Little Mermaid Character Breakdown*

 

Ariel

A mermaid and King Triton's youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kindhearted.

Gender: Female

Vocal range: Ab3 - Gb5

 

Prince Eric

A human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown. A handsome, affable lad with a buoyant, adventurous nature. After Ariel saves his life, he becomes obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more.

Gender: Male

Vocal range: B2 - G4

 

Grimsby

Prince Eric's British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.

Vocal range: C3 - C4

 

Flounder

A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.

Vocal range: A2 -G4

 

Scuttle

A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.

Vocal range: C3 -G4

 

King Triton

King of the Sea and Ariel's father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. The death of his wife has also given him an irrational fear of humans.

Vocal range: Ab2 - F4

 

Sebastian

A crab and advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel. Despite his paranoia, he can't bring himself to stand in Ariel's way.

Vocal range: Bb2 – C5

 

Flotsam

An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.

Vocal range: E3 -C5

 

Jetsam

An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.

Vocal range: B2 -A4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Ursula

The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Supposedly spurned at childhood, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.

Vocal range: Eb3 – C5

Chef Louis

The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.

Vocal range: Bb2 – A4

Mersisters 

Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana are the daughters of King Trion and sisters to Ariel. They are full of personality and sass. Each daughter is distinct in their character.

Pilot

The pilot, a uniformed helmsman of Prince Eric’s ship, is a nautical expert who also tells stories of the wild tales of the sea to the sailors. Also, very superstitious, the Pilot maintains strict control of the ship. 

Ensemble

 

Crew Members (Sailors); Sea Creatures; Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses



*Based on descriptions from MTI.

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