Colonel Dugan is the main antagonist in The Next Karate Kid.

He was played by noted character actor Michael Ironside, who voiced Darkseid in the DC Animated Universe.


He leads an JROTC-style program called the Alpha Elite at Julie's school, and his style of instruction and morals he instills upon his students are very similar to those of John Kreese from the earlier films. Dugan hates Mr Miyagi for disrupting his school and his students that attend. He even hated Julie for interferring in their life when she gave them trouble.

He has the police and the school on his side. Eric McGowen was a member of Dugan's class and he needs his recommendation for the Air Force Academy. Eric saw his true colors and how they treat Julie and he got out. They settled this in Mortal Combat. Ned, who was quite similar to Johnny Lawrence and Mike Barnes, was the squad leader of Dugan's team. He spent most of his time harrasing Julie and Eric. Ned challenenged Eric in combat in the Doc's.

Ned won beating Eric in the ground. Ned also wants to challenge Julie, he also had a crush on her. Julie defeated Ned in combat and Dugan wants his other students to take on Julie. But they were done with him and his program. Miyagi challenges Dugan to see who is the better man. Miyagi defeated and humiliated him.

His students saw Dugan's true colors and ditched him and his program. He lost his students, his program and his dignity when he was defeated by Mr. Miyagi for good. The Alpha Elite was shut down for good, when his students ditched him after seeing his true colors. His later fate is unknown.


           Karate Kid Villains

Karate Kid (1984): John Kreese | Johnny Lawrence
Karate Kid Part II: Chozen Toguchi | Sato Toguchi
Karate Kid Part III: Terry Silver | Mike Barnes
Next Karate Kid: Colonel Dugan | Ned
Karate Kid (2010): Master Li | Cheng