Freudian Trio: Live-Action TV

Absolutely Fabulous
  • Edina - Insecure, impetuous, self-conscious uber-consumer looking for the next big thing. (Ego)
  • Saffron - Moralistic, frustrated daughter trying to keep her mother from destroying everything. (Superego)
  • Patsy - Toxic Friend Influence always pushing Eddie down the destructive path. (Id)

Ace Lightning
  • Sparx - Fiery, energetic, always jumping into action without thinking, cocky - Id
  • Ace Lightning - Idealistic, naive,courageous, fails to understand human emotions, the leader - Ego.
    • (Except when he gets human emotions and goes a bit Id on us).
  • Random Virus -Has a Split Personality and is constantly struggling between the two. - Superego.
Also for the human characters.

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
  • Brisco County Jr. - leader (Ego)
  • Socrates Poole - thought (Superego)
  • Lord Bowler - action (Id)

Agent Carter
  • Howard Stark - Ego
  • Edwin Jarvis - Id
  • Peggy Carter - Superego

''All in the Family"
  • Archie: Loud, Brash, Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Will make an arguement any chance he gets especially with intellectuals, Book Dumb (Id)
  • Michael: Intellectual, Very Opinionated, Quite Socially Conscious, Very vocal against Conservative views, often snarks against those who antagonize him (Superego)
  • Edith: Warm, Motherly, can be a bit ditzy but is not stupid, a very good moral center especially for Archie (Ego)
And whenever Gloria is involved depending on the episode she has played all of these roles at least once.

American Idol — Early Seasons
  • Randy Jackson: provides a balance between the two extremes (Ego)
  • Simon Cowell: Critical, finds something bad to say 90% of the time (Superego)
  • Paula Abdul: Supporting, finds something good to say 90% of the time (Id)

Angel (in the first couple of seasons):
  • Wesley - Intellectual, ineffectual (Superego)
  • Angel - Leader, balanced (Ego)
  • Cordelia - Insensitive, acquisitive (Id)

Battlestar Galactica (Classic)
  • Apollo - The most moralizing (Superego)
  • Starbuck - The most emotional and desire driven (Id)
  • Boomer - Tries to balance out the other two (Ego)

The Big Bang Theory
  • Id- Penny
  • Ego- Leonard
  • Superego- Sheldon

Big Wolf on Campus (from Season 2 on):
  • Tommy (Ego)
  • Merton (Id)
  • Lori (Superego)

  • Little Joe (Id)
  • Hoss (Ego)
  • Ben or Adam (Superego)

Boy Meets World:
  • Shawn (Id)
  • Topanga (Ego)
  • Cory (Superego)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The Trio
    • Jonathan - generally good and unrelenting (superego)
    • Andrew - easily susceptible to whatever the others demand (ego)
    • Warren - overpoweringly dominant and evil (definitely id)
  • Early Buffy, Willow and Xander
    • Willow - sensible, calmer under pressure, intelligent: superego.
    • Buffy - needs to balance violent slaying with moral decisions: ego.
    • Xander: Constantly thinking about sex, comes up with the so-simple-it's-brilliant ideas: id.
  • The three Slayers. Although Kendra and Faith never meet, Buffy's interactions with both more or less even it out:

Burn Notice:
  • Sam: Moralizer (well, relatively), ex-Navy SEAL, consistent (Superego)
  • Michael: Ex-CIA, mediates between Sam and Fi (Ego)
  • Fiona: Former IRA Agent, smuggler, on a short fuse (Id)


Season 1-3:
  • Prue Halliwell - protective, (relatively) reasonable (Superego)
  • Piper Halliwell - mediating between the other two (Ego)
  • Phoebe Halliwell - impulsive, emotional (Id)

Early Season 4 (Because of the shift in sister status they were learning to develp new roles):

  • Piper Halliwell - Reserved, critical (Superego)
  • Phoebe Halliwell - Mediater between the young Paige and the critical Piper (Ego)
  • Paige Matthews - Young, impulsive, emotional (Id)

Eventually the sisters settled into these roles. Seasons (majority of) 4-8:
  • Piper Halliwell - reserved, critical (Superego)
  • Phoebe Halliwell - impulsive, emotional (Id)
  • Paige Matthews - ambitious (Ego)

In "Which Prue Is It, Anyway?", Prue uses a spell that create two duplicates, and to distinguish them, they each wear different colored sweaters:
  • Real Prue (black sweater): Superego
  • Prue 1 (pink sweater): Ego
  • Prue 2 (blue sweater): Id

Chickens: While they switch around a bit, generally their roles are...
  • Bert: Driven primarily by his own desires, whether it to bed a woman or to just have fun (Id)
  • Cecil: Mostly sensible, but also driven by a desire to be liked due to his rejection from joining the army(Ego)
  • George: The most principled of the three (Superego)

Chou Sei Shin Series:

  • Chuck: Usually the moral voice, the one who wants to help people rather than view everything as a mission. (Superego)
  • Casey: Violent. Impulsive. Usually angry. Usually at Chuck. (Id)
  • Walker: A professional, less emotionally involved than Chuck and (although capable with the ass-kicking) less violent than Casey. Tends to moderate between their extremes. (Ego)
  • In practice, though, the trio can switch roles as necessary, though Casey is almost always the Id, with Chuck sometimes moderating between Casey and Walker.
    • It could be argued that Chuck, while more intelligent than Casey, is the id, as his emotions and especially his feelings for Sarah almost always cause the missions to come dangerously close to failure. Casey, while aggressive, is disciplined and dedicated to national security above all else.

Community Since they started living together in season 3:
  • Annie - Passionate and emotional. Gets the guys in more shenanigans than even they can handle. (Id)
    Troy - "You moving in was supposed to tone us down!"
  • Troy - Ego
  • Abed - Logical and uptight. (Superego)

  • Patrick: Only cares about sex. Always the last to understand the moralities/neuroses of others, if ever. (Id)
  • Jeff/Oliver: Completely overwhelmed by thoughts about what others think, too concerned about relating to others properly to ever relate to others successfully. (Superego)
  • Steve: A balance between the two. Has both of their problems sometimes, but can actually overcome them. (Ego)
Also the girls:
  • Jane (id) - completely self absorbed and self centered
  • Sally (superego) - constantly worried about how she looks/ how people see her/ what people will think about her
  • Susan (ego) - sensible down-to-earth balance between both.

Criminal Minds:

The Girls:

  • JJ: Ego (as Media Liasion, she's the mediator)
  • Prentiss: Superego (for her compartmentalization)
  • Garcia" Id (pretty obvious)

The Boys (technically, it's a quartet, but it still applies):

  • Reid: Superego (The Genius)
  • Hotch/Rossi: Ego (the Leaders)
  • Morgan: Id (The Action Man, though still smart)

Deadliest Warrior:
  • Geoff: The Brawniest of the three, most emotionally involved in the carnage (Id)
  • Armand: Cerebral Doctor (Superego)
  • Max: Brainy enough to program the computer, but enjoys a good gusher (Ego)

Degrassi Junior High/Degrassi High
  • Snake: Points out when plans will go wrong; most morally conscious. (Superego)
  • Joey: Immature, comes up with stupid plans, tends to get them in trouble. (Id)
  • Wheels: Goes along with Joey up to a logical point. (Ego)
    • Joey and Wheels often switch roles
  • Clare: The Superego
  • Eli: The Id or Ego
  • Adam: The Ego or Id

Doctor Who (Season 1 & 2):
  • Barbara: Neurotic and morally conflicted. Does not act without kindness, but sides with either the Doctor or Ian depending on who seems most pragmatic. (Ego)
  • Ian Chesterton: Likes to make decisions based on what is most righteous, Chronic Hero Syndrome, always the first to call out the Doctor for being unreasonable. (Superego) In some stories, this gives him the feeling of passionate and instinctive behaviour to contrast with the Doctor's calculating mind (Id), which causes the Doctor to switch to Superego.
  • The Doctor: Selfish, inflexible, full of emotion and with self-centredness for miles. (Id) In some stories, his genius causes him to make inflexible moral judgements about things which he holds everyone else to regardless of Ian's emotional appeals (Superego), which causes Ian to switch to Id.

Doctor Who (Season 6):
  • The Second Doctor: Goofy but intelligent (Ego)
  • Zoe: Cold and logical (Super-ego)
  • Jamie: Brash and emotional (Id)
  • These characterizations are also given a strong in-universe reason, as Zoe is from the the "future" year 2000 where she studies astrophysics, and Jamie is a 16th century Highlander who never really had any need for science.

Doctor Who (The villains in The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
  • Magnus Greel, alias Weng-Chiang: Makes the decisions. (Ego)
  • Li H'sen Chang: A sympathetic Anti-Villain. Tries to remind his master that some things are not workable. (Superego)
  • Mr. Sin: Glories in destruction For the Evulz. (Id)

Doctor Who (original series Seasons 16-18):
  • The Fourth Doctor: Wild and emotional, often stopping the latest Monster of the Week for the fun of it rather than a desire to save lives. (Id)
  • Romana: Intensely moral and often critical of the Doctor (and everyone else she meets) but loosens up a lot by her second incarnation. (Super Ego)
  • K-9: A Robot Buddy allegedly driven by pure logic and incapable of independent thought. Often sided with Romana over the Doctor. (Super Ego)

Doctor Who companions in Season 19
  • Tegan: Driven by love, compassion, anger and occasionally pure whinyness, shes probably not going to listen to logic if there's some impulsive action to be done first (Id).
  • Nyssa: A logical scientist from a utopian civilization. Tellingly gets along with both Tegan and Adric (Superego).
  • Adric: When he's not annoying eveybody with his know-it-all math skills, he's annyoing everyone with his seeming inability to sympathize with anyone else (Inverted Ego).

Doctor Who (Series 1-4):
  • The Ninth and Tenth Doctor: Cerebral, must unravel the mystery (Superego).
  • Rose, Martha or Donna: Gets distracted by the weird stuff around her, but knows how to pull it together at the appropriate moment (Ego).
  • Captain Jack Harkness: Loves the weirdness of it all and spends most of the episode flirting with anything that moves (Id).
  • (These characterizations only really apply whenever Jack shows up. The Doctor, Rose, Martha and Donna tend to be all over the place.)

Doctor Who episodes Human Nature/The Family of Blood
  • John Smith: Running on love, fear and pain. (Id)
  • Martha Jones: Knows that it's up to the Doctor to set things right and knows she must accomplish her goal at all costs. (Superego)
  • Nurse Renfrew: At first skeptical of Martha's claims and in love with John Smith. She eventually sees what has to be done and convinces John Smith to do it. (Ego)

Doctor Who (Series 5-6):
  • The Eleventh Doctor: Footloose and fancy free (unless Amy is in danger). Loves when things are weird and actively goes after unusual stuff. (Id)
  • Rory: Down to earth, cares about Amy's safety above all else and thinks more practically. (Superego)
  • Amy: Not so much balancing the two as balanced by them, as without Rory around she and the Doctor are usually pretty lalaland, and without the Doctor she's willing to settle down. (Ego)

Doctor Who (The Paternoster Gang)
  • Madame Vastra: Calm, collected and logical (Superego).
  • Nurse Strax: Runs on instinct and a thirst for war (Id).
  • Jenny Flint: Skilled at hand-to-hand combat, but also very compassionate (Ego).

Dollhouse Also, in the lighter gray corner, we have: And:
  • Victor/Anthony: Soldier pre-Dollhouse, Thinks of plan quickly. (Ego)
  • Sierra/Priya: wants nothing more than to be safe with Anthony. (Id)
  • November/Madeline: wants the Dollhouse and Rossum Corp. to be responsible for its actions (Superego)

The Crawley Sisters of Downton Abbey
  • Superego: Mary understands her duties and will carry them out even though it might cost her personal happiness.
  • Id: Sybil started as the Ego but she comes out of her shell and learns to become self-reliant even if it means she disobeys her family in her choice of lifestyle and husband.
  • Ego: Edith was the Id, always hankering to beat Mary as the favorite but she becomes the referee when Sybil becomes more rebellious.

Downton also has the Crawley matriarchs.
  • Superego: The conservative and old-fashioned Dowager Countess.
  • Id: Isobel the working-class do-gooder.
  • Ego: Lady Cora, the current mistress of Downton.

Father Ted
  • Father Jack: obnoxious Jerk Ass who only cares about drinking and chasing women(Id)
  • Father Ted himself: Self-centered and money-hungry but also frequently shows signs of being a classic Jerk Witha Heartof Gold(Ego)
  • Father Dougal, despite being the resident Ditz, makes the most effort at being a good person if not a good priest(Superego)

Firefly (Landing party)
  • Captain Mal Reynolds: Ego
  • Zoe Washburns: Superego
  • Jayne Cobb: Id

Foyle's War
  • Sam: impetuous, frank, frequently concerned with food (id)
  • Milner: rational, frequently rigid and often plays "bad cop" (superego)
  • Foyle: tolerant, compassionate, leader (ego)


Among the guys:
  • Joey: Id
  • Chandler: Ego
  • Ross: Superego
And among the girls:
  • Rachel: Ego
  • Monica: Superego
  • Phoebe: Id

  • Walter: Slightly insane, obsessed with food (Id).
  • Olivia: Mediates between father and son, compassionate (Ego)
  • Peter: Is different, has his own ideas (Superego)

Full House: The adults
  • Joey and Jesse (Id)
  • Danny (Superego)
  • Becky (Ego)
The three girls
  • Michelle (Id)
  • DJ (Ego)
  • Stephanie (Superego)

Game Damage
  • Yahtzee (Superego)
  • Yug (Ego)
  • Matt (Id)

The Ghost Busters
  • Kong: The level-headed leader (Ego)
  • Spenser: The bumbling comic relief (Id)
  • Tracy: The endearing, long-suffering gorilla (Superego)

Gilligan's Island
  • Skipper (Id)
  • Gilligan (Ego)
  • Professor (Superego)

The Greatest American Hero
  • Ralph (Ego)
  • Bill (Superego)
  • Pam (Id)

The Gruen Transfer
  • Todd: Advertising must appeal to feelings (Id)
  • Russel: You must present cold facts to convince. (Superego)
  • Will: Comedic balancing of the two with snarky remarks. (Ego)

H2O: Just Add Water Seasons 1 and 2
  • Rikki - Crass, insensitive, quickest to suggest using powers for amusement. The Id
  • Emma - Responsible, refined, always has a plan for anything. The Superego
  • Cleo - Middle of the road, always bridging the gap between the above pair. The Ego
Season 3
  • Rikki - Runs her cafe, maintains that their secret is more important than what they want. The Superego
  • Bella - Easily swayed by her crush on Will, lets her heart get her into trouble. The Id
  • Cleo - ...Still middle of the road trying to keep the other two on speaking terms. The Ego

Halt and Catch Fire:
  • Cameron Howe - The idealistic and free-spirited programmer (Id)
  • Gordon Clark - The realist and logical thinking engineer (Superego)
  • Joe MacMillian - The ambitious and charismatic salesman (Ego)

  • The main police officers form a Power Trio whose lineup changes often:
    • The village bobby (Rowan, Bradley, Crane, Walker, Mason): Courageous, heroic, known to go against protocol (Id).
    • PC Bellamy (later Wetherby): Friendly, less disciplined than Superego, but doesn‚t break rules (Ego).
    • The sergeant (Blaketon, Craddock, Nokes, Merton, Miller): Their boss who enforces police rules (Superego).
  • A few seasons in, a second Power Trio formed for the subplots, this one being of the Comic Trio variety:
    • Claude Greengrass (later Vernon Scripps, Peggy Armstrong): Always making get-rich-quick schemes (Id).
    • David Stockwell: Warm-hearted, has good morals, but na√Įve enough to follow Id (Ego).
    • Bernie Scripps: Ego's wise old mentor who sees flaws in Id's schemes (Superego).

Herman's Head (in this case quite literally)
  • Animal (Id)
  • Angel (Ego)
  • Genius (Superego)

Horatio Hornblower, Series 2 (Episodes "Mutiny" and "Retribution")
  • Horatio: well-intentioned, heroic, hesitant to mutiny — ego.
  • Archie: quicker to speak/act, instinctive, emotionally driven — id.
  • Bush: calm, rational, observant but not impulsive — superego.

  • Wilson: The one who feels a need to "fix" the vulnerable women he meets (The Id)
  • Cuddy: Ever-conscious of the the Rules and Regulations hospital administrator who can stand up to house and understand Wilson (The Ego)
  • House: The hyper-rational and scientifically-minded one who is an emotionally stunted and impatient Dr. Jerk (The Superego)

  • Cameron: Emotionally oriented, empathetic, often butts heads with Foreman (The Id)
  • Chase: Laid-back, balances logical thinking and emotions/spirituality (The Ego)
  • Foreman: Rational, cerebral (hey, he's not a neurologist for nothing), less emotionally expressive (The Superego)

How I Met Your Mother
  • Barney: Magnificent Bastard of the boys. (Id)
  • Marshall: The sensitive giant. (Superego)
  • Ted: Right between the two. (Ego)

Human Target
  • Chance (Ego): Problem-solver, balance between experience & instinct
  • Winston (Superego): The organizer, former cop, link to Law & Order (no, not that one)
  • Guerrero (Id): Unencumbered by morality, says whatever pops into his head, kills without provocation or concern

  • The actors have proposed another formulation: Chance is the recovering addict, Winston is his sponsor, and Guerrero is his dealer.

  • Carly is the caring one (Ego)
  • Freddy is the technical producer (Superego)
  • Sam in is it for herself (Id)

Kamen Rider:

Laredo (The first season, the three main rangers)
  • Reese Bennett: Id
  • Joe Riley: Ego
  • Chad Cooper: Superego

Last of the Summer Wine
  • Compo (id)
  • Cleggy (ego)
  • Blamire / Foggy (superego)

Law & Order:
  • Jack McCoy: Brash, passionate, rule-bending firebrand. (Id)
  • Claire/Serena/all of them: Calmer, less experienced, less cynical lawyer; occasionally The Watson. (Ego)
  • Schiff/Branch: The Boss, serving as the voice of reason from behind a desk. (Superego)

  • Locke: A reckless, impulsive and emotionally frustrated man who often relies on blind faith in the Island and his belief that he is "special", and is willing to endanger other people's lives with little hesitation. (Id)
  • Jack: A medical professional who tries to act as a strong rational leader but can fall victim to his own insecurities and subsequently let his emotions take over. (Ego)
  • Sayid: A calm, intelligent and resourceful ex-soldier whose first reaction to a problem is to figure out a logical solution to solve it. (Superego)

Madan Senki Ryukendo
  • Kenji/Ryukendo: Id; naive and innocent, charges into battle.
  • Fudou/Ryugunou: Superego; calculates all his strategies.
  • Koichi/Ryujinou: Ego; acts on motivation, but thinks things through.

Maddigan's Quest
  • Timon: Superego; logical, thinks of long-term consequences before acting, tends to hold back from fights unless he's turning into a mini Nennog, in which case all bets are off.
  • Boomer: Id; unimaginative, acts almost entirely on instinct.
  • Garland: Ego; plans ahead but can be swayed by her emotions, keeps the peace between the other two.

M*A*S*H (seasons 1-3)
  • Hawkeye/Trapper: (Id/Superego)
  • Frank/Houlihan: (Superego/Id)
  • Henry (Ego)
(seasons 4-5)
  • Hawkeye/B.J. (Id/Superego)
  • Frank/Houlihan (Superego/Id)
  • Potter (Ego)
(seasons 6-11)
  • Hawkeye/B.J. (Id)
  • Potter (Superego)
  • Houlihan/Winchester (Ego)


Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere:

  • Arthur: Arrogant, aggressive, impulsive, is driven by his emotions, usually puts the individual before the bigger picture (Id).
  • Merlin: Calm, secretive, has made at least one Sadistic Choice in which he sacrificed a dear friend in order to save a greater number of people (Superego).
  • Guinevere: The Heart, motherly, adored by both men as a Love Interest/Sister Figure (Ego).
    • Isn't it more likely that Merlin is the Ego mediating between the magical power respresented by the wise Gaius (Superego) and the human world of the impulsive Arthur (Id)? (With the caveat that, I think, needs to be applied liberally here: if it ACTUALLY IS a freudian power trio...)

Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine:

  • Arthur: Stoic, serious, courageous (Superego)
  • Merlin: Balance, neutral, the mediator between Arthur and Gwaine (Ego)
  • Gwaine: Fun-loving, rebellious, daredevil (Id)

  • Rudy's split personalities:
    • Rudy One: The "real" Rudy - the front Rudy puts on to hide his vulnerability (Ego)
    • Rudy Two: Calm, sensible, honest, acts as Rudy's conscience (Superego)
    • Rudy Three: Angry, obsessed with killing (Id)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 actually has two:
  • Joel or Mike and the robot pals:
    • Crow T. Robot: Silly, child-like, often the butt of jokes and prone to spontaneously making costumes and believing himself to be characters from the movies they watch. (Id)
    • Tom Servo: A commanding presence, often makes the most erudite and literary riffs, frequently manages to put one over on Crow. Once scored higher than an omniscient being on an IQ test. (Superego)
    • Joel/Mike: Acts like a father/big brother to the robots, generally mediates between them, and often gets the better of both. (Ego)
  • In the Sci-Fi seasons, the Mads:
    • Professor Bobo: A Gorilla from a world where apes evolved from men. Can lift about ten times his own body weight, obsessed with bananas, parasitic insects and flinging his own filth. (Id)
    • "Brain Guy": Exactly What It Says on the Tin. A Sufficiently Advanced Alien who carries around his brain in a pan with the body he claims he doesn't have. (Super-Ego)
    • Pearl Forrester: Relentlessly browbeats and overpowers them, playing off their stupidity for her own purposes. (Ego)

The Muppet Show:
  • Kermit: The Only Sane Man (Superego).
  • Gonzo: Daredevil, thrill-seeking, girl-crazy (Id).
  • Fozzie: Alternately sensible and comical (Ego).

The Nanny:

The three main adults:
  • Fran Fine: Sexy, unconventional (Id).
  • Maxwell Sheffield: Reserved, sensible (Superego).
  • Niles: Shipper on Deck between Fran and Maxwell (Ego).

The Sheffield children:
  • Maggie: Ego
  • Brighton: Id
  • Gracie: Superego

The Broadway adults:

The Fine women:
  • Fran: Mediator between the others (Ego)
  • Sylvia: Voracious, short-tempered Big Eater (Id)
  • Grandma Yetta: Senile Cloud Cuckoolander (Superego)

The men in the Sheffield household:
  • Maxwell: Superego
  • Brighton: Id
  • Niles: Ego

The women in the Sheffield household:
  • Fran: Ego
  • Maggie: Id
  • Gracie: Superego

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide:
  • Ned: Reasonable and logical for the most part, but will more than occasionally go mad trying to reach his goals. (Mostly Ego, occasionally Superego)
  • Moze: Intelligent and friendly. Usually has a logical and effective solution to the others' problems, but can be incredibly unreasonable when it comes to her own. (Mostly Superego, occasionally Ego).
  • Cookie: The Smart Guy: Knows technology, but is totally socially inept. Immedeatly uses the most complictated and ineffective way of solving problems. (Id)

Orphan Black:
  • Sarah is Id
  • Cosima is Ego
  • Alison is Superego

The Office (US)
  • Michael: Childish and impulsive (id)
  • Dwight: Moralistic (after a fashion) and scheming (superego)
  • Jim: Sensible and balanced; caring yet rational; drives the office forward (ego)

Parker Lewis Cant Lose:
  • Parker: Leader (Ego)
  • Jerry: smart (Superego)
  • Mikey: cool (Id)

Power Rangers Dino Thunder
  • Conner: The Hero, soccer jock, reluctant red (Superego, switches to Id)
  • Ethan: The Smart Guy, geek with capital G (Id, switches to Superego)
  • Kira: Action Girl, punk-lite musician (Ego, favoring whoever isn't being an idiot)
Power Rangers Ninja Storm

Pretty Little Liars
  • Spencer (superego)
  • Emily and Aria (ego)
  • Hanna (id)
  • Alison varies between superego and id.

Pushing Daisies
  • Emerson: Id. Says whatever's on his mind. Appears more concerned about money than morality; seems willing to flex morals when it benefits him. Likes eating and drinking.
  • Chuck: Superego. By far the best-read of the trio. Concerned about what's right, fixing things, finding solutions. (Considerable overlap with ego — she's very compassionate, a quality which the other two often lack, and is much better at relating to people than either abrasive Emerson or aloof Ned.)
  • Ned: Ego. Mediates between the two. Takes input from both; but, since the power is his, the final decisions tend to be also. (Considerable overlap with superego — he often overthinks things, and can be distant.)

Red Dwarf:
  • Rimmer: Ego
  • Kryten: Superego
  • Cat: Id
Lister, the one portrayed as the most 'normal', is a mix of all three. Holly is just bonkers.
  • Rimmer is not the ego - he is in no way a moderator. In fact he combines both superego and id qualities (authoritarian and selfish). If there actually is a "power trio" here then Lister must = ego.
    • I agree, therefore, taking the original trio and ignoring Holly and Kryten (who kind of out-superego everyone despite their flaws) the trio works out as:
    • Cat- Id
    • Lister- Ego
    • Rimmer- Superego

Sabrina the Teenage Witch:

  • Hilda: The childish, easy-going, outgoing, fun-loving aunt. (Id)
  • Zelda: Scientist and college professor, the rational and level-headed aunt and often the voice of reason when Hilda or Sabrina uses magic irresponsibly. (Superego)
  • Sabrina: She has traits of both aunts: responsible and book smart but also bubbly, perky, regularly casting spells that land her in troubles. (Ego)

Seasons 5-7:

The Sarah Connor Chronicles:
  • Sarah Connor (Id)
  • John Connor (Ego)
  • Cameron (Superego)

  • JD: Balance (Ego)
  • Elliot: Over-emotional (Id)
  • Turk: Most rational (Superego)
    • I thought Elliot would be Superego for being so neurotic and Turk the Id for being the most impulsive?

The Secret Circle
  • Cassie (Ergo)
  • Diana (Superego)
  • Faye (Id)

  • Sherlock: Genius and self-identified 'high functioning sociopath'. Insists he runs entirely on logic, but this is very obviously not the case. Most of his character development is about learning how to balance his terrifying, amoral intellect with what he knows to be good and right, and he tends to find that what is 'good' is somewhere between 'logical' and 'nice'. (Ego)
  • John: Smart and well-educated, but no genius. Tends to rely mostly on common-sense, gut instinct and his own innate knowledge of what the nice thing to do would be. Tends to butt heads with Sherlock over this - his natural kindness gets on Sherlock's nerves, but often reveals things Sherlock would otherwise have completely missed, and serves as a good influence on Sherlock's character. (Id)
  • Mycroft: A genius so brilliant that, by his standards, Sherlock is 'thick'. While he comes across as sinister due to being The Stoic, he is nonetheless a force for good, albeit the kind of good that has no room for human emotions or behaviour. He tends to mock his brother for doing such unacceptable things as making friends with people and feeling sexual impulses towards Irene, and constantly urges his brother to use his logical gifts over his stunted feelings. (Superego)

Silent Witness:
  • Dr Harry Cunningham: logical and scientific, generally uncomfortable dealing with emotional family members, and the least likely to be affected emotionally by the case of the week. (Superego)
  • Dr Nikki Alexander: empathic and emotional, the best candidate for comforting bereaved families, and the team member most likely to become emotionally involved in a case. (Id)
  • Professor Leo Dalton: The team leader, and thus the one who mediates between the two extremes and finds the midpoint when neither approach is being helpful. (Ego)

  • Cook (Id)
  • J.J. (Ego, occasionally Superego)
  • Freddie (Superego, occasionally Ego)
They also have this with Mini's initial gang in Generation 3:
  • Liv (Id)
  • Mini (Ego)
  • Grace (Superego)

Stargate Atlantis
  • John Sheppard: Ego
  • Elizabeth Weir: Superego
  • Rodney McKay: Id

Stargate SG-1
  • Vala: Id
  • Mitchell: Ego
  • Daniel: Superego

  • Rigel, Chiana, or sometimes D'Argo: Id
  • John: Ego
  • Aeryn, Zhaan: Superego

Star Trek: The Original Series:
  • Kirk: Leader (Ego)
  • Spock: Reason (Superego)
  • McCoy: Emotion (Id)

    According to Shatner's book Get A Life, he met a woman who had multiple personalities, including the three above. Her psychologist said they performed the exact functions listed above.

Star Trek: The Next Generation:
  • Id: Worf (and before him Tasha Yar) always wanted to attack; sometimes Riker got involved in matters he shouldn't have (usually romantic/groinal in nature) and dragged the crew in after him.
  • Superego: Data, usually. (Sometimes it was Laforge saying why something wouldn't work, but he usually TechnoBabbled himself into a solution involving the Deflector Dish or polarity reversal.)
  • Ego: Picard.

The three main Malcorians from the Next Generation episode "First Contact" (not to be confused with the film Star Trek: First Contact):
  • Superego: Mirasta Yale
  • Ego: Chancellor Durken
  • Id: Minister Krola

Enterprise command trio:
  • Picard: Ego
  • Riker: Id
  • Data: Superego

In the episode "Loud as a Whisper", Riva the diplomat's psychic chorus.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:
  • Superego: Odo, Dax (both Jadzia and Ezri)
  • Id: Kira Nerys, Julian Bashir
  • Ego: Benjamin Sisko, Miles O'Brien
    • Multiple combinations arise throughout the series, but the most typical combinations are Odo/Kira/Sisko and Dax/Bashir/O'Brien.

The three Klingon Dahar Masters from the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Blood Oath:
  • Superego: Koloth
  • Id: Kor
  • Ego: Kang
    • The three originated as antagonists in The Original Series with Kor reappearing later in Deep Space Nine. They had this dynamic in this episode.

Star Trek: Voyager:
  • Command trio
    • Superego: Tuvok
    • Id: Chakotay
    • Ego: Kathryn Janeway
  • Junior trio
    • Superego: Harry Kim
    • Id: B'Elanna Torres
    • Ego: Tom Paris
  • Exotic trio
    • Superego: Doctor (seasons 1-2), Seven of Nine (seasons 3-7)
    • Id: Neelix
    • Ego: Kes (seasons 1-2), Doctor (seasons 3-7)

Star Trek: Enterprise:
  • Archer: Ego (sometimes Id)
  • T'Pol: Superego
  • Tucker: Id (sometimes Ego)

Species in Star Trek:
  • Humans: Well-balanced, diplomatic, hatless, special: Ego
  • Vulcans and/or Borg: Logical, orderly, scientific: Superego
  • Romulans and/or Klingons: emotional, militaristic, brawny: Id

  • Dean Winchester: Leader, ladies' man, street-smart, mechanically-minded, gluttonous loud, smart-aleck, rough, rather goofy. (Id)
  • Sam Winchester: Book-smart, logical, empathetic, moral, proud, polite, reserved, and quieter than Dean. (Superego)
  • Bobby Singer: The Mentor (The Obi-Wan), experienced, much calmer than Sam and Dean, balances street- and book-smarts, and can get the boys to stop quibbling long enough to figure out a plan of action. (Ego)

  • Season 4:
    • Sam Winchester: Rash, impulsive, hell-bent on killing demons. (Id)
    • Dean Winchester: Confused, well-intentioned, penitent, trying to reach a balance. (Ego)
    • Castiel: Aloof, unemotional, obedient, objective (though doubt makes him overlap with the Ego eventually). (Superego)

Super Sentai: Some series' have done this, usually of the Three Plus Two variety.

  • Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan (The only team to compose of 3 members)
    • Ryusuke/Takayuki/Vul Eagle, the leader (Ego)
    • Kin'ya/Vul Shark, the serious one (Superego)
    • Asao/Vul Panther, a big eater (Id)

  • Choujuu Sentai Liveman (pre-Black Bison and Green Sai)
    • Yuusuke/Red Falcon, the leader (Ego)
    • Jou/Yellow Lion, the hothead (Id)
    • Megumi/Blue Dolphin, the smart girl (Superego)

  • Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (pre-Gouraigers)
    • Yousuke/Hurricane Red, the determined hothead (Id)
    • Nanami/Hurricane Blue, the cute one (Ego)
    • Kouta/Hurricane Yellow, the planner (Superego)

  • Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger (pre-Black)
    • Ryouga/Aba Red; Bursting energy, the energetic enthusiast (Id)
    • Yukito/Abare Blue; Explode Seriously, the cold stoic (Superego)
    • Ranru/Abare Yellow; Dashing with courage, the gutsy cutie (Ego)

  • Juken Sentai Gekiranger (pre-Violet)
    • Jan/Geki Red; Unbreakable Body, he is childlike and simple-minded (Id; also the seasons Tarzan wannabe)
    • Ran/Geki Yellow; Honest Heart, the positive leader (Ego)
    • Retsu/Geki Blue; Fantastic Technique, smart and selfish (Superego)

  • Engine Sentai Go-onger (pre-Green and Black)
    • Ssuke/Go-On Red; Mach Full Force, the confident one (Id)
    • Renn/Go-On Blue; Just Correct, the smart one (Superego)
    • Saki/Go-On Yellow; Smile Blooming, the positive one (Ego)

  • Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (pre-Beet and Stag)
    • Hiromu/Red Buster (Superego)
    • Ryuji/Blue Buster (Ego)
    • Yoko/Yellow Buster (Id)

Teen Wolf:
  • Scott (ego)
  • Stiles (superego)
  • Derek (id)

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet:

Top Gear:
  • James May: The Smart Guy and often teasingly referred to as Captain Slow, because he does most things slowly and carefully, and often scolds the other hosts for being careless. Has a tendency towards Gosh Dang It to Heck! and Unusual Euphemism. Also, he plays piano. Definitely the superego.
  • Jeremy Clarkson: A loud, brash Smug Snake. He's rude, likes explosions and luxury cars, is exceedingly vocal in his dislikes, and let's not get into his politics. Almost certainly the id.
  • Richard Hammond: A risk-taking adrenaline junkie prone to Cluster F Bombs... also most likely the id. But he's somewhat nicer than Clarkson and less pushy, and also seems to have a bit more of a rapport with the other two than they have with each other, so he may narrowly qualify as the ego.

  • Gwen: The Everyman, er, woman...not that anyone on this show cares. (Ego)
  • Jack: An immortal, level-headed Sufficiently Advanced Alien. (Superego)
  • Owen: When The Captain can turn a stopwatch into a sex toy and you're the resident Lovable Sex Maniac, what does that make you? (Id.)
    • Tosh and Ianto alternate between Ego & Superego throughout the series.
The Troop:
  • Jake Collins: Gets thrust into the world of supernatural critter wrangling, and is an avid superhero buff. (Id)
  • Felix Garcia: The Smart Guy who is somewhat more level-headed, but still acts somewhat spaztastic as Jake does at times. (Superego)
  • Hayley Steele: Started out as the Alpha Bitch and still acts as such, but her new responsibilties in saving the planet have made her more of the matriarch of the group as well. (Ego)

The Vampire Diaries:

Main Trio (Elena, Stefan, and Damon)
  • Elena: Stable, balanced, The Heart (Ego)
  • Stefan: Serious, stoic, reasonable (Superego)
  • Damon: Impulsive, dangerous, selfish (Id)

The Girls (Elena, Bonnie, and Caroline):

The Originals (Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah)
  • Klaus: Reckless, impulsive, dangerous, selfish (Id)
  • Rebekah: Balance, sensitive, intuitive, The Heart (Ego)
  • Elijah: Logical, stoic, practical, reasonable (Superego)

Warehouse 13:
  • Myka: The superego.
  • Artie: The ego.
  • Pete: The id.

And also:
  • Leena: The ego.
  • Mrs. Fredrick: The superego.
  • Claudia: The id.

What's Happening:
  • Rerun: The id.
  • Raj: The superego.
  • Dwayne Wayne: The ego.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (American edition): The three regular players
  • Wayne Brady (Id)
  • Colin Mochrie (Ego)
  • Ryan Stiles (Superego)

Wizards of Waverly Place:
  • Justin: The superego.
  • Alex: The id.
  • Max (or Harper): The ego.

  • Adam (Id)
  • Blake (Ego)
  • Anders (Superego)
  • Although sometimes they might switch around depending on the situtation

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