Finding Nemo

Storyform for the Main Story

Finding Nemo has two stories in it. The larger story is the title's namesake "Finding Nemo" and can be found as a storyform below. In that story Marlin, Nemo's father, is the Main Character, with Dory (and a bit of Nemo) as the Influence Character(s). The smaller story takes place in the Dentist's aquarium. In that substory, Nemo is the Main Character and Gill is the Influence Character. The substory isn't as specific as the main story, so it's tough to get a single storyform, but we were able to identify parts of it. Take me to the substory.

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Marlin changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Marlin, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Marlin prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Marlin uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Marlin ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Finding Nemo

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Self-Interest vs. Morality
Overall Story Problem: Avoid
Overall Story Solution: Pursuit
Overall Story Symptom: Control
Overall Story Response: Uncontrolled
Overall Story Catalyst: Approach
Overall Story Inhibitor: Obligation
Overall Story Benchmark: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Marlin

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Subconscious
Main Character Issue: Closure vs. Denial
Main Character Problem: Avoid
Main Character Solution: Pursuit
Main Character Symptom: Consider
Main Character Response: Reconsider
Main Character Unique Ability: Closure
Main Character Critical Flaw: Preconception
Main Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Dory/Nemo

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Future
Influence Character Issue: Openness vs. Preconception
Influence Character Problem: Hinder
Influence Character Solution: Help
Influence Character Symptom: Control
Influence Character Response: Uncontrolled
Influence Character Unique Ability: Openness
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Denial
Influence Character Benchmark: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 1: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 2: Future
Influence Character Signpost 3: Present
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Becoming Friends

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Commitment vs. Responsibility
Relationship Story Problem: Temptation
Relationship Story Solution: Conscience
Relationship Story Symptom: Control
Relationship Story Response: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Catalyst: Rationalization
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Attitude
Relationship Story Benchmark: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Future
Overall Story Dividend: Subconscious
Overall Story Requirements: Doing
Overall Story Prerequisites: Being
Overall Story Preconditions: Progress
Overall Story Forewarnings: Preconscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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