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"I've been hearing about the New Mexico situation. Your work has impressed a lot of people who are much smarter than I am."
"I had a lot to work with. The Foster theory, a gateway to another dimension... it's unprecedented. Isn't it?"
Nick Fury and Erik Selvig[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred in 2011.






  • Trying to have a serious relationship after the revelation that he is Iron Man, Stark starts a relationship with Lina.[6]



Lina tries to escape from Tony Stark's Mansion

  • Knowing that she is dating Stark, the Ten Rings kidnaps Lina's son so as to blackmail her to obtain the blueprints from the Iron Man Armor.[6]
  • Lina tries to obtain the blueprints but J.A.R.V.I.S. stops her, as she manages to escape Stark locates and asks for an explanation. She explains the situation to him and Stark goes to rescue her son succesfully.[6]



  • In Germany, Tony Stark is on a business trip to make a partnership between Stark Industries and Gorani Insurance. He is stopped on the road by a policemen, who tells him that 15 million dollars worth of paintings have been stolen from a museum and describes the car of the thieves; he then lets Stark pass. Later, Stark fixes the flat tire of a young woman. Further along the road he discovers a car matching the description of the car the policemen described earlier.[7]
Tony vs. criminals
  • He opens the trunk and finds all the paintings inside. The criminals return and open fire on Stark, but he fends them off with the glove of the Mark IV Iron Man armor. He manages to return the paintings to the museum and get to the meeting, where he meets the same woman whose tire he repaired. The woman is Evetta Gorani, the heir to Gorani Insurance. Her father and Gorani Insurance's current president Michael Gorani explains to him that the the paintings he recovered were insured by Gorani, meaning Stark saved the company over one hundred million dollars. He successfully starts a business partnership with Gorani.[7]



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Stark destroys his weapons

  • Iron Man tracks a shipment down of first generation Tellor Propellant Rifles, made by Stark Industries. The weapons where set to be destroyed after Tony Stark made the decision to no longer provide any weapons. Instead, the shipment got diverted by a hacker to a different location. While the shipments gets unloaded, Iron Man stops the guards and destroys the weapons.[10]
  • Meanwhile Pepper Potts and Jesse try to track down the hacker but he left no trace.[10]
  • On her break, Jesse gets an email and thinks it is from her aunt but appeared empty when opening it.[10]



Iron Man arrives at a local carnaval in Genoa, Italy

  • Jesse discovers that the email was sent by hackers who mined her computer, scanned her passwords and got acces to the main frame of Stark Industries. The hackers exploited Stark by pretending to be him by stealing his online identity, buying expensive art, philanthropic funding and spending money on extravagant parties. Stark is able to track down the coding from the mail downloaded by Jesse to Genoa in Italy.[10]
  • Iron Man arrives at a local carnaval in Genoa which is sponsored by Stark's own money via the hackers. While he circles the carnaval he is spotted by Ten Rings insurgents lead by the hacker Cordo Gaines. Having the rest of the stolen weapon shipment,
    Cordo Gaines

    Cordo Gaines

    they start shooting at Iron Man and when they use a rocket launcher, Iron Man is taken down to the ground. But the weapons are supplied with Stark Industries chips and Iron Man is able to remotely turn the weapons down. Cordo Gaines and his men get arrested while Iron Man extends the carnaval with another week and calls Pepper to come over.[10]


  • 158 days since his last “incident”, Bruce Banner has an accident that causes a drop of his blood to fall into a soda bottle. He sends a sample of his blood to Samuel Sterns, who conducts further experiments with it outside of the analysis that Banner needs.[11]



Stark Expo 2010

2011 Stark Expo.




  • Tony Stark appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee's Weaponized Suit Defense Program Hearings. These are chaired by Pennsylvania Senator Stern, who urges him to give the Iron Man suit (which was built six months ago[2][13]) to the Military and calls Lt. Col. James Rhodes and Hammer Industries CEO Justin Hammer to testify against him. Stark refuses to surrender the suit, pointing out that although North Korea and Iran are working to replicate the technology, they are years away from being able to do so. He also reveals Hammer Industries has had its share of failures, leading to the cancellation of Hammer Industries' contacts with the Department of Defense.[12][14][3]




The Incredible Hulk - Ambush in Rio de Janeiro




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Romanoff as "Natalie Rushman"


  • James Rhodes tries to negotiate a compromise between Tony Stark and the Pentagon. While Rhodes and Stark are arguing, Stark challenges Rhodes to try one of his Iron Man suits. Rhodes accepts and takes the Mark II, arguing with Iron Man during the flight. When they arive back at Stark's Mansion and Rhodes gets his armor off, he makes it clear that he does not let Stark put him in the position to choose between their friendship and his duty. Saying at his departure, that they both know where that would end up.[17]




  • Senator Stern appears on news channels to support military control of the Iron Man armor.[12]





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Stark fights with Rhodes

  • Duel at Tony Stark's Mansion: Nick Fury is informed that Tony Stark has 72 hours left to live due to his palladium poisoning. On Tony Stark's birthday, he is inconsolable over his inability to solve his palladium poisoning dilemma and gets drunk, which leads to a confrontation with James Rhodes, who dons the Mark II Iron Man armor. The fight wrecks a portion of Stark's Malibu mansion, and Rhodes leaves with the Mark II suit.[12][5][3]
  • Bruce Banner has passed through US customs, and there are reports of "atmospheric disturbances" in the South West region. Handed lithium to slow the effects of the condition, Fury leaves to meet Stark, carrying lithium to slow the palladium's effects, and orders Agent Jasper Sitwell to track Banner.[12][5]



Attack on Jotunheim


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Battle at Stark Expo

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Stanley Lieber speaks with Bruce Banner



Blonsky serum

Blonsky is injected with Super Soldier Serum


Destroyer vs Thor

Battle of Puente Antiguo

Duel at the Bifrost Bridge



  • Stark investigates the magnets that Potts gave him last night in order to improve it in his new armor.[18]
  • Banner and Betty Ross arrive in New York City, bypassing roadblocks at the Holland Tunnel by bribing a boat owner to take them across the Hudson River to lower Manhattan. They head uptown to meet with Mr. Blue, whose real name is Samuel Sterns.
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    Duel of Harlem

    Sterns tries an experimental process to cure Banner, though it only succeeds in reversing the transformation, not ridding him of it completely.[11][5]
  • Duel of Harlem: The Military captures Banner, but Emil Blonsky forces Sterns to inject him with the blood products he developed from Banner's blood sample. The process mutates Blonsky into the Abomination, while Sterns is infected with Banner's blood through an open wound on his head, gaining his own mutation. Banner convinces Thaddeus Ross to let him try and stop the Abomination. The two creatures fight in Harlem, with Hulk defeating the Abomination and fleeing the scene immediately afterwards.[11][5]
  • Natasha Romanoff discovers the mutated Sterns in his laboratory, subdues him and takes him into custody.[20][5]

Jane Foster's research to find Thor

  • Learning that the defeat of Loki could potentially put the Nine Realms in peril, Thor warns Hogun that his people in Vanaheim are in danger of attack from Marauders.[22]
  • In New Mexico, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents help with Jane Foster's research to find Thor. They discover a possible chance at accessing the same wormhole Thor used to travel to Earth, but, when Foster informs Erik Selvig of this breakthrough, he warns her that it might be a bad idea.[22][5]
  • Around midnight, Foster, Darcy Lewis, and a few S.H.I.E.L.D. agents try to open the wormhole. At first the portal stabilizes, but it eventually fails. Foster is undeterred by this failure, and vows not to give up looking for Thor.[22]




The Tesseract




Stark speaks with General Ross



  • WHiH World News posts late at night on Google+ saying "Catch our exclusive interview with Tony Stark and his thoughts after revealing his "true" identity to the public, tonight at 10."[29]





"31 Days Since Last Incident"






  • Thaddeus Ross suffers a heart attack and undergoes 13 hours of surgery and a triple bypass to save his life.[32]



  • The second Mandarin bombing occurs.[1]
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Mikhail Fjodorov is killed by Sofia


  • Black Widow is sent to a mission in Moscow, Russia, where she searchs for missing Stark Industries technology. Disguised as Tatiana Sokolova, she works at a night club. While she tries to interrogate Mikhail Fjodorov, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, Fjodorov is killed by an unknown woman. Romanoff is forced to leave the club, fighting several security men in the process. After she returns to a hotel, she is attacked by a team of masked mercenaries, but she defeats them and receives a SIM card to reach the mysterious woman she saw in the night club.[33]


  • Later, in the very early hours of the morning, Black Widow talks to the woman named Sofia, and learns that she is a "fan" and wants to take over the name "Black Widow". Romanoff agrees to meet with Sofia and breakes all her contacts with S.H.I.E.L.D..[33]


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Romanoff is saved by Coulson

  • A few days later, Romanoff confronts Sofia in a sport hall in Sochi, where she is defeated and almost drowned but she is saved at the last moment by Phil Coulson, who is following a pair of goons working for the arms dealer General Starodoub. Coulson gives Romanoff the necessary equipment to infiltrate the yacht belonging to Yuri Klementiev, one of General Starodoub's business partners, where she meets Sofia again, an encounter which costs them the life of agent Gennady Markov.[34]


  • Phil Coulson discovers that Sofia's employer is the billionaire Richard Frampton, Romanoff infiltrates his headquarters in Vladivostok. She discovers that Frampton works for the Ten Rings terrorist organization and that he has made a Jericho missile that will explode near the border between Russia and North Korea, greatly destabilizing the world peace. Romanoff infiltrates the launching area and destroys the missile. Both Frampton and Sofia are killed in the explosion.[35]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Iron Man 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Iron Man Royal Purple Custom Comic
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Iron Man: Limited Edition
  4. Iron Man 2: Public Identity
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 5.36 5.37 5.38 5.39 5.40 5.41 5.42 5.43 5.44 5.45 5.46 5.47 Marvel's Timeline
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Iron Man 2: Security Breach
  7. 7.0 7.1 Iron Man 2: Fist of Iron
  8. 8.0 8.1 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.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Iron Man: Will Online Evils Prevail?
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 The Incredible Hulk
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  14. The comic The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII establishes that had happened 189 days since the Duel of Los Angeles, in order to fit with the rest of the timeline, we stretch it to 194 days.
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 Thor
  16. Iron Man 2: Black Widow: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  17. Iron Man 2 Adaptation
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII
  19. 19.00 19.01 19.02 19.03 19.04 19.05 19.06 19.07 19.08 19.09 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 Thor Adaptation
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week
  21. Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Thor: The Dark World Prelude
  23. Daredevil: 1.03: Rabbit in a Snowstorm
  24. Thor Post-credits Scenes
  25. 25.0 25.1 Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Iron Man 3 Prelude
  27. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.02: Heavy is the Head
  28. In Heavy is the Head, it is said on the reasoned date of June 22, 2014 that the Sierra Leone mission was "3 years ago."
  29. 29.0 29.1 WHiH World News: Google+ Posts
  30. 31 Days Since Last Incident.
  31. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.11: Bouncing Back
  32. Captain America: Civil War
  33. 33.0 33.1 The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes, Volume 1
  34. The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes, Volume 2
  35. The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes, Volume 3
  36. Captain America: The Winter Soldier