Ultimate Fandom Timeline: Fantasy in Great Britain

Magic is part of our world in many areas. However, there are some areas of Earth that seem to attract magic and fantasy more than others. One of these areas is known in modern days as Great Britain. The United States has similar qualities but to a lesser degree. It would increase in importance in the future.

After the events of The Lord of the Rings, the entire planet underwent several changes. Continents would move, some areas would flood, and in some areas, new land would arise. That is why it looks very different in different eras of time. Even the seasons were changed for a time, becoming longer. However, the basic shape and positioning of Great Britain was preserved.

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Ultimate Fandom Timeline: How ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Fits In

The mythos of the Lord of the Rings trilogy is a big part of the ultimate fandom timeline. Most of the history of middle-earth consists of the first history of our world. I have already mentioned how the Earth was created by Illuvatar, one of the supreme beings, with the help of his first children, the Ainur. One of those, Melkor, was responsible for all things of evil on the planet.

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Ultimate Fandom Timeline: The Origin of the Earth

Perhaps we are deceiving ourselves by thinking so, but our world holds a special significance in the universe. That is why the people like the Doctor have taken a special interest in it. Not all planets, even inhabited ones, get that kind of galactic attention. Perhaps it is because the greatest multiverse known to man was produced here, or perhaps the people of Earth have a special destiny in the future. Whatever the case, the formation of Earth was an important event in the history of our universe.

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Ultimate Fandom Timeline: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we are given another story. We know from the popularity of the Star Wars saga, that it comes very close to the truth. But why would this be important to us, considering it has very little to do with our own universe. Even today, this is not entirely clear. It may be because we learn more of the Celestial supreme beings, one of which created Earth. It may be because it was one of the first universes where magic was readily used by mortals.

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Ultimate Fandom Timeline: The Origin of the Multiverse

The Nature of the Multiverse

The multiverse is something that has emerged from time to time, though eventually, it has always reverted to the original single timeline. Time is constant, and though it can be fragmented, eventually each separate timeline will re-converge, much like a wound will eventually heal.

A multiverse will only begin if an event (or multiple events) create such strain on the timeline that it is forced to fragment to save itself from breaking completely. This act is usually rare and localized.

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Ultimate Fandom Timeline: The Origin of Magic

The origin of magic occurred very early on in the timeline of the universe. While you could argue that magic existed in the early years when time had not yet solidified, this would be better classified as simple chaos, not quite magic. Mario might have been able to throw fire balls, but there was little structure to his magical abilities. Magic as we know it didn’t arrive until several billion years later.

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Ultimate Fandom Timeline: The Origin of the Universe

The Beginning of Space

The first event in the universe was the big bang. Matter and energy were suddenly scattered across space to eventually create the universe we know. But it wasn’t always like we know it.

The universe started out as disorganized matter. Over time, that matter began to form structure. Pieces would rotate, adjust themselves, and connect to form organized matter. Soon, this structured matter began to form life and meaning. However, that meaning wouldn’t make much sense to us now. We only remember these moments through games like Tetris.

Our space-time continuum had not yet formed a solid time stream. Random matter formed into beings and objects reminiscent of events further down the timeline. Together, however, it didn’t make much sense. Still, many of these random conglomerates of space and time would be recognizable to us, such as plumbers, mushrooms, princesses, starfoxes, metroids, giant apes, hedgehogs, furry animals, and a little yellow circle that was scared of ghosts. Sometimes these beings appeared as heroes, and other times they would simply smash each other, despite the fact that they were brothers of a sort. There were no worlds as we think of them. It was all semi-organized chaos.

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Ultimate Fandom Timeline: Words and Fiction

The 10th Doctor once told Shakespeare, “The right combination of words spoken in the right place with the shape of the Globe is an energy converter.” At that time, Shakespeare was able to solve their dangerous situation using only the power of words. Words are used throughout the fandom universe. They are used as spells, they are used as curses (some of which come true, see The Lord of the Rings). Names are a great example of the power of words. You’ll see multiple stories where knowing someone’s true name gives you power of them. In the words of Myst, words are even used to create worlds. But, the most important use of words is storytelling. Throughout time, we tell stories of what we have seen or thought we saw. Stories are so powerful that they become ingrained in our timeline, recurring until we call them tropes, stereotypes, or reboots. We do it all the time.

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