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Films -- Animated

Disney Animated Canon

The five household appliances from The Brave Little Toaster:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Lampy Kirby Toaster Radio Blanky

Frozen:

Sanguine Anna and Olaf The optimistic, people-loving pair of cuties
Choleric Hans The manipulative, selfish and power-hungry prince
Melancholic Elsa The calm, stoic yet secretly compassionate queen
Supine Sven The balanced, loyal and good-natured sidekick
Phlegmatic Kristoff The hardworking, often blunt and lonely peasant

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Sanguine Esmerelda the upbeat and defiant rebel
Choleric Frollo the control-obsessed tyrant
Melancholic Phoebus the morally conflicted knight
Supine Quasimodo the empathetic recluse

The cubs of The Jungle Book:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine
Shere Khan Bagheera Baloo Louis

The four main dogs in Lady and the Tramp:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Jock Lady Trusty The Tramp

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Humans:

Melancholic: Eddie Valiant

Choleric: R.K. Maroon

Sanguine: Marvin Acme

Phlegmatic: Dolores

Toons:

Sanguine: Roger

Phlegmatic: Jessica

Choleric: Baby Herman

Melancholic: Judge Doom

The Lion King

Chol-Sanguine

Mufasa Extroverted leader with a bit of a temper, and most Badass character in the film
Melan-Choleric Scar Introverted villain who is always bitter

Sup-ancholic

Nala Reasonable and Only Sane Man of the cast

Sang-Supine

Simba Adventurous and cheery heir to the throne

Mulan

Supine Mulan and Chien-Po Sympathetic, peaceful and devoted characters to friends and family.
Choleric Mushu and Yao Short-tempered, egotistical and impulsive characters yet mean well.
Melancholic Li Shang and Shan Yu Strategic Perfectionists with great leadership skills and in Shan Yu's case, cold-blooded.
Sanguine Ling Optimistic, happy-go-lucky Jokester with a knack for pulling pranks.
Phlegmatic Cri-Kee The Intelligent Sidekick and supposed lucky charm with a balanced personality.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine
OogieBoogie Sally The Mayor Jack Skellington

Pocahontas

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic

Pocahontas'

Crew

Grandmother Willow Flit Pocahontas Meeko Nakoma

British

Settlers

Ratcliff John Smith ------ Wiggins Thomas

The Princess and the Frog must have read this trope before it was written:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Tiana Louis Ray Naveen

Tangled

Sanguine Melancholic Choleric Phlegmatic
Rapunzel Flynn Rider aka Eugene Fitzherbert Maximus Pascal

Pixar

The Parr family from The Incredibles:

Chol-Sanguine

Melan-Choleric

Sup-ancholic

Sang-Supine

Phlegmatic
Dash Bob (Mr.

Incredible)

Violet Jack-Jack Helen

(Elastigirl)

Inside Out

Chol-Sanguine

Melan-Choleric

Sup-ancholic

Sang-Supine

Phlegmatic
Anger Disgust Sadness Joy Fear

Dreamworks

Madagascar

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Marty Melman Gloria Alex

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Paul Sherman Patty Penny Peabody

Rise of the Guardians: the original Guardians' lineup, nicknamed "the Big Four" by Pitch...

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Bunnymond Toothiana Sandy North

Other Studios

Angry Birds

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Red Bomb Terence Chuck

G-Force

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Juarez Mooch Hurley Blaster Darwin

The Herd in the Ice Age movies:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Diego Manny Ellie Sid Scrat

Igor

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Igor Scamper Eva Brain

The Last Unicorn

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Molly Grue Unicorn/Amalthea Prince Lir Schmendrick

Films -- Live-Action

Non-Character Examples (Mood & Setting)

The four Alien films, not just in terms of their respectives, but in light of their respective directors and the directors' general film-making styles:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Aliens (second) Alien 3 Alien (first) Alien: Resurrection

For another odd, non-character example, the four Brosnan-era Bond films correspond nicely in their atmosphere and tone:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Golden Eye Tomorrow Never Dies The World Is Not Enough Die Another Day

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Guardians of the Galaxy

Chol-Sanguine

Melan-Choleric

Sup-ancholic

Sang-Supine

Phlegmatic
Drax the Destroyer Gamora Groot Star-Lord Quell Rocket Raccoon

A villainous example from X-Men First Class:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
pragmatic Emma Frost somber and

competent Azazel

quiet, silent Riptide Faux Affably Evil

Sebastian Shaw

Misc. Films

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Andy David Cal Jay

Ace Ventura Pet Detective

Sanguine Choleric Melancholic Phlegmatic
Ace Ventura Lois Einhorn aka Ray Finkle Melissa Robinson Dan Marino

The Italian movie Amici Miei and its sequels:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine Phlegmatic II
Mascetti Necchi Sassaroli Melandri Perozzi

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Brian Fantana Veronica Corningstone Brick Tamland Ron Burgundy Champ Kind

The four astronauts of Apollo 13:

Sanguine Fred Haise Lunar Module pilot
Choleric Jim Lovell flight commander
Melancholic Ken Mattingly intended Command Module pilot

Phlegmatic

Jack Swigert backup CM pilot who ends up replacing Ken on the actual mission

Beauty and the Beast

  • The Beast is choleric
  • Cogsworth and Belle aremelancholic
  • Mrs. Potts is phlegmatic
  • Lumiere is sanguine

Braveheart

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
William Wallace Campbell the Elder Hamish Campbell Stephen the Irishman

The Breakfast Club

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic II
Claire Standish Brian Johnson Allison Reynolds John Bender Andrew Clark

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: the four bad children at the factory tour.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Violet Beauregarde Mike Teavee Augustus Gloop Veruca Salt

The Charlie's Angels movies -- the main villains can also be counted in:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Dylan Alex Bosley Natalie

Main

Villains

Psycho Ex Seamus O'Grady Madison Lee The Thin Man/Anthony Eric Knox

Chronicle: Andrew (melancholic), Steve (choleric), and Matt (phlegmatic).

The four Pevensie children in The Chronicles of Narnia:

Chol-Sanguine

Melan-Choleric

Sup-ancholic

Sang-Supine

Edmund Peter Susan Lucy

Cinderfella

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Rupert Cinderfella Princess Charming Maximilian the stepmother

Clerks:

Choleric Melancholic Sanguine Phlegmatic
Jay Dante Randal Silent Bob

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Roy Neary Jillian Guiler Ronnie Neary Barry Guiler

The Craft

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Nancy Sarah Bonnie Rochelle

D.E.B.S.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Max Amy Dominique Janet

Descendants

Sanguine Jay Charismatic and prone to action but frequently acts on impulse
Choleric Mal Determined, authoritative, with leading skills
Melancholic Carlos Analytical, anxious and more at ease with things than people

Phlegmatic

Evie Shy and passive, but also sensible

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Rodrick Heffley Greg Heffley Susan Rowley Frank Heffley

The villains of the Die Hard films:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

First Film

Hans Gruber Karl Eddie Theo

Series

Hans (again) Col. Stuart Simon Gruber Thomas Gabriel

Dirty Dancing: the houseman family.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Jake Baby Marjorie Lisa

Ed Wood, despite being a biopic, gives us four well-defined examples:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Dolores Bela Bunny Ed

Elf

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Walter Hobbs Michael Hobbs Jovie Buddy

Eurotrip

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Jenny Jamie Mika Cooper Scotty

The Faculty

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic II
Delilah Casey & Stokely Marybeth Stan Zeke
  • Marybeth fills the supine position until she reveals herself to be the Queen alien.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Sanguine Queenie Extroverted, charming and quirky
Choleric Jacob Other extrovert, goal-oriented hard worker
Melancholic Tina Introverted, a thinker and aiming for justice
Supine Newt Other introvert, and the more thoughtful and compassionate

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Jeanie Cameron Sloane Ferris

Four Brothers:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Bobby Jeremiah Jack Angel

The Ghostbusters, plus the love-interest of one of them:

Chol-Sanguine

Melan-Choleric

Sup-ancholic

Sup-anguine Phlegmatic
Peter Venkman Egon Spengler Dana Barrett Ray Stantz Winston Zeddemore
  • Ghostbusters 2016
Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Patty Tolan Erin Gilbert Abby Yates Jillian Holtzman

The Godfather: The brothers Corleone are a perfect example:

Chol-Sanguine

Melan-Choleric

Sup-ancholic

Sup-anguine
Sonny Michael Tom Fredo

The Goonies:

Choleric Melancholic Phlegmatic Sanguine
Mikey Data Chunk Mouth

The Hangover

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Phil Stu Doug Alan

The Hateful 8: the "lawful" characters...

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine
Major Marquis Warren John Ruth Nice Guy O.B. Chris Mannix

Horrible Bosses

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
three bosses

(especially Harkin)

Dale Nick Kurt

Inception

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Eames Cobb Ariadne Yusef Arthur

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Indy Henry Jones Sr. Marcus Brody Sallah

The various James Bonds:

Sanguine Roger Moore's Charmer Bond
Choleric Sean Connery and

Pierce Brosnan's

Badass Bonds
Melancholic Timothy Dalton and

Daniel Craig's

Byronic Bonds

Phlegmatic

George Lazenby's Stoic Bond

Jawbreaker

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Courtney Fern/Vylette Julie Marcie Liz

Juno

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Juno Vanessa Paulie Mark

Villainous example from Kill Bill:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Elle Driver O-Ren Ishii Bill Budd Vernita Green

La Grande Bouffe

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Ugo Philippe Michel Marcello

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine Phlegmatic II
Mina & Nemo Jekyll Dorian Skinner & Sawyer Quartermain

The Mad Max films: the villains from each.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Immortan Joe (fourth -- Fury Road) Aunty Entity (third -- Beyond Thunderdome) Lord Humungous (second -- The Road Warrior) Toecutter (first)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road: The wives.
Chol-Sanguine Splendid Angharad The confident, charismatic leader of the wives

Melan-Choleric

Toast The cynical, snarky, practical wife
Sup-ancholic Cheedo the Fragile The youngest, regarded as Everyone's Baby Sister and the resident Fragile Flower
Sup-anguine Capable The Stoic and kindest, most soft-hearted wife who manages to win over Nux.
Phlegmatic The Dag The Large Ham Cloud Cuckoolander

The four main adults in Mary Poppins:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
George Banks Mary Poppins Winifred Banks Bert

Mean Girls somewhat fits this trope:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Regina Gretchen Karen Cady

The Mummy: The four Americans in the first film.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
O'Connell Daniels Burns Henderson

Night of Living Dorks

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Rebecca Konrad Philip Wurst

Now and Then

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Roberta Samantha Chrissy Teeny

The Pirates of the Caribbean:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Protagonists Elizabeth Will Turner Joshamee Gibbs Jack Sparrow --------
Main Villains Barbossa & Davy Jones Lord Cutler Beckett -------- Salazar Blackbeard

Pulp Fiction

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Jules Vincent Butch Mia

The Purge: the Sandins.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
James Mary Charlie Zoey

Reservoir Dogs:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Mr. Pink Mr. Blonde Mr. Orange Mr. White

The Room is a good example of the four central characters manifesting all of the negative aspects of their respective humours, and none of the positive ones:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Lisa Johnny Mark Denny

Singin' in the Rain

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Lina Lamont Don Lockwood Kathy Selden Cosmo Brown

Son in Law

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Travis Tracy Becca Crawl

Spotlight: the four-person Spotlight investigative team...

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Robbie Matt Sacha Mike

Stand by Me

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Chris Chambers Gordie LaChance Teddy Duchamp Vern Tessio

A case could be made for this in the new Star Trek movie.

Sang-Supine Kirk the fun-loving fly-by-seat-of-his-pants tactical genius
Chol-Sang Scotty genius who really takes pride in the work he does
Melan-Choleric Spock the rigidly rational Vulcan scientist; generally calm Except if someone insults his mother.

Sup-ancholic

Uhura the perfectionist omniglot with a nurturing side.
Phlegmatic McCoy the humanistic healer with a moody, grumpy side and a compassionate side.

The film version of Starsky & Hutch switched the personalities from the TV show to fit into the typecasts of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson:

Chol-Sang Melan-Choleric

Sup-ancholic

Sang-Supine
Hutch (Wilson) Dobey Starsky (Stiller)

Huggy Bear

Star Wars

  • The Main Jedi:
  • The Sith:
Choleric Melancholic Phlegmatic Sanguine
  • Anakin Skywalker & Mace Windu
  • Count Dooku, General Grevious & Kylo Ren
  • Obi Wan Kenobi
  • Darth Vader & Darth Maul
  • Rey & Yoda
  • Supreme Leader Snoke
  • Luke Skywalker & Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Emperor Palpatine
  • Minor Villains:
Choleric Melancholic Phlegmatic Sanguine
  • Sebulba, Jabba the Hutt & Director Krennic
  • Grand Moff Tarkin, Jango Fett, Captain Phasma & General Hux
  • Boba Fett & Zam Wesell
  • Greedo

Strange Days

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Mace Lenny Iris Faith

Super 8

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Charles Martin Preston Cary Joe

Sushi Girl is an all-negative-no-positive example, given that all the leads are, for the most part, soulless thugs:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Max Duke Francis Crow Fish

The Three Stooges

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Moe Shemp Larry Curly

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: the suspected "moles"

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Percy Alleline George Smiley Bill Haydon Toby Esterhause Roy Bland

UHF

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Harvey Teri George Stan Bob

The Untouchables

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Eliot Ness Jimmy Malone Oscar Wallace George Stone

V for Vendetta has this with the main opposers to the Norsefire government:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine
V Finch Evey Gordon

Waitress: Apart from the protagonist Jenna, the other five main characters follow this schema.

Sanguine Becky
Choleric Earl Shows all the negative aspects and almost none of the positive ones. Cal, another Choleric, is a more equilibrate one.
Melancholic Old Joe despite his Jerkass Facade
Supine Dawn
Phlegmatic Dr. Pomatter

The Watch

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Evan Franklin Jamarcus Bob

Zombieland

Sanguine Tallahassee the loud, short-tempered, wacky, and enthusiastic zombie hunter.
Choleric Wichita a smart and savvy con artist girl who will do anything to survive.
Melancholic Columbus the quiet and nerdy, but secretly personally idealistic, former Hikikomori and Combat Pragmatist.

Phlegmatic

Little Rock Wichita's reliable little sister/side kick.
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