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Death Note is a manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, with various adaptations. The protagonist, Yagami Light, finds a notebook which can be used to kill anyone, and tries to use this to reform society as he sees fit.

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Can I increase my lifespan by killing myself using the Death Note?

Suppose I wrote that I will be killed by a UFO falling from space in the year 2315 while I am lifting. Will the Note increase my lifespan? In other words, will I still be alive by then?
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Is it possible to kill people indirectly with the Death Note?

Rule X in the Death Note states: Whether the cause of the individual's death is either a suicide or accident, if the death leads to the death of more than the intended, the person will simply ...
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What was L's real name?

I watched through Death Note once, and I never remember hearing L's name, even after he died. What was L's real name, or did he never have one (it was never said)?
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Can an adult be killed using the Death Note, by remembering their childhood face while writing the name?

To kill a person using the Death Note, you are required to think of their face while writing their name. If the Death Note user last saw a person decades ago when he was a child, but has no idea ...
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How far can you manipulate someone with a Death Note?

We know that if you kill a person via a disease, the Death Note isn't limited to the 23 day rule. Now those who have watched death note know, you can manipulate a person to an extent. So my question ...
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Killing Conjoined Twins using Death Note

There are Mr. A and Mr. B. They are conjoined twins who each has their own set of organs except for the heart. I write the name of Mr. A while imagining his face, with the cause of death being falling ...
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What happens if a person can't die of a heart attack?

What would happen if a person wasn't able to die of a heart attack since they use a pacemaker or are connected to medical equipment that pumps blood for them? This can create some sub-questions, if ...
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Why does the Death Note never run out of pages?

It is kind of intriguing the Death Note never runs out of pages... How to Use: XXXI The number of pages of the Death Note will never run out. Source Since it's made of an unknown matter it's not ...
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Is Misa Amane's early death a plothole in Death Note?

According to the wiki, when a Shinigami dies, their remaining lifespan is given to the human they saved. Shinigami who die are reduced to dust, and their remaining lifespan is given to the human ...
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Why did Rem kill L?

I know that it was Light's plan to make Misa look suspicious again so that Rem would kill L. But why did she think that Misa was going to be executed? Was it because her lifespan was shortened again? ...
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Will a person die when their name is written in the situation of death?

The answer by Imprfectluck at this question made me wonder what would happen to people whose name was written down in the details of another persons death. For example: John Doe dies after his date ...
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Questions about nationalities and languages in Death Note

In the Death Note 2015 series, some people sometimes speak English. For instance when Raye Penber and Bell talk and when Lind L Tailor comes out on TV, it's in English. The Death Note anime of course ...
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How did Ryuk trick the King of Death Gods?

In chapter 27, Misa says Ryuuku tricked the king of the gods of death to get the second death note that kira is using. Does anybody know how Ryuk tricked the king of Gods and got his Death Note?
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Why was Ryuk tied to Light's Death Note?

In How to Use: XIII, in the second point it says The god of Death always remains with the owner of the Death Note. indicating that a Shinigami will remain with the owner of their Death Note, Light ...
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What name will Shinigami Eyes show above the head of a person who changed their name?

So let's say, Bob Schösel changes his name to Derkie Duckface. Would a person with shinigami eyes see Duckface's original name, or the name that is currently used?
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Why did Near start to suspect the presence of a second Death Note?

At what point and why did Near start to suspect the presence of a second Death Note? How and why did he consider that Mikami used a faked one?
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Death Note 23 Day rule?

Okay, first read this rule: In the Death Note, you cannot set the death date longer than the victim’s original life span. Even if the victim’s death is set in the Death Note beyond his/her original ...
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Do people who use the Death Note become Shinigami themselves?

In both the Death Note manga and anime, it is stated multiple times by Ryuk that once you use the Death Note, a human can go to neither Heaven nor Hell. However, it is hinted in an additional movie ...
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Is a person who wasn't named by his/her parents immune to the Death Note?

If a person's parents didn't name him/her, does this make him/her immune to Death Note? What would a Shinigami contractor see looking at this specific person? By the way, nicknames don't count as ...
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Why didn't L check Light's handwriting?

Why didn't L check Yagami Light's handwriting and try to match that to the handwriting in the Death Note when he had the notebook?
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Did Light Actually Like L (in a friendship way)?

When I watched episode 25 of Death Note (AKA the one when L, Watari, and Rem died), I noticed that Light was strangely kind to L. Is that because he was nice to L before he died, or because he ...
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Why is there an entire Death Note if only one page is enough?

After discussing the matter of whether the Death Note will ever run out of pages, it appears to me that there is another unclear matter, which is whether the page itself can ever run out? You can ...
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What did Light write before killing Shibuimaru Takuo?

So I decided to rewatch Death Note. In the first episode, there's a motorcyclist called Shibuimaru Takuo - Light's second victim. In the scene where he is about to kill him, according to my subtitles, ...
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Why is the ending of Death Note in the anime so different from the manga?

Even though I haven't read the end of the manga very carefully, I did notice that a lot of the details were changed, or even omitted completely, in the end of the anime. I don't understand why the ...
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Death Note: Old age as cause of death?

If you would write something like: "Bob Hyrule dies of old age", would this work?
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Can a person shorten their own life by using the Death Note?

I was reading about the rules of the Death Note on Death Note wiki and I came across this certain rule... A person can shorten his/her own life by using the note. What does this rule mean? Does ...
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Do all the children in Wammy's House receive codenames?

Everyone who watched Death Note knows that L was raised in a orphanage called Wammy's House. So, L's Name was L Lawliet. Near's is Nate River, and Mello's was Mihael Keehl. Does every child of Wammy'...
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Why didn't the Task Force capture Misa Amane?

After the final meeting and Light's death, everyone in the room knew the truth. They knew that the 13 day rule was fake, and the rule about destroying the Death Note was fake, too. They also had ...
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Could I kill myself with a Death Note?

On the bottom left paragraph, it reads: You will not die if you write your own name in here, but it's not recommended. This page is taken from the pilot chapter of Death Note. Would the manga ...
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How long can you manipulate a person with a Death Note?

If you write die of disease with a specific disease's name and the person's time of death, there must be a sufficient amount of time for the disease to progress. If the set time is too tight, the ...
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Is it common to tell people how you spell your name in Japan?

In Death Note when Light introduces himself to Naomi Misora, he gives his full name and tells her how to spell it in Japanese. When she gives her name, she also tells him how to spell it. The ...
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How did N come to the conclusion that Light Yagami was Kira?

Even though L had his suspicions about Light, he was not sure that Light was Kira and he couldn't prove it either. However, N was able to do so. What evidences led N to believe that Light Yagami was ...
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Is Ryuk the only one who can kill Light?

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 ...
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Can Death Note misfire if a person changes their name and appearance to that of another person?

Suppose that there is Mr. A, who received a plastic surgery to have the same face as Mr. B and changed his name to Mr. B. He uses this name for years and everyone knows him as Mr. B now. I then get to ...
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What was the intent for making Rem sacrifice herself for Misa?

We know Light is clever and smart and almost devilish? But I don't understand why Light wanted Rem out of the way? What was his motive and what would have happened if it went wrong?
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Can you conditionally kill someone with the death note?

Lets say you write "some dude dies of a heart attack at 3:00 PM if it is cloudy out". Does the dude die? What if you said "some dude commits suicide by gun at 3:00 PM if it is cloudy out", so that it ...
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When was the 23 day rule in Death Note revealed?

In episode 34 Near asks Mogi how long you can manipulate a victim before their death. He replies 23 days because the Yotsuba incident proved this? When in the data from the Yotsuba incident was this ...
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Is the death note 23 days rule inconsistent?

We all know about the 23 day rule. Well. I've been rewatching the series, and I've found something strange in episode 8... At 4:10 (youtube) Light asks Ryuk if you can use any date, as long it's ...
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Another question about the 23 day rule

Let's say there are two people with Death Notes, John Zeürtö and Bob Schnittlauchkäsebrot. John Zeürtö writes: Bob Schnittlauchkäsebrot dies 23 days after the latter willingly forfeits ownership ...
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Can a death note have multiple owners?

In episode 23/24, Light killed Higuchi to become the owner of his Death Note. It was important that he hold the Death Note so that he wouldn't lose his memory again. After he killed Higuchi, he became ...
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What happens to the lifespan not collected by Shinigami?

In the Rules of the Death Note (i can't remember exactly which rule) and said by Ryuk himself when he was explaining things to Light ealry in the series, the main difference between a Human using the ...
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Was Light actually a friend to L?

I know L said Light was his first friend but did he mean it? Yes we know L is a liar and knew Light was Kira the whole time but what if, during the time Light lost his memories, L thought of Light as ...
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Do the Wammy's House members speak to each other in English?

Related to this question: Questions about nationalities and languages in Death Note It seems the Death Note 2015 series tries to incorporate the English language when appropriate, but even though ...
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If a Death Note user specifies, along with the actual target, the name of a person whose face the user doesn't know, will that person live?

It has been confirmed by L that if a person's name is written in the Death Note, and they are written to die in a form that specifies another person's name, (like "L Lawliet will die after he deletes ...
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How could Beyond Birthday read lifespans?

Some of you may know Beyond Birthday. He was born with Shinigami eyes so he didn't need to make the Shinigami eye deal. So, Beyond Birthday's victims were supposed to die soon, because their lifespans ...
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Why didn't the experimentation for the 13-day rule push through?

Ep25 spoiler apparently everyone seems to have forgotten about the test. What happened? I seem to recall most of the task force disagreed with L and then
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Is there a way to kill Shinigamis with a death note?

I know that if you write the name of a shinigami in a notebook he won't die. But let's say I would write something like this: 7.11.2014. John Zeürtö gets scared to death. At 11:30, John Zeürtö ...
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Can you protect yourself from a death note by changing your eye color?

So. In order to kill somebody with the death note, you have to know his face and name. Let's say, Bob knows both, and wants to kill John. Now he hasn't a picture of John, but he remembers his face and ...
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