Okay here’s mine.
Signpost 1: having a sudden idea: Character X is an empath and conceives/feels the inner needs and desires of others to be noble and honorable. She trusts these feelings, but again and again people lie to he, steal from her and take advantage of her.
Signpost 2: Pretending to be blind Character C(ontagonist, maybe?) asks her to be his blind gf at an event and let him know if she feels anything hinky. She agrees reluctantly, leading to the two getting kidnapped.
Signpost 3: Planning to escape: Developing a plan to escape character x helps each of the guards, reinforcing to them that she expects nothing in return only that they be who they truly are. Each one betrays her landing with her in front of a firing squad.
Signpost 4: Being changed by someone: The guards fake her death and smuggle her out of the the compound. The last in the chain telling her to never change.
So? How’d I do? Do these work? Fall short?