After Order 66
|Chronological and political information|
- "The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And...my sister has it."
- ―Luke Skywalker
Leia Organa, a Human female was the daughter of fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and senator Padmé Amidala. Her mother died in labor and her father, the now-Sith Lord Darth Vader, thought Leia and her twin brother Luke Skywalker to be dead, and so Leia was taken to Alderaan to be raised by Bail Organa and his wife.
Raised by her father, a senator, Organa eventually became an Imperial senator, only to join the Rebel Alliance, becoming a key member in the movement. After the rebels managed to steal the plans of the Death Star, an Imperial space station capable of destroying planets, Organa attempted to flee with the plans from Imperial forces, but she was captured over Tatooine, but not before transmitting the plans to Jedi Master Ben Kenobi. Threatening to destroy her homeworld, Wilhuff Tarkin, commander of the Death Star, tried to force Organa to disclose the location of the rebel base, but even as she provided a fake location, Tarkin ordered Alderaan destroyed. Before the Empire could track the real rebel base, however, Organa was rescued by Kenobi, Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, and the group escaped the Death Star, only to have the Imperials track them to Yavin 4, site of the base. Organa later witnessed the destruction of the Death Star at the hands of Skywalker.
Later on, Organa was present on Echo Base on the planet Hoth, a major rebel hideout, when it was discovered by the Empire. Engaging in a ground battle, the rebel forces were overrun and Organa fled the base together with Solo and Chewbacca. The group narrowly avoided capture by fleeing into an asteroid field and set course for Cloud City on Bespin, run by Lando Calrissian, an acquaintance of Solo. However, Calrissian had made a deal with the Empire, and the group was captured soon after arriving. Witnessing the freezing of Solo in carbonite, Organa and Solo proclaimed their love for each other. Soon after, Calrissian liberated Organa and Chewbacca, and the trio fled Cloud City. As they departed, Organa sensed the presence of her brother, who had arrived on Bespin and lost his arm in a duel with Darth Vader, and the trio returned to pick up Skywalker. Narrowly escaping Imperial forces in Orbit, the group rendezvoused with the Rebel fleet.
With the help of her friends, Organa aided in Solo's rescue from Jabba, and Organa herself killed the Hutt. They returned to the Alliance in time to join the Battle of Endor, where Organa fought alongside Solo and Chewbacca on Endor to destroy the shield generator protecting the Death Star II. During the campaign, Organa learned that Vader was her father, and Skywalker her brother. Due to their successful efforts on the ground, the Alliance fleet destroyed the Death Star, while Skywalker redeemed their father—who, in turn, destroyed the Emperor, bringing victory to the Rebel Alliance.
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars comic
- Star Wars: Princess Leia
- Star Wars: Commander (Appears in hologram)
- Heir to the Jedi (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars Episode VII