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Alternative Gods by Le KING is a Death Note Cyber Punk AU Slash Fic in which the NPA's Light Yagami grows obsessed with catching L, a hacker. To justify L's remarkable skill, Light imagines L is an AI and falls in love with the idea. Too bad L actually turns out to be an AI with some feelings for Light of his own.


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  • Armor-Piercing Question:
    L: How does Light-kun feel about death? Death, Light-kun. What is it like to die?
    Light: I don't know, I haven't died yet.
    L: This is a lie.
    Light: (laughing): So I'm dead?
    L: Mostly, yes.
    Light: Really?
    L: Let me ask it another way then, is Light-kun a God?
    Light: Yes, I am a God.
    L: But before you became a God, you were just a man. As a man, you have died, and now you are a God. So I am asking Light-kun what it is like to die.
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  • Cyberspace: Ryuuzaki lives in a very Spartan environment and hardly ever moves. This is to trick his AI counterpart that is currently residing in Cyberspace virtual world identical to his room into thinking that they are the same person.
  • Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest: Light angsts that the L he has now isn't the L he knew and loved.
  • Driven to Suicide: Ryuuzaki determines that there can never be two of something and now Ryuuzaki the human is obsolete...
  • Dye or Die: In an attempt to disguise Matt's appearance and give him a more "mature" look Mello dies Matt's hair bright red.
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  • It Amused Me: Light as Kira has done a lot of illegal hacking just because he likes a challenge and because he can.
  • Japan Takes Over the World: In keeping with the whole Cyber Punk theme, Lampshaded:
    Matt: Yup. N went and fucked with Japan, you don't just go and fuck with Japan. I've been telling you, man. Nobody just goes and fucks with Japan-
  • Secret Keeper:
    • L and Misa know Light is Kira.
    • Sayu knows why Light doesn't want a girlfriend.
  • Self-Harm: Mello burns his port so that he's no longer able to jack in directly to the net in an attempt to cripple the Death Note system.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: "The L" is an "all powerful" A.I. consciousness given an android body and programmed to think it's human, to think it's Ryuuzaki.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Ryuuzaki gives Light a Death Note... as in a notebook computer. Light just has to send him the names of the people he wants dead and L will take care of it. Not that he approves, it's just part of their game / deal.

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