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24th Mar '17 10:15:13 PM Nakuyabi
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* One of the "R-rated" submitted covers for ''[[http://worldoflongmire.com/features/romance_novels/ Longmire Does Romance Novels]]'' references this ever so discreetly with its title: ''[[http://worldoflongmire.com/features/romance_novels/submissions/r-rated/mermaid.jpg Darling, Where's The Hole?]]''
18th Mar '17 7:15:11 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'', the Water and Fountain Faeries have their tail extending higher to cover their breasts, making it look more like a dress than a tail.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'', ''Website/{{Neopets}}'', the Water and Fountain Faeries have their tail extending higher to cover their breasts, making it look more like a dress than a tail.
17th Mar '17 2:58:00 AM pikachukid
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* ''BarbieInAMermaidTale'' has Barbie's character Merliah be the half-mermaid offspring of mer-queen Calissa. It takes us two movies to figure out how exactly this is possible: a magic necklace that turns her into a mermaid whenever she wishes it (which is also shown to work on fully-human Kylie).
11th Mar '17 11:03:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' does turn its mermaids human on land... but in the manga, once [[spoiler:Kaito gets his memories back]], guess what's the first thing [[spoiler:he and Lucia]] do. Underwater. Since it's a {{shoujo}} series, it's all offscreen, of course, and the problem is never mentioned.

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* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' does turn its mermaids human on land... but in the manga, once [[spoiler:Kaito gets his memories back]], guess what's the first thing [[spoiler:he and Lucia]] do. Underwater. Since it's a {{shoujo}} series, it's all offscreen, of course, and the problem is never mentioned.
8th Mar '17 5:50:37 PM nombretomado
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and averted in MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms Fortune's Fool]]'', where the mer-princess heroine falls for a human and has to endure some ribald joking from her father about how it's fortunate her ancestors were sirens and not mermaids.

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and averted in MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms Fortune's Fool]]'', where the mer-princess heroine falls for a human and has to endure some ribald joking from her father about how it's fortunate her ancestors were sirens and not mermaids.
16th Feb '17 6:27:48 PM FF32
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* Not directly mentioned, but figures in the symbolism in ''RuleOfRose'' chapter "Mermaid Princess". The titular 'mermaid' is Clara who is all but confirmed to be a victim of sexual abuse, and takes a mermaid appearance by having her legs tied together with coils of rope, invoking either her sexual subservience, or attempt to protect herself, [[RuleOfSymbolism depending on whom you ask]].

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* Not directly mentioned, but figures in the symbolism in ''RuleOfRose'' ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'' chapter "Mermaid Princess". The titular 'mermaid' is Clara who is all but confirmed to be a victim of sexual abuse, and takes a mermaid appearance by having her legs tied together with coils of rope, invoking either her sexual subservience, or attempt to protect herself, [[RuleOfSymbolism depending on whom you ask]].
2nd Feb '17 5:58:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihEew4v1xyc was recently covered by]] GreatBigSea. The album containing the song, "The Hard and the Easy", even features a fish with women's legs on the cover in reference to this trope.

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** The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihEew4v1xyc was recently covered by]] GreatBigSea.Music/GreatBigSea. The album containing the song, "The Hard and the Easy", even features a fish with women's legs on the cover in reference to this trope.
18th Jan '17 8:18:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RedEars'': One strip addressed this when a sex-starved sailor stranded on a FarSideIsland catches a mermaid while fishing. After several comically failed attempts to have sex with her, he just decides to eat her instead.
18th Jan '17 8:14:20 AM Morgenthaler
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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 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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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 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.
18th Jan '17 8:01:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Spoofed by ''WebVideo/HardlyWorking'' when Dan introduces everyone to his fiance, except the problem is inverted because she's a ''maidmer'' with a fish head and a human lower body. The others point out that the InterspeciesRomance implications of this variation only makes it worse.

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* Spoofed by ''WebVideo/HardlyWorking'' when Dan introduces everyone to his fiance, except the problem is inverted [[InvertedTrope inverted]] because she's a ''maidmer'' with a fish head and a human lower body. The others point out that the InterspeciesRomance implications of this variation only makes it worse.
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