* Juan may be an amoral outlaw but he often shows he loves his family. He's seen as often kissing his sons as striking them.
* John giving Juan warm, sympathetic looks after [[spoiler: seeing him mourning his dead sons]]. It's in vain, but he also tries to cheer Juan up from his depression with a promise of wealth.
** And later Juan returns the favor, comforting John [[spoiler: before his death]].
* John refusing to [[spoiler: judge Villega for the betrayal the latter had been forced to commit under torture]]