"Well, I figured with summer ending and school starting back up, we could stop all the fighting and be friends again."
―Moon to Samantha LaRusso[src]

Moon is a recurring character in Cobra Kai. She is introduced as Yasmine's best friend and dated Hawk for a few months. Although initially something of a bully, over time she changes her outlook on life and chooses to focus on love and positivity.

Biography

Pre-Cobra Kai

Moon was raised in Encino Hills and attends West Valley High School. She may live only with her mother as her father is never mentioned. Her mother is wealthy and is open-minded enough that she gave Moon marijuana for her birthday.

Cobra Kai

Season 1

Moon was a passenger in Yasmine's car, along with Samantha LaRusso, when Yasmine crashed into the Firebird belonging to Johnny Lawrence. She, like her friends, was terrified when Lawrence demanded the girls exit the car and shouted that Yasmine should drive off.

Yasmine, Moon, and Samantha hosted a pool party at the LaRusso house on the last day of summer, and Moon filmed a classmate flipping into the water and cheered him on, until Daniel arrived home and demanded that everyone leave. That evening, Moon talked with Yasmine and Samantha about arriving to school the next day and briefly recalled the hit-and-run incident.

Moon, along with Yasmine and Samantha, attended the Halloween dance dressed as Laker girls and quietly mocked Aisha at the refreshment table while Samantha and Kyler briefly left. She and Yasmine sent around a cruel meme comparing Aisha to a pig, much to their schoolmates' amusement.

Yasmine and Moon went to a concert together and disinvited Samantha, having believed a lie in which Kyler claimed that Samantha performed fellatio on him in a movie theater and considered herself superior to Yasmine and Moon. The latter two smoke weed in Moon's car and accidentally draw Lynn, a homeless woman, to them via eye contact.

Moon, Yasmine, Kyler, and his friends planned to host Yasmine's birthday celebration at a lake but arrive to find it crowded with people whom Yasmine would have never invited. Moon sees Hawk in the crowd, is immediately attracted to him, and rushes to join him, claiming that she wanted a beer despite Yasmine's reminding that they had their own. Over the course of the night, Moon and Hawk begin kissing, and she apologizes to Aisha for her cruelty at the Halloween dance. When Yasmine demands that the two of them leave, Moon refuses and watches in concerned silence as Aisha takes revenge on Yasmine by giving her a front wedgie.

Moon attended the fiftieth annual All-Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament with Demetri and cheered on Hawk. Her admiration of Hawk's looks led Demetri to reconsider taking lessons from Cobra Kai. It is currently unknown how she reacted to Hawk's disqualification for the illegal contact to Robby Keene in the semi-finals.

Season 2

"I'm not dating a bully"
―Moon to Hawk[src]


Moon is shown on several occasions hanging out with the Cobra Kais along with Demetri, with whom she has clearly become friends. After Hawk attempts to attack Demetri in the episode All In, she declares that she is not dating a bully and breaks up with him. She is later seen in Lull hanging out with Sam, having rekindled their friendship. While video chatting with Sam, she tells her to come to her house for a party. During the party, Hawk tries to flirt with a girl named Piper to make Moon jealous, but it turns out that the girl is Moon's girlfriend, shocking Hawk. When the school brawl between Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do Karate occurs the next day, Moon asks "Come on guys, can't we all just get along?" However, she then screams and moves away when a Cobra Kai student and Miyagi-Do student nearly run into her while fighting.

Season 3

In Aftermath Moon helps organize a group that protests the hate and violence circulating through West Valley High School. During the protest it is shown that Moon can play the guitar. When the school reopens she witnesses Nathaniel and Chris making fun of Yasmine, who complains that the "losers" have taken over. Yasmine then asks about Aisha, but Moon says that she was moved to a private school, which Yasmine considers good news. Moon expresses that she feels bad about Sam losing her childhood friend. Moon is next seen in Now You're Gonna Pay helping with a student car wash to raise money for Miguel's medical bills. In The Right Path she is shown at the table with Yasmine when Demetri demonstrates his science project. She is then shown cheerleading during an intramural soccer game. Hawk attempts to wink at her after scoring a goal but she rolls her eyes and instead appears to flirt with a guy standing next to her. This is Moon's last appearance in season 3.

Personality

"It's wishful thinking."
"Sam, trust me, get rid of all this negative energy. Clear your chakras and have some fun.
"
Samantha LaRusso and Moon[src]


Moon is sweet and personable. She is a sex and body positive feminist, and is LGBTQ. She has an overall hippie / new age vibe, both in her fashion sense and her personal beliefs. During the first season she was a school bully along with her best friend Yasmine, but has an epiphany in the episode Different but Same when she decides to reject bullying and apologize to Aisha. Afterwards she starts dating Hawk and becomes friends with the Cobra Kais. She seems to become particularly fond of Demetri. However, in season two she becomes fed up with Hawk's increasing aggression and breaks up with him. After this she tries her best to get people to be friends and get along. For example, she invites everyone to her end-of-summer party, including her recent ex-boyfriend as well as several other people from Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do who blatantly dislike each other. During the school brawl in No Mercy she briefly interjects herself, asking the combatants why they cannot just get along. Despite being insulted by Yasmine in Different but Same it is clear in Aftermath that they are still friends, likely due to Moon's positivity.

Appearances

Cobra Kai, season one

Cobra Kai, season two

Cobra Kai, season three

Trivia

  • Moon is the first LGBTQ major character in The Karate Kid franchise. She briefly dated Hawk, but later has a girlfriend named Piper in the episode Pulpo.
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