Four Temperament Ensemble: Anime and Manga

  • Black Lagoon:
  • The original Bubblegum Crisis:
    • Hot-blooded badass Priss (choleric)
    • Stoic leader Sylia (melancholic)
    • Linna the average Jane (phlegmatic)
    • Perky and ditzy Nene (sanguine).
  • Chrono Crusade:
    • Sanguine: Rosette (Hot-Blooded, cares a lot about others and 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)
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Bebop crew fits perfectly, with even the colors of their hair (or clothes in Faye's case) signifying their humors:
    • Space-case Ed with bright red hair (sanguine)
    • Hot-tempered Faye dressed all in yellow (choleric)
    • High-strung Jet with black hair and dark blue clothes (phlegmatic)
    • Brooding green-haired Spike (melancholic through and through).
  • The four Dark Masters in Digimon Adventure fit this trope:
    • The leading element Piedmon (choleric)
    • The cold and calculating Evil Genius Machinedramon (melancholic)
    • Pragmatic Metalseadramon (phlegmatic) who's a good boss towards his minions as long as they don't fail him
    • Puppetmon, with his Hot-Blooded Psychopathic Manchild demeanor (sanguine).
  • Digimon Tamers:
  • Digimon Savers has two sets:
  • 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.
  • Although everyone in Ookiku Furikabutte gets his/her turn to shine, the story tends to focus on four core members of the baseball team:
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin (melancholic), Kaoru (choleric), Sanoskue (sanguine), Megumi (phlegmatic), and Yahiko (leukine)
  • Superbook (second season): Christopher Peepers (choleric), Joy (melancholic), Uriah (sanguine), and Gizmo (phlegmatic).
  • The four main characters from Texhnolyze: Doc is Sanguine, Onishi is Choleric, Ichise is Phlegmatic and Ran is Melancholic.
  • ''The Legend of Zelda:
    • Four Swords Plus'' manga by Akira Himekawa takes a literal spin with this trope by dividing Link into four different entities with personality traits that reflect the color tunic each is wearing: Green is choleric, Red is sanguine, Blue is melancholic and Purple is phlegmatic.
    • The flash animations by Hadouken Dude took this to absolutely hilarious levels, with Green Link as the melancholic (loyal/dedicated/uptight) one, Blue Link being the phlegmatic (analytical/sarcastic/smart) one, Red Link as the choleric (severe testosterone imbalance/lack of foresight) one, and Purple Link being the sanguine (along for the ride/accused of being gay because of personality and color) type.
  • The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya: Haruhi (choleric, despite the title), Koizumi (phlegmatic), Yuki (leukine), Mikuru (phlegmatic and sanguine) and Kyon (melancholic). Tsuruya, an honorary member of the Brigade, fills the full sanguine position.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
    • Shinji Ikari (Phlegmatic)
    • Asuka Langley Soryu (Choleric)
    • Rei Ayanami (Melancholic)
    • Toji Suzuhara (Sanguine)
    • Kaworu Nagisa (Leukine)
  • Rebuild of Evangelion
    • Shinji Ikari (Phlegmatic)
    • Asuka Shikinami Langley (Choleric)
    • Rei Ayanami (Melancholic)
    • Mari Illustrious Makinami (Sanguine)
    • Kaworu Nagisa (Leukine)
  • Five-temperament ensemble in Tokyo Mew Mew: Ichigo, although not happy about leading at first, accepting her responsibility later on (choleric); Minto (melancholic), Retasu (phlegmatic), the Genki Girl Bu-ling (sanguine), and Zakuro (leukine).
  • The Tower of Druaga:
    • Jil's Group: Jil (melancholic), Ahmey (phlegmatic), Melt (choleric), Coopa (sanguine), and Kaaya (leukine)
    • 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).
  • Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle: Kurogane (choleric), Syaoran (melancholic/phlegmatic), Sakura and Fai (sanguine/phlegmatic) and Mokona (sanguine).
  • The four aunts in Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Eva (choleric), Natsuhi (melancholic), Kyrie (phlegmatic), and Rosa (sanguine). Probably works with the uncles and cousins too. There are two different ways to categorize the Higurashi girls. The first is — though actually works well no matter who is put in choleric position — Shion (choleric), Rika (melancholic), Satoko (phlegmatic), and Rena (sanguine). Alternately, if you wanted to include Keiichi, the pattern shifts to Keiichi (choleric), Rika (melancholic), Mion - phlegmatic, Rena (sanguine), and Satoko - leukine. Alternately, if you wanted to just do the girls, just replace Keiichi with Shion.
  • 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).
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 tries to throw us off by having four temperaments among five characters—both Nozomi and Urara are sanguine. Rin is choleric, Komachi is phlegmatic (though not lazy by any stretch), and Karen is melancholic.
    • In Fresh Pretty Cure!: Love is sanguine, Miki is choleric, Inori is more likely Phlegmatic, and Setsuna is a mix of melancholic and leukine.
    • In HeartCatch Pretty Cure!, Tsubomi is phlegmatic, Erika is sanguine, Itsuki is Leukine, and Yuri is melancholic.
    • This dynamic also returns in Smile Pretty Cure!. Miyuki is sanguine, Both Akane and Nao are choleric, Yayoi is phlegmatic, and Reika is melancholic.
  • Voltron:
    • Boys: Keith (Leukine), Lance (Choleric), Hunk (Phlegmatic), Pidge (Sanguine), Sven (Melancholic).
    • Girls: Allura (Sanguine), Romelle (Melancholic)
  • The main four of YuYu Hakusho: Yusuke (melancholic), Hiei (choleric), Kurama (phlegmatic), Kuwabara (sanguine) and Botan (leukine).
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Yugi/Yami (melancholic), Tea (phlegmatic), Joey (choleric), Tristan (sanguine), and Solomon (leukine).
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Jack (choleric), Yusei (melancholic), Akiza (phlegmatic), and Crow (sanguine).