Flotsam and Jetsam are the secondary antagonists of "The Little Mermaid." They are Ursula's pet moray eels whom she dotes on. Both are twins and each share one eye that is glowing yellow which is used to show Ursula what is going on. Both are voiced by Patti Edwards.
Flotsam and Jetsam are the first to notice Ariel's infatuation with the world above. Upon witnessing the mermaid fall in love with a human, Prince Eric, Ursula sends Flotsam and Jetsam to propose a deal to Ariel. In addition, in order to ensure that Ariel accept the proposal, they also made sure they visited Ariel while she was in a grief-stricken state, specifically after King Triton destroyed her grotto in rage, and also flicked a remain of Eric's statue at Ariel in case she attempted to refuse. In making sure that Ursula wins the deal, Flotsam and Jetsam sabotage what would have been a successful kiss between Ariel and Eric. In the climax, Flotsam and Jetsam are accidentally killed by the trident when Ariel grabs Ursula's hair just as the sea witch fires a killing shot intended for Eric. Flotsam and Jetsam are notable for their efficiency (which is something not to take lightly- usually- especially in Disney movies, the henchmen, are clumsy and botch up every plan). Until they were killed, they succeeded at every task Ursula gave them, and due to that, Ursula, shocked that she killed her eels, sadly mourns for them, right before turning her attention and rage towards Ariel and Eric. In an original draft for the ending, they also tried to capture Ariel when she tried to escape, and when Ursula killed them, she barely seemed to notice.
In "MCF: The Musical Adventure" their role are basically the same.
In "RMCF: An Atlantican Adventure", they are ressurected along with Ursula by Morgana and are sent to lure the RMCF to their doom.
- They were cited as Disney's darkest henchmen.
- Unlike many Disney villain henchmen who are incompetent, they along with Sour Bill from Wreck-it-Ralph and Diablo from Sleeping Beauty are shown to be intelligent.
- Their death and how their "mother" reacts to it is simular to Diablo's death(turnining to Stone) in Sleeping Beauty.
- MCF: The Musical Adventure(Debut)
- RMCF: An Atlantican Adventure