In The Karate Kid, most people think that Daniel is the film’s hero. It turns out that Johnny is the true saint. The film sees Daniel constantly assailing Johnny after a meeting at the beach. During that first confrontation, Johnny defends himself from an upset Daniel. Daniel, for whatever reason, spends the rest of the film trying to harass and attack his “rival”.
The Karate Kid culminates in Daniel defeating Johnny in a martial arts tournament. From there, he winds up with the girl, Ali, and a trophy for winning the tournament. Daniel ends up the victor despite all of his evil as Johnny continues to show respect for him. Take a second look at The Karate Kid: Daniel is the REAL bully!