Smartest Death Note Characters

The Top Ten Smartest Death Note Characters

1 L Lawliet L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata .

He would have solved the Kira Case if it wasn't for Rem's sacrifice. So technically L won...in a way.

While he was beaten by Light, he almost succeeded without knowledge about the death note for quite some time. He almost solved the case way back without any help from the supernatural at all. - kempokid

Light was smart, but he madedumb mistakes. L is more clever. - yungstirjoey666

Yup

2 Light Yagami Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Light beat L so he's smarter

Wrong. Light needed Ryuk, Misa and Rem's help, so nope, he's not smarter. - Kana79

He destroyed L by his amazing planning anyone who thinks L is smarter is an idiot

3 Near Nate River, exclusively known by the mononym Near, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
4 Naomi Misora Naomi Misora is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
5 Watari
6 Matt

It was reported that his calm demeanor and laid back attitude was the reason why he is third in line to be L. His lack of motivation and drive the only thing holding him back from being first. His intelligence even surpasses those of Mello's and Near's. - Goku02

Goddamnit Matt...you sinnamon roll...

7 Teru Mikami
8 Halle Lidner
9 Mello Mihael Keehl, universally referred to by the mononym Mello, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

He was the one who basically beat Light in the end... Near's would fail pathetically if it wasn't for Mello and his sacrifice

10 Kiyomi Takada Kiyomi Takada is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

The Contenders

11 Roger Ruvie
12 Misa Amane Misa Amane is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
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