It sounds gimmicky, but the mermaid angle really adds a fun level to an otherwise typical teen and family comedy-drama., creator Jonathan M.
Rikki (Cariba Heine), whose special power is that she can make water boil, comes from a lower class than the others.His pranks are the reason the girls turned into mermaids on Mako Island in the first place. Zane was also tricked, but later found out that they were still mermaids. He is a prime antagonist to the girls throughout most of Season 1 because of his obsession with capturing mermaids after he spotted one.He is one of the few people who are aware of the mermaids' secrets including: Lewis, Will, Ash and Charlotte. He enjoys teasing Lewis, Cleo, Emma and especially Rikki.Zane Bennett is the rich, local "bad boy", who is the son of a prominent businessman, Harrison Bennett.Zane and his father have a very shaky relationship leading to most of Zane's seemingly obnoxious frustrations. Denman's crew, who are later tricked into thinking that the girls lost their tails.Only two seasons with a 52-episode arc were planned, but fan demand forced the producers to come up with a third series.