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What's the difference between mermaids and sirens?

>> No.48680581

Song.

>> No.48680662

>>48680517
Usually the mermaid song is beautiful but nonmagical, while the siren's song is actually a magic charm effect. Also, sirens aren't necessarily aquatic; variations that resemble beautiful harpies exist, too.

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>>48680517
Not much. Hell, in some languages, they use the same word for both. In English, however, mermaids tend to be the good guys and sirens tend to be the bad guys, since they're the ones who tend to lure people to their death. But it varies, they're like orcs and ogres in terms of similarities.

>> No.48681117

>>48680517
So was that really her skull they found in the last issue?

>> No.48681185

>>48680517
Mermaids don't mean no harm, death is an accidental byproduct when it happens. Sirens are dicks that want to kill folks.

>> No.48681485

>>48680864
Rusalka are the eastern-European version of both

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>>48681485
I did notice that rusalka is under the Russian translations, but I didn't really think about it at the time. To be fair, they get less coverage than both. The only reason I even know the name is because of DMC.

>> No.48682015

>>48680517
One's half-fish and the other half-bird.

>> No.48682116

>>48680517
The former will cuck you, the latter will fuck you
> t. Wandering Scholar

>> No.48682458

>>48680517
Somebody post the page where Laius tries to sing with them.

>> No.48682501

>>48680517
Mermaids, sirens, and harpies are all basically the same thing with different coats of paint

>> No.48682602
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>>48682501
Except harpies will talk shit about you.

>> No.48682665

>>48680517
Mermaids are women with fish tails instead of legs.

Sirens are female spirits that use enchanting music and song to cause sailors to shipwreck themselves.

A Mermaid can be a Siren, but not all Sirens are Mermaids. Some depictions of Sirens have them closer to Harpies while others have them more like normal women.

>>48682501
Not really. Mermaid and Harpy are descriptions of body shape while Siren is more a description of capabilities.

>> No.48682725

>>48682602
She's not lying though. That guy had it 'cumming'

>> No.48682989
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48682989

>>48682725
At least he took responsibility.

>> No.48683035
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48683035

>Little Mermaid (the original, not the whitewashed Disney shit)
>Bitch falls in love with a guy she only just met, gives up everything to be with him, saves his life, he cucks her, she kills himself

>Greek myth
>Mermaids exist only to sing sailors to their death

>Monster musume
>They have a fetish for both cuckoldry and early death

Is there even a single setting where mermaids aren't shit?

>>48682989
Cute.

>> No.48683202

>>48682989
Nawww, I've seen this image on monster, but I didn't get the reference until just now~
>>48683035
> Is there even a single setting where mermaids aren't shit?
> Forgetting the objectively worst girl in Monster Girl Quest
0/10 would not touch fishy tail. At least when the day of the rape comes, the betamax males will have 2 choices, mermaids or tumblrtots, and they'll leave our superior arachne waifus alone

>> No.48683246

sirens are birds

>> No.48683488

>>48680517
Sirens don't live in the water.

>> No.48683492

>>48683202
You spelled worse wrong.

>> No.48683514

>>48680517
The sirens rule the merfolk.

>> No.48683530

>>48680517
Sirens are birds mermaids are fish.

>> No.48683563

>>48683492
Hey, I like fluffy tail as much as the next man, but spooder is my guilty fetish.
> tfw arachnaphobic
> tfw can only get off to Rachne

>> No.48683949
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48683949

Who would win, /tg/?

>> No.48684001

>>48680517
nothing they are the same word in different languages, then one got introduced too into english.

>> No.48684015

>>48680517
In the original myth, the siren were bird-people (specifically, a woman's head on a bird's body). They only later became associated with mermaids for some reason.

>> No.48684059

>>48683949
I'm assuming their singing powers basically cancel each other out, and it's going to come down do an old fashion cat fight. I'd give it to the mermaid if it happens close to water since she could probably drag the harpy underneath and drown her, but otherwise probably the harpy or a draw due to neither being willing to risk giving the other the huge home field advantage and just backing away

>> No.48684323

>>48684015
they both lure sailors to their death that's the common ground

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>>48682989
He seems to have also married a Lamia too.

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>>48682989
what does this imply

>> No.48684815

>>48684802
That image search is shit.

>> No.48684850

>>48684059
the flying one could just drop rocks on the mermaid without any risk

>> No.48684910

>>48684815
speaking of which, source?

>> No.48685129

>>48684802
>>48684910

pixiv id=586750 ganbanman

>> No.48685799

>>48680517

Mermaids are fishwomen, sirens are birdwomen.

>> No.48685868

>>48680517

Sirens are often employed on the top of ambulances .

>> No.48685884

>>48683949
The mermaid has the cave for amplification, but the harpy has the harp-thingy for music/song duo.

I'm gonna give it to the harpy, adding music seems like it would grant finer control than just "YOU CAN'T IGNORE THE BEAUTIFUL SINGING". (but that might overpower the harpy's song and prevent the mermaid from hearing it, also caves work both ways though... hmm, still gonna give it to the harpy thing)

>> No.48685890

>>48681117
I don't think so. The series' been pretty comfy so far, so I doubt that they'd pull something so grimm.

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>>48680517
sirens are birds, not fish.

The question should be what;s the difference between sirens and harpies.

>> No.48689526

>>48688093
Harpies are ugly bird women who are bitches.

>> No.48690234

School Ningyo had cool "sirens".

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>>48683563

>> No.48690717

>>48690268
Cute!

>> No.48691587

>>48680517
Mermaids are a subset of siren, which also includes goat-legged and flying forms.

>> No.48691686

>>48680517
Sirens sing and have legs
Mermaids have fishlegs and dont sing much

>> No.48694864

>>48691686
I mostly heard mermaids sing as much as sirens.

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>>48694864
Same here.

>> No.48697092

>>48682602
>chick happily admits you fucked her
>talking shit
You and I have two very different meanings for that term.

>> No.48697123

>>48680517
What is the source to this comic?
Is there more?

>> No.48697151

>>48697123
>Not knowing the most /tg/ related cooking adventure.

https://ehscans.wordpress.com/dungeon-meshi/

>> No.48697314

>>48697092
It depends. Is it considered normal and acceptable to bang that chick or is it considered weird and perverted to bang that chick due to having the mental capacity and body of a child? Now what if she makes it out to seem worse? In a public area? By name.

>> No.48697388

>>48697123
I don't know if it's ever been more relevant: lurk more.

>> No.48697456

>>48681117
>>48685890
I wouldn't put it past the series. Besides, her spiritual talents could make it easier to rez her from the bones. Maybe her spirit will stick to the remains better. I don't know. The story isn't over yet, but I think it could very well be her.

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>>48683949

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>>48697092
>>48697314

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>>48697656

>> No.48697992

>>48697456

The thing is the dungeon has a constant effect that stops spirits escaping their remains, whihc is why resurrection spells work so well in it, so the dream Laius has, while it could represent what farnese' spirits WANTS to do, it can't actually leave the dungeon.

So I expect her to get rezed soon, but to want to undo the necromantic spells on the dungeon to free all the trapped spirits, forcing them all back into the dungeon again.

>> No.48698023

>>48684802
Deflowering.

>> No.48698115

>>48697992
Yeah, I know about that enchanment.

I just think that Farlyn's talent with spirits will somehow have an effect on the rez spell, possibly because her talents appy to when she IS a spirit, too.

>> No.48698614

Guys... Farlyn said goodbye. That's one hell of a permadeath flag.

>> No.48699204

>>48698614
;_;

>> No.48699693

>>48683035
You can't be serious. Have you ever heard of the mermaids in Irish folklore, One Piece, and every anime/manga where they are the only sapient species aside from humans? Talk about expectation bias.

>> No.48700803

>>48697680
Squishy

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