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Freudian Trio: Film
Airheads: The Lone Rangers.
  • Chazz (Ego)
  • Rex (Id)
  • Pip (Superego)

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)

Battle Royale: 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)

Clue:
  • 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:
  • Lee (Superego)
  • Roper (Ego)
  • Williams (Id)

Ferris Buellers 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)

Ghostbusters: The three main Ghostbusters.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The titular protagonists.

The Hangover
  • Alan (Id)
  • Phil (Ego)
  • 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 and its sequels
  • 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)

Highlander: The three main immortals.

Hocus Pocus:
  • Winifred: Superego
  • Mary: Ego
  • Sarah: Id

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)

Ice Age:
  • 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)

The Indiana Jones films:

Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Indiana "Indy" Jones (Ego)
  • Marion Ravenwood (Id)
  • Sallah (Superego)

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)
  • Sallah (Id)

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:
  • Mutt (Id)
  • Marion (Ego)
  • Professor Harold "Ox" Oxley (Superego)

The villains:
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
    • Rene Belloq (Ego)
    • Colonel Dietrich (Superego)
    • Major Toht (Id)

  • Last Crusade

  • Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:

Jaws:
  • 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
    • Frodo (Ego)
    • Samwise (Superego)
    • Gollum (Id)

  • The Warring Trio
    • Aragorn (Ego)
    • Legolas (Superego)
    • Gimli (Id)

  • The Wizards in The Hobbit
    • Gandalf (Ego)
    • Saruman (Superego)
    • Radgast (Id)

The Circus Trio in Madagascar 3:
  • 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):
  • Groucho (superego)
  • Chico (ego)
  • Harpo (id)

The Matrix:
  • Neo (Id)
  • Trinity (Superego)
  • Morpheus (Ego)
    • 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)

Monster House:
  • DJ (Ego)
  • Chowder (Id)
  • Jenny (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)

Mystery Men:
  • The Shoveler (Ego)
  • Mr. Furious (Id)
  • The Blue Rajah (Superego)

Mystery Team:
  • Jason (Ego)
  • Charlie (Id)
  • Duncan (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).

Ocean's Eleven trilogy:

Office Space
  • Peter (Ego)
  • Michael (Id)
  • Samir (Superego)

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)
  • Lloyd (Superego)
  • George (Id)

Robin Hood: 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)
  • Donkey (Superego)

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • 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)

While all Star Trek movies have the trio on the main page, Star Trek: Into Darkness also offers:
  • Kirk (Id)
  • Spock (Superego)
  • Uhura (Ego)

Star Wars:
  • In the prequel trilogy:
    • Id: Anakin
    • Ego: Padme
    • Superego: Obi-Wan
      • 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 Return of the Jedi when the Jedi actually return and balance is restored Luke sees the ghosts of all three.

  • 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:
  • Moe (Superego)
  • Larry (Ego)
  • 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)

Top Gun:
  • Maverick (Id)
  • Goose (Ego)
  • Iceman (Superego)

Transformers:
  • Autobots
    • 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)

  • Decepticons
    • Id: Megatron (ruthless megalomaniacal brute)
    • Supergo: Starscream (treacherous, scheming usurper)
    • Ego: The Fallen (balances the two)

TRON 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.

Zardoz: The Eternals
  • Id: Friend
  • Ego: May
  • Superego: Consuella and Avalow

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