The karate nerd!
More than the fight sequences and the nostalgia, one of Cobra Kai’s great successes are its characters, who have fallen in the public’s taste by presenting an engaging and interesting journey to follow. One of the most beloved is Demetri, played by Gianni DeCenzo, who spoke about his evolution in a recent interview.
On the Collider site, Gianni DeCenzo pointed out that Demetri’s greatest quality is to always stay true to himself, no matter how much his circumstances change:
“Honestly what I love most about my character is that no matter what, how skillful he gets in karate or how many beautiful and rich girls he gets in the halls he will be. always Demetri. He won’t let anything change him.
Demetri was a character who changed a lot as the series progressed, from being a helpless nerd to someone willing to defend themselves in a fight and defeat their opponents, but without losing their essence. Of this, DeCenzo said:
“He’s a nerd. He’s kind, sarcastic, and talks a bit too much, and I appreciate and admire that he stays true to himself.
Although Demetri is still a much less worked character than others like Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) and Samantha (Mary Mouser), Gianni DeCenzo says he has gained much greater depth and there is still more room. for its growth:
“Well, he’s definitely a much deeper character. At first Demetri was a little cheeky I think … he seems a lot less common now. He’s certainly become a more complete character and it’s just amazing to see his evolution.
Who is Demetri?
Longtime friend of Miguel and Eli / Falcão (Jacob Bertrand), Demetri is the typical high school nerd, cracked up in TV shows, comics, and video games, but with the added bonus of not being afraid. to criticize anyone, even if it means getting beaten up by a bully later. When his friends go to Cobra Kai and become bullies themselves, Demetri sees no choice but to learn karate.
After being struck by John Kreese (Martin Kove) while attempting to join the Cobra Kai, Demetri searches for Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), who teaches him, albeit at a hefty price, the precepts of Miyagi-Do. After training, he finally learns to defend himself, even managing to return to Eli during the great “school battle” at the end of the second season.
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