Ryuk is a demon-like character in the manga series Death Note. He is a bored Shinigami that drops a Death Note, a notebook that allows the user to kill anyone simply by writing their name and face, in order to enter the human world in order to relieve his boredom. It is picked up by Light Yagami (Kira), a high school student who uses it to create and rule a utopia cleansed of evil, with him at the helm as a “god”.

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