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Seahorse Steed
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Sometimes seahorses are portrayed as the underwater equivalent of horses, and can be ridden by characters. This is particularly humorous, since Real Life seahorses are very, very small, the largest not exceeding 8 inches in length, and as slow as a fish can get without being totally immobile.

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    Classical Mythology 

    Comic Books 
  • Aquaman sometimes rides a giant seahorse, named Storm (in the Silver Age, anyway).
  • A Disney Comics story where Donald Duck, Scrooge, and Gyro discover an underwater kingdom near one of Scrooge's drilling sites. The seapeople had seahorse racing.

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    Tabletop Games 
  • In Dungeons & Dragons, aquatic elves and locathah sometimes capture and train Giant Sea Horses and use them as steeds.
  • The same for Slaanesh demonic steeds in Warhammer 40,000.

    Video Games 
  • In King's Quest II, Graham does this. They even have saddles. Do the mermaids ride them sidesaddle or something?
  • Naija can do this in Aquaria.
  • The city-building game Atlantis Tycoon has a building, the "Atlantean Castle", that spawns merman knights that ride seahorses to protect your city.
  • The Pokémon Horsea and Skrelp (and their other evolutionary relatives), despite being very small, can be taught the move Surf via TM, which lets it ferry its trainer around. You don't actually get to see yourself riding it, due to the game using a generic sprite depiction (A whale-like figure that the trainer sits on) for all surfing Pokemon, though.
    • Their fully evolved forms are around 6 feet long and make more plausible steeds.
  • In World of Warcraft an early quest in the Vashj'ir zone allows the character to obtain such a mount.
  • In Kingdom Hearts 3D, Sora can ride the Tatsu Steed and Tatsu Blaze dream eaters if he performs a link attack with them. Notable in that they're the flying sort of seahorse, and they also move extremely slowly like actual sea horses. The purpose of the move is to use them as a turret of sorts rather then transportation, though.

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