Jane, Bobby, Timothy, and Allison are four friends. They are occasionally joined by two more friends: Helen and Terrance. Timothy turns out to be a girl, Tina, but Allison turns out to be a boy, Allen. They adopt a Team Pet, Fred, but are then forced to adopt Fred's girlfriend, Violet. Bobby moves away, but is replaced by Greg. When Bobby moves back to Troperville three years later, he rejoins the group. He then brings in his sister Melody (who becomes the Tagalong Kid) so Greg won't get kicked out. Finally, five hermaphrodites join: Alex, Kelly, Jody, Dylan, and Robin.
Discussed: "The pefect adventuring party always seems to consist of two guys, two girls, and a dog.
Conversed: "It seems that in every show about Kid Heroes, the group consists of two boys and two girls."
Implied: There are Loads and Loads of Characters who come and go, but if you pay attention, you'll notice that both the central cast and the supporting cast consist of the same number of females as males.
Plotted A Good Waste: The producers make certain that the cast is a Gender-Equal Ensemble, so as to appeal to both male and female audiences.
Played for Laughs:
The Leader decides to assemble a large group divided into subgroups, and spends a ridiculous amount of time arranging them so that each subgroup consists of the same number of males as females.
The other groups of friends in Troperville are either all male or all female. Because Bobby, Jane, Timothy, and Allison are a mixed-gender ensemble, other kids call them "weirdos".
Played for Drama: Two balanced groups of friends join together. Unfortunately, not everyone from group A gets along with group B, and they end up killing each other.
Deconstructed: The ensemble's members start to drift apart.