andypalmer wrote:I would guess burning napalm, if you could get it on a vampire, would kill one. I suspect that they could make it through "standard" fire relatively unharmed, as long as they were not "bleeding venom" but also suspect that more extreme heat would damage their outer "stone-like" skin and set their venom alight. So, humans armed with flamethrowers, incendiary grenades, and the like would be a threat, albeit only in numbers - vampire super-speed is a potent weapon.
Plus keep in mind that these are weapons that humans have designed without vampire-slaying in mind. If a war were to occur, within six months we'd have:
- white phosphorous rounds for guns (high heat)
- napalm filled bullets (think the UV or silver-nitrate bullets from Underworld)
- gyrojet weapons (think guns with bullets an inch or more in diameter, designed to hit harder and with bullets that could hold napalm or some other substance)
A bunch of guys spraying automatic fire at a vampire are going to hit with some of those bullets; if any individual bullets can get the fire going, the vampire would be in trouble.
I'm going to have to respectfully disagree on just about this entire post. Aside from the fact that trying to explain Twi-pires with science is literally the stupidest idea Ms. Meyer could have ever had (and I mean that sentence with all due respect towards the author), have you ever hit a diamond? Shot one? Tried to burn it, perhaps? No? Please, give it a go. I'll wait.
Bullets are not going to work on vampires. Napalm carpet-bombing will not work on a vampire smart enough to close his mouth and eyes. Shrapnel is not going to affect a vampire. In fact, nothing short of a nuclear blast (as laser attacks would be scattered by their reflective skin) is going to faze a vampire what so ever
. By all laws of science, they shouldn't even be able to kill each other, let alone get killed by mortals.