Nate River

ネイト・リバー, Near (ニア), N (Third) L
Birthday:Aug 24, 1991
Blood Type:B
Near is the younger of Ls two successors raised in Wammys HouseWataris orphanage for gifted children in Winchester England. Of the successors Near is the more levelheaded one able to remain calm and calculated while the other Mello is more emotional and quick to act. The two of them share a strong rivalry. Near is very intelligent although his childish appearance and demeanor can cause others to question his abilities. He has an obsession with solving complex problems and views an investigation as solving a puzzle. Despite his genius abilities Near has low social knowledge and is bad at interacting with others. Much like L Near shows various odd behaviors during his normal life such as usually seen hunched over rather than sitting and constantly playing with various toys which he uses in his theories as well as idly twiddling strands of his hair. He shows a great respect for L basing much of how he solves crime on Ls methods even to the point where he only takes cases that he is interested with rather than trying to pursue justice.