How did Leia know Obiwan was alive? The Jedi were driven to extinction. Yoda and Obiwan went into hiding. Luke and Leia were seperated at birth. Leia makes the statement in ANH that "Long ago you fought with my father in the Clone Wars..." She only sees him die at the hands of DV on the DS, so she really never even talked to him in person. So, how did she even know he was alive this whole time since he was in seclusion? Dagsy edit: This forum does not allow spoilers in any way at all. Please do not post any possible spoilers. I've removed the one part of the post that *might be* a spoiler (I'm spoiler free, so I cant know for sure).