Poor Lester Nygaard.
This guy cannot catch a break. Nothing he does is good enough for his wife, he's horrible at his job, his brother demeans him and when he crosses paths with a bully from high school, it's torture all over again.
He's a downtrodden man hit from all sides, which makes him easily impressionable when he meets Lorne Malvo.
On Fargo Season 1 Episode 1, Lester's life changes forever. He goes from a screw up that his wife and brother despise to a man of action. Lorne is good at instigating trouble and Lester was just one of his many victims or perhaps a better word would be playthings. He's charming in a creepy way.