History of the Looniverse

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The Looniverse has a long and storied history. Since the day Doctor Killfile attacked the LNH, a number of Writers have filled in the gaps. Retcons, however, often make the task of history scribing very difficult in an ever-changing Looniverse. The more popular ideas tend to remain and the lesser ones tend to disappear.

Look, now, on these landmark events...

(See also the History of Earth-20 and the Classic LNH Timeline.)

Beginning of the Universe

65 Million Years Ago

Hypertextian Age

  • Sword-and-sorcery adventures happen, with monsters and cursed swords and heroes and heroines who don't wear very much clothing. Due to mages experimenting with retcotheric energy (to disastrous effect), this era is erased from history; however, some things linger, its curses, entities and artifacts surviving into the present day even though they blatantly don't fit into the archaeological record.

Early Middle Ages

1871

  • The Warlord faces off with the bounty hunter Jonah Hexadecimal.

1872

  • Robber-barons sponsor teams of engineers to build Steel Leviathans – steampunk giant robots – to tear apart each other's railroads. By luck and skill, the Load Ranger manages to take down two of these in passing.

1873

  • Torrential rains flood a third of Net.ropolis and destroy thousands of buildings, but it recovers.

1898

1910

  • Net.ropolis is devastated by the Great Mister Paprika Flood of 1910. (Now that's a man's flood!) In the wake of this, the city streets are moved higher and the original street level becomes the underground area of Darknet Town.

1914

  • The Warlord dies a pointless, bloody death on the battlefields of World War I.

1920s

  • During a battle of the Second Sino-Japanese War, a mysterious magical explosion takes place and Manga Man Gold is created.

1924

  • As if multiple floods weren't enough, Net.ropolis is almost destroyed by a firestorm, but the people build back from that too.

1930s

1937

  • The Cosmic Plot Device is stolen from the Cult by the Nazis, but disappears before Hitler can get his hands on it.

1938

1941

1943

1944

1956

1959

1973

1979

  • The career of the original Macroman begins.

1980

1984

1985

1986

  • The mysterious net.hero Mr. Net.ropolis makes his debut and battles the resurgent Alt.ra-Huma.net.ite.

Late '80s

1991

1992

Future History

Right Before the End of the Universe

The Rear End of Time

  • The LNHQ, having survived the death of Earth and all life in the universe, becomes the citadel of the Time Crapper.

End of the Universe

  • There are many different theories about how the universe will end, and because of the nature of Hypertext Time they are all true. It may fade away into entropy, die in a spectacular Big Crunch and be reborn as a new universe, or loop back around to its beginning.[1]

Footnotes

  1. Go and read the timeline again from the beginning for full effect.