The Little Mermaid
Character Adella 'Ella' Rita Triton
Gender Female
Race Mermaid
Occupation Princess of Atlantica
Status Alive
Family King Triton (father)
Queen Athena (mother; deceased)
Attina, Alana, Aquata, Arista, Andrina, and Ariel (sisters)
Prince Eric (brother-in-law)
Melody (niece)
Poseidon (paternal grandfather; deceased)
Neptune (paternal great-grandfather; deceased)
Crustacea (paternal grandaunt)
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Appearances The Little Mermaid (film)
The Little Mermaid (TV series)
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Voice Actor Kimmy Robertson (original film)
Sherry Lynn (TV series)
Tara Strong (prequel)

Princess Adella, also is a minor character from The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and the TV series and later she became one of the main characters in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. She is one of Ariel's six older sisters. She is voiced by Sherry Lynn in the related TV series and by Tara Strong in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning.

In the Broadway musical, she is portrayed by Michelle Lookadoo with mint green hair and a pink tail with a starfish bra.


Adella is one of the daughters of King Triton and Queen Athena.

She has a greenish yellow tail and wears a yellowish-green seashell bikini top. She has teal eyes and her dark brown hair is tied in a ponytail with a pearly hairband and headpiece that both match the color of her tail.

Her appearance varies slightly in the TV series, where she wears a grey hairband and animated to be somewhat heavier than her sisters. However, in both the original (aside from one brief moment in the "Daughters of Triton" song), prequel films and the coloring pages, she has the exact same figure as her sisters. The prequel film establishes that Adella is crazy, often dreaming about boys and flirting with them.

In extension media released from 1989 onwards, she is the fifth daughter of King Triton. Bonus features from the DVD release of the prequel, however, state that Adella is the third of Triton's daughters.


The Little Mermaid

Adella appears at the beginning of the film, where she is performing the song "Daughters of Triton". She is listed fifth in the solos. Afterwards, she only has cameo appearances alongside her other siblings.

The Little Mermaid (TV series)

Most of Adella's appearances are cameos alongside her other sisters. In the episode "Trident True", she is the victim of a practical joke courtesy by Urchin. When she tries to comb her hair, she ends up having a bad hair day because Urchin exchanged the comb for a combfish. First the fish digged up Adella's hair then wrapped it. After that her hair turned into a haystack. At the end of the episode, she presents Triton with a father's day present, and it is implied that she gives him the same thing every year.

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

Like the rest of her sisters (with the obvious exception of Ariel), the only time she appears is during Melody's christening.

Adella kissing Stevie

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Adella's first appearance in the film is as a young girl. She is relaxing in a cove alongside her sisters and parents but is forced to flee when pirates attack. Adella's mother, Athena, is killed in the attack, which devastates the family. As a result of his grief, Triton bans music (Athena was a noted lover of music) and has Adella and her sisters be strictly raised by their governess, Marina Del Rey.

As a teenager, Adella learns from Ariel about a secret underground club called The Catfish Club and starts dancing with a fat male sea slug. She secretly attends alongside them but is caught by Marina and punished by Triton. At the end of the film, after the music is restored to Atlantica, Adella is seen kissing Stevie.


  • Her sisters say she's boy-crazy.
  • Her hobbies are talking about boys and dancing with Sluggie.
  • Her pet peeve is when Andrina makes fun of her.
  • Her biggest fear is that she will never be kissed.
  • Her favorite color is light green.
  • Her favorite food is sea cucumber sandwiches.
  • Her favorite genre of music are romantic ballads.
  • Her favorite musical instrument is the violin.
  • In the books, she tends to be shallow and vain and she has many dates with merboys.


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