To have good bullies, Cobra Kai created some good nerds, or as Johnny places it in his ‘80s non-PC way, “pussies.” Stingray is a caricature of a martial arts fanboy, an awkward, immature, and overweight dude who still lives alone with his mom. He also finds his strength through Karate. By emulating Eli Moskowitz’s (Jacob Bertrand) transition from nerd to bully, Raymond additionally ‘flipped the script,’ reworking into Stingray similar to Eli turned Hawk. He is a far much less likeable character than Aisha, performed predominantly as comedy reduction, till he turns cruel and never so humorous anymore.
For Brown, Cobra Kai has been her first and solely notable appearing position. In November 2019, Brown introduced over her Instagram that she wouldn’t return for season 3, stating “Officially NOT in Season 3 of #CobraKai. Unfortunate, but thank you for the opportunity and time I had on the show.” Since then, this message was eliminated. Like with any forged exit, there have been some rumors of points on the set, however nothing validated. Brown additionally posted a couple of run of latest private difficulties she skilled together with medical points, monetary hardships, and her boyfriend crashing her automobile whereas beneath the affect. Since then, her social media has been extra cheerful.
In distinction, Hauser is an actor and comic that has been within the enterprise for over a decade, typically taking part in affable but considerably sinister schlubs like Stingray. He had roles in I, Tonya, BlacKKKlansman, and Da 5 Bloods. Hauser gained essential acclaim because the titular character in Richard Jewell, based mostly on the real-life story of the safety guard who found the bomb through the Summer Olympics in 1996. Richard Jewell got here out the identical 12 months as season 2 of Cobra Kai when Stingray appeared. A couple of days after Cobra Kai season 3 got here out, Hauser binged it and posted on his Twitter “It’s legit my favorite show.” He applauded the creators, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald, and even added a “#hashbrown” for good measure.
Though Stingray and Aisha had been notable absences in Cobra Kai season 3, may they return in season 4? If Cobra Kai can convey again Kumiko, Chozen, and Ali, something is feasible. There was an incredible outpouring of disappointment when Aisha didn’t return, a lot in order that Hurwitz responded by telling TVLine “We love Aisha and we love Nichole Brown.” He went on to state the plain “That just because a character doesn’t appear for a period of time doesn’t mean they’ve left the universe, that they can’t return again.” This has already occurred with different forged members from Cobra Kai. After being supporting characters all through season 1, Kyler (Joe Seo), Yasmine (Annalisa Cochrane) and Louie LaRusso Jr. (Bret Ernst) had been absent from season 2, solely to return in pressure for season 3.
Given that Aisha is such a fan favourite, it might be a very good play for Cobra Kai to have her return sooner or later. Stingray headed down a darkish path and will return as a serious villain. Hauser already has a number of movies in post-production scheduled for 2021 launch, together with Cruella, Disney’s live-action prequel of 101 Dalmatians. He’s forged as Horace, one of the bumbling henchmen of the titular villainess. With season 3, Cobra Kai proved that it will possibly play its cameos with coronary heart and panache. For now, followers can solely wait till season 4, which is at present slated for late 2021.