Speculation Should Leia be a Jedi or Politician in the ST?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Team Padme, Nov 3, 2012.

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Should Leia be a Jedi in the ST?

Yes 131 vote(s) 57.5%
No 55 vote(s) 24.1%
Unsure 16 vote(s) 7.0%
Maybe 26 vote(s) 11.4%
  1. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    Nov 9, 2012
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    No. I think it's fine if she is "Force sensitive" or something but I think her role will be matriarchal/political -- mother to some Solo kidss and mother to a fledgling New republic. My guess is she could even be Supreme Chancellor.
  2. Sara_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Sep 21, 2000
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    I would love to see Leia as a Jedi in the next film for continuance from RotJ. Yoda made a big deal out of telling Luke that there was another Skywalker, and Obi-Wan continued his story, so to speak, after Yoda died. I just don't think it would make sense if Leia wasn't a Jedi 35 plus years later from the last time we saw her. I don't see her being really involved with it though. She'd likely leave the Jedi side of things to Luke.
  3. bluemilkcheesypuffs77 Jedi Master

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    Nov 5, 2012
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    I do like chicks that smoke....
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  4. ender2k Force Ghost

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    I kind of think the best role for her at this point is sort of as a semi-retired political "matriarch" who wields a ton of influence but isn't directly involved in day-to-day governance. Give her a lightsaber and some Force powers, maybe have her foil a theft or assassination attempt at her palace to show that she received training at one point, but I don't need to see her kicking butt. I'd rather the movies focus on her kids.
    Last edited by ender2k, Nov 11, 2012
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  5. lavjoricso Force Ghost

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    May 25, 2001
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    I would like to see her as a Jedi... but as a more thoughful, philosophical Jedi like Master Yoda in the Original Trilogy. If there is one thing i really don't want to see, it's a cgi heavy Carrie Fisher doing somersaults and backflips like Christopher Lee in the prequels. If they can "keep it real" then i'm all for it.
  6. EviL_eLF Force Ghost

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    Mar 16, 2003
    star 4
    Keep her in a chair at the Jedi council, or have her as a hologram in a com link scenario.
  7. FloydB1Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Jun 13, 2002
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    Speaking of out of Left Field, to the SW universe so was Luke's Transition to become a Jedi, if he can be a believable Jedi, so can she.
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  8. Golden Jedi Knight Jedi Master

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    Nov 2, 2012
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    I want to see Leia fight with a lightsaber!
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  9. Ichor_Razor Force Ghost

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    Nov 6, 2004
    star 2
    Possibly, but still kinda unsure as well.
  10. Legacy Jedi Endordude Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 9, 2012
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    Being that luke said something about her discovering the force int ROTJ, YES!
  11. JoeyArnold Jedi Knight

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    Nov 7, 2012
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    Vader told Luke in Return of the Jedi that his sister would turn to the dark side. Leia does seem to be more like her father than Luke in a bad way of questioning which side is the good side and which side is the bad side. Anakin (Vader) questioned it in the Revenge of the Sith & I feel that Leia questions authority too, since she was a member of the Rebel Alliance.

    Leia may get pulled to the dark side by a secret apprentice of Vader or of the Emperor or both, & maybe Leia will secretly pretend to be good & then secretly have the spirit of the Emperor or some ancient sith inside of her in order to bring down the New Republic by totally perverting & destroying the New Jedi Order from the inside out.

    Leia would pretend to be a Jedi Master & secretly be a Sith.
    Last edited by JoeyArnold, Nov 13, 2012
  12. Darth Whatever Jedi Master

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    Oct 31, 2012
    Vader never said she WOULD turn. Here's the quote:

    "So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her, too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side... then perhaps she will... ".

    I also don't remember seeing anything that made me believe she questioned good from bad. She's fighting the "bad guys" throughout the whole OT.
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  13. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Jul 2, 2004
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    Me too!
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  14. JoeyArnold Jedi Knight

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    Nov 7, 2012
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    It was an excellent threat that may happen.
  15. TtheForceHurts Force Ghost

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    Jan 28, 2010
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    I would like to see her as the Jedi Ambassador in the Senate.
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  16. agentkrycek Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 4, 2012
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    I think this is the most logical choice if she were to still have a political role. The Jedi never had a representative in the Senate during the prequel era. It was always them doing their thing while the Republic did theirs. Having a Jedi Ambassador does create a bit more unity between the two parties, and it seems a more appropriate role for her than Supreme Chancellor does. They should leave that position to Lando.
  17. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    Leia is a superb liar and would theoretically make a very scary Sith. I totally believe she could pretend to be on the side of the good guys for decades while secretly destroying them. On the other hand she has no motivations whatsoever to become a Sith. Something really big would have to happen to break her spirit.

    Therefore, she should be a Jedi in the ST. Not the kind who does backflips and uses a lightsaber every five minutes but rather the more thoughtful and wise Jedi master.
  18. Big Bad Yoda Daddy Force Ghost

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    Mar 8, 2000
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    Here's how we're going to see Leia as a Jedi:

    Leia's kid: Hey Frankie, I wanna show you something.
    Frankie: What?
    Leia's kid: I know where my mom keeps her lightsaber.
    Frankie: Cool!

    Leia's kid shows it to Frankie, accidentally ignites it, Frankie dies, PSA ensues. "If you have a lightsaber, make sure to keep it out of the reach of children, or this could be your story." Leia has a lightsaber control bill named after her in the senate.
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  19. Darth Claire Force Ghost

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    Dec 21, 2012
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    I'm having a hard time seeing Carrie Fisher fighting with a lightsaber UNLESS its body/stunt double *. I just dont see her wanting to do any intense "bad ass" action scenes that we SHOULD have seen Leia do 30 years ago *IMO some of fans ideas regarding the OT3 work better 30 years ago than they do now. Just my opinion* . BUT if she wants to be a more mentor-like who doesn't do any heavy fighting then sure. But I see her more of a politician who just uses the force a little bit.
  20. Storybound Jedi Master

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    Jun 1, 2013
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    I agree with all the people who say she should be a force sensitive politician. That justs seems like more Leia's thing. But really, I guess if she was a Jedi it wouldn't so bad. Just leave all the flipping to the new cast.:p
  21. Darth Archimage Jedi Grand Master

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    May 28, 2013
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    I'm not as strong in my EU knowledge as I would like, has a Jedi Master ever been Chancellor / Leader of the Political affiliation?
    I've love to see Leia as both.
  22. WatTamborWoo Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 22, 2011
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    A really interesting question. It would be logical since she has found out she is from the Skywalker family and obviously would be strong in the force. If she is a Jedi what kind of role would she have?
    I think this will depend on what role the Jedi will have in the ST trilogy. In the PT they are peace keepers (albeit manipulated into soldiers). There role in teh ST will depend on how many there are and what they expect to be doing.
    Lots of questions to be explored in this new era of SW!
  23. leiamoody Force Ghost

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    Nov 8, 2005
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    I just never imagined Leia wanting to become a Jedi. Even though she is Force sensitive and the other half of the Skywalker offspring, I don't think she would feel inclined to take that sensitivity and turn it into an active role within the Jedi Order. Her strengths are political, and she would use her sensitivity as another asset in negotiations most likely.
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  24. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 4, 2012
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    Why would you want to be a Jedi when you could be a politician with the authority to slag continents?

    It might just be me, but I've always been a bit annoyed by the idea that Leia, as a politician, was a demure yet confident diplomat who wishes only for peace and compromise. I hope the ST portrays her more of an uncompromising, anti-tyranny hardass that a former freedom fighter ought to turn into.
  25. EHT Manager: New Films

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    That's hot.

    Well said, this is my take on it too.