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DarkStar Star Wars Character Database: Princess Leia Organa

1 May 2023  |  Captain Rex

Leia Organa - The Fearless Rebel Leader

Leia Organa, portrayed by Carrie Fisher, is a central character in the Star Wars saga and a symbol of courage and leadership. Born as Leia Amidala Skywalker, she is the twin sister of Luke Skywalker and the daughter of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader). To protect her from the dark side of the Force, Leia was adopted by Alderaan's royal family, becoming the Princess of Alderaan and growing up under the guidance of her adoptive parents, Bail Organa and Breha Organa.

From a young age, Leia was dedicated to the fight against the oppressive Galactic Empire. As a member of the Imperial Senate, she used her diplomatic immunity to secretly aid the Rebel Alliance. Her involvement in the Rebellion escalated when she obtained the stolen Death Star plans, which ultimately led to her capture by Darth Vader. However, her bravery and determination never wavered, even in the face of torture and the destruction of her home planet, Alderaan.

Leia played a vital role in the Rebellion, contributing to the destruction of both Death Stars and the eventual defeat of the Empire. She later married Han Solo, with whom she had a son, Ben Solo. Tragically, Ben was seduced by the dark side, becoming Kylo Ren and causing a rift between Leia and Han. Despite her personal struggles, Leia continued to lead the Resistance against the First Order, providing inspiration and hope to those fighting for freedom.

Leia's connection to the Force was revealed later in her life, and though she chose not to become a Jedi, her innate abilities and strength of character made her a formidable force in her own right. Her legacy lives on through her brother, Luke Skywalker, and her protege, Rey, who continue the fight for justice and balance in the galaxy.

Appearances in Movies, TV Shows, and Books

Leia Organa has appeared in various Star Wars media, including:


  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

TV Shows:

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) [mentioned]
  • Star Wars Rebels (2014) [mentioned]

Miniature / Board Games:

Books (selected):

  • Leia, Princess of Alderaan (2017) by Claudia Gray
  • Star Wars: Bloodline (2016) by Claudia Gray
  • Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy (2015-2017) by Chuck Wendig
  • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy (1991-1993) by Timothy Zahn
  • Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series (1999-2003) by various authors
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