◇ 1988 BERLIN WALL PROTESTSGermany is the first nation to adopt mutant segregation policies. A few renegade mutants knock down a mile-long section of the Berlin wall in an act of protest, killing 23 people and injuring over 200. The protest alarmed citizens of West Germany, sparking anti-mutant policies. The Berlin Wall stands today and East Germany has been designated as a mutant zone.
◇ 1989 DNA EVIDENCEThe FBI cracks down on criminals and mutants. In partnership with Trask Industries, the FBI unveils a method of using DNA evidence at crime scenes to identify criminals. Off the record, Trask Industries also begins building a private Mutant Registry from this database of DNA, with plans to sell the information to wealthy world governments.
◇ 1991 SOUTH AFRICAN REFORMSouth Africa ushers in an era of acceptance and equality, becoming a safe haven for mutants. As the global conversation on mutant-human relations grows, South Africa proudly declares their country a unified and united refuge for all.
◇ 1994 ZAPATISTAS ALLY WITH MUTANT SUPPORTERSThe Zapatista resistance militia enlists the help of mutant soldiers. The Zapatista resistance, aided by mutant freedom fighters, engages in armed conflict against the Mexican government in Southern Mexico.
◇ 1996 MAD COW DISEASE OUTBREAKX-Gene testing at Trask Industries leads to global epidemic. An early attempt at the cure for the x-gene fails when animal testing goes awry, causing widespread sickness commonly referred to as Mad Cow Disease.
◇ 2001 GUANTANAMO BAY MUTANT DETENTION CENTERTrask Industries is integral in the construction and secret management of Guantanamo Bay detention center. The U.S. Government contracts Trask Industries to build Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Camp is a detention center for mutants dangerous enough to be deemed national security threats.
◇ 2006 WARRING MUTANT FACTIONS DESTROY THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGEPresident works with X-Men to rebuild bridge and relations with mutants. Worthington Labs introduces a vaccine that claims to eradicate the X-gene, leading to violent uprisings from mutant factions that resulted in the destruction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Recognizing the need to improve human-mutant relations, the President appoints Beast as ambassador to the UN.
◇ 2008 U.S. ERECTS WALL TO STRENGTHEN BORDER“Mutant Wall” hinders movement of mutants across the U.S. border. The U.S. erects a 2,000 mile long wall along the Mexican border. Politicians maintain that the structure is a necessary measure for the prevention of illegal immigration. Others contend that the wall is a last-ditch effort to contain Mexico’s growing population of mutant rebels.
◇ 2009 MUTANT INHIBITOR COLLARRevolutionary collar proves that mutant abilities can be suppressed. After a string of breakouts from Camp X-Ray by high-powered mutants, Trask Industries develops a collar to inhibit mutant abilities.
◇ 2010 TRASK INDUSTRIES ACQUIRES XAVIER’S SCHOOL FOR GIFTED YOUNGSTERSThe mutant safe-haven becomes testing lab for Trask Industries. Xavier’s School for Gifted youngsters closes. Trask Industries renovates the mansion into a research facility.