- Triton watching the death of his beloved queen in a pirate attack, followed by him throwing away the music box far into the sea (which Sebastian secretly witnessed).
- Life isn't fun without music, even with many, many years to pass by.
- Sebastian getting arrested.
- Triton lying down all sad with a statue of him and Athena in the background.
- Ariel does the exact same thing in her room, and decides to slip out as a piano version of the music box tune plays.
- Ariel finding the music box and remembering her mother.Sebastian: When your mother died, the whole kingdom was heartbroken. The heart that never healed... was your father's.Ariel: It's so sad... He's forgotten what it's like to be happy.
- Triton's heartbroken singing when he thinks Ariel is dead and cradles her in his arms.
- The line that makes Triton realise that, maybe, things are a bit wrong:Ariel: I may not remember my mother... but I know she wouldn't have wanted this!
Tear Jerker / The Little Mermaid III: Ariel's Beginning