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Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad (2008-present)
Outrageous misfortunes: Estranged from his parents due to his drug addiction; blackmailed into cooking meth with his high school chemistry teacher; kidnapped and nearly killed by an insane drug dealer; had all his belongings stolen; fell through the roof of a Porta Potty; discovered his girlfriend’s dead body; reduced to living in a crack house; severely beaten by a police officer; forced to murder an innocent man; sees another girlfriend’s son almost die after being poisoned; tricked into again teaming up with Walter White, who may be the devil; persuaded by Walter to break up with his girlfriend; watched an associate murder an innocent boy; suffered breakdown due to guilt; initially denied his share of drug money when attempting to leave meth business.
The bottom line: Poor, poor Jesse might be the only real ”good guy” on Breaking Bad, which makes his tragic life even more upsetting.
Image Credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC
September 28 2013 — 12:00 AM EDT