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22nd Nov '16 10:34:48 PM lavendermintrose
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* In an omake of the first volume of the manga ''Mermaid Boys'', the newly-human main character [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Naru/Nal]] wonders what that other new thing that came with his legs is. He asks the other male character that he's living with, and gets an explanation, and then the [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent schoolgirl main character]] comes in, and, [[AccidentalPervert well...]]
20th Nov '16 8:33:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CastlesAndCrusades'' resolves the problem by giving mermaids mostly human legs and butts, except, with scales and fishy-fins starting on the upper thighs.
* The Problem must've somehow been averted in the ''{{Mystara}}'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting, in which the queen of Aquas is a HalfHumanHybrid of human and merfolk. Shapechanging magic by one or the other parent is implied to have been involved.

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* ''CastlesAndCrusades'' ''TabletopGame/CastlesAndCrusades'' resolves the problem by giving mermaids mostly human legs and butts, except, with scales and fishy-fins starting on the upper thighs.
* The Problem must've somehow been averted in the ''{{Mystara}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting, in which the queen of Aquas is a HalfHumanHybrid of human and merfolk. Shapechanging magic by one or the other parent is implied to have been involved.



* In ''[[HarvestMoon Harvest Moon DS]]'', there's a cutesy mermaid named Leia whom you can marry. She never gains human legs, and [[GRatedSex manages to get pregnant]] despite ''living in your duck pond and being unable to leave the water for extended periods of time.'' Also, the pregnancy resembles that of a human, even though she's part fish. The [[HalfHumanHybrid child]] is normal enough, but still, [[MST3KMantra It's best not to think about any of this for too long]].

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* In ''[[HarvestMoon ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoon Harvest Moon DS]]'', there's a cutesy mermaid named Leia whom you can marry. She never gains human legs, and [[GRatedSex manages to get pregnant]] despite ''living in your duck pond and being unable to leave the water for extended periods of time.'' Also, the pregnancy resembles that of a human, even though she's part fish. The [[HalfHumanHybrid child]] is normal enough, but still, [[MST3KMantra It's best not to think about any of this for too long]].



* In ''KingdomHearts'', Sora turns into half dolphin, which actually averts this, since cetaceans have mammal genitalia. So any porn fanfics involving Sora as a merdolphin and a human are actually correct.
* Sidesteped in ''YggdraUnion''. The mermaid-esque Undine race are a OneGenderRace that reproduce via some kind of reincarnation fueled via a MacGuffin. Needless to say when this gets stolen, all hell breaks loose.

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* In ''KingdomHearts'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', Sora turns into half dolphin, which actually averts this, since cetaceans have mammal genitalia. So any porn fanfics involving Sora as a merdolphin and a human are actually correct.
* Sidesteped in ''YggdraUnion''.''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''. The mermaid-esque Undine race are a OneGenderRace that reproduce via some kind of reincarnation fueled via a MacGuffin. Needless to say when this gets stolen, all hell breaks loose.
16th Nov '16 4:39:03 PM DesertDragon
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* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' when Lois is rescued by a reverse merman. She declines his invitation to have sex with him as his upper half is [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute too repulsive]]. When she mentions she'd rather he be a regular merman, he replies that then he wouldn't have a penis. When she can't answer how she would have sex with him in that case, he tries to force himself on her. She pushes him over and walks away while he flops around like a normal fish.

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* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' when Lois is rescued by a reverse merman. She declines his invitation to have sex with him as his upper half is [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute too repulsive]]. When she mentions explains she'd rather he be a regular merman, he replies that then he wouldn't have a penis. When she can't answer how she would have sex with him in that case, he tries to force himself on her. She pushes him over and walks away while he flops around like a normal fish.
14th Nov '16 7:07:22 PM ChesterPolarbear
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the X-rated comic ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine vs Little Mermaid Ariel]]'', [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] gets out of the water and her tail turns into legs. She and Princess Jasmine then go on to [[GirlOnGirlIsHot have lesbian sex]].
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31st Oct '16 12:00:08 AM morane
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Of course, most writers simply [[ArtMajorBiology disregard the biological impossibilities]]. Many writers simply HandWave any difficulties by saying that mermaids [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent have the ability to assume fully human form under special circumstances.]] Alternatively, a sufficiently bawdy work -- which one is likely to be if it brings up the Mermaid Problem in the first place -- may simply point out that lower half aside, well... she's still got a mouth, hasn't she? Yet alternatively, mermaids with two tails (called ''[[GeniusBonus melusina'') do exist. (But only in sufficiently bawdy works. And Starbucks.)

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Of course, most writers simply [[ArtMajorBiology disregard the biological impossibilities]]. Many writers simply HandWave any difficulties by saying that mermaids [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent have the ability to assume fully human form under special circumstances.]] Alternatively, a sufficiently bawdy work -- which one is likely to be if it brings up the Mermaid Problem in the first place -- may simply point out that lower half aside, well... she's still got a mouth, hasn't she? Yet alternatively, mermaids with two tails (called ''[[GeniusBonus melusina'') melusina]]'') do exist. (But only in sufficiently bawdy works. And Starbucks.)
30th Oct '16 11:59:30 PM morane
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Of course, most writers simply [[ArtMajorBiology disregard the biological impossibilities]]. Many writers simply HandWave any difficulties by saying that mermaids [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent have the ability to assume fully human form under special circumstances.]] Alternatively, a sufficiently bawdy work -- which one is likely to be if it brings up the Mermaid Problem in the first place -- may simply point out that lower half aside, well... she's still got a mouth, hasn't she? Yet alternatively, mermaids with two tails exist. (But only in sufficiently bawdy works. And Starbucks.)

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Of course, most writers simply [[ArtMajorBiology disregard the biological impossibilities]]. Many writers simply HandWave any difficulties by saying that mermaids [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent have the ability to assume fully human form under special circumstances.]] Alternatively, a sufficiently bawdy work -- which one is likely to be if it brings up the Mermaid Problem in the first place -- may simply point out that lower half aside, well... she's still got a mouth, hasn't she? Yet alternatively, mermaids with two tails (called ''[[GeniusBonus melusina'') do exist. (But only in sufficiently bawdy works. And Starbucks.)
20th Sep '16 8:48:42 PM PaulA
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* The mermaids in [[Creator/JackChalker Jack L. Chalker's]] ''Literature/RiverOfDancingGods'' series are 100% mammal (more half-dolphin than half-fish), and when a male character gets involved with one it's explicitly mentioned that their bits are human-compatible. Conversely, the mermaid-like Umiau from his ''Literature/WellWorld'' series are [[{{Hermaphrodite}} hermaphroditic]], not shy about that fact, and not at all interested in sex outside their species.

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* Creator/JackLChalker:
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The mermaids in [[Creator/JackChalker Jack L. Chalker's]] the ''Literature/RiverOfDancingGods'' series are 100% mammal (more half-dolphin than half-fish), and when a male character gets involved with one it's explicitly mentioned that their bits are human-compatible. human-compatible.
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Conversely, the mermaid-like Umiau from his the ''Literature/WellWorld'' series are [[{{Hermaphrodite}} hermaphroditic]], not shy about that fact, and not at all interested in sex outside their species.
16th Sep '16 7:35:13 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Not even discussed - at least not yet - in ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersBackwater'' regarding Tsubasa and Hebi-Na, although they clearly ''are''' compatible. (Although, it is mentioned that the fact that [[SnakePeople ophidia]] have hair and mammaries may make them more closely related to humans than either race cares to admit.)
4th Sep '16 1:36:01 PM nombretomado
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* Alluded to in ''AnsemRetort'' when Sora asks Ariel where mermaids come from. Her reply suggests that merfolk do not reproduce themselves, but are the [[HalfHumanHybrid product]] of [[BestialityIsDepraved a man loving a dolphin more than society says he should]].

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* Alluded to in ''AnsemRetort'' ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' when Sora asks Ariel where mermaids come from. Her reply suggests that merfolk do not reproduce themselves, but are the [[HalfHumanHybrid product]] of [[BestialityIsDepraved a man loving a dolphin more than society says he should]].
31st Aug '16 3:59:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* The mermaids in [[Creator/JackChalker Jack L. Chalker's]] ''Literature/RiverOfDancingGods'' series are 100% mammal (more half-dolphin than half-fish), and when a male character gets involved with one it's explicitly mentioned that their bits are human-compatible. Conversely, the mermaid-like Umiau from his WellWorld series are [[{{Hermaphrodite}} hermaphroditic]], not shy about that fact, and not at all interested in sex outside their species.

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* The mermaids in [[Creator/JackChalker Jack L. Chalker's]] ''Literature/RiverOfDancingGods'' series are 100% mammal (more half-dolphin than half-fish), and when a male character gets involved with one it's explicitly mentioned that their bits are human-compatible. Conversely, the mermaid-like Umiau from his WellWorld ''Literature/WellWorld'' series are [[{{Hermaphrodite}} hermaphroditic]], not shy about that fact, and not at all interested in sex outside their species.
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