Stephen Loud (ステファン=ラウド, Sutefan Raudo)
Date of Birth
September 1, 1982 (1985 in the anime)
Hiroki Takahashi(高橋 広樹, Takahashi Hiroki)
Carlo Llado (Spanish version)
Stephen Gevanni (ステファン=ジェバンニ, Sutefan Jebanī), works with Near in the SPK in order to catch Kira. Like the other members of the SPK, he works under a false name since Kira needs to know a person's real name and face before he can kill them.
Gevanni is a young man with black hair and light eyes.
Gevanni is very talented, having skills which include lock-picking, investigating, monitoring and following suspects and forgery. Even after numerous deaths in the SPK, Gevanni remains a loyal member. He has a key role in Near's plans, and becomes essential to solving the case by following Mikami.
Series creator Tsugumi Ohba described Gevanni as a "good-looking hotshot" who received an invitation to join Near's team because of his skills.
According to Death Note: How To Read 13, Gevanni likes "ships in bottles" and dislikes "unreasonable superiors."
In most of his early scenes Gevanni comes across as being in charge of the SPK's computers and communications, such as when he puts Near through to "L" (Light Yagami) during one of their online confrontations; or re-establishing communications when the SPK moves to a new HQ. He also drives Aizawa to and from the SPK's HQ for a meeting with Near.
Gevanni starts to play a more important role when the team moves to Japan. When Near suspects Teru Mikami of being the new Kira, Gevanni is assigned to shadowing the young prosecutor almost full-time. His meticulous analysis of Mikami's personal habits plays a role in both Light's and Near's plan, but will ultimately allow Near to realize Light's true intentions and as such to swap the true Death Note with a fake, forged in record time by Gevanni himself.
In the one-shot chapter set three years after Light's death, while he doesn't have any speaking lines or real involvement, Gevanni can be seen with Rester and Lidner during Near's broadcast to the world as L.