His quirky behavior and odd appearance combine with his insane intelligence and deductive skills, and are finely complimented by an adorable child-like sweet tooth that fans can't help but gravitate towards. Of course, he also isn't a total cinnamon roll, as shown clearly throughout the anime and various other adaptations, and there are lots of little-known tidbits about his character. In the original anime for the series, L ponders over whether or not it's a good idea to test the notebook, especially after seeing the fake rules Light had written in them trying to make him seem innocent to force his release. Fans will know L never went through with it, but there's a variation where he actually does. Many fans don't see the Netflix adaptation as canon, either, but it's still an interesting fact worth noting. While we were always aware of just how scarily intelligent L truly is, the exact specifics were never really stated in the anime or manga. Thankfully, the official wiki has canon statistics for all the characters, and L's are just about as superhuman as you'd expect. His lowest number by far is his social skills, which sit at a mere one. His knowledge is an 8, which is just barely outdone by his initiative, which is a nine.
Throughout the series, he observes and spies on the activities of the series' main character, Light Yagami , a high school genius. L attempts to expose Light as the infamous serial killer "Kira", who is responsible for massacring high-profile criminals worldwide through apparently supernatural means. As the series progresses, the psychological mind-game of cat and mouse between L and Light intensifies, and each becomes bent on uncovering the other's true identity, through a series of intricate ploys and schemes, before their cover is blown. Throughout the series, he serves as an ideological and visual foil to the series protagonist: Light Yagami. Tsugumi Ohba , the writer of the series, created L as a young adult, since he believed the story would not hold much interest if L were significantly older than his opponent, Light. For L's name, he wanted to use a single letter with a lot of significance; he considered "I" and "J", but eventually he chose "L" after careful consideration. Obata asked Ohba if L could be "unattractive". Afterwards Ohba included ideas in his thumbnails, including L's manner of sitting, "he's English", and "he's listless".
Death Note is a wildly popular series from the mid 's that shocked fans everywhere during its release and for many years afterward. This psychological thriller is a detective story about a mental battle between Light, a man endowed with a Death Note giving him supernatural powers, and L, the world's greatest detective. This internal chess match keeps fans at the edge of their seat the entire time.
Death Note has been loved by fans and critics alike, for its amazing characters, its intriguing premise, and its thriller story. The series follows a high school student, Light Yagami, who finds a notebook that kills whoever's name is written in it. The constant battle of wits between Light and L has some of the best-written moments in anime history, with fans debating who was smarter, Light or L.