How to Use: IXEdit
Where did these rules come from?Edit
What if...? Edit
Separate article for every rule Edit
Death leading to death Edit
- Heh, this question was raised in a doujinshi, and its answer was "she will live" (this plot instrument was used to "save" Misora Naomi). In fact there is no information in the manga which would reliably disprove this idea. There are lots of rules which redefine the borders of applicability for other rules, and slight contradictions between broad rules cannot be resolved without a non-existent specific rule... Because absolutely unexpected rules, which could not be predicted if guided by the trends of other rules, exist. But in fact such "guidance by the trends", if taken (inappropriately) into consideration, inclines to the thought, that the woman will die. Even born children are not considered equal to adult people in other rules, they cannot be neither owners or victims of the Note, and IMHO it's more likely to spring not from some special "care" of the death gods for children, but from the children's "inferiority". They are not full-value victims, their names and lifespans are not fixed yet, so their life and death does not count in the terms of the Death Note. Naturally, it is only my percepion, which can be totally wrong. *u_u* Ilanabendery 06:31, April 9, 2011 (UTC)
- Relevant rule: How To Use XLI-
- 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.
- Regardless if the death was intended for the mother alone, the unborn child will incidently suffer a shortening of his or her lifespan.
- I think the rule of not allowing one death to cause another means you were to explicitly write "Joe Doe kills Jack Doe". Now, if John Doe's death merely shortened Jack Doe's lifespan rather than outright killing him, then you have a loophole to the rule. Terumikamilookalike 07:34, July 22, 2011 (UTC)
- - is the answer yes or no ?
Mikami broke the rules. Edit
Regardless, the anime has always been a strict follower of the rules established by the manga. Otherwise, Light would have had no need to test the rules in episode 4 of the anime and made the discovery himself that you could not give someone an unnatural death.
Last Rule Edit
The last rule of the Death Note is that, 'Once dead, they can never come back to life', but then in the pilot episode, there was this concept about the Death Eraser, which can bring the ones killed via the Death Note back to life... It's a little confusing; can anyone clear this up?
Ikazuuyr13 18:03, March 2, 2012 (UTC)
The pilot takes place in an alternate continuity, meaning that it's not related to the Death Note universe which contains Light, L, etc. It's an entirely different story. The Pilot is basically a test of sorts. The authors submit it for the magazine (Shonen Jump) and it's published. At this point, the Pilot of a series is just used to form the basic concept of the story to see if readers like it, If it gets good feedback, it gains a place in Shonen Jump as a weekly series. Typically, the pilot concept undergoes multiple changes as the authors begin thinking about how to expand the story for the magazine. It's not uncommon for Pilot chapters to be drastically different from the main series'. For example, the Pilot of Bleach and the Pilot of Naruto. 23:49, March 2, 2012 (UTC)
Ah, thanks for clearing it up! =)
Ikazuuyr13 08:55, March 3, 2012 (UTC)
Contradictions with the series along with repeatings Edit
Was reading the rules here. Why you ask? 'Cause I was bored (Not to the extent that I'll be like Light or Ryuk, mind you). And I found that so many of these rules contradict with things that happened in the series, and that there were so many rules that were repeated in it. In a different form, yes, but the same rule. X29 21:30, January 16, 2013 (UTC)
according to this photo album:http://www.bebo.com/c/photos/view?MemberId=4059602878&PhotoAlbumId=4679438960&PhotoId=4679441497#photoId=4679533666
the rules on the wiki pg are not aligned they are missing the above pg which says:
How to use it
-Humans that have traded for theeye power of a god of death cannot see the name or lifespan of humans who have already passed away by looking at their photos.
Soichiro's Shinigami eyes Edit
- Actually, you do. Ownership was given to Soichiro so that he could make the Eye Trade.
- StillAlive (talk) 11:39, October 28, 2014 (UTC)
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 the blank.
I don't get this rule. I just don't get it. Can someone please explain this rule to me...?
How to use: XXXVII Edit
I don't find the last sentence in the Death Note ("The whole Death Note it can not be a piece or a page."). It's in the manga (chapter 47), but not on a page with the rules, so I suppose it should be changed into a note.Havelock ✍ 12:59, March 6, 2015 (UTC)
- if it's not there then feel free to do it but provide a ref which you did. your all set to edit it :) Munchvtec (talk) 13:14, March 6, 2015 (UTC)
Wrong rule images Edit
Some of the rule images don't correspond with the given rule. If there are differences between rule versions (manga, How to read, stand-alone Death Note), all of them, or at least these differences, should be presented. I also think the image and the text should be from the same version.Havelock ✍ 22:56, March 5, 2015 (UTC)
even if you do not actually possess a death note, the effect will be the same if you can recognize the person and his/her name to place in the blank.
I don't understand this rule. Can somebody please explain this rule to me?
For Rule 30, the second part has an added word 'will' that shouldn't be there