''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5354880/1/Shadow_of_the_Valley Shadow of the Valley]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1366525/Disguise_of_Carnivorism Disguise of Carnivorism]] is an [[AlternateUniverse AU]] [[NextGenFic next gen]] ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfic. Many years have passed since Light won out against all who challenged him and he is still working towards creating his utopia. [[CaptainObvious Only Light isn't God, he is mortal and is beginning to feel his age...]] Fearing all his work will be undone upon his death, Light begins to train his heir to take over for him as Kira, and this sacred duty can only be entrusted to his own flesh and blood... (Whole series spoilers!)

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!! ''Shadow of the Valley'' provides examples of:
* AbusiveParents
* TheAloner: Light. He spends most of his time now in the graveyard [[TalkingToTheDead talking to his favorite victims.]] Hikari too [[OverprotectiveDad because her father doesn't let her out much]].
* AlternateUniverseFic
* ApocalypseMaiden: See the ambiguous ending.
* BastardUnderstudy: Hikari
* CallingTheOldManOut
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* ChildrenForcedToKill: Light forces Hikari [[SerialKillerKiller to follow in his footsteps.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Hikari notes how Light and Ryuk have several inside jokes about all the poeple Light has betrayed.
* CoolOldGuy: Light is still epically awesome even as a broken old man.
* TheCorrupter: Light
* CryForTheDevil: [[spoiler: Light's end is just so ''[[VillainousBSOD pitiful]]''.]]
* DaddysLittleVillain: Hikari
* DarkFic
* DarkerAndEdgier: [[UpToEleven yes.]]
* DeadlyUpgrade: [[spoiler: [[{{Tearjerker}} "Give me my goddamn eyes."]]]]
* DistaffCounterpart: [[ThemeNaming Hikari to Light.]]
* DueToTheDead
* [[spoiler: DyingAlone]]: Light.
* DysfunctionJunction: and how!
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Hikari
* [[OedipusComplex Electra Complex]]: [[{{Squick}} "Hikari are you trying]] [[ParentalIncest to seduce me?"]]
* TheEmpire: The whole world follows Kira's will.
* EvilMentor: Light to Hikari.
* EvilOverlord: Light.
* FantasticDrug: Harvested from the corpses of Kira's victims, no less.
* GenerationXerox: this trope is played with...
* GraveRobbing: Robbers harvest something from the corpses of Kira's victims to make drugs. Kira himself ([[KingIncognito who is only known as the crazy guy in the graveyard]]) tries to discourage them.
* [[IHateYouVampireDad I Hate You Kira Dad]]
* InTheBlood
* InferredHolocaust: The ambiguous ending, any way you look at it...
* KidFic: Not so cuddly though...
* KnightTemplarParent: Light. You win the no-prize if you can guess what happens to anyone that looks at his daughter wrong.
* LegacyCharacter: Kira
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Light and Ryuk.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Light got everything he ever wanted that was attainable-and he is miserable.
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Dictator's Beautiful Daughter]]: Hikari again.
* NamesTheSame: [[OriginalCharacter Hikari Yagami]] NOT [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Hikari Yagami]].
* NextGenFic
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: The only force that was maintaining order in the world is now dead... whether Hikari takes up daddy's job or not, LOTS of people are going to die...]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Light ages quite gracefully and still looks much like he did when he was twenty but he [[OutDamnedSpot feels worn out and used up from the subconscious burden of guilt of having ended so many lives.]]
* OriginalCharacter: Hikari Yagami, Light and Misa's only child. Named Hikari (Japanese for light) by Misa, much to Light's annoyance and discomfort.
* OverprotectiveDad: Light
* PapaWolf
* PatchworkKids: Averted. Light doesn't recognize himself ''or'' Misa in Hikari and this unsettles him.
* [[spoiler: PaterFamilicide]]: Light in order to "protect" Hikari [[spoiler: from becoming soft kills off the rest of his family.]]
* PrideBeforeAFall
* RebelliousPrincess: Hikari
* ReminiscingAboutYourVictims: Light and Ryuk wax nostalgic about past kills.
* RetiredMonster: Light seems to have matured beyond his AGodAmI kick and come to realize he's not going to last forever and if he doesn't want all of his work undone he [[BastardUnderstudy needs a successor.]]
* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan]]: Hikari
* ShoutOut: Light refers to [[spoiler: L's grave]] as the resting place of ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing''.
* SiblingRivalry: This is why Light decides to bet it all on Hikari and not have any more children- because (in this universe) SiblingRivalry destroyed L's successors.
* [[spoiler: TheStarscream]]: Hikari
* SuccessionCrisis
* TakeUpMySword: Or rather his [[ArtifactOfDeath notebook]] and pen.
* TearsFromAStone: The concrete angels in the graveyard cry because [[TheStoic Light]] [[UnableToCry cannot]].
* ToughLove
* TrainingFromHell: [[spoiler: Part of which includes Light reenacting his confinement in the form of roleplay games [[InstantCosplaySurprise where Light plays]] [[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery the part of L]] and Hikari is suspect Kira.]]
* TykeBomb: Hikari, Light makes her start killing criminals when she's twelve.
* TheVamp: Hikari starts acting out like this in order to get daddy's attention.
* VillainousBSOD: [[spoiler: Light has one when he sees a grave robber defacing L's grave. Though this reaction was likely helped along by already being under the notebook's control.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Hikari desperately wants her father's approval.
* WomenInRefrigerators: [[RedShirt Kira's spokespersons]]
* WorthyOpponent: Light laments that out of everyone he knew ''L'' would have made the best heir for Kira. If only he didn't oppose him, the transition would have been seamless...
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Light does this to Mikami when he feels he may be a threat to his daughter...]]
* [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]]]
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