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The Dark Fae Valkyrie Tamsin
Ava Preston - Baby Tamsin
Eliana Jones - Teen Tamsin
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Last seen in Rise ascending to a new plane after giving birth to her daughter Dagny
Lost Girl is a Canadian developed and produced television series which premiered in the 2010 season on the television channel Showcase.
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Tamsin was a Dark Fae Valkyrie who first appeared during the Third Season of Lost Girl. The role was played by the actress Rachel Skarsten. Tamsin has appeared in a total of eleven Third Season episodes, eight Fourth Season episodes and sixteen Fifth Season episodes.
She first appeared in the Third Season episode SubterrFaenean where she was introduced as Dyson's new partner after Hale became The Ash at the beginning of that season as part of what was called an experiment between the Dark Fae and the Light Fae. In the Third Season finale Those Who Wander she was last seen with Dyson driving over a cliff after encountering The Wanderer.
When she returned in the Fourth Season, she was reborn as a child and grew to adult age in a short period of time having no memories of her past life. It was also inferred that this incarnation was her last one when she grew her wings which marked this being the final part of her many lives. Through the fourth season she was part of Bo's quest to find The Wanderer and discover why she had aligned herself with the Dark Fae. She became close to Kenzi as well, the two becoming close friends. At the end of the season, Tamsin was present when Kenzi sacrificed her life in order to stop Bo's Father from arriving on Earth. Afterwards, Tamsin took Kenzi's soul, along with Rainer's to Valhalla. She was last seen outside of the gates to Valhalla where Dyson found her, he carrying her away, she seeming to be injured.
During the Fifth Season, Tamsin had assisted Bo in several cases and had traveled to Valhalla in an effort to help return Kenzi to Earth. Tamsin became close to Bo, having moved in with her after Kenzi left. Tamsin thought the relationship was more than it actually was and by the middle of the season had moved out. Tamsin did join in an attempt to confront the Ancient Fae who had returned to Earth, being attacked by the Ancient known as Zee and seemingly fatally injured by lightning, though she did survive. In the latter half of the season, Tamsin's relationship with Bo was strained, eventually being broken off when Bo did not return the affection that Tamsin had for Bo. When Hades came to Earth, he disguised himself as Bo at one point and by doing so caused Tamsin to become pregnant with his child. When Hades began to put his plan to rule the Earth into action, he imprisoned Tamsin in a similar fashion as he did with Aife, Bo's mother. Through Bo's help, Tamsin escaped and then met with Bo's Family in order to save her. During Bo's battle with Hades, Tamsin gave birth to her daughter Dagny with the assistance of Lauren and Kenzi. Following Hades' defeat, Tamsin asked Bo to watch over Dagny and then passed away with Dagny in her arms. As her family watched, Tamsin ascended to a new plane of existence, appearing much like an angel made of white energy.
Tamsin first appeared in the third season episode SubterrFaenean where she introduced herself to Dyson as his new partner when Hale retired from the police force as a Detective to take the role of The Ash. She further explained that she was Dark Fae and that the two of them being paired together was an experiment by the Dark Fae and Light Fae to try and promote an ongoing peace hetween the two sides. When she met Bo, her goal was to prove that Bo had attacked a Dark Fae and injured them to the point of putting them into a coma. This action, if Bo was proved to be the one behind it, would mean the death penalty for her. She was combative with Bo and was focused on jailing her in any way possible. This puts both Bo and Dyson at odds with Tamsin and set their relationship for some time to come in the series.
She next appeared in ConFaegion where she was collateral damage in an attack of The Morrigan's when she, Bo and Dyson were infected with a parasite. When this occurred, her personality changed, becoming that of a teenager, and she became friendly with Bo and Dyson. At one point she shared a secret with Bo, noting that "Sometimes when I like people I have to make them go away." But after the effects of the parasite were removed, none of them remembered exactly what happened. Bo also took some Chi from Tamsin for the first time, but again, neither of them remembered this happening afterwards.
In Fae-de To Black, she showed an inability to relate to humans when one jumped off a roof. She showed an ability to process information and draw conclusions during the investigation. Tamsin also commented to Dyson that her dates do not last long, mainly because they can't keep up with her needs. She continued to be at odds with Bo, dismissing her theories as not being worth considering. However, by the end of the episode, she found Bo was correct in her thinking and teamed up with Bo to defeat the threat. At one point, Tamsin revealed that she carries bladed weapons on her and used one of them almost casually to kill a threatening UnderFae. Dyson also found himself a target of Tamsin's when she invited him out for drinks, but where that went was not revealed other than their professional relationship seemed to be less strained.
Faes Wide Shut had Tamsin and Dyson investigating an adult club run by a Fae. As this progressed, Bo came under suspicion when Dyson and Tamsin investigated a Fae murder and found that Bo might have been responsible as she was with that Fae previously. When they take the body to Lauren, Tamsin accused her of covering up for Bo which puts them at odds and forces Dyson to keep the peace between the two. However, the seeds of doubt are planted in Dyson's mind and he continues the investigation at the urging of Tamsin. She appears at the adult club with Dyson as they watch Bo and becomes involved in a plot by the Fae running the club. Dyson kills the Fae while Tamsin watches but does not much more than that in the episode.
Tamsin's relationship with Bo, Dyson and Kenzi changed during the episode The Kenzi Scale. She saw through the illusion of a Faux Kenzi and helped Bo to find the real Kenzi and save her. While breaking Bo out of imprisonment, she was forced to use her abilities to defeat Dyson by using his own fears against him. When this occurred, her true face appeared, that of a skull, and as well, the after effects of using her powers was shown when she lost some of her hair afterwards. During their search, Bo again fed on Tamsin and noted that Tamsin's Chi was like nothing she had ever tasted before. After they find Kenzi and save her, Tamsin has a different view of Bo and her attitude towards her seemed to soften and change. As well during this episode, The Morrigan demanded that Tamsin force the Dark Fae who was in a coma to awaken and identify Bo as the person that attacked him. Tamsin did so, and obtained the proof that Bo was the attacker before the Fae passed away. When The Morrigan demanded the proof, Tamsin refused to give her the information and apparently made an enemy of The Morrigan in doing so.
During Fae-ge Against The Machine, Bo was on a quest to obtain an invitation for her Dawning and Tamsin went along with her. She did not need to and eventually brushed it off as something she needed to do in order to not have the others berate her for letting something happen to Bo. During the episode, Bo's relationship with Tamsin seemed to become better and more friend-like and overall it seemed as if they were on good terms with each other. However, twice in the episode, once when Bo was picking tarot cards, and again at the end of the episode when she was standing in a parking lot, the card of The Wanderer appeared to her. This angered Tamsin on both occasions, but the reason why was not explained in that episode.
Her appearance in The Ceremony was as part of the illusion that Bo faced during The Dawning. She appeared as the next door neighbour to Bo and Dyson, pruning her hedge with hand shears, her hands covered in blood. This was an image brought trough Bo's subconscious mind and was not reality as the series shows it.
Delinquents was a turning point in Tamsin's arc when it was revealed that she was a bounty hunter on a mission. She had been hired to locate Bo and then bring her to someone that was searching for her. She did not do so and when a mentor of her's named Acacia appeared to remind her of the mission she needed to complete, Tamsin refused to do so again. However, when Acacia was killed and her hand was delivered to Tamsin, she began to take steps in order to neutralize Bo's abilities and allow her to take Bo to the one that wanted her.
In Adventures In Fae-bysitting she and Dyson discovered a mass grave of Fae when they were reexamining a Fae killing that appeared to be Bo's. During this investigation, she displayed the ability to sense fear from the bodies they discovered.
During Hail, Hale, Tamsin confronted Bo and tried to understand her better, but found that she could not really do so. When Bo revealed that Lauren was missing, Tamsin eventually helped Bo to locate were Lauren was being held. However, they were attacked by a guard and Tamsin was shot, suffering a stomach wound. At the end of the episode, she was unconscious and Bo discovered that Tamsin was involved with some kind of plan that involved Bo, but did not know exactly what it was.
In the Third Season finale Those Who Wander, Bo sought out the help of two Kitsune that Tamsin had introduced her to to try and help Tamsin recover from her being shot. In doing so Bo discovered that Tamsin was close to death, the loss of her hair marking the end of her current life cycle. It was also revealed that Tamsin had died and been reborn many times in the past and seemed to have memories of each of her incarnations. Upon her recovery, she and Bo encountered Massimo the Druid who provided what Tamsin called "juice" which would give strength for a time. After returning to where Dyson and Lauren were being held, they were imprisoned there, Tamsin encountering Aife who was imprisoned there as well. Bo injected Tamsin with the "juice" from Massimo and after staging a fight, they were able to overcome the guards and free the Fae there. Soon afterwards, Tamsin and Bo confronted each other and Tamsin attempted to use the Rune Glass to enslave Bo, but it failed. Following a battle between them, Tamsin made the choice to not complete her mission and side with Bo, telling Bo that in doing so, she had cursed them both. After Tamsin collected Dyson, the two encountered The Wanderer who Tamsin told Dyson was in fact Bo's father. Tamsin tried to drive over him, but did not succeed and drove off a road and over a cliff. The final image of Tamsin in the season was of her truck upside down, the cab crushed and the wheels slowly spinning.
Tamsin's first appearance was in the second episode of the Fourth Season, Sleeping Beauty School where she was found by Dyson at the scene of their car crash. However, Tamsin had been reborn and was a precocious young girl through the episode with little or no memories of her past life, slowly aging as the episode progressed to the point she was a teenager by the end of the episode. She was a challenge for Kenzi to deal with, at one point flushing a potion which Kenzi was using to disguise herself as Fae and forcing her to go to Massimo for more. At the end of the episode, Tamsin was left alone in Bo and Kenzi's home unprotected and alone.
Her next appearance was in Turn to Stone where she aged from a teenager to adult in a short period of time, but was still immature and had no memories of her past. After feeling rejected by Bo, Dyson and Kenzi, she was approached by Massimo, the Druid, who misled her. He planned to take her hair, as it had great value, but Bo intervened. In the process of doing so, Tamsin grew a pair of white angel wings and declared herself the angel of death, intending to kill Massimo. However, Bo touched Tamsin and used her power to show Tasmin that she didn't hate her and Tamsin relented, coming to trust Bo and ask about love, if that was what she felt. She left with Bo, to continue to be living with Bo and Kenzi for the time being.
In Let the Dark Times Roll, Tamsin attended a Dark Fae party with Bo and Kenzi where she met Bruce and at the urging of Kenzi fought to free him from a punishment that The Morrigan put Bruce under. Tamsin won a "dance-off to the death" and was last seen with Kenzi and Bruce back at Bo's home.
Tamsin returned in Groundhog Fae where she was stuck in a time loop with Bo. During this time, at one point she and Bo became intimate, but also spent some time talking about their relationship. Tamsin also revealed to Bo that she held herself responsible for The Wanderer finding Bo. Bo forgave Tamsin for this and Tamsin promised Bo that she would be there for her. At the end of the episode, Tamsin left the Yule celebration alone because Dark Fae were not allowed to be present after midnight which upset her.
A pivotal moment in Tamsin's past was revealed in Destiny's Child where she and Kenzi searched Trick's lair for clues to explain his lack of action and assistance to Bo in dealing with The Wanderer. In doing so, they came upon Trick's book in which is wrote with his blood to change reality as he wished. Opening a box which contained some of Trick's blood, they attempted to find the answers they were looking for. When this did not work when Kenzi tried writing Bo's name in the book, Tamsin took hold of it and her name appeared written in blood on one of the pages. A flashback then showed in the distant past that Tamsin had encountered Trick when he was the Blood King. Trick made a deal with Tamsin to give her a new life and a chance to redeem herself in exchange for her not taking Rainer, The Wanderer's soul to Valhalla, but instead leaving it to Trick's mercy. He would then use his blood to write Rainer out of history, trapping him in eternity and never allowing him to return. Kenzi managed to break Tamsin's hold on the book and when she recovered from the experience, Tamsin told Kenzi not to trust Trick for unknown reasons at that time.
In End of a Line, Tamsin's mentor Acacia returned, her hand being reattached to her body by Massimo. Tamsin then became involved in Bo's search to find if a Zombie attack was directed by Rainer or not. Eventually it was figured out by Tamsin that Acacia was responsible for the attack in an attempt to turn Tamsin and her friends against Rainer. At a later point in the episode, Tamsin saw a picture of Rainer for the first time and told Bo that Rainer was not the person that had hired her to find Bo and bring her to them. Tamsin also seemed to advantage of Dyson's breakup with Bo and tried to seduce him with the goal of being more than Dyson's partner on the police force.
During Origin, Tamsin was present with Bo, Kenzi and Dyson at Hale's burial. Afterwards she spent most of the episode reading from a book which told of various prophecies that Bo appeared to be connected with. She also revealed the significance of a crest which was part of a collection which Hale bequeathed to Dyson to both Dyson and Bo. This information indicated that Bo was "The One", but the significance of this was not explained in this episode.
In the season finale Dark Horse, when Tamsin was made aware that Rainer had died and his soul was hers, she told Kenzi that it meant she had a chance to end her exile from Valhalla. Tamsin also translated a section of text for Kenzi which indicated that only "the Daughter's Heart" could close the portal through which Bo's Father was attempting to pass through. She then accompanied Dyson and Trick to the portal and defended it against an oncoming horde of Remnants. Tamsin was present when Kenzi sacrificed her life in order to close the portal. After Kenzi's death, Tamsin claimed Kenzi's body and soul, taking them with the soul of Rainer who she also held, to Valhalla. Afterwards, Dyson found Tamsin collapsed outside of the gates to Valhalla. When he revived her, she warned him not to allow Bo to find the other Hel shoe no matter what before Dyson carried her away.
At the end of the fourth season, Tamsin appeared to be injured from her battle with the Remnants, but had apparently taken Rainer's and Kenzi's souls to Valhalla. She was last seen in the company of Dyson who was carrying her away from the gates to Valhalla.
Tamsin's first appearance in the Fifth Season was in the season premiers Like Hell, Part I where Tamsin had become Bo's roommate after Kenzi's death the season before. Tamsin had taken one of the Helskor that Bo had possession of in an attempt to hide it from her, however she did reveal that she had given it to Trick eventually. Lauren, after seeing Bo vanish into thin air when she puts on the Helskor demanded answers from Tamsin, but instead of answering her questions, Tamsin eventually gives Lauren a book of her experiences there which explains the purpose of the Helskor, that for the wearer of them to bring a dark army from Valhalla to Earth. After being pressed by Lauren to help Bi, Tamsin saw Freya, the Queen of the Valkyrie, but was made to do the bidding of Bo’s Father. However, Bo managed to overcome Tamsin and returned Tamsin to normal. She then admitted that for the first time, she has a family in Bo, Kenzi and her friends and she did not want to lose that. By the end of the episode, Tamsin had attempted to help Bo and Kenzi, but did not succeed, then being held captive by her sister Valkyrie because of her actions against them.
During Like Hell, Part II, Tamsin escaped from her sister Valkyrie and returned to Earth. She came into conflict with Stacey, another Valkyrie who was a rival to her. Stacey came to Earth to find a soul to replace Kenzi's which had been returned to Earth and wanted to collect another soul that was "close to Bo's heart." Eventually Stacey attempted to kill Lauren, but Tamsin intervened and stopped Stacey, the two of them having what Lauren and Kenzi called a "Valkyrie on Valkyrie doubt-off" which Tamsin won when she put down Stacey's hair and Stacey ran off in tears. At the end the episode, Dyson asked Tamsin if she was upset about his kissing Stacey, but she insisted that she was not, the two agreeing to be friends and pinkie-swearing to that.
In Big in Japan, Tamsin attempted to cheer Bo up with her cooking and drink skills, but when this didn't work, she accompanied Bo on a night on the town. They encountered a Fae who invited them both out for drinks and then afterwards found herself in bed with Bo. The Fae was also present and revealed that he wanted both Bo and Tamsin to protect him from assassination. Tamsin discovered that the assassin was an old bounty hunter rival of hers, and then the Fae they were protecting was an idol of hers. Eventually the truth came out and Tamsin helped Bo to reveal the truth to the Fae's family. Following an attack on Bo where she almost died because she was unable to feed, Tamsin forced Bo to reveal the truth about herself and in doing so saved Bo's life. During Bo's feeding, Lauren told Tamsin that she was "full of surprises and most of them are downright horrible. But sometimes, every once in a while, they're just what everybody needs." After Lauren left Tamsin alone, she came close to tears. At the end of the episode, Dyson pressed Tamsin to quit the police force and help Bo in her investigations which Tamsin seemed to consider before she joined Bo, Dyson and Lauren on Bo's couch to watch movies.
During When God Opens a Window..., Tamsin's relationship with Bo was strained at times as they attempted to work together as a detective agency. At several points Tamsin's more "hard ass" methods came to odds with Bo's own and they had several discussions in an attempt to clear the air between them, eventually succeeding. Bo fed on Tamsin several times during the episode due to the effects of an arrow tipped with "Fae Kryptonite" which disrupted Bo's ability to heal herself, Tamsin having broken the arrow in half and then pulled it from Bo's shoulder where it had been embedded. Lauren eventually solved this issue and through the events of the episode, Tamsin leaned that Dyson had a son named Mark, and that Bo had been intimate with him, and Bo swore Tamsin to never speak of what happened to Dyson.
As part of It's Your Lucky Fae, Tamsin convinced Lauren to loan her $75 to buy Bo a stuffed cat for a birthday present. The cat was cursed and caused Bo to be slowly transformed over the course of the episode into a catlike being. Lauren and Tamsin came to verbal blows over their relationship as well at one point in the episode. Tamsin was present with Lauren in Bo's car when Bo drove in search of a trio of missing Oracles blindfolded as well. Tamsin was also present when Bo visited Cassie, one of the Oracles, and found that Cassie's apartment was covered in blood and Cassie was missing. Tamsin was also present with Lauren when Bo found the missing Oracles. Tamsin and Bo had an intimate moment at the end of the episode after Tamsin gave Bo a cupcake for her birthday, and then herself. wrapped in a bow, as Bo's birthday gift. Following this, Bo revealed the present that her father had sent her and Tamsin told Bo about her past and how she saw their relationship going forwards, and what they could do about the plans that Bo's father had for her. It was also during this discussion that Tamsin found out that the person that had hired her to find Bo was Hades, Bo's father and also learned that Bo had been born in Hel. Tamsin also worked with Dyson to remove the curse that Bo was under and transfer it to Cassie's nephew Seymour.
In Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts, Tamsin was seen with Bo in bed at the beginning of the episode. Following a request by Dyson, she and Bo went undercover to investigate the murder of a football player. Tamsin acted as a cheerleader at one point and also played on the football field, she scoring the winning touchdown for the team she was playing for. Bo fed on Tamsin at one point in the episode in an attempt to heal from the injury she suffered from one of the Ancients, doing so twice, but to no avail. Tamsin was present at a meeting with Bo, Dyson, Lauren and Trick where she learned of the return of the Ancients, but not what the reason for their return was.
During Here Comes the Night, Tamsin was present at the scene of a tornado disaster that was created by the Ancients with Bo and Dyson. Tamsin also revealed at several points her feelings about Lauren's relationship with Bo and at one point found Bo and Lauren in bed together. Tamsin was also asked by Dyson to remove evidence of the Ancients being involved with the disaster and as well to remove flyers that the wife of one the possessed humans had put across the city. Tamsin finally expressed to Bo how much she loved her and when Bo explained that she didn't love Tamsin in the same way, Tamsin was heart broken and left Bo, her future actions unknown.
In End of Faes, Tamsin decided to move out of Bo's place. She did however return to assist in the plans to remove the Ancient Fae as a threat by attending a party with Bo, Dyson, Trick, Lauren and Mark. Tamsin was present when the Ancient Fae known as Hera revealed that the Ancient Fae known as Iris was the true danger. When Tamsin was left behind to watch the actions of the Ancient Fae, she struck up a conversation with Zee before she was attached by Zee using lightning. It was unclear after the attack if Tamsin had been injured, how severely, or if she had perished from the attack.
In 44 Minutes to Save the World, it was revealed that Tamsin had survived Zee's attack, but was being held captive. During this time, she managed to play Hera's doubts upon him which resulted in Zee striking Hera with lightning, placing him into a coma. Forced to leave by Zee, and also forced to take Hera's body with her, Tamsin arrived at Lauren's clinic in the aftermath of the episode. It was clear from her interaction with Dyson and Lauren that their relationship was still strained. Tamsin also was aware that Hades was walking the Earth again through that information being revealed by Zee during a conversation.
During Like Father, Like Daughter, Tamsin appeared al the Dal Riata where she met with Kenzi, who had recently returned, Bo, and Hales' grandfather Heathcliff Santiago. She provided some information on a painting and then went off to search art galleries to find it. Before doing so, at Kenzi's mention of Bo's various relationships, she departed in a huff which left Kenzi confused for a time.
Sweet Valkyrie High was a Tamsin-centric episode as it mainly focused on Tamsin's past and what happened to cause her to leave the world of the Valkyrie. Tamsin received payment for her completion of the contract she signed with Hades to find Bo for him, but she refused the payment, tearing it up and throwing it away. Following this, Tamsin decided to find a way to send Hades back to Tartarus, enlisting Stacey, a Valkyrie how had been banished from Valhalla in the aftermath of Bo and Kenzi escaping and unbalancing the scales of souls held there. After consulting Trick about Hades' past, Tamsin went in search of a means to draw Frejya out and make her force Hades to return to Tartarus as she had before. Failing to find a means to do so, Tamsin called on Acacia, her mentor, for help, but was initially rebuffed. Realizing that there was a means to return to Valhalla at the high school she and Stacey went to, Tamsin searched for a portal there and in doing so had a number of flashbacks to the events that occurred shortly before she was supposed to graduate. It was revealed that Acacia was a past teacher, Stacey was, at one point, a friend of Tamsin's, and that because of a choice that Tamsin made to learn about the powers of Valkyrie to place doubts in others, she was expelled by Freyja, who was in charge of the school at that time. Tamsin and Stacey encountered Acacia in the ruins of the school, Tamsin confronting Acacia and used her powers to reveal that Freyja was on the run and hiding at the school. With the help of Acacia and Stacey, Tamsin overcome Freyja and forced her to tell the truth about Hades and how he came to be in control of Tartarus. Tamsin, having bested Freyja, stripped her of being in command of the Valkyrie, giving that title to Acacia. Tamsin and Acacia then mended their relationship before Tamsin returned to Hades and offered to lead his army. Hades refused and Tamsin warned him that if he intended to harm Bo or any of her friends, he would have to fight past her first. At the end of the episode, Tamsin met with Bo and mended her relationship with Bo, accepting that it was better to have Bo as a friend than not to have her at all. Tamsin also revealed Hades' plans to build an army and to place Bo in the command of it.
During Judgement Fae, Tamsin was present when Dyson stared some surveillance footage that proved Zee had not been banished, becoming aware of this along with Trick and Bo. Tamsin also made the connection that the courthouse where Zee was seen was also the location of the elevator accident which gave the Ancients their human hosts. When Elizabeth, Zee's human host, was encountered, Tamsin snapped her out of a crying fit using "tough love" and then was present when Trick explained about Hepha's forge. Later in the episode, Tamsin accompanied Bo to the courthouse and later helped rescue Lauren from Hepha's forge when Zee and Hera where present. At the end of the episode, Tamsin encountered Bo and tried to cheer her up. When Bo kissed her, Tamsin explained they were "friends without benefits" but eventually gave in and became intimate with Bo. It was uncertain if it was Bo or not, as her features shifted to be similar to that of Hades and might have been him in disguise.
In Family Portrait, Tamsin discussed with Bo what they should do about Hades, Tamsin then giving Bo the Amethusto Dagger, suggesting that Bo use it to remove Hades' mark from her body. Tamsin commented as well that she had been continuously hungry since after banishing Frejya. It was also revealed that Tamsin was losing her hair, this last occurring when she was at the end of her last life. Following admitting this to Lauren, she underwent a series of examinations to discover the cause. Before this was revealed, Bo, Tamsin and Lauren discovered evidence that Hades had been impersonating Bo, at one point Tamsin being intimate with Hades in Bo's form. This led to an attack by Bo, Tamsin and Dyson on Hades which failed. Lauren continued to examine Tamsin, eventually performing an ultrasound, which revealed that Tamsin was carrying a child, likely Hades'.
During Follow the Yellow Trick Road, Tamsin's pregnancy had moved to an advanced state, at one point Tamsin told Lauren that she could feel her baby moving "like an eel." At one point Lauren told Tamsin that she needed to deal with her pregnancy, but Tamsin did not want to listen to her. Following Bo's recovery, Tamsin was present when Trick's will was read. The will stated: "To Tamsin, eternal wanderer, perennially without habitat. I leave the blanket of Skeemotah; woven from the sky. As long as we are under the stars, we are home." Following the reading of the will, Tamsin joined hands with the rest of the Family in a moment of remembrance for Trick. At the end of the episode, Vex was searching for Tamsin when he encountered Hades, but Tamsin's location was unclear.
In Let Them Burn, it was revealed that Hades had imprisoned Tamsin in a cage similar to that while he used when Aife was held by him. Over the course of the episode, Hades played psychological mind games with Tamsin which over time began to break her will and leave her despondent. At one point in the episode, Tamsin considered using a fork to kill her baby, but could not bring herself to do so. It was revealed that Hades had clipped Tamsin's wings at some point, leaving only stumps behind when Tamsin attempted to use them. Tamsin attempted to call out for Bo on two different occasions, pleading for her help, but Bo did not do so. This drove Tamsin further into despair. Hades revealed at one point to Bo that when Tamsin gave birth to her child, Tamsin would die as that was the fate of all Valkyrie who gave birth. At the end of the episode, Tamsin again pleaded for help from Bo, but Bo did not respond to her pleading which pushed Tamsin even further into despair about her future and the fate of her child.
In the series finale Rise, Tamsin was still imprisoned by Hades at the beginning of the episode. Bo then appeared and seemed to draw Tamsin's Chi from her body in what she claimed to Hades was to kill Tamsin and her child. However the was a ruse and soon after Tamsin awoke, revealing that Bo had passed Tamsin the key to her cell's lock so she could escape. Following her escape, Tamsin made her way through the city in the aftermath of Bo's taking the Chi from all who were in the city, meeting up with Kenzi, Lauren, Dyson, Vex and Mark. It was revealed that while Bo's horseshoe had protected Kenzi's group, Tamsin was protected because she was bearing Hades' child. Soon afterwards Bo attacked her family, taking their Chi, but by doing so broke Hades' control over her. Hades then attacked, intending to take Tamsin and her child as Bo was no longer of use to him. While Bo, Dyson, Vex and Mark fought against Hades and his forces, Lauren and Kenzi assisted Tamsin through childbirth and soon after Hades was defeated, Tamsin gave birth to Dagny, her daughter. Tamsin was able to see her child, name her Dagny and ask Bo to watch over Dagny for her. Tamsin then passed on as Hades had warned Bo that she would after giving birth. As her family watched, Tamsin's body turned to a white light, rising through Vex's motorhome and then ascending into the sky in a form similar to that of an angel.
Powers and Abilities
Tamsin is a Valkyrie who's powers have not been clearly defined in the series as a whole. She has the power to intimidate others into doubting themselves to the point of incapacitation. When she uses this power, her facial features change and her face transforms into a skull-like appearance. As well, soon after this happens, she loses some of her hair. She has also shown the ability to wake others from a coma, but at the cost of their mental facilities being destroyed or with her eventually killing them. She also has shown the ability to sense fear from dead bodies and it likely also able to sense it in living beings. How exact this ability can be is uncertain.
It has been revealed that the loss of Tamsin's hair indicates that she is coming to the end of her current life cycle. It also has been revealed that she has had many lives and seems to remember them all to some extent. The life of a Valkyrie was described as: "This is the way of the Valkyrie. To live. To serve. To expire. Over and over again." However, when she was reborn in the fourth season, it was claimed that this rebirth cycle was her final one.
Her prowess as a fighter is unclear. She fought Dyson in a boxing ring and beat him and as well, she used a bladed weapon to defeat an UnderFae at one point in the series. Otherwise nothing has been revealed about this.
While the actual abilities and purpose of Valkyries have not been identified in the series, Tamsin seemed to have a connection with a tarot card that depicted "The Wanderer." In Norse mythology, Odin was known as "The Wanderer", which may explain Tamsin's connection, as Valkyries chose the souls of the dead and brought half of them to Odin's hall.
She holds strong opinions and can be rude and single-minded at times, but her ability to analyze information seems to be highly skilled.
Appearances in the Lost Girl Series
- Fae-de To Black
- Faes Wide Shut
- The Kenzi Scale
- Fae-ge Against The Machine
- The Ceremony
- Adventures In Fae-bysitting
- Hail, Hale
- Those Who Wander
- Sleeping Beauty School
- Turn to Stone
- Let the Dark Times Roll
- Groundhog Fae
- Destiny's Child
- End of a Line
- Dark Horse
- Like Hell, Part I
- Like Hell, Part II
- Big in Japan
- When God Opens a Window...
- It's Your Lucky Fae
- Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts
- Here Comes the Night
- End of Faes
- 44 Minutes to Save the World
- Like Father, Like Daughter
- Sweet Valkyrie High
- Judgement Fae
- Family Portrait
- Follow the Yellow Trick Road
- Let Them Burn
Information revealed in the series
- Tamsin is Dark Fae and has been partnered with Dyson as an "experiment" to help with peace between the Light and Dark Fae.
- At some point in the past, Tamsin was a bounty hunter and seems still be to be if in secret from those around her.
- Initially, Tamsin was interested in proving that Bo was a murderer for The Morrigan. When Tamsin first met Bo, she was cold and rude. She openly expressed hatred and a desire to see Bo imprisoned, as she believed Bo was secretly killing Dark Fae by feeding.
- In ConFaegion, the two were friendly when they reverted to childlike states.
- In Fae-ge Against The Machine, Tamsin helped Bo during her invitation to The Dawning.
- According to Tamsin, she is a Valkyrie. However, no explanation of what that means in the Lost Girl universe is given save that she says to Bo that she has to kill people that she likes. In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. You can find out more about this myth here.
- Tamsin's powers as a Valkyrie seem to revolve around placing doubt in the minds of others. What else she can do is not clear other than seemingly be able to each inside the minds of others and alter them somehow.
- Valkyrie only reveal their true forms to their opponents.
- They use their powers of intimidation to plant doubt in others which overcomes them.
- Bo was confirmed by the Fae she attacked as his attacker, but Tamsin decided to keep that secret from The Morrigan.
- Tamsin seems to have made an enemy of The Morrigan by defying her.
- Tamsin hates crying.
- Tamsin seems to be devastated that Bo could be The Wanderer, or connected to them.
- She had a friend named Acacia, who was a mentor. Acacia was killed apparently when Tamsin refused to complete the mission she had been secretly working on as a bounty hunter.
- Apparently she can sense fear in others, even if they are deceased.
- Tamsin is coming to the end of her current life cycle and will die, then be reborn again.
- Her powers have been diminished because of her age, but with a potion from Massimo the Druid, she can regain her strength for a time.
- Tamsin was aware that The Wanderer is Bo's father.
- Upon being reborn in the fourth season, it was revealed by Massimo that Tasmin having wings was an indication that this was her final rebirth cycle.
- Tamsin was stuck in a time loop with Bo and during that period was intimate with her.
- Tamsin has revealed to Bo that she was responsible for The Wanderer finding her.
- Trick made a deal with Tamsin to give her a new life and a chance to redeem herself in exchange for her not taking Rainer, The Wanderer's soul to Valhalla, but instead leaving it to Trick's mercy. He would then use his blood to write Rainer out of history, trapping him in eternity and never allowing him to return.
- As part of this bargain, Trick wrote with his blood and changed Tamsin's reality, giving her a new life, but with all of the implications and events that have happened to her in the series.
- At this point in the Fourth Season, Tamsin found herself back in the same situation as she was when she made her deal with Trick for a new life having, it appeared. not changed anything in her life for the better.
- Tamsin's mentor Acacia reappeared in the Fourth Season in an attempt to turn Tamsin and her friends against The Wanderer and kill him.
- Tamsin hunted down Harvey's mother and put her in prison.
- Acacia claims that she had no choice but to side with The Wanderer in the past.
- Tamsin took advantage of Dyson's breakup with Bo and seemed to be moving in on him intending to be more than his partner on the police force.
- Tamsin claimed she was no longer a killer.
- According to Tamsin, after looking at a drawing of Rainer, she claims that he was not the one that hired her to find Bo.
- Tamsin has indicated that she was required to know every crest of every house of the Fae when she was collecting souls on the battlefield as part of her being a Valkyrie.
- Tamsin can apparently understand Norwegian.
- When Bo tasted Tamsin's Chi in Dark Horse she said it tasted different from when she did so before, calling it "happy."
- Tamsin having Rainer's soul to deliver to Valhalla means for her a chance for her exile from Valhalla to end.
- Tamsin defended the portal through which Bo's Father was to come through with Dyson and Trick.
- Kenzi's death seemed to hit Tamsin especially hard.
- Apparently the gates to Valhalla are hidden somewhere in an alleyway covered by graffiti to camouflage them.
- Tamsin warned Dyson not to allow Bo to gain possession of the Hel shoes.
- Tamsin was at odds with Bo from the beginning of the fifth season, trying to stop her from having both Helskor and going to Valhalla, but did not succeed.
- Tamsin has become Bo's roommate in Like Hell, Part I.
- Nismat, a person's name that Tmasin's diary refers to is Tamsin spelled backwards.
- According to the passage in Tamsin's diary that Dyson read: "The wearer of the shoes can collect souls to build a dark army. The army to end all life."
- Lauren took a lock of Tamsin's hair from Massimo's collection of items after he was killed by Bo.
- According to Freyja in Like Hell, Part I, Tamsin had an extra seven lives through her deal with Trick.
- Apparently, at some point in the past, Kenzi saw Tamsin eating an entire box of Vector cereal at one time.
- The entire "Here's Tammy" fire axe moment in the episode Like Hell, Part I is based on the same scene in the movie The *Shining.
- The episode Like Hell, Part I marked the moment when Tamsin revealed her connection with Bo's Father to Bo.
- At the end of Like Hell, Part I, Tamsin was being held by her Valkyrie sisters in Valhalla.
- Stacy is a Valkyrie sister of Tamsin's, though Tamsin doesn't really see her as a sister of value.
- Apparently there is such a thing as a "Valkyrie on Valkyrie doubt-off".
- Apparently saying bad things about another Valkyrie's hair is a no-no.
- Tamsin seems to have decided to side with her friends over those in the world she comes from in her last life, seeing that having a family is more important and matters more to her.
- Bo's father does seem to have some influence over Tamsin in Valhalla, but if that influence is also present on Earth is unclear.
- Tamsin and Dyson have pinkie-sweared to be friends at the end of Like Hell, Part II
- Tamsin is a bear in the morning until she wakes up.
- Big Tak'o was Tamsin's main competition when she was a bounty hunter.
- Musashi was an idol of Tamsin's, and when she met him Tasmin gushed like a fan girl over his exploits.
- Tamsin can, it seems, speak Japanese and has a good grasp of their culture.
- Tamsin considered quitting the Police Force to work with Bo on her private investigations at the end of Big in Japan.
- Bo and Tamsin are working together as a detective agency.
- Apparently, Bo and Tamsin share not just food but playtoys as well.
- Bo was injured by a arrow which had a substance on it which acted like a tracking device. It also overcame Bo's healing powers, Lauren calling it "Fae Kryptonite." Tamsin broke the arrow in half and removed it from Bo's shoulder.
- Tamsin has been sworn to never tell Dyson that Bo had been intimate with his son Mark.
- Bo and Tamsin have an intimate moment in It's Your Lucky Fae and Tamsin reveals her feelings to Bo about her.
- Tamsin borrowed $75 from Lauren to buy Bo a stuffed cat as a birthday present for her.
- Tamsin has told Lauren directly that she intends to be part of Bo's life as well, if not taking Lauren's place with Bo.
- Tamsin and Dyson tricked Seymour into absorbing the Aitvaras which removed the curse from Bo and transferred it to Seymour.
- Bo revealed to Tamsin that she was born in Hell and her father is Hades.
- Tamsin knows that the person that had her search for Bo was Hades, Bo's Father.
- Tamsin is aware that Bo was born in Hel.
- Bo has told Tamsin that she needs to find a way to get away from her father before she is used in her father's plan to do something "terrible."
- Tamsin claimed to beat up perky girls when she was in high school.
- Tamsin played the role of a cheerleader and a football player in an episode.
- Tamsin caught the winning pass at the end of the game.
- Bo was struck by lightning from Persephone which left an injury on her shoulder that Bo's normal feeding and healing process could not repair when she fed on Tamsin.
- Bo, Tamsin, Lauren, Dyson and Trick are all aware of all of the information they have gathered, that all three stolen human bodies are alive and pose a threat.
- Dyson gave Tamsin the "Bo's a succubus" speech.
- Tamsin has found Bo and Lauren together in bed.
- Bo tried to explain to Tamsin that she didn't love her in the same way that Tamsin loved her. Tamsin's heart was broken and she left Bo immediately afterwards.
- At the beginning of End of Faes, Tamsin has moved out from Bo's place, her current home not clearly stated, though Tamsin did comment that she was going to Motel 6 first, and then "wherever the universe takes me."
- Tamsin did however attend the party that the Ancients held for Bo.
- It was discovered by Tamsin and Lauren that Zee and Hera had been tying up Iris every night. Through this it was discovered that Iris was, in fact, more powerful than either of Zee or Hera.
- While Tamsin did break up with Bo, it's clear that she still has strong feelings for Bo.
- Zee attacked Tamsin with a bolt of lightning that, at least, stunned her, if not injured her, though killing Tamsin was also a possibility, if unlikely.
- Tamsin survived this attack, was held captive, but managed to turn Hera against Zee which resulted in Hera being in a coma.
- Tamsin proved in 44 Minutes to Save the World that she can play on anyone's self doubts, including that of an Ancient.
- Tamsin is aware that Hades is Bo's Father and he has returned to the Earth.
- Tamsin provided some information about the painting called "The Vanishing" when it was mentioned in a discussion with Bo, Kenzi and Heathcliff Santiago.
- Tamsin remains upset with Bo over their past relationship at least until the end of Sweet Valkyrie High in which she came to terms with her relationship with Bo.
- The episode Sweet Valkyrie High was a Tamsin-centric episode.
- Tamsin received payment from Hades for her finding Bo and bringing her to him, but Tamsin tore up the payment and refused it after confronting Hades about it.
- Trick explained to Tamsin and Stacey about Hades' past and how he came to be in control of Tartarus.
- Apparently, other than the known portal seen earlier in the series, the only other way to Valhalla is through a portal located at the high school that all Valkyries attend on Earth. The high school was properly called: "Valkyrie Academy"
- Stacey claims that the Academy fell apart after Tamsin left and has been closed for decades.
- Tamsin's goal at the Academy was to be first in her class and serve by Freyja's side.
- Acacia had been an instructor at the Academy, Tamsin and Stacey both being in her class.
- Tamsin believed in the past that a Valkyrie's role was to take a soldier's soul and deliver it to Valhalla.
- Acadia told Tamsin their role was to not to play nursemaid, but to intercept soldiers in battle and win wars.
- Up until Acacia appeared at the Academy, Tamsin never received a grade on an assignment lower than an A.
- When Acacia encountered Tamsin and Stacey at the Academy, she claimed that Freyja was dead. This was a ruse however as Freyja had actually fled into hiding after Hades had escaped and Acacia was protecting her.
- Acacia told Tamsin that "our traditions have been repressed in the past, but we were given the gift of doubt." when they met for the first time outside of the classrooms of the Academy.
- Acacia expressed that: "Our ability to read people's insecurities can sooth, but it can also be used as a weapon."
- Acacia swore Tamsin to keep her lessons a secret and Tamsin agreed.
- Tamsin was in the running to be her Valkyrie classes' valedictorian.
- Apparently, Tamsin was never able to put doubt into Acacia, but finally managed to do so in Sweet Valkyrie High. Having done so, Acacia was pleased with Tamsin, but was surprised that it took her so long to do so.
- Freyja claimed that she ran away from Valhalla because when Hades escaped Tartarus, his mercenaries came for her and some wanted to use her to send Hades back, and others wanted her for ransom.
- Stacey was made valedictorian over Tamsin because she told Freyja what Tamsin and Acacia were doing, that being unauthorized teaching. This then caused Tamsin to be expelled as well as Acacia being fired from her role at the Academy.
- When Tamsin faced Freyja alone in a battle of doubts, she almost lost, but with the help of Acacia and Stacey, the trio were able to overcome Freyja and make her reveal the truth about what happened between her and Hades.
- Freyja claimed that Hades took rule of Tartarus on purpose, using Freyja as a convenient excuse for doing so and thus hiding his true intent.
- After revealing the truth, Tamsin stripped Freyja of the Brisingamen necklace.
- Freyja's deepest fear is that she is a fraud.
- Freyja told Tamsin as a result of revealing her greatest fear that she must take her soul, but Tamsin refused.
- Acacia was given the rule of Valhalla by Tamsin when Freyja lost it.
- Stacey took Freyja through the gate to Valhalla, she being sent to Tartarus to monitor it for Acacia.
- Tamsin admitted to Acacia that she fell in love with Bo.
- Acacia told Tamsin being a true Valkyrie means tapping into all of your emotions good and bad.
- Acacia explained to Tamsin: "Because you opened up, learned to be vulnerable. Now you are able to exploit the vulnerably in others."
- Acacia told Tamsin: "Love is the key to being a great leader."
- Acacia told Tamsin she knew that Tamsin never sold her out, because she would never go back on a promise.
- Tamsin confronted Hades in an attempt to convince him that she was willing to be the General of his army, but Hades was not convinced.
- Tamsin warned Hades that if he went after her friends, he would have to go through Tamsin first.
- Tamsin told Bo that she would rather be Bo's friend than not have Bo in her life.
- Tamsin revealed to Bo that Hades is building an army in Tartarus and needs Bo to lead it.
- Tamsin was aware that Zee had not been banished by Bo's use of the painting when Dyson shared some footage of Zee in a courthouse.
- Elizabeth helped Bo and Tamsin to find Megaera in the courthouse, then Elizabeth coached Bo through a court case in an attempt to pass Megaera's test.
- After Zee returned to Elizabeth's body, Tamsin helped Lauren to leave.
- Tamsin found herself being intimate with Bo again at the end of Judgement Fae, but it might not have been Bo she encountered as it seemed as if Hades might have been impersonating Bo.
- Tamsin was made aware of Bo's gift from Zee, the horseshoe, at the beginning of Family Portrait.
- Tamsin mentioned that since Frejya was banished, she had been hungry all of the time.
- Tamsin's first realization that something was wrong was the clump of hair she found when she was in Bo's shower.
- Tamsin told Lauren her deal with Trick was for seven extra lives, not naming Trick.
- Lauren told Tamsin that she can always count on her to be real.
- Tamsin admitted to Lauren that she slept with Bo the night Lauren and Bo broke off their relationship. not realizing that it was not Bo, but Hades at the time.
- Information about Aife given to Bo by Trick revealed that Tamsin was not intimate with Bo when she broke up with Lauren, but it was Hades in reality.
- Tamsin swore, referring to Hades: "I'm going to kill him. I'm going to rip him into a million pieces and feed him to dogs."
- Bo, Tamsin and Dyson attacked Hades at his condominium, but to no effect. Tamsin struck him, Bo plunged the Amethusto Dagger in his chest, and when Dyson moved to attack, Hades threw the dagger at Dyson, wounding him severely.
- Lauren did an ultrasound examination where she discovered that Tamsin was pregnant, her child in an advanced state of birth and having a heartbeat. The child likely being Hades'.
- Tamsin's pregnancy had moved to an advanced state at the beginning of Follow the Yellow Trick Road.
- At one point, Tamsin felt her baby move, describing it as an eel.
- Tamsin was present when Trick's will was read.
- The will read for Tamsin: "To Tamsin, eternal wanderer, perennially without habitat. I leave the blanket of Skeemotah; woven from the sky. As long as we are under the stars, we are home."
- Following the reading of the will, Tamsin joined hands with the rest of the Family in remembrance of Trick.
- At the end of Follow the Yellow Trick Road, Vex was searching for Tamsin, but instead encountered Hades, Tamsin's location was unknown.
- At the beginning of Let Them Burn Hades had spirited Tamsin out of Bo's home, this only being discovered when Kenzi found Vex when she was looking for Tamsin.
- Tamsin was taken by Hades to his condominium where she was placed in a cage similar to that used by Hades when he was holding Aife prisoner.
- Hades told Tamsin he chose her because he wanted "Someone that can better serve my needs."
- Hades' attitude towards Tamsin is cool, almost clinical, having no real concern about her in spite of what he says. His only interest is that Tamsin's child will be something that he can use in his plans.
- Hades clipped Tamsin's wings when she was asleep at some point prior to the episode.
- Tamsin told Hades she would keep her baby from serving him. Hades laughingly told Tamsin to try.
- Tamsin was aware that Bo had come to Hades' condominium, trying to get Bo's help, but Bo did not help her. Bo was made aware by Tamsin that Hades had taken her wings.
- Hades told Bo that: "It is a little known fact, but Valkyries die in childbirth and Tamsin is no exception."
- When Bo faked killing Tamsin as Hades watched, she transferred a key to the lock of the cell to Tamsin when they kissed in the same way that Kenzi did when Bo was in Fae Prison earlier in the series. Tamsin then used that key to escape while Bo and Hades where focused on their plans.
- Tamsin overcame the attacking police by using her powers of doubt, augmented by her child.
- Tamsin explained the Dyson, Kenzi, Lauren, Vex and Mark that Bo had given her a means to escape, but this was before Bo's feeding and turning of her nature towards Hades' goals.
- When Bo doubts herself, Tamsin intervenes, and when Dyon wants to stop her, Lauren tells Dyson: "You know what? Let her. She's actually pretty good at this."
- Tamsin tells Bo: "You're evil. But you are also good. We all have both inside of us, good and evil and if he created a monster then let's use it against him."
- Tamsin's water broke moments before Hades appeared to confront Bo. He did so with the intention of killing Bo and then taking Tamsin's child after her birth.
- Tamsin was assisted in giving birth by Lauren and Kenzi.
- At some point, Kenzi and Tamsin took a Yoga class at the YWCA.
- In the midst of giving birth Tamsin tells Kenzi: "I should be out there fighting! I'm a warrior!" Lauren tells Tamsin: "Listen to me! What you are about to do is brave Tamsin, possibly the bravest." Kenzi tells Tamsin: "This, right here, is what it means to be a warrior okay?"
- Dyson, Mark, Vex Lauren and Kenzi were present when Tamsin first held her newborn child.
- Tamsin's first words to her child were: "Hi... I'm your momma..."
- Following Tamsin giving birth, Hades' statement that all Valkyrie die in childbirth came true shortly afterwards.
- Tamsin told Bo: "I will be here. Through my daughter. She's my legacy Bo. You look after her okay?" Bo replied: "I promise that I will do everything to protect her."
- Tamsin explained: "Don't cry for me. For Valkyries in our last life, it's not called dying... It's called rising."
- The episode title, Rise, is a reflection of Tamsin's statement.
- Tamsin's child, a girl, is named Dagny.
- Dagny means "New Day".
- After Tamsin passes on, a burst of light forms within Tamsin's body as it turns into a stream of light that rises from where Tamsin laid, out through a window and into the sky. Outside of the motorhome, a ghost-like being of light, shaped like an Angel, hovers outside before soaring into the sky and disappearing from view. Inside the motorhome, Bo watches as a single white feather flutters down in front of her, the feather alighting upon Dagny's wrap as she sleeps.
- Following the events of the battle with Hades, Bo gave Dagny to Kenzi who left with Dagny to hide her in the world of humans until she became of age. Kenzi therefore became Dagny's adoptive human mother. Bo being Dagny's older sister.
- Bo told Dagny: "You have your momma's eyes. She was the strongest person that I ever met. You're my sister and I have to protect you. But right now, I have work to do. Dangerous work and that's why this is for the best okay? Even though I can't take care of you right now, I'll watch over you. We all will. I promise you will not grow up a lost girl." Bo then kisses Dagny before leaving the car and closing the door as she does so.