Leia (Skywalker) Organa is one of the center characters of the Original Star Wars Trilogy. If it hadn’t been for her capture by Darth Vadar, Luke would never have joined the Rebellion; meaning, he wouldn’t have been there to blow up the Death Star.
Considering the politics of this galaxy, there were many women senators, which Leia was one; and the youngest of any. Representing her planet and giving diplomatic speeches had given this young lady a strong toughness and knew how to speak well. She was used to have her orders carried out, and played to win.
Leia also trained with weapons and became a master with a blaster. Combining this with her strong personality of tough leadership, and you have one of the commanders of the Rebel Alliance.
Her relationship with Luke had always been a brother-sister interaction; how she must have felt to really be his sister must have been a large surprise.
And her romance with Han Solo, stretched out over three films, was on the refreshing side. A lot of romances feel weird and rushed when it’s crammed into one film, but stretching theirs into three really gave it a depth of first learning to respect each other, then be affectionate and then to at last love.
I heard a saying once comparing Leia to Rose of ‘Titanic’ and how Leia tops her. “Rose braves icy water to save her man. Leia braves Jabba the Hut.”
We follow her journey as she sends pleading messages for help . . .
getting her help…..her help for the rest of her future….
Finding love and then having it taken away from her….in a very painful way…
…learning family secrets…
And helping bring down the second death star.
“Governor Tarkin, I should have
expected to find you holding Vader’s
leash. I recognized your foul stench
when I was brought on board.”
“Aren’t you a little short to be a
“I’d just as soon kiss a Wookiee.”
“You don’t have to do this to
I love you!
“We have powerful friends. You’re gonna regret this…”
Courage and compassion. Sarcasm and sweetness.
Princess and Rebel.
Sister and ‘Sweetheart’.