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This article lists the timeline of events in the Syphon Filter series.

Dated events Edit

Date Event Source
1945 Allied firebombing of Dresden kills or wounds 135,000 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
May 7 1949 Fatha al-Hassan is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1951 Mikhas Ivankov is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Feb 14 1955 Gary Stoneman is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1959 Mihai Niculescu is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Nov 2 1960 Ahmed Salim Fadhil is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Jan 1 1961 Lian Xing is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Feb 1 1961 Gabe Logan is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Mar 1 1961 Korin Matsua is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Sep 20 1963 Lawrence Mujari is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Jan 18 1966 Yong-jun Kim is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Dec 9 1966 Imani Grey is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
May 1966 - Jun 1972 Gary Stoneman carries out a DPE order on numerous Viet Cong commanders or leaders Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Sep 12 1967 Elsa Weissenger is born. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Aug 27 1967 Mara Aramov, Jean Fournier, Soren Masson and Dimitri Alexopolous are born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Jan 21 1969
  • Thae-bok Jon is born.
  • Ivankov drafted into Soviet Army.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1970 - 1981 Uri Gregorav is a Russian Army Officer Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1971 - 1974 Cosa Potenza mafia make a peace treaty with the Bonanno crime family and both gang up on a rival Galliano family Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
November 15 1972 Unidentified female AA, aka "Jane Doe", is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1973 Gary Stoneman employed as a Marine, Son La Vietnam Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Jun 25 1973 Dosbol Samaev is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1974 Ivankov admitted into officer training school Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1975 - 1989 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Mar 10 1975 Aaskar Saydahmat and Sok-ju Yang are born. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Mar 20 1975 William Crusher is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
February 15 1976 Teresa Lipan is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1978 - 1982 Ivankov is a lieutenant commanding front line troops in the Afghanistan war Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
July 2 1978 Alima Haddad is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Jan 2 1979 Gina Hunter is born Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Dec 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Amidst the war, Lian Xing meets Gabe for the first time. Gabe also has his first encounter with Benton in the country. Benton claimed to be a Central Intelligence Agency operative transporting weapons to Afghans rebelling against the Soviets, but when Gabe and Ellis escort the convoy, the Afghans attack them. Gabe gets into Kabul and meets Lian, who sets up the diversion. However, a tank gets in their way, so Gabe destroys it. He learns that Benton was supplying arms to the Soviets, and was in fact an Agency operative. Syphon Filter 3
1980 Gabe Logan enlisted into the United States Army. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1981 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1983
  • Gabe Logan receives a decoration for valour in Grenada.
  • Zohar completes Al-Ajeef recapture.
  • Lawrence Mujari joins fight against apartheid. Gary Stoneman, stationed in Grenada as an apparent US Special Forces soldier (but actually CIA), interrupts a highly classified DPE mission to rescue Gabe Logan. Both become friends from then on.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Oct 25 1983
  • Gary Stoneman continues carrying out a DPE order on numerous Viet Cong commanders or leaders until October 27 1983.
  • Fadhil graduates from Yale, B.S.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Aug 24 1984 Lawrence Mujari was a soldier working for the African National Council fighting to liberate his allies from apartheid. Venik Smith, Shawn Dejesus and Mujari all infiltrate the Pugari South African mining corp to sabotage the facilities and liberate the indentured employees. They find that many workers were exposed to an unknown biological agent that was unearthed deep within the mines. Foreman Samuel Jones seals the sick men inside one of the mines to quarantine them and prevent an infection of healthy personnel. Mujari sets explosives to destroy the mines, which collapse. He then investigates the reason for the isolation of the sick workers. Syphon Filter 3
1986
  • Gabe Logan undergoes US Special Forces officer training.
  • Lawrence Mujari employed as a Junior Lab Assistant in PHARCOM Labs.
  • Zohar assigned to Vanunu abduction.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1987
  • Gabe Logan assigned to Pakistani Operations.
  • Lawrence Mujari establishes a Virginian Mortuary.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1988
  • Imani Grey achieves a Graduate Harvard, honours.
  • Zohar assassinates Abu Jihad.
  • Elsa Weissenger receives an intership with Wyn Industries.
  • Burmese military forms the State Law and Order Restoration Council following a coup.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1989
  • Imani Grey employed as a CIA Operative, Panama. Gabe Logan employed as a Special Ops Commander in the same place. Gary Stoneman is also stationed there as a US Strike Forces soldier.
  • Tekla Dobranski hired by the Krivorozhstal Steel Mill.
  • Fall of the Berlin wall.
  • Zohar assigned to Ali al-Hassharat.
  • Jandran defects to the west and escapes as Germany attempts to re-unite.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1990
  • Elsa Weissenger graduates from Immunologie Universitat and is hired full time as a senior researcher.
  • Mikhail Pulikovsky recruits Dobranski into the Chechen Democratic Partizans.
  • Fadhil graduates from Harvard Medical, PHD.
  • Jonathan Phagan, who owns Wyn Industries, hires Jandran to head European bio-research team.
  • Imani Grey's career classified until 2001
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Mid 1990 The ALA branch headed by Soren Masson is formed. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1991 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Late 1991 Soviet Union's Committee for State Security and the USSR both dissolved. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Sep 1991 Gorbachev names Yegveni Primakov as the first deputy chairman of the USSR Committee of State Security and chief of the KGB's First Directorate. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Oct 1991 Foreign Intelligence Service is the first element of the KGB to establish a separate identity as the Central Intelligence Service. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Dec 1991 Primakov becomes the SVR head; the SVR replaces CSR. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1992
  • Teresa Lipan joins the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Gabe Logan employed in Installation, joint forces training.
  • Jonathan Phagan starts PHARCOM and moves to New York, where Elsa Weissenger is employed as a researcher.
  • Lian Xing is tasked with her first field assignment. Trinidad provides covering fire and oversees the incident (Possible retcon)
  • Masson is dismissed from French Army sniper training when his involvement with the ALA is known.
  • Zohar eliminates New Order Jihad.
  • Wyn Industries becomes Pharcom and takes over entire research division.
  • Syphon Filter 3
  • Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
  • Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
1993
  • William Crusher enlisted into the United States Air Force.
  • Gary Stoneman stationed in Somalia under a CIA Special Assignment.
  • Chechen government of Dudayev issues a declaration of full independence, leading to civil war in that republic. Several Russian-backed attempts to overthrow Dudayev failed in 1993 and 1994.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1994
  • Gabe Logan receives an Agency commission.
  • Teresa Lipan, who was an operative in the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives organisation after college, is sent on a scout and recon mission somewhere in Western Montana. She has her first meeting with Gabe during this time and finds that A group of NSA agents headed by Colonel Silvers were posing as FBI to eradicate a private militia that had recovered data from a government satellite. Gabe, as an Agency operative, saved her life, and helped her when she rescued the wife and son of the militia leader. She left the ATF and joined the Agency.
  • Gary Stoneman stationed in Bosnia under a CIA Special Assignment.
  • Lian Xing recruited by Chinese Ministry of State Security.
  • Masson meets Fournier.
  • Zohar foils an assassination of Rabin.
  • Fadhil becomes Chief Medical Officer as part of President al-Assad's rule.
  • Syphon Filter 3
  • Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Summer 1994 Russian Government intensifies charges against government of secessionist President Dudayev. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1995
  • Teresa Lipan investigates Ebola in Zaire.
  • Gabe Logan is involved in a Special Investigation, China.
  • Lian Xing defects from MSS and joins the Agency. It is believed Logan was responsible for this disloyalty.
  • Masson is implicated in a drugs for guns exchange transaction.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1996
  • Alima Haddad joins Marine Corps.
  • Gregorav is the SVR director until 2007.
  • CDP fights against and repels the Russian army.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Feb 1996 Andrei Kozyrev was replaced by Primakov as Russia's foreign affairs minister. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1997
  • William Crusher undergoes Graduate Pilot training.
  • Teresa Lipan resigns from the Agency.
  • Lian Xing is involved in the Asian currency crisis.
  • Masson makes Fournier second in command of the ALA.
  • Zohar fails a target Khalid Meshaal.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1998 Teresa Lipan funds a human rights organisation.

William Crusher employed in the Air Force as a combat pilot until 2002.

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
1999
  • Jason Chance shoots Teresa Lipan, apparently fatally, in New York. Gabe Logan helps her fake her death to continue investigating Mara Aramov's activities. Following her recovery, she testifies of the Paradise Ridge Incident at a Syphon Filter hearing.
  • Elsa Weissenger is employed as a researcher in PHARCOM, Costa Rica.
  • Erich Rhoemer captures Lian Xing and Gabe Logan eventually rescues her from the former's prison.
  • Cosa Potenza frequently involved in conflicts with the Salerno and Bonanno families concerning vice interests in Southern Italy. Dimitri's brother, Alberto Alexopolous, is killed.
  • Markinson, head of old Agency, shuts down Pharcom and moves all bio-research into the Agency. Nikolai Jandran, who was testing Syphon Filter in Khumbu, Nepal, is forced out for some reason. He fakes his death and undergoes an identity change.
  • Elsa Weissenger oversees production of a required chemical compound harvested from a plant in Costa Rica.
  • Phagan hired Rhoemer since the latter had a small army as well as underworld contacts in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rhoemer, possessing his own endgame, seized control of the project and destroys the entire project.
  • Lian Xing rescues Elsa Weissenger.
  • Zohar is involved in an "Ehudim" counterterrorism activity.
  • Syphon Filter
  • Syphon Filter 2
  • Syphon Filter 3
  • Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Aug 1999
  • The Costa Rican incident. Gabe Logan and Lian Xing were told to infiltrate Rhoemer's operation and rendezvous with Ellis, to help him complete his mission. Edward Benton was the Agency CO and issued the order to the duo. Gabe did not question him at that time. Lian finds out from Elsa Weissenger, a lab technician, that Rhoemer was preparing a cargo transport to escape. He orders that the plantation employees be killed and loads the plane with crates full of the extract from the plants he was growing.
  • Gabe, attempting to exact revenge on behalf of Ellis, boards Rhoemer's plane despite Benton warning him not to do so. Rhoemer was already employed by the Agency and Gabe's CO had betrayed him to acquire Syphon Filter. Gabe finds Rhoemer wearing impenetrable Agency-issued super armour, the same suit Jason Chance would later use in his duel with Logan. Using a USAS-12 automatic assault shotgun, Gabe drives Rhoemer out from the plane, but the antagonist escapes with a parachute and plots the Washington DC Attack.
  • Investigation of Erich Rhoemer. Lian is told to liberate a group of scientists and medical technicians who Rhoemer's group had abducted. The Agency needed their knowledge to help decipher whatever the plants were being used for. Lian was also ordered to collect samples of plant materials which were being synthesised. She had to collect the data disks and destroy computers used to model the plant chemistry.
  • Syphon Filter
  • Syphon Filter 3
Sep 1999
  • Gabe Logan is involved in the Syphon Filter investigation and kills Rhoemer.
  • Elsa Weissenger is recruited by Lyle Stevens and sent to the MacKenzie Air Force Base in Colorado. She eventually becomes a lead researcher in New York labs.
  • Syphon Filter
  • Syphon Filter 2
Oct 1999 Lawrence Mujari testifies of the Pugari Outbreak in the Syphon Filter investigation. Lian Xing is also involved in the investigation where she captures Elsa Weissenger, who has become the head in Yuendumu, Australia. Syphon Filter 3
Dec 1999 Gabe Logan, Lian Xing and Lawrence Mujari cleared of all pending charges with the death of Vince Hadden, which in turn leads to the second apprehension of Aramov. Gabe is given overall command of the Agency. He reforms it into the IPCA. Syphon Filter 3
2000
  • CDP army wiped out in second Chechen war. The survivors go underground and begin a terror war.
  • Alima Haddad completes USMC chopper training.
  • Gina Hunter graduates with Honours from the US Naval Academy.
  • Elsa Weissenger joins IPCA.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Dec 2000
  • Federal government of the USA, cooperating with state officials, creates a network of local authorities to help monitor outbreaks of unidentified pathogens.
  • Assassination of Shi Hao. Gabe and Lian travel to Tokyo, Japan where Shi Hao is attempting to acquire Syphon Filter with the help of the Japanese Red Army. Using Hotel Fukushima as a sniping nest, Gabe neutralises the general to stop his faction from using the virus.
  • Syphon Filter 3
  • Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
2001
  • Gina Hunter employed in an assignment with Navy SEALS Spec Ops.
  • Gabe Logan receives a commission as IPCA commander.
  • Teresa Lipan made Deputy Chief of Operations.
  • Lawrence Mujari made Assistant Chief of Operations.
  • Gary Stoneman stationed in Afghanistan under CIA Ops.
  • Lian Xing appointed IPCA Chief of Operations.
  • Zohar is involved in the underground a ' il ' yasaf.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Apr 2001 An external review of Carthage Health Authority operations recommends it be strengthened and established as a permanent organisation. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
2001 - 2003 Gabe Logan is involved in Special Ops, Pakistan Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
2002
  • William Crusher and Alima Haddad commissioned as an IPCA pilot.
  • Imani Grey commissioned as an IPCA operative.
  • Gina Hunter commissioned as an IPCA field officer.
  • Gary Stoneman, now an IPCA Officer, is stationed in Pakistan.
  • Zohar eliminates black market Hassad.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
2003
  • Gabe Logan is involved in the Omega Strain special investigation. Gina Hunter promoted to IPCA investigative officer. Gary Stoneman, under IPCA Special Ops, is stationed in Greece.
  • Zohar eliminates 219 Al-Qaeda cell.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
2004
  • The Agency is reformed into the International Presidential Consulting Agency.
  • The Omega Strain incident occurs and is resolved.
  • Mercenaries execute Mihai Niculescu for the deletion of data from Meta Global Headquarters.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Between 2004 and 2006 Gabe Logan decides to permanently terminate Mara Aramov to stop her from conspiring with Elsa Weissenger and Gary Stoneman is ordered to assassinate the treacherous duo. This ends the Syphon Filter conspiracy.
  • Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
  • Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
2006 The Dark Mirror crisis commences with the Red Section assault on KemSynth Petroleum. It eventually ends with the takedown of Red Section. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
2007 Robert Cordell, anxious to seize Shen Rei and his technology before other nations can do the same, employs Ghassan al-BItar to assault the USS Mt. St. Helens. The terrorist complies, and succeeds with the help of Somali Pirates. He unsuccessfully tries to gain access to cargo hold 5, where Cordell is transporting classified cargo. Cordell sends US Special Ops to stop the antagonist without telling them the truth, annihilating the entire squad. Gabe Logan is then persuaded to head on-site to stop Bitar. The events of Logan's Shadow then follow. Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

Undated events Edit

Due to a missing date, these events are considered undated until a specific time frame can be found for when they occur.

Time Event Source
??? First Destruction of the SS Lorelei. Gabe and Maggie Powers endeavour to scuttle the SS Lorelei in Ireland. Logan finds the ship manifest and ensures the viral containers aboard the ship never reach their intended destination, however, Mara Aramov eventually escapes custody with Alex Birchim's help following her second takedown and engineers for the viral shipments to be salvaged, necessitating an operation to permanently vaporise the Lorelei. Syphon Filter 3
??? Capture of Elsa Weissenger. Lian teams up with Maggie to capture Elsa from the Australian test site. She also acquires photographic evidence of genocide and sabotages the compound's communications equipment. Syphon Filter 3
??? Assassination of Cmd. Silvers. Lian discovers the consortium was testing different strains of the virus on local population consisting of Aborigines. Dr. E is told to synthesise the vaccine so Lian can help as many villagers as possible. Meanwhile Commander Silvers, under orders from Mara Aramov, has moved up his timetable and shuts down the entire operation. He attempts to kill the Aborigines and medical personnel. Lian resolves to stop him. Syphon Filter 3
??? Assassination of Qwan Tak. Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

Retcons Edit

  • The first Syphon Filter instruction manual lists Lian as being born in California and having obtained several degrees from U.S. Universities. However, this is retconned in the Syphon Filter 2 manual in the following quotation - "Originally an agent for the Chinese MSS, she was recruited in 1996 by the Agency and given a new identity as an American citizen including fake biographical information".
  • There are some conflicting dates in the instruction manuals and a mission in Logan's Shadow regarding Lian's background. Syphon Filter 2, 3 and The Omega Strain all list her as being in the Agency from 1995-2000 (though SF2 says "Present", as they were still Operatives at the time). However, Syphon Filter 2 and 3's backgrounds describe her as being recruited in 1996 while The Omega Strain claims she joined the Agency in 1995.
    • In addition, both Syphon Filter 2 and 3's books list her as being in the Chinese MSS starting in 1989 while that of The Omega Strain claims she was recruited by the MSS in 1994. However, she was already on a mission for the MSS as early as 1987 when she first met Gabe in Kabul, Afghanistan. The manual from Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror states that she was engaged with a government employment contract at the age of 17 and began working for the MSS before she was 20. However she states in her testimony to Vince Hadden that she was on an assignment for the MSS.  In Logan's Shadow, the briefing for a bonus mission says Lian completed her first mission for the MSS in 1992, completely contradicting SF3.

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