Look at this stuff
Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl
The girl who has everything?
Look at this trove
How many wonders can one cavern hold?
Looking around here you think
Sure, she's got everything
I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore
You want thingamabobs?
I've got twenty!
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more
I wanna be where the people are
I wanna see, wanna see them dancin'
Walking around on those - what do you call 'em?
Oh - feet!
Flippin' your fins, you don't get too far
Legs are required for jumping, dancing
Strolling along down a - what's that word again?
Up where they walk, up where they run
Up where they stay all day in the sun
Wanderin' free - wish I could be
Part of that world
What would I give if I could live out of these waters?
What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand?
Bet'cha on land they understand
Bet they don't reprimand their daughters
Bright young women sick of swimmin'
Ready to stand
And ready to know what the people know
Ask 'em my questions and get some answers
What's a fire and why does it - what's the word?
When's it my turn?
Wouldn't I love, love to explore that shore up above?
Out of the sea
Wish I could be
Part of that world
As the youngest daughter of seven she is rebellious, bold and tries to stand out among her other sisters. Unlike her silblings, she takes great interest into everything, which originally came from the surface.
The consequences of her behavior rarely scare her. Until they occur to her she's unstoppable in getting what she wants.
Ariel loves singing and dancing, though her interest has shifted as she grew up and purposely made a first contact with the goods, which the human world has to offer. Since she is a raging teenager, she believes, that what she can't have is a lot better than her home she feels captured in. It starts with a collection in a secret cove and continues to develop by her frequent forbidden visits to the surface.
As her desperation grows, she fails to see the beauty in what she and the rest of their family really have to offer.
Getting away from this familiar environment is an important part of her development into an adult. Initially, nobody knows how clueless she really is and she completely relays on what she has been able to find out to get around and don't seem too suspicious. Her struggle is rewarded with her imprisonment and would have ended her journey, if her father weren't willing to save her. Despite the fact, that she has acted against his rules.
(She is physically strong. As seen, when she pulls herself up a ladder to take a look on Erics ship. Her body is extremely slim and supposedly streamlined to enable her to swim fast underwater. Although it's never shown or mentioned, it can be suggested that she can defend herself rather well by flapping her fin.)<--Skills?
The world outside of the sea seems much more desirable to her. She collects any evidence anything she can find across the ground of the sea, or in shipwrecks and hides it in a cave only known to her and flounder.
Whether it's trash, pieces of bigger devices or actual useful things - she is happy as long as she can add it to her collection. It has grown a lot over the years and contains all kinds of screws, empty treasure chests, pieces of gold, as well as various pieces of ship wrecks. This includes a steering wheel, ropes and a few smaller pieces of wood.
The more useful parts of her collection include mostly tools. Hammers, instruments, a globe, a clock, swords and bottles. She also keeps books, but they quickly become unreadable as she keeps them beneath the surface. It quickly caused the ink to fade. There are also countless pots and a suitcase among her belongings, which she uses to keep some of her smaller collectibles in, so they don't get lost.
Unfortunately, it has been mostly destroyed after Triton's outbreak.
Aside from things she is able to collect and put into a shelf, there is more that fascinates her. The concept of heat in general is fascinating to her. The sea might gets warmer during summer, but not warm enough to feel quite like warm sand does. Fireworks and fire are just two of these things she's longing to understand.
Although she loves dancing, human dances seem a lot more expressional to her. Jumping for joy, tippytoeing to act funny, spinning around and sliding over the ground are things, which she finds herself incapable of doing. It upsettens her, that all she can do is turn, ascend and descend free of the boundaries of gravity.
Ariel is the youngest daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena and is the last in line to claim the throne. She does not seem particullary interested into that, nor does she appreciate her duties as a princess. Her oldest sister, Attina, will be the first in line to claim the throne after their father. After her comes Alana. Both of them wear headgear similiar to the crown of Triton, indicating, that they are both the first heirs.
Their entire family shares their love for music and dancing. Peformances of the royal family for their subjects is not a rare thing to be seen.
Due to an unfortunate incident, Queen Athena has deceased upon the unexpected arrival of a ship, while being at the surface with her husband and her seven daughters. Triton has lost his faith in music for years after that, since it all reminded him of his dead wife. But it all turned out fine in the end.
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