Exploding the Mayor

Rebekah Garratt


One of Buffy’s most challenging foes was the mayor, also known as Richard Wilikins, who was a sorcerer whose main ambition was becoming a pure demon. Once in demon form, as a Olvikan, he would almost be unstoppable. Previously the demon had been killed by a volcanic explosion and, on the Day of Ascension, Buffy used dynamite to kill him. This paper explores how much dynamite would be needed recreate an explosion the size of the volcano and the impact this would have in Sunnydale.


TV; Physics; Chemistry: Explosives; Volcano; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; The Mayor

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