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27th Nov '17 7:56:55 AM DecafGrub47393
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* The PhineasAndFerb AU ''Fanfic/BeneathTheBoundlessBlue'' is one where 10% of humans are somewhere between SuperNotDrowningSkills and this.
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9th Nov '17 10:22:32 AM thatother1dude
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* [[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.

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* [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]], arguably, since when she isn't manipulating things with her tentacles, she appears to be a normal girl [[ClothingAppendage with a a]] NiceHat and a weird hairstyle.
9th Nov '17 10:21:24 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' gives us Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, parody {{Exp|y}}ies of Creator/AdamWest-era Franchise/{{Batman}} [[Series/{{Batman}} and]] ComicBook/{{Robin}}.
** The show eventually explained that they ARE normal humans. The starfish Mermaid Man wears on his face magically keeps him alive and was a gift from some friendly mermaids (ergo the name.) Likewise, Mermaid Man gave Barnacle Boy the ability to breathe water....by forcing him to ingest a bunch of barnacles.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' gives us Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, parody {{Exp|y}}ies parodies of Creator/AdamWest-era Franchise/{{Batman}} [[Series/{{Batman}} and]] ComicBook/{{Robin}}.
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ComicBook/{{Robin}}. The show eventually explained that they ARE normal humans. The starfish Mermaid Man wears on his face magically keeps him alive and was a gift from some friendly mermaids (ergo the name.) Likewise, Mermaid Man gave Barnacle Boy the ability to breathe water....by forcing him to ingest a bunch of barnacles.
2nd Nov '17 11:09:43 AM DecafGrub47393
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* The PhineasAndFerb AU ''[[Fanfic/BeneathTheBoundlessBlue]]'' is one where 10% of humans are somewhere between SuperNotDrowningSkills and this.

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* The PhineasAndFerb AU ''[[Fanfic/BeneathTheBoundlessBlue]]'' ''Fanfic/BeneathTheBoundlessBlue'' is one where 10% of humans are somewhere between SuperNotDrowningSkills and this.
2nd Nov '17 11:09:32 AM DecafGrub47393
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* The PhineasAndFerb AU ''[[Fanfic/BeneathTheBoundlessBlue]]'' is one where 10% of humans are somewhere between SuperNotDrowningSkills and this.
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16th Mar '17 10:53:37 PM DarkMask
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* The third season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' introduced the Alien Rangers, a race called the Aquitians who lived on an [[SingleBiomePlanet ocean planet]]. As far as their appearance goes, they were more RubberForeheadAliens who spoke with voices that sounded like they were put under an underwater distortion filter.
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.
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