|Intimacy Level||Friends, Ex-rivals|
|Friendship Started||Can't Tell Me Nothing (2) (1135)|
Originally, Tristan and Zig didn't like each other. In Underneath It All, Tristan said that Zig was "bad news". In the following episode, Can't Tell Me Nothing (1), Tristan was jealous of how much time his best friend Tori is spending with Zig. However, the two made up in Can't Tell Me Nothing (2), and were good friends for a period of time until Tristan and Tori discovered that Zig cheated on Tori with Maya.
Season 11In Underneath It All, Tristan shows a disliking to Zig when he and Tori tell Maya about how he's bad news because of Zig and Tori's recent break-up.
In Can't Tell Me Nothing (1), Tristan is jealous of Tori hanging out with Zig a lot.
In Can't Tell Me Nothing (2), Tristan, Zig, and Tori perform "Half Hearted Till I'm With You."
Season 12In Come As You Are (1), they are seen at the mall with Maya and Tori.
In Scream (1), Tori and Tristan are talking about Tristan's first kiss, and Zig appears, asking Tristan if he really hasn't kissed anyone. Tori hits him for his insensitive comment, and Zig tells Tristan that he still has time to find someone to kiss before the play. Tori asks him if he has homework to finish, implying he should leave, and Zig tells her that he can take a hint, before leaving. Tori apologizes to Tristan for Zig, saying he has no concept about how hard it is to be out in the 9th grade, though Tristan says that he is right.In Scream (2), Tori interrupts Maya and Zig's jam time on their instruments because she is worried and can't find Tristan. Maya and Zig try to hold her off, saying he is probably on a date and is getting his first kiss, but Tori makes them come along anyway to find him.
In Doll Parts (2), they sit next to one another while Tori and Maya are on stage giving their interviews. They both looked shocked when Maya calls herself a bitch and runs out of the pageant.
In Bitter Sweet Symphony (1), upon Maya and Zig realizing they're on the same Spirit Week team, Tristan and Tori walk by, and Tristan sarcastically says, "Maya and Zigmund are on the same team. How cute." Zig gives Tristan a weird look as he walks by him. Later, Tristan warns Campbell that he doesn't need to worry about Maya, but "blood sucker Zig", who will stop at nothing to separate Campbell and Maya.In Karma Police (1), when Tori begins crying over her French presentation, which she said she would go back in time to help Campbell before he killed himself, Tristan comforts her. Zig makes a comment in class, brushing off her concern, and Tristan responds with, "That is rich coming from the jerk who kissed Campbell's girlfriend." Zig leaves the class, and later tells Damon while skipping the class that he can't stand another minute there with "stupid Tori" and "stupid Tristan" talking about Campbell, calling it annoying.
In Karma Police (2), Tristan and Zig are seen together when Zig does his apology to Tori and Maya. Tristan is seen at lunch when Zig comes up to the table. Tori and Maya forgive Zig and they all leave.
In Zombie (1), Zig shows up to Drew's party because he is concerned about Maya. Zig asks Tristan how she is, to which Tristan says she is fine, but has had a few coolers. When Maya chases Zig off, Tristan promises that he'll get her home safely.
- They are both good friends with Maya Matlin, and Dave Turner.
- Zig was dating Tristan's best friend, Tori Santamaria.
- Tristan got his first kiss from Zig's ex-girlfriend, Tori.
- Both boys kissed Tori, but only Zig had a relationship with her.
- Zig had a conflict with Tristan's friend Campbell Saunders.