Yes, I agree, we should get back on topic.Right, you are right. But I take it as an honorific because he admitted that he was indeed using it as an honorific. He said that he got 'sama' in his name because he was a fan of Japanese anime. In animation, using an honorific to call oneself is a way to highlight the role as a proud, hot-blooded or uninhabited character.
Anyway let's give this little discussion a cut-off here, for it is faaaaaaaaaaaaar off the topic LOL