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The following is a timeline of events in the history of the Guilty Gear series.

Old World

  • 12?? - German Crusaders attempted to retake Jerusalem. While they are in Cairo, Egypt, their supplies went low and they stop at a captured town. Sultan's army anticipated their movements and ambushed them. The only survivor attempted to escape only to be shot by arrows and stabbed by swords. Mysteriously, the man did not die and disappeared afterwards.
  • 16?? - Izuna is born (August 3).
  • 1945 - As World War II comes to a close, the major powers of the world unite to form the United Nations.
  • 198? - Axl Low is born (December 25).
  • 1998
    • Axl Low ends a gang war in London, but vanishes without a trace in May 14.
    • Skilled assassins begin to gather around Slayer, leading to the foundation of the Assassin's Guild.
  • 1999
    • A prophet foretells a calamity that will shake the very foundations of human society, and the world's superpowers declare a state of emergency.
    • The Dawn of Revival occurs. The UN bans decides to completely ban all electronic devices, effective immediately.
    • The Apostles appear and teach humanity Magic to prevent the decline of human society. Soon, a cult springs up around them.
  • 2008
    • The Sanctus Populi is established.
    • Researchers discover a system that can allow magic to be easily used by anyone, regardless of skill.
  • 2009 - India withdraws from the UN, dissatisfied with its decision to ban all electronics. The country fractures in two factions.

Age of Magic

  • 2010
    • An international standard is set for the use and application of magic, and major powers construct infrastructure around it. Citizens begin to receive standardized rations of magical energy.
    • Non-magical technology and weapons research is halted and dismantled.
  • 2011 - An Indian multi-billionaire secretly begins development of the Ultra-Dreadnought class ship.
  • 2016
    • The team is renamed the Gear Project. Several countries invest massive amounts of money in it.
    • That Man converts Frederick into the first Gear prototype, the "Flame of Corruption". Just as the process is completed, an accident occurs at the laboratory. That Man and Aria go missing. With its core team gone, the project grinds to a halt (Guilty Gear Begin).
    • Frederick develops the Gear Cell Suppressor.
  • 2026 - The Ultra-Dreadnought ship is completed. Zepp declares independence.
  • 2042 - The US, with its military and political influence in decline, reopens the Gear Project with an eye for military use.
  • 2045 - The first Gear prototype is completed. That Man joins the project under an alias.
  • 2065
    • The first combat-ready Gear is completed. The mass production and monopoly of Gears begins. The US deploys their Gears as security forces.
    • Frederick begins his war against the project and attacks Gear production facilities. Authorities identify him as "Badguy". He soon takes on the name "Sol".
  • 2073
    • Zepp becomes a military state.
    • That Man creates the first "complete" Gear, Justice, to end the involvement of Gears in wars.
    • Frederick learns of That Man's plans and develops the Outrage.

Crusades

  • 2074
    • Justice's test goes wrong due to the Universal Will and causes the Black Sunrise, the destruction of Japan.
    • Justice, controlling an army of Gears, declares war on mankind, starting the Crusades.
    • In wake of heavy initial casualties, the Sacred Order of Holy Knights is formed by the United Nations.
  • 2103[note 1] - Sol saves 6-year-old Kliff from a Gear attack.
  • 2115 - Soon after joining, Kliff is made commander of the Holy Order.
  • 2127 - Testament joins the Holy Order.
  • 2128 - Testament meets with an untimely end while carrying out a mission on behalf of the Order. He is converted into a Gear by an organization.
  • 2134 - The clothing brand RIOT is established.
  • c. 2140 - Testament, under Justice's control, meets Kliff in the battlefield as an enemy. His father is forced to kill him, but Testament manages to survive (though they do not meet again for the remainder of the war).
  • c. 2157 - Ky Kiske is born (November 20).
  • 2160 - A small outbreak of TP Infection occurs, but since the cure had been developed, the impact was minimal.
  • 2167 - Ky joins the Holy Order.
  • 2168 - Swift expansion and deviation of the Assassin's Guild. Embarrassed and disappointed, Slayer resigns as Guild leader. The guild decays into a band of ruthless killers.
  • 2173
    • The Battle of Rome takes place.
      • In the Guilty Gear XX Drama CD Red/Black alternate timeline, I-No is present, Ky Kiske is killed by Gears, and Sol Badguy becomes the Order's commander.
      • 21??* - Johnny is killed, and May becomes captain of the Jellyfish Pirates. Justice is killed as well, but an embittered Dizzy takes her place.
      • 2183* - Sol leads an all-out attack on Dizzy, Potemkin is killed by Testament, and humankind is to be destroyed. I-No meets That Man for the first time, and uses her powers to jump back to 2173. She saves Ky's life, changing the timeline for good.
    • Sol is defeated in one-on-one duel by Justice. He leaves the Holy Order, taking the Fireseal with him.
    • Zato-1 casts a forbidden spell and begins to rise in rank within the Assassin's Guild.
    • Millia Rage and Venom are taken in by the Guild.
    • 16-year-old Ky succeeds Kliff as the Order's commander and is given the Thunderseal. Kliff becomes an instructor.
  • 2175
    • Sol and the Order seal Justice inside a dimensional prison, bringing the Crusades to an end, in November. Before the end of the year, the Order is disbanded.
    • Millia activates a forbidden spell.
    • Ky and many other knights join the International Police Force. Kliff finally retires.

Post-Crusades

  • 2176
    • Tsuyoshi is killed by the Assassin's Guild, and Chipp vows revenge.
    • The celebration is victory starts to be held annually.
    • For unknown reasons Justice's seal weakens. Her possible revival causes anxiety for those aware.
  • 2177
    • A young girl dies on the operating table of Dr. Baldhead. Driven mad by the shock and guilt, he becomes a serial killer.
    • Russia and the European Union combine, creating the United Kingdoms of Illyria project.
    • The UN forms the Post-War Administration Bureau to repair the damage caused by the Crusades.
    • Dizzy is born (December 25, presumed).
    • Hapinus XXVII dies, and Ariels becomes Sanctus Maximus soon after.
  • 2178
    • After numerous jumps through time, Axl appears in this timeline.
    • A high-risk mission goes bad after Millia Rage's defection, and Zato is captured by the authorities.
  • 2179 - Dizzy is driven off the village and forced to live in the Devil's Forest.
  • 2180
    • Johnny is incarcerated.
    • With the possibility of Justice's resurrection, the UN announces the selection tournamnet for a Second Sacred Order of Holy Knights.
    • Zato-1 and Dr. Baldhead agree to participate and are released by Testament.
    • The Selection Tournament takes place (Guilty Gear). Justice is revived per Testament's plan, but is "incomplete". Kliff participates and dies during the tournament. Zato is completely consumed by Eddie. However, Sol Badguy—the tournament's winner—completely destroys Justice.
    • Gabriel spearheads a coup d'état on Zepp. He re-founds the country on democratic principles and is named its first president. Slavery is abolished: Potemkin is freed and formally welcomed into military service.
    • Crow of the Post-War Administration Bureau begins development on the Robo-Ky and Justice imitation series.
    • Dr. Paradigm successfully accesses and observes the Backyard.
    • An incident involving severed Gear parts falling from the sky (Guilty Gear Xtra) takes place.
  • 2181
    • The Blackard Corporation incident (Guilty Gear X Lightning the Argent) occurs.
    • The Golden Disk incident takes place (Guilty Gear X Drama CD Vol.1).
    • Free from Justice's control, Testament meets Dizzy in the Devil's Forest. When villagers learn of Dizzy, she is attacked. He swears to protect her (Guilty Gear X Drama CD Vol.2).
    • A bounty of W$500,000 is placed on Dizzy, and bounty hunters from around the globe congregate in her forest around October (endings involve Johnny's birthday). Sol defeats Dizzy, but leaves before landing the fatal blow. The official record indicates that Jam Kuradoberi killed Dizzy (Guilty Gear X). Dizzy is taken in by Johnny, and Testament remains to protect the Grove.
    • Zato-ONE dies, but his dead body is possessed by Eddie.
    • Dr. Paradigm, in the process of investigating the Backyard, discovers the Cube.
    • Jam, using the bounty she received for her "defeat" of Dizzy, opens her own restaurant.
    • A few weeks after Dizzy's defeat, I-No begins stirring up trouble (Guilty Gear XX). Eddie—controlling Zato's dead body—dies, and their collective remains are acquired by the Conclave. With his death, the Assassin's Guild appoints Venom their new leader. Due to Robo-Ky, Jam's restaurant catches fire and burns to the ground.
    • The first issue of Dynamic Housewives, a monthly magazine, goes on sale.
  • 2183
    • Sin Kiske is born to Ky Kiske and Dizzy (May 31).
    • Sin (6 months old) is entrusted to Sol Badguy's care around December.
    • The United Kingdoms of Illyria is officially recognized by the UN. After the second and third kingdoms are established, Ky Kiske is elected First King through a popular vote.
  • 2184 - Chipp travels to a lawless area in southern Africa and declares it the Eastern Chipp Kingdom. He takes Answer as his right-hand man, and appoints himself as president.
  • 2185 - Dormant Gears begin to disappear, marking the beginning of the Baptisma 13 incident.
  • 2187
    • The game SHOGUN becomes really popular.
    • Sol defeats Valentine in the Backyard, concluding the Baptisma 13 event.
    • In the aftermath, the UN holds an emergency session, wherein Ky proposes human coexistence with Gears. The proposal is defeated and never mentioned to the public.
    • Sol starts reassembling the Outrage to prepare for a second coming of Valentine. He raids Harden Fort to take the Flashing Fang and defeats Baldias around June (Guilty Gear Vastedge XT).
    • Under the guidance of the Sanctus Populi, the Opus are deployed across the world for protection against further Valentine attacks.
    • Ramlethal Valentine declares war on all of humanity on October 21, as a prelude to the Cradle Incident. St. Elmo's Fire strikes on November 4, but the Conclave's plan of resurrecting Justice is foiled; Justice's body and Elphelt Valentine are abducted by the Universal Will (Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-).
    • The residents of Miyabi begin to react to the Information Flares on November 9. Ariels publicly reveals herself to be the Universal Will at the celebration of victory around November 20–22, but her plans are foiled: Jack-O' Valentine fuses with Justice instead of Elphelt (Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-).
    • That Man (now named once again as Asuka R. Kreutz) surrenders himself to the US government.
    • G4 is held in the White House, but is interrupted by Happy Chaos, who seeks to obtain the Tome of Origin from Asuka. (Guilty Gear -Strive-)
    • Asuka redeems himself and returns Sol's human self, killing Sol Badguy and restoring Frederick Bulsara.
    • I-No and Chaos merged with some help form the real Tome of Origin but they are utterly defeated, with I-No finally destroyed for good while Chaos is still alive somewhere in a beach.
    • Axl and Megumi are finally reunited in the future.
    • Frederick and Jack-O' lives appart from civilization in north america, working as scientists and selling bio-technological weaponry to people.
    • Asuka accomplish his dream to run his own radio show.
  • 2192
    • Chaos (now named once again as The Original) requests a time-displaced Axl to send a coded message to Asuka regarding the Conclave's plan to revive Justice.

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