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Ariel
(アリエル)
ArielKHII
Role Ally, Party Member, Summon
Game(s) Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts III
Origin The Little Mermaid
Home World Atlantica
Katakana アリエル
Romaji Arieru
English Voice
Actor(s)
Jodi Benson
Japanese Voice
Actor(s)
Mayumi Suzuki

Ariel is the princess of the underwater kingdom of Atlantica. She is originally from Disney's The Little Mermaid but makes her appearance in the Kingdom Hearts universe in the first Kingdom Hearts.

Journal entriesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

First entry

The youngest daughter of Triton, king of Atlantica. Outgoing and full of curiosity, Ariel hates being cooped up in her father's palace. She dreams of visiting the world on land, where people live.

Her voice enchanted us in "The Little Mermaid" (1989).

Second entry

Triton's youngest daughter. Ursula tricked her into helping steal his trident. With help from Sora and the others, all was put right. Still, she'll never stop dreaming of exploring the world outside her father's palace.

Her voice enchanted us in "The Little Mermaid" (1989).

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

The daughter of King Triton who longs to see the outside world.

Worried by Flounder's disappearance, Ariel was cajoled by Ursula into forking over the king's trident.

We helped Ariel save Flounder and recover the trident, and she resolved to tell her father the truth.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

First entry

The Little Mermaid (1989)

The seventh daughter of Triton, king of Atlantica. Ariel has the most beautiful singing voice of all the merpeople.

Ariel wants to see the world outside her ocean home. She even keeps a collection of things from the human world in a secret grotto. Sora and his friends helped her the last time Ursula tried to take over Atlantica.

Second entry

The Little Mermaid (1989)

The seventh daughter of Triton, king of Atlantica. She made a deal with Ursula to become a human, but lost her beautiful voice in the bargain.

Ariel has three days to make Prince Eric fall in love with her. If she doesn't, she'll become a mermaid again and belong to Ursula.

StoryEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

Ariel meets Sora, Donald, and Goofy as she is running away from some Heartless with Sebastian and Flounder. After Sora defeats the Heartless she introduces herself and teaches Sora how to move around in the water. Ariel decides to help the three find Atlantica's Keyhole after hearing Goofy mention it offhandedly to her father. King Triton forbids his daughter from leaving the palace, but she gets angry and leaves anyway. She follows Sora and helps him find the crystal that has the power to reveal the Keyhole. King Triton arrives in time to destroy it, and leaves Ariel in tears.

The sea witch Ursula lures Ariel into helping her steal the Trident from King Triton, with the promise of helping Ariel get to other worlds, while also revealing that Sora, Donald, and Goofy are in fact from another world. However, things don't go as Ariel plans, as Ursula makes off with the trident and injures Triton. With Ariel's help, Sora, Donald and Goofy defeat Ursula.

After sealing the Keyhole, Sora apologizes to Ariel for lying to her, but she lets it slide, confident that, if they can find a way to travel to different worlds, then so can she.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

Ariel later appears as a memory of Sora, on Atlantica's floor in Castle Oblivion. She is first seen swimming towards Sora, Donald, and Goofy. She quickly informs them not to tell anyone that they saw her and swims off.

Afterwards, Sora and company find out she was running away because she stole her father's Trident to save Flounder from Ursula's clutches. Sora and his friends help Ariel confront Ursula and save Flounder. After Ursula's defeat Sebastian arrives and Ariel decides to face the consequences for taking the Trident.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

A year later, Ariel saves Prince Eric from drowning and takes him to shore. There she sings to him until he awakes, fleeing back underwater once his eyes open.

Unable to forget about the Prince, she falls into deep depression, and so Sora and the others decide to help her. When her father finds out that she has fallen in love with a human, he tries to make her forget about him by destroying the statue of him that Flounder had given to her as a gift to cheer her up. But then Ursula appears and makes a deal with her: to make her human for three days in exchange for her voice. In addition, she must make Eric kiss her willingly before sunset on the third day, otherwise Ursula will have Ariel forever. Despite the hardship, she signs the contract and finally gets to meet Eric in person, although he does not recognize her at first.

On the third day, Ariel is seen sobbing. Sora and co. see another girl walking with the Eric on the beach, however, the Eric looks like he is hypnotized. The other girl sings to the prince with Ariel's voice. Flounder reveals that the girl is disguised as Ursula. Sora destroys the shell which contains the voice of Ariel. Ariel regains her voice and Ursula transforms back in herself again. Ursula then drags Ariel into the sea. Sora, Donald, Goofy and Prince Eric battle Ursula.

Once Ursula is defeated, Ariel reveals to Eric that she is a mermaid and says goodbye to him, but he does not change his feelings about her. Seeing how much they are in love, King Triton's view of humans changes and he lets his daughter be with a human prince. Later, Ariel is disappointed to learn that Sora, Donald, and Goofy are leaving, but they refuse to say goodbye and assure her in song that they will meet again, to which she happily agrees.

Ariel later returns to her human form, and marries Prince Eric.

PersonalityEdit

Ariel is a bright, spirited mermaid that thinks and acts for herself and doesn't do what others tell her what to do. She can act rebellious at times and act rashly to get what she wants, which lands her in trouble. She doesn't wait for things to happen to her and is strong-willed and proactive about her future. She has a big sense of adventure, always wanting to find something new even if it is dangerous.

She also has feelings of disenchantment and longing when she longs for a new world, be it either the human world above or a new one altogether. But she can also be somewhat gullible, twice falling for Ursula's manipulative skills, even in Kingdom Hearts II, which occurs after Ariel finds out of Ursula's deceptive and antagonistic nature. She is also protective of her friends, doing anything for their safety, as seen when she stole the Trident in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.

AppearanceEdit

Ariel is a slender mermaid with very thin wrists and hourglass figure waist. She has a green tail with paler green, translucent fins and wears a brassiere made out of purple sea shells. She has bright blue eyes and full red lips. Her most defining feature is her long, bright red hair that altogether is almost bigger than her entire body.

In Kingdom Hearts II, she is turned into a human for a short time with long slender legs. She is shown in an old sail with some rope keeping it closed when she is first changed into a human. After being taken in by Prince Eric, she wears a dress with light blue sleeves, a black bodice, and blue skirt. She also wears a big blue bow in her hair and black heels.

AbilitiesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

Ariel is only a party member in Kingdom Hearts. Ariel cannot equip a weapon and attacks using her tail. She thus has very low attack power, and instead fights using magic. Therefore, her abilities are geared towards increasing her magical abilities, and she has high MP. Ariel has three equipment slots and five item slots.

Her abilities are as follows:

  • Spiral Wave: Spins and attacks enemies.
  • Thunder Potion: Casts Thunder.
  • Cure Potion: Casts Cure.
  • Aero Potion: Casts Aero.
  • MP Haste: Increases rate of MP restoration.
  • MP Rage: Restores MP when attacked. Ariel has this ability twice.
  • Lucky Strike: Increases the chance of an enemy dropping a rare item.
  • Second Wind: Recovers from KO quickly.
  • Treasure Magnet: Attracts HP/MP and Munny balls.

Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of MemoriesEdit

Ariel is a Friend Card that appears in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. When used, Ariel is called into the battle. She swims in circles around the battle field, striking enemies caught in her way. She joins Sora's party as a Friend Card when Sora talks to her and offers his help.

Spiral Wave is Ariel's sleight where she rushes into the enemy twice to three times, finishing off with a tail fin kick. In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, nothing is required of the player besides stocking her cards and using them. In Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, the player must press B t when it flashes on-screen to add an attack. Pressing B t when it isn't on-screen will cancel the sleight. It can be used with two or three Ariel cards.

Kingdom Hearts IIIEdit

Ariel is a summonable character in Kingdom Hearts III. It is not yet known what her abilities will be. 

OriginEdit

Ariel first appeared in Disney's 1989 movie The Little Mermaid where she is the main protagonist of the film. Ariel was the seventh daughter of King Triton, ruler of Atlantica, after her six older sisters, Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Attina, Adella and Alana.

Ariel always dreamt about the world above the sea (the human world) and is differentiated from her sisters due to her curious and rebellious nature while also possessing a distinct and lovely singing voice. She is first seen looking for things from the human world in a sunken ship.

TriviaEdit

  • As stated by her father, Ariel's curiosity in other worlds drew her to her grotto, the place of Atlantica's Keyhole.
  • Ironically, even though she seems to have enough strength to move an underwater boulder blocking the Grotto with her bare hands, her physical attack stats are weaker than her special attack stats in the first game.
  • The storyline of Ariel stealing King Triton's Trident in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is taken from "The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea", where Ariel's daughter Melody, stole Triton's Trident (although for completely different reasons).

See alsoEdit

Characters
Party Members
Sora - Donald Duck - Goofy
Tarzan - Aladdin - Ariel - Jack Skellington - Peter Pan - Beast
Summons
Simba - Genie - Dumbo - Bambi - Tinker Bell - Mushu
Main Villains
Ansem - Maleficent - Riku - Hades - Jafar - Captain Hook - Oogie Boogie - Ursula - Clayton
Non-playable characters
99 Puppies - Abu - Aerith - Alice - Aurora - Bathtub - Belle - Brooms - Card Soldiers - Carpet - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cerberus - Chernabog - Cheshire Cat - Chip and Dale - Cid - Cinderella - Cloud - Crocodile - Daisy Duck - Doorknob - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Fairy Godmother - Flotsam and Jetsam - Flounder - Geppetto - Glut - Hercules - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - Iago - Ice Titan - Jane - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Kairi's Grandma - Kala - Kerchak - King Triton - Leon - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - Merlin - Mickey Mouse - Minnie Mouse - Moogles - Owl - Perdita - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pinocchio - Pluto - Pongo - Queen of Hearts - Rabbit - Rock Titan - Roo - Roxas - Sabor - Sally - Sebastian - Selphie - Sephiroth - Smee - Snow White - Terk - The Mayor - The Peddler - Tidus - Tigger - Wakka - Wendy - White Rabbit - Winnie the Pooh - Yuffie - Xemnas - Zero
Locations
Worlds
Destiny Islands - Disney Castle - Traverse Town - Wonderland - Olympus Coliseum - Deep Jungle - 100 Acre Wood - Agrabah - Monstro - Atlantica - Halloween Town - Neverland - Hollow Bastion - End of the World
Places
Dive to the Heart - World Terminus - Kingdom Hearts
Terms
Ansem Report - Final Keyhole - Keyblade - Keyhole - Mickey's Letter - Postcard - Princesses of Heart - Trinity Mark - Door to Darkness- Dalmations
Music
Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack - Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Simple and Clean
Archives
Accessories - Artwork - Bosses - Items - Other Weapons
Characters
Party Members
Sora - Riku - Donald Duck - Goofy - Mickey Mouse
Aladdin - Ariel - Jack Skellington - Peter Pan - Beast
Summons
Simba - Genie - Cloud - Dumbo - Bambi - Tinker Bell - Mushu
Main Villains
Marluxia - Lexaeus - Larxene - Vexen - Zexion - Axel
Hades - Jafar - Ursula - Oogie Boogie - Captain Hook - Maleficent - Ansem - Riku Replica
Non-playable characters
Aerith - Alice - Belle - Card Soldiers - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cheshire Cat - Cid - DiZ - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Flounder - Geppetto - Hercules - Iago - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Leon - Moogles - Naminé - Owl - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pinocchio - Pluto - Queen of Hearts - Rabbit - Roo - Sally - Sebastian - Selphie - Tidus - Tigger - Wakka - Wendy - White Rabbit - Winnie the Pooh - Yuffie
Locations
Worlds
Traverse Town - Agrabah - Olympus Coliseum - Wonderland - Monstro - Halloween Town - Atlantica - Neverland - 100 Acre Wood - Hollow Bastion - Twilight Town - Destiny Islands - Castle Oblivion
Terms
Attack Cards - Card break - Cards - Enemy Cards - Friend Cards - Item Cards - Keyblade - Wayfinder - Magic Cards - Map Cards - Memory - Memory Pod - Premium Cards - Reload Card - Replica - Sleight - Summon Cards - World Cards
Music
Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Simple and Clean
Archives
Artwork - Bosses - Enemies
Characters
Party Members
Roxas - Sora - Donald Duck - Goofy
Mulan - Beast - Auron - Jack Sparrow - Aladdin - Jack Skellington - Simba - Tron - Riku
Summons
Chicken Little - Genie - Stitch - Peter Pan
Main Villains
Organization XIII
Xemnas - Xigbar - Xaldin - Saïx - Axel - Demyx - Luxord
Maleficent - Pete - Shan-Yu - Hades - Ursula - Captain Barbossa - Jafar - Oogie Boogie - Scar - MCP - Sark
Non-playable characters
Abu - Aerith - Ansem the Wise - Ariel - Auron - Axel - Bathtub - Belle - Brooms - Captain Barbossa - Captain Pete - Carpet - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cerberus - Chien Po - Chip - Chip and Dale - Cid - Clara Cluck - Clarabelle Cow - Cloud - Cogsworth - Daisy Duck - Demyx - Diablo - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Elizabeth Swann - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather - Flotsam and Jetsam - Flounder - Fuu - Gopher - Gullwings - Hayabusa - Hayner - Hercules - Horace Horsecollar - Hostile Program - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - Hydra - Iago - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Kanga - King Triton - Leon - Li Shang - Ling - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - Lumiere - Luxord - Megara - Merlin - Mickey Mouse - Mickey Mouse (Timeless River) - Minnie Mouse - Moogles - Mrs. Potts - Mufasa - Mushu - Nala - Naminé - Olette - Owl - Pain and Panic - Pegasus - Pence - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pluto - Prince Eric - Pumbaa - Rabbit - Rafiki - Rai - Reindeer - Roo - Saïx - Sally - Santa Claus - Sark - Scar - Scar's Ghost - Scrooge McDuck - Sebastian - Seifer - Selphie - Sephiroth - Setzer - Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed - Terra-Xehanort - The Emperor - The Experiment - The Mayor - The Peddler - The Wardrobe - Tifa - Tigger - Timon - Tinker Bell - Undead Pirates - Vivi - William Turner - Winnie the Pooh - Xaldin - Xigbar - Yao - Yen Sid - Yuffie - Zero
Locations
Worlds
Twilight Town - Destiny Islands - Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden - The Land of Dragons - Beast's Castle - 100 Acre Wood - Olympus Coliseum - Disney Castle - Timeless River - Atlantica - Port Royal - Agrabah - Halloween Town - Pride Lands - Space Paranoids - The World That Never Was
Places
Dive to the Heart - Old Mansion - Betwixt and Between - Mysterious Tower - Underworld - Christmas Town - Castle That Never Was - Kingdom Hearts
Terms
Cornerstone of Light - Drive Form - Gate - Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee - Kairi's Letter - Keyblade - Kingdom Hearts Encoder - Organization XIII - Princesses of Heart - Reaction Command - Secret Ansem Report - Skateboard - Struggle
Music
Kingdom Hearts II Original Soundtrack - Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Sanctuary
Archives
Accessories - Artwork - Bosses - Enemies - Items - Other Weapons - Songs
Party
Playable Characters
Sora | Sora's Heartless | Riku | Roxas | King Mickey | Data Sora | Donald Duck | Goofy | Terra | Ventus | Aqua | Lingering Will
Organization XIII
Xemnas | Xigbar | Xaldin | Vexen | Lexaeus | Zexion | Saïx | Axel | Demyx | Luxord | Marluxia | Larxene | Roxas | Xion
Party Members
Donald | Goofy | Tarzan | Aladdin | Ariel | Jack Skellington | Peter Pan | The Beast | King Mickey | Mulan | Auron | Jack Sparrow | Simba | Tron | Riku | Xigbar | Xaldin | Vexen | Lexaeus | Zexion | Axel | Demyx | Luxord | Marluxia | Larxene | Xion | Pluto | Hercules | Cloud | Genie | Terra | Ventus | Aqua | Experiment 626 | Prince Philip | Zack
Assistance
Riku | Leon | Hercules | Tinker Bell | Pluto | Cogsworth | Lumiere | Mrs. Potts | Mushu | Megara | Phil | Pegasus | Queen Minnie | Pete | Carpet | Yuffie | Tifa | Cloud | King Mickey | Axel | Flounder | Sebastian | Timon | Pumbaa | Abu | Iago | Claymore | Pooh | Tigger | Roo | Piglet | Eeyore | Rabbit | Jaq
Summons
Simba | Genie | Dumbo | Bambi | Tinker Bell | Mushu | Cloud | Chicken Little | Stitch | Peter Pan
D-Links
Terra | Ventus | Aqua | Experiment 626 | Cinderella | Maleficent | King Mickey | Zack | Donald Duck | Goofy | Peter Pan | Snow White | Pete | Vanitas