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The Faceless by Disguise of Carnivorism is an AU Death Note Dark Fic. Before the events of the series, a journalist discovers the Death Note and the Shinigami and exposes it to the world, altering the course of history. Years later welcome to a world where everyone hides their name and face, a world of permanent war and where everything is dying and a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits are fighting for survival.


The Faceless provides examples of:

  • Despair Event Horizon: Light, after his sister is killed. Also L while imprisoned. And Catherine in the middle of the siege.
  • For the Evulz: Ryuk is bored so he spends his time telling stories that gives the lil' Shinigami nightmares, stories of a legendary human hero named Light Yagami... and so Ryuk's stories take on a life of their own...
  • Hypocritical Humor: Nathaniel realizes he's being a Hypocrite and a heartless bastard when he hypothetically considered murdering someone to avoid being drafted into the military.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Light's squad. Lampshaded when the the cast stops at a bar and Hilarity Ensues:
    Light pulled himself up to the counter, putting on his, 'I'm completely normal and if you don't believe me, I'll kill you,' façade. Evidently, it didn't work; the bartender simply continued to stare apprehensively at the faded blood-stain on Light's uniform before slowly reaching for his gun. Best not to trust soldiers.
    "He's going to shoot us, isn't he?" Nathanial watched as the bartender froze and carefully removed his hand from the vicinity of his rifle, noticing for the first time, perhaps, just how many weapons the rag-tag team had.
    "Someone's always trying to shoot us." Marcus was very apt in pointing things like this out, creating a philosophy that predicted all manner of reactions to their ensemble.
    The bartender made an inward estimate of the money he would lose through property damage. Damn foreign soldiers.
    By the end of the night, it was difficult to decide whether Naomi was scarier drunk or sober. At least when she was sober, she had better aim and didn't attempt to have a sense of humor. Either way, everyone was disturbed.
  • The Resenter: Matt. He feels that L, Mello, and Near have all abandoned him. Also from the beginning of the story Light resents pretty much everyone and everything.
  • Rousing Speech: Light gives one to the ragtag army he gathers together in the wastelands.