I have a hypothesis. If a story form can be flipped so that John, the IC, becomes the John, the MC, and the MC becomes an IC, then we might gain deeper insight into John.
Per Dramatica, this is not required since the IC serves only to look at the MC, but it might help the author to look at the looker (if you know what I mean) even if that deeper insight never makes it into the story. It might help the story weaving and story illustration stages.
I've been digging into how the story form is created so that I might better understand how to flip the story form. But, there might be an easier way, maybe the hard work has already been done? Do any of you know of any work done on flipping the narrative?