|“|| Am I missing something here? This is the same girl who betrayed us, correct? Same dick?|
I like her.
|~ Brenda and Gally.|
|“|| Well, I don't know. We don't necessarily need her, right? Not all of her. We just need her finger.|
Gally, back off.
What are you, squeamish? I guarantee you she's done a lot worse to Minho.
That's not the plan, back off.
|~ Gally and Thomas talking about Teresa.|
|“|| Why are you helping us, Gally? I put a spear through your chest.|
Yeah. Nobody's perfect, man.
|~ Minho and Gally on Gally having survived being impaled in the chest with a spear by Minho.|
Gally is the main antagonist of The Maze Runner and the supporting protagonist of Maze Runner: The Death Cure. He is the Keeper of the Builders who did not trust Thomas, thus he becomes his enemy and rival, except in Maze Runner: The Death Cure where he becomes his friend and ally.
Gally is portrayed by Will Poulter in his first heroic role. Poulter also portrays Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Kenny Rossmore in We're the Millers, Jim Bridger in The Revenant, Jack in Kids in Love, Ricky Ortega in War Machine, Philip Krauss in Detroit, Roderick "Roddy" Ayres in The Little Stranger, Colin Ritman in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and Mark in Midsommar, and voices and motion-captures Andrew, Anthony, and Abraham in The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope.
The Maze Runner
Three years before Thomas arrived in the Glade, Gally arrives in the Glade and becomes the Keeper of the Builders.
Three years later, when Thomas arrives in the Glade, Gally hops down into the Box, tells Thomas that it is his first day in the Glade, and gets him out of the Box. When Thomas starts to run, but trips and falls, the Gladers laugh at Thomas tripping and falling, while Gally just stands watching.
When Thomas is about to walk into the Maze, Gally pushes him down to the ground and tells him that they need to stop meeting like this. Thomas manages to get up and push Gally away from him. Gally tries to stop Thomas from walking into the Maze, causing the Gladers to arrive and tell Thomas that he can't leave the Maze. Gally and the Gladers watch the Maze doors close. Gally tells Thomas that he will let him leave the Maze next time and leaves with the Gladers.
At night, at the bonfire, Gally wrestles with Thomas, before Thomas knocks him down to the ground, but Gally knocks Thomas down to the ground as well, causing him to remember his name.
The next day, Ben gets stung by a Griever and attacks Thomas. Gally and the Gladers manage to restrain Ben, see the Griever sting on his stomach, and take him to the Pit.
Later, Gally and the Gladers banish Ben from the Glade.
At night, Gally crosses Ben's name out on the wall.
The next day, Gally is present when Thomas, Minho, and Alby return to the Glade.
In the Council Hall, during the Gathering, Gally suggests that Thomas should be punished for going into the Maze to help Minho and Alby. Gally and the Gladers hear the Box alarm ringing and run out of the Council Hall and towards the Box.
Gally and Newt arrive at the Box, open its doors, and discover that the new arrival is a girl named Teresa. As Gally watches Newt jump down into the Box, Thomas and the Gladers arrive and gather around Gally. When Gally sees a note in Teresa's hand and asks Newt what it is, Newt takes the note from Teresa's hand, and reads the words "She the last one ever" on it. As Newt asks the Gladers what the words mean, Teresa suddenly wakes up, recognizes Thomas, says his name, and goes back to sleep. As the Gladers look suspiciously at Thomas, Gally asks the Gladers if they still think he is overreacting.
When Newt decides that Thomas will spend one night in the Pit with no food, Gally leaves the Council Hall in anger.
Later, Teresa, who has woken up and fled to the tower, throws rocks at Gally and the Gladers, but Thomas stops her. As Thomas goes up to talk to Teresa, Gally and the Gladers leave.
At night, in the medical hut, Alby starts attacking Thomas, but Newt, Jeff, and Clint manage to restrain him, allowing Teresa to inject the serum she had with her when she arrived in the Glade into his chest. Gally arrives in the medical hut to take Thomas to the Pit.
While walking to the Pit, Gally tells Thomas that everything has started going wrong when he arrived in the Glade: Ben got stung by a Griever, then Alby got stung by a Griever, and now Teresa has arrived in the Glade. Gally tells Thomas that the Gladers saw that Teresa has recognized him, and that Gally knows that Thomas knows who she is. Gally locks Thomas in the Pit and walks away.
The next day, when Thomas and Minho return to the Glade, Gally and Thomas start arguing with each other, when Teresa calls out to them and the Gladers and tells them that Alby is awake.
In the medical hut, Gally watches as Alby tells Thomas that he remembers that Thomas worked for WCKD.
At night, during the Grievers' attack on the Glade, Gally and two Gladers hide in the Box from the Grievers. When a Glader tries to tell Gally to let him in and Gally starts to open the doors of the Box, the Glader is attacked by a Griever.
After the attack, Gally punches Thomas in the face, causing Newt, Minho, Frypan, Winston, and Jeff to restrain him. As Newt, Minho, Frypan, Winston, and Jeff try to restrain Gally, Thomas takes a Griever stinger from Chuck and stabs it into his leg to regain his memories. Teresa, Newt, Minho, Frypan, Chuck, Winston, and Jeff tend to Thomas, while Gally looks on.
The next day, Gally takes command, crosses Alby's name out on the wall, has Teresa tied to the pole, and attempts to have Thomas tied to the pole. As Thomas fights off two Gladers, Teresa kicks a Glader in the groin, Newt knocks a Glader down, and Frypan cuts Teresa free. Gally attempts to intervene, but Minho stops him. Chuck, Winston, Jeff, and Jack join Thomas, Teresa, Newt, Minho, and Frypan. When Thomas tries to convince Gally to come with him, Gally just wishes him luck against the Grievers. As Thomas and one half of the Gladers run out of the Maze, Gally and another half of the Gladers look on.
Later, as the Gladers are about to leave the WCKD lab, Gally, who is stung by a Griever, arrives in the lab, telling them that they will never be free. He aims a gun at Thomas, but Minho throws a spear into Gally's chest, killing him, while Gally shoots a bullet into Chuck's chest, killing him. While lying on the floor with the spear in his chest, Gally watches as a group of masked soldiers arrive and take the Gladers to a helicopter.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Sometime after the Gladers have escaped the Maze, Gally is found lying on the floor of the WCKD lab with the spear still in his chest by a crew led by a Crank named Lawrence, who, after discovering that he is immune to the Flare, pull the spear out of his chest and take him to the Last City, where Lawrence patches Gally up and convinces him to join his crew.
Gally and his crew follow Thomas, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge to the walls of the Last City. Newt notices Gally and his crew following them and alerts Thomas, Frypan, Brenda, Jorge to Gally's presence. Gally attempts to reach Thomas, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge, but sees WCKD aiming turrets at the crowd, forcing him and his crew to run to avoid being attacked by the turrets.
Gally and his crew run into a building. When Thomas, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge arrive, Gally and his crew rescue them and take them to a hideout.
At the hideout, Gally takes his mask off and reveals his face to Thomas, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge. Thomas, remembering when Gally killed Chuck while stung by a Griever, punches him in the face. Thomas gets on top of Gally to try and attack him. Newt rushes over and stops Thomas. Thomas reminds Newt of when Gally killed Chuck. Newt tells Thomas that he remembers that Gally was stung by a Griever and half out of his mind, leading Thomas to get off Gally. Newt tells Gally that he, Thomas, and Frypan watched him die, but Gally tells him that they left him to die and that if he and his crew hadn't found him, Thomas, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge, they would be dead. Newt tells Gally that WCKD has captured Minho and that he, Thomas, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge are looking for a way into the Last City. Gally offers to help them get into the Last City. Thomas, at first, refuses to follow Gally, but Gally tells him that he can get him, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge through the walls.
While walking to Lawrence's hideout, Gally tells Thomas, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge that he was found lying on the floor of the WCKD lab with the spear still in his chest by Lawrence's crew, who, after discovering that he is immune to the Flare, pulled the spear out of his chest and took him to the Last City, where Lawrence patched him up and convinced him to join his crew. Gally tells Thomas, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge that Lawrence's crew is working to destroy WCKD. Gally tells Thomas, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge not to stare at Lawrence.
Gally, Thomas, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge arrive in Lawrence's hideout. Thomas tells Lawrence that he, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge need to get into the Last City, as Gally said that he can get them through the walls. Lawrence tells Thomas that the way into the Last City is impossible. Gally tells Lawrence that the way into the Last City won't work without Thomas. When Lawrence asks Thomas why he should trust him, Thomas tells him that WCKD has something they both want. Lawrence tells Thomas that he can go into the Last City with Gally and Newt while Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge stay behind. Thomas agrees and shakes Lawrence's hand. As Jorge tells Thomas to be careful going into the Last City with Gally and Newt, Gally opens a manhole cover to the tunnels and lowers a ladder into the tunnels. Before Gally climbs down the ladder, Frypan tells him to take care of Thomas and Newt. Gally agrees and climbs down the ladder, with Thomas and Newt following suit.
Gally, Thomas, and Newt walk through the tunnels where Gally approaches a generator and turns the lightbulbs on so he can lead Thomas and Newt through the tunnels.
At night, Gally leads Thomas and Newt through the Last City and, after returning Lawrence's hideout, shows Thomas and Newt the WCKD building and explains about their security system. When Thomas asks Gally about the way in that he had mentioned before, Gally convinces Thomas to look through the telescope. Thomas agrees and sees Teresa working as a WCKD scientist. Gally reveals to Thomas that he plans to use Teresa to get into WCKD.
In Lawrence's hideout, Gally, Thomas, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge go over plans to use Teresa to get into WCKD. Thomas is reluctant to use Teresa as their way into WCKD. Brenda reminds Thomas of when Teresa betrayed them, leading Gally to tell Thomas that he likes Brenda. Newt reacts with extreme aggressiveness, screaming at Thomas for still having feelings for Teresa. Shocked about himself, he apologizes and walks out.
At night, after learning from Thomas that Newt has been infected by the Flare, Gally goes into the Last City with him to capture Teresa, while Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge go to an abandoned church. As Teresa leaves the WCKD building, Gally waits in an alley while Thomas goes to lure Teresa into the alley. Gally waits until Thomas and Teresa finish talking so Thomas can signal for Gally to put a sack on Teresa. Gally and Thomas take Teresa to the church where Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge are. Teresa is shocked to see that Gally is alive, and Gally asks her where Minho is. Teresa tells him, Thomas, Newt, Frypan, Brenda, and Jorge that Minho is in Sub-Level 3 with the the other Immune WCKD test subjects. Gally takes a scalpel and tries to use it to cut Teresa's finger off, but Thomas takes the scalpel from him. Thomas convinces Teresa to remove their trackers.
After Teresa removes their trackers, Gally and Frypan wipe the back of their necks with cloths, when Newt approaches them and gives WCKD soldier overall uniforms and face-masking helmets to them. After Teresa removes Thomas' tracker, Gally approaches Thomas and Teresa and asks them if everything is okay. Thomas tells him that everything is okay. Teresa tries to pick a scalpel up from the table, but Gally stops her and takes her outside, but not before Teresa grabs a cloth with Thomas' blood on it from the table.
Disguised with WCKD soldier overall uniforms and face-masking helmets, Gally, Thomas, and Newt go to the WCKD building with Teresa, while Frypan climbs up a crane, Brenda goes to a parking lot to steal a bus, and Jorge returns to the Right Arm's hideout.
Gally enters the WCKD building through the parking garage while Thomas, Teresa, and Newt enter the WCKD building through the main entrance.
Gally, Thomas, Teresa, and Newt arrive in a stairwell. While Thomas talks to Frypan and Brenda on a walkie-talkie, Gally plugs a jamming device into the electrical box, allowing Lawrence's crew to hack into WCKD's security systems and gun turrets and shut them down.
Gally, Thomas, Teresa, and Newt arrive in Sub-Level 3 where Gally, Thomas, and Newt shoot the WCKD guards. While Thomas and Newt let the Immune children out of their cells, Gally points a gun at the WCKD guard and asks him how he should get into the vault. The WCKD guard tells him that he can't. So Gally decides to drill into the door of the vault.
When Thomas and Teresa discover that Minho has been moved up to the medical wing, Gally takes the vials of serum out of the vault and puts them in a bag, while Thomas, Teresa, and Newt go to find Minho.
Gally gives the bag to the Immune kids and leads them out of Sub-level 3. While leading the Immune kids through the parking garage, Gally contacts Brenda on his walkie-talkie and tells her to come to the parking garage. Brenda arrives in the parking garage with the bus and Gally and she load the Immune kids into the bus. When Brenda asks Gally where Thomas is, Gally tells Brenda that he was hoping that he was with her. Brenda starts to step out of the bus to find Thomas, but Gally stops her and tells her to stay in the bus with the Immune kids while he goes to find Thomas.
Gally goes back to the WCKD headquarters to find Thomas, while Brenda drives the Immune children out of the garage. Brenda is cornered by WCKD soldiers, but fires a flare gun into the sky to signal for Frypan to save them with the crane. Gally goes outside the WCKD building and watches Thomas, Newt, and Minho jump out of the window and into the pool to escape from Janson and WCKD soldiers. When Thomas, Newt, and Minho get out of the pool, Gally walks towards them with three WCKD soldiers, where he shoots the soldiers, takes his helmet off, and reveals his face to Thomas, Newt, and Minho. Minho is shocked to see that Gally is alive, and Gally tells him, Thomas, and Newt that they are nuts.
While hiding from the WCKD soldiers, Thomas asks Gally how far the tunnels are. Gally tells Thomas that the tunnels are twelve blocks away from the WCKD building. As Thomas carries Newt off into the Last City, Minho asks Gally why he is helping them, as he put a spear through his chest. Gally tells Minho that nobody is perfect.
While going to the tunnels, Gally, Thomas, Newt, and Minho see the wall to the Last City exploding as a result of Lawrence sacrificing himself to destroy it. Gally says that Lawrence's crew is supposed to destroy WCKD and not the Last City. Thomas convinces Gally to come with him, Newt, and Minho.
While hiding behind garden beds, Gally, Thomas, Newt, and Minho see the battle between the WCKD soldiers and Lawrence's crew. Gally, Thomas, Newt, and Minho manage to escape.
Newt is unable to get to the tunnels due to being infected by the Flare, leading Gally and Minho to run to the berg to get the serum from Brenda. Gally and Minho arrive at the berg, asking Brenda where the serum is. Gally, Minho, Frypan, and Brenda arrive at the train station to see that Thomas has killed Newt. Gally, Minho, Frypan, and Brenda gather around Newt while Thomas walks off to WCKD.
Gally, Minho, Frypan, and Brenda return to the berg where Jorge flies them, Vince, and the Immune kids to the top of the WCKD building where Thomas and Teresa are. Thomas is unable to get on the berg due to being shot in the stomach by Janson, but Teresa manages to throw him onto the ramp of the berg, allowing Gally, Minho, Frypan, Brenda, and Vince to pull him onboard. Teresa falls to her death when the WCKD building collapses. As Jorge flies Gally, Thomas, Minho, Frypan, Brenda, Vince, and the Immune kids away from the building, Gally starts to administer a bandage on Thomas' wound.
Sometime later, Gally, Thomas, Minho, Frypan, Aris, Brenda, Jorge, Sonya, Harriet, Vince, the Right Arm, and the Immune kids arrive at the Safe Haven. Gally is building a campfire with Aris when he and him see Thomas, who has woken up, approaching them. Gally watches as Thomas and Minho hug. At night, at the campfire, Gally, Thomas, Minho, Frypan, Aris, Brenda, Jorge, Sonya, Harriet, the Right Arm, and the Immune kids listen to Vince give a speech.
Gally chats with Sonya while Brenda drinks out of her cup. Gally goes to the memorial rock and carves Chuck's name on it. Gally is sitting at the campfire with Minho, Frypan, Aris, Brenda, Jorge, Sonya, Harriet, Vince, the Right Arm, and the Immune kids when Thomas approaches them, hugs Gally and Brenda, and sits down at the campfire with them, Minho, Frypan, Aris, Brenda, Jorge, Sonya, Harriet, Vince, the Right Arm, and the Immune kids. The next day, while Gally is sleeping, Thomas goes to the memorial rock and carves Teresa's name on it. Thomas walks along the beach, stops walking, looks at the ocean and the ship, takes the serum out of his pocket, looks at it, and looks out into the distance.
Physical Appearance and Personality
In The Maze Runner, Thomas describes Gally as a fifteen-year-old boy who was tall and skinny and has black hair, green eyes, and a nose that is the size of a small fist that resembled a deformed potato. Gally has bad teeth that have come nowhere close to the colour white. His voice was described as being scratchy. Gally was quick to anger while in the Glade, although he was friendlier as a child. In The Death Cure, Gally and Thomas were able to put the past behind them and become friends and allies.
In the films, Gally is portrayed by Will Poulter, who has dirty blond hair. While an antagonist, Gally does seem to have some redeeming qualities, as he tries to look out for the other Gladers.
Powers and Abilities
- Disease Immunity: Gally was shown to be immune to the effects of the deadly Flare virus. It was shown in the Maze Runner film that he was stung by a Griever and six months later in the Death Cure film, he survived and became healthy from it.
- Intelligence: In the Death Cure film, Gally was smart enough to come up with a plan to get into the WCKD headquarters by having Thomas lure Teresa into a trap where he can capture her, take her to a church to interrogate her, and bring her to the WCKD building with him, Thomas, and Newt where he can place his jamming device on the building's security systems, and he, Thomas, and Newt can use Teresa's thumbprint ID to gain access to the building's restricted area.
- Peak Human Strength: Gally was a fit and muscular teenager who possesses peak athletic strength. He was able to push Thomas down to the ground when he was off guard and when getting into a brawl match with him, he flipped him on his head by kicking his leg. Then in anger over the Glade being destroyed, Gally approaches Thomas and punches him in the left side of the face with ease.
- Peak Human Durability: Gally also possessed high pain threshold enabling him to survive worst hits and attacks that are placed on him. When firing his gun at Chuck instead of Thomas, Gally was impaled in the left side of his chest with a spear by Minho. Six months later in the Death Cure film, Gally caught up with Thomas and the others in the Last City, revealed himself to be alive and breathing, and was then punched in the face by Thomas with no complaint.
- Expert Marksmanship & Weapon Proficiency: Gally showed excellent skills and technique accuracy in being in possession of firearm weaponry. When stung by a Griever, he was able to shoot Chuck in the chest before being impaled in the chest with a spear by Minho, then after being patched up by Lawrence and joining Thomas and the Gladers in taking down WCKD, Gally infiltrates the facility with both Thomas and Newt, uses his Launcher to shoot at many WCKD guards, frees the Immunes from their prison cells and takes them to Brenda who has stolen a bus, and shoots three armed security guards saving Thomas, Newt, and Minho.
- Fighting Strategies: During the Maze Runner film, Gally was able to hold his own in a fight against Thomas when they both enter a dual brawl with each other. He was able to push Thomas easily and flip him, and three days later, Gally gets angry thinking Thomas was an enemy for destroying the Glade and punches Thomas in the face, giving him a bruise.
- Mateba Model 6 Unica: After exiting the Maze in the Maze Runner film, Gally gets stung by a Griever and arms himself with this pistol which he uses to shoot Chuck in the chest.
- Heckler & Koch UMP-9: In the Death Cure film, Gally carries this submachine gun with his group of rebels against enemies.
- Kel-Tec KSG (Launcher): In the Death Cure film, Gally primarily uses this Launcher against WCKD.
- SIG Sauer P226: In the Death Cure film, Gally arms himself with this small armed pistol which he points at a WCKD guard's neck but never fires it.
- Jamming Device: In the Death Cure film, As an insurance policy of taking down WCKD, Gally's group gave him this device to take control and shut down all of WCKD's security systems and gun turrets.