2013 was a year of the 21st century.





  • "Black Skinhead" is released by Kanye West.[3]









  • The NSA records Aquaman near the Tonga trench, where the Atlantean is found in the wreckage of a sunken ship. Curry attacks one UUV drone with his trident, while another drone records him swimming away at high speed, causing a sonic boom in his wake.[9] Batman-vs-superman-logo
MOS Bright Aurora

Bright Aurora on fire.



  • Clark Kent gets a job as a busboy at a truck stop bar.[5] Superman Logo
  • Clark overhears a pair of soldiers talking about a discovery made on Ellesmere Island. At the same time one of the bar's patrons, a drunk trucker named Ludlow, begins harassing Clark's coworker, a waitress named Chrissy. Clark intervenes, asking him to leave, but Ludlow proceeds to throw an entire pitcher of beer into Clark's face. As Clark prepares to retaliate, Chrissy instead tells him that it wasn't worth the trouble. Agreeing, Clark begins to leave when Ludlow comments that he'd forgotten his 'tip', throwing a beer can at his back.[5] Superman Logo
  • While Ludlow is still drinking in the pub, Clark impales his rig on the logs it was carrying.[5] Superman Logo
Clark found the Fortress

Lois Lane enters in the Kryptonian spaceship


  • Lois Lane arrives in a northern region in Canada to investigate a unique discovery that had been unearthed and is currently being kept under-wraps from the public by the military. Lois then meets with Colonel Hardy, Dr. Hamilton, and Officer Sedowsky, who inform her that a mysterious object buried deep within the ice is thousands of years old.[5] Superman Logo
  • Clark Kent discovers his heritage as Kal of the House of El.[5][8] Superman Logo
  • Clark Kent meets Lois Lane.[5][8] Superman Logo


  • Lois Lane is found by the US Army after her encounter with Clark.[5] Superman Logo
Lois talking to Woodburn

Lois Lane talks with Woodburn.


  • Editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet Perry White refuses to print Lois Lane's Arctic accounts, since the military and Pentagon itself were denying the story even occurred, and Lois has no solid proof.[5] Superman Logo
  • Lois, not wanting to drop the story of her alien rescuer, seeks out gossip journalist Glen Woodburn to spread the story all over the internet while she retraces the steps of her rescuer.[5] Superman Logo



  • The animated series Rick and Morty is first aired.[10]
Batman confronts Deadshot

Deadshot is found by Batman




Lois talks to Clark

Clark Kent and Lois meet again for the second time.

  • Lois interviews Pete Ross, which leads her directly to Martha Kent, where she learns the name of her rescuer.[5] Superman Logo
  • Lois encounters Clark in the cemetery at the grave of his father, Jonathan Kent, and Clark tells her his story and why he doesn't want it to be told to the world. Lois comes to respect and admire Clark for what he's doing and, full of compassion for him, selflessly decides to drop the story.[5] Superman Logo
  • General Zod arrives on Earth and orders to Kal-El to surrender.[5] Superman Logo


Black Zero over Metropolis

Black Zero while terraforming Metropolis.

Zod threatening to kill a family with his heat vision

Superman attempts to stop Zod.


Superman talking to Swanwick after destroying a drone

Swanwick talks to Superman.



Senator Finch and her committee discuss Superman

Finch and the committee discuss Superman.




  • During a break and enter while stealing a pearl necklace from a safe, Pete Doumanian is caught by Batman, who kicks and breaks his legs, preventing him from burgling again anytime soon.[18]

Battles and conflicts



  1. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Shazam!
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Suicide Squad
  4. Man of Steel Prequel
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 Man of Steel
  6. Man of Steel Deleted scenes
  7. Man of Steel Prop Lois Lane newspaper
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Man of Steel spans some time from beginning to end. During the scenes in the Arctic, Lois' camera says "11/28/2013". The Battle of Metropolis then occurs a little after this, and then Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice shows that "18 months later", Kryptonite is found. Later in the film, Bruce says, during the main events, "The first sample [of Kryptonite] big enough to mean something turned up in the Indian Ocean 3 months ago." This therefore takes the film to approximately fall 2015. In the film, it is shown that Lex Luthor's party will be on "November 1st", suggesting it is November 1, 2015. This matches the fact that Superman flies off that evening to save someone during Día de Muertos celebrations, which would have started on the night of November 1–2, 2015. Later, it is shown on Diana's computer that it is "11:29pm" on "November 12th". This matches as November 12, 2015. This would suggest that the Kryptonite was found in August 2015, and then the Battle of Metropolis was in February 2014. However, Bruce, Lex, and a TV report all refer, during the main events of the film, to the Battle of Metropolis being "2 years" ago. This would suggest it was in 2013, and there does not seem to be 3 months between the Arctic scenes and the Battle of Metropolis in Man of Steel. It can be taken that the Battle of Metropolis was in late December 2013, a month after the Arctic, and 2 years before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in November 2015. The Kryptonite was then found a little over 18 months later, around July 2015, and then a little over 3 months later is the main events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in November 2015. This also matches with it being several months before the events of Suicide Squad, as is implied in that film - which dates itself to June–August 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  10. Justice League
  11. In Suicide Squad, set in June–August 2016, it is shown that Floyd Lawton was arrested one recent Christmas-time. It is also shown that Zoe, Floyd's daughter, wrote one of many letters to him in his imprisonment on "07 SEPT 2014". This means the latest December Floyd can have been arrested in is December 2013. It cannot realistically be any earlier than this, due to Zoe looking the same as she does in 2016, and it being implied to be recent.
  12. LexCorp Facebook page
  13. You Let Your Family Die - Newspapaer
  14. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Lex Luthor
  15. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Lois Lane
  16. 16.0 16.1 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Senator Finch
  17. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Cross Fire
  18. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Batman

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