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    Jack 

"Uncle" Jack Welker

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"Jesus, what's with all the greed here? It's unattractive."
Portrayed By: Michael Bowen

"Bullet to the back of the head, something like that? I respect that. Too many savages out there."

Todd's uncle and leader of a white supremacist gang. Walter pays Jack and his crew to kill Mike's guys in jail, who were involved in Gus' operation and may talk because the D.E.A. confiscated their hazard pay. They successfully kill nine of Mike's guys and their lawyer Dan Wachsberger in three separate prisons, within a two-minute timeframe. He becomes the Big Bad of Season 5 and thus the Final Boss of the entire show once he turns on Walt afterwards for his money.


  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: He gives his nephew Todd a playful noogie while lightly teasing him about Lydia.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In the finale, he tries to plea with Walt when he's already dying of a gunshot, albeit still managing to look smug throughout, but Walt gives him the same medicine Jack gave to Hank.
  • Asshole Victim: Organized the brutal murders of 11 people in prison, killed Hank and Gomez, stole from Walt, imprisoned and tortured Jesse, and killed his ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill her son if Jesse stopped cooking? Yeah, nobody shed a tear for Jack Welker when Walt blew his brains out.
  • Badass Longcoat: One of his main wardrobe pieces is a big leather coat, and Jack isn't afraid to do his own dirty work.
  • Beard of Evil: A thin circle beard.
  • Berserk Button: Has no love for stool pigeons. He also does not like being called a liar. Trying to prove otherwise gets his whole gang killed.
  • Big Bad: The last one in the series, when he murders Hank and takes over the Blue Sky business, and is the last antagonist killed on screen who wants to continue the business.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: Jack turns on Walt after figuring out where Walt has hidden his money and that there is nothing Walt could do to stop his crew from taking it for themselves—he and his Aryan crew have all the guns, after all.
  • Boring, but Practical: No advanced science like making ricin or explosives, no border-crossing hitmen with axes and no long planned revenge with meth empire as decoy. Jack just plans on schedule with a well trained team and does the job.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Jack is shot in the head while pleading for his life by Walt with Jack's own Browning Hi-Power.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He can plan multiple assassinations at the same time, take out Declan's men with little trouble and deduces where Walt buried his money right away. But he has no interests aside having enough money to live comfortably and helping out his nephew.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Originally, he was just a name dropped by Todd. He grew massively in importance as the show drew closer to its conclusion, eventually ending up as the final Big Bad.
  • The Chessmaster: He was able to successfully arrange the simultaneous murders of 11 different men, each in a different jail, for a specific time. Notably, Walt only gave the order. He left the details to Jack.
  • Cool Uncle: To Todd. They get along very well considering what kind of people they are.
  • Cop Killer: His gang killed Gomez and Jack personally finished Hank off.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a pretty dry sense of humor.
    Jack: You know, I gotta be straight with you, man. Taking out all these guys is doable. But hitting them in three separate jails all within two minutes? Whacking Bin Laden wasn't this complicated.

    Jack: Let me worry about what I breathe, kid. Just hurry this up so I can grab a smoke.

    Lydia: I am correct in assuming this should be blue?
    Jack: See, I'm thinking the headline here should be "76%."
  • Deal with the Devil: Walt makes one with him. The arrangement: to leave town with his money and keep Jack's murder of Hank under wraps.
    "We square? Hey, I gotta know we're square, otherwise we've gotta go the other way."
  • Dirty Coward: Even though he took sadistic glee in executing a dignified, unflinching Hank, when Jack finds himself in the same position he immediately starts begging Walt to spare him. It doesn't work.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: While he technically works as a hitman for Lydia, his gang is the only reason she has a meth business, and Walt ultimately sees him as the larger threat and focuses his entire plan on vengeance against Jack, only eliminating Lydia as a means of tying up loose ends.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: For all of Jack's negative qualities he does seem to love his nephew Todd as if he were his own son. This is the reason why he keeps the meth business alive so that he can help Todd impress Lydia.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Jack is not keen on being accused of lying; in fact, it's his Berserk Button. He places a great deal of emphasis on honesty and adhering to a criminal code.
    • However, there's a subversion when watching Jesse's confession, he seemed upset when Jesse mentioned Todd killing a child. But as it turned out, he wasn't upset about the murder but about him ratting Todd out.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Well, more like "evil cannot comprehend lesser evil", but he genuinely seems to think that he can convince Walter to spare him by blackmailing him with the location of the missing money, despite their last interaction being Jack murdering Walt's brother-in-law as Walt was sobbing and begging him not to. Predictably, Walt doesn't even bother to let Jack finish the offer.
  • Evil Virtues: Well, he did let Walt walk off with $10 million. It's hard to see Walt ever doing that if their roles were swapped. He also seems to despise the very thought of anyone thinking that he's gone back on a deal. The latter causes him, and the rest of the Aryans in his gang, to be mowed down with an M60 rigged to the trunk of Walt's car.
    "Jesus, what's with all the greed? It's unattractive."
  • False Reassurance: When Walter returns outraged that Jack was working with Jesse, seemingly as partners, Jack made it a point to show Walt that he was wrong and demonstrated Jesse as his slave.
  • Faux Affably Evil:
    • Some grumpiness and snark aside, Jack is a pretty jovial guy who's practical, fair-minded and even sensitive to the needs of his beloved nephew. The entire Nazi gang seem fairly close-knit and Jack himself has a strong (albeit twisted) moral code with regards to honor and his criminal lifestyle. Nevertheless, he's utterly ruthless and God help you if you hit his Berserk Button.
    • This is highlighted best when he's about to kill Hank and again when's he's about to kill Walt while tormenting Jesse in front of him. In the case of Hank, Jack actually seems a little impressed with him. They're both seasoned professionals, after all.
  • Final Boss: Jack serves as the last antagonist of the final season of Breaking Bad.
  • Foil: Weirdly enough, Uncle Jack is kinda like Hank. Both men are crude individuals who can be underestimated, but in actuality they're highly intelligent and cunning. They both also start off on good terms with Walt, before turning against him. Their deaths are even similar; both are shot in the head after a short but effective shoot-out that wiped out their backup (Jack's gang; Gomez). The difference between the two, however, can be examined in how they face their deaths. Hank accepts his demise and refuses to beg for his life, while Jack attempts to bargain for his. They also both happen to be role-models to their respective nephews.
  • Greed: This is very clearly not one of Jack's flaws, in sharp contrast to Walt. He gives away 10 million to Walt as a consolation prize, and isn't on-board with the idea of continuing to cook meth. It's his love for Todd that keeps the partnership with Lydia alive, not his greed.
    Todd: We still got 600 gallons of methylamine.
    Jack: Meth? Who gives a shit about meth? We won the lottery here. We’ve got all the money in the world. You’re talking to me about selling crank?
  • Grumpy Old Man: Complains about the state of America, citing the absence of ashtrays on airplanes as an example of the country's decay.
  • Hate Sink: It became very clear that he was meant to be despised by the audience.
  • Hellbent For Leather: He often wears a long, shifty-looking leather duster.
  • Hero Killer: No other villain in the series can say they have killed Hank Schrader. He may have killed Gomez as well, although one of his men might have done that. There's also his introduction where he plans nine assassinations in one minute and it goes off without a hitch, even Gus wasn't that efficient in his massacre of the Cartel.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Walt kills Jack with Jack's own Browning Hi-Power.
  • Honor Before Reason: His absolute hate for snitches plays a part in his downfall - if he just executed Walt without absolutely needing to prove to him that he's not partnered up with Jesse, he probably wouldn't die.
  • Karmic Death: He dies in a reversal of the way he killed Hank. He shot Hank in the head mid-sentence as Walt pleaded for Hank's life and offered Jack all his money to spare him. Walt shoots Jack in the head mid-sentence as Jack tries to use Walt's money that he still has to convince him to spare him.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Just like Hank.
  • Meaningful Name: "Jack" is slang for "hijack". Which is exactly what he ultimately does to Walt.
  • Meet the New Boss: Quietly claims the blue meth lab once Gus dies and Walt announces his retirement. The only thing he lacks is the recipe for Walt's blue coloring, which Walt promises in exchange for a contract on Jesse's life.
  • Men Don't Cry: While watching Jesse's confessions videotapes he and the rest of his gang spent most of their time calling him a wimp for crying.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: It's his mercy in letting Walt keep 10 million of his dollars that ultimately seals his fate; had he taken all of it, Walt wouldn't have had the money to escape New Mexico, continue living for 6 months, and then eventually return and kill him.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Charming and polite to the waitress in "Confessions".
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: He eschews Gus-style manipulations and the Salamancas' over-the-top violence in favor of shooting people up. What makes Jack so dangerous is his lack of hesitation and tendency to keep things relatively simple.
  • Noble Demon: Jack may be ruthless and cruel, but he's never pointlessly sadistic. He understands Walt having problems putting a hit on Jesse and says he'll make it quick until Todd convinces him to keep Jesse around he is fine with retiring after having enough money, even leaving some to the one he stole because he isn't greedy and takes offense when people think he didn't keep his word.
  • Nothing Personal: After he murders Hank and steals Walt's money, he leaves a barrel of money for Walt and plays this trope straight.
  • Obviously Evil: If the big swastika tattoo on his neck didn't clue you in.
  • One Last Smoke: While staring down the barrel of Walt's gun, Jack pointedly pauses in the middle of his final words to grab a cigarette he dropped.
  • Parental Substitute: According to Michael Bowen, Jack serves as one of these to Todd.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Jack is a Neo-Nazi, although his political and racial views aren't really given any attention aside from some irritation at political correctness. If it weren't for the swastikas and SS tattoos, there would be nothing in his behavior to date which reveals him as a Nazi sympathizer. Truth in Television, as the Aryan Brotherhood is now widely seen as more interested in money and power than promoting white nationalism.
  • Pride: Something he has in common with Walt: Jack is a proud man who holds true to his own values and doesn't like leaving a job unfinished. Walt insults his by claiming that he partnered up with Jesse, a snitch. This ends up being his undoing, as he insists on showing Jesse is alive and enslaved rather than killing Walt on the spot.
  • Professional Killer: He and his gang seem to work primarily as hitmen.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Threat: An Inversion. He is definitely lower on the villain totem pole than Gus Fring or the Juarez Cartel, and at best is probably on the level of the Salamanca family who have been around since season 1. He isn't anywhere near as ambitious as the other villains either (including Walt), being content to outright retire if he gets enough cash. Yet, he proves to be the final villain of the show, making up for his lack of scope and influence with sheer ruthlessness and the personal impact he has on the main characters.
  • The Sociopath: Subverted. Monstrous and ruthless as he is, Jack does love Todd and likes his crew. Also, he has his moral code, and is not an unreasonable man, nor a pointlessly sadistic one (which does not make him any less brutal nor evil).
  • Spanner in the Works: To the Hank and Jesse alliance. If he and his gang didn't intervene, then Hank would still be alive, Walt would be apprehended, and Jesse wouldn't have been forced into servitude.
  • Tattooed Crook: He's seen with some gang tattoos, including a nice big swastika on his neck.
  • Tension-Cutting Laughter: When Todd tries to convince him to keep Jesse alive, Jack gives him an intimidating Death Glare and nobody's quite sure what he's going to do... until he breaks out in laughter upon realizing Todd has a crush on Lydia.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: He's the leader of a white-supremacist gang with connections to the Aryan Brotherhood.
  • Tranquil Fury: At first when he listens to Jesse's recording about how Todd killed a child it looks like he is upset about it. He is actually upset that Jesse ratted his nephew and was going to kill him right then and now over it.
  • Villain Ball: Jack gets steamrolled by it in "Felina", delaying Walt's execution when the latter accuses him of cooperating working with a DEA "rat".
  • Villainous Friendship: With the rest of the Nazis and with his dragon, Kenny. They're genuinely good friends. Even when they all have enough money to retire and go their separate way they still hang out together and help out Todd with his romance.
  • Villains Never Lie: Is incensed when Walt accuses him of lying about partnering with Jesse.
  • Villains Want Mercy: He tries to bargain for his life when Walt is about to shoot him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Threatens to kill Brock if Jesse doesn't cook for them.
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    Todd 

Todd Alquist

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"Just so you know, this isn't personal."
Portrayed By: Jesse Plemons

"I saw a threat and I took care of it the only way that I could."

A methamphetamine cook and former exterminator for Vamonos Pest. He worked for Walter White, Mike Ehrmantraut, and Jesse Pinkman on their newly-founded meth manufacturing business.

WARNING: Todd's character plays such a huge role in the final season's developments that practically all of his tropes were once spoiler-tagged. Though the tags have been removed for aesthetic purposes, massive spoilers still follow below.


  • Adorkable: He is very socially awkward, childlike in his actions and seems to be very interested in science given his admiration for Heisenberg, making him a villainous version of this trope.
  • Affably Evil: Todd is truly a polite, soft-spoken, slightly shy and an all around hardworking guy. He never raises his voice or gets angry, he doesn't take things personally and does his best to get along well with everyone. He also has no qualms about doing things like killing innocent women and children. It gets even creepier when he turns Jesse into his meth slave. Although he threatens him with the lives of his loved ones, Todd still maintains a jovial demeanor around him, and even brings Pinkman ice cream as a reward for his services. Jesse Plemons describes Todd as feeling as if Pinkman is a pet.
  • Affluent Ascetic: It's not just a matter of laundering it either, Todd doesn't do much with the money he gained and his apartment is pretty bland all around.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: There is something really wrong with him. While the creators of the series have called him a sociopath, he is too emotionally crippled, quiet, calm, easygoing, relaxed, friendly and self-controlled to accurately be described as such. Many have theorized that Todd has signs of autism due to his undeveloped, almost deficient social skills. On the other hand, having a sociopathic monster as an uncle and father figure (Jack), it is almost inevitable that he was going to develop a ruthless side anyway.
  • Ascended Extra: In his first episode, he appears briefly and has a couple of lines. In his second episode, he helps the team out in a big way and commits an action that will no doubt have big ramifications in the next episode. Two episodes after that, he's Walt's new lab partner.
  • Asshole Victim: Given his lack of remorse over the many horrible things he's done, it's hard to feel bad for him when Jesse strangles him to death.
  • Bait the Dog: We know he's a criminal from the start, but he comes off as a rather friendly guy, up until he shot a kid. Even after having murdered Drew Sharp, Todd lulls the audience into a false sense of security in "Granite State" by bringing an imprisoned Jesse some ice cream, then shortly afterward murdering Andrea.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: *boom* Surprise chestshot! This from the amiable guy who rarely raises his voice... Arguably, he could count as a form of Softspoken Sadist, as it just goes downhill from there. Except, he never really seems to be in it For the Evulz (it's Nothing Personal) and... seldom drops being polite and non-shouty even while he's busy squicking the audience out.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Let's just say Todd's moral compass thinks differently to say the least. Todd is always a big people pleaser, childlike, and seems nice to everyone. On other hand he shows zero remorse in killing a child, torturing and enslaving Jesse, and killing his girlfriend, yet still thinks Jesse is his friend. This could interpreted that Todd never fully understands how awful his actions truly are nor how they would cause people to hate him.
  • Chandler's Law: In "Dead Freight".
  • Chekhov's Gun: His uncle's prison connections, which he mentions in "Buy Out", become awful handy for Walt two episodes later.
  • Creepy Monotone: Todd usually speaks in a shy, reserved tone.
  • Creepy Souvenir: Kept the tarantula that was caught by Drew Sharp. In El Camino, Jesse stumbles onto a terrarium in Todd's new bedroom with the same spider.
  • Cute and Psycho: He's a remorseless psychopathic killer, but his Adorkable and childlike qualities gives Todd a cute factor.
  • Dies Wide Open: As a result of being in the midst of fighting for his life when his neck broke.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He remains calm and personable at all times, whether he's having a friendly conversation with you, or putting a bullet in your skull.
  • The Dragon: To Jack, and also to Lydia after "Ozymandias".
  • Establishing Character Moment: Todd's unhesitant and sudden murder of a young boy at the end of "Dead Freight" exhibits him as a stone-cold killer who will prove to be a problem.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: This may just be due to his admiration of Walter, but he talks Lydia out of killing Skyler.
    • He visibly disapproves of Kenny and Neil's pointless abuse of Jesse in captivity.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Doesn't seem to understand why Walter White would kill off the Aryan Brotherhood, or why Jesse would be upset about the things he has done.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Jesse; see Foil for more details.
  • Fatal Flaw: Todd's Lack of Empathy is his. As such he never understands why people would hate him for remorselessly murdering innocent people and is always laidback whenever he tells them about it. This is what led Jesse to eventually kill him.
  • Fat Bastard: Visibly put up weight in El Camino, a logical development since in-universe his appearance took place when all the meth work was handed to Jesse.
  • Foil: To Jesse in many ways.
    • Both have a lot of respect for Walt and call him Mr. White, but Todd, unlike Jesse, has no problems being Walt's subordinate.
    • Todd shooting the child witness is also a stark contrast to Jesse's love of kids.
    • Contrast Jesse's initial appearance as a mere thug who later turns out to be much kinder than expected with Todd being introduced as a seemingly unassuming nice guy who later wouldn't hesitate to murder a young child.
    • Jesse has little idea about criminal experiences but has a high amount of emotional intelligence; Todd is a sociopath who shows no remorse for his darkest actions, but proves to be surprisingly cunning and clever when it comes to crime.
    • Todd also appears to be a good deal less competent at meth cooking than Jesse, with the quality of meth being churned out sharply dropping as soon as Heisenberg retires and Todd is left to cook alone, in contrast to Jesse who eventually becomes every bit as good at cooking as his mentor.
    • His relationship with his Uncle Jack is a dark mirror of Jesse and Walter's. Due to Todd being a sociopath and his Uncle Jack being a hardened criminal, their relationship does not collapse from the moral issues as Walter and Jesse's does. Unlike Jesse who wanted to leave the meth business and generally proves not to care about money, Todd convinces his Uncle Jack to continue cooking even after they take most of Walter's millions.
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite having killed a child right in front of Jesse, enslaves him later on, tortured him into compliance and eventually killed his Love Interest, Todd still thinks that Jesse is his friend, is always nice with him, and treats him far better than any of Jack's goons. Though this is clearly one sided on Todd's part as Jesse utterly hates Todd and kills him once he has the opportunity.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Subverted, actually: Todd was never a 'nobody' despite working as a pest control worker. He was always a ruthless killer with a Nazi power base backing him.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Seems to have a bit going on for Walt. Even in "Felina", Todd apologizes to Walt before stating that Jack and his white supremacist gang have no use for him anymore, and that he shouldn't have arrived at Jack and his gang's compound.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In a way. He ends up strangled to death by the very chains he forced Jesse to wear for 6 months. Also, he was the one who convinced Jack to keep Jesse around to keep making meth, ("No matter how much money ya got, how could you turn your back on more?") which eventually led to his demise.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: How he rationalizes killing Drew Sharp.
  • I Have Your Wife: Todd's ground rule with Jesse is that if he tries anything during his imprisonment they are gonna find and kill Brock, Todd even says it'll be out of his hands.
  • Just Following Orders: The main basis of his rationalization for killing Drew Sharp, since the train heist did have a "no witnesses" rule.
  • Karmic Death: He ends up being strangled by Jesse, the man whom he enslaved and whose former girlfriend he murdered in front of him, with the very chains he used to enslave him. There's also the fact that Todd, a very impersonal criminal, ends up getting killed by someone who has every reason to loathe him due to his actions.
    • In the sequel movie El Camino, a flashback to Season 5 reveals that Todd killed his innocent housekeeper after she found his hidden drug money by strangling her with his belt. Jesse later returned the deed by snapping his neck with a chain.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: "Mr. White..."
  • Knight of Cerebus: After he shoots a child in the chest to Leave No Witnesses in "Dead Freight", he single-handedly extinguishes any lighthearted feeling the show still had left.
  • Lack of Empathy:
    • Oh boy, does he ever. He has what can only be described as a sociopathic disregard for how any of his actions might affect other people; he just does them because he sees them as necessary or because they are a means to an end, and to him that is all that really matters. It is implied that the main reason he tortures and enslaves Jesse, as well as kills Andrea, is because of a crush he has on Lydia rather than the money. It could be a case of Love Makes You Evil, but it is very likely that Todd simply sees no reason not to do these things. The only one he shows any real emotion to is his Uncle Jack, whom he sees as a father figure.
    • In "Buyout", he dismisses killing a 14-year-old as "shit happens".
    • Later:
      Walt (before disposing of Mike Ehrmantraut's body): I don't wanna talk about this.
      Todd (rather nonchalantly): Okay.
      Walt (trying to assure Todd): It had to be done.
      Todd: Okay.
  • Leave No Witnesses: His reasoning for shooting a young boy in the chest without hesitation.
    • His standard approach when the housekeeper he hire found out his money stash.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Granted, Todd had already murdered a child before and had white supremacist connections, but after becoming attracted to Lydia, he's become even more ruthless. Even though he's basically a millionaire at this point, he still tortures Jesse, enslaves him, and then kills Andrea when Pinkman tries to escape, simply because Todd wants his meth to be of sufficient enough quality for him to get closer to Lydia.
  • Moral Sociopathy: Todd does have "morals" in that he believes in hard work, pleasing people, and being friendly to everyone. He's also completely remorseless in his actions, which includes murdering innocent people including children and torturing Jesse into submission yet still tries to be friendly with him.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is homophonous with the German word for "death"; given his role in the story, this is entirely appropriate.
  • Neck Snap: Gets his neck broken after Jesse strangles him with his handcuffs.
  • Nerves of Steel: When Jesse threatens to kill Todd in the desert after seizing his pistol, Todd talks Jesse out of it with only the slightest nervousness. He makes no attempt to ever exact retribution against him for this afterward either.
  • Nothing Personal: His outlook on the criminal life. To him, stuff like committing a murder is about as much a chore or minor inconvenience as going shopping for milk is to the average person, and it neither causes him any dissatisfaction nor any enjoyment. The way he sees it, "shit just happens", and the horrible things he personally does, especially to Jesse, aren't even out of anger or malice, but simply because it was convenient for him to do those things. He even says this to Andrea right before he shoots her in the back of the head.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to the M60 Shootout.
  • Obliviously Evil: Todd literality has no idea how atrocious his actions truly are nor why people would be upset with them, allowing Todd to continue committing with utter obliviousness.
  • Pet the Dog: In the most twisted, sickest way possible. Even after enslaving Jesse and forcing him to be his meth cook under the threat of murdering everyone he cares about, he's friendly and courteous to him, even bringing him ice cream. Todd is so twisted he doesn't seem to think there's anything wrong with locking Jesse up, or why that should stop them from being friends.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Seemingly averted; despite being more-or-less part of a Neo-Nazi gang, he doesn't even wear any white-supremacist symbols, unlike his accomplices. He doesn't even make any racist remarks about killing Andrea (who happens to be Hispanic), only doing so because his uncle wanted to punish Jesse's disobedience. He feels offended when Jesse suggests his Hispanic housekeeper tried stealing his money as she was a hardworking and honest lady. He just killed her because she found where his money was.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Todd is a shy, reserved guy and his crush on Lydia feels like a child getting his first crush on his elementary school teacher. At the same time he's a ruthless killer.
    • His bedroom in El Camino further proves this point, full of toys appropriate for much younger children.
  • Psychotic Smirk: While listening to Jesse recount his murder of Drew Sharp.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: While he's an amoral sociopath who will execute women and children without blinking, he simply view everyone he has does as part of a job. There's no malice behind his villainy, never commits pointless crimes, is very soft-spoken, genuinely polite, eager to please, and conscientious.
  • Replacement Goldfish: He becomes one for Walt after Jesse bails out of the meth business. It even seems that he tries to mirror some of his characterization, but it falls flat.
  • Saying Too Much: Constantly refers to Walter as Mr. White, even to people who'd otherwise know him only as Heisenberg.
  • The Sociopath: Played-with and Subverted. While Todd has been called such and has no problems murdering innocent people and commits other acts of sociopathy, he's just too emotionally crippled to ever realize how atrocious his actions truly are. El Camino has properly the best example of this: in the aftermath of Todd killing Andrea, Jesse, having been Forced to Watch the murder, is having a mental breakdown, but while Todd realizes that Jesse is upset, he also fails to understand why Jesse is upset, and so very ineptly attempts to comfort him by mumbling some vaguely inspirational advice to him, completely oblivious to the fact that it was his murder of Andrea that devastated Jesse all the while. This could be a result of having been raised by criminals all his life and thus Todd couldn't developed a proper moral compass. As a result, Todd literally can't understand the amorality of his actions were a true sociopath can but doesn't care.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He never raises his voice and always speaks in a meek manner with a childlike innocence to his tone, even when committing some of the most brutal atrocities in the show.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Very, very strong whiffs of this towards a rather unreciprocating Lydia. And, considering who he is... well... eep? Just as well he never got a chance to ratchet it up.
  • The Stoic: Todd usually remains very calm and laid back, no matter what the circumstances.
    • Not So Stoic: During Felina, the look on his face was one of surprise and shock after Walt uses his M60 contraption to kill Jack and the Aryan Brotherhood.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: The straightest example in the show. Todd looks and acts like an unremarkable, even boring guy... right up until he shoots a child witness in cold blood. "Shit happens."
  • The Unfettered: Nothing fetters him. He wants to make meth and woo Lydia and nothing else matters.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Subverted. Despite all the torture Jack's gang puts Jesse through, Todd legitimately sees him as something of a friend and cannot comprehend why Jesse would hate him. Because of this, he frequently lets Jesse do mostly as he pleases under a degree of his supervision.
    • Throughout a whole day of corpse disposal, Todd lets Jesse walk around freely and assist him as if he were a buddy. He even leaves his pistol within Jesse's reach, something that nearly killed him that day.
    • Much later, the thought Jesse would seize the opportunity to murder him during Walt's massacre doesn't remotely cross Todd's mind. This finally does him in.
  • Verbal Tic: Consistently uses "good" as an adverb, where a more educated character would say "well," e.g. "We work together good."
  • Walking Spoiler: Let's just say that when Todd does what he does, the series changes forever.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no problem killing Andrea. And Sonia.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Would kill one, actually.

    Kenny 

Kenny

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"Next time I see a kid wearing a bicycle helmet, I want to smack the shit out of him — you know, for his own good."
Portrayed By: Kevin Rankin

A lieutenant in a White Supremacist Gang, answering to Jack. He helps Jack to arrange the murder of ten prison inmates on contract for Walt.


  • Asshole Victim: Him being a white supremacist pretty much makes him this by default when he's killed by an M60 Walt rigged in the back of his car.
  • Badass Mustache: His facial hair is... uh, let's say 'specific'.
  • BFG: Uses an AA-12 shotgun.
  • Black Comedy: After he's killed, the chair that he's lying on continues to make him vibrate.
  • Cool Uncle: To Todd. They may not be related but Kenny shows Todd the same support Jack does while having a playful relationship with him.
  • The Dragon: To Jack.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He has more character than Frankie and Lester, and is Jack's dragon but he's gunned down by Walt's M60 trap with no fanfare.
  • Jerkass: One of the most despicable of Jack's crew, he enjoys pointlessly tormenting Jesse in captivity. Something that visibly irritates Todd even if he doesn't object to it.
  • Imperial Storm Trooper Marksmanship Academy: Seen in the shootout in "To'hajiilee".
  • More Dakka: When he and Jack kill Declan and his crew. And again later in the shootout at To'hajiilee.
  • Obviously Evil: If the Nazi tattoos didn't clue you in, he's a lot more vulgar and rude than Jack.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Not only a white supremacist, but also passionately opposed to the use of bike helmets. He sees them as Political Correctness Gone Mad as opposed to basic safety and common sense.
  • Tattooed Crook: Shares Jack's neck swastika.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Like the rest of Jack's crew.
  • Undignified Death: Kenny dies in a still-working massage chair, which keeps lifting his body up and down.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Jack; they seem to be genuine pals. They even go to the bathroom together and grump about the state of the world like a pair of high school girls.

    Frankie & Lester 

Frankie & Lester

Portrayed By: Patrick Sane (Frankie) & Tait Fletcher (Lester)

A pair of Aryan gang members working for Jack.


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    Neil 

Neil

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Portrayed By: Scott MacArthur

A corrupt welder who formerly worked with Jack's gang in the past and is now looking for Walt's missing money. He butts heads with Jesse more than once in this film.


  • Asshole Victim: An arrogant and aggressive scumbag who attempts to take Jesse's money and had previously bullied him while he was Todd's slave. No tears are shed when Jesse kills him.
  • Ax-Crazy: His response to Jesse demanding a measly sum of cash is to challenge him to a duel to the death and seems to be very bloodthirsty by the way he stares him down. Given his reasonably pragmatic personality presented before, this psychosis may be a result of being high on cocaine and alcohol at the time.
  • Big Bad: The closest thing that El Camino has to one. He is the main obstacle standing in the way of Jesse's freedom.
  • The Bully: It's revealed that he joined Kenny in physically abusing Jesse when he was in captivity.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Definitely the least impressive Big Bad in the Breaking Bad franchise. He's not a drug lord, a federal agent, a gang leader, or even a hitman, he's simply an opportunistic petty crook who attempts to rob Jesse of his money.
  • Death Glare: Shoots a horrifying one at Casey when he threatens him and attempts to interfere with his and Jesse's challenge.
  • Duel to the Death: He challenges Jesse to a pistol duel, and loses.
  • Dragon Ascendant: With the death of his employer, Jack Welker, Neil take's Jack's place as the main antagonist.
  • Honor Among Thieves: Claims he will not kill Jesse if he shows him where Todd's money is hidden. He even lets Jesse take a good portion of the money he found at Todd's apartment. He does play with the idea of just shooting Jesse, but backs down out of pragmatism when Jesse points out the building is full of witnesses he would also have to kill if a gunshot suddenly filled the hallways.
  • Impersonating an Officer: He and Casey pretend to be police detectives when they break into Todd's apartment looking for Walt's money. Their ruse fools Jesse until he realizes that they don't have handcuffs.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: His plan stops and ends at finding the money stash of Todd now that he is dead.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Averted, he is an affiliate of Jack's Aryan Brotherhood but doesn't seem to be part of them, he doesn't even have tatoos to show his connection.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Doesn't shoot Jesse in Todd's apartment as it'd cause more problems than it'd solve; it's better to let him take a third of Todd's hidden money than to cause a disturbance in a crime scene surrounded by apartments whose residents are already on edge. As Jesse points out, shooting him would mean he'd have to kill any witnesses and/or cops who'd come to investigate the gunshot.
  • True Final Boss: Neil is canonically the very last antagonist of the Breaking Bad franchise. He serves as the final opponent to Jesse's freedom, with Walt's and Saul's stories already long concluded by this time.
  • Villain Respect: He admits Jesse has balls after his stunt in Todd's apartment. Towards the climax, he also offers to stake his very life in a one on one duel with Jesse than overwhelming him with his thugs.

    Casey 

Casey

Portrayed By: Scott Shepherd

Neil's partner who accompanies him in the search for Walt's missing cash.


  • Asshole Victim: He is incredibly spiteful and crude and treats Jesse with contempt and is enraged that Neil allowed Jesse to take some of the money. He is later killed when he attempts to shoot Jesse after Neil dies.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Throws his weight around and tries to order Neil to do what he wants, but his stupidity and cowardice make it clear who really calls the shots in this partnership.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How Jesse offs him.
  • The Dragon: To Neil.
  • Dragon Their Feet: After Neil dies, Casey tries to kill Jesse himself only to be killed himself shortly afterwards.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: His gunfight with Jesse is a mess as neither can hit the other, but Jesse ends up on top and unscathed. Somewhat justified, because he and his friends were just partying with heavy alcohol and cocaine use on top of panicking even more than Jesse.
  • Impersonating an Officer: He and Neil pretend to be police detectives when they break into Todd's apartment looking for Walt's money. Their ruse fools Jesse until he realizes that they don't have handcuffs.
  • Motor Mouth: Casey has trouble keeping his damn mouth shut. Neil exploits this to distract an obnoxious resident while he searches for Todd's money. During Jesse's final confrontation with them, Neil tells Casey to shut up over three times to no avail before issuing a serious Death Glare to get him to stop talking.

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