One of my favorite things about the mages in Fire Emblem, is that they actually need books to cast spells. The RD execution cutscene is really cool cause you get to see Soren casting a spell in real time. I always get a kick out of thinking that if Tormod were a character in the Avatar the Last Airbender series, he'd be evil because he uses fire. XD
Anyways, not counting Micaiah and Ike, Tormod is my favorite character in the... I'll just call it the Ike duology. He's such a fun and quirky character, and his support convos are great--particularly with Reyson and Devdan. People be like 'you can't level Tormod because he comes in near the end of both games' and I be like *gives Tormod a paragon and levels him to the final tier in one go*. And of course it's possible in the PoR too, considering PoR is is a fluffy romp through a flower field compared to the toughness of RD.