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In a nutshell, I think Light and L are dually opposed (and parallel) commentaries on isolation in urban society. Light is from a very integrated family, his father is a part of the social system, Light himself is a completely idealized typified golden boy who has managed to succeed in every aspect of his urban landscape: intelligent, accomplished, hot, confident, and extremely adept at reading social situations and people. He knows what the normative standard is and he surpasses it constantly. He also grew up in one of the busiest, wealthiest, and most industrialized metropolitan areas in the world.