A bounty hunter and a renegade race against the power-hungry to find an utopia lost in time.
Why do the Bad guys/gals want to find this utopia? What’s in it for them? What’s the payoff? What do they intend to do if they find it first?
And what are the personal stakes for the duo if they fail? What’s their motive? They are rogue characters; it doesn’t seem to make sense that they are doing out of altruism, out the goodness of their hearts. Not initially, anyway.
And what is the inciting incident that gets the bounty hunter and renegade involved, interested in and committed to doing whatever they have to do? IOW: the call to action.
Thanks for the clarification.
>>> For the renegade, clearing her name and not letting someone take power beforehand and do what they like, which would tarnish her motivation. For the bounty hunter; his motive eventually changes from riches to needing companionship above all else.
That describes WHY they pursue the objective goal–their motivations. But the inciting incident, the call to action, is about the WHAT, not the why. The call to action is a specific event (external to the characters) that sets up the plot, that causes them to pursue the objective goal of the plot
For example, in the movie “Wonder Woman”, the inciting incident that triggers all the action of the plot is the British pilot crashing onto the island where the Amazons reside.
What is the specific event that upsets their status quo, pivots their lives in a new direction and causes them to pursue the objective goal.?