Light Yagami & Near
Light Yagami (Japanese: 夜神月 Hepburn: Yagami Raito) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. He is a bored young genius who finds the Death Note dropped by the Shinigami Ryuk by pure chance. Using the notebook, which allows its owner to kill anyone simply by knowing their name and face, Light becomes a serial-murderer known as Kira (キラ?) in an attempt to create and rule a utopia cleansed of criminals, with him at the helm as a “god”.
Nate River (Japanese: ネイト・リバー Hepburn: Neito Ribā), exclusively known by the mononym Near (ニア Nia), is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Near is the younger of the two successors to L who was investigating the methods of identifying Kira, the name given to the mysterious serial killer who murders criminals by means of the eponymous Death Note. He becomes the leader of the SPK (Special Provision for Kira), an organization that looks into the Kira case, and in the end, succeeds in uncovering Kira’s identity as Light Yagami.