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  • The two main protagonists of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue fit this trope.
    • Ragna the Bloodedge (sanguine), Sol Badguy (choleric), Jin Kisaragi (melancholic), and Ky Kiske (phlegmatic).
  • The four main protagonists of the Ace Attorney series can be considered this, particularly in the final episode of Spirit of Justice, where they all team up. Phoenix Wright is phlegmatic (relatively laid-back and easygoing, often takes abuse from annoying witnesses without retaliating, but is also very selfless and kindhearted); Miles Edgeworth is melancholic (reserved, rational, values finding the truth above all else); Apollo Justice is choleric (Hot-Blooded, passionate, never gives up); Athena Cykes is sanguine (enthusiastic and optimistic).
  • Angry Birds includes the following birds:
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    • Bomb Bird (choleric)
    • Red Bird (melancholic)
    • Matilda Bird (phlegmatic)
    • Chuck Bird (sanguine)
  • Animal Crossing: The Villagers' personalities:
    • Sanguine: Jock (Male)/Peppy (Female)
    • Phlegmatic: Lazy (Male)/Normal (Female)
    • Chloeric: Cranky (Male)/Snooty (Female)
    • Melancholic: Smug (Male)/Uchi (Female)
  • Assassin's Creed: The protagonists of the five first games:
    • Altair: Melancholic (He is an introverted perfectionist who upgraded the Assassin's techniques).
    • Ezio: Choleric (The passionate maverick who rose to be the de facto leader of the Assassins).
    • Connor: Phlegmatic (The Nice Guy).
    • Edward: Eclectic.
    • Arno: Sanguine (The cheerful maverick who was more devoted to Elise than the Assassins Order).
      • Additional playable characters: Haytham (choleric), Aveline (phlegmatic), Adelwale (melancholic), Shay (eclectic), Jack The Ripper (sanguine).
  • The four spirits of the Book of Prophecy in Avalon Code can be identified as this: Rempo (choleric), Ur (melancholic), Neaki (phlegmatic), and Mieli (sanguine).
  • Baldurs Gate 2: your party in the initial dungeon.
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    • Sanguine: the cheerful, light-hearted, impulsive Imoen.
    • Choleric: the hot-headed, highly motivated, rage-harnessing Large Ham Minsc.
    • Melancholic: the cautious, sarcastic, grieving widow Jaheira.
    • Phlegmatic: the easy-going yet reserved Yoshimo.
  • In Blaze Union, the first five party members: Garlot (choleric), Jenon (melancholic), Medoute (phlegmatic), Siskier (sanguine), and Aegina (eclectic). And after the party dynamics suffer an upheaval, things shake down like so: Gulcasa and Leon (choleric), Nessiah (melancholic), Baldus (phlegmatic), Emilia (sanguine), and Aegina is... still eclectic.
  • Camp Buddy: Keitaro's potential love interests; Hiro (Sanguine), Yoichi (Choleric), Hunter (Melancholic), and Natsumi (Phlegmatic).
  • Catherine, in terms of Vincent and his three bros that he hangs out with at the Stray Sheep. Orlando (choleric), Jonny (melancholic), Vincent (phlegmatic), and Toby (sanguine).
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  • The Colour Tuesday: Alex is the hotheaded driver of the story (choleric). Kyle is the determined and selfless (melancholic). Bella is a slightly airy Cloudcuckoolander (sanguine). Chadd, the last permanent cast member, is a born follower (phlegmatic).
  • The Napoli Family in Delicious: Emily (melancholic), Evelyn (choleric), Edward (phlegmatic), and Angela (sanguine).
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze includes the four Kongs:
    • Donkey Kong (melancholic)
    • Diddy Kong (sanguine)
    • Dixie Kong (phlegmatic)
    • Cranky Kong (choleric)
  • The Love Interests in Dragon Age II: Isabela (sanguine), Merrill (choleric), Anders (melancholic), Fenris (phlegmatic with a dash of melancholic).
  • The party in Dragon Quest VIII: Hero (phlegmatic), Yangus (sanguine), Angelo (melancholic), and Jessica (choleric).
  • The four playable characters of Drakengard, though at times they muddle about with their humors, tend to fall into distinct ones: Arioch (sanguine), Caim (choleric), Leonard (melancholic), and Seere (phlegmatic).
  • The Chosen Four of EarthBound: Ness (choleric), Poo (melancholic), Jeff (phlegmatic), and Paula (sanguine).
  • In Eroge! Sex And Games Make Sexy Games, we have Nene (Sanguine), Iori (Plegmatic), Momoka (Melancholic), and Kisara (Choleric).
  • In ClockUp's Euphoria, we have Kanae (Melancholic), Rinne (Plegmatic), Rika (Sanguine), and Nemu (Choleric).
  • Fallout: New Vegas: NCR (Choleric), Caesar's Legion (Sanguine), Mr. House (Melancholic), Yes Man (Phlegmatic).
  • Fallout 4: Minutemen (Sanguine), Brotherhood of Steel (Choleric), Institute (Melancholic), Railroad (Phlegmatic)
    • Applies to the faction leaders too. Maxson is the driven hard charging choleric, Preston is the sociable sanguine, talking to everyone, Desdemona is the phlegmatic who acts as the Railroad's Team Mom, while Father is the cold logical melancholic.
  • Final Fantasy VI:
    • Melancholics: Celes, Shadow, and Cyan
    • Sanguines: Edgar, Relm, and Setzer
    • Cholerics: Locke, Mog, Sabin, and Kefka (with a bit of sanguine).
    • Phlegmatics: Terra, Leo, Gau, and Strago
  • Final Fantasy IX's first party: Steiner (choleric), Vivi (melancholic), Garnet (phlegmatic), and Zidane (sanguine).
  • Fire Emblem Awakening:
    • The first four party members:
  • Freedom Planet has this with the core cast.
    • Choleric: Lilac (the brave leader, loyal to her friends, and stubborn to a fault at times)
    • Sanguine: Carol (the cheerful joker, always full of energy, naive about a lot of things)
    • Phlegmatic: Milla (the shy but friendly supporter, always willing to lend a hand, but not as brave as her friends)
    • Melancholic: Torque (in the first game - the genius of the group, ready with what's necessary for the challenges ahead) and Neera (in the second - the reserved soldier, normally tolerates nothing less than order)
  • Front Mission: Canyon Crow and close allies:
    • Choleric: Alder and Gentz
    • Melancholic: Commander (Royd/Lloyd/custom name) and Dr. Brown (moral support only)
    • Phlegmatic: Paul and Yeehin
    • Sanguine: Frederick and Gregorio
    • Chol-mel: Natalie and Maury/Molly
    • Mel-phleg: Bobby and General Blakewood (moral support only)
    • Phleg-sang: Peewie, J.J., and Hans
    • Sang-chol: Keith and Porunga
    • Eclectic: R. Sakata, Yang (Meihua), and Ralph.
    • The unprincipled accomplice, plus Big Bad quartet (counting a Big Bad from USN scenario): repentant accomplice Reiji Sakata (phlegmatic), Driscoll (sanguine), mole genius Olson (choleric), Patrick Wingar (melancholic), and Koichi Sakata (eclectic).
  • Gears of War's Delta Squad are like that: Marcus Fenix (choleric), Damon Baird (melancholic), Dominic Santiago (phlegmatic), and Augustus Cole (sanguine).
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The four main characters fit: Brucie (choleric), Niko (melancholic), Little Jacob (phlegmatic), and Roman (sanguine).
  • Grand Theft Auto V: The Main Characters Epitomise all the Temperaments each. Trevor (choleric), Michael (melancholic), Franklin (phlegmatic), Lamar (sanguine) and Lester (eclectic).
  • The female leads of the visual novel G-Senjou no Maou are a picture-perfect example: Haru (choleric), Mizuha (melancholic), Tsubaki (phlegmatic), and Kanon (sanguine).
  • Heavy Rain: The four main playable characters.
    • Choleric: Scott Shelby
    • Melancholic: Norman Jayden
    • Phlegmatic: Ethan Mars
    • Sanguine: Madison Paige
  • Both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 usually star a three-man and one-woman band. In the first is Francis (choleric), Bill (melancholic), Louis (sanguine) and Zoey (phlegmatic). In the second is Coach, Nick, Ellis and Rochelle for the most part fill those roles respectively.
  • The four forms, or, more precisely, the people the transformation masks come from in Majora's Mask look to fall into this decently as well. Darmani is/was choleric; the Woobie-like Deku Kid is/was melancholic; Link, The Hero, gets to be phlegmatic; and Mikau is/was sanguine.
  • The Group from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess exhibits this: Auru (choleric), Shad (melancholic), Ashei (phlegmatic), Telma (sanguine) and Link (eclectic).
  • Due to the author being interested with the subject, MARDEK RPG does this. The author believes everyone has a primary and a secondary temperament, though. Perhaps the clearest ingame example is Legion: a construct created by an inventor. It was animated with dark magic, with the inventor saying the incantation - due to his stuttering, though, four souls entered the body instead of one - one for each temperament.
  • Mass Effect 2 has the starting four. Shepard (choleric), Miranda (melancholic), Jacob (phlegmatic), and Joker (sanguine).
  • Mass Effect and Mass Effect 3 squads are often comprised this way: Shepard and Javik(choleric), Garrus and Liara (melancholic) and Tali and EDI (phlegmatic). Likewise, James and Ashley (sanguine) and Kaiden (neutral phlegmatic).
    • The four council races also fall into these types. Humans are the impatient git'er'done cholerics, Turians are the rigid, structured melancholics, Asari are the diplomatic consensus seeking phlegmatics, while the Salarians are the always inventive, always curious sanguines.
  • Mega Man (Classic) series: Rock/Mega Man (phlegmatic), Proto Man/Blues (melancholic), Forte/Bass (choleric), Roll (sanguine), and Duo (eclectic).
    • The Robot Masters from Mega Man Powered Up: Cut Man and Fire Man (choleric), Ice Man and Time Man (melancholic), Guts Man and Elec Man (phlegmatic), and Bomb Man and Oil Man (sanguine).
    • The Robot Masters from Mega Man 11: Block Man and Blast Man (choleric), Fuse Man and Acid Man (melancholic), Tundra Man and Torch Man (phlegmatic), and Impact Man and Bounce Man (sanguine).
  • Mega Man Battle Network: Dex and his Navi GutsMan.EXE (choleric), Chaud and Glyde.EXE (melancholic), Mayl and MegaMan.EXE (phlegmatic), Yai and her Navi Roll.EXE (sanguine), and Lan (eclectic).
  • Mega Man X Maverick Hunters of X5 onward: The fast-action Anti-Hero Zero (choleric), the conscientious defender X (melancholic), the father-figure Signas (phlegmatic), the flamboyant Axl (sanguine), and Douglas (eclectic).
    • Lady reploids of X8: Alia (choleric), Palette (phlegmatic), and Layer (eclectic).
    • The lone X-hunter (in his own right), X2's X-Hunters, and the Big Bad Sigma: Vile (super choleric), Agile (melancholic), Serges (phlegmatic), Violen (sanguine), and Sigma (eclectic).
    • Capcom never made clear whether classic Rock/Mega Man is the same Mega Man as X. If they are the same, Mega Man underwent a major temperament change. note 
  • Mega Man Zero:
    • Combo Ensemble counting the Four Guardians and the data-storing boss: The leaderly and loyal Phantom (eclectic), the indeterrable and Trigger Happy Fefnir (chol-sang), the virtuous and serious Harpuia (mel-chol), the calm-but-playful Leviathan (phleg-mel), and the Gadfly Maha Ganeshariff (sang-phleg).
    • Other bosses in 1st game: Copy-X (chol-mel) note  and Herculious Anchortus (phleg-sang).
    • Bosses in 2nd game: fiery Phoenix Magnion (choleric), Hyleg Ourobockle and Poler Kamrous (melancholic), Burble Hekelot (phlegmatic), electric Panter Flauclaws and Elpizo (sanguine), and Kuwagust Anchus (eclectic).
      • X-Series enemies holographed by Phoenix Magnion in Zero 2: Vile (choleric), Agile (melancholic), Bit (phlegmatic), and Colonel (sanguine).
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption: Samus (eclectic), Rundas (choleric), Ghor (melancholic), Gandrayda (sanguine), and most other allies (phlegmatic).
  • The Dead Cell Unit in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty applies: Solidus Snake (choleric), Fortune (melancholic), Vamp (phlegmatic), Fatman (sanguine).
  • The Cobra Unit in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater applies: The Pain/The Fury (choleric), The Boss/The Sorrow (melancholic), The End (phlegmatic), The Fear (sanguine).
  • The Beauty and the Beast Unit in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots applies: Raging Raven (choleric), Crying Wolf (melancholic), Screaming Mantis (phlegmatic), and Laughing Octopus (sanguine).
  • The main members of Diamond Dogs in Metal Gear Solid V: Big Boss (aka Venom Snake) & Quiet (phlegmatic), Revolver Ocelot (melancholic), Kazuhira Miller (choleric), Paz (sanguine), Huey Emmerich (eclectic).
  • Mortal Kombat X: The second generation.
    • Sanguine: Cassie Cage (snarky, arrogant, carefree, and lacks authority)
    • Phlegmatic: Takeda Takahashi (kind, calm, diplomatic, and possesses a witty sense of humor)
    • Choleric: Kung Jin (insensitive, reckless, cynical, and constantly challenges Cassie's leadership)
    • Melancholic: Jacqui Briggs (loyal, serious, critical, and vengeful towards the likes of Ermac and Quan Chi)
  • Mother 3:
    • Sanguine: Boney (after all, he's a dog...)
    • Melancholic: Lucas
    • Choleric: Kumatora
    • Phlegmatic: Duster
  • Nazi Zombies: Tank (choleric), Takeo (melancholic), Nikolai (phlegmatic), and Richtofen (sanguine).
  • The main characters of New Danganronpa V3 can be considered this:
    • Kaede (choleric)
    • Shuichi (phlegmatic)
    • Kaito (sanguine)
    • Maki (melancholic)
  • NieR features has something of this as well. Nier (choleric), Emil (melancholic), Grimoire Weiss (phlegmatic), and Kaine (sanguine).
  • Among the main characters in Night in the Woods:
    • Sanguine: Gregg (optimistic, excitable, emotionally unstable and a reckless risk-taker).
    • Choleric: Mae (the leader of the group (whether the others agree with that or not), rebellious and hot-headed).
    • Melancholic: Bea (depressed, emotionally distant, hard working and intelligent).
    • Phlegmatic: Angus (kind, socially awkward and reserved to the point of appearing emotionless).
    • Eclectic: Germ (the only one who has no personal demons eating away at him; he even has a good family in the Weird Autumn Edition).
  • Nintendo Wars
    • The CO's from Yellow Comet certainly follow the temperaments, with the honorable and reckless Kanbei as the choleric, the strategist and serious Sonja as the melancholic, the eccentric yet calm and good natured Sensei as the Phlegmatic and the boisterous and fun Grimm as the sanguine.
  • In No, Thank You!!!, we have Haru (Sanguine), Hiroshi (Leukine), Ryu (Choleric), Kouichi (Melancholic), and Maki (Phlegmatic).
  • Onmyōji: The four protagonists until one of them defects: Seimei (melancholic - suffering Amnesiac Hero), Kagura (sanguine - typical child), Hiromasa (choleric - hot-blooded Challenge Seeker) and Yaobikuni (phlegmatic - nice White Magician Girl who is the traitor we were talking about).
  • Judging by their programmed natures, the ghosts from Pac-Man:
    • Choleric: Blinky (chases and ambushes)
    • Sanguine: Pinky(cocky, always chases)
    • Melancholic: Inky (cautious)
    • Phlegmatic: Clyde (indifferent and random)
  • Persona 3:
    • Male Party Members:
      • Sanguine: Junpei Iori. The immature, optimistic, and reckless Class Clown.
      • Choleric: Akihiko Sanada. Serious, determined, and somewhat aggressive.
      • Melancholic: Ken Amada. Mature, polite, and vengeful.
      • Phlegmatic: Makoto Yuki. Apathetic, quiet, and levelheaded.
    • Female Party Members:
      • Sanguine: Yukari Takeba. The cheerful Plucky Girl.
      • Choleric: Mitsuru Kirijo. The confident, strict Student Council President.
      • Melancholic: Aigis. Outwardly emotionless and socially awkward, but also caring and loyal.
      • Phlegmatic: Fuuka Yamagishi. Shy, kind, and very forgiving.
  • The main cast of Persona 4 fits this perfectly.
    • Male Party Members:
      • Sanguine: Teddie. Carefree, childish, and compassionate.
      • Choleric: Kanji Tatsumi. Decisive, easily angered, and impulsive.
      • Melancholic: Yu Narukami. The stoic, intelligent leader.
      • Phlegmatic: Yosuke Hanamura. Easily bored, perceptive, and something of a pushover.
    • Female Party Members:
      • Sanguine: Rise Kujikawa. Cocky, jovial, and kind.
      • Choleric: Chie Satonaka. Extroverted, temperamental, and outspoken.
      • Melancholic: Naoto Shirogane. Analytical, resolute, and self-conscious.
      • Phlegmatic: Yukiko Amagi. Courteous, dependable, and proper.
  • Persona 5
    • Male Party Members:
      • Sanguine: Morgana. Arrogant, snarky, and feisty.
      • Choleric: Ryuji Sakamoto. Proud, aggressive, and blunt.
      • Melancholic: Yusuke Kitagawa. Artistic, sensitive, and critical.
      • Phlegmatic: Ren Amamiya. Indifferent, teasing, and stubborn.
    • Females Party Members:
      • Sanguine: Ann Takamaki. Friendly, happy-go-lucky, and sympathetic.
      • Choleric: Makoto Niijima. Judgmental, irritable, and overbearing.
      • Melancholic: Futaba Sakura. Anxious, straightforward, and reclusive.
      • Phlegmatic: Haru Okumura. Gentle, benevolent, and reserved.
  • Intentionally invoked in Planescape: Torment. In the end game, you meet up with three copies of yourself, who are the good incarnation (melancholic), crazy incarnation (sanguine) and pragmatic incarnation (choleric). The character of the protagonist depends on how you've been playing him, but he does start out as phlegmatic.
  • The Elite Four from the Pokémon games:
    • Kanto: Lance (choleric), Agatha (melancholic), Bruno (phlegmatic), and Lorelei (sanguine).
    • Johto: Karen (choleric), Koga (melancholic), Bruno (phlegmatic), and Will (sanguine).
    • Hoenn: Sidney (choleric), Drake (melancholic), Glacia (phlegmatic), and Phoebe (sanguine).
    • Sinnoh: Flint (choleric), and Lucien (melancholic), Bertha (phlegmatic), and Aaron (sanguine).
    • Unova: Marshal (choleric), Caitlin (melancholic), Grimsley (phlegmatic), and Shauntal (sanguine).
    • Kalos: Wikstrom (choleric), Siebold (melancholic), Drasna (phlegmatic) and Malva (sanguine).
    • Alola: Hala (choleric), Kahili (melancholic), Olivia (phlegmatic) and Acerola (sanguine).
  • Each of the partner characters in the main entries of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon fit together as this:
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon has the four Guardian Deities of the Alola region:
    • Tapu Koko is curious, impulsive, short-tempered, quick to anger, and he is presented as the leader of the four (choleric)
    • Tapu Lele has the power to heal people and Pokémon, and appears to be innocent at first glance, but she is also unpredictable and can be destructive without realizing it (sanguine)
    • Tapu Bulu is not very fond of people and thus chooses to isolate himself from them (melancholic)
    • Tapu Fini is the most peaceful and relaxed of the four, and stays out of the affairs of people unless she is provoked (phlegmatic)
  • Psychonauts: Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp staff - Milla Vodello (sanguine), Morceau Oleander (choleric), Sasha Nein (melancholic), Ford Cruller (phlegmatic)
  • Punch-Out!!: In the Wii installment, the Minor Circuit have; Glass Joe (melancholic), Von Kaiser (choleric), Disco Kid (sanguine), and King Hippo (phlegmatic (until you knock his crown off)).
    • The Major Circuit in the same game have; Piston Hondo (choleric), Bear Hugger (sanguine), Great Tiger (phlegmatic), and Don Flamenco (melancholic).
    • And the World Circuit have; Bald Bull and Aran Ryan (choleric), Soda Popinski (phlegmatic), Super Macho Man (sanguine), Mr. Sandman (melancholic), and Donkey Kong (eclectic).
    • Also, in "Super Punch Out", the Special Circuit follows this trope, albeit a bit less straight; Narcis Prince (choleric), Hoy Quarlow (phlegmatic), Rick Bruiser (sanguine), and Nick Bruiser (melancholic).
  • Phil and his friends in Riddle School:
    • Phil (Choleric): The stalwart leader and brave puzzle-solver of his four friends.
    • Smiley (Sanguine): The optimistic token female who loves learning.
    • Zack (Melancholic): A boy who suffers from being constantly cold and later constantly hot and is rather apathetic.
    • Phred (Phlegmatic): Phil's best friend who is classified as being constantly bored and willing to do a little as possible.
  • In ClockUp's (yes, this trope is actually very common in Hentai games, too.) Sado★Bu!, we have Touko (Melancholic), Kotoha (Plegmatic), Kotori (Sanguine), and Iroha (Choleric).
  • The crew in Saints Row 2 match up with this perfectly:
    • Sanguine and choleric: Johnny Gat - he's happy when he's killing people or going to kill people.
    • Choleric and melancholic: The Boss, very much so, regardless of the voice you use - tends to explode when questioned or messed with.
    • Melancholic and phlegmatic: Pierce - humour involving him tends to make fun of his elaborate plans and high professional standards clashing with the extreme personalities of the rest of the group.
    • Phlegmatic and sanguine: Shaundi by far, what with being an archetypical laidback stoner.
    • Carlos is a mild eclectic.
  • While in Saints Row: The Third, the group shift in some unusual ways:
    • Shaundi shifts radically from eclectic to choleric, running on pure anger from start to finish.
    • Newcomer Oleg has some strong phlegmatic and eclectic elements, but is mostly melancholic, becoming the key planner and thinker of the group.
    • The Boss is left, oddly enough, as the phlegmatic one; unlike in Saints Row 2, The Boss spends much more of the game haplessly reacting to the wild fortunes of fate thrown around him or her.
    • Pierce has become significantly more sanguine, a happy-go-lucky gladhander.
  • Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall has this among your team members:
  • Shantae and her friends & family fit these categories well:
    • Sanguine: Rottytops - bright and cheerful, silly and naive at times
    • Choleric: Sky - loyal and brave, yet not as tolerant as her friends
    • Melancholic: Bolo - unlucky most of the time, but more capable than he lets on
    • Phlegmatic: Mimic - a more reserved and calmer Big Fun; kind and supportive, but usually plays a passive role
    • Eclectic: Shantae herself - more reserved than Rotty, but more cheerful and outgoing compared to Sky or Bolo
  • Silent Hill's first heroes: Heather (choleric), James (melancholic), Henry (phlegmatic), and Harry (sanguine).
  • The main characters of Sly Cooper
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • The main four heroes:
      • Sonic (Choleric): The leader of the gang. Driven by his own strong sense of justice, he can be very impulsive and most likely to take action should a problem present itself. He's quick-witted, easy-going and loyal to his friends. To his rivals and enemies, he can be an extremely condescending smart aleck. He has his moments of being arrogant and narcissistic, but is nonetheless a cool individual who’s always there to save the day.
      • Tails (Phlegmatic): The technician of the gang, his intelligence rivals that of Dr. Eggman's. He's very friendly, upbeat and humble, but can be very touchy and prone to self-doubt at times. He can also be naive and a blabber-mouth, which can greatly irritate his friends. Nonetheless, he's driven to chart the course and guide his friends.
      • Knuckles (Melancholic): The muscle of the gang and Sonic's former rival. He's stubborn, very short-tempered, and terribly single-minded. He's a driven individual who takes his duties as protector of Angel Island, along with the Master Emerald, very seriously. Only problem is that he can be very gullible, naive and easily misled to the point that cunning individuals (like Dr. Eggman and Rouge) can easily get one over on him.
      • Amy (Sanguine): The leader of her own group (Team Rose) but sometimes resorts to going along with Sonic and his crew. She’s a cheerful and optimistic individual who can be very compassionate and overly concerned with other people's problems. However, she can be very aggressive, stubborn and temperamental. Because of those traits, she can come across as very overbearing and a nuisance sometimes (especially to Sonic).
    • The three member Team Dark has this dynamic whenever Eggman is included:
      • Eggman (Choleric): The former leader of Team Dark in Sonic Adventure 2. Despite possessing a high IQ, he's terrible at scheming, and is pretty immature. He's intolerant and very temperamental when things don't work out for him. On the flip side, he can be very clever and able to create almost anything in order to achieve his goals. He's extremely cunning and with a sufficient amount of planning, could be very successful at conquering the world... or at least, he could've been successful if it weren't for that blue hedgehog.
      • Shadow (Phlegmatic): Cold, ruthless and sarcastic (even to his own allies). He's very tough-minded and arrogant, it would seem as if it's impossible for him to cooperate with anybody. He does have a soft side to him though (which he rarely shows) and can be a very loyal and reliable individual when he needs to be.
      • Rouge (Sanguine): Plays the role of the charismatic leader of Team Dark in Sonic Heroes onwards. She's flirty, mischievous, and sometimes can be very narcissistic. She relies on her skills and wits to get her way, although she can get very infuriated when things don't go the way she expects them to.
      • Omega (Melancholic): As the last E-series robot Dr. Eggman created, is very aggressive and while he's focused on a particular goal, he lacks tact and relies on sheer brute force to get his way. He's snarky, very prideful of his abilities, and views himself as superior to all of Dr. Eggman's creations. His own arrogance rivals that of Shadow's to the point where they can easily get into fights with each other sometimes but nonetheless remain loyal allies. He harbors a grudge against Dr. Eggman for disabling him and vows to destroy him.
  • The Squid Sisters and Off The Hook from Splatoon and Splatoon 2 are considered this:
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando: The four Clone Commandos of Delta Squad are this. Delta-38, "Boss", is choleric, showing good leadership instincts. Delta-07, "Sev", is melancholic, being the Cold Sniper of the group and showing great care to place each round for maximum effenciency. Delta-40, "Fixer", is phlegmatic, being, as Taun We put it, "A pure and uncomplicated soldier." Delta-62, "Scorch", is sanguine, showing much enjoyment in blowing the CIS forces apart.
  • In Street Fighter II, the four members of Shadaloo: Balrog (choleric), Sagat (phlegmatic), M. Bison (melancholic), and Vega (sanguine).
    • The Four Apprentices of Master Goutetsu: Gouken (melancholic), Akuma (choleric), Ryu (phlegmatic), Ken (sanguine).
  • Suikoden III has three groups. The main characters: Chris (choleric), Thomas (melancholic), Geddoe (phlegmatic), and Hugo (sanguine). Duke's group: Duke (choleric), Nicholas (melancholic), Gau (phlegmatic), and Elaine (sanguine). Luc's group: Luc (melancholic), Sara (phlegmatic), Yuber (sanguine), and Albert (eclectic).
  • Super Mario Bros. includes the four plumbers:
    • Mario: Sanguine - the snarky prankster.
    • Luigi: Phlegmatic - the patient and brainy brother.
    • Wario: Choleric - the loud and overly emotional hothead.
    • Waluigi: Melancholic - the neurotic average joe.
  • The ATX Team in Super Robot Wars. At first the lineup is Sanger (choleric), Bullet (melancholic), Kyosuke (phlegmatic), and Excellen (sanguine). Later, Kusuha was drafted into the team as the eclectic. Later on, Sanger leaves, and Kyosuke takes on the choleric mantle; and when Lamia enters, she takes on the phlegmatic mantle.
  • Team Fortress 2: Scout (sanguine), Soldier (choleric), Demoman (choleric), Sniper (melancholic), Spy (phlegmatic), Engineer (phlegmatic), Medic (phlegmatic), Heavy (sanguine) and Pyro (eclectic).
  • The four main personality types in Tomodachi Life: Outgoing (sanguine), Easygoing (phlegmatic), Confident (choleric) and Independent (melancholic).
  • To Trust an Incubus: Harsi (choleric), Saji (melancholic), Vald (phlegmatic), and Devi (sanguine).
  • The five playable characters in Touhou fit this better than a Five-Man Band:
  • Undertale:
  • The main characters of Valkyria Chronicles 4 fit this dynamic. Claude is melancholic, Riley is choleric, Raz is sanguine, and Kai is phlegmatic.
  • Xenogears has the Neo-Elements: Seraphita (sanguine), Tolone (choleric), Dominia (melancholic), Kelvena (phlegmatic). The characters are also associated with the classical elements, but not quite the same ones traditionally associated with the temperaments; Dominia and Kelvena match up (earth and water, respectively), but Seraphita and Tolone are switched (the sanguine temperament is associated with air and the choleric with fire, but Seraphita is associated with fire and Tolone with air).
  • In Yandere Simulator, the members of the Student Council currently implemented in the game fit this: Kuroko (Melancholic - the most reponsible one and formal at all times), Akane (Sanguine - friendly, gentle and ditzy... or not), Aoi (Choleric - prefers to use intimidation and violence to achieve her goals) and Shiromi (Phlegmatic - eccentric, perpetually calm and always smiling).

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