One character (so as not to spoil it for anyone who might know my books, let’s call him Bill) has been consistently the only OS Conscience element in the story.
In this book, I have him impulsively doing something which seems like Temptation: taking my MC somewhere he should know will get them both into trouble, because he wants to lift the MC’s spirits.
The scene is important because once Bill gets into trouble, the story’s only Conscience influence is removed from access to this Steadfast/Uncontrolled MC. Hilarity ensues.
I’m trying to look at what might happen if I used one of my Temptation characters for this scene, and the only one who’s not in hiding right now is an older man (let’s call him Dave) who even though he’s a Temptation character, for several very good reasons would never make this sort of mistake. Plus Dave doing this wouldn’t do what I need the scene to do. So I feel stuck.
My real question is: once a character is assigned to an element, is that cast in stone? Can a Conscience character have a moment where he falls into Temptation? Or should I scrap this idea and have Bill be barred from seeing the MC for some other reason?