Twilight’s Story Reveals Her Complicated Relationship With Her Dad

The following contains spoilers for Spy x Family Chapter 62.1 by Tatsuya Endo, Casey Loe and Rina Mapa, available in English now via Viz Media.

In Spy x Family, Not much is known about Twilight’s past despite readers having been with him in his family shenanigans and missions. The only few details that have come to light are that he gave up his old life in favor of a life as a spy. Having lost his parents during the war, Twilight’s motivation for keeping the peace between Westalis and Ostania is that there won’t be any more orphans like him. He wanted to create a world where children didn’t have to cry.

Even though Twilight has no experience as a parent, he is undoubtedly a good father. While he’s adamant that the Forger family is just a front, he’d still be willing to put himself in harm’s way to protect Anya, Yor, and Bond. This week’s chapter of Spy x Family delves into Twilight’s past – before he was Twilight – and the events that made him the man he is.

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If there was any hope that readers would know Twilight’s real name since this chapter focused on her childhood, those hopes were quickly dashed; the chapter brazenly blackens out its name. As a child, Twilight spent most of her days playing war games with her friends in an abandoned depot. He and his friends quickly become enamored with the idea of ​​being soldiers. At home, however, Twilight immediately hides her toy gun from her father.

Twilight’s father is an interesting and rather contradictory character. Seeing how eager his son is to go to war to find “those horrible monsters from the East”, he immediately slaps him. It’s unclear if this is a common recurrence, but the fact that his father’s first instinct was to hit his son is already concerning. Additionally, Twilight’s childhood seems to be marred by instances of fights between her mother and father. While the slap is unjustified and should never have been done, her father’s anger is understandable. All the sentiments that the Ostanians are “monsters” are propaganda fueled by those of Westalis. Instead of hoping for war, Twilight’s father tells his son he should hope for peace.

This is exactly the mission of adult Twilight: to keep the peace between Ostania and Westalis so that war does not break out. His father’s words left an impact strong enough for him to carry on into his adult life. And although Twilight’s father insisted that violence would never achieve peace, Twilight’s job requires a certain level of violence in order to protect the powerless. It’s not specified, but Twilight’s father’s job appears to be diplomatic in nature, and he may have worked in a department that kept the peace on the border.

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Knowing who Twilight is now and his profession, it’s endearing to see what he looked like as a kid. Adult Twilight can easily lie and dress up perfectly in the blink of an eye. Twilight as a boy feels absolutely guilty when he has to lie to his father to get pocket money to buy the soldier’s set. Even after retrieving the weapon, he can no longer play with it and returns home. After talking to the kibble lady and realizing that the Ostanians may not be as monstrous as they have been portrayed, Twilight wants to go home and apologize to her father.

Unfortunately, Twilight doesn’t get the chance to do that. A bomb crashes into the town of Luwen, destroying the depot where Twilight Friends were playing just hours ago, leaving only the “KEEP OUT” sign lying in the rubble. The chapter doesn’t confirm if Twilight’s friends managed to escape before they were killed, but it doesn’t seem optimistic.

Although he’s never been a father before, it’s very clear that Twilight’s parenting style was influenced by his own father. He would never lay a hand on Anya, and his parenting is generally much smoother and gives off comforting vibes. He’s a Twilight who never wants to inflict the same pain on his child (even though Anya is his fake daughter) that he endured when he was young.

It’s hard to remember Spy x Family takes place at a time when war could break out at any time. All the comedic moments are what makes Spy x Family so enjoyable, but moments like these with the Twilight backstory make readers realize that’s what makes the manga so special.

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