A famous fairy who was said to haunt Caterhaugh Wood in England. He supposedly lured young women away to ruin them. He was once a human who had been trapped by the Fairy Queen. A young woman named Janet is said to have fallen in love with him at one point, and finally managed to free him.
"Origin: Ireland. He guards the forest of Carterhaugh. Originally, he was a human kidnapped by the fairy queen. He was wounded while hunting in the forest, allowing the fairy queen to capture him. From there, he was meant to become a sacrifice seven years later. But through Janet's efforts and Tam Lin's strong will, he safely returned to his world."
—Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary
Tam Lin is encountered early on in the final dungeon, where his respective palette swap (with a complimentary skillset), Cu Chulainn, is also frequently encountered.
"A faerie knight from Scotland. As a member of the Seelie Court, he is charged with protecting Carterhaugh. He was originally a child from the area, but after his kidnapping by the faeries at age nine, he took up their ways."
—Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse compendium
Tam Lin appears in the Fairy Forest, in the southern sections of the forest except for the initial entrance area. He can pass the Hama, Gram Slice, Estoma, and Heat Wave skills on to Nanashi through Demon Whisper. Tam Lin receives bonuses to Physical, Gun, and Light skills passed on through fusion.
Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King AbaddonEdit
Tam Lin appears during the tutorial prologue. He aids Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV during the tutorial combat sequences. A bit later into the game, he can be fused and used in normal combat.
Tam Lin is a Persona of the Sun Arcana in Persona 4 and remains the only palette-swapped Persona remaining in the game. His fusion prerequisite requires the protagonist to perform a cross-spread fusion using, Gdon, Phoenix, Narasimha and Yatagarasu in the Velvet Room.
In Persona 4 The Animation, Tam Lin represents the bond between Yu and Ayane Matsunaga. He was summoned during the battle against Kunino-sagiri in Heaven to rescue Nanako, although Yu was under the possession of Kunino-sagiri. He unleashed a powerful Ziodyne attack that dealt serious damage to Jiraiya and Yosuke.
"A fae knight of the Seelie Court, said to protect the forest of Carterhaugh. After being kidnapped by the faeries at the tender age of 9, he lived much of his life among them."
—Persona 5 Royal Background
Shadow Arihara takes the form of Tam Lin during his boss fight. He can use "Womanizing" to brainwash Ann Takamaki, Makoto Niijima, Haru Okumura and Yoshizawa, and resists Ann, Makoto and Haru's main elements, so it is strongly advised to not bring them against him.
"A faerie knight from Scotland. As a member of the Seelie Court, he is charged with protecting Caterhaugh. Originally a child from the area, after being kidnapped by the kaeries at age nine, he took up their ways."
—Devil Survivor 2 compendium
Tam Lin first appears as a formidable foe during Joe's contract battle, easily being the biggest obstacle then.
"A fairy knight from Scotland. As a member of the Seelie Court, his duty is to guard the forest of Carterhaugh. When he was still a human boy, he was kidnapped by the fairy queen after fainting from an unfortunate horse riding accident. He soon learned to adopt their ways."