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PortHudsonPlaya
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Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
In all three movies life was completely different for Daniel-San. Everybody in his life completely disappeared from story to story. Why is that?

His mom disappeared after the first, he never carried over the love of his life, and none of his former battles extended beyond parts (with the exception of John Krease).

There were many opportunities to re introduce a Johnny, Allie, etc. What ever became of Chosen and others left behind in Okinawa? Why in this great series did so many characters never have and ending?


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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
Wax on, wax off
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lsucoonass
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
good question

although johnny could have been reintroduced they did a good job with the "bad boy" especially since both actors in addition to kreese and thomas ian griffith who played terry silver all had black belts in karate/tang soo do in real life.


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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
Ali wasn't carried over because she made the best decision of her life and ditched that bitch arse Danielsah for a much, much better guy (UCLA football player).

Let's face it, Kumiko was never gonna move to the States and go through immigration paperwork to end up with some fig like Danielsah. She found her a good, honorable Okinawan and settled down for a comfortable life. Hell, maybe Chozen even came back and apologized, and he and Kumiko lived happily ever after. After all, he knows she riked him with his shirt off.

John and all of his classmates clearly went on to lead successful lives. Hell, while Daniel was disrespecting first class Japenese citizens and I bet they all were studying hard (and partying hard) in college like normal kids, and eventually went to law school and started a law firm together and ball out on the weekends on their yachts. While Danielsah tinkers with old cars, catches flies with chopsticks, and makes a menial living as a makeshift handyman doing odd jobs for Mr. Miyagi.

Also, I always post this awesome thread when things like this come up.


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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
probably money


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theunknownknight
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
It was how movies and sequels were done in the 80’s.

If they could get actors back, great. If not. Who cares? Write a new story without them.

Unlike today, back then, sequels aimed more often to do something new and creative with each movie and then maybe sorta tried to wrap up the larger arc (if there was one) in the last film of their contract. No biggie. People weren’t near as hard core on the serial nature of story telling back then.

See the high lander movies
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
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Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?



No one wanted to be associated with that mean arse bully.


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Brosef Stalin
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
Chosen definitely committed seppuku after he was disgraced in front of the whole town. It was his only option.


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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
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Brosef Stalin

We had this exact conversation a year and a half ago in my KK thread that was bumped earlier.


Brosef Stalin
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
I remember that. I still stand by my belief that he had to kill himself.


CocomoLSU
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
And I stand by my take that he isn't exactly what one would call a quitter.


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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
Best post in all karate kid threads


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Dam Guide
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
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And I stand by my take that he isn't exactly what one would call a quitter.


You are thinking like an American, viewed much differently in Japan. I back comrade bro boss.
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TROLA
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
Mr. Miyagi carries over as the main focus along with dip shite Daniel..

Johnny is off in college banging hoes and kicking arse on his way to a future stint as Governor.. Daniel was an afterthought to him.. a high school memory that he didnt need to waste time mulling over.. Johnny was and will always be the gracious true Karate Kid

The mom was a wasteful character after the first and not needed as he transitioned into adulthood and she moved up the corporate ladder.

Allie was a hoe looking to make Johnny jealous.. She moved on to something better. Daniel was her slumming to make herself feel better about her privileged debutante life


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Johnny is off in college banging hoes and kicking arse on his way to a future stint as Governor..

He switched from karate to diving while in college.

Image: https://tfmiller65.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/zabka-3.jpg


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Havoc
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
After johnnys apparent change of heart at the end of the first one, I always thought it would have been a great angle to add him in 3 as a protagonist helping Daniel, maybe beginning with Johnny washed up carrying baggage from Crease's influence and then them helping each other.


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Mo Jeaux
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Different, but same.




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Dr RC
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
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Why in this great series did so many characters never have and ending?


You seem to have missed that Daniel is a complete a-hole and is actually the villain of the series. Of course he drops people once they are done being useful to him. He's a shitbag like that.


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Dr RC
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re: Why didn't Karate Kid ever carry key characters over?
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back then, sequels aimed more often to do something new and creative with each movie


uhh... no.

back then it was far more likely the sequel would be the exact same movie with mild changes.


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