Okay, I can start saying nice things about Phil again here: he encouraged this development and was a good audience for the results.

Sometimes when you’re feeling down about yourself, you get tired of hearing from the people who would say, “Naw, man, you’re great.” Not only do you not believe them, but it feels like they’re invalidating your own feelings. So Frigg’s coarseness is better at pulling E-Merl out of his funk than the more self-conscious nurturing of a Byron, Gravedust, or Syr’Nj would probably be.

If you haven’t guessed yet, Tamara has the same general power as Frigg or Rachel, but she focuses it in a different way. Good thing that “Frigg is afraid of skeletons” strip wasn’t made canon.