Light, L or Near?

Topic started by supernova7005 on July 31, 2013. Last post by JimeeJo 8 months, 1 week ago.
Post by supernova7005 (1,966 posts) See mini bio Level 15

Who's the smartest/most intelligent person among these three?

Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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L. Light had the benefits of a magic book helping him abcs often had to rely on that and just straight up homicide to get out of tough spots. L put up a great fight a was able to nearly match Light despite no magic for the most part. Near was never able to get it done, period. I'd put Melo above him.
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,284 posts) See mini bio Level 21

L is the most intelligent

Post by Sonata (35,401 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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L pretty easily in my mind, Near, I don't even put him in the discussion.

Post by phantomrant (1,349 posts) See mini bio Level 10

L by feats, Word of God from databook, and outright statements from Near that implies that L is on another level compared to him and Mello.

Post by supernova7005 (1,966 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@sickVisionz: @Destinyheroknight: @Sonata: @phantomrant:

I agree that L is the most intelligent by what's shown in the anime ans Near's statements, but the official stats say otherwise.

http://deathnote.wikia.com/wiki/L_(character)

http://deathnote.wikia.com/wiki/Near

Near's intelligence is rated 9/10 while L's is rated 8/10 in the manga.

Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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@supernova7005: The stat book doesn't mean anything to me. Near is more intelligent but L is smarter. You might say, "well, how can someone be more intelligent but not as smart?"

My response would be, "the same way you can be more intelligent than someone but every action you do and choice make points to the opposite."

Post by phantomrant (1,349 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@supernova7005 said:

@sickVisionz: @Destinyheroknight: @Sonata: @phantomrant:

I agree that L is the most intelligent by what's shown in the anime ans Near's statements, but the official stats say otherwise.

http://deathnote.wikia.com/wiki/L_(character)

http://deathnote.wikia.com/wiki/Near

Near's intelligence is rated 9/10 while L's is rated 8/10 in the manga.

Contradicted by a statement from the same person who made that databook in a page after the character stat pages.

I agree with sickVisionz on there being a distinction between intellect and "smarts".

Post by Bigheart711 (3,929 posts) See mini bio Level 21
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L had the best use of his intelligence while Near hadn't been in L's level of usage, despite being the smarter person on Death Note's record.

Post by nishi99 (1,706 posts) See mini bio Level 11

L got my vote he almost beat a really smart guy who also had magic powers. As for Near he even said he only beat Light because he had help from Melo.

Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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@nishi99 said:

L got my vote he almost beat a really smart guy who also had magic powers. As for Near he even said he only beat Light because he had help from Melo.

That's my thing. If it wasn't for Melo recognizing that Kira was too smart for Near or himself to handle on their own and making a ridiculously out of character sacrifice, Near would have marched to his death at that final confrontation.

Post by SamJaz (12,791 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@sickVisionz said:

@nishi99 said:

L got my vote he almost beat a really smart guy who also had magic powers. As for Near he even said he only beat Light because he had help from Melo.

That's my thing. If it wasn't for Melo recognizing that Kira was too smart for Near or himself to handle on their own and making a ridiculously out of character sacrifice, Near would have marched to his death at that final confrontation.

So, since Light beat L, is Light the smartest?

Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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Light had magic and was willing to just straight up murder people to stay ahead of the pack. L didn't and to some degree considered himself a good guy and wouldn't stoop to just killing cops, widows, and innocent people to stay ahead if the pack.
Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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But you know what, I'll give it to Light. Much of L's feats were with Light's help when Light had no magic.
Post by Kobra678 (3,190 posts) See mini bio Level 15

Light>L>>>>>Mello>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The dirt>>The worms inside of the dirt>>>>>>>Near lol

Post by JimeeJo (338 posts) See mini bio Level 12

L was the smartest he just didnt have cold hard proof in time he also didnt have two death gods on his side which light yagami did

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