The Best Death Note Characters

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List Criteria: Vote for your favorite Death Note character, no matter how big of a role they play in the show. No characters from the films are included!

If you have an absolute favorite Death Note character, here is your chance to make your voice heard! This is a list of every Death note character, ranked from best to worst by how many votes they receive from anime fans like you. Regarded as one of the best anime series of all time, the supernatural detective series Death Note boasts an array of amazing characters that really make the series what it is. The brilliant cat and mouse game between Light Yagami and famed detective L is the highlight of the series, but there are so many other amazing characters that are regarded as fan favorites.

Shinigami Ryuk and the empty-minded Misa add great comedy elements to the show, and others like Cheif Yagami and Aizawa balance that with a more serious tone of justice and courage. Then of course there are the young minds of Near and Mello, who appear later in the series but still add an enormous impact to the plot. You can vote for as many of your favorite characters as you want on this poll, as go nuts and let us know who the best Death Note characters of all time are!
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    Matt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


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    Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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    Gelus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


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    Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


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    Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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    Naomi Misora

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    Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Shuichi Aizawa Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note

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    Wedy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Wedy

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    Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Sidoh

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    Halle Lidner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Halle Lidner

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    Aiber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Aiber

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    Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Sayu Yagami Death Note, Death Note

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    Hideki Ide is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Hideki Ide

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    Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Reiji Namikawa

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    Stephen Loud is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Stephen Loud

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    Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Kiyomi Takada Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name

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    Lind L. Tailor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Lind L. Tailor

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    Anthony Lester is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Anthony Lester

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    Hirokazu Ukita is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Hirokazu Ukita Death Note

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    Yuri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Yuri

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    Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Sachiko Yagami Death Note, Death Note

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    Kyosuke Higuchi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Kyosuke Higuchi

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    Yumi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Yumi Aizawa

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    Gook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Gook

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    Armonia Justin Beyondormason is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Armonia Justin Beyondormason

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    Zellogi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Zellogi

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    Deridovely is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Deridovely

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    Shingo Midou is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Shingo Midou

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    Arayoshi Hatori is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Arayoshi Hatori

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    Roger Ruvie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Roger Ruvie

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    Takeshi Ooi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Takeshi Ooi

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    President David Hoope is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    President David Hoope

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    Hitoshi Demegawa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Hitoshi Demegawa

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    Jack Neylon / Kal Snyder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Jack Neylon / Kal Snyder

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    Steve Mason is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Steve Mason

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    Masahiko Kida is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Masahiko Kida

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    Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Yoshi

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    Dwhite Gordon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Death Note Characters


    Dwhite Gordon

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