Princess Leia, the crownless princess! We pay tribute to the incredible character and also the late Carrie Fisher! The iconic actress first brought the charactert to life, in Star Wars (1977). Currently, the younger adventures of Princess Leia are playing out in Obi Wan. She’s depcited by the wonderful Vivien Lyra Blair. You can read all about her in our review of the latest episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi Part IV.
Leia Organa, Anakin’s daughter
She has a brother, but she didn’t know . . .
Watching Alderaan put to the slaughter,
showed just how far that true evil will go
She knew that Obi-Wan would bring new hope,
and reaching him was vital to the cause;
The force gave her truly galactic scope,
and strength to those who bravely fought the wars
She led as General, not as royalty,
always commasnding with such awesome strength,
condicting herself so honorably,
always willing to go to any length
She is no mere damsel in distress,
Princess Leia, perfect crowless princess!
All words by Benjamin Francis Cassidy
Illustration by L. A. Cassidy
Princess Leia, Leiah Organ, or just Leia, is truly a great character. We hope to have captured some of her definig traits. It’s been great seeing the character develop, over the years, and continue to now. She deserves much more acknowledgement than merely being the sister of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). There’s plenty of mileage left to her story yet. Take care dear readers. See you all next Friday!