(Continued from The Heroic Age, Part Five)

 

THE HEROIC AGE, PART SIX (A.D. 1991 - A.D. 2000)

A.D. 1991:  

Character Debuts:

  • Agent Liberty (Benjamin Lockwood)
  • Angelhawk (Warren Hall)
  • Chun-Li
  • Clarice Starling
  • Eddie Hitler
  • Edmond Honda
  • Emily the Strange
  • The Green Lantern VI (Dana Scully)
  • Hannibal Lecter
  • Hothead Paisan
  • King Ghidorah II
  • Mallard Fillmore
  • M. Bison
  • Phil Cerreta
  • Pyron
  • Red Green
  • Ren Höek
  • Richie Richard
  • Sailor V (Aino Minako)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat
  • Superman III (Clark Kent III)
  • Tuxedo Mask (Chiba Mamoru)
  • Ultraman Great (Jack Shindo)
  • Wario
  • Yamamura Sadako
  • Yoshi

 

Team Debut:

  • The Jetmen (124)

 

Events:

  • Sailor V changes her name to Sailor Venus.
  • Son Goku marries Chi-Chi, daughter of Gyu-Mao. Son Goku defeats Piccolo II, offspring of Piccolo, and thus wins the 22nd Tenka'ichi Budokai.
  • Green Lantern Jose Hernandes is killed in action. He is replaced by FBI Agent Dana Scully.
  • A group of humans calling themselves Futurians attack Japan using King Ghidorah II. Godzilla destroys King Ghidorah II and the Futurians’ ship. Emi Kano, a Futurian defector, helps rebuild King Ghidorah II into Mecha-King Ghidorah, which is destroyed driving Godzilla II away from Japan.
  • April Patterson is born in Fairview, ON, Canada.
  • Fact-checker Herman Brooks begins to undergo a psychotic breakdown in which he imagines four separate personalities living in his head.
  • The second of Skynet’s agents, a T-1000 Terminator, arrives in Los Angeles, where it attempts to destroy the teenaged John Connor. The second of the adult John Connor’s agents, a re-programmed T-800 Terminator, destroys the T-1000 and is destroyed itself.
  • FBI trainee Clarice Starling consults with imprisoned murderer Doctor Hannibal Lecter in order to hunt down the serial killer known as “Buffalo Bill’.
  • Tokyo reporter Asakawa Kazuyuki discovers a videotape that kills those who see it. He and his friend Takayama Ryuji are drawn into the mystery of Yamamura Sadako. In the end, Takayama is killed, as are Asakawa’s wife and son. Asakawa himself is left catatonic. Another friend of Takayama’s, coroner Ando Mitsuo, is drawn into the mystery when he performs Takayama’s autopsy.
  • Charles De Nomolos attempts to destroy William Preston and Theodore Logan, but is defeated.
  • Red Green begins broadcasting from the Possum Lodge.
  • New Yorkers Mitch Robbins, Phil Berquist and Ed Furillo vacation by joining a cattle drive from New Mexico to Colorado.
  • Aasu Futaba is born.
  • Harry Potter begins attending Hogwarts. He meets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

 

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A.D. 1992:

Character Debuts:

  • The Acidic Jew (Moshe Chomsky)
  • Apollo (Ray Summers)
  • The Atom V (Jill Athron)
  • Ayeka Masaki Jurai
  • Beavis
  • The Black Condor III (Ryan Kendall)
  • Blackhawk (Janet Hall)
  • Brasil (Andrade da Silva Santos)
  • Buffy the Vampire-Slayer (Buffy Summers)
  • Butt-Head
  • Edina Monsoon
  • The Fireball II (Josh Hawkins)
  • Garth Algar
  • Gon
  • Goro
  • Hattori Haruo
  • The Hell's Angel (Shevaun Haldane)
  • Invisible Girl II (Ching)
  • Jesse Quick (Jesse Chambers)
  • Johnny Cage (John  Carlton)
  • Kano
  • Kindaichi Hajime
  • Kirby
  • Lennie Briscoe
  • Liu Kang
  • Maskarado (Carlo Miranda)
  • Mihoshi Kuramitsu
  • Motormouth (Harley Davis)
  • Noike Kamiki Jurai
  • Patsy Stone
  • Raiden
  • The Ray II (Ray Terrill)
  • Reptile
  • Rescueman (David Champion)
  • Ryoko Hakubi
  • Saffron Monsoon
  • Sailor Jupiter (Kino Makoto)
  • Sailor Mars (Hino Rei)
  • Sailor Mercury (Mizuno Ami)
  • Sailor Moon (Tsukino Usagi)
  • Sasami Masaki Jurai
  • Scorpion (Hanzo Hasashi)
  • Shang Tsung
  • Shin Kamen Rider (Kazamatsuri Shin)
  • Sonya Blade
  • The Spoiler (Stephanie Brown)
  • Squirrel Girl (Doreen Green)
  • Sub-Zero
  • Tenchi Masaki
  • Thief-Catcher (Chat)
  • Washu Hakubi
  • Wayne Campbell
  • Wonder Woman IV (Tung)

 

 

Team Debuts:

  • The Dinosaur Squadron Beast Rangers (125)
  • The Heroic Trio (126)
  • The Sailor Senshi (127)
  • The WildCATs (128)

 

Event

  • Son Goku and Chi-Chi have a son, whom they name Son Gohan, after Goku's adoptive father.
  • Godzilla II attacks Japan, but is driven off by Mothra and its dark twin, Battra. Battra is killed in the battle.
  • Tsukino Usagi is found to be the reincarnation of the legendary Silver Millennium princess, Serenity. Chiba Mamoru is found to be the reincarnation of the legendary Golden Kingdom prince, Endymion. Queen Beryl is defeated by the Sailor Senshi.
  • The staff of Grace Brothers take over Millstone Manor.
  • Joe Cabot recruits six men he codenames Messrs. Blonde, Blue, Brown, Orange, Pink and White to commit a jewel robbery. However, the robbery goes badly wrong , with disastrous consequences.
  • Jonny Quest discovers "Questworld", a cyberspace world his father created. With the help of Jessie Bannon, Race's daughter, he turns it into a giant prison.
  • Wayne's World debuts.
  • Enomoto Chihiro is born.

 

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A.D. 1993:  

Character Debuts:

  • Anita Van Buren
  • The Atom VI (Adam Cray)
  • Barb Wire (Barbara Kopetski)
  • The Brain (WB)
  • Burnout (Bobby  Lane)
  • Cammy White
  • Captain Canuck II (Darren Oak)
  • Claire Kincaid
  • The Cyborg Superman (Hank Henshaw)
  • Dot Warner
  • Dragon Ranger (Tenkasei Ryu)
  • The Eradicator (David Conner)
  • Fairchild (Caitlin Fairchild)
  • Firebird II (Beatrice Summers)
  • Francine Peterson
  • Freefall (Roxanne Spaulding)
  • The Ghost (Elisa Cameron)
  • Grunge (Percival Chang)
  • Harley Quinn (Harleen Quinzel)
  • Icon (Augustus Freeman IV)
  • John Munch
  • Kamen Rider ZO (Asou Masaru)
  • Katchoo Choovanski
  • Kirin Ranger (Tenjisei Kazu)
  • Lion Ranger (Tengensei Daigo)
  • Lionheart (Richard Plante)
  • Matchstick Boy (Bud Bundy)
  • Miss Miracle (Crystal Free)
  • Mister Nifty (Al Bundy)
  • Pegasus Ranger (Tenjyusei Shuji)
  • Phoenix Ranger (Tenpusei Lin)
  • Pinky (WB)
  • Rainmaker ( Sarah Rainmaker)
  • Sailor Chibi Moon (Tsukino Chibiusa)
  • Sailor Neptune (Kaiou Michiru)
  • Sailor Uranus (Ten’ou Haruka)
  • The Shadow Lady (Komori Aimi)
  • Saotome Ranma
  • Steel (John Henry Irons)
  • Superboy III (Conner Kent)
  • The Thingie ( Kelly Bundy)
  • Too Much Coffee Man
  • Transparent Broad (Peg Bundy)
  • Wakko Warner
  • Yakko Warner

 

Team Debuts:

  • The Dairangers (129)
  • Gen13 (130)
  • The Quantum Quartet (131)

 

Event:

  • Chiba Small Lady “Chiba-Usa” is sent from the future to aid the Sailor Senshi.
  • Death Phantom comes from the future and is defeated by the Sailor Senshi.
  • Joel Robinson escapes the Satellite of Love, landing in Australia. Doctor Forrester and TV's Frank replace him with temp worker Michael J. "Mike" Nelson.
  • The UNGCC has built its own Mechagodzilla II. An expedition to Birth Island in the Bering Strait discovers that Rodan II has hatched from an egg. They discover an unhatched egg that they take back to Japan while Godzilla II battles Rodan II. The egg hatches into a Baby Godzilla. Both Rodan II and Godzilla II travel to Japan to retrieve it. Rodan II is destroyed by Mechagodzilla II. Godzilla II destroys Mechagodzilla II, then returns to Birth Island with Baby Godzilla. The UNGCC rebuilds the remnants of Mechagodzilla II into MOGUERA II, a new robot based on the Mysterians’ design.
  • Jason Voorhees accidentally travels to New York City, where he encounters and kills the Punisher before returning to Crystal Lake.
  • Doctor Frasier Crane moves to Seattle, WA, to host a radio call-in show.
  • A nine year-old boy named Amatsuka Megumi rescues a wizard from a gang of bullies and is granted a wish from a genie as a result. When he wishes to become the “manliest of men”, the genie (perhaps deliberately) mishears this as “the womanliest of women” and transforms him into a girl. The nature of the spell is such that only Megumi and his/her best friend Hanakain Miki is aware that Megumi was not always a girl.
  • A government facility near Los Angeles accidentally sparks an outbreak of the living dead, dealt with by local authorities.
  • Jack Skellington, mayor of Halloween Town, tries to take over Christmas.
  • Julie Winters meets the Maxx.
  • Petit Charat (a.k.a. "Puchiko") is born on the planet Di Gi Charat.
  • Shidou Hikaru, Ryuuzaki Umi and Hououji Fuu are are summoned from Earth to the magical realm of Cephiro to become the Magic Knights who will save it from destruction.

 

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A.D. 1994:

Character Debuts:

  • The Alpha Centurion (Marcus Aelius)
  • Bomber Girl (Rashomon Emi)
  • Capitan Italia (Caesar)
  • Carol Hathaway
  • Cascade ( Sujatmi Sunowaparti)
  • Catholic Girl
  • Centrix (Mark Armstrong)
  • Chandler Bing
  • Connie Oligario
  • Doris Pickman
  • Doug Ross
  • Edogawa Conan (Kudo Shinichi)
  • Eel Girl (Utsubo Sakae)
  • Frank Martin
  • The Green Lantern VII (Kyle Rayner)
  • Haleh Adams
  • Jack McCoy
  • Jerry Markovic
  • Joey Tribbiani
  • John Carter II
  • Kamen Rider J (Segawa Kouji)
  • Kid Flash II (Bart Allen)
  • Lily Jarvik
  • Lydia Wright
  • Malik McGrath
  • Mark Greene
  • Monica Geller
  • Nun of the Above
  • Octopus Girl (Unabara Takako)
  • Peter Benton
  • Phoebe Buffay
  • Rachel Green
  • Ross Geller
  • Sailor Pluto II (Meiou Setsuna) Sailor Senshi
  • Sailor Saturn (Tomoe Hotaru) Sailor Senshi
  • Space Godzilla
  • Starman II (Jack Knight)
  • Susan Lewis
  • Warrior Nun Areala (Sister Shannon Masters)

 

 

Team Debuts

  • Ninja Squadron Hidden Rangers (132)

 

Events:

  • May Parker begins calling herself  Spider-Woman III.
  • Michael O’Brien opens the first Common Grounds restaurant.
  • The Infinity Delta is destroyed.
  • Dashiell "Dash" Parr is born.
  • Godzilla II, MOGUERA II and the monster Space Godzilla have a three-way battle in Tokyo in which Space Godzilla and MOGUERA II are destroyed. A young psychic named Ozawa Meru joins the UNGCC.
  • Faye Valentine is born on Earth.
  • Vincent Vega is killed.
  • Marsellus Wallace has a very bad day.
  • T.S. Quint and Brodie Bruce go to a local mall for some reason.
  • Dante Hicks and Randall Graves play a game of hockey on the roof of a Quik-Stop in Leonardo, NJ.
  • Miyagi Kesuke begins teaching karate to Julie Pierce.
  • Mickey and Mallory Knox are captured by the newly-debuted Alpha Centurion.
  • The Kaiju Regulatory Committee, a secret group of politicians, military leaders and scientists formed to deal with the growing problem of kaiju attacks, appoints a mysterious individual known only as The Commissioner to oversee this project. He conceives the idea of having the kaiju fight superhuman combatants in sanctioned, controlled battles, thus allowing the kaiju to release their aggression without killing millions or destroying any property. Thus, the Kaiju Big Battel is formed. It meets with some success, although certain kaiju remain outside its control.
  • Axel Foley tracks the killer of Inspector Douglas Todd to Los Angeles.
  • Mitch Robbins, Phil Berquist and Glen Robbins search for lost gold in Arizona.

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A.D. 1995:

 Character  Debuts:

  • Angloman (Eaton McGill)
  • Chuny Marquez
  • Dwight Zadro
  • Freakazoid (Dexter Douglas)
  • Gwendolyn Ingolfsson
  • Iceberg (Tora Drake)
  • Jeanie Boulet
  • Jing-Mei Chen
  • Kerry Weaver
  • Mai the Psychic Girl (Kuju Mai)
  • Michael the Cat
  • Painkiller Jane (Jane Vasko)
  • Pamela Olbes
  • Rey Curtis
  • Saeki Kayako
  • Ultraman Powered (Kai Kenichi)
  • Witchblade (Sara Pezzini)

 

Team Debuts:

  • The Hyper Dolls (133)
  • The OH Rangers (134)

 

Events:

  • Queen Nephelenia is defeated by the Sailor Senshi.
  • TV's Frank is assumed into Second Banana Heaven.
  • Godzilla II and Baby Godzilla, now known as “Godzilla Junior” battle the monster Destroyah in Tokyo. Destroyah is defeated, but Godzilla II melts down. Godzilla Junior absorbs the energy released and matures into Godzilla III.
  • Gamera defeats a swarm of Gyaos creatures.
  • Akiyama Jan goes to work at the Gobancho Restaurant in Tokyo.
  • Jay Sherman begins hosting Coming Attractions on FOX.
  • Skilled but dimwitted fighter Ryuzoji Junpei, actress Komiyama Airi, and high school girl and military buff Inoue Ritsuko are swept into a magical realm along with a T-74 tank that Inoue had somehow acquired. Once there, the tank is possessed by a cat spirit and given the nickname Miké. With the help of an elf named Celcia Marieclaire, who is trapped in the form of a dog , the three hunt down the fragments of the spell that will send them home.
  • Japanese high schooler Mizuhara Makoto is transported to El-Hazard.
  • Asami Chiaki is elected Prime Minister Prime Minister of Japan, even as his childhood friend Hojo Akira becomes a yakuza leader.
  • Todd "Squee" Casil and his family move into a new apartment, where Squee discovers his next door neighbor, an antisocial young man known only as Johnny, is in fact a homicidal maniac who has killed hundreds.
  • Hamish "Hammie" MacPherson is born.
  • The Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald encounter Rupert Pink at the West Coutnry Children's Home in Gloucester.
  • In the Kanto region, A young boy named  Satoshi receives a Pikachu and begins his quest to become a Pokémon Master.

 

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A.D. 1996:

Character Debuts:

  • Albert Wesker
  • The Aqua-Mariner (Arthur Curry III) (135)
  • Asahina Daigo
  • Barry Burton
  • Beastling (Hank  Logan)
  • Blackjack II (Aaron Day)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura (Kinomoto Sakura)
  • Catsai (Elektra Kyle)
  • Chris Redfield
  • The  Dare (Slade Murdock)
  • Death Ghidorah
  • Dial HUSK (Paige Guthrie)
  • Eat-Man (Bolt Crank)
  • Elasti-Girl II (Janet Pym the Younger)
  • Ferro Man (Peter  Rasputin )
  • Firebrand III (Alex Sanchez)
  • The  Flash VI (Iris West II)
  • The Green Lantern VIII (Lois Lane II)
  • Huey Freeman
  • The Insect Queen (Mary Jane Parker the Younger)
  • The Iron Lantern (Hal Stark)
  • J2 (Zane Yama)
  • Jamie Ross
  • Jill Valentine
  • The Joker II
  • Lara Croft
  • Legion
  • Marge Gunderson
  • Mercury III (Peter Allen)
  • Pearl Forrester
  • The Punisher II (Trevor Castle)
  • Rebecca Chambers
  • The Red Hood (Lian Harper)
  • Redwing ( Richard Worthington)
  • Riley Freeman
  • The Roach (Stiff Stacy)
  • Sakura
  • Spider-Boy (Peter Parker Junior)
  • Supergirl II (Linda Danvers)
  • The Super-Soldier (Clark Rogers) (135)
  • Ultraman Tiga (Daigo)
  • Ultraman Zearth
  • The White Witch (Wanda Zatara)
  • Wonder Woman V (Princess Ororo of Themiscyra)

 

Team Debuts:

  • The Car Rangers (136)
  • The Jewish Hero Corps (137)
  • The JLX (138)

 

Events:

  • The Dark Claw takes on Jubilation Lee as his crimefighting partner, Sparrow.
  • Barbara Gordon becomes Police Commissioner of Gotham City.
  • Sailor Galaxia is defeated by the Sailor Senshi. Sailor Cosmos returns to the past in the form of a little girl, Chibi Chibi, to aid Sailor Moon. The Galaxy Cauldron is saved from Sailor Chaos.
  • Son Goku discovers that he is a Saiyan when he meets Vegeta.
  • Doctor Forrester's mother Pearl moves into Deep 13. Several months later, an accident shoots the Satellite of Love to the edge of the universe, where its inhabitants are converted into beings of pure energy. Dr. Forrester is regressed to infancy. Deep 13 is shut down.
  • Gamera defeats the monster Legion.
    Mothra defeats Death Ghidorah.
  • Asahina Daigo joins Company M of the Sengoku City Fire Department.
  • Police Chief Marge Gunderson solves the kidnapping and murder of Jean Lundegaard.
  • A fleet of scavenging aliens considers invading the Earth over the Independence Day holiday, but opts against it when they realize how many powerful defenders the Earth has.
  • The first Doctor and Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Saffron Monsoon battle the Daleks at the World’s Fair in Ghana.
  • Four aliens come to observe Earth, posing as humans called Dick, Sally, Harry and Tommy Solomon.
  • The Japanese assassin/artist called Benkei takes up residence in New York City.
  • Lex Luthor Junior  has an accident while experimenting with some Green Kryptonite. He is left disfigured and begins operating as the Green Skull.
  • Sabrina Spellman II's magical powers develop as she becomes a teenage witch.  (139)
  • Saotome Ranma marries Tendo Akane.
  • On the planet Di Gi Charat, Princess Di Gi Charat (a.k.a. "Dejiko") and Petit Charat (a.k.a. "Puchiko") meet Rinna Charat and meeK Charat. Pyocora Analog III (a.k.a. "Piyoko") comes to Planet Di Gi Charat with Lord Deji Devil.
  • Amelia "Amy" Pond notices an unusual crack in her bedroom wall. She first meets the Eleventh Doctor.
  • A new incarnation of the Hate-Monger forms a cartel with Arnim Zola, the Inhuman geneticist Maelstrom and the alien Super-Skrull to breed an army of uber-beings by using an incomplete version of the Super Soldier Formula, Zola's advanced maturation process and some Skrull DNA to bestow adaptability. They create 300 "Eugenic Marvels" led by the most advanced, the demagogue Khan Noonian Singh. Before they can invade India, they are confronted by the Avengers who stop them after a lengthy battle. The "superior" troops surrender when they witness Khan defeated in single combat by Captain America.  Using the massive robot Ultimo as a distraction, Zola launches Khan and 96 of his supporters into space on a Skrull-based sleeper ship dubbed S S Botany Bay in suspended animation. However, Khan did produce some offspring whose descendants include the Hood, Colonel Green and the Black Dragon.

  • An outbreak of the living dead occurs in Raccoon City.

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A.D. 1997:  

Character Debuts:

  • Abbey Chase
  • Ally McBeal
  • American Pi (Claire Grant)
  • Arrowette (Cissie King-Jones)
  • Batsu Ichimonji
  • Bulletgirl II (Deanna Barr)
  • The Crimson Plague (DiNA Simmons)
  • Dagarah
  • Dan Dare
  • Doctor Cecilia Reyes
  • Doomsday (Deirdre Dey)
  • Dove III (Wiley Wolverman)
  • Elizabeth Corday
  • Eric Cartman
  • Firehawk II (Lourdes Dey)
  • The Flash VII (Lia Nelson)
  • Hank Hill
  • Hawk II (Sasha Martens)
  • Hideo Shimazu
  • Hinata Wakaba
  • Hyo Imawano
  • Jeremy Duncan
  • Kakashi Hatake
  • Kenny McCormick
  • Kyle Broflovski
  • Kyoko Minazuki
  • Kyosuke Kagami
  • The Manhunter IV
  • Monkey D. Luffy
  • Nami
  • Naruto Uzumaki
  • PaRappa the Rapper
  • Plastic Man II (Gunther Ganz)
  • Raizo Imawano
  • Rampage
  • Robert Romano
  • Roronoa Zoro
  • Roy Bromwell
  • Sakura Haruno
  • Sasuke Uchiha
  • Shaktimaan (Pandit Gangadhar Vidhyadhar Onkar Nath Shastri)
  • Shoma Sawamura
  • Songbird (Melissa Gold)
  • The Spectre II (Taylor Pike)
  • Stan Marsh
  • Star Sapphire (Marlys Cornier)
  • Tiffany Lords
  • Tomorrow Woman
  • Ultraman Dyna (Asuka Shin)
  • Usopp
  • VInsmoke Sanji

 

Team Debuts:

  • The Mega Rangers (140)
  • Team Tejas (141)
  • The Young Heroes (142)

 

Events:

  • Scott and Jean Summers retire. Doctor Deirdre "Doomsday" Dey takes over the running of the Westchester School for Gifted Youngsters.
  • Conner Kent begins going by "Superman IV".
  • Son Goku and friends travel to Namek, where they battle Freeza.
  • The Chinese government attempts to create a “Supergirl” of its own, but the experimental subject dies shortly after its creation.
  • Colonel Dan Dare becomes the chief of the U.K.’s Space Force.
  • Mothra defeats Dagarah.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head accidentally help to recover a stolen U.S. bioweapon.
  • Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their daughters Judy and Penny, their son Will, and Major Don West leave Earth in the Jupiter II, an experimental starship, attempting to reach Alpha Centauri. However, the interference of stowaway Doctor Zachary Smith causes them all to be lost in space. They are soon found and returned to Earth by Green Lantern Dana Scully.
  • Michael Corleone dies.
  • When incompetent yakuza Hagane Kensuke is killed along with his boss, he is resurrected as a cyborg by the eccentric scientist Hiraga Kenpaku. Hagane then takes vengeance on those who killed him.
  • Japanese schoolgirl Higurashi Kagome falls into a magical well and emerges in another time and place.
  • Satoshi first meets Mewtwo.
  • Nanahara Shuuya and Nakagawa Noriko are the joint winners of Japan’s hottest game show, Battle Royale. (143)
  • Abbey Chase joins the spy organization known as "Danger Girl Freelance Operations Limited".
    Ally McBeal goes to work for Richard Fish's law firm.
  • Doctor Eleanor Arroway makes contact with an heretofore unknown alien race.
  • Doctor Evil is thawed out and attempts to hold the world to ransom. Austin Powers is also thawed out, and defeats Doctor Evil.
  • Bo and Luke Duke prevent developer Josephine "Mama" Max from turning Hazzard Swamp into a theme park.
  • Scott Pilgrim transfers to Saint Joel's High School.
  • A Predator scout visits Los Angeles where it battles the L.A.P.D.

 

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A.D. 1998:

Character Debuts:

  • Abbie Carmichael
  • Ada Wong
  • The Aqua Knight (Lady Ruliya of Perla)
  • The Atom VII (Adam Thompson Junior)
  • Baby Bonnie Hood
  • Batman III (Sir William Wayne)
  • Captain America Junior (Freddy Rogers) (Later "Captain America II")
  • Charm (Clarise Henderson)
  • Chocolate Thunder (Kevin King)
  • Claire Redfield
  • Godzilla IV
  • Kamen Tenshi Rosetta
  • King Ghidorah III
  • Leon S. Kennedy
  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Powergirl
  • Prue Halliwell
  • Quick Freeze (Bart Drake)
  • The Secret (Greta Hayes)
  • Sherry Birkin
  • The Speeding Bullet (Gerald Smith)
  • Strangeness (Sam Henderson)
  • Super Milk-chan
  • Superman  V (Harvey Dent)
  • Thor-El
  • Ultraman Agul (Fujimiya Hiroya)
  • Ultraman Gaia (Takayama Gamu)
  • Wonder Wasp (Cassie Pym)

 

Team Debuts:

  • The Gingamen (144)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (145)
  • The Secret Six (146)
  • The X-League (147)

 

Events:

  • After being attacked by Dracula, Storm becomes the vampiric Bloodstorm.
  • Freeza and his father, King Cold, come to Earth, but are killed by an alternate future version of Trunks.
  • The Chinese government creates a “Powergirl”  of its own, who rebels against their control.
  • The wormhole returns the Satellite of Love and the Widowmaker to present day Earth. Pearl Forrester, Professor Bobo and Observer take up residence in Castle Forrester, ancestral home of the Forresters.
  • Mothra defeats King Ghidorah III.
  • A French nuclear test causes an iguana to mutate into a monster that attacks New York City, and which comes to be known as Godzilla IV. Godzilla IV is defeated in battle by the Avengers and the JSA.
  • Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer and Elaine Benes are sent to prison.
  • The town of Kurozu-cho in Japan is haunted and then destroyed by supernatural spirals.
  • Satoshi protects Lugia from an evil collector.
  • Michael Myers again attempts to kill Laurie Strode.
  • Cole Richard creates Player Vs. Player magazine. His employees include Brent Sienna, Jade Fontaine, Francis Ottoman, Skull the Troll, and Robbie and Jase.
  • Sakuragi Kenichiro is elected Prime Minister of Japan.
  • In Tokyo violence breaks out between rival street gangs the Wu-Ronz and the Musashinokuni Saru.
  • MTV begins hosting Celebrity Deathmatch, hosted by Johnny Gomez and Nick Diamond.
  • Timmy Turner acquires a pair of fairy godparents called Cosmo and Wanda.
  • Aasu Hitomi is born.
  • Hoping to become an idol singer, Princess Di Gi Charat (a.k.a. “Dejiko”) of the Planet Di Gi Charat comes to Earth along with her kid sister Petit Charat (a.k.a. “Puchiko”) and their aide Gema, where Dejiko finds work as a clerk at a Tokyo store called “Gamers”. She is befriended by co-worker Usada Hikaru (a.k.a. “Rabi-en-Rose”) and harassed by Pyocora Analog III (a.k.a. “Piyoko”), her aide Nazo Gema and the Dark Gema Gema Gang: Rik Heisenberg, Ky Schweitzer and Coo Erhard.
  •  Harry Potter kills Voldemort.
  • The Tokyo Police Department begins using the robots known as "Patlabors".
  • Clark Kent III marries May Parker.
  • Bart Allen becomes the Flash VIII.

 

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A.D. 1999: 

Character Debuts:

  • Abby Lockhart
  • The American Dream (Shannon Carter)
  • The Analog Kid (Tim Lesley)
  • Atom Eve (Samantha Wilkins)
  • Batgirl II (Cassandra Cain)
  • Beatrix Kiddo
  • The Black Widow III (Yelena Belova)
  • Brian Griffin
  • Bucky B.Katt
  • Chris Griffin
  • Cobweb (Laurel Lakeland)
  • Commander John Koenig
  • Digital Man (Chris Lesley)
  • Doctor Kabapu
  • The Dust Devil (Duane Bodine)
  • Elliot Stabler
  • Excel
  • Girl One (Sung Li)
  • Hyatt
  • Hyperdog (Kemlo Caesar)
  • Il Palazzo
  • Iris
  • Irma Geddon (Irma Wornow)
  • Iwata Norikuni
  • Jack Phantom (Jackie Kowalski)
  • Jeff Smax (Jaafs Macksun)
  • Kagura
  • King Peacock (John Corbeau)
  • Lois Griffin
  • Luka Kovac
  • Mankind
  • Matsuya Misaki
  • Meg Griffin
  • Menchi
  • Micro-Maid (Sally-Jo Jessell)
  • Mihama Chiyo
  • Mizuhara Yomi
  • Monique Jeffries
  • Motown Man (Barry Crockett)
  • Multi-Woman (Jenny McCambridge)
  • Nabeshin
  • Nightstar (Mar'i Grayson)
  • Olivia Benson
  • Orgah
  • Osaka (Kasuga Ayumu)
  • Peregrine (Cathy Colby)
  • Peter Griffin
  • Philip J.Fry
  • Power Girl II (Karen Vinson the Younger)
  • Promethea (Sophie Bangs)
  • Rob Wilco
  • Ropponmatsu
  • Ropponmatsu II
  • Sakaki
  • Satchel
  • Sergeant Keroro
  • The Spaceman (Alexei Glushko_
  • The Star-Spangled Kid II (Courtney Whitmore)
  • Steel Angel Kurumi
  • Stewie Griffin
  • Strange Visitor (Sharon Vance)
  • Sumiyoshi Daimaru
  • Synaesthesia (Wanda Jackson)
  • Takino Tomo
  • Tom Strong
  • Toybox (Robyn Slinger)
  • The U.S. Angel II (Joanie Juniper)
  • Ultraman Nice
  • Watanabe Toru
  • The Wolfspider (Bill Bailey)
  • Wonder Girl III (Cassie Sandsmark)
  • The Word (Harry Lovelace)

 

Team Debuts:

  • The Atomics (148)
  • The Authority (149)
  • Go Go V (150)
  • Kagura Security (151)
  • The Peace Party (152)
  • The Super Smash Brothers (153)

 

Events:

  • Tsukino Usagi and Chiba Mamoru marry.
  • Franklin and Rachel Richards’ daughter  Valeria Richards is born.
  • Robyn Slinger and Jeff Smax slay the dragon Morningbright.
  • The Satellite of Love crashes to Earth. Mike and the Bots survive. Mike, Crow, Servo and Cambot take up residence in Milwaukee. Gypsy, with Magic Voice and the Nanites, founds a company called ConGypsCo, which makes them very wealthy. Pearl Forrester becomes Dictator-for-Life of Qatar, Bobo gets a job at the zoo, and Observer takes a job as a Universal Consciousness on a distant planet.
  • Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman and Kenny McCormick stop Satan and Saddam Hussein from taking over the world. 
  • Would-be martial artist Pon Fujio is among the first to discover an outbreak of the living dead near Tokyo.
  • ACROSS begins its attempt to conquer Fukuoka.
  • Robyn “Toybox” Slinger joins Precinct Ten of the Neopolis Police Department, otherwise known as “Top 10”.
  • John Koenig takes command of Moonbase Alpha, averting a nuclear disaster with the JLA's help.
  • Godzilla III defeats the monster Orgah.
  • Gamera defeats the monster Iris.
  • Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer and Elaine Benes  are released from prison. They move to Metropolis, where, having become hardened criminals, they are recruited by Intergang. (154)
  • Outside Tokyo, A gang of jewel thieves, some yakuza and U.S. military people battle zombies created by a secret U.S.-Japanese experiment.
  • Aoyama Shigeharu, a lonely widower who is a film producer, stages a fake film audition in order to meet a potential second wife. Through this ruse, he meets Yamazaki Asami, who turns out to be more than a little disturbed.
  • Tokyo resident Myoujin Hinako returns to her childhood home in Shikoku after many years. There she discovers that her childhood friend Hiura Sayori died a few years after she left. Hinako and her other childhood Akizawa Fumiya discover that Sayori’s mother Teruko is attempting to resurrect Sayori using a ritual that will open the gates of the Land of the Dead. Hinako and Fumiya work to stop her, but Fumiya is killed in the process. 
  • Satoshi first encounters the Unown.
  • Detective Nick Cruz joins the supernatural police force known as the “Rest In Peace Department”.
  • Two expelled angels, Loki and Bartleby, inadvertently attempt to end the world and are stopped by the Spectre I.
  • Nick Wellington goes to work for GPF Software.
  • While chaperoning a Halloween party, Bart and Lisa Simpson gain super-powers and begin fighting crime as Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl.
  • Brian Fellow gets his own animal-themed talk show, Brian Fellow's Safari Planet.  The first guest is Detective Chimp, who Fellow kicks off for being obscene on-air. (155)
  • Doctor Evil travels back in time in an attempt to defeat Austin Powers. Powers follows him back in time.
  • The cast of GalaxyQuest are abducted by Thermians, aliens who intercepted transmissions of the show and believed them to be historical documents, in hopes that the "crew" will save them from the wrath of the bloodthirsty General Sarris.
  • Dora Márquez begins exploring a section of the Magical Realm populated by talking animals, plants, and occasional normally non-living objects. Shortly after, she meets Boots the Monkey, who quickly becomes her best friend. Also sometime this year she turns in her explorer's bag for Backpack, a possibly magical backpack that talks and contains a myriad of objects that can be larger than the outside of the backpack. It is unknown whether the Backpack is magical, or a TARDIS in disguise. The Backpack comes with a MAP, who is sentient and can show any area needed. Dora and Boots are often hindered by a fox thief known as Swiper.  (155)
  • Karen Vinson the younger becomes Power Girl II.
  • The Eighth Doctor battles the Master in San Francisco.
  • In the very last minute of the year, pizza deliveryman Philip J. Fry falls into and accidentally activates a cryogenic stasis tube.
  • At almost exactly the same time, Lord Edmund Blackadder discovers that his manservant Baldrick has constructed a time machine. The two set off on a voyage through time.
  • Clark (III) and May Kent's son Jon Kent is born.

 

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A.D.2000 

Character Debuts:

  • Acrata (Andrea Rojas)
  • Alexandra Cabot II
  • Al Robbins
  • Baldo Bermudez
  • Becky Burdock, Vampire Reporter
  • Catherine Willows
  • The Crimson Avenger II (Jill Carlyle)
  • Cynical Girl (Geneva Waters)
  • David Phillips
  • Elgala
  • Gil Grissom
  • Greg Sanders II
  • Iman (Diego Irigayen)
  • The Janissary (Selma Tolon)
  • Jim Brass
  • Kamen Rider Kuuga (Godai Yuusuke)
  • Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr)
  • Megaguirus
  • Melinda Warner
  • El Muerto (Pablo Valdez)
  • Nick Stokes
  • Nora Lewin
  • Odafin Tutuola
  • Sara Sidle
  • The Stunning Woman (Carol Rosas)
  • Thor Girl (Tarene)
  • Tristao (Ronald Barcelos)
  • Warrick Brown

 

Team Debuts:

  • The Aqua Teen Hunger Force (156)
  • Municipal Force Daitenzin (157)
  • The Relative Heroes (158)
  • Super-Malon (159)
  • The Time Rangers (160)

 

Events:

  • The Silver Millennium Kingdom of Crystal Tokyo is officially created. Tsukino Usagi and Chiba Mamoru are crowned and become Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion.  Tsukino  Chibiusa  is born.
  • Harvey Randall, son of the original Birdman, begins practicing law.
  • Courtney Whitmore changes her codename to "Stargirl".
  • Trunks, son of Vegeta and Bulma Briefs, is born.
  • Godzilla III defeats the extradimensional monster Megaguirus.
  • Kenneth Yamaoka is elected President of the United States of America.
  • The Tokunaga family gets caught up in the Saeki curse.
  • Satoshi meets Celebi. Deoxys comes to Earth and battles Rayquaza.
  • Two young Americans named Piro and Largo travel to Tokyo on impulse, then find they lack the money to get home. Stranded, they try to earn enough money for plane fare. 
  • First known appearance of Homestar Runner.
  • Archaeologist Jackie Chan, his uncle, and Jackie's niece, Jade, cooperate with the secret law enforcement organization Section 13 to keep twelve magical talismans from falling into the hands of the criminal group known as the Dark Hand, which is led by a man called Valmont and guided by a spirit called Shendu.
  • Bo and Luke Duke try to sell some musical recordings in Hollywood in an attempt to finance a new hospital in Hazzard County. While they are there, a producer buys the rights to make a film about their lives.
  • Professor Sherman Klump marries Professor Denise Gaines.
  • An alien calling herself "Haruhara Haruko" arrives in the Japanese city of Mabase, disrupting the life of young Nandaba Naota in her pursuit of the entity known as Atomsk.
  • The Time Rangers arrive from the future in pursuit of Don Dorunero. Ryuya Asami joins the Time Rangers as Time Red.
  • David Brent is made a regional manager for the Wernham Hogg paper supply company.
  • John Shaft II, nephew of the original, brings Walter Wade Junior, to justice for committing a racially-motivated murder.
  • Clark Rogers marries Shannon Carter.  Their daughter, Kara Rogers, is born the same year.

(Continued in The Heroic Age, Part Seven)

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Updated to 1995.

1995:

  • Ten-year old Ash Ketchem of Pallet Town, a grandson of Ulysses Bloodstone, cousin of Yugi Moto and a mutant possessing superior stamina and durability begins his quest of understanding and cataloguing genetically unstable creatures of extradimensional origins who populate his region and neighboring territories via portable containment spheres. His immediate goal is to win his region's championship using the creatures he befriends in controlled battles. However he must also combat various criminal cartels seeking world domination. He is aided by local agents Brock and Misty. But he still has to catch them all!

Interesting.  Seriously, you're better at this timeline stuff than I am! I kind of "cheated" by having all the Pokémon stuff happen in an "adjacent" extradimensional realm.  I figured if Pokémon existed in "our" timeline, they would drive all the "normal" animals into extinction, and somehow I was bothered by the idea of the Lone Ranger riding a Rapidash.

Great stuff, though.  Also, I messed up by putting it in 1996 instead of 1995. Must correct that. 

Oh, and is Yugi Moto the "Yu-Gi_Oh" kid?  Never seen that.

Yes Yugi is the shy kid who loves games and puzzles whose grandfather gives him the Millennium Puzzle which he solves and gets merged with the Pharaoh which gives him more confidence (and makes him a much sharper dresser!).

I have most of the Yu-Gi-Oh manga and it's pretty good.

I made him Ash's cousin because the Yu-Gi-Oh card game was the next big thing after the Pokémon Trading Card game.

My personal theory is, despite the anime, that Pokémon haven't been around that long, about less than a hundred years and not in great numbers. The original Pokeballs were just invented around Professor Oak's childhood.

Updated through 1998.



Philip Portelli said:

Yes Yugi is the shy kid who loves games and puzzles whose grandfather gives him the Millennium Puzzle which he solves and gets merged with the Pharaoh which gives him more confidence (and makes him a much sharper dresser!).

I have most of the Yu-Gi-Oh manga and it's pretty good.

I made him Ash's cousin because the Yu-Gi-Oh card game was the next big thing after the Pokémon Trading Card game.

My personal theory is, despite the anime, that Pokémon haven't been around that long, about less than a hundred years and not in great numbers. The original Pokeballs were just invented around Professor Oak's childhood.

Interesting. I think I may have had Yu-Gi-Oh mixed up in my brain with Digimon, which I have also never seen.

My personal Pokémon theory is that they were artificial life forms that escaped into the wild  a long time ago.

After I saw Rifftrax's Godzilla, I did some research and was shocked to find out that Godzilla IV aka American Godzilla was incorporated into the Tohoverse as ZILLA!

You've got to see Godzilla: Final Wars, if only for this scene.

Updated through 2000.

I did see that scene! It freaked me out!

It would be like Karloff's Frankenstein battling one of the later Hammer "Creatures"!
 
The Baron said:

You've got to see Godzilla: Final Wars, if only for this scene.

1996:

A new incarnation of the HATE-MONGER forms a cartel with ARMIN ZOLA, the Inhuman geneticist MAELSTROM and his minions and the alien SUPER-SKRULL to breed an army of uber-beings by using an incomplete version of the Super Soldier Formula, Zola' advanced maturation process and the some Skrull DNA to bestow adaptability.

They create 300 "Eugenic Marvels" led by the most advanced, the demagogue KHAN NOONIEN SINGH. Before they can invade India, they are confronted by THE AVENGERS who stop them after a lengthy battle. The "superior" troops surrender when they witness Khan defeated in single combat by CAPTAIN AMERICA.

Using the massive robot ULTIMO as a distraction, Zola launches Khan and 96 of his supporters into space on Skrull-based sleeper ship dubbed S S Botany Bay in suspended animation. However, Khan did produce some offspring whose descendants include THE HOOD, COLONEL GREEN and THE BLACK DRAGON.

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