Released by {{Namco}} in 1987 as an arcade title, it was more recently revived as a webcomic as part of Website/ShiftyLook. Fully titled ''[[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/wondermomo Wonder Momo: Battle Idol]]'' the comic is a comedy and action based series that goes on with on going story arcs. The arcade game was Namco's last 8-bit title. For years her only other video game appearance was as a playable character in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''. However, Bandai Namco recently announced that they're reviving the franchise with a new anime series consisting of five 5-minute anime shorts to be streamed via NicoNicoDouga with a simulcast on [=CrunchyRoll=]. In addition to this, a new game is in development for PC and Android by WayForward.

!! Tropes common across the whole series:
* BadassAdorable: Wonder Momo. Especially her Bravoman cameo.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Momo's outfit.
* DistaffCounterpart: The comic to the {{Bravoman}} comic. Both involve normal humans being granted power by helpful (if goofy) aliens to battle evil.
* HenshinHero: Momo, Momoko, and Amazona change from regular girls to armored action heroes [[note]]except in the arcade game, where Momo simply changes into a pallet swapped version of her normal outfit, along with a helmet and boots[[/note]].
* HourOfPower: Momo's superpowered form only lasts a short while before she's changed back to normal. This is {{averted|Trope}} in NamcoXCapcom and Spiral Chaos, where Momo is given the power to transform in real life for indefinite periods of time.
* {{Mooks}}: The Modokis, humanoid goons in black tights with red facemasks.
* RecursiveAdaptation: The WayForward game is based on the anime, which is based on the webcomic, which is based on the original game.
* RingsOfDeath: Momo's Wonder Ring (a glowing hula-hoop), which is also her WeaponOfChoice.
* TheRival: Amazona
* WidgetSeries

!! The Original Arcade and PC-Engine Games provide examples of:
* AllThereInTheManual: The game's backstory and the names of every character apart from Momo are only told on arcade fliers and the PC-Engine manual.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: The only way to damage the FinalBoss is to hit Mozuu's floating brain while dodging attacks from his robotic tank body.
* {{BFG}} Cannonporter carries around a bazooka as big as he is tall.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Mozuu, the leader of Warudemon, is a floating brain controlling a robotic tank.
* DistressedDamsel: The {{Joshikousei}} kidnapped by Warudemon in Volume 3. Amazona makes her first appearance disguised as her before attacking Momo. The girl herself is rescued at the end of the volume.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Warudemon's HQ, which is used as the setting for the final level.
* KickChick: Momo only attacks using (very) high kicks and splits kicks.
* PantyShot: A game element used to stun the main character is a photographer in the audience who try to get a shot of Momo's panties.
* RecurringBoss: A fair number of them.
** DegradedBoss: Crab Fencer, Junk Rock and Shamoan (the first three bosses of Vol. 1) and Acroball (the boss of Vol. 2-1) all make return appearances as [[MidBoss Mid Bosses]] multiple times throughout the game.
** DualBoss: Crab Fencer, Junk Rock and Acroball as part of their DegradedBoss shtick. Cannonporter, a boss from Vol. 2, makes one of his two return appearances alongside a twin as the boss of Vol. 4-2.
** MidBoss: Amazona's two appearances in Vol. 3-3 and 4-2.
* [[ShowWithinAShow Show Within A Game]]: Instead of playing a superhero fighting the forces of evil, the player plays as a girl who plays one in a live stage show.
* VideoGameLives: One of the many inversions that popped up in the mid-late 1980s: Momo has a LifeMeter (listed as "VITAL"), but if it runs out, the game ends.

!! The Web Comic provides examples of:
* ActionMom: Original protagonist is the mother of the main character and was also able juggle being a mother and taking care of Momoko when she was young.
* AlienAmongUs: Glieger, the original Momo's mentor/sidekick, has been living on Earth since the last Waru invasion. Momoko's sidekick Glooder probably counts, too.
* AlphaBitch: Akiho Matsuo, aka Amazona.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The comic was in the middle of a storyline which saw Momo and her friends and family against the newly appointed Waru Princess who sends robot duplicates of Momo to attack them. However Namco decided to close up Shifty Look. So the story was hastily finished with the heroes managing to easily beat the bots and the Princess beating a hasty retreat. After which we get an epilogue from Momo about how un-normal her life is but she will continue the good fight. End comic.
* ArtShift: When in flashback to the Original Wonder Momo the art (provided by guest artist Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz) more closely resembles the official art of the game.
* BizarreSexualDimorphism: The introduction of the Waru princess revealed that female Waru look like blue-skinned Earth women -- ''very'' much unlike the seahorse-like male Waru.
* CanonImmigrant: The "Momoko's best school chum" character Yumi was added for the anime to serve its significantly greater interest in Momoko's school life. She showed up in the comic shortly after the first episode of the show premiered. The comic ended shortly after her introduction, so she only just barely got in there.
** MustHaveCaffeine: Glooder tasks Yumi with getting some iced coffees [[spoiler:which become how Yumi takes out the green Robo-Momo when she spills them over the robot, causing her to short circuit and explode.]]
* ClarkKenting: Averted, when [[spoiler:the original Wonder Momo]] appears, Momoko is immediately able to tell that it's [[spoiler:her mom.]]
* ColorCodedCharacters: Wonder Momo and Amazona in their costumes. Mostly averted in their civilian clothes though.
** Momoko/Wonder Momo: Red/Blue
** Aki/Amazona: Black/Purple [[note]] Aki is the only one shown wearing these same colours with her civilian clothes, once.[[/note]]
** QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Robo-Momos that the Waru Princess sics on Momo's mom and friends also apply.
*** CatGirl: The Pink Robo-Momo asks for "Date Time" with Momo's photographer boyfriend [[spoiler:and gets lured into a car wash where the fake fur on her costume gets poofed up enough to immobilize her for a photo.]]
*** AnIcePerson: The Light Blue Robo-Momo has ice power and cold-based dialogue against Glieger. [[spoiler:He [[DisarmDisassembleDestroy takes her apart]] with a drill tipped with a screwdriver bit, and puts her somewhat back together.]]
*** KnifeNut: The Yellow Robo-Momo has this as her weapon and skill against Aki. [[spoiler:Becoming her Amazona form, Aki then uses her own LaserBlade to gut the robot.]]
*** PlayingWithFire: The Orange Robo-Momo has fire coming out her fingertips facing Momoko's mom. [[spoiler:The robot then gets a fire extinguisher emptied against it, then smashed in the face with the extinguisher.]]
*** Glooder's Robo-Momo is Green [[spoiler:but we don't get to see IT'S power, just hinting she's more a hand-to-hand robot, before Yumi's spilling iced coffees on the robot causes it to short-circuit and explode]].
* DaddysLittleVillain: The Waru Princess.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: From the incident on the Waru homeworld to the resolution of the Robo-Momo storyline, Momoko had a distinctly different "Dark Momo" costume due to [[spoiler:absorbing the powers of both her mother and Akiho]]
* {{Fangirl}}: Akiho is a huge fan of the original Wonder Momo, who inspired her to take up the mantle of Amazona (whose power orb Akiho retrieved from the original during the stage play) and become a force for good.
* FireForgedFriends: [[spoiler:Momoko and Aki, after working together to make the world love Wonder Momo again and recharge their power orbs. Once the orbs are recharged and they stop the Waru invasion, Aki and Momoko share a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming with the latter welcoming the former to "the big time" while the crowd at Momo-Palooza calls for an encore.]]
* GenerationXerox: Present day Momo looks just like her [[spoiler:daughter Momoko, the current Wonder Momo. Averted in the flashbacks though since Momo as a teen had the EightiesHair that Momoko does not]].
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Turns out the power orbs are charged by love: the Waru's love for the original Wonder Momo and Earth's love for the successor. Too bad Robo-Momo going bad trashed Momo's reputation... [[spoiler:until Momo-Palooza made enough to bring back Wonder Momo and Amazona for a public fight against the invading Waru.]]
* GloryHound: Akiho. [[spoiler:She ends up with the film role of Wonder Momo, and seems intent on rubbing it in the real Momo's face! Doesn't work out when Robo-Momo makes Wonder Momo look like a villain...]]
** LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:When the Robo-Momo trashes Wonder Momo's good name, the film winds up getting shelved much to Amazona's annoyance.]]
* TheHerosJourney: The plot of the webcomic can be summed up as this.
** Wonder Momo even experiences a [[spoiler:symbolic death twice in succession, first Robo-Momo ruins her reputation, then the attempt at splitting the power orb and returning Aki's powers results in the orb being discharged Momoko then experiences apotheosis during the Waru attack on Momo-palooza when she refuses to run away despite having no powers and, in the process learns what it means to be a hero. This act is what then causes the world to love Wonder Momo again, recharging her power orb allowing her to transform into Wonder Momo (and Aki into Amazona) again to defeat the Waru.]]
* LegacyCharacter: Momoko is given an upgraded version of the Wonder Momo power suit by an alien who mistook her for the original (despite being two decades younger). Turns out Momoko is [[spoiler:the daughter of the original Wonder Momo.]]
** Amazona is a variant: the original Amazona was Momo's nemesis. After their final battle, a young girl (and Momo fangirl) found Amazona's power orb and decided she could be a new, heroic Amazona.
* LoonyFan: Akiho, a major fangirl of the original Wonder Momo. Her meeting Momoko was the result of thinking she was playing imposter.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:In context, Momoko basically means "Momo's child/daughter"]].
* MythologyGag: The original game's premise of being a [[ShowWithinAShow stage play within a game]] is referenced as the first actual invastion by the Warudemon forces happening during a high school stage play, something constantly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the narrator.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Several times.
** Momo going power mad was the result of Akiho rudely snatching Momo's phone away as she was trying to talk to her model manager and claiming "Momo quit". Needless to say Momo's anger wasn't without justification.
** Turning off the power suit's restraining bolt brought very bad consequences.
** Using a robot version of Momo seemed fine at first. Then it started developing feelings, and Momoko acting like a jerk towards it did not help matters.
** Trying to split the orb to restore the powers of Amazona and the original Wonder Momo broke it, meaning NOBODY got any powers. It would take "Momo-Palooza" to bring enough love to make new orbs to restore Momoko and Akiho to their super-powered forms.
* PaperThinDisguise: Glooder is an alien resembling a humanoid, shell-less turtle. He blends in with humans by wearing... a wig and a high school student's uniform. Glieger's been living on Earth for a lot longer and doesn't even go that far.
** Though at this point it seems likely that the people around Momo know Glooder's an alien, but are polite enough to not say anything about it.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:"Dark Momo"]].
* RestrainingBolt: Turns out the power orbs' time limit was intentional, as wearing the armor too long led to a loop of [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry increased aggressiveness]] and an [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity uptick in power.]]
* TeenIdol: Akiho. Momoko's attempts to become one are met with failure prior to becoming Momo.
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:Akiho]] refuses to talk about how [[spoiler:she]] survived getting blown up on the Waru homeworld.
** TheUnreveal: And due to the comic's premature ending. We'll never know as well.
* WrittenSoundEffect: Played with, some of the sound effects don't spell out a sound but rather describe what caused them.
-->''"EPIC RIVAL CLASH!"'',''"PAINFUL LANDING!"''
* YouWannaGetSued: [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/wondermomo/big-jump This comic]] almost referenced {{Superman}}.
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