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I was so surprised to find out everyone hated Near. When I reached the part where L died, I wanted to quit reading. I couldn't believe that he would die half-way through the series, and I thought the rest of it would be bunk. Granted, it's not near as good as the first half, but when I find out there were two new opponents for Light, Mello and Near, I had hope. I hated Mello right off. He's practically as bad as Light is. (He's a little better later on, though.) But I always liked Near. He is really emotionless and I believe there was something about him always needing afermation from others? And he said that L wasn't good enough and lost the game. But honestly he's a really good opponent for Light and does eventually bring him to an end. All that debate about whether or not he used the Death Note to do it - well, if he did, that's pretty bad, but I still don't see why he should be so high on the hate list.
Well, Near must be a level above L. L had go great lengths to find the location of Kira, And Near identified Mikami just by, well, just by watching a bunch of fucking video footage. That's when really started to lose faith in show, well if they had do the "Good defeats Evil" thing, at least let light be defeated by an worthy opponent (L), not a poor excuse of a replacement of L.
He is nothing but a poorly made copy of L. You could overcome L? Make me laugh. You never would win Kira if L had not done 90% of the work and not had the help of Mello and Matt. Near is arrogant and think he's superior to others. I hate him
I understand why people hate Near but for me he is amazing. Obviously he is nowhere close to L but he still managed to solve it and hoodwink Light.
@ChaoticSilence I did not really care too much for Near. A kid detective, come on! I thought his grin was hilarious though given the circumstances. Near sitting safely in a bunker playing with his toys watching TV screens of people rioting and getting killed outside while he dishes them all with snide comments.