Cobra Kai: fans dream of seeing these 3 Karate Kid characters again

There are certain heroes from the “Karate Kid” franchise that audiences have always wanted to see again in the series – and sequel – “Cobra Kai”, which airs on Netflix. However, the opportunities may have run out…

Warning, spoilers. The following article reveals key plot elements of ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 5.

Although she started out on YouTube Red, there’s no denying that Cobra-Kai is now part – in its own right – of Netflix’s original series, and that it is also one of the most popular on the platform.

Television sequel to the mythical film franchise Karate Kidthe series was able to count, from its beginnings, on the great star of the films, Ralph Macchioas Daniel LaRusso, and his main antagonist, Johnny Lawrence, played by William Zabka.

Over the seasons, other familiar faces, unforgettable characters in the original saga, have reappeared in fiction. Some of the most incredible returns, like Martin Kove in the role of John Kreese or Thomas Ian Griffith in that of Terry Silver, broke the barrier of the cameo to end up being integrated into the plot in a lasting way. Other reappearances, shorter but just as satisfying (and surprising!) have also taken place, always to the delight of fans.


Among the most recent examples is the return of two former Karate Kid 3 (1989): Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan) in episode 5×3, the former protege of Terry Silver, or even Jessica Andrews (Robyn Lively), Daniel’s friend who worked in the pottery shop across from the bonsai business started by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita).

Cobra Kai fans dream of seeing these 3 Karate Kid

Reappearing in the 5th episode of season 5, “Extreme Measures”, she was also revealed to be the cousin of Daniel’s wife, Amanda (Courtney Henggeler), and is even the one who presented them.

Similarly, the 5th season of Cobra Kai also marked the great return of Chozen (Yuji Okumoto) as a key character, having benefited from a cameo in season 3 and having been the antagonist of Daniel in Karate Kid 2 (1986).

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Many other characters from the franchise have also passed through the TV box, but there are still plenty that fans are dying to see again. However, it seems that time could be running out…

The trio of showrunners of the series have indeed already made it clear that they know perfectly well where the series is heading – as well as its end which is already looming on the horizon. It may well be that the potential next renewal of the show is therefore accompanied by an end date. It remains to be seen whether it will be in one or two seasons.

So who would fans like to see back on the show? Check out three names below for three dream cameos that haven’t yet come true in Cobra Kai and maybe never will. But we can always hope!

Col. Dugan

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Interpreted by Michael Ironside in Miss Karate Kid (1993). He is a former Army veteran who ran the Boston High School Alpha Elite club frequented by Julie Pierce, the character inHilary Swank.

Dugan and Kreese are both Army veterans, and while there is no record of them meeting, there was speculation that whoever Kreese calls for help at the end of the episode 10 of season 3 is Dugan – it turned out eventually to be Terry Silver. Fans are still hoping for her to appear one way or another…

Dr. Parker

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Interpreted by Jaden Smith in Karate Kid (2010). He is the protagonist of the remake which “does not take place in the same universe” as the series, the showrunner has confirmed Jon Hurwitz. However, it would be a good surprise to see Dr. Parker, presented at the time as “the new Daniel LaRusso”, appear in Cobra Kai or quite simply to see Jaden Smith incarnate another character there… Dreaming is free!

Julie Pierce

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Performed by Hilary Swank in Miss Karate Kid (1993). This is the cameo everyone wants. Julie Pierce was Mr. Miyagi’s new student in the 4th film in the franchise and the clash between Daniel and his successor would be a real screen bomb. We can only cross our fingers!

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