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List Rules 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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L Lawliet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
L 140

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+ - 316 96
Ryuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Ryuk 24

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+ - 314 138
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

4
+ - 156 97
Touta Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 195 137
Near is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Near 35

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+ - 138 59
Watari is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Watari 7

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+ - 168 124
Mello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Mello 27

8
+ - 116 71
Soichiro Yagami is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

9
+ - 166 133
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 125 86
Rem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Rem 6

11
+ - 94 53
Matt (Mail Jeevas) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Matt 22

12
+ - 67 47
Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

13
+ - 55 49
Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

14
+ - 48 45
Raye Penber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

15
+ - 50 48
Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 51 51
Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 45 44
Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 49 29
Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Beyond Birthday

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+ - 38 42
Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Sidoh 6

20
+ - 37 42
Wedy / Mary Kenwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Wedy 3

21
+ - 25 36
Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

22
+ - 36 40
Gelus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Gelus 3

23
+ - 28 53
Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

24
+ - 29 38
Aiber / Tierry Morello is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Aiber 2

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+ - 27 43
Lind L. Tailor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 20 33
Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 11 33
Hirokazu Ukita is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 19 29
Yuri is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yuri 2

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+ - 14 30
Hideki Ide is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 14 31
Stephen Loud / Stephen Gevanni is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 16 36
Halle Lidner / Halle Bullook is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 8 23
Anthony Lester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 9 25
Yumi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 7 34
Kyosuke Higuchi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 7 25
Zellogi / Zerhogie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 6 23
Armonia Justin Beyondormason is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 7 26
Gook is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Gook 1

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+ - 6 24
Deridovely is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 6 25
Takeshi Ooi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 5 23
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yoshi 0

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+ - 5 23
Shingo Midou is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 6 27
Nori is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Nori 1

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+ - 4 25
Steve Mason is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 4 26
Dwhite Gordon / Rod Ross is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 3 23
Arayoshi Hatori is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 4 32
Hitoshi Demegawa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 3 25
Roger Ruvie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 3 26
Kiichiro Osoreda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

49
+ - 2 23
President David Hoope is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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+ - 2 23
Masahiko Kida is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Death Note Characters