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[[caption-width-right:250:[[ABoyAndHisX A boy and his]] [[AGodAmI god complex.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[ABoyAndHisX [[caption-width-right:250:[[AGodAmI A boy and his]] [[AGodAmI with a god complex.]]]]



* ABoyAndHisX: A Boy and his Shinigami.


** The Shinigami Eyes. (Incidentally, Ryuk has red ''pupils.'')
** The anime makes a hobby out of catching Light's eyes just right so that they look red (despite him never even considering the Shinigami Eyes deal), and the opening and closing sequences make it even stronger as part of the red/blue motif.

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** The Shinigami Eyes.Eyes turn their user's eyes red in the anime. (Incidentally, Ryuk has red ''pupils.'')
** The anime makes a hobby out of catching making Light's eyes just right so that they look red (despite when he's being especially diabolical, despite him never even considering outright rejecting the Shinigami Eyes deal), deal; and the opening and closing sequences make it even stronger as part of the red/blue motif.


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* SupernaturalGoldEyes: In ''Death Note: The Last Name'' the Shinigami eyes are depicted as turning their users' irises yellow.


Originally a PsychologicalThriller manga with supernatural elements, ''Death Note''--written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata--soon developed into a multi-media franchise of [[SpinOff Spin-Offs]] and adaptations. See ''Franchise/DeathNote'' fo a list of works.

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Originally a PsychologicalThriller manga with supernatural elements, ''Death Note''--written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata--soon developed into a multi-media franchise of [[SpinOff Spin-Offs]] and adaptations. See ''Franchise/DeathNote'' fo for a list of works.

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This series has [[Characters/{{Deathnote}} a set of character sheets]] and an ''extensive'' set of [[Headscratchers/DeathNote Headscratcher pages]]. Also a [[Recap/DeathNote recap page]].


Originally a PsychologicalThriller manga with supernatural elements, ''Death Note''--written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata--soon developed into [[Franchise/DeathNote a multi-media franchise]]. The manga received an anime adaptation and inspired a series of AlternateContinuity [[Film/DeathNoteSeries live-action films]] which are all based on, but slightly different from, the original manga. In 2015, a [[Theatre/DeathNoteTheMusical stage musical adaptation]] of the manga opened at the Nissay Theatre in Tokyo, Japan; it features original songs written by famed Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (of ''Bonnie and Clyde'' and ''Dracula the Musical'' fame), along with lyrics by Wildhorn's longtime lyricist Jack Murphy and a book by Ivan Menchell. A [[Series/DeathNote TV drama]] also premiered in 2015; it featured a different cast than the live-action films. An [[Film/DeathNote2017 American live-action film adaptation]] (directed by Adam Wingard) was released on Netflix on August 25, 2017.

This series has [[Characters/{{Deathnote}} a set of character sheets]] and an ''extensive'' set of [[Headscratchers/DeathNote Headscratcher pages]]. Also a [[Recap/DeathNote recap page]].

These {{spin off}}s of the main series now have their own pages:

* ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'' -- A {{prequel}} LightNovel focusing on L and Naomi Misora.
* ''Manga/DeathNotePilot'' -- An early and ''very'' different version of the manga.

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Originally a PsychologicalThriller manga with supernatural elements, ''Death Note''--written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata--soon developed into [[Franchise/DeathNote a multi-media franchise]]. The manga received an anime adaptation franchise of [[SpinOff Spin-Offs]] and inspired adaptations. See ''Franchise/DeathNote'' fo a series list of AlternateContinuity [[Film/DeathNoteSeries live-action films]] which are all based on, but slightly different from, the original manga. In 2015, a [[Theatre/DeathNoteTheMusical stage musical adaptation]] of the manga opened at the Nissay Theatre in Tokyo, Japan; it features original songs written by famed Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (of ''Bonnie and Clyde'' and ''Dracula the Musical'' fame), along with lyrics by Wildhorn's longtime lyricist Jack Murphy and a book by Ivan Menchell. A [[Series/DeathNote TV drama]] also premiered in 2015; it featured a different cast than the live-action films. An [[Film/DeathNote2017 American live-action film adaptation]] (directed by Adam Wingard) was released on Netflix on August 25, 2017.

This series has [[Characters/{{Deathnote}} a set of character sheets]] and an ''extensive'' set of [[Headscratchers/DeathNote Headscratcher pages]]. Also a [[Recap/DeathNote recap page]].

These {{spin off}}s of the main series now have their own pages:

* ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'' -- A {{prequel}} LightNovel focusing on L and Naomi Misora.
* ''Manga/DeathNotePilot'' -- An early and ''very'' different version of the manga.
works.


* StopOrIShootMyself: [[spoiler:Higuchi]] after having been cornered as the current Kira, does this to keep himself from being caught. At some point he realizes it is hopeless and tries to pull the trigger. [[BadAssGrandpa Watari]] [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands snipes it out of his hands]].

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* StopOrIShootMyself: [[spoiler:Higuchi]] after having been cornered as the current Kira, does this to keep himself from being caught. At some point he realizes it is hopeless and tries to pull the trigger. [[BadAssGrandpa Watari]] Watari [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands snipes it out of his hands]].

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* AbortedArc: There was a small subplot of L trying to figure out Naomi Misora's whereabouts that went absolutely nowhere come the time he revealed himself to Light.

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** Most of Light's plans end up revealing information that leads L to either narrow the pool of Kira suspects or reveal the nature and limits of his power to kill. Had Light ignored L in the first place and focused on killing criminals it would be next to impossible for L to find out his identity.


* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Ryuk wrote the instructions to the Death Note in English because it's the most "popular language". The language with the most native speakers is Mandarin Chinese, but English is the most popular language counting second-language speakers.

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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Ryuk wrote the instructions to the Death Note in English because it's the most "popular language". The language with the most native speakers is Mandarin Chinese, but English is the most popular language counting second-language speakers. [[note]]Although, then again Mandarin is mostly just spoken by a lot of people in one country, whereas English is spoken over a much larger area, meaning it did have the higher chance of being understood by someone, no matter where it dropped, as opposed to Mandarin, which would basically only be understood in China.[[/note]]


* TheChooserOfTheOne: Light chooses Toru Mikami to act as Kira in his stead. Mikami comes to see Kira as this to himself.

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* TheChooserOfTheOne: Light chooses Toru Teru Mikami to act as Kira in his stead. Mikami comes to see Kira as this to himself.



** Toru Mikami was chosen by Light to act as Kira in his stead. Toru sees him as chosen by the God that is Kira.
** Hitoshi Demegawa is implied to be using his apparent status as Kira's chosen voice for personal profit. [[spoiler: Toru Mikami kills him on live television for this.]]

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** Toru Teru Mikami was sees himself as Kira's chosen by Light to act as Kira in his stead. Toru sees him as chosen by the God that is Kira.
stand-in. He's right.
** Hitoshi Demegawa is implied to be using his apparent status as Kira's chosen voice for personal profit. [[spoiler: Toru Teru Mikami kills him on live television for this.]]

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* TheChooserOfTheOne: Light chooses Toru Mikami to act as Kira in his stead. Mikami comes to see Kira as this to himself.


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** Toru Mikami was chosen by Light to act as Kira in his stead. Toru sees him as chosen by the God that is Kira.
** Hitoshi Demegawa is implied to be using his apparent status as Kira's chosen voice for personal profit. [[spoiler: Toru Mikami kills him on live television for this.]]


** This is subverted in the {{Pilot}} chapter with the Death Eraser. It can be used to bring back Death Note victims, provided that their names were written down within the past year and the body remains intact. It does not, however, work on people who died of non-Note-related causes. [[note]]So, for example, if it were in the series proper (which it is not), it could bring back [[spoiler: Mello]], but not [[spoiler: Matt]], because [[spoiler:Mello died from a Kira-induced heart-attack, while Matt simply died from gunshot wounds.]][[/note]] This item does not feature in the series proper, but it does show up in many a FixFic.

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** This is subverted in the {{Pilot}} chapter with the Death Eraser. It can be used to bring back Death Note victims, provided that their names were written down within the past year and the body remains intact. It does not, however, work on people who died of non-Note-related causes. [[note]]So, for example, if it were in the series proper (which it is not), it could bring back [[spoiler: Mello]], but not [[spoiler: Matt]], because [[spoiler:Mello died from a Kira-induced heart-attack, while Matt simply died from gunshot wounds.]][[/note]] This item does not feature in the series proper, but it does show up in many a FixFic.proper.


* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Ryuk wrote the instructions to the Death Note in English because it's the most "popular language". English is actually the second most popular language (if you count both native speakers and people who have learned it as a second language) after Mandarin Chinese. However, he could have been lying.

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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Ryuk wrote the instructions to the Death Note in English because it's the most "popular language". The language with the most native speakers is Mandarin Chinese, but English is actually the second most popular language (if you count both native speakers and people who have learned it as a second language) after Mandarin Chinese. However, he could have been lying.counting second-language speakers.


* BeaconOfHope:
** Soichiro Yagami, despite being a bit stern, is the voice of reason within the Kira Investigation Group and always helps set the group back on track if they begin to stray morally. Even when it seems that the only way to progress is to do something wicked, Soichiro will fight it or look for another way, only showing force as an act or when he has no choice.
** Touta Matsuda, while a bit of a comic relief, is pure in his sense of justice. He seeks to end Kira's seemingly endless cycle of killing and to give all those lost the justice they deserve. He is the ever-optimistic pawn in the system, but nonetheless will fight for what he believes in, only becoming violent when more lives are at stake, such as when he [[spoiler:shoots Light after learning he is Kira and plans to kill more people]].

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