'Cobra Kai's Peyton List says Tory is a kickass character and the coolest one she ever played
Introduced as a supporting antagonist, Tory goes on to play a more concrete role over the course of the series
Spoilers for 'Cobra Kai'
'Cobra Kai' season 2 introduced us to a few new characters and over the course of the series, it is evident that these characters would play a pivotal role in the show. One such role is that of Tory (Peyton List). Introduced as a supporting antagonist, Tory is shown as a newbie in the valley, who speaks her mind and is willing to fight anyone who crosses her. She is also shown to be one of the new Cobra Kai students in addition to having a romantic relationship with Miguel Diaz.
Introduced in the fourth episode of season 2, Tory immediately impresses Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and John Kreese (Martin Kove) when she takes down Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) during a sparring session. She is also shown to have developed a rivalry with Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser), one of the key characters in the story.
Talking to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about her character, List felt that Tory has a key role in the series. "She is a kickass character and doesn't take no for an answer. She gets her point across and is one of the coolest characters I've ever played."
When asked about her thoughts on playing Tory, "She comes from a kickboxing background. And to play a role like that... it's just cool to be able to harness that power physically, and then also feel it throughout the performance as well," she explained.
On her character having a bit of a romantic relationship, List revealed Miguel and Tory were "kind of" making eyes at each other and that already hinted a bit of romance between the two.
At the end of the season, it is shown that Miguel and Tory are a couple, while Sam, who was previously with Miguel is now dating Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan), the other key figure in the series. Things take an ugly turn when Tory sees Sam kissing Miguel during a party hosted by Moon just before school begins and she threatens to attack Sam over the intercom. What follows is a showdown that triggers a school-wide, no-holds-barred fight eventually leading to Miguel being critically injured at the end of Season 2.
If there would be a season 3, one of the things that would be the highlight is how Sam and Tory deal with the aftermath of their unfinished brawl. Producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg hinted to MEAWW that there would be a little more of that showdown in case the series is renewed.
The other point in focus is the relationship between Miguel and Tory. With Sam seemingly hinting that she still harbors a soft spot for him, will there be rekindling of sorts between the two? If so, what will it do to Tory who is still seeking revenge and blames Sam for all that's happened? Only time will tell.