by MRS Jeevas


© Melissa
*** Personal Data

True Name: Naila Mehdizadeh

Birth: Nov 11th 1986

Height: 5ft 11"

Weight: 12 stone 1lbs

Likes: Gothic genre literature; rock gothic and punk music; ancient history

Disikes: Getting dirty

Basic Data

One of the children raised as possible heir to the L name. She was 7th in the Wammy's House rankings and wasn't actively involved in the Kira case.

After leaving Wammy's House, Hollow worked with English Heritage, evaluating ancient monuments and devising policies for public access, which wouldn't damage the site.

She also solved hundreds of cases originating from the Watari Network.


Naila Mehdizadeh was born, on November 11th 1986, in Baku, Azerbaijan, as the second daughter of Qabil and Tamam Mehdizadeh. She had an elder sister and, later, two younger sisters and a brother.

The family were wealthy and both parents were politically influential. Naila enjoyed a privileged upbringing. Tutors were employed to home-school her, and her siblings, until she was thirteen years old. She was then sent to a boarding school for young ladies.

On January 27th, 2001, Naila was at boarding school when fire engulfed her family home. Her family were all killed, mostly of smoke inhalation. Whilst her estate was more than adequate to provide for Naila, the question of her guardianship was disputed. When her intelligence was mentioned, a family friend remembered the interest of his contact, Quillsh Wammy, in genius orphans. He contacted him and Wammy was able to use his influence to acquire guardianship of the teenager.

Naila Mehdizadeh entered Wammy's House on March 10th, 2001. She later took the name Hollow.

Why Hollow?

Hollow was fascinated by the Gothic genre, however it manifested. She had recently read a thesis, examining how Tim Burton employed Gothicism in his film adaptation of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'. The conclusions within included a hypothesis that Tim Burton had prompted a resurgance of the Gothicism in popular culture.

She chose the name because it paid homage to Tim Burton and she honestly couldn't think of anything else at the time.


Hollow harboured a quiet, but seething resentment over her lot in life. She often felt second best to her elder sister, then sidelined by attention to her younger siblings. She had expected to enter society at sixteen and become influential in her own right. Her entrance into Wammy's House meant that that was also denied to her.

Hollow was the eldest of her generation, at Wammy's House. Those beating her in the rankings were 4-2 years younger than her and this added to her sense of rejection and inferiority. She often hid behind a mask of Gothicism and aloofness accordingly.


Though known for her love of Gothicism and ancient history, Hollow's great skill was in anthropology. She was also a great strategician.


~ Collated by Saigocage

"Do I detect a problem in your Christian love for all fellow human beings, Mello?"
Hollow, Christmas 2002 - Part 1

"Mello. I didn't think you would respond for me."
Hollow, Watari Pt 1: L's Heirs: Chapter 15 - Hollow

"I haven't gone directly through Watari. I hacked the system to by-pass the front connector. I have reason to believe that Watari is compromised and I'm also in a lot of danger."
Hollow, Watari Pt 1: L’s Heirs: Chapter 15 - Hollow

"But I've managed to keep myself under the radar!" Hollow snapped. "No-one knows where I am. I know that you, Mello and Near have all been looking for me; and if you aren't running a trace on this line, you are not the Matt I knew. I'm prepared to tell you where I am, if Mello can come and protect me."
Hollow, Watari Pt 1: L’s Heirs: Chapter 15 - Hollow

"I'm trying to decide whether to keep running or to give myself up to someone for my own protection. With respect, Mello is the only person I think didn't kill anyone and that's only because it's been set up to make it look like it was him."
Hollow, Watari Pt 1: L’s Heirs: Chapter 15 - Hollow

"No, Matt. What do you take me for?“ She growled. “My speciality was Ancient History, not terrorism." She sighed out her frustration. "I've got a nail file."
Hollow, Watari Pt 1: L’s Heirs: Chapter 15 - Hollow

"I am not going to Wammy's House. I've already told you that I believe the compromise has come from there! Forget this. I have to go before you trace me. I will try again when Mello is back, because I haven't eliminated you from my suspects. I'm sorry."
Hollow, Watari Pt 1: L’s Heirs: Chapter 15 - Hollow

"Ok, Matt. I believe it wasn't you. Help me?"
Hollow, Watari Pt 1: L’s Heirs: Chapter 15 - Hollow