Just wondering if anyone can think of any stories where something like the following happens. I’ll break it out step by step to make it more clear:
- Towards the end, with the Change character adopting the Steadfast character’s perspective…
- the Steadfast character wavers toward the Change character’s original perspective.
- And then the Change character, demonstrating their new perspective, actually nudges the Steadfast character back towards his/her original perspective.
(I think this can happen regardless of which is MC and which IC.)
I noticed this in Supergirl season 2 episode 19 “Alex”, which had a decent story (noticeable as the writing seemed to suffer after season 1). With her sister Alex kidnapped, Supergirl takes a “rush in, don’t stop to ask questions” Do-er approach. While Alex’s girlfriend Maggie comes from a Be-er perspective of “other people love Alex too” and tries to take a more cautious, talk and feel things out first approach.
Near the end, after Supergirl rushes in and makes things worse (Alex has only hours to live), Maggie changes her approach and breaks the kidnapper’s father out of prison, to meet the kidnapper’s demands. But Supergirl admits she was wrong and stops Maggie from going through with the breakout. Then Supergirl talks to the father, appealing to his love for his son, and convinces him to give up Alex’s location.
Anyway, I thought it worked really well and it was an interesting variation on the usual structure. (Or maybe it’s more common than I think?)