History YMMV / DeathNote

13th Feb '18 11:23:38 PM Tehrannotaur
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* CounterpartComparison: [[http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/1460289/Ryuk Many have noticed]] Ryuk's physical resemblance to [[Disney/{{Hercules}} another humorous death god.]]

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** Comparisons have been made between Light Yagami and [[Manga/{{Berserk}} Griffith]]. Both are incredibly beautiful, have connections with the {{light|is not good}}, are {{narcissist}}s that turn into {{sociopath}}s after coming in contact with an ArtifactOfDoom, are [[VillainWithGoodPublicity villains with good publicity]] that are hailed as being a divine savior of humankind in a CrapsackWorld with few knowing his true nature, and even create a supposed utopia within the harsh world but it's all a ruse to glorify their ego.
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[[http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/1460289/Ryuk Many have noticed]] Ryuk's physical resemblance to [[Disney/{{Hercules}} another humorous death god.]]
24th Jan '18 4:03:31 PM G-Editor
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* CompleteMonster:
** Manga: [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] is a brilliant, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]] student who finds the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] and soon embarks on a quest to become [[AGodAmI the God of a "perfect" world]] he will create. After killing multiple criminals with the Note, the {{narcissist}}ic Light flies into a rage when a man denounces his public name of "Kira" ([[SerialKillerKiller "Killer"]]) on TV and gleefully murders him on the spot. Once FBI agents investigate, Light kills them as well, revealing himself to one to [[EvilGloating gloat]] and later [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forcing the man's fiancée into suicide]]. Later, to eliminate his chief pursuer and rival L, Light pulls a MemoryGambit where he has the Death Note given to a man he knows will misuse it and pulls off a scheme that kills multiple people, including L. Light contemplates killing his own sister when she becomes a liability and only relents because of the scrutiny it will draw. Not even lovers are immune, as he uses one of his [[YourCheatingHeart two lovers]] as bait for another rival and forces her to burn herself to death, also eliminating any evidence along with her. When exposed, Light attempts to justify himself as well-intentioned, but is [[VillainousBreakdown revealed as]] "[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist nothing more]] than a crazy SerialKiller."

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CompleteMonster: Manga: [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] is a brilliant, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]] student who finds the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] and soon embarks on a quest to become [[AGodAmI the God of a "perfect" world]] he will create. After killing multiple criminals with the Note, the {{narcissist}}ic Light flies into a rage when a man denounces his public name of "Kira" ([[SerialKillerKiller "Killer"]]) on TV and gleefully murders him on the spot. Once FBI agents investigate, Light kills them as well, revealing himself to one to [[EvilGloating gloat]] and later [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forcing the man's fiancée into suicide]]. Later, to eliminate his chief pursuer and rival L, Light pulls a MemoryGambit where he has the Death Note given to a man he knows will misuse it and pulls off a scheme that kills multiple people, including L. Light contemplates killing his own sister when she becomes a liability and only relents because of the scrutiny it will draw. Not even lovers are immune, as he uses one of his [[YourCheatingHeart two lovers]] as bait for another rival and forces her to burn herself to death, also eliminating any evidence along with her. When exposed, Light attempts to justify himself as well-intentioned, but is [[VillainousBreakdown revealed as]] "[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist nothing more]] than a crazy SerialKiller."
19th Jan '18 1:17:02 PM FluttershyWelcome
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** [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] is a brilliant, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]] student who finds the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] and soon embarks on a quest to become [[AGodAmI the God of a "perfect" world]] he will create. After killing multiple criminals with the Note, the {{narcissist}}ic Light flies into a rage when a man denounces his public name of "Kira" ([[SerialKillerKiller "Killer"]]) on TV and gleefully murders him on the spot. Once FBI agents investigate, Light kills them as well, revealing himself to one to [[EvilGloating gloat]] and later [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forcing the man's fiancée into suicide]]. Later, to eliminate his chief pursuer and rival L, Light pulls a MemoryGambit where he has the Death Note given to a man he knows will misuse it and pulls off a scheme that kills multiple people, including L. Light contemplates killing his own sister when she becomes a liability and only relents because of the scrutiny it will draw. Not even lovers are immune, as he uses one of his [[YourCheatingHeart two lovers]] as bait for another rival and forces her to burn herself to death, also eliminating any evidence along with her. When exposed, Light attempts to justify himself as well-intentioned, but is [[VillainousBreakdown revealed as]] "[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist nothing more]] than a crazy SerialKiller."

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** Manga: [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] is a brilliant, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]] student who finds the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] and soon embarks on a quest to become [[AGodAmI the God of a "perfect" world]] he will create. After killing multiple criminals with the Note, the {{narcissist}}ic Light flies into a rage when a man denounces his public name of "Kira" ([[SerialKillerKiller "Killer"]]) on TV and gleefully murders him on the spot. Once FBI agents investigate, Light kills them as well, revealing himself to one to [[EvilGloating gloat]] and later [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forcing the man's fiancée into suicide]]. Later, to eliminate his chief pursuer and rival L, Light pulls a MemoryGambit where he has the Death Note given to a man he knows will misuse it and pulls off a scheme that kills multiple people, including L. Light contemplates killing his own sister when she becomes a liability and only relents because of the scrutiny it will draw. Not even lovers are immune, as he uses one of his [[YourCheatingHeart two lovers]] as bait for another rival and forces her to burn herself to death, also eliminating any evidence along with her. When exposed, Light attempts to justify himself as well-intentioned, but is [[VillainousBreakdown revealed as]] "[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist nothing more]] than a crazy SerialKiller."
15th Jan '18 12:01:51 AM defciggy
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* StoicWoobie: L, Near, Mello, Matt, Beyond Birthday, A, and every kid from Wammy's House can qualify. Sure, they're stoic, almost emotionless boys, but they are orphans with a DarkAndTroubledPast. As for L's case, well, he's an orphan who has been raised to be the world's best detective, and for some reason, doesn't consider anyone a friend, his lies to Light and Misa aside. As for L's succesors and many more (Near, Mello, Matt, Beyond Birthday and A), they were groomed from an extremely young age (likely being confronted with very graphic crime scene evidence during the process) to succeed the world's greatest detective, and actively being pushed to compete with their peers no matter the cost to their mental health. Of course, they din't deserve that.

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* StoicWoobie: L, Near, Mello, Matt, Beyond Birthday, A, and every kid from Wammy's House can qualify. Sure, they're stoic, almost emotionless boys, but they are orphans with a DarkAndTroubledPast. As for L's case, well, he's an orphan who has been raised to be the world's best detective, and for some reason, doesn't consider anyone a friend, his lies to Light and Misa aside. As for L's succesors and many more (Near, Mello, Matt, Beyond Birthday and A), they were groomed from an extremely young age (likely being confronted with very graphic crime scene evidence during the process) to succeed the world's greatest detective, and actively being pushed to compete with their peers no matter the cost to their mental health. Of course, they din't didn't deserve that.
9th Jan '18 11:43:20 PM The12thDoctor
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** Manga: [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] is a brilliant, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]] student who finds the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] and soon embarks on a quest to become [[AGodAmI the God of a "perfect" world]] he will create. After killing multiple criminals with the Note, the {{narcissist}}ic Light flies into a rage when a man denounces his public name of "Kira" ([[SerialKillerKiller "Killer"]]) on TV and gleefully murders him on the spot. Once FBI agents investigate, Light kills them as well, revealing himself to one to [[EvilGloating gloat]] and later [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forcing the man's fiancée into suicide]]. Later, to eliminate his chief pursuer and rival L, Light pulls a MemoryGambit where he has the Death Note given to a man he knows will misuse it and pulls off a scheme that kills multiple people, including L. Light contemplates killing his own sister when she becomes a liability and only relents because of the scrutiny it will draw. Not even lovers are immune, as he uses one of his [[YourCheatingHeart two lovers]] as bait for another rival and forces her to burn herself to death, also eliminating any evidence along with her. When exposed, Light attempts to justify himself as well-intentioned, but is [[VillainousBreakdown revealed as]] "[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist nothing more]] than a crazy SerialKiller."
** Film: Once a college student frustrated at the perceived failures of the Japanese justice system, [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] proves that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Upon getting his hands on the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]], the {{narcissist}}ic Light quickly declares his designs of [[AGodAmI becoming the god of a new world]]. While he starts off by simply killing criminals, he eventually expands his targets to include the FBI investigators attempting to catch him, and anyone else he sees as a hindrance to his ascension. Light kills his girlfriend Shiori Akino at the end of the first movie to gain sympathy from L, using Naomi Misora, whom he also kills. His disinterest in the fate of anyone other than himself is shown most clearly when he gives the note to someone who he knew for certain would use it for selfish and evil purposes just so that he can throw the authorities off his trail and [[MemoryGambit kill his rival]].

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** Manga: [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] is a brilliant, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]] student who finds the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] and soon embarks on a quest to become [[AGodAmI the God of a "perfect" world]] he will create. After killing multiple criminals with the Note, the {{narcissist}}ic Light flies into a rage when a man denounces his public name of "Kira" ([[SerialKillerKiller "Killer"]]) on TV and gleefully murders him on the spot. Once FBI agents investigate, Light kills them as well, revealing himself to one to [[EvilGloating gloat]] and later [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forcing the man's fiancée into suicide]]. Later, to eliminate his chief pursuer and rival L, Light pulls a MemoryGambit where he has the Death Note given to a man he knows will misuse it and pulls off a scheme that kills multiple people, including L. Light contemplates killing his own sister when she becomes a liability and only relents because of the scrutiny it will draw. Not even lovers are immune, as he uses one of his [[YourCheatingHeart two lovers]] as bait for another rival and forces her to burn herself to death, also eliminating any evidence along with her. When exposed, Light attempts to justify himself as well-intentioned, but is [[VillainousBreakdown revealed as]] "[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist nothing more]] than a crazy SerialKiller."
** Film: Once a college student frustrated at the perceived failures of the Japanese justice system, [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] proves that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Upon getting his hands on the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]], the {{narcissist}}ic Light quickly declares his designs of [[AGodAmI becoming the god of a new world]]. While he starts off by simply killing criminals, he eventually expands his targets to include the FBI investigators attempting to catch him, and anyone else he sees as a hindrance to his ascension. Light kills his girlfriend Shiori Akino at the end of the first movie to gain sympathy from L, using Naomi Misora, whom he also kills. His disinterest in the fate of anyone other than himself is shown most clearly when he gives the note to someone who he knew for certain would use it for selfish and evil purposes just so that he can throw the authorities off his trail and [[MemoryGambit kill his rival]].
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25th Dec '17 7:49:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Has its own [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation/DeathNote here]].

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Has its own [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation/DeathNote [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/DeathNote here]].
22nd Dec '17 3:17:08 PM papyru30
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* InferredHolocaust: Played With. Dozens of people die every day because of Kira, however while the Kira investigation is meant to stop this the deaths are mostly glanced over and everybody seems to be used to the number of deaths.
15th Dec '17 5:38:41 AM NightShade96
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* AlasPoorScrappy: [[spoiler: Misa Amane]], in the anime. Doubles as an AlasPoorVillain.

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* AlasPoorScrappy: AlasPoorScrappy:
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[[spoiler: Misa Amane]], in the anime. Doubles as an AlasPoorVillain.



* AwesomeEgo: Light Yagami the God of the New World. Also more subtly L-only the world's [[spoiler: top three]] greatest detective[[spoiler:s]] with his own L-screensaver.

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* AwesomeEgo: Light Yagami the God of the New World. Also Also, more subtly L-only L -- only the world's [[spoiler: top three]] greatest detective[[spoiler:s]] with his own L-screensaver.



** Mello is either loved and hated by the fandom since he was a villain.

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** Mello is either loved and or hated by the fandom since he was a villain.



** Manga: [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] is a brilliant, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]] student who finds the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] and soon embarks on a quest to become [[AGodAmI the God of a "perfect" world]] he will create. After killing multiple criminals with the Note, the {{narcissist}}ic Light flies into a rage when a man denounces his public name of "Kira" ([[SerialKillerKiller "Killer"]]) on TV and gleefully murders him on the spot. Once FBI agents investigate, Light kills them as well, revealing himself to one to [[EvilGloating gloat]] and later [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forcing the man's fiancee into suicide]]. Later, to eliminate his chief pursuer and rival L, Light pulls a MemoryGambit where he has the Death Note given to a man he knows will misuse it and pulls off a scheme that kills multiple people, including L. Light contemplates killing his own sister when she becomes a liability and only relents because of the scrutiny it will draw. Not even lovers are immune, as he uses one of his [[YourCheatingHeart two lovers]] as bait for another rival and forces her to burn herself to death, also eliminating any evidence along with her. When exposed, Light attempts to justify himself as well-intentioned, but is [[VillainousBreakdown revealed as]] "[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist nothing more]] than a crazy SerialKiller."

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** Manga: [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] is a brilliant, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]] student who finds the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] and soon embarks on a quest to become [[AGodAmI the God of a "perfect" world]] he will create. After killing multiple criminals with the Note, the {{narcissist}}ic Light flies into a rage when a man denounces his public name of "Kira" ([[SerialKillerKiller "Killer"]]) on TV and gleefully murders him on the spot. Once FBI agents investigate, Light kills them as well, revealing himself to one to [[EvilGloating gloat]] and later [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forcing the man's fiancee fiancée into suicide]]. Later, to eliminate his chief pursuer and rival L, Light pulls a MemoryGambit where he has the Death Note given to a man he knows will misuse it and pulls off a scheme that kills multiple people, including L. Light contemplates killing his own sister when she becomes a liability and only relents because of the scrutiny it will draw. Not even lovers are immune, as he uses one of his [[YourCheatingHeart two lovers]] as bait for another rival and forces her to burn herself to death, also eliminating any evidence along with her. When exposed, Light attempts to justify himself as well-intentioned, but is [[VillainousBreakdown revealed as]] "[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist nothing more]] than a crazy SerialKiller."



** Also Light and Mikami emphasis on CRAZY.

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** Also Light and Mikami Mikami, with an emphasis on CRAZY.
1st Dec '17 6:29:58 PM FateStayWho
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** Ryuk is the GreaterScopeVillain of the series, but many fanfics defending Light depict him as TheCorrupter who drove Light to his acts of villainy, downplaying Light's own villainy.
24th Oct '17 9:34:33 PM ANewMan
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* MagnificentBastard: Light is practically the manga poster boy for this trope. L actually fits some of the requirements even better than [[VillainProtagonist Light]]. Mello might have become one [[spoiler: with his final actions, if you choose to believe he had it all planned.]]

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* MagnificentBastard: Light is practically the manga poster boy for this trope. L actually fits some of the requirements even better than [[VillainProtagonist Light]].Light]], being only lacking in the charisma and social tact that Light uses to disguise his true nature so well. Mello might have become one [[spoiler: with his final actions, if you choose to believe he had it all planned.]]
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