Hi, I’m Ariel! Well, Princess Ariel. Of Atlantica. But it’s not great here. I have six older sisters, but they’re so boring to spend time with. And my father, the king…he’s so strict! He makes up all these silly rules, and if you don’t listen to them, boy does he get mad. But I still manage to get around them. I love to learn about humans. They’re so fascinating! The world above the surface is incredible – it seems so much nicer than here underwater. Maybe someday I can be part of that world…|
Personality: A brave, curious soul who loves to go out and explore; she’s especially interested in human culture and artifacts. Being a teenager, she hates being treated like a child and always looks for ways to assert her independence. This can lead to her acting without thinking, and letting her emotions get the best of her. However, her optimism and friendly attitude make her a fun person to spend time with.
-The various skills that come with her species; high speed and endurance when swimming, the ability to breathe both underwater and on land, communication with other sea creatures
-She’s more knowledgable about the ways of humans than any other mermaid…though that isn’t saying much, since she has little true interaction with humans and is often misinformed of their customs by her seagull friend, Scuttle.
-Her singing voice is the most beautiful of all her sisters, and she can enchant people with her songs with little effort. That being said, she has little interest in performing.
Habits: Singing, exploring shipwrecks, collecting human things
Flaws: Impulsive and rebellious; usually doesn’t think of the consequences of her actions. Stubborn and headstrong. A little silly. Naïve about the workings of the world.
Family: Father, King Triton (descended from Poseidon, god of the sea); older sisters, Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Attina, Adella, and Alana; deceased mother, Queen Athena
Companion/Pet: Flounder, a young fish; Sebastian, her father’s advisor; Scuttle, a seagull who claims to be an expert on humans
Similar Characters: Belle (rebellious and free-spirited, dreamers, independent, adventurous), Rapunzel (enthusiastic and optimistic, naïve, dreamers), Merida (redheads, independent, rebellious, adventurous, conflict with a parental figure)