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Galidor: Defenders Of The Outer Dimension

The HeroNick
The LancerNepol
The Big GuyEuripides (Genius Bruiser / Gentle Giant)
The Smart GuyJens
The ChickAllegra

Game of Thrones: Daenerys and friends at the end of season 7.

The HeroDaenerys
The LancerTyrion
The Smart GuyVarys
The Big GuyJorah and Grey Worm
The ChickMissandei
Sixth RangerJon Snow

Game of Thrones: The second Targaryen invasion at the end of season 7.

The HeroDaenerys
The LancerJon Snow
The Smart GuyTyrion
The Big GuyJorah
The ChickTheon

Game of Thrones: House Stark and it's noble allies at the start of season 7.

The HeroStark
The LancerGlover
The Smart GuyBaelish
The Big GuyArryn
The ChickMormont

Game of Thrones: The Starks and their noble allies at the end of season 7.

Big GoodJon Snow
The HeroSansa
The LancerArya
The Smart GuyBran
The Big GuyLord Royce
The ChickLyanna Mormont
Possible Sixth RangerDaenerys

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

The HeroDr. Rick Dagless MD
The LancerDr. Lucien Sanchez
The Smart GuyThornton Reed
The Big Guy / The ChickLiz Asher


The HeroJamal
The LancerLenni
The Big GuyAlex
The Smart GuyTina
The ChickGaby
Sixth RangerRob, then Hector
Tagalong KidCasey
Team PetGhostwriter

Glee - The original group of six.

The HeroRachel (who's also the main protagonist)
The LancerKurt (in his Deadpan Snarker role and as a constant foil to Rachel)
The Big GuyMercedes
The Smart GuyArtie
The ChickTina (in her stuttering phase)
The Mentor and Team MomWill (duh)
Sixth RangerFinn (who later upgrades to The Hero as well)

Glee - Season 2, Boys

The HeroFinn
The LancerKurt
The Big GuyPuck
The Smart GuyArtie
The ChickMike
Sixth RangerSam
Sixth Ranger TraitorJesse[1]
Retired BadassMatt[2]
The MentorWill
Big Brother MentorBlaine

Glee - Season 2 Finale Roster, Girls

The HeroRachel
The LancerSantana
The Big GuyMercedes
The Smart GuyQuinn
The ChickTina
Sixth RangerLauren
Tagalong KidBrittany
Sixth Ranger TraitorSunshine
The MentorEmma
Cool Big SisHolly

Glee - Season 3[3]

The HeroRachel, Finn, and Kurt
The LancerTina, Blaine and Mercedes
The Big GuySam and Puck
The Smart GuyArtie, Quinn, and Mike
The ChickBrittany, and Rory
Tagalong KidSugar
Heel Face Revolving DoorSantana[4]
Sixth Ranger TraitorJesse and Sunshine[5]
Retired BadassLauren and Matt
The MentorWill, Holly, and Emma[6]

Glee - Season 3 Nationals, the mentors

The HeroWill
The Lancer and The Smart Guy Sue
The Big GuyShannon
The ChickEmma

Grey's Anatomy (First few seasons)

The HeroMeredith Grey
The LancerGeorge O'Malley
The Big GuyAlex Karev
The Smart GuyCristina Yang
The ChickIzzie Stevens

Greys Anatomy

The HeroMeredith Grey
The LancerChristina Yang
The Big GuyAlex Karev
The Smart GuyLexie Grey
The ChickGeorge O'Malley ( after he dies at the end of season 5) and either Callie or Arizona

Groundling Marsh

The HeroGalileo
The LancerHegdish
The Big GuyMud Slinger
The Smart GuyStacks
The ChickMaggie
The MentorEco
Sixth RangerCrystal

Happy Endings

The HeroDave
The LancerMax
The Big GuyPenny
The Smart GuyBrad and Jane
The ChickAlex

Hawaii Five-0

The HeroSteve
The LancerDanno
The Big GuyChin Ho
The ChickKono
The Smart GuyMax
Sixth Ranger(s) Jenna, Lori in Season 2
Sixth Ranger Traitor Jenna


The HeroThe Village Bobby
The LancerThe Sergeant (technically the leader, but lacks the role and qualities of The Hero)
The Big GuyPhil Bellamy
The Smart GuyAlf Ventress
The ChickThe Village Doctor
Sixth RangerThe Rookie Cop

Also the cast of the subplots:

The HeroOscar Blaketon
The LancerThe Lovable Rogue
The Big GuyDavid Stockwell
The Smart GuyBernie Scripps
The ChickGina Ward

Hogan's Heroes

The HeroHogan
The LancerNewkirk
The Big GuyCarter (Bombs instead of fisticuffs.)
The Smart GuyKinch
The ChickLebeau
Team PetSchulz (Lebeau at one point claims he "sits up and begs for my strudel".)

Home Improvement

The Hero Tim Taylor
The Lancer Jill Taylor
The Big Guy Brad Taylor
The Smart Guy Randy Taylor
The Heart Mark Taylor

How I Met Your Mother

The HeroTed
The LancerRobin
The Smart GuyBarney
The Big GuyMarshall
The ChickLily
Sixth RangerMother

Hustle first three series

The HeroMickey
The LancerDanny
The Smart GuyAsh
The ChickStacie
The MentorAlbert

Hustle series four when Mickey was in Australia

The HeroDanny
The Smart GuyAsh
The ChickStacie
The MentorAlbert
Sixth RangerBilly

Hustle series 5-8 Mickey comes back but Stacie and Danny left to America

The HeroMickey
The LancerAsh
The ChickEmma
The MentorAlbert
Tagalong KidSean


The HeroCommander Henderson
The LancerFirst officer York
The Big GuyDiplomatic Officer Teal
The Smart GuyShared by Jeffers and Vine
The ChickSandstrom

Imagination Movers

The HeroRich
The LancerSmitty
The Big GuyScott (In terms of smarts, that is.)
The Smart GuyDave
The ChickNina (Not an official Mover, but always part of solving the problem.)
Team PetWarehouse Mouse

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Lampshaded in "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis," in which everyone in the gang tries to find out which archetype they are. The terms below are the ones they used.)

The LooksDennis
The Wild CardCharlie
The MuscleFrank
The BrainsMac
The Useless ChickDee

iZombie (2015 series)

The HeroLiv Moore
The LancerClive Babineaux
The Smart GuyRavi Chakrabarti
The Big GuyMajor Lilywhite
The ChickPeyton Charles

The Jamie Foxx Show

The HeroJamie King
The LancerFancy
The Big GuyJunior King
The Smart GuyBraxton P. Hartnabrig
The ChickHelen King


The HeroJake Green
The LancerEric Green
The Big GuyStanley Richmond
The Smart GuyRobert Hawkins
The ChickEmily Sullivan (technically speaking), Mimi Clark
The MentorJohnston Green, sometimes Robert Hawkins
Tagalong KidDale Turner (though this role could also fit Mimi Clark and/or Heather Lisinski as well)

Johnny and the Sprites

The HeroJohnny
The Lancer Lily
The Big GuyRoot
The Smart GuyBasil
The ChickGinger
Sixth RangerSeymour
The MentorSage
Team PetFuzzies


The HeroJoe Lucas
The LancerKevin Lucas
The Smart GuyNick Lucas
The Big GuyMacy Misa (with elements of The Chick)
The ChickStella Malone

Kamen Rider Den O

Human and Imagin main characters

The HeroRyotaro Nogami/Kamen Rider Den-O
The LancerMomotaros
The Smart GuyUrataros
The Big GuyKintaros
Kid Appeal CharacterRyutaros
The ChickHana/Kohana Sakurai (Action Girl)
Seventh/Eighth RangersYuto Sakurai/Kamen Rider Zeronos and Deneb
Eleventh-Hour RangerSieg

Main Imagin only

The HeroMomotaros
The Lancer / The Smart GuyUrataros
The Big GuyKintaros
Kid Appeal CharacterRyutaros
Fifth Ranger / The HeartDeneb
Eleventh-Hour RangerSieg

Kamen Rider Double

The Hero / The HeartShotaro Hidari/Kamen Rider Double (left half)
The Lancer / The Smart GuyPhilip/Raito Sonozaki/Kamen Rider Double (right half)
The ChickAkiko Narumi-Terui
Fourth Ranger / The Big GuyRyu Terui/Kamen Rider Accel

Kamen Rider OOO

The HeroEiji Hino/Kamen Rider OOO
The LancerAnkh
The Big GuyAkira Date/Kamen Rider Birth (1)
The Smart GuyShintaro Gotou/Kamen Rider Birth (2)
The ChickHina Izumi

Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire

The Hero (Only Sane Man)Kröd Mändoon
The Lancer (Camp Gay)Bruce
The Big Guy (Dumb Muscle)Loquasto
The Smart GuyZezelryk
The Chick (Action Girl)Aneka

Land of the Giants

The HeroCaptain Steve Burton
The LancerDan Erickson
The Big GuyAlexander Fitzhugh
The Smart GuyMark Wilson (could also be considered a Lancer)
The ChicksValerie Scott, Betty Hamilton
Tagalong KidBarry Lockridge
Team PetChipper


The HeroStephanie
The LancerStingy
The Big GuySportacus
The Smart GuyPixel
The ChickTrixie
Tagalong KidZiggy

The League

The HeroPete
The LancerKevin
The Smart GuyRuxin
The Big GuyTaco
The Chick(s)Jenny, Andre
Sixth Ranger TraitorRaffi

Legend of the Seeker

The HeroRichard Cypher
The Lancer / The ChickKahlan Amnell
The Smart GuyZeddicus Zu'l Zorander
Fourth Ranger / The Big GuyCara Mason


The HeroNathan Ford
The LancerSophie Devereaux
The Big GuyElliot Spencer
The Smart GuyAlec Hardison
The ChickParker

Lie to Me

The HeroRia Torres
The LancerDr. Cal Lightman
The Big GuyBen Reynolds
The Smart GuyDr. Gillian Foster
The ChickEli Loker
Tagalong KidEmily Lightman
  • You can kind of switch the roles of Cal and Ria depending on the episode - and they do also have The Mentor/Student relationship going on. Same probably goes for Foster and Loker, because he is definitely The Chick in terms of 'not good at anything much' and 'there to look pretty', but Foster is definitely the most empathetic character.

Life On Mars

The HeroGene Hunt
The LancerSam Tyler (A rarity as Sam's the viewpoint character)
The Big GuyRay Carling
The ChickAnnie Cartwright
The KidChris Skelton

Life with Derek

The Hero(es)Derek and Casey
The Lancer(s)Edwin and Lizzie
The Smart Guy(s)Casey and Lizzie
The Tough GuyDerek (and occasionally Edwin)
The ChickCasey (her girlish nature who described as preppy)
Action GirlLizzie (her tomboyish nature who likes sports)
Kid Appeal CharacterMarti
Team MomNora
Team DadGeorge


The fan-nicknamed "A-Team" in Seasons 1-3:

The HeroJack Shephard
The LancerJohn Locke (briefly Ana Lucia Cortez in season 2)
The Big GuyJames "Sawyer" Ford
The Smart GuySayid Jarrah
The ChickKate Austen

Season 4 (Jack's group):

The HeroJack Shephard
The LancerKate Austen and Juliet Burke
The Big GuyJin-Soo Kwon and Desmond Hume
The Smart GuySayid Jarrah
The ChickSun-Hwa Kwon
The HeartBernard Nadler and Frank Lapidus
Sixth RangersDaniel Faraday and Charlotte Lewis

Season 4 (Locke's group):

The HeroJohn Locke
The LancerJames "Sawyer" Ford and Benjamin Linus
The Big GuyJames "Sawyer" Ford
The Smart GuyBenjamin Linus
The ChickClaire Littleton
The HeartHugo "Hurley" Reyes
Sixth RangersBenjamin Linus and Miles Straume

Season 5 (Off the Island)

The HeroJack
The LancerKate
The Big GuySayid
The Smart GuyBen Linus (also the Token Evil Teammate)
The Chick(s)Sun Kwon, Hugo "Hurley" Reyes
Sixth RangerDesmond Hume

Season 5 (On the Island)

The HeroJim LeFleur (Sawyer)
The LancerJuliet Burke
The Big GuyMiles Straume
The Smart GuyDaniel Faraday
The ChickCharlotte Lewis
Sixth RangerJin-Soo Kwon

Season 6 (Ilana's Group)

The HeroIlana Verdansky
The LancerBen (also the Token Evil Teammate)
The Big GuyFrank Lapidus
The Smart GuyMiles
The ChickSun

Season 6 ("The Final Four" + Ben from the last 2 episodes)

The HeroJack Shepherd
The LancerKate Austen
The Big GuyJames "Sawyer" Ford
The Smart Guy / Token Evil TeammateBen Linus
The Chick / The HeartHugo "Hurley" Reyes

The six principal Oceanic 815 survivors are arguably the overall 5-man band, throughout the entire series; with several minor bands being formed during various periods. Bear in mind that everyone's roles switch frequently, but this is the general layout:

The HeroJack Shepherd
The LancerKate Austen
The Big GuyJames "Sawyer" Ford
The Smart GuySayid Jarrah
The ChickHugo "Hurley" Reyes
Sixth RangerJohn Locke

The Love Boat

The HeroCaptain Merrill Stubing, "Your Captain"
The LancerDr. Adam "Doc" Bricker, "Your Ship's Doctor"
The Big GuyIsaac Washington, "Your Bartender"
The Smart GuyBurl "Gopher" Smith, "Your Yeoman Purser"
The ChickJulie McCoy, "Your Cruise Director" (later Judy McCoy)
Tagalong KidVicki Stubing
Sixth RangerAshley "Ace" Covington Evans "Your Ship's Photographer"

Maddigan's Quest

The HeroGarland (also doubles as The Chick)
The LancerTimon (doubling as The Smart Guy when Eden's not around or powerless)
The Big GuyBoomer
The Smart GuyEden
Tagalong KidLilith

Malcolm in the Middle

The Hero / The Smart Guy Malcolm Wilkerson
The Lancer Lois Wilkerson
The Kid Appeal Character Hal Wilkerson (although he's The Patriarch, he's the most childish in the family)
The Big Guy Reese Wilkerson(although he's the second oldest after Francis, he bullies his brothers and the students at school)
The Heart Dewey Wilkerson
Sixth Ranger Francis Wilkerson
11th Hour Ranger Jamie Wilkerson

Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

The HeroMarian
The LancerLittle Ron
The Big GuyRabies
The Smart GuyBarrington
The ChickRobin of Kensington

The Mandalorian

The HeroThe Mandalorian
The Lancer / The Chick / The Big GuyCara
The Smart GuyGreef Karga and IG-11
The Sixth RangerKuiil
Kid Appeal CharacterBaby Yoda


The HeroMartin
The LancerGina
The Smart GuyTommy
The Big GuyCole
The ChickPam

M*A*S*H (earlier seasons)

The HeroHawkeye
The LancerTrapper John
The Big GuyHenry (also a Big Brother Mentor)
The Smart Guy / Tagalong KidRadar (became less of the former and more of the latter as the show went on)
The ChickMargaret
The HeartFather Mulcahy
The Load / The RivalFrank
Sixth RangerKlinger

M*A*S*H (later seasons)

The HeroHawkeye
The LancerB.J.
The Big GuyKlinger
The Smart GuyCharles
The ChickMargaret
The HeartFather Mulcahy
Team DadPotter

The Mentalist

The HeroTeresa Lisbon
The LancerPatrick Jane
The Big GuyWayne Rigsby
The Smart GuyGrace Van Pelt (sometimes The Chick)
The Sixth RangerKimball Cho
The ChickVirgil Minelli

The Middle

The Hero Frankie Heck
The Lancer Mike Heck
The Big Guy Axel Heck
The Chick Sue Heck
The Smart Guy Brick Heck

The Mighty Boosh

Tragic HeroHoward Moon (Jerkass Woobie)
The LancerVince Noir (The Fool)
The Smart GuyNaboo (The Medic / The Heart)
The Big GuyBollo (Team Pet / Dumb Muscle)
The Sixth RangerBob Fossil (Pointy-Haired Boss)


The HeroCurtis
The LancerNathan
The Big GuyKelly (A rare female example)
The Smart GuySimon
The ChickAlisha
The Sixth RangerNikki (sort of)
  • Both Curtis and Kelly also have aspects of The Heart. Curtis is only really The Hero by default, as the others don't fit the type even loosely. He isn't really the group "Leader", or even the show's main character (that would be Nathan - who occasionally takes The Hero's role himself, though in general he fits The Lancer archetype better).

Season 3

The HeroSimon
The LancerRudy
The Big GuyCurtis
The Smart GuyKelly
The ChickAlisha
Sixth RangerSeth

Misfits of Science

The HeroDr. Billy Hayes
The LancerJohnny Bukowski (AKA Johnny B)
The Big Guy/The Smart GuyDr. Elvin "El" Lincoln
The ChickGloria Dinallo

Mission Impossible

The HeroBriggs, then Phelps
The LancerRollin, then Paris (In the first season, Rollin frequently acted as The Hero.)
The Big GuyWilly
The Smart GuyBarney (In the last two seasons, then Barney became The Lancer.)
The ChickCinnamon, then others
  • It should be noted that unlike her replacements, Cinnamon was only The Chick by gender.

The Muppet Show: The Electric Mayhem

The HeroDr. Teeth
The LancerFloyd
The Smart GuyZoot
The Big GuyAnimal
The ChickJanice
Sixth RangerLips

Muppets Tonight: "The Real World: Muppets"

The HeroClifford
The LancerRizzo
The Big GuyBobo
The Smart GuyBill
The ChickDarci

The Muppets:The Big Five

The HeroKermit
The LancerGonzo
The Smart GuyFozzie
The Big GuyAnimal
The ChickMiss Piggy

Murphy Brown

The HeroMurphy
The LancerFrank
The Big GuyJim
The Smart GuyMiles
The ChickCorky
The Mentor(s)Eldin, Phil

The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog

The HeroRohan (Fire)
The LancerAngus (Earth)
The Smart GuyPrince Ivar (Water)
The ChickPrincess Deirdre (Air)
The Big Guy (in his own mind, at least)/SixthRangerGarrett (Forest)
Team PetPyre the Dragon

My Babysitter's a Vampire

The HeroEthan
The LancerBenny
The Big GuySarah
The Smart GuyRory
The ChickErica
The HeroAdam
The LancerJamie
The Big GuyTory (Used most often for the athletic and/or dangerous tests)
The Smart Guy(s)Grant, Scottie (was also the Wrench Wench)
The ChickKari
Team PetBuster


  1. Sold them out to VA
  2. Relocated
  3. The roster and dynamic was shaken like a snowglobe. Spoilers abound
  4. Went from a spy to a full member, then left for the cheerios, then joined back up, then got kicked out, the joined back up, then joined the Troubletones, and finally back to ND
  5. To VA
  6. Musically, Realistically, and Career/Relationships
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