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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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Is it possible to have absolute obedience using Death Note?

We've seen Light completely manipulating the robber in the bus-accident case (in which he figured out the identity of the FBI stalker). At the end, though the robber died, but everything went ...
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Why didn't Light Yagami tell Teru mikami that he can kill people using just the paper?

What I'm trying to say is should Light tell Teru that killing from scrape paper is possible, then if Teru kept a real deathnote paper with him 24/7, surely that in the final showdown, whoever names ...
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How did Mello know how to help Near in Death Note?

In the end of Death Note, Near would've been lost if Mello didn't help him. That makes me think why Near who is always be careful (isn't like L or Mello) didn't find out about the possibility of fake ...
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Can someone stop the cause of death after someone writes the details in the Death Note?

Let's say I had a Death Note. If I wrote someone's name in the book and then wrote details of the death, can an individual stop the cause of death and the actual death entirely or will the death still ...
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How did Light know that Hideki Ryuga is the real L?

While watching the Death Note anime, I noticed that there was one incident when Hideki Ryuga told Light that he is the real L. Well, at that time Light was not sure if he was the real L because he ...
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Could a blind person with a death note exchange half their life to see again?

One of the rules of the death note says that if someone makes the shinigami eyes deal they will have excellent vision regardless of their previous vision. The rule in question, (listed under the ...
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Why does Light Yagami shuffle the two death notes?

Light Yagami gives a death note to Rem and asks Rem to give it to Ryuk. Then Ryuk drops the book according to Light's order. Light then takes back Misa's book while doing something similar with his ...
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Why doesn't Misa Amane regain her memory when she touches the death note?

Light Yagami gets back his memory when he touches the death note. But Misa does not get back her memories when removing touches her with a piece of paper from the death note. Why?
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How does Near prove that Light is Kira by seeing Kiyomi's name in Teru's death note?

Both Teru Mikami and Light Yagami write Kiyomi's name in their death notes the only difference being the time of death they specify. But in what way does this help Near to prove that Light is Kira? ...
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Can the Death Note manipulate people whose names aren't written in it?

For example let's say James wrote: "Bob Schneider gets stabbed at 13:30 by his best friend. Dies of blood loss one hour later." Would the Death Note control his friend whose name isn't written in the ...
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How did Kal Snyder end up as the death note owner?

When Higuchi died, the original death note was in hands of Light, so he becomes the owner again. After L dies, and Mello exchanges that death note for Sayu, how did Kal Snyder end up as the owner, if ...
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In Death Note, is it ever revealed what “L” stands for? [duplicate]

In Season 2, we meet L's successors, "M" (Mellow) and "N" (Near). Seeing how they are his successors and were all raised in the same institute, L must also stand for something.
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Looking for a special Death Note chapter

I read Death Note for the first time about 10 years ago. I remember of a special chapter at the end, which I was not able to find, even in the manga (I own them all - or I think I do): Answer: Anki ...
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Does a Shinigami still die if they extend a human life without knowing it?

I've started watching Death Note and I'm a bit confused on an aspect of Shinigami. In episode 12: If a Shinigami killed a person at random who was planning to murder a person the next day, he would ...
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How was Light able to maintain his academic performance?

After Light got the Death Note, he started writing criminals' names and killing them. Even after L made his first appearance and said that he would find Kira, then Light was thrilled up and accepted ...
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Where does the word “Kira” come from, or what does it stand for?

Actually, the title is pretty clear. I was wondering and came up with some ideas like that it sounds like "killer" in Japanese. Or does it have a special meaning or anything?
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How old was L in the Death Note series?

In the Death Note series, it is seen that while L and Soichiro Yagami are observing Light through the cameras, L says that he used to do a lot of pointless things at the age of seventeen. Later, ...
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Raye Penber's fiancée's part opens up a loophole in DeathNote

Raye Penber's fiancée who had come to give the tip about Kira (she deduced most of the Kira's tactics even before L!), and Light Yagami's encounter was missed by the receptionist/L at the police head ...
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Do apples grow on trees in the Shinigami realm?

In the Shinigami realm, there are other apples, that taste like sand, according to Misa Amane. Do these apples grow on trees in the Shinigami realm? I think they may rather grow on a plant, close to ...
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Does writing an alias in the Death Note count as misspelling the name?

This question is inspired by the following rule of the Death Note (source: deathnote.wikia.com): If a Death Note owner accidentally misspells a name four times, that person will be free from being ...
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Does the Death Note corrupt the mind of a human user? [closed]

I noticed that when Light Yagami got the Death Note he became evil, so it made me wonder if the Death Note has the ability to corrupt a human user.
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What happened to the Death Note?

I realize that they (Near and the police) probably hid it somewhere, but after Light dies, would yet another Kira appear? Or would Ryuk take it back? I'm assuming the latter, but when Light dies, Near ...
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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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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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What happened to the second kira?

After Light and Misa were cleared, everyone seemed to just forget about that there's more than one kira. What was up with that? I seem to recall Light instructed Misa to make a response to the task ...
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Was Misa accessible to Light in the way that this proposition assumes?

There's this video that proposes how Light could have beaten Near. A critical element of the proposition is that Misa is accessible to Light, but was she? I seem to recall Misa was in the custody of ...
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Why didn't L check for fingerprints or hair?

Related to this: Death note handwriting check A lot of DNA must have rubbed off on the Death Notes. Unless the Death Note has a rule about fingerprints or DNA, I don't see how this isn't a plothole.
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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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Why didn't the experimentation for the 13-day rule push through?

In the episode where L dies, he mentions wanting to test the 13-day rule. If the 13-day rule is disproven, Light and Misa become suspects again. L dies and then apparently everyone seems to have ...
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In which Death Note manga chapter does L die?

I want to start reading Death Note manga but I have already seen the anime till L's death. Which manga chapter should I start reading from?
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In what order should I watch the Death Note movies?

I recently watched the Death Note anime and I found there are two movies. Is there an order I should watch them in?
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A plothole in Death Note The Last Name?

I just noticed something. So in death note the last name, L got the death note, after he watched Misa killing criminals with the death note. He then replaced her death note with a fake one. But here's ...
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Why didn't anyone question how Misa Misa killed Kaneboshi?

In episode 21, Misa Misa killed Kaneboshi with the help of Rem. Why didn't anyone question how she did it? Or did everyone assumed Higuchi did it?
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Can you manipulate someone's memories?

So. I now know that you can manipulate someone's thoughts. For example: Naomi Misora. But what I'm asking myself is, whether or not you can manipulate someone's memories. For example, Bob and John ...
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Can you manipulate someone's thoughts with the death note?

So let's say I write: Bob Shneizel Car Accident. Forgets where he lives, and then thinks about how awesome he is. Then he gets killed in a car accident at 9:30. Would that (manipulating someone's ...
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Can someone become immune to the Death Note by using plastic surgery? [duplicate]

If someone were to change his face through plastic surgery, would he become immune to the Death Note?
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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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Was it really necessary to take such precautions to confine Misa

They rendered Misa completely immobile and blindfolded her and kept her like this for 40 days. Physically, she wasn't a threat to anyone and she couldn’t have possibly broken out of the cell. Even ...
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Can you physically stop someone from commiting suicide?

Once you write suicide as the cause of death, the Death Note possesses victim and they commit suicide e.g. Naiomi Misora. What would happen if you were to physically prevent that person from killing ...
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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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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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Can you manipulate a person using an alias with the death note?

So. Let's say John has a death note. Now there's a killer on the run, and John doesn't know his name and face. Now he writes the name of a criminal in his death note, to indirectly catch the killer. ...
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Can a person kill another person even if that person does not possess the Death Note?

In "Death Note: How to use it VIII", it states that "Even if you do not actually possess the Death Note, the effect will be the same if you can recognize the person and his/her name to place in ...
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How much of the manga does the Death Note musical cover?

How much of the DEATH NOTE manga does the Frank Wildhorn theatrical musical cover? (More info in English is here.) (I gather that the Korean production is a translation of the same script rather than ...
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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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Do Death Note users with Shinigami Eyes see in a red tint?

In several occasions, for example, when Mikami used his Shinigami Eyes to see everyone's name in the final episode, he saw in a red tint. Is this only done for dramatic effect, or do they generally ...
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Can Death Note be used to indirectly kill more than one person by killing the driver of a train/bus/plane? [duplicate]

If you state "Jack Hare" will die at precisely 15:00 12/03/14 without stating the location, and you write this without knowing where they will be at the time, and the person goes to work as per normal,...
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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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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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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 ...