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The Little Mermaid
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Ariel Voiced by: Jodi Benson See also Disney Princess '80s Hair Action Girl: In the movie, the spinoff show, the sequel, the stage musical, and in . Kingdom Hearts Action Mom: In the sequel. Annoying Younger Sibling: Especially to Arista in the TV series and to Attina (to an extent) in the prequel. Be Yourself Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Redhead to Arista and Andrina's Blondes; the Redhead to Adella, Arista, Alana, and Aquata's Brunettes. Bratty Teenage Daughter: At first. Less so in the sequel as she is a mother and an adult. Buffy Speak: Ariel uses this when referring to the human things she collected, no thanks to Scuttle. Childhood Friends: In the TV series with Flounder. She's known Sebastian all her life, as evident in the prequel. Cloud Cuckoolander Collector of the Strange: Her hobby of collecting human things. Cool Crown: Wears a gold tiara at the end of the first film, and other tiaras in the sequel. Curtain Clothing: Courtesy of Scuttle the first film, when she first gets her legs. Cute Bookworm: Implied. She's seen reading advanced literature in "Part Of Your World". Cute Mute: After she loses her voice in the first film. Deal with the Devil: How Ariel loses her voice to Ursula. Determinator: You can see it in her eyes when she agrees to Ursula's impossible bargain. Disney Princess: The fourth princess in the line. Does Not Like Shoes: After getting her new feet, Ariel often prances about barefoot during her stay at the castle. Drives Like Crazy: When Eric shows her around his kingdom, he lets her have the reigns to the carriage. She apparently only knows enough to make the horses go even faster. Expy: Ariel is based off of The Little Mermaid from the story of Hans Christian Andersen. Alyssa Milano, Christie Brinkley, and Linda Hesselroth were the inspirations for Ariel. Fairytale Wedding Dress: Gets a pretty white dress with a gold tiara. Fatal Flaw: Curiosity. Fiery Redhead Fish out of Water: A near-literal example of the trope. Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Ariel is the Foolish Sibling to her oldest sister Attina's Responsible Sibling. This is shown a lot in the prequel. Forgot I Couldn't Swim: When she tries to jump in the water and swim to the boat when Ursula is discovered as Vanessa. Luckily, Sebastian was able to throw her a barrel in time. Former Teen Rebel: In the sequel, she scolds Melody for doing what she used to do as a teen. Granted, she did have good reason, but all she ever told Melody was to stay out of the ocean. Freudian Trio: The Id to Flounder's Ego and Sebastian's Superego. Giant Poofy Sleeves: Her wedding dress (the pink dress has moderate poofy sleeves). A Girl And Her Whale: She bonds with a baby orca whale, who she names Spot. Good Parents: Despite making a few mistakes with Melody, it's proven that she and Eric raised Melody right. Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her seashell bikini is purple. One of her dresses in the sequel is purple. Happily Married: To Eric in the sequel. Hoist by Her Own Petard: She decides that it's best for Melody's safety to keep Melody ignorant of her true origins and heritage. But Melody's ignorance (and Ariel's unwillingness to be truthful when she finds the locket) is exactly what causes her to run away and go against her mother until Morgana reveals her true colors. Innocent Blue Eyes Interspecies Friendship: Her closest friends are as listed: Flounder (fish), Sebastian (crab), and Scuttle (seagull). Interspecies Romance: Ariel, a mermaid, falls in love and marries Eric, a human. "I Want" Song: "Part Of Your World". Leitmotif: "Part Of Your World". "Ahh, ahh, ahh..." Like Father Like Daughter: Ariel finds this out in the episode, "Red" when King Triton is accidentally turned into a child again. Limb-Sensation Fascination: The scene right after the transformation sequence shows her getting used to her new appendages. She's the source of the current trope image, in fact. Love at First Sight/ Single-Target Sexuality: Towards Eric. Mama Bear: Towards Melody in the sequel. Meaningful Name: It's also the name of the air-spirit servant in The Tempest—appropriate for the mermaid who's bent on leaving the water and living an air-breathing existence. Missing Mom: Finally know what happened to her in the prequel. Ms. Fanservice: Well, he-LLO gorgeous red-headed bikini-top wearing mermaid with a mesmerizing voice. Mum Looks Like A Sister: Even when Melody is 12, Ariel still looks about as young as her 16 year old self. Nice Girl Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In "Return To The Sea," her decision of refusing to tell Melody why she is forbidden to enter the sea is what set the whole plot in motion. Odd Name Out: If you notice, while she's in an Alliterative Family, her name is the only one that doesn't end with an "a." Parental Hypocrisy: She becomes a strict mother to Melody, just like how King Triton was to her. This may be justified, as both Triton and Ariel had good reasons to be protective. Parental Substitute: Becomes a mother figure to Spot, a baby orca whale. Pimped-Out Dress: Her dinner dress, her wedding dress, and a few other dresses in the sequel, all with various amounts of fancy trimmings. And of course the Disney Princess merchandise gives her even more fancy dresses (even as a mermaid). Platonic Life Partners: An interspecies example. With Flounder. Plucky Girl Prim and Proper Bun: Wears her long red hair in one in the sequel. Princesses Prefer Pink: Her dinner dress is pink (with a white petticoat and under-sleeves) and her nightgown is pink. Rapunzel Hair Rebellious Princess Red-Headed Heroine Redhead In Green: Ariel is beautiful, red hair, and has a green tailfin. Her merchandise redesign gives her a green dress. Ruling Couple: With Eric in his kingdom. Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Eric. Seashell Bra: Wears a pair of purple shells on her chest. Sibling Yin-Yang: With Arista in the TV series. Simple Yet Opulent: Her dinner dress and wedding dress in the first movie have just enough trimmings to be pimped out, but are mostly simple in design. Super Strength: She's probably weighs about 90 pounds and was able to effortlessly move a boulder underneath water. Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Tomboy to her sister Arista's Girly Girl in the TV series, and the Girly Girl to her daughter Melody's Tomboy in the sequel. True Blue Femininity: Her dress with the blue skirt and giant hair bow. At the end, she also gets a sparkling blue dress. Violently Protective Girlfriend and Wife: She saves Eric's life three times. Twice in the original movie, and once in the sequel. Was Too Hard On Her: This is how she felt after she scolded Melody for disobeying her in the sequel. Youngest Child Wins: The youngest of 7 daughters and the first to get married.
Prince Eric Voiced by:
Christopher Daniel Barnes (1st film),
Absurdly Youthful Father: HE still looks the same after Melody is born and even after she turns 12. Action Hero: Becomes this in the climax of the first film. Authority Equals Asskicking: The Prince (later King) of his kingdom and defeated Ursula. Badass: This guy took down URSULA for God's sake! Beware the Nice Ones: See Papa Wolf below. Big Ol' Eyebrows Brainwashed: "Vanessa" does this to him in the first film. Chekhov's Skill: His piloting his ship through a hurricane in the first film. Chick Magnet: Immediately wins the affections of Ariel and Ursula. He obviously ends up with the former. Further confirmed with Grimsby's line about Eric denying another proposal from a neighboring princess. Demoted to Extra: He has a recurring role in the TV series, is a supporting character in the second film, and makes no appearance in the prequel. Determinator: To the same extent as Ariel. Deuteragonist: In the first film. Disappeared Dad/ Missing Mom: We don't get a visit from either of them in the first movie or sequel. Expy: Eric is based on "The Prince" in The Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Forgotten First Meeting: He does meet Ariel after she saved him, but only remembers her voice. In the TV series episode "Scuttle", Eric catches a brief glimpse at Ariel, but is convinced by Grimsby that it was just his imagination. Friend to All Living Things: He helped free a dolphin from a net. Unbeknownst to him, his future wife, Ariel watched him save the dolphin. While she doesn't see his full face, Eric's selfless action was the catalyst that helped Ariel to believe that not all humans are evil. Then, there's his brotherly and close relationship with Max his sheep dog. Good Is Not Soft: Eric is genuinely a Nice Guy to everyone, but that doesn't stop him from killing Ursula. Good Parents: He may have made a mistake or two with Melody, but the movie proves he and Ariel raised her right. Happily Married: To Ariel in the sequel. Hello, Sailor!: An accomplished mariner. And not bad looking. Heroes Love Dogs Heroes Want Redheads: Falls in love and marries redhead Ariel. Heterosexual Life-Partners: An interspecies example. With Max (sheep dog). Implied to also be this with Grimsby. Innocent Blue Eyes Interspecies Romance: Eric, a human, falls in love with and marries Ariel, a mermaid. I Will Find You: His intention to find Ariel after she was taken by Ursula. Leitmotif: Has a short love motif heard at the beginnings of "Bedtime" and "Eric to the Rescue". Love at First Note/ Single-Target Sexuality: While he does see Ariel for a couple of seconds, due to complications involved with being half-unconscious, he didn't remember what she looked like, which led to him falling in love with her voice. Magical Flutist: Averted. Eric is shown to be an expert on the flute, but has no magical properties in his skills. A Man And His Dog: His best friend is his lovable dog, Max. Marry for Love: In the first film. Meaningful Name: "Eric" is Old Norse for "eternal ruler", alluding to his status as the Prince, later king, of his kingdom. Modest Royalty Nice Guy Papa Wolf: Towards Melody. He angrily asks Morgana what she has done to Melody. Ramming Always Works: During the final showdown, he commandeers one of the old shipwrecks that Ursula's whirlpool lifts from the ocean's bottom and uses the prow as a giant harpoon to skewer her. Red Is Heroic: One of the heroes and sports a red cummerbund. Rescue Romance: Ariel saves Eric from drowning. He, in turn, saves her (and the rest of the ocean) from Ursula at the end of the movie. Royals Who Actually Do Something Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Ariel. Ship Fu: How he defeats Ursula. Tall, Dark and Handsome
King Triton Voiced by: Kenneth Mars Absurdly Youthful Father: Subverted. He's shown to be very youthful in the prequel, but in the main movie and the sequel, he shows signs of aging. Adaptational Dye Job: In the first and second movie, his eyes were blue, but in the third movie, his eyes were green. Almost Kiss: In the prequel, he almost kisses his wife until he catches his daughters watching them. Anger Born of Worry: Triton only gets angry at his daughters, especially Ariel, because he just wants them to be safe. Ascended Extra: In the prequel. Badass: He may be old, but he can kick some serious ass! Berserk Button: Don't say anything about humans around him. Big Good Big "NO!": When he sees his wife about to be crushed by the human pirate ship. Big Ol' Eyebrows Chick Magnet: As shown in the prequel. Cool Crown: Which emphasizes his authority and intimidation. Cynicism Catalyst: The death of his wife Athena. Before this happened, he was perfectly content to take periodic trips to the surface with his family. Demoted to Extra: In the sequel. Doting Grandpa: To his only known grandchild, Melody. Expy: Triton is based on "King Neptune" in ''The Fairy Tale" by Hans Christian Andersen. Fantastic Racism: His insight of humans. Fatal Flaw: Loyalty. Fiery Redhead: Even after his hair turned grey, Triton still retains the "fiery" status. The Good King: Shown a lot in the TV series that Triton is a kind, respectful, wise, and fair leader. Good Parents: King Triton may have made a catastrophic mistakes by destroying Ariel's grotto and being overprotective, but he's shown to be a very loving, caring father towards Ariel and his daughters. Heck, he even attempted to sacrifice himself for Ariel to Ursula. Green Eyes: Only in the prequel. Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't really take much to piss him off. Happily Married: He and Athena deeply loved each other, before her tragic death. Heroic Build: Just look at him. Heroic Sacrifice: In the first film, he swaps places with Ariel when Ursula's taken her prisoner as part of their contract. Heroes Want Redheads: Triton was in a loving marriage with the auburn (reddish-brown) Queen Athena. Heterosexual Life-Partners: An interspecies example. With Sebastian. Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Athena's Tiny Girl. In-Series Nickname: "Red" was Triton's childhood nickname. Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure, he has a temper and may overreact, but he's a softie underneath it all. Leitmotif: Has a Fanfare. My God, What Have I Done?: His facial expression implies it after he destroys Ariel's grotto. Odd Name Out: His wife and daughters all have names that start with an "A." His name starts with a "T." Overprotective Dad: This may actually be justified. Papa Wolf Physical God Prongs of Poseidon: Fitting, considering that it's implied Poseidon is his father. Reasonable Authority Figure Red-Headed Hero: Loses his red hair over time, but still retains his heroic qualities. Royals Who Actually Do Something Ruling Couple: Before her death, Triton ruled alongside Athena in Atlantica. Single-Target Sexuality: He has never stopped loving Athena. Super Strength: His build plus the fact that merpeople have more physical prowess than humans. Was Too Hard On Her: When Ariel disappears from the kingdom in the first film, he blames himself for causing her to run away. And he's not exactly wrong... Weapon of Choice: Triton's main weapon, which is also an ancestral one, is his trident. Well-Intentioned Extremist: Takes extreme measures to prevent Ariel from interacting with the human world. Unfortunately, this helps convince her to strike a deal with Ursula. Youthful Freckles: In his youth.
Sebastian The Crab
Sebastian the Crab Voiced by: Samuel E. Wright Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: One episode of the series has him wish to be bigger, problem? He doesn't stop growing until he's twice the size of a large vessel, and gets even worse when Ariel uses her wish for him to be "His old self" which makes him giant AND elderly. Badly Battered Babysitter: In the second film. Battle Butler: He has a few moments when he shows off his fighting skills, especially if the people he cares about are in danger. Bound and Gagged: In the second film, when Melody unintentionally ties him in her dress bow. But when he finally breaks free... Butt Monkey The Chew Toy Childhood Friends: He has known Ariel from her childhood to her adulthood. The Comically Serious Drama Queen: Shown all the time in the movies and TV series. Fiery Redhead: Fiery red shelled. Freudian Trio: The Superego to Ariel's Id and Flounder's Ego. He's also the Superego to Scuttle's Id and Flounder's Ego. Grumpy Bear: More like "Grumpy Crab". Interspecies Friendship: His closest friends are Triton and Ariel (merpeople), Flounder (fish), and even Scuttle (seagull). Sebastian also develops a close bond to Melody (the first mer-human). Heterosexual Life-Partners: An interspecies example. With Triton. Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When you get to really know Sebastian, he's a really softie underneath. The Leader: Of the Catfish Club Band. Loose Lips: How Triton got to know about Ariel saving Eric. Number Two: He is King Triton's most trusted advisor and closest friend. Only Sane Man: Sure, he's a pessimist, but he's the voice of reason, especially when it comes to Ariel's actions. Overly Long Name: According to his introduction before the royal court, it's Horatio Felonious Ignatius Crustaceous Sebastian. Red-Headed Hero: More like red shelled hero. Red Is Heroic Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Flounder's Sensitive Guy. Sycophantic Servant: To King Triton. Undying Loyalty: To both Triton and Ariel.
Flounder The Fish
Flounder the Fish Voiced by:
Jason Marin (1st film), Edan Gross & Bradley Pierce (TV series),
(2nd film), Parker Goris (3rd film)
Scuttle The Seagull
Max The Sheepdog
Max the Sheepdog Voiced by: Frank Welker
Tip and Dash
Tip and Dash Adorkable All of the Other Reindeer: Somewhat Justified since in their first scene the duo's cowardly nature almost got Tip' s family killed by a shark. Big Damn Heroes: They try, and succeed, to be this for Melody. Big Guy, Little Guy: Dash and Tip, respectively. Cowardly Lions: Become this in the rising climax. Cowardly Sidekick: Dash. Deadpan Snarker: Tip. Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: When they try to manipulate Undertow by taunting him so they can save Melody. It worked. Everything's Better with Penguins: Tip. Expy: Tip and Dash are sea creature versions of Timon and Pumbaa. If that wasn't enough, Tip's voice actor originally portrayed Timon in the Broadway production. Fat and Skinny: Dash is the Fat and Tip is the Skinny. Fat Best Friend: Dash to Tip. Freudian Trio: Tip is the Superego and Dash is the Id to Melody's Ego. Heartwarming Orphan: Implied with Dash. He is a walrus who lives with a colony of penguins. His walrus family has not been seen or heard of. The Hero: Tip is the "hero" in his "dynamic duo" with Dash. Heterosexual Life-Partners: Interspecies example. Innocent Blue Eyes: Dash has these which hint at his adventurous nature. Interspecies Friendship: Tip is a penguin and Dash is a walrus. Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tip can be quite hot tempered and sometimes has an ego, but when his friends really need him....there is no doubt he will help them. Miles Gloriosus: Tip again. Nice Guy: Dash is more sweeter, patient, and polite than his friend, Tip. Platonic Life Partners: An interspecies example. They are this with Melody. Plucky Comic Relief Red Oni, Blue Oni: Tip is the Red to Dash's Blue. And vice versa with Dash. Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Tip is the Manly Man and Dash is the Sensitive Guy. Sidekick: Dash is the "sidekick" in his "dynamic duo" with Tip. Those Two Guys: They always hang out together as a duo. Took a Level in Badass: The duo manage to face their fears so they can help Melody. They inadvertently managed to take down a shark! Undying Loyalty: To each other and Melody. Vitriolic Best Buds: Sometimes they insult each other, but they'll always be there for each other and there friend, Melody. We Just Want To Be Badass: Their dream is to be heroes, but they're not exactly good at it until Melody is in danger...
Voiced by: Lorelei Hill Butters (speaking) and Andrea Robinson (singing)
Attina Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren, Kath Soucie (TV series)
Aquata Voiced by: Caroline Vasicek (first film), Mona Marshall (TV series), Grey
Andrina Voiced by: Catherine Cavadini (TV series), Tara Strong (prequel)
Adella Voiced by: Sherry Lynn (TV series), Tara Strong (prequel)
Arista Voiced by: Kimmy Robertson (first film), Mary Kay Bergman (TV series), Grey
Alana Voiced by: Kimmy Robertson (TV series), Jennifer Hale (prequel)
Adaptation Dye-Job: In the first movie, all of Ariel's sisters had blue eyes like Ariel. Come the prequel and only a few have blue eyes. Adorkable: A ll of them to some extent in the prequel. Alliterative Family: Their names all start (and end) with 'A'. All Girls Want Bad Boys: Implied to be this with Aquata, when she thought that Ariel was with a "bad boy" in the prequel. Ascended Extras: Of sorts, in the prequel. Big Sister Instinct: Attina to Ariel in the third movie. Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Andrina and Arista are the Blondes and Adella, Aquata, Attina, and Alana are the Brunettes to Ariel's Redhead. Brainy Brunette: Attina has shown to be the most rational and mature of her sisters in the prequel. Brown Eyes: Aquata and Andrina. The Cameo: A few of them make an appearance in the sequel. Curtains Match The Windows: Aquata has brown hair and brown eyes. Cute Bookworm: Book!Attina. Deadpan Snarker: Andrina appears the most sarcastic of her sisters as shown in the third movie. The Ditz: Arista has shades of this in the prequel. Drama Queen: Adella. The Fashionista: Book!Alana creates her own beauty products. Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Attina is shown to be the Responsible Sibling to Ariel's Foolish Sibling in the prequel. Genki Girl: Arista has shades of this in the prequel. A Girl And Her X: Some of the sisters have pets in the books: Attina- A Girl And Her Catfish, who she named Fin-Fin. Alana- A Girl And Her Sea Turtle. Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Aquata was quite irritated with Arista when she took her pink, stuffed seahorse named Mr. Fuzzyfinkle. Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Alana and Adrina both have purple tail fins and wear purple seashells. Green-Eyed Monster: Arista reveals in the TV series that she is jealous of the adventures that Ariel has. Green Eyes: Attina and Andrina, which is more prominent in the prequel. Green Thumb: Book!Alana. Not in powers, but she takes care of the sea garden. Grumpy Bear: Andrina shows shades of this in the prequel. Hair Decorations: All of them have some form of this. Hot-Blooded: Downplayed. Aquata can be aggressive, but only slightly. Innocent Blue Eyes: Arista in the prequel. Irony: Despite being the oldest and having the "job" to boss her younger sisters around, Attina finds herself being bossed around by them. It's All About Me: Downplayed. Alana can be somewhat vain, but not to the extent that she could play this trope straight. Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Arista in the TV series. Meaningful Name: Attina is very close to her mother's name, Athena. Aquata's name is Latin for "watery". Missing Mom: We didn't know what happened to their and Ariel' s mom until the prequel. Noodle Incident: In the prequel, it's revealed that a couple of the sisters had this: Arista and the blowfish incident. Aquata and the sting ray incident. Not a Morning Person: Andrina. Only Sane Woman: Attina in the prequel. Andrina comes to a close second. Passionate Sports Girl: Book!Andrina. Rapunzel Hair: Adella and Arista, both tied in a ponytail. Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Alana. Really Gets Around: Book!Adella. Sibling Yin-Yang: Arista and Ariel in the TV series. Smitten Teenage Girl: In the prequel, Adella was shown to like a cute merboy, Stevie. Tomboy and Girly Girl: Arista is the Girly Girl to Ariel's Tomboy. We Can See It: Ariel's sisters quickly figured out that their baby sister was in love in the first film.
Catfish Club Band
The Catfish Club Band introduced in the prequel.
Ray-Ray Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
Cheeks Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
Shellbow Voiced by: Jim Cummings
Voiced by: Danny Cooksey
Voiced by: Cree Summer
Stormy The Seahorse
Spot, The Baby Orca
Spot the Baby Orca
Voiced by: Frank Welker
Herald, The Seahorse
Sea Monster The Bad Guys
Ursula Voiced by: Pat Carroll (and Jodi Benson while in disguise) Adaptational Villainy: In the fairy tale, the sea witch was a neutral character who, in addition to warning the mermaid of the transformation's consequences, didn't go back on her deal with the mermaid until asked to, and never interferes directly. Always Someone Better: To her sister, Morgana. Ambition Is Evil Animals Hate Her: When she's disguised as Vanessa, the animals crash the wedding by attacking her. Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In the climax of the first film. Attack Its Weak Point: How Eric finishes her off. Axe Crazy: Just check out some of her facial expressions. Benevolent Boss: An unusual example for a Disney film. Subverted in the TV series, though. Berserk Button: Do NOT do anything to harm her "poor little poopsies" Flotsam and Jetsam. She will grow into a giant octopus woman and hunt you down. Big Bad Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Her human alias, "Vanessa". Brainwashed: "Vanessa" does this to Eric. Dangerously Genre Savvy: She takes the one thing that would make Eric fall in love with Ariel (her voice), gives her a three day time limit to get him to fall for her, makes sure that the best opportunity for them to kiss is ruined, and shapeshifts into a temptress using Ariel's voice to make Eric fall for her instead. The Dreaded: Almost every creature of the sea is terrified of Ursula. Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely seemed to care for her eel henchmen. Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: She's a notable aversion of this trope though. Evil Eyebrows Evil Is Hammy Evil Laugh Evil Sounds Deep Expy: Inspired from the "sea Witch" of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. Ursula is also based off of Divine (an American drag queen), Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard), and Madame Medusa. Family-Unfriendly Death: When Eric stabs her with the ship's bowline. Strangely enough, her death looks very similar to that of Jafar's. Faux Affably Evil: It's easy to forget that Ursula's crazy as they come. Glamour Failure: When "Vanessa" looks in the mirror, her true identity is revealed. Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In the climax, when Eric stabs her with the bow of the ship. Ink-Suit Actor: Subversion; Ursula was actually based on the drag queen Divine, who was originally supposed to voice her, but died before he could even record the voice, so the role went to Pat Carroll instead. Ironically, in the Latin American Spanish dub, she was voiced by an actual drag queen. Kaiju: Grows into the size of one at the final battle Kick the Dog: A literal example in her human form. Leitmotif: "Poor Unfortunate Souls" Make Myself Grow: In the climax. Mama Bear: Ursula did not take kindly to Flotsam and Jetsam getting blasted by the trident. Oh Crap: "Vanessa" does one when she sees the whole flock of birds flying towards her. Ursula has one in her giant form when, as she's about to kill Ariel, she turns aside a bit only to see Eric charging at her in the ship and impaling her. One-Winged Angel: Grows into a giant enemy monster version of herself at the film's climax using the trident's magic. Palette Swap: Vanessa's appearance is basically Ariel with the hair and eye colors changed. Power Hair Purple Eyes: As Vanessa. Sanity Slippage: She becomes more and more deranged as her plan achieves more success. By the time she's got the trident in her hands and transforms into a giant monster, the little sanity she had is completely gone. Sea Monster Slasher Smile Smug Snake Unscaled Merfolk Villainous Breakdown: Near the end. Villainous Glutton Villain Song: "Poor Unfortunate Souls". Voice of the Legion: In her One-Winged Angel form. Wicked Witch X-Ray Sparks: During her death scene.
Flotsam and Jetsam
Flotsam and Jetsam Voiced by: Paddi Edwards
Glut, The Shark
Morgana Voiced by: Pat Carroll And I Must Scream: Her fate at the end of the movie. An Ice Person: Doesn't use ice to attack, but she lives by a glacier and creates an icy throne. She's also imprisoned in ice. Avenging the Villain: Which is why she attempted to have baby Melody swallowed by Undertow, because her parents killed Ursula. Beauty Mark: On the right side and under her lips. Big Bad: Of the sequel. Break Them by Talking: She tries this to Melody after the latter gives her King Triton's trident. Driven by Envy: Implied. She wanted to steal the trident not only for ultimate power, but also to prove she was better than her sister. Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted. In her first scene, she appeared generally upset about what happened to her sister. Then, it was revealed it was just a façade and she actually loathed her sister. Foil: To Ursula. In regards to body types, Ursula was obese while Morgana is quite skinny and almost skeletal. Morgana was The Unfavorite to their mother who doted on Ursula. Ursula was completely full of herself and had loyal henchmen who served her quite well, while Morgana is frequently bickering with Undertow and suffers from a major inferiority complex. Her magic is also not as strong as Ursula's. Ursula came across as more businesslike and ultimately pressured Ariel into signing her contract, while Morgana was more informal and managed to convince Melody she was truly sympathetic to her plight. Ursula indirectly used Ariel to get Triton's crown and trident, Morgana managed to trick Melody into stealing it for her. Green Eyes Inept Mage: None of her own magic works correctly; she has to use Ursula's magic and the Trident to be a real threat. Lean and Mean: In contrast to her sister's Fat Bitch. Manipulative Bitch: To Melody. Mommy Issues: So much so when she gets the trident: Morgana ( to the sky): SEE THAT MA?! WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE NOW?! Noodle People Suspiciously Similar Substitute The Unfavorite Morgana That's all my mother ever did was criticize me! It was always 'Ursula this' or 'Ursula that' or 'Morgana, why can't you be more like your sister URSULA!?!' Would Hurt a Child: She was willing to have Melody swallowed as an infant. Also, she didn't hesitate to hurt Melody at the almost-end of the movie.
Undertow, The Tiger Shark
Cloak and Dagger
Marina del Ray
Benjamin, The Manatee
Benjamin the Manatee Anti-Villain: Quite possibly one of the least villainous antagonists Disney ever conceived, as all he does is follow Marina around like the cute manatee he is.
The Evil Manta
Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp
Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp Brooklyn Rage: If Mobster's accent is anything to go by. The Mafia: Well, as close as you're gonna get to the mob on a children's show produced by Disney,
Sir Grimsby Voiced by: Ben Wright (1st film), Kay E. Kuter (2nd film)
Voiced by: Edie McClurg
Chef Louis Voiced by: Rene Auberjonois