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Under The Sea by JessDeaton Under The Sea by JessDeaton
Not a lot of people know who this is, but those of you who do, :star::star::star::star::star:!

I never liked Eric. He wasn't very well drawn and his character was just so boring! Here's the things I know about Eric: He's a prince, he plays the flute, he's a part-time sailor...

That's it! Nothing about his personality or where he came from or likes or anything! And the sequence where they supposedly fell in love was just one date! Really. Don't get me wrong, I love the movie, one of my top three of the disney franchise but I don't like Eric. The Little Mermaid series is one of my favorites, I grew up watching it, and I even still remember thinking that I wished she'd stayed in the ocean with Urchin instead. I know he's younger in the series but really, she was sixteen in the movie so he can't have been more than two or three years younger. Not uncommon for most couples.

The story behind this could actually be one of those 'the grass isn't always greener' stories I guess, might do a little one later if I'm still on this kick.

If you still haven't guessed who he is, it's Urchin, the little orphan boy from the Little Mermaid Tv show.
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aniven Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I grew up watching that...still do with my niece along with sofia the first
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BeckyRose Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Urchin! I've always been curious what he would've thought of Eric, and Ariel's whole adventure of becoming human.
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Animegirl3009 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I remember him! I watched the show as a child because I have it on VH. He look older than I remember (LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL).
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streetgals9000 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Nicely done ^^  
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Kimarys3 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   Artist
To be honest I thought Urchin was a scaredy cat and I was always hoping Ariel would find a super cool Merman who was funny, adventurous, good looking, and strong. Maybe even a musician of human instruments so that Ariel would be interested in him. But still, even so I prefer Urchin to Eric. Eric was totally bland and just because Ariel couldn't talk he instantly disregarded her as his love. Pretty messed up. But this is a great pic <3
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summerautumn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Ariel and her sisters frequently referred to Urchin as their brother so that makes this pairing a bit creepy, especially after Arista delivers this line "Urchin acts like he's our own kid brother." 
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Hestia-Winterscloud Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
It's Ariel and Urchin (if I recall correctly). :D
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JessDeaton Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star::star:
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