Marvel Animated Universe - Timeline

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Odin fraking Hel.


MSM2017 is now in Earth-17628? ...
Lazy.
 

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Should I just remove the GotG cartoon, MSM and Assemble season 5 from the timeline? Or separate it?
 

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Well, we're back to the tangential "Marvel Animated Universe" thing again. The 90s Marvel cartoons played it like they were mostly in the same universe, but decided to officially divide them into five different universes. Whereas here we have three, maybe more, tangential realities.

It's probably best to treat both the 90s and current animated universe(s) like 'branches'. They're almost completely similar, but slight differences or some underlying contradictory elements.

The MCU and Star Wars seem to be the only ones who can handle a massive shared universe without constant timeline changes or glaring inconsistencies to the point of absurdity.
 
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Well, we're back to the tangential "Marvel Animated Universe" thing again. The 90s Marvel cartoons played it like they were mostly in the same universe, but decided to officially divide them into five different universes. Whereas here we have three, maybe more, tangential realities.

It's probably best to treat both the 90s and current animated universe(s) like 'branches'. They're almost completely similar, but slight differences or some underlying contradictory elements.

The MCU and Star Wars seem to be the only ones who can handle a massive shared universe without constant timeline changes or glaring inconsistencies to the point of absurdity.
DC Animated Universe**
 

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Judging from Harrison Wilcox's tweets, he was a exec producer for these shows, Earth-12041 and Earth-17628 had very similar histories but the differences make them exist as separate realities.

Think of it like the X-Men film timelines - they're extremely similar and COULD be simply interpreted as separate timelines within the same universe, but major inconsistencies like, for example, the characters' ages post-DoFP not lining up, like Jean's, lead it to a more complicated reasoning. They're not simply just alternate timelines, but they're alternate realities with similar histories but a few drastic details that make them not same reality but a different timestream. But a whole different universe entirely.

Layman's terms: Kitty Pride phased Logan into another universe branch, not through their timestream. It broke off and created a universe with it's own history.
The MAU is more or less several branches with similar histories but with some details that happened differently that diverge into their own branches.
Some characters in the X-Men franchise were born after 1973, therefore they had different ages. Some are simply completely different people who are based on the same character. Deadpool and Angel, for example. I don't see Jean Grey as any different to the 60 year old Professor X in Dark Phoenix. It's just the viewers who see a younger Jean or Charles.
 

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Forget what I just rambled about. I feel like I need to explain and dwell on this better at some point.

But I'm not throwing out the idea entirely.
 

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It might just be the wiki, but isn't the first season of GotG set on Earth-12041, and the events in it only happened similarly in Earth-17628?
 

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Wait, I checked. In the Appearances for Earth-17628, it's the entirety of Guardians of the Galaxy as that universe, but in the trivia for Earth-12041, it says that the third season of Guardians of the Galaxy and the fifth season of Avengers Assemble is when they become a different universe.

Oh my god.

Marvel... fix this, please.
 

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You should add the first two seasons of Guardians of the Galaxy in the Marvel Animated Universe Timeline (Earth-12041) as tim eldred confirms that the first two takes place in Earth-12041.
 

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