Four Temperament Ensemble / Anime and Manga

  • Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts:
    • Boys: Akihisa Yoshii (sanguine; a friendly ditz), Yuuji Sakamoto (choleric; the leader of the boys and a plan-maker who's determined to climb the school ladder), Hideyoshi Kinoshita (phlegmatic; usually keeps his cool and is the most sensible of his classmates), and Kouta Tsuchiya (melancholic; taciturn and untalkative, only cares about taking perverted pictures).
    • Girls: Minami Shimada (choleric; she's an easily provoked Tsundere), Mizuki Himeji (phlegmatic; gentle and friendly), Shouko Kirishima (melancholic; a quiet Yandere completely focused on the object of her affections), and Aiko Kudou (sanguine; friendly, easy-going and mischievous).
  • Although everyone in Big Windup gets his/her turn to shine, the story tends to focus on four core members of the baseball team:
  • Black Lagoon:
    • Sociopathic Hero Revy (very choleric), Wide-Eyed Idealist Rock (melancholic), Bald Black Leader Guy Dutch (phlegmatic), and Mission Control Benny (sanguine).
    • The four most feared women within the series:
      • Revy (Choleric): Easily the most vile and foul-mouthed of the four, disregarding anybody (and anything) that dares to piss her off.
      • Balalaika (Melancholic): Analytical and resourceful when getting information, rather its through her men or destructive means.
      • Roberta (Phlegmatic): A seemingly humble and gentle maid, who disguises her unstoppable killer intent with conviction and modesty.
      • Shenhua (Sanguine): Chatty and openly sociable to everyone, deadly in a glamourous way with a hint of Oriental charm.
  • The original Bubblegum Crisis:
    • Choleric: Hot-Blooded badass Priss.
    • Melancholic: Stoic leader Sylia.
    • Phlegmatic: Linna the average Jane.
    • Sanguine: Perky and ditzy Nene.
  • Chrono Crusade:
    • Sanguine: Rosette (Hot-Blooded, cares a lot about others but has a violent temper).
    • Choleric: Satella (prideful, determined, and focused on her revenge).
    • Melancholic: Azmaria (a prodigy singer, very caring about others, but insecure and hard on herself).
    • Phlegmatic: Chrono (compassionate and nurturing, but easily discouraged)
  • The main cast in Death Note:
    • Light, who is concerned with saving the world from criminals by killing them and devwlops a god complex (choleric)
    • L, who always tries to solve cases and rarely sleeps (melancholic)
    • Misa, an energetic girl who is obsessed with Light (sanguine)
    • Ryuk, who doesn't care for anyone and has no real goal (eclectic)
    • Rem, who is like a mother for Misa and would do anything for her (phlegmatic).
    • Also, the police officers:
      • Soichiro, who always works and is the most concerned with the case (melancholic)
      • Matsuda, the youngest and most childish member (sanguine)
      • Aizawa, who can get angry pretty easily (choleric)
      • Mogi, who talks the least and is the most calm (phlegmatic).
  • The four Dark Masters in Digimon Adventure fit this trope:
    • Choleric: The leading element Piedmon.
    • Melancholic: The cold and calculating Evil Genius Machinedramon.
    • Phlegmatic: Pragmatic Metalseadramon, who's a good boss towards his minions as long as they don't fail him.
    • Sanguine: Puppetmon, with his Hot-Blooded Psychopathic Manchild demeanor.
  • Digimon Savers has two sets:
  • Digimon Tamers: Rika (choleric), Henry (melancholic), Takato (Phlegmatic) and Jeri (sanguine).
  • In Endride, the central four Ignauts demonstrate these traits:
  • Fist of the North Star has the four Hokuto brothers: Raoh (Sanguine), Jagi (Choleric), Kenshiro (Melancholic), and Toki (Phlegmatic).
  • Hellsing has three:
    • The Hellsing Organization: Alucard (choleric), Seras (phlegmatic), Walter (melancholic), Pip (sanguine) and Integra (leukine).
    • The Iscariot Organization: Alexander Anderson (sanguine), Heinkel Wolfe (choleric), Yumie Takagi (phlegmatic), and Enrico Maxwell (melancholic).
    • Millennium: The Major (sanguine), The Captain (melancholic), Doctor (phlegmatic) and Schrodinger (choleric).
  • Jewelpet
    • Jewelpet Happiness has the boys quartet: Kousuke (phlegmatic; the gentle and low-key guy who's a little spacey but always ready to give advice), Takumi (melancholic; the academically accomplished cold perfectionist), Mouri (sanguine; the most openly friendly and sociable of the boys), and Taira (choleric; the aggressive but insecure guy who always feels he has something to prove).
    • Lady Jewelpet has two sets:
      • The Petit Ladies are Momona (sanguine; open, friendly and cheerful, if an easily distracted klutz), Lillian (melancholic; cold, initially friendless and focused on her goal of becoming the best Lady), Mizuki (choleric; practical, blunt and easily exasperated) and Charon (phlegmatic; a shy bookworm and a Nice Girl); the Sixth Ranger Elena is leukine (for embodying everything considered essential in a Lady).
      • The Princes are Cayenne (leukine; well-balanced personality among the rest of the boys), Romeo (phlegmatic; a real gentleman, open-minded and considerate), Soarer (melancholic; intelligent and methodical, notably dislikes it when things don't go by the book) and Levin (sanguine; impulsive Large Ham and a Nice Guy); the Sixth Ranger Miura is choleric (as the cynical and mocking resident bad boy).
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Startdust Crusaders
    • Joseph Joestar (eclectic), Jotaro Kujo (choleric), Noriaki Kakyoin (phlegmatic), Mohammad Avdol (melancholic), and Jean Pierre Polnareff (sanguine).
  • Kara no Kyoukai
    • Ryougi Shiki (melancholic), Kokutou Mikiya (phlegmatic), Aozaki Touko (choleric), Kokutou Azaka (sanguine)
  • KillLaKill has three groups:
    • Main Characters:
    • The Elite Four:
      • Choleric: Sanageyama — Fight-happy swordsman interested only in finding opponents that can challenge him.
      • Melancholic: Gamagoori — Firm disciplinary officer and enforcer of Satsuki's rules, and the most overt in loyalty towards her.
      • Phlegmatic: Inumuta — Preferring to gather and study as much data as possible rather than take an active field role like the others.
      • Sanguine: Jakuzure — A driest sense of humor. She also takes great pride in the fact that she's known Satsuki the longest.
    • The Kiryuin Conglomerate:
      • Choleric: Ragyo — The Big Bad of the series and an all-around pompous character whenever she gets her moments. She showcases the negatives more than the positive features, had abnormally high wants when she was testing her own daughters, but when they do fulfill them, she is filled with glee.
      • Melancholic: Nu — Arguably Co-Dragons with Rei to Ragyo, and the one who gets the most work done initially while Ragyo sits around and controls REVOCS. Showcases the downsides by being outwardly nice, extremely crazy inside, and even more insane after normal Ryuko cuts off her arms.
      • Phlegmatic: Rei — The person able to serve at a moment's notice, and without question. However, she showcases the downsides by being an outwardly cold person. Exemplifies this part of her personality in the OVA by being a Defrosting Ice Queen when she heard of Ragyo's death, and was able to be swayed by Satsuki.
      • Sanguine: Mind-Controlled Ryuko — Instead of unable to express her emotions, she says them bluntly, taking them (sometimes literally) to the person she speaks to. Ryuko even kisses Nui, showcasing their love for each other. She balances out the other's negative emotions by being compassionate with them and follows after Ragyo by being way over-the-top in battles, but she showcases the negatives by being mind-controlled into finally finding her wants of being with an actual family and comes off as harsh to others.
  • The Legend of Zelda: The flash animations by Hadouken Dude took this to absolutely hilarious levels.
    • Choleric: Red Link being the self-centered, temperamental and trouble-making Jerkass.
    • Melancholic: Green Link being the fearless, determined and uptight leader.
    • Phlegmatic: Blue Link being the analytical, cautious, and mildly snarky intellectual.
    • Sanguine: Orchid Link being the childish, mischievous and clumsy noob.
  • The Hinata House Girls in Love Hina:
    • Naru Narusegawa & Motoko Aoyama (choleric), Mitsune Konno (melancholic), Kaolla Su (sanguine), Shinobu Maehara (phlegmatic), and Mutsumi Otohime (eclectic).
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. natural leader (former) Tsundere Teana (choleric), knight-in-training Erio (melancholic), Caro (phlegmatic), and Genki Girl Pollyanna Subaru (sanguine). The last two's personalities actually caused a bit of family drama for their also melancholic adopted mother in the second StrikerS Sound Stage, since their combined introvertedness caused some communication problems.
  • The current lineup of the Taishiro in Samurai Deeper Kyo fits almost flawlessly.
    • Sanguine: Yuan is extroverted, fond of wisecracks, and very protective of the people he cares about. He uses fire techniques and wears red.
    • Choleric: Tokito is quick to anger, perfectionistic, and impulsive. Wears shades of yellow, and fights with a very aggressive energy.
    • Melancholic: Hishigi is exceedingly introverted and the epitome of The Stoic, analytical and extremely task-focused. He shows textbook signs of severe depression. His color scheme is almost entirely black.
    • Phlegmatic: Fubuki leads the Taishiro. He is level-headed, cultured and elegant. His fighting style revolves around water and his color scheme is mainly blue.
  • Superbook (second season): Christopher Peepers (choleric), Joy (melancholic), Uriah (sanguine), and Gizmo (phlegmatic).
  • The four main characters from Texhnolyze: Doc (sanguine), Onishi (choleric), Ichise (phlegmatic), and Ran (melancholic).
  • Five-temperament ensemble in Tokyo Mew Mew: At first not happy about leading, but accepting her responsibility later on, Ichigo (choleric); Minto (melancholic), Retasu (phlegmatic), the Genki Girl Bu-ling (sanguine), and Zakuro (eclectic).
  • The Tower of Druaga:
    • Jil's Group: Jil (melancholic), Ahmey (phlegmatic), Melt (choleric), Coopa (sanguine), and Kaaya (eclectic).
    • Neeba's Group: Neeba (melancholic), Fatina (choleric), Kally (phlegmatic), and Utu (sanguine).
  • Trigun more often averts this trope in favor of the Lone Hero or the Power Trio. Adding Wolfwood to the cast has a subtractive effect instead, generating a duo dynamic that leaves Meryl and Millie on the sidelines. When they participate equally they fit the four temperaments: Meryl (choleric), Vash (melancholic, though pretending to be sanguine), Wolfwood (phlegmatic), and Millie (sanguine).
  • In the original Weiß Kreuz Aya (choleric), Omi (melancholic), Youji (phlegmatic), and Ken (sanguine).
  • In Wolf's Rain: Tsume (choleric), Kiba (melancholic), Toboe (phlegmatic), and Hige (sanguine).
  • Your Lie in April: Arima Kousei (melancholic), Miyazono Kaori (choleric), Watari Ryota (sanguine), Sawabe Tsubaki (phlegmatic).
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Jack (choleric), Yusei (melancholic), Akiza (phlegmatic), and Crow (sanguine).
  • Out of the four "Yu's" from Yugioh Arc V:
    • Sanguine: Yuya aspires to make people smile and peacefully solve conflicts but can be emotionally unstable.
    • Choleric: Yugo is hot-tempered and occasionally impulsive but is ambitious and protective of loved ones.
    • Melancholic: Yuto is determined, pragmatic, and stoic, but has a self-blaming and cynical streak.
    • Phlegmatic: Yuri is always level-headed and calm, even when relentlessly hunting people under orders of his leader, or being a comedic plaything.

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