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Name
Nate RiverNate River(ネイト・リバー)
Alias
NearNear(ニア)(Nia)
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NN
Race
HumanHuman
Gender
MaleMale
Age
13 years old(at debut)(born August 24, 1994)(anime)13 years old(at debut)(born August 24, 1994)(anime)
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13 years old(at debut)(born August 24, 1991)(manga)13 years old(at debut)(born August 24, 1991)(manga)
Hair
WhiteWhite
Eyes
Black/greyBlack/grey
Height
5'1"155 cm
Weight
88.2 lbs40kg
Blood
Type BType B
Status
SPK member, Second LSPK member, Second L
Quote
"Light Yagami is Kira""Light Yagami is Kira"
Voice
Cathy WessluckNoriko Hidaka
Debut
Episode 27(partial debut in episode 26), Chapter 59(manga)Episode 27(partial debut in episode 26), Chapter 59(manga)
Anime
Death NoteDeath Note

Character Description: Nate River

Near was raised in an orphanage, and is highly intelligent. Watari was the owner/creator of this orphanage, and due to this all the children in there are highly intelligent, but Near was always at the top. Because of this, Near was chosen as one to possibly precede L if anything happened to L.

Near figured out many of the details on the Kira case that L didn't find out until it was too late. Due to this, the president of the USA makes Near the leader of an organization that is focused on finding Kira. As with L, Near has no written proof of his real name or any photo's anywhere.

Near's lifespan is 434016. In the manga, Near is stated to have been born in 1991, while in the anime it becomes 1994. At the start of the series Near is 13 years old, then he is 17 years old when the series picks up after the time skip. And of course he naturally ages throughout the series.