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"Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence, and the remnants of this system were forged into concentrated ingots... Infinity Stones."
Collector[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred before the 20th century.

Before c. 13,800,000,000 B.C.

  • The Dark Elf species originates in the Ginnungagap, the vast, primordial darkness that existed prior to the creation of the manifest universe, where they reigned absolute and unchallenged.[1]

c. 13,800,000,000 B.C.

c. 4,540,000,000 B.C.

c. 80,000,000 B.C.

Books Power Stone

Eson the Searcher using the Power Stone

  • The Celestials use the Power Stone to impose judgment upon enemy civilizations. Over time, the Cosmic Beings are overwhelmed by the Stone's power and attempt to dispose of it by encasing it in an Orb and storing it away in the Temple Vault on Morag.[3][6]
  • The Celestial Ego is born. After gaining self-consciousness, Ego creates layers of matter around himself, eventually forming a new planet over millions of years. Ego also creates an humanoid avatar and explores the universe in an attempt to find life besides himself, but feels disappointed in what he finds. Eventually, he begins planting seeds on many of these worlds, with the intent of one day using them to absorb all life until only he remains.[6][7]

c. 2,500,000 B.C.

Vibranium Meteor

The meteorite made of Vibranium

  • A meteorite made of vibranium strikes the east of the continent which would come to be known as Africa. It affects the plant life around it, imbuing it with strength, prosperity, and mysticism.[8][9]

c. 30,100 B.C.

c. 28,000 B.C.

c. 10,000 B.C.

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The tribes at war

  • The five tribes of Wakanda live in constant war with each other until, one day, a warrior shaman named Bashenga receives a vision from the panther goddess Bast, who leads him to the Heart-Shaped Herb. Bashenga ingests the plant and it grants him superhuman strength, speed, and instincts. He becomes king and the first Black Panther, the protector of Wakanda. While four of the tribes agree to live under Bashenga's reign, the Jabari Tribe instead choose to isolate themselves in the mountains.[9][16]
  • A Gibborim Royal Family led by Magistrate is exiled from their home planet. They use a Xartan named Xavin, who is stowaways on the Gibborim spaceship in order to fulfill a prophecy told on her planet, to steer the ship. They crash on Earth and get trapped in the spaceship except for the Magistrate.[17][18]

7353 B.C.

c. 5700 B.C.

5244 B.C.

c. 3500 B.C.

Terrigen Crystals

Terrigen Crystals

  • In order to raise their chances in the war against their enemies, a rogue Kree faction visits numerous planets, genetically altering a number of sentient life forms in order to create biological weapons. One of the planets visited is Earth, and the Kree's experiments give rise to an unique caste of genetically altered Humans. When these humans are deemed ready for war, the Kree expose them to Terrigen Mist, which activates their special genetic ability of Terrigenesis; a process which imbues the human with a power unique to them. They construct the Diviners, containment devices built to hold Terrigen Crystals.[24] The Diviners will only open if one of these genetically altered humans brings them to a cityscape built beneath the planet's surface, releasing the mist so as to "divine" those who have the altered Terrigen Gene. The Kree hierarchy discovers the faction's illegal activities and the operation is abandoned. The Kree disperse from Earth, leaving behind six Diviners, the city, and at least one of their deceased kin. These genetically altered humans eventually start to call themselves "Inhumans".[25][24]
  • A powerful Inhuman, referred to as Alveus, is created by the Kree to dominate the rest of his race, but eventually overpowers his own creators and banishes them from Earth.[25][26][27] The humans and other Inhumans, afraid of his powers, banish him to a distant planet through a Kree Monolith. Followers of the exiled Inhuman found a secret society and start planning its return to Earth in order to let him rule it.[25][28]
MavethCity

Remnants of one of the nine cities of Maveth

  • On the distant planet, the Inhuman finds nine powerful and advanced, yet very divided, civilizations. The Inhuman consumes all life in these civilizations until they are completely wiped out.[25][29]

3480 B.C.

3460 B.C.

2988 B.C.

  • The Convergence occurs. The gravitational anomalies that it causes allows the construction of several megalithic monuments, particularly Stonehenge.[1][33]
Malakth

Malekith sees the Convergence beginning

  • First Battle of Svartalfheim:
    • The Dark Elves led by Malekith try to destroy the Nine Realms with the power of the Aether, the Reality Stone. They are stopped by the Asgardian army led by Bor, who successfully seized the Aether.[1][33]
    • In an effort to save his race, Malekith kills most of his army and much of Bor's army, then puts his remaining forces into a sleep which lasts for millennia. Bor orders for the Aether to be hidden in the deepest area possible, where no one can access it.[1][33]

c. 716 B.C.

  • The Odyssey is published, including the character of Odysseus.[34][35]

679 B.C.

659 B.C.

Sleipnir Mural

Hela and Odin riding into battle

639 B.C.

  • By the time Odin decides to stop his conquest after realising peace is the true way to unite the Nine Realms, Hela's ambition has grown too large, and coupled with her tremendous powers, she ultimately tries to take the throne and Odin is forced to battle and imprison his daughter in the realm of Hel after defeating her, for the safety of the Asgardians. There she was kept for nearly 2700 years, until her escape in 2017. Odin would spend the next several centuries burying her history and pretending she never existed. When his next child, Thor, was born over 1600 years later, he claimed him to be his actual firstborn.[37][36][32]

c. 500 B.C.

450 B.C.

384 B.C.

c. 380 B.C.

356 B.C.

July

21/22

323 B.C.

June

10/11

322 B.C.

c. 16 A.D.

  • The elders of K'un-Lun study how to harness the Chi for medical purposes, but five of them wish to use it to gain immortality. The five are banished from the Order of the Crane Mother and later they found the Hand. The Hand learns how to use dead Dragon bones for the Resurrection Elixir,[44][45] and starts conquering East Asia. A group called the Chaste stands in their way and a rivalry that lasts thousands of years begins.[46][47]

79 A.D.

August

24th

c. 200 A.D.

  • Wakanda thrives as the world around them continues to war, implementing war elephants in battle.[48][9]

650 A.D.

c. 950 A.D.

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Brunnhilde leading the Valkyries against Hela

  • Massacre of the Valkyrie: After nearly 1600 years of imprisonment, Hela attempts to escape from her prison of Hel. Her father and the man who imprisoned her, Odin, sends his army of Valkyries on their flying steeds to keep her at bay. They attempt to prevent her escape, but Hela is too much for them and she massacres the whole army, save for Brunnhilde, who is saved by one of her teammates. Odin intervenes and enters Hel. The All-Father manages to overpower and reimprison Hela.[32][50]
  • Brunnhilde forsakes Asgard and escapes to the junk planet of Sakaar, where she intends to live out the rest of her days drinking and salvaging, attempting to leave her old Valkyrie life behind her.[50][32]

964 A.D.

  • Thor Odinson is born to Odin Borson and Frigga, and claimed to be Odin's firstborn child, and thus the heir to the throne of Asgard. He is not told about his imprisoned older sister until the day of his father's death in 2017.[51]

965 A.D.

Odin leads the army

Asgard/Jotunheim War

973 A.D.

  • An 8-year-old Loki uses his sorcery to turn himself into snakes, enticing his older brother, Thor, who is nearly 9, to go and pick him up. Once Thor has done so, Loki turns back into his usual form and stabs Thor, considering it a practical joke.[51][32]

975 A.D.

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Loki and Thor learn from Odin that only one of them can be the King of Asgard

995 A.D.

1014

1015

1095

c. 1100

  • Pachakutiq asks Izel to leave the Fear Dimension in order to retrieve the stolen Di'Allas and find him a host to make him whole.[58] She leaves, taking a corporeal form, to begin her campaign to unite the Di'Allas.[59][60]
  • Izel and her Shrike visit Earth in the hope of bringing other beings like her, including Pachakutiq, to the world so that they can all inhabit bodies. Izel, the Shrike, Pachakutiq, and their story become incorporated into Inca mythology.[59][61]
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The Temple of the Forgotten

  • The Inca build the Temple of the Forgotten in Yucatán, on the convergence of two Ley lines, out of the same stone material as the Di'Allas. It is constructed in honor of Izel, a goddess to them, so that she may achieve her mission to unite the Di'Allas and open a portal in the temple one day.[59][62]

1136

1150

1162

1182

1197

February

8th

  • A warrior from Asgard's Berserker Army defects from Asgard to live on Earth. He decides his weapon, the Berserker Staff, which greatly enhances the wielder's strength, is too powerful for anyone to possess, so he breaks it into three pieces and hides each one in different locations across Europe.[64]

April

2nd

  • The Berserker Warrior receives food and shelter at a monastery in Ireland, where he is venerated as a saint. He shares his true identity with the priests, who have a vow of silence, and hides a piece of the Berserker Staff in the monastery.[64]

August

26th

December

11th

  • The Berserker Warrior hides the final piece of his staff in the catacombs under a church in Seville, Spain.[64]

1227

August

18th

1316

c. 1343

1409

October

7th

Odin brings the cube to Earth

Odin brings the Tesseract to Midgard

1413

  • Lorelei terrorizes the Nine Realms, using her power of enthrallment to enslave hundreds of men. She is eventually defeated by Sif and imprisoned in Asgard's dungeons.[69]

1438


1452

April

15th

1469

May

3rd

c. 1490

1507

April

13th

1519

May

2nd

1521

Haldier the Blacksmith

Haldier the Blacksmith in his shop

  • In Asgard, Haldier, the Blacksmith finds the legendary Cup of Glory. He returns to his shop leaving the treasure behind in the Old Mine.[75]
  • Days later, Haldier decides he will bring it back from the Old Mine. Loki overhears him, and comes up with his own plan stealing the Cup making Haldier as a liar.[75]
  • Loki is chased by Brunok, the son of Haldier, because Loki insulted his father. Thor stops the chase by grabbing the two of them. Loki suggests they hold a contest of virtue, cleverness and skill the next day to settle the matter, and that they should choose teams.[75]
  • Virtue Challenge:
    • Thor states that the contest will follow the traditional rules of the Virtue Challenge, which they all passed when they became adults. Thor, Loki, and Sif go to the Treasureyard of the Wolves, where they experience there deepest fears. Sif sees herself alone, Loki sees himself and his friends dying, and Thor sees himself being ridiculed. Thor overcomes the fear and retrieves a bone. Having completed the first mission, he helps Loki and Sif out of their fears and they ride off.[75]
    • Volstagg encourages Fandral as he tries to steal a Hawk's Egg and Hogun distracts a hawk. However, Fandral, Hogun, and the egg fall. Volstagg catches Fandral, but not Hogun or the egg.[75]
    • Virtue Challenge

      Thor, Sif and the Warriors Three during the Virtue Challenge in Asgard

      Sif, Thor, and Loki arrive, and start the trek to retrieve the egg themselves. The Warriors Three get attacked by wolves, who are angry with Volstagg for having stolen a second bone for their team. While Sif retrieves two eggs, Volstagg returns the bone. Sif gives Volstagg her second egg and the two groups team up. The two teams arrive at the mine, where Sif takes one piece of gold and Volstagg tries to take many, but Fandral scolds him. Brunok's team, consisting of himself, Siegrold, and Hilda, arrive and declare a race to Asgard for victory.[75]
    • Loki steals the Cup of Glory and shows the others, who try to steal it for themselves. This leads to a duel in which Thor uses Mjolnir to summon lightning, causing everyone to be trapped in the mine.[75]
  • Fandral tells the cup's story, and the three teams decide to end the Virtue Challenge and return to Asgard together, so that Odin could decide what to do with the cup.[75]
Battle for the Cup of Glory

Battle for the Cup of Glory

  • Battle for the Cup of Glory: They are interrupted by Haldier, who attempts to steal the cup from them. He throws Thor off of a cliff and retrieves the cup, but Thor returns and knocks it out of his hand. Thor forgives Haldier for his actions and they return the cup to Asgard.[75]
  • Odin destroys the cup and has it dispersed throughout the galaxy, as a reminder not to give into greed and so that the cup can never be reunited.[75]
  • Thor, Loki, Sif, and the Warriors Three sit around the campfire and discuss living legends. They forgive Loki for engineering the Virtue Challenge and discuss their own status as legends.[75]

1546

December

20th

The Warrior Who Stayed

A manuscript of "The Warrior Who Stayed"

  • Having spent hundreds of years living on Earth, the Berserker Warrior tells his story to a French girl. Her brother, a priest, adapts the story into the legend of "The Warrior Who Stayed".[64]

1550

1564

c. April

1591

c. 1596-1599

1606

1611

1634

May

4th

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Castillo San Cristóbal

  • Construction on one of the first sentry boxes at Castillo San Cristóbal is finished. Over time, this particular guerite would be called "The Devil's Sentry" ("La Garita del Diablo"), becoming the subject of a legend in which soldiers disappeared from the sentry box.[81]

1638

September

5th

1642

December

25th

1643

January

4th

1650

  • The Choctaw people are struck by famine and infertility of their land. One young girl, of a Divine Pairing, sacrifices her life and prosperity is restored.[85][86]
  • Madame Gao is interrogated several times throughout the 17th century.[87]

1665

May

12th

1700

  • Wakanda thrives as the world around them continues to war, implementing wooden ships in naval battle.[89][9]

1706

January

17th

1723

1727

March

31st

1728

  • New Orleans is an up-and-coming trading port, so the government of France sends women to help populate the city. The women do not know that the population consists mostly of vagrants and thieves, usually never being heard from again.[34][82]
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Clemence Convent the source of New Orleans' legend of the Clemence Vampires

  • Stories begin to tell that the King of France handpicked a group of girls known as the "Casquette Women" to travel in casket-shaped boxes. The transatlantic voyage supposedly damaged their skin and hair, making them appear grotesque to the men who were supposed to be selling them. They are said to have sneaked into the city under cover of night and made to stay in the attic of the Clemence Convent, and that the next day, the caskets were pulled from the dock to the Convent without any explanation as to what was in them. This gives birth to the legend of the "Clemence Vampires".[34][82]

1732

February

22nd

1734

1735

January

1st

1744

March

11th

1754

1759

1761

December

1st

1765

1767

March

15th

1769

March

2nd

1770

March

5th

December

16th

1776

May

1780

1783

1789

July

27th

1791

April

23rd

1793

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The Wilson brothers

  • In New Orleans, brothers Leland and Ewin Wilson arrange a duel over a woman's affection. A hurricane strikes the city, and as they prepare to duel in the rain, Leland, the older brother, decides that if they die without conflict it might still save their family from being torn apart. He allows Ewin to shoot him, and as he dies, the feud is ended and so too is the storm. They are later realized to have been a Divine Pairing.[106][86]

c. 1797

1800s

1800

April

24th

1801

September

10th

1808

December

29th

1809

February

12th

August

6th

1812

June

18th

1814

December

24th

1815

January

8th

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The message is delivered

  • A young private is sent to General Jackson with the message of the ceasefire, but fell on the way. He dies in the hands of a young refugee maiden, but she sees the urgency in his eyes and carries the message to Jackson, ending the battle. The private and maiden are later realized to have been a Divine Pairing.[86]

1818

c. February

1819

May

24th

31st

August

1st

1820

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Pachakutiq takes over Phil Coulson's body

  • Pachakutiq is angered, feeling Izel left him to rot in the Fear Dimension when she left to find him and their species host bodies and was not heard of again. As a result of Phil Coulson closing a rift of Di'Alla energy in 2017, Phil Coulson's human body is recreated in the Fear Dimension - the Di'Allas creating a copy of the man they encountered elsewhere in space and time. Pachakutiq takes over this body, and the conflicting minds leave him with with no memory other than the notion of Izel. He assumes that Izel killed his family and stole his memories and begins a hunt for her, not knowing he is in fact feeling confused longing for her. He takes the name Sarge in his hunt.[111][60]

July

10th

1822

April

27th

October

4th

1824

March

2nd

1826

1828

February

8th

1829

1830

November

8th

1833

May

7th

1835

November

30th

December

16th

1836

February

23rd

1839

April

8th

1800s HYDRA

Members of the HYDRA Society society decide which one of them would go through the Monolith portal

1840

June

2nd

November

14th

1843

January

1844

1845

August

2nd

1847

November

18th

1849

1850

1851

November

14th

1852

1853

1854

December

9th

1855

1857

March

4th

November

1st

1859

May

31st

  • The London Clock Tower, later known as Elizabeth Tower, housing the Big Ben bell, is completed.[34][128]

1861

March

4th

  • Abraham Lincoln is sworn in as the 16th president of the United States of America, taking over office from James Buchanan.[34][83]

April

10th

1862

July

16th

1863

December

18th

1864

June

22nd

November

25th

29th

  • Sand Creek Massacre: Around seven hundred men of one of the militias of the United States Military slaughter a peaceful village of Cheyenne in Sand Creek, Colorado, killing and mutilating around one hundred Native Americans, mostly women and children. The militiamen waited for the men of the tribe to leave the village, and they attacked the families left behind to claim their land.[133][134]

1865

April

15th

July

2nd

1866

  • The Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company, later known as Nestlé, is founded.[34][126]

1867

December

23rd

1868

February

23rd

March

23rd

1869

March

4th

  • Ulysses S. Grant is sworn in as the 18th president of the United States of America, taking over office from Andrew Johnson.[34][83]

September

14th

October

2nd

1872

May

1873

Fall

1874

March

24th

November

30th

December

3rd

1875

July

10th

1876

1877

March

4th

November

23rd

1878

December

18th

1879

March

14th

December

31st

1881

March

4th

  • Rutherford B. Hayes ends his term as president of the United States of America.[34][83]

October

3rd

1882

January

30th

April

19th

September

22nd

October

29th

1883

February

17th

July

3rd

July

29th

1884

January

2nd

May

8th

1885

January

8th

November

5th

11th

1886

March

May

8th

October

28th

1887

August

17th

1888

September

4th

22nd

26th

October

16th

November

24th

1889

April

20th

1890

October

14th

November

22nd

1891

January

7th

September

16th

1892

January

26th

December

17th

1893

  • Julian "Pappy" Van Winkle, Sr. begins working as a salesman for the liquor wholesaler, W.L. Weller & Sons, which would eventually lead to his acquisition of the firm and the eventual creation of Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve.[34][114]
  • Brad's Drink, later known as Pepsi, is founded.[34][126]

April

28th

1894

April

15th

July

26th

August

16th

1896

September

24th

December

23rd

1897

May

26th

July

24th

November

24th

1898

May

10th

31st

November

29th

1899

April

29th

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Thor: The Dark World
  2. The age of the universe in 2018 is estimated to be 13.799 billion years, to 5 significant figures. 13,799,000,000 years before 2018 puts the beginning of the universe very approximately at 13,798,997,983 B.C. - or c. 13,800,000,000 B.C. to 4 significant figures (to signify that it is a scientific approximation).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Guardians of the Galaxy
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. The Earth is estimated to be 4.54 billion years old.
  6. 6.0 6.1 In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Ego says he has been building his planet, since he came into existence, for "millions of years".
    "Millions" would technically refer to a minimum of 2 million years, and a maximum realistically of 9.99999. It can be up to 19.99999, which is just before it becomes "tens of millions", so a weighted average means the maximum is roughly 13.33333 million years. This would mean that "millions" strictly refers to approximately, to find the midpoint, (2 + 13.33333) ÷ 2 = 7.66667 million years.
    However, it is rare for people to refer to "tens of millions" or "hundreds of millions", and this needs to be taken into account - that Ego may simply be referring to any number ending in "millions" (be it units, tens, or hundreds). The middle of these is tens of millions, which is absolute minimum 10 and realistic minimum 20, to realistic maximum 99.99999 and absolute maximum 199.99999. Therefore, with weighted averages, it is roughly minimum 16.66667 million years, maximum 133.33333 years, and the midpoint of these is (16.66667 + 133.33333) ÷ 2 = 75 million years.
    Finally, averaging these two figures, you get around (7.66667 + 75) ÷ 2 = 41.33333 million years as an approximation for the term "millions".
    Ego then later says "millions and millions". This is also a hard number to quantify, but can be boiled down to either meaning "millions + millions" (so × 2), or "millions on top of millions", like building to the power of 2 (so × 2², or × 4). From this, one could say that it is around × (2 + 4) ÷ 2 = × 3. Therefore, one could approximate that "millions and millions" means roughly 41.33333 × 3 = 124 million years.
    The average of these two is then (41.33333 + 124) ÷ 2 = 82.66667 million years, meaning overall that Ego was born very approximately 82,666,666.66667 years before 2014. This gives roughly 82,664,653 B.C. - or c. 80,000,000 B.C. to 1 significant figure (to signify that it is a very rough approximation).
    The Celestial scenes shown by the Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy can be assumed to have occurred around the same era.
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  8. In Black Panther, N'Jobu says, "Millions of years ago, a meteorite made of vibranium, the strongest substance in the universe, struck the continent of Africa, affecting the plant life around it." In The Art of Black Panther, it is specified, "To understand Mount Bashenga is to understand Wakanda. A meteorite consisting primarily of vibranium collided with Earth about 2.5 million years ago at what is now Wakanda."
    2,500,000 years before the events of Black Panther in 2016 gives roughly 2,497,985 B.C. - or c. 2,500,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures (to signify that it is an approximation).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Black Panther
  10. In Past Life, Enoch says in 2091, "My battery has sustained me for more than 32,000 Earth years."
    "More than 32,000" would suggest about 32,000 + 1000 × ⅙ = 32,166.66667 years, meaning overall that Enoch came to life approximately 32,166.66667 years before late 2091. This gives roughly 30,076 B.C. - or c. 30,100 B.C. to 3 significant figures (to signify that it is an approximation).
  11. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.10: Past Life
  12. Marvel's Eternals SDCC reveal (2020) MCU Phase 4
  13. In Rewind, Enoch says, on the reasoned date of November 25, 2017, "I was sent here 30,000 years ago."
    30,000 years before 2017 gives roughly 27,984 B.C. - or c. 28,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures (to signify that it is an approximation).
  14. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.05: Rewind
  15. In Black Panther, N'Jobu says, "When the time of men came, five tribes settled on it and called it "Wakanda"." Looking at the evolution of human intelligence, this is most likely what is estimated in 2018 to have been 30,000 years ago. 30,000 years before 2018 gives roughly 27,983 B.C. - or c. 28,000 B.C. to 3 significant figures (to signify that it is a rough approximation with a scientific factor).
  16. In Black Panther, N'Jobu says, "The warrior became king and the first Black Panther, the protector of Wakanda. Four tribes agreed to live under the king's rule, but the Jabari tribe isolated themselves in the mountains." Looking at the history of tribal monarchy, this is most likely early in the Neolithic period, so around 10,000 B.C.
  17. Runaways: 2.05: Rock Bottom
  18. Runaways: 2.13: Split Up
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 In Thor: The Dark World, Odin says, "We are not gods. We are born, we live, we die. Just as humans do," to which Loki replies, "... Give or take 5000 years." The implication from this is that Asgardians live approximately 5000 years longer than humans. It is also known that Asgardians age at the same rate as humans until adulthood, before their ageing slows down. Based on weighted averages of Tom Hiddleston (whose figures have less weight, considering Loki is not actually Asgardian, but ages at a rate very close to them) and Chris Hemsworth's ages when they shot the films they feature in, and weighted averages of the dates those films are set, working with Loki's known date of birth in 965 A.D. and Thor's known date of birth around 964 A.D., and then taking another weighted average of these two actors/characters' figures, the result is that Asgardians age like humans up to roughly the age of 20.4, before ageing about 99.3 × slower. The exact details are explained in detail here.
  20. Based on the Asgardian ageing calculations (see other references), Bor would have been born around late 5244 B.C., Odin around mid-3480 B.C., and Hela around early 679 B.C.. This means that Bor had Odin, his first born, at around 1763.7 years old, and Odin had Hela, his first born, at around 2800.6 years old. A weighted average of these gives 2109.4, which can be used as an approximation for Buri's age when he had his first born, Bor. 2109.4 years before late 5244 B.C. places Buri's birth around mid-7353 B.C.. The exact details are explained here.
  21. "The Ancient One is the latest in a long line of Sorcerer Supreme, going back thousands of years to the father of the Mystic Arts, the mighty Agamotto. The same sorcerer who created the Eye you so recklessly borrowed."
    Wong to Doctor Strange[src]
    In Doctor Strange, Wong says that Agomotto founded the Masters of the Mystic Arts "thousands" of years ago. "Thousands" would strictly refer to a minimum of 2000 years, and a maximum of 9999.99999 - up to 19,999.99999, just before it becomes "tens of thousands" - so a weighted average of roughly maximum 13,333.33333 years. This would mean that "thousands" strictly refers to approximately, to find the midpoint, (2000 + 13,333.33333) ÷ 2 = 7666.66667 years, suggesting the Masters were formed approximately 7666.66667 years before 2017, around 5651 B.C. - or c. 5700 B.C. to 2 significant figures (to signify that it is a very rough approximation).
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Doctor Strange
  23. Tony Curran was around 42.9 when he filmed his scenes for Thor: The Dark World. These scenes are set in late 2988 B.C., 5000 years before November 2013. Based on the Asgardian ageing calculations (see other references), the result is that Asgardians age like humans up to roughly the age of 20.4, before ageing about 99.3 × slower. Tony Curran's age in human years would therefore make Bor around 2256.0 in actual years. Working back from late 2988 B.C., Bor would have been born around late 5244 B.C.. The exact details are explained here.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.08: The Things We Bury
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 In Failed Experiments, it is shown that when the Kree experiment and create Alveus/Hive, he appears to have been a Mayan hunter-gatherer. These were most likely around in the early Archaic Era, which was c. 3500 B.C. (1, 2).
  26. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.19: Failed Experiments
  27. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.16: Paradise Lost
  28. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.08: Many Heads, One Tale
  29. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.10: Maveth
  30. 30.0 30.1 A weighted average of Anthony Hopkins' ages when shooting the films in which he appears is 75.5, and the weighted average of the dates on which the films are set is November 19, 2013. Based on the Asgardian ageing calculations (see other references), the result is that Asgardians age like humans up to roughly the age of 20.4, before ageing about 99.3 × slower. Anthony Hopkins' age in human years would therefore make Odin around 5492.3 in actual years on the averaged date. Working back from November 2013, Odin would have been born around mid-3480 B.C.. The exact details are explained here.
  31. "I thought my father killed you, like, a half a million years ago?"
    Thor to Surtur[src]
    In Thor: Ragnarok, set in 2017, Thor jokes that Odin defeated Surtur "like, half a million years ago". This is not literally possible, as in Thor: The Dark World, Odin says, "We are not gods. We are born, we live, we die. Just as humans do," to which Loki replies, "... Give or take 5000 years." The implication from this is that Asgardians live approximately 5000 years longer than humans, and this matches what we see in Thor, where Odin is shown to be roughly a decade or so younger in 965 A.D. than in 2010, 1045 years later - also proving that Odin does not have an especially longer lifespan than other Asgardians. Loki's dialogue also matches nicely with the understanding that Asgardians age at a normal human rate until adulthood before slowing down significantly, as it lines up perfectly with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston's ages when calculated.
    Overall, it can be assumed that Thor's jokey nature when he says the line goes to show he knows he is exaggerating the dates. The earliest this event can possibly be, with Odin's date of birth calculated for mid-3480 B.C. (see other references), is late 3460 B.C., when Odin is 20 (by both human and Asgardian age, the approximate age at which Asgardians reach adulthood) - only 5476 years before Thor: Ragnarok.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 Thor: Ragnarok
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Thor: Ragnarok Prelude
  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 34.53 34.54 34.55 34.56 34.57 34.58 34.59 34.60 34.61 34.62 34.63 34.64 34.65 34.66 34.67 34.68 34.69 34.70 34.71 34.72 34.73 34.74 34.75 34.76 34.77 34.78 34.79 34.80 34.81 34.82 34.83 34.84 34.85 34.86 34.87 34.88 34.89 34.90 34.91 34.92 34.93 34.94 34.95 34.96 34.97 34.98 34.99 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.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 Cloak & Dagger: 1.09: Back Breaker
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Cate Blanchett was around 47.3 when she filmed Thor: Ragnarok, and the film is set around September 2017. Based on the Asgardian ageing calculations (see other references), the result is that Asgardians age like humans up to roughly the age of 20.4, before ageing about 99.3 × slower. Cate Blanchett's age in human years would therefore make Hela around 2695.5 in actual years. Working back from September 2017, Hela would have been born around early 679 B.C.. The exact details are explained here.
  37. 37.0 37.1 Cate Blanchett is quoted as saying that Hela was imprisoned for 5000 years. This is not quite possible, as in Thor: The Dark World, Odin says, "We are not gods. We are born, we live, we die. Just as humans do," to which Loki replies, "... Give or take 5000 years." The implication from this is that Asgardians live approximately 5000 years longer than humans, and this matches what we see in Thor, where Odin is shown to be roughly a decade or so younger in 965 A.D. than in 2010, 1045 years later - also proving that Odin does not have an especially long lifespan. Loki's dialogue also matches nicely with the understanding that Asgardians age at a normal human rate until adulthood before slowing down significantly, as it lines up perfectly with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston's ages when calculated. For Hela to have been imprisoned for 5000 years, she would have to have been a child when imprisoned, and an elderly woman now - and even if she had not aged in her imprisonment for whatever reason, she would have to be a few thousand years old when she was imprisoned, which would have been only a few hundred years after Odin, her father's birth.
    Overall, it can be assumed that Blanchett is rounding up, intending "a few thousand years". The earliest this event can possibly be, with Hela's date of birth calculated for early 679 B.C. (see other references), is Hela beginning fighting with her father in 659 B.C., when Hela is 20 (by both human and Asgardian age, the approximate age at which Asgardians reach adulthood), and then 639 B.C., after about a minimum of 20 years of building the empire, for her imprisonment - only 2655 years before Thor: Ragnarok.
  38. In Black Panther, the beginning of the major construction in Wakanda is shown as N'Jobu retells the country's history. Considering the timeline of architecture and Wakanda's advanced prowess, this it the approximate time that they would have been building such constructions.
  39. Iron Fist: Felling Tree with Roots
  40. 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
  41. 41.00 41.01 41.02 41.03 41.04 41.05 41.06 41.07 41.08 41.09 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 41.35 41.36 41.37 41.38 41.39 41.40 41.41 41.42 41.43 41.44 41.45 41.46 41.47 41.48 41.49 41.50 41.51 41.52 41.53 41.54 41.55 41.56 41.57 41.58 41.59 41.60 41.61 41.62 41.63 41.64 41.65 41.66 41.67 41.68 41.69 41.70 41.71 41.72 41.73 41.74 41.75 41.76 41.77 41.78 41.79 41.80 41.81 41.82 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.
  42. Iron Fist: 2.06: The Dragon Dies at Dawn
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 Iron Man
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 The Defenders: 1.04: Royal Dragon
  45. The Defenders: 1.08: The Defenders
  46. Daredevil: 2.08: Guilty as Sin
  47. In Guilty as Sin, Stick says that the war of the Hand and the Chaste "all began centuries ago. Nobody knows how many." "Centuries" would technically refer to a minimum of 200 years, and a maximum of 999.99999 - up to 1999.99999, just before it becomes "milennia", so a weighted average of roughly maximum 1333.33333. This would mean that "centuries" strictly refers to approximately (200 + 1333.33333) ÷ 2 = 766.66667 years, suggesting the Hand were formed approximately 766.66667 years before November 2015, around early 1249.
    In Royal Dragon, Stick says of Alexandra and the Hand's plots, "Nobody knows when it started. Centuries ago? Millennia? It doesn't matter." The mix of the two implies that it is around the upper limit of centuries, and the lower limit of millennia, which is 2000 years, suggesting the Hand were formed approximately 2000 years before May 2016, around 16 A.D.
    While an average of these two figures would usually be taken, this average would place the formation around 632 A.D., which is too late, as they are said to have been responsible for Vesuvius' eruption, which was in 79 A.D. Therefore, the second, later information will be the only reference used to approximate the formation of the Hand, as it does not contradict the first either - Stick is approximating both times. Therefore, it can be estimated that the Hand was formed c. 16 A.D., as a very rough approximation.
  48. In Black Panther, as N'Jobu retells Wakanda's history, he tells of how Wakanda thrived as the outside world continued to war, and a time of war involving war elephants is shown. War elephants were used from around 1100 B.C. to the 15th/16th centuries, so around 1500. The middle of 1100 B.C. and 1500 A.D. is 200 A.D.
  49. "Tell me about this one."
    "Also from Benin, seventh century. The Fula tribe I believe."
    "Nah."
    "I beg your pardon?"
    "It was taken by British solders in Benin, but it's from Wakanda. And it's made out of Vibranium."
    Erik Killmonger and Thomas[src]
    In Black Panther, Mrs. Thomas says that this occurred in the "7th century", the middle of which was 649/650 A.D.
  50. 50.0 50.1 In Thor: Ragnarok, it is shown that the Massacre of the Valkyrie was during Hela's imprisonment, and Thor implies that the Valkyrie were all gone before he was born. Brunnhilde's age is not indicative of how long ago it was, as she may well have aged slower on Sakaar, which is said to be a location where time "runs funny", and where there is no linear correlation to real time. However, Hela looks to be a similar age - as close to her age in Thor: Ragnarok as possible. With this being before Thor's birth in 964 A.D., there is a minimum of 1053 years, about 10.6 human years (as once they reach adulthood, Asgardians age around 99.3 × slower than humans - for full details, see here). It cannot be much longer than this, so is c. 950 A.D..
  51. 51.0 51.1
    "Thor Odinson, my heir, my first born."
    ―Odin to Thor[src]
    In Thor, Odin says that Thor is his "firstborn". This is during a time when he is pretending that Loki is his biological son (and that Hela never existed), and so despite Loki not technically being "born" of Odin, this is still a statement showing that Thor is older than Loki. The scene from Thor where they are children is set at a time when the brothers are ageing at the same speed as humans, before they have reached adulthood, and Dakota Goyo and Ted Allpress are very close in age. As well as this, when Thor tells the story in Thor: Ragnarok of how Loki turned into a snake, he finishes by saying, "We were 8 at the time," meaning they are less than a year apart in age.
    With Asgardians ageing as normal until adulthood, it can be assumed that they also have the same gestation period of around 9 months. Therefore, for the adoption of Loki not to arouse suspicion, the brothers should be at least around 11 months apart - a realistic minimum gap between siblings. Therefore, with Loki's date of birth dated to mid-965 A.D., it can be assumed that Thor was born around mid-964 A.D.
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 Thor
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 53.3 Marvel's Timeline
  54. Dakota Goyo, who plays young Thor, was born on August 22, 1999, making him approximately 10.5 at the middle of filming for Thor. With Thor's date of birth dated to approximately mid-964 A.D., this places the scene at roughly early 975 A.D..
    Ted Allpress, who plays young Loki, was 9 on May 21, 2009, meaning he was born between May 22, 1999 and May 21, 2000, born in 1999, meaning he was born between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 1999, and likely still 13 on June 18, 2013, suggesting he was born between June 19, 1999 and June 18, 2000. So, Allpress was born approximately between June 19, 1999 and December 31, 1999, around September 24.5, 1999, making him also approximately 10.5 at the middle of filming. With Loki's date of birth dated to mid-965 A.D., this places the scene at roughly late 975 A.D..
    Taking a weighted average of the two exact suggested dates gives July 975 A.D. as the approximate date for the flashback scene, making Thor roughly 11.0, and Loki 10.0 in the scene. For full details, see here.
  55. Captain Marvel Deleted Scene
  56. Thanos is roughly 1000 in August 2014, so born around February 1014, and in May 2018, so born around November 1017, so overall he was likely born around late 1015.
  57. 57.0 57.1 Runaways: 3.07: Left-Hand Path
  58. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 6.13: New Life
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 In Collision Course Part One, it is said that Izel became part of "Incan mythology", so she must have visited early in their history, c. 1100. This fits with Izel saying in New Life, in 2019 (see 2019 references), that she has handled problems herself "for centuries".
  60. 60.0 60.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 6.10: Leap
  61. 61.0 61.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 6.08: Collision Course Part One
  62. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 6.11: From the Ashes
  63. 63.0 63.1 Runaways: 3.08: Devil's Torture Chamber
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.08: The Well
  65. The Ancient One is 700 when she dies, which is dated to January 19, 2017, meaning she was born between January 19, 1316 and January 18, 1317, the middle of which is July 1316.
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 Luke Cage: 2.03: Wig Out
  67. On Marvel's timeline, it is shown that this occurred 600 years before "I am Iron Man," which is dated to November 25, 2009, putting it around October 1409.
  68. 68.0 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 Captain America: The First Avenger
  69. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.15: Yes Men
  70. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.01: Orientation Part One
  71. 71.0 71.1 71.2 Luke Cage: 2.01: Soul Brother #1
  72. 72.0 72.1 Iron Fist: 2.05: Heart of the Dragon
  73. 73.0 73.1 73.2 73.3 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 6.06: Inescapable
  74. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.04: Face My Enemy
  75. 75.00 75.01 75.02 75.03 75.04 75.05 75.06 75.07 75.08 75.09 75.10 Thor, The Mighty Avenger
  76. In Black Panther, Director Thomas says that this occurred in the "16th century", the middle of which was 1549/1550.
  77. The Avengers
  78. 78.0 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 Spider-Man: Far From Home
  79. 79.0 79.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.21: The Force of Gravity
  80. 80.0 80.1 80.2 80.3 Luke Cage: 2.02: Straighten It Out
  81. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.09: ...Ye Who Enter Here
  82. 82.0 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 Cloak & Dagger: 2.04: Rabbit Hold
  83. 83.00 83.01 83.02 83.03 83.04 83.05 83.06 83.07 83.08 83.09 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 Cloak & Dagger: 2.01: Restless Energy
  84. 84.0 84.1 Agent Carter: 1.01: Now is Not the End
  85. In Colony Collapse, stories of the Divine Pairing are told, first of the Choctaw people, then of one pair in 1793, one pair in 1815, and one pair in 1918, before the current 2017 pair. It stands to reason that it is a story from each century, so the Choctaw story is from either the 17th century (1601-1700) or the 1600s century (1600-1699), so approximately 1650.
  86. 86.0 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 Cloak & Dagger: 1.10: Colony Collapse
  87. Iron Fist: 1.09: The Mistress of All Agonies
  88. 88.0 88.1 Daredevil: 3.04: Blindsided
  89. In Black Panther, as N'Jobu retells Wakanda's history, he tells of how Wakanda thrived as the outside world continued to war, and a time of war involving wooden ships is shown. This was most common around 1700.
  90. 90.0 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
  91. 91.0 91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 Ant-Man and the Wasp
  92. Cloak & Dagger: 2.03: Shadow Selves
  93. 93.0 93.1 Cloak & Dagger: 2.02: White Lines
  94. Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #254: Franklin "Foggy" Nelson's Columbia University Law Degree
  95. Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #670: Joy Meachum's Framed Degree
  96. 96.0 96.1 Luke Cage: 2.13: They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
  97. 97.0 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 Captain Marvel
  98. 98.0 98.1 98.2 Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #602: Mariah Dillard's Scrapbook
  99. Luke Cage: 2.10: The Main Ingredient
  100. 100.0 100.1 100.2 100.3 The Defenders: 1.02: Mean Right Hook
  101. The Punisher: 1.09: Front Toward Enemy
  102. 102.0 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 Luke Cage: 2.05: All Souled Out
  103. Daredevil: 3.01: Resurrection
  104. The Punisher: 2.06: Nakazat
  105. 105.0 105.1 Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude - This Scepter'd Isle
  106. 106.0 106.1 Cloak & Dagger: 1.03: Stained Glass
  107. 107.0 107.1 107.2 Avengers: Age of Ultron
  108. 108.0 108.1 The Punisher: 1.03: Kandahar
  109. 109.0 109.1 109.2 The Punisher: 1.01: 3 AM
  110. 110.0 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 Iron Man 2
  111. In The Other Thing, in 2019 (see 2019 references), Sarge says to May has "been alive for a hundred of your years". With her comment in Toldja that he is "over 100 years old", the implication seems to be that he means "I have been alive for 100 + of your years", not just 100, but not much over. In New Life (also 2019), Izel says Pachakutiq took Sarge's body for "centuries". Overall, it can be taken to have been around 199 years, over 100 without quite being 200, and just a shade under multiple centuries (200 years). So, Sarge's body being created and adopted can be approximated to 1820.
  112. 112.0 112.1 112.2 Spider-Man: Far From Home
  113. The Punisher: 2.04: Scar Tissue
  114. 114.0 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 Runaways: 1.01: Reunion
  115. Daredevil: 3.10: Karen
  116. Runaways: 2.01: Gimmie Shelter
  117. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.18: No Regrets
  118. 118.0 118.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: 5.12: The Real Deal
  119. Avengers: Endgame
  120. 120.0 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6 120.7 120.8 Luke Cage: 2.06: The Basement
  121. 121.0 121.1 Luke Cage: 2.12: Can't Front on Me
  122. 122.0 122.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.02: Purpose in the Machine
  123. Daredevil: 1.01: Into the Ring
  124. Cloak & Dagger: 1.08: Ghost Stories
  125. In Black Panther, Director Thomas says that this occurred in the "19th century", the middle of which was 1849/1850.
  126. 126.0 126.1 126.2 126.3 126.4 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 6.02: Window of Opportunity
  127. The Punisher: 2.13: The Whirlwind
  128. Runaways: 1.03: Destiny
  129. Captain America: Civil War
  130. File:O'Harren's Scotch Whisky - Daredevil.jpg
  131. Luke Cage: 2.08: If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right
  132. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.17: The Honeymoon
  133. Iron Man 3
  134. "In 1864 in Sand Creek, Colorado, The U.S. military waited until the friendly Cheyenne Braves had all gone hunting. Waited to attack and slaughter the families left behind and claim their land. The Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait was attacked. I-I-I did that. A quaint military church, filled with wives and children of course. The soldiers were out on maneuvers. The "Braves" were away."
    ―The Mandarin[src]
  135. Luke Cage: 1.03: Who's Gonna Take the Weight?
  136. Cloak & Dagger: 2.06: B Sides
  137. S.H.I.E.L.D. Files
  138. Cloak & Dagger: 1.04: Call/Response
  139. Luke Cage: 1.09: DWYCK
  140. 140.0 140.1 Luke Cage: 1.11: Now You're Mine
  141. Strategic Scientific Reserve
  142. 142.0 142.1 Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #503: New York Nine Newspaper Clipping
  143. Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #499: Pair of Pop's Funeral Programs
  144. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: 5.13: Principia
  145. Runaways: 3.10: Cheat The Gallows
  146. Iron Fist: 2.02: The City's Not for Burning
  147. Daredevil: 3.11: Reunion
  148. Marvel Television Live Auction Lot #280: Bloodied Crypt Casket
  149. Runaways: 1.06: Metamorphosis
  150. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.01: Pilot
  151. Jessica Jones: 2.12: AKA Pray for My Patsy
  152. The Punisher: 1.02: Two Dead Men
  153. 153.0 153.1 Iron Fist: 2.03: This Deadly Secret
  154. Cloak & Dagger: 1.06: Funhouse Mirrors
  155. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.22: World's End
  156. Daredevil: 3.07: Aftermath
  157. Jessica Jones: 2.06: AKA Facetime
  158. Cloak & Dagger: 2.09: Blue Note
  159. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.04: Out of the Past
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