If you love mythical creatures, then I’ve got a show for you to watch.
Do you love mermaids?
As a child, watching “the little mermaid”, I am sure we all wanted to see one for ourselves.
Well, since that cannot happen, all we can do is watch many brilliant shows on mermaids to keep us entertained and amused.
The story of Mako mermaids start on Mako Island. Two friends Zac and Cam (land boys) go to Mako Island for camping. Three mermaids, Serina, Lyala and Nixie, the guardians of the Island are watching them while they are trying to fish and the mermaids keep troubling them a little so that the boys go away and leave the Island alone.
But that does not happen, and the boys camp on the Island for the night.
It’s a full moon night and as the night falls, Zac starts feeling like something is pulling him towards him and he since Cam doesn’t believe him, he goes out alone to explore. The thing is… It was the moon pool’s magic on the Mako Island that was drawing him towards it. As Zac keeps going, doors start opening for him and he falls into the Magical Moon Pool.
The Magic begins right after that. Zac starts behaving weird after that, like he is constantly thirsty and all of a sudden he starts eating too much sea-food.
What happened back there you wonder?
Well, it turns out that he has turned into a merman.
How cool is that?
We think so, his friend Cam thinks so, but he certainly doesn’t. At the start at least.
Serina, Layla and Nixie, the three mermaids were exiled from their pod till they can fix the problem they created. So, the three mermaids who were supposed to be guarding Mako come to land in order to find the boy who has turned into a merman and take away his powers.
Lyala, Nixie and Serina
The girls (mermaids) start learning to live among humans and to live like humans (obviously to go unnoticed), and they follow Zac around waiting for a chance to get rid of his powers.
Unfortunately, they do not get off to a nice start, which by the way, we completely see coming. The things start getting worse and worse, and with each passing full moon, the Zac’s connection to the Mako Island keeps getting stronger and stronger.
After the second full moon, Zac discovers that he can manipulate water and has gained special abilities, and not just a tail.
Now our friend starts enjoying his life as a merman. But this is bad for the mermaids, as the magic of the Moon Pool draws Zac to it, and his powers keep increasing with it every time he visits the moon pool on a full moon. And what’s worse is that he loses control over himself when he sees the full moon.
On the other hand, the mermaids try to be his friend and go close to him in order for their plan of taking away his powers to work.
So what’s the best way to befriend someone?
According to these mermaids, have a little secret of them to be revealed to you.
Take a guess at what they may have done…
Yup, they go in on Zac when he is swimming as a merman, and they promise to keep it a secret. Now Zac has someone to talk to about the tail, except for cam who is just too fascinated by the tail and powers. Zac starts to discuss whatever he is going through with the mermaids, without actually knowing they are mermaids.
Now they have his confidence and Lyala gets close to him, helping him with everything. Now is their chance…
But guess what! It gets screwed too.
Zac sees one of the mermaids in their mermaid form and starts thinking of them as his foes.
He held a grudge against them because of the fact that they were all the same (species) and yet they never bothered to tell him that, while he suffered thinking he was alone.
So since Zac and the mermaids are foes now, things are bound to go side-ways. Isn’t it?
Zac’s connection to the moon pool and Make Island keeps getting stronger, and on one full moon, Zac is drawn to the same secret entrance he was drawn to.
But this time around, he does not fall into the moon pool, instead, another entrance opens. When Zac goes inside it, he sees a trident at a far off distance.
The first time he saw it, he does not take it and comes back.
But when he tells Cam about it, Cam motivates Zac to get the trident. So what’s the wait? Oh, that’s right!
The entrance only opens on a full moon.
The mermaids come to know of his plan and try to stop him. But does he listen?
They are his foes after all. So, he goes anyway to get the trident. And he gets there this time.
Lyala trying to take away the trident from Zac.
Lyala tries to take away the trident from Zac, but the bad news is, the trident absorbs mermaids’ powers. It is revealed that mermaids and mermen were at war for a very long time, a long time ago.
And the mermen tried to takeover Mako.
Anyway, that’s when the trident was taken away and sealed in the ocean, assuming it was better that way.
And well, by what happened to Lyala we can say that the judgement was correct. It was better that way.
But now Zac has the trident. And not just that, he also knows that the mermaids’ powers get absorbed by it and hence they can’t come close to it. He knows that he is invincible for them now.
So what happens?
Is there a change of heart?
Does the power get to his head?
What happens next?
Go ahead and see for yourself before I drop another major spoiler.