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If you could change the ending of Death Note, what would it be? The end is already good for an anime like that since Light turns villainous, but I found the ending a feeling of 'incompleteness' in me. Its not like I wanted Light to live-- he got what he did but the show starts going downhill L's death. Its not because I like L or anything, but all the remaining characters seem to be hollow as hell after L's death, and no proper character was introduced to take L's place.
Mellow and Near were almost unneccesary. If Light and L were to die anyway, there could have been a scenario where they kill each other, etc. Near is completely annoying though and takes the fun off from the detective side. He figures most of the about Light with only speculation which makes it incredibly boring. L was a better detective than Near, and was fun to watch. His deductions were sometimes wrong but that's what the evidence was pointing to. L had clues and he figured stuff step-by-step. I hate how Near just solved everything without clues like a psychic--useless character.