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Told out of order and often without date, the flashbacks that appear in most of the episodes of Forever Knight can nevertheless be analysed and organized to provide a reasonably coherent timeline for the long life of Nicolas de Brabant, better known to the viewer as "Nick Knight". However, a minority of the historical scenes in Forever Knight relate to events in the lives of other characters in the series.

The following timeline provides a chronological list of each of the flashbacks from the episodes of Forever Knight, with a few additional dates for which there is evidence. While most screenshots in the timeline below will clearly illustrate the approximate date in question, some cannot because the dates are merely referenced in the course of characters conversing. When no associated flashback screenshot clearly demonstrates the date in question, preference has been given to a screenshot in the episode where the date is mentioned in conversation.

0-999 A.D.Edit

Tn amph 077 Date: 64 A.D. Location: Rome Episode: Dark Knight: The Second Chapter
According to LaCroix, he taught Nero to play music, and together they watched Rome burn.
Tn amph 165 Date: 79 A.D. Location: Pompeii Episode: A More Permanent Hell
LaCroix returns to Pompeii after leading a campaign against rebels in Gaul. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he is brought across by his daughter Divia.
Tn ashes 416 Date: 99 A.D. Location: Valley of the Kings, Egypt Episode: Ashes to Ashes
Twenty years later, LaCroix beheads Divia and imprisons her in a sarcophagus in the tomb of Aya-Hotep.
Tn 2dk 042 Date: 742-814 A.D. Location: western Europe Episode: Dark Knight: The Second Chapter
Lacroix claims he rode with Charlemagne.

1000-1399 A.D.Edit

Tn afwtd 057 Date: circa 1100 A.D. Location: Paris, France Episode: A Fate Worse than Death
After suffering the life of a prostitute and the death of her closest friend, Janette is brought across by LaCroix.
Tn 2dk 043 Date: 1162-1227 A.D. Location: Eurasia Episode: Dark Knight: The Second Chapter
Lacroix claims he taught Genghis Khan the lessons of war.
Tn qoh 176 Date: c. 1218-1221 A.D. Location: Carreg, Wales Episode: Queen of Harps
Still mortal, the young knight, Nicolas de Brabant, is framed for murder. However, rather than being tried for the crime, he is permitted to go on crusade instead.
Tn ndeath 124 Date: 1228 A.D. Location: Paris, France Episode: Dance by the Light of the Moon, Near Death, Dark Knight, Dark Knight: The Second Chapter, Killer Instinct, Curiouser and Curiouser
On his way home from crusade, Nicolas de Brabant is seduced by Janette, and then brought across by her master, LaCroix, who teaches him the skills he will need to survive.
Tn bmv 054 Date: circa 1228 A.D. Location: Brabant Episode: Be My Valentine
Nicolas returns home to Brabant to see his mortal family once more. LaCroix falls in love with Fleur de Brabant, but reluctantly agrees not to bring her over.
Tn idol 202 Date: circa 1247 A.D. Location: France Episode: Fallen Idol
Nick returns after Fleur is dead to visit her grave and take charge of her son, André.

1400-1499 A.D.Edit

Tn fihs 208 Date: 1428 A.D. Location: on the road to Vaucouleurs, France Episode: For I Have Sinned
Nick first meets Joan of Arc on her way to meet with the Dauphin.
Tn fihs 198 Date: 1431 A.D. Location: Rouen, France Episode: For I Have Sinned
Captured by the English, Joan of Arc is awaiting her execution. Nick offers to bring her across; but she refuses.
Tn da 054 Date: circa 1440 A.D. Location: probably France Episode: Dead Air
Nick observes LaCroix and Janette terrorize a mortal who happens to physically resemble LaCroix's father.
Tn trophygirl 182 Date: 1448 A.D. Location: France Episode: Trophy Girl
Troubled by LaCroix's intention to drain and kill a mortal beauty, Liselle, Nick plans to aid her. Instead, he is tempted into killing her himself.

1500-1599 A.D.Edit

Tn di 025 Date: 1503-04 A.D. Location: 's-Hertogenbosch, Brabant Episode: Dead Issue
Nick is modelling for Hieronymous Bosch, when he discovers that Bosch has raped a woman who has also been modelling for him: she blames herself, and commits suicide.
Tn potm 077 Date: circa 1510 A.D. Location: Italy or France Episode: Partners of the Month
After they have been living together for 98 years, Janette decides to leave Nick. However, she reluctantly agrees that he may keep a portrait of her that was painted by Leonardo.
Tn don 115 Date: 1528 A.D. Location: Linz, Austria Episode: Dead of Night
Nick marries Alyssa von Linz, but kills her on their wedding night when he tries to bring her across.
Tn 2bb 061 Date: 1531 A.D. Location: Lake Titicaca, the Andes Episode: Black Buddha Pt. 2
A young conquistador with Pizarro's forces, Javier Vachon, is mortally wounded in battle with an Inca warrior. Both are brought across; but, after giving them their eternal orders, their master walks into the sun the following morning.
Tn czylov 038 Date: circa 1535 A.D. Location: Italy Episode: Crazy Love
Nick has a mad, secret love affair with a mortal girl, Amalia, who is besotted with him. However, he eventually drains too much of her blood, and she dies.
Tn sob 252 Date: 1578 A.D. Location: Spain Episode: Sons of Belial
Nick and LaCroix are arrested by the Inquisition and thrown into prison.

1600-1699 A.D.Edit

Tn bmoney 054 Date: 1620-1640 A.D. Location: France Episode: Blood Money
With a mortal partner, Nick kidnaps the Dauphin of France and holds him for ransom. After they murder their prisoner, Nick duels with and kills his partner, keeping all the money for himself.
Tn dtkyou 102 Date: 1640-1660 A.D. Location: England Episode: Dying to Know You
Nick is accidentally seen flying by a Puritan farmer with whom he has been staying. Believing himself mad or possessed by devils, the man hangs himself.
Tn fever 091 Date: 1665 A.D. Location: London, England Episode: Fever
During the Great Plague, Nick brings across a zealous young doctor who is trying to treat the victims, only to find that he starts to prey on them instead.
Tn fatalmistake 051 Date: 1660-1670 A.D. Location: England Episode: Fatal Mistake
When Nick drains a serving girl in a tavern, LaCroix discovers that she is not quite dead and decides to bring her across.
Tn lastact 040 Date: circa 1690 A.D. Location: England Episode: Last Act
Nick and another vampire, Erica, are members of a troupe of travelling players.

1700-1799 A.D.Edit

Tn blkwg 132 Date: circa 1720 A.D. Location: North America Episode: Blackwing
Vachon assists the Indian side during Queen Anne's Campaign.
Tn undue 075 Date: 1740 A.D. Location: Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A. Episode: Undue Process
Nick is lynched for a murder actually committed by LaCroix.
Tn francesca 084 Date: 1755 A.D. Location: Côte du Rhone, near Avignon, France Episode: Francesca
LaCroix takes Nick to stay with another of his children in her chateau on the Côte du Rhone. She drains a talented violinist in order to absorb his musical ability.
Tn blkwg 136 Date: 1787 A.D. Location: Mississauga territory (near Toronto), Canada Episode: Blackwing
Vachon is a signatory to the treaty between the Mississaugas and the Crown.
Tn boyfriend 087 Date: circa 1792 A.D. Location: Spain Episode: My Boyfriend is a Vampire
Vachon and his friends Bourbon and Screed take a bevy of serving girls into a barn for a fatal romp in the hay.

1800-1849 A.D.Edit

Tn ilck 037 Date: 1805 A.D. Location: Germany Episode: If Looks Could Kill
An aging, but still lovely Baroness whose husband is turning to younger women tries to persuade Nick to bring her over so that she can preserve her looks forever.
Tn co 110 Date: 1826 A.D. Location: France Episode: Capital Offense
To take refuge from a mob, Nick hides in a cellar, where he is assisted by a young nun, Marise.
Tn iwr 037g Date: 1825-1830 A.D. Location: coast of Ireland Episode: I Will Repay
A diseased woman is stabbed by fishermen when she steals a fish from their catch. Nick impulsively decides to bring her across; but, when she only wants vengeance, he kills her.
Tn fwitness 177 Date: 1828 A.D. Location: England or Ireland Episode: False Witness
After enjoying music in a tavern, Nick and LaCroix begin to argue while Janette lures one of the musicians outside and kills her. Her friend is accused of the crime; and Nick tries in vain to defend him in court.
Tn lnmta 045 Date: circa 1830 A.D. Location: Geneva, Switzerland Episode: Let No Man Tear Asunder
An innovative researcher tries to find a cure for Nick, but then asks him to procure a heart to transplant into his dying fiancée.
Tn hunters 031 Date: circa 1840 A.D. Location: England Episode: Hunters
Nick, LaCroix, and Janette are trapped in a barn by vampire hunters.
Tn hunted 203 Date: circa 1840 A.D. Location: England Episode: Hunted
LaCroix gives Nick and Janette a lesson in the especial pleasures to be found in hunting down a mortal who has sufficient skill to think he has a chance of escaping them.

1850-1899 A.D.Edit

Tn angel 049 Date: 1850 A.D. Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Episode: Avenging Angel
Nick is angry when a Chinese man abuses his concubine, but his intervention only makes things worse for her.
Tn niq 129 Date: 1853 A.D. Location: Crimea Episode: Night in Question
During the Crimean War, LaCroix tries to feed upon a dying Russian soldier who stabs him with a shard of wood. Unable to remove it himself, LaCroix has to turn to Nick for help.
Tn fix 050 Date: 1857 A.D. Location: Europe Episode: The Fix
Nick turns to a doctor for a cure, only to find the man draining him of sufficient blood to weaken him so that he can be imprisoned and used as an experimental subject.
Tn fire 023 Date: 1855-1860 A.D. Location: South Carolina, U.S.A. Episode: The Fire Inside
Nick, LaCroix, and Janette take shelter for the day in an abandoned farmhouse, only to find that there are runaway slaves hiding in the cellar.
Tn utv 121 Date: 1861-1862 A.D. Location: Virginia, U.S.A. Episode: Unreality TV
Nick is working as a surgeon with the Union Army during the American Civil War when Sullivan, a war photographer, shows him prints of LaCroix feeding on a dying soldier. Enforcers kill Sullivan and destroy his plates.
Tn code 042 Date: circa1870 A.D. Location: southwestern U.S.A. Episode: The Code
Nick is helped out of a fix by an apparently friendly stranger, not knowing that the other man is a bounty hunter intent on collecting a reward that has been placed on his head.
Tn blind 239 Date: 1883 A.D. Location: Croyden, England Episode: Blind Faith
Nick is trying to live apart from LaCroix, subsisting solely on deer blood. However, his master gets a carouche to turn Nick's dog, Raleigh, into a vampire that menaces people in the area, including Arthur Conan Doyle.
Tn badb 084 Date: 1888 A.D. Location: London Episode: Bad Blood
LaCroix accidentally brings across Jack the Ripper.
Tn lytd 062 Date: 1890 A.D. Location: Paris Episode: Love You to Death
Nick becomes infatuated with a ballerina, Sylvaine Rochet, whom he sees as a pure angel. LaCroix tricks him into believing that she is a prostitute; and Nick kills her, only discovering her innocence as he drains her blood.
Tn hearts 069 Date: 1890 A.D. Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. Episode: Hearts of Darkness
Vachon is attracted to Urs, a singer at a nightclub; but his attentions anger her patron, who threatens her with a knife. Vachon kills him and brings her over.
Tn 1dk 104 Date: circa 1890 A.D. Location: Altun Kinal, Guatemala Episode: Dark Knight (mention only)
Nick is an archeologist on a dig at a Mayan site called Altun Kinal, where a jade cup is dug up that is reputed to have once been used in a ceremony to cure vampirism. To ensure that no more such cups can be found, LaCroix starts to kill off the local labourers who have been hired to work on the site until eventually they all quit.

1900-1949 A.D.Edit

Tn 1bb 107 Date: 1912 A.D. Location: Atlantic Ocean Episode: Black Buddha, Part One
Nick is on board the Titanic when it is struck by an iceberg.
Tn cb 227 Date: 1916 A.D. Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Episode: Cherry Blossoms
A Chinese acupuncturist is trying to treat Nick's craving for blood when LaCroix and Janette intervene and kill her.
Tn strings 262 Date: 1916 A.D. Location: St. Petersburg, Russia Episode: Strings
Nick tries to persuade Czar Nicholas to take a stance against his wife's dependence on Rasputin. Then he discovers that the monk has been turned into a vampire by LaCroix, and decides that he has to kill him.
Tn jdoe 118 Date: 1918-1919 A.D. Location: Germany Episode: Jane Doe
While travelling on a train just after World War I, Nick and LaCroix meet a young Adolf Hitler.
Tn ffoll 053 Date: circa 1920 A.D. Location: near Khartoum, Sudan Episode: Faithful Followers
Nick is enticed to visit an archeological dig being conducted by a fellow vampire, Thomas Monroe, who claims to have found a papyrus scroll suggesting a cure for vampirism.
Tn bbaby 035 Date: 1922 A.D. Location: Paris, France Episode: Baby, Baby
Nick is intrigued by a cross-dressing independent woman, Serena, who wants him to give her immortality, not realizing that she actually wants him to impregnate her, not bring her across.
Tn fday 042 Date: 1925 A.D. Location: Paris, Toronto, and Los Angeles Episode: Father's Day
When LaCroix stops Nick seeking an herbal cure in Paris, he uses an underworld smuggling operation to cross the Atlantic. However, LaCroix pays the mob boss to tell him where Nick is.
Tn ffigure 014r Date: 1941 A.D. Location: London, England Episode: Father Figure
During World War II, Nick catches a young thief who tries to steal Janette's purse. The boy has been orphaned in the Blitz; and, after she decides to adopt him, LaCroix brings him over.
Tn lines 149 Date: 1942 A.D. Location: Lyon, France Episode: Outside the Lines
During World War II, Nick works with the French Resistance.

1950-PresentEdit

Tn fitp 206 Date: 1953 A.D. Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Episode: Forward Into the Past
Nick comes to Toronto after the death of a mortal friend, only to discover that he has been murdered and his widow is also in danger. He must use a vampire relocation service to help her escape.
Tn spindoc 042 Date: 1954 A.D. Location: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Episode: Spin Doctor
While teaching archaeology at the University of Chicago, Nick faces accusations of being a communist during the McCarthy hearings.
Tn ccall 099 Date: 1960 A.D. Location: New York, New York, U.S.A. Episode: Close Call
At this time, Nick is living in Greenwich Village. His driver's licence from that period is later found by Schanke in the glove compartment of his car.
Tn amateur 058 Date: circa 1964 A.D. Location: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Episode: Amateur Night
Deciding to be a police officer, Nick uses hypnosis to get taken onto the Chicago Police Force without proper training.
Tn 1966 110 Date: 1966 A.D. Location: East Berlin, East Germany Episode: 1966
Nick crosses secretly into East Berlin to search a state repository for a book of magic, the Abarat, reputed to contain a cure for vampirism. In return for their assistance, he helps the night custodian and his family escape to the West.
Tn beyond 023 Date: 1968 A.D. Location: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Episode: Beyond the Law
Now a policeman, Nick is moonlighting as a security officer at the Democratic National Convention when one of the candidates rapes a campaign worker, who commits suicide.
Tn crch 099 Date: 1971 A.D. Location: Bin Loc, Vietnam Episode: Can't Run, Can't Hide
Nick is working as a Red Cross medic when a village is massacred by U.S. soldiers who believe Viet Cong are hiding there.
Tn crch 140 Date: circa 1975 A.D. Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Episode: Black Buddha, Pt. 1
Janette comes to Toronto.
Tn amph 040 Date: circa 1989 A.D. Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Episode: Dark Knight
Nick comes to Toronto.
Tn otl 199 Date: 1990 A.D. Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Episode: Only the Lonely
When he is blown up by a bomb and taken to the morgue, Nick meets Dr. Natalie Lambert, who offers to find a cure for vampirism.
Tn human 147 Date: 1995 A.D. Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Episode: The Human Factor
Janette decides to move on, gives the Raven to LaCroix, and moves to Montreal. There she meets an arson investigator, Robert McDonagh, with whom she falls in love. When he is murdered, she becomes mortal. Wanting vengeance on his killer, she returns to Toronto.

External LinksEdit

The timeline above is based on information from the following websites:

  • Loftworks: This time line determines flashback dates first from script evidence, then from costuming and sets.
  • Bright Knight: This time line determines flashback dates first from script evidence, then from real historical people and events depicted, and only finally from costuming and sets.

These two timelines do not always agree. Where there are differences, a decision was made on which date to use. For the reasons behind each choice, see the discussion page.

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