103 Facts About Tuco Salamanca


Tuco Salamanca comes to find his new status as a drug lord psychologically rewarding, leading him to become increasingly willing to resort to criminal acts such as theft, extortion, money laundering, depraved indifference, and murder.

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Tuco Salamanca has had several meager sources of income: writing short stories, selling items on eBay, working as a bookkeeper, and ultimately helping her husband launder money.

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Tuco Salamanca is horrified by the brutality at the higher levels of the drug trade particularly during later seasons, but remains involved with Walt out of necessity.

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Tuco Salamanca is very protective of children; his desire to keep children out of the violent drug world gives rise to several key events throughout the series.

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Tuco Salamanca wrestles with feelings of guilt about the deaths, all drug-related, of people he has been associated with.

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Tuco Salamanca is involved in investigating a meth dealer known as "Heisenberg, " unaware for over a year that his prey is actually Walter.

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Tuco Salamanca appears self-centered and shallow but cares deeply for her husband and her sister's family.

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Tuco Salamanca tries to take Holly with her, but Hank commands her to return the baby.

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Tuco Salamanca is later seen two months later in her house, now with blue instead of purple trim, warning Skyler to watch out for Walt.

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Tuco Salamanca has cerebral palsy, as manifested in speech difficulties and impaired motor control, for which he uses crutches.

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Tuco Salamanca is reluctant to be associated with violence or murder.

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Tuco Salamanca subsequently helps Walter and Skyler launder their drug money, and provides legal assistance for Jesse and his drug-dealing friends.

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Tuco Salamanca is a public booster for the local DEA office and a member of the hospital board.

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Tuco Salamanca ultimately kills Lalo in a shootout at the lab's construction site, and has him buried beneath the lab's foundation.

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Tuco Salamanca has completed the superlab and plans for Gale to be his cook, but when he discovers the superior quality of Walter's blue meth, he hires Walter and reluctantly allows Jesse to serve as Walter's assistant.

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Tuco Salamanca took a job as a parking lot attendant at the local courthouse and performed for-hire criminal jobs on the side.

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Tuco Salamanca provides Walt with information on a railroad tanker car shipment of methylamine, which would provide Walt with enough material to make millions of dollars worth of meth for sale to Lydia's contacts in the Czech Republic.

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Tuco Salamanca meets Lydia and Todd at a coffee shop and offers them a new method for methylamine-free meth production.

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Tuco Salamanca subsequently proposes to Rich Schweikart, the managing partner of the firm defending the Sandpiper chain, that she bring Mesa Verde with her and become a partner in charge of a new banking division.

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Lalo Tuco Salamanca is accused of murder under an assumed name and held in jail.

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Tuco Salamanca tells Gus that Jimmy convinced Lalo to send her instead of him, through which Gus deduces that the assassination attempt was a ruse.

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Tuco Salamanca gives a copy of the document to Howard's widow Cheryl, giving her grounds to file a civil suit against Kim.

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Tuco Salamanca receives a sentence of 86 years; Kim visits him in prison to bid him farewell.

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Lalo Tuco Salamanca arrives soon afterwards, intending to interrogate Jimmy and Kim about their ties to Mike Ehrmantraut and Gus Fring.

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Tuco Salamanca is the right-hand man to Tuco Salamanca, heir to Hector Salamanca's organization.

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Eduardo "Lalo" Tuco Salamanca is another of Hector's nephews, introduced in season 4 of Better Call Saul.

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Tuco Salamanca arrives from Mexico soon after Hector's stroke to help run the family's drug operation, and takes a greater interest in the day-to-day details than Hector did, which makes Nacho uneasy.

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Tuco Salamanca becomes aware that Werner was constructing something for Gus and Gus fabricates a story to explain events of which Lalo is aware, which Lalo outwardly accepts while remaining suspicious.

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Tuco Salamanca intends to skip bail and return to Mexico, but instead of waiting for Leonel and Marco to pick him up, he searches for Jimmy's car.

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Tuco Salamanca later arrives at Kim's apartment, intending to interrogate her and Jimmy about their ties to Mike and Gus.

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Tuco Salamanca is knowledgeable about the inner workings of Mexican gangs.

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Tuco Salamanca is impressed with Hank's tenacity and hard work, and recommends him for a transfer to El Paso.

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Tuco Salamanca is one of five characters to appear in each of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

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However, he accidentally slips up and refers to Lalo by his real first name, later allowing the authorities to identify Jorge DeGuzman as actually being Lalo Tuco Salamanca who has supposedly been recently killed in a shootout at his home.

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Tuco Salamanca holds an MS degree in organic chemistry, with a specialty in X-ray crystallography.

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Tuco Salamanca is a fan of foreign language music, speaks fluent Italian, and is fond of Walt Whitman.

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Tuco Salamanca is in constant contact with Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, who tells him which containers she has taken off the manifests, which he sends to Golden Moth Chemical Company in Albuquerque, which in turn forwards them on to Lavanderia Brilliante and Gus's lab.

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Tuco Salamanca reappears in Better Call Saul as the doctor in a medical clinic for low-income Spanish-speaking patients.

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Tuco Salamanca is later shown among the men looking for Walt when Walt goes into hiding.

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Tuco Salamanca appears throughout Better Call Saul from season three onward with Gus's introduction to the story, acting as Gus's bodyguard and enforcer along with Tyrus, a role he maintains with Gus's introduction in Breaking Bad.

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Tuco Salamanca first met Gus Fring twenty years prior to the start of the series, when Gus and his partner Max proposed producing methamphetamine for the cartel.

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Tuco Salamanca then forced Gus to work with the cartel under Eladio's terms, and Gus became the cartel's chief distributor in the American Southwest.

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Bolsa intercedes when Gus provides a false story about Werner Ziegler's activities and death, telling Lalo Tuco Salamanca Gus enjoys Don Eladio's trust, so Lalo should consider the matter closed.

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Tuco Salamanca is the cartel's liaison with Gus, and the one who arranges a meeting among Gus, the Cousins, and Hector to determine how to handle Walter following Tuco's death.

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Tuco Salamanca goes on to say that he cannot guarantee the Cousins will listen to reason and leave Walter alive until his business with Gus is done.

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Tuco Salamanca has forbidden the Cousins to kill Hank in retaliation for Hank's killing of Tuco because killing law enforcement officers will bring on more police scrutiny.

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Hector Tuco Salamanca is the elderly don of the Tuco Salamanca drug organization and an associate of cartel boss Don Eladio.

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Tuco Salamanca is the uncle of twins Leonel and Marco Salamanca, Tuco Salamanca, and Lalo Salamanca, and raised Tuco as a son.

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Tuco Salamanca taught his nephews that family is everything and lives by the creed himself.

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Tuco Salamanca spent 17 years in San Quentin State Prison but never revealed any information to the authorities.

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In seasons 4 and 5, Lalo Tuco Salamanca comes to Albuquerque to oversee the Tuco Salamanca drug interests.

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Tuco Salamanca is a psychotic Mexican drug kingpin, and nephew to Hector.

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Tuco Salamanca is unpredictable and prone to violent outbursts which are often amplified by his drug use.

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When first introduced in Better Call Saul, Tuco is second-in-command of the Salamanca drug family in Albuquerque under Hector.

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Tuco Salamanca eventually gives in, breaking one leg of each of the skateboarders as a warning and letting them go, though Nacho recognizes Jimmy as a shrewd lawyer.

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At the start of events of Breaking Bad, Tuco Salamanca is one of the first major drug dealers that Walt and Jesse approach to sell their product.

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Tuco Salamanca reveals that his cousins Leonel and Marco are coming to the house to take them all to Mexico, where Walt will cook his blue meth for the cartel.

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Tuco Salamanca realizes what Walt intended and attacks Jesse while threatening to kill him with an M16 rifle.

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Leonel and Marco Tuco Salamanca, referred to as "The Cousins" or "The Twins", are twin brothers and prolific hitmen for Don Eladio's drug cartel.

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Tuco Salamanca is first seen coordinating the hijacking of a Los Pollos Hermanos truck that is transporting drugs and killing the guards inside by filling it with engine exhaust fumes.

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Tuco Salamanca's name is a reference to Edward James Olmos' character in the 1982 film Blade Runner.

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Tuco Salamanca dies while moving No Doze's body from under a stack of cars in a junkyard; the stack shifts and catches his arm under it, partially severing it and causing him to bleed to death.

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When Walter and Jesse learn he is dead, they incorrectly assume that Tuco Salamanca is killing any witnesses to No Doze's murder, and fear for their own lives.

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Later, when Tuco Salamanca finds Gonzo is not returning his calls, he falsely believes Gonzo is working as a police informant.

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Tuco Salamanca beats him to death for telling Walter and Jesse "Just remember who you're working for", which Tuco Salamanca takes as an insult to his intelligence and an encroachment on his authority.

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In season two, Hank states that Tuco Salamanca is suspected of murdering Krazy-8, but Gomez states that they could not prove it.

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Tuco Salamanca is a recovering meth addict and single mother to a young son named Brock.

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Tuco Salamanca engages in a romantic relationship with her, but ends it when he discovers that the 11-year-old boy who killed his friend "Combo" is her younger brother Tomas Cantillo.

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Tuco Salamanca tells her the money is for her to move out of her bad neighborhood and to help raise her son.

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Tuco Salamanca is a prolific drafter, a skill that she has used to become a tattoo artist despite not having any tattoos.

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Tuco Salamanca discovers that Jesse has a past interest in drawing, and they become intrigued by each other.

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Tuco Salamanca begins to vomit while asleep, and Walt silently stands at the bedside watching her choke and then asphyxiate to death.

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Tuco Salamanca had a job as a street advertising mascot for an Albuquerque bank.

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Tuco Salamanca is the lead singer for TwaughtHammer, the band in which he plays with Jesse.

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Tuco Salamanca served time in prison with Tuco and introduces Jesse to him.

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Tuco Salamanca decides to sell meth for Jesse again, albeit on a smaller scale.

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Tuco Salamanca is seen in the mid-season premiere "Blood Money, " hanging out at Jesse's house and listening to Badger's Star Trek script.

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Tuco Salamanca is revealed to have been the one who originally owned the RV that Walt and Jesse cooked meth in, which Combo had sold to Jesse for $1,400 without his family's knowledge, which provides a big clue for Hank when tracking down "Heisenberg".

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Tuco Salamanca once got in legal trouble as a juvenile for stealing a Baby Jesus from a Nativity display, but was helped by Kim Wexler who served as his public defender.

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Tuco Salamanca later takes Walter White to New Hampshire, hiding him away in a cabin in a rural area.

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Tuco Salamanca died of brain cancer on October 11,2019, the same day the movie was released, though he appeared in Better Call Saul as Ed posthumously.

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Tuco Salamanca gives her money and an attorney's business card and tells her that if she needs help she should say "Jimmy" sent her.

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Tuco Salamanca would go on to create the "Filmmaker Training" series of videos of informational tips and tricks for filmmaking.

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Tuco Salamanca gives Skyler her old job back as his accountant during the second season.

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Tuco Salamanca's supposed incompetence forestalls a full investigation, provided Ted pays the back taxes and penalties.

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Tuco Salamanca secretly serves as a middleman to put criminals in contact with each other.

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Tuco Salamanca murdered Jesse's friend Combo on the orders of rival drug dealers.

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Tuco Salamanca is said to be one of the top 10 oncologists in the United States.

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Tuco Salamanca provides the magnet system used to wipe the evidence from Gus's laptop, and constructs the portable laboratory equipment used in the Vamonos Pest undercover meth lab operation.

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Tuco Salamanca takes a calm, non-judgmental approach to leading discussions and emphasizes that those attending his sessions are there not to improve themselves, but to learn self-acceptance.

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Tuco Salamanca asks the Group Leader if he is okay with that, to which the group leader responds, "No " Jesse retorts, "About time, " and leaves the session, never to return.

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Tuco Salamanca tells them that he could "take him out to the desert" to acquire more information to which Kim and Jimmy ask him to leave.

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Tuco Salamanca sent Jane to rehab once before and goes with her to recovery meetings.

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Tuco Salamanca nearly calls the police but relents when Jane promises to go back into rehab.

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Tuco Salamanca finds a tarantula, which he places in a jar; he then hears a train coming down the tracks and sets off to see it, only to encounter Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and Todd Alquist as they are celebrating their success in stealing the methylamine from the tanker car on the train Kuby helped them stop.

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When Lalo Tuco Salamanca arrives to take over the Tuco Salamanca operation, Gus threatens Manuel's life to coerce Nacho into providing inside information.

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Tuco Salamanca took over the bank from his father Don in the early 2000s and presides over its expansion into a large regional institution.

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Tuco Salamanca is abrasive and rude to Walter, who finds this job degrading and tedious.

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Tuco Salamanca frequently chides Jimmy for drinking the cucumber water infusion she makes available to salon customers and employees and objects to Jimmy's clients waiting in the area where she provides services to hers.

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Tuco Salamanca assumes Kim and Jimmy are married, shares a drink with him, and offers him relationship advice.

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Tuco Salamanca is loyal to Gus and takes great pride in his work, but is oblivious to Gus's role in the illegal drug trade.

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Tuco Salamanca asks Jimmy to represent Acker against Mesa Verde, and Acker agrees.

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Tuco Salamanca recovers Neil's cash and departs after setting an explosion to cover his tracks.

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