How many of the four MC Dynamics affects IC

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How many of the four MC Dynamics affects IC

Postby Agathe » Sep 06, 2008 2:03 am

Hi there

I already know that a Change MC requires a Steadfast IC.
But what about MC Growth, MC Approach and MC Problem-Solving Style? Is the IC the opposite in these choices too?

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Re: How many of the four MC Dynamics affects IC

Postby Agathe » Sep 11, 2008 4:19 am

Hi again.

I just wanted to clarify my question.

If a main character is Change, I have learned that the Impact character is steadfast.
Does this mean that...:

1. if the MC is a Do-er - is the IC a be-er?

2. If the MC Growth is stop - is the IC Growth start?

3. If the MC Problem-Solving Style is logical - is the IC Problem-Solving Style Intuitive?

Hope anyone can help

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Re: How many of the four MC Dynamics affects IC

Postby Chris Huntley » Sep 12, 2008 3:03 pm

The answer is that they often pair the way you suggest, but it is not a requirement. In fact, I'd say it is more often than not written that way.

The reason it is not in the software that way is that its exclusion does not prohibit you from identifying the Impact Character as the antithesis of the Main Character. It leaves other characters and other parts of the story to explore the alternatives.

You are safe if you do so, however.
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Re: How many of the four MC Dynamics affects IC

Postby Agathe » Sep 19, 2008 1:15 pm

Thank you. That was all I wanted to know :D


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