|“||I knew you'd escape. They haven't built a circuit that could hold you!||”|
|Description||Regular program appearance|
Solar Sailer pilot
|Out of universe information|
For a short period of time, Yori, along with several other programs, was held captive by the MCP, until she was rescued by Tron.
With the help of Tron and the Tower Guardian Dumont, they communicate with Alan-One, who provided them with information necessary to destroy the MCP. They escaped Sark's forces by stealing the Solar Sailer and flying it toward the heart of the ENCOM system, where the MCP was located. During that time, Tron introduced her to Kevin Flynn (who mistakes her for Lora). Her initial reaction to Flynn implies that she may or may not have been aware of the former relationship between Flynn and Lora.
On the way to the MCP, the Solar Sailer is intercepted and destroyed by Sark's ship. He captured Yori and Flynn with the intention to derezz them along with the ship once they reached the MCP. Believing Tron perished in the crash, Yori lost hope and was almost derezzed until Flynn revived her. The two then worked together to stop the MCP using the partially destroyed carrier, unaware Tron was alive and battling Sark.
Before Flynn sacrificed himself to defeat the MCP, he shared a brief, but passionate kiss with Yori. Afterward, he leaped into the MCP's beam which allowed him to take control long enough to give Tron the chance he needed to destroy the malicious program. Yori is reunited with Tron and repeats the kiss taught to her by Flynn. She is left wondering if he is still alive, unaware that he had been transported back to the real world.
Since the original film, Yori has not appeared in any other TRON series. When TRON: Legacy was announced, a fan campaign dubbed Yori Lives was created with the intention to bring Cindy Morgan and her characters Yori and Lora Baines back for the upcoming film. While Yori does not appear in Legacy, director Joseph Kosinski states that the character is still alive and well within the TRON Universe.
Currently there is speculation that she will be returning for TRON 3.
Yori is a sweet and endearing program with a childlike nature. Even in the most intense situations she manages to find something to smile about. She also retains her User's witty and sarcastic humor, moreso when she meets Kevin Flynn. She proved herself resourceful when she convinces Dumont to allow Tron into the I/O Tower to communicate with Alan-One and singlehandedly pilots the Solar Sailer with little trouble. Though it takes a moment of convincing, Yori was willing to continue on with the mission to destroy the MCP even when she believed Tron had been killed.
Skills and Abilities
Yori is an accomplished engineer who specified in the digitalization of simulations within the Grid. She is also a skilled pilot. In a deleted scene, Yori's digitalization skills are displayed to a greater extent when she transforms the appearance of her apartment from a gray and lifeless space to colorful and lively room. In the same deleted scene she is able to change the appearance of her wardrobe from a simple light suit to a more extravagant one. Unlike Tron, she lacks any indication of a Identity Disc on her back, implying her function may be strictly non-combative.
Yori's romantic relationship with Tron mirrors that of their Users, Alan Bradley and Lora Baines, in the real world, with the only major difference between them being the constant display of their affection for one another (regardless of the situation). In both the script and two deleted scenes, the nature of their relationship is explored further by addressing their sexuality. The scene (significantly altered from how it's depicted in the script) was later removed from the film because it was considered "too sentimental" at the time, something that the director regrets now. Aside from Tron, Yori is briefly attracted to Kevin Flynn, who was once romantically involved with her User.