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25th Aug '16 5:13:23 PM Doug86
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* The oceanids, nereids, and naiads of Myth/GreekMythology look entirely human, though perhaps more beautiful than mortals.

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* The oceanids, nereids, and naiads of Myth/GreekMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology look entirely human, though perhaps more beautiful than mortals.
25th Jul '16 6:23:32 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:No MermaidProblem, breathes air -- looks like Tycho's got a date!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:No MermaidProblem, breathes air -- looks like Tycho's got a date!]]






* ''Not'' the mermaids themselves, but the Panthalassa race in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is composed of these. Most of them, however, don't have a choice but to live underwater (until the seal on their civilization breaks, that is), and we only see a few of them, many of whom we're supposed to assume are human until we realize that they've survived instances where they should have drowned. They also have nebulous, unexplained superpowers and CreepyCoolCrosses. Huh.

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* ''Not'' the mermaids themselves, but the Panthalassa race in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is composed of these. Most of them, however, don't have a choice but to live underwater (until the seal on their civilization breaks, that is), and we only see a few of them, many of whom we're supposed to assume are human until we realize that they've survived instances where they should have drowned. They also have nebulous, unexplained superpowers and CreepyCoolCrosses. Huh.



* ''[[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Ika Musume]]'', arguably, since when she isn't manipulating things with her tentacles, she appears to be a normal girl with a NiceHat and a weird hairstyle.

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* ''[[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Ika Musume]]'', [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]], arguably, since when she isn't manipulating things with her tentacles, she appears to be a normal girl with a NiceHat and a weird hairstyle.
25th Jul '16 8:16:00 AM Berrenta
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* The Inklings from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' look mostly human while they are not on squid form; the only things that make them stand out are pointy ears, unaturally-colored hair that looks like tentacles and three fangs in their mouths. Unlike most examples in this trope, however, [[SuperDrowningSkills Inklings can't swim in water]], they can only go through ink.

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* The Inklings from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' look mostly human while they are not on squid form; the only things that make them stand out are pointy ears, unaturally-colored unnaturally-colored hair that looks like tentacles and three fangs in their mouths. Unlike most examples in this trope, however, [[SuperDrowningSkills Inklings can't swim in water]], they can only go through ink.



** [[spoiler: Wrong. It was actually eating slightly-overcooked popcorn that gave them powers.]]
12th Jun '16 7:00:40 PM Doug86
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* DCComics has Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, Aqualad, and their kin. Somewhat of a mixed example, as Atlantis also includes more traditional mermaids (Lori Lemaris) and others (Lagoon Boy, Blubber) who are animal/sea-life mixtures.
* MarvelComics has Namor the ComicBook/SubMariner who has slightly pointy ears and wings on his feet as he can also fly, but looks much closer to human than fish.

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics has Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, Aqualad, and their kin. Somewhat of a mixed example, as Atlantis also includes more traditional mermaids (Lori Lemaris) and others (Lagoon Boy, Blubber) who are animal/sea-life mixtures.
* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics has Namor the ComicBook/SubMariner ComicBook/SubMariner, who has slightly pointy ears and wings on his feet as he can also fly, but looks much closer to human than fish.
10th Jun '16 7:36:58 PM AspergianStoryteller
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* Aquiliton by Maureen Myers features two kinds of merpeople: the traditional kind with fish tails and ones who completely resemble humans and can breathe air, but they'll dry out and die if they stay on land too long, and tend to have pale skin and big feet. Also, females develop a sort of charm power during puberty that is replenished by moonbathing. The human-appearing merpeople can interbreed with humans, but their offspring usually die young.
20th Apr '16 3:26:42 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Ragnans of ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', who have shark-like gill slits on the base of their necks, webbed hands and feet, and fins on their elbows.

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* The Ragnans of ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', who have shark-like gill slits on the base of their necks, webbed hands and feet, and fins on their elbows.elbows and calves.
20th Apr '16 3:24:38 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Ragnans of ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', who have shark-like gill slits on the base of their necks, webbed hands and feet, and fins on their elbows.
8th Apr '16 5:37:22 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* The ''Stormwreck'' source-book for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5'' has aventi, who, in a justified version of this trope, are actual aquatic humans. They were once a great empire who sunk beneath the waves during a cataclysm, but their god mutated their bodies to be able to survive underwater. Apart from a few distinct features, such as unusual colored hair and skin tones, and fins on their wrists and ankles, they are pretty much identical to humans, and the book explicitly states they can easily disguise themselves as such.

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* The ''Stormwreck'' ''Stormwrack'' source-book for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5'' has aventi, who, in a justified version of this trope, are actual aquatic humans. They were once a great empire who sunk beneath the waves during a cataclysm, but their god mutated their bodies to be able to survive underwater. Apart from a few distinct features, such as unusual colored hair and skin tones, and fins on their wrists and ankles, they are pretty much identical to humans, and the book explicitly states they can easily disguise themselves as such.
24th Jan '16 10:52:31 AM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics has Namor the {{Sub-Mariner}} who has slightly pointy ears and wings on his feet as he can also fly, but looks much closer to human than fish.

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* MarvelComics has Namor the {{Sub-Mariner}} ComicBook/SubMariner who has slightly pointy ears and wings on his feet as he can also fly, but looks much closer to human than fish.
19th Dec '15 2:00:32 AM jormis29
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* In ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', the Nereids are a pretty clear example with a female ''OneGenderRace'' bonus as well. There are some minor differences, though; they have blue skin and hair, and small breasts so as to swim through the water better. They also have to mate with humans (or possibly Sepp, this isn't ever made clear) to produce offspring, too. Their leader is a more traditional mermaid, but this is never given an explanation.
* The Inklings from ''{{Splatoon}}'' look mostly human while they are not on squid form; the only things that make them stand out are pointy ears, unaturally-colored hair that looks like tentacles and three fangs in their mouths. Unlike most examples in this trope, however, [[SuperDrowningSkills Inklings can't swim in water]], they can only go through ink.

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* In ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', the Nereids are a pretty clear example with a female ''OneGenderRace'' bonus as well. There are some minor differences, though; they have blue skin and hair, and small breasts so as to swim through the water better. They also have to mate with humans (or possibly Sepp, this isn't ever made clear) to produce offspring, too. Their leader is a more traditional mermaid, but this is never given an explanation.
* The Inklings from ''{{Splatoon}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' look mostly human while they are not on squid form; the only things that make them stand out are pointy ears, unaturally-colored hair that looks like tentacles and three fangs in their mouths. Unlike most examples in this trope, however, [[SuperDrowningSkills Inklings can't swim in water]], they can only go through ink.
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