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The Cobra Kai Cast Teases Peyton List About This Fan Theory

"Cobra Kai" thrills fans with the continuing saga of "The Karate Kid" mainstays Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) in a contemporary world where the characters' roles have flipped dramatically since high school. Despite their long-standing rivalry, the men find a way to coexist in the Valley, and they are even friendly from time to time. The complex character development is thanks to the redemption motif "Cobra Kai" creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald instill in the streaming series.

Johnny, Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto), Hawk (Jacob Bertrand) and Robbie Keene (Tanner Buchanan) have all found redemption through "Cobra Kai's" creative and carefully crafted screenwriting, and even John Kreese (Martin Kove) himself seems to have the capability of being redeemed through his relationships with Johnny and Tory Nichols (Peyton List). While the characters undergo major changes, the fans still want Johnny's relationship with Miguel (Xolo MaridueƱa) repaired for good.

Tory enjoys one of her most fulfilling character arcs in Season 4, but her victory in the All Valley Tournament comes at a cost. And only Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) knows the true price after his deplorable behavior to fix the contest. However, as an actress, Peyton faces a far different challenge when she's on set. Did you know the "Cobra Kai" cast teases actress Peyton List about who her character's father is? Tory might have been one of the bright points in Season 4, but the identity of her real father remains a mystery.

Cast members tease Peyton about who Tory's father is

In an interview with Perri Nemiroff on Collider Extras, List discussed her thoughts on who Tory's father might be. "I have no clue," List said. Internet speculation on Reddit is divisive, and John Kreese, Terry Silver and Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan) are all possible candidates. "I don't even know what to believe anymore," List explained in her interview with Nemiroff. "Everyone keeps messing with me, even on set about it. People come up to me, different guys on set will come up to me and say that they're my father. Yeah, and so I don't know what's true anymore."

Despite the absence of a real dad, Tory certainly has a father figure in the most unlikely of characters: John Kreese. What is even more surprising is the level of compassion Tory receives from her rival Sam's (Mary Mouser) mother, Amanda LaRusso (Courtney Henggeler). List has her own theory on why Tory and Mrs. LaRusso gel so well. "I think Tory keeps it real, a lot of the time, but I think Amanda does, too," Peyton revealed to Nemiroff during "Collider Ladies Night."

"I think Amanda is one of the few characters who can keep her cool, physically," List continued. "I mean besides the slap, I guess, to Kreese." Whether it's the return of "The Next Karate Kid" alumnus Julie Pierce (Hilary Swank), Mike Barnes' involvement in Season 5, or how Kreese gets out of prison, fans clamor for the continuing saga of "Cobra Kai."