For the 3.0 and 3.5 editions of Dungeons & Dragons, Wizards of the Coast created a set of iconic characters for each base and prestige class to provide examples for illustrations and flavor text. Some of the iconics also featured in official fiction, the "Iconic Characters of Power" novels by T.H. Lain, the "Creature Feature" short stories in the Knowledge Arcana web magazine, and the occasional article on the Wizards D&D website. The core class iconics also received stats in the Enemies and Allies splatbook.
Clueless Dude Magnet: Kind of. She knows she's considered attractive as a general thing, but whenever anyone actually has an attracted reaction to her, she doesn't seem to really notice.
Deliberate Values Dissonance: So. Apparently she was engaged to be married, and at one point when her and her fiancÚ were alone away from civilization he tried to talk her into having sex with him ahead of time. She refused, wanting to wait until their wedding day, so he indirectly lied that they did it anyway by not countering the resulting gossip and rumors, which resulted in her reputation being ruined and the marriage being broken off. She then joined up as a paladin as a response to feeling jilted. ...OK, then.
Disguised in Drag: At one point he dresses up as the lady-in-waiting of a Lord's wife to try to sneak into her knickers. It works a bit too well, and Hilarity Ensues.
Homoerotic Subtext: Tordek mistakes Devis as actually being a woman during the incident described above, and tries kissing him. Even after he finds out the truth, he still says Devis "has such a pretty mouth" and that the dress fit him nicely.
Dork Knight: He's a complete doof around women in the novels, especially Alhandra. And in the "Creature Feature" stories he's a "Good Little Christian Boy" to the point of even other characters (usually Lidda) complaining that he Tastes Like Diabetes.
The Face: He's pretty good at coming up with some decidedly flowery diplomacy when the situation calls for it. And in the "Creature Feature" stories he seems to be literally the only one with anything approaching social skills.
Gentleman Snarker: Comes out with some surprisingly good zingers on occasion. Also, whenever he has the story's POV he turns out to be a major First-Person Smartass, albeit still a mostly sugary one.
The Klutz: His difficulty with anything significantly more dexterous than bashing things and dodging is a plot point on occasion.
The Messiah: Though whether it's being played straight, exaggerated, lampshaded, subverted, or deconstructed depends on which story you happen to be reading (and sometimes which chapter of said story).
Disney Death: When she gets sucked into the City of Fire in the eponymously titled novel.
Disposable Woman: She spends almost all of her appearances needing saving in some way, and seems to mostly exist solely to torment Regdar with worrying about her or needing to rescue her. She even gets killed twice.
Betty and Veronica: Thanks to being on the wrong end of a heavily-suggested attempt at an Arranged Marriage on the part of his Duke, he ends up stuck in a Love Triangle with Naull as the Betty and the Duke's daughter as the Veronica. Naull is not amused.
The Captain: Serves as one in Duke Ramas' army in New Koratia.
The Chew Toy: He's portrayed as getting his backside thoroughly handed to him at least once a splatbook, due to an Artist Revolt from having him be a white guy and forced to be pimped all over the place. The Running Gag even outlives 3.0/3.5 and into the 4e books.
Executive Meddling: According to Monte Cook—Originally, Tordek was intended to be the iconic fighter and general mascot for D&D 3E. However, the marketing department at Wizards of the Coast believed only a white male human would draw more customers and commissioned art for Regdar behind the developers' backs. Hence why the developers made Regdar The Chew Toy.
Girl on Girl Is Hot: Admits to thinking so in one of the novels, though the fact that one girl is his girlfriend and the other is the blackguard that kidnapped her ruins things a bit.
Hurting Hero: He behaves this way during the time he thinks Naull is dead, and becomes one again after she actually does die for real a second time.