On Breaking Bad, Gus Fring was not your average villain. Cool, collected, and hiding in plain sight, Gus was menacing in the way that his incredibly average exterior masked the cold and ruthless psychopath lurking underneath. So which character on Game of Thrones was inspired by Gus?
Despite all of the Hound/Pollos Hermanos memes, it isn’t Sandor Clegane. Rather, it’s Iron Bank of Braavos representative Tycho Nestoris, portrayed by Mark Gatiss. Tycho has just been in one scene so far, but we can see the resemblance. He showed no emotion as he was deciding whether or not to grant a loan to Stannis in Season 4, Episode 6 (“The Laws of Gods and Men”) mimicking Gus’ meetings with the bright but risky Walter White.
“We based Tycho’s clipped mannerisms on Gus Fring,” the episode’s writer, Bryan Cogman, tells Vanity Fair. “The only thing that was missing was him asking them [Davos and Stannis] if they need refills on their soft drinks.”
Like the rest of us, the GoT writers are big fans of Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece, with Cogman also saying, “Whenever we can steal from Breaking Bad, we will.” Does this mean blue meth will start popping up around Westeros? We’ll have to wait and see.
Source: Vanity Fair