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* ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'':
** The four main characters of the original franchise have a bit-beast that corresponds to one of the four gods. They're even referenced sometimes as the four holy beasts, therefore ranking them higher than all the other bit-beasts in the series. A yellow dragon eventually shows up in the third series.
** Their villainous expies in ''Anime/MetalFightBeybladeZeroG'' also use beys based on this motif, but it's a little more blatant.

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* ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'':
''Franchise/{{Beyblade}}'':
** The four main characters of the original franchise ''Anime/BakutenShootBeyblade'' each have a bit-beast that corresponds to one of the four gods. They're even referenced sometimes as the four holy beasts, therefore ranking them higher than all the other bit-beasts in the series. A yellow dragon eventually shows blader wielding the Yellow Dragon joins up in the third series.
** Their villainous expies in ''Anime/MetalFightBeybladeZeroG'' also use beys based on this motif, but it's although there are two differences. For one, while the Suzaku expy is still a little more blatant.firebird, its name is Garudas, which invokes the bird deity Garuda. For two, the Yellow Dragon is replaced by a Yellow Kirin.


** The four main characters of the original anime have a bitbeast that corresponds to one of the four gods. They're even referenced sometimes as the four holy beasts, therefore ranking them higher than all the other bitbeasts in the series. A yellow dragon eventually shows up in the third series.
** Their villainous expies in ''Anime/BeybladeZeroG'' also use beys based on this motif, but it's a little more blatant.

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** The four main characters of the original anime franchise have a bitbeast bit-beast that corresponds to one of the four gods. They're even referenced sometimes as the four holy beasts, therefore ranking them higher than all the other bitbeasts bit-beasts in the series. A yellow dragon eventually shows up in the third series.
** Their villainous expies in ''Anime/BeybladeZeroG'' ''Anime/MetalFightBeybladeZeroG'' also use beys based on this motif, but it's a little more blatant.



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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel III'' and ''IV'' has Rean invoking the names of "Kōryu" and "Genbu" when he's using his critical hit rate brave order and his improved defense brave order respectively despite the fact that Zemuria only has one goddess.


* The Tezcatlipocas of Myth/AztecMythology are a very similar concept, being color coded gods associated with the directions. There's the Black Tezcatlipoca to the north associated with jaguars, the White Tezcatlipoca (better known as Quetzalcoatl) to the west associated with snakes, the Blue Tezcatlipoca (Huitzilopochtli) to the south associated with hummingbirds and the Yellow or Red Tezcatlipoca (Xipe Totec) to the east associated with corn.

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* The Tezcatlipocas of Myth/AztecMythology are a very similar concept, being color coded gods associated with the directions. There's the Black Tezcatlipoca to the north associated with jaguars, the White Tezcatlipoca (better known as Quetzalcoatl) to the west associated with snakes, the Blue Tezcatlipoca (Huitzilopochtli) to the south associated with hummingbirds and the Yellow or Red Tezcatlipoca (Xipe Totec) to the east associated with corn.human (flayed skin).

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* The Tezcatlipocas of Myth/AztecMythology are a very similar concept, being color coded gods associated with the directions. There's the Black Tezcatlipoca to the north associated with jaguars, the White Tezcatlipoca (better known as Quetzalcoatl) to the west associated with snakes, the Blue Tezcatlipoca (Huitzilopochtli) to the south associated with hummingbirds and the Yellow or Red Tezcatlipoca (Xipe Totec) to the east associated with corn.



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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance3TheBlackOrder'', Kingpin's Japanese-themed stronghold has a couple of puzzles in which statues of the Four Gods must be pushed around and placed upon their respective colored pads in order to unlock doors. If you have Iron Fist in your team on the first one (he is unlocked shortly before that), he recognizes each of them as you interact with each statue.


* In ''WesternAnimation./KungFuPandaPawsOfDestiny'', there was once a legendary group of kung-fu warriors called the Four Constellations, comprising Blue Dragon, Red Phoenix, White Tiger and Black Tortoise. The current Four Constellations (all panda cubs) each have a chi power acquired from their predecessor.

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* In ''WesternAnimation./KungFuPandaPawsOfDestiny'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaThePawsOfDestiny'', there was once a legendary group of kung-fu warriors called the Four Constellations, comprising Blue Dragon, Red Phoenix, White Tiger and Black Tortoise. The current Four Constellations (all panda cubs) each have a chi power acquired from their predecessor.predecessor.
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* In ''WesternAnimation./KungFuPandaPawsOfDestiny'', there was once a legendary group of kung-fu warriors called the Four Constellations, comprising Blue Dragon, Red Phoenix, White Tiger and Black Tortoise. The current Four Constellations (all panda cubs) each have a chi power acquired from their predecessor.



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* The siege of Anegawa in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara 2'' has you besieging 4 strongholds surrounding the main keep in order to reach [[DualBoss Nagamasa and Oichi]], and said Strongholds are named after the 4 Gods (though reversed on the map so that Genbu is in the south and Seiryuu on the left), each with an appropriate look: Seiryuu is surrounded by a water moat and full of respawning lancers, Suzaku has huge bonfires and archers with fire arrows, Byakko is the least defended but garrisoned with many GiantMook enemies, and Genbu is bigger and protected by the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Gohonyari]].

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* The Four Beasts are instrumental to the plot of ''Anime/MaryuuSenki'', as well as reinarnated in the four main characters.


* In ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'', Kevin's has a technique (and associated gear) corresponding to one of the Four Gods for each possible final class. Namely, Seiryuu Death Fist, Suzaku Sky Dance, Byakko Shock Wave, and Genbu 100 Kick.

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* In ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'', Kevin's ''VideoGame/TrialsOfMana'', Kevin has a technique (and associated gear) corresponding to one of the Four Gods for each possible final class. Namely, Seiryuu Death Fist, Suzaku Sky Dance, Byakko Shock Wave, and Genbu 100 Kick.


* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a similar setup with Gaia's Elemental Dragons, with the main difference being that [[CaptainObvious all five are dragons]]; Mela (Blue, North, Air), Daana'd (Black, West, Water), Hesiesh (Red, South, Fire), Sextes Jylis (Green, East, Wood) and Pasiap (White, Center, Earth). Also, the four guardians at the shine of the Cup of Fire (aka, the Aidenweiss) are carvings of a coiled blue serpent facing east (Cherulong), a vermillion swallow facing south (Jujak), a white tiger facing west (Bayrakan) and a black tortoise facing north (Hymonmu). They come to life if the Aidenweiss is touched without permission, or if a creature of darkness even sets foot there.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a similar setup with Gaia's Elemental Dragons, with the main difference being that [[CaptainObvious all five are dragons]]; dragons; Mela (Blue, North, Air), Daana'd (Black, West, Water), Hesiesh (Red, South, Fire), Sextes Jylis (Green, East, Wood) and Pasiap (White, Center, Earth). Also, the four guardians at the shine of the Cup of Fire (aka, the Aidenweiss) are carvings of a coiled blue serpent facing east (Cherulong), a vermillion swallow facing south (Jujak), a white tiger facing west (Bayrakan) and a black tortoise facing north (Hymonmu). They come to life if the Aidenweiss is touched without permission, or if a creature of darkness even sets foot there.



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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Ho-Oh is a phoneix pokemon based off the Vermillion Bird.


* The eighth Music/{{Tsukiuta}} stage play is the Empires AU, a SpaceOpera setting with four fleets based on these.

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* The eighth Music/{{Tsukiuta}} stage play [[{{Theatre/Tsukiuta}} Tsukino Empire - Unleash your mind -]] is the Empires AU, about soldiers in a SpaceOpera setting setting, fighting aliens with four fleets BondCreatures, the most powerful of which are based on these.these. Hajime and Prince Shun are the only ones who can bond with Genbu and Byakko, respectively, and that's only because [[spoiler: they aren't human either]].


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* Báihǔ in particular plays a BigGood in the Literature/BreakingTheWall trilogy, though the other three make at least token appearances.
* All four animals are referenced in TheJoyLuckClub.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Báihǔ in particular plays a BigGood in the Literature/BreakingTheWall trilogy, though the other three make at least token appearances.
* All four animals are referenced in TheJoyLuckClub.
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