|Debut||Death Note: OT "Knowledge" chapter 19|
|Birthday||December 1, 1944|
|Also known as||
(real first name) Johan
note: real last name is never revealed
|Age||(at start of OT) 77|
|Status at debut||Wealthy Activist|
|Will to act||9/10|
Cardinal is a human featured in Death Note: Our Truths. He serves not only as an antagonistic force towards J-Kira, but to Near as well throughout both arcs of Our Truths.
Cardinal is of German descent. He has stark white hair, short, in an almost buzz cut. His eyes are bright blue. Even in his advanced age, he stayed in good health, and is trim. His height is normal as well. His hands shake somewhat, as if with Parkinson's disease, but it is not widespread enough to make Cardinal invalid. He is also a very religious man, Catholic. And he has a tattoo of a cross on the inside of his right hand.
Cardinal is, as mentioned before, a very religious man. This could be based off of his German parents' influence. And despite being German himself, Cardinal does not speak with any kind of accent, other than that of high elegance. He is very haughty, daring, and smart. In fact, the smartest character in Our Truths. His daring and bold personality has lead to him becoming very wealthy and powerful. And while not a political figure himself, his mere presence can influence just about anyone to do anything he wants. So why should he waste his own precious time in politics? With regards to the Kira case, he knows everything, even the things not disclosed in the police reports. This makes him sort of the "God force" of the story. It should also be noted that his motives are not at all clear in the story, as he seems to be no one's ally. To what he is trying to accomplish, that comes into focus late in the 7th and 8th seasons.