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  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series:
    • Cadpig (Sanguine) is the most outgoing and people-oriented of the four.
    • Lucky (Choleric) is the hot-blooded leader of the main four pups.
    • Spot (Melancholic) is the neurotic worrier of the bunch.
    • Rolly (Phlegmatic) is the laid-back and gentle food addict.
  • The five most frequently recurring female characters of Adventure Time:
    • Lumpy Space Princess (sanguine), a vain Valley Girl and something of a Bratty Teenage Daughter to her parents.
    • Marceline the Vampire Queen (choleric), a boisterous and rude Lad-ette and a punk rocker.
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    • Princess Bubblegum (melancholic), the calm and rational ruler of the Candy Kingdom who is extremely devoted to her status and also indulges in science.
    • Lady Rainicorn (phlegmatic), Princess Bubblegum's gentle and sweet-natured pet.
    • Flame Princess (eclectic), an Ambiguously Evil Mood-Swinger.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender has plenty of groups which make for this trope:
    • The Gaang becomes one of these during the second season:
      • Toph (choleric), the Boisterous Bruiser who loves a good fight.
      • Sokka (melancholic), the snarky, practical one who makes the plans.
      • Aang (sanguine), the most cheery and friendly, but also undisciplined.
      • Katara (phlegmatic), the thoughtful, patient Team Mom.
    • Ozai's Angels becomes this with the (sort of addition of Zuko):
      • Azula (choleric), dangerously ambitious and selfish.
      • Zuko (melancholic), depressed, angsty and bitter — but also eventually wises up from his experiences.
      • Mai (phlegmatic), reserved, quiet, and discreet.
      • Ty Lee (sanguine), cheerful and a straight-up Nice Girl.
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    • The Avatars before Aang also fit:
      • Kyoshi (choleric), always focused on saving the world.
      • Yangchen (melancholic), solemn and unbiased.
      • Roku (phlegmatic), merciful and loyal to a fault. Now spends his time trying to rectify his mistakes.
      • Kuruk (sanguine), hedonistic during his life, but now gives idealistic wisdom to future Avatars.
    • The four nations of the Avatar World:
      • The Air Nomads (sanguine): Relied on kindness, peace and each other mostly, they lacked any real goal besides meditation and teachings which incidentally was part of the reason how they got wiped out.
      • The Fire Nation (choleric): Viewed power, military prowess and pride as success, many were either corrupt, cruel or ruthless in nature. Instigating wars and showing undying loyalty towards the Fire Lord was all they truly cared about.
      • The Earth Kingdom (melancholic): Supported hard work and manual labour along with a heavily structured society and traditions. Their belief in politics is very strong and law is absolute to them no matter how dodgy.
      • The Water Tribes (phlegmatic): Cherished families and allies despite being the most remote nation. Though split into Southern and Northern sibling tribes, as a whole both seek a serene and fairly simple existence surviving off the land.
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  • Beast Wars:
    • The four main Maximals:
      • Optimus Primal (choleric), balances the needs of the universe and the needs of his own team.
      • Rattrap (melancholic), cynical and self-centered.
      • Rhinox (phlegmatic), caring and dependable.
      • Cheetor (sanguine), eager and headstrong.
  • Big City Greens:
    • Cricket (sanguine), the optimistic and rambunctious hero of the show.
    • Tilly (phlegmatic), Cricket's older sister who is zany and tends to be the voice of reason for her brother's problems.
    • Bill (melancholic), the old and wise father of the family.
    • Alice (choleric), the brash grandmother who's always loud and aggressive.
  • Bob's Burgers:
    • The Belcher family:
      • Bob (melancholic), The Leader, Grumpy Bear, introverted, The Stoic, stubborn, perfectionist, but incredibly passionate at his core.
      • Linda (sanguine), an enthusiastic and gluttonous fun-lover, and a Large Ham.
      • Tina (phlegmatic), the insecure, shy, dreamy, and quiet Straight Man of the siblings, peacekeeper and defuser of conflict.
      • Louise (choleric), the loud, sassy troublemaker, and a cynical and self-proclaimed "natural born-leader".
      • Gene (eclectic), mostly balanced in temperament and quite easy to get along with despite having some selfish moments.
    • Boyz4Now
      • Griffin (choleric) The bandana-wearing bad boy, hardcore and into extreme sports. His pet is a wolf.
      • Allen (phlegmatic) Sweet but shy, poetry loving, pastel wearing Nice Guy.
      • Boo Boo (sanguine) the young and bouncy blond.
      • Matt (melancholic) The older and moody Team Dad.
  • Castlevania (2017) Has the Council of Styria.
    • Carmilla, the ruler, is the Sanguine. She comes up with the ideas that the others rallies behind.
    • Striga, the fighter, is Choleric. She serves as the Voice of Reason and tries to rein in Carmilla's more ambitious ideas.
    • Lenore, the diplomat, is Phlegmatic. She is the most willing to negotiate with enemies, but also the most manipulative of the four.
    • Morana, the planner, is Melancholic. She is the most willing to think of the long term consequences of their actions, and strategizes how to enact Carmilla's schemes.
  • In Costume Quest, the main cast fit into each Temperament quite nicely, with Wren as the hotheaded leader(choleric), Reynold as the constantly worriedfoil to his sister (melancholic), Lucy as the calmer quiet smart team member between her and Reynold (phlegmatic), and Everett as the people-oriented optimist (sanguine).
  • The Cramps from The Cramp Twins:
    • Lucien (Phlegmatic) is very level-headed, nice, and one of the more rational characters in this zany show. He also has a fondness for wildlife and often finds peace hanging around in the swamp.
    • Wayne (Choleric) is extremely hotheaded, rude, and a glorified bully especially to his twin brother Lucien. He is also into junk and loves any type of violence.
    • Mrs. Cramp (Sanguine) is the most task-oriented and excessive neat freak of the family. When not obsessing over cleaning up dirt, her favorite activities include hanging out with her friends and shopping (mainly for cleaning items).
    • Mr. Cramp (Melancholic) is the hard-working man of the family but also happens to be the shows biggest Butt-Monkey being everyone's whipping boy (especially from Wayne and his boss Mr. Winkle). As a result, Mr. Cramp often has a glum expression on his face and always tries to cheer himself up by participating in one of his son's activities.
  • Darkwing Duck: The main protagonist and his closest allies tend to form a quartet in many episodes, consisting of the ambitious and short-tempered Darkwing (choleric), easy-going and patient Launchpad (phlegmatic), energetic and fun-loving Gosalyn (sanguine), and rational and modest Honker (melancholic).
  • The ducklings in DuckTales (2017):
    • Huey (melancholic), analytical and organized.
    • Dewey (choleric), passionate and strong-willed.
    • Louie (phlegmatic), reserved and lazy.
    • Webby (sanguine), cheerful and energetic.
    • Lena (eclectic), balanced, tempered and rounded.
  • Futurama:
    • Fry (phlegmatic), the most easygoing member of the Planet Express crew.
    • Leela (melancholic), the no-nonsense pilot who acts as a Straight Man.
    • Bender (choleric), the lovable Jerkass criminal and has at one point admitted to being a Drama Queen.
    • Professor Farnsworth (sanguine), who is absent-minded and eccentric, but nonetheless a good scientist.
  • The four main kids on Hey Arnold!: Arnold (phlegmatic), Helga (choleric), Gerald (sanguine), and Phoebe (melancholic).
  • Invader Zim: Zim (choleric), Dib (melancholic), Gaz (phlegmatic), and Gir (sanguine).
  • The titular four in Jeff & Some Aliens:
    • Tedd, the calm and soft-spoken alien (phlegmatic).
    • Jimmy, the hyper alien who has the most humane of solutions (sanguine).
    • Sammy, seems to be the leader, as well as the more twisted, of the extraterrestrial trio (choleric).
    • And Jeff himself, a somewhat neurotic mannote  whose life gets even more miserable ever since the aliens started sharing his apartment with him (melancholic).
  • The Land Before Time series:
    • Littlefoot (melancholic), a selfless, practical and efficient leader.
    • Cera (choleric), a Jerk with a Heart of Gold Lancer.
    • Petrie (sanguine), cheerful and the least likely to start a fight.
    • Ducky (phlegmatic), considerate and compassionate.
    • Spike (eclectic), gets along well with everyone.
  • The Team Avatar in The Legend of Korra:
    • Korra - The Hot-Blooded, headstrong and assertive leader of Team Avatar (choleric)
    • Mako - stoic, aloof and devoted to his job as a cop (melancholic)
    • Asami - the modest, caring and kind-hearted mechanic of the team (phlegmatic)
    • Bolin - the laid-back and fun-loving charmer, a contrast to his brother's more serious demeanor (sanguine)
  • Legend Quest:
    • Leo (Sanguine) - The energetic leader of the group.
    • Teodora (Choleric) - The aggressive lancer of the group.
    • Don Andreas (Melancholic) - The worrysome coward of the group.
    • Alebrije (Phlegmatic) - The Gentle Giant of the group.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar:
    • Skipper (choleric), the team's strong-willed, confident and stubborn leader.
    • Kowalski (melancholic), the group's resident Smart Guy; analytical, loyal, but cynical.
    • Private (phlegmatic), Cheery, compassionate, yet level-headed; the squad's conscience.
    • Rico (sanguine), the team's resident Big Guy; energetic and quirky to the point of psychopathic.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • The Flynn-Fletcher family:
      • Phineas (phlegmatic) —— The optimistic, level-headed Gadgeteer Genius.
      • Ferb (eclectic) — The reserved, quiet engineer, yet a romantic beneath his stoic exterior.
      • Candace (choleric) — The extremely neurotic, nagging older sister.
      • Linda (sanguine) — The bubbly mother who plays the Straight Man role.
      • Lawrence (melancholic) — The quirky father who is highly cultured yet also is constantly bumbling and insecure.
    • OWCA & Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc.:
      • Perry the Platypus (eclectic) — The always-prepared secret agent, putting himself after everyone else to protect them.
      • Heinz Doofenschmirtz (choleric) — The self-proclaimed Evil Genius taking out his aggression of his past trauma out on the Tri-State Area.
      • Major Monogram (phlegmatic) — The level-headed head of the OWCA, always enforcing order.
      • Carl (sanguine) — The wide-eyed intern, eager to prove his worth.
      • Vanessa (melancholic) — The Doof's no-nonsense daughter, who dresses all in black.
    • The boys’ circle of friends:
      • Isabella (sanguine) — The cheerful, love-struck Genki Girl; also the de facto leader of the Fireside Girls.
      • Buford (choleric) — The bully in name only, often boasting his muscle to anyone he can.
      • Baljeet (melancholic) — The smartest of the group, but is insecure and worries a lot.
      • Irving (phlegmatic) — The self-proclaimed #1 fan of the, often trying to include himself in their activities.
      • Django (eclectic) — The supportive friend with many hidden talents.
    • In general, the five main characters of the series: Phineas (phlegmatic), Ferb (melancholic), Candace (choleric), Dr. Doofenshmirtz (sanguine) and Perry the Platypus (eclectic)
  • The Powerpuff Girls:
    • The four main characters:
      • Bubbles (sanguine), hyperactive, ditzy and "the joy and the laughter".
      • Buttercup (choleric), short-tempered, rebellious and "the toughest fighter".
      • Blossom (melancholic), the intellectual, mature and responsible "commander and the leader".
      • Professor Utonium (phlegmatic), the girls' level-headed and easygoing father figure.
    • The villains who are emphasized the most:
      • Princess Morbucks (sanguine), a rich, arrogant, whiny and overbearing Spoiled Brat.
      • Fuzzy Lumpkins (choleric), territorial and with a temper that frequently goes off the wall.
      • Mojo Jojo (melancholic), a scheming mastermind with a laughably grim disposition.
      • Him (phlegmatic), an effeminate Satan-like figure with a disturbingly calm demeanor, though he can get pretty darn scary when he gets angry''.
  • Regular Show:
    • Park Personnel:
      • Rigby (sanguine), the immature party-loving slacker.
      • Muscle Man (choleric), the prankster with a short fuse.
      • Mordecai (melancholic), the laid-back but self-doubting hapless (and hopeless) romantic.
      • Hi-Five Ghost (phlegmatic), the generic guy who's often out of focus.
      • Thomas/Nikolai (eclectic),
    • The Authority Figures:
      • Pops (sanguine), the child-like and friendly son of the park owner.
      • Benson (choleric), the hot-headed Mean Boss who often threatens to fire Mordecai and Rigby.
      • Mr. Maellard (melancholic), the bitter owner of the park who is even meaner than Benson.
      • Skips (phlegmatic), the nice but serious mechanic who's the most tolerant of the park's weirdness.
  • Rocket Power:
    • Otto Rocket (Choleric), the arrogant and reckless Jerk Jock.
    • Twister Rodriguez (Sanguine), the ditsy, yet enthusiastic best friend to Otto.
    • Reggie Rocket (Melancholic), the snarky and easily annoyed girl-powered girl.
    • Sam Dullard (Phlegmatic), the dorky but mild-mannered smart guy.
  • Rocko's Modern Life:
  • The Simpsons:
    • The Simpson Family:
      • Homer (choleric), the hot-headed, fun-loving head of the family.
      • Marge (phlegmatic), the level-headed, no-nonsense housewife.
      • Bart (sanguine), the prank-driven, rebellious eldest child.
      • Lisa (melancholic), the neurotic, intellectual middle child.
    • The regulars at Moe's Tavern:
      • Barney (sanguine), the laid-back, shiftless booze-hound.
      • Moe (choleric), the grouchy, moody bartender.
      • Carl (melancholic)
      • Lenny (phlegmatic)
    • The Bullies:
      • Nelson (melancholic), the bully who's had a hard life, also a romantic.
      • Jimbo (choleric), the bully who's rebelling against his more privileged upbringing.
      • Dolph (phlegmatic), the bully who's gota strong sense of morality.
      • Kearney (sanguine), the bully who's just there for the fun of it.
    • The Springfield Elementary Staff:
      • Principal Skinner (melancholic)
      • Edna Krabappel (sanguine)
      • Groundskeeper Willie (choleric)
      • Lunch-lady Doris (phlegmatic)
  • Solar Opposites:
    • Korvo: Melancholic
    • Terry: Sanguine
    • Yumyulack: Choleric
    • Jessie: Phlegmatic
  • South Park:
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
    • Star Butterfly (Sanguine) - very fun-loving, optimistic and energetic.
    • Marco Diaz (Melancholic) - intelligent, strategic, organized and insecure.
    • Tom Lucitor (Choleric) - a demon who is prone to losing his temper.
    • Janna Ordonia (Phlegmatic) - very easygoing and furtive.
  • Steven Universe:
    • The main Crystal Gems:
    • The secondary Crystal Gems:
      • Connie, the calm and organized leader of the secondary Crystal Gems. (Phlegmatic)
      • Peridot, the most rambunctious and emotional of the secondary Crystal Gems. (Sanguine)
      • Bismuth, the most passionate and battle-loving of the secondary Crystal Gems. (Choleric)
      • Lapis Lazuli, the most reclusive and reluctant of the secondary Crystal Gems. (Melancholic)
    • The Great Diamond Authority are each an embodiment of the four temperaments to the point that they can radiate their elemental emotion, which can affect other Gems as well, seen most clearly with Blue Diamond:
      • Yellow Diamond, the most work-oriented and tempermental of the Diamonds who can destroy a Gem's physical form and leave them unable to reform for a good while. (Choleric)
      • Blue Diamond, the most emotional of the Diamonds who can cause other Gems to cry when she cries. (Melancholic)
      • Pink Diamond, the most compassionate of the Diamonds and can heal other Gems and organic life as well. (Sanguine)
      • White Diamond, the most patient and overly-controlling of the Diamonds who can control other Gems into mere extensions of her character. (Phlegmatic)
  • Superjail!:
    • The Warden, a narcissistic Manchild (sanguine).
    • Alice, the hotheaded prison guard (choleric).
    • Jared, a neurotic who is also the Only Sane Man (melancholic).
    • The Doctor, the resident smart guy (phlegmatic).
    • Jailbot, friendly towards staff, dangerous toward inmates (eclectic).
  • Tangled: The Series: Rapunzel (sanguine), Eugene (phlegmatic), Cassandra (choleric), Varian (melancholic) and Lance (eclectic)
  • Teacher's Pet: Spot/Scott (sanguine), Leonard (melancholic), Mr Jolly (phlegmatic), Pretty Boy (choleric) and Mrs. Helperman (eclectic)
  • The Life and Times of Juniper Lee: Juniper (melancholic), Ah-Mah (phlegmatic), Monroe (choleric), Ray Ray (sanguine)
  • Thomas the Tank Engine:
    • The tender engines:
      • Gordon (choleric), rude and irritable.
      • Henry (melancholic), a worrier and The Eeyore.
      • Edward (phlegmatic), mature and patient to the point of being an Extreme Doormat.
      • James (sanguine), immature and brash.
      • Emily (eclectic), quite balanced, but can exhibit behaviours from each temperament.
    • The branch line engines:
      • Thomas (phlegmatic), considerate, compassionate, and idealistic.
      • Percy (sanguine), cheerful, amicable, and sociable.
      • Toby (melancholic), experienced and knowledgeable. Sometimes pessimistic, depressed and moody.
      • Duck (choleric), hard-working, self-righteous, and a bit egotistical.
      • Oliver (eclectic), calm and sociable, but prone to being headstrong.
    • The narrow-gauge engines:
      • Duke and Rheneas (melancholic), nostalgic and wistful.
      • Sir Handel and Duncan (choleric), competitive and hardworking, but often egotistical.
      • Peter Sam and Luke (sanguine), cheerful and pure.
      • Rusty (phlegmatic), considerate and thoughtful.
      • Skarloey (eclectic), balanced temperament and commands respect.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:
    • Babs (sanguine), the more hyperactive and crazy one.
    • Buster (melancholic), who acts as a Straight Man.
    • Plucky (choleric), who is a narcissistic Attention Whore.
    • Hampton (phlegmatic), a mostly calm character who is usually nice.
  • Transformers has the Dinobots. Grimlock would be choleric when compared to almost any other Autobot, but amongst his own team he's relegated to eclectic, with violent, sociopathic Slag as the resident choleric. The other three are fairly cut-and-dried, with pessimist Snarl as the melancholic, quiet and somewhat dim Sludge as the phlegmatic, and affable Swoop as the sanguine.
  • The Transformers: The four main Decepticons provides a villainous example of this:
  • The five main Autobots of Transformers Animated:
    • Optimus Prime (choleric) is prudent and responsible, snarking when things don't go according to plan.
    • Ratchet (melancholic) is depressed, jaded and bitter from his experiences in the war.
    • Prowl (phlegmatic) tries to consider the perspectives and needs of all life forms.
    • Bumblebee (sanguine) is full of youthful energy and exuberance, and also childish innocence.
    • Bulkhead (eclectic) gets along well with everyone because of his wide range of personality.
  • Word Party:
    • Franny (choleric) - The tomboyish leader of the group.
    • Bailey (melancholic) - The Nice Guy of the group
    • Kip (sanguine) - the most hyperactive of the group.
    • Lulu (also choleric) - the hot-blooded powerhouse member of the group.
    • Tilly (phlegmatic) - the youngest of the group.
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh:
    • Pooh and Kanga (phlegmatic) are caring and thoughtful, and in Kanga's case, motherly.
    • Tigger and Roo (sanguine) are brash and energetic.
    • Rabbit and Owl (choleric) are focused and duty-oriented, though they are often condescending Know-Nothing Know-It-Alls.
    • Eeyore (melancholic) is The Eeyore, of course.
    • Piglet and Christopher Robin (eclectic) have balanced temperaments, and get along well with everybody.
  • Xiaolin Showdown:
    • The Xiaolin Dragons:
      • Raimundo (sanguine): The cocky and hedonistic Dragon Of Wind.
      • Omi (melancholic): The introverted and self-centered Dragon Of Water.
      • Clay (phlegmatic): The level-headed and friendly Dragon Of Earth.
      • Kimiko (choleric): The hot-headed and passionate Dragon Of Fire.
    • The Main Villains:
      • Jack Spicer (sanguine): The most pathetically evil of the villains, boastful and obnoxious at times it's only through sheer dumb luck that he succeeds.
      • Wuya (choleric): Sultry and wicked with clear motives that only increases her intimidation, something Jack fails to emulate.
      • Chase Young (phlegmatic): Generally the calmest of the villains, yet sinister and mysterious even in defeat.
      • Hannibal Roy Bean (melancholic): The clever manipulator who convinced, Chase Young to pursue power and evidently was the one who brought about the rise of evil.

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