I get a fair amount of mail, questions, and comments, and one of the most common questions I get (especially lately) is, "Why do you call Solas a god?" And they then remind me that he's not actually a god.
Making the Case
Here we go:
SOLAS: Are you ill?
SOLAS: Perhaps an elfroot tonic may be in order.
ME: Look... not to be rude, but... you know, you're exactly a barrel of laughs.
SOLAS: So I have occasionally been informed.
SOLAS: A what?
ME: Er... an admirer.
SOLAS: Ah. And yet?
ME: I thought you would be... maybe a little more amusing?
SOLAS: I am not, as a rule, typically bent on amusing people.
ME: Yeah, I get that.
SOLAS: Although I see little purpose in discussing it.
ME: So... back to the god question.
ME: I'd love to go there. But I don't think they'd let me in. I'm kind of a dweeb.
SOLAS: I will have to refrain from expressing an opinion, as I am unfamiliar with that term, as well.
ME: Oh my God!
ME: Sorry. I mean, not you. I'm just kind of plotzing right now. You called me da'len!
SOLAS: I did.
ME: This means you're like my Obi-Wan! And I can totally call you "hahren" back now!
SOLAS: It is not entirely necessary that you...
ME: (puppy eyes)
SOLAS (sigh): Of course. Yes. Feel free to do so.
ME: Thank you, hahren.
SOLAS: Sathem lasa halani, da'len.
SOLAS: You make me sad.
ME: Tel abelas. Seriously. And if it helps, you're not alone. My family would totally agree with you.
To me, while Solas may dissemble and murmur, "I'm not a god, it's just PR," I look at the list above and feel like that's all just semantics. When it comes right down to it, for me, Solas was a god. And Solas is still a god.