Images of Ariel in Printed Media.
Books and novelizations
The Little Mermaid
The Holiday Treasure Hunt
Serpent Teen Part 1
Well, it's ALMOST the story of Splash!
Princess Ariel had just had her identity protected by Manny the manatee, who posed as her to convince Eric and Sir Grimsby that mermaids were not in fact real.
Even in real life, mermaid tails swim faster than human legs, but dolphins swim still faster!
Dolphins are not easily ridden, however.
Ursula keeps an eye on a pair of unfortunate souls....
Who doesn't want thingamabobs?
Mermaids aren't often caught in fishing nets, but these are no ordinary fisherfolk....
We interrupt our action for an adorable mini-poster!
Princess Ariel nobly sacrifices herself to free Flounder.... "I volunteer as fish food!" ;)
Additional evidence of Ariel's super-strength.
The Little Mermaid franchise has often been fond of combining the look and size of a Moray with the shock of an Electric Eel.
Time for the underwater Sleeping Beauty to wake up!
She's human up top and thus more mammal than fish...so Ariel delivers a dolphin pun!
IRONY! Oh yeah? Well I use my hasty rebellious teenage thoughtlessness for good instead of evil!
Welcome, welcome! Here we have two tributes from District 4 (Atlantica)....
Serpent Teen Part 2
Happy Under Games! (If Ariel is Katniss, then Flounder is definitely Gale....) ;)
Ariel is shown the Serpentine creature
"Aquata! I volunteer...." Wait, I've already done that cross-franchise joke....
Princess Ariel may have super-strength, but she floats no better than a normal woman....
Also, super-strength is only useful when one has leverage....
Axe me no questions, I'll tell you no tails (one-two PUNch)
Sebastian: Courageous, tough, disciplined and talented!
Princess Ariel's ball-and-chain causes the Serpentine to go berserk.
Here we go again! Princess Ariel doesn't have much luck with fishing nets....
This particular 'fatherly influence' makes Triton look quite a lot better....
and the mutually-oppressed form a bond.
I hope we've all learned a valuable lesson from this....
With the Moray Queen's help, Ariel vanquishes the Moray Princess and Ursula gets her happy ending.
Marvel Comics covers
Disney Comics covers
Ariel in "The Shimmering Star Necklace"
Disney Fan Magazine (Japanese Cover)
Ending to the Dear Diary Treasury book
Ariel and her daughter Melody in a Little Golden book version of The Little Mermaid 2