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Watari is a character from the Death Note manga/anime series. He first appears in a long trench coat and oversized hat to hide his identity. He speaks on behalf of L Lawliet (since he never showed up in person to anyone before, an exception being in the Kira case), and is the only person who knows his true name. He is a famous inventor and the founder of the Wammy's House, an orphanage for talented children in Winchester, England, the one of which L was raised in, and also a paternal figure, as well as a right-hand, of the latter. His true name is Mr. Quillsh Wammy. He was killed by Rem under Light's plan, alongside L. Before passing, he hit an emergency button that would delete all of L's info.


Watari is an old man who has white hair and gray eyes. When he is disguised as L's assistant, he wears a long black trench coat and his face is covered by a hat. After the revelation of his true appearance to the Japanese Task Force, he wears a black tuxedo, a black hat, and a glasses.


Watari made his first appearance during an Interpol emergency meeting, to inform the officers that L will work on the Kira case. During the NPA's meetings with L, Watari serves as the middleman for the officers and L.

Watari appears without his disguise, in a tuxedo, when the Task Force diminishes in numbers and the remaining members meet with L in person. Under L's order, he has to give counterfeit badges to the officers.

Watari is asked by L to never appear in person when Light is around and has to speak with L by the laptop, in order to make Light believe there is more than one L.

During the Yotsuba Kira case, Watari prevents Higuchi from holding himself hostage when he sniped Higuchi's pistol out of his hand. Rem, wanting to ensure Misa's safety, kills Watari. During his death, Watari begin a deletion of all data at Task Force headquarters, as L told him if something 'strange' were to happen to him.

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Japanese Task Force
L Lawliet | Soichiro Yagami | Shuichi Aizawa | Kanzo Mogi | Touta Matsuda | Hideki Ide | Hirokazu Ukita | Watari

Special Provision for Kira
Near | Anthony Rester | Stephen Gevanni | Halle Lidner | Steve Mason | Ellickson Gardner | John McEnroe | Ill Ratt

Misa Amane | Rem | Naomi Misora | Mello | Matt | Gelus | Taro Kagami

2017 Film
Light Turner | L