Adella is a mermaid in The Little Mermaid. She is the third daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena and one of Ariel's six sisters. She has been voiced by Sherry Lynn in the original film, Kath Soucie in the TV series, and Tara Strong in Ariel's Beginning.
Adella's first appearance is as a young mergirl. Where she is relaxing in a cove alongside her sisters and parents, but is forced to flee when pirates attack. Adella's mother, Athena, is killed in the attack, which devastates the family. As a result of his grief, Triton bans music (Athena was a noted lover of music), and has Adella and her sisters be strictly raised by their governess, Marina Del Rey.
As a teenager, Adella learns from Ariel about a secret underground club called The Catfish Club and starts dancing with a fat male sea slug. She secretly attends alongside of them, but is caught by Marina and punished by Triton. At the end of the film, after music is restored to Atlantica, Adella is seen kissing Stevie.
Most of Adella's appearances are cameos alongside her other sisters. In the episode "Trident True", she is the victim of a practical joke courtesy by Urchin. When she tries to comb her hair, she ends up having a bad hair day because Urchin exchanged the comb for a combfish. First the fish digged up Adella's hair then wrapped it. After that her hair turned into a haystack. At the end of the episode, she presents Triton with a father's day present, and it is implied that she gives him the same thing every year.
Adella appears at the beginning where she is performing the song "Daughters of Triton" alongside her other sisters. Afterwards, she only has cameo appearances alongside her other siblings.
Like the rest of her sisters (with the obvious exception of Ariel) the only time she appears is during Melody's ill-fated christening.
Adella is a slender mermaid with fair skin, dark cyan eyes, dark brown hair held in a high ponytail while her bangs are style in a high updo, a light green bikini, and a yellow mermaid tail.
In the series, Adella is more overweighted.
Here are her favorites:
- Adella is 19 years old.
- Her sisters say she's boy-crazy.
- Her hobbies are talking about boys and dancing with Sluggie.
- Her pet peeve is when Andrina makes fun of her.
- Her biggest fear is that she will never be kissed.
- Her favorite color is light green.
- Her favorite food is sea cucumber sandwiches.
- Her favorite genre of music are romantic ballads.
- Her favorite musical instrument is the violin.