YSimona Ahrnstedt does this in two of her novels.
4 Kids in 5E and 1 Crazy Year
: The previous Lannister siblings.
A Song of Ice and Fire
: The royalist Houses in Roberts rebellion.
A Song of Ice and Fire
: the rebel Houses in Roberts rebellion.
A Song of Ice and Fire
In "The Anderssons
" by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren, the four original Andersson sisters can be seen this way:
The original four members of
The Baby-Sitters Club
Bailey School Kids
A Christmas Carol
Ghost of Jacob Marley
Bob Cratchit & Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Tiny Tim & Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Past
The four Pevensie Children in
, each one between temperaments:
The Chronicles of Narnia
, where each character is a combination of two: Sandry (sanguine-choleric), Tris (melancholic-choleric), Daja (phlegmatic-melancholic), and Briar (choleric-phlegmatic).
Circle of Magic
A Clockwork Orange
The Col/Sec Trilogy
Tsundere Action Girl
empathic Wrench Wench
Fiery Redhead Nature Hero
The core four of
The main characters of
The Fire-Us Trilogy fit into the ensemble, first in the original four-person arrangement, and later into the five-person setup.
Loud, headstrong, string-the-little-kids-along-in-an-hour
Focused hard worker, taking on most of the physical work
Devoter of all her time to studying and taking care of the Book, pragmatic with few people skills
Hugely loving and devoted to her friends, but unstable and sometimes very weak, psychologically
When she later joins the group
The Great Gatsby
Hannibal Lecter novels: Lecter himself and Clarice Sterling (melancholic), Will Graham (choleric), and Jack Crawford (phlegmatic).
Nazi looters who eat Lecter's sister:
The Verger family in Hannibal: Mason (choleric), Molson (melancholic), Margot (phlegmatic).
: the main cast and some prominent professors. Eventually Harry Potter the main four students get married, each .
to one's diametric opposite
House sortments and Marauders:
Lord Voldemort & Severus Snape
Draco & Lucius Malfoy
Wormtail aka Peter Pettigrew
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The D Squad in
The Homework Machine:
novels, set in an earlier era of Horus Heresy , toy with this openly with Warmaster Horus' inner advisory circle during the first few novels:
"Little Horus" Aximand
by Julia Alvarez (a In the Time of The Butterflies Dramatization of the lives of the Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic):
Maria Teresa "Mate" Mirabal
The four boys in the camp plot of
The Borejko sisters in
Bite Me of the series:
Legends of Laconia
The 4 March sisters in
Overdramatic but pleases-without-effort
Impulsive, quick-tempered and highly ambitious
Kind and quiet, and to be expected
The Kirk and the Team Mom
Lord of the Flies
Hobbits in are a great example of in-between temperaments and how they interact:
The Lord of the Rings
The Lords of Discipline
The Maze Runner
The McGurk Mysteries: the original four kids in the McGurk Detective Agency.
The Monkey Wrench Gang:
On the Road
Phantom's Reckoning 2
Tatsuya & Makoto
, the Price ladies minus Ruth May fit this:
The Poisonwood Bible
Red Mars, psychologist Michel Duval slots the classical temperaments into his own psychological theory: Sanguine = Extroverted + Stabile; Choleric = Extroverted + Labile; Phlegmatic = Introverted + Stabile; Melancholic = Introverted + Labile.
: This is actually explictly stated in the books, which is justified because it takes place during a time period when doctors still believed in the four humors.
The Roman Mysteries
The Saga of Incredible Weirdness: the later books have the four eldest Marshall brothers (as the second group):
and her friends:
: Gene (phlegmatic), Finny (choleric), Leper (sanguine/supine), and Brinker (melancholic).
A Separate Peace
The four girls of
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
the Spicy Latina who snaps easily.
Snark Knight, according to whom screaming "Screw the world!" is much easier than feeling anything.
Shrinking Violet who's saddened by knowing that people who have lost everything (Kostas and Bridget) are still open to love while she is afraid to let herself love
single-minded the Genki Girl
Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra: four protagonists and, interestingly, the four abusive guards at the reform school fit this paradigm rather neatly.
The four Compson children in
The Sound and the Fury
Star Wars Expanded Universe, in the four pilots of the :
X Wing Series
During Starfighters of Adumar, they even get appropriate identifiers; respectively, "the diligent one", "the dour one", "the doleful one", and "the darling one."
: not the protagonists, but the Troika.
Tale of the Troika
Done deliberately by Émile Zola as a character study in
The Three Musketeers
: Dicey (choleric), James (phlegmatic), Maybeth (melancholic/supine), and Sammy (sanguine).
The Tillerman Family Series
Night Lords of Warhammer40000 are introduced this way. The lineup for First Claw at the beginning Soul Hunter played for the worst of each pair (seemingly) of humors, because to do otherwise wouldn't be Grimdark.
Emotions are all or nothing; almost universally violent, irritated or sullen when he isn't an unreadable shell. Thinks only of himself, which is how he became corrupt in the first place. He himself admits he all but runs on a slow, seething rage.
Cynic, chronic complainer, suspicious pessimist, and yet somehow a very capable Lancer for Talos. Throws his whole life into the sword, which shows in every sense of the word.
His romanticism of his Legion's past and the power his prophetic abilities have over his life have left him worn thin all around; known to brood over both. His stubbornness, however, won't let him put anything less than his heart and soul into what he does, and it's nearly killed him before.
Possibly the most easy-going of the group, and the most vocally distressed at the state of the Legion, although it also means he stands out the least in the shambling wreck of a squad.
V. C. Andrews' Wildflowers series:
Her Orphans series also has this, although it's not as pronounced: Janet/Butterfly is definitely phlegmatic, Crystal is probably melancholic, Brooke (who narrates the final book in the series) fits sanguine the best, and Raven is a mix of choleric and melancholic.
In tod Strasser's
Wildlife trilogy, boy howdy are the Coming Attractions a textbook example:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz