Some things might be set in stone when it comes to Netflix's Death Note, but... not everything.
Warning! Spoilers for Death Note lie below! Read at your own risk!
Death Note took its time, but the franchise finally made its live-action debut on Netflix last weekend. The film’s reception has been mixed so far, but its jaw-dropping finale has kept viewers speculating about the possibilities of a sequel. So, it is important for fans to know Mia Sutton may not actually be dead.
If you watched Death Note, you know the film ended with Mia biting the dust. The cheerleader fell to her death after confronting Light at an abandoned amusement park. The girl was looking to take the lead’s Death Note from him by blackmailing him with death, but her plan backfired. Light managed to double-cross Mia by writing her name in his Death Note, and the girl fell from a decrepit ferris wheel.
However, there is a chance Mia may not be as dead as fans think.
If you are familiar with the Death Note manga, then you know Mia - or Misa rather - has an interesting tie with the Death Gods. Before the series began, Misa became entangled with her own Death God way before she ever heard of Light Yagami and his Kira persona. The girl had her life extended by a Death God named Gelus after he killed a stalker of hers. The Death God was killed since he broke the laws of nature and essentially became his Death Note. And, as you may have guessed, Misa came into possession of the Death Note when another Death God named Rem decided she should wield the journal.
Death Note may have showed Mia dying, but there is a chance another Death God stepped in to extend the hero’s life. The deities are usually incapable of intervening with humans so directly, but director Adam Wingard did alter several Death Note rules in his own live-action movie. Other Death Gods aside from Ryuk could be wandering around Seattle, and they might have keyed in on Mia as a worthy owner of a Death Note. After all, Ryuk did tell Light at the film’s end that he finds humans very interesting; it’s not impossible to think another Death God would feel the same way and want to save Mia in hopes of bringing about some more mayhem.