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|Intent to Kill|
July 4, 2006
July 3, 2007
Light asks Near if he thinks that the notebook Aizawa has is real. Light brings up the possibility that he himself could have switched out that notebook with a fake one and buried the real one somewhere else. Light suggests that Near would test out the Death Note by writing both Light Yagami's and Teru Mikami's names. However, Near answers by saying that he had no intention of killing Kira; only catching him. He will also not announce that Kira was caught, and instead, Light will be confined in a place where he will be completely isolated.
As Light tries to convince everyone that Aizawa's notebook is a fake, he suddenly opens his watch and attempts to write Near's name in the piece of Death Note hidden there. Near notices, and Rester screams that he has a hidden piece. Matsuda, though, shoots Light in the hand in order to stop him from writing down a name. Light is surprised that Matsuda, who was always so loyal to him, would dare shoot him. He tells him to shoot Near and the others. Matsuda answers that Light drove Soichiro Yagami to his death, and he cannot forgive him.
Suddenly, Light picks up the piece of Death Note and starts to write Near's name with his blood. This time, Matsuda shoots him in the body and is successful in stopping him before he finishes writing the name. Matsuda once again points the gun to him and says that he will definitely kill him. The others, however, stop him from doing so.
The injured Light looks at Mikami and orders him to write everyone's names in the Death Note. However, Mikami screams that Light is no god and is the lowest of scum.
When he is approached by the other members of the investigation team, he writhes in desperation and calls out for Misa. Near calmly answers that she is in a hotel. He then calls out for Takada, but Near responds that she is dead. Light continues to writhe frantically.
Ohba said that the chapter title "Intent to Kill" relates to Light trying to kill Near with a piece of the Death Note in his watch, Matsuda trying to kill Light before he almost kills Near, and Light pleading for someone to kill Near.
- The events in this chapter are the final events taken from the manga storyline that were used in the anime. The next two chapters of the manga were ignored and an alternative ending was written for the anime where Light manages to flee the warehouse.