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A Gender Equal Ensemble is an ensemble, team, band, family or other group of main characters, consisting of at least four members, that has the exact same number of males as it does females. This is normally done for either for reasons of advancing gender equality, attempting to appeal equally to both male and female demographics, or for reasons of balance and symmetry.

In a family scenario, this will often take the form of having a father, a mother, a son and a daughter, so that each standard role in a nuclear family has a representative. If the characters are not [[BrotherSisterTeam related to each other]] it can sometimes make it easier to each character to have a potential love interest.

Compare TheChick, TwoGuysAndAGirl, TwoGirlsAndAGuy, and FourGirlEnsemble. Contrast with TheSmurfettePrinciple, TheOneGuy, ChromosomeCasting and AffirmativeActionGirl.


[[AC: {{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' has a primary cast of seven men (Heero, Duo, Trowa, Quatre, Wu Fei, Zechs, and Treize), and seven women (Relena, Hilde, Catherine, Dorothy, Sally, Noin, and Lady Une). Each of these characters also has a close relationship or strong bond with someone on the opposite sex list, making up the most common (non-gay) fan pairings; some of them are even {{Official Couple}}s.
* {{Bakugan}} ''used'' to have this, with three girls and three boys in the first season. Since then, it's been hit by the SmurfettePrinciple ''hard''.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has two guys (Fakir and Mytho) and two girls (Duck/Tutu and Rue/Kraehe). Bonus points for having one boy and one girl each as the protagonists/antagonists [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor at any given time]].
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has that during the Grand Magic Festival with both Fairy Tail teams. Both teams together have (including reserve members) six guys and six girls, both having each three guys and three girls.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has 2 boys (Ash and Clemont) and two girls (Serena and Bonnie) as the traveling group in the Kalos region.
* [[http://i4.bebo.com/016/1/large/2007/06/01/19/802525565a4557272841b602595918l.jpg The main characters of Tatsuyama Sayuri's manga series ''Happy Happy Clover'']] has two females (Clover and Mallow) and two males (Kale and Shallot) who are all Clover's friends.
* The main cast of ''Manga/SandChronicles'' comprises two girls (protagonist Ann and her best friend Shiika) and two boys (love interest Daigo and Shiika's brother Fuji).
* The main casts of ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' are two boys [[note]]Kousei and Watari[[/note]] and two girls [[note]]Kaori and Tsubaki[[/note]]. Even if you add {{The Rival}}s of main character [[note]]Takeshi and Emi[[/note]], this trope still applies.

[[AC: BoardGames]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}'' - Three men (Green, Mustard and Plum) and three women (White, Peacock and Scarlet)

[[AC: {{Comics}}]]
* MonicasGang - Two boys (Jimmy Five and Smudge) and two girls (Monica and Maggy)
* [[ComicBook/TheSandman The Endless]]. Three male (Dream, Destruction, Destiny), three female (Death, Delirium, Despair), and Desire, who has never been satisfied with one of anything.
* For a long time during the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], [[ComicBook/TheDefenders the (core) Defenders]] consisted of Nighthawk, the [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], the Valkyrie and [[ComicBook/PatsyWalker Hellcat]].
* In the [[TheEighties 1980s]], quite a few of the ComicBook/XMen and spin-off teams written by Creator/ChrisClaremont were either this or, if the team had an odd number of members, would have a slight female majority. Examples would e. g. be the X-Men team shortly after ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}' wedding (Comicbook/{{Storm}}, [[ComicBook/KittyPryde Shadowcat]], Rogue and Rachel Summers, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, Colossus and Nightcrawler, supplemented by either guest-star Cyclops or Professor X). Around the same time the ComicBook/NewMutants consisted of four girls (Dani Moonstar, Wolfsbane, [[ComicBook/IllyanaRasputin Magik]] and Magma), three boys (Cannonball, Sunspot and Cypher) and an [[StarfishAlien asexually reproducing alien]] generally referred to in the masculine (Warlock); the team was jointly led by Dani Moonstar and Cannonball.
* The ComicBook/FantasticFour during the time after the first [[ComicBook/SecretWars Secret War]] when the Thing stayed behind on Battleworld: Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch, the Invisible Woman and the ComicBook/SheHulk.
** In the Manga/MarvelMangaverse, the Human Torch is female making the team fit this trope.
* ComicBook/PowerPack. Two boys (Alex/Gee and Jack/Mass-Master) and two girls (Julie/Lightspeed and Katie/Energizer).
* ComicBook/GenerationX in their original set-up: three boys (Synch, Skin, Chamber), three girls (Jubilee, M, Husk), and one teacher of either gender (ComicBook/EmmaFrost, Sean Cassidy).
* ''ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}}'' started with two girls (Mafalda and Susanita) and two boys (Felipe and Manolito), and ended with three each ([[SixthRanger adding]] Libertad and Miguelito).

[[AC: {{FanFic}}]]
* ''FanFic/BetweenMinds'', a VideoGame/{{HalfLife}}/{{Videogame/Portal}} fanfic, seems to be going toward a main group of two girls (Alyx and Sam) and two guys (Barney and Marcus). The next chapter is stated to have Gordon and Chell, who will likely be another balanced group.
[[AC: {{Film}}]]
* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' - Three boys (Rob, Jason and Hud) and three girls (Beth, Lily and Marlena).
* ''{{Film/Clue}}'' - Four men (Wadsworth and blackmailed men Colonel Mustard, Mr. Green and Professor Plum) and four women (Yvette and blackmailed women Miss Scarlet, Mrs. White and Mrs. Peacock).

* ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' - For the longest time, The Bear family consisted of Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear. This balance was undone with the introduction of Honey Bear in 2000.
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''
** ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' has two boys (Peter and Edmund) and two girls (Susan and Lucy)
** ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' has the same two boys and two girls, although that one also has Caspian as the protagonist of the B plot, so it blurs the line.
** ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' has one male human and one female human and one male horse and one female horse.
** The Friends of Narnia in ''Literature/TheLastBattle'' avert this because of the subtraction of Susan.
* Creator/EnidBlyton - Her works often consist of a gender balanced group of children, sometimes supplemented by a pet.
** ''Literature/TheFamousFive'' - Not counting the dog, the titular ensemble consists of two boys (Julian and Dick) and two girls (Georgina and Anne)
** ''The Adventure Series - Two boys (Phillip and Jack) and two girls (Dinah and Lucy-Ann)
** ''The Secret Series'' - Two boys (Jack and Mike) and two girls (Peggy and Nora)
** ''The Far Away Tree'' - The second book has two boys and two girls.
** ''The Adventurous Four''- Two boys (Tom and Andy) and twin sisters (Jill and Mary)
** ''Six Cousin Series'' - Three boys (Jack, Cyril and Roderick) and three girls (Jane, Susan and Melisande)
* ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries'' - The [[FourTemperamentEnsemble four]] [[KidDetective Kid Detectives]] that make up the main characters include two girls (Flavia and Nubia) and two boys (Jonathan and Lupus).
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', to a certain degree, follows this by having a trio of males and a trio of females as the main characters, though it is rare that all six are in the same place at once or even directly communicating with each other.
** As the series went on and gathered up LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, this balance started to disintegrate. Depending on what you call "MainCharacters", we could be reduced to the PowerTrio of ''ta'veren'' boys, or expanded to include a vast majority of others ([[LoveInterest Elayne, Aviendha, Min, Faile, Tuon]], [[TheObiWan Moiraine, Lan, Thom]], [[TheBigGuy Nynaeve]], [[TheSmartGuy Loial]], [[ActionGirl Egwene]] and [[EnsembleDarkhorse Bela]]). And that's ignoring the [[ThirteenIsUnlucky Forsaken]], Slayer and Shaisam.
* The ''Literature/MediochreQSethSeries'', if you only count the main four: [[TheHero Mediochre]] and [[TheLancer Joseph]] are male, [[TheBigGuy Dhampinella]] and [[TheChick Charlotte]] are female. If you include fringe members of the group who join them occasionally on adventures, it ''still'' sort-of works in the first book, because you can interpret [[SixthRanger Danny]] as being balanced out by [[TeamPet Desra]], the female mouse. Otherwise, it tends to fall apart quickly once you start including [[TheTeamBenefactor Rowan]], [[TheMentor Melz]] or [[BigGood Queen MAB]].
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Although most of the series stars the central trio of Harry, Ron and Hermione we do get a temporary GenderEqualEnsemble when they're joined by Ginny, Luna and Neville for the climax of ''Order of the Phoenix''.
** Also the founders of Hogwarts consisted of two wizards (Gryffindor and Slytherin) and two witches (Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff) whilst the modern-day heads of houses are Professors [=McGonagall=] and Sprout (female) and Snape and Flitwick (male).
* The first few of Jim Butcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'' books have a gender-equal number of point of view characters. They start with Amara and Isana (female) and Tavi and Fidelias (male). The balance is preserved in the third book when Fidelias disappears and is replaced by Ehren, but is ultimately upset in the fourth book when Fidelias returns.
* Also from Jim Butcher, the ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' has the initial group that goes off StormingTheCastle at the climax: four men (Harry, Thomas, Sanya, Martin), four women (Murphy, Molly, Susan, Lea), and a dog (Mouse).
* Can't forget the mystery-solving siblings from ''Literature/TheBoxcarChildren''. There's Violet and Jessie, and then there's Henry and Benny.

* Up until the story ''The Nightmare Man'' at the beginning of series 4, ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''' team consisted of two boys (Luke and Clyde), and two girls (Maria and Sarah Jane, later Rani and Sarah Jane).
* When there are four people in the TARDIS on ''Series/DoctorWho'' (something that's usually avoided because of how hard it is for the writers to find something for all those characters to ''do'') the numbers tend to fall out like this:
** First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan
** First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki
** Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric
** (Briefly) Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Turlough
** It could be argued that the Eleventh Doctor, Amy, Rory and River also qualify.
** Also, it's very common for the male Doctor to have a female OnlyFriend travelling with him.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has three boys (Ross, Chandler and Joey) and three girls (Monica, Rachel and Phoebe).
* ''Series/HappyEndings'': Three boys (Dave, Max, Brad), three girls (Jane, Alex, Penny).
* ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'' - The titular family has two males (Jed and Jethro) and two females (Granny and Elly). Additional regular characters include two males (Milburn and Sonny Drysdale) and two females (Margaret Drysdale and Jane Hathaway).
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' - Not counting the housekeeper, the titular family consists of one father with three boys and one mother with three daughters.
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' - The immediate family consists of one father (Gomez), one son (Pugsley), one mother (Morticia) and one daughter (Wednesday). Extended family includes Uncle Fester and Grandmama.
** Though it gets unbalanced if you count Lurch in.
* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'': Sam and Carly are the women, Spencer and Freddie are the men, thrown off-balance when Gibby joins the main cast.
* ''Series/AustinAndAlly'': Dez and Austin match with Trish and Ally.
* ''Series/TheNanny'' - The Sheffield household has three males (Maxwell and Brighton Sheffield, Niles the butler) and three females (Fran Fine, Maggie and Gracie Sheffield).
* ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' - Three boys (Steve, Patrick and Jeff) and three girls (Sally, Susan and Jane). This was enough to get it described constantly as the TransatlanticEquivalent of ''{{Friends}}'', though that's a gross oversimplification.
* A number of {{Edutainment}} shows enforce this.
* ''Series/TheFreshBeatBand'''s Marina, Kiki, Twist, and Shout.
* Though the group's composition is constantly in flux (often as a plot point), the titular Glee club of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' spends most of it's time in an even 6/6 split between the boys and girls for season 1, and hovers around that number for most of season 2 as well.
* The pub gang is ''Series/MyMadFatDiary'' has 3 girls and 3 boys.
* The four main characters in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' are two boys (Arthur and Merlin) and two girls (Guinevere and Morgana). May not count for some considering the boys dominate most of the screentime, to the point where the girls are sometimes completely absent for certain episodes.
* The third generation of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' consists of four girls (Franky, Mini, Liv and Grace) and four guys (Rich, Nick, Alo and Matty) during season 5. It doesn't stick for season 6, though, in which Alex joins the main cast, but since Matty is absent for the whole season except the premiere and the finale it may count as well.
** The first generation had more guys on the first season, but the inclusion of "Sketch" in the second evened the things into this trope: 5 guys (Tony, Sid, Chris, Anwar and Maxxie) and 5 girls (Michelle, Cassie, Effy, Jal and Sketch). The second generation, however, was predominantly-female, with 4 guys (Freddie, Thomas, Cook and JJ) and 5 girls (Pandora, Effy, Katie, Emily and Naomi).
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had this during season 2 and the beginning of season 5 (up until [[PutOnABus Riley left]], at which point the show returned to being predominantly female). Season 4 can also count; while only Buffy and Willow were listed in the main credits, the other four starring roles being male, Anya and Tara [[FakeGuestStar appeared in so many episodes and were so closely tied to the core cast of Scoobies]] that counting them balances things out.
* ''Series/{{Suits}}'' has a gender equal ensemble. The 6 main characters are all equal gender wise, Harvey Specter, Mike Ross and Louis Litt for the boys and Rachel Zane, Donna Paulsen and Jessica Pearson for the girls.
* 'During season 3 of ''Series/WhiteCollar'', the main cast consisted of three men (Neal, Peter and Mozzie) and three women (Elizabeth, Diana and Sara). However, the fourth season breaks this by having Clinton Jones [[PromotionToOpeningTitles join the main cast]] and have Sara DemotedToExtra.
* Throughout it's first eight seasons ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has had three boys (Ted, Marshall, and Barney), and only two girls (Robin and Lily). However, as of the ninth and final season it becomes gender equal when Cristin Milioti joins the main cast as the [[spoiler: ''[[TheReveal finally revealed mother]]'']], ''[[NoNameGiven her actual name still remains a mystery]]''.
* ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' has three girls (Sonny, Tawni, and Zora) and three boys (Rico, Grady, and Chad).
* "Series/ANTFarm" has three girls (Chyna, Olive, and Lexi) and three boys (Fletcher, Cameron, and Angus). Subverted in that Cameron and Angus were never in the main cast at the same time.
* "Series/DogWithABlog" gives us Avery, Chloe, and Ellen on the female side, and Tyler, Bennett, and, err.....Stan on the male side.
* TheTeam in ''Series/AgentsOfShield'' is composed of the male Phil Coulson, Grant Ward, and Leo Fitz, and the female [[OnlyOneName Skye]], Melinda May, and Jemma Simmons. It's also distributed so that there is at least one male and one female for both brains (Fitz, Skye, and Simmons) and brawn (Coulson, Ward, and May).
* The kids on ''Series/SavedByTheBell.'' Zack, Slater, and Screech complement Kelly, Jessie, and Lisa. The entire main cast is thrown off balance due to Max & Mr. Belding.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Alex, Harper, and Teresa for the females; Justin, Max, and Jerry for the males.
* ''Series/{{Sense8}}'': The titular sensates: four women (Sun, Kala, Riley, and Nomi [[note]] who is trans [[/note]]), four men (Will, Wolfgang, Capheus, Lito).

* {{ABBA}}, whose name was based around the fact they had two girls beginning with A and two men beginning with B.
* Music/TheB52s, after Ricky Wilson died.
* Music/AceOfBase (when both Linn and Jenny, in the bulk of their time, or Clara and Julia, afterward, were present)
* Music/{{Ladytron}}, in what's turned out to be a LongRunnerLineup
* Music/MyBloodyValentine
* Music/{{Skillet}}

* ''Theatre/OnTheTown'' - Three boys (Gabey, Chip and Ozzie) and three girls (Ivy, Hildy and Claire).
* ''Theatre/{{Godspell}}'' is originally scripted to have this (five boys and five girls), but due to the show's flexibility, it can vary wildly.
* Jason Robert Brown seems to enjoy this trope. ''SongsForANewWorld'' has a cast of two men and two women, spread evenly amongst the VoiceTypes, while ''TheLastFiveYears'' has ''a'' man and woman as its cast. ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}'' breaks the mold, though it's sort of required to due to its ArcNumber.
* ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' is a drama involving an old married couple (George and Martha) and a younger one (Nick and Honey).

* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'' has Tatsuya, Eikichi, and Jun, then Maya, Lisa, and Yukino.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has this as of FES. Male MC, Junpei, Akihiko, Shinjiro, Ken, and Koromaru, then [=FeMC=], Yukari, Mitsuru, Fuuka, Aigis, and Metis.
* Even ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has this. [[spoiler: There's Protag, Yosuke, Kanji, and Teddie, then there's Chie, Yukiko, Rise, and Naoto.]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' - The main party consists of three guys (Squall, Zell, Irvine) and three girls (Rinoa, Quistis, Selphie). However, of the assorted {{Guest Star Party Member}}s, four are male (Seifer, Laguna, Kiros, Ward) and only one is female (Matron).
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' counts only if [[AmbiguousGender Quina]] is considered female, putting her alongside Garnet, Freya and Eiko opposite Zidane, Vivi, Steiner and Amarant.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' - three males (Vaan, Balthier, Basch) and three females (Ashe, Fran, Penelo) make up the main party. All Guest Star Party Members are male this time.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' - 3 main females (Vanille, Lightning and Fang) and 3 main males (Sazh, Snow and Hope).
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'' - 7 main females (Rem, Deuce, Cater, Cinque, Sice, Seven and Queen) and 7 main males (Machina, Ace, Trey, Eight, Nine, Jack and King).
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Pilotwings}} Pilotwings 64]]'' has three male pilots (Lark, Goose, Hawk) and three female pilots (Kiwi, Ibis, Robin).
* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series is big on this:
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has four female Companions (Morrigan, Leliana, Wynne, and [[spoiler:Shale]]) and four male (Alistair [[spoiler:who is optionally replaced by Teyrn Loghain]], Sten, Zevran, and Oghren). And a (male) [[NonHumanSidekick dog]]. However, you don't have to recruit ''all'' of them, and depending on whether you view [[FeaturelessProtagonist the Warden]] as a ensemble member, the balance can be tipped to either side.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' has Mhairi/Sigrun/Velanna for the female side and Anders/Oghren/Nathaniel for the males, though [[spoiler:Mhairi doesn't survive her Joining in the beginning of the game]]. Further skewing the balance is the fact that the genderless Spirit of Justice possesses a male corpse. Other standalone DLC campaigns, however, are skewed to the male side heavily, ranging from one to no female companions (though in the one with none, the PC is a girl).
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' follows the suit with four females (Bethany, Aveline, Merrill, Isabela) and four males (Carver, Varric, Anders, Fenris). However, Bethany and Carver are MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers and the {{DLC}}-only male Companion Sebastian can either restore the gender parity or skew it even further. The same {{AFGNCAAP}} disclaimer applies about the PlayerCharacter.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' is the first main game to avert this trope in the PlayerParty, which has twice as many males (Varric, Cole, Solas, the Iron Bull, Dorian, and Blackwall) as females (Vivienne, Cassandra, and Sera). The balance is slightly improved with the addition of the three Advisers, one male (Cullen) and two female (Leliana and Josephine), to the Inquisition's inner circle, but it's still skewed towards the male side.
* ZigZagged in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series:
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' had three female squad members (Ashley, Tali, Liara) and three males (Kaidan, Garrus, and Wrex), though [[spoiler:Kaidan and Ashley become MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers after a certain mission]].
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is technically even, but at any given time will lean towards the male side as two of the female party members, [[spoiler: Samara and Morinth]], are mutually exclusive, and Legion is genderless.
** If you have the full party in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', then you can have Garrus/James/Kaidan as your male squadmates and Liara/Tali/[[spoiler:EDI]] as your female squadmates. There is also a male DLC character called Javik who can tip the balance. However, he can also restore it, depending on how you see it, with males as Garrus/James/Javik and females as Liara/Tali/Ashley, with [[spoiler: EDI as genderless]].
** And through it all is PlayerCharacter Commander Shepard, whose gender is chosen by the player. Again, depending on whether you consider Shepard a party member, his/her presence can both re-balance or unbalance the ratios--or do both during the same game!, since PlotlineDeath is a thing that happens in this franchise.
* Both ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' games, depending on player choices (and ignoring the droids, who all have male personalities):
** In the first, with a female PlayerCharacter, there are four males (Carth, Zaalbar, Canderous, and Jolee) and four females (the PlayerCharacter, Mission, Bastila, and Juhani).
** In the second, if the player character is light sided on Nar Shaddaa (and thus gets Mira instead of Hanharr), the party again has four males (Atton, Bao-Dur, Mandalore, and Disciple or [[PlayerCharacter the Exile]]) and four females (Kreia, Mira, Visas, and Handmaiden or [[PlayerCharacter the Exile]]).
* The Kazama Family in ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' is made up of five girls, four boys and a robot who is treated like a male. Later, another guy joins the team, making it an actual one of these. Conveniently enough, around this time, the robot gains a female form and freely switches between being male and female from that point forward.
* Both ''BatenKaitos'' games. The first has 3 males and 3 females, while the 2nd has 1 male, 1 female and 1 Guillo ( a {{Hermaphrodite}} PerversePuppet {{Golem}} that uses VoiceOfTheLegion, giving "it" both a male and female voice actor).
* ''VideoGame/ChaosRings'' and ''[[VideoGame/ChaosRingsOmega Chaos Rings Ω]]'' - The Agent summons four or five couples, each of which are a man and a woman.
* ''VideoGame/WildARMs2'' has three male playable characters (Ashley, Brad, and Tim) and three females (Lilka, Kanon, and Marivel).
* ''VideoGame/WildARMsXF'': [[GirlsWithGuns Clarissa]] and [[TheLancer Felius]]; [[FragileSpeedster Levin]] and [[SquishyWizard Labrynthia]]; [[LadyOfWar Alexia]] and [[LightningBruiser Ragnar]]. Oh, and [[BigFriendlyDog Tony]].
* In ''MagnaCarta2'', Juto/Crocell/Argo are your male party members, whilst Zephie/Rue/Celestine are your females.
* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' has Cress, Chester and Claus on the male side of the team while Mint, Arche and Suzu are on the female side, with Suzu being only recruitable in the remakes (and even then, she's {{optional|PartyMember}}). Narikiri Dungeon X tipped the balance onto the female side with the inclusion of Rondoline.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'': Stahn/Leon/Woodrow/Johnny/Kongman and Rutee/Mary/Philia/Chelsea/Lilith. (Though Lilith was removed in the North American version)
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'': Kyle/Loni/Judas and Reala/Nanaly/Harold.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': Luke/Guy/Jade and Tear/Natalia/Anise.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has Yuri/Raven/Karol as the males and Estelle/Judith/Rita as the females. And a [[TeamPet male dog.]]
*** As of the UpdatedRerelease it's:Yuri/Raven/Karol/Flynn for the guys and Estelle/Judith/Rita/Patty for the ladies. [[AndZoidberg and Repede.]]
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has Jude/Alvin/Rowen and Milla/Elise/Leia.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'': Senel/Moses/Jay/Will and Shirley/Norma/Chloe/Grune.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': Lloyd/Genis/Zelos [[OptionalPartyMember (or Kratos if you prefer)]]/Regal and Colette/Presea/Sheena/Raine
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'': Reid/Keele/Max and Farah/Meredy/Chat. Oh, and [[TeamPet Quickie]]
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' has Shing/Hisui/Kunzite (male) and Kohaku/Innes/Beryl (female)
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' gives us Asbel/Hubert/Malik on the male side and Sophie/Cheria/Pascal on the female side. ''f'' tips the balance however, and adds Richard.
* ''VideoGame/TheClueFinders'' series has two girls (Joni and Leslie) and two boys (Santiago and Owen). Plus a talking, flying computer.
* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' starts out with 16 students - eight male, eight female. There are also two mascots: Monokuma (male) and Monomi (female). The first game, ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', [[spoiler: also starts with eight male and eight female students, and ends with six survivors - three male, three female.]]
* The complete PlayerParty in ''VideoGame/BreathOfDeathVII'' consists of 2 guys (Dem and Erik) and 2 girls (Sara and Lita).
* While the player characters of the ''Videogame/{{Borderlands}}'' series generally consists of three guys and a girl (not counting DLC characters), ''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' has two females (Athena and Nisha) and two males (Wilhelm and Claptrap). Granted, one of them is a robot but is generally addressed as male. The [=DLCs=] add a male and female (Jack Body Double and Aurelia), maintaining the pattern.
* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' has Tiz and Ringabel for the males, and Agnes and Edea for the females.
* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'' exhibits this in the final party lineup (Ivy, [[spoiler:Lief]], [[spoiler:Gainer]], and [[spoiler:Yvette]]) as well as the Silver Spring city council. However, this is averted with the villains, who are all male.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has Crono, Frog, and Robo for males, and Marle, Lucca, and Ayla for females. This has the potential to be offset by player actions later in the game: [[spoiler:depending on whether or not the player [[BackFromTheDead revives Crono]], whether or not [[OptionalPartyMember Magus joins the party]], and whether or not the player finishes Robo's SideQuest, the player can have anywhere from 1 to 4 male party members.]]

* Most of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s [[GeodesicCast sets of characters]] are gender-equal, with the exceptions of the all-male Midnight Crew and [[TheSmurfettePrinciple almost]] all-male Felt:
** The four initial protagonists are two boys (John and Dave) and two girls (Rose and Jade).
** The trolls follow the same pattern, with six girls (Terezi, Vriska, Kanaya, Aradia, Feferi, and Nepeta) and six boys (Karkat, Tavros, Gamzee, Equius, Sollux, and Eridan). Even after the cast is thinned a bit in Act 5, the gender balance remains.
** The human session's exiles consist of two male Dersites (WV and AR) and two female Prospitians (PM and WQ), [[spoiler:although the White King - a male Prospitian - briefly joins them, unbalancing the gender ratio for about ten seconds before Jack Noir chops his head off.]]
** The kids' guardians also fit if you treat Nanna as John's guardian instead of Dad Egbert.
** The Sprites for the original kids are also balanced, with 2 male (Jaspersprite and Davesprite) and 2 female (Nannasprite and [[spoiler: Jadesprite]]).
** In the [[spoiler:post-scratch universe]], there are also two girls ([[spoiler:Jane and Roxy]]) and two boys([[spoiler:Jake and Dirk]]), as is to be expected considering that [[spoiler:they are teenage versions of the pre-scratch kids' guardians]].
** The [[spoiler:pre-scratch trolls]] are gender-balanced by the same principle.
** Finally, of the two [[spoiler:cherubs]], one ([[spoiler:Calliope]]) is female, and the other ([[spoiler:Caliborn]]) is male, [[spoiler:even though they happen to share a body]].
* ''Webcomic/ThePlayersGuideToSISU'' - Three female [[PlayerCharacter PCs]], three male [[PlayerCharacter PCs]]. And on top of that, three female players, three male players.
* The main four characters in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure.''
* The main four characters in ''Webcomic/MonsterPulse''. SHELL operates on TheSmurfettePrinciple, however, with only one major female character in the group.

* In ''WebVideo/ChroniclesOfSyntax'', the main four Junkyard Dogs are Fenway and Shia (female) and Hemlock and Chell (male).
* ''TheGuild'' - The Knights of Good consist of three women (Codex, Clara and Tinkerballa) and three men (Vork, Bladzz and Zaboo).
* Team JNPR, the deuteragonists of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', has 2 males ([[TookALevelInBadass Jaune Arc]] and [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder Lie Ren]]) and 2 females ([[PintsizedPowerhouse Nora Valkyrie]] and [[TheAce Pyrrha Nikos]]).

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' - Three boys (Jonesy, Jude and Wyatt) and three girls (Nikki, Jen and Caitlin).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'', if you don't count Ms. Frizzle, has four boys and four girls.
* The regular contestants of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' are split amongst eleven boys and eleven girls in the first season. As of season 5, there have been 19 male and 19 female contestants on the show at some point in time.
** In season three, Team Victory is initially made up of three guys and three girls. In contrast, the other teams had TheSmurfettePrinciple and TheOneGuy, respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' - two males (Mr. Incredible and Dash) and two females (Elastigirl and Violet). Technically, Jack-Jack unbalances this but he's not in most of the movie so it counts. If you include non-primary characters you have: Jack-Jack, Frozone, and Syndrome as well as Edna, Mirage, and Kari.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'': Two boys (Fred and Shaggy), two girls (Daphne and Velma) and one dog (Scooby Doo).
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' started off with Katara being [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only girl]] for two boys (Aang and Sokka),but then Toph joined the team. It balances out again when Zuko and Suki join the group.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' also does this now that [[BadassNormal Asami]] is part of the team of [[KungFuJesus Korra]] (originally the one girl of the FreudianTrio), [[PlayingWithFire Mako]] and [[DishingOutDirt Bolin]]. One could also count [[BlowYouAway Tenzin]] and [[DaChief Lin]] and [[TeamPet Naga and Pabu]] without upseting the balance.
* ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies'', barring the [[CoolTeacher teacher]] and the [[TeamPet dog]], has three guys (Gil, Goby, and Nonny) and three girls (Molly, Deema, and Oona)
* Terra's short tenure in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' caused the team to be this: her, Starfire and Raven on the girl's side, and Robin, Beast Boy and Cyborg as the guys.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' ends season one with four guys and four girls, thanks to adding several {{Affirmative Action Girl}}s since its all-male premiere.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' and ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' have this, if we discount Professor X and consider only the field team: the first show had four females (Jean, Jubilee, Rogue and Storm) and four males (Cyclops, Wolverine, Beast and Gambit). ''Evolution'' also had four females (Jean, Shadowcat, Rogue and Storm) and four males (Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Spyke and Wolverine).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'' - most of the episodes in the first season and all of them in the second season feature two boys (Wicket and Teebo) and two girls (Kneesaa and Latara).
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' - two males (Dexter and Dad) and two females (Dee Dee and Mom).