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The Best Mello Quotes From Death Note

Updated November 5, 2018 627 votes 104 voters 1.8k views12 items

"In the end, there is no greater motivation than revenge." This is considered one of the best quotes from Mello in the anime Death Note, because it perfectly encapsulates his motivations throughout the story. For this list we're ranking the greatest Mello quotes, with the help of your votes. He may have been the replacement for L that no one wanted, but Mello actually has some pretty great lines and speeches that deserve a second look.

Mello's obsession with being better than his rival Near produces many of his most memorable lines: "I'll kill anyone who gets in my way. I'll be the number one." Another Mello quote along the same lines also shows a bit of his insecurity: "I'm not just a tool for you to use in order to solve your puzzles, you know!" Perhaps the greatest Mello quote is when he revealed his true identity towards the end of the series: "I am your narrator, your navigator, your storyteller. For anyone else but those two, my identity may be of no interest, but I am the old world's runner-up, the best dresser that died like a dog, Mihael Keehl. I once called myself Mello and was addressed by that name, but that was a long time ago."

What is your favorite quote from the child detective Mellow? Vote up your favorite lines below that really stuck with you long after the series ended.

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    Revenge

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    "In the end, there is no greater motivation than revenge."

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    Chocolates

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    "I love chocolates."

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    Introduce Myself

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    "Oh, I almost forgot. In the event that anyone besides big-headed Near or the deluded murderer is reading these notes, then I should at least perform the basic courtesy of introducing myself, here at the end of the prologue. I am your narrator, your navigator, your storyteller. For anyone else but those two, my identity may be of no interest, but I am the old world's runner-up, the best dresser that died like a dog, Mihael Keehl. I once called myself Mello and was addressed by that name, but that was a long time ago."

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    Feeling Sorry

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    "Matt...I never thought you'd be killed. I'm sorry."

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