History Main / MermaidProblem

4th Aug '16 9:10:57 PM PaulA
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* The protagonist of [[FredricBrown Fredric Brown's]] classic horror short "Fish Story" falls in love with a mermaid. It isn't until ''after'' he successfully petitions Triton to turn him into a merman that she informs him merfolk spawn like fish, causing him to regret that he can no longer drown.

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* The protagonist of [[FredricBrown Fredric Brown's]] Creator/FredricBrown's classic horror short "Fish Story" falls in love with a mermaid. It isn't until ''after'' he successfully petitions Triton to turn him into a merman that she informs him merfolk spawn like fish, causing him to regret that he can no longer drown.
24th Jul '16 10:53:25 AM nombretomado
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* A comparable problem not involving any merfolk confronts a young man in love with a Remade woman in ChinaMieville's ''Literature/TheScar'', as her legs are permanently embedded inside a steam engine. Lucky for them, her actual genitalia are still human, and both of them are pretty flexible.

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* A comparable problem not involving any merfolk confronts a young man in love with a Remade woman in ChinaMieville's Creator/ChinaMieville's ''Literature/TheScar'', as her legs are permanently embedded inside a steam engine. Lucky for them, her actual genitalia are still human, and both of them are pretty flexible.
23rd Jul '16 1:39:43 PM shokoshu
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* A horror story in the ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' mag has a sailor falling head over heels for a very pretty mermaid. He's a pain in the gills until he finally can marry her. Looks he wanted it all just for the sex, too bad her species reproduces like fish, i.e. laying eggs...
25th Jun '16 11:06:16 AM Prfnoff
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* Invoked in, of course, ''AccidentalCentaurs''. The heroes are turned into merfolk in order to cross the sea and when Alex says he's looking forward to weeks of kinky mermaid sex Sam asks him if he remembers exactly how fish mate. Cue the disappointed Alex.

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* Invoked in, of course, ''AccidentalCentaurs''.''Webcomic/AccidentalCentaurs''. The heroes are turned into merfolk in order to cross the sea and when Alex says he's looking forward to weeks of kinky mermaid sex Sam asks him if he remembers exactly how fish mate. Cue the disappointed Alex.
23rd Jun '16 1:34:29 PM totoofze47
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* In ''OnePiece'', we see that when a merperson turns 30, their tail splits into a pair of legs and they can walk on land. The character [[spoiler:Kokoro]] is actually a mermaid past 30, who married and had children with a human. Later, Brook imagines what mermaid panties look like, until he is told that mermaids don't wear panties.

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* In ''OnePiece'', we see that when ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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a merperson mermaid turns 30, their tail splits into a pair of legs and they can walk on land.land (This doesn't seem to be the case with mermen, as shown with the old King Neptune). The character [[spoiler:Kokoro]] is actually a mermaid past 30, who married and had children with a human. Later, Brook imagines what mermaid panties look like, until he is told that mermaids don't wear panties.



* This became a big issue for Master Roshi in an early chapter of ''DragonBall'' when Goku brought him a mermaid girl. He ''did'' attempt to make the most of the situation by leering at her chest, but he got punched in the face for his trouble.

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* This became a big issue for Master Roshi in an early chapter of ''DragonBall'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' when Goku brought him a mermaid girl. He ''did'' attempt to make the most of the situation by leering at her chest, but he got punched in the face for his trouble.
29th May '16 5:51:14 PM DesertDragon
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* The above quote from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', of course. The mermaid in question explains that her people do it fish-style.
-->''"I'm not your first time am I? ...I lay my eggs, and then I leave, and you release your fertilizer!"''

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* The above quote comes from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', of course. The the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Deep South". Fry falls in love with a mermaid in question and is ready to spend the rest of his life with her...until they try to have sex, and she explains that her people merfolk do it fish-style.
"fish-style":
-->''"I'm not your first time am I? ...I? I lay my eggs, and then I leave, and you release your fertilizer!"''fertilizer!" (at which point Fry makes a break for it)''
29th May '16 8:40:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush learns that Winslow and an ambiguously gendered merperson are in a relationship, and wonders aloud "how that works... logistically."

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* In ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush learns that Winslow and an ambiguously gendered merperson are in a relationship, and wonders aloud "how that works... logistically."
8th May '16 12:57:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''AbsitOmen'', a Franchise/HarryPotter roleplay site, uses the explanation of 'merman spawn and witch magic' as the parentage of a mermaid [[http://www.absitomen.com/wiki/index.php?title=Merpeople#Part_Merpeople half-breed]] girl who looks like a permanent Gillyweed user.

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* ''AbsitOmen'', ''Roleplay/AbsitOmen'', a Franchise/HarryPotter roleplay site, uses the explanation of 'merman spawn and witch magic' as the parentage of a mermaid [[http://www.absitomen.com/wiki/index.php?title=Merpeople#Part_Merpeople half-breed]] girl who looks like a permanent Gillyweed user.
4th May '16 2:51:47 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* DragonsCrown, being ''[[{{Fanservice}} that]]'' kind of game, averts this. The mermaid you come across has her fish tail start right ''under'' a very human butt and hips. This was handily [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when the [[WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay Best Friends Zaibatsu]] played the game.

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* DragonsCrown, ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'', being ''[[{{Fanservice}} that]]'' kind of game, averts this. The mermaid you come across has her fish tail start right ''under'' a very human butt and hips. This was handily [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when the [[WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay Best Friends Zaibatsu]] played the game.
11th Apr '16 9:04:48 AM DracMonster
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* In ''WebComic/SirensLament'', the Sirens' tails turn to legs on dry land.
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