"Men like him, men like me... we choose to be called villains for the good of our worlds."- Light, Chapter 8
In his Shinigami form, Light has a humanoid skeletal-like figure, and limps as if his leg is injured. He has a wide mouth, turned upwards as though grinning, and has bright red eyes. His hair is spiked and he wears a red tie as a headband. He dons a coat, a pair of goggles, and carries a messenger bag and a large skeletal object that he uses like a hammer.
Light's last name backwards is "Imagay".
Light is the first canon character to appear in I, Kira.