Wilo is another one of Luis Rodriguez’s childhood friends. He joins The Tribe with Luis, and later the gang merges with the Lomas. Wilo is a close friend to Luis for long stretches of his teen years, and at one point it’s strongly implied that Wilo saves Luis’s life. On the night in question, Luis is getting high by inhaling clear plastic, and loses consciousness, almost dying in the process. It is Wilo who takes the clear plastic away from Luis when he regains consciousness, ensuring that Luis—who’s almost suicidal at this point in his life—can recover.
The timeline below shows where the character Wilo appears in Always Running. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the age of thirteen, Luis starts spending all his time with some friends named Clavo, Wilo and Chicharrón—together, “The Animal Tribe.” The Animal Tribe (or just “The Tribe”) is a powerful... (full context)