Only a god of death that has passed on their Death Note to a human is able to kill the owner of the Death Note**

This confuses me, because Light was able to kill Jack Neylon and Higuchi (although he wrote Higuchi's name on a paper from his notebook, so that maybe explains how he could have killed him). So, what does this rule exactly mean? Does this rule mean that if I write Light Yagami's name in a Death Note, he wouldn't die, since only Ryuk can kill him?

  • Where did you see this rule? Can you show reference. I don't remember such a rule though its possible I gave up my notebook and forgot. Worth noting it could be the active owner of the Death Note can only be killed by the shinigami, also worth noting owners of deathnote can kill themselves by writing their names into the notebook)
    – Quikstryke
    Oct 15, 2014 at 20:30

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  1. The owner of the Death Note cannot be killed by a god of death who is living in the world of the gods of death.
  2. Also, a god of death who comes to the human world, in the objective to kill the owner of the Death Note, will not be able to do so.
  3. Only a god of death that has passed on their Death Note to a human is able to kill the owner of the Death Note.

As the rules are grouped together, it seems they are related. In context, they imply that gods of death cannot kill Death Note owners with the exception of the original owner. Keep in mind that the rules seem to be a collection of observations; not the "programming language" of the Death Note. This means some wording may not be perfect. In practice, Light was able to kill Death Note owners whose original owners were not shown to also write down their names.

Also, note that everyone already has an expiration date so they are never immortal from non-Death Note related deaths.

That being said, that interpretation sounds as if an owner who found Misa's old notebook after the Shinigami was dead would effectively be immortal or at least immune to all Death Note users. This seems unlikely.

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    He wouldn't have died of bloot loss. Ryuk said, he didn't want to wait till Light dies in prison.
    – DarkYagami
    Oct 16, 2014 at 13:48
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    Ah, you are correct. I forgot that line. I guess that means someone would have caught him and gave him medical treatment before he died. Still means he could have died from whatever the cause of death in the prison would be though.
    – kaine
    Oct 16, 2014 at 13:51
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    I could remember that line because it's the last thing Ryuk says to my favorite character. Also i think Light would have died when his lifespan ended.
    – DarkYagami
    Oct 16, 2014 at 13:57
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    Wait you like Light, Dark? I wouldnt have guessed! Now I remember it the scene was amazing; I need to rewatch it.
    – kaine
    Oct 16, 2014 at 13:59
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    Lol. Yeah Light was my favorite character in Death Note. Even i don't like to see him die, his death scene was amazing.
    – DarkYagami
    Oct 16, 2014 at 14:00

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