The idea that there is a “person” with something to do is very persistent.
It is the same idea that attaches to a “sense of mission” such as saving other peoole and the world.
The notion that on e character in a dream can save another character in tge dream, and indeed save the whole dreamworld is flatly ridiculous and faintly amusing.
The message to the dream character is that such intention only holds them firmly in the dream.
There is only one intention of any import, that os; the intention to awaken.