Smartest Death Note Characters
The Top Ten Smartest Death Note Characters
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
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
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...
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