What if the Organas desired a son rather than a daughter and chose to raise Luke instead of Leia? Obi-Wan brings Leia to Tatooine to be raised by her aunt and uncle: Prince Luke Organa, and Leia Skywalker (or Lars) instead. Luke’s naturally impulsive and restless personality would make him a rare warrior on the peaceful Alderaan, with the influence and entitlement to (maybe) shift the sentiment of Alderaanians from non-violence to armed resistance against the Empire. As a Prince, Luke wouldn’t be as constrained by his upbringing as he was on Tatooine. Even if his fellow Alderaanians didn't want to take up arms, he would probably still act against the wishes of his parents (who want him to be a diplomat) and join the Rebellion. Leia would find that her extraordinary intuitiveness and natural empathy towards other living creatures separates her from her “hick” farm community. Owen and Beru would be even more protective of Leia than Luke, but I think Leia would sense strongly through the Force that someone else is watching her and looking out for her. She would run away from home and go searching for the strong feeling in the Force she can’t yet articulate but knows is there, and find Obi-Wan herself. What would be the storyline implications of this change? Would Luke be a part of the Rebel Alliance earlier, and a thorn in Vader and the Emperor’s side as a great pilot and renowned warrior before the events of ANH? Could he use his natural charisma, leadership and reputation to strengthen the Rebellion and destroy the Death Star well before the Battle of Yavin? I think Leia would persuade Obi-Wan to reveal more about the truth of her heritage than Obi-Wan may want to dish out. Obi-Wan would come around to thinking that Leia is emotionally mature enough to handle the information without his slanted "point of view", even about Vader as her father and the famous Luke Organa as her brother (I think she’s the emotionally strongest character in the SW universe: she was able to go on even after watching her home planet get annihilated in ANH remember). Also, what would be the implications of Leia being the first twin to handle a lightsaber and receive Jedi training? I think R2 and Chewie, both being hidden agents of the Rebellion (at least in my imagination, according to the famous theory), would bring 3P0 and Han into the mix in any case, so you don’t have to omit them. Could Han handle a Leia Skywalker who is partially a Jedi Knight when they first meet? Thoughts?