If there can only be one death per name written, what would happen if you...

Michael Gray
Michael Gray

If there can only be one death per name written, what would happen if you killed a pilot mid-flight, for instance? Does that mean that everyone on board miraculously survives?

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Samuel Peterson
Samuel Peterson

Who gives a shit

That actual question is why no-one is freaking out that Gods are confirmed real. And that by using it, you don't go to heaven or hell. Literally it just confirmed that afterlife. Why is this no significant to anyone

Brayden Davis
Brayden Davis

They all die.

Luke Green
Luke Green

They die. The note didn't kill them, the circumstances did.

Adrian Thompson
Adrian Thompson

This.
How can they don't give a fuck when the purpose of life is revealed

Kevin Rivera
Kevin Rivera

Honestly it's a good way to kill someone with the Death Note without knowing the name. You ask someone unrelated who's also boarding the plane and kill him as "Anon dies because plane explodes mid-flight"
Boom, you killed that guy whose name you can't find.

Luis Scott
Luis Scott

It would be incredibly ironic considering that, at the end, the only afterlife in that universe is nothingness after all.

For that matter, people DO freak out about it. The last page of the manga is literally a cult following Kira that was founded during the second half of the story. Hence people already believe in the proof of a god.

Wyatt Cox
Wyatt Cox

But that's not circumstance, as noted. "Plane exploding" is something clearly caused by the Note and therefore would conflict with the rules.

Leo Campbell
Leo Campbell

Maybe it warps reality somehow, and the plane actually had a defect, or something. I doubt the note just wouldn't work, though.

Ian Gray
Ian Gray

The guy would die of heart attack and that's it.

Isaac Green
Isaac Green

noted. "Plane exploding" is something clearly caused by the Note and therefore would conflict with the rules.
What would conflict with the rules?
It's not specific but it's realistic. A plane exploding is not unheard of by a mechanical failure or something. Maybe there's a terrorist inside, who knows? The Death Note has killed people by manipulating others because they are circumstancial, usually car drivers.

William Rodriguez
William Rodriguez

What if you wrote everyone's name in the note and said for all of them the plane exploded?

Brandon Scott
Brandon Scott

The explosion would directly kill other unrelated people directly.
Someone getting an heart attack while driving and killing a passerby is not the same thing.

Brody Watson
Brody Watson

"Even though only one name is written in the Death Note, if it influences and causes other humans that are not written in it to die, the victim's cause of death will be a heart attack."

Source: http://deathnote.wikia.com/wiki/Rules_of_the_Death_Note

If one person dies of a plane exploding, then other people will too. So they will just die of a heart attack.

Dominic Ward
Dominic Ward

Then you'll have the explosion you wanted. The original suggestion however was to manipulate the rules so you could kill someone on board without knowing their name, so this suggestion defeats the purpose.

Alexander Watson
Alexander Watson

ah fuck
the death note is no funsies

Daniel White
Daniel White

Well you could experiment. What if the guy's name is the person who causes the crash?
Either the pilot, or maybe just someone who does maintenance on the plane.

Christian Martin
Christian Martin

The problem with this rule is it can see into the future, and is broken with EVERY death.
Think about it, if you kill a bus driver, and then the replacement ends up fucking up and driving the bus off a cliff, it means the first bus driver's death caused other deaths.
Whoops heart attack.
But more than that; butterfly effect deaths. Because that person's fate was changed via the note, who dies and who lives in the future has changed. 20 years down the road it turns out that the bus driver would have saved a life, or caused a death, or something. Or maybe just been 20 seconds early to a place and got caught up in an accident.
Or what about 200 years in the future? Because the bus driver didn't care for his children, they become delinquents, who spend time in prison, have kids but parent them slightly differently which causes one to become unemployable and commit suicide.
Butterfly effect deaths invalidate this rule. It's a rule that either requires future-sight, or has a time limit, or has a more abstract limit like 'intentional'. Like you can't cause any intentional deaths. But then you have the butterfly problem again, if you are aware of the butterfly problem you can't kill anyone the way you want, since the intention will include awareness.
And even if that did work, 'intention' I mean, you could get someone who did not intent to kill to write in the note.

Ryan Butler
Ryan Butler

Does that mean that everyone on board miraculously survives?

No

Samuel Martinez
Samuel Martinez

Yeah, and if you write 'this person crashes a car' but a passenger is not written in the note, the driver will have a heart attack and still crash the car.

That rule is stupid.

Chase Jenkins
Chase Jenkins

I suppose the key difference is inevitability. If you write both their names in the note, they will certainly die. However, if the driver has a heart attack there is still a chance for the passenger to avert the crash somehow. If they fail and die, you can't say that the death note killed them; their own inaction killed them. So I guess the rule still holds up.

Carson Morgan
Carson Morgan

he would die after he left the plane after it had landed

Benjamin Rodriguez
Benjamin Rodriguez

This.

Tyler Jenkins
Tyler Jenkins

What happened to the after 40 seconds thing?

Jason Green
Jason Green

Overridden by the "no collateral casualties" rule.

Lucas Fisher
Lucas Fisher

Could you keep someone alive with cpr and maybe even an artificial heart transplantation after they got a heart attack from the death note?

Angel Morales
Angel Morales

Wouldn't the 40 seconds rule get priority since it's an earlier an therefore more important rule?

Liam Edwards
Liam Edwards

Nobody knows, but probably not.

earlier an therefore more important rule?
Was this ever stated?

Logan Diaz
Logan Diaz

I don't remember
I think so

Joseph Wilson
Joseph Wilson

I think it's safe to assume that the 40 seconds rule is one that can be easily overridden, simply because of the fact that you can specify the time of death yourself.

Grayson Barnes
Grayson Barnes

Whether the cause of the individual's death is either a suicide or accident, if the death leads to the death of more than the intended, the person will simply die of a heart attack. This is to ensure that other lives are not influenced.
This is to ensure that other lives are not influenced.

So heart attack, but after other lives are ensured to not be affected by it.

Luis Clark
Luis Clark

How?
How do you do that?
Remember the Germanwings crash?
Are you implying someone didn't banepost on the death note?

Jason Thompson
Jason Thompson

Guys there is obviously a co-pilot. Baka!

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