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Four-Girl Ensemble

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Left to right: Michelle ("pretty"), Maggie ("mannish"), Anita ("childish"), Nenene ("Team Mom").

"Together, it was as if we formed one single, complete person.
Wild, unstoppable Bridget.
Shy and beautiful Lena.
Tibby, the rebel.
And me, Carmen, the writer."

Related to both The Three Faces of Eve and Four-Temperament Ensemble. Unrelated, however, to Four Is Death. Usually.

This particular ensemble typically consists of:

  • A sweet-naïve girl (usually The Ditz).
  • A tomboyish one (usually a Deadpan Snarker).
  • A pretty/sexy one (a Really Gets Around type or perhaps merely a glamour-obsessed pretty one).
  • An admirable kind of character (usually the narrator and wise Team Mom of the group who holds it together).

The admirable character might be The Smart Gal or the Cool Big Sis or the Team Mom. Otherwise, the mother figure will be doubled up with either the sweet-naive girl, the sexy girl or even the mannish one.

This ensemble can typically be found in Schoolgirl Series. Compare Town Girls. See also Beauty, Brains, and Brawn. For the Spear Counterpart to this group, see Four-Man Band.


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    Comic Books 
  • In Jet Dream, Jet is the leader. Petite is the sexy (stereotypically French) one. Marlene is the big girl who can out-wrestle most men, and Ting-a-Ling is the sweet, naive one.
  • Riley, Merissa, Lona, and Ren, in The New York Four.
  • Wonder Woman (1987): During the arc that results in Diana's banishment from Olympus and return as Wonder Woman the kind but pragmatic Donna Troy, brash and impulsive Artemis, tomboyish and excitable Cassie, and clever but idealistic Georgia team up to take down an evil supercomputer George came accross. George is quite shocked at just how dangerously impulsive Artemis is despite being a superhero and Donna acts as the Big Sister Mentor to the group.
  • "The Four Marys" from Bunty. Sensitive violinist Mary Cotter tends to be the sweet one, Passionate Sports Girl Mary Field is the tomboyish one, aristocratic activist Mary Radleigh tends is the somewhat wild risk taker while working class scholarship girl Mary Simpson is the most sensible of the group.

    Fan Works 
  • The LDD-fanfic Bridge to Terabithia 2: The Last Time does this in the second half of the story, where Jess and Leslie, both teenagers, ends up furthering their studies in California and forming a clique with a bunch of new characters. With Leslie Burke as the Team Mom, Amelia Edmunds who fits the Really Gets Around criteria, Sally Atkins the Token Lesbian who is the tomboyish snarker, and naive valley girl Caitlyn Freece as The Ditz.
  • The Discworld fic The Graduation Class covers four mature entrants through their training to become full Assassins. The four women candidates fill these four niches: Johaana Smith-Rhodes is the pretty ditz, Alice Band the mannish rather butch one, Emmanuelle Lapoignard les Deux-Epees is the one who's been around the block a few times (Alice snarkily sums the three up as the virgin, the dyke and the nymphomaniac. What a trio we make.) They are bonded together by the older Team Mum type, Joan Sanderson-Reeves.
  • In Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, the Kamen Rider Club Girls consist of Lovable Alpha Bitch Miu Kazashiro, Genki Girl and Otaku Yuki Jojima, Perky Goth Tomoko Nozama and Cool Big Sis Erin Suda. Its side story Month of Sundays has Camera Fiend Mari Yamamoto, Pom-Pom Girl Jun Shigeno, Huge Schoolgirl Rumi Egawa and Yayoi Tokuda bringing up the rear as the Knowledge Broker.
  • In Power Rangers: Shuriken Force, the four rangers fit this. Sweet and shy Kit, sad and cynical Ann, angry and outspoken Lila, girly and cheerful Zara. There's a fifth ranger, but he's The One Guy on the team.
  • In The Story of Apollo, Daphne and Luca: An Italian Tragedy we have brash and outspoken Giulia as the tomboyish one, sweet and romantic Rosa as the naive one, snarky and introverted Bianca as the aloof/mysterious one and Caterina as the motherly/admirable one.

    Film — Animated 
  • In Turning Red, Mei is the naive one, Miriam is the Team Mom, Priya is the tomboyish one, and Abby is the pretty one.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens: The Queens, a group of old friends on the cusp of opening their own restaurant:
    • Party is the admirable, motherly one; she's easily the most normal of the four of them and does the most connecting with Mia.
    • Chinta is the pretty one; she's a Granola Girl with a storied romantic and sexual history.
    • Ajeng is the tomboyish one; she's brash, tough, and dresses the most masculine.
    • Biyah is the funny one; she has a loud sense of humor and the most physical comedy of the four.
  • The four girl coven in The Craft: Sarah, the wise one; Nancy, the Deadpan Snarker Goth who doesn't care what other people think of her; Bonnie, who becomes increasingly image-obsessed and vain; and Rochelle, the sweet, quiet one (and Token Minority) who just wants the Alpha Bitch to stop her racist taunts.
  • The four main characters of Now and Then: Roberta is the tomboy, Teeny the diva, Chrissy the sweet naive one and Samantha the observer.
  • High School Musical has Kelsi as the sweet one, Taylor as the aggressive, snarky one, Sharpay as the sexy, fashionable one and Gabriella as the thoughtful, wise one.
  • The four girls from the Bratz movie, Jade (smart), Sasha (sexy), Cloe (sporty), and Yasmine (preppy). The Alpha Bitch immediately breaks them up due to her obsession with keeping cliques separate for some reason.
  • The four main friends of The Women, an In Name Only Chick Flick of a play, who are basically the Sex and the City girls if Samantha was replaced by a Sassy Black Woman Lesbian(?).
  • The starring D.E.B.S. squad is pretty much a textbook case with promiscuous Dominique, naive Janet, obsessive Max and self searching Amy.
  • In John Tucker Must Die you have the admirable Kate, sexy cheerleader Heather, mannish Go-Getter Girl Carrie and ditzy Granola Girl Beth.
  • The 50s film So Young, So Bad gives us Jane as the innocent, childish Morality Pet. Loretta the wannabe seductress is the pretty one. Jackie the Ambiguously Gay tough girl as the mannish one. Social worker Ruth is the Team Mom.
  • The 1989 cult classic Heathers has a clique of this, with "Mythic Bitch" Heather Chandler (sexy), head cheerleader Heather McNamara (sweet), bookworm Heather Duke (snarky), and the clique's newcomer Veronica Sawyer (wise).
  • The Spiritual Successor to the above film, Mean Girls, plays with this trope. Cady Heron, the main character and narrator of the film, is undoubtedly the admirable one/Team Mom, as she tries to help the other girls and make things right once things get out of control. Karen is the Ditz with very little actual meanness in her body—the sweet-naive one. Regina could fit into either category of the tomboyish one or the sexy one, being a very aggressive, dominant Deadpan Snarker but also the Vanity Is Feminine and Really Gets Around type. Regina gradually loses her overt femininity, and Gretchen begins filling that role (the sexy/pretty one) as that happens.
  • The 2004 film Sleepover has style-savvy Fashionista Farrah (the pretty/sexy one), sweet, insecure Yancy (the sweet-naïve one), Leader and Team Mom Hannah (the admirable one), and ordinary, somewhat sporty Girl Next Door Julie (the tomboyish one). Though the roles of Hannah and Julie somewhat overlap; Julie is caring and also tries to be cautious and responsible, while Hannah is outspoken, competitive and reckless in a tomboyish way.

  • The American Girl books have in Josefina's series the four Montoya sisters. Ana is the oldest and the Team Mom (literally, since their mother is dead and she's been taking over the domestic side of the household herself (and alone until Dolores arrives), plus she's already married with two kids); Francisca is the beautiful, fashionable, rebellious one; Clara is the diligent, prudent, and preachy one; and Josefina is the youngest and the main character, who's chirpy and cheerful and tries to keep the peace between Francesca and Clara when Ana's not around to help.
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi focuses on a young Haitian girl who immigrates to Detriot and lives with her aunt and three cousins. Her cousins as a whole are called "The Four Bees": Eldest Chantal is something of the Team Mom and the one who could have gone to an Ivy League had it not been for her mother's health is "Brains", twin Donna is the sexy one who is "Beauty" and dates a drug-dealer who beats her, Butch Lesbian twin Pri (Tomboyish Name for "Princess") is the "Brawn" who constantly combats people, and Nave Everygirl and Nice Girl Fabioula is a good student who is trying to navigate the dysfunction of her new surroundings and American culture while holding on to her Haitian values and spirituality while questioning the actions of her family and circumstances is "Brave".
  • The Anderssons by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren follows this trope with the four original Andersson sisters. Elin is the most "mannish" one, who used to have a tough job at a paper mill. Mandi is the sweet and naive one, who ends up in a bad marriage. Ida Sofia is The Smart Gal and the Book Worm. Greta is the sexy one, who works within fashion.
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. has the "Four Pre-Teen Sensations" — Gretchen is the somewhat mannish one, Janie is shy and sweet, Nancy is very boy-crazy, and Margaret is the narrator who sees everything.
  • The original four members of The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy is known for her leadership skills and great ideas, which along with her outgoing nature make her a good softball coach. Mary Anne is good at being organized but she has a sensitive and shy nature. Claudia is a passionate artist and is known for her creativity and fashion sense as well as being boy-crazy. Last of all there is Stacey who is like Claudia but a more sophisticated math genius who is looked up to because she's from New York.
  • The Chalet School has the Quartet in the early books. Joey is the tomboy and the leader, Simone is the temperamental Clingy Jealous Girl, Frieda is the Team Mom and the best-behaved, and Marie is the pretty one.
  • In The Clique, the titular group initially consists of Passionate Sports Girl Kristen, intimidatingly beautiful Alicia, goofy Dylan, and the leader of the group, Massie.
  • J. Courtney Sullivan's novel Commencement, about a group of Smith students who become friends after sharing a floor their freshmen year, has: Celia, who probably fulfills the role of the "sexy one" as she is a Hard-Drinking Party Girl who Really Gets Around, even though she's not the prettiest of the group; Bree, who is the "sweet naive one" - she starts out as an engaged Southern Belle; Sally, a Neat Freak who serves as the Team Mom; and April, who fits the role of the "tomboy" as a Straw Feminist, Granola Girl and Deadpan Snarker.
  • The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes & Heroines details different types of heroines generally found in the romance genre. The three closest to this trope are Spunky Kid / Boss / Seductress / Nurturer.
  • 45 Master Characters is a Book on Trope that has eights types of heroines, and while different combinations could work, in general the Persephone / Artemis / Aphrodite / Hera types fit for those of this trope.
  • In The Gallagher Girls series, there's Cammie, Liz, Bex, and Macey. The latter three fill out the roles for Beauty, Brains, and Brawn (Macey is the beauty, Liz is the brains, and Bex is the brawn), while Cammie is more of a Girl Next Door.
  • The Baby-Sitters Club-esque Girl Talk books had Sabrina, the ditzy, bubbly everygirl; Katie, the perfect, blonde-haired, blue-eyed athlete; Allison, the quiet, bookish Token Minority; and Randy, the "cool" one, who was from New York and had a skateboard and played the drums and was probably intended to be the Deadpan Snarker.
  • The major girls in Dumbledore's Army in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Hermione (admirable and wise), Ginny (tomboy snarker), Cho Chang (boy-crazy pretty one), and Luna (Cloud Cuckoo Lander ditz/sweet).
  • James and the Giant Peach has James's four female companions: the Ladybug (Team Mom), the Spider (mannish), the Glowworm with her beautiful glow (pretty), and the Silkworm (childish).
  • Little Women is the Trope Codifier: Meg, the oldest, is the lecturer and mature example-setter who wants a husband and family (admirable); Jo is the tomboy who wants a career, fame, and fortune; Beth is the shy, gentle and musical one who wants to stay with her family (sweet); Amy is the vain and spoiled but later artistic and flirty young lady who wants to marry someone with money (pretty).
  • Mates, Dates series: Nesta is the pretty/sexy one, Izzie is the wise one, Lucy is the sweet one, and TJ is the smart, tomboyish one.
  • The V. C. Andrews miniseries, Orphans:
    • Butterfly: Naive, sweet, childlike.
    • Brooke: Mannish (not really, but she is a tomboy)
    • Raven: Sexy one.
    • Crystal: Team Mom, responsible.
  • The Poisonwood Bible has the Price sisters: Rachel, the pretty one and the Rich Bitch who becomes "the sexy one" who Really Gets Around as she grows up; Leah, the wise and motherly one; Adah, the intellectual and Deadpan Snarker; and Ruth May, the sweet, naive baby of the family and The Heart. This book being the kind of book it is, Ruth May, naturally, gets killed off.
  • Pretty Little Liars: Emily is the sweet and sporty one, Hanna is glamorous and popular, Aria's the artistic hipster Deadpan Snarker, and Spencer sort of replaces "wise" with "perfectionist". They each represent Aspects of Ali's personality.
  • The Red Tent features Leah the Team Mom and domestic goddess; Rachel the beauty who compensates for her infertility by becoming a midwife; Zilpah the self-proclaimed priestess/storyteller who Does Not Like Men, and Bilhah the sweet, quiet empath.
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants has Lena, who is a shy, introspective aspiring artist, Bridget, who is daring and courageous with gorgeous blond hair, Carmen, who is the organized one and the "glue" keeping the Sisterhood together, and Tibby, who is known as the rebel and disdainful one.
  • Marylin Kaye's Sisters series: Activist Lydia is the Team Mom figure, Cassie is the fashionista, Daphne is the shy and sweet one, Phoebe is the tomboy.
  • The short-lived 1990s YA series Sleepover Friends had Kate (tomboy snarker), Stephanie (fashionable and slightly snobby), Patti (shy sweet one), and Lauren (sensible and level-headed narrator).
  • In A Song of Ice and Fire, Oberyn Martell's four adult daughters are known as the Sand Snakes and fulfil these roles in a more dangerous variation. Obara is a butch Action Girl with a penchant for spears (tomboy); Nymeria is a beautiful seductress (sexy); Tyene is a Fake Cutie, outwardly a sweet, pious girl in training to be a priestess and secretly a Master Poisoner ("sweet"). Their fourth sister Sarella (wise) is not introduced with the others, but there are strong hints that she is Disguised in Drag as brainy, guileful master archer "Alleras the Sphinx" in order to infiltrate the One-Gender School where Maesters are trained.
    • Without Sarella, the fourth spot is filled by their cousin Arianne, who while very sexy is a budding politician and fills the role of the narrator/Team Mom.
  • The four Cullen women of The Twilight Saga are the snarky Bella, childish pixie-like Alice, beautiful Rosalie, and motherly Esme.
  • The Ultra Violets are composed of team leader Iris, Cheri, Scarlet, and Opaline.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Amanda Show had a skit called The Girls' Room. It had glamourous, popularity-obsessed Alpha Bitch Amber (a sexy one), tough, intimidating Sassy Black Girl Sheila (a tomboyish one), sweet-natured but completely airheaded Ditz Debbie (a sweet-naive one), and relatively nice and down-to-earth Southern Belle Tammy (an admirable one).
  • Beverly Hills, 90210: Annie is the sweet naive girl, Silver is the Deadpan Snarker, Adrianna is the one obsessed with glamour and fame, and Naomi serves as the mother figure for the group.
  • In the original Beverly Hills, Donna was the sweet naive one, Brenda was the Deadpan Snarker, Kelly was the pretty one, and Andrea was the smart one.
  • The four students on Bunheads. The show hasn't been on long enough to tell but so far Boo is the sweet one, Sasha is the glamorous Ice Queen, Melanie has elements of being The Ditz, and Ginny is the smart one.
  • Although not all four Charmed Ones were on the show at he same time (since Prue died before Paige was introduced), the sisters still fit this trope. Paige was The Ditz, Piper was the Deadpan Snarker, Phoebe was the sexy one, and Prue was the wise Cool Big Sis. Before Paige, Phoebe played a combination of the sexy one and The Ditz. Once Prue passed away, Piper took on her role as the wise Cool Big Sis but still had her Deadpan Snarker traits in tact.
  • Derry Girls: The main cast consists of this plus The One Guy James.
  • Designing Women: Charlene, Suzanne, Mary Jo, & Julia (owns the business they all work for)
  • Desperate Housewives: Susan (ditz), Lynette (snarker), Gabrielle (sexy), and Bree (Team Mom)
  • Doctor Who: The first four companions of the new series fit this trope. Rose Tyler is sweet and naive (although she becomes wiser as the series progresses), Martha Jones is wise, smart and sensible, Donna Noble is feisty and outspoken, and Amy Pond, who attempts to seduce the Doctor, is the sexy one.
  • The Facts of Life: Blair (glamour-obsessed pretty one), Jo (tomboyish, straight-laced one), Tootie (sweet-naïve, one) & Natalie (quirky, odd one) (students/roommates).
  • Gilmore Girls uncomfortably fits protagonist Rory into this kind of clique in her high-school years. Paris is the Deadpan Snarker, Louise the sexy Really Gets Around type, Madeline is The Ditz and Rory is the admirable narrator.
  • Girlfriends: Joan Clayton (smart, straight-laced one), Antoinette 'Toni' Garrett (glamour-obsessed pretty one), Maya Wilkes (streetsmart one) & Lynn Searcy (quirky, odd one) (students/roommates).
  • The girls on, well, Girls. Marnie is the level-headed, smart one, Jessa is the sexy free spirit, Shoshanna is the naive ditz, and Hannah is the lazy snarker.
  • Girls on Top (Channel 4's Distaff Counterpart to The Young Ones): Jennifer is The Ditz (bordering on Cloud Cuckoo Lander), Amanda is a Straw Feminist, Candice Really Gets Around, and Shelley takes charge... not in a Team Mom way, but in a "I'm the only one who can remotely afford the rent here, so do as I say or else I'll leave" way.
  • The Golden Girls: Rose is the ditz, Blanche is the slut, Dorothy is the snarker, and Sophia (Dorothy's mother) the Team Mom. Despite age, Sophia is kind of more the snarker and Dorothy is more the level-headed "mother" type.
  • Gossip Girl has Serena (the sexy, free-spirited one), Blair (acts as overseer if only to re-enforce her image as Queen Bee), Vanessa (the bitter cynic) and Jenny (while not The Ditz in the strictest sense, she is incredibly naive and easily led at times)
  • Living Single: Synclaire, Regine, Max, & Khadijah (owns the apartment).
  • Orphan Black has two sets.
  • Pan Am: Laura is the sweet, naive one, Maggie is self-righteous and free-spirited, Colette is sexy and romantic and Kate is the independent, Team Mom type (and Cool Big Sis to Laura).
  • Played with somewhat on Pretty Little Liars: Hanna definitely fits the glamor-obsessed role; Emily is sort of mannish, insofar as she is an athlete (and a lesbian, but a rather feminine one), although she is definitely not the Deadpan Snarker of the group; Aria is the sweet one, although not naive; Spencer is definitely the Deadpan Snarker, but she is generally also the one who holds the group together, although more through sheer determination and iron will than by being the Team Mom.
  • Privileged: Megan (fulfilling the Team Mom role for both the twins and her own sister), Lily (the sexy one, more towards the Really Gets Around end of the scale), Rose (the well-meaning but not too bright Ditz) and Sage (the cynic and Deadpan Snarker)
  • The ladies in waiting on Reign are four friends. Lola is the strongest one, not afraid of death or speaking out, even to a queen. Greer is ambitious for her family's sake even though she does believe in the power of love. Kenna is a real firecracker which makes her unpredictable and totally captivating. Aylee is the most reserved, acting as the voice of caution out of concern for her friends.
  • Short-lived (due to being lost in the merger) WB series Related: eldest sister Ginny is the wise one, second-born Ann is the career-focused (least feminine) one, third sister Margie is the flirty one, and Rose is the youngest and most naive.
  • The girls of S Club 7 were portrayed this way on their TV show. Hannah was The Ditz, Jo was the mannish one, Rachel was the glamorous one obsessed with her looks, and Tina was the wise one.
  • Sex and the City: Charlotte (Idealistic, slightly naive, The "Park Avenue Pollyanna"), Samantha (slutty, cynical), Miranda (Deadpan-snarky, career-focused, less glamourous than her friends), & Carrie (romantic and the narrator who sees everyone's foibles)
  • The early-to-mid 90's NBC series Sisters. Interestingly, it was the second-youngest sister Georgie who took on the Team Mom role.
  • Skins has this with each of their female casts:
    • Though they fit The Three Faces of Eve better, the three main girls of the first generation of Skins fit this, too: Michelle is the sexy one, Cassie is The Ditz (technically a Ditzy Genius), and Jal combines the Deadpan Snarker and the Team Mom.
    • In the second generation: Effy and Katie split the "sexy" one; Pandora is the sweet, naive one; Naomi is the Deadpan Snarker; and Emily is the wise, nurturing one.
    • The girls of the third generation too: Mini is the sexy one due to her obsession with being pretty; Grace is the sweet and naive one who believes in stories and fairytales; Liv is the closest to the Deadpan Snarker; and Franky is the wise one.
      • Alternately, Mini is the pretty, naive one; Liv is the "sexy one" since she Really Gets Around; Grace is the nurturing Team Mom; and Franky is the mannish one.
    • In the American version, Michelle is the pretty one, Cadie is The Ditz, Tea is the snarky one, and Daisy is the Team Mom.
  • In season seven of Smallville, with the arrival of Kara, we have naive (not so much "behind the scenes") Lana, mannish Lois, sexy Kara and wise Chloe.
  • Switch2012 : Grace as the youngest of the group is ostensibly the identification character. Hannah is the useless Naive one and The Ditz. Stella is the Deadpan Snarker. And Jude Really Gets Around.
  • Victorious: Tori is the main character, the jack-of-all-trades in terms of talent and the most "normal" of the group. Tori's sister Trina is obsessed with fashion and quite ditzy and girly, Cat is childlike and naive, and Jade is the snarky bad girl of the group.

  • The original girl thief band from Western Shotgun (or Blazin' Barrels) known as "Gold Romani" includes four members: Amita Crusoe the hot-headed one, Temmy Valentine the mature one, Gwen Stefani the smart bespectacled strategist and Rommie D. Con the young, fearless mechanic. Later they have Goldie Crembell the airhead join the band.

  • SCANDAL has Haruna, Tomomi, Mami, and Rina. There is frequent overlap in who takes on which kind of role, these being actual people and not fictional characters, after all (for instance, both Haruna and Mami take turns being Team Mom, Tomomi alternates between being The Ditz and being the sexy one, etc.).
  • Nina Simone's Four Women more or less describe a more mature and tragic Four Girl Ensemble. First there is Aunt Sarah who is resilient and, perhaps, motherly, then there is Saffronia who may or may not be the naive girl (all we know is that she's bi racial), next there's "Sweet Thing" whose "hips invite you" and to conclude there is Peaches whose "manner is tough".
  • Girl Group Little Mix: Perrie is the sweet naive one, Leigh is the Deadpan Snarker, Jesy is the glamorous one, and Jade is the Mother.
  • Kpop group Sistar fit this description. Bora is the sexy one, Soyou is the ditz, Dasom is the Deadpan Snarker and leader Hyorin is the big sister.
  • The "classic" lineup of The Bangles had (comparatively mannish) Michael, (team mom) Vicki, (babyfaced and underestimated) Debbie, and (spotlight stealer) Susanna.
  • S Club 7 liked to portray the four girls this way. Jo was the tough Lad Ette from Essex. Tina was the bossy, responsible Team Mom. Hannah was the quirky ditz. Rachel was the glamorous beauty who attracted all the boys.

    Pro Wrestling 

  • Hamilton has this trope in the Schuyler Sisters Peggy (sweet, from what we see), Angelica (snarky and tough), and Eliza (motherly), with Maria Reynolds (sexy) completing the group.
  • In the Heights has bright Stanford student Nina, sexy Vanessa who is constantly being pursued by the boys in the barrio, brassy and outspoken Daniela, and ditzy, lovable Carla.
  • OTMA, a play that hypothetically explores the last days of the real daughters of Nicholas II, has the intelligent Olga, haughty Tatiana, sweet Marie, and mischievous tomboy Anastasia.
  • The titular Marvelous Wonderettes are bossy and anxious Missy, flirtatious Cindy Lou, silly and childlike Suzy, and athletic Betty Jean.

    Video Games 
  • The nurses in the Sega brain trainer Brain Assist seem to have this dynamic.
  • The four heroines of Crystar: Rei (the leader) is a Cool Big Sis admired by the others, Kokoro is sexy and flirty, Sen is serious and tomboyish, and Nanana is the sweet-naive ditz.
  • Normally, the three female party members in Dragon Age: Origins comprise The Hecate Sisters ensemble, but with the DLC-only character Shale they become this: Leliana (sweet, naive), Shale (mannish snarker), Morrigan (sexy, cynical), and Wynne (wise, motherly).
  • Dragon Age II, assuming female Hawke: Merrill is the naive one, Aveline is mannish in the extreme, Isabela is over-the-top in her sexuality, and Hawke is the Only Sane Woman.
  • In the online game Disney City Girl/City Girl Life, the Player Character is a member of one of these, with the other three girls being her college friends who drop by frequently. Veronica aka V is the sexy one, Jenna is the Genki Girl, Olivia is the motherly and mature one, and since the PC is a Country Mouse she plays the role of the naive one.
  • Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (assuming you mod it to get the Handmaiden with a female player) has Visas (naiive), Mira (cynical/sexy), the Handmaiden (mannish), and the player (leader).
  • Female members of your squad in Mass Effect 2 include Tali (Not really naive, but quite sweet), Jack (very mannish), Miranda (sexy, cynical), and Samara (wise, motherly). The addition of Liara as a Guest-Star Party Member and Kasumi in DLC mods throws off the dynamic a bit.
    • Samara doesn't exactly fit the motherly part of that however, her Establishing Character Moment is coldly killing an opponent who was already down, and she threatens to murder the Player Character (among other people) several times over the course of the game. She's seen quite a bit, being an asari, so she's plenty wise. Just not very motherly.
  • Persona:
  • Riviera: The Promised Land and its four Sprite heroines: Fia as Team Mom, Lina as the cute Genki Girl, Cierra as the ditzy but sexy older sister, and Serene as the Tomboy.
  • Super Mario Bros.: Princess Peach is the naïve one, being a total airhead who's repeatedly kidnapped, Princess Daisy is the tomboy, being gaming's de facto Tomboy Princess, Rosalina is the sexy one, being aloof and motherly, and Pauline is the smart one, being a business-savvy mayor who's quick to investigate problems.
  • Tales Series:
    • Tales of Symphonia:
      • A sidequest involves a mother asking the party to find her four daughters within the city. The daughters are an obvious Shout-Out to the girls either from Little Women or perhaps Burst Angel - right down to their names and personalities (Jo will be impressed that you could tell she was a girl, regardless of if you really could).
      • The female party members fit this trope as well; Raine is the wise motherly one, Colette is the sweet one, Sheena is the sexy one and Presea (despite having hints of Token Mini-Moe) is the tough one.
    • Tales of Vesperia's female party counts: Estelle (motherly), Rita (tomboyish), Judith (sexy), and Patty (childish).
  • In Until Dawn, the four female characters fit this: Jess (sex-crazed), Emily (snarky), Ashley (naive) and Sam (admirable).

    Visual Novels 
  • The employees at the diner (minus Veronica) in Daughter for Dessert: Lily is the sweet girl, Amanda is the snarky girl, Kathy is the sexy girl, and Heidi is the mature girl.
  • Doki Doki Literature Club!: Monika is the sexy one, being the most sociable and detail-oriented, Sayori is the naïve one, repeatedly being ditzy and not understanding what the others are talking about, Yuri is the smart one, being incredibly invested in her books and poetry skills, and Natsuki is the tomboy, being a tsundere who tends to act very vulgar. Though, starting with Sayori's suicide, the roles between Monika, Sayori, and Yuri tend to flip-flop.
  • The four girls who were chosen as the protagonist's sexual partners in Double Homework form this: Amy is the sweet girl, Morgan is the snarky girl, Lauren is the sexy girl, and Rachel is the mature girl.
  • In ClockUp's Team Anise's Eroge! ~Sex and Games Make Sexy Games~, we have Nene (Sweet), Iori (Smart), Momoka (Sexy), and Kisara (Snarky).
  • In ClockUp's Euphoria, we have the four remaining female students, not counting the teacher: Rika (Sweet), Rinne (Smart), Kanae (Sexy), and Nemu (Snarky). In the Betty and Veronica Switch during the True Ending route, we also switch those roles between Nemu and Kanae.
  • In ClockUp's ESEX Shikorsky: INTERNEET Security Cloud 2017, we have Sharu (Sweet), Misesu (Sexy), Gachako (Snarky), and Amunesu (Smart).
  • For Melody, this can apply to all of the girls that the protagonist can end up with (Sophia and Xianne dont count): Becca is the sweet girl, Melody is the snarky girl, Isabella is the sexy girl, and Amy is the mature girl.

    Web Animation 
  • Homestar Runner's Teen Girl Squad has Cheerleader as the pretty one (she's obsessed with fashion and boys), So and So as the smart one (she's a book-smart, self-proclaimed "Overachiever Bandit"), What's Her Face as the tomboy (she's always seen in a t-shirt and baggy jeans), and The Ugly One as the naïve one (she's a Cloudcuckoolander who is quick to follow any of Cheerleader's ridiculous ideas, such as jumping into a lion's mouth for a Secret Santa exchange, for the sake of popularity). The roles are blurred a bit, since What's Her Face tends to have more common sense than So and So (or any of the other girls, for that matter).
  • Liv World features a Brainy Blonde, a clumsy tomboy, a fashion-savvy black girl, and a drama queen (is she hispanic or asian?).


    Web Original 
  • The Gumdrops: Sweet but naïve Laura, tough and snarky Roisin, sexy and wild Sadia, mature and responsible Lindsay.
  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has Lizzie as the Deadpan Snarker, Jane as the sweet one, Lydia as the sexy one, and Charlotte as the wise one.
  • In The March Family Letters, a Setting Update of Little Women, Meg is the sensible Team Mom, Jo the Deadpan Snarker, Beth is the sweet/naive one and Amy is the flirty girly girl.
  • The girls of the original Team Kimba in the Whateley Universe: Generator as the sweet and naive one, Fey as the sexy one, Phase as the mannish (and how) Deadpan Snarker, and Tennyo as the Cool Big Sis type.
  • Cream Heroes: The four female cats; Chuchu (sweet and childlike), Lala (the pretty one liked by all the male cats- except Dodo), TT (the gruff action girl although she will occasionally slip into the mother role), and Nana who is literally a mother cat and extends this role to the adult cats (namely Lulu) as well as her kittens.

    Western Animation 
  • Archer: Cheryl is The Ditz, Pam is the snarky Brawn Hilda, Lana is the Ms. Fanservice, and Malory, while not an admirable character, is the oldest and The Leader.
  • On Gravity Falls, whenever Mabel, Candy, Grenda and Wendy interact with or work together, such as in "The Last Mabelcorn", they fit this trope perfectly. Mabel is a very girly, wannabe-Fille Fatale who loves glitter and cute things (a pretty one), Candy is a mousy Shrinking Violet (a sweet-naïve one), Grenda is a loud and aggressive Brawn Hilda type who loves breaking things (a tomboyish one), and Wendy is the protective older one who acts as a Cool Big Sis to the other girls.
  • Hey Arnold!: Lila is the sweet, innocent one, Helga is the tomboy, Rhonda is the glamour-obsessed pretty one, and Phoebe is the smart one.
  • In Jem, the band Jem And The Holograms consists of the teenager Kimber, the tomboyish and blunt Aja, the Dude Magnet Jem, and the shy fashion designer Shana. They later get a Sixth Ranger in Raya. Jem also counts as "dependable" but mostly when she is her alter ego Jerrica, and Kimber is the most prone to love interests.
  • Josie and the Pussycats has this when including Alexandra. Melody is a Dumb Blonde, Alexandra is rich and glamorous, and Josie and Valerie kind of trade off the smart and tomboyish roles Depending on the Writer.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has the alicorns (as of season 4 and beyond): Luna (naive), Twilight Sparkle (snarky), Cadence (glamorous), Celestia (Team Mom).
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998) have this in episodes where Princess Morbucks appears. Blossom is the smart one, Bubbles the sweetie, Buttercup the tomboy, and Princess the Alpha Bitch.
  • The Proud Family has vain Alpha Bitch Lacienega (a sexy one), loud and aggressively flirtacious Sassy Black Girl Dijonay (a tomboyish one), sweet and impressionable Shrinking Violet Zoey (a sweet-naive one) who's constantly caving into peer pressure by the aforementioned girls, and Penny, the caring and polite Nice Girl title character who tries to keep the peace.
  • Recess gives us the Ashleys. Blonde leader Ashley A., African-American and glamorous Ashley B., athletic Fiery Redhead Ashley Q., and Hispanic and quiet Ashley T.
  • Sky Dancers brought us Camille (the creative black girl), Jade (the asian ballerina), Angelica (the tomboy teenie-bopper) and Skyla (the wise platinum-blonde leader of the team).
  • Steven Universe:
    • Playing this trope straight, the original Crystal Gems, from when Rose Quartz (Steven's mom) was still alive. Garnet's role was more or less the same as currently - the cool-headed, confident one. However, since Rose took the role of the Team Mom and the mentor, Amethyst and Pearl's roles differ from what we see in the series present They fit, respectively, the childish, naïve one and the smart, elegant one. Note that Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl's core traits remained but their more prominent features shifted to accommodate the fact they now are raising (and protecting) a child.
    • Also played straight with the Great Diamond Authority from when Pink Diamond was still alive. Yellow Diamond is very assertive, strict, and overall, an even mix of the Lad-ette (just with less vulgarity, but rude nonetheless) and the Prince Charming tomboy (mainly towards Blue Diamond). In turn, Blue Diamond herself is much more feminine in contrast to Yellow Diamond. Blue Diamond is also soft-spoken, diplomatic, motherly (towards Pink Diamond), and sociable. White Diamond occupies the role of the reachableLeader, but in an even more demanding-from-her-subordinates, overachiever flavor. Finally, because she is the youngest of the quartet, Pink Diamond was clumsy in regards to her duties, a goofball, a spoiled brat sometimes, and the Tag Along Kid.
    • When Pink Diamond died, Character Development kicked in and the Great Diamond Authority stopped fitting this trope and the Diamonds' roles shifted. White Diamond took a level in aloofness and in her god-complex, overcompensating in her search for perfection. Blue retreated from Gem society into a depressed, impulsive, and overly-emotional shell of her former self. Yellow, in turn, became harsher, more hot-heated, more ruthless, and less rational. It's worth noting, Pink Diamond also evolved as a character before dying because she fell in love with Earth and its freedom and assumed her Rose Quartz persona, thus not really dying.
  • Total Drama: In the season, Pahkitew Island, on Team Kinosewak: Scarlett (the smart and quiet one), Jasmine (the fearless tomboy), Amy (the self-centered Alpha Bitch) and Samey/Sammy (the sweet, shy and naïve one).
  • Winx Club gives us Musa, Stella, Flora and Tecna working without Bloom temporarily in season 1, giving us a temporary four-girl ensemble. Stella qualifies as the sexy one and The Ditz, Flora is the Team Mom, Musa is the tomboyish one and Tecna is the smart one.

    Real Life 
  • The four English wives of Henry VIII are a downplayed version of this trope, at least in how they're remembered; Anne Boleyn wasn't quite a tomboy, but she was quite fiery and outspoken, Jane Seymour was the shy and submissive "good girl", whom Henry was buried next to (sweet), Catherine Howard was beheaded for her promiscuity (pretty), and the maternal Catherine Parr was known for her literacy and education, as well as her influence on the future Queen Elizabeth I (admirable).