Better Call Saul made major Breaking Badvillain Hector Salamanca look pathetic for how he handled Nacho’s death. In most of his appearances across both Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, Hector has managed to convey an air of intimidation, establishing himself as a deservedly feared figure in the drug running scene. Hector’s actions following Nacho’s death don’t do that, though, and they serve to show the kind of person Hector really is.
In Better Call Saul season 6, episode 3, Nacho gives himself up to the cartel with the promise that Mike and Gus will protect his father after his death. Hector and Juan Bolsa try to get him to confirm that Gus was involved in Lalo’s death, but not only does Nacho not sell him out, he proudly tells Hector that he was the one responsible for his paralysis. Immediately after that, Nacho then shoots himself, thus letting him go out on his own terms.