AyaDiefair wrote:Okay, so this thread is kinda dead at the moment, so I was going to try and bring it back to life. Not quite sure if it fits here but here it goes.
I was thinking about Vampires speed after watching Eclipse this morning and thought; Since Vampires can move so fast, why can't they run across water like the Basiliscus Lizard can? They have the speed, so why not run on top of it instead of swim?
Openhome wrote:Okay, I'm a bad mod. Really. This is a serious discussion, and the whole running on water thing is worth discussing. Unfortunately, I tend to get mental images when I read stuff, and, well. THIS is the image that the whole conversation gave me. Sorry. Now you can go back to being serious.
ringswraith wrote:A propeller isn't constant, but rapid repetition. It chops through water with each blade pushing against the liquid and giving the vehicle propulsion.
The aforementioned lizards have webbed feet, like swimming flippers/fins. This allows them to distribute their weight over a greater surface area. All they need to do is run fast enough so that they "run" on the surface tension of the water instead of pushing through it.
I'm inclined to believe that TW vampires can manage this feat. The only thing the lizards have that they don't, are the webbed toes. But they've certainly got the speed- though I think they won't be as smooth as the lizards. (I picture them creating a wake the way a speedboat does.)
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