Is it possible to *cause* events with the Death Note that result in the death of more people than the one whose name is written down?
Say you want to kill someone who's flying overseas on business. You write, "Death in plane crash." Would everyone else on the plane survive, or would there be the usual 100% (or near-100%) death toll of the passengers?
If the accident is uncontrolled (i.e. other people die if the accident would normally kill them) in all ways other than the death of the person whose name is in the Note, could this be used as a way to kill people whose names you do not know? You could write down "plane crash" or some accident similarly bound to result in plenty of collateral damage, and the name of a person who will be in close company with the person you actually want to kill.
Like, for instance, if Light had written the following after finding out that the investigation team was working personally with L (and before joining them):
[name of person on team] Dies on [date] during meeting with Kira investigation team when building is bombed by fanatical Kira sympathizer.
...and seen if he catches L in the blast. If he specified the date, too, he could have even made an effort to keep his father from being killed by finding a reason for him not to go to work that day. (And it's additionally fun because it's not likely that anyone will look for a murderer magically controlling the actions of a murderer who's actually been caught.)
If this wouldn't work - if the Death Note can only be used to shorten the lives of the people whose names are directly and correctly written - what do you think would happen if you tried the 'plane crash' mode of death? Miraculous salvation of everyone else on the plane? Or would it count as 'conditions impossible to fulfill' and cause the normal 40 second heart atack?
A couple of days ago, I was reading a crossover fic (Death Note and Hikaru no Go). Uh. I'd like to put it in my memories, but I can't find it again. v_v;
Raito is in a restaurant or cafe with Ryuku. Waya, Hikaru and a few others walk in and it in the booth next to them. They begin a discussion of the Kira murders. Raito listens.
If you know where I can get it, thanks. Your help is much appreciated. ;D
Hello! I've been a member here for a few days, so I thought I'd introduce myself! My name is Aubrey, though everyone calls me Maha, I'm fifteen years old and I live in Pennsylvania! I'm on chapter fifty already and my favorite character is L! *Swoon* So sexy ~.~
Ack, my dad just came in!
Dad: YOU'VE BEEN ONLINE ALL DAY YOU KNOW
Dad: WHAT A WASTE OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?!
Me: *Points at L* Reading! It's not like I have many friends to go out with or the motivation to do so!
So eh ^.^' My parents are becoming suspicious of this "L" I'm talking about whenever I come about. Death Note is just amazing! I have read a lot of manga in my day and Death Note has to be in a tie with MARS for first place!
Aah, and if anyone is interested in the slightest tiniest bit, I threw together a Death Note layout! Check it out if you want to!