraft appear. They are defeated two days later by a Mac laptop. (Independence Day)
  • July 9 - Birth of Alexander Fox Xanatos to David Xanatos and his wife Fox/Janine Renard. Goliath and the Manhattan Clan stop Oberon from stealing Alexander. (Gargoyles)
  • July 17 - Dr. Amy Zoll replaces Adam Pierson as the head researcher on Methos. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • July 20 - Men land on Mars, discover the corpse of a martian. (Known Space)
  • September 1 - Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • September 18 - Earth explodes (The Onion)
  • October 12 - First appearance of a number of newly-cloned gargoyles: Hollywood, Brentwood, Malibu and Burbank. They are respectively clones of Broadway, Lexington, Brooklyn and Hudson. (Gargoyles)
  • October 13 - First appearance of Delilah. She is the result of combining the DNA of Demona and Elisa Maza. (Gargoyles)
  • October 26 - Jon Canmore reveals the existence of gargoyles to the world. The Manhattan Clan takes refuge with David Xanatos. Jon Canmore forms the Quarrymen. (Gargoyles)
  • November 1 - Dr. Amy Zoll discovers that researcher Adam Pierson was Methos himself. She now has the giant task of reviewing all his historical work, trying to tell which of his facts were true, which only told part of the picture and which were outright fabrications. She also has to locate Methos. Meanwhile, Dr. Julia Harami is tasked with researching the histories of immortals Kronos, Silas and Caspian. (Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • November - Captain MacMillan and Lieutenant John Price go to Prypiat, Ukraine to assassinate Ultranationalist Imran Zakhaev. [45] (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare)
  • December 20 - Dr. Amy Zoll explains the situation to the Watcher Tribunal. "Adam Pierson" is dishonorably discharged, there is no retaliation taken against Methos.(Highlander the Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • The Machine Empire invades, temporarily kicking out other aliens on or invading Earth at the time. (Power Rangers Zeo)
  • End of the Eugenics Wars; Khan Noonien Singh and his followers escape Earth in a sleeper ship. They would be kept in suspended animation to 2267. (Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
  • A sun-eater threatens Earth's sun. Hal Jordan sacrifices himself to save the world. (DC Comics)
  • Superheroes from two universes clash. An amalgam universe is temporarily created from both realities, but ultimately both are separated and saved. (DC Comics, Marvel Comics)
  • Amelia (Amy) Pond meets the raggedy Eleventh Doctor for the first time in Leadworth, a small town in England. [46] Prisoner Zero escapes the Atraxi. [47] (Doctor Who)
  • Onslaught makes his bid for supremacy. Many non-mutant heroes seemingly die defeating him, but they are actually transported to a pocket universe. (Marvel Comics)
  • The First Doctor and a pursuing group of Daleks arrive at the Festival of Ghana. (Doctor Who)
  • Parts of Los Angeles ruled by criminal warlords. LAPD officer John Spartan convicted of involuntary manslaughter and cryogenically frozen. (Demolition Man)
  • Aliens land in Rutherford, Ohio on a mission to investigate humanity. (3rd Rock from the Sun)
  • Super-genius Jarod travels America and rights wrongs. (The Pretender)
  • Four teenage girls tap into major magical power. (The Craft)
  • FBI special agent and ex-con infiltrate Alcatraz to stop terrorists. (The Rock)
  • Desmond Hume's consciousness travels to and from 2004 and here. With the help of Daniel Faraday, he uses the constant of Penelope to get back and not die from the temporal stress. (Lost)
  • Birth of the dog Seymour Asses. He would become the pet of Philip J. Fry. (Futurama)
  • After a decade spent bringing the disk operating parts of GLaDOS to a state of more or less basic functionality, work begins on the Genetic Lifeform component. (Portal)
  • Mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester has his funding cut off, leaving the captive crew of the Sattilite of Love, to die in space, they escape by turning into balls of energy. (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • Indian Border Security Force encounters zombified Pakistani soldiers at the Line of Control. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Development begins on the ion cannon, headed by Dr. Wong Hu Chan. (Command and Conquer Tiberium)
  • Enderri invade the solar system, defeated by the Champions in The Titan Incident at the cost of Galatea. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
  • Science-fiction author José Chung publishes From Outer Space. (The X-Files)
  • Miramax releases The Navidson Record in a limited theatrical run. (House of Leaves)
  • Ex-FBI agent Frank Black is recruited by the obscure "Millennium Group." (Millennium)

1997

  • January 20 - Kang is inaugurated as president of the United States, after Clinton and Dole are accidentally thrown into space by Homer. (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror)
  • February - The Stargate program begins in earnest after several thousand gate addresses are discovered on a cartouche on the planet Abydos. (Stargate SG-1)
  • June 8 - A T-1000 arrives from the future to kill John Connot. It is destroyed by John and Sarah Connor, with the assistance of a reprogrammed T-800. Myles Dyson, the scientist destined to develop SkyNet, is killed. John and Sarah go into hiding from the government. (Terminator)
  • June - Albus Dumbledore is killed [48] Harry, Ron and Hermione's search for the Horcruxes begins. (Harry Potter)
  • Between January and May - Buffy Summers moves to Sunnydale. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • May - Buffy Summers is drowned by the Master. Kendra Young becomes the Slayer. Buffy is revived minutes after her death by CPR administered by Xander Harris, resulting in the unprecendented circumstance of two Slayers active simultaneously. Buffy then kills the Master. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • July 27 - Harry Potter goes into hiding, as the Death Eaters search for him. (Harry Potter)
  • July: A group of U.S. Marines are sent to Africa to intervene in a guerilla war. Due to faulty intelligence, they find a civilian village where the enemy base was supposed to be. The commander of the team orders the civilians to be killed, but is opposed by Sgt. Billy Coen. The commander knocks out Coen and proceeds with the massacre. Coen is later blamed for the incident. (Resident Evil 0)
  • August 1 - The Death Eaters take control of the Ministry of Magic. (Harry Potter)
  • August 4 - SkyNet goes online. (Terminator)
  • August 29 - Skynet becomes self-aware, and launches a nuclear attack on the Earth, killing billions. (Terminator)
  • August - Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, answers a prank call. He attemps to deliver a pizza at Seymour Asses, a false adress. He decides to eat the pizza himself, sharing it with a stray dog. Fry keeps the dog as a pet, naming it Seymour Asses. It would remain extremely devoted until its death in 2012. (Futurama)
  • October 1 - The End Day. (Crystalis)
  • October 16 - Jupiter 2 launched; the ship is lost in space. (Lost in Space)
  • November 5 - Evey Hammond is saved by V. (V for Vendetta [comic])
  • Fall - The Morgendorffers move to Lawndale. [49] (Daria)
  • December 14 - Adrian Monk's wife Trudy is killed by a car bomb. (Monk)
  • Zordon, freed from the time warp, goes home. (Power Rangers Turbo)
  • The death of Elvis triggers a succession crisis in Lost Vegas. [50] (Six String Samurai)
  • World War III nears its conclusion. Air Force One is hijacked and crashes in Manhattan, prompting the government to hire "Snake" Plissken to rescue the President in time to attend a three-way summit between the United States, China and the Soviet Union. (Escape from New York)
  • Doctor Evil returns and holds the world ransom; Austin Powers is thawed out and defeats him. (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery)
  • Darkseid attempts to take control of the Genesis Wave. (DC Comics)
  • The Thunderbolts arise to fill the void left by the many missing heroes. (Marvel Comics)
  • The heroes apparently slain by Onslaught return from their pocket universe. (Marvel Comics)
  • Agent Jay joins the Men in Black and saves the Earth with Agent Kay; Agent Kay retires. (Men in Black)
  • Agent Kay returns to the Men in Black and continues working with Agent Jay. (Men In Black: The Series)
  • U.S. President James Marshall battles terrorist hijackers on Air Force One. (Air Force One)
  • Alexandra Amberson matches wits with an evil djinn. (Wishmaster)
  • Los Angeles, already in the grip of a record heat wave and a war between Jamaican and Colombian drug cartels, is visited by an alien huntsman. (Predator 2)
  • Hijacked prison transport plane crashes in Las Vegas. (Con Air)
  • Applied Cryogenics experiences its final critical power failure. It will successfully maintain continuous power for at least the next 1010 years. (Futurama)
  • Kelly Bundy considers getting married herself. Her Wedding Day is a disaster when husband-to-be Lonnie Tot turns out to be a Casanova type. Last recorded adventure of the Bundies. (Married... with Children[51])
  • Atomic Robo is sent on a rescue mission into the Vampire Dimension. The only survivor of Majestic 12's Earth Battalion Expeditionary Force is a man named Jenkins. (Atomic Robo)
  • The Champions disband.
  • Aging pop music group, The Monkees perform at The Most Prestigious Country Club. (Hey Hey It's The Monkees)


1998

  • February -
    • The existence of dimensional travel is revealed to the world; creation of Infinity Unlimited and the Infinity Patrol. (GURPS Infinite Worlds)
    • A Canadian film crew, led by Jacob Tailor, arrives in Zabrovst to begin arrangements for a photo shoot on an unusually well-preserved sabre-toothed tiger carcass. Also present is a frozen zombie Cossack. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • May 2 - Voldemort defeated and killed at the Battle of Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • May 11 - James Marcus resurrected by his leeches and causes a T-virus outbreak at the Spencer Mansion. Zombies are responsible for a number of what are initially thought to be bizarre murders across Raccoon City. (Resident Evil 0)
  • May - Death of Kendra Young. Faith Lehane becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • June 14 - Frozen Cossack zombie is thawed out during a photo shoot, leading to a zombie outbreak in Zabrovst. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • July 1 - Jacob Tailor arrive with the rest of his crew and is attacked by zombies. The battle is caught on film by Tailor, who subsequently finds his career in ruins. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • July 23 - A van containing Billy Coen, en route to a trial for war crimes, is attacked by T-virus-infected dogs; Coen escapes, and STARS Bravo Team is sent to apprehend him. Ecliptic Express attacked by T-virus-infected leeches, causing a massive zombie outbreak. Coen joins forces with STARS Bravo Team medic Rebecca Chambers for mutual protection. The two explore the Umbrella Corporation Management Training Facility. Meanwhile, the rest of STARS Bravo team retreat to the Spencer Mansion. (Resident Evil 0)
  • July 24 - Coen and Chambers find and kill James Marcus. Chambers follows the rest of STARS Bravo team to the Spencer Mansion and claims Coen was killed by zombies. (Resident Evil 0) All other members of Bravo team are killed. STARS Alpha team is deployed to rescue any survivors. (Resident Evil 1)
  • July 25 - Albert Wesker is apparently killed by a Tyrant, but actually survives. Spencer Mansion is detonated; the only survivors of the incident are Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton, Rebecca Chambers, and Brad Vickers. (Resident Evil 1)
  • August - The survivors of the mansion incident attempt to alert the authorities as to what happened, but they are not believed. Chris, Barry, and Rebecca set off for France to bring down Umbrella. Jill stays behind to gather more information. (Resident Evil 2)
  • August 22 - NYPD officer Max Payne arrives at his home and finds out that his wife and daughter has been killed by a trio of junkies. It is discovered that the men were hooked on previously unknown designer drug Valkyrie. (Max Payne)
  • September 22: William Birkin killed by a SWAT team, led by Captain Hunk, who are after his viral samples. Birkin injects himself with the G-virus and mutates, killing all members of the SWAT team except Hunk and releasing the T- and G-viruses into the Raccoon City water and sewage system. (Resident Evil 2)
  • September 27 - Umbrella deploys a Nemesis and several Tyrants to Raccoon City to eliminate any remaining STARS members. Nemesis kills Brad Vickers. (Resident Evil 3 Nemesis)
  • September 28 - Umbrella deploys a mercenary force to Raccoon City, officially to rescue survivors, but actually to obtain combat data. Jill Valentine, attempting to escape the city, joins forces with them. Only tow of these mercenaries, Carlos Oliveira and Nicholai Ginovaef, manage to survive. Jill in infected with the G-virus by Nemesis and falls into a coma. (Resident Evil 3 Nemesis)
  • September 29 -
    • Leon Kennedy enters the zombie-overrun Raccoon City to begin his first day with the police force. At the same time, Claire Redfield arrives, searching for her brother Chris. The two join ofrces for mutual protection and fight their way to the police station. (Resident Evil 2)
    • Claire meets up with Sherry Birkin, and Leon with spy Ada Wong. Both pairs independently escape the police station through the sewers. Sherry in infected with a G-embryo by William Birkin. Annette Birkin is killed. Ada steals a sample of the G-virus but is apparently later killed by Mr. X; she is later saved by Albert Wesker. Claire makes a G-embryo antidote and administers it to Sherry. Leon, Claire, and Sherry escape Raccoon City. Claire continues searching for Chris, while Leon is approached by the American Secret Service. (Resident Evil 2)
  • October 1 -
    • US military orders Raccoon City to be destroyed in a missile bombardment. (Resident Evil 3 Nemesis)
    • Carlos Oliveira finds and administers an antidote to Jill Valentine, who then awakens from her coma. They kill Nemesis and escape the city with the aid of Barry Burton. (Resident Evil 3 Nemesis)
    • Ada Wong, under orders from Wesker, retrieved the G-virus sample and escapes Raccoon City. (Resident Evil)
  • October 4 - Eva Ushiromiya, the one known survivor of the Rokkenjima Mass Murders, dies of heart failure on the 12th aniversary of the incident that took away almost all of her family. Her niece, Ange, the one surviving heir to the Ushiromiya fortune, jumps off the roof of the hospital that night in an attempted suicide. (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
  • October 31- Birth of Harmon Buck Gin Bokai in Marina del Rey, California. Better known as Buck Bokai, he would grow up to become the most celebrated baseball player of the 21st century. His career lasted from 2015 to 2042. He would serve in five known teams: the London Kings, the Crenshaw Monarchs, the Gotham City Bats, the Tanis club, and the Seibu club. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • November 2 - Josiah "Jed" Bartlett elected President of the United States. (The West Wing)
  • November 29 - Ryo Hazuki witnesses his father's death at the hands of Lan Di, who is looking for the Dragon Mirror. Ryo vows revenge. (Shenmue)
  • December 27 - Claire Redfield infiltrates Umbrella Headquarters in Paris, but is captured and taken to Rockfort island for detention. Shortly thereafter, Albert Wesker released the T-virus to create a distraction, allowing him to obtain data on the Veronica virus. Claire escapes with the aid of Steve Burnside, but they wind up being diverted to the Umbrella Antarctic Facility, which has also suffered a viral outbreak. They are later pursued by Chris Redfield and Albert Wesker. Alexia Ashford awakes from cryogenic suspension and kills Alfred, but is herself later killed by Chris. Chris and Claire escape Antarctica and set off to bring down Umbrella, leaving Wesker behind. However, Wesker also manages to escape. (Resident Evil Code Veronica)
  • A mutated iguana appears in New York. Locals think the monster is Godzilla, but scientists in Japan have their doubts. (Godzilla [1998 movie])
  • Dark Specter conquers Zordon's homeworld, captures him. Despite a rescue attempt by the current roster of Teenagers With Attitude, Zordon pulls a suicide bombing attack to take out Dark Specter's forces. Dark Specter and a traitorous minion kill one another. (Power Rangers in Space)
  • A meteor shower severely damages New York. (Armageddon)
  • A completely unrelated comet destroys New York with a tsunami. (Deep Impact)
  • Usean Rebellion. (Ace Combat 2)
  • Svetlana Nazarova, a Light-aligned Great Enchantress, discovered in Moscow and recruited by the local Night Watch.[52]. (Night Watch)
  • The Justice League of America teams up with its counterpart from the 853rd Century to defeat Solaris, the Tyrant Sun. (DC Comics)
  • Truman Burbank begins to doubt the nature of his world. [53] (The Truman Show)
  • Teens face off against hyper-aggressive soldier toys. (Small Soldiers)
  • The evil witch Gruntilda steals Tooty the bear to suck out her beauty. Banjo and Kazooie collect Plot Coupons to rescue her. [54] (Banjo-Kazooie)
  • Adrian Monk is discharged from the San Francisco PD. He becomes a recluse. (Monk)
  • The 97th Emperor of Britannia is assassinated; Charles zi Britannia ascends to the throne, and marries Marianne vi Britannia. Together with Charles' twin brother V.V., they begin planning of a weapon to destroy the individual human identity. (Code Geass[55])
  • Establishment of the World Government, with the United Nations as the ruling body. UN sets up the Amalgamated Regional Militia, or ARM, as the global police force. (Known Space)
  • Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine Benes, George Costanza, and Cosmo Kramer are tried and sentenced for one year in state prison for not following the Good Samaritan Law. (Seinfeld)
  • The Uvodni-Malakh war ends. The Mistress computer keeps this information from Uvodni General Kudlak. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • The top-secret military satellite Flying Destiny is launched into space by the United States Air Force, at the same time that the top-secret TV censorship satellite V-Chip is launched into space by the FCC. Shortly after launch the satellites collide, forming the V-Giny death sphere which begins destroying indecent planets. (Futurama)
  • Amanda joins forces with Nick Wolfe and Claudia Hoffman to take down a rogue cop who has framed her for murder. During this adventure, Claudia is killed, and Nick discovers that Amanda is immortal. When the rogue's existence is covered up, Wolfe resigns in disgust from the force and becomes Amanda's partner. (Highlander the Raven)
  • The Satillite of Love returns to present day Earth, after being pursued across time and space by Pearl Forrester and her two henchmen Professor Bobo and Observer. Forrester moves into Castle Forrester, her ancestoral home, where she monitors the Earth-orbiting Satillite. (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • To combat terrorism, the UN bans air travel and use of the Internet. All intercontinental missiles are exploded in the upper atmosphere. A transcontinental highway is built to link Europe to North America. World peace is achieved. (Killer 7)
  • Blackwolf and Damsel file for divorce.
  • A virulent plague strikes the Pacific Northwest: 78 people die (Millennium)


1999

  • January 1 - X-Com goes online and begins its mission to detect and intercept alien incursions on Earth. (X-COM)
  • January 6 - Eustace Fargo born. (Judge Dredd)
  • January 9 - Johanna Beckett, a New York attorney, is murdered by an assailant who goes unidentified. Her daughter Kate will be inspired by her grief and anger at the inconclusive investigation to join the NYPD. (Castle[56])
  • February - Sarah Connor meets Charley Dixon for the first time. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • March-May - Fry unintentionally cuts short the series finale of Single Female Lawyer. This has far reaching consequences for the Omnicronians. (Futurama)
  • April 16 - May 17 - A Hyksos sword arrives in New York City to be demonstrated in a museum. It is followed by Prince Khyan, an immortal Hyksos, tries to reclaim a sword that once belonged to his dead half-brother, Pharaoh Apophis. Methos, an old enemy of Khyam, feels obligated to stop him by taking Khyan's Quickening. (Highlander the Series, novel: The Captive Soul)
  • Spring - After a heated make-out session in Tom Sloane's car, he and Daria Morgendorffer begin a relationship, despite Sloane having not broken up with Jane Lane yet. After the incident, Morgendorffer and Lane were not on speaking terms until the end of the following summer. (Daria)
  • June 19th - Stephen King is injured in a car accident. He would have died but for the sacrifice of a member of Roland's ka-tet. (The Dark Tower)
  • June 29 - A reprogrammed Terminator arrives from 2027, sent to protect John Connor, and adopts the name Cameron Philips to infiltrate human society. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • June - Buffy graduates from and blows up her high school. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • July - Ancient god of wrath returns to Earth, bringing fire, water, death and destruction. (Running Wild song "Genesis (The Making and the Fall of Man)"
  • August 1 - Seven chosen children get sucked into the Digital World. (Digimon Adventure)
  • Summer - Igor Teplov, a Light Magician, kills Alisa Donnikova, a Dark Witch, in a duel at Artek Young Pioneer Camp. (Night Watch)
  • August 24 - John and Sarah Connor flee their current home town due to fears of Terminators. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • September 6 - John and Sarah Connor settle in Red Valley, New Mexico. John begins attending school and meets Cameron, who is posing as a classmate. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • September 7 - A T-888 posing as a substitute teacher tries to kill John Connor, destroyed by Cameron. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • September 9 - John and Sarah Connor and Cameron travel forward in time to 2007. (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • September 13 - A nuclear explosion sends the Moon hurtling out of Earth's orbit; the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha thereafter have many adventures. (Space: 1999)
  • September -
    • Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg begin attending UC Sunnydale. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    • Angel, Francis Doyle, and Cordelia Chase found Angel Investigations in Los Angeles. (Angel)
  • October 18 - Mitchell Hundred gains the ability to talk to machines. (Ex Machina)
  • Before December: Svetlana Nazarova marries Anton Gorodetsky (Night Watch)
  • December 24 - Solid Snake infiltrates Zanzibar Land to rescue Kio Marv. (Metal Gear 2)
  • December 31 -
    • The Seventh Doctor regenerates after nearly dying in San Francisco the previous day. The Master gains the temporary body of an ambulance driver and attempts to steal the Doctor's remaining regenerations. (Doctor Who: The Movie)
    • The Authority defend the Earth from 'God,' an alien entity that had shaped the Earth eons ago to live upon.[57] (The Authority)
  • Winter - Four members of the Regin Brothers steal Fáfnir's Talon from the Inquisition's European office in Berne and bring it to Moscow. It is intercepted by Vitaly Rogoza, a Dark Other[58]. The Talon is recovered by the Day Watch, who hand it over to the Inquisition. (Night Watch)
  • Late December: In Prague, Igor Teplov stands trial for violation of the Treaty when he killed Alisa Donnikova. [59]. Svetlana Nazarova Gorodetskaya formally resigns from the Night Watch. (Night Watch)
  • The demon K'Z'K is released upon the Earth to bring about the end of the world. (Sluggy Freelance)
  • The Day of Lavos. After sleeping for millions of years, Lavos awakens, and in the process destroys the Earth, killing billions. (Chrono Trigger)
  • A monolith is discovered at the Tycho crater on the Moon. (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • An alien race known as the Kilaak attempt to take over the world by using mind-control on Earth's monsters including Godzilla. Their plan fails, and are forced to retreat. King Ghidorah is killed in battle. (Destroy All Monsters)
  • American space organization NASADA creates a traveling space station that several thousand humans board for an exploratory voyage. (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
  • Dracula killed once and for all by Julius Belmont; Castlevania sealed into an eclipse. (Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow)
  • An alien spacecraft crashes into an island in the south pacific. (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
  • A civil war between the loyalists and Galza breaks out in Gazth-Sonika. (Madlax)
  • Manservant Neville begins to construct a Polyditetrahexamono-Trioctalon. [60] (The Middleman)
  • Voyager 6 is launched from Earth. It eventually becomes the entity V'ger. (Star Trek)
  • Gotham City struck by an earthquake. Batman struggles to maintain some semblance of order. (DC Comics)
  • The fallen angel Asmodel bonds with the Spectre, leading to hell on Earth. Asmodel is defeated and Hal Jordan becomes the new Spectre. (DC Comics)
  • Earth Federation established. (Mobile Suit Gundam)
  • Nuclear war devastates human civilization, allowing vampires to rebuild it in their image. (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Peter Gibbons stops caring about his job. Success follows. (Office Space)
  • Dysfunctional superheroes save Champion City. (Mystery Men)
  • Actors confused for their roles as sci-fi heroes save an alien civilization. (Galaxy Quest)
  • Gregory House suffers an infarction in his right leg; he winds up needing a cane to walk and has to deal with chronic pain. (House)
  • Astronaut John Crichton disappeares through a wormhole in the first test of the Farscape Project. (Farscape)
  • Mordred Deschain born in New York. (The Dark Tower)
  • First Tiberium War begins when the Brotherhood of Nod, a coalition of disenfranchised Third World countries, harnesses the power of Tiberium to battle the Global Defense Initiative. (Command and Conquer: Tiberium Dawn)
  • Proprietor of the Al's Toy Barn toy store chain steals an antique Sherrif Woody doll from the Davis family's garage sale with intent to sell it to a museum in Japan. The doll, with the help of the Andy Davis' other toys, excapes and returns home. (Toy Story 2)
  • A meteor lands in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, destroying it completely. The meteor was carrying with it a malicious species of alien called the Worm, a fact which humanity remains unaware of for eight years. (Kamen Rider Kabuto)
  • Connor MacLeod supervises a scientific team headed by Dr. Allan Neyman. Their goal is to create an electromagnetic shield to cover the entire planet, thus protecting life on Earth from lethal radiation from the Sun. The team succeeds. The side-effects are that the planet is now having an endless night and a long-lasting Heat Wave. (Highlander II the Quickening)
  • Atomic Robo deals with an incursion from the Vampire Dimension against the Tesladyne offices in New York, a biomega attack in Tokyo met by the Science Team Super Five, the antics of Doctor Dinosaur in French Polynesia, and a visit by the ghost of Thomas Edison, all in the same week. (Atomic Robo)
  • Joel Robinson returns to the Satellite of Love, to repair the malfunctioning ship. TV's Frank visits Castle Forrester as a "Soultaker". Later that year, The crew of the Sattilite of Love, find the owner's manuel of the ship, a furious Pearl Forrester gives up and lets them go, as they begin their descent to Earth.(Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • Dr. Benton Quest and associates investigate paranormal activity. [61] (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest)
  • Demolition work in Chicago accidentally released Jeremiah Surd's secret cache of nerve gas. Jonny Quest, Jessie Bannon, and Hadji Singh track Surd down and manage to obtain instructions on how to avert a catastrophic release of the gas. In exchange, Surd gains access to QuestWorld. (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest)
  • Mysterious disease turns human hearts into timebombs. (Accept song "Metal Heart")
  • Detective Soukichi Narumi acquires the power of Kamen Rider Skull from his old ally Shroud, using its power to defeat his closest friend turned evil Seiichiro Matsui. (Kamen Rider Double)
  • Johnny Gagnon killed by Samantha Smith, a temporary persona of Harman. (Killer 7)


Mid to late 1990s

  • Earliest known activities of the mysterious Q. Q has been sighted in crime scene photographs of unsolved murders all over the world. His appearance in them may make him the murderer, or perhaps he could be investigating them, as hinted by his stereotypical detective attire. It is unknown who any of the murder victims are, or whether any of them were good or bad people, further adding mystery to Q's purpose. (Street Fighter III[62])
  • Earliest known activities of Twelve, a genetically-engineered Attack Animal created by The Illuminati and supervised by Gill and Urien. His initial mission is to track down Necro. (Street Fighter III[63])
  • Earliest known activities of Cycloid-β and Cycloid-γ, a pair of humanoid cyborgs with no real facial features. They are programmed with adapting the moves of several fighters they encounter. (Street Fighter EX)


199X/1990s

  • A meteor falls near the town of Onett. A couple of local boys investigate it and find an insect-like alien from the future. One of the boys, Ness, sets off to prevent the future cataclysm that the alien told him about. Three other kids join him on his quest. [64] (Earthbound)
  • Demons begin to appear in Tokyo, spreading panic and fear. A young man gains the ability to summon demons, and with his friends tries to stop the invasion.[65] (Shin Megami Tensei)
  • A nuclear war levels civilization, causing towns to now be ruled by brute force. (Fist of the North Star)
  • Estimated birth of Shin, a Japanese-Korean boy descended from champion fighters through both paternal and maternal lines. He would be trained as a Taekwondo fighter by his family, despite his personal ambition of becoming a musician. (Street Fighter: Online Mouse Generation[66])

Notes

  1. Based on online sources. She could be younger.
  2. Cthylla survives, but a psychic assault from R'lyeh is sent in retaliation, destroying Miskatonic University.
  3. Date given. She is otherwise estimated to be close in age to Baby Bonnie Hood.
  4. As originally depicted, Ibuki is a senior at highschool and approaching graduation. Her personal aspirations include entry into a university.
  5. She's thirty-one in "Rise", set in 2011
  6. Said to be 17 years old in 1998.
  7. The one-year-old Harry is also attacked, with an instant-death spell for which there is no counter, but survives through his mother's love protecting him and causes Voldemort to be defeated.
  8. and unleashes an outbreak of Hinamizawa Syndrome-related murders and atrocities among former residents of the area. Just before the Gas Disaster occurred, the body of a visiting cameraman, Jirou Tomitake, is found dead of clawing out his own throat, a local nurse, Miyo Takano, is found dead after having been incinerated in an oil barrel in the middle of the woods (strangely, a day before someone last reported meeting her), and the daughter of the local priest (who died two years prior of illness), is found dead in front of her family's shrine after having been cut open and gutted.
  9. Said to be still 15-years-old in 1997/1998. Otherwise considered a bit younger than Ibuki and Elena.
  10. During the night, Sarah sleeps with Kyle, and becomes pregnant.
  11. in the ensuing battle, Kyle is killed, and Sarah destroys the Terminator in a crusher. Cyberdyne later collects the remains of the Terminator.
  12. Stated to be 14 years old in 1998.
  13. because the Kurgan was killed by Connor MacLeod.
  14. Doc Brown creates a new time machine out of a train.
  15. Bud Fox, who introduced Gekko to the company and turned against him, is also convicted.
  16. After the death of his son Peter, he uses the window to kidnap the alternate version of Peter.
  17. Supposed
  18. Believed to be among the youngest characters.
  19. Or so it seems.
  20. She mentions the "first nineteen years of [her] life" prior to March 2005 in "Doomsday", though this is contradicted by her being stated as "six months old" in November 1987 in "Rise of the Cybermen".
  21. Ten years before the main events of the episode.
  22. History is repaired when Pete sacrifices himself.
  23. Seven years before the main events of the film.
  24. Mentioned being 5 years old in 1992.
  25. Donnie averts the end of the world by allowing himself to be killed by the jet engine.
  26. He is later resurrected when Superboy-Prime punches the timestream.
  27. by taking a simple melody, adding some words and sweet harmony, raising their voices, and singing a melody of love, oh love
  28. For companionship, Robinson creates four super intellgent robots, Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot, Gypsy, and Cambot from spare parts
  29. The game was supposed to happen in "the present" when released in 1989. Some later sources date its events to 1987.
  30. It doesn't take.
  31. Anita makes her debut in 1995 as a child. A flash forward by "seven" years features her in her late teens. Estimating her age as originally depicted to be at least 9-years old.
  32. A short story in the Street Fighter blog features Lauren as an elementary school student. She mentions her 5th birthday as a cherished memory. Her present seems to be 1994.
  33. by Ginny Weasley under control of Tom Riddle's diary, a Horcrux containing the essence of 15-year-old Voldemort.
  34. 12 years before the Oceanic Flight 816 Crash, the Others gas the DHARMA Initiative, leaving only a handful of survivors.
  35. This is supposed to be the last meeting between Connor and Duncan for a decade, by necessity following the meeting in the pilot of the television series.
  36. the first of Voldemort's Horcruxes
  37. He gets better.
  38. Temporarily.
  39. Despite airing in 1988, Black RX officially takes place five years after Black, which ended in 1988.
  40. The month is given by an internal reference to Martin Luther King, Jr. day, which falls in January.
  41. and Parallax
  42. Miles Dyson destroys the Cyberdyne building, taking any research with it, while the others flee from the T-1000. At a steel mill, the T-1000 is finally destroyed, along with the remains of the Terminator from 1984. To make sure there is no chance of Judgement Day happening, the Terminator that had protected John destroys itself.
  43. Alec Trevelyan
  44. Since she is a humanoid insect, information on actual insects appplies. She debuted in 1997 as a full adult. Actual queen bees are estimated to live up to the 7th year of their lives.
  45. They fail in killing him, but his left arm is shot off during the assassination attempt.
  46. Later that night, a Doctor being flung backwards through his own timestream tells Amelia a story about the TARDIS
  47. On an Earth clinging to existence from the explosion of the TARDIS, Amelia wakes up an Only Mostly Dead from the Pandorica after 2000 years of rest, the light from the Pandorica unwittingly awakens a Dalek. River and the Doctor fight off this Dalek in order to save reality.
  48. by Severus Snape, the Half-Blood Prince.
  49. Daria Morgendorffer begins a friendship with Jane Lane.
  50. It is resolved when a mysterious boy known only as the Kid, wearing an oversized tuxedo and glasses, takes the throne.
  51. "How to Marry a Moron" was supposed to be the season finale, but ended up being the series finale though an older, unaired episode got broadcast a month later.
  52. Her history is later slightly modified by Olga using the Chalk of Destiny to maximise the probability she will give birth to the new messiah
  53. The Truman show ends after thirty years on air.
  54. The two, with help from the Jinjos knock Gruntilda off her tower and trap her beneath a boulder.
  55. 1942 CE
  56. It's been 'twelve years' in the episode "Knockdown", broadcast in early 2011. The precise date appears on a tombstone in the episode "Always".
  57. Jenny Sparks kills it, and dies shortly thereafter.
  58. and actually a Twilight Mirror. Rogoza later drains Svetlana Nazarova of her powers and dematerialises into the Twilight
  59. He is cleared of all charges, but chooses to dematerialise anyway due to his own grief.
  60. Sometime around then, he also discovers the Middleman.
  61. Episode 2 is stated to have occurred about 20 years after the supposed death of Jeremiah Surd.
  62. Hinted to be robotic in nature.
  63. Hinted to be robotic in nature.
  64. They eventually travel into the distant past and defeat the Eldritch Abomination Giygas.
  65. Their efforts are in vain, and in a last ditch effort to destroy the demons, nuclear weapons are launched at the country. The young man and his friends are teleported away before the missiles destroy Tokyo.
  66. The character was apparently in his late teens in a 2008-2009 game.
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