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L: The Keeper of the Balance by bastblack L: The Keeper of the Balance by bastblack
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NOTE: This is my Undead Asian version of L.
You can see the live Asian L version here:
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The Western version of L:
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And the new most accurate version of L here:
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I had an idea of what would happen after Death Note ends:

(SPOILER WARNING: If you don't know how DeathNote ends, better skip the summary below.)

(UPDATE: I've made some changes to my story idea, but I will leave what I wrote here unchanged).


Kira has been dead for 7 years, but suddenly the killings have started again. This time the murders make Kira's killing spree look tame. Near and members of the Kira Investigation Team were the first to die. Anyone who tries to gain access to information about Shinigami or the the Kira investigation files dies. O, P, Q, and R are all killed in this way. The eldest survivor of L's heirs is a girl known as "S." She is a brilliant and very proper British girl, but also she's very peculiar, -- she has an imaginary friend she plays with named "Pookie."

The Cult of Kira's influence has grown very powerful and is taking over entire justice departments. Priests of Kira are replacing judges and juries. Kira is the law. The spies of Kira seem to be everywhere. The main Temple of Kira has sprouted up at the exact location where Light once lived. In front of the temple is gigantic statue showing Kira as an angel defeating the minions of evil.

L must be rolling in his grave, right?
That is, if he were actually in it....


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Okay I had a person at Renderosity question why I was showing L as evil character (?), so let me explain what I am thinking.

I have not changed who L is, he comes back as a supernatural but not a shinigami, he is something else (the opposite of a shinigami). My idea is that, "For Everything Action, there is an Equal and Opposite Reaction." The Shinigami MUST have an enemy to keep them in check, (it's the natural order). So if Light were to come back as a Shinigami (he killed Shinigami Rem so he must replace her?), then L must come back too but as the opposite of the Shinigami. So if the Shinigami take a person's life before their time, the opposite would protect a person from having their life taken before their time (a Guardian Angel?). In the original story, Light and L look like the opposite of what you think: L is the good guy but looks and acts freaky, and Light is evil but he is beautiful and a model student. So if they are the opposite of what you would think, an undead Light would be white, and an undead L would be black. I also imagine that Light would like to portray himself as an Angel and he's in a really good mood with him being "The God of the New World" and all. While poor L as the opposite of Light being all Gothic and depressed because was beaten and he freely admits to being immature and hates to loose. So this would be L's 2nd chance to get it right, but Light is far more formidable as a Shinigami. oO

But he does have a weakness, and so does L, - they both need a human to "possess" in order to be in the human world. So it's a setup for another cat-and-mouse game. They both must hide their human while trying to find the other's human. Light will most likely kill L's human, but L doesn't need to be so cruel, he just has to talk them into forfeiting the Deathnote, then destroying it. Without a Deathnote to continue his existence, Light is a goner. These rules are established in the original series, but what are the rules and special abilities of the Guardians? Both L and Light will need to figure this out if they are to outsmart each other.

Anyhoo... Just some of the ideas floating around my mind. It's fun to think about. ^^


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Pictured is L.
I'm experimenting for L's "Undead" look. I may do some more experiments ....
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:iconllawliet7007:
LLawliet7007 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful!
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blinkingstarBS Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
L: if you give me candy, Ill keep sanity.
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RalleyZero Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That story idea sounds awesome!
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VintageShadow Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
stunning :iconblackheartplz::iconblackheartplz::iconblackheartplz::iconblackheartplz::iconblackheartplz:
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NoOneWouldListen25 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013

He reminds me of Eric Draven from The Crow. ._.


This is AMAZING though! :iconthumbsupplz:

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necropedal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Instead of Visual Kei, they should call it Visual L, this is a guy I would love to meet and spend a lot of time getting to know. wow indeed.
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Woot. Good idea. Funny think is, i'm working on a Visual-ish L in SecondLife right now. xD
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Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Intersting concept theory. I am working on a fanfic in which L and BB are the 2 twin kings of the shinigami, and are tracking kira together. They each hold one shinigami eye, so they feel complete when they merge together. L covered up the bb murders by saying his bro was hallucinating while on a new medicine, so he acted violent. Hee hee, kira has no idea he 's playing with his life, quite literally...
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Cvokhauz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Oh, L... wow
Com here... come here... *hypnotizes him* :3
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KawaiiAnimeplusheart Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Artist
Wow...i wish this was L 25/7
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:iconmagdilen:
magdilen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Do you remember The Crow? He reminds me of that movie.
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ulquiorraLover79 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
goth L XDDDD so nice
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:iconwinky123:
winky123 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
After reading your lil story thing...my mind=blown! That's a cool way to think of it... :)
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:iconmandyb82:
MandyB82 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
AWESOME!
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:iconsilverkitsuna:
SilverKitsuna Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Kinda dark for L... Maybe B instead. Either way I still think it rocks :D
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:iconlilka23:
lilka23 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he remind me the leader of "malice mizer" band XD
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:iconvoxvociscruora:
VoxVocisCruora Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you you made that story into a fanfiction, i'd so read it.
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:icontsapinsky:
tsapinsky Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Oh. My. God. Flippin' AMAZING
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:iconnabeil:
Nabeil Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
imagination
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KumagoroBunnyGirls Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
^^ AWSOME...your story kind of sounds like FMA and DNAngel just a little bit....but I like where this is going ^^ hehe you should make a movie
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kietakyo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
HOT!
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:iconxxemowafflesxx:
xxemowafflesxx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow, this is well thought out. I really like the idea, and the picture is gorgeous.
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DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :omfg:
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queenclara00 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
I probably should know the answer to this, but DID you make it a story? Cuz I would totally read it. ;]
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Oggmire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Daaaamn, That is a fiine piece!
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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17JadenTheHedgehog17 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
big nose! XD!
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:iconpainofaninnocent:
painofaninnocent Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
You know, i was just coming back to look at this again, and i was thinking, this would make an AMAZING cosplay!!! Maybe when i become a little more skilled in my cosplaying, i should try it, but only if its ok with you of course! : ) Man i love this picture, xDDD
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That would be AWESOME! If you cosplay Undead L, I would love to see it! ^^

My idea on his clothing is:
basically like L's regular outfit but is a black t-shirt and jeans. Perhaps he is wearing black converse for shoes. He has a harness (like you see here), black wings (raven style), and carries gothic-looking Ankh. The ankh is the weapon/tool of the Anti-Shinigami.
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Kuzaki Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
oh i would love to create a story based on your thoughts! O.O
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. My ideas have changed somewhat from I first posted here. If you take some ideas for a story, I would love to read what you come up with. ^^
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:iconpainofaninnocent:
painofaninnocent Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Thats a really cool idea, its a never-ending story i suppose. I love his picture though!!
And i gather that you didn't know, Rem is a male... i know its even confusing for me. But for some stupid reason in the english anime they had a woman do Rem's voice, but i'm sure he was intended to be a male xD Its actually pretty funny if you think about it!
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bastblack Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh so confusing... In the manga, REM was drawn as female (she had breasts), but during the manga she became more gender neutral looking with a flat chest. The movie animated and voiced REM as male. The English dub of the movie also has REM as male. The English anime has REM as female. The English translation of the manga uses "he" to refer to REM.

BUT most importantly, "How To Read," Death Note #13 lists REM as female. So she is female.
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:iconpainofaninnocent:
painofaninnocent Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Woah, that is confusing....Maybe from no on, we should just stick with "it". xDD
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol. Sounds like a plan. -^
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evilwolfcub Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
your concept for the girl and Pookie... matches one of my character designs PERFECTLY!
Although, I don't what kind of personality you intend to give the girl... Mine is somewhat... creepy/ cute? anyway... love the continued idea!
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Really? Great Minds Think Alike? -^

My idea about Sybil (aka S) have changed a few times. My current thoughts on the storyline have removed the "Pookie" character. Hmmm... then again it would be fun to bring him back as half-Shinigami poltergeist-like Beyond Birthday. hehehhe -^
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evilwolfcub Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
It's your character, dude.
But good luck with it!
I'm really fascinated by your idea!
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XxEchoxxMusexX Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
I very much agree with the concept of there being opposites to death gods I'm glad that someone else also thought of this especially since L is so awesome.
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yea! Thank you. ^^
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XxEchoxxMusexX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
No problem, plus you brought L to a whole new level of sexiness.
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Vibes-aLiVe Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008   Interface Designer
ur ideas are just sooo brilliant they seriously need to do it on the screen
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I really hope I can put these ideas into use whether in story, manga, or short animations. *crosses fingers*
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Vibes-aLiVe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008   Interface Designer
kool i'll defo be readin/watchin them then ^^
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Lafein Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the idea of the shinigami having someone to keep them in check, as you said.

I've been looking through your gallery and I love your renders; they're fantastic. If you don't mind me asking, what program do you use?
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. The anti-shinigami are tricky, because I want them to be cool and not lame like angles with golden wings and halos and such. I imagine an Undead L wouldn't be anything like that.

Programs in my bag of tricks are: Photoshop, Poser, Blacksmith, Hexagon, Vue, Illustrator, Bryce, Shade, Cararra, Zbrush, Modo
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hyade Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
inspired by ryutaro hnn? :D
I like it a lot!<3
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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mino-jen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
it's really cool, and i like your version of a second after life part *gg
id' so love to see a full body version of the guardian L ^^
are you going to go on with the story?
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:iconbastblack:
bastblack Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I've done alot of more thinking about the plot, it's really grown and fleshed out greatly since I first post this. I hope I am able to release all these ideas in story or picture. ^^
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