MARA JADE SKYWALKER ROCKS!!! Cool points Tallie, and Mara was punished with having no youth, with loving and caring parents,but the evil Emperator. She was stolen from her parents and coming in a hard cold Imperial palace with people like Vader, Tarkin in and out. Nah what a pleasure. Punishment ? After Mara joined luke, she has often helped the NR and Luke in several crisis situations. I think that Mara?s paying the price what every Force-sensitive people should do in that case. From VotF on Mara became and being a Jedi and should she serve the good and the NR all her lifetime now,at least that?s how JediMaster Luke Skywalker judged and the NR Government saw it. Even on her wedding appeared Mon Mothma and the Chief of state !! Would they gave Mara that honour if the NR didn?t agreed with Luke?s judgement?? I doubt it strongly. The question rising though why they judge Force ?sensitive people like Mara different, than non Force sensitive people! But this is the SW galaxy and obvious they have other law rules than here on Earth, but otherwise we don?t have Force sensitive people here! CURE MARA!!!