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-> ''Wonder Woman!\\
All the world's been waiting for you\\
And the power you possess\\
In your satin tights\\
Fighting for our rights\\
And the old red, white and blue!''
-->-- Series theme

'''''Wonder Woman''''' is an American live-action TV series that originally aired from 1975 to 1979, based on the comic book superhero Franchise/WonderWoman. It starred Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor.

The movie-length pilot episode and first season aired on Creator/{{ABC}}, and were set during WorldWarII.

From the second season, the series moved to Creator/{{CBS}}, was retitled ''The New Adventures of Wonder Woman'', and the setting moved to the present day (ie. TheSeventies). Wonder Woman, being an ageless Amazon, hadn't aged a day, while Lyle Waggoner switched to playing the [[IdenticalGrandson remarkably familiar-looking]] Steve Trevor Jr.

An unrelated failed PilotMovie was broadcast about a year earlier, in 1974, starring Cathy Lee Crosby as a non-powered Wonder Woman in a very loose adaptation (verging on InNameOnly). Even earlier, in the mid-1960s, William Dozier produced a five-minute ''Wonder Woman'' screen test which portrayed Diana as living with her mother.

In 2011, Creator/DavidEKelley attempted to produce a pilot for a new ''Wonder Woman'' series starring Adrianne Palicki, best known for her role in ''Series/FridayNightLights'', although the project was cancelled before the pilot had been completed. The unfinished pilot attracted poor reviews and [[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot has a page here]].

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Wonder Woman, obviously. Also Formicida.
* AdaptationDistillation: The TV show simplified the comics (none of Wonder Woman's supervillains ever appeared, for example, though some of her Nazi opponents did) but still had a charm of its own.
* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: Paradise Island is an uncharted island within the Bermuda triangle. In 1942, the Amazons wear togas and use bows and arrows, but they had an invisible plane, a truth serum, and guns to use in her “Bullets and bracelets” challenge.
* AgonyBeam: These appeared more than once in the series.
** In "The Man Who Made Volcanoes", Wonder Woman endures the prolonged laser blast of a weapon designed to cause volcanic eruptions.
** At the climax of "IRAC is Missing", Diana encounters an artificially intelligent security program which uses a laser in an attempt to thwart her heroics.
* AlliterativeName: Wonder Woman.
* AppropriatedAppellation: In the pilot:
--> '''Queen Hippolyte:''' Go in peace my daughter. And remember that, in a world of ordinary mortals, you are a Wonder Woman.
--> '''Princess Diana:''' I will make you proud of me... and of Wonder Woman.
* ArchEnemy: None of WonderWoman’s villains in the TV series ever recurred, but it’s implied that [[LargeHam Marion Mariposa]] did appear in a previous, unbroadcast adventure, as he is talked about last seen presumably drowned in the North Sea. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5ERHpdE1Bs The interesting part is that he is not Wonder Woman’s enemy]], but [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction IADC agent]] [[SecretIdentity Diana Prince’s]] enemy. For Diana Prince and Marion Mariposa, ItsPersonal.
--> '''Marion Mariposa:''' Oh, why are you so unpleased to see a familiar face? [[SchmuckBait Did you enjoy the candy I sent you?]]
--> '''Diana Prince:''' ''[waking from her induced sleep]'' Not in the least, [[KnockoutGas and I enjoyed the flowers even less]].
--> '''Marion Mariposa:''' [[FauxAffablyEvil What’s the matter? Lost your sense of humor?]]
--> '''Diana Prince:''' I was hoping we were rid of yours. [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat Weren’t you supposed to be drowned at the north sea after our last encounter?]]
--> '''Marion Mariposa:''' [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy By now you should know that I have my entrances and exits carefully choreographed, Diana. I had one of my submarines pick me up]].
** The above exchange is make the more remarkable given that Diana/WW generally maintained a "no killing" policy, yet here she openly talks about trying to kill someone.
* ArgentinaIsNaziland: Foreshadowed in "Formula 407". Played straight in "Anschluss '77".
* ArtEvolution: While Diana's spinning into her WW outfit had been there since the first episode, it wasn't until few episodes in that the lens-flare coverup was added.
* AudibleGleam
* AudibleSharpness: Wonder Woman's TV series tiara [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EykZgkC8l58 makes a strange sound]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qahSU4RYblY when she uses it as a boomerang]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsrOK8fkcWE Her lasso of truth makes an "snap" sound when she lassoes someone, and there is always a thunder when Diana Prince]] [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spins]] [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction to change clothes into]] Wonder Woman.
* AwakeningTheSleepingGiant: Let's just say the Nazi's war effort was not helped by repeatedly attacking Diana.
* BadassPrincess: Diana is a member of the royal family of Paradise Island. She could easily enjoy a comfortable life in a utopian society as the universally-adored heir to the throne. Instead, she devotes her life to saving Man's World from Nazis, mad scientists, alien monsters, criminal masterminds, and one disembodied brain in a jar with telekinetic powers.
* TheBaroness: Baroness Paula Von Gunther, though given the child-friendly tone of the show they obviously couldn't show any of the less savory aspects of the trope. She did like tying people up, though.
* BeachEpisode: Diana spends some time in a swimsuit on the beach in "Skateboard Wiz". It's a somewhat unnecessary bit of fanservice, considering that her iconic outfit is already a LeotardOfPower.
* BeautyContest: In the "Beauty on Parade" episode, Diana Prince enters a beauty contest to covertly expose some villains.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Wonder Woman always looks like she's just won the Miss World pageant (which Lynda Carter actually did in 1972) regardless of the death-defying experiences she frequently endures.
** The most blatant example occurs in "The Man Who Made Volcanoes." At the episode's climax, Wonder Woman [[spoiler: places herself in the firing range of a laser beam that causes volcanoes to instantly erupt on the other side of the Earth. Despite being hit by this weapon, which would release up to 25 megatons of energy, for the better part of a minute, Wonder Woman]] barely has a hair out of place afterwards.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Mei Ling and Lin Wan in "The Man Who Made Volcanoes."
* BikerBabe: Wonder Woman rides a motorcyle in several episodes, and even has a special outfit for doing so.
* BoundAndGagged: Wonder Woman herself in multiple episodes.
* BrainInAJar: In "Gault's Brain."
* BrainyBrunette: While Diana's genius intellect is far from her sole defining attribute, her apparent knowledge of every spoken language (including birdsong!) and her ability to solve complex scientific problems within seconds indicate she is certainly a brunette who is brainy.
* ButtMonkey: Harold Farnum.
* TheCaligula: [[LargeHam Marion Mariposa]] is wildly irrational, violently moody, very intolerant of being told anything he doesn't want to hear, and [[IControlMyMinionsThrough totally in control of a micronation, submarines and his mercenaries]]. He infiltrates the US by sky diving, kidnaps Olympic athletes in an attempt to gain popularity for his own micronation, [[{{Egopolis}} Mariposalia]], and his ArchEnemy is not Wonder Woman, but IADC agent [[SecretIdentity Diana Prince]]
* CaptainPatriotic: Wonder Woman's outfit was initially based on Steve Trevor's American flag insignia.
* TheCastShowoff: Carter sang two songs in the episode "Amazon Hot Wax" that were taken from an album, ''Portrait'', that she released in real life around that time.
* CatFight: Occasionally.
* TheChampion: Invoked by Queen Hippolyta: The Amazon winner of a tournament will escort Steve Trevor to his country. Subverted because this is less for his safety that to preserve the LadyLand in Paradise Island.
-->'''Queen Hippolyta:''' For his safety - and ours. One of our young Amazon girls will escort him to his country, and then return to Paradise Island.
-->'''Princess Diana:''' But all the girls will want that task.
-->'''Queen Hippolyte:''' I know. To forestall any ill feelings, I have planned a tournament of athletic games, by which I alone will determine the strongest, nimblest, and most likely candidate for the assignment.
** Princess Diana / Wonder Woman is the champion for Paradise Island, for Steve Trevor and for Liberty and Democracy while she stays in man’s world.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: This [[Series/WonderWoman adaptation]] introduced the world [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL9L_uYASrU to the way]] Diana Prince could [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spin]] to change her clothes, and even Wonder Woman could change back into Diana Prince (in the episode "The Feminum Mystique Part 1)".
* CityOfSpies: Going by this show, it would seem like half the population of Washington DC were Nazi double agents.
* ClarkKenting: Almost always played straight as pulling her hair back and wearing big glasses fools everyone. However, it was notably averted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dsdp_7bxIc "Mind Stealers from Outer Space (Part 1)"]] when the Skrills, an [[RubberForeheadAliens alien race]] who steals minds to sell them into slavery, discovers easily Diana Prince's secret with only a slide projector:
--> Unquestionably, the same human.
** In later episodes, the trope is lampshaded by the fact that Diana often appears ''without her glasses'' and with her hair loose, yet no one makes the connection.
* CliffhangerCopOut: The episode “Phantom of the Roller Coaster: Part 1” ends with Diana Prince (Wonder Woman's depowered SecretIdentity) inside her car looking back, just before an enormous truck smashed it... [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat with her inside]]. Part 2 begins with Wonder Woman outside the car lassoing the perpetrators.
* CombatByChampion: ''"Wonder Woman’s return"'': After being in a stalemate with Dr. Solano, he proposes to Wonder Woman a SwordFight. “Winner gets all”. [[spoiler: It’s a trap]].
* CombatStilettos: Wonder's Woman's official uniform includes red boots with white trim and fairly high heels. Any viewer paying special attention during action sequences, however, can clearly see that both Lynda Carter and her stunt double used otherwise-identical heelless boots for running, fighting, etc.
* TheCommiesMadeMeDoIt: The villainness Paula von Gunther who worked for the Nazis was revealed as doing so because they had her daughter captive. (In the comics she was a willing accomplice, until her HeelFaceTurn.)
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Queen Hippolyta claims [[HiddenElfVillage Paradise Island]] is a Utopia because it is a LadyLand. Once Princess Diana [[GenderRarityValue had seen a man for the first time, she dares to disagree:]] Paradise Island is a CrapsaccharineWorld for the very same reason.
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: All the amazons use multicolor vaporous dresses and use bows and arrows even if they live in an AdvancedAncientAcropolis
* CulturalPosturing: Queen Hippolyta remembers that women were slaves for the Romans and the Greeks. After some thousands of years being an immortal, she is not fond of any culture in the patriarch world:
--> '''Queen Hippolyta:''' We are stronger, wiser and more advanced than all those people in their jungles out there. Our civilization is perfection!
* DamselInDistress: Wonder Woman in "The Starships are Coming."
** DamselOutOfDistress: Wonder Woman herself in several episodes.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Queen Hippolyta knows that Steve Trevor will be worshipped by the Amazons at Paradise Island. To avoid that, she plans to send one of the amazons with him to his own country. And then:
-->'''Princess Diana:''' But all the girls will want that task.
-->'''Queen Hippolyta:''' I know. To forestall any ill feelings, I have planned a tournament of athletic games, by which I alone will determine the strongest, nimblest, and most likely candidate for the assignment.
** Princess Diana is denied access to the tournament, so she throws a tantrum and retires to the summer palace… only to participate in secret and win, to show her commitment and knowing that her mother will forgive her.
* DarthVaderClone: In "Mind Stealers From Outer Space", the alien Skrill unleash the Zardor, a monster that is even stronger than Wonder Woman. Despite all [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHAGxsvLXm8 the trouble that the Zardor gives Wonder Woman]], his outfit resembles what happens when a Sith Lord gets his clothes from a craft store.
* DecoyDamsel: [[spoiler: George in "The Murderous Missile."]]
* DisguisedInDrag: Starker in "Death in Disguise."
* DistressedDude: Steve Trevor is captured and/or knocked out almost every single episode.
* TheDreaded: The Zardor.
** Also seen with the shape-changing alien in "The Boy Who Knew Her Secret". When it transforms into its final form, Wonder Woman visibly shudders with fear as it advances towards her.[[note]] Bear in mind that Wonder Woman is amazingly powerful and courageous. She once stopped a tank with her bare hands, and seemed to do so with almost no effort. She once let someone fire a machine gun at her ''for a charity event''. Few things can hurt her, and even fewer things can scare her. If Wonder Woman seems to be afraid of something, you ''know'' it's dangerous. [[/note]]
* EarnYourTitle: Princess Diana had to compete in a contest on Paradise Island to earn the right to return Steve Trevor to Man's World and fight injustice as Wonder Woman.
* EffortlessAmazonianLift: Wonder Woman has a habit of lifting up heavy items and opponents in a display of her super-strength. When she's using clearly superhuman strength a bionic style SignatureSoundEffect plays.
* EnemyMime: In "Diana's Disappearing Act."
* EveryEpisodeEnding: Each episode ends with a close-up of Diana smiling, followed by a freeze-frame.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: "Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua".
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The famous spin-change was proposed by Carter; the producers were nervous about having Wonder Woman simply take off her clothes every episode.
* {{Fanservice}}[=/=]MsFanservice[=/=]ParentService: Carter herself, of course. And it only got [[FanservicePack better]] as time went on; in the second season the costume was tweaked to flatter her bust a bit more (she was never fond of the "bullet bra" pictured above) and to show more leg, and her civilian clothes were sexier than the bulky military uniform she wore in the first season. Towards the end of the series Diana wore her hair down Wonder Woman-style more frequently, too.
** Debra Winger as Wonder Girl.
* [[FauxActionGirl Faux Action Boy]]: War hero Steve Trevor will suddenly be surrounded by Nazi spies. He decks one with a punch, then a second spy will pull a gun on him and he meekly goes into captivity to be rescued by Wonder Woman later that episode.
* FishOutOfWater: Especially in the first season, Wonder Woman didn't entirely know how the world outside Paradise Island worked, and did things like reading books on slang so she could blend in better.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Definitely present in this portrayal of the character. If you want Wonder Woman to stay out of your secret compound, you'll need more than guard dogs. [[SpeaksFluentAnimal On one episode, she could mentally communicate with pigeons.]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: There's a reason some say ''the {{Baywatch}} run" was invented by this series. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSR6isVJaEA Observe]].
* GamerGirl: Jamie in "Skateboard Wiz," who can easily beat anyone at everything from arcade games to blackjack as a result of her math-savant abilities.
* GenderRarityValue: The unconscious Steve Trevor is the only man that had reached the LadyLand / HiddenElfVillage Paradise Island in millennia. There was fear that he would become worshipped, so DangerouslyGenreSavvy Queen Hippolyta declares an amazon will escort him to his country.
-->'''Princess Diana:''' But all the girls will want that task.
* GeniusBruiser: Diana is shown to be exceptionally skilled at math.
** In "The Pluto File", Wonder Woman casually solves an equation that was befuddling one of the world's foremost experts.
* GentlemanThief: Evan Robley in "The Queen and the Thief".
* TheGlassesGottaGo: Steve's inability to see that Diana was gorgeous was largely due to her glasses.
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: The IADC (Inter Agency Defense Command), of which Steve Trevor Jr, was an agent.
* HeelFaceTurn: Wonder Woman often tried to reform bad guys rather than defeat them, and sometimes she would succeed.
* HeroDoesPublicService: In Season One, Diana was particularly active in encouraging the American public to support the war effort against the Nazis. She'd often show up at charitable events and display her powers, such as attempting to lift an enormous weight or deflecting bullets with her bracelets.
* HeroKiller: The Zardor seen in "Mind Stealers from Outer Space" was designed to be this. It was a large, nearly mindless humanoid monster that the Skrill only kept with them for the few threats that they couldn't overwhelm with their laser weapons or mind-stealing technology. When the Skrill-possessed-Johnny declared, "He will tear Wonder Woman apart", he meant it literally.
** Even more noteworthy was Diana's reaction to the Zardor. In her first encounter with it, Diana was temporarily stunned by a HeroicBSOD as she tried to comprehend the bizarre abomination that had just burst into her apartment. She then tried to flee in utter terror before it caught her, and when it did, there was nothing she could do to break free of its grip.
** In her second encounter with the Zardor, she attempted to fight it as Wonder Woman. The struggle had some give-and-take, but as the battle waged on, it was clear that Wonder Woman was fighting against something even more powerful than herself. After it bearhugged her and backhanded her, Wonder Woman tried to run away from the battle, only to have the Zardor still catch up with her.
** Indeed, Diana only managed to prevail against the Zardor by using her mind to outwit the monster. If the Zardor had been a little smarter, Johnny's earlier threat would have been prophetic.
* HiddenElfVillage: Paradise Island is an uncharted island within the devil’s triangle. Queen Hippolyta had decided to hide Paradise Island from the world: In the pilot, she claims that no one in the last thousand years has ever found it. She also claims that any amazon who leaves the island may lose her immortality and become a mortal again.
* HotLibrarian: Diana Prince poses as one more than once. And while not ''actually'' a librarian, Diana has something of the general aesthetic in the 1970s.
* IdealHero: Wonder Woman possesses super-strength, super-speed, bullet-deflecting bracelets, an invisible plane, a golden lasso that can compel people to tell the truth and obey other commands, a tiara that can be used as a boomerang weapon, and the ability to communicate with animals. She is also a compassionate hero who fights honorably and strives to redeem her adversaries whenever possible. And after Season 1, her two known weaknesses on the show (i.e. being stripped of her magic belt or being exposed to chloroform) were almost never used again. And she was played by an actress who previously won the Miss World competition. There's a reason that Wonder Woman remains the iconic superheroine of the genre.
* IdenticalGrandson: After disappearing from "man's world" after WorldWarII ended, Diana meets Steve Trevor Jr. in the first episode of the second season, "The Return of Wonder Woman", a SettingUpdate in [[TheSeventies 1977]] (which was then the present day). At first, she is confused, thinking he hadn’t aged, but given she is an [[CompleteImmortality immortal amazon warrior]], Queen Hippolyta explains the concept of "sons" to her.
* IKEAWeaponry: The old sniper-rifle-in-a-briefcase in "Time Bomb."
* ImNotAfraidOfYou: In "Seance of Terror", seemingly unseen poltergeists destroy Diana's car, summon flames out of nowhere, and try to scare her with their haunting cries. This has the opposite effect.
--> '''Wonder Woman:''' Whatever you are, mortal or otherwise, I challenge you to show yourself!
* ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin: Seen in [[spoiler: "The Deadly Toys". Wonder Woman faces off against a robot version of herself that has been designed to defeat Diana and take her place. The battle ends with Wonder Woman being knocked unconscious by the aforementioned robot, who then follows the bad guy to enact his evil plan]]. Or so it seems.
* InASingleBound: Episodes regularly featured Wonder Woman jumping a superhuman height/distance at least once.
* IndyPloy: In "Light-Fingered Lady," Diana poses as a thief to infiltrate a gang of criminals. They say she can earn their trust by stealing some plans they need. She uses her powers as Wonder Woman to complete this theft, but is caught doing so by one of the criminals, who was following her to make sure she was who she said she was. Thinking fast, Wonder Woman tells him she is on the trail of her criminal alter-ego, and when he won't tell her where she is, she locks him in a closet. Then she goes back to her street clothes and frees him, and the fact that she completed her mission even while Wonder Woman was supposedly after her convinces most of the group she's legitimate.
* InNameOnly: The Cathy Lee Crosby PilotMovie featured a non-powered blond Wonder Woman in a track suit. While it does mention Diana's Amazon home and invisible plane, it generally plays more like a superspy knockoff of ''Series/TheAvengers'' than a superhero story.
** To be fair, however, the TV movie was based upon an era of the comic book in which Diana ''was'' depowered and made into an Emma Peel clone. In other words, the comic book itself had become InNameOnly. But by the time Crosby's movie was made, the comics had returned to the status quo.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: It never occurs to Wonder Woman that she is basically wearing a strapless bathing suit everywhere she goes (well, except in water), or that there is anything wrong with this.
* IWasBeatenByAGirl: In a real behind-the-scenes incident, Bubba Smith (yes, that Bubba Smith) refused to let his character be thrown by Wonder Woman in the episode "Light Fingered Lady". Lynda proposed that if she could actually throw him in real life, he would agree to move forward with the script. Not only did Lynda successfully throw him, but that first attempt was the shot that was actually used for the episode.
* KarmaHoudini: Happens a lot. If someone is participating in a crime and seems to not really want to do it, or better yet does anything to thwart the rest of the criminals, they will never be punished at the end for the crimes they committed.
** Also some villains escaped: Marion Mariposa in ''Screaming Javelins'', Count Cagliostro in ''Diana's Disappearing Act,'' Bleaker in ''The girl from Ilandia'' and... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Harlow Gault's brain]] in ''Gault's Brain''
* KnockoutGas: Season 1 episode "Judgment from Outer Space (Part 1)": Wonder Woman is taken down by knockout gas.
* KryptoniteFactor: Initially, Wonder Woman would lose her superhuman strength if her magic belt was removed from her uniform. Similarly, she possessed no resistance to chloroform, which conveniently made it's way into a number of Season 1 episodes. When the show was moved to the 1970s, the former weakness was addressed only once (and only then when she willingly removed her belt, lasso, and bracelets to assure an enemy that she did not wish to fight him), and the chloroform was used far less often.
* LadyLand / OneGenderRace: The Amazons that live in [[HiddenElfVillage Paradise Island]] are an all-female society, but still human (they just don't age [[HandWaved on Paradise Island]]). However, Queen Hippolyta remembers the patriarchal societies of the past very well and [[CulturalPosturing she doesn’t want these to spoil her paradise]], so she forces the expulsion of the only man that had reached the island in millennia by assigning an amazon to escort him to the exterior world.
* LargeHam: Mariposa in "Screaming Javelins."
* LastVillainStand: At the end of "The Boy Who Knew Her Secret", [[spoiler: a shape-changing alien criminal has been cornered by Wonder Woman after his elaborate plan has failed]]. Desperate and outraged, he [[spoiler: changes his form into one that can rival Wonder Woman in power]].
--> '''Wonder Woman:''' You see, you didn't get rid of me after all. You slipped up. That's what usually happens at the beginning of the end.
--> '''Alien:''' Beginning of the end for whom, Wonder Woman?
* LeotardOfPower: ''The'' iconic uniform.
* LightningBruiser: Her super-strength was obvious (notably when she stopped a tank in its tracks). Her super-speed was implied by feats like catching a bazooka shell in her hand, and her tendency to run rather than use a car when she needed to get somewhere quickly.
** In "Death in Disguise," [[spoiler:she runs forty-seven miles in less than four minutes]].
* MaleGaze: Wonder Girl in her first appearance.
** Surprisingly rarely invoked with Wonder Woman herself, mainly due to the character so dominating every scene (especially when in costume) that any additional "help" is unnecessary.
* MartialPacifist: Wonder Woman prefers to use non-violence whenever possible, but she is a skilled martial artist who is more than capable of defeating numerous villains in combat.
* MathematiciansAnswer: In "Spaced Out," Diana throws a thug into a pool, then quickly changes to Wonder Woman, interrogates him with her golden lasso, and makes him forget the conversation. A little later the thug runs into his boss, who's shocked to see him soaking wet.
-->'''Rohan:''' Where on Earth have you been?!
-->'''Munn:''' ...Swimming.
* MeaningfulName: Invoked by Queen Hippolyta:
--> '''Queen Hippolyta:''' I named this island "Paradise" for an excellent reason. [[LadyLand There are no men on it.]] [[CulturalPosturing Thus, it is free from their wars, their greed, their hostility, their... barbaric... masculine... behavior]]. ''[bites her hand]''
** Diana's nomenclature for her alter-ego is meaningful as well. On Paradise Island, she is Princess Diana. In Man's World, her alter-ego goes by the name of Diana Prince.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MildlyMilitary: Reasonably well averted, especially compared to her comic book counterpart at [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the time]].
* MindControl: More than one example.
* MissionImpossibleCableDrop: Wonder Woman did something like this in the episode "The Queen and the Thief", hanging from a rope tied to her ankle so she could get into a safe in the middle of a room with an explosive floor. One wonders how many takes were ruined by Carter falling out of her top, because [[TheissTitillationTheory she looked about a centimeter away from it]] the whole time.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Until the television series, Wonder Woman as portrayed in the comics as a slim, athletic figure. And then Lynda Carter filled out the costume (and then some!) on this show. Ever since, the comics portray her as the ([[PowerGirl second]]) bustiest, curviest superheroine in the DC Universe.
** Fausta the Nazi Wonder Woman may have been even bigger, though far more covered.
* MuggingTheMonster: The first couple of times the Nazi's attack Wonder Woman, they have no idea what she's capable of. However, it quickly becomes BullyingADragon as they fail to learn their lesson.
* NonMammalMammaries: The robot "Cori" in "IRAC Is Missing" has a feminine voice and a rectangular protrusion on her chest that is suggestive of breasts.
* NotQuiteFlight: Instead of flying, or even "riding air currents", Diana can only jump really far and high.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:"Just George," who turns out to be the mastermind in "The Murderous Missile."]]
* ObviousStuntDouble: Lynda Carter's doubles were all not-particularly-effeminate men.
** Actually, [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7cRt2_WT4d8/UdQpCIum3cI/AAAAAAAALT4/nMUtrT57CCc/s580/wonderwoman.jpg Jeannie Epper]] took on most of the stuntwork for Wonder Woman. It's still fairly obvious when Jeannie is playing the part, as those sequences typically obscure Wonder's Woman's face.
** Lynda did perform many of her own stunts as well, including the incident wherein she held on to the bottom of a helicopter in actual flight without a harness. The producers reportedly flipped out when they learned that Lynda had risked her life to get that shot.
* OhCrap: A common experience for the mook of the week when encountering Wonder Woman. On very rare occasions, Wonder Woman's reaction to a surprising foe.
** Diana's encounters with the Zardor in "Mind Stealers From Outer Space".
** Diana's discovery that a bomb is guarded by an amazon-seeking laser in "Irac is Missing".
** Wonder Woman reacts this way when the alien shapeshifter in "The Boy Who Knew Her Secret" changes into his final form.
** Chloroform. This was used so frequently during the first season that it's surprising there wasn't a worldwide shortage by season two.
* OutsideRide: Wonder Woman (naturally) in "Mind Stealers From Outer Space" and "Death in Disguise."
* ParentService: For an entire generation of children, the Wonder Woman series was their first exposure to a superheroine who could save the world entirely on her own. For the fathers of those children, the series had an entirely different kind of allure.
* PopTheTires: Steve in "Gault's Brain."
* PowerGlows: There is always one of those just when [[SecretIdentity Diana Prince]] [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spins]] [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction to change clothes into]] Wonder Woman. (Notice that there wasn't any AudibleGleam nor PowerGlows in "The Feminum Mystique Part 1", the only episode in the series where Wonder Woman is actually seen changing back into Diana Prince.
* PrettyInMink
* PrimaryColorChampion: Wonder Woman's outfit is almost exclusively made of primary colors. Red bustier and boots? Check. Golden tiara, bracelets, belt and lasso? Check. Blue star-spangled bottoms. Check. When she wears a cape, this color scheme is enhanced even further.
* ProudScholarRaceGuy / PerfectPacifistPeople: In this incarnation, Paradise Island’s amazons are this. In contrast with the ProudWarriorRaceGuys from the comics, the amazons were overpowered by the Nazis in “The Feminum Mystique”. However, the Amazons easily overpower the Nazis once Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl came back to liberate the Isle.
* PutTheirHeadsTogether: Episode "The Nazi Wonder Woman". While being attacked by two Nazi guards Wonder Woman grabs their shoulders and knocks their heads together, knocking them out (they were wearing helmets at the time).
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: At the start of Season Two, Wonder Woman is 2,526 years old.
--> '''Steve Trevor:''' You can't be more than 23 or 24 years old.
--> '''Wonder Woman:''' I will be 2,527 years old on my next birthday
* ReluctantWarrior: Partly as a result of ExecutiveMeddling. The producers didn't want Wonder Woman to be too violent, thinking that it would alienate viewers, which is why you're more likely to see her tossing a thug into a pile of cardboard boxes than punching him in the face. Also see HeelFaceTurn above. During the entire run, there are only a couple of cases where she kills anybody (i.e. destroying a German U-boat and its crew in one of the first episodes, and she later encounters one villain who she thought she'd killed in an earlier encounter).
* {{Retool}}: Besides the update to the 1970s at the beginning of the second season, there was a planned retool that showed up in one episode of the third season (which should have been the season finale but was shown out of order). Diana was transferred to the Los Angeles branch of the IADC, with a new boss and supporting cast. The show never got a fourth season, so that was all we got.
* RobotMaster: Hoffman in "The Deadly Toys."
* RulesLawyer: Invoked by a [[AIIsACrapshoot computer]], [[{{Irony}} oddly enough]], during "Seance of Terror". The computer gave Diana information that she wasn't (technically) cleared for. But after all...
-->'''Computer''': Major Trevor said nothing about clearance for Wonder Woman.
* SamaritanSyndrome: When Season 1 begins, Wonder Woman is a naive idealist whose lack of experience is exceeded by her willingness to help others and fight for justice. By the end of Season 3, she seems far less naive, and her snappy one-liners to the bad guys are often laced with snarky cynicism. While she still fights to make the world a better place, it's apparent that dealing with would-be supervillains gets old fast.
** The reason for Wonder Woman being written this way during the latter seasons may be more than mere character development. The CBS incarnation of the show was supposed to be less campy than its WWII-era precursor on ABC, and Wonder Woman was written to have "more modern" dialogue.
* SculleryMaid: Diana in "The Queen and the Thief".
* SecretIdentityChangeTrick: Diana Prince has a tendency to run away from trouble the moment she realizes that she can't handle the danger as her alter-ego, only to secretly transform into Wonder Woman when no one is looking, and then return to save the day. This need to protect her secret identity does seem a little absurd, given that: (1) as a princess from Paradise Island, she literally has no loved ones in Man's World to protect with a secret identity; and (2) she makes no effort in the latter seasons to conceal Diana Prince's uncanny resemblance to Wonder Woman.
* SeriesContinuityError: The pilot establishes that Paradise Island, in 1942, is a HiddenElfVillage of amazons who had never seen a man in a thousand years. Princess Diana is elected TheChampion to travel to man’s world. She is the first amazon to leave Paradise Island in a thousand years. However, in the third season episode ''Diana's Disappearing Act'', {{C|onMan}}agliostro claims that Wonder Woman has stopped all his lineage plans since the original Cagliostro (born in the 18th century) and in ''Screaming Javelins'', Diana remembers to have meet NapoleonBonaparte, implying not only that she was in Europe those years, but that she was already doing her superhero job.
** At the pilot and the first episodes, Wonder Woman uses spinning to change clothes into her costume. Later episodes show how she changes by spinning with AudibleSharpness and PowerGlow. At the “Feminum Mystique part I”, Wonder Girl remembers Queen Hypolita teaching Wonder Woman how to change his clothes with AudibleSharpness and PowerGlow before leaving Paradise Island.
* SettingUpdate: The first episode of the Second Season, "The Return of Wonder Woman": Wonder Woman disappeared when WorldWarII ended, but another plane incident at Paradise Island forces her to return to man's world, by which time it's now:
* TheSeventies: The first episode of the second season was at 1977, which was the present day at the time.
* {{Sidekick}}: Wonder Girl serves this role to Wonder Woman.
* ShesGotLegs: And how. Completely unavoidable given the context of the series and ''that costume'', but while the camera rarely lingers too long on her legs, the directors did seem to try and work in full-length shots of Wonder Woman whenever possible, and there is one episode where W.W. is shown strung up and her legs dominate the shot throughout.
* ShipTease: Diana and Steve would occasionally have a "moment" in the first season. They backed off from this in subsequent seasons (possibly nervous about the obvious 16-year age gap between Carter and Waggoner) to the point of making Steve Diana's boss so they wouldn't be working directly together anymore.
* ShoutOut: The sci-fi convention in "Spaced Out" has Shout Outs to [[Film/ForbiddenPlanet Robby the Robot]] and ''Film/LogansRun'', among others.
* SmallSecludedWorld: The amazons claim [[HiddenElfVillage Paradise Island]] is this: the youngest of these immortals [[LadyLand have never seen a man before]]. However, [[PlotHole Princess Diana recognizes a parachute, and the Queen can read Trevor’s english written documents without any problem]].
* SmokeOut: Count Cagliostro (a descendant of THE [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cagliostro Count Cagliostro]]) in "Diana's Disappearing Act," one of the few bad guys to just flat-out escape Wonder Woman.
* SpecialGuest: Many episodes were written around a guest star. For example RoyRogers.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: On one episode, she could mentally communicate with pigeons. In another, she does the same with a dog.
* StageMagician: Several in "Diana's Disappearing Act."
* StarCrossedLovers: Played literally with Andros II. Despite the obvious chemistry between him and Diana, their conflicting responsibilities in different solar systems prevent them from taking their relationship to the next level.
--> '''Wonder Woman:''' The last time we said goodbye was when? 1943?
--> '''Andros:''' Perhaps we should keep track of our hellos instead. Even better...
--> '''Wonder Woman:''' Don't ask me that.
--> '''Andros:''' I know a planet with eight moons. They fill the night sky like jewels in a crown. You'd look beautiful under that sky.
--> '''Wonder Woman:''' Andros...I can't. I'm needed here.
--> '''Andros:''' Yes...you are. So, Princess: until whenever.
--> '''Wonder Woman:''' Until whenever.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Wonder Woman in "Fausta,The Nazi Woman."
* StuntDouble: Fairly easy to spot, even from behind; the stunt doubles did not have Carter's wasp waist.
* StupidJetpackHitler: While not extreme, they did have very advanced animal training and plastic surgery. They would have become this had they captured the feminum mine.
* SuperheroesStaySingle: In Season One, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor were clearly attracted to each other, but nothing serious came of their flirtations. In Seasons Two and Three, Diana Prince/Wonder Woman had several other potential-suitors-of-the-day that appeared for just an episode, but no long-term love interest.
* SupernormalBindings: Subverted in one episode when after being caught by Nazis, she's wrapped in chains that had survived being tested by teams of elephants. For a while [[PlayAlongPrisoner she just sits there]] as they monologue, but when the time comes she breaks the chains easily.
* ThinkUnsexyThoughts: After immortal Princess Diana of [[LadyLand Paradise Island]] invokes WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove when she sees a man for the first time, her mother hilariously invokes this trope:
-->'''Queen Hippolyta:''' There are some things that are better not known. Young Amazon minds are best occupied with athletic discipline, higher learning.
* TwinkleSmile
* UndercoverAsLovers: In "I Do, I Do", Diana and Christian Harrison pose as newlyweds because they suspect someone has been manipulating the wives of high government officials to gain information, and Christian works in the White House.
* UndercoverModel: Diana Prince went undercover as a beauty pageant contestant, although Steve didn't think she was pretty enough to pull it off...
* {{Unobtainium}}: "Feminum".
* VerySpecialEpisode: The war orphans in ''The Bushwackers''.
* TheVillainKnowsWhereYouLive: When the Skrill determine that Diana Prince and Wonder Woman are the same person, they send two of their alien-possessed humans to Diana's apartment. Diana is surprised and shocked to see them there, but she almost manages to fight them off. Then the third Skrill envoy, the seven-foot tall monster called the Zardor, arrives.
* VoiceChangeling: Wonder Woman displayed this power occasionally.
* WeaponizedHeadgear: Diana's tiara is for more than just looks. When necessary, she can throw it as a boomerang weapon.
* WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk: Used in the conventional sense by the Nazi villains in the first season, albeit in a family-friendly version that never got worse than a PG-rating level in intensity.
** Also used by Diana herself. Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth allowed her to command people ensnared within it to honestly answer any question she posed to them. The lasso could always give people temporary amnesia or command them to do other things.
** The original creator of the Wonder Woman comic book, William Moulton Marston, also invented the systolic blood pressure test, aka the polygraph. He also had a penchant for bondage. Three guesses as to where the idea of the Lasso of Truth came from...
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: In the pilot, the reason why Steve Trevor cannot stay any in [[LadyLand Paradise Island]].
--> '''Princess Diana:''' When I look at Steve Trevor, I feel things. Things I've never known before.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: In the comics, Wonder Woman is acknowledged as the world's most beautiful woman, due to the blessing she received from Aphrodite. In the show, this is never overtly stated, but it doesn't need to be.
* WorldWarII: The first season.
* YouClonedHitler: "Anschluss '77"
* YourDaysAreNumbered: In one of the later episodes, Diana meets a time traveller from the future who, rather nonchalantly, reveals that much of the world will be destroyed in 2007 due to a nuclear war. Aside from a brief OhCrap reaction, amazingly this is never referenced again in the episode or in subsequent episodes, considering Diana has just been told that the world she knows has only about 30 years left. At the same time, however, the trope is inverted as it's stated that Diana herself will still be alive - and still be active as Wonder Woman, apparently - in the 22nd century.
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