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Fanfic / The Prince Of Death

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The Prince Of Death by K. Kotone is a Light-centric Continuation Fic of Death Note. Light becomes the Prince of the Shinigami, and gains new allies and enemies along with that title. He also gets to relive his mortal life with the knowledge of how it played out before... But as a shinigami, Light has certain restrictions placed upon him… and L ends up with the leash. (Naturally this fic contains whole series spoilers, so beware.)

The Prince of Death provides examples of:

  • Blessed with Suck: Light thinks it would be more useful not to be able to see the lifespan of a Death Note holder. His other new powers also come with painful drawbacks.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: The Shinigami King. It has been foretold that one day a Prince will kill the Shinigami King and take his place so what does he do? He makes more of them.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: Light sends a tape to Sakura TV directed at Malum which basically boils down to "STFU Noob and stop using my name."
  • Emo Teen: ...but Light really does "know pain, death, and rot..."
  • Forgets to Eat: Light. Justified, he is a Shinigami but since he's been "given a mortal lifetime" again he's really supposed to.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Light spends most of his time in this fic fighting against other shinigami.
  • I Have Many Names: And none:
    L: What am I to call you?
    Light: I don't care. Light, Kira, Prince, bastard …it doesn't matter to me. I have no name.
    L: Don't have a name?
    Light: Yes. It is my protection against Death Notes. I don't have a name though Avarice considers it Kira as do other Shinigami.
  • I Have No Son!: Souichiro disowns Light upon learning that his son is Kira.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Light is a bit bitter about the whole failing and dying thing. Naturally he still sees himself as a self-sacrificing martyr.
  • Mental Time Travel: When Light comes back to life, it's six years ago, he's 17 again and it's the day he would have gotten the notebook. He has somehow merged with his past self.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Light whenever he gets hurt. "It's a flaw! RIIICHARR—" (wait wrong Evil Overlord.) Justified, because he is undead his wounds never heal and he has to be sewn back together.
  • Taking You with Me: Malum knows he doesn’t have long to live but attempts to kill Light before he dies… it ends poorly for him.
  • Thinking Out Loud: Methinks Light misses having Ryuk to monologue to—or is just lonely...