How hot is a hypersonic vampire?

Rikesh Kunverji


In the light novel series Monogatari, the legendary vampire Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade once travelled to Antarctica, wanting to see the aurora australis. To leave the continent, without a destination in mind, she jumped with such force such that the recoil threatened to destroy the landmass of Antarctica. Travelling at hypersonic speeds, and coincidently landing in an unknown Japanese lake caused the entire volume of water ‘to disappear’. No process is completely efficient, and assuming this jump generated a great amount of heat, this paper finds that Kiss-Shot would have been hot enough to vaporise any inland volume of water in Japan. 


Light Novel; Anime; Physics; Thermodynamics; Monogatari; Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade

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