The Little Mermaid
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Character Aquata Shawna Triton
Gender Female
Race Mermaid
Occupation Princess of Atlantica
Status Alive
Family King Triton (father)
Queen Athena (mother; deceased)
Attina, Alana, Adella, Arista, Andrina, and Ariel (sisters)
Prince Eric (brother-in-law)
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Appearances The Little Mermaid (film)
The Little Mermaid (TV series)
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Kingdom Hearts II (cameo)
Voice Actor Caroline Vasicek (original film)
Mona Marshall (TV series)
Grey DeLisle (prequel film)

Princess Aquata is a minor character in Disney's 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid,and the TV series and later became one of the main characters in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. She is voiced by Grey DeLisle and Mona Marshall.


Aquata is the daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena. She has a blue tail and wears a matching seashell bikini top. She has brown eyes and brown hair with curly bangs that is worn in a ponytail tied up with a band of white pearls.

In the broadway musical, she is portrayed by Kay Trinidad with green hair and a pink spiral shell bra. Her name means "water" in Latin.

In extension media released from 1989 onwards, she is the first daughter of King Triton and thus is likely the next-in-line to the Atlantican throne. However, in the prequel film, she is said to be the third oldest, with Attina being described as the oldest.

Her personality is not well-defined until her appearance in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. Her main characteristics seem to be a self-proclaimed lack of grace as compared to her sisters, as well as a slight aggressiveness. Aquata is shown to be a bit selfish with her belongings, and thus often quarrels with Arista who sometimes borrows things without asking.


The Little Mermaid

Aquata first appears in the "Daughters of Triton" sequence, where the sisters introduce themselves, where she is the first to be introduced and has big blue headwear which blows. When they introduce Ariel she's shocked like all the sisters when Ariel is nowhere to be found. Afterwards, she appears only in cameos alongside her sisters. After Eric's rescue, Aquata alongside Andrina, Attina and Adella appear in the dressing room when Ariel comes in humming happily and Aquata says almost offscreen "What's with her lately?" and like all her sisters, she's surprised with Ariel. In the the end of the film, she is shown attending Ariel's wedding to Eric alongside her father and OTHER sisters.

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Aquata is shown as a child, and is introduced as one of the seven daughters of King Triton and Queen Athena. After her mother is killed, Triton bans music from the kingdom, hires Marina Del Rey to be governess to the girls, and puts the girls on a strict schedule. When Aquata and her sisters discover that Ariel has been sneaking off to a forbidden music club, Aquata and the other girls join her the next night. However, Triton finds out after being informed by Marina, and punishes Aquata and the others by confining them to their room. However, Ariel is able to help her father remember how good music is, and everyone rejoices over the return of music.


  • She is the most obsessive-compulsive of her sisters.
  • Her sisters say she's tough.
  • Her pet peeve is when Arista borrows her stuff. Like her hairbrush, her mask, her lucky seashells, and even her stuffed toy seahorse Mr. Fuzzyfinkle without asking first.
  • Her biggest fear is dancing in public.
  • Her favorite color is baby blue.
  • Her favorite food is sea daisy stir-fry.
  • Her favorite genre of music is rock n' roll.
  • Her favorite musical instrument are the drums.
  • She is a great dancer.


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