Warning! Contains spoilers for Spy x Family Chapter 77! The healthy relationship between Loid and Yor is one of the best parts of Spy x Family, but the manga implies that it may not be as romantic as it seems. Of course, on the surface this isn’t surprising, given the premise of Tatsuya Endo’s manga that revolves around a fake family. But it’s still shocking to see how much Loid and Yor seem to have cared for each other.
In chapter 77, translated by Casey Loe, Loid is consulting a teacher at Anya’s school about his marriage. He offers many helpful relationship advice for men, such as paying more attention to his partner and thanking them for what they do. These are all things Loid does in his own relationship with Yor in Spy x Family, which is part of what makes their fake marriage so healthy. However, he also added about this, he thought to himself that of course he had to do these things because the breakup of their marriage would ruin his marriage. And he needs to pay special attention to Yor to make sure she doesn’t discover his true identity as a spy.
Loid only maintains a healthy relationship because of his mission
This is incredibly sad knowing Loid and Yor’s relationship is one of the best parts of the series. Their fake family may have been formed under false pretenses for personal gain, but many times throughout the series, it seems like they care more about each other than many of the other real families in the series. An example of this was even shown in the most recent installment, with Loid secretly present during Anya’s bus robbery, ready to save her in no time. However, Loid’s devotion to his mission is such that all this can easily become a front to hide his true indifference towards his family.
While disappointing, this all makes sense given his plot. After his family was suddenly killed in the war when he was young, it was difficult for him to open his heart and form deep relationships with new people. So his past both explains his total devotion to his mission and explains why it’s hard for him to see his new family as anything more than a extension of that mission. This means that even his acts of kindness towards Yor and Anya in Spy x Family only count for the success of the mission.
Loid’s mission is more important to him than his family
While Yor and Loid’s relationship may seem healthy and caring from the outside, readers should always remember Loid’s true intentions. Loid is a master spy anyway and his hoaxes can fool fans just as much as he fools other characters. And even Spy x FamilyThe central relationship between Loid and Yor is one of the healthiest in the manga, it’s only so good due to Loid’s ulterior motives.
Spy x Family Chapter 77 available to read from Viz Media.