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A Mix and Match of Spy Drama and Odd Couple. Often is lighter in tone than the usual Spy Drama.

Examples of Spy Couple include:


Fan fiction

Film -- Animation

  • Cars 2 — Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell are merely partners, though Holley in the end falls for Mater, who is made an honorary spy later on.

Film -- Live-Action

  • Get Smart is a parody of this genre (among other things).
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith a married couple that are both assassins, unknown to each other until they try to kill each other.
  • Spy Kids — Carmen and Juni Cortez. Also their parents, grandparents and the Giggles siblings.
  • Undercover Blues — Jane and Jeff Blue, complete with their toddler daughter.


TV -- Animation

  • Fillmore and Third, although they aren't particularly odd.
  • Kim Possible — Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable

TV -- Live-Action

Video Games

Web Comics

  • The Continentals: A steampunk murder, mystery, adventure webcomic set in post Jack the Ripper England where Continental Operative Jeffrey Tiffen Smythe and his gender bending partner the adventuress Lady Fiona Fiziwigg investigating a series of brutal "mangling" murders uncovers a tangled web of intrigue, adventure--And murder!!! Find it here.


  • It has been known for the wives of CIA agents to assist their husbands on ops. In the dehumanizing eyes of authority, the wife is effectively an agent and the husband is The Handler. With due allowances made for the mundane Real Life of espionage it can actually resemble this trope, not least if the couple are close. However there is a dark side in that the unofficial status of CIA wives can give The Government an excuse for ingratitude.
    • This of course refers to situations when only one is officially employed. The record doesn't seem to show many cases where both are officially employed and used in a team though that does not mean it never happens (this is, after all, espionage we're talking about).
    • Additionally, the agent may be married to someone else who has government business, and they may support each other (if sometimes unwittingly) that way. Valerie Plame, for instance, is married to Joe Wilson, a career Foreign Service Officer.
  • Of the ten Russian spies arrested in the USA in 2010, eight were married spy couples.
  • Hu Simeng and Horst Gasde were a married couple in Berlin who acted as triple agents and played every agency in the area for fools.
  • The authors of this ebook.
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