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A Certain Magical Index (Toaru Majutsu no Index) is a sci-fi light novel written by Kazuma Kamachi, with anime and manga adaptations. For the spinoff series Railgun, use [toaru-kagaku-no-railgun]

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How is Misaka's railgun so destructive?

In episode 1 of Railgun, Misaka's railgun up-ends a good chunk of what appears to be an olympic-sized swimming pool. Later in the same episode, it is revealed that her railgun travels at a velocity of ...
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How are “A Certain Magical Index” and “A Certain Scientific Railgun” connected?

According to MAL, the former is the parent story of the latter, that appears described as a side story. However, I find no reference to these questions: Do both stories take place in the same ...
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Watching order for “Toaru Majutsu no Index” and related anime

I am slowly coming to the end of watching "Toaru Majutsu no Index" anime. There are a few anime series related to that world: Toaru Majutsu no Index Toaru Majutsu no Index II Toaru Kagaku no Railgun ...
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Why do the MISAKA Sisters narrate everything they say?

The MISAKA sisters from Toaru Majutsu no Index have this habit of constantly narrating everything they say in the third person, including the way they say it and actions during their speech. Moreover, ...
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Is Accelerator able to control the magnitude of vectors?

As we know, vectors have both direction and magnitude, and Accelerator's ability is Vector Change. I always believed that he could control both attributes of vectors, until my friends claimed that he ...
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What is that frog toy that Misaka loves?

Misaka really loves this frog. Where does this frog come from? Does it exist both in anime and in real life (I feel like I've seen this frog somewhere before)?
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What are the marks on Index-tan's left eye?

In the Toaru Majutsu no Index specials, Index-tan is shown to have some marks on her left eye. However, she did not have any on the 'main anime'. What is the significance of these marks? If it was ...
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What is the difference between Judgment and Anti-skill?

Both these organizations seem to keep coming up in Railgun/Index, but it's never explained what the difference is. Both of them seem to be some kind of police force. At first I thought Judgment was ...
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How does Mugino Shizuri's Meltdowner beam work?

How does Mugino Shizuri's Meltdowner beam work? I was going to have a discussion on Physics StackExchange about the line between Pseudo-Science and Real Science in the To Aru series, and I would like ...
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Why isn't Misaka Mikoto's face widely recognized?

In a city where 1,800,000 teenagers are struggling towards the same goal (esper improvement), having only seven level 5 students would automatically bump them into celebrity status. Tokiwadai's ...
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Why those “magical names” sound so much like forum handles?

Magicians show that they are serious by shouting their magical names. Poster child of this behaviour is shown in Endymion no Kiseki, when Is there any rule in making the magical names, or are they ...
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Why does Last Order state her name twice?

I understand that the regular clones speak in third person from the answer here. But Last Order actually has emotions, so there is no reason to speak in third person or repeating her name over twice. ...
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How different are the Index light novels from the manga/anime?

The original Toaru Majutsu no Index light novels were adapted as anime and manga. I heard, that the LNs had much more content than the manga or the anime, but I couldn't find any reliable sources. Do ...
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Where to continue from the manga after two seasons of “A Certain Magical Index” and “A Certain Scientific Railgun”?

I finished A Certain Magical Index I and A Certain Magical Index II as well as A Certain Scientific Railgun and A Certain Scientific Railgun S. I'd like to buy the mangas so I can keep up with the ...
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Where do students get their funds from?

It's been bothering me for a while now, and it's mentioned against several times. Where do students in Academy City get their funds? Do they get it from home, their parents? Does Academy City give ...
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Is Academy City really an educational city? What is its purpose?

Academy City seems like a really weird city to me. At first I thought it was some super advanced city that was created with the sole purpose of filling it out with educational institutions for science ...
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What is the name of Misaka 10032's cat?

In episode 10 (Misaka Mikoto) Misaka 10032 finds a black cat. Touma tells her to choose a name for the cat, since she was the one who found it. She says that the cat will be called dog, which Touma ...
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How could Misaka 10032 be measuring Touma's life signals while holding his right hand

Index episode 14 around 14:00 minutes. Touma awakens to find his right hand on Misaka 10032's chest. 10032 then states that she placed his hand there herself, and that she was reading electrical ...
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What prizes are awarded during the Daihasei Festival?

During the Daihasei Sports Festival (or Daihaseisai), schools from Academy City compete in various competitions such as ball-tossing and bread-eating. I assume that the final ranking is determined ...
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What are the major factions and players on the Magic and the Science side? [closed]

There are various factions that exist on both the Magic and Science side, but what are the most prominent ones and who are their most well-known members?
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Can Accelerator be harmed by space-time abilities (such as teleportation)?

Accelerator can control vectors with his ability "Vector Change" (sometimes also known as "Accelerator"). Is it possible for someone with a space-time ability to hurt him (e.g. by teleporting an ...
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Why is Index's full name “Index Librorum Prohibitorum”?

Index's full name is "Index Librorum Prohibitorum", based on a real book with the same name. It's a list of publications deemed heretical, anti-clerical or lascivious, and banned by the Catholic ...
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What does being a saint mean?

In Toaru Majutsu no Index, there are currently about 20 saints So far I've read until the arc named in the spoiler and I'm wondering, how you become a saint and what makes a saint? Are saints just ...
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Do the citizens of Academy City know about magic?

Do ordinary citizens of Academy City know about the existence of magic? By ordinary citizens, I mean the general population of the city.
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Why does Mikoto attack Touma?

In the first episode of To Aru Majutsu no Index, Misaka attacks Touma with her Railgun, but she deliberately misses him. After that she attacks him with her usual lighting attack but he nullifies it ...
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Where is it mentioned the Accelerator's Vector Transformation works on all 11 dimensions?

The wiki says this about Accelerator's Vector Transformation: It is said to even be able to reflect teleportation vectors in the 11th dimension, though a strange phenomenon would occur in the 3-...
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Why didn't Accelerator get sunburned after losing his vector shield?

Why didn't Accelerator get sunburned after losing his vector shield? Albinos are very vulnerable to ultraviolet, so he must have been red all the time.
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For how long were Accelerator and the Sisters doing the Level 6 experiment?

He's killed about ten thousand sisters, if he did it at a rate of 8 sisters per day, that would be: 10000 / 8 = 1250 days Or about 3 years and 5 months. Could the experiment have been running for ...
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Why was Misaka Mikoto chosen as the candidate for the Sister's project when she was just a normal child when they asked for her DNA map?

I recently finished all of Toaru Majutsu no Index, and have started watching Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. I'm currently in the second season of Railgun S, where we get more detail about the Sisters ...
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Mikoto started at Level 1. Is she a Gemstone or a kid with 'idiosyncracies', or neither?

According to the Wiki, Mikoto was a child prodigy, and started at Level 1 instead of Level 0. Is she a Gemstone or a person with 'idiosyncracies', or neither?
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What series does Index-tan refer to?

In the first episode of the Index-tan specials of Toaru Majutsu no Index, Index-tan sits on Touma's head and eats bread. They talk about how she references something and then she explains that if you ...
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Why did Aleister create the Science Side?

Why did Aleister create the Science Side? Do we actually know? From TVTropes:
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Why does Touma care if other people learn that magic exists?

There are multiple scenes in the Index movie (The Miracle of Endymion) where Touma cuts Index off when she's about to say something to Arisa about magic or magicians or whatnot. Why does Touma have ...
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What does Touma say to the “Replica” Sorcerer with the Obsidian Blade?

Question for any of you Index/Railgun fans out there. At the end of A Certain Magical Index I Episode 18 the "Replica" Sorcerer (the one with the Obsidian Blade) asks Touma to make sure he protects ...
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Why Touma is considered only a level 0 esper when he's clearly so powerful and was able to defeat the most powerful level 5 esper?

Toma has the "imagine breaker" which is regarded by many as a very powerful hability, moreover he was able to defeat the most powerful esper and one of the most powerful magicians, one who was capable ...
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What are these pixeled-out places from the Endymion special?

In the Index-tan special for the Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki movie, the following two images appear, pixelated-out, during a conversation about landmarks in Tokyo: What are these ...
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Why does Accelerator need a necklace to use his powers?

After being damaged in battle (by a bullet IIRC) , Accelerator had to start to use a necklace for being able to use his powers. What does this necklace does? Why does Accelerator need a necklace to ...
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What does Accelerator say to Dark Matter at the end of their fight?

After Dark Matter's defeat, he stabs Yomikawa to further hurt Accelerator, which causes Accelerator to sprout his black wings and then tell him something in angel language. The English translation ...
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What's the meaning of the 'Out' suffix in “Mental Out” and “Skill Out”?

What's the meaning of the 'Out' suffix in "Mental Out" and "Skill-Out"?
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Where did Itsuwa`s sweater go? (Continuity issue)

This question contains potential spoilers for episode 8 of Index 3! In Episode 8 of Toaru Majutsu no Index III during the battle between the
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How can Kazakiri Hyouka appear in a photograph but not be seen in surveillance camera footage?

As we know about Kazakiri Hyouka, nobody has seen her and knows about her appearance.In episode 21 at 16:15, Yomikawa tries to confirm the existence of the 2nd outsider with Tsukuyomi Komoe. Later, in ...
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Does the third season of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun happens after or before Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator?

The third season of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun started and Accelerator, one of the main villains of Toaru Majutsu no Index and the main character of Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator appears in the first ...
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How does Kihara Amata's device to bypass Accelerator's passive redirection actually work, and should it work at all?

Disclaimer: I watched only the anime. (And read Toarupedia) In season 2 of Index we are introduced to Kihara Amata, one of the scientists who worked on researching Accelerator's ability. He attacks ...
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Do I need to watch “Railgun T” first to understand “Index 3” more easily?

I currently rewatching the To Aru series with all spin-offs (have only seen the first 2 Index and Railgun seasons years ago). My question is, after watching the first 2 seasons of Index and Railgun ...
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Where exactly does A Certain Scientific Accelerator fit in the timeline?

Where exactly does A Certain Scientific Accelerator take place in the timeline? I know it'd some time after Accelerator's gunshot wound by the necklace but that's about it.
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Can Capacity Down disrupt Accelerator's esper powers?

Capacity Down is a device that produces a sound that can disrupt an esper. It was used in the anime series against Kongou Mitsuko, Misaka Mikoto, Shirai Kuroko etc. My question is, does this device ...
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Why is there a curfew for students in Academy City?

In A Certain Scientific Railgun, it's mentioned several times that there is a curfew for students in Academy City. Why is this so? Is this ever explained?
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Why are level 0 espers considered espers if they have no powers at all?

Supposedly level 0 espers have no powers at all. Are they any different to humans then? Are they supposed to have latent powers or something?
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Can Accelerator be killed by a nuclear weapon?

There is an episode where Accelerator mentions to Last Order if I recall correctly (it could be another character) that he/she shouldnt worry about someone who can't be killed even by a nuclear bomb. ...
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Which version of A certain magical index is more expanded, the manga or the light novels?

I'm watching the 3rd season of the anime, and after that, I would like to continue with a version of the story which tells more events or situations or details which werent told in the anime. Which ...