The Little Mermaid Character Breakdown

Ariel

An ordinary, youthful mermaid with an extraordinary mind and vision for what can be. Ariel is the youngest of seven daughters to King Triton, and dreams of a life on land and out of the sea. She is optimistic, strong-willed, intelligent, creative, kind-hearted, and passionate about embracing the beauty of the world around her.

Vocal range top: Gb5 | Vocal range bottom: Ab3

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.

Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: B2

Grimsby

Prince Eric’s guardian, who duly takes his job seriously. Grimsby presents with a stern, by-the-book mentality, and personality. He is consistently reminding Eric of his royal duties. Overbearing, traditional, droll.

Vocal range top: C4 | Vocal range bottom: C3

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 top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: A2

Scuttle

A quirky, playful seagull who’s an expert in human artifacts and hilarity. Charming, loudmouthed, optimistic, and scattered. Scuttle is a comedic relief, and a loyal friend.

Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: C3

King Triton

King of the Sea and Ariel’s father. A parent and a protector to his seven daughters. King Triton leads with authority and leadership. He is full of emotion and grief from the loss of his wife, which often guides his outlook and decision making on the way in which he rules the sea, and his role as a father. Conflicted, powerful, charming, strict.

Vocal range top: F4 | Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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 top: C5 | Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Flotsam

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

Vocal range top: C5 | Vocal range bottom: E3

Jetsam

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

Vocal range top: 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 top: C5 | Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Chef Louis

The French palace chef, a culinary perfectionist with an affinity for cooking and cutlery. High energy, spontaneous, unpredictable.

Vocal range top: A4 | Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Mersisters

Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana. Ariel’s six sisters, and daughters of King Triton. Bubbly and bold personalities, tension are high when it comes to their complicated, personal relationships with Ariel. Outspoken, witty, playful.

Ensemble

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