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|“||Those men outside are my trusted employees, and when I learned what you intended to do... If it wasn't for this man and the respect I have for him, I would be dealing with this in a very different way.||„|
|~ Gustavo to Jesse over his plan to murder his two dealers.|
|~ Walt to Jesse after he kills the dealers.|
The rival dealers were minor antagonists in Breaking Bad. They were two street-level crystal meth dealers on Gustavo Fring's payroll, who operated a gang which sold meth on behalf of Los Pollos Hermanos. They are capable of corrupting children into becoming thugs and murderers. They are major antagonists in Season 3.
They were portrayed by Mike Seal and Antonio Leyba.
The two dealers had been competing with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the drug trade. Wanting to intimidate them, they forced 11 year old Tomás Cantillo to shoot Jesse's friend, Combo, to death. After learning from his girlfriend, Andrea Cantillo that Combo was killed by her younger brother Tomás only a block away, Jesse investigated and found Tomás selling and that they had been using him to kill people and sell drugs for him.
With no help from Walt, Jesse found poison from the Internet and conspired with Wendy (who frequented the dealers as customers) to assassinate the dealers with ricin-laced hamburgers that Wendy would bring to them that day. However, while they were waiting in Jesse's car for the dealers to arrive, Mike Ehrmantraut and Victor interrupted them, with Gus having been informed by Walt earlier of Jesse's plan. Wendy was told to leave while Mike and Victor drove Jesse to meet with Walt, Gus, and the dealers at the chicken farm. Gus, tired of Jesse, ordered him to make peace with the dealers. However, Jesse refused and chastised him for his employees for using kids to kill and deal meth for them. Attempting to find a compromise, Gus gave an ultimatum to the dealers -- "No more children." The dealers seemed to agree to his request, but the following night, they killed Tomás.
Later, both dealers arrived at the disputed street corner with Jesse watching them and ready to kill. All three of them get out of their cars and prepared for a shootdown. However, Walt, having heard about Tomás' death, showed up with his car and ran them both over to save Jesse. One of them was killed instantly and the other was severely injured and started crawling on the pavement to get his gun, but before he could reach his gun, Walt beat him to it and immediately shot him in the head, killing him.
- Neither of the "Rival Dealers" are ever addressed by a name, nor do they ever speak a word of dialogue.
- It remains unknown if Gus secretly ordered them to kill Tomás in order to get Jesse killed trying to avenge the young boy's death.