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Character subpage for characters affiliated with Gus Fring, Los Pollos Hermanos, Gus's empire and associates in Better Call Saul. For when they appear in Breaking Bad, click here. For the main character page, click here.


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Leadership
    Gus Fring 

Gus Fring

    Lydia Rodarte-Quayle 

Lydia Rodarte-Quayle

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Portrayed By: Laura Fraser

An employee at Madrigal Electromotive GmbH, a gigantic multinational firm that also helps Gus Fring move his product and his money without detection.


  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Carrying over from Breaking Bad, everyone works with Lydia and everyone hates Lydia. Even Gus's stoic exterior cracks a bit so his annoyance from her is made clear.
  • Hypocrite: She lectures Mike about not falling out of favor with Gus, yet just a few scenes later, when complaining to Gus about Mike, it's clear that Gus really can't stand her and only values her because she supplies him his chemicals.
  • Legitimate Businessmen's Social Club: She helps Madrigal function as one of these for Gus.

Lieutenants
    Mike Ehrmantraut 

Mike Ehrmantraut

    Victor 

Victor

Portrayed By: Jeremiah Bitsui

A mid-level henchman on Gus Fring's payroll.


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    Tyrus Kitt 

Tyrus Kitt

Portrayed By: Ray Campbell

Another mid-level henchman on Gus Fring's payroll.


  • Co-Dragons: With Victor, as opposed to the implication in Breaking Bad that he was brought in as a replacement on Mike's recommendations.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's sarcastic and unpleasant. "Forgot how to count?".
  • Jerkass: Unlike his boss or Nacho, Tyrus seems to take overtly sadistic pleasure in being a dick to absolutely everyone who's either on or below his pay grade. He nearly stops Nacho from getting the extra lot for Hector in a blunt manner and is otherwise just kind of a prick to almost everyone except to Gus. To be fair, Hector is being an outright Troll by demanding the extra cut just for the sake of pissing off Gus. Taken Up to Eleven when staging a false flag operation with Nacho. After Victor shoots Nacho as part of the act, Tyrus smugly claims "it's got to look real," before dropping a cellphone onto the sand and tauntingly telling Nacho to call the Cousins before he dies from blood loss.
  • Scary Black Man: Silent, nasty Tyrus does a good job at looming over others.
  • Smug Smiler: He usually has a small but insufferable smirk on his face.
  • The Quiet One: Just like on Breaking Bad.

The German Construction Crew

    Werner Ziegler 

Werner Ziegler

Portrayed by: Rainer Bock

A structural engineer Gus hires to build his meth lab.


  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Drunkenly rambles about the top secret job Gus has him assigned to a couple of bar thugs. Fortunately for him, nothing came out of this but a warning.
  • Boom Head Shot: Through Mike, knowing what Gus and his crew would have in store for him and his wife.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A minor example. In contrast to the slick, well-dressed, tech-savvy engineer who interviewed (and was rejected) before him, Werner is dressed and groomed more sloppily, and spends most of the trip carsick. He also does all his calculations with a simple tape measure, pencils and a notebook. He proves himself to be knowledgeable, methodical, and very detailed in both his calculations and estimates. Gus offers him the job on the spot.
  • Dramatic Irony: While scouting for employees, Gus rejected a snobby French engineer for being untrustworthy and likely incapable of keeping his assigned job a secret. His and Mike's strong faith in Werner being the opposite turns out to be a complete mistake as Werner endangers everyone involved by attempting escape and unknowingly leaking the operation to Gustavo's enemies. This also leaves the job incomplete as Werner's crew is abruptly sent back home while he is killed.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When he realizes he has sealed his fate, his only concern is his wife's life not being endangered by Gustavo's goons, and calmly accepts death from Mike.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Ziegler is a skilled engineer, and he wears glasses.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Despite being repeatedly reminded by Mike of how much money he would be making, the job nearing completion, and being pardoned for his massive screw-up at the bar, Werner snaps from homesickness and attempts an escape to see his wife. This and spilling information on the entire operation and names to Lalo on the phone earns his death.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Downplayed, since he hadn't seen his wife in almost a year, but had he resisted the urge to see Margarethe until the lab was finished, he'd still be with us.

    Kai 

Kai

Portrayed by: Ben Bela Bohm

One of the workers building Gus's lab under Zeigler's direction.


  • Jerkass: He's rude and disrespectful to Mike as soon as they meet.
  • Pet the Dog: Serves Mike up a drink after a successful demolition job.
  • Put on a Bus: Mike mentions to Werner that Kai and the rest of the construction crew will be sent back to Germany after he is killed, since Gus trusts them enough not to pull He Knows Too Much on them all.
  • Red Herring: He starts causing trouble as soon as he shows up, but most of the problems he causes are pretty minor in the grand scheme of things — at most, he nearly gets the cops called after being thrown out of a strip club, forcing Mike to bribe the doorman into not taking things any further — with Werner ultimately being the one who causes more serious problems.

    Casper 

Casper

Portrayed by: Stefan Kapicic

Another one of Ziegler's crew.


  • The Generic Guy: Unlike Ziegler and Kai, he has few distinguishing characteristics.
  • The Klutz: His carelessness while reversing a forklift truck results in an accident that sets the job back by weeks, if not months.
  • Pet the Dog: Encourages Mike to have a drink along with the rest of the excavation crew after the demolishion job.
  • Put on a Bus: He gets quietly sent back to Germany along with the rest of the construction crew after Werner's escape and subsequent execution.

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Other Associates

    Gale Boetticher 

Gale Boetticher

Portrayed By: David Costabile

A chemist who evaluates the purity of several meth samples provided by Gus, and who offers to cook meth for Gus if necessary.


    Lyle 

Lyle

Portrayed By: Harrison Thomas

  • Nice Guy: He's polite and accomodating; he also worries about Gus being left alone with unsavory characters.
  • Nervous Wreck: He comes across as understandably jittery regarding Hector's presence.
  • Number Two: He's the Assistant Manager at Los Pollos Hermanos when Gus is unavailable.

    Barry Goodman 

Dr. Barry Goodman

Portrayed By: JB Blanc

  • Even Evil Has Standards: After infiltrating the hospital to get information about Hector's condition, he questions whether or not Hector deserves to suffer in his current state. This prompts Gus to arrange for specialists from Johns Hopkins to be flown in to operate on Hector.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He has his own medical practice, but also works for Gus and seems to have a pretty close relationship with him.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Just like on Breaking Bad, Goodman treats his association with Gus as just another part of his job.
  • Villainous Friendship: He seems to be genuinely close with Gus, calling him Gustavo instead of 'sir' or 'Mr. Fring'.

    Maureen Bruckner 

Dr. Maureen Bruckner

Portrayed by: Poorna Jagannathan

A physician hired by Gus to treat Hector.


  • Hospital Paradiso: Gus sets one up for her... then pushes her to go back to it instead of continuing to treat Hector.

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