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* {{Unicorn}}: Acorna and her species the Linyaari are [[InnocentAliens Alien]] LittleBitBeasty version and share many of the qualities that unicorns are said to have.

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* {{Unicorn}}: Acorna and her species the Linyaari are [[InnocentAliens Alien]] LittleBitBeasty LittleBitBeastly version and share many of the qualities that unicorns are said to have.


* {{Unicorn}}: Acorna and her species the Linyaari are [[InnocentAliens Alien]] ALittleBitBeasty version and share many of the qualities that unicorns are said to have.

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* {{Unicorn}}: Acorna and her species the Linyaari are [[InnocentAliens Alien]] ALittleBitBeasty LittleBitBeasty version and share many of the qualities that unicorns are said to have.


* {{Unicorn}}: Acorna and her species the Linyaari are [[InnocentAliens Alien]] PettingZooPeople version and share many of the qualities that unicorns are said to have.

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* {{Unicorn}}: Acorna and her species the Linyaari are [[InnocentAliens Alien]] PettingZooPeople ALittleBitBeasty version and share many of the qualities that unicorns are said to have.


A science fiction species co-authored by Creator/AnneMcCaffrey, Margaret Ball and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. The first series follows the life of the eponymous unicorn girl Acorna from the discovery of her escape pod by three miners to her rediscovering her heritage and her place in the universe. The sequel, ''Acorna's Children'' is currently a trilogy.

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A science fiction species co-authored by Creator/AnneMcCaffrey, Margaret Ball Creator/MargaretBall and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.Creator/ElizabethAnnScarborough. The first series follows the life of the eponymous unicorn girl Acorna from the discovery of her escape pod by three miners to her rediscovering her heritage and her place in the universe. The sequel, ''Acorna's Children'' is currently a trilogy.

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* HarmfulHealing: Healing effects that mend broken bones may cause the bones to knit together and regrow before the fracture has been properly set, leading to pain and deformity. This happened to a character.


* SacredLanguage: One planet considers Acorna a god because she speaks the native tongue of ''her'' people. They had been visited many ''many'' years ago by [[spoiler:Aari and Grimalken]], and their priests had miraculously picked up the language in a single visit.

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* SacredLanguage: One planet considers Acorna a god because she speaks the native tongue of ''her'' people. They had been visited many ''many'' years ago by [[spoiler:Aari and Grimalken]], Grimalkin]], and their priests had miraculously picked up the language in a single visit.


* HumansAreWarriors: The Khleevi learnt the hard way at the end of ''Acorna's Quest''. They were shocked to find a species which actually fought back when attacked, and resolved to stay away from humanity.

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* HumansAreWarriors: The Khleevi learnt the hard way at the end of ''Acorna's Quest''. They were shocked to find a species which that actually fought back when attacked, and resolved to stay away from humanity.


* EmotionEater: The Khleevi (especially their offspring.) feed on the pain and fear they cause their victims. The Linyaari due to their pacifist nature, empathic ability and rapid healing are considered a delicacy.

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* EmotionEater: The Khleevi (especially their offspring.) offspring) feed on the pain and fear they cause their victims. victims, hence the torturing them to death. The Linyaari Linyaari, due to their pacifist nature, empathic ability and rapid healing healing, are considered a delicacy.


* {{Precursors}}: The Ancestral Friends, who called themselves the Hosts, are the precursors of the Linyaari, Makahomian Temple Cats and probably many other races through a combination of [[{{ShapeShifting}} Shapeshifting]], genetic engineering and BoldlyComing.

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** The Ancestral Friends claimed to be this, which is where the Linyaari got it from (not from the unicorns, who were quite happy to use their horns to defend themselves), but had a more BlueAndOrangeMorality definition of violence.
* {{Precursors}}: The Ancestral Friends, who called themselves the Hosts, are the precursors of the Linyaari, Makahomian Temple Cats Cats, and probably many other races through a combination of [[{{ShapeShifting}} Shapeshifting]], genetic engineering and BoldlyComing.


* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Acorna's name is unpronounceable in Linyaari, the nearest equivalent is Khornya which incidentally means "One Horn" in Linyaari. Needless to say, many are amused and bemused by her name.

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Acorna's name is unpronounceable in Linyaari, the nearest equivalent is Khornya Khornya, which incidentally means "One Horn" in Linyaari. Needless to say, many are amused and bemused by her name.


* MysticalWhiteHair: Acorna has white hair and is a human-unicorn hybrid, with healing and other magical powers through her horn, though the whiteness of her hair stems for her people's tendency to go white after spending large amounts of time in space.

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* MysticalWhiteHair: Acorna has white hair and is a human-unicorn humanoid-unicorn hybrid, with healing and other magical powers through her horn, though the whiteness of her hair stems for her people's tendency to go white after spending large amounts of time in space.



* ScienceFantasy: Played with. Acorna looks like a "unicorn girl", complete with a horn on her forehead, unearthly beauty, and the power to purify water and air. Except she's not exactly magical: she's an alien, and the setting is basic science fiction with spaceships and interplanetary travel. Then it is revealed that her species is genetically-engineered by aliens who combined their own DNA with that of unicorns they rescued from Earth.

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* ScienceFantasy: Played with. Acorna looks like a "unicorn girl", complete with a horn on her forehead, unearthly beauty, and the power to purify water and air. Except she's not exactly magical: she's an alien, and the setting is basic science fiction with spaceships and interplanetary travel. Then it is revealed that her species is genetically-engineered was genetically engineered by aliens who combined their own DNA with that of unicorns they rescued from Earth.


* {{Ultraterrestrials}}: Acorna is a member of a humanoid race of unicorns, descended from more traditional equine unicorns and the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens who rescued them from being hunted to extinction on Earth in the middle ages.

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* {{Ultraterrestrials}}: Acorna is a member of a humanoid race of unicorns, descended from more traditional equine unicorns and the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s who rescued them from being hunted to extinction on Earth in the middle ages.


* ISOStandardHumanSpaceship: The Linyaari are baffled by the uniform, uncolored nature of human starships. On the flip side, humans find the colors on Linyaari craft loud and garish.



* ISOStandardHumanSpaceship: The Linyaari are baffled by the uniform, uncolored nature of human starships. On the flip side, humans find the colors on Linyaari craft loud and garish.

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* ISOStandardHumanSpaceship: The Linyaari are baffled by ItMustBeMine: In the uniform, uncolored nature first book, Hafiz Harakamian sought to add Acorna to his collection of human starships. On rarities as the flip side, humans find the colors on Linyaari craft loud and garish.crown jewel. A desire with quickly disappeared once he learned she wasn't some sort of mutant, but a lost member of an space-faring race.


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* OldRetainer: Aminah, for Tapha.

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* ComputerVoice: Ship's computers speak with a female voice by default. A male character who spends long stretches of time with no one but his cat and his ship's computer changed its voice from the default, because apparently hearing a female voice made him stop at whorehouses too often.


* IKissYourHand: In the first book, Baron Manjari makes a point of actually kissing Acorna's hand at her social debut instead of miming it as expected. [[spoiler:He's just dosed her with a contact poison applied to his lips (he wipes them clean immediately afterward and [[CarryingTheAntidote takes the antidote]], claiming it's his daily medication). Too bad he didn't know about Acorna's ability to neutralize toxins]].



* MysticalWhiteHair: Acorna has white hair and is a human-unicorn hybrid, with healing and other magical powers through her horn, though the whiteness of her hair stems for her people's tendency to go white after spending large amounts of time in space.



* SacredLanguage: One planet considers Acorna a god because she speaks the native tongue of ''her'' people. They had been visited many ''many'' years ago by [[spoiler:Aari and Grimalken]], and their priests had miraculously picked up the language in a single visit.
* ScienceFantasy: Played with. Acorna looks like a "unicorn girl", complete with a horn on her forehead, unearthly beauty, and the power to purify water and air. Except she's not exactly magical: she's an alien, and the setting is basic science fiction with spaceships and interplanetary travel. Then it is revealed that her species is genetically-engineered by aliens who combined their own DNA with that of unicorns they rescued from Earth.



* {{Ultraterrestrials}}: Acorna is a member of a humanoid race of unicorns, descended from more traditional equine unicorns and the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens who rescued them from being hunted to extinction on Earth in the middle ages.



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