“Ariel became human for a ma-“
no u fuckers did you even listen to her whole musical number about wanting to go to the surface world
the one that happened before she ever saw Eric
He was just one of the things that gave her a final push—he wasn’t even THE final push—it was her father DESTROYING HER TREASURES that finally drove her to seek out Ursula she probably wouldn’t have even gone up to the surface if it weren’t for that.
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