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In the last episode of Death Note, the series, we see Misa Amane standing near the edge of a building. She incurred a lot of grief due to Light Yagami's death; after all, she was one of the most devoted to him. She went through continuous torture and suffered for light.

Did Misa commit suicide?

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This write-up over at WikiAnswers is pretty good.

According to 13: How to Read, Misa loses her memories related to using the Death Note and retains her love for Light. Since it is in the nature of a Death Note user to "suffer misfortune", Misa falls into despair after someone "like Matsuda" "probably let it slip" that Light died. When she regains her memories by Rem telling her Rem states that if Light tries to harm Misa in anyway she will kill him. Misa responds "I don't exactly want to be loved by a Shinigami, and if Light died I couldn't live on without him. There's no way Light would kill Misa-Misa. And why would you go so far for me." Most likely foreshadowing events to come because Light does die. Despite fan rumors, the cloaked woman who appears at the end of the manga is not Misa, but an unnamed follower of Kira. Misa's fate is not shown in the manga at all; she was last seen staying at the Teito Hotel. Ohba stated that this was simply because he did not have a situation to fit her in.

It may be that the scene from the anime is in the future, because light dies on April 28, 2010, and Misa died on February 14, 2011 (Valentines Day) according to Chapter 110 "How To Read" profiles of the characters.

There's no clear evidence for the suicide on the roof, but there's really little reason someone would be standing on the edge of a roof, on the other side of the safety railing.

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this is regarding the anime series, where light dies on Jan 28, 2013 and Misa is standing on a roof in the last scene. –  Adeetya Dec 26 '13 at 20:26
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Yes, it's strongly implied that she committed suicide. (in the Anime)

There's actually two things going on:

  • Yes, she was grieving for Yagami's death.
  • She also had her remaining lifespan cut in half twice from two eye trades. Once with Rem and once with Ryuk.

Having halved her life twice, it's hardly a coincidence that she would die so quickly. The fact that there's a concept of "remaining lifespan" already implies some sort of predetermination in the series.

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So u mean to say that as she had the long lifespan given by Rem to her, she COULDN'T die?? –  Adeetya Dec 26 '13 at 20:01
    
No, I'm saying that she cut her original lifespan in half twice. So it's not at all a surprise that she would die before the series ended. –  Mysticial Dec 26 '13 at 20:03
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It doesn't really matter that Misa had halved her life twice, since Rem intervened to prevent her death, provoking her own death, but skipping Misa's prematured ending. –  Flamma Dec 26 '13 at 20:23
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Since Rem killed herself to extend Misa's life, all of Rem's remaining life would have been added to hers, just like when the first Shinigami saved her. If that is the case, then her getting her life span halved twice would have been wouldn't be such a big deal. Her life span was extended again AFTER she halved it twice.

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