Did you see Light as a good or bad guy?

Topic started by Bruce246 on April 19, 2014. Last post by nishi99 1 week ago.
Post by Bruce246 (62 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Or in the middle, and or you have your own opinion on him?

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,725 posts) See mini bio Level 20

I didn't rrly agree with his principal's, but in the context of the show I liked him best and was rooting for him.

Post by Vapovile (1,741 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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I saw him as the good guy honestly. Perhaps not toward the end, but in the beginning he was doing what he thought was a service to society. Whether that was morally right or not is up for debate though. Plus, it's freaking brilliant how long him and L's game of cat and mouse went.

Post by sickVisionz (4,234 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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He was a bad guy. I think he had like 2 or 3 episodes where he was doing hard justice and seemed like he had noble causes. As soon as Ryuk shows up though, he reveals that he's doing this so he can become the God of a new world and not just because he's trying to make the world a better place. He then goes on a rampage of murdering cops, grieving widows, and sending his father to his grave just to get what he wants.

He's a bad guy. He's my favorite character but he's definitely a bad guy. Saying he's a good guy is like... like in Godfather 2 where Tom helps out the senator who passes out at a whore house and wakes up in bed with a dead prostitute. Tom helping the Senator is like Light helping society. It's a bit cold but it's doing some good to someone. Even then it's iffy, but let's call it a nice act. However, you can't call it nice when Tom set up the whole situation and was responsible for the whore getting killed and did this solely so that he could have the senator in his pocket. Much like how Light is killing undeniable good guys and innocent people just so he can become the god of a new world. Light is doing like one nice act surrounded by a ton of bad ones all for the purpose of achieving a nefarious goal. Nothing "good guy" about it when you take it all in as a whole. Neither his actions nor motivations were particularly good.

Post by Dream (7,208 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Definitely a villain. The end goal he has for his so called ideal world involves taking the lives of criminals who may have only been involved in minor crimes and killing off those who threaten his authority as he gained a serious case of God complex from gaining the Death Note's power. Any redeemable justifications he might have had for use of it when he first gained its power went down the toilet as he let use of its power get to his head.

Post by phantomrant (1,290 posts) See mini bio Level 10

Bad guy with good intentions.

Or maybe he's a good guy with bad intentions? -.-

Post by Kobra678 (2,887 posts) See mini bio Level 14
Honestly if you'd have asked before the halfway mark, I'd have said good. But after that I can't say anything good about him. Even though I was rooting for him the entire series, once he started killing off people who didn't commit crimes I started to disagree with his methods a lot. Before he only wanted to make the world a less-rotten place by getting rid of all the criminals. But later the people he killed were just people in his way.
Post by gtg12 (130 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Light has a very massive god complex haha. I saw him as good for the first few episodes, then evil not too long after.

Post by nishi99 (1,578 posts) See mini bio Level 11

He's a hero who turns into a anti hero. He did too much overall good for the world to be considered a true villain.

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