- "A cheeky damned Komarran, that's what kind."
- ―Miles decides what kind of Komarran Venier is[src]
He did not love Barrayarans, but did not seem to fear them much, either. Described as slight and short, with brown eyes and a weak chin, his nervous air led Miles Vorkosigan to describe him as "rabbity". His attempt to propose marriage to Ekaterin Vorsoisson was met politely, but with concealed embarrassment and amusement.