Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman (Better Call Saul/Breaking Bad)
Things didn't turn out too well for Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). Following the disastrous events of Breaking Bad
, Better Call Saul
's opening scene shows the former criminal lawyer working incognito at a shopping mall Cinnabon (as he predicted in the Breaking Bad
episode "Granite State.") Still, considering the fates of nearly everyone else who crossed paths with Walter White, he got off easy.
His on-screen manipulation has largely been for the sake of self-preservation – watch him talk his way out of a torturous finger-removal in his first encounter with deranged drug lord Tuco. But in his prime years as Saul and early years as Slippin' Jimmy, he was always a man with a plan -- a plan that would pay him a substantial cut.