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17th May '16 2:10:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheDragonWarsSaga'', the merfolk can shift their tails into legs -- albeit still covered in scales -- for use on land. Many of them live in freshwater and it's been suggested they use this form for migrations if their home dries up. However they become ill if out of the water too long.

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* In ''TheDragonWarsSaga'', ''Literature/TheDragonWarsSaga'', the merfolk can shift their tails into legs -- albeit still covered in scales -- for use on land. Many of them live in freshwater and it's been suggested they use this form for migrations if their home dries up. However they become ill if out of the water too long.
15th May '16 1:47:58 AM rafi
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13th May '16 3:06:23 PM BulletproofLlama
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* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' introduces us to Plum and her species the Merewifs, grey-skinned amphibious humanoid aliens whose legs merge into mermaid tails when in water. Plum is also depicted with webbed hands in the comics, in contrast with the web cartoon where she appears to have two fingers on each hand. [[spoiler: In the second season, Plum reveals she can transform into [[OneWingedAngel a scarier, more monstrous form with glowing purple eyes and fangs, and her arms split into six tentacles]], something which was [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] in the episode ''Ultra Wankershim''. Since she is the only Merewif to have appeared in the series to date, it's unknown if every member of her people possess this power.]]
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* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' introduces us to Plum and her species the Merewifs, grey-skinned amphibious humanoid aliens whose legs merge into mermaid tails when in water. Plum is also depicted with webbed hands in the comics, in contrast with the web cartoon where she appears to have two fingers on each hand. [[spoiler: In the second season, Plum reveals she can transform into [[{{One-Winged Angel}} a scarier, more monstrous form with glowing purple eyes and fangs, and her arms split into six tentacles]], something which was [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] in the episode ''Ultra Wankershim''. Since she is the only Merewif to have appeared in the series to date, it's unknown if every member of her people possess this power.]]
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* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' introduces us to Plum and her species the Merewifs, grey-skinned amphibious humanoid aliens whose legs merge into mermaid tails when in water. Plum is also depicted with webbed hands in the comics, in contrast with the web cartoon where she appears to have two fingers on each hand. [[spoiler: In the second season, Plum reveals she can transform into [[{{One-Winged Angel}} a scarier, more monstrous form with glowing purple eyes and fangs, and her arms split into six tentacles]], something which was [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] in the episode ''Ultra Wankershim''. Since she is the only Merewif to have appeared in the series to date, it's unknown if every member of her people possess this power.]]
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15th Apr '16 9:43:49 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Hinted to be the case with Misty in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''; not only is she referred to as "The Tomboyish Mermaid" on her own Gym's signpost, she's shown on at least a couple of occasions to have SuperNotDrowningSkills. However, her form happens to be closer to that of a human than of a stereotypical mermaid, though she's dressed up as the stereotypical type at least twice in-series.

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* Hinted to be the case with Misty in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''; not only is she referred to as "The Tomboyish Mermaid" on her own Gym's signpost, she's shown on at least a couple of occasions to have SuperNotDrowningSkills.SuperNotDrowningSkills, including the ability to talk underwater in one extreme case. However, her form happens to be closer to that of a human than of a stereotypical mermaid, though she's dressed up as the stereotypical type at least twice in-series.
15th Apr '16 9:41:36 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Hinted to be the case with Misty in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''; not only is she referred to as "The Tomboyish Mermaid" on her own Gym's signpost, she's shown on at least a couple of occasions to have SuperNotDrowningSkills. However, her form happens to be closer to that of a human than of a stereotypical mermaid, though she's dressed up as the stereotypical type at least twice in-series.
21st Mar '16 1:02:33 PM lavendermintrose
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* The Skelks in ''Literature/TheSagaOfLartenCrepsley'' - their tails are ''hair'', which they can grow out or suck back into their bodies at will. They communicate through their hair as well.
12th Mar '16 9:15:22 PM Stromatolite
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' features [[LatinLover Mermando]], a merman who served as [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Mabel]]'s GuyOfTheWeek. Mermen seem to go through puberty early--at twelve he already has bits of stubble and a deep voice which he says changed when he was three--and have seventeen hearts. ("Horrifying but true!")

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' features [[LatinLover Mermando]], a merman who served as [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Mabel]]'s GuyOfTheWeek. Mermen seem to go through puberty early--at twelve he already has bits of stubble and a deep voice which he says changed when he was three--and have seventeen hearts. ("Horrifying but true!") He apparently cannot breathe air and has to remain in the water at all times or he'll suffocate.
5th Mar '16 12:18:52 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Isma from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is introduced as a lonely [[GenkiGirl genki]] fisher girl, rumored to have a mermaid (or "merrow") mother, whose lack of nudity taboos borders on InnocentFanserviceGirl category. However, Isma seems to be completely human herself, and claims to be unsure of whether merrows even exist, though readers get fairly quickly a ''subtle'' hint which suggests something else, in an ominous style typical of the series. [[spoiler:It turns out that Isma is genuinely ignorant about her true heritage, and only unlocks the ability to transform into a more typical mermaid form after meeting her mother (who is indeed a merrow); additionally, her cheerful and kind behaviour really is her true personality, which is quite a surprise [[DarkFantasy considering the]] [[CrapsackWorld setting]].]]

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* Isma from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is introduced as a lonely [[GenkiGirl genki]] fisher girl, rumored to have a mermaid (or "merrow") ("merrow") mother, whose lack of nudity taboos borders on InnocentFanserviceGirl category.InnocentFanserviceGirl. However, Isma seems to be completely human herself, and claims to be unsure of whether merrows even exist, though readers get fairly quickly a ''subtle'' hint which suggests something else, in an ominous style typical of the series. [[spoiler:It turns out that Isma is genuinely ignorant about her true heritage, and only unlocks the ability to transform into a more typical mermaid form after meeting her mother (who is indeed a merrow); additionally, her cheerful and kind behaviour really is her true personality, which is quite a surprise [[DarkFantasy considering the]] [[CrapsackWorld setting]].]]
5th Mar '16 12:17:57 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Isma from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is introduced as a lonely [[GenkiGirl genki]] fisher girl whose lack of nudity taboos borders on InnocentFanserviceGirl category, unlike a typical Mermaid Isma appears unaware of the fact that she isn't human and claims that she isn't even sure that Mermaids exist, readers though get fairly quickly a ''subtle'' hint that suggest [[http://manga.animea.net/berserk-chapter-312-page-21.html something else in an ominous style true to this series]] [[spoiler:Later it turns out that she didn't lie about being unaware of what she is, what's more her cheerful and kind behaviour really is her true personality which is quite a surprise [[DarkFantasy considering the]] [[CrapsackWorld setting]].]]

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* Isma from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is introduced as a lonely [[GenkiGirl genki]] fisher girl girl, rumored to have a mermaid (or "merrow") mother, whose lack of nudity taboos borders on InnocentFanserviceGirl category, unlike a typical Mermaid category. However, Isma appears unaware of the fact that she isn't seems to be completely human herself, and claims that she isn't to be unsure of whether merrows even sure that Mermaids exist, though readers though get fairly quickly a ''subtle'' hint that suggest [[http://manga.animea.net/berserk-chapter-312-page-21.html which suggests something else else, in an ominous style true to this series]] [[spoiler:Later it typical of the series. [[spoiler:It turns out that she didn't lie Isma is genuinely ignorant about being unaware of what she is, what's her true heritage, and only unlocks the ability to transform into a more typical mermaid form after meeting her mother (who is indeed a merrow); additionally, her cheerful and kind behaviour really is her true personality personality, which is quite a surprise [[DarkFantasy considering the]] [[CrapsackWorld setting]].]]]]
** Merrows in general look like classic beautiful mermaids, but with fins-shaped ears. Additionally, they're actually spirit creatures who can weaponize their songs and have a true name which gives anyone who knows it control over them. [[spoiler:Surprisingly for the series, merrows are actually quite benevolent towards humans, which is a nice change of pace from the setting's usual supernatural assholes.]]
24th Feb '16 4:49:20 PM Mauro20
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** Also from Brazil, there is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iara_(mythology) Iara]] that lives in the Amazon river and is closer to European mermaids.

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** Also from Brazil, there is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iara_(mythology) Iara]] that lives in the Amazon river and Iara]], who is closer to European mermaids.mermaids, being a woman with the lower body of a fish, dolphin or other aquatic creature, with a mesmerizing voice.
*** The ipupiara is an older myth, about an aggressive humanoid monster that kills fishers and swimmers.
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