Historic recurrence is the repetition of similar events in history. It is a recurring theme in Dark, where events seemingly repeat themselves between the years of the time loop. Characters often mention history repeating itself and experience déjà vu.
|Children going missing||✔ (Helge Doppler, returns)||✔ (Mads Nielsen)||✔ (Erik Obendorf, Mikkel Nielsen, Yasin Friese, Jonas Kahnwald)|
|Men missing during children's disappearance||✔ (Tronte Nielsen)||✔ (Peter Doppler)|
|Dying animals||✔ (Birds)||✔ (Sheep and birds)||✔ (Birds)|
|Sex in the school||✖||✔ (Katharina and Ulrich)||✔ (Franziska and Magnus)|
|Hannah trying to ruin Ulrich||
✔ Leaving him at prison
|✔ Accusing him of rape||✔ Asking Aleksander to do so|
|A Nielsen having an affair||✔ Doris Tiedemann with Agnes Nielsen||✔ Claudia Tiedemann with Tronte Nielsen||✔ Hannah Kahnwald with Ulrich Nielsen|
|Ulrich being imprisoned by Egon||✔ (Accused of murder)||✔ (Accused of rape)
✔ 2019-Old Ulrich is taken back to the mental institution after trying to escape with Mikkel
|Regina being targeted by Katharina||✖||✔ (In a field)||✔ (In the school)|
|Helge almost being killed||✔ (Hit with a rock)||✔ (In a car crash)||✔ (Actually died in a car crash)|
- Jana Nielsen compared Erik Obendorf's disappearance to Mads's disappearance in 1986 and said everything was repeating itself.
- Helge Doppler repeats the phrase "It's going to happen again" to himself.
- Martha experiences déjà vu in the forest. Jonas says if the world is a simulation, déjà vu is a glitch in the matrix and Martha says it could be a message from the other side.