According to John Romero and Tom Hall, the B.J. Blazkowicz, Commander Keen, and Doom Marine from the classic ID series (not the later MachineGames reboots) are all connected in the same timeline.[1]

In addition Doom (2016) and Quake Arena/Champion series introduces that there is a multiverse of alternate universes with different earth histories. Characters from these universes are sometimes brought to the Arena Eternal to combat. Thus its possible for characters William J. Blazkowicz's ancestor in one timeline; B.J. Blazkowicz III (aka Doom Guy/Doom Slayer) (who has travelled between 'worlds and time') to meet William J. Blazkowicz from the dark alternate reality (MachineGames) in a place outside of space and time. The exact timelines of these separate universes of the various characters visiting Arena Eternal is not known for every character. Some may even be from the same universes.

This main timeline in this article covers the one from the classic iD universe which ties Wolfenstein, Commander Keen and earlier Doom's together. Certain dates for classic Doom are not entirely known, as to order of the games. Some dates could place Doom in early 21st century before Doom 3, but other details including what is said on Doom RPG website, and the Doom BFG Edition may place them as later in the timeline and claims its the same character. Quake Champions still states that they are the same character and that he becomes the Doom Slayer (so while he may not be in his original universe in Doom 2016, he is still the same Marine who descended from William Blazkowicz in his original universe).

The universe which William J. Blazkowicz (MachineGames) comes from to the Arena Eternal can be read at MG timeline

ID Universe timelineEdit

(Spear of Destiny/Wolfenstein 3D/Mission Packs, RTCW/Wolfenstein, Doom/Doom II/Doom RPG/Doom II RPG, Doom 3, Orcs & Elves I/II, Quake III Arena and Commander Keen)

  • 2-1,000,000 B.C.[2] Ancient Martian civilization is built.
  • 400,000 B.C. - Height of the Martian civilization.[3]
  • 90,000-10,000 - Ancient languages develop on earth, some may have originated from Mars.[4]
  • Unknown Date - Ellie travels to Areth with the wand Ellon.
  • 4000 B.C. - Swastikas appear on ceramics in Iran.[5]
  • 100 A.D. - Germans begin using runes for magical and ordinary writing. They were able to use runes as a method of gaining insight into the future or the unknown by supernatural means (see Thule).[6]
  • 918 - German Prince Heinrich I begins studying the Thulian Mystery Occults, and resolves to forge his own empire at the expense of the existing Frankish dynasty.
  • 933 - Heinrich I unleashes his army of undead on the invading Magyars, defeating them at the Battle of Riade.
  • 943
  • Unknown Date - The Spear of Destiny is found under Castle Wolfenstein in the catacombs.
  • August 15, 1911 - William "B.J." Blazkowicz is born in America (possibly in Milwaukee).
  • 1918 - End of WWI, the Spear of Destiny is one of the national treasures taken from Germany, and brought to a museum in Versailles, France.[7]
  • 1929 - Geneva Convention bans chemical weapons.[8]
  • 1933
    • Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.
    • Albert Einstein lives in California, but becomes a target of the growing Nazi might.[9]
  • 1934 - The Totenkopf instituted by Heinrich Himmler becomes the symbol of recognition and loyalty to Hitler and his ideals. These were used on rings adapted Pagan Germanic mythology from Thor, and Wotan's spear.
  • 1937
    • Deathshead begins research into Super Soldiers.
  • 1938
    • As early as 1938, it was concluded that Operation Resurrection would require the development of an advanced synthetic humanoid host.
    • A very good year for wine, as the 1938 Latour proves.
  • 1939
    • Nazi invasions begin in Europe. Nazi Tanks roll into France, Hitler's armies retrieve the Spear of Destiny from Versailles, and bring it to Castle Nuremburg.[10]
    • Einstein writes a letter President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning of German's advances in physics and warning of the possibility of Nazis developing a uranium bomb.[11]
    • Operation: Resurrection is put on hiatus, after some major disaster at the Holstein dig.
  • 1940
  • 1941
    • Hans von Schlieffen and a group of Storm Troopers travel to the U.S. to regain the spear. Hitler's forces recapture the Spear of Destiny again, but only the Axe escaped to the Nazi's Secret Scandinavian Base (built to carry out atomic research). Three intelligence agents are killed trying to infiltrate Hitler's headquarters. Admiral Powell of the U.S. navy sends B.J. to recover it.[14]
  • 1942
    • January 10, 1942: Nazis begin working on human gene modification in an attempt to create a super soldier.
    • January 17, 1942: Experiments are successful. Soldiers begin to smuggle out super soldier cocktails to enhance themselves and sale on the Black Market.
    • February 4, 1942: Scientist tries one of the cocktails, and it works.[15]
    • Sergeant B.J. is sent on a mission to stop Nazi forces near Castle Wolfenstein.
    • Olaric awakens from his tomb, kills the Nazis who awakened him, and is defeated for the first time by B.J.
    • Marianna Blavatsky is defeated for the first time, but she later recovers.
    • B.J. defeats Doctor Schabbs for the first time (or one of his relatives).
    • The Axis empire is at its height. While the Soviets battle the Axis in the East the remaining Allied forces damage and distract the Axis in the West until an amphibious liberation of Europe can be mounted.
    • The Allies concentrated their efforts in North Africa. Here the Axis Forces are ken to inflict further defeats and seize control of the oil-rich Middle East. The sands of the Sahara Desert is the first battle field, and hopefully not the last.
    • Over the course of a month, B.J. has his Original Encounter with Hans Grosse at Dresden, early Eisenfaust encounters, and battle with Adolf Hitler at Castle Wolfenstein. False end to the war.[16].
    • July 14, 1942 - Operation Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Letter sent out to OSA agents.[17].
  • 1943
    • 7 February, 1943
    • March 9, 1943 - The last Dark Knight is discovered. Zemph begins traveling to Castle Wolfenstein.
    • March 11, 1943 - Zemph arrives at Castle Wolfenstein.
    • March 12, 1943 - Agent Blazkowicz is reassigned to OSA. He and Agent One are sent from Libya to capture Helga von Bulow in northern Egypt.
    • March 13, 1943
      • Finished repairs and calibrations on generators at the dig site.
      • An attempt on Hitler's life is made. Henning von Tresckow asked Col. Heinz Brandt to take brandy on Hitler's plane. The attempt failed due to a faulty detonator.[20]
    • The Axis High Command has ordered a strategic withdrawal from the 'remote and ultimately insignificant' North African theatre and their forces were busy fortifying the Atlantic coastline in expectation of Allied raids and an eventual evasion.
    • The Allies had much work to do before they could hope to mount a successful invasion attempt and had to gain expertise in both beach and parachute landings. Clearly, the next phase of conflict was critical.
    • March 14, 1943 - Blazkowicz and Agent One reach Ras El-Hadid. After failing to capture Helga von Bulow, they steal a Ju52 transport plane and fly to Castle Wolfenstein in northern Germany.
    • March 15, 1943 - Blazkowicz and Agent One are shot down over Castle Wolfenstein. They are captured by Helga von Bulow. Agent One is sent to Doctor Zee for torture and interrogation.
    • March 16, 1943 - Disaster at the dig site. Otto missing. The Royal Air Force raids Berlin, causing large fires and dozens of civilian casualties.
    • March 17, 1943 - Death of Agent One. Blazkowicz escapes Castle Wolfenstein and fights his way to Wulfburg Church. Helga von Bulow Summons Olaric. She kills Zemph and is in turn killed by Olaric. Blazkowicz confronts and kills Olaric (for the second time who had become more ghost like in his new form), and retrieves the Dagger of Warding, a mysterious Thulian artifact.
    • March 20, 1943 - Blazkowicz infiltrates Deathshead's rocket base at Katamarunde near the Baltic Sea, destroys an experimental V2 rocket and a prototype Mark I radar array.
    • March 21, 1943 - Blazkowicz infiltrates Katamarunde Airbase, steals the Bachem Ba317 Kobra plane, and flies it to Malta. That night, he is deployed to Kugelstadt, where he assists in the defection of one of Deathshead's research scientists.
    • March 22, 1943 - Blazkowicz infiltrates Deathshead's Secret Weapons Facility below Kugelstadt. Later in the day he is deployed to Norway, where he infiltrates Deathshead's X-Labs and destroys his first Übersoldat. Deathshead escapes and is promoted to General.
    • March 23, 1943 - Blazkowicz is deployed to Paderborn in the evening. He assassinates top officers of the SS Paranormal Division in Paderborn and in Chateau Schufstaffel. Blazkowicz infiltrates the dig site and returns to Castle Wolfenstein. Marianna Blavatsky resurrects Heinrich I to become the New Reich leader. Blazkowicz defeats the dark prince and terminates Operation Resurrection.
  • 1944
    • July 20, 1944 - An agent attempts to kill Adolf Hitler, with a bomb.[21], however, Hitler survived the attempt.
    • The Spear of Destiny is recaptured by Hitler. Learning from his past mistakes, Hitler has expanded his subterranean command bunker beneath the chancellery in Berlin so that he can keep the Spear of Destiny nearby and well-guarded. Calling upon the dark forces of the occult, he summons Abigor, Hitler can see into the future and obtain the plans to future weapon systems.[22] B.J. is sent to retrieve it again. He discovers, that the Nazi's are working with magic that allows them to see the future (even going as far to steal technology from the Union Aerospace Corporation). B.J. fights his way defeating Hitler's forces, but is transported to the Future onto a UAC Mars Base (c. 2140s). He defeats the Devil Incarnate and escapes. This apparently isn't the last time the Nazi's recapture the spear however.
    • Since 1944 global warming begins changing the earth until it is unrecognizable in 2144.[23]
    • A sci-fi movie "To Serve Man" about the 1950's is made.[24]
  • 1945
    • February, 1945
      • B.J. stops the German's deadly gas manufacturing.
      • B.J. destroys Operation Eisenfaust completely.
      • Blazkowicz defeats Hitler again.[25][26] B.J. became a hero, and world famous, and met the President. The war was thought to be over, but the war continues...
    • Spring 1945 - To prevent allies from capturing the Totenkopf rings, Himmler ordered that Shrine at Wewelsburg castle be blast-sealed into the side of the mountain near the castle.
    • April 28, 1945 - The Spear of Destiny is finally captured by Allied Forces hopefully for the last time from Nuremberg.[27] It is said General Patton discovered the spear, and the downfall of Germany began that day.[28] On the same day Hitler committed suicide in the Fuhrerbunker with Eva Braun.[29] It was fabled that the U.S. was destined to succeed Germany as the New World Power once ownership of the spear changed.[30]
    • Operation Nichtsonne
    • The war ends in Europe.
    • October 23, 1945 - B.J. Blazkowicz's ID expires.[31]
  • 1951 - Blazkowicz gets married to Julia Marie Peterson.
    • His son Arthur Kenneth Blazkowicz is born.
  • Date Unknown
    • - Arthur becomes a television host and changes his last name to Blaze.
    • Arthur marries Susan Elizabeth McMichaels.
  • 1982 - William Blazkowicz II is born.[32]
  • 1990-1991
    • William Blazkowicz II (Billy Blaze) age 8 (Billy Blazkowicz shortened) using the alias of one of his grandfather's old WW2 buddies Commander Keen, saves Earth from many threats, even traveling to Mars.
  • 1993 - The date that original Doom was released, its setting and scenario is strangely similar to events that will happen in the future at least a hundred years later.[33][34]
  • 2015 - Union Aerospace Corporation is founded by Thomas Kelliher on earth..[35]
  • 2025 - UAC makes its name in the famous Joint Mars Expeditions.[36]
  • 2078 - Destruction of the old Pentagon. New building designed to replace it in Wyoming.[37]
  • 2095 - Great medical breakthroughs are developed over the next half century.[38]
  • 2104 - The explorations of the caverns in 2104 led to the discovery of ancient artifact codenamed U1, the Soul Cube, along with stone tablets written by the ancient Martian civilization.
  • 2112 - First structure of the first permanent Martian settlement is built, in what is known as Sector 4 (it is the oldest human colony on the planet).[40]
  • 2114
    • Dr. Jensen received his Ph.D from Union States Institute of Technology, Northeast (USITNE).[41]
    • October 10, 2114 - Birth of Ted Brown II.[42]
  • 2115 - The initial chamber proving life once existed on Mars was discovered in 2115. It leads into what is now known as Site 1.
  • 2120 - Construction on Mars City begins.
  • 2122 - Dr. Kelvin begins working for the UAC.[43]
  • 2126 - Military Council Ruling is inacted.[44]
  • July 17, 2130 - The Alpha Labs are built.[39]
  • 2135[45]
  • 2138 - Dr. Jensen begins working for UAC's Advanced Research Department.[46]
  • 2142 - Dr Jensen begins working on Mars.[47]
  • 2143
    • Dr. Geurard joins the teleportation research team.[48]
    • December 22, 2143 Chainsaw scheduled for refurbishment the following year. Zachary wishes everyone Happy Holidays.
  • 2144[49]
    • Union Aerospace Corporation updates their website.[50]
    • The military, UAC's biggest supplier, has used the remote facilities on Phobos and Deimos to conduct various secret projects, including research on inter-dimensional space travel.[51]
    • January 8, 2144 Director Castle orders everyone not to tend to anything in the Atrium 02 until they find out what has killed everything.
    • January 12, 2144 - Xanax captures specimens following primary portal grid powerup. He successfully suspends them in stasis for further study.
    • January 13, 2144 - Zanax at the Lunar Outpost receives confirmation from Dr. Geurard on Mars that he has encountered similar fauna in his research.[52]
    • January 16, 2144
      • M. Burns asks Chris to see what can be done about a unit. He couldn't touch the Echo Sierras until his new parts arrived from Earth.
      • J. Klein sees pressure anomalies in the coolant tanks at Cichus, caused by recent power spikes.
    • January 21, 2144 - Zachary looks for inconsistent behavior in computers at Tychus after reports.
    • February 4, 2144 - Zachary can't calibrate flow meters until Mixom tech gets down and serves a tank.
    • February 5,2144 - Zanax at Keplar Site finds that the creatures are highly resistant to pain and injury, which has made specimen acquisition troublesome. It has been difficult acquiring them without killing them.
    • February 6, 2144 - Zanax research continues. He discovers from field reports that the creatures exhibit varying tolerance for different types of weapon attacks. He indicated that further research would be needed to discover most efficient way of subduing the creatures.
    • February 7, 2144
      • Third repair work order put in for the elevator in Keplar Site. It still hadn't been fixed.
      • X. Zanax on the Lunar outpost classifies specimen as an "imp" or possibly a "Gwocklego" according to his assistant.
    • February 8, 2144 - Zanax discovers that imp is particularly resistant to stasis suspension, but system is stable, but that that researchers should be careful when handling..
    • February 12, 2144 - J.Klein sees intermittent heavy loads on the power griad, but isn't able to find the source yet.
    • February 26, 2144 - Scientists in the Greenhouse at Keplar Site on the moon manage breakthroughs.
    • Febrary 27, 2144 - Cargo personnel begin reporting that their Manifest Database is having issues. A new power supply is ordered to see if it will fix the problem.
    • March 3, 2144 - R. Zachary installs new systems on the UAC Lunar Outpost, and Rhoomba 5000.
    • March 10, 2144 - Upgrades completed by Zachary. Everything checks out ok.
    • March 17, 2144 - Strange things begin happening to machines on the Lunar Outpost.
    • March 24, 2144 - Air, water and septic life supports still functioning but odd data reports. C. Sukut calls in a specialist. Zachary has gone missing.
    • April 27, 2144 - Dr. Kellyn McDonald's folder is checked and opened by Betruger, and then closed and locked.[53]
    • October 10, 2144 - David Kramer forgets to send a birthday present to Ted Brown II.
  • 2145
  • 2146[65]
    • May 1, 2146, an orbital probe recorded a faint unidentified signal broadcasted from the abandoned Mars Site 1 complex.
    • August 6, 2146: Date tag on the new Mars mission Goals & Safety video.
    • August 8, 2146, the UAC board of directors announced the renewal of the Mars program, now led by Dr. Elizabeth McNeil, an ex-colleague of Betruger, who had transferred off Mars days before the outbreak and was the original one who requested Councilor Swann's presence on Mars. McNeil's main objective was to continue the experiments on Mars and discover what Betruger unleashed.
    • September 12, 2146: Elizabeth McNeil welcomes personnel to the Site 1 Expedition.
    • November 20, 2146 - Stan Blazkowicz travels to Tycho Station and saves the universe from demons, at one point even defeating the Harbinger, another Cyberdemon his ancestor had defeated centuries before.
    • November 27, 2146: UAC Lead Technology Officer releases the Ionized Plasma Levitator Briefing video.
  • 2147
    • March 17, 2147 - Resurrection of Evil begins.
  • 2148
    • Doom - The Doom Marine (B.J. Blazkowicz III) spending three years battling demons, and at Mars radioactive waste facilities is sent to Phobos after a distress signal is sent. He is forced to again fight demons on Phobos, Deimos, and then in Hell itself.[66]
    • Doom II - The Doom Marine heads to Earth from a portal in Hell and sees that the Demons have begun conquering earth.
    • Final Doom
    • Doom 64
Outside of Time and Space
  • The Arena Eternal is an extradimensional structure created by the Vadrigar and populated with the greatest warriors in all of time and space. The Doom Marine, and other survivors of Phobos invasion: Crash, and Phobos were brought their from their eras to fight.

Notes Edit

  • The Id Universe timeline, which the RPGs are part of, overlaps more or less the original timeline (WW2 is implied to end in 1945, and the ID/Apogee connections to original Doom series/Doom RPG, Commander Keen, etc still occur).
    • While certain elements taken from RTCW or Doom 3 exist as well, they do not appear to directly link to those universes necessarily going by ingame material only (and certainly not the The New Order or Fourth Reich timelines). However, the Doom RPG website states that Doom Marine is the same character from Doom 1-3, linking and confirming the games as part of the same universe.
    • The website for Doom RPG states that the character from Doom, Doom 2, Doom 3, and Doom RPG are the same. It also suggests that Doom RPG is a sequel to Doom 3, but probably a prequel to Doom I/II.[145] A single line in Doom RPG implies that the name of the Marine is B.J. Blazcowicz. Knowing this detail, its possible to use the time references from the Doom manual to place Doom I in relation to Doom 3.

The character in Doom II RPG is a different character, Stan Blazkowicz. But apparently related to Doom RPG character.

B.J. is only a Sergeant in the game, and hasn't yet been promoted to Captain.

As General Fettgesicht is shown in Wolfenstein RPG it can be assumed he is still alive, and it probably takes place before the Nocturnal Missions.

As some of the super soldiers are in the game it has to be after early days of the Super Soldier Program.

The Wolf RPG mentions a couple of dates between January and February, but does not give specific year. The year can only be surmised based on surrounding information, and suggested date given for Spear of Destiny in the graphic novels.

References Edit

  2. Worlds on fire, pg 155
  3. Worlds on Fire, pg 22
  4. Worlds on Fire, pg 175
  5. Mission 2: Return to Danger guide, pg 3
  6. Mission 3: Ultimate Challenge Hintbook, pg 4
  7. Spear of Destiny, hintbook, pg3
  8. Wolfenstein Hintbook, pg 61
  9. Mission 2: Return to Danger guide, pg 3
  10. Spear of Destiny, hintbook, pg 3
  11. Mission 2: Return to Danger guide, pg 3,4
  12. intro cutscene, RTCW
  13. Spear of Destiny
  14. Mission Pack 1 takes place over a year after Spear of Destiny
  15. Exact date for Wolfenstein RPG is not given, but appears to be a prequel to RTCW, with elements between Wolfenstein 3D/Spear of Destiny. As there are some characters who will return in RTCW, it can only be assumed they were 'defeated', but not fully killed. Although all enemies tend to either 'explode' or their corpses can be destroyed. It likely has to take place after original Spear of Destiny. Note: While Wolfenstein RPG is tongue in cheak, Doom RPG tends to take its 'lore' more seriously and definitely ties it into the greater Doom timeline
  16. Jaguar version ending mentions the events of Wolfenstein 3D took place over the course of a 'month'
  17. Welcome Back, Soldier
  18. RTCW: Tides of War manual, pg 1
  19. Operation Ressurection intro
  20. Mission 2: Return to Danger guide, pg 4
  21. a depiction of the real-life attempt on Hitler's life, Spear of Destiny Hintbook, pg 5
  22. Ultimate Challenge. Date unknown but seems to correspond with the Furherbunker and Hitler's last location towards the end of the war.
  23. WOrlds on Fire, pg 18
  24. Worlds on Fire, pg 22. The episode of Twilight Zone actually aired in 1962
  25. Spear of Destiny, hintbook, pg4 (note exact date is not given, and could take place in previous years), but Platinum Edition gives a date
  26. (Wolfenstein 3D Classic)/Wolfenstein/Graphic Novels
  27. Spear of Destiny hintbook, pg
  28. Wolfenstein 3D Classic
  29. Spear of Destiny, hintbook, pg
  30. Wolfenstein 3D Classic
  31. RTCW manual, pg 2
  32. Approximately based on release date of first game
  33. A question asked, and the code to a door in Doom RPG. See also David Whitlark's communications.
  34. David Whitlark discovers a copy of Doom, and doesn't get his work done by Tuesday. He says that it must be at least 100 years old. He is surprised that the setting and scenario is similar to their own. He finds it funny. He also mentions they are making Doom for the cell phone. Considering that Doom II RPG takes place in 2145, David is probably off by about 50 years in his dating.
  37. Doom 3Worlds on Fire, pg 125.
  38. Maelstrom, pg 34
  39. 39.0 39.1 Doom 3
  40. Doom RPG
  42. He didn't get a gift last year before the game, he wated an X-Cube 46. It may be Ted Brown's latest birthday at the time of Doom RPG. In Sector 2 it discusses that David Kramer got him a present.
  43. Doom RPG
  44. Worlds on Fire, pg 100
  45. Maelstrom, 17, 61
  46. Doom RPG
  48. Doom RPG: Dr. Jensen had me investigate Dr. Geurard's employment history. What I found was strange.Geurard was supposedly hired onto the teleportation research team 2 years ago, but UACHQ has no record of him."
  49. Doom: Worlds on Fire chapter 1
  51. Doom Manual: For the last four years the military, UAC's biggest supplier, has used the remote facilities on Phobos and Deimos to conduct various secret projects, including research on inter-dimensional space travel.
  52. Doom II RPG, a reference between the two games
  53. Doom 3 Worlds on Fire, pg 39
  55. Maelstrom, pg 84
  56. Maelstrom, 262, 263
  57. This was likely around April or May, assuming Doom RPG is in November-December 2145 as per the dates of the website:
  58. Doom Resurrection
  59. rough estimate he says he has been working for just over a year on the moon.
  61. Doom/Doom RPG/Doom 3 information, see also Doom RPG website, and Doom manual
  63. Doom RPG, the exact date is not clear, but it is at least suggested off of Ted Brown II's birthday.
  64. One character predicts that this invasion is probably going to spread to the entire planet, this may be a reference to the events of Doom 3 a few months later, or to later Doom I events
  65. Doom II RPG digital comic/Doom II RPG game
  66. The Story So Far Doom: "Three years ago, you assaulted a superior officer for ordering his soldiers to fire upon civilians. He and his body cast were shipped to Pearl Harbor, while you were transferred to Mars, home of the Union Aerospace Corporation."