George Vincent "Vince" Gilligan, Jr. is an American writer best known for creating the multiple-Emmy Award-winning series Breaking Bad. He was also a writer on The X-Files, co-created its spinoff The Lone Gunmen, and co-wrote Hancock. Currently, he is working on Battle Creek and the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul.
Tropes associated with Vince Gilligan include:
- Black Comedy: Seems to be his specialty. Some of his standout episodes on The X-Files ("Small Potatoes", "Bad Blood", "X-Cops", "Je Souhaite") blend humor and suspense to varying degrees, while both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul begin with some comedic elements before they gradually get more dramatic.
- Creator Thumbprint: Vince is from Virginia, and sometimes makes sure that state is either a setting ("Soft Light", the first episode he wrote on The X-Files, is set in Richmond) or referenced somehow (Jesse Pinkman's NA sponsor mentioning Virginia's ABC stores).