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"When I picked you up as a kid, these boys wanted to eat you. They ain't never tasted Terran before. I saved your life!"
Yondu Udonta.[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred during the 1980s.

1980

January

25th

March

31st

April

10th

  • Ego leaves Earth one final time, realizing he has to return to his planet, and has nearly been gone too long. He knows that if he were to return for a fourth time, he would choose never to leave, which he cannot allow of himself, and reluctantly plants a cancerous tumour in Meredith to kill her in approximately 8 years' time.[2][3]

May

21st

October

25th

26th

December

24th

1981

January

20th

February

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Reva Connors

May

19th

July

  • HYDRA causes the beginning of the early 1980s recession.[11]

September

4th

1982

April

4th

May

July/August

September

26th

October

27th

November

  • The early 1980s recession, instigated by HYDRA, draws to a close.[18]

December

8th

1983

January

7th

February

9th

May

13th

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Gordon

  • Gordon undergoes Terrigenesis. The transformation deprives him of his eyes, but grants him teleportation and force field projecting abilities.[19]

June

3rd

14th

December

9th

1984

February

17th

April

7th

  • To test his EMP Communication Device on bullet ants, Hank Pym uses his Ant-Man Suit to shrink to their size. The ants disobey his orders and chase him with the intention of causing him bodily harm. While Pym ran from the ants, they encounter a centipede that was more determined to attack. Pym manages to get the bullet ants to work with him to stop the centipede.[23]

June

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Stokes and Diaz grow up on the street alongside Pop

October

26th

November

22nd

December

30th

1985

April

17th

September

October

31st

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Thompson undergoes testing

  • Since the moment he was born, Kevin Thompson quickly developed a serious brain malfunction which required a great deal of treatment. Thompson spent much of his young life going through seemingly never ending tests alongside extremely painful treatments which included injections into the back of his neck by his parents Albert and Louise. Eventually he developed the power to control people's minds and make them do as he commanded with ease.[31]

November

1986

February

March

12th

May

14th

16th

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Bus Blueprints

September

19th

October

  • Pop is arrested for his crimes on the streets of Harlem. This is the last time he sees Reva Connors, now aged 5, for 27 years.[24][21]

26th

1987

January

April

2nd

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The dark lord Thanos

  • The dark overlord Thanos adopts, after killing their families, two alien girls as his daughters, a Zehoberei called Gamora and a Luphomoid who goes under the name Nebula. Under the tutelage of Thanos' ally, Ronan the Accuser, the adopted daughters become Galaxy-Class Killers and elite assassins under Thanos' employ.[39][40]

4th

  • In East Berlin, a man is chased down and caught by radicals dressed as HYDRA soldiers.[41]

5th

7th

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  • Pym begins his mission in Berlin using his Ant-Man Suit. Having shrunken down to about the size of an ant, Pym is able to easily break into the facility. Unfortunately, a guard dog finds Pym.[41]
  • Infiltration into East Berlin: Pym comes up with an immediate plan that helps him escape the dog. He soon finds a flying ant and rides on it in order to find the radicals more easily. All he finds though are the blueprints for a HYDRA weapon. He soon hears screams and follows them to find HYDRA operatives testing on a man. In order to stop the tests, Hank jumps onto the shoulders of one of the soldiers and makes him think he is going insane by speaking into his ear. Pym then causes a small explosion in the lab, startling all who were present. He also frees the prisoner and defeats all the soldiers in the room.[42]

9th

24th

May

28th

Dervani

Nebula and Gamora engage in fierce combat

  • During a dangerous training scenario on Dervani, under the tutelage of Ronan the Accuser and Thanos, Nebula and Gamora engage each other in fierce combat in a competition to retrieve a data ingot for Ronan. The girls are evenly matched and their fight leads them to a cliff, where Gamora tosses Nebula over. Nebula is severely injured in the fall, and is forced to undergo cybernetic augmentations. As she is repaired, Thanos openly expresses his disappointment on her, lecturing her on the limits of weakness.[39][40]

June

17th

July

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

  • Hank Pym, using his Ant-Man Suit and Janet van Dyne in her Wasp Suit, try to disarm a Soviet ICBM to save many lives. With there being no other way to disarm it, Janet turns her suit's regulator off to make herself small enough to enter the missile. She manages to turn the missile off, at the cost of shrinking indefinitely, supposedly leading to her death. Due to his loss, Pym stores his suit and sends his daughter Hope off to boarding school. This causes a strain in their relationship.[1]

30th

  • Meredith and Peter Quill spend some time together lying in a field, listening to music and enjoying each other's company.[2]

August

19th

September

11th

1988

July

2nd

October

3rd

November

10th

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The Ravagers come for Peter Quill

December

1st

1989

January

20th

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Werner Reinhardt after decades in prison

March

  • After serving 44 years of his life sentence in the Rat, Werner Reinhardt is set free by Alexander Pierce.[49]
  • Men claiming to be S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, but who were in truth members of HYDRA, go to China to Calvin Johnson's clinic and demand that Jiaying be handed over. Johnson and Jiaying resist, but their efforts are in vain, as she is kidnapped nonetheless. He then leaves his daughter Daisy among people he trusts, and sets off to search for his beloved wife.[49]
  • Werner Reinhardt is brought to his old base in Austria by a group of HYDRA Operatives. In this base, HYDRA is holding the elders of a Chinese village in the Hunan Province, including Jiaying, whom Reinhardt recognizes as the same woman he wanted to experiment on 44 years earlier. After noticing Jiaying had not aged in all these years, he experiments on her body, trying to discover what made her special. In the process, Jiaying is supposedly killed. After the experiments, he tells his men to dispose of her corpse. With the results of the experiments, he turns his body back to how it was in 1945. Reinhardt changes his name to Daniel Whitehall and loses his German accent.[49]
  • Calvin Johnson travels to Austria in search of his wife, Jiaying. He finds her body in a forest. Johnson refuses to allow his beloved wife to die and puts her body back together by using his medical skills.[49]
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Calvin Johnson discovering his wife's corpse.

April

23rd

June

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Hank Pym resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Hank Pym resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D., after discovering that the organization attempted to replicate his technology.[1]

September

27th

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ant-Man
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 In Guardians of the Galaxy, it is shown that the Kidnapping of Peter Quill was "1988," and then the Battle of Morag was "26 years later." The Battle of Morag is dated as August 1, 2014, ideally putting the Kidnapping of Peter Quill around August 1, 1988. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it is shown that Ego and Meredith spent a day together in "1980," and then the Battle on Sovereign was "34 years later." The Battle on Sovereign is dated as October 17, 2014, ideally putting this scene around October 17, 1980. However, Quill is at least 8 years old at his kidnapping, plus realistically at least two weeks to keep his mother's death clear from his birthday. At a realistic maximum, Meredith Quill is 8 weeks pregnant in the 1980 scene, putting at least 30 weeks between that scene and Peter's birth. If the 1980 scene were October 17th, the earliest Peter could be born is May 15, 1981. If the 1988 scene were August 1st, the latest Peter could be born is July 18, 1980. The average of these two dates is December 15, 1980, putting the date of the 1980 scene as May 19th, and the 1988 scene as December 29th. Peter's clothing at his kidnapping indicates the 1988 scene should not be any earlier than early-to-mid-November. So with that at the latest date of November 10, 1988, this would put Peter's birthday around October 27, 1980 (estimated dates of birth should not be put exactly to prevent confusion), and the 1980 scene at March 31, 1980. This is all somewhat corroborated by James Gunn in a Twitter post.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to events which happened in our world, and it is assumed they happened on the same dates in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  5. Captain America: Civil War
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Pac-Man release date, Masters of the Universe release date, Knight Rider first episode air date
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Luke Cage: 1.04: Step in the Arena
  9. Luke Cage: 1.10: Take It Personal
  10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  11. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to people who existed in our world, and it is assumed they were born on the same day in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  13. Doctor Strange
  14. 14.0 14.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.01: Pilot
  15. Maria Hill's Badge
  16. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.19: Failed Experiments
  17. 17.0 17.1 Luke Cage: 1.11: Now You're Mine
  18. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  19. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.11: Aftershocks
  20. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.04: Eye-Spy
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Guardians of the Galaxy
  23. Ant-Man: Larger Than Life
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 Luke Cage: 1.02: Code of the Streets
  25. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.15: Spacetime
  26. Luke Cage: 1.07: Manifest
  27. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.18: The Frenemy of My Enemy
  29. 29.0 29.1 Luke Cage: 1.12: Soliloquy of Chaos
  30. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.22: Ascension
  31. Jessica Jones: 1.09: AKA Sin Bin
  32. Daredevil: 1.07: Stick
  33. Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King
  34. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.09: Ye Who Enter Here
  35. Iron Man
  36. Iron Fist: 1.09: The Mistress of All Agonies
  37. Bus Blueprints
  38. Iron Man 2
  39. 39.0 39.1 Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude
  40. 40.0 40.1 The Marvel Cinematic Universe follows a general real time policy in most of Phase Two - set when the media is released when suitable.
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Ant-Man Prelude, Volume 1
  42. 42.0 42.1 Ant-Man Prelude, Volume 2
  43. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.05: Girl in the Flower Dress
  44. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.12: Seeds Deleted Scene
  45. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.07: The Hub
  46. 46.0 46.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.17: Melinda
  47. Luke Cage: 1.05: Just to Get a Rep
  48. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 49.3 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.08: The Things We Bury: Over "25 Years Ago".
  50. 50.0 50.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.13: One of Us
  51. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.22: S.O.S. Part Two
  52. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.05: Girl in the Flower Dress