Queen Leia Organa holding Court Tony Ward, Fall 2015
What If… Alderaan wasn’t destroyed by the Death Star. Leia Organa ascended the throne a few months after the Battle of Endor…
Due Queen Leia Organa actions role within the Alliance, made Alderaan a powerful presence within Galaxy. Despite the young queen giving up her position as Senator after her coronation, Leia Organa continued to be a polit
Headcanons about the twins and their Nabooian heritage
they are never quite sure what to make of the
Naberries. They are happy to know that they have family left, that
Padme’s family survived the Empire, but they simply… do not speak
the same language (metaphorically, at least). The Naberries are an
old family, rich, rather conservative. They are nice, and they
believe in democracy and freedom like the twins do, but in a passive
way. They don’t leave the planet, are happy with the priviledges
they are living with. By contrast, the twins are active rebels, who
have been on the run from the Empire for years, who had all they had
(their families, their homes, their futures) taken away from them.
Luke and Leia could never look away the way the Naberries can, could
never passively stand by as innocents were harmed. This causes major
friction between them and the Naberries.
(Pooja is the exception to this. An old senate friend
of Leia’s, Pooja had served as an inoffical liason to the Alliance,
and as such is able to see Luke and Leia’s perspective more clearly.
They are always more comfortable with her than with the rest of the
they make a point to find out as much about Padme as
they can. Leia heard quite a bit about her growing up, both her
father and her teacher Sabe telling her stories about their old
friend every now and then, but Luke only knows what his aunt told
him about the rich offworlder that once accompanied his father home
neither of them is quite sure what to think of Padme,
of the senator fighting for democracy and freedom, who was
nontheless married to the mass murderer Vader. Especially Leia has
problems combining the hero senator she knows from stories with the
wife of the right hand of the Emperor
sometimes, they think of Padme as a victim of the dark
side, a tragic figure in the galaxies downfall. However, something
in them refuses to consider the young, bright woman in the holos as
just a victim
they know that Padme wasn’t evil like Anakin, simply
because Bail held her in high esteem and told Leia about her
they visit her grave together, holding hands and laying
down tokens of respect from their respective cultures. The pendant
shaped like a fish and the small phial filled with water seem out of
place next to all the flowers, but the twins want to honor their
mother in a way that means something to them
Leia visits Sabe’s family, too. Her teacher had been on
Alderaan when it exploded, but Sabe’s mother and sister are still
there, and they tell each other stories for a bit.
together, the twins visit the remaining handmaidens.
Unlike with the Naberries, the twins feel immediately at home with
this group, who basically adopts them as niece/nephew and tells them
many stories of Padme’s time as queen of Naboo
the twins are incedibly impressed at their mother
retaking her planet at age 14
neither Luke nor Leia are ever quite comfortable with
the traditionalism of the Nabooian culture in general and the child
the Naberries dislike Han. They try not to show it, and
tell everyone that they aren’t classists, really not, but
well, a former smuggler and their granddaughter/niece? That’s
just not how it’s done on Naboo, dear.
it’s part of the reason why the twins are always happy
when they get ot leave again
the twins love the planet, though. It has an incredibly
beautiful nature, and most towns and cities are quite pretty, too
quietly, the twins agree that if they ever were to take
on their mothers name, they would take the name Amidala instead of
The amount of people in the comments section on Youtube for the new Star Wars teaser going “OMG LEIA CAN USE FORCE?!?!?! WHAT IS THIS BETRAYAL. MAKE NO SENSE” make me want to jump-kick them in the face. Have you assholes SEEN Empire? She SENSES Luke in the Cloud City. Not to mention that the ‘another’ that Yoda and Obi-Wan discuss is Leia. If Luke was killed, or fell to the dark side, she was their last hope.
It’s not even an EU thing, or something from an obscure novel. IT’S IN THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY. COME ON, GUYS.