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8th Mar '17 6:01:52 PM nombretomado
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* MercedesLackey's novel ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Serpent's Shadow]]'' features a group of selkies in a cameo as benign water fey creatures.

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* MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's novel ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Serpent's Shadow]]'' features a group of selkies in a cameo as benign water fey creatures.
1st Mar '17 5:34:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* One tale from the Hebrides islands has a mermaid princess who is unhappy that [[UnscaledMerfolk she has webbed feet instead of a tail]], [[HalfHumanHybrid having inherited human genes]] from her great-grandfather (a sailor). After her mother dies, her father remarries a SeaWitch, who is (not surprisingly) a WickedStepmother, jealous of the princess' beauty. When her biological mother was alive, she would come up on land and save an apple for the princess. The SeaWitch tricks the princess into going up on land...only instead of eating an apple, convinces her to eat a wild grape. The grape turns her into a seal, except for one night each year.

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* One tale from the Hebrides islands has a mermaid princess who is unhappy that [[UnscaledMerfolk she has webbed feet instead of a tail]], [[HalfHumanHybrid having inherited human genes]] from her great-grandfather (a sailor). After her mother dies, her father remarries a SeaWitch, [=SeaWitch=], who is (not surprisingly) a WickedStepmother, jealous of the princess' beauty. When her biological mother was alive, she would come up on land and save an apple for the princess. The SeaWitch [=SeaWitch=] tricks the princess into going up on land...only instead of eating an apple, convinces her to eat a wild grape. The grape turns her into a seal, except for one night each year.
3rd Feb '17 4:27:18 PM Xtifr
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* Mollie Hunter's novel, ''A Stranger Came Ashore'', has a character named Finn Learson, a TallDarkAndHandsome young man who turns out to be the Great Selkie, lord of all the other selkies. He has his eyes set on Elspeth, the prettiest girl from the local village; Elspeth's little brother Robbie, however, doesn't trust Finn and decides to uncover his true identity to save her...
* Robert Holdstock's novel ''Merlin's Wood'', contains a fantasy short story, ''The Silvering'', in which the human protagonist is transformed into a selkie.
* David Bischoff and Charles Sheffield wrote the novel ''The Selkie'', a modern treatment of the selkie legend.

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* Mollie Hunter's Creator/MollieHunter's novel, ''A Stranger Came Ashore'', has a character named Finn Learson, a TallDarkAndHandsome young man who turns out to be the Great Selkie, lord of all the other selkies. He has his eyes set on Elspeth, the prettiest girl from the local village; Elspeth's little brother Robbie, however, doesn't trust Finn and decides to uncover his true identity to save her...
* Robert Holdstock's Creator/RobertHoldstock's novel ''Merlin's Wood'', contains a fantasy short story, ''The Silvering'', in which the human protagonist is transformed into a selkie.
* David Bischoff Creator/DavidBischoff and Charles Sheffield Creator/CharlesSheffield wrote the novel ''The Selkie'', a modern treatment of the selkie legend.
12th Jan '17 10:31:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ProgressiveDeathMetal band BetweenTheBuriedAndMe album ''Alaska'' has a song called "Selkies: The Endless Obsession."

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* The ProgressiveDeathMetal band BetweenTheBuriedAndMe Music/BetweenTheBuriedAndMe album ''Alaska'' has a song called "Selkies: The Endless Obsession."
11th Jan '17 5:08:00 AM ClatoLawa
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* The Australian film titled ''Film/Selkie'' depicts a young teenage male moving to a coastal town with his family. After he starts growing webbing between his fingers, having dreams of the water in the bathtub, and becomes a seal after diving into the sea to save a friend, he learns that he is a Selkie.

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* The Australian film titled ''Film/Selkie'' ''Film/{{Selkie}}'' depicts a young teenage male moving to a coastal town with his family. After he starts growing webbing between his fingers, having dreams of the water in the bathtub, and becomes a seal after diving into the sea to save a friend, he learns that he is a Selkie.
11th Jan '17 5:07:08 AM ClatoLawa
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* The Australian film titled ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245428/ Selkie]]'' depicts a young teenage male moving to a coastal town with his family. After he starts growing webbing between his fingers, having dreams of the water in the bathtub, and becomes a seal after diving into the sea to save a friend, he learns that he is a Selkie.

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* The Australian film titled ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245428/ Selkie]]'' ''Film/Selkie'' depicts a young teenage male moving to a coastal town with his family. After he starts growing webbing between his fingers, having dreams of the water in the bathtub, and becomes a seal after diving into the sea to save a friend, he learns that he is a Selkie.
5th Nov '16 9:43:03 AM DeltaDart
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* Primarina from VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon appears to be a seal-merfolk.
25th Oct '16 2:54:02 PM DrNoPuma
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Related tropes include OurMermaidsAreDifferent, OurWerebeastsAreDifferent, {{Animorphism}}, and ShapeShifting. See also UnscaledMerfolk.

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May overlap with SweetSeal. Related tropes include OurMermaidsAreDifferent, OurWerebeastsAreDifferent, {{Animorphism}}, and ShapeShifting. See also UnscaledMerfolk.
24th Sep '16 4:32:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MagicTheGathering'' there are [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=selkie&v=card&s=cname three cards]] with the name selkie in them. They are classified as a merfolk, are all green/blue hybrid-mana creatures, and pictured as half seal, half human. The flavor text for the card Wistful Selkie says, "Selkies call to a sea they never swam, in a tongue they never spoke, with a song they never learned." This is not just a bit of MeaninglessMeaningfulWords, but in fact a very necessary LampshadeHanging: the selkies' home plane has no oceans, just rivers [[ArtisticLicenseGeology that don't go anywhere]], so these selkies are adapted to fresh water and presumably very confused.
* ''ChangelingTheDreaming'' includes selkies. As all the kiths embody various dreams, selkies are dreams of the sea. Their sealskin coat can take any form (from a belt to a leather jacket to a wetsuit), and they start to wither and die (at least, their fae side does) if they're away from the coast for too long.

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* In ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' there are [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=selkie&v=card&s=cname three cards]] with the name selkie in them. They are classified as a merfolk, are all green/blue hybrid-mana creatures, and pictured as half seal, half human. The flavor text for the card Wistful Selkie says, "Selkies call to a sea they never swam, in a tongue they never spoke, with a song they never learned." This is not just a bit of MeaninglessMeaningfulWords, but in fact a very necessary LampshadeHanging: the selkies' home plane has no oceans, just rivers [[ArtisticLicenseGeology that don't go anywhere]], so these selkies are adapted to fresh water and presumably very confused.
* ''ChangelingTheDreaming'' ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' includes selkies. As all the kiths embody various dreams, selkies are dreams of the sea. Their sealskin coat can take any form (from a belt to a leather jacket to a wetsuit), and they start to wither and die (at least, their fae side does) if they're away from the coast for too long.
19th Sep '16 8:08:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Literature/MerryGentry'' series, a selkie named Roane Finn is the lover of Merry Gentry, who is a part human part fey princess who is hiding in Los Angeles in self-imposed exile from the Unseelie Kingdom. Roane Finn had his skin taken away from him, but after sleeping with her (because of fertility powers or something, various characters gain abilities after sleeping with her. Also this is [[AnitaBlake Laurell K]] [[PornWithPlot Hamilton]] we are talking about) he regains his skin and can transform into a seal again.

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* In the ''Literature/MerryGentry'' series, a selkie named Roane Finn is the lover of Merry Gentry, who is a part human part fey princess who is hiding in Los Angeles in self-imposed exile from the Unseelie Kingdom. Roane Finn had his skin taken away from him, but after sleeping with her (because of fertility powers or something, various characters gain abilities after sleeping with her. Also this is [[AnitaBlake [[Literature/AnitaBlake Laurell K]] [[PornWithPlot Hamilton]] we are talking about) he regains his skin and can transform into a seal again.
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