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''Constant Payne'' is a pilot created in 2001 by Micah Wright that follows the adventures of Amanda and her scientist father, Dr. Payne. This would've been {{Nickelodeon}}'s first action-adventure series. However, it was cancelled for various reasons, making it a OneEpisodeWonder.

You can read more about it and watch it [[http://www.micahwright.com/television/constant-payne.htm here.]]
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!!This show provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Amanda.
* AffablyEvil: Welton does affectionally call Amanda "Sunshine" after all.
* {{Animesque}}: Well, it ''was'' animated by [[Creator/{{Madhouse}} Madhouse]] and TamaProductions.
* {{Badass}}: Dr. Payne.
** BadassBookworm: Dr. Payne again, as well as Welton Payne to a greater extent.
** BadassNormal: Both Dr. Payne and Amanda.
** BadassAdorable: Amanda again.
** BadassFamily: The three central characters are related after all.
* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins: The end of the episode involves Welton getting away with the contents of the box.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Amanda's civilian clothes.
* BeardOfEvil: Welton Payne-Smythe.
* BigBad: Welton Payne-Smythe.
* BigNo: Near the end when Amanda [[spoiler:thinks her dad was killed in an explosion]].
* CainAndAbel: Dr. Payne and Welton.
* EvilMinions
* EvilUncle: Ostensibly subverted, as Payne's brother appearently has no animosity whatsoever towards his niece and even calls her "sunshine", while she simply remarks him being "weirdo", even when his homicidal tendencies are obvious.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Subverted; Dr. Payne, the hero, has a huge scar over his right eye, yet his evil brother has none.
* MadScientist
* MissingMom: According to [[WordOfGod Wright]], she was killed by terrorists.
* MultipleDemographicAppeal
* NeverSayDie: Avoided.
-->[[spoiler:''I thought you were I thought you were like, dead or something!'']]
* OutrunTheFireball
* SkunkStripe: Dr. Payne and his brother.
* SteamPunk: Mixed in with a bit of [[PunkPunk Tesla Punk]].
* ThouShaltNotKill: Amanda stuns a bad guy and has him teetering on the edge of her airship, about to fall off. She saves him, then he goes "aha!" and lunges at her, only for her to punch him off the ship. Unlike the first time, however, he's still aware enough to pull his parachute cord before he hits the ground.
** However, it is implied earlier by one of the FacelessMooks that they threw out one of the crewmen of the zeppelin they hijacked--without a parachute.
* TooSoon: There's a scene where a zeppelin grinds between buildings that look like the World Trade Center.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* VirtualPaperDoll: Amanda has one in her room that lets her try on various hairstyles and outfits.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: Which doubles as the CoolCar.
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