L

Alt titles: Ryuzaki

Gender: Male
Hair Color: Black
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Secretive, meticulous and cunning, L's desire to win coupled with his intellect give him the reputation of being the best detective in the world. His disheveled and childish exterior masks his sharp and analytical mind, throwing off his adversaries. Reclusive and paranoid, L solves his cases by communicating with the outside world via his assistant Watari and a computer with voice scrambler. L has a sweet tooth, and can often be found crouching instead of sitting normally while snacking on cakes. He is adept at mind games and much like a child, is willing to do almost anything to win, aided by his mysterious, impassive expression and his monotonous voice, which make him impossible to read.

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Anime Roles

Death Note Main
Death Note Rewrite 1: The Visualizing God Main
Death Note Rewrite 2: L's Successors Minor

Manga Roles

Death Note Main
Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases (Light Novel) Secondary
Death Note Special Minor

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NekoDesu says...

I think he's a cool character, but he analyzes things to the point where he gets kind of creepy in my opinion.

Aug 14, 2015
Anemosity13 says...

L is a douchebag

Aug 10, 2015
DeliriumRetrospect says...

  • Eccentric rational. Abstract thinker. Unconventional logician. Analytical addict. Mental stimulator. Absolutely brilliant. … And one of the very few available figures from both the fictional and tangible worlds that I can actually relate with on a personal level.
  • Despite his fanatics and despite his haters, I think that it is often disregarded and taken for granted how much effort was actually put into this character. For example, his underweight physique and lust for sweets. These are not simply visual traits but have actual background for neurologically and psychologically caloric observations and theories. Certain studies show that excessive thinking can indeed inspire the brain's more lustful use for calories [explanation for his underweight appearance] and lack of glucose levels based upon that excessive caloric absorbtion, which, as a result, can be better satisfied with the reception of sugar [his compulsive passion for sweets]. In the series it is also commented on his relagular deprivation of sleep - clearly suggesting a level of insomnia, which most rationals and logicians are too known to suffer from. It is unlikely that these are mere coincidences. This proves that our writers and designers did their research before creating him. I commend them for that and value his character above all else with that strong sense of understanding and personal relation in mind. These types of people do exist, and I appreciate those who notice, express and value such an existence. Uncommon in numbers.
  • View my comment in Near's profile for my mildly comparative analysis of the often-hated character that served as L's ***********, mid-series.

Aug 1, 2015
Aozora00 says...

I love his way of a sitting! and the way he talks to the phone :)

Jul 23, 2015

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