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This is the timeline for the events of the Infamous series. As no official dates have been given by the developers, the dates are all based around Infamous 2 taking place in 2011, as proven by an in-game cutscene.

Pre-Infamous series

2006

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Cole and Zeke practicing their parkour within New Marais

Four years prior to the events of Infamous, Cole MacGrath took part in an urban exploration of the sewers within Empire City. He and his best friend, Zeke Dunbar, took a trip down to New Marais to practice their parkour skills while the city was still recovering from the flood.[1]

Present

2010

The events of Infamous take place:

J Bertrand III Cutscene

Joseph Bertrand III in the events of Infamous 2

2011

The events of Infamous 2 take place:

2012

One year, after the events of Infamous 2, Brooke Augustine founded the Department of Unified Protection (DUP). Within the first year of service, the DUP had already captured over 300 Conduits that they believed were "rampaging," and threw them in Curdun Cay, which was also founded this year.

2016

The events of Infamous: First Light took place:

2018

The events of the prologue and epilogue of Infamous: First Light took place:

  • Abigail talked to Brooke Augustine.
  • Abigail was then released into the custody of the Military, but with the help of Hank, she managed to escape, leading to the events of Infamous: Second Son.

The events of Infamous: Second Son took place:

  • Abigail Walker, Henry Daughtry, and Eugene Sims escaped from Curdun Cay and came to Seattle, where they met Delsin Rowe.
  • Delsin met Hank, who unlocked Delsin's Conduit gene and his Power Absorption power, giving him Smoke, which terrified Delsin.
  • Brooke Augustine injured Betty with concrete, and Delsin swore that he would find a way to heal Betty. He planned to absorb Augustine's concrete power for this.
  • Delsin and his brother Reggie Rowe went to Seattle where, after meeting the other escaped Conduits (and a few absorptions), Delsin obtained three new powers: Neon, Concrete, and Video.
  • Reggie was killed thanks to Augustine, leaving Delsin to take her down to avenge his brother's death and heal Betty.


Non-canon: This article or section of the article is non-canon.
All information listed below that regards to storyline and plot are not considered a part of the main canon timeline.
  • Delsin chooses to take the easy path and lets the tribe take Augustine's attack. He also corrupts Abigail Walker, and Eugene Sims so he could gain further powers from them. He later kills Hank Daughtry after he betrays Delsin and his brother Reggie to Augustine leading to the latter's death.
  • Later after gaining powers from Augustine who he kills to avenge his brother, and he's rejected by Betty, Delsin retaliates by destroying the Tribe, severing all ties to his past.


End of non-canon information.

Discrepancies

  • In Infamous 2, Cole stated in the prologue that he met Lucy Kuo one month after killing Kessler, yet in the comics, he met Kuo only several days after killing Kessler.
  • In Second Son, several video monitors show the date as 2013, however, this isn't the in-game date, as that would not only be a major retcon, that would also mean the original games would be set in 2006, which goes against in-game images in Infamous and Infamous 2, instead it's assumed the dates on the monitor are a reference to the reveal date of Second Son. To back this up, the scene in-game is taken directly from reveal trailer (sans Delsin picking up a camera and stating "You are not in control.")
  • In Infamous 2, it is stated there was a major flood in 2004 in New Marais, and Cole stated that four years prior to the game, he and Zeke had traveled down to practice parkour due to the flooded streets and lack of police intervention. Either Cole had miscalculated how many years it had been, there were multiple floods, or the water had simply not receded from the streets by the time of Cole's visit.
  • It is unknown why Cole, Zeke, and Lucy Kuo waited a month before making their way to New Marais. The dead drops suggest Cole was distrustful of Kuo, not just him being cagey around women due to Trish's recent death, but he had also been betrayed by another member of the government.
  • In the InFamous comics, Kuo tells Cole she worked with John White in the NSA, yet in Infamous 2, Cole asked who her contact was in Empire City, to which she told him again, that it was John, and Cole reacted surprised to this.

References

  1. Infamous 2

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