Ursula is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1989 animated feature film The Little Mermaid. She is a villainous cecaelian sea witch who “helps” unfortunate merfolk to achieve her own goals. She ultimately seeks to dethrone her longstanding rival, King Triton, so that she may rule the undersea city of Atlantica, and the sea as a whole.

Ursula’s fervent confidence, flamboyance and theatrics have made her one of the most popular and iconic of all the Disney villains, and she quickly became one of the franchise’s primary members following her debut.