Anonymous asked: and by "the innocent", i would assume you meant those who didn't do any crime? who knows, Light. in a corrupted world like this, anyone could be murderers, robbers, rapists, etc. and by all means, you would have killed anyone who gets in your way if i'm not mistaken? wouldn't that be equivalent of being a massive murderer instead of just cleansing the world from evil? like i said, Light... anyone can be a criminal. a murderer, mostly. and you're just one of them.
I assure you that I would have caught every single criminal out there eventually, as people would have started to help Kira, by revealing every injustice they’d observe. But that’s not what you wanted more details about.
I’ve always known that, in order to eliminate evil, I was supposed to accept a small part of it into my soul. It was necessary, but it was also imminent. The small, dark part of me was the one that played an important role in all the deceiving I had to manage and, also, in understanding how evil worked, so that I could destroy it. However, that is far from making me a murderer, as everyone has a darker side, whether they accept it or not. At least I was able to make good use of it. But let me explain this better.
The lies and killings I had to commit were simply necessary to the achievement of my goal. If you consider me a criminal for doing that, then think about this: is it truly a crime to deliberately sacrifice your peace for the good of others? Is it wrong to accept committing the smallest, but vital crimes, in order to stop the bigger ones? Are you sure that you are not the one truly making a mistake here, almost as unacceptable as a crime? I believe you would have tried to stop Kira if given the chance, if I’m not wrong. Then, you would have contributed to the suffering of others by not only creating difficulties for me, but also by your own death. That would have made the people that care for you suffer. How selfish is that, Anon? Are the lives of filthy criminals more important than the lives of the innocent?
Sadly, that is what many thought. And, apparently, there are still some who continue to believe that my deeds were wrong. I regret that, yet there’s nothing else I can do to change it, rather than repeatedly clarify such matters. It’s not something that bothers me, of course. After all, I’m dead.