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Timeline of ZX
« on: December 20, 2008, 12:12:54 PM »
Updated December 20 2008

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20XX AD:
-MegaMan: Battle and Chase ("The olden days." Toy replicas of the cars that were used in the second anual Battle and Chase can still be bought by the time of MegaManZX)
-There were supercool legendary superheroes. ("The olden days." According to Chris' daddy, there used to be supercool legendary superheroes. But that was long, long ago, so there aren't many pictures of them left. One depicted example legendary superhero is the MegaMan from the first game's american boxart.This legendary hero looks more like a coalminer, like the other legendary heroes in that image collection.)
-Rockman and Forte: Challenger from the future (The adventures of an unlikely hero, a walking stove, Konroman, are told of in the comic about Ray's favorite superhero. Konroman fights MegaMan in the comic.)

X^X AD
-End of Mavericks Wars, Elf Wars.
-A huge tree dies and becomes fused with a Mechaniroid, giving birth to Giganto Bole. (300 years before ZXA)

X^X AD
-MegaMan Zero series (Ingame: Hundreds of years before ZX, Interview: 200 years before ZX)
-Prairie witnesses the decline of Ragnarok.
-Prairie knew a man that looked a lot like Giro.
-Prairie got a Stuffed Animal from the First Commander which she treasures.
-The First Commander, a human scientist protected Reploids when no-one else would.
-The Satellite Cannon Ragnarok was destroyed by the Legendary Red hero and its remains scattered across the world. The man that was at that time merged with the weapon's core became the entity now known as the Model W Core. During decline, seemingly shards of that Model W split off and scattered across the world.

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X^X AD
-Neo Arcadia disarms. Return of Peace (2 years minimum) Society rebuilds at Area Zero and nature returns.
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X^X AD
Legions established by the Sage Trinity (Albert, Mikhail, Thomas) to replace Neo Arcadia as the world government. || Model W (Biometal Fragments and Cores) created by Albert. || DAN-000 "Original" created by Albert. He also establishes a dummy body for himself to serve as the Wise Man of Legions.
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X^X AD
Equality Laws established by Thomas and Albert.
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X^X AD
Albert begins procedures to embed his own DNA into certain Reploids and into certain humans' Machine Bodies as they pass customs for Legions. These are the Chosen Ones.
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X^X AD
Albert creates Prometheus (DAN-001) and Pandora (DAN-002.) as children. They are intended to search for the Chosen Ones. Upon maturing each are embedded with Model W Biometal fragments and
forced to transform, incapable of turning back to their original forms. At the time of being viewed by Grey/Ashe, Prometheus' lifespan was 246929 seconds, Pandora 246939 seconds, until the next readjustment. This is their activity time limit that was remaining, not their maximum activity time limit. They are to return to their capsule before their time is up to restore their lifespan or they die. Serving as the chains that bind them. (This does not specify their time of creation. But they have been active for multiple hundred years before ZX. Prometheus has met Albert centuries before ZXA, details are scarce, but there is one reported case of Albert appearing on a monitor.)
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X^X AD
Return of Mavericks -> Guardian Established by First Commander -> Guardian researching the Maverick cause in order to stop it.
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X^X AD
-Serpent is caught in a Maverick attack, he survives and joins Guardian.
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X^X AD
-Guardian Recon Unit uncovers a Fragment of Biometal Model W at Cinq Ville's Area F (The Scrapyard). First Commander calls it BioMetal Model W. They research Model W.
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X^X AD
-Guardian about to give up. Serpent, a member of the Recon Unit and the most passionate about the research, goes mad. He is empowered by Model W. The Recon Unit faces Serpent attempting to give the First Commander enough time to escape. However, the unit is mostly annihilated and all research data of Biometal Model W is erased by Serpent.
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X^X AD
-Data of Serpent's betrayal is left behind by the remains of the Recon Unit that fought Serpent.
-The First Commander gives an order to protect the survivors of Maverick attacks.
-The First Commander managed to get away from Serpent, she vanishes into the Outlands. -> There the First Commander uncovers and seals away the Model W Core. Based on the data recovered from Model W, she creates the other Biometals and leaves passwords in each of the Biometals to unlock Model W's seal. -> Shortly after their creation, the Biometal's memories of recent events are erased. She attempts to hide the Biometals from Serpent.
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X^X AD
-Prairie becomes the second commander of Guardian.
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X^X AD
-Girouette is created (15~25 years before ZX + Reploid Age Uncertainty)
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X^X AD
-Giro is caught in an irregular raid and wields the power of Model Z in front of Prairie. -> Girouette Express is established.
-Cinq Ville is experiencing an Energy Crisis and neverending Maverick Raids. The company Slither Inc. steps up to solve both these issues and the company's president Serpent is treated like a genuine national hero. Serpent had established a security force made out of mechaniloids to protect Cinq Ville. -> Serpent is approached by Pandora and Prometheus. Slither Inc. employees note that since those two arrived, Serpent began digging around the Outlands like a man possessed.
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X^X AD
-The human Ashe is born 15 years before the events of ZXA ->Ashe with her family is caught in a raid at a very young age, she's the sole survivor -> Ashe's is found and subsequently raised by Hunters.
-(Serpent has recovered 4 of the 6 Biometals and starts experiments to imbue Reploids with the power of the Biometals. He calls them Pseudoroids.
-Ten years before ZX: Cinq Ville's Area H (Amusement Park) is attacked by Mavericks. Slitcher Inc. defense force does not show up. ) Giro rescues Vent/Aile from the Mavericks. (Aile was separated from her mom during the panic and Giro was the one that found and rescued her.) The Mavericks involved in that raid were searching for the Chosen Ones that would become the perfect vessel for Model W, they allowed only the Chosen Ones to live. Purprill the Mandroid was the Maverick commanding this attack. Soon after Serpent enlisted him as one of his executive officers and turned him into a Pseudoroid. (Vent/Aile are age 3, 4.)
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X^X AD
-Guardian unearths the Biometal Model X left behind by the first Commander inside one of her labs. (ZX Tunes depicts Model X in a mechanical ruins area overrun by nature. The canonical nature of this image is questionable.)
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X^X AD
-Events of Mega Man ZX. (Vent/Aile are age 13, 14. Giro is 15~25) || Serpent using the second form of Model W is defeated and explodes. This explosion scatters shards of the Model W Core across the Cinq Ville areas, ending up in the Scrapyard (Area F), Floating Ruins (Area A), Highway area (Area D) and one still at Slither Inc. HQ
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X^X AD
ZX Portrait: Death and Witch
Soundsketch: Help Fleuve! (Vent/Ashe Story only)
ZX Portrait: Girls Bravo (Aile/Grey Story only)
Soundsketch: Reconstruction of Cinq Ville (One week after ZX)
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X^X AD
-A large-scale extermination of the mechaniloid pest Crickaleap was carried out, but tenaciously, they live on. (3 years before ZXA)
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X^X AD
-Model H, P, F and L are stolen from a Guardian laboratory. Vent/Aile believe Pandora and Prometheus are behind it and are thus chasing after them.
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X^X AD
-4 Chosen Ones in Cold Sleep are experimented on in the same lab as Prometheus and Pandora's and Grey's capsules stand. Like Grey, they were possibly to be put under mind control. The stolen BioMetals are embedded into them. These Chosen Ones are in complete control of their respective Biometals.
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X^X AD
The 4 Chosen Ones awake in unspecified order. Upon awakening they are intended to search for the shards of Model W, to complete Albert's Ouroborous, the Ultimate Biometal created from the fusion of all Model W shards. Grey is left sleeping.
->
X^X AD
Raiders dig up Model A and begin transporting it in a large airship convoy.
->
X^X AD
-Events of Mega Man ZXA. (4 years and 8 months after ZX. Vent/Aile are age 18. Grey is 14. Ashe is 15).

Other notable events:
-The death of Rose's boyfriend; He was caught in a Maverick raid. He suffered for two days before finally dying. Thanks to this tragedy, Rose decided to become a nurse.
-The great great great great great great grandfather of Lucia, the human girl who sells you bread used to work in a village bakery. He learned his secret recipe for making delicious bread from an old Reploid.
-Model A's creation occurred a long time ago, but after the creation of Model V and Ciel's BioMetals. It is left behind in ruins for the Chosen One that would carry on his plans: Grey.
-The Hunter's Guild was established centuries before ZXA, after the fall of Neo Arcadia and the 2 year peace period. They discovered the Ice Darts hermit crab mechaniloid during that time frame.
-Soundsketch: Grey Capsule occurs anytime before ZXA and seemingly covers multiple time periods. Among other things, Pandora and Prometheus are discussing "Codename: Grey" and him being Albert's spare.
-Grey's creation postdates Model A's or occurred at approximately the same time. (14 years before ZX + Cold Sleep + Reploid Age Uncertainty.)
-Long ago the world was thrown into terror by Crickaleap mechaniloids. An outbreak of the hoppers resulted in hundreds of casualties and they have been much feared ever since.
-Atlas's country was destroyed by Mavericks.
-Siarnaq was left for dead by his Hunter comrades.

Notes:
-Humans and Reploids alike are unaware of the existence as Cyber-Elves. They have disappeared.
-Both Human and Reploids are turned into elves upon death through means seemingly related to Model W.
-The package Giro Express is ordered to transport is both Model X and Model Z. However, only Model X has recently been discovered. Model Z has been in Giro's possession for some time.
-The equality laws allow humans to be given Machine Bodies for the sake of an extended lifespan and durability after a certain age. Humans that have been given machine bodies are given a collation ID - a Hu Number (Hu meaning Human) - to indicate their flesh body's retention. Reploids are allowed to have human mortality, finite lifespans, which are activated the moment the Electronic Brain is. Those people originally Reploid are marked with a triangle on their forehead.
-The Sage Trinity (Three Wise Men) have lived for several hundred years and were originally human. They've expanded their lives by making use of Machine Bodies.
-Old Model Reploids seem to have no triangle marking to distinguish them from humans. But their lifespan settings are the same as any other. Prairie is not considered an old model Reploid, her marking is hidden under the hat she wears.
-Siarnaq, the Model P Mega Man was formerly a Hunter as an assassin. Ashe does not appear to know him.
-Atlas, the Model F MegaMan was a military member of a dead country destroyed by Mavericks.
-Ashe is a descendant of Albert's from the family he left behind when he was still human.
-When Model A was created, ciphers were placed within him. These ciphers would unlock as Model A gained combat data. Subsequently all information of Albert's plans would be relayed to the Model A MegaMan. Intended to mimic Albert's abilities of True A-Trans which comes from Model W, Model A has the ability of A-trans. Though Albert named Model A as Model Albert after himself, the issue of the consciousness within the BioMetal is not adressed. It might or might not be the S-class Maverick Hunter Axl.
-It is uncertain whether or not the given age of Reploids matches its actual lifespan or whether it is simply appearance/personality age only. Furthermore, whilst certain Reploids start their life as children, not all Repliroids do. This uncertainty mostly affects Girouette and Grey's given age. The uncertainty of Grey's age is furthermore affected by a lack of aging whilst in Cold Sleep.
-Grey was intended as the Model A MegaMan. Albert's back up existence. In case Albert was ever defeated, Grey would take his place on the world's throne. He has no established life prior to becoming an experiment as he's DAN-003, a creation of Albert's.
-Though the 4 were given Biometals after the events of MegaMan ZX, their time in Cold Sleep is unknown.
-Giroutte Express as a company was created as part of Guardian to cover up Girouette's identity as a Chosen One. Employees and clients are unaware of Girouette's ties to Guardian. Girouette Express was established any time in Giro's lifetime before the Cinq Ville Area H (Amusement Park) attack, after he had acquired Model Z and as a result of him being seen by Prairie wielding the Model Z. Prairie finally understood the reason for the order to protect raid survivors given by the First Commander and Girouette Express was established to enact this order. It is not clear whether Girouette was a Guardian before that one raid where Prairie witnessed him with the Model Z.
-It is uncertain when Slither Inc was first established by Serpent except that it most certainly postdates the destruction of Neo Arcadia and the 2 year peace period. It is however something he could have had even during his time as a Guardian. During the Cinq Ville crisis, his company was already around to step up against the Mavericks. It should be made clear that the Mavericks were a big factor in the energy crisis and that issue was mostly solved by force against the Mavericks through the establishing of a security force by Serpent. It is furthermore the case that his company seemingly employs System C.I.E.L. on grand scale. The system is also seemingly demonstrated in the Guardian's Grand Nuage, Guardian Base. Legion's Sage Trinity has not given it special mention during the revisit to Slither Inc HQ in ZXA and usage of the system should probably be seen as something normal.
-Vent and Aile both exist together within the universe of the ZX-series. However, there is a case of "same world's different story." In other words, two different stories are told in the world of ZX. In Vent's story, Vent and Aile both work at Girouette Express and by chance Vent is brought along with Girouette starting the events of the first ZX game, Aile is left behind at Girouette Express. In Aile's story, it is exactly the opposite. Vent's story then leads into Ashe's story where she acquires the Model A and Aile's story leads into Grey's Story. Regardless of whose story you are playing, these characters all exist together, all are Chosen Ones that have the potential to be Mega Men and their backstories have all happened. It is just that when Vent is a Mega Man, Aile can't be one. It is the same for the relation between Grey and Ashe, for them their respective intro stages are completed and the split happeneds when one becomes a Mega Man instead of the other. In the cases of an event being reliant on one of these 4 being a Mega Man that event is designated as belonging to either the Vent/Ashe Story or the Aile/Grey Story. However, it should be made clear that an event exclusive to one story probably has a counterpart in the other story. The ZX Anime Commercial proposes a third alternative story, where both Vent and Aile become a MegaMan, this is however not accepted in game canon.

Oddities:
-Giro acts as if the transformation is a first toward Vent. To Aile however he makes no such implication and refers to Model Z as his partner. By also noting that Aile doesn't know how to fight, he indirectly implies he does know how to fight, especially with a BioMetal. The truth is revealed in ZX Tunes; he had Model Z from the start. He lied to Vent, production staff theorize this is because of the different feelings he holds for Aile compared to Vent.
-Many characters refer to the events of Zero4 as hundreds of years ago. Model L only refers to it as a hundred years ago, a mistranslation, she too refers to multiple hundred years. Furthermore, an interview with ZX's producer reveals ZX is actually 200 years after ZERO, despite this not being stated explicitly in the game. Thus making all potential other single hundred year entries incorrect.
-A great wartime cameraman with unspecified gender is mentioned in ZX. This probably Neige from ZERO4. However, the English game refers to this person as male whilst the Japanese game is gender ambiguous on the matter.
-It is said that the BioMetal Model X was left behind by the First Commander after she made it. The mission description for the Model P pseudoroid Protectos however reads that this area is a lab with a similar layout to the one where the first commander "discovered" Model X. It seems to be the case that the Guardians at that point in the game assumed First Commander was the one that discovered the Biometals because they were unaware of the creator, it's only later revealed that the First Commander created them.
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Re: Timeline of ZX
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 01:57:00 AM »
Just to note, I learned today that according to the ZXA manual, Slither Inc's digging activities inspired the creation of the Hunter's Guild. This information has quite the severe implications on the timeline as the ZXA datadisk Enemy B 01 Ice Dart emphasized that this mechaniloid was discovered by "Hunters centuries ago", whereas we know Serpent's digging postdates the Model V incident as it was meeting Pandora and Prometheus that caused him to start. As such, several events are pushed to centuries ago, making the timeframe of the energy crisis unclear and leaving a large gap of unknown events until the Area H incident. 

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Re: Timeline of ZX
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 02:30:25 AM »
So Serpent was active at least 200 years ago (centuries plural)?

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Re: Timeline of ZX
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 02:37:49 AM »
Something like that. It's probably easier to see it as two turn of the centuries having happened since then and now, because the ZERO>ZX gap was supposed to be 200 years.

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Re: Timeline of ZX
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 08:06:23 PM »
Two things:

First, nowhere does this mention Omega's image data being recorded in Area N.

Second, wasn't the data on the Model W fragment later recorded as the Serpent Report and split into two halves?
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Re: Timeline of ZX
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 08:16:10 PM »
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First, nowhere does this mention Omega's image data being recorded in Area N.

We don't really know the details behind Omega in Area N. Like, why is he there? What is he? For how long? So, it's nothing to be placing in a timeline.

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Second, wasn't the data on the Model W fragment later recorded as the Serpent Report and split into two halves?

I didn't go into the details, but that's summed up in this entry:
-Data of Serpent's betrayal is left behind by the remains of the Recon Unit that fought Serpent.

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Re: Timeline of ZX
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 09:43:54 PM »
But that contradicts what you said earlier about the data on Model W being erased.  The recording data clearly mentions it, and its effects on the researchers before telling us how Serpent first went mad.

Also, I forget exactly who, but someone mentioned in ZX that Serpent didn't finally snap until Prometheus and Pandora showed up.  Does that merit an entry?
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Re: Timeline of ZX
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 09:47:05 PM »
No, because we dont exactly know WHEN that happened. He snapped long before, it was PnP that started him digging for the core.
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Re: Timeline of ZX
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 10:05:21 PM »
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Also, I forget exactly who, but someone mentioned in ZX that Serpent didn't finally snap until Prometheus and Pandora showed up.  Does that merit an entry?

The entry IS there.

Serpent is approached by Pandora and Prometheus. Slither Inc. employees note that since those two arrived, Serpent began digging around the Outlands like a man possessed.

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But that contradicts what you said earlier about the data on Model W being erased.  The recording data clearly mentions it, and its effects on the researchers before telling us how Serpent first went mad.

He erased "research data". The recordings of the survivors of the Recon Unit aren't research data. They just mentioned their experiences.

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