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  • I was just curious as to what people's theories were, for how OUaT's The Little Mermaid will different from previous versions. After all, The Little Mermaid is one of the most beloved and popular fairytales.

    Feel free to comment below :)

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:
      I was just curious as to what people's theories were, for how OUaT's The Little Mermaid will different from previous versions. After all, The Little Mermaid is one of the most beloved and popular fairytales.

      Feel free to comment below :)

      I guess OUAT's version of the story will be closer to the original fairytale than to the Disney movie. She is probably separated from Prince Eric and they will be reunited during series run. Ursula is only going to be a special squid whose ink Ariel brought to either Rumplestilskin or, more probably, Regina in exchange for her legs. She lost the love of her life and somehow ended up in Neverland (or she is actually from Neverland while Prince Eric is from Enchanted Forest).

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    • OUaT's version of The Little Mermaid will probably combine both the Hans Christian Andersen and Disney endings. I do not think the show will reference the "other princess", who married the prince. Instead, Ariel and Prince Eric will seperated by different Lands.... Ariel in Neverland, while Eric is still in the Enchanted Forest.

      Maybe, instead of True Love's Kiss turning Ariel permanently human, it will revert her back into a mermaid. Due to the spell, that caused her transformation, being of Dark Magic. Of course, Regina let out that little detail.... she does enjoy screwing with people's lives.

      I can imagine Ariel being almost antagonistic (when we first meet her in present-day), due to what happened in the flashback. Perhaps, going as far as to try to kill Regina. Also, Eric's current location will not be revealed until the end of "Ariel".

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:
      OUaT's version of The Little Mermaid will probably combine both the Hans Christian Andersen and Disney endings. I do not think the show will reference the "other princess", who married the prince. Instead, Ariel and Prince Eric will seperated by different Lands.... Ariel in Neverland, while Eric is still in the Enchanted Forest.

      Maybe, instead of True Love's Kiss turning Ariel permanently human, it will revert her back into a mermaid. Due to the spell, that caused her transformation, being of Dark Magic. Of course, Regina let out that little detail.... she does enjoy screwing with people's lives.

      I can imagine Ariel being almost antagonistic (when we first meet her in present-day), due to what happened in the flashback. Perhaps, going as far as to try to kill Regina. Also, Eric's current location will not be revealed until the end of "Ariel".

      I guess Regina is the one who separated them so she will, figuratively speaking, take the part of the other princess. Since all three storylines (Neverland, Storybrook and EF) will be conected in the end, Prince Eric may team up with Neal and the others unless he is in Storybrook insead of EF.

      I agree with you about Ariel being antagonistic when we meet her but I think she will eventually become an ally to the group (similar to Aurora in the second season).

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:

      Since all three storylines (Neverland, Storybrook and EF) will be conected in the ned, Prince Eric may team up with Neal and the others unless he is in Storybrook insead of EF.

      While the three storylines are connected, I think OUaT will be dropping the Storybrooke arc. The only important character there is Belle, and she might be going to Neverland. 

      The main reason I believe Prince Eric will be in the Enchanted Forest, is because the show no longer introduces "major" fairytale characters in Storybrooke. That way, the audience does not wonder how they were different during the Curse. 

      PS: Neal is teaming up with characters, who are leads in their respective stories. Storybrooke is filled with mostly sidekicks, at this point.

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    • Rwo

      Rumple as Ursula, Regina as Vanessa, two characters for one !

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      While the three storylines are connected, I think OUaT will be dropping the Storybrooke arc. The only important character there is Belle, and she might be going to Neverland. 

      The main reason I believe Prince Eric will be in the Enchanted Forest, is because the show no longer introduces "major" fairytale characters in Storybrooke. That way, the audience does not wonder how they were different during the Curse. 

      PS: Neal is teaming up with characters, who are leads in their respective stories. Storybrooke is filled with mostly sidekicks, at this point.

      Yes, Storybrook won't be important while Jolly Roger group is away, but I don't think that Bell will join them in Neverland. They said we would see her there but in an unexpected way so I guess they would make some kind of communication between Neverland and Storybrook. Anyway, this is a perfect chance for some sidekicks to get more space in the show cause we will probably see at least one episode set mainly in Storybrook.

      As for introducing major fairytale characters in Storybrook, the last chance for that was the beginning of the second season, shortly after the Curse is broken. So I guess that's one of the reasons why they introduced Neverland. They can introduce fairytale characters without explanation what was happening to them during the curse. But they can make an exception and introduce Prince Eric in Storybrook. The Curse may be what separated him from Ariel. Still, EF theory sounds better.

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:

      But they can make an exception and introduce Prince Eric in Storybrook. The Curse may be what separated him from Ariel. Still, EF theory sounds better.

      I highly doubt OUaT will make an exception with Prince Eric, it will bring up unnecessary questions. There is a much more reasonable explanation for him being left behind, in the Enchanted Forest. Eric could have been on his ship, within the perimeters of Cora's shield , when the Dark Curse struck.

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      There is a much more reasonable explanation for him being left behind, in the Enchanted Forest. Eric could have been on his ship, within the perimeters of Cora's shield , when the Dark Curse struck.

      That's a great theory. There is also another possibility - Ariel is actually in Enchanted Forest while Prince Eric is in Neverland. They said we would meet her in Neverland but they didn't say WHEN. So maybe we will see her only in Neverland's flashbacks - they fell in love with each other in Neverland, she went to the Enchanted Forest to make a deal with Regina/Rumple and was somehow left there while Eric was still in Neverland. In "Ariel" we only meet present day Eric while we learn about Ariel's whereabouts in the end of the episode.

      Still, your theory sounds like a better and less complicated version so I guess writers will go with it.

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:

      They said we would meet her in Neverland but they didn't say WHEN. 

      Actually, the creators did say, that we would meet Ariel in present-day Neverland. They even hinted, that she might not  even be from there.

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      Actually, the creators did say, that we would meet Ariel in present-day Neverland. They even hinted, that she might not  even be from there.

      Oh, my bad, thanks for the info. So Eric being in the EF sounds like the most probable option.

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      Actually, the creators did say, that we would meet Ariel in present-day Neverland. They even hinted, that she might not  even be from there.


      I thought about that too and why she seems to be different from other mermaids. Maybe Ariel was a human and then she was turned into a mermaid, not like in the original story that she was turned from a mermaid to a human. That would explain why she's not evil (at least in my opinion) and why she is not a native to Neverland. But of course that's just a theory I just came up with... I'm not even sure if it is logical :D

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    • Child of the Moon7 wrote:

      I thought about that too and why she seems to be different from other mermaids. Maybe Ariel was a human and then she was turned into a mermaid, not like in the original story that she was turned from a mermaid to a human. That would explain why she's not evil (at least in my opinion) and why she is not a native to Neverland. But of course that's just a theory I just came up with... I'm not even sure if it is logical :D

      While that would be a cool and unexpected twist, I doubt it would actually happen.

      There might have been mermaids in the Enchanted Forest, for all we know. That would also explain, why Ariel is different from the Neverland mermaids. It would also explain, how she met Prince Eric, in the first place.

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      There might have been mermaids in the Enchanted Forest, for all we know. That would also explain, why Ariel is different from the Neverland mermaids. It would also explain, how she met Prince Eric, in the first place.

      There are probably mermaids in Wonderland as well so I actually think that under the sea there are no borders between realms. I guess mermaids are free to go wherever they want so that's how Ariel ended up in Neverland (she was probably in search for Eric). As for her being different from Neverland's mermaids, maybe she is a special mermaid and she is different from all other mermaids whether they are in Neverland or EF or anywhere, It is her love for a human that changed her.

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    • Or in a big twist rumple or the evil queen a curse on her that transformed her form a princess in a kingdom to a mermaid and that she could only transform back only at night. In order not to break her lovers heart she swam away and found herself in neverland. And because nobody grows old there she was stuck being a mermaid for the rest of her life

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    • Rwo

      Maybe Eric is actually dead, eaten by Ariel :3

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    • Rwo wrote:
      Maybe Eric is actually dead, eaten by Ariel :3

      Too redundant.... OUaT already did that, with Little Red Riding Hood.

      Not to mention.... Prince Eric's casting call lists  him as recurring, not guest star.

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    • As to Belle in Neverland, I think they will communicate through Sidney.

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    • Lmponcer wrote:
      As to Belle in Neverland, I think they will communicate through Sidney.

      That is completely irrelevant to this thread's topic!

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    • You're right.

      I was willing to answer that comment from Prince of Rascia but scrambled things. Sorry.

      "Yes, Storybrook won't be important while Jolly Roger group is away, but I don't think that Bell will join them in Neverland. They said we would see her there but in an unexpected way so I guess they would make some kind of communication between Neverland and Storybrook. "

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:
      ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      There might have been mermaids in the Enchanted Forest, for all we know. That would also explain, why Ariel is different from the Neverland mermaids. It would also explain, how she met Prince Eric, in the first place.

      There are probably mermaids in Wonderland as well so I actually think that under the sea there are no borders between realms. I guess mermaids are free to go wherever they want so that's how Ariel ended up in Neverland (she was probably in search for Eric). As for her being different from Neverland's mermaids, maybe she is a special mermaid and she is different from all other mermaids whether they are in Neverland or EF or anywhere, It is her love for a human that changed her.

      I really like your theory about there being no borders between the different worlds under the sea. But why should there be mermaids in Wonderland? Is it just a guess or was it said somewhere? :)

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    • Child of the Moon7 wrote:

      I really like your theory about there being no borders between the different worlds under the sea. But why should there be mermaids in Wonderland? Is it just a guess or was it said somewhere? :)

      In OUAT in Wonderland promo the Doctor said that to Alice, something like "you went on adventure, you saw mermaids, pirates..." Those are not the exact words but i am pretty sure that he mentioned mermaids. Anyway, it's just promo so it doesn't have to be true but if there are mermaids in Neverland and Enchanted Forest I don't see the reason why wouldn't they be in Wonderland too. 

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:
      Child of the Moon7 wrote:

      I really like your theory about there being no borders between the different worlds under the sea. But why should there be mermaids in Wonderland? Is it just a guess or was it said somewhere? :)

      In OUAT in Wonderland promo the Doctor said that to Alice, something like "you went on adventure, you saw mermaids, pirates..." Those are not the exact words but i am pretty sure that he mentioned mermaids. Anyway, it's just promo so it doesn't have to be true but if there are mermaids in Neverland and Enchanted Forest I don't see the reason why wouldn't they be in Wonderland too. 

      Oh yes, you're right! Well I'm looking forward to seeing mermaids in Neverland and Wonderland then... ;)

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    • Ariel in Storybrooke! Well, this is the twist I didn't expect...or I did, but producers fooled us all.

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:
      Ariel in Storybrooke! Well, this is the twist I didn't expect...or I did, but producers fooled us all.

      Did they fool us?

      Ariel, being a mermaid, probably has the ability to travel between Lands. From the looks of it, she will be the one uniting the three arcs.

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      Did they fool us?

      Ariel, being a mermaid, probably has the ability to travel between Lands. From the looks of it, she will be the one uniting the three arcs.

      I guess you're right, we haven't seen episode yet, so she may come to Storybrooke at the end of the episode.

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    • Rwo

      "Thank you Belle for choosing Mermaid Post Service ! See you soon !"

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    • I've always theorized that there are no borders separating the worlds under the water and wherever the water flows, be it ocean or rivers, if the water connects, then mermaids may go there. I am unsure whether Ariel will be native to Neverland, or even why she is there. I'd like to think considering how Lana Parrilla lobbied for the role of Ursula, that if there is an Ursula-type role, that she would fill it. Perhaps trying to seduce Eric away (like Vanessa) to cause Ariel's kiss of True Love to go unfulfilled (like the Disney version) ALTHOUGH, I am under the impression that Ariel and Eric aren't together now, and they would be if they had won (like Disney) I can't see Regina bothering to be Ursula during the current, and important quest to save Henry. The Hans Christian Anderson version of the story totally breaks my heart, I hope they stick with Disney.

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    • After seeing the picture  of Ariel dancing with Prince Eric, I began wondering what the ball was in honor of. At first, I assumed it was Eric's birthday.... as the prince's birthday was a major event, in the fairytale. Then it hit me, that it might actually be Eric's wedding.... making Ariel the "other princess".

      Has it even been stated in-show, if mermaids and sirens are two different species?

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:
      After seeing the picture  of Ariel dancing with Prince Eric, I began wondering what the ball was in honor of. At first, I assumed it was Eric's birthday.... as the prince's birthday was a major event, in the fairytale. Then it hit me, that it might actually be Eric's wedding.... making Ariel the "other princess".

      Has it even been stated in-show, if mermaids and sirens are two different species?

      No it hasn't, but Sirens use their voice as a weapon. The mermaid used a shell

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:
      After seeing the picture  of Ariel dancing with Prince Eric, I began wondering what the ball was in honor of. At first, I assumed it was Eric's birthday.... as the prince's birthday was a major event, in the fairytale. Then it hit me, that it might actually be Eric's wedding.... making Ariel the "other princess".


      Maybe its that ball where all the princess have to proove them selves that they are the best gf for Eric or something and she's his silent bff who has to sit there who he asked to help him finding a girl....

      Bytheway is is just me or does that tail look really Photoshopped (or is it a dress??) i just cant tell 

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    • Levi.goodliff wrote:

      Bytheway is is just me or does that tail look really Photoshopped (or is it a dress??) i just cant tell 

      I'm pretty sure it's a skirt.

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    • LarytheCucumber wrote:
      Levi.goodliff wrote:

      Bytheway is is just me or does that tail look really Photoshopped (or is it a dress??) i just cant tell 

      I'm pretty sure it's a skirt.

      It is a dress.... that is what Ariel looks like, when her tail turns into legs. Mermaids have the ability to walk on land, once a year, in the OUaT universe. 

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    • oooh cool :p

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    • Rwo wrote: Rumple as Ursula, Regina as Vanessa, two characters for one !

      Yes. I'm not the only who thinks this.

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    • Princess Alessandra wrote:
      I've always theorized that there are no borders separating the worlds under the water and wherever the water flows, be it ocean or rivers, if the water connects, then mermaids may go there. I am unsure whether Ariel will be native to Neverland, or even why she is there. I'd like to think considering how Lana Parrilla lobbied for the role of Ursula, that if there is an Ursula-type role, that she would fill it. Perhaps trying to seduce Eric away (like Vanessa) to cause Ariel's kiss of True Love to go unfulfilled (like the Disney version) ALTHOUGH, I am under the impression that Ariel and Eric aren't together now, and they would be if they had won (like Disney) I can't see Regina bothering to be Ursula during the current, and important quest to save Henry. The Hans Christian Anderson version of the story totally breaks my heart, I hope they stick with Disney.

      We can all assume that Regina is indeed Ursula as seen in the promo for the episode Ariel, however like you said Regina probably wouldn't have time to fulfill that role in Neverland, but Pan totally could and she'd be one more thing he could put in their way.

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