I'll try toSettle the L vs N thing once and for all (huge amount of text warning)
scatch this post the huge text warning thing I made this shorter.
The whole N vs L who is smarter debate lies around L would have guessed there was a fake notebook, which I don't get how? Even if he was smarter then Near he could anyone have possibliy guessed the notebook was fake unless maybe knowing how Light works by being his friend which has nothing to do with intellegence.
so I can draw 3 conclusions
Near is at least as smart at L completing 1 half of L, Mello's willingness to action completes the other half of L. So Mello "taking action" in kidnapping Takada would have been something similar to what L would have done which is why he could have thought of a fake notebook.
L wouldn't have guessed there was a fake notebook and would have died like Near might have if not for Mikami messing up
L is smarter then Near and can just assume there was a fake notebook
Re: I'll try toSettle the L vs N thing once and for all (huge amount of text warning
I still think near is better than L though cuz he like hasn't died.