* MagnificentBastard: Par for the course for a successful Guild operative, but Theo is this [[IncrediblyLamePun with bells on]].
* TearJerker: An extremely poignant one comes out of nowhere in ''The Lark's Lament''. The Fool Family passes a herb seller, and Theo remarks quietly to Claudia that whenever he smells herbs, he imagines being a small boy being held by his mother. [[spoiler: He never was. She was murdered immediately after giving birth to him]].