-->'''Light:''' I am...
-->'''L:''' I am...
-->'''Light & L:''' ...Team Co-Co!/Team Leno!
-->'''Ryuk:''' Hey guys, I'm Team Edward!
-->'''Light & L:''' Shut up...

An AbridgedSeries [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=DEBCC868724EAA19 by kpts4tv, mac_sly56 and Arkonid]] based upon Manga/DeathNote. The 1st season consists of 14 episodes. The 2nd season has 16 episodes. There is also "Re-Ryuk" which is a mock episode of Season 1, Episode 1. They also have had parody music videos and contests to encourage fan participation. They are the first Death Note Abridged Series to ever completely finish.

This series focuses on Light and how he is trying to get rid of any famous celebrities that he doesn't like, primarily teen idols. Like the original anime, he is also trying to become god of a new world. Light and L are pretty much the only smart ones in the series, but the side characters have quite a few memorable moments. Even the creators of the show have a power struggle throughout the series. Oh, and Matsuda is [[LandDownunder Australian]].

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!!This work provides examples of:
* AbandonedWarehouse: Near buys one for his "party."
* AbhorrentAdmirer: [[NoYay Ryuk]] and [[TheDitz Misa]] for Light. Also L feels this way about [[VillainousCrush Light's crush on him]] [[ManipulativeBastard but strings him along for the investigation.]]
* AbusiveParent: Souichiro Yagami seems really eager to get rid of his kids, he tries to crush Light's balls his ESP powers, and decides to rescue Sayu only because he believes that she's been impregnated with alien spawn and intends to sell her into medical experimentation.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Mikami can't help Takada because he's too busy turning purple. It MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.
* AdaptationalBadass: Raye Penber is now so BadAss that EvenTheGuysWantHim. He's also [[spoiler: Near's [[ProfessionalKiller hitman]]]] and a [[spoiler: {{Shinigami}}]].
* AffectionateNickname: Light refers to Mikami as "Miki" and [[DubNameChange "Michael."]]
* AfterTheEnd: When Souichiro arrives in [[TelevisionGeography what is supposed to be L.A. but looks like the Arizona desert]], he can only conclude it had already been destroyed by aliens.
* AlienInvasion / TheLegionsOfHell: [[spoiler: the entire Kira situation was all a XanatosGambit on the part of the Shinigami who are invading Earth and set up [[UnwittingPawn Light]] to take the fall.]]
* AllGenesAreCodominant: [[spoiler: the lil' Shinigami in the epilogue has Light's brown hair and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] GlowingEyesOfDoom and Ryuk's skeleton pale skin.]]
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: One-sided relationships prevail! Ryuk -> Light -> L [[spoiler: and/or Beyond]] -> Snacks and Rem [[spoiler: and/or Mogi]] -> Misa -> Light and Light -> Takada -> Mikami -> Death Note and Naomi -> Raye -> Death Note and Matsuda -> Sayu and...
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: [[spoiler: The Shinigami.]]
* AnalProbing: Mr. Yagami fears this happened to Sayu at the hands of the space aliens (a.k.a. TheMafia).
* AncientConspiracy: [[spoiler: The whole thing was a set up by the Shinigami from the very beginning.]]
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Kira kills Music/JustinBieber.
* {{Angrish}}: Mello due to being SurroundedByIdiots.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Light at [[spoiler: L's grave.]] Also:
-->'''[[NoYay Demegawa]]''': Kira, why? I loved you!
* ArmoredClosetGay: Well, Mr. Yagami is a [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero homophobic]] JerkAss [[CompensatingForSomething obsessed with]] [[RatedMForManly "manliness."]] At one point he dressed up as Franchise/SailorMoon... and he hits on Ryuk.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny:
-->'''Ryuk:''' ...now what you need to know about the Shinigami eye deal is...
-->'''Light:''' (thinking) ''...shoes... I need to get shoes...''
* AudienceParticipation: Episode 12 of the second season is the result of the [[MadLibsDialogue MadLibs contest.]]
* AxeCrazy: "innocent!Light" after he comes to believe that [[spoiler: Higuchi]] slept with his girlfriend. Also:
-->'''Souichiro:''' We're killing [[spoiler: Watari]] too? BONUS!
* BadBadActing: [[spoiler: Light when Higuchi dies. "Oh right, cover... Dad, you idiot! We needed him alive!"]] Made even more hilarious since [[ImplausibleDeniability he had been calling for his blood moments before.]]
** Near's obvious line reading:
-->'''Near:''' I want to tell you about a party... we're throwing... There's going to be booze... and pur-etty ladies with... Rester, do I really have to read this?
* BadBoss: Mello to his mafia henchmen.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Near and his [[TheLegionsOfHell Shinigami legions]] conquer the Earth. Also in one alternate ending Light succeeds at killing the rest of the taskforce and the SPK and then goes out for frozen yoghurt to celebrate afterwards and in the second alternate ending [[TheStarscream Mikami kills the SPK, the taskforce AND Light and takes his place as God of the New World.]]]]
* BadLiar:
-->'''Light:''' No one is listening to you, Ryuk.
-->'''Sayu:''' What does Ryuk mean?
-->'''Light:''' Uh, It's my new name for you. It means [[{{Kesha}} Ke$ha]] in Japanese.
** [[spoiler: Higuchi]] is even worse. [[IHaveThisFriend "What if say, hypothetically someone could kill another person with a diary..."]]
* TheBeard: Misa for Light and Takada for Mikami.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: Beyond Birthday who stole L's identity and convinced himself that he was L.]]
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Light begs Matsuda to do this to stop the invasion.]]
* BigApplesauce: [[spoiler: In the epilogue, Ryuk moves to New York in search of "the Big Apple."]]
* BigNo: When L recovers a horrific [[RepressedMemories repressed memory]] [[spoiler: [[FelonyMisdemeanor of getting socks for his birthday.]]]]
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: the Shinigami.]]
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Light is checking out [[UnusualEuphemism Mogi's hoagie]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wK-k11uhHg]]
* BizarreAlienReproduction: Ryuk somehow got [[MrSeahorse Light pregnant.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RKMh_c8DqA&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=52&feature=plpp_video]]
* BlackComedy:
-->'''Ryuk:''' But you just slaughtered fifteen people, and then laughed about it!
-->'''Light:''' Yeah ... good times ... [[EvilLaugh hahahaha]].
* BlackComedyRape: Ryuk was molesting Light. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5L_JO2cao0&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=10]]
** And Near was molested by Osoreda, the ugly guy from the bus that Kira killed.
** [[spoiler: Matsuda fathered eight children with Sayu while she's still in a coma.]]
** [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe Rem possessing Mogi]]]] takes advantage of a retarded!Misa.
** Aizawa impregnated his underaged daughter.
** [[spoiler: The real L was being kept alive in Light's basement/lovenest for the last five years.]]
* BlackMail: The Narrator blackmails Mikami into letting him make a documentary of his life with his knowledge that Mikami is a crazy mass murderer... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and that he likes to dress up in frilly pink underwear and go dancing down the street.]]
* TheBluebeard: Light "Oh well, time to get a new girlfriend."
* BrainBleach: Light would really like some.
-->'''Ryuk:''' [[LaserGuidedAmnesia But if you give up the notebook you'll forget all about me.]]
-->'''Light:''' '''''[[ThreatBackfire GOOD!]]'''''
* BrattyHalfPint: Near
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Bed Bath and Beyond Birthday!
* BrickJoke: [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy "Wait a minute, I don't own a fridge."]]
** [[TransparentCloset Light's sexuality]] during his [[spoiler: MemoryGambit.]]
** "Here Ryuk, take back your dirty notebook."
** "Oh. My. God! It's Lady Gaga!"
** "You won't catch ME with my pants down!"
** [[spoiler: The AlienInvasion]]
* BrilliantButLazy:
-->'''Light's teacher:''' For an honor's student we put up with a lot of your shenanigans.
* BringMyBrownPants: Rem scares the crap out of the Taskforce... and Light scares the crap out of Rem.
* BritishAccents: Roger, Mello, and Near but esepcially Mello who would fit right into a ''Creator/MontyPython'' routine.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: Well, Light tried to stop the Shinigami invasion... It's the thought that counts, right?]]
* BuffySpeak: Light at times.
* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler: L... [[SpotTheImposter or was it B?]]]].
* BurnTheOrphanage:
-->'''Misa:''' That fire was pretty scary-the whole complex burned down! Those poor orphans!
* BuryYourGays
* ButtMonkey: Matsuda, Light, Rem, Sayu, Sidoh, Misa, Mikami, Takada, L, and [[spoiler: B]]. And Rester [[spoiler: who now serves in death as he did in life – as Near's foot stool.]]
* CallingYourAttacks:
-->'''Mikami:''' With a pen you can't '''DELETE!''' ''(*dude dies*)'' With a pen you can't '''ERASE!''' ''(*Another dude dies*)'' With a pen you can't '''WHITE OUT!''' ''(*another dude dies DRAMATICALLY*)'' You can however '''[[CampGay ~SCRIBBLE!~]]'''
* CampGay: Light, oh so much, and Namikawa, and Mikami.
* CannotTellAJoke: Near, as demonstrated when prank calling Light.
-->'''Light:''' (''*sighs*'') Do yourself a favor. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Hang up. Now.]]
-->'''Near:''' Okay. (''*hangs up*'') Hey guys, wasn't that hilarious?
* CaptainObvious:
-->'''[[spoiler: Light]]:''' You're framing me!
-->'''[[spoiler: Near]]:''' No duh!
* CasanovaWannabe: [[TransparentCloset Light when trying to convince Kiyomi that he's straight.]]
* CasualKink: Light apparently fantasizes about getting kidnapped by a hot guy in leather. You can blame Raye Penber for the stalking fantasy and Ryuk for the leather fetish.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: When L beams everyone up, Soichiro complains about this.
** Also, L informs Light that he has done this. Later, Light shouts out "You did not catch me with my pants down!" when meeting L.
* CatFight: between Light and Takada.
* ChainsOfLove: L refers to the handcuffs as "our friendship bracelets."
* AChildShallLeadThem: [[spoiler: [[YoungConqueror Near is now the ruler of the free world.]] He turns 13 next Tuesday.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: Light and Miki were buddies in high school.
* CloudCuckooLander: Light spontaneously breaks out into song in the middle of his class, L frequently has conversations with his snacks, and DaChief takes this UpToEleven.
* ComedicSociopathy: Misa getting beat up by Halle or rather [[spoiler: Naomi]].
** After [[spoiler: Takada]] gets abducted, [[spoiler: Mikami]] is too busy to come save her.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: DaChief
-->'''Matsuda:''' Chief, doesn't your son use a computer?
-->'''Chief:''' I don't understand what you're saying.
-->'''Matsuda:''' Chief, your son might be Kira.
-->'''Chief:''' I still don't understand what you're saying.
* ComicallySmallBribe: Near offers to share the satellite feed if Light pays him in {{LEGO}}s.
* CosmicPlaything: Light, ''[[IHaveYouNowMyPretty literally]].'' [[spoiler: He's also TheScapegoat for the Shinigami's plan to take over the Earth.]] Also Mikami, [[RageAgainstTheAuthor the writer really has it in for him.]] And L [[spoiler: who is resurrected just to be killed off again.]] Oh and Matsuda who is the host to the entire Shinigami realm in his colon.
* ContinuityNod: L mentions [[LightNovel/AnotherNote Beyond Birthday.]]
* CouldntFindAPen: When Light is [[spoiler: killing Higuchi]] HilarityEnsues:
-->'''Light:''' First I gotta get my stupid watch open. Aw, there we go...
-->'''L:''' What's that Light?
-->'''Light:''' Oh I'm just excited we caught Kira is all. Hey look, they're bringing him in right now... ''Ow!''
-->'''L:''' Are you okay?
-->'''Light:''' Yeah I'm fin-''OW!'' I'm okay ''OW! DAMMIT!''
-->'''L:''' Light, do you need me to come over there?
-->'''Light:''' No, no. I'm okay. [[DoubleEntendre I'm just so happy that it hurts. Kinda like a little prick.]]
* CovertPervert: Mogi [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wK-k11uhHg]]
* CowboyCop: DaChief
* CowerPower: Near after Mello kills most of his agents:
-->'''Near:''' [[EverybodysDeadDave Light, everyone's dead... at my Clubhouse, everyone's dead.]]
-->'''Light:''' What do you expect me to do about it?
-->'''Near:''' I need an adult.
-->'''Light:''' I'm hanging up now.
* CrapsackWorld: Well, yeah. It's based on ''Manga/DeathNote''. It's a comedic example where ''everyone'' is the ButtMonkey or the ChewToy.
* CrazyHomelessPeople: Near mistakes Aizawa [[spoiler: Souichiro]] for one.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Ryuk towards Light
** Later Light towards L. Light happily resumes his plan [[spoiler: to kill L]] after hearing that L [[NotWhatItSoundsLike "took Matsuda's innocence"]] [[IfICantHaveYou after repeatedly rebuffing Light's advances.]]
** Light towards Misa after Misa returns from her job interview and informs them all that she [[InnocentInnuendo met a God in the bathroom.]]
-->'''L:''' Well Light, you're taking this rather well.
-->'''Light:''' I'm gonna kill that son of *[[SoundEffectBleep bleeeeeeeep]]*
* CrazyPeoplePlayChess: Mikami ran the chess club in high school.
* CreepyChild: Near
* CreepyCrossdresser: Misa begs Light to let her wear his lolita [[{{Meido}} maid costume]].
-->'''Misa''': Light and I wear the same underwear sometimes!
** At one point Mr. Yagami dressed up as Franchise/SailorMoon.
* CrossDressingVoices: Naomi has an overly masculine voice. [[spoiler: Later so does Wedy [[RunningGag and Halle.]]]]
* CurbstompBattle: [[spoiler: Light easily kills Beyond Birthday because [[BecomingTheMask Beyond thought he was L.]]]]
* DaChief
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Behind The Death Note: Teru Mikami" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_QhsRInEbM&feature=plcp]]
** Mogi's music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wK-k11uhHg]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Mello. Also Ide.
-->'''Matsuda''': Hey guys, there's been something on my mind that I think we need to address...
-->'''Ide''': Well, this will be brief.
* DeepSouth: [[spoiler: Matt]] speaks with a rednecky accent.
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler: upon learning of the Shinigami's plot Light's final acts are to try and stop the Shinigami Invasion.]]
* DepravedBisexual: Ryuk. He was molesting Light and later he offers to join Misa when she goes to bed naked.
* DepravedHomosexual: Light. Full stop.
* DevilInPlainSight: When Aizawa gets upset that they're watching the Kira show again:
-->'''Aizawa''': Just turn it off, ''Light!''
* {{Diary}}: Death Note: How to Use It Rule No. 17: All entries must begin with "Dear Diary."
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: Ryuk and Light, Misa and Rem.
* DidntThinkThisThrough:
-->'''Light:''' Wow, a book that drives people crazy when they touch it! (*touches the notebook*) Death Note? What is this like an advanced calculus notebook or something? I'm so gonna walk around and touch everyone with this and drive 'em... oh, right. I didn't think this one through.
* DiscriminateAndSwitch: Right after Light's sexuality is brought up again Near tells everyone he'll see them all in Heaven except for Light of course.
-->'''Light:''' Why did you single me out?
-->'''Near:''' Well, because you're [[SerialKiller Kira]], obviously.
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: Matt]] gets shot up for speeding.
** The taskforce decides that [[spoiler: L]] needs to die because [[spoiler: L told Matsuda that [[DisneyThemeParks Mickey]] isn't real.]]
* DitzyGenius: Light. "''[[BigOMG Oh my God]]'' I forgot my death note!"
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When L's snacks "won't talk to him anymore" he mopes around headquarters like he's been through a bad breakup.
** L took Matsuda's innocence!
** When Gevanni[[spoiler: Raye Penber]] urgently calls up Near:
-->'''Gevanni'''/[[spoiler: '''Raye Penber''']]: No you don't understand, this other guy was watching him too and he then suddenly whipped it out right there!
-->'''Near:''' Ugh! You called me for this?
-->'''Gevanni'''/[[spoiler: '''Raye Penber''']]: This is important! He reached into his pocket and whipped out a—
-->'''Near:''' NO!
-->'''Gevanni'''/[[spoiler: '''Raye Penber''']]: Death Note!
* DomesticAbuser: Souichiro Yagami with his family. Also Ryuk towards Light.
* DreadfulMusician: The karaoke rendition of "I Can't Decide." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_QhsRInEbM&feature=plcp]]
* DrivenToSuicide: one of Near's employees Ollie Tabooger when Near makes fun of his name.
* DrunkOnMilk: Misa gets drunk on fruit punch.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: in DaChief's [[CloudCuckooLander warped perceptions]] Ryuk is a trap. Upon meeting him DaChief declares "goth girls are hot!" Also upon first meeting [[{{Bishonen}} Light]] Ryuk mistakes him for a girl.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: [[spoiler: Matsuda fathered eight children with Sayu who is still comatose.]]
* DudeWheresMyRespect:
-->'''Mikami:''' ...and I was class president. I like to think I was tough but fair and respected by all...
-->'''[[KidsAreCruel Bullies]]:''' Nerd! He's wearing glasses, kill him! BurnTheWitch
-->'''Mikami:''' Of course people showed respect ''differently'' back then...
* DyeOrDie: [[spoiler: Raye and Naomi.]]
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: Light makes a HeelRealization before he dies and [[StableTimeLoop tries to stop his past self]] from using the notebook.]]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove:
-->'''[[NoYay Demegawa]]''': Kira, why? I loved you!
** Also [[spoiler: "Light's final wish before he died was to be buried in the same coffin as L. L is rolling over in his grave as we speak."]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: for Light. See DefiantToTheEnd. ]]
* {{Emo}}: Light mistakes(?) Ryuk for one.
-->'''Light:''' Crap, I stole an emo's diary.
-->'''Ryuk:''' What's an emo? I am a Shinigami.
* TheEndingChangesEverything
* EnemyMine: Averted when Kira calls up DaChief "Hey Dad, it's Light..."
* EngineeredPublicConfession: When Near is talking to Light with the taskforce listening in, Near thanks Kira for killing the guy who molested him:
-->'''Near:''' So thank you Kira, from the both of us.
-->'''Light:''' [[ThinkNothingOfIt Oh, well it was nothing.]] The guy was asking for it and... WAIT A MINUTE! I see what you're trying to do!
* EntendreFailure: Light, ''all the time.''
* EvenEvilHasStandards: DaChief got kicked out of the [[Literature/HarryPotter Death Eaters]] [[FantasyGunControl (because he insisted on using a gun)]]. Later however DaChief gets creeped out when he learns that [[spoiler: Aizawa was molesting his underage daughter.]] Also [[spoiler: Light tries to stop the {{Shinigami}} invasion.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Raye Penber who is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fu2nykadfY&list=PL66A1A5413B5E90F8&index=114&feature=plpp_video "so awesome [he] turns guys bi."]] Light has a [[{{Yandere}} crazy, one-sided crush]] on L, and Light has his own UnwantedHarem which includes the likes of [[MemeticMolester Ryuk]], Namikawa, [[StalkingIsLove Near]], and [[FriendsWithBenefits Mikami]].
** When Sayu is watching a soap opera starring a hot guy Light fanboys over him too.
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: "[[ArtifactOfDeath No, it's not an Advanced Calculus book... it's far too merciful...]]"
* EverybodysDeadDave: After Mello has all of Near's agents killed right in front of him.
* EverybodyKnewAlready: A random receptionist at the police station knows that Light is Kira [[RecursiveReality because he watched]] ''[[ShowWithinAShow Death Note]]''.
* EverythingIsRacist:
-->'''Light:''' [[SubvertedCatchPhrase I will become]] a Manga/BlackButler!
-->'''Ryuk:''' That's racist, Light! I expected so much more from you!
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: "Chief Yagami. Flesh Crazed Zombie?"
* EvilAlbino: Near
* EvilFeelsGood:
-->'''Ryuk:''' Heh heh. I love my job.
* EvilLaugh: Light of course. And Souichiro [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_QhsRInEbM&feature=plcp]]
* EvilSmellsBad: Ryuk ''reeks'' having formerly been a rectal parasite.
* EvilTwin: Beyond Birthday
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler: Near, Souichiro, Ryuk, Rem, and the [[TheReveal rest of the Shinigmi]] to Light. Earlier Light easily [[CurbstompBattle curbstomped]] Beyond Birthday because [[BecomingTheMask Beyond thought he was L.]]]]
* ExactWords: "While no one PERSON can predict the future..."
* ExpendableClone: [[spoiler: Beyond Birthday [[IJustWantToBeYou without being an actual clone.]]]]
* ExtremeOmnisexual: Ryuk. He'll hit that be it Light, Misa, or a [[CargoShip dirty apple]]. There's also an awkward moment between Ryuk and Light's dad.
* FagHag: Takada doesn't want to be Light's girlfriend [[TransparentCloset because he's obviously gay]] but she does like to hang out with him.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Raye Penber, Naomi Misora, Rem, Chief Yagami]].
* FalseReassurance:
-->'''Light:''' So basically, you're going to stalk me for the rest of my life.
-->'''Ryuk:''' Don't worry, it's not that long.
* FamilyValuesVillain: Light is outraged over Near's poor manners.
-->'''Light''': [[FoeYay He was supposed to call me back!]] I wanted [[EvilGloating to gloat]] some more before my flash mob tore him apart! A child I have never met before ''LIED'' to me! His parents should've taught him better... Oh! Oh, orphan. Right.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Light got busted by the Fashion Police.
** Aizawa [[spoiler: or rather Souichiro]] is suspicious about what Light and Takada are getting up to during their "private time"
-->'''Aizawa''' ([[spoiler: '''Souichiro''']]): I think they're passing notes, in class!
* FilkSong: "It's a Dead World After All" and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fu2nykadfY&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=4&feature=plpp_video "Not Gay (They Just Wrote Me In That Way)"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wK-k11uhHg "Call Me Mogi"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXsPJz_dYP8&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=53&feature=plpp_video and this one]] set to [[spoiler: [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory "Pure Imagination."]]]]
* FireForgedFriends: Subverted (for obvious reasons):
-->'''Light:''' Hmmm I have two notebooks now. I only need one. I think the choice is obvious. Ryuk... after everything we've been through together... I'm going to keep Rem's.
* [[FirstGirlWins First Girl (or Guy) Wins]]: [[spoiler: Ryuk fathered a child with [[MrSeahorse Light]] and Rem [[GrandTheftMe possessing Mogi]] ends up with Misa and they make many pornos together.]]
* FirstLawOfResurrection
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Light/L of course (see HoYay). Near/Mello Near apparently feels the need to inform Mello of his penis size. Near/Light [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Near keeps pestering Light with]] [[HarassingPhoneCall Harassing Phone Calls]], asks him for "Amanda Hugankiss" and when Near is traumatized Light is the first person he calls.
* {{Foreshadowing}}
* FrameUp: [[spoiler: the Shinigami are invading Earth adn set Light up to take the fall for everything.]]
* FreakOut: Light at [[spoiler: L's grave. "You died over nothing! You died because you told Matsuda Mickey isn't real. ''How STUPID is that!''"]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Light is relieved when Near calls him again because he’s saved him from actually having to talk to the taskforce.
* FreudianExcuse: Poor Light:
-->'''[[spoiler: Souichiro's ghost possessing]] Aizawa''' (to Light): Shut up! I knew I shouldn't have pushed your mother down the stairs while she was pregnant with you!
** And Mikami:
-->'''Narrator:''' Mikami grew up in an abusive household. His father was a professional badger wrestler too busy on the road to come home. His mother had a rare disease [[OffModel that left her with no eyes or upper face]] and she drank ''to excess''... And now your mother's dead. She died while you were still in school and it scarred you FOR LIFE!
* FreudianSlip:
-->'''Aizawa''': So you're cool with me invading Misa and interrogating your house? Interesting.
-->'''Light''': Oh, wait. You mean the other way around.
-->'''Aizawa''': I don't know we'll burn that bridge before we cross it. C'mon Mogi, we have rights to violate.
-->'''Light''': Wait, now I believe you meant what you said. Get back here!
-->'''Matsuda''': That's not fair!
* FreudianSlipperySlope
* FriendsWithBenefits: Light and Mikami.
* FriendlyTickleTorture: apparently Light is very ticklish.
* TheFunInFuneral: "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to pee on the grave of a man who died unloved and hated by everyone."
* GangsterLand: Light believes that this is all there is to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.
* {{Gayngst}}: Light is hit with this hard.
* {{Gayngster}}: Light and Mello.
* GetItOverWith: Souichiro, on his death bed, calls Light a disgrace and tells him how he always hated him for being gay. [[JerkassWoobie Light is reduced to tears and begs his father to kill him, to write his name in the Death Note,]] but he won't do it.
* GigglingVillain: again, Light.
* GirlsHaveCooties:
-->'''Near''': Don't bring your stupid girlfriend along. She has cooties.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: [[LogicBomb Matsuda solves the Kira case.]] Everyone ignores him and Watari and L immediately repeat what he just said.
* GoSeduceMyArchnemesis: Light's advice to Takada in case she's ever kidnapped:
-->'''Light:''' Listen, if you're ever abducted by a mysterious and kind of hot stranger in black leather and he takes you into a truck in the middle of nowhere and he looks like this, I want you to ''totally'' seduce him and tell me ''everything.'' [[CasualKink Because that would be so hot.]]
* AGodAmI: Light of course... [[spoiler: and his dad.]]
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: Souichiro's ghost is possessing Aizawa]] and [[spoiler: Rem is possessing Mogi.]]
* GrowingUpSucks: [[NotWhatItLooksLike L took Matsuda's innocence!]]
* GrudgingThankYou: Near to Kira, for killing the guy who molested him.
* GunNut: DaChief. He's glad [[spoiler: L's dead]] because now he gets his gun back.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: The unnamed Shinigami that appears in ''Relight'' is Ryuk and Light's son. Also [[MuggleBornOfMages Light himself]] considering Souichiro is [[TheReveal revealed to be a Shinigami.]]]]
* HarassingPhoneCall: Near keeps prank calling Light. At one point asking for [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Amanda Hugankiss]].
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: Light realizes too late that the Shinigami were playing him for a fool and since [[YouAreTooLate they are already controlling him]] he can't even hope to stop them or redeem himself. "Light's final wish before he died was to be buried in the same coffin as L. L is rolling over in his grave as we speak."]]
* HeelRealization: Mello's mafia henchmen wonder if they're the badguys.
* HellGate: Matsuda's colon is a porthole to the Shinigami realm.
* HenpeckedHusband:
-->'''Takada:''' Ten minutes Light. Ten minutes before I start writing your name!
-->'''Light:''' With what paper... ''Ooh.'' We need to go. Now.
-->'''[[spoiler: Souichiro possessing]] Aizawa''': Maybe if you're lucky she'll give you your nads back.
-->'''Light:''' Just get the car!
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: "I was only seven! [[ContinuityNod Beyond Birthday]] [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOO!]]"
* HomosexualReproduction: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RKMh_c8DqA&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=52&feature=plpp_video Re-Ryuk]] it's implied that Ryuk somehow [[MrSeahorse impregnated and had a child with Light.]]
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_QhsRInEbM&feature=plcp "Light Yagami. A drug filled prostitute"]]
-->'''Light:''' I remember the first time I met Mikami. He was lying in a gutter. When I walked by he looked right at me and said one word. "God." I mean, wow. You can't buy drugs that give you a high like that.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: Light literally scares the crap out of Shinigami.
* HypocriticalHumor: when Light calls out Near for acting immature:
-->'''Light:''' What are you, ten?
-->'''Near:''' I'm twelve!
** Light insists he's not out to cheat on Misa or have a threesome because it's against his morals [[KnightTemplar "...and believe me, I know a lot about morals."]] In the very next scene when Light gets desperate to prove he's straight he suggests to Kiyomi that they have threesome with Misa.
** This:
-->'''Gevanni'''/[[spoiler: '''Raye Penber''']]: [[spoiler: to a dying criminal in his death throes]] Are you kidding me?! Dude! I'm on the phone! You're being extremely rude! SHUT UP!
* HumanityIsInsane: Ryuk seems to think so.
-->'''Ryuk:''' Yep. You humans are just plain crazy without my help.
* IAteWhat: When Misa gives Ryuk an apple Ryuk offers Misa something in return... [[spoiler: a dingleberry]]
* IHaveNoSon: Mr. Yagami "I have two daughters."
* IHaveThisFriend: Higuchi. "What if say, hypothetically someone could kill another person with a diary..."
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[spoiler: Ryuk with Light, Rem/Mogi with Misa, and Light with L(?).]]
* IJustWantToBeYou: [[spoiler: Beyond Birthday kidnapped L in Guatemala and took his place.]]
* IKnowMortalKombat:
-->'''Light:''' Alright everyone, I've been playing a lot of ''ModernWarfare3''—we can do this!
* ImGoingToDisneyWorld: "So L, you caught Kira, what are you going to do now?"
* ImStandingRightHere: Mr. Yagami knows Light is listening in when [[ShipperOnDeck he offers Light to Mello.]]
* IMeantToDoThat: "[[DescriptionCut Yeah...]] everything went exactly... acording to plan... [[ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject listen...]]"
* IShallTauntYou: Light objects to L's plan. L retorts that he's L and can do what he wants.
-->'''L:''' Na na na na booboo, stick your head in doodoo.
* IfICantHaveYou: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK9jrz_mosg&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=50&feature=plpp_video Ask the Cast and Crew #3]] Light says this to L [[spoiler: before shooting him.]]
* IgnoreTheFanservice:
-->'''Light:''' I have a question-why is it that whenever we want to work on the Kira investigation we always meet at my apartment?
-->'''Mr. Yagami:''' Oh, you'll see in just a second, Light.
-->'''Light:''' I just don't understand what could be so important...
-->'''Misa''' ([[{{Stripperiffic}} in stripper-wear]]): Okay guys it looks like you have everything you need so I'm gonna go to bed now! Alone! Naked! [[TooDumbToLive And with the door unlocked!]] Bye!
-->'''Ryuk:''' [[MemeticMolester I'll be right there]] [[TermsOfEndangerment my little apple pie.]]
-->'''Light:''' [[SorryImGay Yeah, I still don't see what the big deal is.]]
** Later when Misa snuggles up next to Light wearing nothing but a BlackBraAndPanties:
-->'''Light''': Misa, stop that! That tickles!
** Takada strips down in front of Mello and Mello donates her clothes to charity.
* ImplausibleDeniability:
-->'''Light''' ''([[IllKillYou after calling for the guy's blood moments before]])'': Oh right, cover... Dad, you idiot! We needed him alive!
** L proves that Light is obviously Kira. (No one on the taskforce cares.)
-->'''L:''' Seriously, you wrote your ransom note on Death Note paper?
-->'''Light:''' But it was the only paper I could find... whoops I mean Sayu could find!
* IncompatibleOrientation: [[ButchLesbian Rem]] is in love with Misa who is in love with [[CampGay Light]] who is in love with L who is [[CargoShip snack-sexual]]. Also after Mikami abandons Takada she considers going out with Light but then remembers he's gay. [[spoiler: Rem later ends up with Misa by possessing Mogi and JumpingTheGenderBarrier.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: Light is worried about what might happen to his sister, having watched movies [[GangsterLand about what goes on in L.A.]] Mr. Yagami follows this train of "logic" and concludes that [[WrongGenreSavvy L.A. is going to get invaded by space aliens.]]
* InsistentTerminology:
-->'''Light:''' Now Misa, we may be killers but we're not murderers. We're more like... custodians, cleaning up the filth of the world.
* InstantCosplaySurprise: Misa borrows [[CreepyCrossdresser Light's]] [[{{Meido}} maid costume]].
* InsuranceFraud: When they find out how much money they could get for fire insurance the taskforce agrees they should burn the old HQ to the ground.
-->'''Mr. Yagami:''' Good, because I already started the fire.
* InterspeciesRomance: Ryuk/Light and Rem/Misa.
* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: [[spoiler: Beyond Birthday]]
* IronicEcho: "I can't decide!"
* ItsAllAboutMe: Light of course. And L... and Near.
* ItAmusedMe: Near prank calling Light.
* JerkAss: Light, L, Near, DaChief
* JumpingTheGenderBarrier: [[spoiler: Rem, [[GrandTheftMe possessing Mogi's body,]] hooks up with Misa in the Epilouge.]]
* JustFriends: Takada insists that she and Light are just friends and that she has no interest in dating him.
* KaleidoscopeEyes: Misa's eyes: Blue, brown, blue, brown, blue, brown... '''''[[RedEyesTakeWarning RED!!!]]'''''
* KeepingSecretsSucks: Light bemoans in his InnerMonologue about how all his relationships are based on secrets and lies!
* KidWithTheLeash:
-->'''L:''' Bad Light! No killing!
* KidsAreCruel: Near
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: B kidnapped L and took his place and L was LeftForDead... [[RunningGag in Guatemala.]]]]
* KillItWithFire
* KilledMidSentence:
-->'''[[spoiler: L:]]''' Light is Kira and Misa is the Second--
-->'''Souichiro:''' The second? The Second what? ...Oh my God, she's the SecondComing!
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: [[spoiler: Mello, Takada, and Light]]
* LastMinuteHookUp: [[spoiler: Raye and Naomi]] tie the knot in the last episode.
* LatinLand: [[RunningGag ... in Guatemala]]
* LaughingMad: Light quite frequently but there's a particularly creepy one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RKMh_c8DqA&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=52&feature=plpp_video Re-Ryuk]].
* LaymansTerms: [[TheDitz Misa]] doesn't understand "big words" like "yammering."
* LeftForDead: [[spoiler: L... [[RunningGag in Guatemala.]]]]
* LetsJustBeFriends:
-->'''Takada:''' Light, I've moved on. I have a boyfriend now [[TransparentCloset and so do you.]]
* LikeFatherLikeSon:
-->'''Souichiro Yagami:''' Rumors of my death were grossly exaggerated.. and [[AGodAmI I am IMMORTAL]] [[EvilLaugh MUWAHAHAHA!!]]
* ALighterShadeOfBlack: [[MeaningfulName Light]] [[spoiler: when compared to the other Shinigami.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: young Mikami is portrayed as a stereotypical nerd.
* LoveDodecahedron: [[DomesticAbuser Ryuk]] is screwing Light [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5L_JO2cao0&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=10]] [[spoiler: and [[MrSeahorse apparently they have a child together]]]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RKMh_c8DqA&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=52&feature=plpp_video]], [[VillainousCrush Light is in love with L,]] [[{{Yandere}} Misa stalks Light]], [[MamaBear Rem]] loves Misa and so did Gelus. Then during Light's [[spoiler: MemoryGambit]] he [[TransparentCloset went back into the closet]] and only worried about being a good boyfriend to Misa ([[TheBeard who he is dating for other reasons that he can no longer remember]]) Misa then goes on [[YourCheatingHeart to cheat on him]] with with Higuchi and Rem. Also Misa made a porno with Mogi. Namikawa flirts with Light. L makes a passing mention of [[MemeticMolester Beyond Birthday]], Light suspected [[spoiler: incorrectly]] that L was screwing Matsuda, and meanwhile L shows no interest in anyone except for maybe [[CargoShip his snacks.]] Everyone but Light wants Misa (including Ryuk) and when Mello kidnaps Sayu, Mr. Yagami tries to get Mello to take Light as well. Ryuk was doing... ''something'' [[CargoShip with an apple]] and Mr. Yagami flirts with Ryuk. Also Demegawa declares his love for Kira, Ryuk takes to calling Matsuda "daddy", [[BlackComedyRape Aizawa and Mogi go off to to "violate Misa" and Matsuda and Ide wish they could join in]], and Aizawa may or may not have gotten someone who may or may not be his daughter pregnant. Light and Mikami are best friends... [[FriendsWithBenefits with benefits.]] [[spoiler: Osoreda molested Near.]] There's also Gevanni (or rather [[spoiler: Raye Penber]])/[[CargoShip Death Note]]. Also Mikami/[[CargoShip Death Note]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Well would you look at that. Another bibliophile."]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil [=/=] LoveMakesYouCrazy: Misa for Light and Light for L.
* LoveMartyr: Misa for Light and Light for L.
* LovecraftLite
* LukeIAmYourFather:
-->'''Souichiro''': Light, I am your father.
-->'''Light''': I know that dad.
* MadLibsDialogue: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As a result of the Mad Libs contest.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: L
-->'''L:''' If you think [[spoiler: my death]] was complete bull then clap your hands and shout '[[PeterPan I believe in faeries.]]' Ha! I was just kidding! [[spoiler: I'm dead]] but I can still manipulate you people. We have all the footage of you acting like an idiot in front of your webcam. I win. But on a serious note if the fans get a few hundred likes up before the next episode I will [[spoiler: come back to life.]]
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Naomi and Light, {{Lampshaded}} when Souichiro fears his son's testosterone levels are dropping again and tries to get Naomi to show them her boobs.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: "Chief Yagami. An Escaped Mental Patient?"
* MindOverMatter: DaChief has the ESP power to crush balls with his mind.
* MindRape: [[spoiler: 1) the mundane torture variety: assuming the L in Ask the Cast and Crew #3 is telling the truth than Beyond Birthday convinced L that he was Beyond and that Beyond was L. 2) Psychic assaults: Light used the Death Note to make Misa (more) retarded and later the Shinigami do the same to Light.]]
* MindScrew: The ending has one in the mode of ''Film/DonnieDarko'' [[spoiler: when Light [[StableTimeLoop tries to stop his past self]] from using the notebook.]] The GrandFinale also has [[spoiler: two fake endings.]] Also in Ask the Cast and Crew #3 L [[spoiler: informs the audience that ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated -- that he never died because [[EvilTwin Beyond Birthday]] took over his identity during the hiatus in Guatemala... [[UnreliableNarrator maybe. Assuming the speaker IS L and not Beyond Birthday.]]]]
* MissingStepsPlan: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKcyXL0iQx4&t=9m18s Light's plan]] "Step 1: I kill celebrities. Step 2: Use their deaths to distract the media. Step 3: ??? Step 4: I'm crowned God of the New World."
* MistakenForGay:
-->'''Light''' (to L): [[FoeYay You gave me a footrub. How more blatant can you get?]]
* MistakenForPedophile: The president has his people pick up Near by offering him candy and abducting him.
* MockingMusic: while Light and Misa are [[spoiler: stuck in confinement]] [[JerkAss L and the Taskforce]] takes to singing [[Music/{{Queen}} Bohemian Rhapsody]] over the loud speakers. [[TheChessmaster Light somehow anticipated that they'd do this]] and sings along, making the line "So you think you can love me and leave me to die?" [[SpySpeak be the code for]] [[spoiler: forfeiting the notebook.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Aizawa was working for the SPK all along.]]
* MommyIssues: Mikami has them.
* MortonsFork: Kira's survey: "Do you think my hair is cute? "Yes" or "Hell yes! <3""
* MotorMouth: Naomi. Later Misa, much to Light's dismay.
* MrExposition: Aizawa called up Wammy's House and all he learned was Mello and Near's names, their faces, their motivations and their fears.
* MisterSeahorse: Light apparently-the unnamed Shinigami that appears in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RKMh_c8DqA&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=52&feature=plpp_video Re-Ryuk]] is his and Ryuk's son.
* MuggleBornOfMages: [[spoiler: Light. His father is revealed to be a Shinigami but Light has inhereted none of their cool Shinigami powers and they call him "just a poser" who's nothing without the notebook.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Light eating potato chips and Mello eating chocolate. Also the GrandFinale has the most EPIC credit sequences.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: the taskforce all agrees what needs to be done after "L took Matsuda's innocence."
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Light gets real jealous and protective of Misa during his [[spoiler: MemoryGambit]] when [[TransparentCloset he thinks he's straight]] and he thinks that Misa had sex with Higuchi. HilarityEnsues.
-->'''Light''': ...and then we can kill him, right?
-->'''L''': No, Light we're not going to kill him.
-->''Later [[spoiler: at Higuchi's arrest]]:''
-->'''Light''': [[TranquilFury Put a headset on him-I want to talk to him.]] '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT! DID YOU DO! TO MY GIRLFRIEND!!!]]'''''
* NegativeContinuity: "I thought I got rid of you."
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: The Shinigami suggest they were going to kill L [[HeKnowsTooMuch for knowing too much]] but Light beat them to it. Oh and Light was going to kill Matsuda and stop [[TheLegionsOfHell the Shinigami]] [[AlienInvasion invasion]] [[HellOnEarth that would leave the Earth as a giant craphole]] but Matsuda shoots him up before he can.]]
* TheNicknamer: DaChief calls himself [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]], he takes to refering to Aizawa as "his son," and Light as his ''other'' daughter, Ide is "Squinty", and Mello is LadyGaga.
* NoodleIncident: [[RunningGag Whatever happened in Guatemala...]]
** Chief Yagami goes "bowling for lucky charms."
* NotADate: L agrees to go out on a date with Light in order to get close to Sayu (his REAL Kira suspect).
* NotEvenHuman: [[spoiler: the entire Taskforce and the SPK are either Shinigami, possessed by Shinigami, or working for the Shinigami.]]
* NotHelpingYourCase
-->'''Light''': Hey guys, the Shinigami's dead! I totally killed it! With magic powers that I totally have!
* NotSoExtinct: "Wow, a real live Shinigami! I thought they were all extinct!"
* ObliviouslyEvil: Light
* OffModel: Mikami's mother "had a rare disease that left her with no eyes or upper face..."
* OhCrap: Higuchi when Namikawa suggests, hypothetically speaking, that he didn't spell the victim's name right.
* OldMediaAreEvil: When Light can't remember step three of his master plan he begins to worry that watching so much celebrity news is rotting his brain.
* OminousLatinChanting
* OneCurseLimit: Subverted. [[spoiler: Light writes Higuchi's name, he's dying horribly and then... "Oh, that's right! I don't have a heart! I'm safe" and then he's killed by DaChief's [[FingerGun "fingerbanging"]].]]
* OneOfUs:
-->'''Raye Penber:''' So far all I have is from TvTropes.
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler: Matt after getting shot up.]] "Ow! That hurt! Y'all stop that, ya hear!"
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Takada.
* OrganTheft: Or rather spine theft, After Halle [[spoiler: Naomi]] broke it, Misa's new spine came from a Rodeo Clown that died in the street.
* OrphanageOfFear: Wammy's House
-->'''Sidoh:''' [[EvenEvilHasStandards I'm guessing Wammy's House doesn't do very good background checks.]]
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Rule 96: Because Our Lawyers Advised Against Listing Rule [[HehHehYouSaidX 69]] [[spoiler: Subverted, there IS a rule 69!]]
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Of the President Buffoon variety. He sure does miss Cheney!
* OverprotectiveDad: When Matsuda looks at Sayu wrong Mr. Yagami crushes Matsuda's balls with his ESP powers. Subverted later when Mr. Yagami begs Mello to take his kids.
* OverlyLongScream: It takes ''forever'' for the subway molester to die.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[RunningGag Near would like to remind you he's an orphan.]]
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish:
-->'''Near:''' [[Film/SpaceBalls The passcode is 1-2-3-4-5.]]
-->'''Director Mason:''' [[Film/SpaceBalls Huh? That's the same as on my luggage.]]
* ThePerfectCrime:
-->'''Light:''' Well would you look at that, Kira just killed all those people while I just sat here doing nothing. Ha! Weird, huh? Well I guess L was wrong about me being Kira, isn't that right guys?
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Snyder.
* PityTheKidnapper: Mr. Yagami begs Mello to take his kids.
* PlotArmor:{{Lampshaded}} by Light: "Well, I'm the main character!"
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: Light vs. L and Near. Mello is also very polite for a mobster.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Mello. Also when Mello kidnaps Sayu, Mr. Yagami begs Mello to take his gay son as well.
-->'''Mr. Yagami:''' How about this? I'll give you the death note and you can take my ''other'' daughter for free!
-->'''Light:''' [[VisibleSilence ...]] ''(*DeathGlare*)''
-->'''Mello:''' No, no! I don't want that! I just want the death note!
-->'''Mr. Yagami:''' What if I paid you?
-->'''Mello:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! do! not! want! Your! kids!]] Just the Death Note!
* PoorCommunicationKills: A RunningGag throughout the series. There's a final one when [[spoiler: Ryuk moved to New York City in search of "The Big Apple." [[FridgeHorror Those poor New Yorkers.]]]]
* PornStash: on DaChief's computer
* PottyEmergency: Near has when while in the middle of calling up the taskforce.
* PrettyFreeloaders: Takada and Halle [[spoiler: Naomi]] invite Misa out for dinner and then leave her with the bill.
* PrimalFear: L has his two greatest fears come true- [[spoiler: being BuriedAlive and [[FelonyMisdemeanor wearing socks.]]]]
* ProfessionalKiller: Gevanni [[spoiler: Raye Penber]] is Near's hitman.
* ProperlyParanoid: Light. Or maybe just paranoid.
-->'''Light:''' Shhh. I'm sleuthing.
* PsychopathicManChild: Light. An AxeCrazy, BadAss, wannebe-God who is [[ManChild innocent about]] [[WideEyedIdealist the ways of the world]] and [[TheTwink sexually naive.]]
* {{Pun}}: [[spoiler: "Not on ''your'' watch!"]]
* PunnyName:
-->'''Takada:''' How long have you been seeing Light?
-->'''Misa:''' I see lights all the time! There's like a billion of them on the [[spoiler: I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore...]] Day Tree!
** Apparently Ryuk's last name is [[MrSmith Smith]] and recalls his "Granny Smith, the Greatest Smith of them all!"
** [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Bed Bath and Beyond Birthday!]]
** Mikami's ScreenName is [[MickeyMouse Mikimau5]].
* PyroManiac: DaChief. Also Squinty [[spoiler: Ide who goes on an arson rampage when he doesn't get credit for his role in the Kira case and no one remembers his name.]]
* QueerPeopleAreFunny
* RapeAndSwitch: After the aforementioned incident with Ryuk; Light comes out of the closet.
* RapidFireNo: From the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fu2nykadfY&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=4&feature=plpp_video music video]]: "[[TransparentCloset Denying's not enough]] / so you can copy ShiaLaBeouf"
* RasputinianDeath: When [[spoiler: Matt]] gets shot up. "Ow! C'mon that was excessive force! C'mon you guys know what I'm saying! Stop it! That hurt!" [[spoiler: Cue the missiles and the nuke.]]
* RealitySubtext: the Narrator breaks down over his personal issues.
* ReallyGetsAround: Sayu. She reminisces with Matsuda about the time when he and Mogi were watching her while she was [[AnatomicallyImpossibleSex somehow doing]] sixteen guys at one time.
** "Light Yagami. A drug filled prostitute"
* RelationshipReveal: Subverted...
-->'''Light:''' Well, we've been outside talking for awhile and we've decided to make it official. '''''I LOVE L! AND HE LOVES ME!''''' I'm going to dump Misa so I can be with L!
-->'''Everyone:''' ''Gasp''
-->'''L:''' [[HilarityEnsues No, I think you've misinterpreted the situation...]]
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: [[spoiler: Mr. Yagami]] says this when he gives his interview.
** [[spoiler: L claims this too in his interview, claiming that Beyond Birthday kidnapped him while the cast was in Guatemala and assumed his identity leaving L alone.. in Guatemala. That is assuming it IS L telling the story and not Beyond.]]
* RepressedMemories: L uncovers a horrific repressed memory about [[MemeticMolester Beyond Birthday]]... [[SubvertedTrope or rather]] [[spoiler: [[FelonyMisdemeanor of getting socks for his birthday.]]]]
* ReusedCharacterDesign: Lampshaded how Aiber and Wedy look like Raye and Naomi bleached blonde. And later with Giovanni and Halle.
* TheResenter:
-->'''Mello:''' [[SanitySlippage No... Near. You will not take this from me.]]
* RewritingReality: Mikami learns his lesson [[RageAgainstTheAuthor about pissing off the Narrator.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Near has Gevanni [[spoiler: Raye Penber]] carrying out a hit for him on Osoreda's brother when he's allegedly killed by Mikami first...
* RickRoll:
-->'''Aizawa''' / [[spoiler: '''Souichiro''']]: [[WaxingLyrical I won't let you down... or give you up... but I might run and round and desert you.]]
* TheRival:
-->'''Mello:''' No Roger, I'm never going to work with him, ''ever!'' The first thing he did when he was born was [[FlippingTheBird he flipped me off!]]
-->'''Near:''' [[BiggerIsBetterInBed Mine's bigger.]]
* RunningGag: "Heh heh. [[AtrociousAlias Glitter.]]" "Worst! Day! Ever!" "Beat me at my own game, huh?" "You won't catch ME with my pants down!"
* SadistShow: Well it's ''Manga/DeathNote'' made into a [[ComedicSociopathy Comedy...]]
* SamaritanRelationshipStarter: Episode 13 of the second season, when Near reveals that Kira saved him from being molested the FoeYay subtext becomes text-[[DatingCatwoman Near's still trying to catch Kira but their dialogue gets]] ''[[DatingCatwoman very]]'' [[DatingCatwoman flirty.]]
* SanitySlippage: Light after [[spoiler: L's death]]. And Mello after [[spoiler: L's death and he suggests they need an M now and Near suggests they need an N as well.]] Also Light after first picking up the notebook.
* SarcasmMode
* SarcasticConfession: DaChief does this. Earlier he had taken to making what sounds like schizophrenic ravings about an alien invasion... [[spoiler: [[ManipulativeBastard He is actually part of the invading force.]]]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: DaChief when using his ESP power to crush Matsuda's balls.
* TheSchizophreniaConspiracy: L is really delusional, makes convoluted theories, and gets upset when his snacks stop talking to him. Later DaChief seems to get this believing that the space aliens and the [[Literature/HarryPotter Death Eaters]] have teamed up with LadyGaga to TakeOverTheWorld. Later Mello uncovers a conspiracy and [[WhatAnIdiot begins raving at Takada]] "YouHaveToBelieveMe!"
* SchmuckBait: Near's party. Also the Death Note.
* ScullySyndrome: when Gevanni /[[spoiler: Raye Penber]] reports seeing Mikami pulling out a Death Note:
-->'''Near:''' Are you sure? It could just be another guy with a black notebook. Like the last 20, I mean, really, you have a serious obsession.
* SecretIdentity: In this series Raye and Naomi [[spoiler: don't die, they become Aiber and Wedy, and later Giovanni and Halle.]]
* SelectiveObliviousness: [[CryingWolf When L tells the taskforce that Light is Kira.]] (With solid evidence to back it up this time!)
-->'''Matsuda:''' La la la la la I'm not listening!
** Misa refuses to acknowledge that Light is gay.
-->'''Light:''' Now I need a place to stay.
-->'''Misa:''' You want to move in with me? Yay!
-->'''Ryuk:''' Ha!
-->'''Light:''' I... ''*Sighs*'' this is the worst day ever!
* SequelEscalation:
-->'''Light:''' Wait, L has successors? I thought we were done with him! Oh I hope I don't have to go against the entire alphabet.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: EpicFail
-->'''Future!Light:''' Get rid of the notebook while you still can! I am your future!
-->'''Light:''' [[FutureMeScaresMe Who the hell was that guy?]]
* SexChangesEverything:
-->'''[[BedmateReveal Ryuk]]''' (to brooding Light): [[CrowningMomentOfFunny So... you want to talk about it?]]
* SexSlave: Ryuk sexually exploits Light and [[spoiler: it turns out the real L was being kept alive in Light's basement/lovenest for the last 5 years.]]
* SexualKarma: Right after Light says how much fun killing people is Ryuk notices how pretty his eyes are.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend / [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: Light with Misa [[spoiler: when he has [[SuddenlySexuality his Kira memories]]]] and L with Light.
* ShipperOnDeck: Mr. Yagami offers [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Light to Mello.]]
* ShoutOut: to ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' , ''ShamanKing'', ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''InspectorGadget'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', ''JusticeLeague'', ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', ''Film/BattleLosAngeles'', ''DawsonsCreek'', ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', ''Manga/BlackButler'', and the theme song is [[Series/DoctorWho "I Can't Decide."]], Light and the taskforce sing [[{{Queen}} "Bohemian Rhapsody"]], Light tells Misa that "[[Series/{{Highlander}} there can be only one]]", "Ooh MadLibs!", "[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Your fridge is running.]]" [[TheWizardOfOz "Go Rem, ''fly!'' And do my bidding! Muwahahaha!"]], "JusticeLeague [[Film/TheAvengers Assemble!]]," Near asks for [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Amanda Hugankiss]], [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} the passcode is 1-2-3-4-5]], and new rule of the Death Note: "KlaatuBaradaNikto" does not mean "we come in peace" especially when said by KeanuReeves. Also the title of every episode is named after a movie or pop culture reference. "Whatever happened to that missle?" *the [[StarWars Death Star]] explodes*, and the mafia guy in the gimp mask speaks like [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kenny.]] [[Series/TheXFiles The truth is out there]], [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]], [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} "Seek and destroy!"]], and then there's DaChief's [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann final words about MANLINESS and his theme song...]]. Light hums the theme to ''ThePinkPanther'' when "sleuthing." Mikami is a [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Level 12 Dungeon Master]]. Mello pulls up on his motocycle and delivers the line [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} "Come with me if you want to live."]] In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RKMh_c8DqA&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=52&feature=plpp_video Re-Ryuk]] Ryuk's new {{Leitmotif}} is the theme from ''Film/{{Batman}}'' and then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXsPJz_dYP8&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=53&feature=plpp_video this one]]. Oh, and you lost TheGame.
* SissyVillain: Light, full stop. Mello takes this UpToEleven.
* TheSlacker: "[[VerbalTic Dude!]]" Aizawa sounds like he's perpetually [[TheStoner high]], man!
* SmallNameBigEgo: Light, L, and...
-->'''Near:''' It's the Near Show! Starring Near!
-->'''Rester:''' Dammit Near, [[spoiler: [[{{Spoiler}} you'll spoil]] [[NoExportForYou season 3.]]]]
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Mikami ran the Chess Club in high school.
* TheSnackIsMoreInteresting: L frequently talks to his snacks (and they talk back) while the rest of the taskforce are trying to talk to him about the Kira case.
* SomethingThatBeginsWithBoring:
-->'''Light:''' Okay, I spy with my little eye... (''*Near calls*'') Thank God. I thought I'd actually have to talk to you people.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Aizawa [[spoiler: Souichiro]] intended to prove that Light and Takada are passing notes by touching and leaving a tell on the notepads but the night maids keep replacing the notepads after he leaves.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Mikami survived to become a famous ''Home Shopping Network'' host. His top selling items are fake Death Notes and fountain pens. And as of the Epilogue Misa has yet to commit suicide and she and Rem/Mogi are making many pornos together.]]
* SpearCarrier: Matt. Blink and you miss him.
* SpeechImpediment: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Mikami isn't particularly fanatical, he just says "God" whenever he's nervous.]]
* SpotTheImposter: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK9jrz_mosg&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=50&feature=plpp_video Ask the Cast and Crew #3]] L explains [[spoiler: that he didn't really die but Beyond Birthday assumed his identity during their hellish trip to Guatemala, and so B was the one killed by Rem and Light [[SexSlave has been keeping the real L alive in his basement / lovenest for the last 5 years.]]]]
* SpySpeak: "We all fall down."
* StalkerWithACrush:
-->'''Gevanni''' [[spoiler: Raye Penber]]: Oh, I'll do more than just keep an eye on him.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Near towards Light "the fake L"... or maybe [[StalkerWithACrush with a crush...]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Near keeps pestering Light with]] [[HarassingPhoneCall Harassing Phone Calls]], asks him for "[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Amanda Hugankiss]]" and when Near is [[FoeYay traumatized Light is the first person he calls.]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Mikami in the second alternate ending.]]
* StealthPun: [[spoiler: Near describes Mikami's BungledSuicide and HighPressureBlood as such:]]
-->'''Near:''' He's got a fountain pen. Get him!
* StopCopyingMe: Light and Near get into one of these. "Stop that!" "You stop that!"
* StrawmanNewsMedia: Apparently it was Demegawa not Murdoch that was behind the creation of ''FoxNews''.
* [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Stringy Haired Ghost Guy]]: [[spoiler: L]] [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry "I'm haunting you."]]
* StupidityInducingAttack: [[spoiler: Ryuk informed Light that he could use the notebook to just kill off parts of people so he uses it on Misa to make her even stupider...]] Crap, we've just made a RealityBreakingParadox.
** [[spoiler: Light himself falls victim to this when the Shinigami are controlling him in the finale.]]
* SuddenlySexuality: When Light [[MemoryGambit relinquishes his Kira memories]] he abruptly goes back in the closet and when he regains his memories...
-->'''Light:''' I've won! [[EvilLaugh muwahahaha!]] [[CampGay Oh by the way L that outfit looks]] ''[[CampGay amazing]]'' [[CampGay on you!]]
* SuicideAsComedy: [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "MATSUDA, PLEASE! YOU CAN STILL STOP THIS! YOU CAN STILL KILL YOURSELF!!!"]]]]
* SupernaturalSoapOpera: let's see [[SoapWithinAShow going down the soap opera cliche checklist]] you've got a sexually confused SerialKiller, a LoveDodecahedron, an EvilTwin, a TangledFamilyTree, unsettling pregnancy reveals, DudeShesLikeInAComa, LukeIAmYourFather moments, characters coming BackFromTheDead, a TwistEnding, a character with an Australian accent, and lots of {{GASP}}s and [[BigNo BigNos]] sprinkled throughout.
* SurroundedByIdiots:
-->'''Higuchi:''' What's the point of having minions if they don't do your work for you! [[TheSlacker I should be watching the Home Shopping Network in my underwear]] but ''NO'', I have to go out and commit a murder!
** And:
-->'''Light:''' [[spoiler: L]], why?! ''[[FoeRomanceSubtext Why did you leave me?!]]'' [[VillainousBreakdown Why did you leave me alone with these IDIOTS! *sobbing*]] [[AngstWhatAngst And... yeah, I'm over it now.]]
** Also when Mello's mafia minions kidnap an old grey-haired guy...
-->'''Mello:''' I asked you to bring me Sayu Yagami. A 17 year old girl. Does this look like a 17 year old girl to you?
-->'''Minion 1:''' No...
-->'''Minion 2:''' Yes.
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: ''[[Series/DoctorWho "I Can't Decide]] / [[ScissorSisters whether you should live or die..."]]'' ''[[{{Queen}} "You think you can love me and leave me to die..."]]'' and ''[[{{Queen}} "Don't Stop Me Now..."]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&v=NhqxgaKgMXc&feature=player_detailpage#t=657s]]
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
-->'''Ryuk:''' [[MonsterRoommate Tell you what—I need a place to stay.]] [[FreudianSlip If you let me bunk with you maybe we can experiment together.]] W-with the Death Note. Not each other. You're a sick little girl, you know that?!
-->'''Light:''' But I'm a boy!
-->'''Ryuk:''' ''Riiight.''
* TakeThatAudience: the chart featuring the brain-size of the average abridged series viewer.
* TalkingToThemself
* TelevisionGeography: {{Lampshaded}}. Apparently Los Angeles is an empty desert with great mesas and canyons.
* TemptingFate:
--> '''Naomi:''' [[spoiler: [[LaserGuidedKarma You really need to die at the end of this series.]]]]
-->'''Light:''' Yeah, like that would ever happen.
** And:
-->'''Light:''' It's been five years and no sightings of [[spoiler: L]]'s ghost. I think I'm in the clear.
-->'''[[spoiler: L]]:''' ~Still haunting you.~
-->'''Light:''' Dammit!
** Also:
-->'''Light''': I can just sit back and have the taskforce do my dirty work for me. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong There is no way this could possibly go wrong...]]
** And:
-->'''Ryuk''': Man, the only thing that would make this day stranger if it started to rain money... ooh, kinda like that!
** And:
-->'''Narrator:''' Mikami is a man of the people with a bright future ahead of him... [[spoiler: *(cuts to Mikami committing sepukku with a pen.)*]]
** And then there's this:
-->'''[[spoiler: Shinigami]]:''' *laughs* You're just a ''poser'' [[spoiler: with a notebook. We're actual Gods of Death.]] What are you gonna do?
*** Yes, what's he going to do? [[spoiler: Only try and destroy the [[HellGate gateway]].]]
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: ''[[Music/{{Queen}} "Don't Stop Me Now..."]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&v=NhqxgaKgMXc&feature=player_detailpage#t=657s]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: Matt gets shot up, hit by a barrage of missiles, and NUKED.]]
* TheyFightCrime:
-->'''Roger:''' Wait, I thought of a great idea for a TV series! You two should work together! It would be like the OddCouple except with kids chasing dangerous criminals! One of you will probably die though.
-->'''[[spoiler: Near]]:''' It will be you, [[spoiler: Mello.]]
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: [[spoiler: [[YankTheDogsChain L is resurrected only to immediately die again of suffocation.]]]] And then in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK9jrz_mosg&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=50&feature=plpp_video Ask the Cast and Crew #3]] it's revealed that [[spoiler: L is still alive and [[EvilTwin Beyond Birthday]] was the one who was killed by Rem. Light has been keeping L in his basement / lovenest for the last five years. But then right after that revelation it's implied that Light killed L (again) in a [[CrazyJealousGuy jealous]] [[{{Yandere}} rage]].]]
* ThinkNothingOfIt: [[OpenMouthInsertFoot Light when Near thanks him for killing Osoreda.]]
* ToiletHumor: especially in the [[OldShame first episode.]]
* TooMuchInformation
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Mr. Yagami begs Mello to kidnap Light as well. Also DaChief got kicked out of the [[Literature/HarryPotter Death Eaters]] because he [[FantasyGunControl insisted on using a gun.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Aizawa in episode 10 of the second season. [[spoiler: He is no longer sounding stoned all the time and it's revealed to the audience that he's been a spy for Near all along and was probably ObfuscatingStupidity. Subverted. It's not that Aizawa has suddenly become a {{Badass}}. He's been possessed by the ghost of Chief Yagami.]]
** [[spoiler: Light at the end with his DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]
* TookALevelInDumbass: Light
* TookALevelInJerkass: Aizawa again as of episode 10 of season 2. He suddenly becomes quite the JerkAss given his casual comments about violating Misa and pushing Sachiko down the stairs while she was pregnant. It is Justified: [[spoiler: [[RonTheDeathEater Souichiro's]] ghost is possessing Aizawa.]]
* TragicVillain: [[spoiler: Light]].
-->'''[[spoiler: Shinigami]]''': Aw, isn't that cute? He thinks he has free will.
* TransparentCloset: Light: "Raye Penber, I couldn't help but notice....''* sniff* '' your hair smells like strawberries."
** And then there's the [[http://www.youtube.com/user/kpts4tv#p/u/1/6fu2nykadfY Music Video]]. (Warning: severe AutoTune ahoy)
-->'''Light:''' *looking at porn* Oh, that girl's got a pretty ... face ... OH, check out that hot guy in the backgroun-uh, I mean, check out those classifed files in the background ...
-->'''Ryuk:''' [[CaptainObvious Gay.]]
** As L comments, "It's very creative how you dot your 'i's with hearts."
** When Near and Rester are trying to get Light to come to Near's "party":
-->'''Near:''' But if you wanted to get his attention than why did you mention girls? Even I think they're yucky.
*** Also Mello.
* {{Troll}}: Takada is clearly trolling Kira when she offers to "appease [Kira's] rage" by having Misa singing the [[spoiler: I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore...]] Day Anthem—knowing full well how much he hates the sound of her voice.
** DaChief won't let you down! [[RickRoll Or give you up... but he might run around and desert you.]]
* TrouserSpace:
-->'''Light''': As for Misa's Death Note, I'll keep it in the only place I know it will be safe—my pants.
-->'''Misa''': Oh, it'll be safe there! Light doesn't even let me in his pants!
-->'''Ryuk''': You're not missing anything.
* TrustMeImAnX:
-->'''Halle [[spoiler: Naomi]]''': Who are you gonna trust? Your bodyguard or some random stranger?
-->'''Takada''' (to Mello): [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Get me out of here!]]
* TheTwink: Light, especially in the early episodes.
** Later Near.
-->'''Light:''' So... you're a virgin?
* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: Kira has just been a pawn in a larger game all along...]]
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy Hot "Wife"]]: Ryuk and Light
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: L and Mikami.]]
* TheUnfavorite: Mr. Yagami begs Mello to kidnap Light (his "other daughter") too.
** And then after Sayu [[spoiler: is kidnapped]] Souichiro is considering cutting his loses.
* TheUnintelligible: Ukita, but for the grace of [[FunWithSubtitles subtitles]]. Also the mafia guy in the gimp mask that sounds like [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kenny]].
* UnknownRival: Mello
-->'''Mello:''' Why hello there, Ms. Kiyomi Takada. I believe you should've figured out by now who I am.
-->'''Takada:''' You're a terrible and mysterious criminal here to ravish me?
-->'''Mello:''' Yes, exactly... [[BigWhat WHAT?!]]
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: As mentioned above when Mello kidnaps Takada she assumes it's because he's a rapist. Mello insists he's only kidnapped her because he's trying to expose the AncientConspiracy-YouHaveToBelieveMe. Naturally, Takada doesn't believe him and so she [[spoiler: kills]] Mello.
* UnsexySadist: Ryuk.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: During the raid on Mello's base, no one finds it odd that Light has a Shinigami. "Did my ugly assistant arrive yet?"
* UnrequitedLoveLastsForever
* UnusualEuphemism: Apples.
** Mogi's hoagie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wK-k11uhHg]]
* UnwinnableByDesign: Death Note Rule 0: [[TheGame The only winning move is not to play.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Light to the Shinigami.]]
* TheVamp: Light's initial plan to "rescue Misa" was to seduce L.
* VillainsDyingGrace: [[spoiler: When Light attempts to [[TakingYouWithMe kill Matsuda]] in order to SaveTheWorld from the coming Shinigami invasion. It fails.]]
* VillainsOutShopping: A rather literal example in the first music video:
-->'''Light:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fu2nykadfY&list=PL66A1A5413B5E90F8&index=114&feature=plpp_video As I'm walking down the street / wanna kill everyone that I meet / Look at that top, it's sweet!]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Light after [[spoiler: L dies.]] Also [[spoiler: [[UnwittingPawn upon learning how the Shinigami were using him]] to TakeOverTheWorld.]]
* VillainousCrush: Light for L.
* VillainousValour: [[spoiler: Light, at the end.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: "You know Ryuk, [[TheIngenue this looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.]] With my brains, my looks and your uh... Death Note I can start a Kira fanclub!"
* VoicesAreMental: {{Lampshaded}} by [[spoiler: the characters revealed to be Shinigami-- after "dying" they just possess new bodies, and they berate Light that their having the same voices should have been a tip off.]]
* VoodooDoll: Near's figurines.
* WallOfText: "Man, this thing is loaded with rules. Lots and lots of them. Too long, did not read. I think I'll just write something in it."
* WeNeedADistraction: [[spoiler: When the riot arrives at Near's doorstep.]]
-->'''Near''' (to Rester): Go outside and dance.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Light with his father. Souichiro sees Light as nothing but a disappointment because not only is he [[{{Gayngst}} gay]] but [[spoiler: [[MuggleBornOfMages he didn't inheret any of the cool Shinigami powers.]]]]
* WhiteSheep: Light when compared to Souichiro [[spoiler: and the other Shinigami.]]
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: DaChief finds watching his family to be "ridiculously boring."
* WhosLaughingNow: [[spoiler: Matsuda "WHO'S STUPID NOW, STUPID!"]]
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: DaChief, on his death bed, calls Light a disgrace and tells him how he always hated him for being gay.
* TheWomenAreSafeWithUs: Why Light decides to keep [[TokenGoodTeammate Rem]] instead of [[MemeticMolester Ryuk.]] Later {{Subverted}} maybe the ''queer boys'' are safe with her but not the women [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe While possessing Mogi]] [[BlackComedyRape she takes advantage]] of a retarded!Misa and they make many pornos together.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler: Kira easily kills Beyond Birthday after Beyond infiltrated the taskforce, however it's implied that Beyond fooled even himself into thinking he was L.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Light. Near is playing a completly different game than L was and Light is doomed from the very beginning.]]
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: The ''entire plot'' is one made by the Shinigami. No matter what happens they have their fall guy...]]
* {{Yandere}}: Light towards L.
-->'''Light''' (GlowingEyesOfDoom): I loved you L and you smashed my heart into a million pieces. [[UnrequitedLoveLastsForever I will never love again.]]
-->'''Ryuk:''' Light, uh... [[HorrifyingTheHorror you're scaring me.]]
-->'''Light:''' Oh Ryuk, I haven't even ''begun'' to scare you yet! ''(EvilLaugh)''
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler: L is reserected only to immediately die again of suffocation.]]
* YaoiGuys: [[{{Seme}} Ryuk]] and [[{{Uke}} Light]], [[FriendsWithBenefits Mikami and Light]], [[spoiler: Light and [[MindScrew L (or maybe Beyond Birhday)]]]]. Also Mello and Matt.
* YouAreTooLate: [[spoiler: When Light arrives at the Warehouse he's already being controlled by the notebook.]]
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RKMh_c8DqA&list=PLDEBCC868724EAA19&index=52&feature=plpp_video Re-Ryuk]] the school shooter upon encountering a "journal monster." It goes about as well as you can expect:
-->'''DaChief:''' He's obviously lying! Shoot him!
* YouJustToldMe: see EngineeredPublicConfession above.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord:
-->'''Near''' (to Halle [[spoiler: Naomi]]): Go buy a dictionary and look up the word ''[[MyParentsAreDead orphan!]]''
* YourMom
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