I thought this might be a good starting point for discussions and getting to know one another. My favorite is Mara Jade. Honestly, I'm not completely sure of all of the reasons--just that I like her. She's strong--either with or without relying on the Force. She was one of the first female characters to emerge in the SW universe. And she's a strawberry-blonde (that's what red-gold means according to Zahn, BTW ).