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In Mahabharata book Karna is god's son. So he had good attitude and character also and he also stronger than Arjuna. But he's bad luck he need to be friend with opposite parties.

Krishna god made few cheats to take down karan like mother son relationship, armor, bug bite, fight with friend (who drive) in war zone etc,.

If someone want to win then he can make more cheats to win

Is that happen in Karna life or i said something wrong than explain me Karna life and what's moral about him

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  • The moral is that even if you are the greatest of warriors, but if you help evil people to do evil things, then you will lose. That is the message of Sri krishna. Yes Karna was ethical and moral person. But even if a good person helps the villains, then He must be defeated isn't it. On a pleasant note however, Karna, Bhishma, etc. were not ordinary warriors. They were chosen by God to enact the divine leela of Mahabharat so that humanity can be benefited by learing good lessons such as 'Truth always Victory' All the best. – Sai Apr 8 '15 at 14:24
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Strictly speaking it was already settled that Karna would get defeated and slain by Arjuna through the help of Shri Krishna. But even then there were many things done wrong by Karna in his life for which killing him unrighteously was not cheating.

Karna was more powerful, he was a great donor, but these virtues alone doesn't make one a good man. He knowingly took the side of Kauravas to maintain the loyalty of friendship even by knowing that his friend is treading the path of unrighteousness. So by siding with the evil party he had made his destiny clear. Moreover, he learnt the art of war from his guru basing upon a lie that he is a Brahmin. So when in the battle his chariot sunk into earth he asked Arjuna for a fair fight and told him to wait for sometime. But Shri Krishna asked Karna where was his sense of virtue while doing many wrong things in the past. Reminding of his past wrong doings Shri Krishna said as below:

Then Vasudeva, stationed on the car, addressed Karna, saying, "By good luck it is, O son of Radha, that thou rememberest virtue! It is generally seen that they that are mean, when they sink into distress, rail at Providence but never at their own misdeeds.

Thyself and Duryodhana and Duhshasana and Shakuni, the son of Subala, had caused Draupadi, clad in a single piece of raiment, to be brought into the midst of the assembly. On that occasion, O Karna, this virtue of thine did not manifest itself.

When at the assembly Shakuni, an adept in dice, vanquished Kunti's son Yudhishthira who was unacquainted with it, whither had this virtue of thine gone?

When the Kuru king (Duryodhana), acting under thy counsels, treated Bhimasena in that way with the aid of snakes and poisoned food, whither had this virtue of thine then gone?

When the period of exile into the woods was over as also the thirteenth year, thou didst not make over to the Pandavas their kingdom. Whither had this virtue of thine then gone?

Thou didst set fire to the house of lac at Varanavata for burning to death the sleeping Pandavas. Whither then, O son of Radha, had this virtue of thine gone?

Thou laughedest at Draupadi while she stood in the midst of the assembly, scantily dressed because in her season and obedient to Duhshasana's will, whither, then, O Karna, had this virtue of thine gone?

When from the apartment reserved for the females innocent Draupadi was dragged, thou didst not interfere. Whither, O son of Radha, had this virtue of thine gone?

Thyself addressing the princess Draupadi, that lady whose tread is as dignified as that of the elephant, in these words, viz., 'The Pandavas, O Krishna, are lost. They have sunk into eternal hell. Do thou choose another husband!' thou lookedest on the scene with delight. Whither then, O Karna, had this virtue of thine gone?

Covetous of kingdom and relying on the ruler of the Gandharvas, thou summonedest the Pandavas (to a match of dice). Whither then had this virtue of thine gone?

When many mighty car-warriors, encompassing the boy Abhimanyu in battle, slew him, whither had this virtue of thine then gone?

If this virtue that thou now invokest was nowhere on those occasions, what is the use then of parching thy palate now, by uttering that word? Thou art now for the practice of virtue, O Suta, but thou shalt not escape with life.

Realizing his fault Karna didn't give any answer and bowed down his head in shame. Raged with anger he then tried to fight but in course of events got killed by Arjuna. So for the reasons pointed out by Shri Krishna it was no cheating to kill Karna unfairly because he himself did unfair things first siding with the Kauravas.

Reference:
Mahabharat 8.91

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