So I started trying to get theoretical in another post and basically speculated that the IC could act within an IC scene without the MC player present, influence other characters, and still fulfill the role of the you perspective. The idea was that this should work because the Storymind that’s holding the entire story together is still viewing this throughline even if the MC player is not. I thought maybe it could work structurally, and was even sure I could think of some examples where the IC is being an IC prior to meeting or having any connection to the MC.
So my questions are:
- Can anyone think of a movie where the IC is influencing people in an IC SP 1 without the MC being in any way connected to the events of that SP, whether being there to witness or hearing about the events through the news or another character or whatever? Because though I thought I could do it, I cannot. I suspect most or all of the movies that I thought might have worked this way were just showing the MC player in an OS scene followed by an IC player in an OS scene.
- Does this idea really hold any water? Can the IC influence the Storymind without the MC player around to see it? This is not the same as the MC being influenced by the IC even though the IC is not present. This would seem to require that the Storymind and the audience carry that influence of the IC over to the MC player without the connecting storytelling, a feat that seems increasingly more difficult and unlikely.