I’m going to start a re-watch of the Breaking Bad series. I’m thinking the main character is Walter White and the Impact Character is actually his alter-ego or his inner self, Heisenberg. When I think of the best non-MC characters, they often have a backstory with an impact event rather than an impact character:
Snape (death of Lily Evans Potter), Dumbledore (death of his sister), Gus Fring (death of his friend / business partner), Mike Ehmantrout (death of the abused woman when he was a cop)…hmm, I’m sensing a pattern.
So, my 3 questions are:
Can an alter-ego be a true impact character when both “characters” are completely aware of each other (not a split personality)?
Should we consider impact events or impact characters for most of our non-MC charaacters and can we map out impact eventrs in the Dramatica model?
Has anyone taken their story and done the entire Dramatica storyform process with secondary characters set as the MC and mapped all the relationships? Lessons learned?