Death Note/Characters/Side Characters

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Sayu Yagami

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Voiced by: Haruka Kudo (JP), Kelly Metzger (EN, pre-timeskip), Kristie Marsden (EN, post-timeskip)

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Light's little sister, who has the bad luck of being a normal kid in this fucked up environment. She's completely unaware of her brother's occupation as Kira. After her horrible kidnapping by Mello, she ends up catatonic and in a wheelchair. Word of God says she's getting better at the end of the manga, though.

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Ryuk (to Light): I guess even you have a soft spot for your sister.

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Sachiko Yagami

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Voiced by: Ai Satou (JP), Saffron Henderson (EN)

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Soichiro's wife and Light and Sayu's mother. Like Sayu, she is completely unaware of Light's identity as Kira.

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Naomi Misora

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Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (JP), Tabitha St. Germain (EN)

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Raye Penber's fiancee and former FBI Agent who worked under L in the L.A.B.B. murder case.

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Raye Penber

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Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (JP), Michael Adamtwaite (EN)

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The FBI Agent who was tailing Light.

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Kyosuke Higuchi

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Voiced by: Issei Futamata (JP), Andrew Kavadas (EN)

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The third Kira and the main antagonist of the Yotsuba arc. He's one of the eight-member Yotsuba board and head of the technological development, but isn't very competent compared to the others, and is obsessed with gaining social status in addition to wealth. Light had Rem send the Death Note to him as part of a Xanatos Gambit to clear himself and Misa of suspicion. After his arrest, Light kills him to regain control of the notebook.

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Reiji Namikawa

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Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (JP), Ted Cole (EN)

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A member of the Yotsuba Eight that Light sways over to L's side.

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Matt

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Voiced by: Tomohiro Nishimura (JP), Drew Nelson (EN)

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Mello's henchman, and a fellow graduate of Wammy's House. His real name is Mail Jeevas.

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Hitoshi Demegawa

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Voiced by: Chafurin (JP), Ward Perry (EN)

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Demegawa is director of Sakura TV, a Japanese news channel that is notoriously unreliable, and he shamelessly seeks to exploit the Kira case. He is first seen attempting to broadcast the video tapes Misa sends to his network to get Kira's attention, although Soichiro puts a stop to that. After the Time Skip, he becomes Kira's supporter and self-appointed spokesman, creating and hosting the Show Within a Show Kira's Kingdom...until the incident mentioned below in You Have Failed Me....

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Linda

Fan art of Linda (by teh-h), because you'd need a microscope to see her one official appearance at the back of a manga panel.

An artist and another of the Wammy orphans. She draws the portraits of Near and Mello that are seen in both the manga and anime.

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Yamamoto

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Light's school pal. He's joined the NPA by the epilogue.

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Friend#2: I did some shoplifting back in grade school and I’m freaking out about it.
Yamamoto: Hah, that's peanuts!

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Rod Ross

The boss of The Mafia that works with Mello.

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Nori

Misa's friend.

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Ryotaro Sakajo

Misa's stalker, given a name in the live action movies. Killed by Gelus.

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Yuri

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Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (JP), Lalainia Lindbjerg (EN)

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The Girl From the Bus.

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Hideki Ryuuga

A famous teen idol and pop star that Sayu fangirls over.

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Yoshi

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Misa's original manager.

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SPK members

Anthony Rester

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Voiced by: Masaki Aizawa (JP), Michael Adamtwaite (EN)

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Commander of the SPK, Rester is an honest person who has Near's complete trust, so much so that he reveals some of his thoughts and plans to Rester only. He also helps Near with things he can't do for himself, such as booking a flight on a plane. Appears in the one-shot special in the manga along with Lidner.

His real name is Anthony Carter.

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  • Action Survivor
  • The Confidant: To Near.
  • Expy: In a certain way, he acts as a Watari to Near. At least, until the end of the story, when Roger, Watari's friend and caretaker of Wammy's House, takes over the role.

Halle Lidner

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Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (JP), Lisa Ann Beley (EN)

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A former Secret Service agent who works for Near as part of the SPK. She joined the SPK to avenge one of her relatives who had been killed by Higuchi at the time when he acted as Kira. She leaks information to Mello about the investigation, as she reasoned that Kira would be caught faster under their combined efforts. Later, she was chosen to infiltrate the bodyguard unit that protects Kiyomi Takada. In the one-shot chapter set three years after Light's death, it is revealed that she and Rester continue to work with Near.

Her real name is Halle Bullook.

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  • Action Survivor
  • Affirmative Action Girl: She is introduced after the Time Skip, making her the third action girl in the series and one of the few females in Death Note's predominantly male cast.
    • Action Girl: She still has the physical skills, and poses as Takada's bodyguard.
  • Double Agent: Becomes something like this between Near and Mello.
  • Dumb Blonde: Subverted, as she's one of the more competent women in the series.
  • Eyes of Gold
  • Go Through Me: Pulls one of these when Mello threatens to shoot Near. "If you shoot Near, we'll shoot you, if you both die here, what's the point? Only Kira would be happy with that."
  • Het Is Ew: Probably a contributing factor for the lack of fanwork for Mello/Halle (or at least in comparison to other pairings with Mello).
  • Revenge: She wants to catch Kira to avenge one of her relatives.
  • Shower Scene: She gets her own right before being forced to go back to the SPK headquarters, by Mello.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female member of the SPK.

Stephen Gevanni

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Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (JP), Samuel Vincent (EN)

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A member of the SPK, Gevanni is a skilled lock-picker, stalker and counterfeiter. He tails Teru Mikami when Near suspects him to be X-Kira and plays a vital role in Near's plan to beat Light once and for all.

His real name is Stephen Loud.

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