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The Five-Man Band is a group of characters whose members fall into archetypes which all complement one another. They are a very specific team with skills that contribute to the group in a unique way. Here are some places where the trope occurs in fanfic.

A Cure for Love: The new Kira taskforce falls into this, though they have yet to get along or get anything done.

The LeaderL
The LancerAizawa
The Big GuyMello
The Smart GuyNear
The ChickMatsuda
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Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way vs. Canon

The LeaderOctober Maynard
The LancerBrandon Freeman
The Big GuyCharlie Duncan
The Smart GuyGigi Monroe
The ChickAphrodite Adams
Sixth RangerMissy (It turns out she's working for the Big Bad.)

Futari Wa Pretty Cure Blue Moon

The LeaderAsa/Cure Sunday
The LancerYoko/Cure Night
The Big GuyHoshi
The Smart GuyYukari (although her interest in shopping and fashion put her in The Chick slot, too. Before Mia left, she was also the Alpha Bitch.)
The ChickMia (Yukari fits the role, too.)
Team PetStarry
Mentor MascotsSunbi and Moonla

Pokemon Battle

The LeaderVaporeon
The Big GuyFlareon
The Smart GuyUmbreon
The LancerJolteon
The ChickEspeon

Pretty Cure Perfume Preppy

The LeaderChloe/Cure Rosa
The LancerAyameko/Cure Jasmine
The Big GuyIkuko/Cure Cardamomo
The Smart GuyHanae/Cure Tangerine
The ChickChiara/Cure Vanilla
Team Pets/Mentor MascotsLavvie and Lotus
Sixth RangerPittan (at least to the mascots)
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A Rose And A Thorn 4: Sonic the Hedgehog

The LeaderProject: Mirage
The Big GuyProject: Midnight (Unusually for a Big Guy, he has the importance of The Lancer, and gets the above heroine.)
The Smart GuyAshura (He is the green glitch from Sonic 1, and fills this role despite that fact that he is incredibly evil and the resident villain.)
The LancerProject: Shadow (Shadow the Hedgehog before the angst-job)
The ChickProject: Sonic Speed (Sonic the Hedgehog before he turned blue)
Team PetThe Gizoid (the one from Sonic Battle)


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