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    The Un-Holy One The Man's Avatar
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    Would you...?

    We watched this movie yesterday:


    In Seattle, high school student Light Turner encounters a notebook marked "Death Note". He is visited by the death god Ryuk, who tells him that he can cause the death of anyone he wishes by writing their name in the book, as long as he knows their real name and face. Ryuk coaxes Light into testing it out on a bully. The bully is decapitated in a freak accident shortly afterwards. That evening, Light is compelled to write down the name of Antony Skomal, the man who killed his mother in a hit and run. Skomal dies in a similar freak accident at a restaurant. Ryuk explains other rules of the Death Note, including the ability to control the actions of the victim for up to 48 hours after their name is written before they die. Classmate Mia Sutton asks Light about the Death Note, and he demonstrates how it works. She encourages Light to use the Death Note with her to rid the world of criminals, improving the world together. They decide to work together under the guise of a god they call "Kira", using the book's coercion powers to have their victims reveal this name to the world.

    Kira becomes beloved by the public, as its killings are seen as righteous by the majority of law enforcement, and Light and Mia become lovers. Kira's actions draw the attention of "L", an enigmatic detective who is able to track down Kira's location to Seattle and his source to the city's police database. L and his assistant/father-figure Watari travel to Seattle and meet with James Turner, the chief of police and Light's father, to discuss how they will catch Kira. L gives a televised speech with his face concealed, taunting Kira to kill him, and when this fails to happen, L suspects that Kira must know a person's name and face to kill.

    L has FBI agents follow Light and other suspects. Mia suggests killing the agents, but Light refuses. The FBI agents thereafter commit mass suicide and Light accuses Ryuk of killing them. James appears on television and vows to apprehend Kira. Mia urges Light to kill him for the greater good, but Light can't bring himself to do it. When James is not killed, L comes to the conclusion that Light must be Kira. L confronts Light, revealing his face to him. Realizing that L is closing in on him, Light uses the Death Note to force Watari to uncover L's real name. As Ryuk explains, Light can burn the page with Watari's name on it within the 48 hours to cancel his impending death; however, this method can only be used to save a victim of the Death Note once. Watari leaves suddenly for the abandoned New York orphanage where he found L years before; L learns Watari has disappeared and orders Light's house to be searched; he finds nothing, as Mia was able to sneak the Death Note out.

    Knowing that Light is still being followed, Mia helps him to sneak away at the school dance, allowing him to collect the Death Note and contact Watari via phone. Watari finds L's records moments before the 48-hour deadline, but Light finds Watari's page missing. Watari is then shot and killed by unknown soldiers before he can reveal L's name. Mia reveals that she used the Death Note to kill the FBI agents in order to protect herself and Light, took Watari's page, and has also written Light's name in the book, giving him until midnight before his heart stops. She offers to burn Light's page if he gives the Death Note to her, as she believes he is not capable of making the right decisions for the good of society. Meanwhile, L is devastated by Watari's death and goes on his own manhunt for Light.

    Light tells Mia to meet him at the Seattle Great Wheel where he will turn over the book, and then flees from police, who are closing in on him. L catches up to him and prepares to kill him, but a passerby knocks L out after overhearing that Light is Kira. Pursued by police, Light meets Mia and takes her to the top of the ferris wheel. Light tries to convince Mia that they will be happier without the Death Note, but Mia is not dissuaded and takes the Death Note, much to Light's intense dismay. She learns that Light wrote her name in the book, with her death contingent on her taking the Death Note from him. With both of them doomed, Ryuk causes the ferris wheel to collapse. Mia falls to her death, while Light and the Death Note fall into the water. The page with Light's name on it drifts into a burn barrel, an event witnessed by L. Though Light is rescued from the water, he has fallen into a coma.

    Two days later, a man leaves the Death Note at Light's bedside. When Light wakes up, he finds his father there, who tells him he knows that Light is Kira. James explains that he found a news clipping about Skomal's death in Light's room and realized that he was Kira's first victim. Light explains that he used the Death Note at the school to plan out Mia's death in a way that would ensure his own page got burned if she took the Death Note. He also manipulated several criminals to induce him into a medical coma, having them use the Death Note during his comatose absence to give himself an alibi. With Kira continuing to kill while Light was in a coma, L is taken off the case and forced to return to Japan. As his plane is about to take off, he ponders a comment Light made during their standoff, remembering Mia's involvement, and races to her home to search her possessions. He finds the Death Note page with the names of the FBI agents she killed on it, and in a hysterical fit, contemplates writing a name on the page. Back in Light's hospital room, Ryuk comments "You humans are so interesting" to Light.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Note_(2017_film)

    Apparently, some fans didn't like it very much: 'Death Note' Director Deletes Twitter After Harassment & Death Threats

    lol

    But, that's besides the point.

    It got me thinking, this film.

    What if you suddenly had this kind of power literally fall into your hands?

    The power to end someone's fucking life, instantly, and with total impunity, with no way for anyone to trace it back to you (the kid in the movie was just stupid about it, killed all kinds of high profile people, brought too much attention to himself lol) by just writing their name in this notebook. What would you do with that? Honestly?

    Would you use it? If yes, how? Who would you kill, just bad people, like the young fellow in the movie?

    Don;t worry, it ain't a public poll

    Me? If I was totally honest... There are people, mainly from my past back in Russia, whom I would not hesitate to get rid of, in that situation. Perfectly serious about that. Write their name in there in a damn heartbeat... People who helped fuck up my life in all kinds of ways, back then... But... I also believe in karma. That sort of shit does, I think, come back on you, in the end...
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    I would burn the book and never use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I would burn the book and never use it.
    Honestly... Me too, probably. But, again... not sure...

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    There is a purpose behind my signature.

    Is that on Netflix now?

    I may watch it after my beer run here if it is.

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    Well mebbe i already have the book.


    (and mebbe everybody on the forum should just start being a little bit nicer to me.....)

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    Naw, if anyone here had that book I wouldn't be around to post.
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    I would use it for GOOD, killing only those who are EVIL in this world.....







    (The famous line of a man, who would be heading down to Hell, on the road of Good intentions.....)

    Such power is too much for a simple mortal.
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    Why is it always the female's fault?!!! Same ole, same ole. The poor dude wants to do the right thing but is coerced by the manipulative female. hahahahaha

    No, destroy the book. Fate, karma, destiny.....whatever you want to call it, will eventually show up all on it's own.
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    If I had this book, Donald Trump might not have to worry about running for president in 2020. ROFLMAO
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    It is certainly a good thing for the world that such a book did not fall into my possession when I was at that age (in high school)... lol

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