Atlantis is so magical, omg. I was wondering who this mermaid girl is and it turned out to be Lori Lemaris which made me go “huh?” but who cares, she was so cuuute (the reason I figured it couldn’t be Letifos, because Letifos is a shark-mermaid).
The direction was to design Lori as a young girl, and I endeavored to avoid making her look too much like Disney’s Ariel, The Little Mermaid. I also steered away from typical mermaid design, where the tailfin is angled like a cetacean, and shaped primarily like a chevron. I gave her a truer fishtail, so she must swim using a sideways tail motion instead of a dolphin kick.
Jerome K. Moore, you are the best. This reminds me of my one sentence description of Mera: The Little Mermaid, only she’s willing to totally fuck your shit up with her waterbending powers.