- Besides there being no evidence that Mikami's notebook was anything but fake, as Near said it was, if the Death Note doesn't work on robots, it's highly unlikely that the Shinigami Eyes would, either.
- As mentioned above, Mikami had the Shinigami Eyes. There's almost no way he could have spelled it wrong.
- A brother of my best friend is autistic, so I did get an impression of the behaviour of persons with autism: And after Near`s very first appearances in the manga, it was practically canon for me, that he was a person who experiences autism. Especially in the scene when he and Mello learn about L`s death and Mello gets freaked out completely, while Near doesn't even seem interested in the conversation and keeps solving a puzzle. Also I recall one scene, in which he builds a perfect model of a city out of dices (if I remember rightly, it was San Francisco). These passages seem to imply that he is indeed an autistic savant. However: In my opinion, most of the time, he doesn't act like an autistic person would and has abilities such a person wouldn't have. (e.g. he seems able to interpret facial expressions). So my guesses are: a) I`m mistaken, because said brother suffers from a very severe form of autism, while Near might be implied to suffer from a less severe one. b) Ohba-san did not have the chance to get in touch with autistic persons and/or portraying him as a person with autism was getting too complicated/in way of telling the story
For the record, I happen to strongly believe Near is in love with Mello, but the above WMG has nothing with any sort of shipping be it for or against N/M.
- Just something to keep in mind about autism/savant theories: Not every socially inept person is autistic, and not every autistic person is a genius savant.
- Wow, that is as plasiable of a theory than Matsuda!
- It would explain the Third Act Stupidity...
- Matsuda was right about Near controlling Mikami. However, what he didn't realize was that Near was also controlling Light's actions. In the Death Note, he wrote something along the lines of: "Light Yagami, heart attack, announces that his victory seconds before it is revealed that the notebook used by his subordinate is a fake, goes insane and explains his motives, attempts to write his enemy's name on a scrap of the notebook but is shot at by a member of the Japanese police, dies at 1:15 on January 28"
- This explains why Light, who never loses his cool, suddenly goes insane and admits everything. It would be very important for Near to have a confession. Near's morals are questionable enough that he might control Light in order to win the case. He cares a lot for his own safety and he would want to ensure that he wasn't killed before Kira could be brought to justice. Near knows when Light is writing his name on a scrap of the notebook, despite that he isn't really even looking in that direction, and Light is good enough with that scrap in his watch that L didn't even notice when he was using it during the Yotsuba arc. Near would want to prove that Light is Kira, while proving to everyone that Kira is evil, and he might not see any other way to do it, as Light is devilishly clever and wouldn't make mistakes like that on his own. As for Ryuk writing Light's name, that was just because he had promised that he would do so. He saw that Light had only 40 seconds to live and wrote his name down. After all, it's kind of surprising that Ryuk wouldn't help Light and kill everyone. He seems to think Light is interesting and he no doubt knows that if Near wins he will destroy the notebooks and Ryuk will have to return to the Shinigami realm, which he hates. Unless Light's death was a foregone conclusion, it would make much more sense for him to help Light. He may not be on Light's side, but he is selfish and would want to stay on Earth, since he finds it interesting.
- Light is a sociopath who was bottling up his real self behind a facade for years. His mental state literally drops from its highest, most triumphant point to its lowest, most horrified point, realizing that he's lost. It's not the first time that Light has had such outbursts of insanity, either.
- And then...he uses the Death Note to do what? Maybe kill a few people that he wants dead, but Near made his disgust for humans believing themselves to be divine clear.
- So going by this, L's full name is Lawliet River?
However, this brings the question: Why would he hallucinate two detectives trying to catch Kira? Answer: Because he wanted an enemy to fight.
- Even if that was the case, Mello and Near just being figments of Light's imagination means that he literally went to Yellow Box Warehouse, telling the Task Force to follow him, with no obvious reason whatsoever for doing so. They most certainly would have questioned his actions. Not only that, but he also mentions Mello and Near several times to them, and they mention them several times to him. No one shows a hint of confusion that would probably follow if Light started talking about two supposedly imaginary people.