- “Uh, gee, Grim. It's uh...it's...it's really something.”
- ―Eric's extremely faint praise for his statue
Prince Eric's statue was a present given to him on his 18th birthday. It was commissioned by Grimsby, who had hoped to be able to give it as a wedding present rather than a birthday present. However, Eric is shown to be a bit less than pleased (as well as Max), as he did not want the statue to begin with, as Grimsby only wanted his boss to be married. Later, when a storm hits, the ship sinks, resulting in the statue falling to the seafloor. It is later found by Flounder who decides to place it in Ariel's Secret Grotto, as a surprise present for her, as she has fallen in love with Eric. Upon discovering that Ariel not only rescued a human but has fallen in love with him, her overprotective father King Triton angrily destroys it with his trident along with the other collections until he regrets his actions and sadly leaves a weeping Ariel in shame. Flotsam and Jetsam later flicked part of the statue's remains in an attempt to manipulate into Ariel agreeing to go to Ursula, after an attempt to directly suggest she goes to Ursula failed.
The same events happen in Kingdom Hearts II.
- In the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, the statue played a similar yet minor role. However, the mermaid had it in her possession and was her treasured object sometime before she encountered the prince and saved him. It also was not destroyed, either, and in fact, it played absolutely no role whatsoever in the mermaid's decision to go to the sea witch to become human. However, it was nonetheless implied that the statue may have been modeled after the prince as the main reason the mermaid was infatuated with the prince was that he looked like the statue in her grotto.