Aka: Ryuzaki

Gender: Male
Hair Color: Black
Rank #2
Rank #22

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: Visions of a God Main
Death Note Rewrite 2: L's Successors Minor

Manga Roles

Death Note Main
Death Note: L Change the World (Light Novel) Main
Death Note Short Stories Minor
Death Note Special Minor

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403Forbidden Nov 22, 2023

Personally, my morals align more with L, but I love both L and Light. Both characters are well-written.

WeebKaneki1 Nov 3, 2023

Why the hate? L is best boy. His effort was always admirable, he risked his death to do the whole thing, and also did a good job of passing on his ideals to new generations

LakeTrek Oct 13, 2023

He dropped to #2. Oh how the mighty have fallen. 

musicman1140 Sep 18, 2023

Even though he wasn't the main protagonist, he was so based. As I watched Death Note, I wanted to like Light...but couldn't get myself to like a genius psychopath gigachad with a god complex. At the same time I felt that I was chearing Light on. After I've reflected on L, I realized that I respect and even like L more. L at least had SOME humility, even if he was proud of his intelligence too. L realized that "bad people" still deserve a right to live. My morals highly align with that...as I don't believe anyone (aside from God) is to judge who a "bad person" truly is. If a person is a danger to society, then lock them up. The death sentence should be extremely rare, practically only reserved for highly dangerous geniuses. These are the criminals that escape from prison, continued killing, and show no signs of change. 

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