|Flotsam and Jetsam|
Flotsam and Jetsam
|Character||Flotsam and Jetsam|
|Appearances||The Little Mermaid (film)|
The Little Mermaid (TV series)
|Voice Actor||Paddi Edwards|
Corey Burton (Kingdom Hearts)
Flotsam and Jetsam are two vicious green eels that work for Ursula. Flotsam and Jetsam serve as Ursula's minions and spies, often sneaking around Atlantica, spotting out Ursula's next potential victim. When their white eyes combine, it forms a single crystal ball—a portal through which Ursula can view the outside world from her lair.
The pair are extremely efficient in their undertakings, making them a dangerous threat to those who oppose their mistress. Despite her amorality, the eels are deeply loved by Ursula, who refers to them as her "babies" or "poopsies". She is also extremely protective of them, being driven to murderous rage when they were accidentally killed during the climax of The Little Mermaid.
They are first seen spying on Ariel as she hurries home after remembering the concert. They next appear after King Triton has destroyed Ariel's grotto. Flotsam and Jetsam pretend to feel bad for Ariel, in an attempt trick Ariel into following them. But Ariel knows that Ursula is evil and forces the eels to skeedadle. Flotsam tells her that it was only a suggestion and he knocks a statue piece of Eric with his tail. Ariel looks at the statue's face and tells the eels to not leave.
Sebastian sees Ariel following them and asks Ariel where is she going and she tells him she's going to see Ursula. Sebastian tries to stop her, but Ariel is still angry at the panicking crab, because he told Triton. At Ursula's cave, Flotsam and Jetsam tell Ariel to follow them and strange looking kelp creatures grab her, cause they don't want her to do it. Later, as Ursula sings Poor Unforchunate Souls, Sebastian tries to tell Ariel not to do it, but the eels wrap Flounder and Sebastian in their slimy bodies and gag them.
They next appear at the end of Kiss the Girl, where they knock the boat over so Ariel and Eric can't kiss.
In the climax, Flotsam and Jetsam are killed by the trident when Ariel grabs Ursula's hair just as the sea witch fires a killing shot intended for Eric.