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    Leia Amidala-Skywalker
    "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."
    Gender: Female
    Type: Freedom-Fighting Princess
    Age: 10 (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
    19 (A New Hope)
    22 (The Empire Strikes Back)
    23 (Return of the Jedi)
    28 (The Mandalorian)
    53(The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi)
    54 (The Rise of Skywalker)
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Carrie Fisher
    Status: Deceased
    Media of origin: Star Wars

    Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan (born Leia Amidala-Skywalker; later Leia-Organa Solo; and commonly referred to as simply Princess Leia) (born 19 BBY on Polis Massa-dies 35 ABY on Ajan Kloss) is a heroine in the Star Wars franchise. She is the princess of her planet Alderaan, the daughter of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala, the sister of Luke Skywalker, the wife of Han Solo, and the mother of Kylo Ren.

    Why She Is Our Only Hope

    1. Within her first few minutes of screen time in A New Hope, she establishes herself as a strong, independent and active woman. As she had stolen the plans to the Death Star, hid them in R2-D2, fought back against the stormtroopers and had the courage to talk down Darth Vader himself. Now that's an awesome establishing character moment.
    2. She may be a homage to the "damsel in distress" role, but she plays with it, alters and tears it apart, with how bold, daring and courageous she is.
    3. The late Carrie Fisher does a great job portraying the rebellious princess.
    4. Her traits make her stand out from the various men in her life.
      • Luke's was initially into the adventure rather than a particular cause, which makes since considering he got bored on his moisture farm. Leia on the other hand was in it to save the galaxy from the Empire and its Death Star.
      • Han was in the journey for the money and wasn't very idealistic about saving the galaxy like Leia was.
    5. Even though she's a princess, she's not afraid to take matters into her on hands and risk what she has. An instance of this is shown when Tarkin threatens to destroy her home planet of Alderaan. She lied about the rebels' home base, knowing the Empire would find out and kill her. She was willing to sacrifice herself to save her people. That took courage.
    6. Her "cinnamon buns" have become an iconic hairstyle over the years.
    7. She and Han have a great chemistry between them. As Han is about to be frozen in carbonite, which he may not survive, she declares her love for him. He responds with the now iconic line "I know".
    8. In Return of the Jedi, during Han's rescue mission, she ends up wearing an outfit that consists of a metal bikini and a wispy 'skirt, after being made a slave by Jabba.
    9. She's had various amazing lines such as "Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy looking... Nerf herder!" in The Empire Strikes Back.
    10. She returns in the sequel trilogy, where she has matured into a shrewd and dignified leader, displaying more caution than she did in her youth.
    11. She made a surprise cameo in Rogue One, where she delivers the last line and perfectly sets the stage for A New Hope.
    12. Much like her mother Padmé Amidala, Leia is an example of a well-written strong heroine, unlike her successor.

    Bad Qualities

    1. Although she understandably hates her father and never forgave him in the new Canon. People say that Leia finding out of her father's past in the Legend community to be better as people think that Leia made the same mistake as her grandmother did.
    2. Leia's roles in The Last Jedi (as well as future installments of the Star Wars franchise) are severely reduced due to Carrie Fisher's death, meaning that the stories had to be reworked to minimize Leia's role and ultimately work her death into it.
      • Her appearance in Rogue One was CGI with deep fake body doubles.
      • Her overall role in The Rise of Skywalker was altered to accommodate the unused footage from The Force Awakens, so as to avoid any digital body doubles.


    • According to George Lucas, the sequel trilogy was originally would've centered around Leia and Anakin's grandchildren, who were in their 20s.


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