You have to be careful about the terms passive and active.
Generally, when we talk about these concepts, we mean things like the point where archetypes turn from unwilling to willing.
One place this happens is during or after the Road of Trials.
In In The Heat of the Night (1967), Virgil Tibbs doesn't want to stay in town to solve the crime. That is until he meets Endicott, at which point he doesn't want to leave until he's "brought that fat cat down."
In Star Wars (1977), Luke really plays second fiddle until he discovers the Princess is on board, at which point he turns from a follower to leading Han and Chewy into the detention centre.
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