I agree. I probably relate to him better than I do the twins. I also relate to his history a lot more. He got in a lot of trouble for standing up for a friend who'd been wronged, and I've done that before. On a much smaller scale.
He is a very straightforward character, but I feel like he knows a lot more than he appears to.
I think it might be the opposite, Janus, He pretends NOT to know something.
.....I nearly typed "Iane", instead of Janus. My latin nerdiness terrifies even me sometimes.