A duplicitous man that accompanies the priest to Carmen but proves to be motivated by personal gain alone. He constantly tries to pick away at the priest, in order to see some way in which he can gain something. He does show lapses wherein he punishes himself severely for his ways but it is him, in the end, who brings the Priest to his end, though the priest is fully aware.
‘The priest waited: there was nothing else to do; he was at the man’s mercy—a silly phrase, for those malarial eyes had never known what mercy was. He was saved at any rate from the indignity of pleading’
‘Oh, I guessed, of course. But you needn’t be afraid of me. I’m a good Christian’