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Characters: The Little Mermaid
aka: The Little Mermaid II Return To The Sea

The Good Guys

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     Ariel 

Ariel

Voiced by: Jodi Benson

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     Prince Eric 

Prince Eric

Voiced by: Christopher Daniel Barnes (1st film), Rob Paulsen (2nd film)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

     King Triton 

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!
  • Big "NO!": When he sees his wife about to be crushed by the human pirate ship.
  • 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.

     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.
  • 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.

     Flounder The Fish 

Flounder the Fish

Voiced by: Jason Marin (1st film), Edan Gross & Bradley Pierce (TV series), Cam Clarke (2nd film), Parker Goris (3rd film)

  • Cowardly Sidekick: At the beginning of the first film.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Shows shades of this in the sequel. Mostly towards Scuttle.
  • Freudian Excuse: Implied. In the prequel, Flounder was more adventurous and outgoing; a stark contrast to the first movie. It can be reasoned that he became more nervous and cautious when he befriended Ariel.
  • Freudian Trio: The Ego to Ariel's Id and Sebastian's Superego.
    • The Ego to Scuttle's Id and Sebastian's Superego.
  • Good Parents: Flounder is shown to be a good father to his kids in the sequel, despite not having that much screentime.
  • Informed Species: Flounder does not look anything like an actual flounder, though he might be named after the verb instead of the fish.
  • Interspecies Friendship: His best friend is Ariel (mermaid), as well as Sebastian (fish) and Scuttle (seagull).
  • Loose Lips: He accidentally blurts out that he and Ariel explored near the surface of the sea.
  • Multiple Choice Past: How he and Ariel met the first time.
  • Nervous Wreck: What he becomes after his adventures with Ariel.

     Scuttle The Seagull 

Scuttle the Seagull

Voiced by: Buddy Hackett (1st and 2nd films), Maurice LaMarche (TV series), Chris Edgerly (Walt Disney Parks And Resorts)

  • The Cameo: Makes a silent appearance in the prequel.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: "You've got an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair that humans go nuts over."
  • Spanner in the Works: In the first film, he is the entire reason Ursula's plan falls apart.
    • This requires expansion: he rounds up all the birds and sea creatures he is friends with... and they all dive bomb Vanessa repeatedly as Dolphins, lobsters and seals bring shit down on her head; Scuttle squawks in her face and she strangles him. As he kicks back, Max bites her on the backside, making her scream and giving Scuttle just enough time to rip of Vanessa's necklace, eventually breaking her it.

     Max The Sheepdog 

Max the Sheepdog

Voiced by: Frank Welker

  • Butt Biter: Max gets to bite Ursula/Vanessa in the butt near the end of the first film.
  • Demoted to Extra: He has minor roles in the sequel and TV series. He makes no appearance in the prequel.
  • The Dog Bites Back: When he bites Ursula/Vanessa in the butt.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Taken to the extreme in the first film.
  • Expy: His body type and the way he walks and runs bears a strong resemblance to The Colonel from 101 Dalmatians. Minus the talking and that Max has grey and white fur, while The Colonel has brown.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: An interspecies example. With Eric.
  • The Nose Knows: Which is how Max is able to recognize Ariel when she's human.
  • They Have the Scent: From the first film, when he finds Ariel after she became human.

     Melody 

Melody

Voiced by: Tara Strong

  • Action Girl: In the climax when she briefly attacks Morgana with the trident.
  • Adorkable: Especially when she meets a cute merboy during her time in Atlantica.
  • All Loving Heroine: Melody is a Nice Girl and never meant to hurt anyone. Probably not even Morgana at the end.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: This is how she felt at first.
  • Badass: Considering who's she is related to... it's not that big of a surprise.
  • Badass Adorable: When she goes to attack Morgana.
  • Badass Princess: Fulfills the latter in the climax.
  • Berserk Button: Implied. When she was being reprimanded by her mother for going out into the sea, disobeying her rules. Notice that Melody didn't say anything and just took it. But when Ariel calls the sea "dangerous", it's only then that Melody yells back.
  • Be Yourself: The lesson Melody learns at the end of the movie.
    Melody: I just wanted to be a better mermaid than a girl.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Something she inherited from her father.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's very smart and mature for her age.
  • Break the Cutie: From her ruined birthday party to discovering that she indirectly stole from her grandfather.
  • Breakout Character: Fans may have not liked the sequel, but they absolutely loved Melody.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Ariel is a mermaid who's obsessed with the land and wants to become human, while her daughter, the main character of the sequel, is a human but is drawn to the ocean and wants to be a mermaid. They're not strikingly different in temperament, but their goals are complete opposites.
  • Deal with the Devil: When she trades Triton's trident to Morgana in the second movie in order to become a permanent mermaid.
  • Determinator: One of the strongest qualities she shares with both parents.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Runs in the family.
  • Expy: Inherited alot of her personality, good looks, and even a similar plot from her mother, Ariel. She's also partially based on Kiara.
  • Freudian Trio: The Ego to Tip's Superego and Dash's Id.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Justified. She has a strong connection with the creatures of the sea because of her mother being born a mermaid.
    • The Disneystrology even stated that people born on Melody's birthday (January 14) "cherish animals and enjoy their companionship."
  • Friendless Background: Heavily implied. She's not shown to have any human friends because they think she's weird.
  • A Girl And Her X: Melody has close friendships with animals.
    • A Girl And Her Crab: Sebastian, the cranky crab, was her only friend for 12 years.
    • A Girl And Her Dog: Doesn't have as much screen time with Max, but it is probably a close relationship because of her natural love for animals.
    • A Girl And Her Dolphin: Melody appears to have a friendship with the unnamed dolphin in her first scene as a teen.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The first hybrid in Disney. She is half human (father)-half mermaid (mother).
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Melody has a lot of self-esteem issues.
  • Human Mom, Non-human Dad: Inverted. Her mother is nonhuman (mermaid) and her father is the human.
  • In-Series Nickname: By accident. When the cute merboy asked for her name, she was too lovestruck to answer completely and said, "Mel-Mel".
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Melody's blue eyes represent her naive and adventurous personality.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Her closest friends include Sebastian (crab), Scuttle (seagull), Tip (penguin), Dash (walrus), and Flounder (fish).
    • She may have possibly became friends with the snooty, human kids.
    • And Melody may have also became friends with the merteens she met in Atlantica.
  • Interspecies Romance: Melody, the first mer-human, falls for a merboy.
  • Kid Has a Point: Her reasons for running away are quite understandable, considering how she felt interacting with her peers.
  • Kid Heroine: Only 12-years-old and is the sequel's protagonist.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter
  • Little Miss Badass: See her Badass Adorable section.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: When meets a merboy that she likes a lot, she can't even say her own name.
  • Meaningful Name: "Melody" is Greek for "song", which alludes to her mother's love for singing, as well as her daughter's.
  • Modest Royalty: Judging from the mild reactions of the snooty kids, it wasn't uncommon to see the Princess of the Kingdom in her underwater.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After she gives Morgana the trident and realizes that Morgana was Evil All Along.
  • Nice Girl: One of the friendliest.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In the sequel, when she gives the Trident to Morgana, when she had the choice to give it to Ariel. Had she given the trident to Ariel, then all of the problems would have been solved.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Being a princess, she has to wear some for formal events.
  • Platonic Life Partners: An interspecies example. With Tip and Dash.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Her ballroom dress is pink. Her mermaid tail is close to pink.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Even in the ponytail, her hair reaches down to her waist.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Long, black hair with a pale complexion.
  • Rebellious Princess: Disobeyed her parents' rule of not going out into the sea.
  • Royal Brat: Averted. Melody never uses her title as a princess for selfish or vain reasons
  • The Runaway: Which sets the story in motion.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Downplayed. She's totally lovestruck by the cute, blonde merboy she meets in Atlantica; this detours her initial "mission" in the underwater city.
  • Socially Awkward Heroine
  • Spin Off Spring: As Ariel's daughter, the spotlight shifted to her for the direct-to-video sequel.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Melody is the perfect blend between both of her parents.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: She gave Morgana the trident largely to spite Ariel for lying to her about her mermaid heritage her entire life. She realizes what a bad decision that was seconds later.
  • Teens Are Short: Downplayed. She's at the age where she'll get hit puberty and get taller.
  • Tomboy Princess: She into boyish things and is a princess.
  • Well Done Daughter Gal: Implied in a subtle way in a few scenes.

     Tip and Dash 

Tip and Dash

Voiced by: Max Casella (Tip) and Stephan Furst (Dash)

     Surfer 

"Surfer"

     Queen Athena 

Queen Athena

Voiced by: Lorelei Hill Butters (speaking) and Andrea Robinson (singing)

     Ariel's Sisters 

Ariel's Sisters

Attina Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren, Kath Soucie (TV series)
Aquata Voiced by: Caroline Vasicek (first film), Mona Marshall (TV series), Grey De Lisle (prequel)
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 De Lisle (prequel)
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: All 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, which shows their more cautious habits.
  • 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 loves to read.
  • 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 can be this to way when she finds out that he youngest sister (possibly) has a boyfriend before her.
  • 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 didn't like to wake up early, as see in the prequel.
  • Only Sane Woman:
    • Attina in the prequel given the fact she's the oldest and wants to keep her sister safe.
    • Andrina comes to a close second, given how she agreed with Attina that going to the undergound club was a bad idea, at first.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Book!Andrina.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Adella and Arista, both tied in a ponytail.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Alana is a brunette with pale skin.
  • Really Gets Around: Book!Adella has had many boyfriends.
  • 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
Ink Spot Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
Shellbow Voiced by: Jim Cummings

     Urchin 

Urchin

Voiced by: Danny Cooksey

     Pearl 

Pearl

Voiced by: Cree Summer

     Stormy The Seahorse 

Stormy the Seahorse

     Spot, The Baby Orca 

Spot the Baby Orca

Voiced by: Frank Welker

     Herald, The Seahorse 

Herald the Seahorse

     Sea Monster 

Sea Monster

The Bad Guys

     Ursula 

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 interfered directly.
  • Always Someone Better: To her sister, Morgana.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Her human alias, "Vanessa".
  • Brainwashed: "Vanessa" does this to Eric.
  • Composite Character: Of two characters from the original fairytale, the sea witch and (in her "Vanessa" form) the woman that the prince mistakes for his savior and marries instead of the mermaid.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

     Flotsam and Jetsam 

Flotsam and Jetsam

Voiced by: Paddi Edwards

  • Family-Unfriendly Death: They end up getting blasted to smithereens from a misfire from the trident.
  • Leitmotif: If you listen carefully, they have a sub-theme inside of Ursula's own leitmotif.

     Glut, The Shark 

Glut the Shark

     Morgana 

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.
  • 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?!
  • 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 

Undertow the Tiger Shark

Voiced by: Clancy Brown

     Cloak and Dagger 

Cloak and Dagger

  • Expy: To Flotsam and Jetsam from the first film.

     Marina del Ray 

Marina del Ray

  • Ambition Is Evil: A rather unusual case in that she has no interest in replacing the figurehead, just being the attaché.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Implied to sympathise with Ariel and her sisters on Triton's harsh measures. This doesn't prevent her from exploiting Ariel's musical desires, though.

     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 

The Evil Manta

Voiced by: Tim Curry

  • Badass Cape: His manta wings double as an effective one.
  • Big Bad: He's set up as the main villain of the series, at least until Ursula eventually shows up.
  • The Corrupter: His first plot involves turning all the denizens of Atlantica against one another.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He genuinely seems to love and care about his son, Little Evil. He just really wishes Evil would act, well, more evil.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Implied to be heading in this direction in the last episode of the TV series after Ariel saves him from getting his brain drained.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Almost gets his own brain sucked out by his pet brain sponge.

     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,

     Octopins 

Octopins

     Two Alligators 

Two Alligators

     Little Evil 

Little Evil

     Howling Hairfish 

Howling Hairfish

     Brain Sponge 

Brain Sponge

     Sea Serpent 

Sea Serpent

Other Characters

     Sir Grimsby 

Sir Grimsby

Voiced by: Ben Wright (1st film), Kay E. Kuter (2nd film)

     Carlotta 

Carlotta

Voiced by: Edie McClurg

  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Throws a bucket of water on Louis' head when he indirectly ruins Melody's birthday party.
  • Maid: Her main job at Eric's castle is a maid.
  • Ship Tease: Some with Chef Louis in the sequel.
  • Tears of Joy: Gets emotional at Eric and Ariel' s wedding.
  • Tsundere: Type 2. The "tsun" part is mostly seen when Louis acts up.

     Chef Louis 

Chef Louis

Voiced by: Rene Auberjonois

  • Anti-Villain: While Louis may not harbor any malice, we the viewers are aware he was preparing possibly SENTIENT sea life, this is especially apparent whenever he and Sebastian face off. Though in his case as mentioned below, it may be more just a matter of pride than to actually serve the little crab up on a platter.

     The Priest 

Priest


Oliver & CompanyCharacters/Disney Animated CanonBeauty and the Beast
The Lion KingCharacterSheets/Animated FilmsThe Lorax

alternative title(s): The Little Mermaid II Return To The Sea
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