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The Little Mermaid AU is an AU introduced through fanart, depicting the Big Four (or at least one of the characters) as mermen and mermaids. This can be considered a spinoff of Fairy Tale AU and Hybrid AU.

About the AU

This AU was formed through fanart of the Big Four (most commonly Jack and Hiccup) depicting them as merfolk or humans interacting with merfolk. Like its namesake, most writers and artists use Disney's The Little Mermaid as a template, but this is not required.

For whatever reason, this AU is most often used as a scenario for the pairing Hijack.

Spinoff AUs of The Little Mermaid

Other Merfolk related AUs

Featured Characters

The Big Four

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

As a merman, Hiccup is often portrayed as having a prosthetic tail fin, as a counter part for his leg. His tail is often green in color, as well as of a black color for when fans have it look like a merman's tail version of Toothless's tail. While Toothless is most often portrayed as a shark, dolphin or orca. Hiccup would most likely have the same basic idea as he did on Berk just underwater. The dragons are often portrayed as existing sea animals, extinct sea animals or mythological sea animals. He is also portrayed as Eric from The Little Mermaid, because of the Mericcup, Hiccunzel, Hiccanna and Hiccelsa pairings. There have also been a few rare occasions when fans have Hiccup as a male version of Ariel.

An episode of the Disney The Little Mermaid TV series, "Heroes", features Ariel coming across mermen dressed as Vikings and living in a land called Valhalla, which is under threat from a sea dragon, making the possibility of Hiccup and Ariel meeting each other very likely.

Jack Frost

Being the mysterious, magical being, Jack is the one most often portrayed as a Merman. Jack as also been cast Eric from The Little Mermaid, because of the Jackunzel, Jarida, Jelsa, Janna and Hijack pairings. There have also been occasions when Jack is cast as a male Ariel.

Since Jack was officially added to the Guardians of Childhood book series, as well as having him as a "reborn" Nightlight, there is a chance that the book series might have the young Winter Spirit meeting the mermaids from Sandy's home realm.

Merida DunBroch

Merida is often portrayed as a mermaid, but when it comes to The Little Mermaid, she is portrayed as Ariel, because of her hair, and whenever Hiccup or Jack is portrayed as Eric for the Mericcup and Jarida pairings. She could also be cast as Aquata.

Rapunzel Corona

Rapunzel is often portrayed as a pink tailed mermaid, but when it comes to The Little Mermaid, she is portrayed as Ariel with Jack, Eugene, Cassandra or Hiccup serving as Eric beside her, because of the Jackunzel, Hiccunzel, Rapssandra and Eugunzel pairings. While her blond hair and her love of music could also have her as Arista.

In the Tangled TV series episode "There's Something About Hookfoot", a mermaid named Seraphina wins the affection of Hook Foot and befriends Rapunzel and the others. They also encounter fish-men sea creatures known as the Vodniks, who serve as the ruthless law enforcement of the sea.

Extra Characters

Princess Anna

She is portrayed as an average mermaid or as Ariel from The Little Mermaid, because of her hair and being the younger sibling. While longing for true love could have her as Adella.

Queen Elsa

Elsa is often portrayed as an average mermaid, but is still allowed to have her ice powers because of the movie Frozen. She is also portrayed as Ariel from The Little Mermaid, because of the Jelsa, Elsamaren, Helsa and Hiccelsa pairings. While the occasions when Elsa has been cast as a villain in a few other AUs, like Maleficent AU due to her Dark!Elsa person from the one of the original layouts of Frozen that fans commonly use in dark AUs and crossovers, could also cast her as Ursula. There have also been rare occasions when Elsa has been cast as a female version of Eric. Elsa being an older sibling could have her as Attina, since Anna is sometimes seen as Ariel.

Moana Waialiki

Moana's love for the ocean easily portrays her as an average mermaid, often with a red colored tail. Pua is sometimes featured as a "merpig" (a pig with a fish tail) beside her. She is also portrayed as Ariel from The Little Mermaid, as they both have dreams to explore the world beyond their home and have a father that wants to keep his daughter safe, at home. Along with Moana's voice actress, Auli'i Cravalho, portraying Ariel in the 2019 television special, The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!. Moana can also be portrayed as Melody from The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, as they both have dreams that involve the sea. Her necklace can serve as Melody's magical locket, for its shell-like design and was given to her by a grandparent.

Maui

Maui is seen as an average merman with a shark tailfin, due to his Fish Hook acting up and turning the top part of his body into a shark's head while keeping the bottom part human, and vice versa.

Mother Gothel

Gothel's false act of kindness, so she could gain the trust of others for her own selfish reasons, could possibly cast her as the sea witch Ursula from The Little Mermaid, as well as Ursula's younger sister, Morgana from The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.

The Guardians

Being mysterious, magical beings, the Guardians are easily portrayed as Merfolk. While Toothiana's Fairies and North's Yetis and Elves are existing sea animals or mythological sea animals.

In the Guardians of Childhood book series, that inspired the 2012 DreamWorks film, Sandy shares his home realm with merfolk.

Mavis Dracula

Falling in love a human and having a protective single father heavily portrays Mavis as Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Her black hair could even have her as Alana, one of Ariel's older sisters. Mavis being a vampire could also make her a black tailed mermaid, since there are a few known stories about mermaids taking the lives of sailors by drowning them and with both being "creatures" that exist in stories; as well as having a human-like appearance (even when it is only the top part for mermaids while vampires have paler skin).

In Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Mavis had surfed on the back of a whale and mimicked a seashore, while scopa diving with her family and the other guest monsters on the cruise ship and had surfed on the back of a dolphin with Johnny during their date night on the island. This could have fans featuring mermaid Mavis spending time or befriending one or all three of those kind of sea animals.

Vanellope von Schweetz

Since Vanellope meets the Netizen version of Ariel (in her human form) of Disney's The Little Mermaid in Ralph Breaks the Internet, while traveling through the physical world within the real-life internet, fans can cast Vanellope as her for fun. While Vanellope's dark hair, her young age and being a princess, could have her as Ariel's sea loving daughter, Melody from The Little Mermaid II. As both girls feel draw to what people have tried to keep them away from.

Olaf

Some fans have either cast or simply dressed Olaf up as Ariel from The Little Mermaid, for fun. In Olaf Presents Olaf does play Ariel, as well as other characters from the classic Disney film, as he re-enacts the story in his own unique way.

Zephyr Haddock

Since Hiccup is sometimes cast as Eric from The Little Mermaid and Zephyr is Hiccup's daughter and first born child, fans could have an older version of Zephyr as Melody from The Little Mermaid II, for fun.

Varian

Varian's young age and being friends with a princess, can cast him as Urchin from The Little Mermaid TV series.

Di Amara

Having two pet eels, that were stolen from the San Fransokyo aquatic center and had their DNA to turn High Voltage into humanoid eel mutants, along with Di as Liv telling Momakase that she can "make dreams come true", fans could have her as the sea witch Ursula from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Prince Hans (Red Shoes)

In the end credits of Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, Hans tries to woo the film's version of the Little Mermaid with his cooking, but because he tried to serve her a cooked fish he ends up getting slapped in the face by her fish tail. Earlier on in the film the mermaid's name (Ariel) was mentioned by one of the Twin Guards, as he explains the reason she gave for "not being able to attend" Prince Average's birthday party.

Zhan Tiri

Because Zhan Tiri's demon form as tentacle instead of legs and feet, fans can easily use this fact to portray her as either Ursula or Ursula's younger sister Morgana from Disney's The Little Mermaid films.

Princess Elena

In "Song of the Sirenas", Elena meets and befriends mermaid-like creatures with siren powers known as the Sirenas. Even though there is a magic kelp that can turn humans into a Sirena, the affects can be ever lasting and that is why Marisa only wrapped the kelp on the part part of Elena's body. So she'll be able to breath underwater while maintaining her human legs.

Horses

The horse characters in the fandom, like Maximus, Angus and Kjekk, can be featured as some of the Giant Seahorses that were seen in the television series of Disney's The Little Mermaid. They could even be featured as Hippocampus, as some people see them as "horse merpeople" and the Elena of Avalor series has them living beside the Sirenas.

Dagur the Deranged

The times when Hiccup is cast as a male Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid, it has inspired a few Dagcup fans to portray Dagur as Eric.

Luca Paguro

Luca being a sea monster who can turn into a human could have him as a Merman, since a few known mer-people have the ability to turn their fish tail into a pair of legs when they want to visit the surface world. While Luca being fascinated in the human world and the items that fell into his underwater world, along with having a parent who want their child far away from the surface, can easily portray him as a male version of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Alberto Scorfano

Alberto being a sea monster who can turn into a human could have him as a Merman, since a few known mer-people have the ability to turn their fish tail into a pair of legs when they want to visit the surface world. While Alberto collecting items from the human world could possibly portray him as a male version of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid. There have also been times when the Luberto pairings has Alberto as Prince Eric, while Luca serves as a male Ariel.

Daniela Paguro

Wanting to keep her child away from the surface world and its humans, before she later learns to accept the humans that Luca has become close with, can easily have her as a female Triton from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Stoick the Vast

Stoick being a type of king and the former over protective relationship he had with Hiccup, who is sometimes cast as a male Ariel, fans can easily have him as King Triton from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Astrid Hofferson

Since Hiccup has been commonly featured in the Disney The Little Mermaid plot side of the AU, Hiccstrid fans like to have Astrid as either Ariel or a female Prince Eric. While her blond hair could have her as Andrina.

Toothless

When Hiccup is cast as a male Ariel, Toothless can serve as Flounder from Disney's The Little Mermaid. While the times that fans have Hiccup as a simple merman has mostly portrayed Toothless as his shark, dolphin or orca friend.

Queen Elinor

When Merida is cast as Ariel, Elinor could serve as a female King Triton from Disney's The Little Mermaid. Since the relationship Elinor had with Merida before they reconnected wasn't too different to the one that Triton had with Ariel, both rulers didn't approve of the choices that their daughter had made with out their provable until they later decided to put their children's happiness first.

Viggo Grimborn

When Hiccup and Dagur are cast as a male Ariel and Eric, Viggo has been cast as a male version of Ursula from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

King Frederic of Corona

When Rapunzel is cast as Ariel, Frederic could serve as King Triton from Disney's The Little Mermaid. From how both kings did want they could to keep their adventure seeking daughters away from danger.

Giulia Marcovaldo

Giulia's friendship with a pair of young sea monsters, along with the times that fans have paired her up with Luca, who is sometimes cast as a male Ariel, Giulia could serve as a female Eric from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Marinette is often cast as Ariel for the Adrienette pairing, which also has her as a genderbend Eric from time to time.

Adrien Agreste

Adrien is often cast as Prince Eric for the Adrienette pairing, which also has him as a genderbend Ariel from time to time.

Gabriel Agreste

With Gabriel as an over-protective father and with Adrien having a few Ariel-like traits when it comes to their father and child bond, Gabriel could serve as King Triton. While him being a villain who is able to change people's appearances for his own gain, and one of his past Akumatized victims had them being turned into a mermaid-themed villain, can also have him as a male version of Ursula.

Pascal

When Rapunzel is cast as Ariel, Pascal could serve as Flounder.

Pitch Black

When Jack or Tooth are cast as Ariel, as well as Pitch's dark color scheme, he could be cast as a male Ursula.

Baby Tooth

When Jack or Tooth are cast as Ariel, Baby Tooth could serve as a female Flounder.

Honeymaren

Due to the time that Elsa has commonly been portrayed as Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid, a few Elsamaren fans came up with the idea to have Honeymaren as a female version of Eric.

Prince Hans

Hans has been cast as Eric for the Helsa pairing, while being a villain could have him as a male Ursula. From how both villains pretended to be someone that a female royal would trust in order to take their kingdoms from them.

Flynn Rider

Flynn has been cast as an average merman, while the Eugunzel and Euganna pairings have got fans to portray him as Prince Eric from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Kristoff Bjorgman

Sometimes when Anna is featured as an average mermaid, Kristoff is placed as a average merman beside her. The times when Anna has been portrayed as Ariel, could also have him as Prince Eric from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Gobber the Belch

The times when Stoick has asked Gobber to keep an eye on Hiccup, who is sometimes seen as Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid, Gobber could be cast as Sebastian.

Mirabel Madrigal

Mirabel has been cast as an average mermaid, while being a younger sibling could also cast her as Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Isabela Madrigal

Isabela is commonly cast as an average mermaid, while being an older sibling could cast her as Attina from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Snotlout Jorgenson

Snotlout has been portrayed as a male version of Ariel for the Eretlout pairing. He could also be cast as Attina for wanting to make his father proud.

Eret

Eret has been portrayed as Eric for the Eretlout pairing.

Cassandra

Cassandra has been portrayed as a female version of Prince Eric for the Rapssandra pairing.

Hiro Hamada

Hiro could be cast as a genderbend version of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid, for being a younger sibling who had lost his mother at a young age.

Fishlegs Ingerman

Fishleg's cowardly personality could have him as Flounder. There also been times when Fishlegs is cast as Scuttle.

Eep Crood

Grug Crood

Dawn Betterman

Phil Betterman

Luisa Madrigal

Junior

Vodniks

Tinker Bell

Silvermist

The Nokk

Wilbur Robinson

Violet Parr

Tadashi Hamada

Baymax

Wasabi

Honey Lemon

Momakase

Obake

Alya Césaire

Nino Lahiffe

Nathalie Sancoeur

Nathaniel Kurtzberg

Lê Chiến Kim

Ondine

Valka

Aja Tarron

Claire Nuñez

Toby Domzalski

Jim Lake Jr.

Krel Tarron

Fei Fei

Justin

Talia

Boun

Ian Lightfoot

Tulip

Dolores Madrigal

Mariano Guzmán

Known Examples

Fanfiction

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