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Four Philosophy Ensemble:
Films — Animated
has Toaster (the Realist), Lampy (the Optimist), Kirby (the Cynic), Radio (the Apathetic), and Blanky (the Conflicted).
The Brave Little Toaster : Alex (the Realist), Marty (the Optimist), Melman (the Conflicted), and Gloria (the Cynic).
Madagascar : Shrek (the Cynic), Donkey (the Optimist), Puss (the Apathetic), Gingerbread Man (the Realist), and Princess Fiona (the Conflicted).
Shrek : Merryweather (the Cynic), Fauna (the Optimist), Flora (the Realist), Philip (the Apathetic), and Aurora (the Conflicted).
Sleeping Beauty : Sgt. Calhoun (the Cynic), Vanellope (the Optimist), Fix-It Felix (the Realist), King Candy (the Apathetic), and Ralph (the Conflicted).
Wreck-It Ralph Films — Live-Action
: Rick Blaine (the Cynic), Ilsa (the Conflicted), Victor Laszlo (the Optimist), and Captain Renault (the Apathetic).
Casablanca : Chad and Taylor (the Cynics), Kelsi and Ryan (the Optimists), Sharpay (the Apathetic), Gabriella (the Realist), Troy (the Conflicted).
HighSchoolMusical Each film essentially follows Troy developing into an Optimist and believing in his future with Gabriella, that Chad and Taylor criticizes and Sharpay sabotages.
: Peter Venkman (the Realist), Egon Spengler (the Cynic), Ray Stanz (the Optimist), and Winston Zeddemore (the Apathetic).
Ghostbusters : Cobb (the Cynic), Ariadne (the Optimist), Arthur (the Realist), Eames (the Apathetic), Yusef as second Apathetic by default as he's barely part of the group, and Saito is more of a Inception Sixth Ranger than anything else.
Indiana Jones The four main adults in : Mary Poppins (the Realist), George Banks (the Cynic), Winifred Banks (the Optimist), and Bert (the Apathetic).
Mary Poppins : Sam (the Cynic), Teeny (the Optimist), Chrissy (the Realistic), and Roberta (both Apathetic and Conflicted).
Now And Then gives us Messrs. White (the Optimist), Orange (the Realist), Pink (the Cynic) and Blonde (the Apathetic).
Reservoir Dogs :
Star Trek Optimist: Kirk (ironically)
Cynics: Spock, Uhura
Apathetics: Scotty, Chekov, Sulu
(Original Trilogy): Luke (the Optimist), Leia (the Realist), Han (the Cynic), and Chewbacca (the Apathetic).
Star Wars The prequels have Padme (the Optimist), Obi-Wan (the Realist), Anakin (the Cynic), and, curiously enough, Jar-Jar (the Apathetic).
: An all-girl Version — Sweet Pea (the Cynic), Rocket (the Optimist), Baby Doll (the Realist), Amber (the Apathetic), and Blondie (the Conflicted).
Sucker Punch :
Sunshine Cynical: Mace (wants to just pass the Icarus-I)
Optimistic: Searle (wants to board the Icarus-I) and Cassie ( doesn't want Trey to die despite the cost otherwise)
Realistic: Capa and Trey (the only two who actually calculate and solve the Icarus-I situation)
Apathetic: Harvey ( later prioritizes self preservation over Capa despite their actual uses)
Conflicted: Kaneda and Corazon (both generally neutral)
: Eliot Ness (the Realist), Jimmy Malone (the Cynic), George Stone (the Optimist), and Oscar Wallace (the Apathetic).
The Untouchables : McManus (the Cynic), Keaton (the Optimist), Fenster (the Apathetic), Hockney (the Realist), and Kint (the Conflicted).
The Usual Suspects