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The Best Death Note Characters  

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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
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Ryuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Touta Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Near is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Watari is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Soichiro Yagami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Mello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Rem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Raye Penber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Matt (Mail Jeevas) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Gelus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Wedy / Mary Kenwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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Lind L. Tailor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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