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The Best Near Quotes From Death Note  

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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."

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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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Put Faith in My Own Convictions

"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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The Only Person We Adore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Near Quotes From Death Note
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The Only Person We Adore

"For me and Mello, L has been the only person we adore, and the only person who deserves our respect."

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A Loser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Near Quotes From Death Note
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A Loser

"If you can't beat the game, if you can't solve the puzzle, you're nothing but a loser."

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Meeting L is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Near Quotes From Death Note
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Meeting L

"I'm pleased to meet you at last, L Number Two."

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