Cobra Kai season 3: How old is Miguel in Cobra Kai?
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Cobra Kai season three is now airing on Netflix and the spin-off to the original Karate Kid film received critical acclaim. One of the main stars of the series is student Miguel Diaz (played by Xolo Maridueña), who was left critically injured at the end of season two. Fans are keen to find out how old Miguel is in the series, and Express.co.uk has all you need to know.
How old is Miguel in Cobra Kai?
Cobra Kai has been airing since 2018 and Miguel has been a part of the series since the very first episode.
He was bullied as a teenager, and his neighbour happened to be karate champion, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka).
Johnny decided to take Miguel on as his first student at the reopened Cobra Kai dojo, and he went on to become one of the top fighters.
Towards the end of the last season, he took on an iconic fight with his enemy Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan) and he ended up suffering a serious spinal injury.
Throughout the third season, having been given a second chance in life, he attempted to start afresh.
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Miguel is believed to be 16 years old in the series, having been born in June 2002.
His mother was Carmen Diaz (Vanessa Rubio), who left Miguel’s father as he had found himself caught up with a dangerous cartel.
He had a difficult start in life, not knowing whether his father knew of his existence.
When he was first introduced in the series, he had no self-belief and this resulted in him being bullied by a group of boys.
Thankfully Johnny saw the incident before it got out of hand, and he went on to take Miguel under his wing.
Actor Maridueña, who is now 19, would have been about the same age as his character when he first took on the role.
With this in mind, he is likely to continue to play Miguel until the series comes to an end, or his character is written out.
Alongside his Cobra Kai role, the actor has gone on to provide voices for characters in the animations Victor and Valentino and Cleopatra in Space.
He is also known for being an avid gamer, and he streams games on his Twitch channel – Xolo Crunch.
The actor will be reprising his role as Miguel in the upcoming season of Cobra Kai, as it was renewed for a fourth time back in October 2020.
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By the end of season three, Miguel was able to walk again and he offered to help recruit more students for Lawrence’s new dojo; Eagle Fang.
He was also able to build on his relationship with Sam LaRusso (Mary Mouser), who has become his new love interest.
Fans were worried for Miguel when he came to face his former bully, Kyler (Joe Seo), once more. Kyler looked as if he was about to finish Miguel off, but Miguel found the confidence within himself to fight back, despite his previous injury.
Miguel then had to prepare for an imminent fight between Kreese’s (Martin Kove) students, and fans are keen to know if he continues to stand his ground.
Maridueña is on Instagram and ahead of the season three release, he shared a poster for the series with the message: “They put me in a wheelchair but it’s not over…”
Fans were excited to learn he had survived the fall and one fan said: “We NEED a Miguel comeback story.”
Back in June 2019 the star took part in an interview with Showbiz Junkies, and he said he had no idea how long his character would stay injured for.
He said: “I know we have a third season and that’s it, capiche. I will say, no matter, what, personally I think I will be okay but I’m not too sure.”
The star had just taken a long break having graduated from high school, and he was ready to restart his training in case his character made an almighty comeback.
Luckily fans got what they wanted, and it looks as if the old Miguel has returned.
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