History YMMV / DeathNote

13th Jul '16 7:11:11 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker:

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** Mikami is highly revered by fans for being arguably the most [[LargeHam over the top]] user of the death note and for having a genuinely sympathetic back story. He's one of the few aspects of Part Two that's not a BaseBreaker. It helps that he's also [[{{Bishounen}} very pretty]].

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** Mikami is highly revered by fans for being arguably the most [[LargeHam over the top]] user of the death note and for having a genuinely sympathetic back story. He's one of the few aspects of Part Two that's not a BaseBreaker. It helps that he's also [[{{Bishounen}} very pretty]].
11th Jul '16 2:53:07 PM Lionheart0
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* ArcFatigue: It depends from reader to reader, but many feel this around the second arc (see EndingFatigue) and some even as early as the first arc. This is a series that prides itself on being a "[[ReverseWhodunnit howtocatchem]]" GambitPileup war between two MagnificentBastard characters... and obviously those with low tolerance for endless mind games are going to rage.

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* ArcFatigue: ArcFatigue:
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It depends from reader to reader, but many feel this around the second arc (see EndingFatigue) and some even as early as the first arc. This is a series that prides itself on being a "[[ReverseWhodunnit howtocatchem]]" GambitPileup war between two MagnificentBastard characters... and obviously those with low tolerance for endless mind games are going to rage.rage.
** Interesting enough, both the Live Action Film and TV adaptations have also followed this sentiment, choosing to end it at the first arc. even the creators eventually acknowledge this in their next series, ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', where they more or less admit that it should have ended after the first arc.
11th Jul '16 6:14:53 AM WhatArtThee
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Even plenty of anime fans mistake it for {{Seinen}}. The original manga was published in ''Magazine/ShonenJump''. The English translation, though, was rated OT ("Older Teen") and released under the ''Shonen Jump Advanced'' YA label.
8th Jul '16 4:19:08 PM Javertshark13
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*** He may have crossed it even earlier, [[spoiler: by manipulating Rem to her death in order to kill L. Rem had actually come to ''sympathize'' with him by this point, but Light doesn't care, and looks gleefully sadistic as he gloats to himself about the SadisticChoice he's trapped her in.]]



** Kyosuke Higuchi has two candidates. It's either when he kills [[GuiltRiddenAccomplice Hatori]] for trying to back out (and he coldly informs the poor guy beforehand that he's going to get killed), or when he decided to [[spoiler:marry Misa and then kill her to get her money]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Rem was shocked to hear about this.]]

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** Kyosuke Higuchi has two candidates. It's either when he kills [[GuiltRiddenAccomplice [[HeelFaceDoorSlam Hatori]] for trying to back out (and he coldly informs the poor guy beforehand that he's going to get killed), or when he decided to [[spoiler:marry Misa and then kill her to get her money]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Rem was shocked to hear about this.]]



* TheWoobie: Rem, Gelus, and especially Soichiro and Sayu. From the movie, Shiori.

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* TheWoobie: Matsuda, Rem, Gelus, and especially Soichiro and Sayu. From the movie, Shiori.
5th Jul '16 6:43:10 PM Juneberries
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many a fan's reaction to the liberties taken by [[Series/DeathNote the TV drama]].

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Many a fan's reaction to the liberties taken by [[Series/DeathNote the TV drama]]. drama]].
** The American adaptation was hit by this before production even began: apart from a couple of [[AdaptationalNameChange name changes]], many were upset over the [[RaceLift white-washing]] of the Asian characters into White ones. [[UnfortunateImplications Ironically]], they became even ''more'' upset when they found out the actor playing L was neither White ''nor'' Asian.[[note]][[ButNotTooForeign Not that he was all of either to begin with...]][[/note]]
15th Jun '16 9:48:20 AM nendroid
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Happens to some people, due to [[CrapsackWorld the dark and cynical atmosphere]], GreyAndGrayMorality, and the fact that AnyoneCanDie. The cast does not offer many characters one can truly root for; what few sympathetic ones there are either killed off or ground into the dirt, if indeed they get attention at all.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Happens to some people, due to [[CrapsackWorld the dark and cynical atmosphere]], GreyAndGrayMorality, BlackAndGrayMorality, and the fact that AnyoneCanDie.AnyoneCanDie and there is CessationOfExistence after death. The cast does not offer many characters one can truly root for; what few sympathetic ones there are either killed off or ground into the dirt, if indeed they get attention at all.
22nd May '16 10:24:14 AM Fanfictionlurker1
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Happens to some people, due to [[CrapsackWorld the dark and cynical atmosphere]], GrayAndGrayMorality, and the fact that AnyoneCanDie. The cast does not offer many characters one can truly root for; what few sympathetic ones there are either killed off or ground into the dirt, if indeed they get attention at all.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Happens to some people, due to [[CrapsackWorld the dark and cynical atmosphere]], GrayAndGrayMorality, GreyAndGrayMorality, and the fact that AnyoneCanDie. The cast does not offer many characters one can truly root for; what few sympathetic ones there are either killed off or ground into the dirt, if indeed they get attention at all.



* FanonDiscontinuity: Many, many fans would like to forget that [[spoiler: Rem kills L.]] Others like to ignore the bits involving Near and/or Mello. Some even take that a step further and pretend the second season as a whole never happened. And there is yet another group of fans who would very much like to believe that [[spoiler: Light won and/or lived.]] And that's just the manga, there are those that much prefer how the movies went (though few would include L Change the World in their continuity).

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Many, many fans would like to forget that [[spoiler: Rem kills L.]] Others like to There's when Light regains his memory and becomes Kira again; some people ignore the bits involving Near and/or Mello. Some even take that a step further and pretend the second season as a whole never happened. And there is yet another group of fans who would very much like to believe everything that [[spoiler: happened afterward, considering Light won and/or lived.]] And that's just to have remained L's partner instead. Some ignore [[spoiler:what happened shortly afterward, L's death]]; some accept the previous spoiler, but reject everything that occurred after it; some accept everything until the ending of the series, when [[spoiler:Light is killed]]. Complicating things further, the anime (slightly) adjusts the manga's ending. [[spoiler:Light still dies, but he dies]] with slightly more dignity, managing to escape but then [[spoiler:getting killed by Ryuk, who doesn't want to be bored while Light's in prison. In the manga, there he has a FreakOut prior to his death]].
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are those that much prefer also fans who don't like the FoeYay added in episode 25, to the point of pretending it never happened.
*** A small fandom accept it as fanservice while a bigger one hate
how the movies went (though few would include it made L Change the World look like he accepted defeat.
** Many fans are displeased by and choose to ignore how {{Word of God}} interprets Light and L's relation, and such,
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19th May '16 10:52:16 PM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* RecycledPremise: Paranormal elements aside, Death Note is a story about brilliant yet secretive student committing crimes "for the greater good of society" and slowly becoming a megalomaniac in process, all while playing mind games against a genius detective [[spoiler:(which eventually get him in trouble and his worldview brutally shattered in the end)]]. In other words, it's pretty much a modern, more fictional version of Dostoevsky's Literature/CrimeAndPunishment.
8th May '16 9:56:59 PM Loekman3
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* EscapistCharacter: Light is handled well enough to be this rather than a VillainSue.

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* EscapistCharacter: Light is handled well enough to be this rather than a VillainSue.an InvincibleVillain.



* GodModeSue: L in the films.
1st May '16 7:00:39 PM Elyana
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Light defends his usage of the Death Note by citing how wars have ceased entirely since the rise of Kira. Aside from this one comment, the intriguing prospect of Light using the note to end global wars is never elaborated upon.
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