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In Episode VI, Leia says she remembers her real mother singing to her when she was young. How is this possible? Padmé died on Polis Massa after giving birth in Episode III. Daigear 02:17, February 12, 2011 (UTC)
Noone knows what happened to Breha Organa. That hasn't been told. Leia is refering to her as her mother, or making stuff up. You decide. Ghostmaker 06:17, February 12, 2011 (UTC)
@ Ghostmaker Actually that wasn't really the question being asked. Leia said she remembered her 'real' mother (not Breha) singing to her when she was young after Luke asked Leia if she remembered her mother, her 'real' mother (not Breha). Watch Episode VI if you don't believe me. 18.104.22.168 15:03, February 12, 2011 (UTC)
Obviously Padmé was singing while she was still pregnant with them. Hey baby's can hear while still swimming in the womb.-Boba fett 32 16:56, February 12, 2011 (UTC)
Canonically, she is referring to Padme. Don't think about it too hard. NaruHinaTalk 17:29, February 12, 2011 (UTC)
If I may ask, where does this "singing" come into it? Is that in the novel or the french language version or something? Never heard that one before.
'Apparentley' Leia knew she was adopted, but I'm wondering what source puts Leia's recollection of Padme instead of Breha as her "real" mother? Breha's page would suggest otherwise. Maybe another page with suppositions put up as canon? However, as I said, Breha's fate is not known and Leia was actually raised by her aunts. Since Leia says her mother died when she "was very young", as opposed to 'giving birth'.. the logical conclusion is obvious. Remember Luke has "no memory of her". So why Leia and not Luke? Canonically, it's a very grey area. Logically? Not so much.
I recall there was much speculation about this before ROTS was released and how George Lucas would address it. Enter Breha Organa. Yet the truth remains ambiguous.
Diegar, you must realise that there is not a definitive answer for everything. This is a work of fiction obviously, so try not to get too absorbed in finding "facts" bud. Ghostmaker 01:03, February 13, 2011 (UTC)
The definitive answer is actually (throw retroactive logic out the window for a moment) that it was Padme. Seriously. That's G-canon and will not be changed. NaruHinaTalk 20:37, February 13, 2011 (UTC)
This topic has been debated ad nauseum . If there is a George Lucas quote, I'd sure like to see it. Leia's page is 'doctored' to suggest it was Padme, by suggesting Leia's recollection of her mother was revealed ""after"" Luke gave her the news. Not so. It was the first thing he asked her in the conversation. Bantha Cheese 02:06, February 14, 2011 (UTC)
Check Padme Amidala on wikipedia. George Lucas states that he wanted the children to have some kind of memory of her. So he threw that dialogue from Leia into Jedi. He just didn't tie it in very well. Actually it sucks how he handled that part of the story. But I can forgive him. Anonymous
*sigh* I have a strange feeling of déjà vu here... Check, for example, Leia's databank entry. It's Padmé she's remembering. Logical? Maybe not. Canon? Yes. I've heard there's a Lucas quote on the whole twins and their mother subject in Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays, but unfortunately I cannot confirm since I don't have access to the book in question. Tinwe(comlink) 14:33, February 17, 2011 (UTC)
The Annotated Screenplays quote to which Tinwe refers is this (note that the book was published way back in 1997 and the quote itself may be a little older than that): "The part that I never really developed is the death of Luke and Leia's mother. I had a backstory for her in earlier drafts, but it basically didn't survive. When I got to Jedi, I wanted one of the kids to have some kind of memory of her because she will be a key figure in the new episodes I'm writing. But I really debated on whether or not Leia should remember her." (page 291) Master Jonathan(Council Chambers) Friday, February 18, 2011, 01:22 UTC
That's funny... GL was debating with himself on this..LMAO!