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* DirtyCommunist: Eris, possibly, with her not simply being racist but that she believes everyone in her kingdom should be merpeople (thus equal).


* SympathyfortheDevil: Merliah seems to express legitimate sympathy and concern for Eris after realizing that Eris, like her, feels like an outcast.

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* SympathyfortheDevil: SympathyForTheDevil: Merliah seems to express legitimate sympathy and concern for Eris after realizing that Eris, like her, feels like an outcast.


* PunnyName: The underwater stores are puns on real stores.
** Also, Merliah, which is a pun on "Maria".

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The underwater stores are puns on real stores.
** Also, Merliah, which Merliah is a pun on "Maria".

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** Also, Merliah, which is a pun on "Maria".

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* PassionateSportsGirl: Merliah. Also Fallon and Hadley.


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* SympathyfortheDevil: Merliah seems to express legitimate sympathy and concern for Eris after realizing that Eris, like her, feels like an outcast.


* CantKillYouStillneedYou: Eris keeps Calissa imprisoned to keep spinning Merillia and keep the ocean alive, as she can't spin any herself.

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* CantKillYouStillneedYou: CantKillYouStillNeedYou: Eris keeps Calissa imprisoned to keep spinning Merillia and keep the ocean alive, as she can't spin any herself.

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* CantKillYouStillneedYou: Eris keeps Calissa imprisoned to keep spinning Merillia and keep the ocean alive, as she can't spin any herself.


* ThoseTwoGirls: Kayla and Xylie.

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* SuperCellReception: Or wristwatch in this case. Liah's watch gets surprisingly strong signals while in the depths of the ocean whenever she video chats Fallon and Hadley for help.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Kayla and Xylie.Xylie the fashion designer mermaids.


* BareYourMidriff: Merliah spends about 99% of the movie in a bikini top, her friends Hadley and Falon are never seen wearing anything else.

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* BareYourMidriff: Merliah spends about 99% of the movie in a bikini top, her friends top. Her friends Fallon and Hadley and Falon are never seen wearing anything else.else either.


* HoldYourHipogriffs: After the Destinies meet Merliah and her new mermaid friends, they decided to go out for "manies and tailies".[[note]]As opposed to "manies and pedies". Apparently, mermaids get "tailicures", at least in Oceania.[[/note]]

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* HoldYourHipogriffs: HoldYourHippogriffs: After the Destinies meet Merliah and her new mermaid friends, they decided to go out for "manies and tailies".[[note]]As opposed to "manies and pedies". Apparently, mermaids get "tailicures", at least in Oceania.[[/note]]

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* BlandNameProduct: Some of the stores seen in Oceania include "Bloomingtail's", "Seaphora", and "Fred Seagull".


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* HoldYourHipogriffs: After the Destinies meet Merliah and her new mermaid friends, they decided to go out for "manies and tailies".[[note]]As opposed to "manies and pedies". Apparently, mermaids get "tailicures", at least in Oceania.[[/note]]


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->''What makes you different just might be your greatest strength.''
-->-- '''Barbie'''


* BareYourMidriff: Merliah spends about 99% of the movie in a bikini top, her friend Hadley and Falon are never seen wearing anything else.

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* BareYourMidriff: Merliah spends about 99% of the movie in a bikini top, her friend friends Hadley and Falon are never seen wearing anything else.


Barbie plays Merliah, a champion surfer who suddenly sprouts pink hair during a championship...then immediately after meets Zuma, a talking sparkly pink dolphin. Oh, and she learns that she's the half-mermaid daughter of Queen Calissa, ruler of Oceana. Which means she can breathe underwater at least.

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Barbie plays Merliah, Merliah Summers, a champion surfer who suddenly sprouts pink hair during a championship...then immediately after meets Zuma, a talking sparkly pink dolphin. Oh, and she learns that she's the half-mermaid daughter of Queen Calissa, ruler of Oceana. Which means she can breathe underwater at least.


* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Eris's is to have the crowd adore her, imprison someone for not applauding, and continue on like nothing happened.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Eris's Eris' is to have the crowd adore her, imprison someone for not applauding, and continue on like nothing happened.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Eris's personality revolves around herself.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Eris's Eris' personality revolves around herself.



* RuleOfThree: Merliah must find three things to end Eris's reign.
* SacrificialLamb: A fish is cast into Eris's whirlpool to show she's a threat.

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* RuleOfThree: Merliah must find three things to end Eris's Eris' reign.
* SacrificialLamb: A fish is cast into Eris's Eris' whirlpool to show she's a threat.

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