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This is a timeline of events that occurred before the 20th century.
Before c. 13,800,000,000 B.C.
- The Dark Elf species originated in the Ginnungagap, the vast, primordial darkness that existed prior to the creation of the manifest universe, where they reigned absolute and unchallenged.
c. 13,800,000,000 B.C.
- As the universe came into existence, six pre-existing singularities were formed into the six Infinity Stones (Space, Mind, Reality, Power, Soul, and Time) by the Cosmic Entities.
c. 80,000,000 B.C.
- 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.
- 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 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.
c. 2,500,000 B.C.
- 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.
c. 30,100 B.C.
- A Chronicom begins its life. Thousands of years later, it would assume the identity of "Enoch".
- The Eternals, a species genetically engineered by the Celestials, begin inhabiting Earth amongst the human populace.
c. 28,000 B.C.
- The Chronicom agent later to be known as Enoch is sent to Earth to study the evolution of the human race.
- As the time of human intelligence comes, five tribes in East Africa settle on the land where the vibranium meteor struck and call it "Wakanda".
c. 10,000 B.C.
- 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.
c. 5700 B.C.
- Agamotto forms the Masters of the Mystic Arts as a league of magic practitioners, dedicated to learning Magic so to safeguard the Earth from dimensional evils.
c. 3500 B.C.
- 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. 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".
- A powerful Inhuman, referred to as Alveus, is created by the Kree to dominate the rest of his race, but eventually overpowered his own creators and banished them from Earth. The humans and other Inhumans, afraid of his powers, banished him to a distant planet through a Kree Monolith. Followers of the exiled Inhuman founded a secret society and start planning its return to Earth in order to let him rule it.
- 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.
- Odin defeats Surtur in battle. The Fire Demon would then spend nearly 5500 years recovering in Muspelheim, before his encounter with Odin's son, Thor, in 2017.
- The Convergence occurs. The gravitational anomalies that it causes allows the construction of several megalithic monuments, particularly Stonehenge.
- 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.
- 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.
c. 716 B.C.
- Hela Odinsdottir is born to Odin Borson, becoming the rightful heir to the throne of Asgard as his firstborn.
- Subjugation of the Nine Realms: As Hela reaches adulthood, she begins to fight alongside her father, Odin. Over the years, together, they build Asgard's empire across the realms and build its glory.
- 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.
c. 500 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, and starts conquering East Asia. A group called the Chaste stands in their way and a rivalry that lasts thousands of years begins.
- Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79: The Hand causes the destruction of the city of Pompeii, which is later covered up as a natural volcanic eruption.
c. 200 A.D.
- Wakanda thrives as the world around them continues to war, implementing war elephants in battle.
- A vibranium tool, which would eventually come into the hands of the Fula tribe of Benin, is forged in Wakanda.
c. 950 A.D.
- 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 Valkyrie (Team) 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Battle of Tønsberg: The Frost Giants of Jotunheim attempt to conquer Midgard/Earth, starting their invasion in Tønsberg, Norway. The Asgardians hear of the attack, assemble their army and prepare for battle.
- A son is born to Laufey, king of the Frost Giants. He is left out to die in Jotunheim.
- Battle of Jotunheim: Odin leads the Asgardian army in an epic battle against the Frost Giants, to repel their invasion and protect Midgard.
- The Asgardians force the Frost Giants back to Jotunheim, where Odin discovers an abandoned Frost Giant infant. He adopts the child, names him Loki, and raises him alongside his own son, Thor. He later negotiates a truce with Jotunheim's king, Laufey.
- 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.
- In Asgard, Odin tells his sons Loki and Thor of his success in the battle in Jotunheim, and that they were both born to be kings.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Berserker Warrior hides the second piece of his staff inside a tree in the future location of Trillemarka National Park, Norway.
- The Berserker Warrior hides the final piece of his staff in the catacombs under a church in Seville, Spain.
- 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.
- In Asgard, Haldier, the Blacksmith finds the legendary Cup of Glory. He returns to his shop leaving the treasure behind in the Old Mine.
- 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.
- The following day, 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.
- Thor states that the contest will follow the traditional rules of the Virtue Challenge, which they all passed when they became adults. Loki's team and Brunok's team set off riding, until they reach the first challenge of valor they have to retrieve a treasured bone from the Wolves' Treasureyard. Loki wins the challenge and Brunok is incarcerated.
- 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".
- The Edo people of Benin use an item which, by the 21st century, would eventually end up in the Museum of Great Britain.
- 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.
- 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.
- Madame Gao is interrogated several times throughout the 17th century.
- Wakanda thrives as the world around them continues to war, implementing wooden ships in naval battle.
- 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.
- The Battle of New Orleans occurs in the aftermath of the War of 1812 as people do not know yet that it is alright to stop fighting.
- 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.
- A record is made of a shipment made in New York by the Hand in one of their many company names. "Abigail King" signs the form.
- A group of English noblemen, members of HYDRA Society, meet to choose one of them to enter a portal inside a stone monolith.
- The Bobo Ashanti people in what would become known as Ghana use an item which, by the 21st century, would eventually end up in the Museum of Great Britain.
- "Elliot Randolph" visits a castle in England while following rumors of a group of lords who traveled across the stars.
- The London Clock Tower, later known as Elizabeth Tower, housing the Big Ben bell, is completed.
- 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.
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is published, including the character of Huckleberry Finn.
- Budweiser is introduced.
- 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Thor: The Dark World
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Guardians of the Galaxy
- ↑ Avengers: Infinity War
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 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.
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Black Panther
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.10: Past Life
- ↑ Marvel's Eternals SDCC reveal (2020) MCU Phase 4
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.05: Rewind
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Doctor Strange
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.08: The Things We Bury
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 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).
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.19: Failed Experiments
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.16: Paradise Lost
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.08: Many Heads, One Tale
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.10: Maveth
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 Thor: Ragnarok
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 30.2 Thor: Ragnarok Prelude
- ↑ 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 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.
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Cloak & Dagger: 1.09: Back Breaker
- ↑ 33.0 33.1 33.2 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.
- ↑ 34.0 34.1 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Iron Fist: Felling Tree with Roots
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 38.00 38.01 38.02 38.03 38.04 38.05 38.06 38.07 38.08 38.09 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 38.35 38.36 38.37 38.38 38.39 38.40 38.41 38.42 38.43 38.44 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.
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 Iron Man
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 The Defenders: 1.04: Royal Dragon
- ↑ The Defenders: 1.08: The Defenders
- ↑ Daredevil: 2.08: Guilty as Sin
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 46.0 46.1 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..
- ↑ 47.0 47.1
- "Thor Odinson, my heir, my first born."
- ―Odin to Thor
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.
- ↑ 48.0 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 Thor
- ↑ 49.0 49.1 49.2 49.3 Marvel's Timeline
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Captain Marvel Deleted Scene
- ↑ Thanos is roughly 1000 in 2014.
- ↑ Thanos is roughly 1000 in 2018.
- ↑ 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.08: The Well
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 57.0 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 Captain America: The First Avenger
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.15: Yes Men
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.01: Orientation Part One
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.04: Face My Enemy
- ↑ 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 Thor, The Mighty Avenger
- ↑ In Black Panther, Director Thomas says that this occurred in the "16th century", the middle of which was 1549/1550.
- ↑ The Avengers
- ↑ 64.0 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 Spider-Man: Far From Home
- ↑ 65.0 65.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.21: The Force of Gravity
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.09: ...Ye Who Enter Here
- ↑ 67.0 67.1 Agent Carter: 1.01: Now is Not the End
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 69.0 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 Cloak & Dagger: 1.10: Colony Collapse
- ↑ Iron Fist: 1.09: The Mistress of All Agonies
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 72.0 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
- ↑ 73.0 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 Ant-Man and the Wasp
- ↑ 74.0 74.1 74.2 74.3 The Defenders: 1.02: Mean Right Hook
- ↑ The Punisher: 1.09: Front Toward Enemy
- ↑ 76.0 76.1 Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude - This Scepter'd Isle
- ↑ 77.0 77.1 Cloak & Dagger: 1.03: Stained Glass
- ↑ 78.0 78.1 78.2 Avengers: Age of Ultron
- ↑ 79.0 79.1 The Punisher: 1.03: Kandahar
- ↑ 80.0 80.1 80.2 The Punisher: 1.01: 3 AM
- ↑ 81.0 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 Iron Man 2
- ↑ 82.0 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 Runaways: 1.01: Reunion
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.18: No Regrets
- ↑ 84.0 84.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: 5.12: The Real Deal
- ↑ Avengers: Endgame
- ↑ 86.0 86.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.02: Purpose in the Machine
- ↑ Daredevil: 1.01: Into the Ring
- ↑ Cloak & Dagger: 1.08: Ghost Stories
- ↑ In Black Panther, Director Thomas says that this occurred in the "19th century", the middle of which was 1849/1850.
- ↑ 90.0 90.1 90.2 Captain Marvel
- ↑ Runaways: 1.03: Destiny
- ↑ Captain America: Civil War
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.17: The Honeymoon
- ↑ Iron Man 3
- ↑ Luke Cage: 1.03: Who's Gonna Take the Weight?
- ↑ S.H.I.E.L.D. Files
- ↑ Luke Cage: 1.09: DWYCK
- ↑ 98.0 98.1 Luke Cage: 1.11: Now You're Mine
- ↑ Strategic Scientific Reserve
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: 5.13: Principia
- ↑ Runaways: 1.06: Metamorphosis
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.01: Pilot
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 2.12: AKA Pray for My Patsy
- ↑ The Punisher: 1.02: Two Dead Men
- ↑ Cloak & Dagger: 1.06: Funhouse Mirrors
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 2.06: AKA Facetime
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