In the recent talk with John and Daniel, it has been revealed to an extent that some rivalries would be transformed into unexpected friendships in the universe of Cobra Kai, while other characters might remain aggressive forever in the upcoming seasons.
But, even though Daniel and Johnny’s rivalry appears to be over, the karate leaders are in no way to assure an easy time.
We have been watching Johnny and Daniel’s relationship for over 30 years, so expecting everything to be perfect would be a mistake said executive producer and co-showrunner Jon Hurwitz. However, when we last saw the competing dojos, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka’s senses had set their egos aside to team together against Johnny’s former mentor John Kreese and the seized Cobra Kai.
The creators Hurwitz pointed out that the two karate masters have sharpened their skills in quite different ways. While Miyagi-Do taught Daniel all of the life lessons he required as well as fighting techniques while Johnny was forced to build his path and made him dependent on his own aggressive approach that he acquired from Cobra Kai but transformed into his brand of coolness.
Throughout the Karate Kid franchise, their differences have only served to increase the gap between them. Season 4 will give us our first look at what happens when the two karate leaders try to put the past behind them. In a word, it is going to be quite a difficult flight.
Thoughts Leading to Clash Against Each Other
In a recent talk, we have noticed that Johnny and Daniel have opposing ideas which have somewhat forced them to fight against each other throughout their lives, as claimed by Hurwitz. They now have a shared enemy and share a common goal.
However, thanks to Ali Mills’ smart words which would have made some achievements. But now it is the two of them who are attempting to teach a group of karate students at the same time, so expect some difficulties and how they respond to those difficulties.
The Rivalry That Has “Never Been Hotter”
While exploring the difficult relationship between Johnny and Daniel we noticed that this is not the only one that will be explored in Season 4. According to executive producer and co-showrunner Josh Heald revealed that the rivalry between Sam and Tory has “never been hotter.”
Tory still has a lot of bad blood from last previous season’s fight in the Miyagi-Do academy while Sam is loaded with confidence and eagerness to continue the fight with him.
As the plot progresses in Season 4 the rivalry between these two heats up and we have many ins and outs in terms of who is more furious, who is angry, who is willing to heal the past, and who has to thrash it out, Heald explained in an Eps talk. We are dealing with that competition as strong as we have ever dealt with it.
Tory’s Character Will Be Explored
The background of Tory will be disclosed in full detail in the upcoming plot and the additional details about her family history may give Cobra Kai’s strongest female some affection. One of our favorite aspects of creating this project is changing points of view regularly as we aim to avoid presenting anyone as a villain or horrible guy.
Everyone is a type of hero, and everyone is a kind of villain to each other. Our goal is to engage you in these intense conflicts so that you can truly understand both sides’ motivations and at the very least we get a mindset toward understanding what takes them to that point beyond the desire for revenge or rivalry.
We will keep this page up to date with all the newest information as it becomes available. Keep an eye out for more.