So a story starts when the MC is fully justified (at the 4th Level of Justification). Does the IC then also have to be fully justified? Or not necessarily?
The Influence Character (IC) is not a real person, only a perspective meant to challenge the Main Character’s justifications. Their level of justification is inconsequential to the meaning of a story (Storyform).
In other words, it doesn’t matter.
Phew, good. That would have made things so much more complicated. I didn’t think it did, but just wanted to check.