I created this thread, so as not to derail the build fighters thread even further with my response to a post by Bossguy.
First some background.
Bossguy said that Build Fighters needed to show kits from something other than UC and CE. I replied that they had with G, Wing, X, and Turn A. He acknowledged the oversight. I made a joke about how he could have used the Dark History as an excuse for the oversight, and he responded with the following:
So now we’re all caught up, and I can give my response to Bossguy. Feel free to discuss.
Turn A is fairly obviously connected to UC (unearthed Zakus, Kapools, creator of both saying so, etc.), and if we want to make the dark history work, I think it’s rather easy. From what i understand, X has the closest visual and thematic ties to UC, with Newtypes running around, O’Neill cylinder type colonies, massive genocide, etc., so we’ll start with that. X (which starts with the end of the seventh space war wiping out most of human life) is sometime post Victory (which is the 6th major space war in UC). Turn A is then a couple of thousand years after that. G is possibly somewhere in between X and Turn A (shining finger and devil cells/nano machines appear to tie into the technology of Turn A).
Wing is the most problematic, given EW’s epilogue, so I’ll just call it a case of outright fiction (or possibly a fictionalized account of the MSG-CCA era of the UC) being mistaken for actual history a couple of thousand years after the fact. It’s not like it hasn’t happened before in real life (to give a recent example, Rurouni Kenshin is close enough that it is sometimes mistaken for being historically accurate, and that’s only a little over a century after the start of the Meiji era. Now imagine what it could be like in another hundred years, then a thousand, then ten thousand, especially if the actual history books get lost to the indifference of time or are methodically destroyed, which has happened, a lot).
To be fair, G or even X could also be taken as fiction assumed to be history, but there’s no question Turn A is the future of UC. Tomino created both, and his last Gundam series to date (Turn A) is explicit about it.
So in summary, I see Turn A as absolutely part of the UC timeline, X as very likely, G as possible, and Wing as a work of fiction within it, and I see SEED, 00, AGE, and Build Fighters as separate timelines.