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Mona
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Mona, one of the employees for WarioWare, Inc..
Full Name Mona
Species Human
First Appearance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)
Latest Appearance Game & Wario (2013)
Latest Portrayal Leslie Swan (2003-present)
This article is about the character in the WarioWare series. For information about the character from a Club Nintendo comic, see Mona (Club Nintendo).

“So anyway, you should know that the fortune-hunter Wario has inspired many of my strange games! He's always one degree ahead of cool, and he's even let me tag along with on some of his money-grubbing adventures!”
Mona, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!

Mona is a major human character in the WarioWare series. While still going to high school, she has worked part-time in many establishments in Diamond City, often owned by Joe while competing with the The Dinosaurs, a rival group. Since WarioWare: Twisted!, it seems that she has kept her place at Joe's pizzeria Mona Pizza, though she can still be seen doing other jobs. As well as working in those jobs, she is one of Wario's many employees of WarioWare, Inc., which produces microgames. She first appeared in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! where she joins the company.

History[edit]

Background[edit]

As revealed by Mona's diary at the official Japanese website for WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Mona is the daughter of an artist and a supermodel. The artist is her father, while her mother is a busy supermodel who travels the world and doesn't see her daughter often.[1] In a comment by Mona in the blog of the Japanese website for WarioWare: Smooth Moves, it is written that she understands the feelings of Ashley a bit, because Ashley often feels lonely and thinks about her parents, while Mona herself rarely sees her busy mother.[2] The games have yet to make a mention of Mona's family.

WarioWare series[edit]

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$![edit]

Mona is first seen in the intro of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, where Wario calls her to join WarioWare, Inc. and to produce microgames for his upcoming game. As Wario's other friends in Diamond City, Mona agrees.

Mona's own story starts at the Gelateria, Mona's workplace in this game. The manager Joe, known as Gelato Joe, goes to his work and opens the roller shutter of the building at 7:53 a.m., and Mona's working time begins at 8:00.

Mona is in a hurry to reach her workplace.

Mona, meanwhile, is on her red scooter, driving through various landscapes. At one point, Mona must stop before a large group of children passing the street. While she is wait, she is shocked to realize that it is already 7:55. After the children pass through the street, Mona continues to hurry. She drives past a Diamond Police car, however. The police notices her speeding and chases her. To get rid of the police, Mona asks her animals for help. She presses a button on the handlebar of her scooter, and her tiny Elephant emerges and fires sludge at the police car to stop it. A new police car, however appears behind Mona. Again, the hatchway opens, and her Piggy kicks a soccer ball at the car, so it must stop as well. Now, however, a whole fleet of cars of the Diamond Police chase Mona. In the last resort, Mona asks her Monkey (then known as Chimp) for help. It throws a banana peel at one car, making it slip and fall. To aim better at the police cars, the Chimp puts its hi-tech goggles on.

Mona and Joe selling ice-cream at the Gelateria.

Eventually, Mona can finally escape from the Diamond Police. She runs inside the Gelateria and inserts her staff card at 7:59, only two seconds from 8 o'clock. Her employer Joe is very happy that she has arrived in time. Mona then wears her uniform and starts serving gelato.

Mona also makes an appearance in the ending story of the game, where Wario represents his employees in the WarioWare headquarters. Wario, however, is unwilling to share the company's profits with any of his employees. Mona calls Wario a "greedy punk", but Wario escapes. She is shocked, but unlike the other employees, she chases Wario. Wario, however, successfully escapes from the headquarters with a rocket attached to the building.

In a two-player minigame, called VS Dong Dong, Mona, player 1, is controlled with L Button, while the her opponent is Dribble. A single-player minigame, Paper Plane, features Mona as one of the characters looking through a window and telling the current flight time.

For WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Mona creates Strange microgames. All games involve mostly everyday objects, such as brushing the teeth or plugging a finger into a nose.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$![edit]

Mona in her yellow attire.

In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, Mona now works as a waitress at the Sora Sora restaurant. In the ending movie, which can be seen after beating the single-player mode, Stage Clear, she drives her scooter to her workplace and hits a soccer ball while driving. The ball flies into the headquarters of WarioWare, Inc. and hits Wario's television set making it display Mona's Elephant.

At some time later, Mona in her uniform introduces Wario and the WarioWare employees at the restaurant.

Mona is one of the ten selectable characters in the multiplayer games in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!. Her multiplayer mode minigame is Listen to the Doctor. Here, a player is instructed to do microgames as well as do other actions as a doctor says. The other players claps on how well the player has done.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! features Mona's strange microgames.

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

In the intro of WarioWare: Twisted!, Mona comes with 9-Volt to Dr. Crygor's lab. There, Dr. Crygor tries to fix Wario's broken Game Boy Advance with his invention, the Gravitator, but it has no buttons after the repairing. Instead, players had to move the system to move the character in the game. Mona and 9-Volt tries it and enjoys it, giving Wario the idea to make a new WarioWare game involving this gameplay.

In addition, Mona changes her workplace once again. Now, she is employed at Mona Pizza, a pizzeria owned by Joe, there known as Pizza Joe. Mona Pizza is a competitor to Pizza Dinosaur, a huge restaurant chain. In Mona's story, a customer mistakenly calls Pizza Dinosaur for Mona Pizza. The employees of Pizza Dinosaur, the Dinosaurs, mad, use their dinosaur machines to attack Mona, who delivers pizzas at the time. While Mona's Elephant and Pig cannot stop the machines, her Monkey threw a banana peel on the road again, flipping dinosaur machine, so Mona can deliver the pizzas safely.

Mona's microgames in WarioWare: Twisted! involve a particular style of gameplay rather than a specific visual theme, which is continued for the next games in the series until WarioWare: D.I.Y.. In this game, her set of microgames is called Mini Spin and requires small spins and perfect precision.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Ken the VJ announces the success of "Mona and The Hot Slices" in the show Ear Candy.

In WarioWare: Touched!, Mona becomes the bassist of a rock band called "Mona and The Hot Slices" composed of herself and Art and Deco. While Mona plays the bass guitar, Deco raps and Art plays a banjo.

In Ear Candy, a television show of the channel DBS, Ken the VJ announces that Mona and her sidekicks reach the top of the record charts and displace the pop singer Vanessa from the first place, who performed with the Dinosaurs as the background guitarists. He also announced that Mona will have a gig at the Hawt House. After watching it, Vanessa, furious, vows to keep Mona and her friends from reaching the Hawt House.

At this time, Mona, Art and Deco are doing their last music probes at Mona Pizza before their gig. When they are done, Mona drives her scooter toward the Hawt House while Art and Deco follow her in a van. While they were on their way, Vanessa and the two employees of Pizza Dinosaur appear on motorcycles to slow the trio. Then Vanessa drives toward the Hawt House while the Dinosaurs drive a bird-like vehicle and fly directly over the trio, grabbing Art.

Mona calls her animal friends for help, who came in small propeller aircrafts, but they are kicked away by the bird-like machine. Even Pizza Joe arrived in a similar aircraft, but he is kicked away as well. The last helpers are 4.1 and 4.2, who fly in a spherical flying vehicle, who are able to shoot soccer balls at the Dinosaur's machine, but they eventually fail. Deco then activates an ejection seat of the van, causing the bird-like machine to release Art and fall down finally. With the machine gone, the trio hurry to the Hawt House.

At the Hawt House, the fans are waiting for the appearance of the trio. "Mona and The Hot Slices" arrives and pleases the fans. Vanessa, who is also present at the Hawt House, however, is seen furious. Mona, however, realize that she must deliver pizzas, so she immediately leaves the Hawt House. While Art and Deco stop playing, Vanessa gets an idea. Garbage Boy, who appears at every performance of the band, wants to heat up the atmosphere and goes to the microphone, but he is kicked away by Vanessa. She tries to disguise herself with a wig and a hat similar to Mona's, but the people boo and throw various objects at her.

In WarioWare: Touched!, Mona's set of microgames is called Cute Cuts and involves slicing with the Stylus.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

Mona as the captain of the Diamond City Roughs cheerleaders (also called the Monettes).

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mona works as a cheerleader. She drives her scooter to the football stadium of Diamond City, but she is late again, so she drives directly into the stadium. There, she is the leader of the Monettes for the Diamond City Roughs, who plays against Team Dinosaur, a football team that, at the least, is inspired by Pizza Dinosaur. One of the players of the Diamond City Roughs has fallen in love with Mona and keeps her in mind, but he tries to focus on the football game. The game is announced by Ken the Reporter and Joe.

When only a few seconds of the game are left, the player who loved Mona gets the football and has to pass three members of Team Dinosaur. The thought of Mona gives him the motivation to hit the Dinosaurs away and to make a touchdown. At the end, the Roughs wins the game. After the game, the player wants to confess Mona his love, but he stutters, and when he is done, Mona has driven away. Instead of Mona, he says it to one of the other cheerleaders, shocking her.

Mona appears in the story of Young Cricket and Master Mantis, where she serves dumplings along with Joe. Mona's animals and Art and Deco also help. Mona's Bear also makes his first appearance, although it is a brief one. She also writes the last town bulletin board message, which is obtained after collecting all Pose Cards.

Mona works as an editor of Wario's one-shot newspaper "The Weekly Wario" as well. There, she describes herself as a Form Baton expert.

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mona's set of microgames involves the forms The Remote Control, The Handlebar, and The Umbrella.

WarioWare: Snapped![edit]

In WarioWare: Snapped!, Mona runs the newly-opened Wario Park along with Wario, Jimmy T., Kat and Ana. In Mona's five microgames in WarioWare: Snapped!, the player has to line up with objects on the screen. She adds stylish decorations to the photos taken of the player after the end of her stage.

WarioWare: D.I.Y.[edit]

In WarioWare: D.I.Y., Mona and Joe, the latter one acting as a cameraman, explore an ancient building, which they find after a trip through the jungle. Mona, holding the microphone, reports on their adventure on the show Mona Tankentai (translate as "Mona Exploration Team"). The theme of Mona's microgame set is Strange, like her first appearance.

Mona, along with Jimmy T., 9-Volt, Orbulon and Ashley, apparently leave WarioWare Inc. to work for Diamond Software in this game. Various residents of Diamond City consider the D.I.Y. Forums feature of the game, as well as Wario's taking all credit for making games, the most probable cause for leaving. Later games such as Game & Wario though, shows that she and everyone else have returned to working at Wario's company.

Game & Wario[edit]

Screenshot of Mona from Game & Wario.

In Game & Wario, Mona works at the Diamond City Times as a photojournalist, taking pictures of criminals at the scene of a crime. She is featured in the minigame "Shutter" which involves taking images of the hidden criminals from the buildings and streets.

Mona is featured as the subject of several Cluck-A-Pop capsules, collectively named Mona Superscoop. These capsules feature Mona sharing various information about life in Diamond City and its residents. She is also featured in the "Beauty Magazine" capsule. In it, Mona takes a photo of the player's face, which then has various comical filters applied.

Mona, along with most other characters in the game, also appears in the Bowling minigame as a bowling pin.

As with the other WarioWare characters, Mona makes an appearance in Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece Collection, a series of video showcasing pictures of often questionable quality made in the game's Miiverse Sketch mode. Mona is the host of the twelfth video, themed after drawings of Tutankhamun.

Other appearances[edit]

Mona appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Sticker that raises resistance by four. Additionally, one of the names that can be gotten from pressing the "RANDOM NAME" button is "MONA".

Mona makes a cameo as a background sign in Paper Airplane Chase, appearing after the player reaches 90 points in Endless Mode. Her appearance is based on her WarioWare: Smooth Moves design.

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Mona in her debut appearance.

Mona is a teenager attending high school. She has a fair skin complexion and long orange hair, although the hair appears to be shorter in Game & Wario. Mona's hair often has two bangs over her face, although in later appearances, a third one was added. In most of her appearances, Mona has blue eyes, although, again, in Game & Wario, she has solid black eyes. In most of her appearances, she wears a hat.

Unlike most characters, Mona's outfit has changed in every appearance. In her first appearance, Mona's normal outfit is a biker attire, but when she is working, she has a more formal attire. In WarioWare: Twisted!, as a pizza delivery person, she has a more casual attire with rollerskates. In an alternate artwork of WarioWare: Twisted!, she wears a similar outfit, but it is mostly white and red. In WarioWare: Touched!, Mona, as a bass guitar player, wears a red dress, red gloves, and a large striped hat with sewn eyes. The bass she plays is yellow and green with heart and star motifs.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves depicts a slightly taller and older Mona in a formal cheer-leading attire. In WarioWare:Snapped!, being a park employee, Mona wears a white and green uniform with a headphone and a small hat. Mona takes the look of an explorer in WarioWare: D.I.Y., where her outfit is mostly pink. Mona is also depicted with small earrings and a little bit of makeup, similar to her first appearance. In Game & Wario, Mona is a photographer, and she is taller, has shorter hair, and appears generally older than her previous appearances.

Mona also owns a red scooter which varies slightly across its appearances.

Personality[edit]

Mona has a tomboy-like personality, as she is said to be spunky. Mona is often willing to help, but she is often willing to speak out aggressively if her employer is being unfair. She called Wario a "greedy punk" after realizing that he received all the credit for the microgrames, and when Wario attempted to escape, she was the only employee that pursued him. Although she likes Wario and even looks up to him, she also appreciates it if she is paid adequately, often expressing her want for a raise or a pay check. Mona is also dedicated to her jobs and school; if she is late, she will do all it takes to be on time, even if it means breaking the law and avoiding the police.

Despite her upbeat personality, according the official Japanese website for WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! and WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mona often feels lonely without her mother, who is often out in trips. She is also revealed to be empathetic toward Ashley, who also misses her parents.

Mona's Animals[edit]

As seen in all games of the WarioWare series, Mona owns some different small animals. They often help her against her pursuers. All animals wear a shirt with a number on it.

  • Mona's Elephant (No. 1): A tiny, walking blue elephant. It is able to shoot sludge and soccer balls from its trunk.
  • Mona's Pig (No. 2): A walking pig. It can kick soccer balls.
  • Mona's Monkey (No. 3): A brown monkey wearing hi-tech goggles. Mona's Monkey throws banana peels, and its goggles allow it to aim better.
  • 4.1 and 4.2: Their species are not identifiable, but they are brown and have pointed ears and whiskers. They are able to speak as well. They can control a spherical vehicle shooting soccer balls.
  • Mona's Bear (No. 5): This small gray bear made only a brief appearance in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.

Game information[edit]

Profile page from the WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames$! manual[edit]

Hey, you're a new face around here! Well, I'm Mona! I scoop gelato at the gelataria-when I'm not at school or making games, that is. So anyway, you should know that fortune-hunter Wario has inspired many of my strange games! He's always one degree ahead of cool, and he's even let me tag along with him on some of his money-grubbing adventures!

Profile Information from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$![edit]

  • Occupation: High School Student
  • Place of Employment: Sora Sora
  • Preferred Type: Wild Guys
  • Bio: This peppy high-school girl keeps up with schoolwork, a part-time job at the restaurant, and her red scooter. For some reason, she's a little smitten with Wario. Ew.

Website bio from WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Whether it's delivering pizzas, crooning hit singles or fighting off jealous rivals in an airplane that looks like a giant chicken, this go-to girl never loses her spunky spirit. Now, just what should she wear today?

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker information[edit]

Image Game Effect
Mona 2 WarioWare Mega Microgames.png WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania [Specials: Indirect] - Attack +8
Mona WWTouched.png WarioWare: Touched! [Slash] - Resistance +4

Game & Wario character card[edit]

  • High school student
  • Works part-time as a photographer
  • Looks up to Wario for some reason
  • Always arrives just in time

List of game appearances by date[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Microgame host. 2003 GameBoy Advance
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! Microgame host, playable character. 2003 GameCube
WarioWare Twisted! Microgame host. 2005 GameBoy Advance
WarioWare: Touched! Microgame host. 2004 Nintendo DS
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Microgame host. 2006 Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mona cameos as a Sticker. 2008 Wii
Paper Airplane Chase Mona cameos as a background sign when reaching 90 points in Endless Mode. 2008 Nintendo DSi
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Microgame host. 2009 Nintendo DS
Game & Wario Playable character. 2013 Wii U

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mona.

Quotes[edit]

  • "I'll be glad to teach you! Umm, by the way... you'll pay me, right?" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "You greedy punk!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Hey! Hurry up!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Yeah!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Cool!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Go!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Bye!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Nice monkey!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Oh, yay!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "See ya!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Right on!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Awesome!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Oh, no!" - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Thanks for calling Mona Pizza! Three Mona Specials? Sure thing!" - WarioWare: Twisted!
  • "Hello! Wario’s busy, so I’m going to brief you on how to play! You know, my plate is pretty full with my pizza shop, music, and WarioWare, Inc. And he thinks he’s busy! I’d better get a raise for this!" - WarioWare: Twisted!
  • "It’s Wario’s game, so you’ll start on his stage. Spin the GBA until the hand is on his ugly mug (I hope he’s not reading this!)" - WarioWare: Twisted!
  • "Welcome to Mona Pizza! I’m working my part-time job at the pizza joint today! The manager says pizzas need to be served hot, so I brought my roller skates from home! I dunno, it made sense at the time" - WarioWare: Twisted!
  • "You’ve gotta use cute little moves on my cute little games." - WarioWare: Twisted!
  • "Come check us out... we're going to, like, totally ROCK!" - WarioWare: Touched!
  • "Wario got a little overexcited and had to take a breather! It's a good thing, too-he has the tendency to spray it and not say it!, I'm taking over from here!" - WarioWare: Touched!
  • "Heya! It's me, Mona!" - WarioWare: Touched!
  • "Oh no, I totally forgot! I've got pizzas to deliver!" - WarioWare: Touched!
  • "Wow!" - WarioWare: Touched!
  • "Partway through, he got bored, so I helped out... like always. And I'm still waiting for my paycheck!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Way to go!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Let's go!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Yay!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Go Diamond City!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Touchdown!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Go Team!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "You can do it!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Foul!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Look alive!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Hustle!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Bummer..." - WarioWare: Smooth Moves

Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece video[edit]

  • [on a drawing of a staring face] 視線がコワイなあ…。 "The gaze is SCARY..."
  • [on a drawing of a waving person]ずいぶん気さくね!"Very friendly, ne~!"
  • [on a drawing of a face with "tsutan" written next to it] 「ツタンでーす!」 " ‘I am Tsutan(Tut)!’ "
  • [on a drawing of a face with "kāmen" written under it]「カーメンでーす!」って漫才師か!"‘I am Kāmen!’ he says... are they a manzai duo?"


  • [on a drawing of a sideways fish-looking sarcophagus] 棺と顔が一体化しちゃったのね。 "The coffin and the face have been interrogated together, yeah?"
  • [on a drawing of a large face] 笑いをこらてるでしょ。 "This has to endure being laughed at."

Trivia[edit]

Mona wearing Wario's outfits.
  • Mona was the first WarioWare developer to appear in 3D, after Wario himself. In the movie "Shiner Diner" in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, Mona can be seen driving her scooter partly in 3D.
  • In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! one of Mona's outfits depicts her wearing Wario's plumber attire during the intermission between her microgames.
  • Additionally in WarioWare: Touched! she can be seen again, wearing Wario's Biker outfit, except with a few minor alterations, such as her pink skirt replacing Wario's pink pants, and lack of a helmet.
  • In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, Mona's theme melody is based on the music that can be heard while visiting Princess Shokora's item shop in Wario Land 4. The music can also be heard in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! in a less modified form when the Gelateria is seen from inside during Mona's story.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mona's diary at the official Japanese WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! website
  2. ^ Comments on Ashley's blog entry at the official Japanese WarioWare: Smooth Moves website