Character Dynamic

Main Character Resolve

the degree to which the Main Character feels compelled to remain on the quest

Practical Usage

Every Main Character comes to a story with some kind of baggage, some kind of personal problem that gives them grief. Encountering the Influence Character they grow to a point where they have to decide if they were always on the right path and the Influence Character is wrong--or if the IC is right and they need to change their approach. If they decide the latter and shift their paradigm, then their Resolve is said to be Changed. If instead they maintain their paradigm, then their Resolve is said to be Steadfast.


There are two major ways in which an author can illustrate the best way to solve the problem explored in a story. One is to show the proper way of going about solving the problem, the other is to show the wrong way to solve the problem. To illustrate the proper way, your Main Character should hold on to his resolve and remain steadfast because he truly is on the right path. To illustrate the improper way of dealing with a problem, your Main Character must change for he is going about it the wrong way.