Dear Tertiary Character Who Had a Moment of Almost-Nobility in the Last Draft,
I’m sorry, but Secondary Character has argued quite eloquently that this moment actually belongs to him. He’s even promised to make it noble for real, which, frankly, is more than you can do, given the limits of your character and situation.
Yes, I am aware of the defensive weaponry you’re carrying. No, I wouldn’t like to step on over to the other side of the Fourth Wall to have a little chat.
Playing shapeshifter dominance games only works to your benefit so long as you refrain from playing them with the author.