>>11747089>>First thing he did after hearing about his death was call him a loser. Never expressed any form of caring about him
He was disappointed that the guy he admired failed, of course, but note that Near used "What Would L Do?" in his actions, especially when he became the new L (which is why he didn't even bother searching out for that Kira because L himself wouldn't).>>Likewise. Said it was alright that he died, never seemed to care at all, etc.
He didn't say that, he thanked Mello for the opportunity to get Mikami's Death Note which defeated Light in the end. Near even credited half of the capture to Mello. Vol. 13 said that Near did like Mello as a person (which is why his Mello finger puppet was detailed) and in the Chapter 108, you see Near eating chocolate in respect of Mello's memory. Near may be an asshole, but he did care about people.