Western Animation: Constant Payne
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 One-Episode Wonder.You can read more about it and watch it here.
This show provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Amanda.
- Affably Evil: Welton does affectionally call Amanda "Sunshine" after all.
- Animesque: Well, it was animated by Madhouse and Tama Productions.
- Badass: Dr. Payne.
- The Bad Guy Wins: The end of the episode involves Welton getting away with the contents of the box.
- Bare Your Midriff: Amanda's civilian clothes.
- Beard of Evil: Welton Payne-Smythe.
- Big Bad: Welton Payne-Smythe.
- Big "NO!": Near the end when Amanda thinks her dad was killed in an explosion.
- Cain and Abel: Dr. Payne and Welton.
- Evil Minions
- Evil Uncle: 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.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Averted; Dr. Payne, the hero, has a huge scar over his right eye, yet his evil brother has none.
- Mad Scientist
- Missing Mom: According to Wright, she was killed by terrorists.
- Multiple Demographic Appeal
- Never Say "Die": Avoided.I thought you were — I thought you were like, dead or something!
- Outrun the Fireball
- Skunk Stripe: Dr. Payne and his brother.
- Steam Punk: Mixed in with a bit of Tesla Punk.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: 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 Faceless Mooks that they threw out one of the crewmen of the zeppelin they hijacked—without a parachute.
- Too Soon: There's a scene where a zeppelin grinds between buildings that look like the World Trade Center.
- Twenty Minutes into the Future
- Virtual Paper Doll: Amanda has one in her room that lets her try on various hairstyles and outfits.
- What Could Have Been
- Zeppelins from Another World: Which doubles as the Cool Car.