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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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1,169 194
L Lawliet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
140

2
850 205
Ryuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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3
822 326
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

4
401 165
Watari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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470 356
Near is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
35

6
409 257
Touta Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

7
332 176
Soichiro Yagami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

8
384 330
Mello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
27

9
377 346
Misa Amane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

10
338 230
Rem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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11
188 136
Naomi Misora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

12
172 155
Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

13
207 146
Matt (Mail Jeevas) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
22

14
136 131
Shuichi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Shuichi Aizawa 3

15
147 123
Raye Penber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

16
156 135
Sayu Yagami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

17
134 80
Beyond Birthday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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18
103 110
Kanzo Mogi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kanzo Mogi 2

19
91 109
Sidoh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Sidoh 6

20
92 107
Gelus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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21
87 110
Wedy / Mary Kenwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Wedy 3

22
73 147
Kiyomi Takada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

23
63 100
Reiji Namikawa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Reiji Namikawa 3

24
62 86
Sachiko Yagami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

25
70 119
Lind L. Tailor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Lind L. Tailor 0

26
53 100
Aiber / Tierry Morello is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Aiber 2

27
33 83
Hirokazu Ukita is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hirokazu Ukita 0

28
43 87
Halle Lidner / Halle Bullook is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Halle Lidner 2

29
47 74
Yuri is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
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30
31 85
Stephen Loud / Stephen Gevanni is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Stephen Loud 1

31
26 78
Hideki Ide is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hideki Ide 0

32
24 67
Gook is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Gook 1

33
22 70
Yumi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yumi Aizawa 0

34
22 68
Nori is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Nori 1

35
18 62
Armonia Justin Beyondormason is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Armonia Justin Beyondormason 1

36
16 102
Kyosuke Higuchi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Death Note Characters

37
14 76
Anthony Lester is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Anthony Lester 1

38
17 71
Shingo Midou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Shingo Midou 0

39
14 68
Zellogi / Zerhogie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Zellogi 1

40
12 65
Deridovely is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Deridovely 1

41
11 68
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Yoshi 0

42
9 67
Roger Ruvie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Roger Ruvie 1

43
9 70
Takeshi Ooi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Takeshi Ooi 0

44
9 88
Hitoshi Demegawa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Hitoshi Demegawa 0

45
6 63
Ill Ratt / Shawn Dunleavy / Se... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Ill Ratt / Shawn Dunleavy / Sean Danrevey 0

46
6 67
Kiichiro Osoreda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Kiichiro Osoreda 0

47
5 63
Masahiko Kida is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Masahiko Kida 0

48
5 63
Arayoshi Hatori is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Arayoshi Hatori 0

49
6 71
Dwhite Gordon / Rod Ross is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Dwhite Gordon 0

50
5 65
Steve Mason is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Death Note Characters
Steve Mason 0