Tam Lin Power
Tam Lin has power by accidentally killing 20 kids instead of the British prime minister with a bomb in his past before he met Matteo Alacran. Although when he knew a wine was poisoned he drank it anyways. He also took on a father type form for matt. If you notice he says: “Power’s a strange thing, lad. It's a drug and people like me crave it. It wasn't till I met Celia that I saw what a monster I'd become. I was too happy, swaggering around in El Patrón's shadow. “He like I said earlier he drunk a poisoned wine well afterwards when matt returns to the vampire’s castle (opium) Celia says: “Tam Lin did what he wanted to do. He was guilty of a terrible crime when he was young, and he could never forgive himself for it. He believed this last act would make up for everything.” one of tam lin’s best quotes of power is with his honesty where he tells about never lying. The quote is: “I always say the truth is best even when we find it unpleasant. Any rat in a sewer can lie. It's how rats are. It's what makes them rats. But a human doesn't run and hide in dark places, because he's something more. Lying is the most personal act of cowardice there is”. Throughout Matt's childhood, we manage to almost forget about Tam Lin's real role at the Alacrán estate. It's easy to see Tam Lin as the rough-around-the-edges guy who is Matt's very loyal friend and protector. It's harder to see Tam Lin as a tough and mean bodyguard who is loyal to El Patrón.In the end, Tam Lin knowingly and willingly goes to his death by drinking El Patrón's poisoned wine after the old man's death. Matt, too, is devastated by his friend and mentor's death. But Tam Lin did what he felt he had to do and in the end he died a decent man, not a villain. He accomplished his goal and atoned for his sins.