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Desert Mermaid is the femslash ship between Ariel and Jasmine from the Once Upon A Time and Disney fandoms.


Once Upon a Time

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Not long after Ariel came across a magic necklace that gives her a pier of human legs and the return of her voice, as long as she wears it, Ariel makes her way to Agrabah in hopes to find Eric. Not long after she arrived in the desert kingdom, she accidentally gets herself in trouble when she takes a fork, unaware that it is stealing, and is pursued through the Agrabahn capital until Ariel got herself cornered by the owner of the fork and gets her necklace taken from her as payment, in which causes Ariel's legs to revert back to a mermaid's tail. The man is shocked by her transformation and begins to call her a monster, but is stopped by the arrival of Princess Jasmine, who pays for the fork and demands the return of Ariel's necklace. When she gives it back to Ariel, the mermaid explains its powers briefly and why she's in Agrabah.


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While the ship is commonly focused on OUaT's version of the two, there are fans who use ship and its commonly used title with Disney's versions of them within the Disney Princess part of the Disney fandom, since the ABC television series has its own versions of the Disney characters and has a few traits from its series; and it being the live-action show that helped to trigger the ship or had helped to make it popular in both fandoms.



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  • In the Disney film, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Jasmine and Ariel appear as online versions of themselves known as "netizens", the inhabitants of the digital made world that lies within the real-life internet. Where they are two of the fourteen Disney Princesses that are from the expo-like Disney website, Oh My Disney.
    • In the film, Jasmine is seen sitting close to Ariel when the princesses are in their new comfy, modern style clothes; and Ariel was seen looking at Jasmine or was simply looking in her direction for a brief moment with a smile. While during the Princesses saving Ralph scene, after Ariel emerges herself from the water that she swam through so it could take the shape of a spiral, she lands herself on Jasmine's magic carpet with her and Elsa, where she lands just behind Jasmine; before Elsa uses her ice magic to freeze the watery spiral into a slid of ice. After Ralph was saved by them, Jasmine and Ariel are seen standing beside each other among the other Disney Princesses.
  • Both Jasmine and Ariel appear in the Disney Junior series show, Sofia the First, when the Amulet of Avalor summoned them to aid Sofia.
  • They are two of the common Disney Princess characters in the Kingdom Hearts series, as they both appear in the first game of the series saga and Kingdom Hearts II. Along with memory versions of the two in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.
    • As well as Ariel reappearing as a summon character in Kingdom Hearts III.
  • Are from two of the few Disney films to become Broadway shows.
  • They are two of the limit time characters in Disney Magic Kingdoms.


Once Upon A Time

Ralph Breaks the Internet



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SHIPS femslash BellannaBelsaBrave BeautyBrave WarriorDesert Mermaid
Frozen SwanFrozen WarriorMadArcherMermaid BeautyMermaid Snow
Red WarriorRuby SlippersSleeping WarriorSwan QueenWarrior Beauty

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het ArwenCaptain SwanCindercharmingDarling FireErielEvilfire
GwencelotHenvyHercugaraJaladdinKristannaMad SwanMillian
Outlaw QueenPhiloraSnowingStable QueenSwanFireTianaveen
family Elsanna
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