I'm bored and I was thinking; before I knew about Near and Mello, and their role as L's successors, I always thought they were other Death Note users, who realized what Light was doing and came to Japan to try to stop him, forcing him to confront people with powers equal to his own. I expected other Shinigami to make their appearance and for Death Note to turn into a battle of wits between Death Note users who wanted to "eliminate" their competition. Sadly, this didn't happen and we all know the road Death Note took as a series. My question is, after LADIES night, could this twist have actually improved the series or sent it even deeper into the abyss it had fallen? Share your thoughts, if you feel like it.