Marina is a recurring character from Disney Junior's television series Jake and the Never Land Pirates. She is a young mermaid who is a good friend of Jake and his crew and has a little sister named Stormy. She is voiced by Ariel Winter.
Marina is a beautiful and compassionate young mermaid and unlike the mermaids shown in the first two films, she is helpful and unselfish.She joins Jake and the crew on occasions and when she does it makes all the difference. She has a pet starfish named Sandy who she cares for and loves deeply. She is also shown to have the ability to communicate with the creatures of the Never Sea ("Bucky's Anchor Aweigh!").
Role in the series
Marina is said to be the undersea pirate who helps Jake with the rules of the water and comes to help when Jake and his crew deal with major water adventures. She first appeared giving Izzy surfing lessons in the episode Surfin' Turf and joined Jake and his crew to save their surf board from Captain Hook. She played a supporting role in the episode Jake's Starfish Search, where she asks Jake to watch her starfish while she goes to her undersea ballet class.
She played a large role in the episode Save the Coral Cove! Captain Hook and Smee are planning to dig up the bottom of the sea destroying many sea creatures' homes. She goes to Jake for help but Hook ends up being chased away by an octopus and later his treasure digging machine that somehow gains a mind of it's own. The machine attempts to attack Jake's ship but Marina ties a cord attached to it onto a shipwreck but it doesn't hold. Izzy defeats the machine and the cove is safe.
In the episode Pirate Rock!, Marina overheard Jake's crew performing their song. She told them they should perform a show, much to the pirate's delight. She left to gather their friends to watch them perform at Pirate Rock. At the end, Marina was seen with the other friends, watching the pirates perform.
In It's a Winter Never Land!, Marina and some other friends got together with Jake and his crew to celebrate a Christmas themed holiday. At the end of the episode, Captain Hook successfully stole all the gifts and the tree, however, Marina convinces her friends that their friendship is the only thing they need to have a fun holiday.
In Bucky's Anchor Aweigh!, Marina and the pirates get together to present a gift to the ship Bucky, a golden anchor. However, Hook and his crew steal the anchor having Bucky chasing after them. Even though Bucky left, he left the crew behind. Marina suggests the pirates use an old washed up dingy that fortunately still floats. With the help of their octopus friend, they manage to reunite with Bucky and retrieve the anchor.
In the episode "The Mermaid's Song ", Marina asks her little sister Stormy to complete three mer-tasks for an upcoming event. However, Stormy openly refuses but decides to eventually. When Marina departs, Stormy uses the Mermaid's Song to brainwash the treasure-seeking Captain Hook and forces him to find seashells. She then brainwashes Mr. Smee to collect seaweed, and Cubby to collect coconuts. Eventually, Stormy's brief partner-in-crime Snappy the Hermit Crab, would rush off to warn Marina about her sister. When Jake, Izzy, and Skully arrived, Marina quickly informed them of the problem but told the young pirates to clap their hands to wake Hook, Smee, and Cubby from the spell. Marina then demanded Stormy's presence and the culprit mermaid apologized for her actions.
Marina returned in "Treasure of the Tides " when the mermaids decide to make Izzy an honorary mermaid. Later that night, she joined the other mermaids when they crowned Izzy "Mermaid of the Year".
In "Izzy's Trident Treasure ",Marina and Stormy asked Izzy for help in finding King Neptune's legendary trident. Marina and Stormy accompany Jake and his crew getting through the strong currents of Sandbar Straits.
Marina makes a speaking cameo appearance along with her sister Stormy,Sandy the Starfish and the rest of the puny pirate teams Never Land friends took part in Jake's birthday celebration in Jake's Birthday Bash!
Marina and Stormy make a brief non speaking cameo appearance in the episode "Captain Who?" The young mermaids present the amnesia striking Captain Hook a large clam with a huge pearl inside in hopes of restoring Hook's memory but it fails.Marina reappears in the episode "Seahorse Saddle-Up!" as the host of the seahorse race.
Marina and Stormy reappear in the episode Jake's Never Land Rescue. While following the ball of light sent by the Guardian, Jake ends up at Mermaid Lagoon. Jake runs into Marina, Stormy and Sandy the Starfish, and the threat of Never Land disappearing has even effected the mermaids of Neptune City, forcing them to flee. Jake asked Marina and Stormy if they knew of a means to restore Cubby's map, the young mermaids told him that only the magical ink of the Golden Squid was capable of doing so. To reach the Squid, the young mermaids summoned Flo the Dolphin to escort Jake through the depths of the Never Sea.
In the episode "Jake's Royal Rescue",Marina and the mermaids prepare a show in the honor of Queen Coralie arrival. Jake and his crew soon arrive with gifts for the queen, when they spot the queen's golden chariot with out her and discover a message in a bottle from Captain Hook demanding a treasure for Coralie's safe return.Marina soon dreaded the horrible fate that may befall the queen.But Jake soon reassured Marina that he crew will rescue her.Marina is last seen at the end of the adventure alongside the other mermaids singing for Queen Coralie.
Marina makes a non speaking cameo appearance in the episode "Trading Treasures",Marina appears at the end of the episode attending Queen Coralie's Fin and Frolic dance party dancing with two mermaids.
In the episode "The Mermaid Queen's Voice",Queen Coralie was set to host and preform a concert at Mermaid Lagoon but come down with laryngitis right before the concert begins.Marina appears at her queen's side speaking on her behalf when they ask Jake and his crew to help cure Queen Coralie.Marina was present when Jake and his crew return to Mermaid Lagoon with the Fa la la water that would cure Queen Coralie. as Jake was about to hand the bottle to Queen Coralie,Captain Hook swoops in and stealing the bottle. This is short lived as Hook gloats the captain is quickly scolded by his mother who arrives at the lagoon as Queen Coralie's guest.Marina again speaking for her queen revealed that Coralie only wanted to preform her concert in Mama Hook's honor.Marina is last seen amongst Jake and their Never Land friends enjoying the duet between Queen Coralie and Captain Hook.
Marina reappears in the episode "A Royal Misunderstanding " , as one of the dancers in Queen Coralie's ballet performances but find herself caught in the middle of a dispute between Queen Coralie and King Crab fortunately Jake and his crew soon arrive to watch both the crabs race and mermaids dance to suggest both Coralie and King Crab share the beach.However both Captain Hook also desired the location for his date with Red Jessica.
Marina reappears in the episode "Sleeping Mermaid ", She joins Jake and his crew accompanied by Queen Coralie as they collect seashells on the beach, the queen notice a stone message on rock wall warning the dangers of the Spell Shell which has the power to put anyone into a deep sleep. Marina soon discovers the Spell Shell, but as she hands the shell to her queen it puts Coralie into a deep sleep. The only way to reverse the spell is if Jake and his crew must convince Captain Hook to help. Hook reluctantly agrees to assist the mermaid queen in order to claim the huge pearl Marina offers for his reward.
Marina makes a brief appearance in the special Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book.Peter Pan is summoned by Queen Coralie to defend Mermaid Lagoon from a vicious sea beast that has enter the lagoon.Marina and her sister Stormy can be seen cowering in fear next to Queen Coralie witnessing Peter battle the beast.
Marina reappears in the episode "Captain Frost", Captain Hook armed with the magical snowflake gem he stole from Captain Frost arrive at Mermaid Lagoon.Hook threatens to take control the mermaids treasures, using the snowflake gem's power to freeze the lagoon allowing the captain to retrieve the treasure.However this is short lived once Jake and his crew arrive accompanied by Captain Frost thwart Hook's efforts knocking the treasure back into the lagoon, allowing Marina and the other mermaids to hide it some where Hook will never find it.
Marina and Stormy reappears in the episode"The Tale of Ratsputin."While swimming near a old shipwreck the mermaids believe they witness Ratsputin, a mysterious giant bilge rat.Jake and his crew team up with Brewster the Beast Trapper to try and capture Ratsputin.
Marina and Stormy reappears in the episode "The Great Never Sea Conquest.When the evil Mer-wizard named Lord Fathom is released from an underwater prison, he sets out to take over the Never Sea. Lord Fathom tricks the mermaid in revealing the location of the Dark Light Emerald the source of Lord Fathom's power.Using the powers of his sword, Jake finally defeats Fathom and the Strake. He then re-imprisons the Strake and destroys the Darklight Emerald, freeing Queen Coralie, Marina, Stormy, and the sea creatures.
Marina and Stormy makes a brief reappearance in the episode"The Island of Doctor Undergear", with the treat of the lava flow from Belch Mountain reaching Mermaid Lagoon,Marina and Stormy are sent fleeing to safety by submerging beneath the Never Sea.
While not having anything to do with the plot of the episode Marina makes a brief cameo appearance in "The Legion of Pirate Villains!" During the post credits Marina,Stormy and Queen Coralie are seen waving at Jake and his friends as the Mighty Colossus sail past them.
While Marina doesn't make a physical appearance in the spin-off she is briefly mentioned by Skully in the episode "Where's Sandy", Skully ask the viewers to help locate Sandy for Marina.
Jake's Never Land Pirate School
Marina and the other mermaids makes a brief appearance in the episode "Dancing with Pirates ",as Jake explains to the viewers that even dancing can be a pirate skill.
Marina's largest role in the book Surfin' Turf based on the episode of the same name,When Marina giving Izzy surfing lessons only when Captain Hook steals Jake's surfboard, Jake and the crew rush to retrieve the board before it goes over Rainbow Falls and becomes a pile of splintered wood.
Marina is featured in the book Treasure of the Tides,based on the episode of the same name.Izzy joins Marina and the other mermaids at Hidden Cove for the Treasure of the Tides ceremony. But that sneaky snook Captain Hook has his eye on the mermaids' treasure.
Marina makes a minor appearances in Birthday Bash, Winter Never Land. Marina, Stormy and Queen Coralie make a brief appearance in the printed media is the storybook adaption of Battle for the Book. When Peter Pan comes to the mermaids assistance dealing with a large sea monster that has enter their lagoon.
In the book Follow That Sound. Cubby has plans to play his harmonica at Marina the Mermaid's big party tonight. But that sneaky snook Captain Hook hates the sound of the Cubby playing his harmonica and attempt to put a stop to it.
Marina, Stormy and Queen Coralie reappear in the storybook adaptation of the episode special The Great Never Sea Conquest.
Marina appears in the "Jake's Never Land Pirate School App." She can be spotted during the Map & Spyglass segment while learning to navigate Never Land with Cubby and then use the spyglass to find exciting treasures with Jake.
Unlike her sister Marina, Stormy was originally very lazy and somewhat selfish. She was rather rude to Jake, Izzy, Cubby, Skully and her sister Marina. To avoid doing work, Stormy would often brainwash others to do the work for her using the powerful siren song called "The Mermaid's Song ". Marina soon learn of Stormy was abusing the power of the Mermaid's Song and remind her sibling that the song power most never be used for selfish reasons. Later through the course of the series she began to act more friendly but still more spirited then her older sister.
Sandy the Starfish
Its currently unknown when Marina and Sandy first met but the two share a very close bond and are almost always seen together.Marina cares for and loves him deeply.As seen in Sandy debut she entrust Jake and his crew to watch Sandy for her.In the episode Save the Coral Cove! Captain Hook and Smee are planning to dig up Coral Cove destroying Sandy and the other sea creatures' homes in search for treasure. She goes to Jake for help to put a stop to Hook's digging machine.
- “And I actually think that she has a little romance with Jake budding.”
- ―Ariel Winter at an early interview for the show.
Marina is said to have romantic feelings toward Jake. She seems to care for Jake's safety more than anyone else. She also seems to create a small change in Jake's personality. Marina became very excited when Jake joined her in the water in the episode "Surfin' Turf", and even had a slight blush possibly because of the crush. In one episode "Jake's Starfish Search", Marina asked Jake to watch her pet starfish, she asked in a flirtatious tone. Marina's love was confirmed when voice actress Ariel Winter stated during an interview, "I think Marina may have a little crush on Jake. I've seen that a bit throughout the script. She's always there to help him in her sweetest voice...."
In the episode "Surfin' Turf" Marina was giving surfing lessons.In the episode "Treasure of the Tides ",Marina and the other mermaids make Izzy a mermaid tail out seaweed so when she joins them on the journey to Hidden Cove. Unknown to Izzy and her mermaid friends Captain Hook was spying on them with Mr. Smee set sail to Hidden Cove.Izzy and the mermaids soon become aware of the captain's plot race to the cove to stop him.At the end of the episodes the mermaids decide to make Izzy an honorary mermaid. Later that night, she joined the other mermaids when they crowned Izzy "Mermaid of the Year".
In the episode "Izzy's Trident Treasure",Marina and Stormy come to Pirate Island to needing the assistants of Jake and his crew. Stormy explains to them that she found a Map to Neptune's Trident. It located on a mountain that is in the desert. Sense mermaids can't walk on land they can retrieve the trident.Izzy offer her assistants being a honorary mermaid, she can touch the trident.After preventing the powers of the trident from following to Captain Hook's grasp Izzy returns the trident to Marina and Stormy.
Marina and Cubby rarely communicate but they are in good terms with one another.
Marina and Skully rarely communicate but they are in good terms with one another.
Captain Hook is a enemy of Marina and her people,constantly bulling the mermaids into revealing their secret treasures hidden deep below the depths of the Never Sea not to mention constantly stealing from Jake and his crew.
In "Jake's Royal Rescue",Hook tried to hold Queen Coralie for ransom to gain access to the mermaids vast riches,But the queen ego and her constant mispronouncing of Hook's name was to much for the captain to bare that he gives up on his plot and simply allows Jake and his crew to rescue the queen just to get rid of her.
In the episode "Captain Frost", When Captain Hook gains the power of the North Wind Snowflake he uses the gems power to freeze Mermaid Lagoon allowing the captain to retrieve the treasure and even threaten to freeze Marina and the other two mermaids if they stand in his way.
In the "Sleeping Mermaid",Captain Hook was the only one who could break the sleeping spell on Queen Coralie, Hook refuse to help Coralie, but with a little help from Marina using a large pearl as a reward Hook agreed to assist, playing on Hook's greed.Everything seem to go as planned until Hook found out that he had to kiss the mermaid queen to break the spell and refuse believing that she deceived him.
- "Surfin' Turf" (first appearance)
- Jake's Starfish Search
- "The Elephant Surprise!" (mentioned only)
- "Jake's Jungle Groove (speaking cameo)
- "Save the Coral Cove!"
- "Pirate Rock!"
- "It's a Winter Never Land!"
- "Peter Pan Returns" (credits cameo)
- "Bucky's Anchor Aweigh!"
- "Undersea Bucky!"
- "The Mermaid's Song"
- "Treasure of the Tides"
- "Izzy's Trident Treasure"
- "Jake Saves Bucky" (flashback cameo)
- "Cubby's Pet Problem" (mentioned only)
- "Jake's Birthday Bash!"
- "Captain Who?" (cameo)
- "Seahorse Saddle-Up!" (speaking cameo)
- "Sandy and the Clams"
- " Jake's Never Land Rescue"
- "Jake's Royal Rescue"
- "The Never Sands of Time" (speaking cameo)
- "Trading Treasures" (cameo)
- "The Mermaid Queen's Voice"
- "A Royal Misunderstanding "
- "Sleeping Mermaid "
- "Battle for the Book" (non-speaking cameo)
- "Captain Frost"
- "The Tale of Ratsputin"
- "The Great Never Sea Conquest
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- Marina's debut episode "Surfin' Turf" has become one the series most recognizable premieres.
- Marina's heroine side in "Save the Coral Cove!" has a few similarities to Ariel of The Little Mermaid, rendering the first name of her voice actress still more appropriate.
- Despite her actress confirming Marina's crush on Jake, the creators have yet to confirm this or not.
- The flying surfboard ride at the end of "Surfin' Turf" is reminiscent of the flying carpet ride in Aladdin.
- Marina only has a cameo at the end of Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns, despite being the first hour-long episode of the series. This also happens in "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book".
- Marina is the fifth main character to have a solo song ("Undersea Bucky!"), the first being Izzy ("Surfin' Turf"), the second being Cubby ("The Golden Twilight Treasure!"), the third being Captain Hook ("Treasure Show and Tell"), and the fourth being Peter Pan (Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns).