Cobra Kai: 10 Healthiest Characters, Ranked

The basic teachings of karate revolve around acceptance and humility. Practitioners are meant to embody all aspects of the martial spirit, especially when it comes to showing mercy. While the titular dojo of Cobra Kai fiercely opposes peaceful outcomes in favor of wickedness and savagery, many characters refuse to align with Kreese’s thought process.

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Interestingly, a large part of Cobra KaiWholesome characters have minor roles in the overall narrative. That’s partly because they’re spared the moral turmoil the main cast is often forced to endure.

ten Aisha regains her healthy personality after leaving West Valley

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Aisha’s pleasant demeanor is severely undermined by her tiny nature. After being bullied for some time, she chooses to join Cobra Kai. Her time at the dojo helps her develop the self-confidence she needs to improve her academic results. However, it comes with an undesirable side effect: animosity.

Aisha fights fire with fire until the West Valley melee, during which she struggles to calm her friends. She quits school and it is revealed that Aisha has regained her healthy attitude after being out of the karate scene for two seasons.

9 Lucille LaRusso hasn’t lost an iota of her trademark generosity

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Lucille LaRusso was featured in The Karate Kid and reappears in The Karate Kid Part III. Lucille is raising her son alone while juggling a career, an impressive feat.

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Lucille is reintroduced in Cobra Kai, where she’s just as funky and affectionate as ever (despite occasional conflicts with her stepdaughter, Amanda). Lucille showers Daniel with maternal tenderness well into her fifties, proving that she has not lost an iota of her characteristic generosity.

8 Yasmine transforms for the better following her public humiliation

Cobra Kai — Yasmine

Yasmine abuses her popularity by teasing and tormenting introverted students like Eli and Demetri. Following her public humiliation at the hands of Aisha, Yasmine loses most of her high school status and has no choice but to face her waning prestige.

Luckily, her interactions with Demetri change her for the better and eventually turn into a romantic relationship. In Season 4, Yasmine candidly displays her love for Demetri, a welcome change from her former conceited personality.

7 Ali agreeably accepts Johnny and Daniel for the men they become

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Ali Mills is initially introduced in The Karate Kid (1984). She gradually grows distant from her then-boyfriend, Johnny, after witnessing him mistreating Daniel out of sheer meanness. Ali disappears from Karate Kid’s sequels, but returns in Cobra Kaithe third season.

Although she and Johnny seem poised to rekindle their childhood romance, Cobra Kai diverges from their storylines to retain Carmen Diaz as Johnny’s love interest. Ali quickly befriends Amanda at the Encino Oaks Christmas party, where the two women playfully poke fun at Daniel’s teenage exploits.

6 Kumiko effortlessly reconciles Chozen with Daniel, a monumental achievement

Kumiko is a major character in The Karate Kid Part II (1989). She develops a bond with Daniel during his visit to Okinawa, much to Chozen’s annoyance. Kumiko realizes her dream of becoming a world famous dancer before returning home to Okinawa.

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Daniel reunites with Kumiko in Season 3 of Cobra Kai. Although Tomi Village has been turned into a shopping center, she assures him that this does not reduce his influence on their respective lives. Not only does Kumiko reconcile Daniel with Chozen, but she also convinces Doyona International to invest in LaRusso Auto.

5 Amanda is patient and accepting but refuses to be pushed beyond her emotional limits

Amanda LaRusso has the patience to run a big business as well as deal with her husband’s karate swings. Amanda points out the negative effects of Daniel’s martial banter on their marriage, illustrating her refusal to be pushed beyond her emotional limits.

Except for her near-negligent relationship with her daughter (Samantha), Amanda doesn’t waste her family orientation.

4 Carmen works her fingers to the core for her family

Carmen Diaz spends most of Season 1 at odds with Johnny Lawrence because he trains Miguel in karate against his wishes. She slowly grows to admire and appreciate Johnny’s fatherly attitude towards her son, which is mainly why she falls in love with him.

Carmen’s tenuous relationship is destroyed after Miguel goes into a coma, but Johnny mends his shattered confidence by helping Miguel learn to walk again. Carmen works her fingers to the core to provide her mother and son with everything they need.

3 Lynn’s light spirit remains tireless despite her circumstances

Cobra Kai—Lynn

Lynn’s role in Cobra Kai is borderline non-existent. However, she is much more responsible than we think. Johnny hires her to advertise the reopening of Cobra Kai, a job Lynn agrees to do for “meth and a burrito”.

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Although Johnny is upset to find her relaxing with a burrito and neglecting her work, it’s entirely possible that she just took a break from rotating panels. Lynn’s character arc highlights some of the many issues faced by homeless people in the United States, but her cheerful spirit remains tireless.

2 Moon is arguably the only character working to restore peace

Cobra Kai's Moon

Moon is one of the most likable and emotionally intelligent characters in Cobra Kai. Moon often raves about the power of the chakras and their beneficial impact on negative energy. However, these concepts tend to confuse his friends.

Despite her ambiguous ramblings, Moon is completely selfless, especially when it comes to her ex-boyfriend Hawk. Moon is arguably the only student at West Valley High who desires peace and constantly tries to mend the divisions that emerge as a result of inter-Dojo politics.

1 Miguel is a champion in every sense of the word

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Miguel has some tough times in Cobra Kai, but he does not once fail to overcome his obstacles. He is a champion in every sense of the word. Miguel’s relationship with Johnny is particularly endearing, even if the Season 4 finale temporarily drives a wedge between the two characters.

Miguel maintains his innocent charm throughout Cobra Kai, and, above all, does not allow his fears to define him as a person. Fans are hoping Season 5 will bring Miguel back from his emotional setbacks.

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