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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 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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Could you avoid to die due to the death note if you have no heart in your body? [duplicate]

Death note states that if there's no other way a person would die due to a heart attack, but what if when you should die via the death note you have no heart? And no, that's not a silly question, ...
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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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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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Why didn't Rem die after killing Kaneboshi?

In the Death Note anime, Rem kills Ginzo Kaneboshi in episode 21 to help Misa convince Higuchi that she is the second Kira. But why didn't Rem die after this? If she died after killing Watari/L, but ...
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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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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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What does rule XXXV mean?

If a Death Note owner accidentally misspells a name four times, that person will be free from being killed by the Death Note. What does that rule mean? I think I'm misunderstanding it, and I'd like ...
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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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Why didn't Light just kill the Task Force?

I know that Light didn't want to kill his father in cold blood, but after his father, Soichiro Yagami, died, he could've just killed them. And then, Near accused L #2 of being Kira. Near only found ...
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Can a person do the shinigami eye deal without losing half of his lifespan?

Let's say, Bob has a death note. He gives up ownership, so that another one with shinigami eyes can tell him his lifespan. Bob is a genius, so he can calculate his death date. He writes his own name ...
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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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How would you write Light Yagami's name in the Death Note?

I don't know Japanese script, but Light would be spelled "Tsuki" which means "moon". So which of "Tsuki" or "Raito" can kill him? Would "Light" in English work? It seems the death note is a stickler ...
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Can a person die before their lifespan ends?

So we all know, that everyone in Death Note has a lifespan and one day, they'll die when their lifespan runs out. But doesn't that mean, that the victims who get killed by a serial killer are destined ...
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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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How can a death note shorten the lifespan of others?

The use of the Death Note in the human world sometimes affects other humans' lives or shortens their original life span, even though their names are not actually written in the Death Note itself. In ...
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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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Can a person who influences others lives be killed by a Death Note? [duplicate]

There's a rule, that a death note entry can't lead to another's dead. So here is a bad example: A has a bomb, which will explode, if his heart stops, (this bomb is extremely accurate, so if his heart ...
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Why did Rem die in The Last Name?

We all know, that in The Last Name, L survives, by writing his own name in the death note. But why did Rem die then? I mean a shinigami dies when he kills a person, in a way that saves the life of ...
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Is someone who wrote his name in the Death Note allowed to make the eye deal?

Bad example: Bob Hyrule writes his own name in the death note: Bob Hyrule, peaceful heart attack. Dies peacefully from a heart attack in 20 days. So let's say, he then decides to make the ...
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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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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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What happens when a human saves another one with a death note?

Since a shinigami dies when he saves a human with his death note, he dies. But when a human does it, he/she won't die. This makes me wondering what happens when a human saves another human with a ...
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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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How can a Shinigami drop its eyeballs?

So BB was born with the Shinigami eyes because a Shinigami dropped it's eyeballs. But how is this even possible? Did the Shinigami ripped out his eyes and then let them fall down to Earth? I just don'...
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Is there a way to give up ownership of the death note without losing the shingami eyes?

Let's say, John owns two death notes. One belongs to Ryuk and the other belongs to for Example Ragnarok. He makes the eyedeal with Ryuk, then, he gives ownership from the death note Ragnarok brought ...
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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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Was “Death Note” supposed to end at episode 25/chapter 58?

A friend told me that the writers of Death Note wanted to end it after L died, but kept on because in Shonen Jump, it's not common that the "evil" guy wins. Is he right?
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Can you protect People with the Death Note by writing their name in it? [duplicate]

A person whose name is written in a death note is immune to all other death notes. Are they immune to a bullet to the head or eating an arsenic cream pie, too? If so, would they have a sort of "luck ...
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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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Why did Light want to kill Near?

In Episode 37/Chapter 106, Light wants to kill Near. But what was his plan? Why did he want to kill Near? Was this because he was angry and wanted to kill the one who was responsible for his capture?
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Can someone own multiple death notes?

I know from this question that a death note could only belong to one person at a time, but I was wondering if the opposite was true--that one person could own multiple death notes. Could, say, that ...
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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 if you wrote “eaten by a gigantic sea-snake” in the Death Note?

I was wondering, suppose that I wrote in a Death Note, Person A in day x, month y, year z, hour h, minute i, second j, eaten by a gigantic sea-snake. A goes to the middle of the sea for diving....
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Can you extend your own life with the death note? [duplicate]

How to Use: LVIII By manipulating the death of a human that has influence over another human’s life, that human’s original life span can sometimes be lengthened. which means you can use the note ...
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Would it be possible to indirectly kill people?

When John Zeärtö would write: Johnny Riler Accident. Tomorrow Johnny Riler will receive a piece from the death note. He writes the true name from the person who uses the alias Xavier. Would that work? ...
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Can you kill a human with a Death Note in less than forty seconds?

If I were write in the Death Note: Bob Bold Heart attack NOW. Would that work?
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Must you write the full name of a person in the death note to kill them?

So let's say I wanted to kill, for example, David Connor with the death note. But his full name would be David Winston Connor. Must I write his full name, or is David Connor enough?
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Can you manipulate a person with a death note, if the cause of death is a disease?

If John Zeurto wrote something like this: Bob Doe Bradykardie. At 11:30pm Bob Doe sends a list of every SPK member to the email address: blala@gmail.com. Is it possible to manipulate someone ...
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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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Could a person do the shinigami deal without losing half his lifespan?

Quick question, if you trade half of your life for shinigami eyes and it happens to save your life, would you lose only half of the time you would have lived, or would you somehow lose half of the ...
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Can you manipulate someone with the Death Note, so that the person kills himself with the Death Note?

If I write: John Zeürtö kills himself by writing his name in the Death Note. Would he do so? (In this example, John also owns a Death Note)
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What does the Death Note consider as “original lifespan”?

I was reading this question and it got me thinking about what a person's "original lifespan" really was. Does the original lifespan mean the amount of time a person has from birth to death, ...
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Why didn't Light kill Mello?

In Episode 29, the NPA tries to capture/kill Mello. Soichiro Yagami gets the Shinigami Eyes and tells Light that Mello's real name is Mihael Keehl. So, Mello escapes because Soichiro Yagami couldn't ...
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Would the Shinigami eye deal have shortened Light's lifespan? [closed]

We know, that if a human makes the Shinigami eye deal, he will lose half of his remaining lifespan. But, let's say Light made the shinigami deal. He might have killed L earlier, thus prolonging his ...
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Does Near want to use the death note for himself?

Tsugumi Ohba, writer of Death Note, said that Near "becomes less likeable" as the story advances, citing Near's plan to take the notebook at a later point in the story. Ohba said that a negative ...
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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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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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Would Ryuk have died if he had killed the SPK?

In the manga, Light begs Ryuk, to kill everyone in that room. So let's say, Ryuk would have killed the Japanese Task Force and the SPK. Would Ryuk die after he killed them?
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What happens if you write in the death note, gets shot to death?

Do the Death Note rules permit the user to state "death by gunfire" as a cause of death?