Four Temperament Ensemble: Anime and Manga

  • The Main Girls of Ai Yori Aoshi:
    • Aoi Sakuraba & Taeko Minazuki (Phlegmatic)
    • Miyabi Kagurazaki (Choleric)
    • Tina Foster & Chika Minazuki (Sanguine)
    • Mayu Miyuki (Melancholic)
  • 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:
    • 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:
  • Hellsing has two sets:
    • The Hellsing Organization
      • Alucard (Choleric)
      • Seras Victoria (Phlegmatic/Sanguine)
      • Integra Hellsing (Leukine/Melancholic)
      • Walter C. Dornez (Melancholic)
    • The Iscariot Organization
      • Alexander Anderson (Sanguine)
      • Heinkel Wolfe (Choleric)
      • Yumie Takagi (Phlegmatic)
      • Enrico Maxwell (Melancholic)
  • 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
    • Jotaro Kujo (Choleric)
    • Joseph Joestar (Leukine)
    • Noriaki Kakyoin (Phlegmatic)
    • Mohammad Avdol (Melancholic)
    • Jean Pierre Polnareff (Sanguine)
  • Kill la Kill:
    • Main Characters: Ryuko Matoi (choleric), Mako Mankanshoku (sanguine), Senketsu (phlegmatic), Satsuki Kiryuin (melancholic)
    • Honnouji Academy Elite Four: Ira Gamagoori (melancholic), Uzu Sanageyama (sanguine), Jakuzure Nonon (choleric), Houka Inumuta (phlegmatic), and Satsuki Kiryuin (leukine)
    • Mankanshoku Family: Mako (sanguine), Barazo (melancholic), Sukuyo (phlegmatic), Mataro (choleric), and Guts (leukine).
    • Kiryuin Conglomerate: Ragyo Kiryuin (melancholic), Nui Harime (choleric), Rei Hououmaru (phlegmatic), Mind Controlled Ryuko (sanguine).
  • The Hinata House Girls in Love Hina:
    • Naru Narusegawa & Motoko Aoyama (Choleric)
    • Mitsune Konno (Melancholic)
    • Kaolla Su (Sanguine)
    • Shinobu Maehara (Phlegmatic)
    • Mutsumi Otohime (Leukine)
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin (melancholic), Kaoru (choleric), Sanoskue (sanguine), Megumi (phlegmatic), and Yahiko (leukine)
  • Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso
    • Arima Kousei (Melancholic)
    • Miyazono Kaori (Choleric)
    • Watari Ryota (Sanguine)
    • Sawabe Tsubaki (Phlegmatic)
  • 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 phlegmatic and Purple is melancholic.
    • 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 [1]: 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.
  • 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)
  • 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).
  • 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: When They Cry: 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.
  • 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).
  • Anime/{{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).