Antagonists, or simply enemies, are the main villains or law enforcements of the protagonist of the Breaking Bad. The antagonist of a Breaking Bad seasons is usually a person that has betrayed or hurt the protagonist on a personal and social level, and spends the TV moving against the protagonist in multiple ways.

List of prominent antagonists

Season 1

Season 2 - Hank
Hank Schrader
When a gas mask leads Hank and the DEA to Walt's high school, he finds out that Walt's store room has been burgled by meth cooks (but Walt denies any knowledge).
Episode appearances: Pilot, ...and the Bag's in the River, Cancer Man, Gray Matter, Crazy Handful of Nothin'A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal
Krazy-8, secretly a snitch to the DEA, reported the location of Emilio and Jesse's meth lab. It led to the bust of the lab and the arrest of Emilio.  When Jesse tried to sell Walt's new product to Krazy-8, he forced Jesse to take him to his new partner. When Emilio recognizes Walt from accompanying Hank on the drug bust, Krazy-8 furiously believes that Walt is involved with law enforcement and plans to kill him until Walt offered to teach him his meth formula.

Emilio and Krazy-8 follow Walt into the RV and force him to show them his recipe at gunpoint. While mixing chemicals, Walt created a small explosion that produces phosphine gas, choking and incapaciatating both Emilio and Krazy-8. Walt explains to Jesse -- who tripped and knocked himself unconscious before Krazy-8 and Emilio entered the RV -- that one whiff of phosphine gas is enough to kil

Emilio died as a result of the phosphine gas, but Krazy-8 eventually regained consciousness, prompting Jesse and Walt imprison him in Jesse's basement by securing him to a pole with Jesse's bike lock. Walt and Jesse flip a coin to decide who kills Krazy-8. The coin flip determines that while Jesse is in charge of "disincorporating" Emilio's body, Walt is responsible for killing Krazy-8. However, Krazy-8 lives for several days as a prisoner while Walt worked up the courage to kill him.

Walt attempted to rationalize freeing Krazy-8, who had regained his health. Walt drinks beer with Krazy-8 and gives him food and toilet paper before discovering, in Jesse's kitchen, that Krazy-8 has stolen a shard of broken plate. Walt confronts Krazy-8 about the piece of broken plate, and as Krazy-8 tries to attack him with the shard Walt strangles him to death with the bike lock. It is then heavily implied by Jesse that he was dissolved in hydrofluoric acid like his cousin Emilio. He is the main antagonist for the first half of season 1.

Episode appearances: "Pilot", Cat's in the Bag..., ...and the Bag's in the River (killed)
Tuco Salamanca

Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are in search of a distribution network for their meth. Skinny Pete leads Jesse to the hideout of Tuco, Albuquerque's new meth distribution, who snorts Jesse's product and says he'll buy it on consignment. When it is clear Tuco does not wish to pay the $35,000 for the product, Jesse tries to run away with the meth but is unsuccessful. Tuco stuffs stacks of cash in a bag, but then uses this bag to beat Jesse brutally, leaving him hospitalized.

After Walt learns of the events that occurred in the hideout, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Arriving at the hideout, he presents himself as "Heisenberg" to Tuco. Walt gives Tuco another bag of crystals and asks for $50,000 ($35,000 for the meth that Tuco stole, and another $15,000 for Jesse's pain and suffering). Tuco ridicules Walt for bringing him more meth after he stole Walt's first batch. "This is not meth," Walt corrects as he hurls a piece of fulminated mercury at the floor, causing an explosion and leaving the hideout in ruin. With the rest of the bag of fulminated mercury in his possession, Walt threatens to throw the entire bag and kill everyone in the room. Tuco agrees to pay all of his debts, telling Walt that the meth he'd taken from Jesse sold better on the streets than any other product he's dealt. Walt then tells Tuco that he'll pay Walt and Jesse "up front" for future purposes and demands that Tuco now buy two pounds of his meth instead of one.

Tuco and his henchmen meet with Walt and Jesse in an auto junkyard, where Walt extends his offer to four pounds after a "production problem". Instead of producing with pseudoephedrine, Walt uses methylamine to deliver the amount of meth he promised in time. He is the main antagonist of Season 1.

After Walt delivers the batch in the junkyard, Tuco pays Walt for the first batch of blue meth. Tuco's associate No-Doze unconsciously warns Walt and Jesse to remember who they are working for. High on meth, Tuco violently beats his associate for speaking out of turn and for a lack of respect to their new partners. Gonzo then drags No-Doze's limp body to the car, and the drug dealers drive away.

Episode appearances: Crazy Handful of Nothin', A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal

Season 2

Tuco Salamanca

Tuco is the main antagonist of the first half of season 2. After beating No-Doze to death, Tuco sends Gonzo to conceal his body. Walt and Jesse were horrified after witnessing the scene and begin to fear that Tuco will mark them both for death. Furthermore, after Gonzo conceals No-Doze's body, he causes a vehicle to fall on his arm, causing him to bleed to death.

Tuco flees from his hideout just in time as the DEA raids the place. Tuco then kidnaps Walt and Jesse and take them to a cabin where his uncle Hector Salamanca lives. Unaware that Gonzo is dead, Tuco believed that Gonzo was the one who turned him in to the DEA and felt betrayed stating that he treated Gonzo like a brother. Tuco mentions plans of taking Walt to a superlab in Mexico so they could "cook 24/7". He also states that he had connections with the people there so the DEA could not interfere with his business. Walt and Jesse attempt to poison Tuco with ricin with a small bag of meth but it ultimately fails in the process of when Jesse explains that the meth contained chili powder. As Tuco prepares burritos for Walt, Jesse, and his uncle, Walt attempts to sneak in the ricin into Tuco's burrito but Tuco's uncle interferes. Tuco's uncle then attempts to message Tuco that Walt and Jesse were attempting something against Tuco, which then Tuco pulls a gun on them.

As Tuco demands to know what Walt and Jesse were up to, Walt explains that they tried to poison him. As Tuco was distracted by Walt's comments, Jesse strikes Tuco's head with a rock and shoots him in the stomach. Both run to Jesse's car but they forget the keys. They then see another vehicle in the distance and assume that it were Tuco's cousins and flee. Tuco manages to stand up despite his wounds and approaches Jesse's car. He is confronted by Hank Schrader who sought to locate Jesse by tracking the location of his car. After a brief moment of silence, Hank realizes that he had found Tuco and withdraws his gun. Tuco grabs an assault rifle and shoots at Hank in which Hank uses his car for cover. Hank ultimately shoots Tuco in the head as Tuco was reloading.

Episode appearances: Seven Thirty-SevenGrilled (killed)
Season 2 - Hank
Hank Schrader
Hank is the main antagonist of Season 2. While searching for a missing Walter, he questions Mrs. Pinkman who reveals that Jesse owns a lowrider car. Presuming that the lowrider may be equipped with a tracking device in the event that it is stolen, a hit leads Hank to a shack out in the desert. There, he stumbled upon the dangerous drug baron, Tuco Salamanca. A firefight ensued, resulting in Hank gunning Tuco down. This takedown of a major drug lord resulted in Hank getting a promotion and transfer to the Tri-State Border Interdiction Task Force in El Paso. However, Hank began to secretly suffer from panic attacks. A harrowing and deadly incident with a snitch and the local cartels shook Hank up so severely that he had to be sent back to Albuquerque. Hank was ashamed of this and considered himself as having failed.
Episode appearances: Seven Thirty-Seven, Grilled, Bit by a Dead Bee, Down, Breakage, Negro y Azul, Better Call Saul, 4 Days Out, Over, Mandala, Phoenix, ABQ
Hector Salamanca

Hector is first seen when Tuco brings Walter White and Jesse Pinkman to a hideout in the desert, following a crackdown on Tuco's drug operation by the Albuquerque DEA. While Tio appears to be senile, fixated only on the television, he gradually reveals his mind is still sharp and he can ring his bell to communicate with his nephew. After he sees Walt put poison in Tuco's burrito, he rings the bell prompting Tuco to give it to him instead (thinking Tio wanted the bigger burrito), only for Tio to knock it to the floor and point murderously toward Walt.

He gets Tuco's attention again after the meal by continually ringing his bell. He communicates that he does not trust Walt and Jesse, and Tuco drags Jesse outside, beating him until Walt admits they tried to poison him. Tuco is then killed by Hank. Although Walt and Jesse escape, as a result of this encounter Hector learns Walt's name and what Jesse looks like; Tuco had read their names out loud to him off their driver's licenses, and showed Hector a picture of Walt's family.

As the investigation into Tuco's death continues, Hank and Steven Gomez bring in Hector to see if he can confirm that Jesse was present at the shooting since his car was discovered there. Tio proves he is still cognizant of his surroundings by ringing his bell to simple questions, but when asked if Jesse was there he simply voids his bowels. Afterwards, Gomez explains that Salamanca is an "old-school gangbang Mexican" who spent 17 years in prison without once cooperating with authorities, and they will get nothing from him even if it would incriminate Jesse.

Episode appearances: Grilled, Bit by a Dead Bee

Season 3

The Cousins
Marco & Leonel Salamanca

They were nephews of Hector Salamanca, who taught them early on that family is everything - proving so by nearly drowning one until the other fought back against him. They were typically dressed in well-cut sharkskin suits and distinctive cowboy boots tipped with silver skulls, and appeared to worship the Mexican deity of death Santa Muerte, making offerings to a shrine when undertaking an assassination. They were the main antagonists for the first half of Season 3.

Episode appearances: No Más, Caballo Sin Nombre, I.F.T., Sunset, One Minute (Marcokilled) I See You (Leonel killed)
Season 2 - Hank
Hank Schrader

A few months later, Hank was again offered a position in El Paso, but was reluctant to go because of his post-traumatic stress disorder and his obsession with catching the elusive "Heisenberg" in Albuquerque. He picks a fight in a dive bar after intentionally leaving his gun and badge in his car, a move that was interpreted by many as indicative of his unstable mental state.

As Hank arrived at the airport to leave for El Paso, he received a call that the blue meth has reappeared and he goes back into town. Later, he is confronted by his superior, ASAC George Merkert, who forces him to decide whether or not he's going to accept to the position in Texas. Hank chose to stay in Albuquerque and pursue the "Heisenberg" investigation. The El Paso position went to Hank's partner, Steven Gomez, instead.

After following many leads, Hank tracked down the owner of the RV and learned of Jesse. He staked out Jesse's house and followed him to a junkyard where Walt and Jesse were both inside the RV. While waiting for a warrant, Hank totally bought a bogus call (from Saul Goodman's secretary) alleging that Marie is in the hospital following a car accident. Hank rushed to the hospital only to learn that Marie is fine at home and he has been tricked.

When he returned to the junkyard, the RV was gone. Hank then went to Jesse's house and, in a rage over being duped, severely beat Jesse. The incident later caused him to reconsider being a police officer and he admitted to the assault. He was suspended and his gun was taken.

While in a parking lot, he got a phone call warning him that he had one minute before two men came to kill him. The Cousins shot at him and hit him but he managed to kill one and severely injure the other. Hank was severely injured and was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery. He slowly recovers via physical therapy but walking is still painful and difficult and Hank insists he will not return home until he can walk again. But his insurance will not pay for all the physical therapy and other hospital bills. Skyler, as a way of leveraging Walt's meth money, decides to help Hank with his bills, she concocts a story that convinces Marie to accept financial assistance from Walt for Hank's mounting medical bills. Hank is abusive and derisive of Marie's efforts to boost his spirits and get him to leave the hospital, but Marie is persistent and ends up tricking Hank into going home when she bets him she can get him aroused in 1 minute. Although Hank makes a valiant effort, he fails and goes home.

Episode appearances: No Más, Caballo Sin Nombre, I.F.T., Green Light, Más, Sunset, One Minute, I See You, Kafkaesque, Abiquiú, Half Measures, Full Measure
Ted Beneke

Ted continued for days to have Skyler's assistance in cooking the books. When she attempts to make a move on him in the break room, following her meltdown with Walt, he acts on his feelings for her, which then leads to an ongoing affair. His attempts in convincing her to move in with him ultimately prove unsuccessful.

After Skyler comes clean to Walter White concerning her current relationship to Ted, Walt becomes enraged and unsuccessfully attempts to confront Ted at Beneke Fabricators . Their affair comes to an abrupt end when Skyler spends most of her time supporting Marie in the hospital following Hank Schrader's shooting. She never returns to work for Beneke Fabricators.

Episode appearances: Caballo Sin Nombre, I.F.T., Green Light, Más, Kafkaesque
Hector Salamanca

After crossing the border into New Mexico, the Cousins seek out their Tio in his Albuquerque-area nursing home. Familiar with the routine, the cousins procure a Ouija board from a pile of board games and Hector uses his bell to spell out the letters of the real name of the meth cook the cartel knows only as Heisenberg, the man that killed their cousin Tuco. The Cousins move to Walt's house to execute him immediately, but are called off by a last second text message: "Pollos".

Following this incident, Bolsa arranges a meeting between Gus, Hector, the Cousins and himself. Juan is clearly uncomfortable in the same room with Hector and his family, and it is only due to Hector's ill health that he agreed to mediate. He explains to Gus that Don Salamanca saw Tuco as a son and groomed him to take his place in the organization, and that Walt's betrayal of Tuco has earned him a death sentence sanctioned by the Salamanca family and the Cartel—an assertion Hector emphasizes with one ring of his bell. When Gus says that he needs Walt alive for the time being, Hector angrily rings his bell many times

Episode appearances: Caballo Sin Nombre, I.F.T.
Gale Boetticher

Gale Boetticher, B.S., M.S., was a German American chemist hired by Gustavo Fring to help set up the superlab and manufacture methamphetamine. Gus Fring hired Walter White after Gale praised a sample of Walt's blue meth as the purest he'd ever seen. Following this point, Gale became Walt's lab assisstant.

Gale holds an MS degree in organic chemistry and is a specialist in X-ray crystallography. He described his political views as libertarian, and had an open-minded attitude regarding meth. A self-described "nerd," Gale was single, vegan, apparently quite cultured, and was perhaps near to being an intellectual equal of Walt. As a side project, he was working on a process for brewing a superior cup of coffee, and impresses Walt with his results.

Episode appearances: Sunset, I See You, Full Measure (Killed), Box Cutter (Corpes/Flashback), Bullet Points (Video record), Problem Dog (Flashback)

Season 4

Season 4 - Gus
Gustavo Fring

When Walt seeks a buyer for his chemically pure meth, he is put in contact with Gus. Walt manages to persuade Gus into purchasing thirty-eight pounds of his meth for $1.2 million; after the product yields good returns, Gus offers Walt $3 million for three months of his time. Gus' hiring and protection of Walt puts him at odds with the cartel's leadership. Despite Gus' initial protection of Walt, the collaboration between the two men becomes continuously strained, and Gus becomes a formidable adversary of Walt's and the main antagonist of Season 4. Gustavo was killed in the Casa Tranquila explosion.

Episode appearances: Mandala, ABQ, No Más, Caballo Sin Nombre, I.F.T., Green Light, Más, Sunset, I See You, Kafkaesque, Abiquiú, Half Measures, Full MeasureBox Cutter, Open House (Voice only), Bullet Points, Shotgun, Cornered, Problem Dog, Hermanos, Bug, Salud, Crawl Space, End TimesFace Off (killed)
Season 4 - Hank
Hank Schrader

Still bedridden, Hank grew increasingly agitated at Marie and took to a hobby of collecting minerals to keep himself occupied. A police officer friend asked him to look at the evidence for Gale Boetticher's murder and Hank tied it to the Heisenberg case. He tied the evidence to Los Pollos Hermanos via Madrigal Electromotive GmbH. He began obsessing over Gustavo Fring's guilt although the DEA and his superiors told him that he was reaching. Hank went to asking Walt and Walt Jr to help him tail and plant a GPS device on Fring's car but he was unable to get any tangible evidence.

Episode appearances: Box Cutter, Thirty-Eight Snub, Open House, Bullet Points, Shotgun, Cornered, Problem Dog, Hermanos, Bug, Salud, Crawl Space, End Times, Face Off
Season 4 - Mike
Mike Ehrmantraut

Now very upset, Mike continues to hold Walt at gunpoint in the superlab. Victor eventually returns with Jesse and rages to him about Gale's death, which deeply worries and frustrates Mike. The situation of both henchmen is made even worse when Mike asks Victor if he was seen by witnesses. Victor admitted that he was "just another looky-loo," which inspires Mike to remark "I guess I better get this over with." He then walks away from Victor and presumably calls Gus to alert him Gale's murder. He, along with the other three, wait for Gus to arrive. They have all made mistakes and are uneasy about the boss showing up. When Gus finally does arrive, he brutally slashes Victor's throat, holding him in a manner that will speed his blood loss and hasten death, all of which startles Mike who instinctually pulls his weapon. He is then compelled to oversee Walt and Jesse's disposal of Victor's corpse, which they liquefy using hydrofluoric acid.

Episode appearances: Box Cutter, Thirty-Eight Snub, Open House, Bullet Points, Shotgun, Cornered, Problem Dog, Bug, Salud, Crawl Space
Hector Salamanca

In Mexico, Gus murders all the major members of the cartel with poisoned tequila. After returning to New Mexico, Gus takes Jesse to meet Hector so they can tell him what has taken place: Don Eladio Vuente and all the others are dead. Gus also tells him that Jesse killed Joaquin Salamanca, Hector's grandson and the last remaining male member of the Salamanca family. Gus dangles Don Eladio's amulet necklace in Hector's face and says "look at me!" When Hector refuses, Gus places the necklace into the last Don's shirt pocket.

In the final episode, Walter convinces Hector to aid him in assassinating Gus. Hector demands to talk to the DEA, but provides them no info. However, the fact that Hector visited the DEA at all prompts a visit from Gus and his henchman, Tyrus Kitt, to Hector's room at the nursing home. Gus is about to inject Hector with a lethal medication when Hector finally looks at Gus and rings his bell repeatedly, triggering the explosion of the pipe bomb attached to his wheelchair, killing all in the room including himself. Gus steps out of the room, seemingly unharmed, and adjusts his tie. The camera pans, and it is revealed that Gus' face was blown in half, and he finally dies

Episode appearances: Hermanos, Crawl Space, Face Off (Killed)
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Tyrus Kitt

Tyrus is a mysterious and ever watchful enforcer of Gus's skeleton team. His background origins, his personal connections to Gus and Mike Ehrmantraut as well as other elements of his life is mostly unknown and never explicitly elaborated upon.

A possible explanation for his appearance is within a heated confrontation between Mike and Walter, with the former threatening the latter for trying to call the police on "one of my men"; it is possible that Tyrus was hired by Gus and put into his senior position due to Mike's connection and confidence in him, as are many of the other faceless enforcers of Gus's skeleton organization.

Tyrus displays minimal expression of emotion or thoughts throughout his time in the series. He is as enigmatic as his employer and his co-workers, but is shown as extremely effective, unforgiving and aggressive in his role as an enforcer and overseer. He rarely speaks to Walt or Jesse Pinkman except for the occasional reminder to continue work or stay in line, and is otherwise mostly quiet and hostile towards them.

Episode appearances: Thirty-Eight Snub, Open House, Bullet Points, Shotgun, Cornered, Bug, SaludCrawl Space, End TimesFace Off (Killed)

Season 5A

Hank Schrader

After Fring's death, Hank surveyed the destroyed superlab in awe that he was correct, but anger that it wasn't him who brought him down. George Merkert was forced out as ASAC and the job was given to Hank after the unheard success of his fixation with Fring. After Walt and Jesse's magnet heist revealed bank accounts for Fring's associates, Hank became obsessed with following Mike Ehrmantraut to track down the loose ends of Gus' Drug Empire. He was informed by his boss multiple times that he was to suspend the Fring/Ehrmantraut investigation, but he asked Steven Gomez to keep following Mike. He and Marie offered to take the kids from Skyler and Walt as they sorted out their marital issues.

One morning, Walt talked with Hank about Skyler and began crying. Hank excused himself to get coffee and while he was along, Walt bugged Hank's office. Jesse and Mike use the bug to plan their next big move which is to sell their methylamine to Declan. Mike does this by issuing a restraining order against Hank, which pisses him off. After Walt thwarted Mike's deal with Declan and replaced it with his own, Mike retired with his $5 million but his house was searched by Hank and the DEA, who turned up nothing. Hank was instructed by his boss to end the Fring/Ehrmantraut case for once and for all, but they managed to track Mike's lawyer who was giving cash to the henchmen's families.

Without incoming funds, the henchmen began itching for deals with the DEA. Since there were 10 men, Hank had his pick of the litter for which deal he wanted to make. Walt, however, made a move and had all ten of the men killed within the same two minute span. Three days after the attack, Hank and Walt shared a drink and Hank wondered if his first job, a backbreaking outdoor job was better than his current job of "hunting monsters". Weeks later at a cookout at the White's, Hank excused himself to use the restroom, where he found a copy of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman while searching for reading material. Hank noticed that the inside cover was signed by "G.B." and addressed to "my other favorite W.W." Remembering his conversation with Walter, in which the two joked that the "W.W." mentioned in Gale Boetticher's notes referred to Walter White, Hank came to the shocking realization that his brother-in-law was the Heisenberg he has been chasing all along.

Episode appearances: Live Free or Die, Madrigal, Fifty-One, Dead Freight, Buyout, Say My Name, Gliding Over All
Mike Ehrmantraut

Mike is alive in Mexico, recuperating at the temporary medical facility. Gustavo Fring's doctor informed him that Gus has been murdered and Mike returns to New Mexico to murder Walt for revenge. Instead, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman convince him to help them destroy the video evidence from the superlab. Mike begrudgingly agrees to help them break into Albuquerque PD's parking lot to use a giant magnet to destroy the laptop through the wall. They get away in Mike's town car but Mike isn't hasty to believe it worked to which Walt responds that it worked "because I said so".

When Walt and Jesse visit him at home to see if he will work with them, he tells them he plans not to. When Walt tries to convince him, he stills says no, claiming, "You are a time bomb... Tick tick ticking... And I have no intention to be around for the boom." Walt and Jesse agree to go with it. He talks to Lydia Rodarte-Quayle when they are talking about Fring's nine men, and they come to the conclusion Mike will handle it. Mike is brought in for questioning by Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez, where they question him over the course of several questions, he continues to talk his way out, and ends their conversation by saying, "Excuse me, but I am under arrest?" Unfortunately, Lydia sends Chris Mara, a hitman also formally on Fring's payroll, after Mike. Chris Mara then uses Chow to lure Mike into a trap but Mike is too intelligent. Mike takes Chris by surprise and after a short interrogation revealing Chow's dead body, shoots him four times through the chest, killing him. Mike then goes after Lydia for placing the hit out on her, putting her at gunpoint, but stops when he realizes Walt is going to need more methylamine. He pulls himself away from shooting Lydia in the head, and says, "Can you still get your hands on a barrel of methylamine?" To which, after some brief questions, she replies, "Maybe." Mike sits down in his car outside Lydia's house, calls Walter and tells Walt, "I'm in." To which Walt replies, "Good."

Mike promises Dennis Markowski that he will get him his hazard pay. Walt, Jesse, and Mike decide they'll need a lawyer, so, they turn to Saul. It takes awhile for Mike and Saul to get used to each other again, but when they do, they really work. They find out where they're gonna cook, with the help of Walt's idea. Mike introduces them to Ira, Todd Alquist, and their team. He explains Ira steals things, and that Todd and the others will be helping them. Mike and Walt fight when Mike puts aside money to pay the nine men to keep quiet, and Mike puts in a good fight, but Walt does to. They end with Jesse trying to donate some extra money to Walt, only for Walt to hand it back over and to tell Mike it's fine, lying.

Mike calls Lydia and warns her just moments before the DEA comes to Madrigal Electromotive GmbH. Mike tells them the DEA planted a barrel of methylamine after hearing from Lydia, and gives in the fight to Walt that they kill Lydia.

Mike puts Lydia to gunpoint as she calls the DEA and gets the issue resolved. Mike decides to let Lydia go when she proves herself worthy by offering them a chance to rob methylamine from a freight train. Mike helps rob the train, standing far away and making sure all goes swiftly. When a little bit of trouble happens, he urges Walt, Jesse, and Todd to abort the mission, but, Walt being Walt, gives in a fight and denies giving up. They win over the methylamine and get away safely. Mike doesn't witness Todd killing the kid, but gets mad over it.

Mike and Walt vote that Todd continue working with them, and tells Jesse it's because they can't be paying him a large amount for him to keep quiet. Todd stays with the group, but Mike shoves him to the wall and threatens him. "If you ever bring a gun to a mission again. I swear, I will stick it up your ass sideways before you will even know it," Mike says. Todd agrees, and Mike lets him go. When the DEA watch him, he writes a note and puts it under a garbage. The DEA think that he is writing to another criminal, so go to see the letter, only to find Mike wrote 'Fuck you'. Mike gets fed up with the DEA following him, and convinces Jesse to give in and have a buyout. At first, Walt is mad at only Jesse, but then tries to convince both. But neither listen. Mike tells Walt they're selling the last gallon to a man he knows. Walt goes to steal it, only to be caught. Mike pats him down and ties him to a radiator. Mike talks to Saul, and upon returning to find the methylamine gone, he goes into the room, sees Jesse and Walt, puts Walt at gunpoint, only listening to Jesse saying, "He's gotta plan, it works for all of us." "Is that true Walter?" Mike asks, giving him a chance. Walt looks fearless as he says, "Everybody wins."

Mike, Walt, and Jesse deal with Declan. Mike says goodbye to Jesse. Mike works with a lawyer, but the attempt to "quit" goes bad when his lawyer is caught putting money into his nine former co-workers boxes. His money is taken and as a last ditch effort Mike asks Saul to get his money he stashed in an airport car. Walt, who is there with Jesse offers to in exchange. Walt after demanding Mike's "nine names" is refused by Mike; in a fit of rage shoots him. Mike manages to escape only a few yards down a river bank because of his bullet wound. Walt remembers he could get the name from Lydia and offers some apology but Mike tells him to shut up, and let him die in peace. They sit together in silence as Mike fades into death.

His corpse is briefly seen in Walter's trunk while Todd and Walt talk about what to do about the subject. They dispose of his body using hydrofluoric acid.

Episode appearances: Live Free or Die, Madrigal, Hazard Pay, Fifty-One, Dead Freight, Buyout, Say My Name (Killed) Gliding Over All (Corpes)
Steven Gomez

Steven Gomez was Hank Schrader's partner at the Albuquerque DEA office, as well as his close friend. A mellow, by-the-book foil to Hank's over the top, strikeforce flair, "Gomie" reluctantly developed leads with Hank on the investigation into Heisenberg and the notorious "blue sky" meth. An American-born Chicano Spanish speaker, a Norteño, he had a little more knowledge about the inner workings of Mexican gangs than Hank. The relationship between the two partners was based on mutual respect, but also plenty of decent ribbing about everything including bad breath or the finer points of various local ethnicites. When Hank describes Tuco Salamanca as Gomie's homie, his partner hits him right back: "Tuco wasn't my homie anymore than Charlie Manson was yours." He had a wife named Blanca Gomez.

Episode appearances: Live Free or Die, Madrigal, Fifty-One, Dead Freight, Buyout, Say My Name, Gliding Over All

Season 5B

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Hank Schrader

By linking Walt to Gale Boetticher, a known manufacturer of blue meth for the Fring drug ring, Hank eventually discovered Walt's secret and began to dedicate himself to bringing Walt to justice once and for all. To this end, Hank nearly succeeded in this task before eventually getting caught up in an intense gunfight with Jack's White Supremacist Gang in which fellow DEA Agent and friend Steven Gomez was killed in the midst of the chaos. Despite Walt's pleas, Hank was shot and killed moments later at point-blank range by Jack Welker.

Episode appearances: Blood Money, Buried, Confessions, Rabid Dog, To'hajiilee, Ozymandias (killed), Granite State (voice only), Felina (flashback)
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Lydia Rodarte-Quayle

When Lydia meets Todd at her usual café, she is confronted by Walt, who offers to show them how to cook meth without the methylamine for $1 million. Uninterested in his offer, Lydia does not realize Walt swapped her stevia packet with ricin, which she pours into her tea. Afterwards, Lydia calls Todd, not knowing he was just killed by Jesse. Walt answers and reveals he poisoned her, leaving Lydia to comprehend her fate as he hangs up

Episode appearances: MadrigalFifty-One, Dead Freight, Gliding Over AllBlood Money, Buried, To'hajiilee, Granite State, Felina (Killed)
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Todd Alquist

Todd Alquist was 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. He was operating for his uncle Jack's White Supremacist Gang and their ally Lydia Rodarte-Quayle until they were killed at the hands of Walter White. Todd was ultimately killed by Jesse Pinkman.

Episode appearances: Hazard Pay, Dead Freight, Buyout, Say My Name, Gliding Over AllBuried, Confessions, To'hajiilee, Ozymandias, Granite State, Felina (Killed)
Jack Welker

Jack Welker was the leader of a White Supremacist Gang. His nephew Todd Alquist was an associate of drug distributor Walter White. At Walt's behest, Jack arranged the murder of ten prison inmates, and later personally took part in the murder of Declan and his associates at the instruction of Lydia Rodarte-Quayle. His gang later shoots and kills Steven Gomez during an intense gunfight and minutes later Jack personally murders Hank Schrader with a gunshot to the head. He is ultimately killed in the same manner by Walt. Because of his actions later on in Season 5, he becomes the final antagonist of the series and of Season 5.

Episode appearances: Gliding Over All Buried, Confessions, To'hajiilee, Ozymandias, Granite State, Felina (Killed)

Kenny was a lieutenant in a White Supremacist Gang, answering to Jack. He helps Jack to arrange the murder of ten prison inmates on a contract from drug distributor Walter White.

Episode appearances: Gliding Over All Buried, Confessions, To'hajiilee, Ozymandias, Granite State, Felina (Killed)

Steven Gomez

Days later, after Hank has found out Walt's true nature, Gomez informs him that Jesse Pinkman was just caught throwing tens of thousands of dollars out of his car. Hank hasn't told Gomez the truth about Walt so Gomez asks Hank why two DEA agents are tailing Saul Goodman. Hank brings Gomez into the fold and the two record Jesse's confession on a camcorder. The two men are astounded at how dark and twisted Walter White truely is. Gomez stresses that they need solid proof to convict Walt and Hank suggests using Jesse as bait. Gomez asks what will happen if Walt kills Jesse, and Hank replies that it will be evidence to put Walt away. Gomez helps with the sting but Jesse calls it off when he felt threatened.

Hank and Gomez meet with Jesse to plan their new steps. They end up conning Huell by pretending that Jesse has been killed and Saul has given up his men in exchange for protection against Walt. Huell tells them Walt took his money in barrels and later returned with a dirty van. After Hank fools Walt into leading them to the money, Gomez and Hank arrest Walt. Unfortunately, Walt has called Jack and his white supremacist gang and they arrive heavily armed and begin opening fire on the two DEA agents. After the shooting stops, Gomez lies dead in the dirt. He is buried by the white supremacist gang with his DEA partner, Hank Schrader, in the middle of the To'hajiilee Navajo reservation.

Months later when Walt was tying up loose ends before going after Jack, Walt went to Skyler and gave her the location of Hank and Steve's bodies. Both Hank and Steve's deaths were avenged when Walt killed Jack and all his henchmen with an automatic machine gun in his truck.

Episode appearances: Buried, Confessions, Rabid Dog, to'hajiilee, Ozymandias (Killed), Felina, (Flashback)