Released by {{Namco}} in 1988 for arcades and in 1990 for TurboGrafx16, '''Bravoman''' is a side-scrolling PlatformGame starring a parody of {{Tokusatsu}} and {{Sentai}} as its main protagonist. Our hero was once an average salaryman until he was granted awesome powers by the alien Alpha Man from Planet Alpha, in order to combat the evil Dr. Bomb. Bravoman's main method of attack is to extend his limbs forward to kick or punch at a distance, and he can also turn into a missile-armed submarine for underwater missions. Standing in his way is the good doctor's robot armies, plus [[{{Ninja}} ninja princess Waya-Hime]], [[ThePowerOfRock Heavy Metal Ninja Benjamin]] and [[EvilCounterpart Black Bravoman]], a rival salaryman with his same powers.

The series faded into obscurity, barring cameos (and a playable appearance in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'') until it was revived as a webcomic as part of Website/ShiftyLook. Fully titled ''[[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman Bravoman: Super Unequalled Hero of Excellence]]'' the comic is very silly and self referential.

Slated to get its own [[AnimatedAdaptation web series]] and, after 25 years, [[http://www.shiftylook.com/news/post/wondercon-announcement-new-bravoman-game new videogame]] for smartphones and tablets.

The webcomic website Shiftylook had announced March 10 that they would be ending all of their webcomics including Bravoman. The comic ended at #300.

!! Tropes common across the whole series:
* AdaptationalBadass: Though not to nearly the same extent as DigDug most of the characters that appear in NamcoXCapcom. Averted in the Webcomic as it sticks to the game's comedy root albeit trading the surreal humour for self-referential humour.
* AdjectiveNounFred: The Arcade's full name is ''Chouzetsu Rinjin Berabouman'' aka "Super-Unequaled Man Bravoman"[[note]]alternatively, "Trascendental Ethical Man"[[/note]]
** SomethingPerson: Bravoman/Berabouman, Alpha Man and Lottery Man.
* AnimeHair: Dr Bomb sports a ridiculous Nuclear Mushroom-esque hairdo in the games. The comics downgraded it into a less detailed cucumber-like one.
* ArtificialLimbs: Dr. Bomb sports a mechanical pincer for a hand.
* BarrierWarrior: Zortan.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Inhabitants of Planet Alpha look rather...''weird''.
* {{Crossover}}: Bravoman's got small appearances in ''Marvel Land'' and ''Super Namco Wars'', wheras Dr. Bomb cameos in ''VideoGame/MegamiTenseiII'', and Waya gets to be an alt costume for [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Taki]].
** Already mentioned, ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' included Bravoman (paired up with ''Franchise/WonderMomo'') as playable; Waya-Hime, Benjamin and Pistol Daimyo as enemies and Dr. Bomb as a {{NPC}}.
** The comic and cartoon series have a short crossover with WonderMomo as well (the latter to promote the new ''WonderMomo'' anime series).
* DubNameChange:
** Bravoman is officially Beraboh Man[[note]]"Ridiculous Man"[[/note]] in Japan.
** Bravoman's secret identity was changed from Hitoshi Nakamura to Arnold. In the comic he's actually ''not sure'' which is his real name.
** Dr. Bakuda to Dr. Bomb.
** Black Bravoman is known as Anti-Bravoman in the comics (Though in truth they are practically different characters)
** Pistol Daimyo to Pistol Lord in the game.
* {{Cyborg}}: Dr. Bomb's forces, including Benjamin.
* EvilCounterpart: Black/Anti-Bravoman.
* [[ExtendableArms Extendable Limbs]]: Bravoman's main power.
* {{Flight}}: Plenty of characters can do this, including Zortan, Pistol Daimyo (by ''using fans in his feet''), Bravowoman, etc.
* GogglesDoNothing: Bravoman defeats this trope by wearing a pair of goggles properly, but their purpose has never been addressed.
* KnifeNut[=/=]DualWielding: Waya-Hime uses a set of kodachi.
* MadScientist: Dr Bomb.
* MusicalAssassin: Benjamin.
* {{Ninja}}: Pistol Daimyo, Waya et al.
** HighlyVisibleNinja: Waya sports some very bright ''green'' skirt...
* ThePowerOfRock: Not for nothing Benjamin is a ''Heavy Metal Ninja''.
* RecursiveReality: A game inspired by the comic which was inspired by an old game is available on mobile platforms.
* SpinOff: "Pistol Daimyo no Bouken", starring Pistol Daimyo. As expected, eventually referenced/parodied in the comic.
* TransformationTrinket: Parodied, as the items required to turn our hero into Bravoman are a Metal Rod, a Tuning Fork and 100 Yen coin.
* UseYourHead: In the game, Bravoman has this as his crouching attack. He uses it once in the comic to hit Zortan.
* WidgetSeries
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Benjamin sports one.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or Purple as for Dr. Bomb, Pink in Waya-hime's case.

!! The video games provide examples of:
* AttackItsWeakPoint: The Sumo-based Ikazuchimaru can only be hit in his back. Dr. Bomb can only be damaged in his giant hairdo.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: One of the bosses is the '''King of Atlantis'''.
* BloodKnight: Black Bravoman.
* BossRush: In the final stage you get to fight two Benjamin, UGO 401 and Black Bravo before facing Dr. Bomb himself.
* ContemptibleCover: The cover of the American version suffered this fate.
* DeathFromAbove: Pistol Daimyo's main method of attack is to rain projectiles down as he flies over Bravoman.
* TheDragon: Zortan is stated to be Bomb's right-hand.
* DualBoss: Benjamin comes out in pairs in all boss fights following his first.
** The original Arcade game has Black Bravo and Zortan in Stage 18.
* EvilOldFolks: Dr. Bomb. He even ''claims'' he's "a nice grayhaired man" before fighting him.
* ExpressiveHair: Every time he's hit, Dr. Bomb's hairdo grows and turns orange...[[MeaningfulName simulating a bomb's explosion]].
* AFatherToHisMen: The King of Atlantis may be evil, but he claims bloody revenge over his defeated subjects.
* FirstTown: Most of the early stages take place in a nice urban area.
* FishPeople: The Atlanteans and their King.
* FlyingFace: The Ugo 401 robot and its sea cousin.
* FrickinLaserBeams: The projectile of choice of many enemies.
* HumongousMecha: Some of the bosses.
* HyperActiveMetabolism: Bravoman can eat food to restore health.
* ISurrenderSuckers: Pistol Daimyo will feign defeat and beg for mercy a few times during his fight, only to spring into attack seconds afterwards.
* KnifeNut: Both Benjamin and Waya throw a dozen of knives during their boss fights.
* LosingYourHead: Dr. Bomb's [[OneWingedAngel final form]] is...his floating head.
* MirrorBoss: The fight against Black Bravoman.
* NintendoHard
* NoExportForYou: The original arcade game.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Twin Squrain is a two-headed sea dragon.
* PlayingWithFire: Waya-Hime uses fire attacks in her boss fight.
* PromotedToPlayable: Pistol Daimyo in his spin-off game.
* RecurringBoss: Most bosses are fought atleast twice. Some (Benjamin, Waya, Back Bravo) are fought even more times.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The King of Atlantis is a boss.
* StalkedByTheBell: Staying still for a while makes a flying head (Ugo 401) chase you around.
* StealthMentor: [[spoiler:Black Bravo]] reveals himself as one; right after his FinalBoss fight, he claims he was there to improve Bravo, throws him a healing item and sends him off to defeat Dr. Bomb.
* {{Tuckerization}}: Bravoman's secret identity, Hitoshi Nakamura, is based on Namco's founder Masaya Nakamura.
* UnderTheSea: The underwater stages, where Bravoman gets to use his submarine mode.
** UnderwaterBossBattle: He fights Black Bravo's sub form here, in the TG port.
* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Lottery Man, the featured friendly robot at the end of each level, is there to give the player power-ups and life-restoring food. You could punch it to net a series of funny messages like "OW! What are you doing?" and "You will regret hitting a friend". You will indeed if you do it too many times, because the robot will get pissed at you and won't show up anymore for 4-5 levels. The game is already NintendoHard by itself (and almost without healing items in-game), so it's not a wise choice to "hit friends"!

!! The webcomic provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: Bravoman's nerdy attitude draws him many fans, inculding a certain pink haired ninja, Waya Hime.
* AnimatedAdaptation: An animated adaptation of a webcomic adaptation of a video game "Bravoman: Cartoon of Unequalled Excellence."
* AppliedMathematics: Dr. Bomb indulges in this while looking for a way to defeat Bravoman. In his words, it works because its '''EVIL MATH!'''.
* ArmCannon: The Bravoblaster.
** DualWielding: Can do it both hands, too!
* ArtShift: Some strip take a change of style in order to parody other media, like comic books or ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'''s DarkerAndEdgier tendencies. In every case, the style-of-the-strip is done by a guest artist.
** The "Waya Gaiden" mini-arc switches to a much more cuter artstyle.
** Once again for the [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan-esque]] "Bravo the Barbarian" arc.
*** Parodying the old Fletcher cartoons in another.
* ArtEvolution: As pictured [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/looking-back here]].
* AssKicksYou: Used once against Zortan.
* BarbarianHero: Bravoman becomes a parody of them in the "Bravo the Barbarian" arc.
* BechdelTest: Bravowoman complains that Waya-Hime, the only other female character of note, fights with her over Bravoman in their first meeting, thus driving their score on the test way down.
** Since remedied by the side-story focused on Bravowoman, which sees her interacting with her sidekick Theta and her enemy-cum-friend the Mer-Queen.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Zed's entrance buys Bravoman enough time to free his alternate Universe self.]]
* BossSubtitles: Some of the characters get a grandiose and long subtitle accompanying them. Anti-Bravo, for example, is the '''Shadowed Doppleganger of Ebony Reflection'''.
* BrickJoke: When first met, Pistol Daimyo mentions how expensive fan wax is, and Alpha Man didn't thought such thing existed. Come the Christmas strip and that's exactly what Alpha Man's gift for Pistol Daimyo is (while still shocked at its existence).
* ButtMonkey: Anti-Bravoman.
* CallingYourAttacks: Bravoman does this in the battle with Zortan.
* CanonForeigner: Bravowoman. Lampshaded to hell and back. And Brave-Man, although this isn't pointed out.
** Bravo Master and the alien octopus Zulu, as well.
*** Theta Bravo Woman's alien mentor.
* CerebusSyndrome: Invoked and lampshaded: in the parallel world, where people are slightly different (and Anti-Bravoman doesn't exist), Zulu made it to Earth and tore it up, and [[EnemyMine the Bravos teamed up with the Ninjas and Dr. Bomb]] to stop it. After that, Bomb unleashed his forces and decimated the earth, and even invented the 5th wall, which stops all 4th wall breaking, preventing jokes and powers that run on meta humor. [[spoiler: Then there's TheReveal that it's really the version of Anti-Bravoman behind all of this, having brought Zulu to earth, decimated the planet, created new more powerful enemies and even shut down the fourth wall, all to see if he could make himself stronger.]]
* ChristmasEpisode: In the comics case two strips where Alpha Claus delivers gifts to the main characters base on their inner desires.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Waya-Hime. She wants her stretchy cuteness and she'll stab anyone who gets in her way.
* CloningBlues: Anti-Bravoman's origin reveals that he's actually clone of Bravoman made from the cosmic energy used to give him his powers was split in two and bombarded several key materials in Dr.Bomb's lab.
* CompanionCube: Waya-Hime is seen to talk to an unactivated robot for advice. That it doesn't talk to her doesn't matter, since she does all the talking anyway.
* {{Cosplay}}: Everyone cosplays as each other ([[ButtMonkey save for Anti]]) in the Halloween strip.
* CoolShades: Brave Man symbolizes his coolness with a pair as way to further separate himself from Bravoman.
* CreatorCameo: The writer/artist pair in Bravowoman's origin strip.
** Writer Matt Moylan in "[[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/boisterous-benjamin Boisterous Benjamin]]", to lampshade Benjamin's [[SuddenlyVoiced sudden dialogue]].
* CrossOver: Bravoman and Wonder Momo's mini arc presents fun filled adventure as both of them and their alien advisers team up. Also Dirk Davies makes a quick cameo at the end.
** Valkyrie and Sandra appear for one strip in the "Waya Gaiden" arc; looking back, this was probably to foreshadow Ashley Davis taking over the ''Valkyrie'' comic.
** MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover: There's a [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/number-100 one panel]] of this with several other Namco characters in the comic's [[MilestoneCelebration #100 strip]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: The 9-part mini arc "Waya Gaiden" is this for Waya-Hime.
** Bravowoman and her story arc
* DenserAndWackier: To the original game and especially to Bravoman's apperance in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''.
* DistaffCounterPart: Bravowoman in design. Subverted power-wise as she's a FlyingBrick rather than being stretchy. Often lampshaded.
-->'''Bravowoman''': ''Being derivative never looked so butt kickingly awesome.
* DistressedDamsel: Waya-Hime during the visit to Pistol Daimyo's dojo.
** DistressedDude: Alpha Man ends up there too...
* DoIReallySoundLikeThat: Dr. Bomb isn't happy with the way his speech is depicted in the cartoon; he doesn't seem to realize how bizarre his syntax really is.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Brave Man's supporting cast first appears in the [[http://shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/charting-it character relationship chart]].
** Subverted in that they never put in a "real" appearance after that.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Waya-Hime, the ninja princess.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: The cyber-alien octopuses Zulu and Zed.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The CrossOver arc with ''Wonder Momo'' foreshadows a plot point later seen in ''both'' their respective comic strips: [[spoiler:Anti-Bravo's ability to merge with others when beaten up is later pivotal in Zulu's defeat, whereas Momoko ends up turning into a darker evil Wonder Momo with no outside help in her comic]].
** In Waya Gaiden [[spoiler:Valkyrie's appearance foreshadowed guest artist Ashley Davis taking over her comic a few months later.]].
* EyepatchAfterTimeskip: Sort of -- it's an alternate universe rather than the future or even a BadFuture. Even so, in it Waya-Hime has an eyepatch, and both Brave Man and Bravo Woman have the equivalent for their visors.
* FriendlyEnemy: Bravoman is this to Anti-Bravoman, much to Anti-Bravoman's annoyance when he's trying to be serious. Doesn't stop him from being a jerk to him every now and then.
* ForWantOfANail: Bravoman ends up in an alternate universe where Anti-Bravoman was never created and therefore Bravo Master never defeated Zulu. [[spoiler:Or, in truth where Anti-Bravo took over the mantle of Bravoman.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are several hints that [[spoiler:Reverse Bravoman isn't who he seems.\\
** His scarf has a looser and wider design.\\
** He reacts to questions about Reverse Anti-Bravo with shock and avoidance.\\
** And finally his responce to Bravoman saying he can trust him as they're the same person is a "[[Hesitation Equals Dishonesty ...yeah".]]]]
* FusionDance: Bravo Master is the combination of Bravoman, Anti-Bravoman, Bravowoman, and Brave Man, created by beating up on Anti-Bravo so his anti-particles destabilize and fuse the four together.
** Later on, Anti-Bravo fashions devices that allow them to destabilize his anti-particles without the beatup. [[spoiler: Waya Hime jumps in on it, thus creating Bravo Master: Shinobi Essence Custom]].
* ForScience: the motivation of several characters. Especially Dr. Bomb, like in [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/the-origin-of-anti-bravoman this scene]]
* GiantFootOfStomping: Anti-Bravoman's title of ButtMonkey leads to suffer this fate when his poor sense of humor leads to Attack Bomber V9.1 to humorously step on him.
* GiantRobot: Attack Bomber V9.1 fit this trope.
* HereWeGoAgain: Bravoman finds a mini alien squid sitting in Starship Alpha and worries that it's going to be another Zulu, this one here to ruin Earth. Alpha informs him that they take at least 1200 years to grow that big and insists that he'll take care of it. "I think I'll name him ''Zed''." [[spoiler: Flashback to 1200 years earlier; Alpha is holding a mini alien squid, insisting to his parents that he'll take care of it. "I think I'll name him ''Zulu''."]]
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Double-subverted; Camo wears a forest camouflage ninja suit, but is easily spotted no matter his surroundings because he thinks hiding behind potted bonsai trees is sufficient.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Anti-Bravoman tries so hard to be the sinister evil counterpart but can't even keep up a gravelly voice without hurting his throat or making the inside of his scarf wet with spit.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: The constant use of Waya, Benjamin, and Pistol Daimyo to add action to the series.
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: This is how Dr. Bomb talks, with comically exaggerated grammatical and syntactical problems.
* KillItWithFire: Zulu's ultimate fate.
* KnightOfCerebus: Bravo Master is a weird heroic version. He is completely competent and defeats the alien attacking Alpha's Planet [[spoiler:by throwing it into a sun!]] Discussed by Bravo and Alpha afterwards.
** [[spoiler:Reverse Anti-Bravoman. He basically doomed his universe all because he [[BloodKnight wanted a better challenge.]]]]
** Dear Lord, ''Zulu''. To drive the point home his second arc is titled [[spoiler:The Death of Bravoman]] and is almost entirely serious.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: During the "Bravo the Barbarian" arc he faced wizard who was add by four orcs in familiar looking war paint that made them resemble a group of four radawesome turtles
* TheLoad: Brave Man, during the Zulu thing. Since he has no real powers, Bravowoman has to carry him around during the fight with Zulu. Alpha summoned him by accident, you see.
* ManChild: Anti-Bravoman, as he collects and plays with toys based of Bravoman, plus his mopping and the fact he lives [[spoiler:with his father/creator Dr. Bomb]]. To a lesser extent Bravoman, who'd rather be playing videogames than risking his butt.
* MathematiciansAnswer: Alpha, in [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/first-look "First Look."]]
* MatryoshkaObject: Alpha, in [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/second-look "Second Look."]]Pretty obvious seeing his egg shape.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Komuso hides her face because it was horribly scarred and she wants to spare others the horror of seeing it...but said "scar" is apparently just a small pimple. When Bravoman sees it he theorizes that it's just a rash, possibly brought on by the basket she wears on her head.
* MythologyGag: Brave Man's colour scheme and design is based of the [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore American box art]] of Bravoman. Pointed out in one strip, and later turned into a ''plot point''.
* NoFourthWall: Characters frequently reference the writers and once even called off a four-way fight because it would've been too hard to draw.
** Dr. Bomb has not only complained about his lack of screen time on more than one occasion, he actually watched the web series at one point.
* OnlySaneMan: Bravowoman is this pretty much. Pistol Daimyo has shades of this, specially after seeing just what type of ninja form his army...
* PaletteSwap: Concept explored in a chapter focusing on a fictional game, also Anti Bravoman fits this trope as his original character sprite in game was just a black swap of Bravoman.
* ParodyRetcon: After Brave Man literally gets beaten up by Namco's lawyers he starts claiming he's a parody of Bravoman rather than a rip-off.
** Also literally brought up in the crossover mini-arc with ''Franchise/WonderMomo'': [[{{Mentors}} Glooder]] forces a retcon after [[spoiler:Anti-Bravoman and Momo merge into Anti-Momo]] since he considered it too important a development for her to happen outside her own series. [[spoiler:And it was a big foreshadowing for Wonder Momo's own webcomic as well.]]
* PowerArmor: Bravo Woman's costume is revealed to be this.
* SavingTheWorld: Alpha Man's original mission was to find a hero to save his planet from Zulu. Too bad he [[TheDitz totally forgot about that...]]
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Inverted/parodied in [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/please this strip]]:
-->'''Anti-Bravo''': "But its '''your''' company."
-->'''Dr. Bomb''': "I do not make the rules."
-->'''Anti-Bravo''': "You '''do''' make the rules!"
* ShowWithinAShow: Brave-Man is an actor in a self-titled series within the comic.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Brave-Man is this to Bravoman, posing absolutely zero threat to our hero but frustrating him endlessly nonetheless.
* StopHelpingMe: Alpha Man gets really tedious in an early strip. [invoked]
-->'''Alpha Man''': "Bravoman, listen up..."
* SuperHeroOrigin: Parodied in the first strip for Bravoman.
** There are also parody [[OriginsEpisode Origin Strips]] for Bravowoman and Brave Man, and a two-parter origin strip for Anti-Bravo.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: As a nod to the DLC feature in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tag Tournament 2'', Bravoman attempts to unlock the bikini DLC pack for his characters in "Bravo Fighters 2", only to be stopped by Alpha Man.
* TankGoodness: What Anti-Bravo [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/anti-tank would love to have]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Invoked; Alpha describes Waya-Hime as one, though her murderous nature is a little more {{Yandere}} or even {{Yangire}}.
* TheUnchosenOne: [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/alpha-tale Bravoman himself.]]
--> '''Alpha Man''': You, and you alone, were the only person in the nine galaxies worthy of the mystic powers of Bravoman.
--> '''Bravoman''': Really?
--> '''Alpha Man''': Naw. I'm just screwing with you. You looked like you'd fit the costume.
--> '''Bravoman''': Good enough for me!
* TheUnintelligible: Benjamin talks exclusively in music notes. Karasu Tengu speaks in caws.
** IntelligibleUnintelligible: They have no problem talking to others. Or understanding each other, as well.
** SuddenlyVoiced: Benjamin. [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/bravoman/boisterous-benjamin As literal as possible]].
*** And he later gets his voice turned back off because Dr. Bomb thinks it makes him obnoxious.
* UnknownRival: Poor, poor Anti-Bravo...
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Bravoman and Alphaman go through a round of this. Alpha fakes an emergency to get Bravoman to stop doing it.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Bravowoman and Brave Man don't think too highly of Bravoman's powers. Despite Brave Man not actually ''having'' any powers. To be fair, one of those powers is turning into a small submarine.
* WritersSuck: Without the editor present, characters' dialogue becomes horribly misspelt.
--> '''Alpha''': I guess the writter never opened that diktionery we gave him for Krismuss.
--> '''[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Brandomon]]''': "Diktionery"? Did he even luck at the ''cover''?

!! The Web Series provides examples of:
* ActorAllusion: In the season finale, Bravoman gets fanmail from "Megafan1987" who tells him he's "cool but rude". This was [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Raphael]]'s description from the intro of the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' cartoon, who Creator/RobPaulsen also voiced.
** Similarly [[MakessenseInContext when Waya is picking out weapons for the groomsmen to wield at her wedding]], the choice is between Sais and a Bo Staff, the weapons of both Ninja Turtles that Rob Paulsen has voiced. Alpha Man picks [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Bo staffs as they are so in.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
--> ''' Bravoman''': So now I've been swallowed by a killer sea serpent, a triceratops, and a time traveling panda. Hehe, gross.
* AsideGlance: Alpha Man looks at the screen when Bravoman describes Waya's yandere nature.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Episode 10. Examples include Bravo getting hit so hard his ''voice actor'' feels it, and [[spoiler:firing the music team to stop Benjamin.]]
--> '''Sound Guy''': Not Sparkles*!
* CouchGag: The trope naming scene is spoofed in the finale.
* {{Crossover}}: With Wonder Momo in episode 11.
** LetsYouAndHimFight / VillainTeamUp: Wherein Dr Bomb and King Waru joined forces to trick our heroes into fighting each other.
* DontTouchThatYouIdiot: [[spoiler:After mysteriously swapping places with Dr. Bomb in the death trap, Bravoman notices the button that did it, only to be prevented by Alpha from pressing it.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: That mummy with a helmet from the intro finally got to appear during the first-season finale.
* {{Engrish}}: Dr Bomb speaks like his poorly translated game counterpart. By comparison Wonder Momo's heavily accented diction sounds normal.
* FandomNod: Episode 10 references the confusion over whether the single feature on Alpha's face is an eye or a mouth.
* FuumaShuriken: Waya's ultimate weapon used to to take down Bravoman, like her yandere nature the shuriken is also used to help convey her feelings to her crush.
* Grand Finale: The season finale was a huge parody of this as Bravoman and Alpha worried that the show would end for real, so they went a huge adventure featuring time travel and a big reveal for Antibravoman, it ended with a tear jerking moment where Bravoman plays the original game one last time. Though with the end of Bravoman the webcomic the series really is over.
* InMediasRes:
-->'''Alphaman''':It appears the creators wanted to start the show in the middle of the story. It's media technique "In Medias Res"
-->'''Bravoman''': In Medias wha? wha?
-->'''Alphaman''': I believe it's Latin for "skip the boring parts".
* InteractiveNarrator: During the 5th chapter, the narrator actively helps Bravoman when it appeared he was to be defeated by [[HumongousMecha Attack Bomber V9]], because otherwise the series would be over and the staff (he included) would not get their paychecks.
** AuthorPowers: He reveals Attack Bomber V9's weakpoint (even pointing it out with a big red arrow) to Bravoman so he'd win.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: Wonder Momo makes a quick cross over guest appearance in the season finale.
** Though according to Alpha this can also be considered a forced CrossOver.
--> Bravoman: Wait, she's not a Bravoman character
--> Alphaman: Sorry, Namco-mandated cross-promotion. Ohh look, next week is PacMan.
--> Bravoman: Sweet!, [*head morphs into a PacMan-like form*]
** The second-to-last episode was a proper crossover, though it was Part two of a three-part story (with parts 1 and 3 not existing). Wonder Momo, her sidekick Glooder, and her archenemy the Waru King all show up for the occasion.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "Sometimes words can be more powerful than any weapon. Unless of course that weapon is a flamethrower. Or a sidewinder missile. Or really any type of rocket propelled-"
* TheMoreYouKnow: At the end of the crossover episode Bravoman and Wonder Momo are at a loss to what the lesson actually is so they settle on "literacy".
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "Is it riveting?" "The rivitiest!"
* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: referred to when Bravoman had to take on Cowboy Zombies attacking city hall.
** Other odd mashup threats also pop such as [[spoiler:a Capricorn sea-serpent]] and [[spoiler:Time Traveling Pandas]]
** Also Alphaman being held hostage by Murderous Robot Lobsters though Alphaman refers to them as Murderous Cyborg Crayfish.
** There is also the titled characters in the season finale: Laser Mummies from Beyond the Moon.
* RampJump: Bravoman, Anti and Alpha are seen doing the infamous jump in clip in the season finale. In the General Lee! No less!
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: As a reference to the popular ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' meme: Bravoman powers up and Waya Hime and Anti-Bravoman are shocked at Bravoman's power readings.
-->'''Waya Hime'''; What does the power reading say?
-->'''Anti Bravoman'''; It says that his power is over ninety bagillion, but that's impossible!
* ShoutOut:
** Two to {{Spider-Man}}
*** The opening theme is inspired by the 60's Spider-Man cartoon theme.
*** The Fire Pit tries to pass off his origin story as been bitten be a radioactive creature. Dr. Bomb interrupts him with the truthiest truth before he can get further.
** SailorMoon
*** After Bravoman's transformation sequence he pulls SailorMoon's famous peace sign pose.
** DragonBallZ
*** See ReadingsAreOffTheScale
** "Laser Mummies from Beyond the Moon" borrows its format from ''RobotChicken''.
** TheSimpsons
*** One of the opening sequences end in a Simpson sequence where all the main characters rush to sit in the couch.
* SpaceX:
-->'''Ordinary Businessman (Soon to be Bravoman)''': What is this? Junk you keep in your glove box?\\
'''Alpha Man''': Junk I keep in my '''space''' glove box!
* SpoofAesop:
--> '''Alpha''': Well then, did you learn any important life lessons?\\
'''Bravoman''': Err... Girls are scary? [[{{Beat}} (...)]] Really, really scary.
** At the end of the Wonder Momo crossover, Bravoman and Momo can't think of or remember what the lesson's episode is/was. They arbitrarily decide that it was promoting literacy.
* SpotTheImpostor: Alpha is incapable of identifying a series of increasingly obvious Bravoman impostors, including a slipshod robot, a cardboard stand-up, and an ostrich.
* SuperheroOrigin: Parodied. Bravowoman takes issues to being given the stock distaff counterpart one and is not thrilled by the "Accidentally got hero's power when rescued" one either. She has to settle for a mish-mash of origin tropes.
* ThatsAllFolks: The last of the webcomic has Bravoman and all the characters (as well as the readers) getting a thank you card from the creators for sticking with them for the entirety of the run. Compared to the other comics of Shiftylook (which either ended abruptly or stopped in the middle of their storylines) this series was one of the few to a have a conclusive ending.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Bravoman singss along to the show's theme with his walkman,while using first person styled lyrics.
-->'''Bravoman''': Bravoman, Bravoman, Fighting evil whenever '''I''' can."
** He also does a scat version in episode 4.
** The ringtone of the wrist communicator is also the main theme.
* Time Travel: Bravoman and Alphaman traveled to the cretaceous period for the season finale.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Dr. Bomb is somehow alive enough in the second episode to hire Waya Hime despite [[spoiler:being lowered into his own fiery pit.]]
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Second type, Bravoman [[spoiler:can't resist pressing the down button that lowers Dr.Bomb into his own death trap and very nearly puts himself and Alpha back in danger by attempting to push the Nemesis Switch button.]]
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Dr. Bomb has a weird Scottish/Russian-esque accent, while still speaking in exaggerated Japanese {{Engrish}}.
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