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14th Apr '16 12:14:01 AM morenohijazo
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* IWasNamedMyName: Subverted. In a world where stars are actually sentient creatures with godlike powers, Sirius is framed for murdering a dwarf star, and banished to Earth to search for a vital piece of evidence -- and, in the process, forced to be reborn as a mortal... a mortal ''dog'', to be precise. When he is later adopted by a young girl, she mulls over his name for a long time, but eventually settles on "Leo" -- lampshading it later, when she learns about 'The Dog-Star, Sirius' at school, and comments that it would've been a better name.
** Played straighter later in the book when Sirius meets Miss Smith, who is generally presented as wise and perceptive and who quickly decides that she's going to call him "Sirius".
16th Feb '15 2:49:44 PM margdean56
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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Sirius can understand alot more english than most animals. Justified since he's not really a dog.

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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Sirius can understand alot a lot more english than most animals. Justified since he's not really a dog.
13th Aug '14 7:18:54 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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* TheWildHunt: Sirius in his dog incarnation turns out to be related to them. So do most of the other dog characters.

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* TheWildHunt: Sirius in his dog incarnation turns out to be related to them. So do As Sirius's littermates, so are most of the other dog characters.
9th Aug '13 1:25:51 AM PaulA
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* [[spoiler:TakingTheHeat]]: Sirius furiously denies having killed the victim and thrown the Zoi at the witness. But he won't provide an alternate story [[spoiler:because doing so would implicate his Companion.]]

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* [[spoiler:TakingTheHeat]]: Sirius TakingTheHeat: [[spoiler:Sirius]] furiously denies having killed [[spoiler:killed the victim and thrown the Zoi at the witness. witness]]. But he won't provide an alternate story [[spoiler:because doing so would implicate his Companion.]]Companion]].
8th Aug '13 7:36:52 AM Kaidariel
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* [[spoiler:TakingTheHeat]]: Sirius furiously denies having killed the victim and thrown the Zoi at the witness. But he won't provide an alternate story [[spoiler:because doing so would implicate his Companion.]]



* TheWildHunt: Sirius in his dog incarnation turns out to be related to them.

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* TheWildHunt: Sirius in his dog incarnation turns out to be related to them. So do most of the other dog characters.
13th Jul '13 12:33:40 PM Kaidariel
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* PassiveAgressiveKombat: Sol with Sirius' Companion.

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* PassiveAgressiveKombat: PassiveAggressiveKombat: Sol with Sirius' Companion.
13th Jul '13 12:30:33 PM Kaidariel
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Kathleen

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: KathleenKathleen and Mrs. Smith.


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* PassiveAgressiveKombat: Sol with Sirius' Companion.
13th Jul '13 11:50:54 AM Kaidariel
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* BurningWithAnger: Sirius does this spectacularly as a star, and his eyes do it as a dog.


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* TantrumThrowing: The Castor luminary claims Sirius did this (and aimed to kill) with the Zoi when he discovered Sirius with the body of the young Orion luminary. The problem with this: [[spoiler:A Zoi has to be in someone's hands for him to kill with it, and it was Sirius' ''Companion'' who threw it as Sirius tried to wrestle it out of her hands.]]
9th Apr '13 12:28:45 AM LongLiveHumour
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* TheTroubles: Kathleen's father is an imprisoned member of the IRA.

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* TheTroubles: UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: Kathleen's father is an imprisoned member of the IRA.
19th Jan '13 7:52:33 AM HarleyQuinnhyenaholic
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A novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. The guiding spirit of the star Sirius is framed of a crime and sentenced to reincarnation on Earth, in the form of a dog, unless he can come up with the murder weapon (which also happens to be a very powerful MacGuffin).

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A novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones. The guiding spirit of the star Sirius is framed of for a crime murder and sentenced to reincarnation on Earth, Earth in the form of a dog, unless he can come up with the murder weapon (which also happens to be a very powerful MacGuffin).



* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl And Her X]]: Kathleen and Sirius--at least from her perspective.
* AbusiveParents: Duffy.

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* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl And Her X]]: Kathleen and Sirius--at Sirius - at least from her perspective.
* AbusiveParents: Duffy.Duffy - not actually parents; Kathleen is staying with her Aunt and Uncle.



* BalefulPolymorph: Sirius as dog

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* BalefulPolymorph: Sirius as doga dog.
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