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As Mulan and Ariel are from different series, they have never met in canon. Even though a few Disney crossover games could have the two crossing paths with each other or get added to the same team.
In their sequel films, both of their fathers presented a necklace as a gift. Both of them also have the ability to understand animals. Ariel can understand all sea life, while Mulan can speak to Mushu. In their home's, Mulan and Ariel are different from their people, which makes it hard for them to be the daughters that their fathers what Mulan and Ariel to be. When they got to know their love interests they weren't their true selves, but were eventually accepted as they are. Similar to how Ariel had made a type of sacrifice for love, Mulan was willing to sacrifice her own life to save her father's.
Before Mulan and Ariel left their home's they had a terrible fight with their father's, but they do patch things up up with them later. During their time away, their animal friends help Mulan and Ariel to reach their goals. Just as Mulan has saved China, the Little Mermaid TV series has Ariel saving Atlantica a few times. Some of those occasions have Ariel save her father, just as Mulan had save hers when she took his place. Similar to how Mulan encourages the princesses of her second film to follow their hearts, Ariel's TV series has her helping others to peruse their passions.
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A few fanworks will feature both of them as mermaids. A few fan artist will also draw the two in their modern clothes from Ralph Breaks the Internet. The ship has a small fanbase on AO3, Tumblr and Deviantart.
Fans easily see them become friends as they bond over the struggles of pleasing their fathers and hiding their true selves to fit in. Along with how their well meaning rebellious actions has them saving innocent people. Because Mulan is a warrior while Ariel is a princess, some fan work have the two having a similar kind of relationship that Once Mulan has with Once Aurora, or have Mulan as Ariel's guide in the human world.
- Mulan and Ariel have appeared in multiple pieces of media without interaction.
- They were guests of the titled club in The House of Mouse.
- Both appear in Once Upon A Time.
- They both appear in Sofia the First, and have their own songs.
- They've been in Disney on Ice.
- They both appear in Kingdom Hearts II.
- They each have cameos in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
- They are two of the limit time characters, with a few limit time clothes, in Disney Magic Kingdoms.
- They are both 16 years old.
- Ariel is the youngest daughter in her family, while in the 2020 remake of Mulan, Mulan is an older sister.
- Their songs, "Reflection" and "Part of that World", have Mulan and Ariel expressing their longing for happiness. Since what makes them different from others makes it hard for Mulan and Ariel to gain it.
- In the Broadway musical version of The Little Mermaid, Ariel was the one who defeated Ursula, just as Mulan had a hand in defeating Shan Yu in her film.
|SHIPS||het||Alariel • DonDaisy • Elzone • Flyelsa • Gothans • Hadeficent • Hiret • Jariel • JiMel • Melgli • Muladdin • Ralida • Shasmine • Tadelsa • Willet|
|femslash||Arianna • Arielsa • Aurelsa • Belsa • Brave Warrior • Casselsa • Cinderanna • Cinderbelle • CindyJas • Desert Mermaid • Elsida • Elswinkle • Frozen Warrior • Honeyunzel • Jasmulan • Jasunzel • Meranna • Mermaid Beauty • Mermaid Snow • Merunzel • Moanna • Moarida • Moariel • Moelsa • Muliana • Mulriel • Sleeping Warrior • Tianderella • Violenny • Warrior Beauty|
|slash||Flyaddin • Higuel • Hirbur • PanJosé • Variro|
|non-binary||Elski • Olafmax|
|CHARACTERS||female||Anna • Ariel • Belle • Elsa • Fa Mulan • Jasmine • Merida DunBroch • Rapunzel|
|male||Flynn Rider • Hans • Kristoff Bjorgman|