Near, also referred to as L, is a human and the antagonist of Death Note: Our Truths, spending all of his time chasing down both Kira and the enigmatic C.
Much like his personality in the original Death Note, Near in Our Truths is calculated and emotionless. His tendency to play with toys while thinking is still featured. But, due to his age, this is much less prominent than before. He also remains with the SPK, as its leader. The entire organization has expanded to take on the growing problems in the world. However, at this time Near has withdrawn, in similar to fashion as L, promoting Commander Rester to be the face of the SPK.