This article is about Emma Gilbert from H2O: Mermaid Adventures. You may be looking for Emma Gilbert from H2O: Just Add Water.

Emma Gilbert is one of the main characters in the new animated series, exclusive to Netflix, H2O: Mermaid Adventures.




Emma has a lightly tanned skin tone, teal eyes, and curly golden blonde hair.

In her human form, her hair is half as long compared to her mermaid form. She wears a white tank/spaghetti strap shirt, with orange-red straps and a matching skirt, with a blue gem necklace. Her swimsuit consists of a powder blue bikini top with a pattern of jungle flowers in navy alongside the edges. Her cover-up uses the same pattern as her top, but her bottoms are fully navy.

As a mermaid, her hair grows longer, she sports an orange tail which fades to red at the tip, along with white and gold bracelets and a purple bandeau top. Her hair clips on both sides are also purple and white, which shimmer along with her top.

Becoming a Mermaid

In the first episode, Emma, Cleo, and Rikki camp out with Lewis at Mako Island while waiting to be rescued after the motor on their boat gets flooded. The girls find it hard to sleep with Lewis snoring, and wander towards a glowing cave, hoping someone is there. Each of the girls fall down a a tunnel in the cave, but find it impossible to escape without swimming, similar to what happened in the teen version of the show. Before they can leave, the pool glows and bubbles, transforming each of the girls' legs into tails.

Mermaid Powers

All three mermaids have the ability to breathe underwater, and transform with the touch of water into mermaid form and change back into human form when dry. Emma can dive to depths no human could withstand. She also had the ability to talk to all sea creatures, from small minnows, to crabs to dolphins and even jellyfish. Each mermaid's power is the same as in the first season of H2O: Just Add Water.


Using her icy abilities to stop the rock slide

Emma is able to freeze water, and possibly turn it to snow. In this series, Emma, like the other girls, does not use a specific hand gesture to use her power. By just waving her hand, she can instantly freeze the water surrounding objects and creatures, rendering them immobile. Throughout the series, Emma uses her powers to encase the Vandal gang in ice.

She can also conjure ice cubes and cover the ground in frost. She could also generate ice in the form of beams of ice blue energy which creates and expands frost upon contact. She could project her power over vast distances and freeze large objects almost instantly, even large patches of sea water which usually couldn't freeze due to the moving tides, salt and temperature. Emma can also use ice to absorb impact from rocks or keep a structure from falling apart. However, her ice is very fragile and melts very quickly.



  • Emma is the only mermaid who has most similarities with her live-action counterpart, as both are blondes and have the same color scheme in their tails.


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