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The Best Near Quotes From Death Note

Updated September 21, 2018 1.1k votes 193 voters 6.6k views17 items

Near is an anime character that gets a lot of hate, but that doesn't mean we can't take a look at some of his best quotes. Sure he wasn't as cool as L, and he did end up taking down fan favorite Light, but Near has some great quotes that are worth looking at. This list ranks Near's best quotes from Death Note, with the order influenced by your votes.

Near's win or die attitude is shown off in lines like: "If you can't beat the game, if you can't solve the puzzle, you're nothing but a loser." Near also has some great quotes about his rival, Mello: "To Mello, it's like playing a videogame against me, I think. See who gets to Kira, the last boss, first." Despite his arrogance, Near still has a great deal of respect for L: "For me and Mello, L has been the only person we adore, and the only person who deserves our respect."

Do you have a favorite quote from Near? Vote up the quotes that really make you appreciate him as a character.

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    Put Faith in My Own Convictions

    Put Faith in My Own Conviction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Near Quotes From Death Note
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    "That may be so. What is right from wrong? What is good from evil? Nobody can truly distinguish between them. Even if there was a god. Now, supposing a god and his world existed, even then I'd stop and think for myself. I'd decide for myself whether his teachings are right or wrong. After all, I am just the same as you. I put faith in my own convictions as to what I believe is right, and consider them to be righteous."

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    A Loser

    A Loser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Near Quotes From Death Note
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    "If you can't beat the game, if you can't solve the puzzle, you're nothing but a loser."

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    The Only Person We Adore

    The Only Person We Adore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Near Quotes From Death Note
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    "For me and Mello, L has been the only person we adore, and the only person who deserves our respect."

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    She's Smart

    She's Smart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Near Quotes From Death Note
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    "You said she's smart, but it only means she got high marks, and she's actually a stupid woman."

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