[[caption-width-right:350:[[MundaneMadeAwesome No, not the potato chip! You bastard!!]]]]

I: The memes written on this ''Manga/DeathNote'' page will eventually be [[MemeticMutation mutated]].

II: These memes will not take effect unless the reader has the series in mind when saying them out loud.
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!!Original memes

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC6T3_O2iWc&feature=related "I'll take a potato chip.. and EAT IT" ]]: Quoted for over-the-top {{narm}}.
** ''Manga/DeathNote'' features a scene where Light eats a potato chip in slow motion, which became an internet meme. Then the English dub of it aired with him giddily declaring in his mind [[{{Narm}} "I'll take a potato chip... and EAT IT!".]] While the scene plays out similarly in the original, the nutty laughter that English voice actor Creator/BradSwaile used saw its revival.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jLX_mckDnM Live Action version of that scene]].
** Mutated into the more generic "I'll take a [noun]... and [VERB] IT!"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-smJ9bBEhj0&feature=related How to Swim]]: A video parody using clips from Manga/DeathNote's {{narm}}-tastic ending.
** Originally created on 4-chan as a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Death_Note_-_How_to_Swim1.jpg parody manga]]
** [[HilariousInHindsight Matsuda won the Olympics.]] [[http://wafflebaconkeeper.deviantart.com/art/He-won-332918601]]
* "Just as planned": CatchPhrase of Light Yagami, often used to indicate that one has successfully pulled off ThePlan. And not just any gambit, a GambitRoulette MemoryGambit that cements Light's status as a MagnificentBastard.
** Originally created on 4-chan.
** Further mutated into "Just according to keikaku[[labelnote:*]]Keikaku means "plan"[[/labelnote]]" as a way to make fun of bad scanlators who don't translate simple words. This has spread to other fandoms.
*** [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/30097-just-as-planned Y en espanol]].
** Sometimes [[GratuitousJapanese "KEIKAKU DOORI"]] is used as well, though not as popular as the English or half-English versions.
* Blaming Kira for celebrity deaths, particularly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-ozcO1Z3Sc those]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJTi06anElo&feature=related June]] [[http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/kendoggystyle/funny/1231905557199.jpg?t=1247370536 2009]].
** Later combined with the popular [[http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh124/EddieB696/Deathnote.jpg "When you see it"]] image meme.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' Drinking Game: Take a shot when you hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVgzYCDNcSE "Boku wa kira janai" (I'm not Kira)]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbcE1m5gmb4&feature=related Kira's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xhdY8Goquk&feature=related laugh]] in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yoqAsw6pvE last]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBflxu2PmB8&feature=response_watch episode]], often written as "*giggle, snort* Muwahahahahaha *wheeze * muwahahahahaha *wheeze* muwahahahahaha..."
** Later mutated into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Hc2O_4wt0&feature=related depicting]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0-pnsrZf9A other]] [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/395738/death_note-just_as_planned-kuro_usagi_-noshiikugoy famous]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zac_Efron_is_Kira2.jpg figures]] as Kira by dubbing over them with the laugh.
* Mello's love of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftJWy7IDMkg chocolate]] has spawned [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8hRNjKtSSs&feature=related fan works]].
* Writing... has never been so epic! (cue sparking pen)
* The second opening, [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/whats-up-people What's Up People]], has spawned a number of parodies across the web.
** VOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Japanese fandom's interpretation of the long scream in the beginning. You can actually find videos where comments [[UpToEleven fill the entire screen]]...which would lead into...[[/labelnote]]
** POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORN[[labelnote:Explanation]]The English fandom's "Misheard Lyrics" version of the opening. Said Misheard Lyrics is also memetically popular.[[/labelnote]]
** Later combined with Mello's love of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NETIkZtKwxI chocolate]] to produce "What's Up Chocolate".
* Deathsponge Notepants: Invaderzim1000's youtube edit of [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Spongebob]] clips to match Death Note, both subbed and dubbed. The originals have been taken down, but they have been reposted on other users channels.
* A number of images from 4chan have begun circulating, including:
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lightspeakmoron_2314.jpg "Sorry, I don't speak moron"]]
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lightwall_8931.jpg "I fucking love this wall"]]
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dnguestbook_6696.jpg "Welcome, please sign in"]]
** [[http://lolbot.net/pix/4658.jpg "When I'm pissed I spit boomerangs cause I'm fucking hardcore like that"]]
* [[http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/WolfsRain0617/Alternative%20ART/steveanblue.jpg I'll solve your little mystery.]]
* "You can use this blanket." *pauses for several seconds and then throws it*
* Teru Mikami's Delete-Gasm. Look it up on Website/YouTube. He's got the flashing eyes, [[{{Narm}} eagle sound effects]], AND slow-motion.
* [[ButtMonkey Matsuda]]! [[TheChick You]] [[WhatAnIdiot Idiot]]!
* Near going into [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the avatar state.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]In one episode the room spins around and shakes while Near's eyes glow white.[[/labelnote]]
* L saying "Bang."
!!Collisions with other memes
* The "What Would Jesus Do" jewelry and bumper stickers commonly purchased by Christians have intersected with Manga/DeathNote to create [[http://www.zazzle.com/what_would_kira_do_bumper_stickers-128296989178635362 What Would Kira Do]] merchandise.
** He'd take a potato chip... AND EAT IT!
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' intersected with popular meme "The Game" when Near announced that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-sBuGFCEOI&NR=1 we all had lost]].
** Later grew to include [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5989046/1/The_Game fanfiction]] and [[http://waldo-xp.deviantart.com/art/The-Game-141594198 fanart]].
* VideoGame/{{Portal}}'s popular theme song, "Still Alive," [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqEA9uuF-6o done to DeathNote]]
** L's love for cake vs. "TheCakeIsALie" from the same game.
* ''[[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]]'' also had a popular song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXt5Q4PCfUo remixed for DeathNote]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R-rrn1O2hY The Omega Kawaii L Song]] is a remix of FFVII's "The Cloud Song".
* The ScissorSisters' "I Canít Decide" ''Series/DoctorWho'' meme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXOzJI0T_NY with L as the Doctor and Light as the Master...]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ_e35JnINc there are plenty of these though.]] This one's got a {{lampshading}} that Siddoh has no friends.
* Someone [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgBJ8hCyb-g mixed]] Mikami's CatchPhrase with [[Memes/{{Touhou}} Marisa Stole the Precious Thing]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9kpmDexmEc Kate Perry's awesome song "I kissed a Girl and I Liked It" meets Light]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fu2nykadfY&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=4&feature=plpp_video This musical number]] set to Tik Tok by Ke$ha. Also what Light's last name spells backwards in English.
* A common saying for new fans is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxGvSPZwP1Q who the fuck is Matt?]]
* ''[[Music/TaylorSwift Got a long list of ex-lovers / They'll tell you I'm insane / But I've got a blank space, baby / And I'll write your name]]'' [[https://www.tumblr.com/search/blank+space+Death+Note]]