Mikami’s Death Note fails to work and Near confesses that he knew about the fake notebook and had actually tampered with the real one. Mikami is restrained and, faced with Near’s undeniable evidence, Light breaks down and laughs like a madman. He confesses that he is Kira and attempts to kill Near by writing his name on a piece of the Death Note hidden in his watch. Matsuda keeps him from doing so by shooting him down. Seeing Light writhe on the floor in agony, Mikami loses faith in his God and kills himself. Wounded, Light escapes in the middle of the commotion. He goes over everything that has happened in a series of flashbacks. As he had promised in the beginning of the series, Ryuk writes down Light’s name in his notebook, thinking that this whole experience has been quite fun. Misa is shown standing on top of a skyscraper, implying she is going to commit suicide, before Light finally dies of cardiac arrest on a set of stairs (possibly symbolic of his place in limbo, between heaven and hell), seeing L’s figure in front of him.