Brandon = "Terry Silver"
Description: Terence "Terry" Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith). An acquaintance of John Kreese from his military days, Terry Silver
is the head of Dynatox Industries, the sponsor of the All Valley Karate Tournament, and the antithesis of Daniel LaRusso.
Silver decides to throw millions at the Cobra Kai brand to open up dojos, restore John Kreese’s name and more importantly,
physically and mentally humiliate Daniel.
Comparison: Like Terry Silver, Brandon is the leader of the Cobra Kai and will stop at nothing to win. Also, he is willing to
throw any amount of money and resources in order to redeem and restore the honor of his buddy (John Kreese or Patty Mihelich) after his epic meltdown (in the parking lot after the All Valley Karate or at the BugShire golf course in 2013).
Patty = “John Kreese”
Description: John Kreese, the muscle-bound owner/operator of the Cobra Kai dojo, is thoroughly evil, inculcating his charges
with a remorseless code of pre-emptive street fighting, the Way of the Fist. (Its central tenets: "Strike first. Strike hard. No
Comparison: This describes Patty perfectly. In the rare occasion that he does lose, he will easily snap attempting to beat up highschool students and punch out car windows. Similar to John Kreese, after his epic meltdown, there was talk of him not beingin the Lietke Ryder Cup anymore. But after his Tahitian vacation, he has teamed up with Terry Silver ready to restore his name.
Clo = “Johnny Lawrence”
Description: The main antagonist. He is also the top student at the Cobra Kai dojo and gang leader of the Cobra Kai. He enjoys
smoking pot in the bathroom of the high school Halloween dance.However, Johnny does show remorse which is not a trait of the Cobra Kai. This is what prompts the sensei (John Kreese/Patty Mihelich) to attempt to beat him up in the parking lot after the tournament.
Comparison: C-Lo is very similar to Johnny. C-Lo is original star golfer of the Cobra Kai just like Johnny was the star karate
student. He is a born leader and has no problem being a dick to the new guys. Also, he has lost in the dramatic finale two years
in a row very similar to Johnny.
Kevin = “Tommy”
Description: The hot-headed Tommy (Rob Garrison), for instance, demonstrates no moral progress over the course of the film: When we first meet him he's operating a dirt bike under the influence of warm lager; we last hear from him at the film's climax, laughing maniacally at the hobbled Daniel-san and bellowing the bone-chilling "Get him a body bag, yeah!," a line that every American male of a certain age can to this
day imitate with terrifying fidelity.
Comparison: The description of Tommy pretty much sums up the description of Kevin. “Operating a dirt bike under the influence of warm lager”. Check! “Demonstrates no moral progress” Check! Kevin is widely known throughout the Ryder Cup as the guy that never really contributes anything, acts like a huge dick, and yells classic lines from the sideline (See “Get him a body bag”).
Dave B. = “Mike Barnes”
Description: Terry Silver initially spotted Mike in a karate magazine spread where he was described as "Karate's Bad Boy", sohe was contacted and hired by Silver to defeat Daniel in the All Valley Karate Tournament in exchange for 25% (later 50%) ownership of his new dojos. It is shown that he is highly skilled in karate, and at the onset when he first meets Silver, Barnes seems mild-mannered and soft-spoken. However, Barnes is lured by the greed, and proves to be far too much for Daniel (mostly because Daniel couldn't so much as land a single damaging blow to him, until the end of the film). He constantly torments Daniel and tries his best to force Daniel into signing an application for the All Valley Karate Tournament (which Daniel chooses not to enter because he has no reason to fight, to which Mike ignores). Later when Mike forces Daniel to sign up for the tournament, Miyagi trains Daniel for the event. At the tournament Mike (under Silver's instructions) toys with Daniel by scoring points and then losing them with illegal strikes. Despite his situation, Daniel defeats him in a sudden death match with the kata that Miyagi taught him.
Comparison: Just like Mike Barnes, Dave Barkeley was the hired gun that was added to the Cobra Kai team in order to defeat Team Lombardo. Just as Barnes is the best at his craft for his age, Barkeley is the best at anything pound for pound. Both have no remorse for beating up on the weak, whether that be Mike Barnes kicking a girl and threatening to throw her off a cliff or Barkeley brutally beating up on Team Eckles in the Best Ball round of 2014.
Mel = “Sato Toguchi”
Description: During their childhoods, Miyagi and Sato had a strong brotherly friendship. Their friendship was so strong that
Miyagi even asked his father to teach karate to him and Sato both (even though traditionally it had only been taught from
father to son). However, when the two grew older, Sato had been arranged to marry a girl named Yukie. Although Yukie was arranged to marry Sato, she had instead fallen in love with Miyagi. Their love for one another was so strong that Miyagi had announced that he would break the tradition of arranged marriage and marry Yukie anyway. Sato, however, felt disgraced and challenged Miyagi to a fight to save his honor. But Miyagi left Okinawa, Japan the next day. When Miyagi returned to Tome village with Daniel, Sato had become a rich industrialist and had been eager to face his old friend in a death match. However, the two became friends again when Miyagi saved his life during a typhoon.
Comparison: Like Sato, Mel challenged many people to fights back in his younger days and also served in the Korean War.
After Mel earned all his money he began writing checks his mouth couldn’t cash. Just like Sato, Mel would talk a lot of trash to his “enemies” but when the time came, he would ultimately become friends again to avoid any conflicts.
Luke = “Chozen Toguchi”
Description: Daniel's second enemy, and the main antagonist of the second film. He is Sato Toguchi's nephew and best student,
as well as a street fighter. Like Johnny Lawrence from the first film, he is portrayed as a bully to Daniel, constantly tormenting
him. Unlike Johnny, however, Chozen seems more highly skilled. His sense of honor does not extend to the natives of Tomi Village, however, as he cheats farmers by using rigged weights,.Chozen also goes so far by refusing Sato's orders to help Daniel rescue a child from the typhoon.
Comparison: Just like Chozen is a descendant of Sato, Luke is a descendant of Mel. Luke and his buddies are always trying to
steal people’s money and trick the locals out of their money as well, just like Chozen. Although it hasn’t happened yet, we can
all imagine Luke finally snapping one day and kidnapping his opponent’s girlfriend challenging him to a deathmatch.
Zach = “Bobby Brown”:
Description: A friend of Johnny's and a fellow student at the Cobra Kai dojo. Although one of Johnny's gang (he slide tackles
Daniel at the first day of school soccer tryouts, prompting Daniel to tackle him and land a punch to his face, thus getting Daniel kicked out of the tryouts), Bobby is seen as a more compassionate character than his friends. He tries to stop Johnny from ruining the beach party, stop him from harassing Daniel, and from doing further damage to Daniel during the fight behind the school during the Halloween party. During the tournament, Kreese orders Bobby to put Daniel "out of commission," which Bobby reluctantly attempts to do by landing a kick to Daniel's knee, severely injuring him. After the kick, Bobby drops down and apologizes to Daniel: "Daniel! Daniel, I'm sorry. Sorry, man, I didn't mean it. Listen to me, listen to me! I'm sorry". Then, Bobby is pulled off Daniel by Mr. Miyagi and is disqualified. Because Daniel was unable to continue at that time and Bobby being disqualified, he is the only Cobra Kai member that Daniel does not defeat.
Comparison: Zach is similar to Bobby as he will show some compassion for his opponents (not named Dan-o) over the weekend. However, Zach’s biggest similarity to Bobby is how they are used during the tournament. Like Bobby, Zach has no issue eliminating himself in order to take out someone from the other team. If Zach begins losing early on Friday, don’t be surprised to see him take out the knee of an opponent rendering them useless for the rest of the weekend.
David = “Snake”
Description: One of Silver's henchmen and one of Mike's cronies that helps torment Daniel. He is known to be the "bad boy" of L.A (implied by Silver). It is implied, but not known however, if he has any martial arts skills, as he does not engage in any fighting, with the exception of one punch he threw at Mr. Miyagi (which Mr. Miyagi easily defeated) when he, Dennis and Mike confronted Daniel and Jessica for a second
time at the tree shop.
Comparison: Just like Snake, the Bandit (David Santini) is the little twirp of the group that never does any of the hard work. He just talks a lot of crap and pisses off the opposing side. Snake is most commonly known for his trash talking to LaRusso during the final fight, “Hey Danny how are the family jewels?!” The Bandit is very similar with his quick witted sarcastic comments that are sure to piss off the Lombardo team
Andy K = “Dennis”
Description: Terry Silver's other henchman, and another one of Mike's cronies. He is shown to be a karate practitioner. Silver appoints Dennis to be Mike's training partner when Mike arrives at Silvers house, but is not as skilled as Mike (mostly because he was defeated by Daniel so easily during the second confrontation at the tree shop and during the training montage Mike easily defeated Dennis during a sparring match at the Cobra Kai dojo). Dennis rarely speaks. He only has two lines throughout the whole movie.
Comparison: Andy is a man of very few words just like Dennis (unless Andy gets drunk, then he won’t shut up!). Very similar to Dennis, Andy appears as an intimidating presence and is very good at destroying other people’s property. However, both Dennis and Andy always seem to be getting their ass kicked which makes you wonder what type of value do they really add?
Gordo = “Dutch”
Description: Another friend of Johnny's and a fellow student at the Cobra Kai dojo. Dutch is one of the more brutish. His mannerisms and cadence suggest he may have sociopathic tendencies. Dutch enjoys picking on Daniel. He can be seen hopping up and down whenever the Cobras confront Daniel as they are about to beat him, even confronting him in the locker room before the start of the All Valley Karate Tournament and telling Daniel he is "dead meat." He is the fourth Cobra Kai member to be defeated by Daniel during the tournament before facing Bobby in the semi-final round.Note his unwillingness to follow tournament protocol and bow to Daniel before their quarterfinal match.
Comparison: Steve is very similar to Dutch in that they both are always ready to throw fuel on the fire and are always ready for a brawl to break out. If anybody talks trash to his posse, Steve like Dutch, always jumps in front ready to kick everyone’s ass. However, just as Dutch has never been seen winning a fight, Steve has never actually been seen winning anything at the Ryder Cup.
Casey = “Jimmy”
Description: Another friend of Johnny's and a fellow student at the Cobra Kai dojo. Jimmy is known for being the quietest member (having only said one or two lines in the movie) and the only brown belt in Johnny's quintet group.
Comparison: Casey represents Jimmy in the Cobra Kai since he is the new guy that not many people know. The brown belt references his skill set compared to the skill set of C-Lo (or black belt of Johnny). Casey is a quiet guy but has no issue putting on a skeleton costume on beating the hell out of his opponent.