Who's that woman blocked Corypheus's from attacking the inquisitor after drinking the well of sorrow?
( she looks like a human naked woman if am not mistaken).
^^WTF...it's not a story! Have you played Trespasser? Solas confirms it - as does Flemythal -herself-, during the quest you mentioned! You must be experiencing some translation issues, if you don't get this. That, or you just never paid attention to the dialogue.
Mythal is/was an elf who lived thousands of years ago. She was killed but survived as a spirit-being. Hundreds of years ago, the human mage Flemeth encountered Mythal's spirit, and the two fused. Flemeth passed on Mythal's spirit to her daughter, who then passed it on to her daughter, etc., etc. The being that shows up during A Final Piece is Flemythal - the mereged being of Mythal/the original Flemeth inhabiting the body of one of Flemeth's great^nth-granddaughters.
That body is human. But Mythal's original body was elven. Mythal is/was an elf.
You said it yourself, Mythal WAS elf, But not any more because NOW she's human.
^The current state of Mythal would fall under "It's complicated"
^^I said is/was because it's unclear if she's still alive/exists. Not because she became human.
Flemeth was human.
Flemythal was human
Mythal is/was an elf.
I always thought the being protecting the well was a piece of Mythal...but guess I'm learning a lot today lol
^That's probably mostly right. Piece of Mythal, avatar of Flemythal...whatever you want to call it, it's clear from the asset's name that it's somehow closely related to Flemythal.
Ah, but what WERE the Elvhen? I still maintain that they're spirits that took physical form, which means Mythal is, at her core, a spirit first and an "elf" second. The body would be more like clothes being worn.
^The Elvhen were elves their is no evidence that they were ever Spirits. Consider this if they where Spirits Solas would of told you and also may not be one to get upset over trying to make Cole a human
Except that he implies he's seen it happen before. Cole wasn't actively choosing to become a human, it was circumstance. Solas might not have told you they were spirits. And how, then, could the Forbidden Ones have "forsaken physical forms"?
^Maybe just the Forbidden Ones used to be elves. That doesn't mean that -all- of the ancient elves were spirits.
Some shades are definitely ghosts, not demons. The Forbidden Ones are clearly unique among demons. They don't exactly fit into normal demon classification. Only Xebenbeck has a spefic form. Gaxkang shifts between three different forms (including his "human" one), and Ishmael has four forms (including his "human" form). Gaxkang's forms also aren't exactly demonic, they're undead.
Plus, we don't even know that the Forbidden Ones were originally elves. Maybe they were always spirits. Perhaps all that is meant by "forsaking physical form" is that they no longer appear to have any single form.
What do you think?