Boy, I just love realizing why a significant character is important... when I'm trying to fall asleep. I think creative writing should come with a warning label. "May cause insomnia, obsessive thinking, and insomnia caused by obsessive thinking." But this is good. I have some cement to fill a plot hole. And it should make the story more interesting when a mortal suddenly starts accidentally controlling the weather and striking people with lightning when she's mad at them, after a car accident that nearly killed her and a goddess healing her by lending her life energy.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sorry. I'm just going through one of my occasional crazy writing spurts where everything falls into place.