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* ShoutOut: see Light's reading list. Also to ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''SuperMarioBros''. Also Light sets up a false trail for his pursuers that leads [[Film/{{Fargo}} through Minnesota to Fargo, North Dakota.]]

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* ShoutOut: see Light's reading list. Also to ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''SuperMarioBros''.''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. Also Light sets up a false trail for his pursuers that leads [[Film/{{Fargo}} through Minnesota to Fargo, North Dakota.]]


-->'''Light:''' '''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny L'S TRYING TO KILL ME WITH DIABETES!]]'''

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-->'''Light:''' '''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny '''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments L'S TRYING TO KILL ME WITH DIABETES!]]'''


* ShoutOut: see Light's reading list. Also to ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''SuperMarioBros''. Also Light sets up a false trail for his pursuers that leads [[{{Fargo}} through Minnesota to Fargo, North Dakota.]]

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* ShoutOut: see Light's reading list. Also to ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''SuperMarioBros''. Also Light sets up a false trail for his pursuers that leads [[{{Fargo}} [[Film/{{Fargo}} through Minnesota to Fargo, North Dakota.]]


* StalkerWithACrush: L begins having ''[[FreudWasRight interesting]]'' [[FoeYay dreams about Light as his obsession continues to grow.]]

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* StalkerWithACrush: L begins having ''[[FreudWasRight interesting]]'' interesting [[FoeYay dreams about Light as his obsession continues to grow.]]


* ScareEmStraight: or rather Scare 'em Stupid [[ShoutOut The first books Light read that had any substance to them were]] ''[[EvilGeniusTrilogy Evil Genius]]'', ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', ''{{Matilda}}'', ''EndersGame'', and ''[[{{Literature/BattleRoyale}} Battle Royale]]''. It had quite an impact on him as a kid. In each of those books all the characters' problems came from people knowing they were genii so Light decided it was safer to play dumb... and luckily he already had his mask in place by the time L began stealing children in the middle of the night.

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* ScareEmStraight: or rather Scare 'em Stupid [[ShoutOut The first books Light read that had any substance to them were]] ''[[EvilGeniusTrilogy ''[[Literature/EvilGeniusTrilogy Evil Genius]]'', ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', ''{{Matilda}}'', ''EndersGame'', ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'', ''Literature/EndersGame'', and ''[[{{Literature/BattleRoyale}} Battle Royale]]''. It had quite an impact on him as a kid. In each of those books all the characters' problems came from people knowing they were genii so Light decided it was safer to play dumb... and luckily he already had his mask in place by the time L began stealing children in the middle of the night.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7385390/1/My_Stupid_Reality My Stupid Reality]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2905211/TwistedGrim Twisted Grim]] is a ''Manga/DeathNote'' FanFic in which the GreatDetective L is rounding up genius children for some nefarious purpose and so Light Yagami has [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretended to be stupid]] for all his life. It works up until his senior year of high school when Light makes JustOneLittleMistake that puts L on his trail...

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''[[http://www.'''''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7385390/1/My_Stupid_Reality My Stupid Reality]]'' Reality]]''''' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2905211/TwistedGrim Twisted Grim]] is a ''Manga/DeathNote'' FanFic in which the GreatDetective L is rounding up genius children for some nefarious purpose and so Light Yagami has [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretended to be stupid]] for all his life. It works up until his senior year of high school when Light makes JustOneLittleMistake that puts L on his trail...



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!! ''My !!''My Stupid Reality'' provides examples of:of the following tropes:



* {{Anti-Intellectualism}}: In this world if you're too smart L's people will kidnap you in the middle of the night. Many disappear forever. [[FateWorseThanDeath Some are returned damaged.]]

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* {{Anti-Intellectualism}}: AntiIntellectualism: In this world world, if you're too smart L's people will kidnap you in the middle of the night. Many disappear forever. [[FateWorseThanDeath Some are returned damaged.]]



-->'''Naomi:''' How often do you find yourself lying?
-->'''Light:''' Ha! My whole life has been a lie.
-->'''Naomi:''' That's sad.

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-->'''Naomi:''' How often do you find yourself lying?
-->'''Light:'''
lying?\\
'''Light:'''
Ha! My whole life has been a lie.
-->'''Naomi:'''
lie.\\
'''Naomi:'''
That's sad.


* AntiHero: In this universe [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Light is Type II, L is Type V]]


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* TheDitz: Sayu
--> '''Sayu''': I guess. Why do we have to take a train or walk everywhere? You're way old enough to drive.
--> '''Light''': It would take longer to drive than it does to walk. Have you ever seen rush hour?
--> '''Sayu''': The movie?


* {{Pride}}: Light realizes it's his FatalFlaw when he outs himself by acing the Touhou entrance exams just to prove to his father he's not a failure.

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* {{Pride}}: Light realizes it's his FatalFlaw when he outs himself by acing the Touhou entrance exams [[WellDoneSonGuy just to prove to his father he's not a failure. failure.]]


* ScareEmStraight: or rather Scare 'em Stupid [[ShoutOut The first books Light read that had any substance to them were]] ''[[EvilGeniusTrilogy Evil Genius]]'', ''ArtemisFowl'', ''{{Matilda}}'', ''EndersGame'', and ''[[{{Literature/BattleRoyale}} Battle Royale]]''. It had quite an impact on him as a kid. In each of those books all the characters' problems came from people knowing they were genii so Light decided it was safer to play dumb... and luckily he already had his mask in place by the time L began stealing children in the middle of the night.

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* ScareEmStraight: or rather Scare 'em Stupid [[ShoutOut The first books Light read that had any substance to them were]] ''[[EvilGeniusTrilogy Evil Genius]]'', ''ArtemisFowl'', ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', ''{{Matilda}}'', ''EndersGame'', and ''[[{{Literature/BattleRoyale}} Battle Royale]]''. It had quite an impact on him as a kid. In each of those books all the characters' problems came from people knowing they were genii so Light decided it was safer to play dumb... and luckily he already had his mask in place by the time L began stealing children in the middle of the night.



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* BizarroUniverse: In this universe Light is a genuinely NiceGuy who has spent all his life pretending to be ''imperfect'' and it's ''L'' that [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumps off the slippery slope.]]


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* MirrorUniverse: In this universe Light is a genuinely NiceGuy who has spent all his life pretending to be ''imperfect'' and it's ''L'' that [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumps off the slippery slope.]]

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* BizarroUniverse: In this universe Light is a genuinely NiceGuy who has spent all his life pretending to be ''imperfect'' and it's ''L'' that [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumps off the slippery slope.]]

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Watari. He puts his foot down with L's continued stalking of a boy who wants nothing to do with the Program.


* NiceJobBreakingItHero [=/=] NiceJobFixingItVillain: A little bit of both. [[spoiler: Mello and Matt get into a fight that results in them accidentally destroying all of L's data on Light. When L finds out he uses it as the excuse he needs to justify his continued pursuit of Light to Watari.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero NiceJobBreakingItRivals [=/=] NiceJobFixingItVillain: A little bit of both. [[spoiler: Mello and Matt get into a fight that results in them accidentally destroying all of L's data on Light. When L finds out he uses it as the excuse he needs to justify his continued pursuit of Light to Watari.]]

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