10 Breaking Bad Characters Who Play Smaller, But Crucial Roles

It's not ALL Walt's fault...

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The story of Jesse Pinkman and the aftermath of his long-awaited freedom from the clutches of Todd and his gang in El Camino has just released and has been met with mainly favourable reviews.

However, El Camino has also definitely whet the appetite of Breaking Bad fans when it comes to re-watching the series.

One of the things which come to light when you do re-watch Vince Gilligan's epic is the number of details you might have missed. Whether that be in the form of small 'easter eggs' in the show, or in terms of people who you might have forgotten were even in it in the first place.

Characters like Walt and Jesse dominate proceedings, while the likes of Gus, Mike, Skyler, and Hank all play huge roles in how the story pans out.

However, there's a wide selection of players within the Breaking Bad story who don't quite get the screen-time of others but still have a massive impact on how storylines, scenes, or key characters.

It's one of the great things about the show in that so many people and small aspects interlink to all form crucial elements of the story, starting with this unlikeable chap...

10. Tyrus Kitt

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We first see Tyrus when Gus has brutally murdered his former chief henchman Victor.

Portrayed by Ray Campbell as a cool and emotionless second in command to the Fring empire during season four, Tyrus spends most of his time keeping his eye on Walt and ensuring he doesn't do anything out of line while Gus tries to groom Jesse.

While he spends his time mainly in the shadows, Tyrus does end up making one of the biggest mistakes in the entire series which leads to the death of his boss.

His failure to spot the bomb planted by Walt on Hector Salamanca's wheelchair was a massive error of judgement that led to Walt finally getting rid of his main source of worry in the show.

Tyrus played a big part in essentially winding Walt up in season four. He watches his every move in the lab, even catching Walt out when he tries to set Tyrus up as stealing meth from Gus. His actions in the lab, coupled with the fact he's the one who captures Walt and takes him out into the desert where Gus threatens Walt's family, essentially make him dispensable in Mr White's eyes.

He's duly gotten rid of by Walt when the explosion in Hector's room does happen.

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