The 16 movie and TV roles below can be grouped into 4 groups of 4, with each group related by a common theme. In addition, the 4 themes are themselves related to each other by a common theme: one particular entertainment related aspect.
Can you identify the 4 groups and their themes, and then identify the overall theme?
|Alex Murphy||Austin Powers||Bruce Banner||Data|
|Dory||Elena Gilbert||Elliot Alderson||Gandalf|
|Jack Sparrow||Jason Bourne||Jon Snow||Norman Bates|
|Phil||Phoebe Buffay||Spock||Tyler Durden|
For reference, these are the movies and TV series these characters are from ("movies" means "movie series"):
|Robocop (movie)||Austin Powers (movies)||The Incredible Hulk / Avengers (movies)||Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV)|
|Finding Nemo / Finding Dory (movies)||The Vampire Diaries (TV)||Mr. Robot (TV)||Lord of the Rings (movies)|
|Pirates of the Caribbean (movies)||The Bourne Identity (movies)||Game of Thrones (TV)||Psycho (movie)|
|The Hangover (movies)||Friends (TV)||Star Trek (movies)||Fight Club (movie)|
Note: you will need some knowledge about the characters and plots of these movies/shows to solve this puzzle, but once you start guessing the themes it should be possible to quickly classify the unknowns with some minor research.
Try recapping or paring each show: down to its main premise that makes it different from other shows. Two of the groups can be found this way: the groups with Dory and Tyler Durden. What are Dory's and Tyler Durden's unique characteristics?
There are also 3 hidden clues in this puzzle.
The overall theme is 3 words which are the 3 hidden clues in the puzzle. You could add "Overused" in front of those three words as well. If you aren't familiar with "overused ____ _____ ______", look it up online and you will understand the 4 themes a bit better.