With Spy X Family finally releasing the first episode of its 2nd Cour (part), a new family member of the Forgers is introduced. The cute, fluffy, big baby of the Forgers, Bond.
For those who don’t remember, during the last few episodes of Spy x Family’s 1st Cour, Anya managed to receive a Stella for saving the drowning kid’s life while they were helping out at the hospital. Because of this, she asked her father, Loid Forger for a reward. That reward was a dog. She was mainly doing this to help her father in his mission to achieve world peace. In Anya’s mind, being able to befriend her sworn enemy, Damian Desmond, would foster world peace. Since Damian has a dog, she figured she’d get one too so she’d be invited to one of his pet dates in the future.
The show’s 2nd Cour begins with a day out with the Forgers. Particularly the day where they’re supposed to buy Anya a dog to fulfill the promise. The first episode only features scenes with Anya and a big white dog teaming up together to fight bad guys, but well, it’s kind of obvious that the big white dog is going to be the Forger’s adorable little doggo.
Who is Bond Forger?
Bond Forger is the Family’s pet dog. He has not been given a name in the anime yet, but from the manga, we see the Forgers officially adopt Bond and give him a name.
Bond, as what has been introduced so far, is part of a failed experiment called Project Apple. Project Apple was a study wherein they trained animals like dogs to be used as weapons. The project did not push through, however, because of the lack of funding, and it was rumored that the animals used in the experiment were sold at the black market.
This was why the notorious gang leader, Keith, got his hands on Bond and his mates. He probably bought them at a ridiculously high price just so he could get the East and the West to engage in war.
Bond Forger also has superpowers. When he was first introduced, it was quite unclear what these powers were. He was simply in a dark cage along with other dogs, and it was uncertain how he would become a part of the Forgers (if he was actually to become a part of the family), but when he met Anya while he was trying to save the boy from the falling object, his ability finally made sense. Bond can see the future.
Are Bond and Anya Similar?
In a way, both Anya and Bond are alike. Anya first encountered Bond when he was running away from his captors in order to save a boy from being crushed by a falling sign, and at that moment, Anya used her telepathy skills to read Bond’s mind. That was where she saw… the future.
Bond and Anya both have superpowers. Bond sees the future, while Anya reads minds. These alone are both individually unique and powerful abilities. Maybe the reason why Anya felt so connected to Bond when they first met was that she had sensed that the both of them were extremely similar.
Not only do they have superpowers, both of them also yearned for family, someone to keep them and actually take care of them.
Bond and Anya share one more important thing: they are both results of failed experiments. It is quite obvious that the reason why both of these characters have superpowers or advanced abilities is that they were experimented on by scientists who had a particular goal in their minds.
Anya, though it is currently unclear who, where, and which group’s experiment she came from, it is certain that whoever she tried to run away from all this time is someone she hates. Bond on the other hand, seeing as he has no choice but to follow orders given to him, just obeys the orders even though he doesn’t really want to push through with whatever they are telling him to do.
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What should you expect from Anya and Bond in the Future?
Right now, what’s pretty obvious is that Anya and Bond will definitely be important in achieving secret missions. Though the scenes haven’t been aired yet, the show will actually feature Bond and Anya’s first mission as a team. Any guesses what it could be?
If you guessed saving Loid and bringing world peace, then you’re correct. Bond and Anya’s first mission is to save Loid who surprisingly gets caught in a pinch while trying to catch the people behind the bombing. Thanks to Bond’s extremely accurate predictions, Bond and Anya were able to detect where the trouble would be, and they got there just in time to stop the explosion.
Missions come often in Spy x Family, and with one family member (Anya) having the ability to read minds, and the other (Bond) having the ability to predict the future, the ride is certainly going to get bumpy, but fun! Currently, in the Spy x Family manga, no new mission where Bond and Anya are involved has happened yet, but the story is just beginning!
It is inevitable that we will see more of their dynamic as the season progresses. Their abilities’ nature comes from the mind, therefore, it isn’t really obvious that they both have unique skills unless it is flat out exposed by the other. This is impossible, because one, a dog can’t speak, and two if Anya speaks up, Loid and Anya will find out she has unique abilities too.
Another crucial detail that nobody has taken notice of is that Anya and Bond are the two members of the family who knows everyone’s secrets. Anya has known for a long time what kind of people her parents are and what they actually do for a living, but because Bond’s ability also allows him to see the nature of other people’s work, and Anya literally takes him everywhere, it is inevitable that he’d catch on as well.
However, the mission isn’t the only time when we see the adorable relationship and connection between these two characters.
Bond and Anya are an inseparable pair. They do everything together. Bond takes care of Anya, and Anya takes care of bond, as best she can that is, she fails sometimes, but she does her best. There’s this overwhelming sense of comfort when you see them both together. Bond just laying on the floor, and Anya laying on top of him.
Even Yor and Loid are fond of Bond. Yor even calls him Bond-san and she gets extremely devastated when he doesn’t eat the food she had prepared for him (don’t get Bond wrong though, the food can quite literally kill him if he isn’t careful). The Forgers’ relationship with Bond is as amusing as it gets, and with his abilities, future missions will only get more exciting!
Spy x Family is currently airing the 2nd Cour (part) of its first season, and it is streaming globally on Netflix and Crunchyroll. The 2nd Cour is going to be focused on Bond’s new life as a part of the Forger family and the cour is also going to introduce more characters that will be essential to the storyline.
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