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According to the anime and manga, Mikoto has a "muzzle velocity" of 1030 m/s: In contrast, the US Navy's railgun has a muzzle velocity of 2520 m/s (~5600 mph or ~7.5x the speed of sound), with a muzzle energy of 10.64 megajoules (10.64 million joules). Which is probably comparable to the amount of energy in an average-sized car moving at 250 mph. ...


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Having just watched them out of order (accidentally), I highly recommend watching them by order of release date, including the movie. The original and spin-off series were produced by the same company. (The same team as well I believe) and never aired at the same time. This makes the recommended order: Index season 1 Railgun season 1 Index season 2 Index ...


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Electricity can move the water: The wiki says that Misaka can generate 1 billion volts. (even though some sources states 5 billion volts, lets be MODEST <grin>) If she charges the coin, the rapid transfer of charge from the coin to the water would cause repulsion between the coin and the surrounding water, propelling the water away from the pool. The ...


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Uiharu's ability is that she can keep the things that she touches at a constant temperature. She reveals this to Haruue in episode 22 of the first season. (at roughly 7:30 including OP) She also reveals that she has never told anyone else what her power is.


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The pages shown in the picture are exactly pages 12 and 13 of the Kino's Journey picture book mentioned in the other answer. Here are some photos of my own copy: キノの旅 -the Beautiful World- 「記憶の国」 -Their Memories-, Pages 12-13 Cover and obi Pages 0-1 Pages 2-3 Pages 4-5


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User /u/urban287 on reddit proposes an interesting non-conventional viewing order for watching the entire Raildex series: Railgun season 1 Railgun season 2 Index season 1 Index season 2 Index movie His reasoning is rather compelling: Watching the Sister's Arc first in Index absolutely ruins the emotional impact you get from seeing it from Misaka's ...


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The "canonical" order in which to watch Raildex (i.e. production order) is correctly given in Builder_K's answer. However, there are alternate viewing orders that are also feasible, since Index and Railgun are only loosely coupled to one another. Persons who enjoy Railgun but not Index might wish to watch in the following order: Index season 1 (...


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Judgement is a term used to refer to Academy City's student-based disciplinary committee. They are composed of students of varying grade levels and power, and along with Anti-Skill, they are tasked to maintain peace-and-order within the school system. Judgment members can be recognized by the armbands they wear over their right sleeves, which are green with ...


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It is very possible that you have seen it several times in the anime ( even in the game), it is a gekota Gekota (ゲコ太 Gekota?) is a popular mascot found in merchandise marketed to children in the Toaru Majutsu no Index universe. A Gekota fan is called a Gekoer. Misaka Mikoto is a huge fan of the franchise it belongs to, and much to her consternation gets ...


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For whatever reason, Toma Kamijo's Imagine Breaker ability is not considered an esper power, so according to Academy City's ranking system he's a level 0 esper with no known abilities. It's also not seen as a magic ability so he's not considered to be on the other side of the technology/magic divide. The true nature of the power hasn't been revealed. Its ...


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Level 0s have undergone the Power Curriculum Program, so even if someone ranked at Level 0 doesn't happen to exhibit any observable powers, their brains have still been fundamentally rewired. All espers, including Level 0s, are unable to use magic without suffering severe backlash damage because of incompatibility issues. But it's not necessarily the case ...


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After Mikoto meets Nunotaba Shinobu, she starts investigating her and finds her connection with the 7th Medical Research Center, who were researching her DNA map to create an army of level 5 clones. This is covered in the Railgun manga and Railgun S anime. Initially she thought the Sisters project was abandoned because the clones would only be Level 3 (...


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In a nutshell, Accelerator went through almost 10K sisters indoors. As a result of this, he was able to efficiently kill many sisters. Assuming he "works" for 12 hours, killing a sister every 8 minutes on average, he would go through 9800 sisters in 4 months. Source: http://toarumajutsunoindex.wikia.com/wiki/Level_6_Shift It is unknown how long the ...


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I've read up to volume 11 of the manga of A Certain Scientific Railgun and volume 5 of the manga of A Certain Magical Index. As of volume 5 of Index, the manga has not caught up to the conclusion of the anime. For Railgun, the Sisters Arc concludes in volume 7. A new arc also begins in volume 7, so that's the one you'll want to start with that, chapter 40, ...


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So, Accelerator's ability requires a ton of calculation and mental power in order to function. Seeing as how Accelerator himself possesses extremely high intellect, he was able to perform these calculations by himself no problem. However, once he got shot, his frontal lobe was greatly damaged. He lost many of his motor skills, including the ability to walk. ...


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Imagine 5 years old Misaka Mikoto living not in Academy City, but in "normal" city. Misaka touched her friend. Friend got electrified. Misaka was surprised. Friend still electrified. Misaka don't now how to stop. Friend got fried. That is just one example. Another would be Shirai Kuroko using her teleport power but left her hair and thus shows up bald at ...


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If I recall correctly, an explanation for this is hinted at by Mugino later on in S, although it is addressed in more detail later on in the novels. In short, Misaka was selected because of something called the Parameter List.


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Academy City, also known as Academy City of Science and Technology, is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the Tokyo Metropolitan Employment Area. As the city's name suggests, it is a city of several schools and institutions of higher learning from kindergarten to university level that learn side-by-side ...


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No, she is not. She has been recognized by the system as someone with high potential, and as such was given funds and research to develop her powers all the way up to level 5. Also, Mikoto's own nature and hard-working personality contributed to her ascent. Mikoto isn't a gemstone, and wasn't born with any sort of abilities, she got them at Academy City.


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Looking at the kanji name of the 'mental out' attack,'心理掌握,' a literal translation could be something like 'mind arrangement manipulation grip' (source). So where did the 'out' come from? Presumably, as Nolonar suggested in the comments, it came from the 'out' in 'knock-out,' which would be in line with a fighting theme. As for the 'out' in 'Skill-out,' it ...


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This is how i came up with the watch order for "Toaru Majutsu no Index" whole seires: Index Season 1 Oct 5, 2008 to Mar 19, 2009 Index tan 2009 Railgun Season 1 Oct 3, 2009 to Mar 20, 2010 MMR + 2 OVA Index Season 2. Oct 8, 2010 to Apr 1, 2011 Index tan s2 2011 Index Movie Feb 2013 + OVA Railgun Season 2 Apr 12, 2013 to Sep 27, 2013 MMR S2 + 1 OVA ...


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I'm sorry, but Ayase Eri's answer is completely wrong. Misaka did not have powers before coming to Academy City. Espers who acquire their Abilities without the help of Academy City are called Gemstones, of which we only know of a small handful. (Himegami Aisa aka Deep Blood, Sogiita Gunha the 7th Level 5, and a couple others.) Gemstones came first. Then ...


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From the text alone, it would seem that this is an orignal short story, titled "何を忘れたか覚えてますか? ―Don't Forget to Forget!―", from the first Kino's Journey Artbook, Country of Memories -Their Memories- (記憶の国 -Their Memories- Kioku no Kuni -Their Memories-). You can read the full version here.


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The quote you have provided comes from the first of the light novels, which take place on July 19. It was July 19th. The fault lay in that date. Because summer vacation would start the next day... The Railgun version of the Sisters arc extends from August 10 to August 22, according to the wiki. So Misaka had heard rumours about the Sisters for weeks, ...


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Onee-sama is commonly used in an idol-follower relationship between women, usually signifying extreme adoration on the part of the follower so on the surface it can look like Kuroko idolized Misaka because she's a Level 5. However, we see that Kuroko sees Misaka as something than an Idol ie. groping her in the showers, getting jealous of any man being with ...


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It is also worth noting that (insofar as I recall) the 'psychic' powers of the type Misaka has are loosely based on the ever-popular, fantastic, double-misinterpretation of the Schrödinger's-cat thought experiment: that perception influences reality, and thus altering perception in the correct manner should alter reality. (Or something like that. There was ...


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'A Certain Magical Index' has 50 odd light novels, 13 volumes of manga, 2 seasons of anime, a movie and a couple of video games. 'A Certain Scientific Railgun' has 2 light novels, 11 volumes of manga, 2 seasons of anime, an OVA, and a video game of its own. In none of these sources (that I can recall, anyway) is Misaka's railgun trick implied to be ...


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You guys are all forgetting the basic fact that the 1030 m/s measurement was taken while firing into water. The effects of drag on the coin fired into water are far greater in magnitude than the effects of drag while fired through air. Air is almost one thousand times less dense than water. If we perform the equation for drag, we come up with a force ...


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Incidentally, there's a wikia page for this technique. The fans call it the Kihara Counter. As far as I can tell, the explanation is meant to be taken at face value. Later on in the light novels, other people have attempted to replicate the technique (or at the very least, demonstrated the potential to replicate the technique) with varying levels of success....


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Introduction I'd like to make a few points on this matter. Firstly, even if her face isn't known by everyone in Academy City, many people do recognize Misaka Mikoto. Secondly, Academy City has the motivation and the means to keep Misaka's fame level down. These points are partially in conflict since I'm arguing on one hand that Misaka is famous, but on the ...


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