No, not the Karate Kid from 1984 with Ralph Macchio and no, not the new remake of the Karate Kid with Jaden Smith that was actually Kung Fu. This is the "real" Karate Kid from the Legion of Super Heroes in the future. Real name Val Armorr, he is a master of every form of martial arts to have been developed by the 31st century. The extent of his skill is so great that he can severely damage various types of hard material with a single blow and was briefly able to hold his own against Superboy through use of what he called "Super Karate". I remember when I was a kid and the Ralph Macchio movie came out I got excited thinking it was this character, but instead it was Pat Morita wax on wax off. I couldn't resist to cast Bruce Lee for the Karate Kid of the Legion. He was such an iconic martial artist. For those that don't know, Karate comes from Japan, Kung Fu comes from China, is not the same thing. Val Armorr was the son of one of Japan's greatest crime lords, Kirau Nezumi, also known as Black Dragon. Japan's greatest hero Sensei Toshiaki (the White Crane) eventually killed Black Dragon for his crimes and adopted the infant Val. He raised Val as if he were his own son, and trained him in all manner of the martial arts.