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)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The flash animations by Hadouken Dude took this to absolutely hilarious levels, with Green Link being loyal/humble, determined and moralistic/uptight (melancholic), Blue Link being analytical/nonchalant, witty and sarcastic/condescending (phlegmatic), Red Link being hot-tempered/brash, impatient and perverted/selfish (sanguine), and Purple Link being naive/greedy, idealistic and clumsy/overly dependent on others (choleric), also accused of being gay because of personality and color.
  • 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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