By RazzaTazz 21 Comments
I was posed these questions this morning and thought I might answer them in blog format:
Is Ariel related to Namor or Aquaman?
No, Ariel is quite clearly demonstrated as being a mermaid, whereas Namor and Aquaman are both humans. Namor is a mutant and Aquaman is a human-Atlantean hybrid. Atlanteans are just a branch of humanity to evolved differently though, so you can say he is fully human. Ariel quite famously needed magic to be given legs so she is not human. Anyway I think Ariel comes from Atlantica, not Atlantis.
How does she hear people under water?
The simple answer is that Ariel doesn’t hear any people underwater. Mermen, mermaids and talking crabs are another issue.
Is she a mutant?
The first known mermaid stories come from the around 1000 BC. As fictional beings the reasoning for their existence would not be such a refined concept as mutation but most likely probably magic. The concept of human-animal hybrids throughout history (werewolves, centaurs) usually blames magic or divine meddling (also known as magic) for their conditions. In some cases like lycanthropy, it is suggested that the cause is either genetic or because of a disease.
Would Belle cheat on Beast with Beast? Would Beast cheat on Belle now that he could be exposed to a plethora of comic characters who aren't put off by a lot of fur and physical deformities?
I don’t want to explain this one scientifically (though I could give it a shot). I think that one of the staples of Disney movies though is a belief in true and undying love. True and undying love are poorly defined concepts but what I think is a common characteristic of them is that they exist in perpetuity with the same amount of force as the first moment of affection and so any romantic cheating from either one would be highly unlikely. The point of the story of Belle is that she is capable of seeing past someone’s outer appearance and seeing the beauty within. Therefore if she had met Hank MCoy before the other Beast, chances are she would have seen that he is the noble and well intentioned character that he usually is. Still I am not sure if the differences in culture could be overcome. He is a 21 century mutant and a technological genius, she is a peasant girl from late Middle Ages France.
How might they react and play off Emma Frost and Wonder Woman?
Snow White, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Jasmine and Tiana all come from more traditional eras. This can be seen in their mode of dress (very little is revealing) and manner of speech. The first reaction they might have to Emma and Diana is a disbelief at how they choose to portray themselves to the world, and might suggest a nice ankle length gown to both of them. They would all probably respect Diana’s royalty though and would likely not ostracize her. Emma Frost is not actually royalty despite at one point calling herself the White Queen. The false attribution of royal title might offend some, others might not be concerned. As to how they might play off them – most Disney princesses have been thrust into their heroic roles by forces beyond their control. They did not aspire to a heroic life. Diana and Emma on the other hand have purposefully set out to define themselves by what they can do with their powers. So I think the Disney princesses would probably mostly stay out of people’s way, though they might become a United Nations envoy of peace or something.