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[[caption-width-right:320:Life's a pain.]]

->'''Welton:''' See ya, sunshine!\\
'''Amanda:''' Later, Uncle Weirdo.

''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 Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s first action-adventure series. However, it wasn't picked up for various reasons, making it a OneEpisodeWonder.

You can [[http://wba.toonzone.net/wright.htm read more]] about it and watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbrHFQTtjvg here.]]
!!This show provides examples of:
* ActionDad: Dr. Payne, who goes on adventures with his daughter.
* ActionGirl: Amanda. She joins her father in his various adventures.
* ActionHoggingOpening: The opening shows Dr. Payne and Amanda's adventurous nature.
* ActionPrologue: The pilot is this, since the series was never picked up.
* AffablyEvil: [[EvilUncle Welton Payne-Smythe]] affectionately calls Amanda "Sunshine".
* AllThereInTheScript: Welton's full name is only revealed in the end credits. Also, Amanda's friend Tony's full name is revealed to be Anthony Nguyen.
* AmplifierArtifact: The one item Welton is after and manages to obtain.
* {{Animesque}}: Well, it ''was'' animated by Creator/{{Madhouse}} and Creator/TamaProductions.
* BadassAdorable: Amanda again. While she's capable of taking care of herself, she's very expressive, humorous, and tries to convince her dad that she is old enough to drive an airship.
* BadassBookworm: Dr. Payne again, as well as Welton to a greater extent.
* BadassFamily: The three central characters are related, after all.
* BadassNormal: Both Dr. Payne and Amanda. They are very capable fighters who have no powers.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:The end of the pilot involves Welton getting away with the contents of the box.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Amanda's civilian clothes. As part of them, she wears a short T-shirt that completely exposes her belly.
* BeardOfEvil: Welton. He has a multicolored one, mirroring the color of his hair.
* BigBad: Welton is the main antagonist of the pilot.
* TheBigGuy: Dr. Payne is a burly man.
* BigNo: Near the end when Amanda [[spoiler:thinks her dad was killed in an explosion]].
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Dr. Payne is this when he is around Amanda.
* CainAndAbel: Dr. Payne and Welton. The former is trying the stop the latter, who is the BigBad.
* ClassicVillain: Welton has the classic appearance of a MadScientist.
* CombatPragmatist: Amanda shows signs of this when dealing with a parachuting mook who's trying to grab her out of her father's airship; she snaps his goggles into his eyes to stun him before biting his hand, distracting him long enough for his parachute to get caught in the crosswind and drag him off the vessel.
* DeflectorShields: Welton uses them to counter his brother's physical attributes.
* DumbMuscle: Welton's minions aren't too sharp.
* EvilMinions: Welton has several.
* EvilUncle: Ostensibly subverted, as Welton apparently has no animosity whatsoever towards his niece and even calls her "Sunshine", while she simply calls him a "weirdo", even when his homicidal tendencies are obvious.
* ExperiencedProtagonist: Dr. Payne is shown to be a very experienced fighter and scientist.
* GirlinessUpgrade: The VirtualPaperDoll Amanda has at the beginning of the pilot shows that there is one that increases her femininity by giving her a bob cut and a more girlish attire.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Averted. Dr. Payne, the hero, has a huge scar over his right eye, while Welton has none.
* HeroicWannabe: Amanda really wants to be her father's sidekick.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: Amanda wants to be just like her father, much to his chargin.
* ItsPersonal: The dispute between Welton and Dr. Payne. It's justified since they're brothers.
* TheIdealist: Dr. Payne research and studies in order to alleviate other people's troubles.
* LadyAndKnight: Pretty much the relationship between Amanda and Dr. Payne.
* ManBitesMan: At one point, Amanda stops a parachuting mook from trying to grab her by biting his hand.
* MadScientist: Welton has the classic appearance of one. He even states that he is a thinker, not a fighter.
* MenActWomenAre: A milder example, as Dr. Payne cares so much for her daughter that he forbids her from actively joining him in his riskier adventures.
* MissingMom: According to [[WordOfGod Wright]], Amanda's mom was killed by terrorists.
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: Wright stated that his goal was to make a show that appealed to both boys and girls.
* NeverSayDie: Averted when Amanda says this:
-->[[spoiler:''I thought you were I thought you were like, dead or something!'']]
* OutrunTheFireball: [[spoiler:Dr. Payne successfully escapes an airship that his brother had self-destructed.]]
* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Among the holographic attires Amanda tries out, there is a military uniform that propels her to impersonate a bold kung fu aware soldier.
* RebelliousSpirit: Amanda. Against her father's wishes, she prefers to join him in his adventures.
* SkunkStripe: Dr. Payne and Welton both a white streak in the middle of their hair. Welton also has one in his beard.
* 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. After she saves him, he 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.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The pilot is set in a SteamPunk-inspired future.
* UtilityBelt: Both Dr. Payne and Welton wear one.
* VirtualPaperDoll: Amanda has one in her room that lets her try on various hairstyles and outfits.
* TheTrickster: Welton outwits Dr. Payne by threatening Amanda, his niece, expecting that his brother would lower his guard.
* UniquePilotTitleSequence: The closing title sequence.
* YouGoGirl: Amanda personally deals with many hoodlums at Welton's service.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Students at Amanda's school have bright blue, pink, and purple hair.
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: Which doubles as the CoolCar.