Eli Moskowitz, Also known by his nickname Hawk, is the supporting character of the TV show Cobra Kai. He is a bullied student who joins Cobra Kai after witnessing Miguel Diaz's fight with Kyler's gang.
Eli Moskowitz, like the other misfits in his school, is a very quiet and introverted individual. After witnessing Miguel Diaz beating Kyler's gang, he joins Cobra Kai.
After Johnny Lawrence mocks him for his deformed lip, Eli becomes angry and unhappy. However, he later learned how to use his deformed lip to "flip the script" and gain confidence of himself.
As Hawk Edit
During his time learning Cobra Kai, he slowly becomes a hotheaded, disobedient adolescent. This personality reflected on his fighting style, merciless and hurtful. His personality tends to get the better of him, evident when he was disqualified after attacking Robbie before the round started.
In spite of his hotheaded personality, he cares for his friends and hopes that they don't get hurt.
Season 1 Edit
At first Eli is known to be a man of few words according to Demetri, and he is often teased for his deformed lip. Miguel Diaz immediately becomes friends with Eli and Demetri due to them all being unpopular. The three are picked on by Kyler and his friends.
After Miguel beats up Kyler and his friends both Demetri and Eli join the Cobra Kai Dojo. At the dojo Johnny Lawrence insults Eli's lip even when Demetri tells him to stop. Johnny tells Eli to flip the script in order to stop the others from making fun of him. Eli then leaves, possibly quitting which makes Johnny upset. He however, returns the next day with a Mohawk and says he has flipped the script which impresses Johnny. From then on his name is Hawk. He even has a tattoo on his back which his parents don't know about that. Not only does his looks change, but his personality changes as well as he goes from being shy, scared and insecure to overconfident, over the top, aggressive and hot headed. In a way he turns into Dutch, Johnny's friend at Cobra Kai when they were students at the Cobra Kai dojo.
His new look and personality causes Moon who used to bully him for his deformed lip to become attracted to him. The two kiss and supposedly become a couple at the lake. At the all valley tournament he reaches the semifinals where he faces Johnny's son Robby Keene. He wins the first point against Robby, but loses the second. After losing the second point Robbie makes fun of his Mohawk which infuriates Hawk and causes him to kick him in the shoulder, thus breaking it and causing him to get disqualified from the tournament. Following his disqualification an upset Johnny asked him why he did what he did, but Hawk angrily defended his action. After Miguel wins the tournament for Cobra Kai, Hawk and the other's cheer for him.