I'm going to make the world know I'm here… that somebody is passing righteous judgement on them.
~ Light Yagami


Light Yagami (夜神月, Yagami Raito) is the main protagonist of the Death Note series. After discovering the Death Note, he decides to use it to rid the world of criminals. His killings are eventually labelled by people of Japan as the work of Kira.

Light is a very hardworking student and also a natural genius. He condemns the lack of justice in this world and goes as far as to call the world "rotten". After acquiring the Death Note, his main goal is to create a new world that is free of criminals and injustice, where innocent and kind people can live in peace and becoming this world's new God.

Throughout the series, Light starts to develop a ruthless personality, ready to kill everyone that would intervene with his "grand design" and becomes a very manipulative person.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 10-A. Unknown with The Death Note

Name: Light Yagami, Kira (name used by the general public and media), L, God

Origin: Death Note

Gender: Male

Age: 18, 23 after timeskip

Classification: Student, Death Note User, Detective

Powers and Abilities: Death Manipulation (Can kill any human as long as he knows their face & name by writing their name in The Death Note), Genius Intelligence, exceptionally skilled in psychological manipulation, Durability Negation and Limited Disease Manipulation (with The Death Note), One Hit Kill and Limited Fate Manipulation (with The Death Note)

Attack Potency: Athlete level physically. Unknown with the Death Note (It can kill any human whose name is written in it. And could cause car crashes, building collapses, etc. with it under right conditions)

Speed: Athletic Human

Lifting Strength: Regular Human

Striking Strength: Athlete Class

Durability: Athlete level (Took hits from L without visibles injuries)

Stamina: Superhuman (Was able to stand and keep running for some time after being shot multiple times in the chest)

Range: Standard melee range. Low Multiversal with the Death Note (Shinigami are capable of killing humans on Earth with it from their separate realm)

Standard Equipment: Death Note, his watch that hides pieces of the Death Note

Intelligence: Genius level, acknowledged by L as being someone who could replace him. Additionally, How to Read, an official guide to the Death Note world, places Light's intellect as being above that of L's.

Weaknesses: Light is prone to extreme arrogance, megalomania, and the Death Note has many restrictions to the laws of how it can kill.


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