''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6673293/1/A_Cure_for_Love A Cure For Love]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2608636/halfpromise halfpromise]] is a ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[SlashFic L/Light]] fanfic which begins when [[FandomSpecificPlot Light and L fall in love during the Yotsuba arc]] and Light's master plan is derailed when an assassin steals the Death Note. The threat of Kira is dwarfed when Kira's powers seem to have fallen into the hands of a [[WesternTerrorists terrorist organization]] known as Astraea and [[EnemyMine Light and L are united to find the culprit]]-but for how long...

The author is currently writing another fic ''Fanfic/ThoseWhoStandForNothingFallForAnything''.

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!! ''A Cure For Love'' provides examples of:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: [[spoiler: V, see RapeAsBackstory below.]]
* AcheyScars: L has one from getting [[spoiler: [[OnlyAFleshWound shot in the shoulder]]]].
-->'''L:'''On cold days [it] aches like a bastard and reminds me of Light.
* ActionGirl: [[OriginalCharacter V]] and Wedy.
** ActionMom: [[spoiler: Again, V.]]
** DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler: Again, V.]]
* AffablyEvil: L notes that Light is a pleasant fellow despite being a psychopath.
* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Boys Want Bad Boys]]: L with Light. Also Matt and Mello.
* AlternateUniverseFic: the plot of Death Note goes OffTheRails when an assassin kills [[spoiler: Higuchi]] and steals his Death Note.
* AngstComa: L after [[spoiler: Watari dies. This is helped along by Light drugging him.]]
* AntagonistInMourning: Light in the [[DeletedScene alternative plotline]] ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me]]''
* AntiVillain: Light slides between [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains types I, II, and III.]]
* AnyoneCanDie: Seriously all bets are off.
* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration: Light as Kira is frequently impressed by how manipulative L can be.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Higuchi is killed and his Death Note stolen.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of Astrea is naturally the most [[BadAss badass]] member of the organization.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: [[spoiler: When Light leaves and assumes control of Astraea and [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over the world]]]] [[EvilIsCool it's pretty damned awesome.]]
* BackhandedApology:
-->'''Matt''': She called him 'Kira-sama' today. She looked like someone had shoved some dog shit down her throat as she said it, but she said it all the same.
* BadDreams: Light
* TheBaroness: [[spoiler: V]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Misa and Rem force Astraea to arrange things so that Light will regain his Kira memories.]] [[OhCrap They shouldn't have done that.]]
* BecomingTheMask: L being friendly with Light was initially for the case but he came to genuinely care about him. Light genuinely cared about L during his [[spoiler: MemoryGambit]] but he seemed to lose this when he [[spoiler: regained his memories... but then it turned out he was lying to himself.]]
* BedlamHouse: [[spoiler: L plans to send Light there.]] But "it has a very nice view."
* BeleagueredAssistant: [[spoiler: Mikami to Light]].
* BigBadFriend: Light
* BigBrotherInstinct: L warns Light that [[ShipTease Matsuda seems to be after his underage sister.]]
* BlackComedy: This is a story about terrorism and mass murder. It's very funny.
* BluffTheImpostor: Light does this when Near calls him pretending to be L.
-->'''Light:''' L?
-->'''Near:''' Kira?
-->'''Light:''' [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow Wouldn't you know if I am Kira or not?]]
-->'''Near:''' [[OpenMouthInsertFoot All voices sound very similar.]]
-->'''Light:''' You're not L.
-->'''Near:''' I assure you that-
-->'''Light:''' No. You're not. Where is L?
-->'''Near:''' This ''is'' L.
-->'''Light:''' Put L on or this call will end in record time.
-->'''L:''' Alright, Kira-kun. Since you can see past voice masks.
* [[spoiler: BolivianArmyEnding]]
* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler: Astraea]]
* BreakTheCutie: L after [[spoiler: Light is poisoned by Astraea.]] It goes FromBadToWorse after [[spoiler: Light regains his Kira memories and kills Watari and Misa.]] Also Light [[spoiler: after breaking up with L... and [[LonelyAtTheTop taking over the world,]]]] and Matsuda [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter after discovering his faith in Light's innocence was unfounded,]] Sayu and Sachiko after they are told that [[spoiler: Souichiro and Light]] are dead, and Mello after discovering how L lied to him.
* BritCom: Yes, in an anime fanfic. [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Light and L sound]] [[FoeRomanceSubtext like they]] [[HypotheticalCasting should be played]] by Creator/DavidTennant [[Series/DoctorWho and John Simms]]. It's a JustifiedTrope since L and several other characters were raised in England [[TranslationConvention and naturally since the original story was in Japanese they wouldn't be speaking American English either.]]
* UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish: [[TranslationConvention Most of the characters speak this way, see above.]] Matt has more of a Cockney accent and [[{{Jerkass}} Near]] is [[{{Eagleland}} American]].
* BrokenAce: Light and [[spoiler: V]].
* BullyingADragon: Matt fearlessly antagonizes Kira. [[spoiler: It ends about as well as you can expect.]]
* ButtMonkey: Matsuda
* ByronicHero: Light, L, and Mello.
* TheCaligula: [[spoiler: Mikami begins to realize that his "God" is a sickly teenaged junkie that has said bye-bye to reality.]]
* CaptainOblivious: [[spoiler: After Light [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over the world]] he's [[AGodAmI up on his Godly pedestal]], [[FunctionalAddict high as a kite]], [[SadTimesMontage and sorely missing a certain nemesis of his]], and he has begun to further disconnect from reality. Until L informed him about it he was apparently unaware of some of the atrocities that are being carried out in his name.]]
* TheCasanova: Lampshaded when [[StalkingIsFunnyIfItIsFemaleAfterMale Misa gets aggressive with Light]] and Wedy remarks it's "Cassanova in Hell." Also L gets annoyed when Light begins listing his many, many girlfriends.
* CastFullOfGay: Aizawa begins to wonder if he's the only straight man left on the investigation team.
* CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of his storyarc Light comes to realize just how much L means to him [[spoiler: [[LonelyAtTheTop and that L means more to him than even ruling the world]]-this is shown when Light makes the Eye trade in order to save L and [[DeathSeeker stop him from dying for him.]]]]
* ChekhovsGift: On L's birthday Light gives him [[GadgetWatches his watch.]]
* ChessWithDeath: [[spoiler: L bargains with Ryuk to spare Light for a little longer by challenging him to a game of tag and when he finds them he can kill them both.]]
* TheChessmaster: Light, L, [[spoiler: V]].
* ChessMotifs: [[ColorCodedCharacters Light plays black and L plays white.]] Also Misa wants to learn how to play chess so she'll be more useful to Light.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Light betrays [[spoiler: Misa and Rem, Astraea, L, the taskforce, his father...]] it would be easier to keep track of who he hasn't betrayed.
* ChronicVillainy: Light is happy to remian as L's partner until Misa conspires to restore his Kira memories.
* ClosetKey: L for Light.
* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Mello and Matt are working for Astraea.]]
* CompanionCube: [[spoiler: [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Memoryless]]]]!Light goes all ''[[Literature/LordOfTheRings my precious]]'' when in the same room as an Astraea member that's armed with a gun and a Death Note [[{{LEEROYJENKINS}} and rushes him for]] the notebook without really understanding why.
* ConsummateLiar: Light and L.
* ContinuityNod: To ''LightNovel/AnotherNote''
** [[spoiler: V]] discovers [[spoiler: Naomi Misora]]'s body.
* CornerOfWoe: L returns to HQ to find Light sitting in the dark (see EvilIsNotWellLit below). It's the result of L and Light having a nastier fight than usual; culminating in L giving Light his own psych file to read.
* CosmicPlaything: Light, Lampshaded.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Light (especially Kira!Light) towards L. During his [[spoiler: MemoryGambit]] he was sweet but when he's Kira Light is very possessive, obsesseive, and controlling. He sees L talking with Mello and [[YourCheatingHeart assumes he's cheating on him.]]
* CreatorProvincialism
* CrosswordPuzzle: [[{{WAFF}} Light and L do one together]] in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me the deleted scenes]]:
-->'''Light''': OK, 5 across. Dunderhead, 7 letters...
-->'''L''': Matsuda.
-->'''Light''': Ha. Not funny. I think it's...Ryuzaki...no, sorry, my mistake, it must be halfwit.
-->'''L''': The answer is always the obvious one, Light-kun. I think you're making a mistake.
-->'''Light''': Right and down...
-->'''L''': Is that an offer or are you asking? This is a ridiculous crossword. Have we two, apparently the greatest minds of our age, really been reduced to doing a quick crossword?
-->'''Light''': It's the best we have. Stop being a child.
-->'''L''': Do you like the crossword more than me?
-->'''Light''': It talks less.
-->'''L''': And afterwards you can wipe your arse with it.
-->'''Light''': You're speaking in English again.
-->'''L''': I thought that you liked it when I talked.
-->'''Light''': No, that's a misunderstanding on your part.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: Light curbstomps the leaders of Astraea with a sudden and inevitable betrayal and then assumes control of their organization]].
* DarkFic
* DarkIsNotEvil: Light has a big PetTheDog moment when [[spoiler: he calls up his Astraea contacts and chews them out for their attempt on L's life,]] obviously being very protective of L. Matt who is present for the meeting [[RashomonStyle later relates to Mello that "Kira is bad news,"]] that he's totally evil and [[GodwinsLaw compares him to Nazis]]. Makes sense since Mello and Matt ran away from Wammy's House, Matt may not care about L anymore and [[spoiler: Kira was threatening Mello's mother.]] Later there's the instance where Light [[spoiler: makes the Eye Deal when cornered and [[DeathSeeker L is trying to die for him.]]]]
* DatingCatWoman: Kira and L.
* DealWithTheDevil: Lampshaded when Light tells L he has made a [[Theatre/DoctorFaustus "Faustian"]] bargain.
* DeadlyUpgrade: [[spoiler: Light makes the eye deal when cornered and [[DeathSeeker L is trying to die for him.]]]]
* DeathSeeker: Light, possibly. After [[spoiler: L breaks up with him]] he has been engaging in more and more self-destructive behaviors. [[spoiler: L when he moves against Kira he confronts him alone [[TogetherInDeath suggesting they could die together here]] and then in a clearly suicidal move he gets between [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Mello]] and Light.]]
* DeceptiveDisciple: in the [[DeletedScene alternative plotline]] ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me]]'' Near contacts Light and relays that L's LastRequest was that Near "[[ExactWords watch and learn from him.]]"
* DemotedToDragon: [[spoiler: V]] when Kira returns. She is NOT happy with this development.
* DeusAngstMachina: Definitely. See DysfunctionJunction.
* DirtyCoward: Light, lampshaded "you're like a rat in the desert!"
* TheDitz: Matsuda
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: When the rebles storm Kira's base Mikami would have killed Light (had he not been blown up by the rebel's bombs.)]]
* DontYouDarePityMe: Light [[spoiler: after he survives a chemical attack and the taskforce babies him.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Matt to V]] and [[spoiler: Mikami to Light]].
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler: Mello to V. Justified because V, [[LukeIAmYourFather his mother,]] was trying to keep him out of harm's way.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Aiber, Mogi, Ide, Rem, Watari, Misa, V, Matt, Mr. Yagami...]]
* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Dude, He's Like In a Coma!]]: In the chapter "[[GenderFlip Boyfriend]] [[Music/TheSmiths In A Coma]]" [[spoiler: when Light is a victim of a chemical attack]] and later when [[spoiler: Light is drugging L.]] This is {{Lampshaded}} later when L accuses him of acting like a rapist.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Matt is not impressed by Kira and Light finds it irksome that he doesn't bow down in worship like all the others.
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler: Though Light had Watari killed,]] he is respectful of [[spoiler: Watari]]'s room and treats it like a shrine.
* DysfunctionJunction: Whoo boy... Matt got pressured into working for a terrorist organization in order to keep his boyfriend safe [[spoiler: he was pressured into this by his boyfriend's MOTHER no less]]. L and Light are mortal enemies and deeply in love with each other and that goes about as well as you might expect they ''were'' [[{{Tragedy}} happy together]]... until [[spoiler: Misa conspires with Astraea to return to Light his Kira memories.]] After his RelationshipUpgrade with Light, [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter L considered Misa to be one of his only friends]] even if she is a SerialKiller that wants him dead. Light caught L talking with Mello in a clandestine meeting and [[CrazyJealousGuy assumed he was cheating on him.]] Light kills [[spoiler: [[{{Yandere}} both Watari and Misa when they both became a threat to his relationship with L and then he kept L drugged up for about a week.]] Later when L regains his senses he pretends to be all forgiving [[KissOfDeath and gives Light a hug]]... [[ColdBloodedTorture and then throws him down onto a bed of broken porcelain.]]]] Then there's the Yagami family. [[HeteronormativeCrusader Mr. Yagami is loudly against Light and L's relationship]] [[spoiler: [[DisproportionateRetribution and so Light used his death to advance his schemes.]]]] L had unknowingly become Light's MoralityChain and so when L [[spoiler: breaks up with Light and tells him he should be committed]] Light becomes very cross and [[spoiler: [[TakeOverTheWorld Takes Over The World]]]]. When Light [[spoiler: leaves]] L made up some excuse for his mother and sister-something along the lines of Kira betrayed and [[DeathFakedForYou murdered Light]] and so Sayu wants Kira dead because she believes he killed Light. Matsuda strongly believes in Light's innocence up to the point where Light had him tied to a chair while practicing his EvilLaugh [[BreakTheCutie and so his idealism has been crushed.]] Both Kira and L [[spoiler: have hit the DespairEventHorizon since their breakup and haven't been getting much done and this is noticed by their underlings. Light is rapidly losing his grip on his remaining sanity and has been relying on [[BeleagueredAssistant Mikami]] more and more to do all the administrative duties of ruling the world. [[LonelyAtTheTop Also since Light feels secure in his rule and he has too much time on his hands]] and wants to forget about L he has developed a drug problem.]] Aizawa only stays on because he fears everything will fall apart if he leaves. Both Mello's [[spoiler: mother and boyfriend were killed by Kira- and on that last note Matt's death was a PsychicAssistedSuicide and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight he dies in Mello's arms.]] Then there's Mello's mother and her DarkAndTroubledPast Mello was a ChildByRape and his mother was trained to be an assassin by Wammy's house. She was never allowed near her son as he grew up and the man she loved committed suicide.]] And then Near is just... Near the "poor copy" [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Boy]].
* {{Eagleland}}: [[{{Jerkass}} Near]] speaks with an American accent.
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: Even after everything L is still in love with Light and fights to save him.]]
* {{Emo}}: Light and L.
* EnemyMine: L and Light/Kira.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Light is enraged that Astraea would kill in his name when innocents are getting caught in the crossfire. And [[spoiler: V,]] an unrepentant ProfessionalKiller shakes in terror after Light [[spoiler: uses the death of his father to advance his plans]] and shows no remorse afterwards. Later Light scolds Mikami for [[spoiler: opening death camps]] because that's going a little too far even for him and it's [[PragmaticVillainy not as efficient and well-controlled as his method of mass murder.]]
* EverybodyKnewAlready: 1) [[TransparentCloset Light is gay.]] 2) Light and L's "secret" relationship. 3) L, Astraea, Matt... pretty much everyone [[SelectiveObliviousness but the Kira Taskforce]] knows that Light is Kira.
* EvilAlbino: [[spoiler: V]]
* EvilerThanThou: when Misa approaches Astraea they are not at all impressed and if not for Rem they would have killed her. However most of Astraea's members {{Squee}} over the original Kira.
** [[spoiler: Mikami evenutally comes to believe that Kira's policies don't go far enough and takes it upon himself to open death camps.]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler: Misa and Rem force Astraea to "help" Light regain his Kira memories.]] [[OhCrap They ''really'' shouldn't have done that.]]
* EvilIsNotWellLit:
-->'''L''' (to Light): Did you forget where the light switch was or are you endeavouring to save on our carbon footprint?
* EvilOverlord: Light [[spoiler: succeeds in [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]] and is worshipped as a GodEmperor, however his [[SanitySlippage mental]] [[DespairEventHorizon state]] [[FunctionalAddict is such]] that he's been relying on [[BeleagueredAssistant Mikami]] more and more to do all the administrative duties of ruling the world...]]
* EvilOverlordList: Rule #1: In a GenreSavvy and [[PragmaticVillainy practical move]] Kira's Legions of Terror are not FacelessGoons and he has all his {{Mooks}} wear helpful "Hello my name is..." nametags in case they step out of line.
** Averted earlier in a clear violation of #40 [[spoiler: [[MindGameShip Light gives L his watch as a birthday present (the one with the Death Note scrap inside). L later reciprocates by telling him his real name.]]]] [[HonorBeforeReason Neither act on it because it would be "cheap."]]
* EvilVersusEvil: Kira versus Astraea
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Matt is surprised when he meets [[TheDreaded Kira]] and finds it's just some guy mot much older than he is.
-->'''Matt''': [[LampshadeHanging I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't you.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: subverted:
-->'''Light:''' I can die with dignity, or I can suffer abject humiliation. Or, in my case, both, but without the dignity.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Light gets depressed when he sees the news [[spoiler: and it seems the world at large has forgotten him and his accomplishments.]]
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: V]], also [[spoiler: L]] in the alternative plotline ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me]]''
** DeathFakedForYou: Rather than explain to the Yagami family the AwfulTruth L simply tells them that [[MetaphoricallyTrue Light was killed by Kira.]]
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: [[spoiler: After having Watari killed]] Light feels a bit uncomfortable later [[spoiler: when he remembers how Watari saved his life.]]
* FatalAttraction: L with Kira.
* FinallyFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: V finds Naomi Misora's body.]]
* FiveManBand: The [[spoiler: new]] Kira Taskforce:
** TheHero: [[HurtingHero L]]
** TheLancer: [[OnlySaneMan Aizawa]]
** TheBigGuy: [[TriggerHappy Mello]]
** TheSmartGuy: [[CommanderContrarian Near]]
** TheChick: [[BreakTheCutie Matsuda]]
* ForcefulKiss: Misa on Light.
* FreudianExcuse:
** [[BackStory Light:]] [[spoiler: at a young age he noticed [[HanlonsRazor how shallow, stupid, and unjust people were.]] [[MaliciousSlander It was often gossiped about in their neighborhood]] that [[TheUglyGuysHotDaughter he looks nothing like his parents]] and their gossiping brought his mother shame and Light internalized that it was his fault (even though he knew it wasn't) and that there was something wrong with him and it gets worse from there.]]
-->'''Light''': [[PlayingWithATrope "It was a boring story, sorry if you were expecting some deep and meaningful tale of woe. My childhood was fairly uneventful.]] [[DisproportionateRetribution I suppose I get hung up on innocuous things]] [[ItsAllAboutMe which you don't want to hear about."]]
** V: [[spoiler: She was a victim of a human trafficking ring and had a child by rape when she was 12 (a child that would later be stolen from her by Wammy’s House.) L discovered the human trafficking ring and also how V had arranged their deaths, and so recruited her to be an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] for Wammy's House. But because she is an assassin they wouldn't let her talk to her son or let him know she was his mother and still alive.]] Also there are hints that [[spoiler: she might have been in love with [[DeathByOriginStory A who committed suicide.]]]]
* FriendlyEnemy: Light (as Kira) and L.
** Near becomes suspicious when Kira immediately recognized that Near was a fake L and Mello notices that L and Kira seem quite friendly with each other when L is on the phone with Kira for a long time...
* FunctionalAddict: [[spoiler: After Kira has "won" Light becomes extremely bored and depressed. He has all these minions to take care of him and he doesn't know what to do with himself, he has too much time on his hands and too many memories he doesn't want... and he has access to a doctor who can get him anything...]]
* {{Gayngst}}: Light suffers from this the most.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: During his [[spoiler:MemoryGambit]] Light discovers a lead as to how Astraea and Kira might be killing when he finds a reference to a Book of Death the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] were searching for that is mentioned in an old fairy tale. L [[ItsProbablyNothing dismisses it as rubbish... ]] [[ManipulativeBastard and then steals Light's research.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: [[spoiler: As Light points out L's plan to blow him up in the middle of the night isn't very polite.]]
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: L notices an immediate change (for the worse) in their sex lives once Light becomes Kira again.
* GrudgingThankYou: [[spoiler: Light to L for looking after his mother and sister.]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Light/Kira. He's flipped like four times so far but he's on his own side of course.
* HellBentForLeather: Wedy, Mello, and V.
* HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath: L after [[spoiler: Light has Watari killed.]] It's later revealed that this reaction is helped along by [[spoiler: Light drugging him.]]
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Mr. Yagami
* [[spoiler: [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Kira]]]]: what ultimately happens to [[spoiler: Astrea.]]
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Light becomes angry and protective upon learning that an attempt was made on L's life—no one gets to kill L but Light!
* IOweYouMyLife: Though it's not enough [[KnightTemplar to stop him being Kira]], [[FriendlyEnemy Light is grateful to L]] for [[spoiler: saving his life and for taking care of his family.]]
* IWasJustPassingThrough: [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial No, Light doesn't really miss L.]] He just wants his crappy CD player back. ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Light [[HeroicBSOD is a bit traumatized]] when he realizes he is attracted to L. L rationalizes it for him this way:
-->'''Light:''' I am sorry though. Really. I think I was confused.
-->'''L:''' You ''were'' confused?
-->'''Light:''' Hmm.
-->'''L:''' But you're not anymore.
-->'''Light:''' No. Well, a little. Mostly embarrassed and... [[ThereAreNoTherapists maybe I should see a psychiatrist?]]
-->'''L:''' [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Do I really have that effect?]]
-->'''Light:''' No!
-->'''L:''' Look, we'll forget about it. These things happen, I'm sure. I've read accounts of soldiers in the Belgian Congo being taken unaware by... waking up in the night and hormones and bad things.
-->'''Light:''' You have? Soldiers in the Belgian Congo?
-->'''L:''' [[ManlyGay They're very manly.]]
-->'''Light:''' They must be.
-->'''L:''' [[DeadpanSnarker And the Spartans. Remember the Spartans.]]
* IgnoredEnemy: L and Light are so busy bickering they almost don't notice when [[spoiler: [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Mello comes in to kill them.]]]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: Souichiro believes that forcing Light to spend a week with his family will [[CureYourGays cure him of any gayness.]]
** Light somehow came to the conclusion that it wouldn't hurt so bad to get shot [[GambitRoulette since he planned for it.]]
* InspectorLestrade: Mello visits L and encounters someone he deduces to be [[CrazyJealousGuy L's jealous boyfriend]] [[LockedOutOfTheLoop but fails to draw any conclusions about his identity.]] Also, Matt and [[spoiler: V]] conspire to keep Mello LockedOutOfTheLoop.
* InterruptedIntimacy: When Matsuda walks in on L and Light.
* IntoxicationEnsues: when [[spoiler: Light drugs L.]]
** Later [[spoiler: Light's drug problem]].
** From, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me]]'', the deleted scenes or alternative plotline [[SuperDickery in which L]] is gone. [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead He faked his death]]]] [[AntagonistInMourning leaving Light a broken mess.]] Light kills a bottle of sake as he commiserates with [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Near over the voice connection.]] [[WhatDidIDoLastNight Light wakes up the next morning with a massive hangover and realizes, to his horror, that Near stayed on the line all night and heard everything...]]
-->'''Near:''' You snore.
** The content of Light's drunken ramblings was apparently quite disturbing as Near relates this to [[spoiler: L]] by way of Mello:
-->'''Mello''' (to [[spoiler: L]]): [[ILoveTheDead I get the impression that he's going dig up the grave]] and crack open [[spoiler: your]] coffin like some fucked up [[Literature/WutheringHeights Heathcliff.]]
* {{Irony}}: Mr. Yagami thinks L is corrupting Light.
** When Light is mocking Near by trying to guess what the N stands for he unknowingly guesses his real name (or at least something close to it).
** Also:
-->'''Matt''' (to Light): [[HypocriticalHumor You're socially a bit awkward, y'know?]]
** Sayu wants Kira dead because [[MetaphoricallyTrue L told her that Kira killed her brother.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Woe is Light. Why can't they all see his sacrifice?
* ItsAllMyFault: L feels this way when Kira [[spoiler: [[TakeOverTheWorld Takes Over The World]]]].
* JadeColoredGlasses: Light after [[spoiler: L breaks up with him and he [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over the world.]]]] [[{{Irony}} Ironically]] L seems to have become more idealistic [[spoiler: he seems to believe that this situation is salvageable and that he can somehow [[SaveTheVillain "save" Light.]]]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Light and L.
* JurisdictionFriction: in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me]]'' between The Kira Taskforce and the SPK or more specifically the pissing contest between Light and Near.
* KickTheDog: Light [[spoiler: kills Watari and Misa and keeps L drugged up for about a week. Later when L regains his senses he pretends to be all forgiving [[KissOfDeath and gives him a hug]] … [[ColdBloodedTorture and then throws him down onto a bed of broken porcelain.]]]]
* [[spoiler: KillEmAll]]
* KillYouLast: Light says this to L [[OpenMouthInsertFoot without really thinking about what he said]] [[MurderIsTheBestSolution because killing people who annoy him has almost become an automatic response]]:
-->'''Light''': [[FriendlyEnemy You're not trying to do something stupid are you?]]
-->'''L''': I'm not doing anything stupid, Light. Apart from speaking to you.
-->'''Light''': Good, because I would hate to kill you.
-->'''L''': [[DeadpanSnarker Mmm... I'm sure you would.]]
* KnightInSourArmor: L
* KnightTemplarParent: [[spoiler: [[MamaBear V]] will do anything to ensure that [[MoralityPet Mello]] stays out of harms way]].
* LackOfEmpathy: L accuses Light of this. "You've never loved anyone in your entire life."
* LamarckWasRight: With V, [[spoiler: Mello's mother. It seems that [[HellBentForLeather wearing leather]] and [[TriggerHappy liking to shoot things]] is hereditary.]]
* LastSecondChance: [[WeCanRuleTogether Light/Kira asks L if he's changed his mind and is going to join him.]] L in turn pleads that he stop being Kira and they could run away to an island somewhere. Light explains that he can't stop being Kira because he's made a DealWithTheDevil and in any case he doesn't want to because being Kira is "his calling" and [[DespairEventHorizon besides there's nothing left to go back to.]]
* [[{{LEEROYJENKINS}} LEEROY JENKINS]]: [[spoiler: memoryless!]]Light does this when put in the same room as a crazy guy armed with a gun and a Death Note. Without really understanding why he ''really wanted'' that notebook.
* LivingWithTheVillain: Naturally Light is Kira [[spoiler: and TheReveal is '''''very messy'''''.]]
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: it seems everyone is conspiring to keep Mello in the dark.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Light. [[spoiler: GodEmperor of Mankind and most miserable he's ever been in his life.]]
** Mello and Near imagine [[OrcusOnHisThrone Kira sitting on his throne]] having a grand old time being worshipped. [[spoiler: [[LonelyAtTheTop More like]] [[DrugsAreBad snorting coke,]] [[BoardToDeath killing the staff]], and [[LostLoveMontage missing L]]]].
* LoveableRogue: Lampshaded when L indirectly calls Light one... [[ItMakesSenseInContext to his face.]] Mello and Matt better qualify.
* LoveHurts: and ''how.''
* LoveMakesYouDumb: [[spoiler: L and Light are at an impasse. They could both easily destroy each other but they don't. It's gotten to the point where the minions/underlings on both sides are beginning to wonder what's going on.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Light and L. Honestly neither of them was particularly nice to begin with but they really bring out the worst in each other.
* LoveMartyr: Both Light and L. Let's just say they have a ''really'' twisted relationship. Also Misa's unrequited love towards Light.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: V is revealed to be Mello's mother.]]
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Kira has kept himself so secluded that many people are beginning to doubt that he actually exists as an individual and that everything is being done by the Kira supporters and Astraea.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: V to Astraea.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Light, L, [[spoiler: V]], Near in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me]]'' but he seems to have lost his claws in the main story.
* TheMasochismTango: Light and L. Full stop.
* MeaningfulName: Astraea, the Greek Goddess of Justice. Also, quite possibly V-[[ShoutOut she has a]] [[Comicbook/VForVendetta Vendetta.]]
* MedalOfDishonor: When Matsuda isn't too keen on dying for the cause Mello snarks
-->'''Mello:''' You'll go down in the books, Matsuda. In the chapter called "Fucking Idiot Cowards of History", you'll be right at the top of the page. And L will be in second place after Liza Minnelli in the 'I Have Really Shit Taste in Men' awards.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: L tells Sayu that Kira betrayed and murdered her brother.
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: When L informs the [[spoiler: mutinying]] taskforce of Kira's latest plan.
* TheMole: Light, naturally. [[spoiler: And V.]]
* MoleInCharge: [[spoiler: Light when he fills in for Ryuuzaki [[HiredToHuntYourself in running the Kira taskforce.]] Also when he gains control of Astraea and then naturally they are [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Kira]]]]
* MoralityChain: [[spoiler: after L "[[EtTuBrute betrays]]" Light by suggesting he should be committed; Light snaps, [[TheUnfettered abandons any remaining moral constraints]], and essentially [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over the world]] in an afternoon.]]
* MoralityPet: L to Kira!Light and [[spoiler: Mello to V.]]
* MurderByMistake: [[spoiler: When Light goes to get his {{Revenge}} for Astraea’s attacks on him and [[PetTheDog on L]], he targets V and her son, who he has mistaken for V's [[TheDragon henchman]]. Light doesn't realize that V's son is still alive... [[CycleOfRevenge and now bares quite the grudge of his own.]]]]
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: For Light killing has become an almost automatic response to anything that annoys him.
* MyGreatestFailure: L blames himself for being unable to stop Kira and save Light.
* MythologyGag: When Light is giving L [[OverlyLongGag his long list of ex-girlfriends]] he mentions [[CanonForeigner Shiori]], Light's girlfriend in the Death Note live action movies and Kimiko the MisanthropeSupreme villainess of the AlternateContinuity spin-off ''Film/LChangeTheWorld''.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: When L teases "you go out like a [[PunnyName Light]]" Light groans and assures him "I've heard them all."
* NeverMyFault: Naturally Light has an excuse for everything.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero or NiceJobFixingItVillain: Thanks to GreyAndGreyMorality [[spoiler: Mikami was about to kill Light when he's blown up by {{LaResistance}}'s bombs.]]
* NoAccountingForTaste: Light and L's relationship. {{Lampshaded}} by Mello when it becomes clear that L is still in love with Light even after everything he's done.
-->'''Mello:''' Don't be so selfish, L! He killed [[spoiler: Watari]] and you can forgive him for that? What is wrong with you?
-->'''L:''' I know. Yes, when it comes down to it, I am selfish. But would you kill Matt? I cannot allow you to kill Light.
* NoIndoorVoice: Mr. Yagami
* NoLongerWithUs: After [[spoiler: Light ran off to TakeOverTheWorld]] and [[BlatantLies L told everyone that Light was dead]]:
-->'''L:''' [[BlatantLies Light Yagami is dead]] and there's nothing I can do to help him now.
-->'''Mello:''' You can't blame yourself, L. He's in a better place.
-->'''L:''' Pffff... [[DeadpanSnarker Yes. He certainly is.]]
* NotGoodWithRejection: when L essentially breaks up with Light, wanting to have him committed, Light becomes very cross and [[spoiler: [[TakeOverTheWorld Takes Over The World]]]].
* NotSoDifferent:
-->'''Sayu:''' I guess I'm frightened. And angry. Kira killed my family, not just [[spoiler: Dad and Light]]. He killed all of us. And I have no time for L and his 'investigation.' If it wasn't for him then they'd still be alive. But then, [[spoiler: Dad and Light]] believed in him. They thought he'd defeat Kira. [[WhatTheHellHero I'm angry at him because, well, you expect this from Kira; killing is what he does. But L has betrayed my family.]]
** And:
-->'''L''' (to Mello): Kira is vengeance. Selfish vengeance. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds You're just two people who have thrown their toys out of their cot because they feel injured.]] Kira is angry at the world as he saw it and you're angry at him.
-->'''Mello:''' I'm nothing like Kira.
-->'''L:''' No, you're the same. Same motivation, different scale of destruction.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Light almost seems like a HarmlessVillain for much of this fic… that is until he gets off his ass and does something ''extremely'' vile...
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Matt quips [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything that times are tough for Kira when he goes to pick him up at night, in the rain on a street corner.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Near, especially in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me]]''.
* OddFriendship: Sayu and Mello.
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Astraea
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler: When L and Light get shot.]]
* OnlyFriend: Since L and Light's [[RelationshipUpgrade relationship upgraded]] [[FriendlyEnemy L considers Misa]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter to be his only friend.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler: After an attempt is made on L's life Light meets his Astraea contact and [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther tells them, in no uncertain terms, that L is off-limits.]]]]
* OnlySaneMan: Aizawa
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Matt realizes things are serious when he hears that Mello gave L his chocolate.
* OriginalCharacter: V.
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler: V by Light. However she does manage to [[HeroicSacrifice protect her son]] by [[HalfTruth ommitting the fact]] that Kira has made [[MurderByMistake a literal error in judgment]].]]
* OverlyLongGag: Light annoys L when he begins listing his many, ''many'' ex-girlfriends.
* PapaWolf: Matt for [[spoiler: V]] and Mello and Light for L:
-->'''Matt''': I know you're Kira or whatever... this is me impressed. Doesn't change the fact that if you start any funny business with her, I'll shoot you through the fucking wall. I'm quicker than you and your little Diary of Death. OK?
** Also:
-->'''Light''': It was you, wasn't it? You fucking tried to kill him!
-->'''[[spoiler: V]]''': I'm sorry, Light.
-->'''Light''': Not going to cut it, [[spoiler: V]]. I thought that you didn't want to kill L.
-->'''[[spoiler: V]]''': I don't.
-->'''Light''': If you touch him, I'll kill you. I'll kill all of you.

* ParentalMarriageVeto: Or Parental Relationship Veto. Souichiro is quite livid upon discovering Light and L's relationship and makes Light spend a week at home [[InsaneTrollLogic somehow believing]] [[CureYourGays that that will make the gay go away.]]
* PerkyGoth: Misa, also Light describes Matt as a "scene kid."
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Light wouldn't be nearly as sympathetic if he wasn't the main "[[VillainProtagonist hero]]."
* PureIsNotGood: Light. "[[AllLovingHero At one point he had felt such overpowering empathy]] that he had to ignore it completely, like flicking a switch. He didn't realise that it was that which had made him cruel."
* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler: V.]]
* RapeLeadsToInsanity: It's implied that this is why [[spoiler: V]] is so AxCrazy.
* RapidFireNameGuessing:
-->'''Light''': I wonder what N stands for... 'Nobody', 'Notus', 'Nomad', 'Nincompoop', 'Norman', 'Nemo', 'Neo'... 'Norris', '[[{{Irony}} Nathaniel]]', 'Noah', 'Ned', 'Nando', 'Napoleon', 'Nelson', 'Nickelodeon', 'Nicodemus'...
-->'''L''': Near... It stands for Near, Light. Remember it. I'm glad that you're showing an interest though, for I never expected any less of you. However, I am most insulted on his behalf that you think that he could be named after [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo a lost fish]] or KeanuReeves.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[PassiveAggressiveCombat L does this indirectly]] when he asks Light's help to figure out what a criminal is going to do next and then gives Light his own psych file to read.
* ReformedButRejected: Lampshaded
-->'''[[spoiler:Light]]:''' [[spoiler:L]], when you've been who I've been, you can't exactly get a job in a service station.
* ReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler: There seems to be a bit of tension between Mello and Near. Also Light was considering screwing Mikami.]]
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Astraea. [[spoiler: Later when L begins LaResistance under Kira's rule Mello sees a simple solution to the Kira problem- he proposes that they find Kira and blow his head off. L notes that it's perfectly practical plan... but he has no intention of doing it.]]
* TheRunaway: Mello and Matt from Wammy's House. [[spoiler: Light too, sort of, from L and his family. He's fleeing L having him committed but he has a place to go- he takes control of Astraea and then [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over the world.]]]]
* SanitySlippage: Light becomes more and more batshit as he's torn between his duties as Kira and his love and loyalty for L:
--> [[MadnessMontage "There was a tree which grew out of a wall below Light's window. It looked like it was bursting through but was probably holding the whole sorry mess together at the same time. It twisted like a cobra. Violent attempts to kill it, the blunt sliced ends to thick trunks just led to many children; thinner branches crawling upwards. It refuses to die. In the summer it had purple flowers."]]
** [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Light's heavy notebook usage]] and [[spoiler: his new drug addiction]] isn't helping. Also L has this for a while too after [[spoiler: Watari dies]] until he gets BoredWithInsanity later. It's also revealed [[spoiler: that L's "insanity" was being caused by Light drugging him.]]
* SarcasticDevotee: [[spoiler: Matt]] to Astraea.
* SaveTheVillain: L keeps doing this for Light.
* SelectiveObliviousness: At first Mello REFUSES to believe Near's theory—that L lied to him and that Light Yagami is Kira.
* SerialKillerKiller: Light and Misa of course and [[spoiler: [[OriginalCharacter V]]. She was already [[BreakTheCutie damaged]] when Wammys house got a hold of her and decided what with her [[TheSociopath Sociopathic tendencies]] she was beyond saving so it would be more productive to just make her a more effective assassin.]]
* SexFaceTurn: When Kira returns, Light is much more reluctant to kill L now that they've been sleeping together.
* SherlockScan: Near deduces the following about Kira from speaking with Light on the phone:
-->'''Near:''' Kira, if it was Kira, sounded like a Japanese male in his late teens to early twenties... Slim build. He was probably wearing a suit since he was definitely wearing a tie. Irritable.
* ShoutOut: There are ''tons.'' Matt hums the ''Franchise/StarWars'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzWSJG93P8 Imperial March]]" when [[BigBad Kira]] enters [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the meeting room.]] Also when Light gets a scar on one of their misadventures of getting shot at he grumbles in his InternalMonologue that it makes him look like ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Also in the [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me deleted scenes]] Mello compares Light to the ByronicHero Heathcliff of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and his FreudianExcuse [[FridgeBrilliance is similar in this ficverse.]] "[[Franchise/ResidentEvil Matt had just been spectacularly killed by a zombie riding a unicycle.]]" [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings "One does not simply walk into Mordor."]] and [[spoiler: Light's ultimate scheme is a ShoutOut to ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'']].
* [[spoiler: SixthRangerTraitor]]: [[spoiler: V]]
* SlashFic: L x Light, Matt x Mello
* SleightOfTongue: Misa attempts to do this, trying to restore Light's Kira memories with a scrap of the Death Note she has hidden under her tongue, but Light pushes her away.
* TheSnarkKnight: L
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Light and L, Mello and Matt, really pretty much everyone.
* TheSociopath: Light, B, and [[spoiler: V]].
** {{Lampshaded}} when L gives Light [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech his own psych file to read]]:
-->''[[TheSociopath "...any therapy would likely further enable his abilities to manipulate others. His intelligence and superficial charm,]] combined with his [[{{Narcissist}} pathologic egocentricity]] and [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity internalised morality,]] make him a dangerous individual deserving of clinical management and incarceration. He is driven by some, as yet, undefined goal. Kira's targeting of criminals gives a certain [[MaskOfSanity mask of sanity]] and 'goodness' in terms of his reasoning, but, due to his narcissism and deep-rooted antipathy, I doubt that they are exclusively or will remain his true aim of attack. At this point in time I would score him high for the Factor 1 scale of emotional psychopathy on the PCL-R, though his neurosis are not fully incapsulated within those criteria. He appears, at times, to show feelings of strong empathy, despite his apparent incapability to love." Light slammed the folder and the words shut. "What a load of utter rubbish. I don't care. Really. I couldn't give a flying fuck."''
* SociopathicHero: [[spoiler: After Light regains his Kira memories but still considers L to be his "partner" in destroying Astraea.]]
* SongFic: To Music/TheSmiths
* SpotOfTea
* SpyCatsuit: V and Wedy.
* StalkingIsFunnyIfItIsFemaleAfterMale: played straight when Misa gives Light a ForcefulKiss and everyone laughs. Averted earlier when L warns Light just how dangerous [[StalkerWithACrush Misa's "crush"]] is:
-->'''L''': It must have quite distressing to come home and find your family murdered only to watch the perpetrator evade justice... However, considering that psychological trauma, she is most definitely and unsurprisingly unbalanced. She exhibits signs of erotomania in relation to you, Light-kun.
-->'''Light''': I wouldn't go that far... It's a crush. I can handle it.
-->'''L''': Yes, by avoidance. I dealt with a case where the victim handled it in the same way as you're doing. Didn't end well.
-->'''Light''': They died?
-->'''L''': No, but 56 other people did when their stalker decided that their deaths would be an appropriate tribute.
-->'''Light''': Oh, that's comforting.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Mikami]].
* StepfordSnarker: Light and L.
* [[spoiler: SterilityPlague]]: [[spoiler: Kira's ultimate scheme in order to obtain total control of the human race. L just has to put his foot down on that one.]]
* SurroundedByIdiots: L, Light, and [[spoiler: V]] feel this way.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Just so you all know Light is "not gay" and "not Kira."
** Light keeps making up excuses as to why it would be bad to kill L now [[IWasJustPassingThrough or why it would be advantageous to save his life.]]
* TermsOfEndangerment: an InvertedTrope "'Ello luv" says [[spoiler: Matt to Light]].
* ThatsGottaHurt: Light is surprised by how much it hurts to get shot. [[InsaneTrollLogic He somehow, illogically, thought it would hurt less]] since [[GambitRoulette he planned for it.]]
** L's revenge [[spoiler: on Light for drugging him is to [[ColdBloodedTorture throw him down on a bed of broken china.]]]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone L fears that he went overboard]] and that "[[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame B would be proud.]]"
* TheProblemWithPenIsland: This moment from Chapter 16:
--> ''Sometime ago, Matsuda had left a post-it on one of the laptops in which he'd accidentally managed to wedge a biro into the CD drive in an attempt to extricate something.'' \\
''"Pen is stuck in drive"'' \\
''Only the 'pen' and 'is' were written too close together. L now had a 'penis stuck in drive' post-it stuck on his laptop screen. He was considering framing it.''
* TragicVillain: [[spoiler: V]] and Light.
* TransparentCloset:
-->'''Light:''' I'm not gay.
-->'''L:''' Oh, my apologies, I forgot that you're the sexual scourge of womankind. You obviously only have sex with me because you roll over in your sleep and misjudge the distance. Maybe you're sleepwalking... or maybe the term, 'sleepfucking', would be more appropriate. Maybe you're completely unaware of what you're doing.
-->'''Light:''' It happens.
* TrashOfTheTitans: L resorts to just throwing off the huge stacks of paperwork, trash, and finger puppets from the hotel's (taskforce HQ's) coffee table in order to find his lollipop.
* TraumaCongaLine: Mello. [[spoiler: Light/Kira [[YouKilledMyFather killed his mother]] and [[ILetGwenStacyDie his boyfriend.]]]] Also L [[spoiler: [[OnlyFriend Misa]] is dead, [[YouKilledMyFather Watari is dead]], and they were killed by his boyfriend.]]
* TriggerHappy: V
* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: featuring [[spoiler: V, A, B, and L]] at Wammy's House.
* TheUnchosenOne: L hits the DespairEventHorizon when he realizes that Light [[LastSecondChance isn't going to take any of the chances at redemption that he offers him]] because he feels that being Kira is "his Calling."
* UnrequitedLove: Misa with Light.
* VillainWorld: [[spoiler: After Kira [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over the world.]]]]
* VillainousBSOD: Light after [[spoiler: he loses L]] in both the deleted scenes and in the main story. It's the variation where "the villain becomes ''more dangerous''" as Light goes off the MoralityChain.
* VillainousDemotivator: [[spoiler: Light kills the new hired staff that Mikami took the liberty of hiring without his approval.]]
* VillainsOutShopping: While the taskforce is wondering how they could possibly get by Kira's defenses Light and Mikami go out for lunch together.
* [[spoiler: WaterSourceTampering]]: [[spoiler: Kira's ultimate scheme.]]
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: The [[spoiler: new]] Kira taskforce.
* WesternTerrorists: Astraea
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6866923/1/Last_Night_I_Dreamt_Somebody_Loved_Me Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me]]'' is an alternative plotline where [[spoiler: L fakes his death at the hands of Astraea and Light is going to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Astraea.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Mello and Near to L when they discover [[DatingCatwoman the nature of L and Kira's relationship.]]
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: All of Kira's henchmen wear helpful "Hello my name is..." badges so that Kira can kill them with ease if they step out of line.
* WhatWereYouThinking: L demands to know after Light's [[{{LEEROYJENKINS}} mad charge for the notebook]] [[spoiler: which resulted in them both getting shot.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler: V who has white hair and is a [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]] KnightTemplar DarkActionGirl.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Kira. To a lesser degree Mello.
* WorldOfSnark
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: L points out to Light that his subordinates have opened death camps. Light denies he has anything to do with it (after all, [[WeaponOfMassDestruction why would he need to]]? [[PragmaticVillainy His means of mass murder is so much more efficient]]).
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Light, he makes [[spoiler: V]] [[JustAFleshWound shoot him in the arm]] so that he will look innocent to the investigators.
* WrittenByTheWinners: Light upon meeting [[spoiler: Matt]] and realizing, to his horror, that once he's secured his new world this would go down as the first meeting of Kira and Astraea-this is going to be in the history books!
* {{Yandere}}: Misa towards Light and after Light regains his Kira memories he becomes both possessive ''and'' obsessive of L. He begins making up excuses to himself why he isn't going to kill him now like "it's not a good time," or "I want to break him first" (suggesting he really does love him underneath the psychosis. [[HypocriticalHeartwarming Light becomes very angry and upset]] [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou when someone else tries to kill L]].) Light arranges things so that [[spoiler: Misa kills Watari, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and then he kills her]] because he felt threatened that Watari was going to make L break-up with him and that Misa (a Yandere herself would try and kill L so that she and Light could be together).]] Light keeps L drugged up for weeks afterwards and spends so much time with him that his infatuation [[EveryoneCanSeeIt becomes rather obvious to everyone]] at which point Light even considers killing his own father because he's against their relationship. [[spoiler: Later he does use his father's death to further his schemes.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: 1) [[spoiler: Just when Mikami is thinking he's going to get to rule as Kira now he gets blown up.]] 2) [[spoiler: Light and L are just thinking about settling down in a nice cottage in Scotland when Ryuk finds them again.]]
* YaoiGuys: Light and L, Matt and Mello
* YesMan: Mikami. Light notes that his vocabulary is limited to "Yes, Kami."
-->'''Matt''': He's always prissy, sitting at his desk like, 'I'm the king of you' to everyone and then Kira prances in and ol' Miki's literally throwing himself on the ground all, 'Take me up the arse, oh mighty one.' Bloody eejit.
* YouAreGrounded: L is amused when this happens to Kira.
* YouGotMurder: Astraea sends L a letter laced with sarin.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Misa.]]
* YoureInsane: Light notices he gets that a lot lately.

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