History of the Heroes Universe

The Heroes Universe is immensely complex, spanning 25 billion years, parallel universes, and divergent timelines. This history can only touch on specific periods which are of particular interest and have been well documented.


See this high-level overview of the universe timeline and the key eras. For specific detail, see the sections below.

The 24th Century

Everything began here. See: the Strikeforce story; 2350 timeline.

The Heroes Era: 2014

Twenty years after the end of the Heroic Age, a new generation of heroes arose. See: the Heroes story; 2014 timeline; Personal reports & journals; News headlines.

The Strikeforce Era: 1987–1993

The 20th century's "Heroic Age" had existed for around five years when Strikeforce appeared on the scene and (literally) changed history. See: the Strikeforce story; 1987 timeline; 1988 timeline.

World War II

The first publicly-known super heroes emerge in time to become embroiled in the Second World War. See: Super heroes: historical overview.

America: 1936

A Hollywood studio sends a film crew to make a movie in recently-discovered ruins in the South American republic of San Lostos.

Europe: 1907

Members of the Diogenes Club fight to preserve the peace of Europe from Anarchist forces.

The Wild West: 1885

The saga of Sheriff Joe Thursday in the Utah Territory.

Exploring Africa: 1865

The story of the Brighter-Smythe expedition along the Blue Nile in search of the mythical Land of Punt.

Revolutionary War: 1777

Captain Price of His Majesty's Frigate Atlantis hunts Colonial privateers in the West Indies.

The Elizabethan Era

England, 1588. While the nation reacts anxiously to rumours of an armada from Spain, events closer to home point to a bigger crisis. See: Elizabethan story: historical overview.

The Byzantine Era

In A.D. 1096, amid the intrigues of palace life in the city of Constantinople, warring factions come close to changing the course of history. See: Byzantine story: historical overview.

The Roman Era

In the year A.D. 366, a chance discovery in the Empire's most northern province becomes an important link in the chain of history. See: Roman story: historical overview.

The Egyptian Era

1450 B.C.E. in 18th Dynasty Egypt, two key events have important links to our story. See: Egyptian story: historical overview.

The Atlantean Era

12,000 years ago, the events of the mythic age had repercussions throughout every era. See: The Last Days of Atlantis, Historical Overview.