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August 24, 2015

A close inspection of "The Karate Kid" uncovers clear evidence that Daniel-san was actually the film’s villain and not it’s hero.

I’ve heard of The Karate Kid, but The Karate Bully?

I’ve heard of Cobra Kai, but Cobra Kid?

I’ve heard of Mr. Miyagi, but Mr. Mi-Protegé Is Actually A Bad Dude?

While some of these are arguably better than others, according to a new theory by J. Matthew Turner, all of them are a more accurate description of the movie The Karate Kid, than the story we’ve been led to believe. In fact, throughout his video essay, Turner points to almost zero positive traits about young Daniel, while simultaneously making the case that Johnny might have been a straight-A kid who often volunteered as a candy striper on the weekends.

Could it be? Is Daniel-san actually the villain of The Karate Kid? Probably not. Is he a violent sociopath with a clear axe to grind. ABSOLUTELY.

via J. Matthew Turner, h/t The A.V. Club