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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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723 99
L Lawliet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
L 140

2
486 143
Ryuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Ryuk 24

3
493 214
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

4
265 133
Touta Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

5
230 92
Watari is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Watari 7

6
299 213
Near is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Near 35

7
201 102
Soichiro Yagami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

8
249 195
Mello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Mello 27

9
227 215
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

10
196 133
Rem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Rem 6

11
121 68
Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

12
139 88
Matt (Mail Jeevas) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Matt 22

13
104 75
Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

14
93 71
Raye Penber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

The Best Death Note Quotes

15
94 83
Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

16
80 71
Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Shuichi Aizawa 3

17
66 65
Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kanzo Mogi 2

18
78 50
Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
AvaCohen added Beyond Birthday

19
60 61
Wedy / Mary Kenwood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Wedy 3

20
50 82
Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

21
55 59
Gelus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Gelus 3

The Best Budget Hotel Chains

22
41 59
Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Reiji Namikawa 3

23
51 63
Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Sidoh 6

24
40 45
Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

25
47 66
Lind L. Tailor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Lind L. Tailor 0

26
37 59
Aiber / Tierry Morello is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Aiber 2

27
34 41
Yuri is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yuri 2

28
19 48
Hirokazu Ukita is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hirokazu Ukita 0

The Best Death Note AMVs of All Time

29
25 52
Halle Lidner / Halle Bullook is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Halle Lidner 2

30
23 48
Stephen Loud / Stephen Gevanni is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Stephen Loud 1

31
20 45
Hideki Ide is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hideki Ide 0

32
15 38
Yumi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yumi Aizawa 0

33
13 36
Gook is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Gook 1

34
12 57
Kyosuke Higuchi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kyosuke Higuchi 0

35
13 38
Nori is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Nori 1

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

36
10 41
Anthony Lester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Anthony Lester 1

37
11 37
Shingo Midou is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Shingo Midou 0

38
10 35
Armonia Justin Beyondormason is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Armonia Justin Beyondormason 1

39
10 38
Zellogi / Zerhogie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Zellogi 1

40
8 36
Deridovely is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Deridovely 1

41
6 37
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yoshi 0

42
6 39
Takeshi Ooi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Takeshi Ooi 0

The Best Songs With Pig in the Title

43
5 38
Roger Ruvie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Roger Ruvie 1

44
5 39
Kiichiro Osoreda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kiichiro Osoreda 0

45
4 36
Arayoshi Hatori is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Arayoshi Hatori 0

46
4 38
President David Hoope is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
President David Hoope 0

47
5 51
Hitoshi Demegawa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hitoshi Demegawa 0

48
4 40
Steve Mason is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Steve Mason 0

49
4 40
Koreyoshi Kitamura is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Koreyoshi Kitamura 0

50
4 41
Dwhite Gordon / Rod Ross is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Dwhite Gordon 0