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Strength of Little Mermaids

This is a successor of Little Mermaids: Will They Survive? and concerns the strength a little mermaid has to throw around. You see, a little mermaid has enhanced strength; the strength of a typical ...
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Little Mermaids: Will They Survive?

No, this question is not about creating a subspecies of mermaid that all happen to look and act like a certain Disney princess. Not at all, in fact. You see, mermaids in my setting are capable of ...
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Specific Seashells for Self-defense

Mermaids in my setting have the power to manipulate shells. In more specific terms, they can alter a shell's shape as if they are made of putty, as well as fuse them seamlessly. This enables them to ...
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How would shell-maille fare against oceanic predators?

Imagine merpeople(your typical half-fish bodied mermaid sort) have managed to construct a form of maille armour out of shells and gold in a similar manner to scalemaille. Shells because they're hard ...
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Role of Mermaids in Medieval Fantasy Society

I have decided, upon due and proper consideration, to put All-Female Species in my book. However, if I want to have them as developed as Legend of Zelda's Gerudo, I'm going to need some help in ...
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Mermaids: Dealing With Predators

Mermaids have it rough. Being a marine species, they lack the means and quite possibly the inclination (as mermaids, like people, get used to what they have) to create fire and work metal, and ...
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How could these aquatic humans survive and reproduce?

The aquatic humans resemble regular terrestrial humans almost perfectly as adults. This means they have hands, feet, and all of their bodyparts identically to humans (H. sapiens sapiens) As children (...
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What Benefits Could Tongue-eating Lice Have For Mermaids

Well, after asking Would mermaids be affected by tongue-eating lice evolving alongside them?, I realized they would be a worthy addition to a more monstrous subspecies of mermaid. There's only one ...
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Would mermaids be affected by tongue-eating lice evolving alongside them?

The tongue-eating louse is an absolutely monstrous parasite that eats and replaces a fish's tongue. This of course poses a problem for mermaids; if these things evolved to do that for fish, why not ...
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Making a (somewhat) Realistic Mermaid

Define Mermaid... Okay, so what do I mean by 'mermaid' here? A half-fish, half-woman creature, AKA a typical, standard mermaid. Why did this happen? Long ago, there was an event called the Trifold ...
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Determining Effects of Natural Selection on Mermaids

Okay, after a lot of thought, I decided that mermen wouldn't exist in my setting. Why? Because in various IRL situations, balance is necessary for proper function. If men represent land and mermaids ...
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Are Seashell Tops Viable Clothing For Mermaids?

Yes, I know the answer for this is "no, that's unrealistic and ridiculous," but magic in my world may just change that. You see, mermaids have the (super)natural ability to create and ...
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What would a mermaid wear during the winter?

I've been trying to create a world which mermaids are a part of. These mermaids have the ability to transform into an elf when out of water and dry. Technically, they are less mermaids turning elves ...
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Anatomically Correct Tritons [closed]

Tritons are aquatic draught animals used to drive boats Externally, they appear quite chimeric. Their head is short, with many resemblances: Their jaws and teeth are like a carnivorous mammal, their ...
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Benefits of Amphibiousness for Mermaids [closed]

This question concerns the Amphibious Enchantment (covered here) and its benefits to mermaids (covered here). Why? Number one, because the monsters I call Snappers will be quite available in the ocean ...
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Would nomadic mermaids be capable of domesticating fish that they herd?

In my world, most mermaids migrate and have two family groups: A warm-water group and a cold-water group. When the water is cold (winter) the mermaids move down south to warmer waters. There the ...
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Adventurers Transporting Mermaids

Okay, so in this world we have adventurers, the kind found in DnD and various other RPG and/or fantasy worlds. In this one, adventurers take mermaids along with them on their journies for multiple ...
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Warrior Mermaid Politics [closed]

I'm sure you're wondering what I mean, so here's the background: This question concerns Misseena's evolutions (see Why Would Humanoid Kaijura Partner With Humans? for more on Misseena), Samurin and ...
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Best Way To Ride a Mermaid

This question and its counterpart is long overdue; I should have posted it immediately after (Why would merpeople let people ride them?) So; we have merpeople, both willing and able to carry people. ...
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How would merfolk insulate an underwater house?

If you tried to insulate your underwater home, making it water tight... wouldn't you suffocate yourself? Water does get stale, and run low on oxygen, creating a dead-zone, so wouldn't you want some ...
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How would mermaids protect themselves against electricity?

There are some underwater electric beasties, in the sea. And, in a fantasy world... nature is always worse. My thoughts and ponderances So, let's say the mermaids do have rubber, for simplicity. Great....
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Protecting Mermaid Pearls

Since the dawn of time, mermaids have been able to make pearls through magic. (Mermen create seashells, and these are what the mermaids wear.) These pearls form in the center of their seashell top, ...