Four Temperament Ensemble / Anime and Manga

  • Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts:
    • Boys: Akihisa Yoshii (choleric), Yuuji Sakamoto (phlegmatic), Hideyoshi Kinoshita (melancholic), and Kouta Tsuchiya (sanguine).
    • Girls:Minami Shimada (choleric), Shouko Kirishima (phlegmatic), Mizuki Himeji (melancholic), and Aiko Kudou (sanguine).
  • 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:
  • 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 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 Tamers: Rika (choleric), Henry (melancholic), Takato (Phlegmatic) and Jeri (sanguine)
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Haruhi (sanguine, despite the title), Koizumi (choleric), Kyon (melancholic), Mikuru (melancholic), and Yuki (phlegmatic). Tsuruya, an honorary member of the Brigade, also fills the purely choleric position.
  • 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 is phlegmatic, Takumi is melancholic, Mouri is sanguine and Taira is choleric.
    • Lady Jewelpet has two sets: the Petit Ladies are Momona (sanguine), Lillian (melancholic), Mizuki (choleric) and Charon (phlegmatic); the Sixth Ranger Elena is leukine. The Princes are Cayenne (leukine), Romeo (phlegmatic), Soarer (melancholic) and Levin (sanguine); the Sixth Ranger Miura is choleric.
  • 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:
      • Ryuko is Choleric due to her Hot-Blooded nature and single minded determination to get the answers she wants out of Satsuki.
      • Senketsu is Phlegmatic, mostly being interested in assisting Ryuko's quest and protecting her from harms way, as well as try to keep her extreme temper under control.
      • Mako is Sanguine being the Plucky Comic Relief interested in having fun with Ryuko, and seems to know just what to say in a given situation to snap people out of their funk.
      • Satsuki is Melancholic. She focuses on accomplishing her plans and using whatever means necessary to do so, and cares very little for anything that hinders her progress.
    • The Elite Four:
      • Gamagoori is Melancholic, the firm disciplinary officer and enforcer of Satsuki's rules, and the most overt in their loyalty towards her.
      • Sanageyama is Sanguine, the fight-happy swordsman interested only in finding opponents that can challenge him.
      • Inumuta is Phlegmatic, preferring to gather and study as much data as possible rather than take an active field role like the others.
      • Jakuzure is Choleric, Has a driest sense of humor. She also takes great pride in the fact that she's known Satsuki the longest.
    • The Kiryuin Conglomerate:
      • Ragyo is Melancholic. She's 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.
      • Nui is Choleric. 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 a outwardly nice, extremely crazy inside, and even more insane after normal Ryuko cuts off her arms.
      • Rei is Phlegmatic. The person who's 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.
      • Mind Controlled Ryuko is Sanguine. 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.
    • Green Link being the fearless, determined and uptight leader (Choleric) .
    • Blue Link being the analytical, snarky and condescending intellectual (Melancholic).
    • Red Link being the self-centered, temperamental and trouble-making asshole (Supine).
    • Purple Link being the childish, mischievous and clumsy noob (Sanguine).
  • 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).

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