Mind Control: He is a strong enough Mindspeaker to actually take control of an opponent. This completely exhausts him, and he will only do so with Dallen's permission.
My Own Private "I Do": With Amily, early in Closer to the Heart. The formal, public wedding took place at the end of the novel.
Nonchalant Dodge: Mags was already proficient in this when he was Chosen, it was the only form of self-defense that was safe for him to use while a mine-slave.
Obfuscating Stupidity: He's literally under orders to make himself seem dumber than he actually is to anyone who isn't part of of his close circle or Nikolas' network. That includes playing sports in part to have people assume that he's Dumb Muscle.
Arranged Marriage: He went home for the holidays to find himself already betrothed. Borders on the forced marriage version, though this is illegal in Valdemar — his family has no interest in his desires.
Elopement: He gets out of the arranged marriage by eloping with Lena (who he is in love with), though he does ask Mags's advice before doing so.
Muggles Do It Better: Born without Healing Hands, Bear studied up on herb-lore and mundane medicine instead, and these skills are a lot better for certain problems than the Gift.
Put on a Bus: With Lena, between Bastion and Closer to Home.
Overprotective Dad: Invoked by Nikolas — he tells several Heralds that he's spending time with Mags because Mags is interested in Amily. (Which he is, but it's a convenient cover for what's really going on.)
Renowned Selective Mentor: To Mags; the only reason none of the other Trainees is jealous is because both Nikolas and Mags are careful to hide the relationship.
King Incognito: Mags first runs into him in the Companion stables and mistakes him for a random yet familiar Herald. Two of his features give his identity away if you remember that the king of the time was just two or three generations removed from Vanyel and that dark brown was the signature royal family hair color in The Last Herald-Mage.
Bad Samaritan: He takes in protegés from time to time to steal their work.
Dark and Troubled Past: in one of the books, it's implied that Tobias used his projective Empathy to get women into bed, especially after they turned him down once. Bard Breda implies that he got away clean with it because the Bardic Circle couldn't prove it (and perhaps there were even a few Circle members susceptible to Marchand as well), and none of the women ever came forward to make an actual complaint they could investigate.
The Empath: With a twist: he can impose feelings on other people with ease, but has little in way to reading him.
Gold Digger: Suggested to be the reason he married Lena's mother. And also the reason he gave information to the assassins.
Hoist by His Own Petard: At some point, he starts telling people that he suspects that Lena is not his daughter due to not thinking of her as a good connection at the time. However, people quickly point out that 1) Given the way he's been treating Lena, she could be happier to not be associated with him and 2) That would mean that his wife isn't faithful to him.
Jerkass: Quite possibly the worse there has ever been among the "good" guys. And again, he was the one giving info to the assassins just because he needed the money.
Reassigned to Antarctica: At the end of Changes, after being found out to be stealing his protegé's work and one of the people who was informing the assassins.
Violetta of House Chendar
Break the Cutie: She comes to Haven as the innocent, naive, indulged youngest daughter. Once there, she sees a very attractive young man and sends him a note. He turns out to be the son of her father's worst enemy, and the noble lady who is sponsoring the family makes it very clear what an unscrupulous young man could do with the note she sent. Brand then seduces her, deflowers her, and tries to kill her family. When placed under the truth spell, he makes it clear he never cared for her and just planned to use her while keeping a woman on the side. Then she has to testify during the inquest into his death, and have at least some of her humiliation made public.
Friend to All Living Things: She loves animals and has several pets at the family estate. She's the only one of her sisters to want the lapdog specifically bred to function as a muff warmer when offered.
In Love with Love: She's very much the romantic of the family. While her sisters plan their marriages for advantages (one wants an old man so she will soon be a wealthy widow, the other wants a rich man who is involved in either textiles or jewelry), she dreams of a young man sweeping her off her feet for romance.