'''Basic Trope''': The number four is bad somehow.
* '''Straight''': The fourth member of the FiveManBand is the TokenEvilTeammate who [[CharacterDevelopment ends up being]] {{the psycho ranger|s}} defector.
* '''Exaggerated''': Almost everyone dies when four people are together - the heroes refuse to operate with one member missing.
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': The villains are The PsychoRangers to the FiveManBand, so Emperor Evulz chose four executives.
* '''Inverted''': There are four gods of life that Carol, Dave, Bob and Alice speak to.
* '''Subverted''': You hear about a group called the "Shitenno" who everyone fears, and their "Leader". It turns out that Edgar is the Leader, and Carol, Dave, Bob and Alice are the Shitenno.
* '''Double Subverted''': ???
* '''Parodied''': A lot of characters die - the digital root of their ages is 4.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': There's no special significance attributed to the number 4 in this story.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': "The bad guys are in a group of four, huh? Of ''course'' they're in a group of four."
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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