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*** The English dubs somehow make this worse: instead of "You damn fool", he instead says "how could you?" Chris Britton delivers some of the best performance he ever gave as the character, and there's no way to get away from that scene without crying.


** When Light and Misa [[spoiler:believe they've finally killed L, Light decides to do one last thing: write his father's name to give him the second 'Death Note'. Misa is begging Light not to do this, knowing full well about losing a parent. [[LackOfEmpathy But Light doesn't care about what she says,]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo believing it's necessary to cover his tracks]] What makes this hit harder is the fact that Misa's family was killed by a murderer, and Misa loves Light for killing the murderer. The fact that Misa was supporting a person who was willing to kill a member of his own family to cover his tracks as Kira would leave her devastated, since Light is doing the same thing to his family that the murderer has done to her's]].

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** When Light and Misa [[spoiler:believe they've finally killed L, Light decides to do one last thing: write his father's name to give him the second 'Death Note'. Misa is begging Light not to do this, knowing full well about losing a parent. [[LackOfEmpathy But Light doesn't care about what she says,]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo believing it's necessary to cover his tracks]] tracks.]] What makes this hit harder is the fact that Misa's family was killed by a murderer, and Misa loves Light for killing the murderer. The fact that Misa She was supporting a person who was willing to kill a member of his own family to cover his tracks as Kira Kira, and that would leave her devastated, since Light is doing the same thing to his family that the murderer has done to her's]].


** When Light and Misa [[spoiler:believe they've finally killed L, Light decides to do one last thing: write his father's name to give him the second 'Death Note'. Misa is begging Light not to do this, knowing full well about losing a parent. [[LackOfEmpathy But Light doesn't care about what she says,]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo believing it's necessary to cover his tracks]] What makes this hit harder is the fact that Misa's family was killed by a murderer, and Misa loves Light for killing the murderer. The fact that Misa was supporting a person who was willing to kill a member of his own family to cover his tracks as Kira would leave her devastated since Light is doing the same thing to his family that the murderer has done to her family]].

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** When Light and Misa [[spoiler:believe they've finally killed L, Light decides to do one last thing: write his father's name to give him the second 'Death Note'. Misa is begging Light not to do this, knowing full well about losing a parent. [[LackOfEmpathy But Light doesn't care about what she says,]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo believing it's necessary to cover his tracks]] What makes this hit harder is the fact that Misa's family was killed by a murderer, and Misa loves Light for killing the murderer. The fact that Misa was supporting a person who was willing to kill a member of his own family to cover his tracks as Kira would leave her devastated devastated, since Light is doing the same thing to his family that the murderer has done to her family]].her's]].


** When Light and Misa [[spoiler:believe they've finally killed L, Light decides to do one last thing: write his father's name to give him the second 'Death Note'. Misa is begging Light not to do this, knowing full well about losing a parent. [[LackOfEmpathy But Light doesn't care about what she says,]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo believing it's necessary to cover his tracks]]]].

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** When Light and Misa [[spoiler:believe they've finally killed L, Light decides to do one last thing: write his father's name to give him the second 'Death Note'. Misa is begging Light not to do this, knowing full well about losing a parent. [[LackOfEmpathy But Light doesn't care about what she says,]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo believing it's necessary to cover his tracks]]]].tracks]] What makes this hit harder is the fact that Misa's family was killed by a murderer, and Misa loves Light for killing the murderer. The fact that Misa was supporting a person who was willing to kill a member of his own family to cover his tracks as Kira would leave her devastated since Light is doing the same thing to his family that the murderer has done to her family]].


-->'''[[spoiler:Raye]]:''' [[spoiler:Naomi]]?

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-->'''[[spoiler:Raye]]:''' --->'''[[spoiler:Raye]]:''' [[spoiler:Naomi]]?



--->'''Light:''' [[spoiler:Why?! WHY DID YOU SHOOT HER? TELL ME]]!

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--->'''Light:''' -->'''Light:''' [[spoiler:Why?! WHY DID YOU SHOOT HER? TELL ME]]!


-->'''Light:''' [[spoiler:Why?! WHY DID YOU SHOOT HER? TELL ME]]!

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-->'''Light:''' --->'''Light:''' [[spoiler:Why?! WHY DID YOU SHOOT HER? TELL ME]]!



-->'''Ryuk:''' [[spoiler:Shiori truly loved you. Didn't you love her at all]]?\\

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-->'''Ryuk:''' --->'''Ryuk:''' [[spoiler:Shiori truly loved you. Didn't you love her at all]]?\\

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** Finally, the end credits have the song "I'll Be Waiting" by Lenny Kravitz playing, possibly symbolizing that L is there if someone is in need.


* Maki, one the kids L has to protect, [[spoiler:decides ''not'' to kill the villain (who is also her father's murderer) and ends up crying as L holds her and says ''"You're a good girl. I believed in you."'']]

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* Maki, one of the kids L has to protect, [[spoiler:decides ''not'' to kill the villain (who is also her father's murderer) and ends up crying as L holds her and says ''"You're a good girl. I believed in you."'']]


-->''"[[spoiler:That was my last mistake]]."''


All the sadness of the anime series involving a murderous notebook is now on the silver screen. [[SarcasmMode Enjoy.]]

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All the sadness of the anime series involving a murderous death-inducing notebook is now on the silver screen. [[SarcasmMode Enjoy.]]



** Firstly, Light's [[spoiler:speech to his father, as the latter is seemingly at death's door]]. You can feel the sorrow and guilt in his words, [[spoiler:as he is basically attempting {{patricide}} to finally become the "God of the New World"]].

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** Firstly, As L [[spoiler:fakes his heart attack in front of Light, his last words are ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone "I've made... a mistake..."]]'']]. Seems insignificant, but when [[spoiler:L reveals that Watari's death was '''never''' a part of his gambit to expose the two Kiras, that line becomes {{harsher in hindsight}}]].
-->''"[[spoiler:That was my last mistake]]."''
** When Light and Misa [[spoiler:believe they've finally killed L, Light decides to do one last thing: write his father's name to give him the second 'Death Note'. Misa is begging Light not to do this, knowing full well about losing a parent. [[LackOfEmpathy But Light doesn't care about what she says,]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo believing it's necessary to cover his tracks]]]].
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Light's [[spoiler:speech to his father, as the latter is seemingly at death's door]]. You can feel the sorrow and guilt in his words, [[spoiler:as he is basically attempting {{patricide}} to finally become the "God of the New World"]].


* Both the manga and film had Kira being born the minute Light picked up the 'Death Note'. But, whereas the manga had Light being bored with his life, here, it started when Light ended up being threatened with death by a criminal. After Light leaves the bar the criminal is in, he angrily throws away a book titled 'The Compendium of Laws', in a bin. You can just sympathize with him over his disillusionment over the justice system's flaws.

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* Both the manga and film had Kira being born the minute Light picked up the 'Death Note'. But, whereas the manga had Light being bored with his life, here, it started when Light ended up being threatened with death held at knife-point by a criminal. criminal at a bar. After Light leaves the bar the criminal is in, frantically leaves, he angrily throws away a book titled in a bin, which was 'The Compendium of Laws', in a bin. Laws',. You can just sympathize sympathise with him over his disillusionment over the biased justice system's flaws.system.



** Then, it becomes worse with the ending. Light reveals to Ryuk that [[spoiler:he wrote both Naomi's and Shiori's names in the 'Death Note' beforehand. The entire art centre standoff only happened because Light wanted to stop Naomi from finding about his identity as Kira. The nonchalant and proud way he reveals how he did it is soul-punching, because when you saw him cry and cradle Shiori's body, you fooled yourself into believing that he [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes has a heart, even as Kira]]. And with this revelation, that notion is shut down]].

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** Then, it becomes worse with the ending. Light reveals to Ryuk that [[spoiler:he wrote both Naomi's and Shiori's names in the 'Death Note' beforehand. The entire art centre standoff only happened because Light wanted to stop Naomi from finding about his identity as Kira.Kira, and gain a motive for joining the Investigation Team. The nonchalant and proud way he reveals how he did it is soul-punching, because when you saw him cry and cradle Shiori's body, you fooled yourself into believing that he [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes has a heart, even as Kira]]. And with this revelation, that notion is shut down]].reveal, any sympathetic traits for Light immediately go down the toilet]].



** Firstly, Light's [[spoiler:speech to his father, as the latter is seemingly at death's door]]. Tatsuya Fujiwara did an amazing job conveying the sorrow and guilt in his words, [[spoiler:as he is basically committing {{patricide}} to finally become the god of the new world]].
--->''"[[spoiler:Father. I've always been proud of you. You hate injustice, and try to be a good example to others. I still respect that. So I know... that you'd understand what I'm about to do. Father. ''(Looks at his watch)'' I'm sorry. Your time's up]]."''
** Then, there is [[spoiler:the emotional punch in the gut when Light and the audience realise that the Death Note didn't work on his father]]. Although the audience may be cheering at Soichiro being [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation, this still meant that he heard everything, enough to prove that his son is Kira]].
** The look of absolute horror and heartbreak on [[spoiler: Soichiro's]] face when Light demands that Ryuk kill them all. Kinda makes one glad we ''didn't'' see his reaction when [[spoiler:Light wrote his name in the Death Note. It couldn't have been pretty]].

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** Firstly, Light's [[spoiler:speech to his father, as the latter is seemingly at death's door]]. Tatsuya Fujiwara did an amazing job conveying You can feel the sorrow and guilt in his words, [[spoiler:as he is basically committing attempting {{patricide}} to finally become the god "God of the new world]].
New World"]].
--->''"[[spoiler:Father. I've always been proud of you. You hate injustice, and try to be a good example to others. I still respect that. So I know... that you'd understand what I'm about to do. Father. ''(Looks ]] ([[spoiler:Looks at his watch)'' I'm watch]]) [[spoiler:I'm sorry. Your time's up]]."''
** Then, there is [[spoiler:the emotional punch in the gut when Light and the audience realise that the Death Note didn't work on his father]]. Although the audience may be cheering at Soichiro being [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation, this still meant that he heard everything, enough to prove that his son is Kira]].
** [[spoiler:When L reveals that he is alive, [[SincerityMode he muses on how he thought Light was starting to become his friend]]]].
** The look of absolute horror and heartbreak on [[spoiler: Soichiro's]] face when Light demands that Ryuk kill them all.the Investigation Team and L. Kinda makes one glad we ''didn't'' see his reaction when [[spoiler:Light wrote his name in the Death Note. It couldn't have been pretty]].



--->''[[HowDareYouDieOnMe You damn fool!""]]''

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--->''[[HowDareYouDieOnMe You "You damn fool!""]]''fool!"]]''



** The one-year DistantFinale, where [[spoiler:Sayu is crying while Soichiro tries to remind her that Light died trying to find out who Kira was. This means that he had to lie to his family about Light's malicious nature, which they will never know]].

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** The one-year DistantFinale, where [[spoiler:Sayu is crying while Soichiro [[spoiler:Soichiro tries to remind her a crying Sayu that Light died trying to find out who Kira was. This means that he had to lie to his family about Light's malicious nature, Kira's true identity, which they will never know]].



* The scene where Maki, one the kids L has to protect [[spoiler:decides ''not'' to kill the villain (who is also her father's murderer) and ends up crying as L holds her and says ''"You're a good girl. I believed in you."'']]

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* The scene where Maki, one the kids L has to protect protect, [[spoiler:decides ''not'' to kill the villain (who is also her father's murderer) and ends up crying as L holds her and says ''"You're a good girl. I believed in you."'']]



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** The one-year DistantFinale, where [[spoiler:Sayu is crying while Soichiro tries to remind her that Light died trying to find out who Kira was. This means that he had to lie to his family about Light's malicious nature, which they will never know]].


* The entirety of the finale, from [[spoiler:the emotional punch in the gut when Light and the audience realise that the Death Note didn't work on his father, and he saw everything, to the scene when he's walking home with Sayu, who's crying because she thinks Kira killed Light.]] Just... ''[[KickTheDog ouch]]''.

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* The ''The entirety of the finale, from finale.''
** Firstly, Light's [[spoiler:speech to his father, as the latter is seemingly at death's door]]. Tatsuya Fujiwara did an amazing job conveying the sorrow and guilt in his words, [[spoiler:as he is basically committing {{patricide}} to finally become the god of the new world]].
--->''"[[spoiler:Father. I've always been proud of you. You hate injustice, and try to be a good example to others. I still respect that. So I know... that you'd understand what I'm about to do. Father. ''(Looks at his watch)'' I'm sorry. Your time's up]]."''
** Then, there is
[[spoiler:the emotional punch in the gut when Light and the audience realise that the Death Note didn't work on his father, and father]]. Although the audience may be cheering at Soichiro being [[spoiler:SparedByTheAdaptation, this still meant that he saw heard everything, enough to the scene when he's walking home with Sayu, who's crying because she thinks Kira killed Light.]] Just... ''[[KickTheDog ouch]]''.prove that his son is Kira]].



-->''"[[spoiler:[[FamousLastWords Father, you've got to understand.]]]]"''
** Light's [[spoiler:speech to his father, as the latter is seemingly at death's door]]. Tatsuya Fujiwara did an amazing job conveying the sorrow and guilt in his words, [[spoiler:as he is basically committing {{patricide}} to finally become the god of the new world]].
-->'''Light:''' [[spoiler:Father. I've always been proud of you. You hate injustice, and try to be a good example to others. I still respect that. So I know... that you'd understand what I'm about to do. Father. ''(Looks at his watch)'' I'm sorry. Your time's up]].
* [[spoiler:L had to write his own name in the Death Note to prove Light was Kira. He eventually dies of a heart attack in an empty hotel room, when even his anime counterpart had people crying out for him and doing what they could to find his murderer. The last shot of him is his corpse slumped in his coach, just seconds after he said his last good-bye to Soichiro and told him he was a good father]].
** When [[spoiler:L finally dies, the chocolate that he was eating falls from his hand, and lands next to a picture of the late Watari]].

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-->''"[[spoiler:[[FamousLastWords --->''"[[spoiler:[[FamousLastWords Father, you've got to understand.]]]]"''
** Light's [[spoiler:speech to his father, as the latter And immediately after [[spoiler:Light dies]], this is seemingly at death's door]]. Tatsuya Fujiwara did an amazing job conveying the sorrow and guilt in his words, [[spoiler:as he is basically committing {{patricide}} to finally become the god of the new world]].
-->'''Light:''' [[spoiler:Father. I've always been proud of you.
when [[NotSoStoic Soichiro fully breaks down]].
--->''[[HowDareYouDieOnMe
You hate injustice, and try to be a good example to others. I still respect that. So I know... that you'd understand what I'm about to do. Father. ''(Looks at his watch)'' I'm sorry. Your time's up]].
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damn fool!""]]''
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[[spoiler:L had to write his own name in the Death Note to prove Light was Kira. He eventually dies of a heart attack in an empty hotel room, when even his anime counterpart had people crying out for him and doing what they could to find his murderer. The last shot of him is his corpse slumped in his coach, just seconds after he said his last good-bye to Soichiro and told him he was a good father]].
** When
father]]. And when [[spoiler:L finally dies, the chocolate that he was eating falls from his hand, and lands next to a picture of the late Watari]].



* The scene where Maki, one the kids L has to protect [[spoiler:decides ''not'' to kill the villain (who is also her father's murderer) and ends up crying as L holds her and says "You're a good girl. I believed in you."]] And there's the bit at the end: [[spoiler:L takes the other child, a little boy, to Wammy's, and finally give him a name: Near. He then hands him a bag, the newly-named Near looks inside and pulls out the toy robot he had liked in a store.]] Several moments later, as L leaves, his voice-over reveals that [[spoiler:he's not ready to die; he wants to live longer.]]
* TheStinger: It's just a scene of L eating a chocolate bar wrapped in golden foil, as he closes his case book. He then gets up and leaves. What's so sad about this seemingly unimportant scene, you ask? [[spoiler:The chocolate bar was the exact same one that he was eating before his last meeting with Sochiro, and immediate death on the written 23rd day in ''Death Note: The Last Name'']]. To make things worse, as the screen goes black, some text appears:

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* The scene where Maki, one the kids L has to protect [[spoiler:decides ''not'' to kill the villain (who is also her father's murderer) and ends up crying as L holds her and says "You're ''"You're a good girl. I believed in you."]] And there's "'']]
* There's
the bit at the end: [[spoiler:L takes the other child, a little boy, to Wammy's, and finally give him a name: Near. He then hands him a bag, the newly-named Near looks inside and pulls out the toy robot he had liked in a store.]] Several moments later, as L leaves, his voice-over reveals that [[spoiler:he's not ready to die; he wants to live longer.]]
longer]]. This was the culmination of L's CharacterDevelopment: from someone who was relentlessly focused on solving his case into a man who has learnt to care and appreciate life.
** It is not helped by this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fMgIHXmGwE song]] accompanying [[RidingIntoTheSunset L walking off into the sunset]].
* TheStinger: It's just a scene of L eating a chocolate bar wrapped in golden foil, as he closes his case book. He then gets up and leaves. What's so sad about this seemingly unimportant scene, you ask? [[spoiler:The chocolate bar was the exact same one that he was eating before his last meeting with Sochiro, and immediate death on the written 23rd day in ''Death ''[[Film/DeathNoteTheLastName Death Note: The Last Name'']].Name]]'']]. To make things worse, as the screen goes black, some text appears:



** The kicker is the [[spoiler:{{flashback}} in ''Death Note: The Last Name'', where Light was hugging Misa. Her smile in that scene just showed how happy she was with Light, even if he was Kira. And then it cuts back to the present, with her unchanged, saddened expression as she sits there dying]].

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** The kicker is the [[spoiler:{{flashback}} in ''Death ''[[Film/DeathNoteTheLastName Death Note: The Last Name'', Name]]'', where Light was hugging Misa. Her smile in that scene just showed how happy she was with Light, even if he was Kira. And then it cuts back to the present, with her unchanged, saddened expression as she sits there dying]].


[[caption-width-right:350:Being Kira comes with a heavy price.[[note]][[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon Or did it?]][[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Being Kira comes with a heavy price.[[note]][[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon Or did it?]][[/note]]]]
it?]]]][[/note]]]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Being Kira comes with a heavy price.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Being Kira comes with a heavy price.]]
[[note]][[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon Or did it?]][[/note]]]]

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