Ryuk: That hat looks really stupid on you.
Light: Shut up. I'm trying to look nonchalant.
Light: I thought it'd make me look less like a criminal.
A Death Note Abridged Series
Currently five episodes long—with one special Halloween episode.
This work contains examples of:
- Action Hero: Raye Penber
- Ask a Stupid Question...:
L: If I wanted to hear stupid questions from stupid people I'd call on Matsuda.
- Bishōnen: Lind L Tailor and his pretty hair.
- Black and Gray Morality: It is still Death Note, after all.
- Buffy Speak
- Butt Monkey: Matsuda. Poor, stupid Matsuda.
- Captain Obvious: "This gun is for shooting people!"
- Comically Missing the Point:
L: Matsuda, your stupidity never ceases to amaze me.
- Conspicuous Trenchcoat: Watari "Is he going to flash us?"
- Contemplate Our Navels:
Light: Would this make me a murderer? Why, yes, yes it would.
L: I do exist unless you want to get into all that Existentialist stuff, which I don't.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: L, Matsuda, and the bus-jacker are done by a girl, and Sayu is done by a guy.
- A Darker Me: "check out my MySpace page and BOOM internet shrines to me!"
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?:
L: You're saying this out loud... and it's turning me on.
- Everybody Hates Mathematics: Or at least Light does.
- Everyone Is Gay
- Evil Costume Switch: see page quote
- Green Aesop: "Time to return you to your natural habitat."
- "What a waste of paper! He'd be just as dead if you write it small!"
- "I'll pick it up; I love helping our mother Earth!"
- Hard Work Montage: Well, more or less...
- Hates Being Touched: Light
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: L
- Hypocritical Humor: "Good call. I was getting a serial killer vibe off of that guy."
- I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin: "Are we making meth?"
- I Want Grandkids: Ryuk, bafflingly enough, wants them from Light.
- Jerk Ass: L, "he really is a douche!"
- Karma Houdini: "You're telling me I can kill as many people as I want and I won't go to hell?"
- The Killer In Me: "I guess that does explain why I keep waking up with my hands covered in blood."
- Leaning on the Furniture: see page quote.
- Leitmotif: "Maxwell's Silver Hammer."
- Moral Myopia:
Ryuk: If you do that, you'll be the only bastard left.
- Most Definitely Not a Villain: "I'm not Kira."
- No Sense of Personal Space: Ryuk, Yuri
- Not Listening to Me, Are You?: Light and his mother
- Double Standard: Rape, Male on Male: "He died as he lived- on his knees in the men's room."
- Shout-Out: Light kills Frankenstein's monster. Also "Now do you know the first rule of Fight Club?" "Those files are in another castle..." and "Nietzsche was right! To understand humanity morality must be broken down!" 'I'm afraid I canít do that Dave.'
- Small Name, Big Ego: L "this is clearly a direct challenge to me because he knows how AWESOME I am."
- Soundtrack Dissonance:
- Stay in the Kitchen: Raye (to Naomi) "You need to go in the kitchen and make my babies!"
- Stepford Smiler: "Yeah, that was close enough to human emotion..."
- Strange Minds Think Alike:
Light: L will start to sweat... and then he'll have to take a shower...
- Summation Gathering: "Someone in this very room is the murderer!"
- Take That: "The Green Movement was a fad!"
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!
- Transparent Closet: Light "I told you, I'm not gay!"
Ryuk: A date? With a girl? How out of character!
- The Unintelligible: L's voice scramble thing
- Valley Girl
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Yuri (Spaceland girl)
- Yank the Dog's Chain: "Now feel free to live out the rest of your life in peace with your family... PSYCH!!!"
- You're Insane!: "You're a crazy person."
- Your Cheating Heart: several background characters seem to have this going on.