Rescind Cinematic Universe
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The Rescind Cinematic Universe (RCU) is a superhero franchise directed by somekiryu. It is distributed by Neverwakening Productions.


Throughout time, heroes and villains have risen, contending with each other for influence, peace, and power. However, as time goes on, the lines between good and evil become blurred, and it begins to seem as though neither ever existed.

Production History

The Rescind Cinematic Universe began in 2009 with Mike Hike. After Mike Hike ended, two new superheroes were introduced; Vengeance and Daniel. Both superheroes had their respective movies, and ended up joining Mike in Rescind, released in 2013. It was followed by two sequels, Rescind II and Rescind III, also released the same year. Daniel's movie, Eclipse, was later removed from the series.

After the events of Rescind III, the world had been altered significantly, resulting in the short Anhedonia. Darkvalk: Dissonance also takes place shortly after Rescind III.

However, in 2016, somekiryu released Earthmover and Bloodhail. Soon after, The Lamentations of Castiel -- which was written, filmed, and edited in a single day -- was released, covering the entire series' story so far.

In 2017, the entire RCU began to be rebooted, starting with Eclipse. Eclipse was rebooted with Aphelion, Mike Hike with Numbers, Vengeance with The Ghost of Aokigahara and Bloodhail with Hiraeth. Mike's character arc was drastically changed as well as Daniel's and Noak's. 


Reception to the cinematic universe has been generally positive. Many of the movies have been remastered or rebooted for consistency throughout.


Movies appear as they do in the Rescind Timeline; movies are in chronological order.

Apocryphal Mike Hike Franchise
Name Year Director Type Status
Mike Hike 2009 somekiryu Film Lost
Mike Hike II: Ekim's Arise 2010 somekiryu Film Lost
Mike Hike III: Unburnt 2010 somekiryu Film Lost
Mike Hike IV: Fire Knight 2011 somekiryu Film Lost
Mike Hike V: The Final Chapter 2012 somekiryu Film Lost
Mike Hike VI: Equal Match 2013 somekiryu Film Lost
Vengeance 2013 somekiryu Film Lost
Eclipse 2013 somekiryu Film Released
Breathtaker 2013 somekiryu Film Released
Rescind 2013 somekiryu Film Released
Rescind II: Birth of Evil 2013 somekiryu Film Released
Rescind III: Armageddon 2013 somekiryu Film Released
Darkvalk 2013-2014 somekiryu Series Remastered
Darkvalk: Dissonance 2014 somekiryu Film Released

Note: The above franchise is no longer canon in the RCU. This phase of the RCU is replaced by the films below.

Canonical Mike Hike Franchise
Name Year Director Type Status
Aphelion 2017 somekiryu Film Released
The Ghost of Aokigahara 2017 Rick120 Film In-Production
Numbers 2017-18 BenIsLegit Mini-series In-Production
The Firmament 2018 somekiryu Film Upcoming
Rescind: Foundations Franchise
Name Year Director Type Status
Rescind: Foundations 2017 somekiryu Film Upcoming
Rescind: Invidious 2017 - 18 somekiryu Film Upcoming
Post-Trilogy Franchise
Name Year Director Type Status
Darkvalk (Reboot) 2018 somekiryu Film In-Production
Misotheism 2017 somekiryu Short Film Released
Rescind: Elegies Franchise
Name Year Director Type Status
Untitled Donovan Film 2018 BenIsLegit Film Upcoming
Weighing Souls with Sand 2017 Kasodus Film Upcoming
Earthmover 2016 somekiryu Short Film Released
Hiraeth 2016 somekiryu Short Film Released
Threadbare 2017 somekiryu Short Film In-Production
Rescind: Elegies 2016-17 somekiryu Film In-Production


  • In the Darkvalk series, the destruction that took place in the original trilogy is referred to as "The War".
  • Every movie before the Original Trilogy had a sequel planned at one point.
  • In the Mike Hike series, Mike Hike posses an ability to go into a more powerful state known as the "Fire Knight". This ability is no longer canon.
  • "Archangel" is not his true name, yet he tells the other heroes to refer to him as such. 


Coming sewn



The Ghost of Aokigahara




Darkvalk: Dissonance








Rescind: Elegies