Character analysis of Mike Barnes, "Karate's Bad Boy," and what he could mean to Cobra Kai, season 5

It's no joke! The most anticipated character in Cobra Kai, season 5, is Mike Barnes, once proclaimed "Karate's Bad Boy." Mike Barnes was hired by Terry Silver to beat Daniel LaRusso at the All-Valley Karate Tournament in 1985, but as know, that plan didn't come to fruition.

In this video, we break down Barnes' character arc in Karate Kid III, speculate on what happened to him after the tournament, and ponder what his appearance could mean in Cobra Kai, season 5. 

What role will Barnes serve in the Cobra Kai series? Did he open up a bonsai shop with the stock he stole from Miyagi? Does he feel bad for kicking Jessica in the stomach? It's all in this character analysis of Mike Barnes. Whether you are new to the series or a veteran, this discussion will help you "dream" more effectively about Barnes' appearance. Click through to the video on YouTube for time stamps.

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