Posted: 21 December 2013 at 12:25pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by tys1994
You're right, Lelouch's arrogance did get in the way of his brilliance sometimes.
In Deathnote I thought Light was a much more calculating guy than L because of his plan with forfeiting the ownership of the deathnote and framing someone else as Kira while assisting in the capture of the fake Kira and then having the Deathnote back for himself. He even manipulated a shinigami into killing L and Watari which was kinda sad but like who could possibly think that far ahead. Even laying out a well thought strategy has its limits with respect to the goals being acomplished but somehow Light managed to do all of it with this masterplan. I really loved their rivalry and by the time that L was gonna die it felt like he already knew that Light was Kira but didn't do anything because he was giving Light a chance at redemption. His empathy was his only drawback but it gave him that unique personality that everyone loves.
As for Rurouni Kenshin, I've already downloaded the first season and will start watching once my exams are done. I've heard that the third season of this anime isn't any good...is there any truth to this rumour?Btw, good luck with your exams.
I would differ on that. L vs Light I mean.
L was the one with better calculation skill. Light was mainly strategist. He made excellent use of the information he had and won against L because of those mind numbing strategies. But more than anything I think Light was lucky. L in his wildest imagination could not think of Shinigami as the accomplice of Kira (which certainly goes along with his calculative and logical mind) but Light had the knowledge of it from the start. L was deceived by Rem on the Death Note rules but Light knew everything like the back of his hand. L had to figure out all the rules and methods of Kira by calculating only, all of which was served on a silver platter to Light. At the moment of L's death, when Light had that evil smirk on his face, L was not deceived. He knew from the very beginning who Kira was. What he did not have was solid proof. When L saw that face of Light which confirmed that Light indeed was Kira, L had the expression of self-satisfaction. And how do I know that? Because whenever L found a proof to his calculated assumption, his eyes would go bigger. During his death he had that same expression. Though I felt that during watching the scene, later on I was confirmed of this fact when I heard that manga had the elaborated version of this scene and L's monologue expressed the same thing. L kind of calculated his death as a possibility, that's why he ordered Watari to delete all the data on Kira if something were to happen to him. Because he knew if he died Light would get access to those information and would manipulate those data without a doubt. Both Ohba and Obata sensei did not want to kill L. Killing him was an option but the decision was abrupt. When Misa got caught, the editorial dept. decided to kill L because the mangaka could not compromise with L making any mistake. They wanted to keep both L and Light without any mistake till the end. Hence such ending of both characters. Finally, L was not empathetic. He was a liar. He never once considered Light as his friend because he never once doubted that someone else could be Kira other than Light. It was Light who was more humane. When he lost his memories, he at least for once considered L as his friend. Light felt the agony of people, as a result he wanted to make a perfect world. He has always lost. his emotions, his sense of justice, his only friend, his family. Light was a brat and too full of himself. L too was a brat and overconfident but he was not emotional. But Light was. That is why he became the victim of Ryuk's distorted game sense and that is why he was the main protagonist of Death Note.
The 3rd season of Rurouni Kenshin didn't follow the manga and was mainly filled with fillers. RuroKen fans were disappointed because the arc in the manga after second season (the very last arc of Rurouni Kenshin) was the most interesting and probably the best arc of it but sadly it was not animated. Since its 3rd season didn't follow it properly (they didn't show this arc at all in the anime but a little bit of it (kenshin's past) was shown in the movie 'trust and betrayal'), its popularity went downhill and the makers decided to put a stop to the show. In a word the manga was way more interesting than the anime and that was the main complaint of the fans. For me, I didn't understand all that. A 12 year old girl for the first time in her life got an answer to a very complicated problem back then from Rurouni Kenshin - 'When you are the one in the wrong, what are you supposed to do?' From that moment on (I think it was the 10th episode), Kenshin has become my most favorite character of all time. Certainly at that age I wouldn't know the quality went downhill. thankfully for that I have enjoyed every moment of my journey with Kenshin.
I hope you haven't got a headache reading all this.
sorry for the length of the post. I can go on and on about these three characters.
Edited by Nawsin - 22 December 2013 at 1:58am