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"Now, I was here in 2012 when the sky tore open and the Chitauri rained down on us."
Glenn Talbot to the United Nations[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred in 2012.

2012

January

2nd

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Lucy Bauer and her husband find the Darkhold

  • Lucy Bauer and her husband, Joseph Bauer find the Darkhold in the basement of the home's former owner and open it. When Lucy touches it, she discovers that she can read the text in English while Joseph can read it in German.[3]

9th

  • Phil Coulson tries to convince Nick Fury that Project T.A.H.I.T.I. must be shut down because of horrific side effects the drugs have on test subjects, which can only be mitigated by erasing the victim's memory. Despite his concerns, Project T.A.H.I.T.I. was not shut down.[4]
  • In Dubai, Iron Man (in the Mark VI armor) agrees to race women in similar suits. Eventually, the suits of the Dubai men malfunction and are destroyed.[5][6]

10th

12th

19th

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Clint Barton and Natasha Romanoff talk to Nick Fury

  • As part of a training exercise, Hawkeye disguises himself as a spy and breaks into the Helicarrier to trick the Black Widow into thinking he is stealing information about the Avengers Initiative. After the exercise, Nick Fury tells them the Initiative will only be put into action when the world needs the team most.[5][6]

20th

February

8th

10th

  • Black Widow is sent to a mission in Moscow, Russia, where she searches for missing Stark Industries technology. Disguised as Tatiana Sokolova, she works at a night club. While she tries to interrogate Mikhail Fjodorov, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, Fjodorov is killed by an unknown woman. Romanoff is forced to leave the club, fighting several security men in the process. After she returns to a hotel, she is attacked by a team of masked mercenaries, but she defeats them and receives a SIM card to reach the mysterious woman she saw in the night club.[14][15]

11th

  • Later, in the very early hours of the morning, Black Widow talks to the woman named Sofia, and learns that she is a "fan" and wants to take over the name "Black Widow". Romanoff agrees to meet with Sofia and breaks all her contacts with S.H.I.E.L.D.[14][15]

15th

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Natasha Romanoff is saved by Phil Coulson

  • A few days later, Romanoff confronts Sofia in a sport hall in Sochi, where she is defeated and almost drowned but she is saved at the last moment by Phil Coulson, who is following a pair of goons working for the arms dealer General Starodoub. Coulson gives Romanoff the necessary equipment to infiltrate the yacht belonging to Yuri Klementiev, one of General Starodoub's business partners, where she meets Sofia again, an encounter which costs them the life of agent Gennady Markov.[14][15]

19th

  • Phil Coulson discovers that Sofia's employer is the billionaire Richard Frampton, Romanoff infiltrates his headquarters in Vladivostok. She discovers that Frampton works for the Ten Rings terrorist organization and that he has made a Jericho missile that will explode near the border between Russia and North Korea, greatly destabilizing the world peace. Romanoff infiltrates the launching area and destroys the missile. Both Frampton and Sofia are killed in the explosion.[14][15]

29th

March

3rd

  • Shades is arrested and sent to Seagate Penitentiary, the beginning of a three-year sentence. While in prison, he develops a sexual relationship with Comanche, which would lead to the development of romantic feelings which Shades would later repress.[17][18]

13th

April

1st

  • The first "Mandarin bombing" occurs, masquerading as a terrorist attack, and beginning the conflict later known as Aldrich Killian's War.[16]

12th

15th

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May

1st

2nd

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Iron Man completes his work on Stark Tower

3rd

4th

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This date is the focus of a Point of Divergence due to Time Travel from 2023.
It has created another reality: 2012/Time Heist


"Humans. They are not the cowering wretches we were promised. They stand. They are unruly, and therefore cannot be ruled. To challenge them is to court... Death."
The Other[src]
  • In the early hours of morning, Natasha Romanoff interrogates Loki in his cell, but he refuses to give in. However, in a moment of cruelty towards her, Loki accidentally lets slip that he is interested in Banner, and Romanoff realizes he intends to use the Hulk to escape.[30][31][33]
  • Meanwhile, Rogers finds several HYDRA weapons and uniforms from the 1940s in crates in the weapons room he had just discovered.[30][31][33]
  • Attack on the Helicarrier:
    • Hulk-fights-Thor-Avengers

      Hulk fights Thor

      As the sun is coming up, Rogers confronts Nick Fury, who confesses S.H.I.E.L.D. wants the Tesseract to develop weaponry.[28][30][31][33]
    • Loki's mind-controlled agents led by Hawkeye invade the Helicarrier and damage one of its engines.[28][30][31][33]
    • While Iron Man and Captain America race to repair the engine before the ship crashes, Bruce Banner loses control, turns into the Hulk and goes on a rampage through the ship.[28][30][31][33]
    • Black Widow frees Hawkeye of his mind-control by knocking him out. Thor distracts the Hulk, while Fury and Maria Hill hold off the other mind-controlled agents. The Hulk jumps out of the Helicarrier to attack a hovering F-35 jet, but ends up falling from the sky and crashing into an abandoned warehouse on the ground below.[28][30][31][33]
    • Thor tries to stop Loki from escaping, but gets trapped in Loki's cell and ejected from the ship, landing in a field. Phil Coulson confronts Loki, armed with a weapon made from the Destroyer's parts, but Loki stabs him to death with his scepter.[28][30][31][33]
  • Following his escape from the Helicarrier, Loki commandeers Stark Tower. The mind-controlled Erik Selvig uses a machine powered by the Tesseract to open a portal into space, allowing the Chitauri to invade Earth.[30][31][34][33]
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The Avengers are assembled for the first time

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Iron Man is attacked by the Chitauri

  • Iron Man finds himself unable to break through the shell of a Leviathan whale, so instead tries flying directly into its mouth, managing to explode it from the inside. He falls to the ground and finds himself again battling Chitauri.[33][30][31][34]
  • Hawkeye runs out of arrows and has to kick an attacking alien off his perch. As his building is attacked, he leaps off, firing a grappling hook arrow to swing himself around, through a window below.[33][30][31][34]
  • Barton falls to an office floor, safe, but in pain.[33][30][31][34]
  • Meanwhile, the Ancient One helps fight the invading forces from the New York Sanctum.[33][35]
  • At the same time, Hulk is swarmed by Chitauri but keeps fighting them off.[33][30][31][34]
  • Hulk is blasted at from all sides.[33][30][31][34]
  • The World Security Council order a nuclear strike to Manhattan, and one pilot goes to take off. Fury arrives with a rocket launcher and manages to take out the jet, but another jet flies off to deliver the missile.[33][30][31][34]
  • The jet gets away with the missile. Fury calls Stark and lets him know that there is a missile heading for New York in the next 3 minutes.[33][30][31][34]
  • The jet pilot fires the nuke at New York on World Security Council orders.[33][30][31][34]
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Captain America and Thor fighting together

  • Thor and Captain America continue to fight Chitauri together.[33][30][31][34]
  • Having retrieved the Scepter, Black Widow and Selvig start to push through the Tesseract's defenses to shut down the portal. Stark orders Romanoff on comms to wait, telling them about the nuke, and having the idea to send it through the portal as he grabs the missile to redirect it.[33][30][31][34]
  • J.A.R.V.I.S. tries to call Pepper Potts for Stark in case he dies taking the missile through the portal. However, Potts, on a flight, is too concerned watching the news to see her phone ringing.[33][30][31][34]
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. watch the news intently on the Helicarrier.[33][30][31][34]
  • Stark starts to turn the missile.[33][30][31][34]
  • Hulk gets up from under the rubble left by the Chitauri's attack on him.[33][30][31][34]
  • Stark diverts the missile up into the air at Stark Tower, and through the portal.[33][30][31][34]
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. cheer in relief for New York, though Fury is concerned for Stark.[33][30][31][34]
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The Chitauri Command Center before its destruction

  • Iron Man finds himself in deep space, and his suit begins to fail. He lets go of the missile and it continues flying, hitting the Chitauri mother ship and causing an enormous explosion.[33][30][31][34]
  • On Earth, the remaining Chitauri and Leviathan fleet fail and fall down dead without the power of the mother ship.[33][30][31][34]
  • Iron Man falls back toward the portal, but the explosion threatens to get through to Earth as well, so Rogers orders Black Widow to close it. Stark falls back into the New York sky just before its closure, but continues to fall, unconscious. Hulk leaps and catches Stark to slow his fall.[33][30][31][34]
  • Captain America, Thor, and Hulk crowd around the unconscious Iron Man, and Hulk manages to wake him. Rogers notes that they just won, and Stark jokes about wanting to try shawarma, though Thor points out they are not quite finished.[33][30][31][34]
  • The Avengers crowd around Loki to apprehend him.[33][35]
  • In Stark Tower, Loki crawls to get up following his injuries.[33][30][31][34]
  • Loki stops crawling, realizing he is not alone.[33][30][31][34]
The Avengers Assembled

The Earth's Mightiest Heroes apprehend Loki

  • Loki turns, only to find the Avengers all standing over him, Hawkeye with his bow drawn.[33][30][31][34]
  • Loki forlornly tells the Avengers he would like his previously offered drink now.[33][30][31][34]
  • Hulk grunts at Loki's request.[33][30][31][34]
  • Hulk grunts a second time, and Stark instructs the other 2012 Avengers to get Loki on his feet. The group wait for S.H.I.E.L.D.'s arrival.[33][35]
  • The STRIKE team arrive at the Avengers' floor in Stark Tower to retrieve the Scepter. Jasper Sitwell takes the Scepter from Romanoff and he and Brock Rumlow pack it away, secretly taking the Scepter with the hope of getting it into HYDRA research hands, as HYDRA sleeper agents themselves.[33][35]
  • As the team head to the Stark Tower elevator, Loki uses his powers to make himself look like Captain America and mock him. Thor takes a muzzle and places it on his brother to silence him.[33][35]
  • Stark closes the case containing the Tesseract.[33][35]
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Hulk is furious at being left behind

  • Iron Man, Thor, Loki, and several S.H.I.E.L.D. agents board the elevator. Hulk tries to get in himself, but Thor and Stark point out the elevator is full. Hulk angrily goes to take the stairs.[33][35]
  • The STRIKE team's elevator descends past the 80th floor.[33][35]
  • Sitwell talks to Alexander Pierce on the phone and tells him that there were no hitches in procuring the Scepter, and they are en route to Dr. List.[33][35]
  • Hulk continues to descend the staircase, enraged by how many stairs there are.[33][35]
  • Stark and Thor leave the elevator to the Stark Tower lobby with Loki.[33][35]
  • Alexander Pierce stops Thor and Stark. Thor says they are going to get lunch, then intend on taking Loki and the Tesseract to Asgard, but Pierce insists they turn Loki and the Tesseract over to him. An argument begins between them, which the Avengers eventually manage to win, keeping control over Loki and the Tesseract.[33][35]
  • Hulk comes bursting through the lobby door, furious at having had to take the stairs.[33][35]
  • Tired from the battle, the Avengers gather at a local shawarma restaurant recommended by Stark.[30][31] While they have their lunch, War Machine arrives to help in the battle, only to discover they have already won.[13][33]
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    S.H.I.E.L.D. studying the scepter

    The Scepter is given to S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists Nicholas Cooper and Mark Smith for study.[40][33]
  • A Ten Rings agent reports to the Mandarin about their recent conflict with War Machine. Although their operatives did not manage to capture James Rhodes, they scanned his armor with every possible device, thus obtaining invaluable information about the technology.[28][13][33]

5th

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Adrian Toomes learns that Tony Stark is to blame.

  • Meanwhile, the Toomes Salvage Company recovers Chitauri technology from the wreckage. They are interrupted when a woman leading a group of officials arrives and tells them that from now on, their Department of Damage Control will be overseeing the cleanup of major events such as this, as sanctioned by Tony Stark and the government. Toomes is angered for having lost his business with no compensation, and punches one official, before being forced to leave the site.[42]
  • The Other confers with his master about Loki's defeat, the loss of the Tesseract, and Earth's new protectors. He claims attacking Earth again would be an act of suicide. His master, Thanos simply turns and smiles, thinking of things to come.[28][30]
  • Odin sentences Loki to an eternity of imprisonment in the Asgardian Dungeons.[27]
  • Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis arrive in New York in search of Thor, but Erik Selvig, freed from Loki's mind control but still in shock from the battle, reveals Thor has already left.[27]
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Thor gives Heimdall the Tesseract

  • Heimdall tells Thor that Vanaheim has been attacked. He gives Heimdall the Tesseract so he can repair the Bifrost Bridge. They then spend the next year assembling an army.[27]
  • Foster is frustrated about spending two years of her life searching for Thor, and gives up her research of the Nine Realms.[27]
  • Toomes and his crew lament the loss of their company. When they realize they have a lot of equipment left, Toomes convinces them to turn to the black market and make weapons from the technology to sell, noting that the world is changing, and they need to change to match it.[42]
  • Tony Stark begins making the Iron Legion to keep himself occupied during periods of anxiety following his near-death experience in space.[13]

6th

7th

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The Guest House

8th

9th

11th

13th

14th

15th

16th

  • Arrest of Benjamin Pollack and Claire Wise:
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      Jasper Sitwell with a Chitauri Gun

      Jasper Sitwell is dispatched to stop Pollack and Wise's bank robberies and retrieve the Chitauri weapon. He locates and confronts them at a hotel in South Florida, but Wise attacks him with the weapon. She accidentally drops it, causing it to activate and destroy all of the stolen money.[44]
    • Sitwell interrogates them, and Wise admits Pollack successfully got the weapon to work. Despite being sent to kill them, Sitwell gives them the chance to join S.H.I.E.L.D. and help restore the other Chitauri technology collected from New York.[44]

17th

June

  • Frank Castle, Sr. gets back from a deployment unexpectedly early. He pulls up in the driveway and hears yelling inside, and when he enters, he discovers that his 8-year-old son, Frank, Jr. has painted a marine on the wall. Frank, Sr. sternly asks him why, and Frank, Jr. tells him that marines scare off bad guys, feeling it was his duty to protect his sister and mother in his father's absence.[48][49]

1st

  • To cover up the explosive nature of the Extremis virus, Aldrich Killian hires actor Trevor Slattery to pose as a terrorist leader called the Mandarin, so whenever Extremis causes a patient to explode, the media and government will assume they are suicide bombings.[16]

3rd

  • Slattery gets plastic surgery so he is not recognized when he appears on television as the Mandarin.[16]

4th

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Captain America's Fitness Challenge

  • Following his return to the modern world as a renowned hero, Steve Rogers is snatched up to be the face of many campaigns. One of these, not long after the Battle of New York, includes a set of videos for students in schools. He records many videos, including a fitness challenge, a video for students in detention, and one on the importance of patience.[42]

5th

  • The third Mandarin bombing occurs.[16]

7th

July

8th

  • The fourth Mandarin bombing occurs.[16]

12th

  • Scott Lang is fired from Vistacorp due to inadvertently fixing what he believed was a code mistake that was illegally overcharging customers.[53]

14th

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Scott Lang breaks into Geoff Zorick's Mansion

15th

17th

August

9th

  • The fifth Mandarin bombing occurs.[16]
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    Iron Man fights the Melter

    Bruno Horgan, also known as the Melter, attacks Iron Man during a press conference at Stark Tower. After a quick victory, the Melter announces he will be selling his Melter technology to the highest bidder in a few days.[56]

11th

12th

  • War Machine tries several attempts to find Melter, but they all turn out to be dead ends.[56]
  • Tony Stark spots the Melter near Stark Tower.[56]
  • Stark and Rhodes deduce the most likely place for Horgan to be is the junkyard. Stark modifies the Iron Man and War Machine armors so they resist the Melter's attacks.[56]
  • Iron Man and War Machine investigate the junkyard and find the Melter. They fight, and the Melter is taken into custody of the United States Army.[56]

September

10th

October

13th

November

11th

  • WHiH World News holds a 10 kilometer race to support reconstructing buildings lost during the Battle of New York. The company raised millions of dollars.[57]
  • WHiH World News posts on Google+ saying "WHiH's 10K race was a massive success. Millions were raised for reconstruction on buildings lost in the NYC invasion."[57]

15th

December

20th

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Rhodes becomes re-branded as Iron Patriot

21st

22nd

23rd

24th

25th

28th

  • With Stark's help, Pepper's Extremis effects are stabilized.[58][59]
  • Stark undergoes surgery to remove the shrapnel embedded near his heart. He throws his obsolete chest Arc Reactor into the sea, musing he will always be Iron Man.[16][58][59]

References

  1. The Punisher: 1.09: Front Toward Enemy
  2. Daredevil: 3.04: Blindsided
  3. 3.0 3.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.05: Lockup
  4. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.20: Nothing Personal
  5. 5.0 5.1 In The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative, Fury's language implies that Steve has already woken, the World Security Council is just unsure if he'll be accustomed enough to join the Avengers. It is therefore set anywhere between October 9, 2011 and April 30, 2012 inclusive. Halfway between these dates would be January 19, 2012. The Iron Man Dubai incident is said to be "recent", placing it around 10 days prior, roughly January 9, 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 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.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Ant-Man and the Wasp
  9. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, several moments are shown from Ava Starr's past at S.H.I.E.L.D.. Hannah John-Kamen was 28.05 at the middle of filming and should not be playing Starr at an age any younger than ⅔ of her actual age, so 18.70, meaning, based on Starr's approximated date of birth (see 1980s references), that the scenes should be after April 26, 2007. One moment appears to say "01-8 Thu", suggesting it is Thursday, January 8, 2009. Evenly distributing between these two dates, the first set of scenes should be approximately September 29, 2007, March 4, 2008, and August 7, 2008, before then January 8, 2009. Then after that, the remaining scenes are between then and the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. on January 12, 2014 (see 2014 references). Evenly distributing again, the remaining scenes should be January 9, 2010, January 11, 2011, January 12, 2012, and January 12, 2013.
  10. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  11. Luke Cage: 1.06: Suckas Need Bodyguards
  12. In Iron Man 3 Prelude, it is shown as beginning a while after Iron Man 2, with the damage from the Expo having been cleared up and Stark Tower having been fully planned, laid its foundations, and several levels into its construction. It then jumps to 2 months later, Mumbai, then 3 months later, Afghanistan, then 2 months later, Sudan, then 3 months later, Hong Kong, and this is shown to be the date of the Battle of New York, May 4, 2012. 3 months back from there would put Sudan around February 2012, 2 months further back would put Afghanistan around December 2011, 3 months further back puts Mumbai around September 2011, and a final 2 months back places the beginning in July 2011. This allows plenty of time, just over a year, for the Expo to be cleared completely and for the planning, foundations, and beginning of construction of Stark Tower. Several months prior to the beginning of the comic, work would have begun on the tower, around December 2011.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 Iron Man 3 Prelude
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 In The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes it is said, "Note: This story takes place between the events of Iron Man 2 and Marvel's The Avengers". This lines up with what Natasha says in Issue 2, "They're connecting the capital to Sochi on the coast, where the Winter Olympics will be held in two years." This is referring to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, which happened from February 7-23, 2014. 2 years prior would put this scene around February 15, 2012, and therefore the comic would revolve around this in February 2012, also lining up with it being set after Iron Man 2 in 2010, before The Avengers in May 2012.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes
  16. 16.00 16.01 16.02 16.03 16.04 16.05 16.06 16.07 16.08 16.09 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 Iron Man 3
  17. In Code of the Streets Shades says, "I just got home [...] Three years this time, Seagate." With Shades release dated to March 3, 2015 (see 2015 references), Shades would have been sent to prison on March 3, 2012.
  18. Luke Cage: 2.06: The Basement
  19. The Punisher: 2.01: Roadhouse Blues
  20. Runaways: 1.08: Tsunami
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.06: The Good Samaritan
  22. In Paradise Lost, Lincoln Campbell discusses the car accident that led to his arrival in Afterlife. In the story, he is able to drive, which means that this has to take place after he got his full license, which in Cincinnati happens on a person's 18th birthday, meaning April 17, 2003 is the minimum date. Furthermore, this event, JT James leaving Afterlife, and Lincoln's Terrigenesis have to occur before Daisy's arrival in Afterlife on April 17, 2015, so the maximum date for Lincoln's Terregenisis is April 16, 2015. Spacing the events evenly throughout this time, and making sure Lincoln spends at least one year in Afterlife before meeting Daisy, the resulting dates are as follows:

    Car Crash: April 16, 2006
    James Leaves: April 16, 2009
    Lincoln's Terrigenesis: April 15, 2012
  23. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.16: Paradise Lost
  24. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.07: Deals With Our Devils
  25. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.02: Meet the New Boss
  26. In Deals With Our Devils, as the team discuss what could have happened to Fitz and Coulson, it is said, "Impossible things happen all the time. That machine ghosted that Lucy woman." Agent Mackenzie replies, "So what, Coulson and Fitz come back in 5 years, bloody and insane?" The implication from this is that Mackenzie has been told that Bauer spent 5 years in the box, before her release on the reasoned day of March 19, 2017.
  27. 27.00 27.01 27.02 27.03 27.04 27.05 27.06 27.07 27.08 27.09 27.10 Thor: The Dark World Prelude
  28. 28.00 28.01 28.02 28.03 28.04 28.05 28.06 28.07 28.08 28.09 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 The Art of the Avengers timeline
  29. Cloak & Dagger: 1.06: Funhouse Mirrors
  30. 30.00 30.01 30.02 30.03 30.04 30.05 30.06 30.07 30.08 30.09 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 30.35 30.36 30.37 30.38 30.39 30.40 30.41 30.42 30.43 30.44 30.45 30.46 30.47 30.48 30.49 30.50 30.51 30.52 30.53 30.54 30.55 30.56 30.57 30.58 30.59 30.60 30.61 30.62 30.63 30.64 30.65 30.66 30.67 30.68 30.69 30.70 30.71 30.72 30.73 30.74 30.75 30.76 30.77 30.78 30.79 30.80 30.81 The Avengers
  31. 31.00 31.01 31.02 31.03 31.04 31.05 31.06 31.07 31.08 31.09 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 31.35 31.36 31.37 31.38 31.39 31.40 31.41 31.42 31.43 31.44 31.45 31.46 31.47 31.48 31.49 31.50 31.51 31.52 31.53 31.54 31.55 31.56 31.57 31.58 31.59 31.60 31.61 31.62 31.63 31.64 31.65 31.66 31.67 31.68 31.69 31.70 31.71 31.72 31.73 31.74 The Avengers Adaptation
  32. The Avengers Extended Scene
  33. 33.00 33.01 33.02 33.03 33.04 33.05 33.06 33.07 33.08 33.09 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 33.34 33.35 33.36 33.37 33.38 33.39 33.40 33.41 33.42 33.43 33.44 33.45 33.46 33.47 33.48 33.49 33.50 33.51 33.52 33.53 33.54 33.55 33.56 33.57 33.58 33.59 33.60 33.61 33.62 33.63 33.64 33.65 33.66 33.67 33.68 33.69 33.70 33.71 33.72 33.73 33.74 33.75 33.76 33.77 33.78 33.79 33.80 33.81 33.82 33.83 33.84 33.85 33.86 33.87 33.88 In The Avengers, during the Stuttgart scene, the museum's exhibition is shown on banners to begin on "4 MAI". The gala behind held would be an opening ceremony, and thus this scene would be the night before, on May 3, 2012. This lines up with the release date of The Avengers (May 4, 2012) being the date of the Battle of New York, and the fact that it is months (roughly 6, works out as 7) before Iron Man 3, which picks up in December 2012.
  34. 34.00 34.01 34.02 34.03 34.04 34.05 34.06 34.07 34.08 34.09 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 34.35 34.36 34.37 34.38 34.39 34.40 34.41 34.42 34.43 34.44 34.45 34.46 34.47 34.48 34.49 34.50 34.51 34.52 Avengers: Infinity War Prelude
  35. 35.00 35.01 35.02 35.03 35.04 35.05 35.06 35.07 35.08 35.09 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 In Avengers: Endgame, 2012 events are shown simultaneous to the events of The Avengers. With the Battle of New York playing out nonetheless the same in the new universe of Avengers: Endgame, and the 2023 Avengers making no impacts of significance until after Loki is apprehended by the Avengers, the events of the Battle of New York can be taken to play out essentially identically in that universe. Similarly, events such as Hulk smashing a Chitauri with a car or the Ancient One participating in the battle, shown only in Avengers: Endgame, are unaffected by the 2023 Avengers' actions, so can be taken to have also happened in the main universe.
  36. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: A Fractured House
  37. Jessica Jones: 1.04: AKA 99 Friends
  38. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.09: Broken Promises
  39. Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
  40. Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude - This Scepter'd Isle
  41. Daredevil: 1.03: Rabbit in a Snowstorm
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 Spider-Man: Homecoming
  43. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.06: FZZT
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.11: The Magical Place
  46. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.14: T.A.H.I.T.I.
  47. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.15: Rise and Shine
  48. In Gunner, Frank Castle, Sr. says his son was "barely 8 years old" when he returned from one his tours. Frank, Sr. is approximated to have done a military tour October 2006-January 2008 and another September 2013-April 2015. Frank Castle, Jr.'s approximate age would put him turning 8 somewhere between these tours, so we must approximate another another tour in between. The midpoint between is November 2010, and this tour is said to have been cut short, so likely 14 months or so instead of the usual 15 (as mentioned in Crosshairs), suggesting approximately April 2010-June 2011. With this, Frank, Sr. would have returned in June 2011, and if Frank, Jr. was "barely 8", he would have been born around June 2003. However, Lisa Castle, his older sister, was born in June 2003 (see other references), so the earliest Frank Jr. would have been born realistically is June 2004. This earliest realistic month of birth should be taken, to be as close as possible to the ideal.
    This would then mean Frank, Sr.'s tour ended around June 2012, so started around April 2011.
  49. The Punisher: 1.05: Gunner
  50. In The Bridge, it is said on the reasoned date of December 2, 2013 that Po "reappeared 18 months ago at a diner in Boston."
  51. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.10: The Bridge
  52. In Tsunami, Amy Minoru says that she has known Alex Wilder fancied her sister since he was "11". With Wilder's date of birth dated to January 2001 (see 2000s references), the time when he was 11 would have been January 2012-January 2013, so we can approximate her noticing as around the midpoint of this time, July 2012.
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 53.3 Ant-Man - Scott Lang: Small Time
  54. In the 2015 WHiH Newsfront web series, Christine Everhart says that Scott Lang was imprisoned three years ago for a 5 years sentence.
  55. Runaways: 2.02: Radio On
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 Iron Man: The Coming of the Melter
  57. 57.0 57.1 Google+ Profile/WHiH World News
  58. 58.00 58.01 58.02 58.03 58.04 58.05 58.06 58.07 58.08 58.09 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 Captain America: Civil War Prelude
  59. 59.00 59.01 59.02 59.03 59.04 59.05 59.06 59.07 59.08 59.09 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 According to Kevin Feige, Iron Man 3 takes place about 6 months after the Battle of New York.
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