Why are so many people rooting for Light (Death Note)?

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    Why are so many people rooting for Light (Death Note)?

    I was listening to the Death Note OST on YT and I noticed that a hell of a lot of people like and cheer for Light, and how sad they are he died.
    What is bloody wrong with these people?
    Light was sick as fuck. He thought himself to be justice? A god? Hell no.
    For starters, let's leave the criminals alone. Why did he kill the people after him? What injustice had they committed? They opposed this so-called god. Yeah, surely that has to be justice beyond reasonable doubt.

    Now the criminals. Supposedly he never killed guys that felt remorse or admitted their guilt, yeah right. But what about the rest? They never were given a fair trial to prove their innocence, were they? There's bound to be some people that were innocent, but were arrested by the police due to circumstantial evidence. Where is the justice there?

    Also, he thinks he is a "god", for god's sake. Isn't that thing enough to classify him as batshit crazy? There are just so many things wrong with him that I don't even know where to start. I was simply disgusted with the protagonist.

    Now, people that like Light, explain what is it that is likeable in him. Be warned that I may judge you that there is something terribly wrong with you.
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    He became really arrogant towards the end (and that's what killed him), but in the beginning he seemed like someone who tried to make the world a better place by killing criminals ,so people who support corporal punishment saw his actions as justified.

    As about the innocent people he killed...I guess his fans think they were necessary sacrifices for the "greater good".

    I personally found him annoying and too much of a Mary-Sue(a teenager who tricks everyone, including the Interpol? Really?) and I didn't agree with his opinions in general.

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    He was pretty much an asshole, perfect example of power corrupts. I never finished the series because I hated him for killing literally everyone! Even L, which I found out prematurely thanks to stupid YouTube comments.

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    i thought he was an interesting character, extremely intelligent and resourceful, so i can see why people might be upset he died. you dont have to morally agree with everything he did, in order to enjoy the colour of having a egotistical character can give to a story
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    Meh, a lot of people are rotten anyway. Also, I like rooting for the underdog, in this case, things that aren't human, like plants and other animals. Why do we as a species get to wipe everything else out for our own benefit? Down with anthropocentrism!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterie View Post
    i thought he was an interesting character, extremely intelligent and resourceful, so i can see why people might be upset he died. you dont have to morally agree with everything he did, in order to enjoy the colour of having a egotistical character can give to a story
    True this. Even though he was 'evil' he was still a well written character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForestPaix View Post
    True this. Even though he was 'evil' he was still a well written character.
    No. Johan from Monster is an example of a well written character. Light is not.

    i thought he was an interesting character, extremely intelligent and resourceful
    Except, I was not impressed by his "intelligence" at all. The plan with the camera in the bag of chips was retarded. The plan where he used the bus to get the FBI agent to reveal his identity was one hell of a big stretch. There are waaaay too many things that could've gone wrong there. Thus, I could not identify his so-called intelligence.

    To me, it seemed the anime made itself over-complicated, when in truth, it wasn't much of an anime. The only part that really amazed me was exactly at the beginning, when L was first introduced and determined that Light was somewhere in certain region of Japan.

    On a side note, why the hell is everyone in high-school or in their 20's in anime?
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    Am I the only one who thinks Death Note is a really overrated anime? The characters were unrealistic and I couldn't like any of them (except for L maybe, he was pretty unrealistic too but at least I could tolerate him). It also became really boring after L died (it's not only my opinion, lots of people I know think so).
    Also, am I the only one who really hated Misa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mair View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks Death Note is a really overrated anime? The characters were unrealistic and I couldn't like any of them (except for L maybe, he was pretty unrealistic too but at least I could tolerate him). It also became really boring after L died (it's not only my opinion, lots of people I know think so).
    Also, am I the only one who really hated Misa?
    It's the most overrated anime of all time. Oh, and I hated almost all characters, ranging from Rem to Kira.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HGM View Post
    No. Johan from Monster is an example of a well written character. Light is not.



    Except, I was not impressed by his "intelligence" at all. The plan with the camera in the bag of chips was retarded. The plan where he used the bus to get the FBI agent to reveal his identity was one hell of a big stretch. There are waaaay too many things that could've gone wrong there. Thus, I could not identify his so-called intelligence.

    To me, it seemed the anime made itself over-complicated, when in truth, it wasn't much of an anime. The only part that really amazed me was exactly at the beginning, when L was first introduced and determined that Light was somewhere in certain region of Japan.

    On a side note, why the hell is everyone in high-school or in their 20's in anime?
    Hmm never heard of Monster.
    Yeah, I tend to agree with you as well, in that light, what teenage kid thinks of perfect set ups, and stuff like the camera in the chips, and stupid bus incident which he used that girl, realistically, he would have left some loophole and screwed up somewhere. He was 'too' smart to be a realistic character, he could have been better written, as he was an interesting character, in that light, but he's too 'smart' too powerful. It's definitely not the greatest anime out, but then again most animes have very frustrating bit, probably most of the reasons people hype it, is the concept of the Death Note, and L and Light fangirls.


     
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