This thread confuses me. So I'll have to ask a few questions.
I haven't got around to animations quite yet, but I looked at TheInstances' cap and it looked like it has "trigger once" in the events, yet you guys are saying it doesn't? You guys are talking about "always" events, but I don't quite understand the problem here. Unless you mean starting an event with always is so bad it negates the trigger once, but that doesn't make any sense and that's different than what I was lead to believe from the start of looking at this forum and using Construct. I thought the always event didn't really mean much and was just what the program does by default every tick, because when I delete the "always" condition and leave the field blank, it doesn't do anything to the event, and when I run it, it works exactly the same either way. Strange.