Mello is about as intellagent as Near, maybe a few points below, i dunno maybe he got hit in the head with a ball,when playing outside. The point is, he is not dumb, look at his accomplishments. Also i'm pretty sure he KNEW that if he died, that would make Near pissed off as all hell. Finily giving him the emotinal push he needed to beat Kira. He would have to be pretty intellagent to have come to that conclusion.
And as for the who had the most advantages between L and Kira.
Kira had more advantages.
Yes L did have the goverment behind him for some of the way. The thing is no one really trusted him; and eventally they did pull out, L no longer held such an advantage.
L did not believe in shinigami, or anything that had to deal with the supernatural. The thing is that is exactly what Kira was useing. Thus even though L would have thought of it at some point, it would be placed at the back of his mind. For there is no way to prove the supernatural. L is all about scintific way.
Kira for part of the way, could see his mistakes and cover for them very easily. He could hack into his father's computer and figure out what that had on him. Case in point, When they figured out he was a student. He quickly changed his patteren, by having killings happen during the midddle of the day, he bascily eliminated the fact that he was a student.
Later on Kira knew L was L. L never knew without a shadow of a dout that Raito was Kira. He has his intuition, and really nothing more.
I'm not saying L didn't have advantages. they just weren't as helpful to him as Kira's were to him.
Look at the first paragraph that i wrote about who had more advantages.
L has his intuition. He quickly knew that Raito was Kira. Though this was useful. The problem with this is the fact that there was no way to prove his intuition was right. What person in there right mind would accuse and sentence someone based on another's intuition.
L's major advantage. Is actually one of Kira's mistakes. Kira, was egotistical, he was arrogant. He didn't know how to lay low. This gave L many clues about him. All L had to do was pose a challange and Kira responded. For instance, the Lind L. Tailor incident, after Kira killed him; L knew he was in kanto rejion. Kira supported this theroy by only really killing in Japan when eiriler most of his kills had been centered around america. He was bacicly sending another challange to L. He was solidifying the fact he was in the Kanto rejion.
yeah,but u got to give it to him, the lind taylor incident was one awesome move.
light is definitely th smartest person in the series.
light had his room booby trapped at seventeen,if mikami had that level of thinking,he would have been careful with the note.(checking if it was real,having a hidden piece with him,etc)
did near write mikami's name in the note?
gosh...ofcourse the smartest of them all is light, see how he convinced everyone enter and play his game till the end.,
just that the next smarter is Near, surely bcoz he defeated the smartest.
No Near would never surpass L,who is the 2nd smartest, and Light!!!
Light is first because he defeated L,Mello and almost Near. Obha just made Light so pathetic in the 2nd half and made Near smart enough to be a psychic,every theory he says just happens to be true. That's why I hated the 2nd half. Light just lost because of his appointed people,like Mikami. Light could've killed all of them if Mikami hadn't gone to the bank in 2 days straight. Mikami underestimated Light's abilities and went on with his own and eventually led to Light's downfall. Near just got so damn lucky!!!
Mello is very rash and doesn't think twice, so he's just the same as Near but he is more calm and thinks thoroughly before doing something. Mello isn't patient and egotistic.