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"When I picked you up as a kid, these boys wanted to eat you. They ain't never tasted Terran before. I saved your life!"
Yondu Udonta to Star-Lord.[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred during the 1980s.

1980

January

25th

February

1st

March

31st

Meredith Quill & Ego (King Cobra - 1980)

Meredith Quill spending time with Ego

April

10th

  • Ego leaves Earth one final time, realizing he has to return to his planet, and has nearly been gone too long. He knows that if he were to return for a fourth time, he would choose never to leave, which he cannot allow of himself, and reluctantly plants a cancerous tumor in Meredith to kill her in approximately 8 years' time.[5][8]

June

20th

July

10th

August

  • T'Challa is born to Prince T'Chaka of Wakanda and his wife Ramonda. As T'Chaka's firstborn, he becomes next in line to be King of Wakanda after his father.[20]

28th

1st

September

20th

October

3rd

21st

26th

December

21th

24th

1981

January

20th

28th

April

May

19th

June

12th

25th

July

  • HYDRA causes the beginning of the early 1980s recession.[29]

September

1st

4th

26th

October

25th

December

20th

1982

April

4th

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Maria Hill's S.H.I.E.L.D. Badge

May

June

4th

25th

  • Blade Runner is released in the United States of America, including the term "skin-job" for android replicants.[2][45]

July/August

September

24th

26th

30th

October

27th

November

  • The early 1980s recession, instigated by HYDRA, draws to a close.[29]

December

4th

8th

1983

January

7th

February

9th

April

May

13th

Aftershocks1

Gordon undergoes his own Terrigenesis

  • Gordon undergoes Terrigenesis. The transformation deprives him of his eyes, but grants him teleportation and force field projecting abilities.[57]

25th

June

3rd

6th

14th

September

1st

  • A Child Dies: A Portrait of Family Grief by Joan Hagan Arnold and Penelope Buschman Gemma is published.[2][62]

5th

December

9th

1984

January

27th

31st

  • Grief, Dying, and Death: Clinical Interventions for Caregivers by Therese A. Rando is published.[2][62]

February

1st

17th

March

April

7th

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Pym runs from the Ants

  • To test his EMP Communication Device on bullet ants, Hank Pym uses his Ant-Man Suit to shrink to their size. The ants disobey his orders and chase him with the intention of causing him bodily harm.[71]
  • While Pym ran from the ants, they encounter a centipede that was more determined to attack. Pym manages to get the bullet ants to work with him to stop the centipede.[71]

15th

May

June

8th

27th

September

1st

2nd

10th

15th

October

18th

26th

November

14th

21st

December

19th

30th

1985

February

11th

  • In Kingston, Jamaica, Cornell Stokes splashes his cousin, Mariah Stokes, as he plays in a pool. John McIver delivers towels. His aunt, Ingrid, sends him to the bell captain to get more bags.[56][85]
  • As he walks, he overhears his mother Gwen McIver, arguing with Mabel and Peter Stokes. Gwen asks for her fair share of her late husband, Quincy's estate. The Stokes' lawyer for the case, Benjamin Donovan, says they owe nothing. Gwen's lawyer reveals that he has the signed napkin from Quincy's agreement with Buggy Stokes for a 50:50 split of everything. When Gwen's lawyer requests 50% of the profits, the Stokeses laugh. Mariah Stokes finds John eavesdropping and tells him to get her something to drink.[56][85]
  • The Stokes family throw Molotov cocktails of Bushmaster Rum into Gwen and John McIver's home. Gwen ushers John to safety, but she does not make it herself, and he is left to watch as his house burns, his mother inside. Mabel Stokes walks past throws the paperwork from the deal into the fire, and tells John that she told his mother she would not deal with any lawyers, walking away.[56][85]

April

17th

May

June

29th

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Thompson undergoes testing, being this one on Halloween 1985

  • Since the moment he was born, Kevin Thompson quickly developed a serious brain malfunction which required a great deal of treatment. Thompson spent much of his young life going through seemingly never ending tests alongside extremely painful treatments which included injections into the back of his neck by his parents Albert and Louise. On June 29, 1985, his parents filmed one of several videos of the results of their test on him.[97][98]

July

3rd

August

  • A girl named Tilda is born to Mariah Stokes, the father being Mariah's uncle Peter Stokes, having raped his niece. Tilda is given to the Johnson family and given the surname Johnson, but still sees her mother. Mariah would later lie to her daughter about when she was born, claiming she was not born for some years after so as to hide her real father's identity.[56][100]

October

31st

  • The Thompsons film the results of tests on their son, Kevin again. Eventually, he developed the power to control people's minds and make them do as he commanded with ease.[97]

November

27th

1986

January

February

12th

March

6th

  • Mariah Stokes and Jackson Dillard agree to a mutually beneficial fake relationship, as it helps Stokes give her daughter, Tilda, a proper father figure, and makes it seem to Dillard's homophobic parents that he is not homosexual, which he in fact is. Dillard's parents are so pleased that he is seemingly heterosexual that they do not even mind that Stokes already has a child with another man.[107][100]

27th

April

26th

May

14th

16th

June

11th

July

5th

18th

August

21st

26th

Bus Blueprints

Bus Blueprints

30th

September

19th

20th

  • Mariah Stokes and Jackson Dillard get engaged, furthering their mutually beneficial fake relationship. Dillard can further convince his family he is not homosexual, and Stokes is eager to take the Dillard surname and get away from her family legacy, as well as wanting her daughter, Tilda, to think Jackson is her father, rather than learn she was born of her own great uncle raping her mother.[107][100]

October

10th

1987

January

13th

  • Cornell Stokes plays the keyboard, and Peter Stokes states that he is talented and should go to a top school. Mama Mabel is unimpressed, however, saying he should keep it down, as Mariah Stokes is trying to study to be a lawyer. Pop arrives to pick up Cornell, with a young man called Donnie. When Mabel notices Donnie, she tells Pop to go so she can deal with him. She angrily asks him why he sold drugs for her, when drugs were always the thing that the Stokes family stayed away from. Mabel cuts off his finger, then says that it is time for Cornell to learn their ways, having him follow Pete as they take Donnie out to kill him. Cornell then returns, shocked at the murder, and Mabel clasps his bloodied hands.[56][124]

February

1st

March

1st

6th

18th

  • Two years after his mother's death, John McIver trades fruit at a market in Trenchtown, Jamaica. Peter Stokes approaches him and shoots him in the stomach, walking away and saying that it was revenge for Buggy Stokes' death.[56][85]
  • Anansi and McIver's aunt, Ingrid, rush to help McIver. They take him to a bushwoman, who uses Nightshade to help him. The process is excruciating for McIver, but the plant helps his body push out the bullet shrapnel and hardens his skin, leading to his recovery.[56][85]

27th

April

4th

  • In East Berlin, a man is chased down and caught by radicals dressed as HYDRA soldiers.[127]

5th

6th

7th

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Infiltration into East Berlin

  • Infiltration into East Berlin: Pym begins his mission in Berlin using his Ant-Man Suit. Having shrunken down to about the size of an ant, Pym is able to easily break into the facility. Unfortunately, a guard dog finds Pym.[127] Pym comes up with an immediate plan that helps him escape the dog. He soon finds a flying ant and rides on it in order to find the radicals more easily. All he finds though are the blueprints for a HYDRA weapon. He soon hears screams and follows them to find HYDRA operatives testing on a man. In order to stop the tests, Hank jumps onto the shoulders of one of the soldiers and makes him think he is going insane by speaking into his ear. Pym then causes a small explosion in the lab, startling all who were present. He also frees the prisoner and defeats all the soldiers in the room.[129]

9th

13th

19th

24th

May

29th

June

5th

17th

July

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

  • Hank Pym, using his Ant-Man Suit and Janet van Dyne in her Wasp Suit, try to stop a Soviet ICBM from hitting the United States. After finding no way to disarm the missile, Janet turns her suit's regulator off to make herself small enough to enter the missile. Janet managed to turn the missile off, at the cost of shrinking indefinitely into the Quantum Realm, supposedly leading to her death. Due to the loss of Janet, Pym stored his suit in his basement vault in the Pym Residence, and sends his daughter Hope off to boarding school. This causes a strain in their relationship.[1]

3rd

17th

21st

30th

  • Meredith and Peter Quill spend some time together lying in a field, listening to music and enjoying each other's company.[5]

August

19th

28th

September

11th

30th

October

15th

December

21st

1988

February

14th

27th

May

9th

  • After Kevin Thompson uses his powers to control his mother Louise and make her burn her own face with an iron, she and her husband Albert leave their home in England, forced to abandon their 10-year-old son for the safety of all three involved.[97]

31st

July

2nd

10th

15th

August

October

3rd

20th

31st

November

10th

Milano on Eath

The Ravagers come for Peter Quill

14th

  • During training for the United States Air Force, Carol Danvers partakes in an exercise wherein she has to jump from one rope to another and catch onto it. She is taunted by her otherwise male colleagues, who say she does not have the strength and will end up killing herself.[142][4]
  • Despite her best attempt, Danvers does not manage the jump and falls to the dirt below. The other trainees laugh, with one standing over her and saying they will never let her fly.[142][4]
  • Refusing to let herself be humiliated, she picks herself up to stand up to the other trainees.[142][4]

December

1st

25th

  • Carol Danvers spends Christmas with the Rambeaus and has her photo taken with them.[141][4]

1989

January

7th

  • Danvers is sitting in Pancho's Bar when one of her colleagues from the Air Force approaches her to and belittles her, saying that, since she is a woman, she is automatically too emotional to be a pilot. Danvers ignores his attempt to hurt her.[142][4]
  • Danvers has a fun night with Maria Rambeau, playing pool at Pancho's.[142][4]

20th

30th

February

15th

17th

18th

March

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Werner Reinhardt after decades in prison

  • After serving 44 years of his life sentence in the Rat, Werner Reinhardt is set free by Alexander Pierce.[146]
  • Men claiming to be S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, but who were in truth members of HYDRA, go to China to Calvin Johnson's clinic and demand that Jiaying be handed over. Johnson and Jiaying resist, but their efforts are in vain, as she is kidnapped nonetheless. He then leaves his daughter Daisy among people he trusts, and sets off to search for his beloved wife.[146]
  • Werner Reinhardt is brought to his old base in Austria by a group of HYDRA Operatives.[146]
  • In this base, HYDRA is holding the elders of a Chinese village in the Hunan Province, including Jiaying, whom Reinhardt recognizes as the same woman he wanted to experiment on 44 years earlier. After noticing Jiaying had not aged in all these years, he experiments on her body, trying to discover what made her special. In the process, Jiaying is supposedly killed. After the experiments, he tells his men to dispose of her corpse. With the results of the experiments, he turns his body back to how it was in 1945. Reinhardt changes his name to Daniel Whitehall and loses his German accent.[146]
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Calvin Johnson discovering his wife's corpse.

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26th

April

17th

23rd

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S.H.I.E.L.D. files about Skye's youth

24th

25th

  • Carol Danvers and 5-year-old Monica Rambeau look at the stars together. Maria calls them in to eat, and Danvers plays with Monica, pretending she's a pilot and saying to prepare to take off. Calling her Lieutenant Trouble, she picks up Monica and carries her, allowing Monica to pretend she is flying.[141][4]

May

14th

  • Early in the morning, Carol Danvers talks to Dr. Wendy Lawson at Edwards Air Force Base. Lawson points out that her "cat", Goose, likes Danvers, and says she did not sleep in the night, too absorbed with her work that needed to be done. She notes the wonderful view, though Danvers points out she prefers the view when flying.[142][4]

June

3rd

  • Carol Danvers steps out to do a test flight for Dr. Lawson. Maria Rambeau joins her and the duo agree they are ready to show the other, male pilots that they are more than good enough. Danvers reminds Rambeau of their motto to always go "higher, further, faster", and they get into their respective planes, Rambeau sporting the call-sign "Photon" and Danvers "Avenger".[142][4]
  • The two women each fly their jet planes for the test.[142][4]

13th

19th

22nd

  • Assassination of Mar-Vell:
    • Carol Danvers does a test flight with Dr. Wendy Lawson in the back. Lawson gives her coordinates to fly to her "laboratory", which Danvers does not understand. As they fly, a ship appears behind them and starts firing blasters at their jet.[142][4]
    • Lawson explains that their attackers want her and her work, saying she should never have brought Danvers along. Danvers expertly maneuvers the jet to avoid the attackers and manages to slip around them and get behind. However, as she lines up a shot, the attackers fire backwards and the jet begins to fail.[142][4]
    • As Danvers crash-lands, she does her best to lessen the impact. With the jet destroyed, she climbs out and checks on Lawson, who is bleeding blue blood.[142][4]
    • Lawson tells Danvers she has to destroy the jet before the attackers get to them. She admits that while their work strives to end wars, the wars are bigger than just Earth - she is really called Mar-Vell, and comes from a planet called Hala.[142][4]
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      Yon-Rogg observes Danvers after she gets her powers

      Mar-Vell implores Danvers to remember the coordinates, saying she has to save "them" without her. As Danvers asks who, Mar-Vell goes to shoot the jet's engine, but is hit by a blaster in the chest.[142][4]
    • Danvers grabs a gun as a figure, Yon-Rogg, steps out from the dust clouds and asks where the energy core is. Trusting Mar-Vell, Danvers takes it upon herself to destroy the energy core by her side and shoots it.[142][4]
    • As the core blows, the energy it contained, which had come from the Tesseract, imbues itself in Danvers, leaving her unconscious and teeming with power.[142][4]
    • Minn-Erva arrives to help Yon-Rogg and fire, but he tells her not to. Going over to Danvers, he finds half of her broken dog tag, saying the latter half of her surname "vers", and sees the power coursing through her. He decides they will take her with them back to Hala.[142][4]

23rd

  • Yon-Rogg gives Carol Danvers a blood transfusion using his Kree blood. Knowing Danvers does not remember her past, the Kree put a Photon Inhibitor in her neck and decide to claim the device in her neck is a gift they have given her that in fact provides her with the powers, unique among Kree. They choose to train her for Starforce as "Vers", and utilize her powers in their war against the Skrulls.[142][4]

July

4th

31st

September

27th

October

4th

November

9th

22nd

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ant-Man
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 2.44 2.45 2.46 2.47 2.48 2.49 2.50 2.51 2.52 2.53 2.54 2.55 2.56 2.57 2.58 2.59 2.60 2.61 2.62 2.63 2.64 2.65 2.66 2.67 2.68 2.69 2.70 2.71 2.72 2.73 2.74 2.75 2.76 2.77 2.78 2.79 2.80 2.81 2.82 2.83 2.84 2.85 2.86 2.87 2.88 2.89 2.90 2.91 Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to events which happened in our world, and it is assumed they happened on the same dates in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  3. Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #602: Mariah Dillard's Scrapbook
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 4.38 4.39 Captain Marvel
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Luke Cage: 2.02: Straighten It Out
  7. Jay Klaitz began high school in Florida in 1991, meaning he was born between September 2, 1979 and September 1, 1980 - approximately March 2-3, 1980. He only appears alive in AKA Start at the Beginning, the middle of filming for which was approximately April 9-10, 2017, meaning he was approximately 13,552 days old. The average date of Whizzer's scenes is April 25, 2017, which, working back 13,552 days, would make his date of birth roughly March 1980.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 In Guardians of the Galaxy, it is shown that the Kidnapping of Peter Quill was "1988," and then the Battle of Morag was "26 years later." The Battle of Morag is dated as August 1, 2014, ideally putting the Kidnapping of Peter Quill around August 1, 1988. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it is shown that Ego and Meredith spent a day together in "1980," and then the Battle on Sovereign was "34 years later." The Battle on Sovereign is dated as October 17, 2014, ideally putting this scene around October 17, 1980. However, Quill is at least 8 years old at his kidnapping, plus realistically at least two weeks to keep his mother's death clear from his birthday. At a realistic maximum, Meredith Quill is 8 weeks pregnant in the 1980 scene, putting at least 30 weeks between that scene and Peter's birth. If the 1980 scene were October 17th, the earliest Peter could be born is May 15, 1981. If the 1988 scene were August 1st, the latest Peter could be born is July 18, 1980. The average of these two dates is December 15, 1980, putting the date of the 1980 scene as May 19th, and the 1988 scene as December 29th. Peter's clothing at his kidnapping indicates the 1988 scene should not be any earlier than early-to-mid-November. So with that at the latest date of November 10, 1988, this would put Peter's birthday around October 27, 1980, and the 1980 scene at March 31, 1980. This is all somewhat corroborated by James Gunn in a Twitter post.
  9. In You Know My Steez, a flashback is shown of Willis training Carl at boxing. In the background is a notice about an event coming up on "Friday November 15" (which would be 1996) and then "Monday 6-10 January" (1997), placing this around early November 1996. It is shown in Take It Personal that in May of whichever year (it refers to the car being a "1993" model, so at least 1994 or 1995 to refer to it as such), when Willis was 18 and Carl was 17, they stole a 1993 corvette. It can be assumed, considering the fact that the actors already look older than 16 and 18 in the November 1996 flashback and Mike Colter's age at the times of filming suggesting Luke would have turned 17 around the early 1990s, as well as the way the brothers' story is told, it can be assumed that they stole the car in the first May after the November 1996 flashback, May 1997. In Take It Personal, Luke says, "He was 2 years older than me," and in Now You're Mine, Willis says, "And everything was good until the preacher's wife, 2 years later, had a baby boy." With the paper saying they are 17 and 18 in May 1997, it can be assumed that they are about 1 year and 10 months apart in age, with Carl having just turned 17 and Willis about to turn 19, placing their dates of birth in April 1980 and June 1978 respectively.
  10. Luke Cage: 1.10: Take It Personal
  11. Luke Cage: 1.13: You Know My Steez
  12. In Cold Steel, it is shown that Rawlins graduated senior year in 1980. Most high school graduations are around early June.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 The Punisher: 1.08: Cold Steel
  14. Captain America: Civil War
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.05: Rewind
  16. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.07: Together or Not at All
  17. 17.0 17.1 Runaways: 1.05: Kingdom
  18. Daredevil: 3.03: No Good Deed
  19. Daredevil: 3.04: Blindsided
  20. Based on a weighted calculation from Chadwick Boseman's age at the time of filming Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War and working back from his scenes, and from Ashton Tyler's age at the time of filming Black Panther and working back from his scenes. The calculations for these dates and the dates that flashbacks are set are all relative to each other, and can be found in detail here.
  21. In Code of the Streets, Pop says that he last saw Reva Connors, until 2014, when he was "5". With her date of birth approximated to February 1975 (see 1970s references), specifically February 28, 1975, the middle of Connors' time as a 5-year-old (as an approximation for when she last saw Pop) would be August 28, 1980.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 Avengers: Endgame
  23. Cloak & Dagger: 1.03: Stained Glass
  24. Iron Man 2
  25. 25.00 25.01 25.02 25.03 25.04 25.05 25.06 25.07 25.08 25.09 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to people who existed in our world, and it is assumed they were born on the same day in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Runaways: 1.06: Metamorphosis
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Pac-Man release date, Masters of the Universe release date, Knight Rider first episode air date, Return of the Jedi release date
  28. 28.0 28.1 Spider-Man: Far From Home
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  30. In The Basement, it is said that Ridenhour and Dillard were in a relationship when Ridenhour was in "ninth, tenth, and eleventh" grade. With Ridenhour's date of birth approximated to January 1964 (see 1960s references), by the New York system, he would be in ninth grade from early September 1980 to late June 1981. Approximating when they broke up by using the middle of the school year, they would have broken up around approximately January 28, 1981.
  31. Luke Cage: 2.06: The Basement
  32. Based on a weighted calculation from Lupita Nyong'o's age at the time of filming Black Panther and working back from her scenes, and from Lidya Jewett's age at the time of filming Black Panther and working back from her deleted scene. The calculations for these dates and the dates that flashbacks are set are all relative to each other, and can be found in detail here.
  33. In Black Panther, it is shown that T'Chaka's reign lasted 35 years. With his death dated to June 22, 2016 (see references on 2016), taking into account the possibility of the simple math of "2016 - 1981 = 35" as well, a weighted average for 35 years prior gives approximately June 25, 1981.
  34. Black Panther
  35. 35.0 35.1 Captain America: The First Avenger
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Luke Cage: 1.04: Step in the Arena
  37. Doctor Strange
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 Luke Cage: 2.05: All Souled Out
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #503: New York Nine Newspaper Clipping
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 Luke Cage: 2.04: I Get Physical
  41. Marvel Television Live Auction Lot# 129: Small New York Bulletin Laminated Press Vehicle Pass
  42. 42.0 42.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.01: Pilot
  43. Maria Hill's Badge
  44. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.21: The Force of Gravity
  45. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.17: The Honeymoon
  46. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.19: Failed Experiments
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Luke Cage: 2.12: Can't Front on Me
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 48.3 Serinda Swan says that Black Bolt went through Terrigenesis at 14, and that Medusa "was the only one that was brave enough to walk into a room where, with one breath, he could kill her, and from 14 they build this language together, so there's this like, there's this bond between them." This means they met at age 14, both around the same age. Based on a weighted average working with this information, Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Eme Ikwuakor, Iwan Rheon, and Isabelle Cornish's ages at the middle of filming for Inhumans: Season 1, working back from when it is set, as well as Lofton Show, Aidan Fiske, and Leila Bootsma's ages at the middle of filming for the show, the characters' dates of birth would be Black Bolt around October 1982, Medusa around April 1983, Gorgon around May 1985, Maximus around June 1985, and Crystal around September 1991, with Black Bolt and Medusa meeting when Medusa is nearly 14½ and Black Bolt is about to turn 15, in September 1997. To see the maths and calculations, check here.
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 Inhumans: 1.01: The First Chapter - Behold…The Inhumans!
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Inhumans: 1.03: Divide -- And Conquer
  51. 51.0 51.1 Luke Cage: 1.11: Now You're Mine
  52. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.01: Orientation Part One
  53. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.03: The Asset
  54. 54.0 54.1 Runaways: 1.01: Reunion
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 55.3 Iron Man
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 Through a series of calculations, taking into account actor ages working back from present events and flashback settings, and evidence from Luke Cage, it can be found that Nandi Tyler was born around April 1983, Misty Knight was born around April 1984 (fitting with her being said in Wig Out to have been 5 when Mike Tyson first lost on February 11, 1990, and with it being said in Straighten It Out that Tyler was the school year above Misty Knight), the "mid 80's [sic]" The Creator flashbacks are set around February 11, 1985, Tilda Johnson was born around August 1985 (fitting with it being said in For Pete's Sake that she was 3 at some point after Peter Stokes' death, dated to April 6, 1987 (see 1980s references)), Pop visiting Mama Mabel's and Cornell having to kill Donnie is set around January 13, 1987, the "two years later" The Creator flashbacks are set around March 18, 1987 (fitting as "two years later" after February 11, 1985 but before Peter Stokes' April 6, 1987 death), and Pop and his crew being photographed by Jamel Shabazz is set around February 14, 1988. The full calculations can be found here.
  57. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.11: Aftershocks
  58. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.06: The Good Samaritan
  59. Based on a weighted calculation from Michael B. Jordan's age at the time of filming Black Panther and working back from his scenes, and from Seth Carr's age at the time of filming Black Panther and working back from his scenes. The calculations for these dates and the dates that flashbacks are set are all relative to each other, and can be found in detail here.
  60. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.04: Eye-Spy
  61. In Captain Marvel, Akira Akbar, who plays Rambeau in the main events (1995), is credited as "Monica Rambeau (11 Years Old)" (with this also externally confirmed), making Rambeau approximately 11.5. Akira Akbar herself was 11.6 years old during filming, suggesting Rambeau is slightly closer to 11.99 than 11.0. Overall, 1995 Rambeau's appearances would suggest she was born around December 1983.
    Azari Akbar, who plays Rambeau in flashbacks (late 1980s), is credited as "Monica Rambeau (5 Years Old)", making Rambeau approximately 5.5. Azari Akbar herself was 6.7 years old during filming, suggesting Rambeau is slightly closer to 5.99 than 5.0. Working forwards from December 1989, her appearances would then be around mid-1989. They cannot be later than June 21, 1989, with Danvers disappearing on June 22, 1989 (see 1980s references) and the appearances set before then.
    Two photos are shown of Azari Akbar's 5-year-old Monica Rambeau in the film: one from a Halloween, and one from a Christmas, both before Danvers' disappearance. So, the closest Halloween and Christmas to the ideal mid-1989 placement for Azari Akbar's appearances, while still being pre-June 22, 1989, are Halloween 1988 and Christmas 1988.
    With these then firmly placed, working back from Rambeau being roughly a little over 5.5, this would then suggest Rambeau was born around April 1983. Combined with the aforementioned evidence for around December 1983, taking a weighted calculation, Rambeau's date of birth can then overall be approximated to September 1983. The full details of the calculations may be found here.
  62. 62.0 62.1 Cloak & Dagger: 1.02: Suicide Sprints
  63. Spider-Man: Far From Home Deleted Scene
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
  65. Runaways: 1.04: Fifteen
  66. 66.0 66.1 In Cold Steel, Sarah Lieberman says on November 28, 2016 that she has kissed no one other than David for "15 years", implying that her first kiss with David was 15 years ago, in 2001. David later says that their first kiss was in "junior year", implying they would have been born around 1985. However, Ebon Moss-Bachrach was 39 and Jaime Ray Newman was 38 at the time of filming The Punisher: Season 1, set in late 2016, suggesting they were born closer to 1977-1978. Overall, it can be calculated that they were born around February 1984, juniors 2000-2001, and first kissed around February 7, 2001. The details of the calculations can be found here.
  67. 67.0 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 Ant-Man and the Wasp
  68. 68.0 68.1 68.2 Guardians of the Galaxy
  69. 69.0 69.1 Cloak & Dagger: 1.06: Funhouse Mirrors
  70. 70.0 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 Luke Cage: 2.03: Wig Out
  71. 71.0 71.1 Ant-Man: Larger Than Life
  72. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  73. In Cold Steel, it is shown that Rawlins graduated college in 1984. Most college graduations are around late May.
  74. Based on weighted calculations from Zoe Saldana's age at the time of filming Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Avengers: Infinity War working back from the dates each film is set, and Ariana Greenblatt's age at the time of filming Avengers: Infinity War working back from when the Massacre of the Zehoberei takes place. The Massacre of the Zehoberei's placement is also connected to these calculations, all explained here.
  75. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.12: The Real Deal
  76. 76.0 76.1 Runaways: 1.04: Fifteen
  77. Jessica Jones: 2.10: AKA Pork Chop
  78. In All Souled Out, Cockroach Hamilton says he started fighting when he was "8". With his date of birth approximated to March 1977 (see 1970s references), specifically March 4, 1977, the middle of Hamilton's time as an 8-year-old (as an approximation for when he started fighting) would be September 2, 1984.
  79. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.15: Spacetime
  80. In If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right, it is said that Shades and Comanche met when they were both "7". With Shades being born on May 11, 1977 (stated in Can't Front on Me) and Comanche's date of birth approximated to May 1977 (see 1970s references), specifically May 21, 1977, the period when they were both 7 would be May 21, 1984 to May 10, 1985. Approximating with the middle of this period, they likely met around November 14, 1984.
  81. 81.0 81.1 Luke Cage: 2.08: If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right
  82. Donald Blake's Birth Date - November 21, 1984
  83. Leah Gibson was born on January 3, 1985, making her 11,860 days old at the middle of filming for Jessica Jones: Season 2 on June 24, 2017. The middle of the season is set on May 22, 2017, which, working back 11,860 days, would make her date of birth roughly December 1984.
  84. In The Creator, it is said that Bushmaster and Sheldon met when they were "11". With both dates of birth approximated to June 1973 (see 1970s references), specifically June 16, 1973 for Sheldon and June 23, 1973 for Bushmaster, the time when they were both 11 would be June 23, 1984-June 15, 1985, so the middle of their shared time as 11-year-olds (as an approximation for when they met) would be December 19, 1984.
  85. 85.0 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 Luke Cage: 2.11: The Creator
  86. 86.0 86.1 86.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.18: The Frenemy of My Enemy
  87. Iron Fist: 1.08: The Blessing of Many Fractures
  88. The Art of War, Big Pun, Blackalicious, Boogie Down Productions, Crazy in Love, iPod 1st Generation, Priesthood, So Fresh, So Clean, Summertime '06, Uptown Saturday Night, Malibu
  89. 89.0 89.1 Luke Cage: 1.12: Soliloquy of Chaos
  90. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.14: The Devil Complex
  91. Cloak & Dagger: 1.05: Princeton Offense
  92. Matt starting college is dated to fall 2003 (see other references), which would imply he was around 18 at the time, suggesting he was born between September 1, 1984 and August 31, 1985. Matt says in Stick that he was "9" when he was blinded, which is dated to July 19, 1994 (see other references), which would mean he was born between July 20, 1984 and July 19, 1985. Overall, this would mean he was born between September 1, 1984 and July 19, 1985, the midpoint of which would be February 1985, with his 30th birthday being several days after the end of Season 1 on February 14, 2015.
  93. Daredevil: 1.07: Stick
  94. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.22: Ascension
  95. Inhumans: 1.07: Havoc in the Hidden Land
  96. Trish Walker is in the same New York school year as Jessica Jones. With Jones born in 1985 (see other references) and the New York school years being based on calendar year of birth, this means Walker would also be born in 1985, making her date of birth approximately mid-1985 (July 2, 1985). However, a calculation based on Rachael Taylor's age at the times of filming Jessica Jones: Season 1, The Defenders: Season 1, and Jessica Jones: Season 2 and working back from each season's timeline setting, then taking a weighted average, would place Walker's date of birth around March 1984. Since this is a little earlier than mid-1985 and Walker's date of birth is flexible within 1985, it can be assumed that she was born slightly earlier than the approximation of the middle of 1985, around June 1985.
  97. 97.0 97.1 97.2 Jessica Jones: 1.09: AKA Sin Bin
  98. Jessica Jones: 1.08: AKA WWJD?
  99. Runaways: 1.02: Rewind
  100. 100.0 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 Luke Cage: 2.09: For Pete's Sake
  101. In AKA Take a Bloody Number, it is shown that the medical bills for Jessica following her family's car crash are from "04/13/00", meaning the crash was in April 2000, presumably leaving for an Easter holiday. In AKA You're a Winner!, it is shown that the least time the Jones family updated Jessica's height on the height chart was at "Jessica 14 yrs", and in AKA WWJD?, Kilgrave discusses how he returned everything to how the family left it on the day of the crash, and says, "Just imagine little 14-year-old you." With her being 14 in April 2000, this would mean she was born around October 1985.
  102. Jessica Jones: 1.12: Take a Bloody Number
  103. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.15: Rise and Shine
  104. Brian 'Sene' Marc was born in February 1986, with the middle of filming for Luke Cage: Season 1 being December 2015. Chico's scenes are set in November 2015, so working back, he would have been born around January 1986. In Moment of Truth, Chico says, "[my father] walked out on me and moms when I was 9," placing this around July 1995.
  105. 105.0 105.1 Luke Cage: 1.02: Code of the Streets
  106. Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King
  107. 107.0 107.1 In For Pete's Sake, Mariah Dillard reveals that her previous comment about only becoming pregnant with Tilda just before Jackson's death was a lie, and that as Tom Ridenhour commented in On and On, her age is also a lie. She reveals that Tilda was already born when she got together with Jackson, just that Jackson's parents did not care as they were delighted that he seemingly was not homosexual. She also reveals that she was engaged at the time of Peter Stokes' death. So, them entering into the relationship and getting engaged is between Tilda's date of birth, approximated to August 1985 (see other references), specifically August 20, 1985, and Peter Stokes' death on April 6, 1987 (see other references). Therefore, them entering into the relationship can be dated to approximately ⅓ between these dates: March 6, 1986, and them getting engaged can be dated to approximately ⅔ between these dates: September 20, 1986.
  108. The Avengers Deleted Scene
  109. The Defenders: 1.04: Royal Dragon
  110. In Captain Marvel, a photo is shown of Carol Danvers with a drink after she "graduated". While this could be taken as graduating high school, Danvers looks to be at least in her 20s, and seems to have an alcoholic drink, which would make her at least 21 since she is in California. It can therefore be taken as graduating college, and since this is likely spring, at least 1986 (with Danvers' date of birth approximated to August 1964, see 1960s references). Using 1986, since this is already 4 years after finishing high school - plausible for finishing college, but any later years become decreasingly plausible. So, approximately May 1986.
  111. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.09: ...Ye Who Enter Here
  112. Iron Man 3 Prelude
  113. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  114. Luke Cage: 2.01: Soul Brother #1
  115. Avengers: Infinity War
  116. Bus Blueprints
  117. In Danger Close, Marion James says on December 13, 2016 that she has worked for the country for "30 years". This would specifically suggest December 1986 (30 years before December 2016), if not generally (so approximately mid) 1986 (30 years before 2016), if not even more generally (so approximately mid) 1980s (30 years before the 2010s). Putting more weight in specifically December 1986 than mid-1986, and more weight in mid-1986 than the mid-1980s, it can be calculated that James began her work around August 30, 1986.
  118. The Punisher: 1.11: Danger Close
  119. Iron Fist: 1.09: The Mistress of All Agonies
  120. In The Mistress of All Agonies, Harold Meachum enters the passcode for a Rand Enterprises door, remembering it to be "Ward's birthday." He enters "091986", meaning Ward's birthday is 09/19/86 - September 19, 1986. In Snow Gives Way, Ward says, "I was 15 when [the Rands] died." This definitively places the air crash between September 19, 2001 and September 18, 2002.
  121. Jessica Jones: 2.08: AKA Ain't We Got Fun
  122. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.08: The Last Day
  123. Iron Man 2
  124. 124.0 124.1 Luke Cage: 1.07: Manifest
  125. Iron Fist: 2.02: The City's Not for Burning
  126. In For Pete's Sake, on August 30, 2017 (see 2017 references), James Lucas says it has "been 30 years" since he "thumped anything harder than a Bible". This would suggest approximately August 30, 1987. However, it may more roughly just mean "2017 - 1987 = 30", so any time in 1987 (using mid-1987 as an approximation), or even more roughly just mean "2010s - 1980s = 30", so any time in the 1980s (using mid-1980s as an approximation). Putting more weight in the specific date than just the year, and more weight in the year than the decade, a weighted calculation gives roughly March 27, 1987 for the last time he threw a punch.
  127. 127.0 127.1 127.2 Ant-Man Prelude, Volume 1
  128. In The Creator, it is shown that Peter Stokes' body was found in a river on "4/13/1987". He was likely killed about a week earlier (1, 2), so approximately April 6, 1987.
  129. 129.0 129.1 Ant-Man Prelude, Volume 2
  130. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.05: Girl in the Flower Dress
  131. In Cold Steel, it is shown that Rawlins finished post-graduate college in 1987. Most college post-graduates finish around late May.
  132. In The Fury of Iron Fist, Albert says, "When I was 12 years old, I almost joined the Hatchets." With Albert's date of birth approximated to November 1975 (see 1970s references), specifically November 28, 1975, the middle of his time as a 12-year-old (as an approximation for this event) would have been roughly May 29, 1987.
  133. Iron Man
  134. 134.0 134.1 134.2 In Wig Out, Mariah Dillard says, "The day I found out I was pregnant was the day that [Jackson Dillard] was shot and killed by the Contras." It is later revealed that this is a lie, and Tilda Johnson does not know her real age either. However, the timeline must approximately line up with Johnson's fake date of birth to not arouse suspicion. It is said in For Pete's Sake that Mariah and Jackson were engage at the time of Peter Stokes' death, which is dated to April 6, 1987 (see other references). So, their wedding, Jackson starting his work in Nicaragua, and Jackson being killed all occur after April 6, 1987, and then about 8 further months occur before Johnson's fake date of birth, meaning that date of birth cannot be earlier than December 1987. Assuming Johnson's birthday was kept the same, just the year changed, then with her real date of birth approximated to August 1985 (see other references), specifically August 20th, then her fake date of birth can be assumed as the first available August 20th after December 1987: August 20, 1988. If Jackson was killed about 242 days prior (the approximate amount of time between a woman finding out she is pregnant and giving birth), for Mariah's lie to be believable, then he would have died around December 21, 1987. The wedding and move to Nicaragua can then be distributed evenly between April 6, 1987 and December 21, 1987, giving approximately July 3, 1987 for the wedding and September 30, 1987 for the move to Nicaragua.
  135. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.12: Seeds Deleted Scene
  136. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.07: The Hub
  137. Luke Cage: 2.07: On and On
  138. 138.0 138.1 138.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.17: Melinda
  139. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Bill Foster is shown to be approximately 56 (Laurence Fishburne's age at the time of filming) in Spring 2018, and Ava Starr is shown to be approximately 28 (Hannah John-Kamen's age at the time of filming) in Spring 2018. The flashbacks showing a young Ava show Bill Foster through a mix of Laurence Fishburne's son, Langston, 29 at the time of filming, and deageing Laurence Fishburne to how he looked c. 1986, aged 25. Ava is shown to be approximately 7 (RaeLynn Bratten's age at the time of filming). Overall, it can be calculated that Foster was born around July 1965 and Starr around August 1988, and the flashbacks are approximately November 2-4, 1995, when Foster is 30 and Starr is 7.
  140. Luke Cage: 1.05: Just to Get a Rep
  141. 141.0 141.1 141.2 In Captain Marvel, three instances are shown of a young child Monica Rambeau: a photo of her with Carol Danvers at Halloween, a photo of her with Danvers at Christmas, and a memory of her with Danvers looking at the stars. Judging from Rambeau being credited as 11 in June 1995 and actress Akira Akbar being 11.6 at the time of filming, Rambeau's date of birth would be approximated to December 1983 (see final approximated date of birth, September 1983, references for further explanation).
    Azari Akbar is credited as "Monica Rambeau (5 Years Old)", making Rambeau approximately 5.5. Azari Akbar herself was 6.7 years old during filming, suggesting Rambeau is slightly closer to 5.99 than 5.0. Working forwards from December 1989, her appearances would then be around mid-1989. They cannot be later than June 21, 1989, with Danvers disappearing on June 22, 1989 (see other references) and the appearances set before then.
    So, the closest Halloween and Christmas to the ideal mid-1989 placement for Azari Akbar's appearances, while still being pre-June 22, 1989, are Halloween 1988 and Christmas 1988. This then also had an effect on finally placing Rambeau's date of birth as September 1983 (see other references).
    Finally, placing the memory with the stars, with Azari Akbar credited as playing "Monica Rambeau (5 Years Old)", Rambeau would be approximately 5.5. Again, Azari Akbar herself was 6.7 years old during filming, suggesting Rambeau is slightly closer to 5.99 than 5.0.
    With Rambeau's date of birth dated to September 1983, so it can be calculated that this scene takes place around roughly April 25, 1989. The full details of the calculations may be found here.
  142. 142.00 142.01 142.02 142.03 142.04 142.05 142.06 142.07 142.08 142.09 142.10 142.11 142.12 142.13 142.14 142.15 142.16 142.17 In Captain Marvel, as the Skrulls cycle through Carol Danvers' memories, they first see the memory of Danvers with Maria Rambeau about to perform a test flight. They then go back to Danvers as a child, but have gone too far back, so go forward and see her doing rope training, presumably some time before the test flight because it is at the training stage, but also because they are trying to narrow down to the right memory. This memory then continues into one with Danvers being belittled in Pancho's Bar and, seemingly the same day (Danvers is in the same T-shirt), her playing pool with Rambeau. This continues into another memory of Pancho's Bar, karaoke. Following this, there is a memory of Danvers as a child watching the stars, then her with the Rambeaus watching the stars. There is no reason the Skrulls would have gone further back than the go karting to see an ever younger Danvers, knowing this to be too far back, so her as a child can be taken as a memory within Danvers' memory of watching the stars with Monica Rambeau, something she recalled as she did it, in which case the stars follows on from the karaoke and is still before the test flight with Maria Rambeau. Norex then finds the moment of Danvers with "Lawson". Since they are narrowing down where the memory is, it should presumably still be between the stars and the test flight.
    So, the chronology is the rope scene, then the man and pool at Pancho's, then karaoke at Pancho's, then watching the stars, then Lawson, then the test flight. And we know that, after all of this, was Danvers' crash with Lawson/Mar-Vell and her being abducted by Starforce.
    The abduction is said through the film, mostly on June 12, 1995 (see other references), and through external sources, to be both "6 years ago" and in "1989". So, it can be taken to be somewhere between exactly 6 years prior - June 12, 1989 - and the approximation for "1989" of the exact middle of 1989 - July 2, 1989 - making the crash and abduction roughly June 22, 1989.
    With the watching the stars dated to April 25, 1989 (see other references) and the abduction dated to June 22, 1989, Lawson and the test flight can be approximated as ⅓ and ⅔ between the two, so May 14, 1989 and June 3, 1989 respectively.
    So, with Danvers flying the planes by May 14, 1989, the rope training scene can be approximated to be 6 months or so prior - roughly November 14, 1988. This then means that the man and pool at Pancho's and karaoke at Pancho's can be approximated as ⅓ and ⅔ between November 14, 1988 and April 25, 1989, so January 7, 1989 and March 2, 1989 respectively.
  143. Luke Cage: 2.10: The Main Ingredient
  144. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  145. In For Pete's Sake, Mariah Dillard says Mama Mabel had her first stroke when Tilda Johnson was "3". With her date of birth approximated to August 1985 (see 1980s references), specifically August 20, 1985, the middle of Johnson's time as a 3-year-old (as an approximation for when the stroke happened) would be February 18, 1989.
  146. 146.0 146.1 146.2 146.3 146.4 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.08: The Things We Bury
  147. 147.0 147.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.13: One of Us
  148. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.22: S.O.S. Part Two
  149. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.05: Girl in the Flower Dress
  150. In Black Panther, on July 1, 2016 (see references on 2016), T'Challa says that Klaue "escaped our pursuits for almost 30 years". W'Kabi later says, "For 30 years your father was in power and did nothing," referring to Klaue, and to the time that spanned between his attack and T'Chaka's death, dated to June 22, 2016. As well as this, W'Kabi says in a deleted scene, on July 4, 2016, that when it comes to Klaue, for "30 years, there's been no justice". While these pieces of dialogue would imply the attack was around 1987, the film also shows scenes set in "1992" which depict the attack as having been recent. Weighted calculations from all the evidence and factors gives April 24, 1989 as the approximate best-fitting date for the attack, and January 15, 1992 as the approximate best-fitting date for the "1992" scenes. The calculations for these dates and the other events are all relative to each other, and can be found in detail here.
  151. 151.0 151.1 Black Panther
  152. In Captain Marvel, Nick Fury says on June 12, 1995 (see 1990s references) that he has "been riding a desk for the past 6 years". This could specifically refer to 6 years prior, roughly June 12, 1989, or more generally "1995 - 6 = 1989", so approximated with mid-1989, July 2, 1989. Putting more weight on specifically 6 years rather than just general, a weighted average gives him starting the job as approximately June 19, 1989.
  153. In AKA God Help the Hobo, Marlene is shown in May 2017 (see 2017 references) to be "27", making her date of birth between May 1989 and May 1990, approximately November 1989.
  154. Jessica Jones: 2.04: AKA God Help the Hobo
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