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"It's beautiful, isn't it?"
Sersi[src]

Earth, also known as Midgard[1], Terra[2], Planet C-53[3], is the third planet in the Solar System, home to the Humans, Inhumans, the Eternals, the Deviants, Vampires and a multitude of other animal species, and a number of Asgardian and Chronicom immigrants.

It is one of the Nine Realms, a group of planetary bodies aligned by the cosmic nimbus Yggdrasil, and is also the central Realm that all the others revolve around. Earth orbits around one single star, the Sun, and has only one permanent natural satellite, called the Moon. The planet is notable for its high numbers of individuals with enhanced abilities, such as the Masters of the Mystic Arts and the Avengers.

History

Prehistory

Creation by the Celestials

In 4,540,000,000 B.C, Earth was formed by the Celestials. A Celestial seed carrying Tiamut the Communicator was planted amidst the core of the planet's foundations.[4]

Extinction of the Dinosaurs

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Observed by Chronicoms

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Wakanda

"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."
N'Jobu[src]

Earth is struck by a Vibranium meteor

Centuries ago, as five African tribes battled over a meteorite made up of the metal vibranium, a warrior ingested a Heart-Shaped Herb affected by the metal and gained superhuman abilities. Becoming the first Black Panther, he united the five tribes and formed the nation of Wakanda.[5]

Arrival of the Gibborim

An exiled royal family of Gibborim fled to Earth due to rising tensions on their home planet. Because of a prophecy told on their planet, a Xartan named Xavin became a stowaway on their spaceship and was enslaved by the family until the ship had crashed on the surface of the planet and the aliens remained dormant for thousands of years.[6]

Arrival of the Eternals

"We're Eternals, from a planet called Olympia. We came here seven thousand years ago on the Domo, our starship, to protect humans from the Deviants."
Sersi to Dane Whitman[src]

The Eternals arrive on Earth

Deviants arrived on Earth and began to hunt humans as predators, prompting Arishem the Judge to send ten Eternals, Ajak, Sersi, Ikaris, Thena, Kingo, Sprite, Phastos, Makkari, Druig, and Gilgamesh, to hunt the Deviants so that could not prevent Tiamut the Communicator from being born out of the Earth, believing their mission to be focused on protecting humanity rather than causing the Emergence. As they arrived on Earth, a Deviant attacked a small village in Mesopotamia, but the Eternals stopped it. Sersi transformed a young boy's knife and handed it back to him as the Eternals began helping the humans to develop.[4]

The Enead

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Darkhold Creation

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Kree Interference

"What did the Kree want?"
"Change."
Skye and Raina[src]

The Kree Reapers seek out their Inhumans

In a time of unrecorded history, even before the pyramids, Earth was visited by the extraterrestrial and technologically advanced race known as the Kree. Hoping to win a labored war, a radical Kree faction experimented on some of the humans that they had encountered, dramatically altering their genetic structures with hopes of creating powerful bio-weapons. These modified humans, who would come to be known as Inhumans, were granted the potential to obtain superhuman characteristics if exposed to the mutagenic mist exhaled from the Terrigen Crystals. When this Kree faction dispersed from Earth, they left behind two constructs that would ensure the final transformations of the Inhumans: a city buried deep beneath the surface of the planet; and the Diviners, devices that contained Terrigen Crystals and could only be physically handled by Inhumans. Once the Diviners were joined with a temple-like structure built within the center of the underground city, they would unveil the crystals inside and trigger the transformation brought on by the mist.[7]

The Dark One

Since their creation by the Kree, the Inhumans continued to flourish, producing more of themselves with various new powers and capabilities. However, one particularly powerful Inhuman began abusing his power and became a malevolent, god-like being whose power slowly provided him with a cult of fanatical followers that would eventually evolve into the terrorist organization known as HYDRA. Fearing his power, other Inhumans of that era utilized a Kree teleportation device known as the Monolith to transport the dark Inhuman to the planet Maveth. HYDRA dedicated the next few centuries to weakening and subjugating the world powers in preparation for their leader while simultaneously working to try to find a way to bring him back.[7]

The Convergence

Earth is one of the Nine Realms. As a result, it is known to experience a cosmic phenomenon known as the Convergence every 5,000 years, by which the spatial boundaries between the worlds, on certain locations around the planet, would cease to exist due to the appearance of wormholes. The planet has experienced several of these events, which caused ancient civilizations and tribes to construct objects such as the Stonehenge to mark the location of the event.[8]

Sanctums

Over the centuries, certain individuals on Earth came to be aware of the existence of other dimensions, and found ways to harness the energy drawn from these dimensions to create magic. One such individual, Agamotto, realized that this new potential also presented the world with a new brand of threats, most significantly, the ruler of the Dark Dimension, Dormammu.

In order to defend the world from the megalomaniacal Dormammu, Agamotto founded the Masters of the Mystic Arts, a coalition of magic practitioners he himself taught. He built three Sanctums around the world to present a mystical shield for Earth that prevented Dormammu from crossing over from his plane of existence. The Sanctums were placed in what would become the cities of New York City, London and Hong Kong. Agamotto later died, and in his place, a long line of master sorcerers took his place. His most recent successor, a woman known as the Ancient One, had the longest tenure as head of the Masters of the Mystic Arts, drawing power directly from the Dark Dimension so that she could stay alive and young, clear into the 21st century.[9]

Continued Development

The Eternals defending Babylon

With the help of the Eternals, humanity continued to develop, although some Eternals became frsutrated with their slow pace. In 575 B.C.E., Deviants attacked Babylon, and the Eternals successfully defended the city. Phastos introduced the plow to mankind while Sersi helped people learn to build and farm. Ikaris became more involved in helping humanity due to his love for Sersi, while Sprite told stories which would become Mesopotamian mythology. The Eternals eventually left Babylon and helped places such as India and Greece, where Sprite influenced the mythology and the Eternals continued to help the humanity evolve and grow.[4]

The Hand

Centuries ago, the Order of the Crane Mother banished Alexandra Reid, Madame Gao, Bakuto, Murakami and Sowande from K'un-Lun to Earth. Using the mystical substance synthesized from the bones of the Dragons of K'un-Lun they immortalized their bodies. Fearless of death, the group expanded their control over Asia. Only after they became a powerful empire, the group called itself "Yami no te" (Dark Hand) or the "Hand", with the goal to rule over the world.

In order to recharge the source of their immortality, the Hand searched for dragon remnants and extracted them what caused to terrible chaos and hundreds of killed people. The Hand decided to operate from the shadows and covered their activity as the catastrophes, what they did in Pompeii and Chernobyl.[10]

However, the Hand made many enemies. As they massacred a village, one boy managed to kill some of their greatest warriors. The Hand named the boy the "Chaste", who over the years recruited warriors to fight the Hand.[11]

The Dark Ages

Jotuns Raid the Nine Realms

The Asgardians and the Frost Giants wage war in Tønsberg

"Once, mankind accepted a simple truth: that they were not alone in this universe. Some worlds man believed home to their gods. Others they knew to fear. From a realm of cold and darkness came the Frost Giants, threatening to plunge the mortal world into a new ice age. But humanity would not face this threat alone."
Odin[src]

In 965 AD, a war between two Nine Realms' races, the Asgardians and the Frost Giants, made its way to Earth, specifically to Tønsberg, Norway, with the Asgardians defending the humans from the Frost Giants. The humans, in particular the peoples of Northern Europe, worshiped the Asgardians as deities.[1] With devout Asgardian worshipers residing in Tønsberg, Odin brought the Tesseract, previously contained within his vault on Asgard, and left it in the possession of his Earth worshipers, who guarded the artifact for centuries.[12]

Royal Visit

"Asgardians are aliens from another planet that visited us thousands years ago?"
"Or more."
"And because we couldn't understand aliens, we thought they were gods?"
"That's where our Norse mythology comes from."
Skye and Phil Coulson[src]

Early in Earth's history, the Asgardians would often visit Northern Europe and teach their language and culture to the humans, as well as display their abilities. Thor and Loki visited Norway, where the pair received the title of "God of Thunder" and "God of Mischief." Early Norse cultures learned much from these visits, although in time the Asgardians would withdraw back to Asgard and their memory would fall into myths and legend over the generations.[1]

Asgardians Descend on Earth

"Well, in the story, he came to Earth to fight, but he ended up falling in love."
"With whom?"
"With life, on Earth. Humanity. He fell so much in love that when his army returned to Asgard, he stayed behind."
Elliot Randolph and Jemma Simmons[src]

In the 12th century, an army of Berserkers came to Earth from Asgard. One Asgardian soldier of the party fell in love with Earth's culture and people during his time on the planet. So when his fellow Asgardians decided they were leaving, one Asgardian remained with the Berserker Staff, the source of their power.[7]

The Ten Rings

Xu Wenwu

In the early 1000s, Xu Wenwu had heard legends of the Ten Rings, which grant power and Eternal life. He tracked down the Rings and began his conquest, developing an organization known as the Ten Rings which would develop worldwide influence. They developed influence in the Seljuk Empire, England, France, and United States of America,[13] as well as Afghanistan.[14]

Extermination of the Deviants

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Druig going to stop the fighting

In 1521, the Eternals lived in Tenochtitlan and helped it develop, when Spain came across their land and began conquering it, resulting in a long-lasting war between the Spaniards and the natives. The Eternals finished killing all of the Deviants, with the exception of a few who had been frozen in Alaska without the Eternals' knowledge, and were prepared to leave. Druig was about to make them stop fighting, when Thena became overcome by Mahd Wy'ry and attacked the Eternals. They subdued Thena and figured out what was happening to her, causing Ajak to want to erase her memories. Gilgamesh insisted that he would protect and care for Thena. Druig became overcome with guilt and decided to stop the fighting between the Spaniards and the indigenous population, leaving. Ajak decided it was time for the Eternals to all split up, going to different places in the world. Ajak asked them to find their own purpose and tell her when they reunite. Sprite and Kingo spent some time together, but Kingo got tired of constantly moving around, so he left her. The Eternals continued to live on their own for centuries, except for Sersi and Ikaris, whose love kept them together until Ikaris became overrun with guilt about not telling Sersi their true purpose and left her.[4]

Witch Trials

Agatha Harkness fights her mother

In the 1690s, the Salem Witch Trials began as a hunt for witches. During this time, a real witch known as Agatha Harkness stole knowledge of magic which she was not yet ready to receive. Harkness' coven, led by her mother, attempted to execute Harkness for her crimes, but Harkness instead killed the rest of the coven and began working to grow increasingly powerful.[15]

20th Century

World War II

"I come from Earth, a planet of outlaws."
Star-Lord[src]

The 1940s were a tumultuous time. Depression years and racial disharmony in Europe sparked World War II, pressing various factions into a technology race. While Nazi forces occupied much of Central Europe, HYDRA, now masquerading as a Nazi science detachment, were making gains in unconventional warfare. Their leader, Johann Schmidt, actually managed to procure the Tesseract, an Infinity Stone that the Asgardian king Odin left on Earth some time after the Frost Giant attack in Norway. In studying the Tesseract, HYDRA was able to devise new and deadly weapons for their war effort.

Captain America battles the Nazi SS division HYDRA

In America, Abraham Erskine and Howard Stark were poised on the verge of breakthroughs that would set the stage for the world of the modern "superhero". Erskine had developed a "super soldier" serum that was to transform an ordinary man into something altogether stronger, faster, and more resilient. As a result of this experimental process, Steve Rogers, an ill-fitted man from New York City, became the world's first superhero, "Captain America", but not without cost. Erskine was assassinated by HYDRA operatives and what remained of his serum was destroyed before the project could be pushed into widespread use. In spite of this, Rogers proved to be a brilliant military expert and soldier and led many soldiers into victory, eventually bringing down HYDRA and defeating Schmidt. However, a final mission against HYDRA left Rogers stranded in the Arctic, where he was left frozen for the next seven decades. In the end, the war was won, not with super soldiers, but with many countless lives and simple, bloody warfare.[12]

Peggy Carter, agent of SSR

The Strategic Scientific Reserve, founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a counterpart to HYDRA, continued operation after the end of the war. Peggy Carter, Rogers' love interest, was a member though she was treated as less than equal by her co-workers. After Stark was accused of treason and selling weapons to America's enemies, Stark sought her help in clearing his name and left her his butler Edwin Jarvis as a companion and confidante. Actively working against the SSR, Carter went on many missions assisted only by Jarvis to attempt to solve the Stark case before her co-workers did. Simultaneously, Carter and the SSR worked against Leviathan, a secret Russian organization that slowly emerged against the U.S. After the situation was sorted out, two of the SSR's prisoners Arnim Zola and Johann Fennhoff met in a cell and Zola recruited Fennhoff into his plan to rebuild HYDRA.[16] With Operation Paperclip, the United States Government including the SSR recruited former Nazi scientists, Zola included, to work for them.[17]

Formation of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In the 1950s, Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, and Chester Phillips founded the world-spanning security agency, the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.) and absorbed the SSR into the new agency. Stark, who had assisted with Abraham Erskine's program, went on to develop numerous advances in technology. Learning from the recovered Tesseract, he went on to develop prototype Arc Reactors, powerful sources of energy in their own right. He eventually was targeted by HYDRA and assassinated by the Winter Soldier in 1991, leaving his business empire to his young son, Tony, and his company, Stark Industries, grew into a world renowned supplier of weapons technology.[18][17] While S.H.I.E.L.D. continued to act as it saw fit, no one realized that HYDRA, still kicking yet weakened after the war, had secretly infiltrated the agency in their mission to destabilize global order and bring back Hive.[7]

Expansion of the Red Room

Over the years, the Red Room began to have global influence as it partnered with the KGB and sent agents on missions around the world. Its leader, Dreykov, held meetings with several influential world leaders, including Jimmy Carter.[19]

Alien Visitors

The Ravagers retrieve Peter Quill

Extraterrestrials continued to visit the planet, but on individual missions, unlike the Frost Giants or the Kree. One was Loki who visited on November 24th, 1971. He did the D.B. Cooper Hijacking.[20] Another such being, the creature known as Ego, had a relationship with Missouri native Meredith Quill and fathered a son named Peter; years later, he tasked the interstellar criminal group known as the Ravagers to retrieve the boy. The child's unexpected departure into outer space instigated his eventual role as the leader of the intergalactic justice squad, the Guardians of the Galaxy, who would later save the planet Xandar from Ronan the Accuser.[2]

In the 1990s, the Kree Empire once again made its way to Earth, this time in the midst of their galactic war with the Skrulls. The Kree scientist Mar-Vell, in direct defiance to her people's directives, sought to help the Skrulls evade what was viewed as an unjust campaign of genocide against them by the Kree. To that end, she took on a human persona within S.H.I.E.L.D. and used the Tesseract to create a Light-Speed Engine with the power to transport the Skrulls to a region of space where the Kree could not reach them. The Supreme Intelligence attempted to stop Mar-Vell's operation by deploying the Starforce to Earth, resulting in Mar-Vell being killed and the Light-Speed Engine being destroyed. The incident left Air Force pilot Carol Danvers with immense cosmic abilities.

Captain Marvel leaves Earth

After initially being brainwashed by the Kree into fighting the Skrulls for them, Danvers worked to complete Mar-Vell's mission. With a few S.H.I.E.L.D. agents caught in the middle, Danvers assisted the Skrulls in driving the Kree away from Earth, even averting a bombardment attempt against the planet by the Accusers. Worried about potential threats to Earth like the Kree that not even S.H.I.E.L.D. can fight against, agent Nick Fury, who worked closely with Danvers during her visit to Earth, chose to develop the Avengers Initiative, an initiative created in order to find and assemble a group of superhumans who may protect Earth from those potential threats.[3]

North Institute

WHiH reports on this.

In 1992, Alexei Shostakov, Melina Vostokoff, Natasha Romanoff, and Yelena Belova were sent to Ohio on a mission for the Red Room to infiltrate the North Institute and steal their research on mind control. In 1995, Shostakov had successfully the files and burned the facility, prompting S.H.I.E.L.D. to chase after them. They escaped to Cuba, where they met with Dreykov and were separated. Vostokoff then continued her research, hoping to find a way to chemically subjugate its agents.[19]

21st Century

The Hulk's Birth

Banner's first ever transformation into Hulk

The dawn of the superhero age might have looked like a brief spark to those who grew up reading the exploits of Captain America, but it was soon to flare into a far brighter flame. The secrets of Erskine's formula had baffled scientists for decades until Doctor Bruce Banner, a graduate from Culver University, explored a new direction and bombarded himself with Gamma Radiation to prove his theories. His experiment was successful in augmenting the human form, but the extent of the mutation was far beyond anything anyone could have anticipated. Banner was transformed into a raging green beast that was later dubbed the "Hulk", and found himself being hunted by military operatives that sought to exploit the transformation for the army's weapons division.[21]

Budapest Operation

Romanoff after "killing" Dreykov's daughter

The Red Room continued to grow more powerful, and gained allies in politicians such as Vladimir Putin and Condoleezza Rice. Natasha Romanoff remained a loyal ally to the Red Room, although she wanted to leave. Clint Barton was sent on a mission by S.H.I.E.L.D. to kill Romaonff, but saw her desperation to leave and decided to recruite her to S.H.I.E.L.D.. Romanoff needed to prove herself by killing the leader of the Red Room, Dreykov, who was in Budapest at the same time has her and Barton.

Romanoff used Dreykov's daughter as assurance that he would be in a building which had been rigged by bombs, telling barton to blow up the building. Although both Dreykov and his daughter survived, his daughter was severely injured. Barton and Romanoff were in a ten-day shootout with Hungarian forces, when they finally escaped and Romanoff was recruited to join S.H.I.E.L.D. as an agent.

Meanwhile, the Red Room remained active, but was forced underground as he used the fact that S.H.I.E.L.D. believed him dead to stay hidden. Dreykov gave his daughter a suit and a computer chip to hide her disfigurement and give her the ability to copy any skills she sees. Melina Vostokoff eventually figured out how to chemically mind control the Red Room's agents, and the system was implemented on current and future members of the Black Widows.[19]

The Age of Heroes

"If we can't protect the Earth, you can be damn sure we'll avenge it."
Iron Man to Loki[src]

In response to threats posed by such things as Hulk and the Tesseract, governments of the world formed the World Security Council, which in turn channeled resources into S.H.I.E.L.D., appointing Nick Fury as the agency's director.

Tony Stark makes the first Iron Man armor

Tony Stark, who had spent the years since his father's death learning the role of businessman and further developing his father's company, became a pivotal participant in the superhero age. An inventive genius himself, he was personally responsible for many of the innovations that made Stark Industries a world leader in weapons technology. While on a trip to Afghanistan, Stark's convoy was ambushed by the Ten Rings terrorist group and he was held captive and forced to develop weapons for the organization. He escaped from his captors by building a battlesuit for himself rather than the missile system they wanted, but the whole incident had a profound effect on him. He turned his company away from the path of violence, while constructing a series of high-tech battlesuits that he hoped to use to achieve world peace. Stark's vigilante actions had the effect of ushering in a new superhero age, and taking a leaf from the press, he began publicly referring to his heroic persona as "Iron Man".[14]

Hulk rampaging through Harlem

S.H.I.E.L.D. soon took an interest in Iron Man's activities. Nick Fury approached Stark on several occasions and reviewed him for potential inclusion into the Avengers Initiative, but ultimately withdrew from seeking his personal involvement due to his erratic nature. Instead, S.H.I.E.L.D. turned their attentions to exploring Stark's weapons technologies.[18] Their mandate was to protect the world from such powerful threats as Hulk, and to this end they began to grow from a clandestine police agency into a powerful military force. Hulk, however, would prove to have the heart of a hero by stopping maddened soldier Emil Blonsky, who used a similar variation of Banner's formula to transform himself into a grotesque, Hulk-like creature that rampaged through Harlem. Hulk stopped Blonsky and continued running.[21]

A Changed World

The battle between Thor and the Destroyer was a major setback to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s operations

"We knew, that despite all diplomacy and the handshaking and the rhetoric, to build a better world sometimes means having to tear the old one down. And that makes enemies."
Alexander Pierce to Captain America[src]

The most significant development in human history took place when the Asgardians, thought to be nothing more than a myth after centuries of absence, returned once again to the world when Thor, the heir to the throne of Asgard, found himself banished to Earth after unintentionally brewing another war with the Frost Giants. While his initial appearance went unnoticed to all but a few scientists, his hammer Mjølnir caused quite a stir after it impacted in Puente Antiguo, New Mexico, and also drew the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. After numerous altercations, Thor's adopted brother, Loki, sent the Asgardian Destroyer to Puente Antiguo to kill Thor and ensure Loki's own coronation. However, Thor reclaimed Mjølnir and defeated the Destroyer, and announced that S.H.I.E.L.D. could thereafter count him as an ally.[1] This event revealed to humanity that they were not alone in the universe, and the now paranoid World Security Council withdrew all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s resources away from the Avengers Initiative, and more on developing weapons to deter possible alien threats.[22] Later that same year, a S.H.I.E.L.D. expedition team found Steve Rogers' frozen body in Arctic, and due to the effects of the super soldier serum in his body, he was still alive and revived. Having nowhere else to go, Rogers joined S.H.I.E.L.D.'s services and became a superhero once again.[12]

The Chitauri Invasion

The Avengers together as a team

"I remember you tossing me into an abyss. I who was and should be king!"
"So you take the world I love as recompense for your imagined slights? No, the Earth is under my protection, Loki."
Loki and Thor[src]

By 2012, the Avengers Initiative had been dropped on the council's orders, but was soon brought into effect when Loki, having being banished from Asgard after the events in Puente Antiguo, made a surprise appearance and stole the Tesseract away from S.H.I.E.L.D. in a campaign to conquer the Earth. In a desperate bid to counter this threat, S.H.I.E.L.D. reactivated the Avengers Initiative, calling in Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, and Steve Rogers. Thor and elite S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton also provided support, and together, the six individuals formed the first official Avengers lineup. The team battled Loki and his allies, an alien race called the Chitauri, in New York City, and eventually defeated them both. The Avengers Initiative was reactivated in light of its success, and S.H.I.E.L.D. began seeking out other superhumans.[22]

Post-Chitauri World

Over the next few years, the Avengers would continue to act independently, fighting off numerous threats that S.H.I.E.L.D. could not. Tony Stark, suffering from severe post traumatic stress disorder following his experience with the Chitauri, came into conflict with an old enemy of his, Aldrich Killian. Killian attempted to control both sides of the War on Terror and monopolize from the war through use of the Extremis formula he created. With help from his two close friends, Pepper Potts and James Rhodes, Stark defeated Killian.[23]

Phil Coulson, a high-ranking agent, was assigned leadership over an elite team of operatives that specialized in seeking out such individuals. and came in conflict with Centipede Project, an off-shoot of HYDRA.[7]

Convergence

In 2013, the Convergence occurred in London, and Malekith, the leader of a hostile race called the Dark Elves, tried to use it as a means of unleashing the destructive Aether upon the Nine Realms. Malekith nearly succeeded in annihilating all of the Nine Realms, including Earth, but was defeated by Thor.[8] Pieces of Dark Elf technology left behind after the battle were recovered by S.H.I.E.L.D.[24]

The Fall of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Project Insight, the project that crippled S.H.I.E.L.D.

In 2014, S.H.I.E.L.D., growing increasingly paranoid over the growing supernatural phenomena, took a greater step in its development. Through an operation dubbed "Project Insight", S.H.I.E.L.D. hoped to use three advanced Helicarriers to preemptively eliminate potential threats. However, the entire operation backfired on them when the HYDRA infiltration, having remained low for the past decades, emerged through corrupt senior S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Alexander Pierce. Pierce attempted to use Project Insight to bombard the East Coast and impose a new world order, but through the combined efforts of Captain America, Falcon, Black Widow, Maria Hill, and Nick Fury, Pierce was thwarted.[17]

The Expansion in Missouri

When Ego visited Earth in the 1980s, he planted a seed under the ground which he intended to expand and cover all of the planet. In October of 2014, the seed suddenly grew and began covering the area, only to stop in the middle of the process due to the Guardians of the Galaxy putting an end to Ego and his plans.[25]

Discovery of the Inhumans

Inhumans

Unfortunately, HYDRA got the last laugh, as their uprising left S.H.I.E.L.D. broken, forcing the lawful good operatives to work independently. Phil Coulson's team continued to work to bring down any HYDRA agents that were not already taken down. Eventually, Nick Fury tasked Coulson with rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D. as its new director. Under Coulson's control, the new S.H.I.E.L.D., while few in number, were able to greatly hinder HYDRA's attempts at regaining control, regaining trust from various Earth governments in the process. Their battle against the HYDRA forces under the control of Daniel Whitehall also unveiled the existence of the Inhumans to modern humanity. S.H.I.E.L.D. initially desired to learn more about the species peacefully, but their leader, Jiaying, had developed a psychopathic hatred towards mankind due in part to a horrific experience with HYDRA that left her nearly massacred. Jiaying sought to start a war with humanity, but it was quelled with the help of Skye, an Inhuman S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and Jiaying's daughter. However, during the war, artificially created Terrigen Crystals fell into the ocean, where they would ultimately be ingested by the sea life and turned into fish oil pills sold in stores.[7]

Ultron

Ultron

S.H.I.E.L.D.'s efforts in bringing HYDRA down was met with seemingly charitable results, but would prove to cause even worse unforeseen events. In 2015, S.H.I.E.L.D., using information recovered from HYDRA,[24] had the Avengers reassembled to take back the alien Scepter that Loki used in his campaign against the human race; HYDRA leader Baron Strucker was conducting experiments with the weapon and the Infinity Stone contained within. The only successful subjects were the twins Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, who developed extraordinary powers.[17]

At about the same time S.H.I.E.L.D. was busy in its endeavor with Jiaying and the Inhumans, the Avengers recovered the scepter and destroyed Strucker's HYDRA cell in a successful raid of Strucker's facility in Sokovia. The victory led to even worse unforeseen events when Tony Stark's meddling with the device and the Infinity Stone resulted in the creation of Ultron, an artificial intelligence conceived by Stark as being a global peacekeeping program designed to replace the Avengers. Moments after his activation, Ultron went rogue and immediately started up a mad plan to achieve world peace via humanity's extinction, and recruited the Maximoff twins to assist him. Together, the trio battled the Avengers numerous times, but the Maximoffs eventually found out about Ultron's genocidal intents and rebelled against him. Teaming up with the Maximoffs and the benevolent synthetic, the Vision, the Avengers fought Ultron a final time in Sokovia. While the Avengers were victorious, public opinion against them was strained as a result of the collateral damage and death created by the conflict, and the team became fragmented, resulting in a new lineup.[26]

Heroes Great and Small

Ant-Man

When corrupt businessman Darren Cross forged a partnership with HYDRA to put the Yellowjacket Suit into mass production, Hank Pym sought out small-time criminal Scott Lang. Long-retired from his role as Ant-Man and unable to take action himself, Pym chose Lang to be his successor. With Pym's guidance, Lang stopped Cross' dealings with HYDRA and defeated the madman. Though much less extensive on a global scale, Lang's activities did attract the attention of the Avengers, who sought to recruit him into their ranks.[27]

Street Heroes

Punisher

Military veteran Frank Castle began a one man war on crime using lethal methods to deal with criminal organizations such as the Kitchen Irish, Mexican Cartel, and Dogs of Hell.[11]

The Defenders together as a team

Another party was the Defenders, a foursome of street-based vigilantes dedicated to using their powers and skills to make their respective sections of New York City safer places to inhabit. The members of the team, which included Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand, squared off against various criminal masterminds such as Wilson Fisk, Kilgrave, Cottonmouth, Diamondback, and the Hand.[11][28][29][30][10]

Inhuman Irruption

Hive inside Grant Ward's body

Consumption of the pills caused a global Terrigenesis outbreak, with new Inhumans emerging and prompting the United States Government to create the Advanced Threat Containment Unit to hunt down and persecute them. Their activities led to multiple conflicts with both S.H.I.E.L.D. and various transmutated Inhumans. However, HYDRA accomplished its ancient goal, and brought back from Maveth their first leader, Hive, using Grant Ward's body as a host. S.H.I.E.L.D. discovered his return and fought against him to prevent from him to dominate the world. Hive built for himself an Inhuman army and tried to spared the Absolution Virus to the whole world and turn the humanity int Primitives via nuclear bomb. His plan failed after the Inhuman S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Lincoln Campbell, sacrificed himself and died in a nuclear explosion with Hive inside a Quinjet in space.[7]

Years after their departure from Earth, the Inhuman settlement living on the Moon began sending agents to investigate the outbreak. Later due to an uprising orchestrated by Maximus, the society was forced to relocate to another hidden location on Earth; evidently increasing the Inhuman population on Earth more.[31]

The Avengers Civil War

Clash of the Avengers

"For the past four years, you operated with unlimited power and no supervision. That's an arrangement the governments of the world can no longer tolerate."
―Thaddeus Ross to the Avengers[src]

After the final fight against Ultron in Sokovia, the governments of the world agreed that the Avengers must not operate without supervision. Therefore, the Sokovia Accords was improved. The Accords obliged the signatories to operate under an United Nations panel that would decide for the Avengers when and where to operate. Tony Stark agreed with the Accords, since he felt guilty for creating Ultron. Conversely, Steve Rogers disagreed with the Accords, claiming that they must have responsibility for their actions. As the governments converged in Vienna to ratify the Accords, a bomb was activated outside the Vienna International Centre. As the authorities believed that Bucky Barnes was behind the attack, Rogers went to defend his old friend. His illegal actions, combined with some of the Avengers' disagreements with the Accords, caused a battle between two factions of the Avengers, one led by Rogers, who recruited Ant-Man, and the other by Stark, who recruited Black Panther and Spider-Man. By the end, Rogers stopped the instigator of their fight, Helmut Zemo, but the Avengers were disbanded.[32] Meanwhile, Sharon Carter, who had helped steal Captain America's Shield, was forced on the run and did not receive aid from the Avengers. Ending up in Madripoor, Carter decided to begin running a criminal enterprise. She ended up running Madripoor under the alias "Power Broker."[33]

Ending the Red Room

Black Widow free from her past

While on the run from Thaddeus Ross, Natasha Romanoff came across the Red Dust, a cure for the chemical subjugation brought about by Melina Vostokoff's research. Yelena Belova was freed from the subjugation by Oksana, and she told Romanoff that Dreykov was still alive and the Red Room was still active. The women reunited with Alexei Shostakov and Melina Vostokoff, who teamed up with Belova and Romanoff to take down the Red Room. They were taken to the Red Room's new facility in the sky, where Romanoff confronted Dreykov. Belova freed the Black Widows, including Dreykov's daughter Antonia, from the Red Room's control and the facility crashed to the ground. Ross' men approached and dealth with the ruins of the facility as Belova, Vostokoff, and Shostakov fled. Two weeks later, Romanoff helped Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes break several Avengers out of the Raft.[19]

Long Live the King

T'Challa, the Black Panther

"It's time to show the world who we are."
Black Panther[src]

Returning home to Wakanda, T'Challa, the Black Panther, was crowned the new king of Wakanda. Some of his subjects were hoping that T'Challa would do a foreign policy reform for Wakanda so it would be able to help other countries. Soon afterwards, T'Challa was challenged by N'Jadaka, T'Challa's estranged cousin, who changed his name to Erik Killmonger during his exile. Killmonger returned to his homeland, outraged towards Wakanda for its inaction for the world's recent events, as well as its isolation from neighboring countries in desperate need of aid. Killmonger, challenging T'Challa's right to the throne, defeated his cousin and was crowned the new king and Black Panther with plans to bring the country into the modern world. He set in motion plans to use Wakandan agents scattered across the world, equipping them with Wakanda's advanced technology, to create a unified global empire with Wakanda as the leading nation. Only after a fierce battle between tribes and duel with T'Challa, which ended in the death of Killmonger, was the plan was stopped. However, T'Challa saw truth to his cousin's actions, and was convinced that Wakanda should help the world. Soon, T'Challa spoke at a peace summit in which he revealed to the world his country's true nature and plans to better it with Wakanda's aid.[5]

Secret Avengers

T'Challa's sister, Shuri, then agreed to help Bucky Barnes get cured of his brainwashing as the Winter Soldier. Once she began to her work,[32] Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, and Sam Wilson used intelligence gained from Everett Ross to take down a terrorist group known as the Needle.[34] They helped on several other missions, including one involving the illegal sale of Chitauri weapons,[35][36] and continued to work as superheroes, with the help of S.H.I.E.L.D..[33]

Friendly Neighborhood Hero

Spider-Man

"When you can do the things that I can, but you don't... and then the bad things happen, they happen because of you."
Spider-Man[src]

Following his experience with the Avengers, Peter Parker continued helping the people of New York City, hoping that he would eventually be offered by Tony Stark to join the team. Parker entered into a conflict with the Vulture and his crew, which caused some severe damages in the city. Stark was disappointed at Parker, who let himself be in danger, so he confiscated the Spider-Man Suit. However, Parker could not let the Vulture to complete his plan, so he stopped him from stealing some Stark Industries tech and also led to the Vulture's arrest. Stark was impressed by Spider-Man, and finally offered him to join the Avengers. However, Parker declined, claiming that he should help the ordinary civilians.[37]

A New Protector

Doctor Strange

"So Earth has wizards now?"
Thor to Doctor Strange[src]

While the Avengers fell into turmoil, other larger scale heroes arose in response to a growing number of supernatural threats. After a dissension in the Masters of the Mystic Arts, the sorcerer Kaecilius and his followers devoted themselves to Dormammu in order to attach Earth to the Dark Dimension. At the same time, the trailblazer neurosurgeon Stephen Strange was in a car accident that left his hands dysfunctional. After modern medicines disappointed him, Strange went to Kamar-Taj to find a cure. There, he met the Ancient One. She and her disciples taught him the ways of magic, just as Kaecilius and his followers attacked the three Sanctums, leading to the Ancient One's death, and opened the Dark Dimension. Doctor Strange, with the Eye of Agamotto, convinced Dormammu to leave Earth and take Kaecilius and his allies with him. Thus, Earth was saved and Doctor Strange dedicated his life to protect the world from Multidimensional threats.[9]

Relegitimization of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ghost Rider

S.H.I.E.L.D. returns and Quake becomes a public hero

After Hive's defeat, S.H.I.E.L.D. accepted the Sokovia Accords and once again became a legitimate agency. Under the new directorship of Jeffrey Mace, S.H.I.E.L.D. protected the world from the threat of the Darkhold, which motivated Eli Morrow, Holden Radcliffe and Aida to act against them. Several agents were trapped in virtual reality of the world by Aida. After their awakening, Aida created for herself a living with Inhuman power to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. and the world. With the help of Ghost Rider, S.H.I.E.L.D. killed Aida. However, the conflict led to the agency's shutdown.[7] Not much time later, S.H.I.E.L.D. was rebuilt once again and protected Earth from several threats such as Glenn Talbot, The Confederacy, Izel, and the Chronicom Hunters.[7]

The Kids Aren't Alright

In New Orleans, the Divine Pairing became activated when Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen touched for the first time since receiving their powers years prior. They used their abilities to investigate Roxxon Corporation and their own past. Eventually, as a result of Roxxon Corporation manipulating the Darkforce and Lightforce under New Orleans, people became feral before Cloak and Dagger saved them, combining their powers and becoming the first Divine Pairing to both survive their defining event. Months later, they continued their exploits as vigilantes eventually teaming up with Mayhem to defeat D'Spayre - a sex trafficker who had turned into a Loa.[38]

In Los Angeles, the children of the members of PRIDE made the shocking discovery that their parents participated in an annual ritualistic sacrifice known as the Rite of Blood. After learning this, the teenagers decided to run away and discovered that they had their own powers. They discovered that PRIDE worked for the Gibborim Magistrate, sacrificing teenagers to keep him alive. While living in the Hostel, the Runaways eventually were able to destroy the Magistrate's Ship, which allowed the Gibborim to possess new bodies on Earth. The Gibborim, now possessing Victor Stein, Stacey Yorkes, Tina Minoru, and Alex Wilder, attempted to leave Earth using a portal built at the Marine Vivarium Desalination Plant, where a Scrub Squad would be sent to kill anybody who had interacted with them. However, the children, who called themselves the Runaways, destroyed the Gibborim and accidentally sent themselves and their former hosts to the Dark Dimension.[6]

Odin's Death and Hela's Return

Thor and Loki return to Earth

Because of Loki, Odin was living his life exiled on Earth. He was admitted to a old age home in New York City but soon left for a remote location in Norway. After arriving on Earth, Thor and Loki, with the help of Doctor Strange were able to locate Odin. After using the Sling Ring to arrive in Norway, Odin asked the two to looks after the Asgardians after his demise. Moments after his death, Hela, who was imprisoned for ages was unleashed and intended to rule Asgard. When Thor attacked her by throwing his hammer at her, she managed to break it before Loki called the Bifrost Bridge allowing her escape to Asgard.[39]

The Infinity War

"There are two more Stones on Earth. Find them and bring them to me."
Thanos to the Black Order[src]

In 2018, the alien named Thanos, armed with the Infinity Gauntlet, set out on a campaign to claim all the Infinity Stones to achieve his goal of saving the universe from the threat of overpopulation by wiping out half of all life in the universe. As two Stones were on Earth, he sent his adopted children, the Black Order, to retrieve them. The Avengers, Masters of the Mystic Arts, and Wakandans banded together in an attempt to stop them in New York City, England, and Wakanda.

Statistics of the Earth after the Snap

However, following the battle in Wakanda, Thanos arrived on Earth personally and was successful in obtaining all the Stones. He then implemented the Snap, which eliminated half of all life in the universe with people disintegrating worldwide.

Three weeks later, the remaining Avengers and Rocket Raccoon, aided by Captain Marvel and Nebula, managed to track Thanos down and departed Earth to find him.[40]

Picking Up the Pieces

"Thanos did what he said he was going to do. Thanos wiped out half of all life in the universe. World governments are in pieces."
Natasha Romanoff[src]

Following the Snap, the countries of the world came together in peace. Although there were hardships, many countries lowered their borders and people were free to come and go as they pleased, establishing settlement camps. Life began to move on from the traumatic loss, and people moved into new homes as society regrew.[33] Policies were put in place at organizations such as S.W.O.R.D. in the event that the people who had disappeared ever came back.[15]

Morgan le Fay's Threat

The alternate Chase Stein sacrifices himself

When the Runaways and PRIDE returned to Earth from the Dark Dimension, they discovered that it had been six months and the world had changed. The Church of Gibborim had expanded, and Morgan le Fay had enchanted Robert Minoru, becoming the new CEO of Wizard.

Morgan le Fay is sent back to the Dark Dimension

She used the company to create a distribute cell phones for free, which were enchanted to allow le Fay to control the user. She attempted to drain energy from Molly Hernandez and the phones' users so that she could merge Earth with the Dark Dimension. The Runaways worked together with their parents to defeat le Fay, with help from alternate versions of themselves, during which the alternate Chase Stein sacrificed himself, so that Gert Yorkes would not have to, and they banished le Fay to the Dark Dimension.[6]

Invasion of the Shrike

Over a year after the Battle of Chicago, S.H.I.E.L.D. began to investigate anomalies which had begun to happen inexplicably around the world. These anomalies included distortions in reality that a man named Sarge was responsible for. After S.H.I.E.L.D. was able to capture and interrogate Sarge, they discovered he was an entity from the Fear Dimension who repressed his own identity meanwhile inhabiting a copy of the body of Phil Coulson. Sarge claimed his purpose was to destroy the Shrike and stop the inevitable invasion by another entity from the Fear Dimension named Izel. However once Izel arrived on Earth searching for the Di'Allas, she arrived at the Temple of the Forgotten and opened a portal back to her dimension. Once Izel was able to remind Sarge who he actually was, he turned on S.H.I.E.L.D. and the latter were forced to kill Sarge and Izel. Once Izel was defeated, S.H.I.E.L.D. took a sample of the Time Di'Alla and used its properties to create a time machine which took the team to New York City in the 1930s of an alternate timeline. They traveled throughout this alternate timeline, hoping to stop the Chronicoms from destroying Earth. With help from Leo Fitz, the S.H.I.E.L.D. team returned to their home timeline, missing Deke Shaw and joined by Daniel Sousa, where they completed a time loop by helping S.H.I.E.L.D. take the sample of the Time Di'Alla and create the time machine. They then used Kora's powers to help the Chronicoms feel empathy, preventing the Chronicom invasion. The S.H.I.E.L.D. team parted ways, reuniting a year later.[7]

Demons Attack

In Portland, Oregon, the demon Kthara, who had been in Saint Teresa Center for Mental Health for twenty years, convinced Keith Spivey and two patients to free her son, Basar, from imprisonment by the Keeper. While Basar went on a killing spree, Daimon Helstrom, Gabriella Rosetti, and Louise Hastings worked to prevent the rise of demons. Helstrom eventually reunited with his sister, Ana, and Hastings reunited with Caretaker, a member of the Blood. Believing Basar to be their serial killer father, Daimon and Ana set out against him, while Chris Yen found the Keeper's Skull and used it, turning into a Keeper Demon himself. Kthara and Basar possessed Daimon and Rosetti, forcing them to create a child, which Kthara then possessed. Rosetti was rushed through the stages of pregnancy and forced to give birth to Kthara, although her children were all killed. While Rosetti joined the Blood in order to stop demons, Daimon, Ana, Hastings, and Caretaker agreed to raise the Kthara and hope she does not end up evil. However, Yen took her from them and raised her. A month later, the Helstrom's father found Yen, and started killing people in the vicinity unless he was handed his daughter, who revealed her real name to be Lily. Lily and her father left, as he continued killing people.[41]

Avenging The Fallen

"The people of this planet brought everyone back with a snap of the finger."
Ajak[src]

Five years following the Snap, hope was once again given to the remaining Avengers and their allies when Scott Lang, through a sheer chance of fortunate luck escaped the Quantum Realm, in which he had been trapped, and presented the team with the idea of using the properties and physics of time in the Quantum Realm to collect the Infinity Stones from various timelines and use them to reverse the Snap. With this the once fractured Avengers team and remaining Guardians of the Galaxy came together and declared that they would undo the Snap by any means necessary.

The Battle of Earth

While the heroes encountered hurtles and more loss with Natasha Romanoff's sacrifice, the team succeeded in retrieving all six of the Stones from different points and time and managed to undo Snap. However, an alternate Thanos from an alternate 2014 timeline stumbled upon the Avengers' plans and attacked them. This time, he determined to erase the whole universe and form a new one with its inhabitants having no memory of what was loss. Those restored from the Snap and those who had revived them bring all of their allies and resources to the Battle of Earth.

After a tremendous and hard battle, Tony Stark sacrificed his life and used the Stones to erase from existence all of Thanos' forces including Thanos himself, bringing the universe back to relative peace. Steve Rogers then returned the Infinity Stones to their proper timelines and decided to live his life in an alternate 1940s with Peggy Carter, leaving the mantle of Captain America to his friend, Sam Wilson.[42] Former S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury later went into space and worked with Skrulls.[43]

Moving On

Following the Blip, the world tried its hardest to return to a sense of normalcy. S.W.O.R.D. employees were slow to return to work, with the first one not returning for three weeks.[15] Banks also created tighter restrictions on loans for people who had disappeared. The Global Repatriation Council was established as a way for the world to try to return to normalcy, helping those who had disappeared reintegrate into their lives.[33]

Wanda Maximoff using her chaos magic to enchant Westview

Following the loss of so many Avengers, the world struggled to find their heroes. A mere three weeks following the return of the victims of the Snap, Wanda Maximoff went to S.W.O.R.D.'s headquarters in order to attempt to recover the body of Vision, who had sacrificed himself attempting to prevent the Snap. However, when she could not bring him back, Maximoff drove to Westview, New Jersey and had a mental breakdown which resulted in the entire town falling under her magic spell, enchanting them to partake in a sitcom reality in which Maximoff and Vision were married with children and living a happy life together. When S.W.O.R.D. responded to this, a conflict arose between Maximoff and the organization. Meanwhile, the witch, Agatha Harkness, attempted to get Maximoff to reveal her powers so that she could take them for herself. Maximoff defeated Harkness and S.W.O.R.D., leading to the arrest of S.W.O.R.D.'s director, Tyler Hayward, for violating the Sokovia Accords by resurrecting the Vision as White Vision. White Vision was given his memories back by the Vision which Maximoff had created, and fled Westview and S.W.O.R.D.. Maximoff imprisoned Harkness in a sitcom personality and fled Westview. Meanwhile, S.W.O.R.D. agent Monica Rambeau was recruited by a Skrull to work with Nick Fury.[15]

Tiamut the Communicator's Emergence

In 2023, Ikaris and Ajak were reunited after several Deviants thawed in Alaska after being frozen for centuries. Ajak said that she wanted to stop Earth from being destroyed in the Emergence, but Ikaris' loyalty to Arishem the Judge did not waiver, as Ikaris killed Ajak by feeding her to the Deviants. [4]

Following a global earthquake, Sersi, Ikaris, and Sprite reunited when Sprite and Sersi were attacked by a Deviant named Kro. They defeated Kro and decided to reunite the rest of the Eternals. After rejoining with Gilgamesh, Thena, Kingo, and Kingo's valet Karun Patel, Sersi learned that the Eternals' true purpose was to allow a Celestial named Tiamut the Communicator to be born, destroying the Earth. The Eternals decided to go against their purpose, reunited with Phastos, Druig, and Makkari in order to do so. They located Tiamut in the Indian Ocean.

Tiamut turned into marble

Phastos developed a Uni-Mind to grow Druig's power so that he could mind control Tiamut and make him sleep, but Ikaris attempted to stop them and allow Tiamut to emerge. He and Sprite left together, and Kingo and Patel left as Kingo did not want to prevent the Celestial's birth. Sersi, Druig, Thena, and Makkari attempted to stop Tiamut, but Ikaris incapacitated Druig, leading to a battle. Kro arrived and attempted to kill the Eternals, but Thena killed him. Sersi connected to the Uni-Mind and used her power to kill Tiamut. [4]

Weeks later, Tiamut's remains were seen as a mystery to those on Earth. Meanwhile, Arishem suddenly appeared above Earth and kidnapped Sersi, Phastos, and Kingo, declaring that their memories would determine whether the Earth deserved to continue.[4]

Quest for Ta Lo

To Be Added[13]

New Captain America

Sam Wilson embracing the title of Captain America

Sam Wilson struggled with taking on the mantle of Captain America from Steve Rogers. He rejoined the United States Air Force and in 2024, helped them hunt a terrorist organization known as the Flag Smashers, who wanted the world to go back to the way it was before the Blip. Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes had received a pardon for the crimes he committed as the Winter Soldier, on the condition that he go to therapy. Wilson decided that no one should carry the mantle of Captain America, so he gave Captain America's Shield to the Smithsonian Institution, only for the government to then give the mantle of Captain America to John Walker. Wilson, Barnes, Walker, and Lemar Hoskins hunted the Flag Smashers although fighting between them led to Wilson and Barnes working separately from Walker and Hoskins, and Wilson and Barnes broke Helmut Zemo out of prison for help. News of Zemo's escape spread to Wakanda, so Ayo was sent to retrieve Zemo, but Barnes managed to convince her to let the use him. Wilson nearly convinced the Flag Smashers' leader, Karli Morgenthau, to stop their attacks, but Walker interrupted them, leading to further conflict which resulted in Hoskins' death and Walker brutally murdering one of the Flag Smashers publicly on camera. Walker was stripped of the title of Captain America, although he refused to give it up. Meanwhile, Zemo was sent to the Raft and Wilson had recovered he shield and decided to embrace the title of Captain America. When the Flag Smashers attacked a Global Repatriation Council vote in New York City, Wilson saved the Council in a confrontation which resulted in Morgenthau's death and proceeded to tell the Council that they needed to do better and listen to Morgenthau's philosophy due to the genuine points she had in her ideology. The Council decided not to approve the Patch Act, and the rest of the Flag Smashers were killed by Zemo's butler, Oeznik. Meanwhile, Sharon Carter received a pardon for her crimes in exchange for her help defeating the Flag Smashers, granting the Power Broker access to United States government secrets.[33]

Mysterio's Deception

Quentin Beck's Elemental Fusion attacks London

In 2024, while Peter Parker struggled with the media who believed him to be "the new Iron Man," Quentin Beck, a disgruntled former employee of Stark Industries, gathered a group of former employees together to attempt to make Beck into the world's newest superhero called Mysterio. Beck and his crew used B.A.R.F. to create the appearance of large monsters and Beck saved the day. Talos and Soren, who were impersonating Nick Fury and Maria Hill respectively, met Beck and took him in as a hero. They recruited Parker for help stopping the Elementals, and when all four were "stopped," Beck was offered a spot in Fury's crew. Parker believed Beck to be the person to become the new Iron Man, so he gave Beck control of E.D.I.T.H., an artificial intelligence gifted to Parker by Stark. However, Parker figured out that Beck was faking the attacks, so he went to London, where Beck was planning on using an Elemental Fusion to cement himself as a hero, in order to stop him. Parker killed Beck and regained control of E.D.I.T.H., ending the attack. However, a member of Beck's crew, William Ginter Riva, altered footage of Parker killing Beck to make it appear as though Parker were the one to attack London, outing his secret identity to the world and accusing him of being a terrorist.[43]

Spider-Man Multiversal Crisis

Matt Murdock got the charges against Peter Parker dropped, although he became a controversial figure. The controversy led to Parker, Michelle Jones, and Ned Leeds not getting into any colleges, so Parker asked Doctor Strange for help casting a spell that would cause the world to forget his identity. However, Strange mentioned that the spell would include the people he loves, prompting Parker to ask for the spell to be change several times and exclude several people. This affected the spell, causing cracks in the Multiverse to allow Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, the Lizard, Eddie Brock, Venom, and two alternate versions of Parker to appear on Earth from their own universes.

Strange demanded that Parker and his friends capture the villains so they could be returned home, but Parker refused when he learned that many would be killed upon returning. Parker brought Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, and the Lizard to Happy Hogan's condominium and attempted to cure them. After curing Doctor Octopus, the others escaped. With help from his alternate selves, Parker developed a cure for each of the villains at Midtown School of Science and Technology and lured them to the Statue of Liberty, where he cured each one.

Doctor Strange attempts to stop the Multiverse from opening

However, as Strange's spell continued to worsen, every person across the Multiverse who knew Spider-Man's identity began to appear, prompting Parker to ask Strange to cast the original spell and make the entire Multiverse, including Parker's loved ones, forget Parker's identity and who he is. This caused the breaks in the Multiverse to be fixed.

Weeks later, Spider-Man continued working as a hero as he rented his own apartment and began life on his own.[44]

Return of Ronin

In December 2024, while taking his daughter and two sons to New York City for Christmas, Clint Barton discovered that Kate Bishop had gotten a hold of the suit he used as the Ronin and was found by the Tracksuit Mafia. Barton asked for the suit to be returned, but Bishop's apartment was attacked by the Mafia, and the suit was stolen by a firefighter. Barton recovered the suit and got himself captured by the Mafia, hoping to make them understand that Bishop was not the Ronin.

However, the Tracksuits' leader, Maya Lopez, did not believe Barton, and Bishop crashed in to attempt to save Barton, getting captured. Barton and Bishop escaped, and Bishop continued to investigate the death of her steprelative, Armand Duquesne III, believing it to have been done by her stepfather, Jack Duquesne. Meanwhile, Barton attempted to find a watch which the Mafia had stolen, resulting in a battle, during which Yelena Belova attacked Barton, believing Natasha Romanoff's death to be Barton's fault. Barton revealed himself as the Ronin to Lopez, saying that he was sent by someone within the Mafia to kill her father, and that Wilson Fisk wanted her father dead.

Barton and Bishop discovered that Bishop's mother was in fact Armand Duquesne's killer, who had been hired by Fisk. Belova sent Bishop a video of her mother leaving Fisk's meeting, which Barton realized would cause Fisk to attempt to kill her. The Mafia was sent after her, resulting in a battle at the Rockefeller Center between Barton, Bishop, and the Mafia. While Barton fought the Tracksuits, Bishop found Belova attempting to kill Barton and held her off. Bishop then found her mother, who was getting attacked by Fisk, and fought Fisk off. Lopez appeared and injured her second in command, Kazi Kazimierczak, and shot Fisk in the eyes, while Barton made peace with Belova and the rest of the Mafia were arrested by the NYPD.[45]

Multiversal Problems

To be added[46]

Ammit's Return

To be added[47]

Future

In 2050, the entire town of Haven Hills, Alabama is destroyed by a category 8 hurricane.[20]

Alternate Universes

Dystopian Future

Destruction

The ruins of the planet Earth as seen from the Lighthouse

"By all accounts, the city had been evacuated, no one there. After Quake walked in, 12.8 on the Richter scale, and the world cracked like an egg."
Samuel Voss[src]

In an alternate timeline, during the Battle of Chicago, Glenn Talbot absorbed Daisy Johnson in order to mine Gravitonium in a desperate attempt to counter Thanos and his invasion. However, his powers grew so powerful that he ended up quaking the planet apart. Earth's ruins became inhospitable for humans. The Lighthouse, which was built for such an event, became a place where the remnants of humanity lead a life of slavery under the rule of the Kree. Due to poor retention of historical records, Quake was blamed for Earth's destruction.

Some time later, the surface of the Earth was infested by a flock of deadly Vrellnexians. As per the laws of the Lighthouse, humans who commit crimes were sentenced to death by exiling them on the surface of the planet only for the Vrellnexians to dine on them. In the year 2091, Agent Phil Coulson and his team were transported to the future through the Time Di'Alla from 2017. Leo Fitz was left behind from this. The future Fitz caught up to them by putting himself in a 74-year cryo-sleep. After an inhabitant of the Lighthouse named Flint reconstructed the Time Di'Alla, the team was able to return to the year 2017 and break the time-loop to avoid the Destruction of Earth.[7]

Loki's Escape

During their Time Heist, the Avengers accidentally allowed an alternate version of Loki to escape custody following the Battle of New York using the Tesseract.[42] However, the Trickser God did not get far as he was soon captured by the Time Variance Authority, who arrested him and destroyed the timeline which had been created.[20]

Super Soldier Peggy Carter

In an alternate reality, Peggy Carter watched Steve Rogers get shot before he could get injected with the Super Soldier Serum, so she got injected with it herself, becoming the superhero known as Captain Carter. Although she was at first not allowed to, she rescued the 107th Infantry Regiment and gained respect, taking down several HYDRA facilities. HYDRA's leader, Red Skull, attempted to unleash the Champion of HYDRA on Earth. However, Carter managed to push the monster into the universe where it came from, not coming out until 2011.[48] Carter continued to save lives, working for S.H.I.E.L.D..[49]

T'Challa Abducted

In an alternate universe, Yondu Udonta was hired by Ego to find his son, Peter Quill, and bring Quill to him. However, Udonta outsourced the task to Taserface and Kraglin Obfonteri, who accidentally kidnapped T'Challa instead. Many years later, after joining the Ravagers, T'Challa returned home and reunited with his family, alongside his team, which included Nebula, Thanos, Korath, and Udonta. Ego eventually found his Quill on Earth[50] and began using his power to fuel himself on his quest to assimilate the universe. T'Challa rescued Quill and the two fought Ego.[49]

Avengers Assassinated

In another alternate universe, Hope van Dyne was recruited to join S.H.I.E.L.D. and was killed in action. This angered her father, Hank Pym, and led him down a path of revenge against the organization. He used his wife's password to access files on the Avengers Initiative and murdered each member of the initiative. Thor's assassination angered his fellow Asgardians. Loki threatened Earth with an invasion, until Nick Fury realized that Pym was responsible for the killings. Loki and Fury worked together to arrest Pym, but Loki betrayed Fury and used his Asgardian army to conquer Earth.

Fury tracked down Captain America's frozen body in the Arctic and contacted Captain Marvel to fight off the invasion.[51] Loki attacked the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, which Fury, Captain America, and Captain Marvel fought against. They were joined by a version of Natasha Romanoff from an alternate universe. Fury noticed Romanoff and accepted her in the fight.[49]

Corrupted Doctor Strange

In another alternate universe, Doctor Strange was in a car crash with Christine Palmer, breaking his heart. He went on to become a Master of the Mystic Arts and defeated Dormammu, saving Earth. On the two-year anniversary of Palmer's death, he attempted to travel back in time to rescue Palmer. Strange made multiple attempts at saving Palmer's life, but found that after multiple attempts to resurrect him, Palmer died regardless. Strange was approached by the Ancient One, who told him that Palmer's death was an Absolute Point in time and could not be changed. Strange refused, so the Ancient One split Strange in two.

The Strange who wanted to rescue Palmer went to ancient times and met O'Bengh. He entered the Lost Library of Cagliostro, where he studied and found a way to grown his own power by absorbing that of mystical creatures, becoming the Strange Supreme. Meanwhile, the Strange which the Ancient One created decided not to resurrect Palmer, and went outside to notice that the world had begun falling apart. The Ancient One told Strange that he was the result of a temporal paradox, and that the world was falling apart due to Strange Supreme's growing power. Strange worked with Wong to protect himself and was kidnapped by Strange Supreme.

Strange Supreme attempted to convince his kinder self to allow him to rescue Palmer, which Strange refused. Strange Supreme fought his other self and absorbed his power. Strange finished used his now immense power to resurrect Palmer, which resulted in the falling apart of the universe. As Strange realized the results of his actions, he attempted to use his magic to hold the universe together, but he failed. The universe collapsed in around Strange and Palmer, reaching out to The Watcher for help. The Watcher refused to help and Palmer was erased from existence, leaving Strange alone.[52] The Watcher later returned to Strange's universe to ask for help defeating Ultron from another universe.[53] Following a battle, Strange returned to his universe to guard a pocket dimension, in which Arnim Zola and Erik Killmonger were fighting over Infinity Stones.[49]

Zombie Apocalypse

In another alternate universe, Janet van Dyne and Hank Pym brought back a Quantum Virus from the Quantum Realm, which turned van Dyne and Pym into Zombies, to Earth. The Avengers attempted to defeat the Virus, but were quickly infected. This doomed the world, as humanity stood little chance. By the time Bruce Banner returned to Earth to warn the public about Thanos, only a small amount of survivors remained.

Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian attacked Earth, but were quickly zombified. A small group of survivors, along with Banner, went to the source of a distress signal which had been sent out. However, when they arrived at the source of the signal, they found that the signal was sent out by Vision to keep Wanda Maximoff alive. They temporarily stopped the zombified Maximoff and realized that Vision's Mind Stone kept the zombies at bay, so Spider-Man, Scott Lang, and T'Challa went to Wakanda in order to broadcast the signal to the whole planet and cure the zombies. However, unbeknownst to them, a zombified Thanos waited with four Infinity Stones and a zombie army.[54]

Killmonger's War

In an alternate universe, Erik Killmonger rescued Tony Stark from an attack by the Ten Rings. Stark gave Killmonger a job at Stark Industries, which he used to design the Stark Liberator Drones for use against Wakanda, as part of his quest for revenge. Requiring vibranium, Killmonger organized a meeting with Ulysses Klaue. He killed T'Challa and James Rhodes and stole the vibranium. Stark confronted Killmonger about his actions, leading Killmonger to kill him.

Killmonger partnered with Thaddeus Ross to mass produce Liberator Drones, planning to go to war with Wakanda. Killmonger had Klaue drive him to Wakanda and then killed Klaue, bringing him into Wakanda. The Wakandan Royal Family accepted Killmonger as one of their own, and Killmonger provoked the war further and turned Wakanda and the United States of America against each other. Killmonger was given the power of the Heart-Shaped Herb, while Ross prepared a new strike on Wakanda. Shuri suspected Killmonger, and approached Pepper Potts for help.[55] They rushed to find Killmonger, but he had been taken by The Watcher.[49]

Thor's Party

In an alternate universe, Thor brought a group of people from around the world to Earth, where he began to throw a party. The party atmosphere began infecting Earth, attracting the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D., who attempted to confront Thor, but got kicked out. That night, Jane Foster developed feelings for Thor. The next morning, S.H.I.E.L.D. approached Foster and told her that the spreading of the party atmosphere put the planet in danger, so they contacted Captain Marvel for help. Captain Marvel and Thor engaged in a duel which brought them around the planet, which Thor won. S.H.I.E.L.D. prepared to drop an atomic bomb on Thor as the party caused more damage around the world, until Frigga contacted Thor and decided to go to Earth. Thor got help from his part attendants to clean up the Earth, and the group successfully convinced Frigga that Thor was studying. Thor prepared to go on a date with Foster, when a group of Ultron Sentries appeared, led by an Ultron from an alternate universe.[56] Thor defended Earth from the robots as The Watcher appeared and took him out of his universe to defeat Ultron.[49]

Age of Ultron

In an alternate universe, Ultron successfully created a new body for himself and gained access to nuclear codes, resulting in the extinction of humanity. Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton survived, since they were in the air at that time, and began resisting the Ultron Sentries while Ultron left to conquer other planets. They went to Russia and found evidence that Arnim Zola had uploaded his consciousness into a HYDRA base in Siberia. Barton and Romanoff threatened Zola to help them and uploaded his consciousness into an Ultron Sentry. Although Zola attempted to communicate with the Sentries' hive mind, he could not successfully do so, as Ultron had left the universe in a battle against The Watcher. Barton sacrificed himself so that Romanoff could escape, and she continued resisting and carried a copy of Zola's code with her.[53]

Battle for the Multiverse

Ultron later reappeared on Earth after being led there by the Guardians of the Multiverse. Natasha Romanoff joined the fight. Romanoff and Captain Carter worked together to upload Arnim Zola's code into Ultron's body, and Zola successfully took charge of the body. Erik Killmonger and Zola then engaged in a fight over who should take command of Ultron's Infinity Stones, and Doctor Strange trapped them in a pocket dimension. The Guardians of the Multiverse left the universe, and Romanoff went to another universe rather than remain in her own.[49]

Illuminati Assembled

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Defender Strange’s Earth

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Incursion Destroyed Universe

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Layout

Continents

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Trivia

  • Planet Earth was estimated to have formed around 4.54 billion years ago.
  • The planet's coordinates are: C053.FR45887+125X47.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thor
  2. 2.0 2.1 Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Captain Marvel
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Eternals
  5. 5.0 5.1 Black Panther
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Runaways
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Thor: The Dark World
  9. 9.0 9.1 Doctor Strange
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Defenders
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Daredevil
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Captain America: The First Avenger
  13. 13.0 13.1 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  14. 14.0 14.1 Iron Man
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 WandaVision
  16. Agent Carter
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  18. 18.0 18.1 Iron Man 2
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Black Widow
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Loki
  21. 21.0 21.1 The Incredible Hulk
  22. 22.0 22.1 The Avengers
  23. Iron Man 3
  24. 24.0 24.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.19: The Dirty Half Dozen
  25. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  26. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  27. Ant-Man
  28. Jessica Jones
  29. Luke Cage
  30. Iron Fist
  31. Inhumans
  32. 32.0 32.1 Captain America: Civil War
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
  34. Avengers: Infinity War: The Heroes' Journey
  35. Avengers: Infinity War Prelude
  36. Captain Marvel Prelude
  37. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  38. Cloak & Dagger
  39. Thor: Ragnarok
  40. Avengers: Infinity War
  41. Helstrom
  42. 42.0 42.1 Avengers: Endgame
  43. 43.0 43.1 Spider-Man: Far From Home
  44. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  45. Hawkeye
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  47. Moon Knight
  48. What If...?: 1.01: What If... Captain Carter Were the First Avenger?
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 What If...?: 1.09: What If... The Watcher Broke His Oath?
  50. What If...?: 1.02: What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord?
  51. What If...?: 1.03: What If... The World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?
  52. What If...?: 1.04: What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?
  53. 53.0 53.1 What If...?: 1.08: What If... Ultron Won?
  54. What If...?: 1.05: What If... Zombies!?
  55. What If...?: 1.06: What If... Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?
  56. What If...?: 1.07: What If... Thor Were an Only Child?

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