Power of Truth characters value loyalty and commitment very highly, but they can be very unsettled and indecisive. They can become self-doubting and suspicious to the point of paralysis. At that point, they no longer trust their own instincts
The Dark Knight is a classic example of the Emotional Toolbox premise that-- "In the battle between reason (plot) and emotion (connection), emotion ALWAYS wins."
In a Power of Truth film things are never what they seem. None of the major characters in The Dark Knight are what they seem at first glance. The tangled undergrowth of human duplicity catches and pulls at every character in the film.
A character driven by the Power of Love is often someone who tirelessly pushes another forward in a story. These characters— often soft-spoken, gentle and compliant on the outside— are made of strong, even steely, stuff on the inside. They believe the best place to be is the "power behind the throne." All these qualities are very evident with Alfred.
Harvey Dent's moral condemnation of crime fuels him to clean up Gotham and make it safe for ordinary citizens. He is a vigilant prosecutor of evil. After he is burned and Rachel dies, Dent moves toward his Dark Side and becomes Two Face, a twisted vigilante and self-appointed judge, jury and executioner
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“Einstein, in the special theory of relativity, proved that different observers, in different states of motion, see different realities.” That universal statement of the laws of physics and humanity is at the essence of the Nine Character Types
Always ask yourself-- What would make the situation more impossible? What would torture your character more intensely. Then make the strongest choice. Ramp up the conflict. Make it more personal. The higher the stakes for the character the more the audience cares about what happens next
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Two characters and films that explore the Dark Side of this Character Type: Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson and The Joker (brilliantly played by Heath Ledger) in Dark Knight . Each is a great look at the underbelly of this fascinating Character Type.