Spy X Family is quickly rising through the ranks as one of the best anime series of all time. Two of the three characters that make this series so good are Loid and Yor Forger, a couple that entered a fake marriage for practical reasons because they both had identities they needed to keep secret. Loid is, of course, the spy named Twilight, and Yor is an assassin called Thorn Princess. But does Loid know that Yor is an assassin?
What is Yor’s job?
Arguably the best anime series in the past few years is Spy X Family, which has become so popular among different anime fans with their own preferred genre. This action-comedy-romance-drama anime tends to hit all of the right notes for anime lovers. And the anime’s premise is what makes it so good.
The series follows the story of the Forger family, a fake family that had to be formed due to necessity. But every family member has a secret about why the family had to be formed.
The series opens up with a super-spy named Twilight, who was tasked to infiltrate an elite private school because his next target only shows up in public to attend social gatherings at that same school. As such, he had to adopt the identity of Loid Forger, a psychiatrist. On top of that, Loid needed to have a family to enroll his child in that school and find a way to get close to his target.
Loid Forger had to adopt Anya from a shady orphanage without knowing that this five-year-old child had the ability to read minds. And because the school required both parents to be present at the interview, Loid entered into a fake marriage with Yor Briar, the third member of the Forger family.
When Yor was introduced, she was supposedly an unassuming woman who worked as a civil servant in a government office in Ostania. She was introduced to her co-workers, who were making fun of her for being single. One of her co-workers even told her that single women were being brought in for questioning by the government because they were being suspected as spies. She was then invited to a party by her co-workers, and they told her to bring a date.
Meanwhile, back at home, she had a phone conversation with her younger brother, who wanted her to find a man to settle down with. This strengthened her resolve to find a man she could settle down with. However, after that phone call, it was revealed that she was a top-secret assassin, Thorn Princess, who worked for Ostania and was given targets to assassinate occasionally.
In that regard, Yor needed to get married to erase any suspicions about her secret job as an assassin. This was where she agreed to enter into a fake marriage with Loid Forger, who was honest enough to tell her that he needed a fake wife for Anya’s school interview. Still, he kept his identity and true mission as a spy a secret from her.
Due to the practicality of the situation, Yor agreed to be Mrs. Forger as she needed to keep the government off her back while carrying out her mission as an assassin. As such, she is a government employee by day and an assassin by night.
Loid doesn’t know that Yor is an assassin
One of the things that make Spy X Family so special is the fact that the entire narrative is centered on the different secrets that each of the family members are keeping from one another. Loid is a super-spy, Anya is a telepath, and Yor is an assassin. But does Loid know about Yor being an assassin?
At this point in the anime and the manga, Loid is unaware of what Yor really does for a living. He knows that Yor wants to get married to get her workmates and her brother off of her back, but he doesn’t know the true reason why she wanted to get married—to make sure that the government wasn’t suspicious of her.
There were moments in the series where Loid was surprised by Yor’s fighting skills and ability to move around undetected. However, he believed Yor when she told him that he learned how to fight when she was young.
Meanwhile, Loid was also losing his touch as a spy because he was getting attached to Anya and Yor throughout their entire fake family setup. Despite all that, Loid never suspected her of being an assassin, especially when he was so focused on fulfilling his mission that he didn’t pay too much attention to his fake wife.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a good idea for Loid to know that Yor is an assassin quite early in the series or in the middle of the story because the entire Spy X Family narrative focuses on the fact that they all have their own secrets. In fact, the only one who knows about their secrets is Anya, who won’t even spill the beans because she doesn’t want them to know that she has the ability to read minds. That said, a lot of the best moments in Spy X Family stem from the fact that Loid isn’t aware of Yor’s secrets, and that makes the series really good.
Will Loid find out that Yor is an assassin
At this point, we can all say that Loid will eventually find out about Yor’s job as an assassin. But it might take a while because the manga author might want to make sure that the moment is right before revealing not only Yor’s secret but also Loid’s status as an assassin.
The very point of Spy X Family is for the trio to eventually spill the beans in relation to the secrets that they have been keeping. That means that everyone will eventually find out about one another. But the question is when.
It could be possible that Loid will find out about Yor’s secret right about the same time that Yor would find out about his own secret as well. That might happen during the climax of the manga when the Forger family is already acting more like a real family but would eventually find itself conflicted after finding out about the secrets that each member of the family has been keeping from one another.
Whatever the case may be, it might take a while before Loid finds out about Yor’s secret. And that’s something that fans are more than eager to wait for while reading and watching Spy X Family.
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