Spy x Family has a recurring theme of characters hiding their true selves from each other. One of them is Yor Forger’s younger brother, Yuri Briar, who hides his real occupation. But who is Yuri Briar, and what is his connection to Twilight in Spy x Family?
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Meet Yuri Briar: Yor Forger's Younger Brother
Yuri Briar is the younger brother of Yor Forger, whom she raised at an early age. He is currently 20 years old and works as an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Yuri is very close to his sister, to the point of being viewed as having a sister complex. Yuri is also the only living relative of Yor after their parents died.
Ever since they were young, Yuri and Yor have stayed together, with Yor working so hard to provide for Yuri’s needs. This resulted in Yuri’s sister complex, which, to this day, he can’t let go of.
Yuri even desired to be Yor’s husband when he grew up. Seeing Yor work herself bloody for his sake is a painful sight to behold, yet he appreciated her sister so much for her sacrifices.
Now that Yuri is an adult, he vows to eliminate threats to the country to protect Yor. This includes Loid Forger, whom he can't forgive for taking his sister away from her.
If ever Loid harms Yor in any way possible, he will make sure that Loid wakes up in prison every single day.
What Is Yuri Briar's Real Job?
Although he works at the Ministry, Yuri is actually a lieutenant of the State Security Service (SSS) where he hunts down rebellious, terrorist, and overseas intelligence groups.
However, his main mission is to take down the master spy "Twilight" who is actually Loid Forger.
As part of the SSS, Yuri is used to violence, wiretapping, intimidation, and torture. They are feared by the public, who call them the secret police.
A lot of SSS officers have doubts about Yuri because, on the surface, he looks like a sparkly-eyed kid who looks like a puppy.
But underneath this front, Yuri is a talented SSS officer who does get things done and brings results to the table.
He became an SSS officer because of his love for his sister. He will do whatever it takes to protect the country she lives in by eliminating all the scum of the world who breathe the same air as Yor.
Even so, he doesn’t want Yor to know about his real job because he doesn’t want her to worry.
More than that, he doesn’t want Yor to find out how dirty his hands have to get sometimes in his high-risk job.
Does Yuri Know Loid Forger Is Twilight?
In the manga, Yuri makes it clear that he dislikes Loid. However, it has nothing to do with Loid being Twilight.
Instead, Yuri simply despises his brother-in-law because he feels that Loid doesn't deserve Yor.
Yuri is completely unaware that the master spy he is looking for is actually married to his sister.
Likewise, Yuri doesn't know that Yor is the Thorn Princess. Despite being very good at tracking down spies, Yuri has no idea that his sister is an assassin and that her husband is the spy he is working hard to capture.
On the contrary, Loid knows that Yuri Briar is working for the SSS. He figured it out during Yuri's first visit to their home, where they had a short conversation.
This conversation, unfortunately, is straight from a manual used to train Ostanian intelligence agents in the art of deception.
In other words, Loid understands that Yuri Briar is his mortal enemy, who could be a viable source of intelligence if he continues to outmaneuver him.
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