MCU Timeline




Before the Universe Began:

  • Six singularities existed: Space, Mind, Reality, Power, Time, Soul
  • Dark Elves arose from the darkness before traveling to the Nine Realms to rule over them all from Svartalfheim, the Dark World.

After the Universe Began:

  • Cosmic Entities Death, Entropy, Infinity, and Eternity created the Infinity Stones from these singularities.
  • Elders of the Universe: The Collector and the Grandmaster come into being.

Several Million Years Ago:

  • Ego the Living Planet comes into being as a Celestial, a member of a powerful, primordial race.

Thousands of Years Ago:

  • Asgardian, Kree, and Human civilizations emerge.
  • Kree experiments on Earth give rise to Inhumans whose genetic abilities are triggered by Terrigen Mist, causing Terrigenesis.
  • Agamotto founds the Masters of the Mystic Arts and constructs three sanctuaries on Earth.

2988 BCE

  • Convergence, or the alignment of the Nine Realms of Yggdrasil, occurs. This happens once every 5,000 years.
  • First Battle of Svartalfheim: Malekith leads the Dark Elves in an attempt to destroy the Nine Realms using the Aether (Reality Stone). The Asgardian army, led by Odin’s father Bor, defeat Malekith and secure the Aether, hiding it away.
  • Some time later, Odin and his firstborn Hela, acting as his executioner, wage war across the Nine Realms, conquering them all. When Hela’s ambition grows too great, their forces battle against each other and many Valkyries are killed in the combat. Odin, victorious, seals Hela away in a prison and banishers her memory from history.


965 CE:

  • Battle of Tønsberg: Jotunheim’s Frost Giants invade Tøsberg, Norway in an attempt to conquer Midgard, a.k.a. Earth.
  • Battle of Jotunheim: Odin leads the Asgardian army against the Frost Giants to defend Midgard. Odin also discovers an abandoned Jotunheim infant, adopting him, and raising him alongside his own son Thor with the given name, Loki.
  • Odin negotiates a truce with the Frost Giant king, Lufey.

1014 CE:

  • Kree and Nova Empires fight a war that lasts thousands of years.

1197 CE:

  • A defector from Asgard’s Berserker Army flees to Earth and breaks his strength-enhancing weapon–the Berserker Staff–into three pieces which he hides across Europe.

1342 CE: 

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    The Ancient One is born.

1409 CE:

  • Odin hides the Tesseract in Tønsberg, Norway.

1413 CE:

  • Lorelei enslaves hundreds of men across the Nine Realms by enthralling them before being defeated by Sif and being imprisoned in Asgard’s dungeons.

1839 CE:

  • Members of HYDRA meet to determine who among them will pass through the Kree Monolith.

1876 CE:

  • Ulysses Klaue’s great-grandfather is killed by Wakanda’s Black Panther


  • The Council of Nine orchestrates the assassination of President McKinley.


  • The Council’s headquarters The Arena Club is founded.


  • July 28th – World War I begins.


  • March 10th – James Buchanan “Bucky’ Barnes is born.
  • August 15th – Howard Stark is born.


  • May 8th – Joseph Rogers dies while fighting in the war with the 107th as a consequence of a mustard gas attack. He received a posthumous Purple Heart.
  • July 4th – Steve Rogers is born.
  • November 11th – World War I ends.


  • April 9th – Margaret “Peggy” Carter is born.


  • October 24th – Council member Thomas Gloucester orchestrates the Wall Street Crash.



  • January 10th – Dr. Abraham Erskine begins experimentation on a Super Soldier Serum.
  • September 6th – Steve Rogers meets Bucky Barnes in New York City.


  • Johann Schmidt begins searching for the Tesseract.


  • October 15th – Sarah Rogers dies of tuberculosis.


  • April 24th – Dottie Underwood and other Soviet girls train to become master assassins in the Red Room program.


  • September 1st – World War II begins.
  • September 30th – Howard Star founds Stark Industries.


  • August 7th
    • Peggy Carter calls off her wedding and enlists in the British counter-intelligence and security agency, MI5.
  • October
    • Peggy Carter becomes an advisor to American agency Strategic Scientific Reserve.
  • November 11th
    • Johann Schmidt injects himself with the Super Soldier Serum, transforming him into the Red Skull.
  • December 24th
    • Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers enlist while visiting New York City’s U.S. Recruiting and Induction Center, but Steve is designated 4F and rejected. He tries four more times in four different cities but meets the same fate each time.
  • December 25th
    • Led by Dr. Erskine along with Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, and Colonel Chester Phillips, the Strategic Scientific Reserve’s Project Rebirth chamber is completed and ready to transform volunteers into super-soldiers.



  • March 3rd
    • Red Skull discovers and secures the Tesseract.
  • August
    • HYDRA General Warner Reinhardt’s team, tasked with discovering more artifacts related to the Tesseract, find the corpse of a blue-skinned extraterrestrial, a Kree soldier they dub G.H.


  • June 14th
    • Steve Rogers is recruited by Dr. Erskine for Project Rebirth.
  • June 22nd
    • Steve Rogers is successfully transformed through the use of the super-soldier serum. However, Dr. Erskine is assassinated by HYDRA operative, Heinz Kruger.
  • June 23rd
    • Steve Rogers refuses to be kept in a lab as a research specimen and goes on a USO tour instead as Captain America.
  • November 3rd
    • Captain America leads an assault on a HYDRA facility in Austria to liberate  Dum Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones, Jim Morita, James Montgomery Falsworth, Jacques Dernier, Bucky, and the rest of the 107th, some of whom will form the Howling Commandos.
  • November 5th
    • Howard Stark’s research of HYDRA’s mysterious power source leads him down the path to developing a New Element. Tony Stark later completes this research to improve upon his arc reactor.


  • June – General John McGinnis’ soldiers raid Howard Starks lab and steal his research along with Midnight Oil, a combat drug originally designed to keep its users awake and alert, but which had the side effect of causing the user to go mad.


  • January
    • The Howling Commandos capture Arnim Zola but Bucky Barnes falls from the HYDRA train in the process and is presumed dead.
  • January
    • Werner Reinhardt discovers the “Obelisk”, a Kree Diviner used to contain Terrigen Crystals which would release Terrigen Mist upon exposure.
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    March 4th

    • Captain America and the Howling Commandos defeat Red Skull, who uses the Tesseract and subsequently vanishes, never to be seen again. Captain America crashes the HYDRA plane Valkyrie off the coast of Greenland and is presumed dead.
    • Reinhardt tests the Obelisk on an unwilling Chinese woman named Jiaying. She survived the experiment but was locked up in a cage while Reinhardt moved his base of operations upon hearing of Red Skull’s presumed death.
  • May 7th
    • Soldiers encounter a mysterious phenomenon known as Zero Matter or the Darkforce while on the battlefields of Europe.
  • May 21st
    • Reinhardt is interrogated by Peggy Carter and sentenced to life imprisonment, despite him attempting to share information on the Obelisk and Kree.
  • September 2nd – World War II ends.


  • April
    • Howard Stark is tried by the United States Congress to determine whether or not he’s a traitor when some of his inventions show up for sale on the black market. Stark flees the country, believing he will be convicted, and tasks his butler Edwin Jarvis with assisting Peggy Carter on her mission. He becomes the SSR’s most-wanted target.
  • April 16th
    • Soviet scientist Anton Vanko tells Carter and Jarvis that Roxxon is the only company with the means of weaponizing Stark’s dangerous chemical compound, Nitramene. The Roxxon Refinery explodes that same night.


  • The Cold War begins.
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    July 11th – Peggy Carter arrives in Los Angeles where an exonerated Howard Stark has opened up a new estate and started a motion picture company.


  • An unidentified Iron Fist is caught on film by the Chinese Government while defending a secret passage into K’un-Lun from soldiers who had become lost in the jungle.
  • September – Howard Stark and Peggy Carter plan to form S.H.I.E.L.D., which they launch in January of 1949.


  • Zola, now recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D., begins to rebuild HYDRA from within the agency. He and former HYDRA agents track down Bucky Barnes, who had survived his fall and was in the custody of Soviet authorities. Bucky’s memory is wiped and modified, as is his body; he’d lost an arm but was outfitted with a metal prosthetic. HYDRA kept Bucky cryogenically frozen, thawed out only when needed as the elite assassin, Winter Soldier.


  • December 21st – Nick Fury is born.


  • June 21st – Peggy Carter is interviewed about her experiences with Captain America during World War II.


  • January 1st – The year-long Stark Exposition kicks off.


  • February 15th – Yondu Udonta is sold into Kree slavery as an infant.


  • April 25th – The Winter Soldier conducts an operation, as documented by the KGB.


  • September – Meredith Quill is born.


  • Vietnam War begins, orchestrated by HYDRA.
  • August 10th – Midtown School of Science and Technology is founded. (Peter Parker will later attend.)
  • October 14th – 28th – Cuban Missile Crisis, manipulated by HYDRA.



  • March 13th – Anton Vanko defects to the U.S. to develop Arc Reactor technology with Howard Stark as part of The Unity Project.
  • November 22nd – The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is orchestrated by HYDRA and carried out by the Winter Soldier.


  • January 1st – Stark World Exposition held alongside the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York City.
  • July 8th – Phil Coulson is born.
  • October 12th – Trevor Slattery performs his first theatrical role as Boatswain #1 in William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest.’


  • October 17th – Anton Vanko is accused of espionage, deported as a spy, and exiled to Siberia for 20 years. Howard Stark assumes full credit for the Arc Reactor technology. Obadiah Stane convinces Stark to once again focus his efforts on weapons technology.


  • February 15th – Anton Vanko’s son Ivan is born.
  • October 8th – James Rupert Rhodes is born.


  • December 18th – Bruce Banner is born.


  • May 29th – Tony Stark is born.


  • January 7th – Clinton “Clint” Barton is born.



  • Arnim Zola dies of a terminal illness, but his consciousness is uploaded into a computer system in a S.H.I.E.L.D. bunker in Camp Lehigh, New Jersey.


  • November 8th – A young Wilson Fisk kills his father with a hammer to stop him from beating Wilson’s mother, Marlene. Wilson and his mother cut up the body and dump it into the river over a few days. Marlene soon sends Wilson to live on a farm with his relatives.


  • April 1st – The last Stark World Exposition until 2011. Howard Stark’s video advertising the expo cleverly disguises a clue to perfecting the Arc Reactor technology, one which only his son Tony Stark will recognize.


  • April 2nd – Yondu Udonta is freed from Kree slavery by Stakar Ogord and becomes a Ravager. Yondu goes against the code by working for Ego and delivering children gathered from across the universe to Ego’s planet.
  • April 30th – Vietname War ends.


  • July – Misty Knight is born.


  • September 23rd – Sam Wilson is born.
  • September 24th – Howard Stark unveils his Arc Reactor technology but does not explore the tech’s profitability.
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    November 7th – Ego comes to Earth to plant a seedling and falls in love with Meredith Quill. He leaves on December 23rd, but returns multiple times over the months ahead.


  • Hope Van Dyne is born.
  • October 27th – Peter Quill is born.


  • April 7th – Hank Pym uses his Ant-Man suit to test his EMP communication device by shrinking down to the size of Bullet Ants.
  • October 22nd – Natasha Romanoff is born.


  • November – Matt Murdock is born.


  • January – Anton Vanko returns from Siberian exile.
  • April 2nd – Thanos kills Gamora and Nebula’s families, and then adopts them as his daughters. They become skilled assassins and fighters under Ronan the Accuser.
  • May 28th – During a training scenario, Gamora tosses Nebula over a cliff, injuring her to the point that she requires cybernetic augmentations which disappoint her adopted father.
  • July – Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne try to disarm a Soviet ICBM as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Janet presumably dies after turning off her suit’s regulator in order to shrink down small enough to enter the missile and disable it, though she may be lost in the quantum realm.
  • August 19th – Leo Fitz is born.
  • September 11th – Jemma Simmons is born.



  • July 2nd – Daisy Johnson is born.
  • November 10th – Meredith Quill dies and Peter is abducted by Yondu’s Ravagers under orders from Ego.


  • March – Reinhardt is set free by Alexander Pierce and returns to Austria to resume experimentation on Jiaying, using his discoveries to restore his own youth.
  • June – Hank Pym resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D. upon discovering that the organization attempted to replicate his size-changing technology.


  • March 17th – John Garrett becomes the first test subject for HYDRA’s Project Deathlok after becoming mortally wounded by an IED in Sarajevo.


  • April 1st – Danny Rand is born.
  • December 16th – Howard and Maria Stark assassinated by the Winter Soldier. Obadiah Stane assumes interim CEO duties of Stark Industries.
  • December 25th – Soviet Union dissolved and the Cold War ends.


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    May 5th – Ivan Vanko receives 15-year prison sentence for selling Soviet-era weapons grade plutonium to Pakistan.

  • October – While attempting to save a bystander from being hit by a truck, Matt Murdock is doused in hazardous chemicals. He loses his sight, but his other senses become enhanced.


  • February – Jack Murdock is assassinated for failing to throw a boxing match.
  • May – Stick introduces himself to Matt Murdock at the St. Agnes Orphanage, offering to train him.


  • May 5th – Bruce Banner and Betty Ross begin dating as undergraduate students at Harvard.
  • July 24th – Natasha Romanoff joins Russia’s covert espionage program, emerging three years later as the Black Widow.


  • June 6th – Stick was also training another pupil, Elektra. Rather than following orders to kill her once it became clear that she was the latest incarnation of the Black Sky, Stick placed her with a wealthy adoptive family in Greece for her own safety.



  • April – In attempting to reconcile the death of his wife Adria, Kaecillius is brought to Kamar-Taj by Karl Mordo and meets with The Ancient One, joining the Masters of the Mystic Arts.


  • January 27th – Nick Fury sends Clint Barton to eliminate Natasha Romanoff in Russia, seeing her as a threat to global security. Instead, she’s given a chance to join S.H.I.E.L.D., which she takes.


  • July – Jessica Jones is the sole survivor of a car crash during a family road trip. Chemicals spilled during the crash grant Jessica Jones her abilities.
  • December 31st – Tony Stark travels to Bern, Switzerland for a New Year’s Eve party where he meets Maya Hansen and Ho Yinsen. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian requests funding from Stark for his think tank Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.), but is rudely rebuffed. Hansen later reveals her work on the Extremis virus to Stark.



  • January 3rd – A rejected Killian accepts a jilted Hansen into A.I.M. where they work on Extremis together.


  • June 28th – Under HYDRA’s influence, NASA sends astronauts through the Monolith to survey the planet on the other side.
  • September 12th – Frank Castle enlists in the Marine Corps following the September 11th attacks.
  • September 13th – General Thaddeus Ross starts the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project through the U.S. Armed Forces in order to replicate Project Rebirth.


  • March 20th – Iraq War begins, orchestrated by HYDRA.
  • August 29th – Matt Murdock meets his college roommate, Foggy Nelson.


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    February 25th – Bruce Banner joins the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project under false pretenses of Thaddeus Ross and earnest convictions of Betty Ross.

  • April 16th – Testing his experiment on himself, Bruce Banner is exposed to a combination of Gamma radiation and Betty’s formula derived from Dr. Erskine’s super-soldier serum, accidentally becoming the Hulk.
  • April 19th – Learning that the Army wants to use him as a weapon, Banner runs, starting a six-year chase across the globe.


  • November 14th – Microsoft releases the Zune 30. Peter Quill later obtains one.


  • January 3rd – S.H.I.E.L.D. assists Thaddeus Ross in the quest to bring down the Hulk until 2011. Stark also provides Humvee-mounted sonic cannons.
  • October 31st – Aldrich Killian injects himself with the Extremis virus, healing his disabilities and allowing him to walk without a cane.


  • February 19th – Killian exposes willing subjects, mostly seriously injured military veterans, to Extremis. Those who survive heal and regrow lost limbs.
  • May 15th – S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Melinda May earns her nickname “The Cavalry” during the Rescue in Bahrain.



  • December 18th – Nick Fury places Phil Coulson in charge of Project T.A.H.I.T.I. with the aim of using the Kree corpse to potentially revive a fallen Avenger.


  • January 12th
    • Tony Stark demonstrates his Accelerated Wave Explosion (A.W.E.) weaponry to the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • January 24th
    • Christine Everhart is kicked out of the Stark Mansion by Pepper Potts after a one-night stand; she later becomes an anchor for WHIH World News. Later, during a weapons demonstration in Afghanistan, Tony Stark is kidnapped by the Ten Rings, who are working for Obadiah Stane.
  • January 25th
    • Under Fury’s orders, Phil Coulson questions Obadiah Stane as to whether or not Stark could have sold weapons to terrorists. Fury refuses Coulson’s request to go search for Stark himself.
  • April 21st
    • Project T.A.H.I.T.I. test subjects go insane and are given new memories to cope with the effects of the trauma.
  • April 26th
    • Stark and fellow captive Ho Yinsen, who saves Stark’s life multiple times, construct Tony’s Mark I suit of armor, allowing him to escape; Yinsen does not survive. Stark’s first flight as Iron Man is picked up by S.H.I.E.L.D.’s radar and Nick Fury contacts the U.S. Department of Defense with the intel.
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    July 16th

    • Having returned to the U.S., after pulling out of the weapons business and cancelling all military contracts, Stark turns his attention to his Arc Reactor and Iron Man tech.
  • October 24th
    • Pepper Potts and Phil Coulson discover the Iron Monger Armor and Stark uses his Mark III armor to battle the power-hungry Stane, who dies in an explosion of the industrial Arc Reactor.
  • October 25th
    • Stark publicly claims his new nickname as Iron Man, rejecting S.H.I.E.L.D.’s cover story; he’s later approached by Nick Fury to join the “Avengers Initiative.” That same day, Anton Ivanko dies and his son Ivan vows to take revenge on Stark by developing his own powered-armor tech.
  • November 17th
    • Emil Blonsky and his team track Bruce Banner to South America


  • April 23rd
    • Tony Stark appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Weaponized Suit Defense Program Hearings.
  • May 22nd
    • Natalia Rushman, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff, joins Stark Industries as Tony’s new personal assistant, on Fury’s orders.
  • May 24th
    • Ivan Vanko crashes the Circuit de Monaco, battling Tony Stark, who equips his lightweight Mark V armor and defeats Vanko’s Whiplash tech.
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    May 30th

    • While Fury confines Tony Stark to house arrest after helping to slow his palladium poisoning, Rhodes delivers the stolen Mark II armor to the military, where it’s upgraded by Justin Hammer.
    • At the same time, Jane Foster and Erik Selvig monitor strange atmospheric disturbances in New Mexico, landing them on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s radar.
    • Meanwhile, Thor’s coronation is interrupted by the Frost Giants breaking into Odin’s treasure room; the Asgardian quickly brings the battle to Jotunheim before Odin puts a stop to it.
  • May 31st
    • Iron Man, War Machine, Black Widow, and Happy Hogan defeat the Hammer Drones when Vanko hacks them to attack the Stark Expo. During this battle, a young boy (now confirmed to be Peter Parker) stands up to a Hammer Drone, assisted by Iron Man himself.
    • Coulson arrives in New Mexico and Thor crashes to Earth while Bruce Banner arrives at Culver University.
  • June 1st
    • Odin enters Odinsleep and Loki begins to move against his brother when his true parentage is revealed.
    • Romanoff begins spying on Banner while Blonsky receives an unauthorized dose of enhancement serum.
  • June 2nd
    • Sif and the Warriors Three arrive on Earth with the Destroyer following them on Loki’s orders. It attacks S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and citizens at Puente Antiguo, but Thor proves himself worthy and, with his powers restored, defeats it.
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      Later that day, Thor and Loki duel at the Rainbow Bridge. Thor destroys the Bifrost Bridge to prevent Loki from destroying Jotunheim, but that restricts Thor to Asgard and sends Loki into space. After a time, he arrived at the asteroid-strewn area known as Sanctuary, presided over by Thanos.

    • An enhanced Blonsky battles the Hulk on Culver University’s campus while Romanoff reports her findings to Fury.
    • Stark accepts an advisory role with S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers Initiative.
  • June 4th
    • Blonsky mutates into Abomination when injected with products derived from Banner’s blood. Hulk defeats the Abomination after a destructive battle in Harlem.
    • Samuel Sterns, who attempted to cure Banner, ends up mutating due to exposure to Banner’s blood. Romanoff finds him and takes him into custody.
  • June 5th
    • Fury receives the necessary funds to study the Tesseract and launch the Avengers Initiative.
  • June 7th
    • Fury approaches Selvig with an offer to join S.H.I.E.L.D. in an advisory role, while the first “Mandarin bombing” occurs.
  • June 9th
    • Tony Stark approaches Ross with a plan to put a team together, inquiring about Blonsky. His attitude rubs Ross the wrong way and the General refuses to release the Abomination, thus fulfilling Coulson and Agent Sitwell’s plan to keep Blonsky imprisoned.
  • November 13th
    • The second “Mandarin bombing” occurs.



  • January 11th
    • Aldrich Killian hires Trevor Slattery to pose as the terrorist known as the Mandarin in order to provide a cover for his explosive Extremis side effects which continue to make the news as “suicide bombings.”
  • April 15th
    • S.H.I.E.L.D. continues research on Vanko’s “Whiplash” technology, the Tesseract, Samuel Sterns’ mutation, Jane Foster’s Nine Realms theory, and manage to thaw out a recently recovered Steve Rogers. The Darkhold also comes to their attention.
  • April 22nd
    • The Fifth Street Locos shoot up Eli Morrow’s car, which Robbie and Gabe Reyes had recently stolen. The car flips and Robbie is killed while Gabe is paralyzed. The Ghost Rider appears and saves Gabe’s life as well as Robbie’s, though the later is transformed into the new Ghost Rider.
  • May 1st
    • Loki, aided by Thanos and The Other, uses the Tesseract energy to teleport him to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility where he steals the Tesseract and controls the minds of Selvig and Hawkeye. Heimdall alerts Thor and Odin of Loki’s arrival on Earth.
    • Meanwhile, Romanoff is undercover and interrogating weapons-dealer Georgi Luchkov; her mission is cut short by a call from Coulson, telling her Hawkeye’s been compromised.
  • May 3rd
    • Thor arrives back on Earth thanks to Odin’s use of dark energy to transport him. He has a brief skirmish with Iron Man and Captain America that ends with the agreement to take Loki into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody.
  • May 4th
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      Loki manages to escape captivity aboard a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier when his mind-controlled agents take it over and the Hulk goes on a rampage. Phil Coulson is killed in the process.

    • The Battle proceeds to New York where Loki opens a wormhole to allow the invading Chitauri army to swarm into the city. The Avengers unite, defeat Loki, and manage to prevent a missile from wiping out New York City. The invasion is ended and the Tesseract is reclaimed; Thor takes it to Asgard for safe keeping.
    • Many media outlets and private citizens record video of the invasion that show off both the heroic and destructive effects of the battle, in which the mother of Audrey Eastman and the mother of Ellen Nadeer and Vijay Nadeer died.
  • May 6th
    • The cleanup from the Battle of New York begins. Citizens begin to gather bits and pieces of the alien tech, taking it either as trophies or for other purposes. To prevent this, Tony Stark and the federal government reformed the U.S. Department of Damage Control, Spider-Man: Homecoming spoiler: which puts private salvage contractors like Adrian Toomes out of business. Toomes, however, takes this opportunity to pilfer more alien technology and put it to criminal purposes.
  • May 9th
    • Phil Coulson is resurrected at the Guest House, though the painful process has the agent begging the surgeons to let him die and necessitating the implantation of false memories, like Tahiti.
  • July 10th
    • Scott Lang is fired from Vistacorp for fixing what he believed was a code error that was illegally overcharging customers.
  • July 12th
    • Lang then breaks into Vistacorp Headquarters to return $4 million of the ill-gotten money to customers. He also breaks into his former boss’ mansion to steal his possessions and drive his car into the pool.
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    July 13th

    • Lang is arrested and sentenced to five years in San Quentin.
  • August 19th
    • A fourth “Mandarin bombing” occurs.
  • December 18th
    • The fifth “Mandarin bombing” occurs. Tony Stark tests his Mark XLII armor as his Iron Legion project causes friction between him and Pepper.
  • December 19th
    • The Mandarin bombs both Ali Al Salem Air Base and the TCL Chinese Theater, which explodes when Jack Taggert succumbs to Extremis’ effects. Happy Hogan is caught in the blast but survives.
  • December 22nd
    • Stark’s mansion is destroyed by the Mandarin.
  • December 25th
    • After discovering Killian’s plan, Stark and his Iron Legion save an Extremis-infected Pepper Potts (who didn’t need much saving after all) while Rhodes rescues the kidnapped President.
  • December 27th
    • Pepper’s Extremis effects are neutralized while Stark has the last of the shrapnel near his heart surgically removed, throwing the old, obsolete Arc Reactor into the sea. Stark has the Iron Legion destroyed.

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