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: The Lone Rangers.
Apollo 13 Ego: Jim Lovell, flight commander.
Id: Fred Haise, Lunar Module pilot.
Superego: Jack Swigert / Ken Mattingly, Command Module pilot and intended CM pilot respectively.
Avatar Jake Sully (Id)
Grace Augustine (Superego)
Norm Spellman (Ego)
: the main characters.
Shuuya Nanahara (Id)
Noriko Nakagawa (Ego)
Shogo Kawada (Superego)
Beauty and the Beast
: The Beast's servants.
Lumiere: Romantic and aloof (Id)
Mrs. Potts (Ego)
Cogsworth: desires the castle to run like clockwork (Superego)
The Breakfast Club Bender, a brash loud mouthed punk who has no regard towards authority (Id)
Andy, a Big Man on Campus Jerk Jock who frequently clashes with Bender trying to keep him in line (Super Ego)
Brian, the nicest of the three, a calm intellectual who tries to (but fails) to reason with Bender & Andy (Ego)
Chronicle Andrew is the Id: wants to use his powers to lash out at the world
Matt is the Superego: firmly believes in using his powers safely and responsibly
Steve is the Ego: wants to use his powers for fun and amusement but also seems to realize the importance of using his powers safely(just not to as great an extent as Matt)
The blackmailed men:
Mr. Green: Only Sane Man (Superego)
Professor Plum: Lecherous psychiatrist (Id)
Colonel Mustard: Boisterous would-be leader (Ego)
The blackmailed women:
Miss Scarlet (Id)
Mrs. White (Superego)
Mrs. Peacock (Ego)
The Dark Knight
: The three central figures:
Batman/Bruce Wayne: Wants to keep order, and will use questionable means to do so. (Ego)
The Joker: Sadistic, determined to show that deep down, all people are heartless monsters. (Id)
Harvey Dent: Gotham's White Knight, wants to remain above chaos for justice. (Superego)
Enter the Dragon
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris: Impulsive, interested entirely in pleasure and entertainment (Id).
Cameron: Rational, reluctant (Superego).
Sloane: Level-headed, balances out their craziness (Ego).
The First Wives Club Id: Elise (Chain-smoking, slightly self-centered White-Dwarf Starlet)
Ego: Brenda (Reasonable, frank but blunt)
Superego: Annie (Conciliatory, calm, emotional)
For a Few Dollars More
: The two bounty hunters and
The Big Bad
Monco: Interested only in the money, but can Pet the Dog on occasion (Ego)
Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Retired): Calm, focused, and devoted to gaining revenge on Indio (Superego)
El Indio: Near psychotic bandito; has rapid mood swings, spends most of the film in a drug-induced haze (Id)
: The three main Ghostbusters.
Peter Venkman: Disinterested, Deadpan Snarker (Id). .
note Egon Spengler: Rational, stoic (Superego).
Ray Stanz: Intellectually driven, though very passionate (Ego). .
note The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
: The titular protagonists.
The Hangover Alan (Id)
Stu (Superego when reduced to a trio, even if he fits Ego more)
Doug (the actual Superego; unfortunately he's the Macguffin Guy)
Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle
Harold Lee (Superego)
Kumar Patel (Ego)
Neil Patrick Harris (Id)
Heroic Trio Tung - The Ego (a motherly woman and superhero)
Chat The Id (a ditzy and impulsive bounty hunter out for money)
San - The Superego (a stoic Action Girl who goes through a Heel-Face Turn)
: The three main immortals.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Chance: Comical and mischievous, with initially no devotion to humans (Id).
Shadow: The leader who has to endure Chance and Sassy bickering (Ego).
Sassy: Indignant cat with no interest in adventures (Superego).
The Hunt for Red October
: The three sub captains.
Capt. Marko Ramius, Red October (Superego)
Capt. Bart Mancuso, USS Dallas (Ego)
Capt. Tupolev, V.K. Konovalov (Id)
Manny: Grumpy and kinda antisocial, and so level-headed he ends up being an unofficial leader. (Superego)
Diego: Offers both seriousness and combat. (Ego)
Sid: Occasional Cloud Cuckoo Lander who can have bouts of clarity at times. (Id)
Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana "Indy" Jones (Ego)
Marion Ravenwood (Id)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indy (Ego)
Willie Scott (Id)
Short Round (Superego)
Indy's companions from
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Henry Jones, Sr. (Ego)
Marcus Brody (Superego)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Indy (Ego)
Mutt Williams aka Henry Jones III (Id)
Marion Ravenwood (Superego)
Alternately, Indy's allies:
Professor Harold "Ox" Oxley (Superego)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rene Belloq (Ego)
Colonel Dietrich (Superego)
Major Toht (Id)
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:
Hooper: Idealistic, adopts a scientifically rational and methodical approach to shark hunting. (Superego)
Quint: Anger prone, colourful personality and language, harbours grudges and vendettas. (Id)
Brody: Mediator between the feuding Hooper and Quint. (ego)
The Lord of the Rings
The Ring Bearing Trio
The Warring Trio
The Wizards in
The Hobbit Gandalf (Ego)
The Circus Trio in
Gia (superego), the one who comes between the other two, the more level headed.
Vitaly (id), the leader of the group.
Stefano (ego), the hyperactive one who's ready to try out new things.
The Marx Brothers
(in their various films):
If they are meant to represent the conflicting forces of the id and the superego, Neo and Trinity seem to get along rather well... any freudian elements in The Matrix (e.g. Agents = id) operate on a wider and more general level than a "power trio".
Rogue programs Smith and The Merovingian (Id)
Rogue humans Neo and Morpheus (Ego)
Creators/ Chessmasters The Oracle and The Architect (Superego)
Mortal Kombat (movie)
Liu Kang: Blend of reasonable thought and mystic wisdom (Superego)
Sonya Blade: Hotheaded, yet calculating of rational explanations for the supernatural (Ego)
Johnny Cage: Fun-loving wise-cracker, flirts with Sonya despite dire circumstances (Id)
The Shoveler (Ego)
Mr. Furious (Id)
The Blue Rajah (Superego)
National Treasure Riley: Wisecracker who hopes to get rich out of their adventures (Id).
Ben: Wants to find the treasure, but is sensible about it (Ego)
Abigail: Smart, studious, and reluctant to join them (Superego).
Office Space Peter (Ego)
Pirates of the Caribbean Jack: (Id: Chaos) Will use conversation to avoid bloodshed (especially his own) but is prone to trickery and can resort to some pretty underhanded tricks.
Will: (Super Ego: Order) Traditional, straightforward and honest but stubborn and unyielding to a fault.
Elizabeth: (Ego: Reason) Tries to use the method that best fits the situation and utilizes bluffs and honest diplomacy almost equally.
While the following are hardly a power trio, The Curse of the Black Pearl sets up a nice id-ego-superego dynamic with, respectively, Jack, Will and Norrington: "[My place is] right here - between you and Jack." (Fun fact: Schopenhauer's analogue of the id was called the Will.)
The Philadelphia Story George (Superego): stable, moral, and unimaginative
Mike (Id): impulsive, sensitive, and romantic
Dexter (Superego): more laid-back than the former but more mature than the latter
The Roaring Twenties Eddie (Ego)
: The villains
Prince John (Id)
Sir Hiss (Superego)
The Sheriff of Nottingham (Ego)
Shaun of the Dead Shaun (ego) is pulled two ways by:
Ed (id) who draws him into impulsive and self-destructive behaviour, and
Liz (superego) who wants him to behave better.
It could be argued that several characters are aspects of a composite superego, Liz, Philip and Pete among them. Pete and Ed's roles as Shaun's superego and id become very pronounced during the big fight before Shaun decides to sort his life out.
Shrek Shrek (Ego)
Princess Fiona (Id)
Id: Merryweather (impulsive, short tempered, slightly selfish).
Ego: Fauna (gentle and deferring)
Superego: Flora (intensely concerned with fulfilling her promise to king Stephen and very strict in her rules between the fairies)
movies have the trio on the main page,
Star Trek Into Darkness
In the prequel trilogy:
Also in the prequel trilogy, the Freudian trio concept of the Jedi Order are represented by Anakin (id), Obi-Wan (ego) and Yoda (superego). The Jedi are destroyed by the id and the remaining two have to bring it back in the original trilogy. At the end when the Jedi actually return and balance is restored Luke sees the ghosts of all three.
Return of the Jedi In the original trilogy - the lead heroes:
Luke: Balances the two (ego)
Leia: Coolheaded, pragmatic, devoted to duty (superego)
Han: Impatient, hotheaded, operates on instinct (id)
In the original trilogy and late in the prequel trilogy - the Imperials:
Emperor Palpatine: Power-hungry, maniacal, obsessive tyrant who ultimately lets his confidence get the better of him (id)
Darth Vader: Balances the two, and has far more reasonable intentions (ego)
Grand Moff Tarkin: Cold, calculating tactician who feels no remorse destroying planets (superego)
The Sith apprentices in the saga:
Darth Maul: Aggressive fighter. (Id)
Count Dooku aka Darth Tyranus: Erudite enforcer. (Superego)
Darth Vader: Mix between the two. (Ego)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Sarah Connor (Id - eager to break out of sanitariums or kill people).
John Connor (Ego - mix between the two).
T-800 (Superego - as cold and calculist as a machine can be).
Thirteen Days Jack Kennedy (Id)
Kenny O'Donnell (Ego)
Bobby Kennedy (Superego)
The Three Stooges
in their various films:
Curly (Id); After Curly left, Shemp filled this role.
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar Vida Boheme (Superego)
Noxeema Jackson (Ego)
Chi-Chi Rodriguez (Id)
Id: Ironhide (bloodthirsty impulsive killer) and Bumblebee (party animal)
Superego: Ratchet (Calm, meditative medic)
Ego: Optimus Prime (balances the two and acts as the leader)
Id: Megatron (ruthless megalomaniacal brute)
Supergo: Starscream (treacherous, scheming usurper)
Ego: The Fallen (balances the two)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Gold Hunters
Id: Dobbs, whose Sanity Slippage and Protagonist Journey to Villain are the focus of the film, and who decides to act impulsively and murder his comrades, putting Greed in place of everything else.
Superego: Howard, who is the only one of the three not to succumb to Gold Fever, and uses calm and deductive reasoning to work everything out.
Ego: Curtin, originally Dobbs' partner-in-crime, but later starts to become rational after realizing that Dobbs does not intend to let any of them live.
Both the programs and their respective users.
Id: Flynn - reckless Man Child of a Playful Hacker
Ego: Ram / Roy Kleinberg (Yori / Lora Baines also fills this role)
Superego: Tron / Alan Bradley - Stern, serious
TRON: Legacy Id : Sam Flynn (proving the apple really didn't fall far from the tree)
Ego: Quorra "profoundly naive, yet infinitely wise", prone to a few reckless stunts of her own, but overall much more focused than Sam is.
Superego: Kevin Flynn inverts his role from the first, but twenty-one years of exile and humility learned in the harshest way possible will do that.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
: The Eternals
Superego: Consuella and Avalow
Columbus (Superego): relies on rigid adherence to rules
Tallahassee (Id): violent and impulsive; motivated by Twinkies and revenge
Wichita/Little Rock (Ego): rely on their cunning