Hello! I wanted to know if I could make my Profile Page into a Gallery for the OPs and EDs. I added the official translations from VIZ Media on their own pages, but I wanted to use it in case someone wanted to know where they came from. Of course the videos and images would not be used on main pages as they have the subtitles on them.
Yuri, because she knows she's only got one date with Light and even a busjacking, bullets flying over her head, and witnessing the violent death of a man isn't going to make her give that up, and then she never tells anyone about it. She's smart enough to not get involved in any of that shit or let it ruin her day.
I would say L. While I am more of a fan of Light, his ego got in the way of his thinking near the end, which led to his loss. L also had his own ego, but he knew following what he knew was right would lead to his victory against Light even in death, which is why he had a plan for his successors.
Sorry to butt in, but here are some of my few cents:
See, one would just say Near is not as smart as L, and I'm not taken aback by this. However, it's important to note that while Near studied to be L for years, L had experience, which teaches one better than any textbook can. So, Near has far less experience than L, which justifies his intellectual inferiority. And then, there's Light. The thing is, Light has a generally healthy lifestyle, eating healthy, playing sports, and having a perfect amount of sleep, so that'd give him an edge in intelligence. Light implied that had he not slept the perfect way he already does, his grades and stuff would decline. BUT, L is super intelligent as is despite such an unhealthy lifestyle. BUT THEN AGAIN, Light is 7 whole years younger than L, and that's a huge difference, especially considering that Light's still considered a teenager at the start of the series.
Sooo, the closest thing we could do is compare Light at the end of the series to L at the beginning of the series. So, it's still hard to say considering L had 3,500 cases of experience while Light simply helped in two, and I highly doubt Light had to solve many cases as L during the timeskip. However, Light's psychoanalysis skills are better than ever, he was able to analyze and predict what each person would do:
While L managed to analyze:
Meanwhile, Light in Part I:
Also, let's look at how Light analyzed each person, and any possible justifications:
Matsuda: He predicted Matsu would suggest taking the Eye deal. However, considering he spent four years extremely close to the Task Force, it isn't that much of a feat.
Mogi: He knew that Mogi wouldn't be the kind to spill info to Near. However, again, four years does something, no real psychoanalysis skills required.
Near/Mello: He knew Near would swap the notebooks based off of how Near would approach things, and he thought Takada's kidnapping was moreso something Mello would do. However, they are indeed his main opponents; however, Light had many, many other things to think of besides them during Part II, like the Task Force and Kira's regime, plus there's the fact that the entire time Light had to analyze them based off of anonymous interactions.
Demegawa: Bleh, anyone'd know this guy's too greedy and selfish, nothing special.
Misa: He's been spending years and years with her, not too hard to predict the kinds of things she'd do.
Soichiro: Light's spent his entire life with this man, so yeah.
L: His main opponent. Plus L also analyzed everything Light would do, and at the moment we're comparing them both so this doesn't mean much
Yuri: Predicted she wouldn't brag about the date; however, he's spent many years with her at school.
Rem: Part of his Yotsuba plan, he managed to analyze just what Rem would do to save Misa. However, the only thing he had to know was "Rem cares about Misa" and based his actions off that so yeah, not too special.
Namikawa: Knew he wasn't Kira, but L did the same and at the moment we're comparing them both so it doesn't mean much.
Now, as for L:
Naomi: He only interacted with Naomi once in person and the rest of his interactions were through a computer screen, so it's quite a feat that he managed to analyze the kinda approach she'd take from Raye's death.
Light: His main opponent. Plus Light also analyzed everything L would do, and at the moment we're comparing them both so this doesn't mean much.
Namikawa: Knew he wasn't Kira, but L did the same and at the moment we're comparing them both so it doesn't mean much.
Soichiro: L knew a very specific thing Soichiro would do, that he would kill Light then kill himself, and keep in mind that he's known Soichiro for some months compared to Light's entire life, so yeah, great.
So Light's amazing analyses are Mello and Near, while L's amazing analyses are on Naomi and Soichiro. So yeah, it's kinda equal. However, during the timeskip, Light is still really healthy considering he still looks really hot, and judging from how he recommended the Task Force to take a break once, he still seems to manage the stress from playing three distinct personalities pretty well and doesn't seem to be losing much sleep. However, despite having poorer health, L still had years and years of experience and a minimum of 3,500 cases he solved, so yeah, I'd say Light takes the cake here for the smartest person between Light and L. It's also worth noting that Light and L, for the majority of their battle, knew each other in person, while Light, while analyzing Near and Mello, never met them in person.
Keep in mind that I'm not really using the game as a reference. See, while Light did indeed beat L fair and square at equal footing (I say equal footing because while Light had supernatural elements despite limited resources, L had A LOOOT of resources, so while Light had a weak offense due to limited resources and strong defense due to knowing how to counter L's realistic resources, L had a weak defense not knowing how to counter the supernatural stuff properly while having a strong offense with all these resources), one could still say L outwitted Light by preparing backups, so it's kinda up to personal interpretation from there on.
As for Near. Now I like to believe Near is smarter than L, because of the thematic consistency. See, Mello was an extreme version of L's initiative with some of L's intellect, and since we know Near represents L's intellect and that Near still took some initiative, that must mean that Near was an extreme version of L's intellect with some of L's initiative. And since both of their strengths were at extremes while inheriting some of the other's strengths, that's why both of them together would take down Light super easily.
Now, we just have to pit Near against Light. So, Near won against Light, but with L solving half the case, and Mello's help (sure, Mello did indeed deprive Near of most of Near's resources, the SPK, but Mello did more good than harm, considering he was the catalyst to Near deducing who Kira is with the kidnappings plus his death at the end). But then again, there is the fact that Near severely overestimated himself and thought Light was an utter idiot for most the battle, but Light thought the same about Near. Buuuut, Near is indeed younger than Light, with Light having reached past the 18-year old mark at that point of the series while Near was just barely 18, being 17 for a decently large chunk too. Plus, while Light didn't have much experience, Near still had much less than Light, the Kira case being his first case, plus Light still had years of being L.
See, during the timeskip Light must have still done some tricks and lies to avoid suspicion from the Task Force like he did in Part II, but nothing like his battle with L, and Near/Mello, judging from Ryuk's comment of how things were getting "interesting" again during Mello's kidnapping shitsies. So while Light didn't necessarily lift exhausting and excessive weights daily (considering he wasn't too stressed), he still did moderately healthy cardio every day during the timeskip. So yeah, Near still had much less experience than Light did. H O W E V E R, Near did indeed participate in a lot of challenges with Mello in Wammy's, and we can assume these challenges teaches one how to be L properly, BUTTTTTT Light did indeed have a detective as father and he must have studied his father and detective-work judging from how that's his hobby, how he helped with two cases, and how he's studying to be a detective.
So, Near was indeed inferior to Light during the game, but that's while Near is younger, had less experience, and was much less healthier. So it's kinda ambiguous as to who would be smarter, but I'd personally go with Near.
Disregarding anything regarding age, experience, health or whatever, L is smarter than Light. Reason I say that is because when Light and L were in a helicopter together, L knew how to pilot one instantly his first try and, judging from Light's shocked reaction, Light wouldn't have been able to do such a thing.
hey! I'm writing to tell you that I discovered a music video based on death note... or pretty much, it's a k-pop video called "play with me", this is the link if you wanna take a look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP7dMPSqtO0... I was thinking that you can add a new page about it or add it as a curious fact, it's pretty interesting I think... let me know in any case, bye :)
So, with the announcement that the 2017 production was filmed and will be broadcast in December and January, would it be worth it to ensure that the wiki has access to uploads of the recordings when the time comes? The 2015 versions have the screen names of the uploaders credited in sinnesspiel's subtitles; maybe we could try to get in touch with some of them to see if they can share the 2017 versions, too?
On a different note, when such a time comes that the 2015 versions is fully subbed with all the original English lyrics, I intend to upload both versions in their entirety (one big video for each version). Would we want to link those on the musical's video gallery page for archival purposes?
The entire musical (raw or subtitled) should not be provided here, for the same reason that we don't provide entire films or episodes. The wiki isn't a place for facilitating downloads like that. Acquiring the musical, even for wiki-related research, will need to be done elsewhere. If we were to include any subtitled clips, it should be with the translated subtitles.
Feel free to discuss this with me on the wiki Discord server. I'll be on later and over the weekend.
Makes sense. I wasn't sure, since the production isn't available to purchase anywhere (to my knowledge), and, to my knowledge, recorded televised broadcasts are (in the US, at least) legally gray bordering on totally legal until someone revises the laws for the internet age.
How do I access the Discord server? I literally just joined Discord last week, and am new to the whole Discord thing.
Good evening KylaraE. First let me thank you for all your contributions to this wikia. I still remember when this wikia was new several years ago when I first started editing here and after the hard work of users like you we have really come a long way.
I wanted to ask, based on some of the edits you have done on a few DN:LNW, would you happen to have a summary or translated version of the DN:LNW novel? I was thinking of creating a page for it and adding the summary there for curious users such as myself. Or did you want to create the page yourself?
Good evening! And thanks, Munch. The page could definitely use some work. I don't have a summary or translation, I just have the actual Japanese novel and I can skim it and catch the basics.
Thanks for the kind words. It's definitely a group effort, and I'm glad I can contribute to the wiki's continued growth. Thank you for your contributions as well, and it's always nice to see our regulars around!
How do you feel about changing "Character" to Personality and having a background section on articles? Feels odd having background information in some characters' Character section and still having a background section.
I also propose the background section be the very first section shown.
Unless something's inappropriate (I once deleted a swastika wtf), I'm not too concerned about the images. I'd rather put energy into building the visible part of the wiki than cleaning up the dark corners that no one really sees. And at least a couple of the images you had marked were in use? If you mark them, I'll eventually go through them.
Tagging the deleted videos really helps though, since I can try to find replacements for them. I made a YouTube account to reupload videos for documenting at the wiki. After the second LINE commercial was deleted and is now apparently completely erased from all existence (Light had a fantastic manic laugh in that one and I will miss it), I've been downloading videos just in case. The deleted Othellonia trailers are now replaced with working videos.
I don't believe any of the images I tagged were in use anywhere of importance. (most were fanon or terrible quality and not in use) Usually, most wikias don't want images uploaded for the sole purpose of profile or forum use. If you want to share an image, an outside link can be used.
I propose that Netflix characters (ex. Light Turner, James Turner, Mia Sutton) be given their separate pages and their images and info are not on the Light Yagami, Soichiro Yagami and Misa Amane pages. Exceptions for Ryuk, L and Watari, since those three characters are from the manga itself, while the former three are based off of Yagami Light, Soichiro and Misa.
All the Netflix characters are based off the original characters, whether their names were changed or not. Ryuk, L, and Watari are just as different from their original characters as Light, Mia, and James. Light from the Japanese film series and the Light from the TV drama are also vastly different characters, but we don't give them separate pages either.
The characters are always going to be changed in adaptations, and I don't think we need completely different pages for them.