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I've noticed that Humans in the Star Wars universe tend to be long lived. I look at the cover art for novels, and Leia has aged considerably better than Carrie Fisher. I tried looking up in the "Human" and Humanoid" articles, but it doesn't mention a general life span. By the time of the beginning of the Legacy era, Luke, Leia, and Han are getting pretty old, but all we see of the effects of aging are gray temples and slightly lined faces. On top of that they still are pretty physically capable for people in their seventies, even after the considerable hard living they've had.
So are Humans in the GFFA longer lived? Even those without the Force are still pretty darn healthy galivanting around the galaxy in their 80s and 90s. Is there a source that states Humans lifespans?
--Ernesto1035 20:24, May 11, 2012 (UTC)
According to the Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition Core Rulebook, "a typical Human lives well into his or her 80s"; "rarely live beyond 100". Of course there are exceptions to this that we see in many sources. Now, in terms of cover art... that's just an artistic decision. Trak NarRamble on 05:27, May 12, 2012 (UTC)
To be fair, there's a very good reason that Leia has aged better than Carrie Fisher (and Luke better than Mark, etc.) Lucasfilm only owns the rights to the actors' appearances as they were in the last film they were in. So rather than take how the actors look now, they must take the old pictures, and age them. It's better for them to age them slowly, so that they remain recognizable. Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith-Just shy, not antisocial: You can talk to me!- 14:11, May 14, 2012 (UTC)
The recent novel Millennium Falcon featured the Aurora Medical Facility, which extended the lifespans of its various clients. I believe the novel stated that Humans generally live beyond 100. Menkooroo 02:02, May 15, 2012 (UTC)
There's also a bit of real science involved in this too. If you travel faster then the speed of light or close to it, time slows down so you don't really age as much. The Solo-Skywalker clan is almost always in space and flying the Falcon or the Shadow or on any other ship.