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Did the Cobra Kai students actually ignore the teaching?

Within those 3 lines, it says we don't teach mercy, be merciful to the weak, and enemies get no mercy. You are misinterpreting the line. What it means is only the weak give mercy. Since it assumes ...
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Was Cobra Kai influenced by How I Met Your Mother?

Build Series has a video where Billy Zabka and Ralph Macchio talk briefly about their time on the set of How I Met Your Mother, and how they took a photo at the end of their time on How I Met Your ...
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Japanese Americans serving during WW2

Yes. During the early years of World War II, Japanese Americans were forcibly relocated from their homes in the West Coast because military leaders and public opinion combined to fan unproven fears ...
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Is Johnny in Cobra Kai a sympathetic character?

Johnny, I think, was always a sympathetic character. You didn't really see it until the final competition, but in that last 20 or so minutes of the movie you see that Kreese is the real villain and ...
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Did Daniel LaRusso really join Cobra Kai?

I honestly don't remember any of this from the original movies. Haven't you seen The Karate Kid Part III? Of course you are forgetting something. So did Cobra Kai continue after Sensei Reese's ...
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Do I need to watch any of the previous Karate Kid films for better understanding of Cobra Kai?

Maybe not. Here is why. Cobra Kai is supposedly bringing back feud between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. The Karate Kid 2,3,4 does not have anything to do with Johnny Lawrence. But . . . ...
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Has Cobra Kai broken the canon of the Karate Kid movies/1989 series at all (or was it already broken)?

None to my knowledge or google-fu but showrunners constantly addressed. What is canon and what is not, From CBR "It's our belief that anything that has happened in a movie Mr. Miyagi was in, ...
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What is Daniel's mother's profession in The Karate Kid?

From following two sources, This and this. Rocket Computers went bankrupt when Daniels mom arrived in California and soon found a job at restaurant. As she shares with Daniel: “They went ...
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How come John Kreese in Cobra Kai isn't already in jail?

The issue with this series is the blurred line between the fictional and realistic aspects of the story and the world it's placed in. This comes from the tone of the original movies, which was ...
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Did Daniel LaRusso really join Cobra Kai?

The scenes are from Karate Kid III and Daniel isn't saying he ACTUALLY joined Cobra Kai, which did end after the first movie. He's saying he sort of went the "Cobra Kai" direction with a ...
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Do I need to watch any of the previous Karate Kid films for better understanding of Cobra Kai?

Not really. Characters from The Karate Kid such as Daniel, Johnny, Kreese, and Ali are there in Cobra Kai. Chozen and Kumiko are from Karate Kid II who are in Cobra Kai. Characters from Karate Kid III ...
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Do The Karate Kid animated series share continuity with The Karate Kid franchise?

The cartoon is a continuation of the 1984 film and features Daniel and Mister Miyagi, but the show is more of a 'fantasy adventure' format and not part of the main canon which consists of the four ...
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