This is what I’m thinking of as indirect influence in that the Ic isn’t attempting to influence anyone. The MC (the perspective, not the character) sees what the IC is doing and is influenced by it. Storytelling would determine how the MC character gets the influence, whether by observation of the IC or whatever.
Have never actually seen this one. Sounds like a positive influence (influences to take the path of pursuit) even though the ic character doesnt want that.
Anyway, despite me giving Dramatica like terms to it, this isnt me trying to add to Dramatica, just me trying to figure out how to describe ways of using the IC in order to figure out how to better write the perspective. I have an Ic I’m working with who, in SP 1-Present, is dealing with the PResent in such a way that it causes the MC to subtly consider thinking about something in a different way. I’m not happy with IC SP 2-Progress, so I’m trying come up with exactly how I want the MC to be influenced so I know better how to illustrate it. I’m thinking I need her to address Progress with a waning influence (MC unwilling to be influenced) and a positive influence similar to what you described above where the Ic is actually telling the MC ‘no don’t do this’ (direct influence) but actually ends up having a strong influence on him to take that path anyway.