Near is an orphan who grew up at the Wammy's House orphanage. During his entire time at the orphanage he was competing with Mello to become L's successor. He was known to be very antisocial, as in the manga a fellow student (Linda) asked him to play outside and he declined.

With Near's introverted-ness probably came loneliness, though Near seems to have next to no emotion. To deal, he plays with many childish toys, such as; toy robots, action figures and finger puppets. he also enjoys making elaborate card and dice towers. In the one-shot (Ch. 109) set three years after the Kira case, Near is seen to be surrounded by a enormous tarrot card tower that reaches the ceiling and spreads around the room.

Speaking of which, in the one-shot Near is still seen playing with his finger puppets. Now, of course, he only has himself, L, and... Mello? Though Mello has no use being there, Near still keeps Mello's creepy little finger puppet. Is it so he can make his puppet and Mello's make out? No one can be certain. However, Near does show a deal of respect towards Mello and many suspect he had a crush on him. Poor guy.

Near is hated by many, but I personally think that if you would only read the one-shot he would grow on you. Or you would just come to your senses and realize how adorable he is.

Near lovers, unite!
Person 1 Mello Fan: I hate Near SO much! He's annoying, and tries to hard to be L. Albino freak...
Person 2 Near Fan: ....

Let the fighting commence!
by Muh-muh-muh Mello. January 17, 2011
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A small, bright, albino~esque, toy obsessed boy and rival of Mello from the anime/maga series Death Note. Though only 5' tall.. And quite weak looking, he Defeated Kira and Succeded L. Looks can be decieving.
Person A: ..And that's why Near doesn't leave his house.
Person B: ..o.o With Mello? All night? That's.. So kinky.
by Közi~Kun December 07, 2008
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Someone who has facial defects, is "big-boned," and is all over ugly.
Person A: "That boy is a Near."
Person B: "Yeah, tell me about it, that's some fugly face right there."
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To get with a person whom you desire sexually, and perhaps also emotionally or spiritually, and do doggy style.
Dr. Cameron is so ripe I'm going to near her before the night ends.
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