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277 : DN : Genius Yearbooks by witegots 277 : DN : Genius Yearbooks by witegots
L found that being a genius in a school for genii only works to one's advantage. Light 'The Drip' Yagami, on the other hand, got his ass kicked on a daily basis.

Can I suggest that THIS is why he grew up to be a psycho?

:iconmikamiplz: - "No, you can't."

:iconwitegots: - "Why not?"

:iconmikamiplz: - "Cause that was MY excuse."

:iconwitegots: - "Oh shit, yeah. Sorry."


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YOLO6582 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Athena-Jane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Does light have teeth or a mustache???? ^^' but I burst out laughing! OMG LIGHT 
mikufangalaxy123 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Light's hair LOOKS LIKE A MUSTACHE!!!!!!!!!! XD
CandySmoochum Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
L: *Looks at Light's photo* Damn, what a dork that kid was. I can only imagine how ugly he must look right now.

Light: *Glares at L* L, you do know that's me, right?

L: :iconshockedplz: W-WHAT!? *Faints*
PratiwiPutri Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol light
RuinTakada Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Am I the only one who's going to point out that Soichiro Yagami, who was too busy at work, was rarely around enough at home? Soichiro, to this effect, didn't think that Light would be capable as a murderer because the view of his son is actually surprisingly limited to what his wife tells him and the few moments he sees him.

In reality:

Sochiro: Neglectful parent. Stupidly shortsighted concerning his own child. Only hears about his schooling from informant Sachiko, so only asks Light about school, NOT hobbies and other facets of his life. In otherwise, a bad detective and a terrible father.
Light: Emotionally neglected. Emotionally stunted. A super-genius who studies so hard because he's the Well Done Son Guy who wants his father's attention (Light has always been a bit of an attention whore, too). ('Hmmm, if I wanna be well liked, I've gotta study hard, and act nice, and maybe then Daddy will come home for more than an evening at a time!') Once he discovers a secondary benefit of the Death Note being that it gets the NPA's (and by extension, his father's) attention, he really does run with it. Someone give this guy a goddamned hug!

Moral of the story: Pay attention to your kids. Spend quality time with them while the mother is too busy cleaning the damn house to do so. If you do, they are less likely to become serial killers, people!

Just wanted to mention this Freudian Excuse of Light's to make you all think a bit. Y'all welcome to tell me what you think.

Ruin XXX
P.S. Nice drawing, but pretty derpy. As for your comment on Light getting his ass kicked in school - remember chapter 1/episode 1: He seriously considers offing the school bully Sudou before deciding that it'd get him noticed as Kira too quickly (remember Taro Kagami - he killed the school bullies and he was one of the first questioned on it)! The same one that kicked his ass, maybe?
Bairinde Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Light was also said by the author to be "incapable of loving any woman" - that would support your hypothesis of him being emotionally stunted.
RuinTakada Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist

It would fit my hypothesis, yes, but there are other things to consider.
* Maybe Light is Gay or Bisexual, and just cannot form emotional relationships (sexual relationships aren't necessarily emotional)
* Maybe Light is actually a psychopath, and just does not have that depth of emotion for anyone. The other symptoms of psychopathy can be supported in most all of DN canon. I'm working on an essay about a 'Psycho Reading', which will show this.

Light is very complex, but when it comes to his family, my above hypothesis is the one I usually take when writing fanfiction.

Ruin XXX
DamascaRamza Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
That's actually a plausible theory, plus Light did seem to have trouble genuinely fitting in with everyone else due to being a prodigy.
E-V-A-B Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
i love you for this, witegots :D
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