2002 is a year in the 21st century.
- Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully abscond from a military prison after the issuance of a death sentence for Agent Mulder. The charges were dropped in 2008.
- In the original timeline shown, the time travel researchers from TXF: "Synchrony" perfect their discovery.
- August 30: The movie based on the TXF: "Hollywood A.D.", opens.
- On June 15, Robert Gailen Orison's driver's license would have expired, had he not been killed in 2000. (TXF: "Orison")
- In 1994, Ish implied that the manitou would return in eight years, in 2002. It is unknown if this actually happened or not. (TXF: "Shapes")