History YMMV / DeathNote

16th Jun '17 2:15:01 PM Retloclive
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** Amongst the fanbase, Mello is considered the more interest character between him and Near since to many, Near just comes off as a
[[ReplacementScrappy L 2.0 knockoff]] while Mello is portrayed as a dangerous Mafia member. Something that makes his character completely unique compared to L and Near. However, Mello ends up becoming mostly OutOfFocus just to continue building up the Light vs. Near rivalry.

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** Amongst the fanbase, Mello is considered the more interest character between him and Near since to many, Near just comes off as a
a [[ReplacementScrappy L 2.0 knockoff]] while Mello is portrayed as a dangerous Mafia member. Something that makes his character completely unique compared to L and Near. However, Mello ends up becoming mostly OutOfFocus just to continue building up the Light vs. Near rivalry.
16th Jun '17 2:08:45 PM Retloclive
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: Naomi Misora and Matt]]

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
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[[spoiler: Naomi Misora and Matt]]Matt]] are viewed as characters that were greatly underutilized.
** Amongst the fanbase, Mello is considered the more interest character between him and Near since to many, Near just comes off as a
[[ReplacementScrappy L 2.0 knockoff]] while Mello is portrayed as a dangerous Mafia member. Something that makes his character completely unique compared to L and Near. However, Mello ends up becoming mostly OutOfFocus just to continue building up the Light vs. Near rivalry.



** To add to that, it's more than a bit jarring that [[EnsembleDarkHorse Matt]] is not in it all. You'd have thought that the creators would've wanted to give one of the fan favorites a time to shine, but due to how the story was adapted, he was written out entirely.
* 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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** *** To add to that, it's more than a bit jarring that [[EnsembleDarkHorse Matt]] is not in it all. You'd have thought that the creators would've wanted to give one of the fan favorites a time to shine, but due to how the story was adapted, he was written out entirely.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
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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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** The rivalry between Mello and Near is only slightly touched upon.
16th Jun '17 1:57:47 PM Retloclive
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* AssPull: Mello and Near also come almost out of the blue, in contrast to the usual pains the story takes to show the plans in action from start to finish.
** While we are on the subject [[spoiler: Near replacing the Death Note with a fake. Especially the fact that Light didn't notice]].

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Mello and Near also come almost out of the blue, in contrast to the usual pains the story takes to show the plans in action from start to finish.
** *** While we are we'er on the subject of Near, [[spoiler: Near him somehow replacing the Death Note with a fake. fake is viewed as one. Especially the fact that Light didn't notice]].notice]].
*** Another on the subject of Near happens in the anime [[spoiler:where he was able to pick out Mikami amongst many possible suspects as the X-Kira supporting the true Kira all because Near was currently watching Mikami give a televised speech about continuing to support Kira. However, unlike the anime, the manga makes it clear that Near pieced together Mikami being X-Kira due to being the only suspect that interacted with Kira's chosen spokesperson, Takada]].
19th May '17 2:56:49 AM Siggu
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** Seeing that Shinigamis are the japanese equivalent of TheGrimReaper, Misa Amane is, in the latin american dub of the series, the japanese equivalent of [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Mandy]], as both are blonde girls that have the same voice actress.
15th May '17 12:11:15 AM creader
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Demegawa's broadcast of ''Kira's Kingdom'' and the accompanying {{Cult}} of Kira.



* LateArrivalSpoiler: The DVD covers spoil certain events of the series. [[spoiler: Such as the one that has an image of dead L and Light gloating over him]]. Also if you take a peak at any fanfiction you'll know the ending to ''Another Note.''
27th Mar '17 5:44:54 PM bigbossdiego
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* SignatureScene: A '''lot''' of them too, primarily from the anime.
** The first episode's montage of Light killing multiple criminals in quick succession.
** "I'll take a potato chip... (deep breaths) AND EAT IT!" [[note]]This almost exclusively applies to the dubbed version[[/note]]
** "I'm L."
** "Just as planned!"
** The laughing scene. You know the one.
25th Mar '17 9:27:23 AM CupcakeOtaku87
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** This may or may not have been intentional, depending on when the trend picked up, [[http://akihabaranews.com/2013/08/12/article-en/kira-kira-names-shiny-names-kids-chagrin-many-japan-1701127852 but Light's name is written with the kanji 月, meaning 'moon'.]]. It's a [[JustForPun kirakira]] name.
18th Mar '17 4:39:49 PM Maj_Spoiler
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* {{Woolseyism}}: ''Death Note'' is a story so intricate that it leaves very little room for changes of any kind... and yet, the anime's dubbing team somehow snuck in this little gem:
--> '''Misa:''' I would never dream of living in a world without Light!\\
'''L:''' Yes, that would be dark.
18th Mar '17 12:14:23 AM themaniacinthemailbox
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** From the Drama we have the Mello puppet. Its concept is so bizarre and and mind-boggling, but somehow it was crazy enough to work. Too bad they do next to nothing with it.
** To add to that, it's more than a bit jarring that [[EnsembleDarkHorse Matt]] is not in it all. You'd of thought that the creators would've wanted to give one of the fan favorites a time to shine, but due to how the story was adapted, he was written out.

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** From the Drama we have the Mello puppet. Its concept is was so bizarre and and mind-boggling, but somehow it was crazy enough to work. Too bad they do next to nothing with it.
** To add to that, it's more than a bit jarring that [[EnsembleDarkHorse Matt]] is not in it all. You'd of have thought that the creators would've wanted to give one of the fan favorites a time to shine, but due to how the story was adapted, he was written out.out entirely.
5th Mar '17 10:31:31 PM themaniacinthemailbox
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** From the Drama we have the Mello puppet. Its concept is so bizarre and and mind-boggling, but somehow it was crazy enough to work. Too bad they do next to nothing with it.
** To add to that, it's more than a bit jarring that [[EnsembleDarkHorse Matt]] is not in it all. You'd of thought that the creators would've wanted to give one of the fan favorites a time to shine, but due to how the story was adapted, he was written out.



** During his incarceration, Light theorizes that another Kira might be controlling him. This is actually a very interesting concept and would've turned the entire series on its head if it had been true.
** The whole idea of [[spoiler:Mello being Near's split personality in drama.]]



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Light is this in spades. He was villanous from the moment he picked up the Death Note, and only on very rare occasions can he be called anything close to an AntiHero, yet that doesn't stop his arguably MisaimedFandom from rationalizing his actions and RootingForTheEmpire. The fact that [[spoiler:he dies [[AintTooProudToBeg pathetically begging for his life]] and scared shitless]] doesn't help either, and can be very hard to watch for some people, no matter how well-deserved one may think it is.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Light is this in spades. He was villanous villainous from the moment he picked up the Death Note, and only on very rare occasions can he be called anything close to an AntiHero, yet that doesn't stop his arguably MisaimedFandom from rationalizing his actions and RootingForTheEmpire. The fact that [[spoiler:he dies [[AintTooProudToBeg pathetically begging for his life]] and scared shitless]] doesn't help either, and can be very hard to watch for some people, no matter how well-deserved one may think it is.


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** Near is even more of this in the drama, where he is actually played by a girl.
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