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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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498 71
L Lawliet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
L 140

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2
344 105
Ryuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Ryuk 24

3
347 147
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

4
174 105
Touta Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

5
157 66
Watari is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Watari 7

6
213 157
Near is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Near 35

7
180 138
Mello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Mello 27

8
130 77
Soichiro Yagami is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

9
177 152
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

10
140 96
Rem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Rem 6

11
105 58
Matt (Mail Jeevas) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Matt 22

12
73 51
Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

13
65 55
Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

14
58 51
Raye Penber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

15
57 52
Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

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16
56 33
Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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17
54 57
Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Shuichi Aizawa 3

18
48 49
Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kanzo Mogi 2

19
42 45
Wedy / Mary Kenwood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Wedy 3

20
30 40
Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Reiji Namikawa 3

21
33 59
Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

22
40 44
Gelus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Gelus 3

23
39 48
Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Sidoh 6

24
32 41
Aiber / Tierry Morello is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Aiber 2

25
22 37
Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

26
29 50
Lind L. Tailor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Lind L. Tailor 0

27
23 32
Yuri is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yuri 2

28
11 39
Hirokazu Ukita is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hirokazu Ukita 0

29
15 36
Stephen Loud / Stephen Gevanni is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Stephen Loud 1

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14 35
Hideki Ide is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hideki Ide 0

31
16 41
Halle Lidner / Halle Bullook is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Halle Lidner 2

32
8 28
Anthony Lester is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Anthony Lester 1

33
9 30
Yumi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yumi Aizawa 0

34
7 27
Shingo Midou is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Shingo Midou 0

35
7 40
Kyosuke Higuchi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kyosuke Higuchi 0

36
8 30
Gook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Gook 1

37
7 31
Nori is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Nori 1

38
7 31
Zellogi / Zerhogie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Zellogi 1

39
6 28
Armonia Justin Beyondormason is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Armonia Justin Beyondormason 1

40
6 29
Deridovely is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Deridovely 1

41
6 30
Takeshi Ooi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Takeshi Ooi 0

42
5 28
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yoshi 0

43
4 30
Steve Mason is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Steve Mason 0

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44
4 31
Dwhite Gordon / Rod Ross is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Dwhite Gordon 0

45
4 37
Hitoshi Demegawa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hitoshi Demegawa 0

46
3 27
Arayoshi Hatori is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Arayoshi Hatori 0

47
3 29
Roger Ruvie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Roger Ruvie 1

48
3 30
Kiichiro Osoreda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kiichiro Osoreda 0

49
2 27
President David Hoope is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
President David Hoope 0

50
2 27
Masahiko Kida is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Masahiko Kida 0