Both Light and L are bad ass characters in my book. Light got me with is steadfast determination to rid the world of all evil by using the death note. L got with is steadfast confidence that Light was Kira. Light was always one step ahead of L until the very end. To bad L was not the main player in this game of chess. L may have dies but he was not checkmated in the least. He had back unlike Light who was working relatively alone. I watched this show with rapt attention. I wanted to see was really going to win in the end. Even in death L proved to be the better player.