And you know what else? People keep talking about that scene
after Haven when Solas struts up to the veil torch and lights it. And the
fandom is so busy gushing over his switching hips that they can’t see he’s
I guess the trick worked.
I think Solas was given the switch animation during that
particular scene because he is tricking us. There is no “this is where we see the
real Solas.” Solas was himself all along. He is always proud and wise and
blunt. He always acts like an ancient elven god, and if we can’t see what he
truly is, it isn’t because he succeeded in hiding.
Sometimes I think Lavellan saw the truth. She is given some
pretty curious lines throughout the game. “Solas, whatever you’re looking for,
we can find it together.” (during the break up scene). “Who are your people, Solas?” (if Briala is
exiled). “You’ve been to court before?” (after Wicked Eyes, Wicked Hearts).
Lavellan is on to Solas. And not because he’s a great actor.
Solas told a story about being a hobo apostate, and then proceeded to act like
an ancient being who disdains everything about the modern world. He constantly
uses phrases like “this age,” and his constant excuse is “I saw it the Fade.”
Meanwhile, no one challenges the Fade excuse but for Cassandra and Iron Bull,
who are also on to him.