Character Dynamic


a complete paradigm shift

This dynamic defines where the Author sees the story developing from an objective point-of-view. In this case, that Character Dynamic would be a complete paradigm shift. For example:

  • a beauty queen disbelieving the existence of UFOs grows to having unquestioning trust in the government
  • an orphan vague about the world around them grows to keeping an accurate journal of the entire day
  • a president who is a stickler for shooting straight learns to put things in perspective

Original Dramatica® Definition:

Every Main Character represents one special character element. This element is either the cause of the story's problem or its solution. The Main Character cannot be sure which it represents since it is too close to home. Near the climax of the story, the Main Character must demonstrate whether he is going to stick with his original approach in the belief that it is the solution or jump to the opposite trait in the belief he has been wrong. In "Leap of Faith" stories this will occur during a "moment of truth." In "Non-Leap of Faith" stories this will occur over the course of the story and be assessed for Change or Steadfastness at the end of the story. When a Main Character abandons his original story-long approach for its counterpart, he is said to Change.

Storyform Connections

The following narratives share a similiar of Changed:

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