Arrowverse Rewrite: Earth-1 Timeline (Pre-Crisis)

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Disclaimer: This is going to be a long post. There's been so many timeline and continuity changes in the Arrowverse, but I'm my best to keep it nice and orderly.

Original Timeline

  • 1918
    • Wonder Woman Film.
    • Debut of Wonder Woman.
    • Steve Trevor dies.
  • 1993
    • Rebecca Merlyn is murdered by Daniel Brickwell.
    • Malcolm Merlyn joins the League of Assassins.
  • 2000
    • Nora Allen is killed by Eobard Thawne.
    • Henry Allen is arrested for the murder of his wife.
    • Eobard Thawne takes on the identity of Harrison Wells.
  • 2002
    • Robert Queen begins an affair with Isobel Rochev.
  • 2003
    • Flashbacks (Batwoman).
    • Robert Queen ends his affair with Isobel Rochev after they are discovered by his wife, Moira. Isobel is fired from her position at Queen Consolidated.
  • 2004
    • Isobel Rochev hires the assassin known as Shado to take out Robert Queen. Shado ends up falling for Robert and the two begin an affair.
  • 2005
    • Shado ends her relationship with Robert when she discovers she's pregnant. She gives birth to daughter, whom she names Emiko.
    • Shado's father, is punished for her crimes and sent to the island of Lian Yu.
    • Oliver Queen and Sara Lance begin a relationship.
  • 2006
    • Oliver Queen cheats on his girlfriend with a classmate, Sandra Hawke. Unbeknownst to Oliver, Sandra becomes pregnant.
    • Richard Drakunovski and Ricardo Diaz are sent by ARGUS to Lian Yu to locate Natas.
    • Edward Fyers is sent to the island of Lian Yu by the Ninth Circle to sabotage the economy of China.
    • John Constantine attempts to summon a demon called Neuron, who drags an innocent girl named Astra to hell.
  • 2007
    • Robert Queen learns that he has a daughter and sets sail for China to find him, with his son and Sara Lance also onboard.
    • Flashbacks (Arrow - Season 1A).
  • 2008
    • Flashbacks (Arrow - Season 1B).
    • Natas and Eddie Fyers die.
    • Dinah Drake-Lance and Quentin Lance divorce.
    • Debut of Batman.
    • Laurel Lance begins working at the Wildcat Gym.
    • Flashbacks (Arrow - Season 2A).
  • 2009
    • Flashbacks (Arrow - Season 2B).
    • Shado and Anatoly escape from Lian Yu. Shado learns that Simon has vanished with her daughter.
    • Flashbacks (Arrow - Season 3A).
  • 2010
    • Andy Diggle is taken by H.I.V.E. He begins their operative known as 'The Ghost'.
    • Flashbacks (Arrow - Season 3B).
    • Maseo Yamashiro and Sandra join the League of Assassins as The Phantom and Lady Shiva.
    • Tatsu Yamashiro becomes the vigilante known as Katana.
    • Flashbacks (Arrow - Season 4A).
    • Harrison Wells hires Cisco Ramon, Caitlin Snow and Ronnie Raymond and begins work on STAR Labs’ Particle Accelerator.
    • John Diggle meets Lyla Michaels, and the two fall in love.
  • 2011
    • Flashbacks (Arrow - Season 4B).
    • Thea Queen, suffering from depression after the loss of her father and brother, turns to drugs.
    • Tommy Merlyn and Laurel Lance begin a relationship.
    • Debut of Robin.
    • Flashbacks (Arrow - Season 5A).
  • 2012
    • Flashbacks (Arrow - Season 5B).
    • Arrow - Season 1A.
    • Debut of the Green Arrow.
    • Debut of the Huntress.
  • 2013
    • Arrow - Season 1B.
    • The Undertaking Occurs.
    • Tommy Merlyn dies.
    • Debut of the Canary.
    • Arrow - Season 2A.
  • 2014
    • Arrow - Season 2B.
    • Moira Queen dies.
    • The Battle for Star City Occurs.
    • Debut of Arsenal.
    • The Flash - Season 1A.
    • Debut of the Flash.
    • Arrow - Season 3A.
    • Sara Lance dies.
  • 2015
    • Arrow - Season 3B.
    • Debut of the Black Canary.
    • Debut of the Atom.
    • The Flash - Season 1B.
    • Cisco Ramon learns that Harrison Wells is the Reverse-Flash.
    • Central City is devastated by a tidal wave.
    • ~~~~TIMELINE CHANGE~~~~
  • Between 2015 and 2025
    • Barry Allen and Iris West marry and have twins - Don and Dawn Allen.
    • Barry Allen creates Gideon.
    • Debut of Hawkgirl.
  • 2026
    • A Crisis occurs in Central City.
    • The Flash, Green Arrow, The Atom and Hawkgirl battle the Reverse-Flash.
    • The Flash vanishes.
  • 2151
    • Eobard Thawne is born and becomes obsessed with The Flash.

Second Timeline

  • 2015
    • Barry prevents Cisco's death.
    • Arrow - Season 3B.
    • The Flash - Season 1B.
    • Debut of Firestorm.
    • The Brave and the Bold Crossover.
    • Sara Lance is resurrected.
    • Debut of Speedy.
    • Ronnie Raymond and Eddie Thawne die.
    • Debut of Spartan.
  • 2016
    • Lian Nguyen-Harper is born.
    • Arrow - Season 4A.
    • The Flash - Season 2A.
    • Vixen.
    • Debut of Vixen.
    • World's Finest Crossover.
    • Hath-Set destroys Central City.
    • ~~~~TIMELINE CHANGE~~~~

 Third Timeline

  •  2016
    • Barry Allen prevents the destruction of Central City.
    • Debut of Hawkgirl.
  • 2017
    • Damien Darhk kills Sara Lance, Quentin Lance and Laurel Lance.
    • ~~~~TIMELINE CHANGE~~~~
    • A Crisis occurs in Central City when Zoom merges Earth-1 and Earth-2, killing billions. The Flash vanishes trying to stop him.

Fourth Timeline

  • 2017
    • Rip Hunter forms the Legends.
    • Legends - Season 1.
    • Arrow - Season 4B.
    • Quentin Lance dies.
    • Team Arrow disbands.
    • Oliver Queen becomes Mayor.
    • The Flash - Season 2B.
    • Henry Allen dies.
    • ~~~~TIMELINE CHANGE~~~~
  • Between 2017 and 2046
    • Star City is invaded and destroyed by Grant Wilson and H.I.V.E., killing Laurel Lance and John Diggle.
    • Connor Hawke, Oliver's long lost son, becomes the new Green Arrow.

Fifth Timeline (aka 'Flashpoint')

  • 2000
    • Nora Allen is saved from the Reverse-Flash.
  • 2007
    • Quentin Lance is shot and killed while on duty.
  • 2008
    • Laurel Lance becomes a murderous vigilante.
  • 2009
    • Sara Lance trains to bring her sister to justice.
  • 2010
    • Oliver Queen creates Green Arrow Industries.
  • 2014
    • The Particle Accelerator affects Laurel Lance, Sara Lance, Caitlin Snow and Wally West.
    • Debut of the Siren, Blackbird Killer Frost and The Flash.
  • 2015
    • A.R.G.U.S. outlaws metahumans.
    • Killer Frost begins a meta human revolution.
  • 2017
    • The Flash is killed by his Rival.
    • Killer Frost brings on the apocalypse using Firestorm.
    • ~~~~TIMELINE CHANGE~~~~

Sixth Timeline

  • 1942
    • Debut of the Justice Society of America.
  • 1989
    • Nora Allen gives birth to twins.
  • 2000
    • Barry Allen is taken in by Darryl Frye after the death of his mother.
  • 2015
    • Eddie Thawne survives the attempt on his life.
  • 2017
    • Dante Ramon is killed in a car accident.
    • Arrow - Season 5A.
    • Debut of Wild Dog, Mister Terrific, Ragman and Arrowette.
    • The Flash - Season 3A.
    • Debut of Jesse Quick.
    • Legends - Season 2A.
    • Debut of Citizen Steel.
    • Invasion! Crossover.
    • Laurel Lance and Oliver Queen are married.
    • Donna Smoak dies.
  • 2018
    • Arrow - Season 5B.
    • The Flash - Season 3B.
    • Debut of Vibe.
    • Debut of Kid Flash.
    • Debut of Killer Frost.
    • Legends - Season 2B.
    • The Legion of Doom gets their hands on the Spear of Destiny.
    • ~~~~REALITY CHANGE~~~~
    • Alchemy kills Iris West.
    • Killer Frost nearly kills Vibe.
    • Barry Allen quits being the Flash.

Seventh TIME ('Doomworld')

  • 2018
    • The Legion of Doom rewrites reality.
    • Oliver Queen, Barry Allen, Laurel Lance, John Diggle, Cisco Ramon, Curtis Holt, Rene Ramirez and Bonnie King are killed by Sara Lance and Mari McCabe on Damien Darhk's orders.
    • Rip Hunter and Mick Rory save the Legends and restore their memories.
    • Leonard Snart kills Mari McCabe.
    • The Legends undo the Legion's work.
    • ~~~~TIMELINE BROKEN~~~~

Eight Timeline

  • 1916
    • Rip Hunter creates the Time Bureau to repair the timeline.
  • 2017
    • Batman vanishes.
    • Nora Dark is possessed by the demon Mallus.
    • Debut of Aquaman.
  • 2018
    • The Legends disband.
    • The Battle of Lian Yu occurs.
    • HR Wells sacrifices himself to save Iris West.
    • Barry Allen enters the Speed Force.
    • Wally West becomes The Flash.
    • Aquaman Film.
  • 2019
    • Arrow - Season 6A.
    • Helix takes over Star City.
    • Legends - Season 3A.
    • The Legends reform.
    • The Flash - Season 4A.
    • Barry Allen escapes the Speed Force.
    • Crisis on Earth-X Crossover.
    • Martin Stein dies.
    • Barry Allen and Iris West are married.
    • Cayden James is assassinated by Slade Wilson.
    • Barry Allen is arrested for the murder of Clifford DeVoe.
  • 2020
    • Arrow - Season 6B.
    • Oliver Queen is exposed as the Green Arrow and is arrested.
    • Team Arrow disbands.
    • Legends - Season 3B.
    • Rip Hunter dies.
    • Debut of Batwoman.
    • The Flash - Season 4B.
    • Daniel West is born.
    • Nora West-Allen travels back in time from the future.
    • The Flash - Season 5A.
    • Arrow - Season 7A.
    • Debut of the new Green Arrow.
    • Oliver Queen is released from prison.
    • Team Arrow reforms.
    • Batwoman - Season 1A.
    • Legends - Season 4A.
    • Elseworlds Crossover.
    • ~~~~REALITY CHANGE~~~~
  • 2026
    • Kara Danvers and Barry Allen die in the Crisis.

Elseworlds

  • 2020
    • The Monitor gives John Deegan the Book of Destiny as a way to test the heroes of Earth-1 for an upcoming Crisis.
    • The heroes pass the test and Oliver Queen offers himself up as a sacrifice in exchange for Barry Allen and Kara Danvers' survival.

Ninth Timeline

  • 2021
    • Legends - Season 4B.
    • The Flash - Season 5B.
    • Team Flash destroys Cicada's dagger.
    • ~~~~TIMELINE CHANGE~~~~
    • Arrow - Season 7B.
    • Mia Dearden is born.
  • 2026
    • Oliver Queen, Kara Danvers and Barry Allen die in the Crisis.
  • 2040
    • Flashforwards (Arrow - Season 7).

Tenth Timeline

  •  2021
    • The Flash - Season 6A.
    • Arrow - Season 8.
    • Crisis on Infinite Earth occurs.
    • ~~~~EARTH 1 DESTROYED~~~~
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Wow. Sorry it took me so long to getting around to reading this, but it's very impressive. I didn't realize how many times the timeline has been changed in the Arrowverse. I got a little mixed up on the years in which parts take place, before I remembered you having Arrow Season 5 and Flash Season 3 having a year long time jump.


Noticed that you included the animated Vixen show. Would you want to make any changes to that? Because as interesting as the animated shows were, I think I would try to integrate parts of them into the actual shows so it can all be live action. And since Kuasa is a villain featured in Legends Season 3, maybe there can be an episode covering she and Mari's backstory there.