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It isn't a plothole. There's a rule in the Death Note that specifically covers this. The use of the Death Note in the human world sometimes affects other human's lives or shortens their original life-span, even though their names are not actually written in the Death Note itself. In these cases, no matter the cause, the god of death sees only the original ...


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3.6 in Japanese measurement is the equivalent of 72/20 in American measurement. That's considered to be Excellent eyesight. It's not that you see 3.6 times further, you are able to distinguish, 3.6 times more detail in the image you get (read, 3.6 times smaller details).


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From the Death Note Wikia: Ryuk offers to make a deal with Light for the “Shinigami Eyes.” Light refuses the deal, stating that he needs to live in order to rule over his utopian world. He asks Ryuk if there is anything else that he should know about the Death Note, and Ryuk says probably not.


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As stated in the wikia, L's age is 24-25 years old. Also, in Death Note 13: How to Read, it is stated that L was born on October 31, 1979 and died on November 5, 2004. From this we can calculate that L was 25 years old at the time of his death.


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From what I remember (although I don't know enough Japanese to confirm this), he was trying every possible different spelling for the name of the victim. The Death Note wiki page on the first episode also states this as a fact (in the sixth paragraph in the synopsis. Now, if you've already watched the series and are currently re-watching it, you're already ...


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This might be my personal opinion, but this does not look like the face that a person would show his friend when that friend is dying. Light had been pretending to be L's friend for a while, so by (over-)reacting he achieved two things. The first would be keeping his image and the second would be giving him a reason to go looking for the Death Note, that he ...


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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 ...


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Himself. And only himself. Yagami Light truly perceived himself as a god where everyone else was a lower being. He explained in one segment that his lifespan is too valuable to make a deal for the shinigami eyes. Yet for even his closest allies (Misa) or even his family, their lives can be easily discarded. Light did not truly love anyone other than himself....


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N researched the past, so much of his conclusions match L's, so I will start from the beginning as to why N (and L) thought Light was the killer. Chapter 2/Episode 2 (19:11): The killer must be in the Kanto region. Chapter 3/Episode 3 (3:35): The killer must be a student. Chapter 4/Episode 3 (10:40): The killer must be a relative of the police. Chapter 11/...


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In chapter 71, Light was setting up a plan that would prove himself to be innocent of being the killer (Kira); would give the NPA (National Police Agency of Japan) the advantage over Mello; and would keep him safe if Mello would ever get hold of his picture. In order to kill Mello, he made preparations for a raid to take place at November 10 at 23:59. ...


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I don't think we're told how many years Gelus or Rem had. Ryuk said that Shinigami were lazy and only write names now to extend their life, and doing more than that would be seen as "working too hard". If we think about it, Shinigami might be sooo lazy that they might only extend their own life when they have very little time left, then find some young ...


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According to both the Death Note Character list on Wikipedia and the L character page on the Death Note Wikia, his full name is L Lawliet. He does have several aliases that sound more like real names but L seems to be his actual name. From the L Wikipedia page: Tsugumi Ohba, the writer of the series [...] For L's name, he wanted to use a single letter ...


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Just reread the manga and it turn out it was the police, probably with L help, that concluded the fact that Kira need both name and face from Death Note Chapter 11 One, page 5 Matsuda: He needs to know names? Is that true? I've heard he only needs to know the face Chief Yagami: Criminals whose names were either wrong or kept hidden survived some mass ...


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Summary There are a lot of differences between the Death Note Manga and it’s Anime adaptation, but they’re mostly minor differences, with the overall story being the same. Compared to the Manga, the Anime has had some scenes removed, new ones added, and some included scenes have been altered. I’ll go over some of the more notable changes, but this won’t be ...


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People who name is not written in the note shall not die due someone else that will die due his name being in the Death Note, both rules can be boiled down to that. That is what the If the death leads to the death of more than the intended means. As long as the death of the person leads to someone else dead, or the conditions prior death can cause death to ...


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According to the first rule in How To Use III If the time of death is written within 40 seconds after writing the cause of death as a heart attack, the time of death can be manipulated, and the time can go into effect within 40 seconds after writing the name. So the time of death (e.g. "NOW") won't go into effect for 40 seconds.


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Presumably to both keep himself safe and give himself business. L has presumably put away a lot of people. Probably incredibly smart people, given that it required someone at L's level to catch them. It's easy to see at least one of these people holding a grudge or having friends who would want revenge. Keeping his name and face secret offers him ...


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According to How to use II: The owner of the note can recognize the image and voice of the original owner, i.e. a god of death. Therefore the only explanation for Light being able to see Ryuk would be, that Ryuk is the original owner. But how did Ryuk become the owner of Sidoh's Death Note? As I explained at How did Ryuk trick the King of Death Gods?, it ...


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David Connnor should be enough, in How to Use I it says This note will not take effect unless the writer has the person's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected. That alone should be enough. if, by some genetic miracle, 2 identical people with the same name existed then adding the person'...


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I'll attempt an answer. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with this per se, given the Death Note rules as I remember them. If sea monsters (or aliens) existed, this would be hypothetically fine as long as the conditions for such scenarios coming into play (e.g. A's journey to the sea doesn't take 24 days, or A doesn't have to fly from Urumqi to the ...


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In episode 2, at around 12 minutes, Light explains that the name Kira was taken from the English word "killer".


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The human would indeed gain 500 years to his lifespan. Shinigami who die are reduced to dust, and their remaining lifespan is given to the human they saved. wiki It is very unlikely to see that human live those 500 years though. Shinigami are lazy and don't want to be bothered with the human world too much, so the human would become an eagerly desired ...


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The title of this question is misleading, because "another flaw" assumes there was a first flaw. Death Note avoids plot holes more rigorously than perhaps any other series in existence. Whenever someone misunderstands or forgets some element of the storyline, they tend to think their misunderstanding must be a flaw in the story. The rule you're thinking of ...


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Some rule state that the eye of the shinigami did not work on drawings, no matter how perfect. It could apply a similar rule to the "face in mind".


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Basically, L told her what would happen, when she would be caught. Light made it pretty obvious that Misa was the new Killer, letting all evidence point in her direction. He made her kill people the instant she left the mansion. Especially since Misa was the original suspect for being the second killer. If it wasn't for the fake rule, Misa would have been ...


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Even though only one name is written in the Death Note, if it influences and causes other humans that are not written in it to die, the victim's cause of death will be a heart attack. Does rule XXVI not answer your question? Mathematically speaking you could rewrite it as follows. Causes others to die => (Cause = Heart-attack). Here you could see that ...


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There is no definitive information in the anime or manga on this particular question. So it MAY be possible, theoretically, to kill a Shinigami with a Death Note. However, regardless of that, in practice, it is impossible for a human to do it, for the following reasons: You don't have their name. Humans have no way of verifying a Shinigami's true name, much ...


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