- Nov 27, 2005
An apple a day, keeps Ryuk quiet and away.
The human whose name is written in this note shall die.
The note will not take effect unless the writer has the person's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.
If the cause of death is written within 40 seconds of writing the person's name, it will happen. If the cause of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart attack.
After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
This note shall become the property of the human world once it touches the ground of (arrives in) the human world.
The owner of the note can recognize the image and voice of it's original owner, i.e. a god of death.
The human who uses this note can go to neither heaven nor hell.
If the cause of death is written within 40 seconds after writing the cause of death as a heart attack, the time of death can be manipulated, and the time can go into effect within 40 seconds after writing the name.
The human who touches the Death Note can recognize the image and voice of it's original owner, a god of death, even if the human is not the owner of the Death Note.
This not will not take effect unless the writer has the person's face in their minds when writing his/her name. Therefore, the people sharing the same name will not be affected.
If a human uses the note, a god of death usually appears in front of him/her within 39 days after he/she uses the note.
Gods of death, the original owners of the Death Note, do not, in principle, anything which will help or prevent the deaths in the note.
A god of death has no obligation to completely explain how to use the note or rules which will apply to the human who owns it.
A god of death can extend his life by putting human names on the note, but humans cannot.
A person can shorten his or her own life by using the note.
The human who becomes the owner of the Death Note can, in exchange of half of his/her remaining life, get the eyeballs of the god of death which will enable him/her to see a human's name and remaining lifetime when looking through them.
A god of death cannot be killed even if stabbed in the heart or shot in the head with a gun. However, there are ways to kill a god of death, which are generally not known to gods of death.
The conditions for death will not be realized unless it is physically possible for that human or it is reasonably assumed to be carried out by that human.
The specific scope of the condition of death is not known to the gods of death. So, you examine and find out.
One page taken from the Death Note, or even a fragment of the page contains the full effects of the note.
The instrument to write with can be anything ((e.g. cosmetics, blood, etc.)) as long as it can write directly onto the note and remains as legible letters.
Even the original owners of the Death Note, gods of death, do not know much about the note.
You may also write the cause of death and/or details of death prior to the filling in the name of the individual. Be sure to insert the name in front of the written cause of death. You have about 19 days (according to the human calander) in order to fill out a name.
Even if you do not actually posess the Death Note, the effect will be the same if you can recognize the person and his/her name to place in the blank.
The Death Note will not affect those under 780 days old.
The Death Note will be rendered useless if the victim's name is misspelled four times.
"Suicide" is a valod cause of death. Basically all humans are thought to posess the possibility to commit siicide. It is,, therefore, not something "unbelievable to think of."
Whether the cause of the individual's death is either a suicide or accident, if the death leads to the death of more than intended, the person will simply die of a heart attack. This is to ensure that other lives are not influenced.
Even after the individual’s name, the time of death, and the death condition on the Death Note were filled out, the time and condition of death can be altered as many times as you want, as long as it is changed within 6 minutes and 40 seconds from the time it was filled in. But, of course, this is only possible before the victim dies.
Whenever you want to change anything written on the Death Note within 6 minutes and 40 seconds after you wrote, you must first rule out the characters you want to erase with two straight lines.
The time and condition of death can be changed, but once the victim’s name has been written, the individual’s death can never be avoided.
If you lose the Death Note or have it stolen, you will lose ownership unless you retrive it within 490 days.
If you have traded the eye power of a god of death, you will lose the eye power as well as the memory of the Death Note, once you lose it’s ownership. At the same time, the remaining half of your lifespan will not be restored.
You may lend the Death Note to another person while maintaining it’s ownership. Subletting it to yet another person is possible, too.
The borrower of the Death Note will not be followed by a god of death. The god of death always remains with the owner of the Death Note. Also the borrower can not trade the eyeballs of the god of death.
When the owner of the Death Note dies while the note is being lent, it’s ownership will be transferred to the person who is holding it at that time.
If the Death Note is stolen and the owner is killed by the thief, it’s ownership will be transferred to the thief.
When the same name is written on more than two Death Notes, the note which was first filled in will take effect, regard less of the time of death.
If written the same name on more than two Death Notes is completed within a 0.06-second difference, it is regarded as simultaneous; the Death Note will not take effect and the individual written will not die.
The god of death must at least own one Death Note. That Death Note must never be lent to or written on by a human.
Exchanging and writing on the Death Note between the gods of death is no problem.
If the god of death decides to use the Death Note to kill the assasin of an individual he favors, the individual’s life will be extended, but the god of death will die.
The dead god of death will disappear, but the Death Note will remain. The ownership of the Death Note is usually carried over to the next god of death that touches it, but it is common sense that it is returned to the Great god of death.
Only by the touching each other’s Death Note can human individuals who own the Death Note in the human world recognize the appearance or voice of each other’s god of death.