Discussion Would Leia move away from politics?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by KitsterAKABobaFett, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. KitsterAKABobaFett Force Ghost

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    A lot of people seem to be assuming Leia will serve some role in the New Republic, maybe because that's the way the EU portrayed her. But what if she has moved away from politics by the start of Ep VII? It would be an understandable move, especially if it's public knowledge that she was the daughter of Darth Vader.

    I personally hope she will have learned the ways of the Force, and she could actually fill the Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon mentor role of this first film in the trilogy. I think it would be cooler for Luke to be more the Yoda figure than Obi-Wan anyway, living in some remote location, to be sought out by aspiring Jedi.

    Thoughts?
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  2. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    I think anything is possible, we'll know when they make the movie. I don't believe they will think of themselves as handcuffed to anything in the EU at all, which to me is as it should be. I think the possibilities are wide open.

    I think the most natural thing stemming from the films would be that she would have entered Jedi training with Luke and that her focus would be on that entirely. It was after all Luke's final directive from Yoda to pass on what he has learned. It makes more sense to me than an involvement in politics.
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  3. bighairedaristocrat Jedi Knight

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    I agree. I stated a similar idea in another thread. As a practical matter, at the end of ROTJ, there are literally millions of people in the Star Wars universe who could have an active role in rebuilding the Republic and make up the Senate. Yet, there is only one other Jedi. Leia would be far more useful to the Republic if she worked alongside her brother to rebuild the Jedi Order. Unless the writers are lazy and just steal stupid ideas from the EU, i would expect that Leia would be a Jedi Master in the Sequel tirlogy. Shes daughter of Anakin Skywalker, the chosen one, who had the highest midichlorian count ever - it would be foolish of her to pursue any other course than becoming a Jedi.
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  4. KitsterAKABobaFett Force Ghost

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    I suppose that also begs the question, how will Han have spent his years after ROTJ if Leia was training to be a Jedi? That's assuming they stay together...
  5. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    Could she not be a Jedi AND a politician?
  6. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    My preference would be that she would be focused on building the Jedi order with her brother. I think that is an undertaking that requires total dedication.
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  7. Vastor Jedi Grand Master

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    She should be a jedi master nothing more, enough of the prinsess crap [face_peace]
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  8. V-2 Force Ghost

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    It would be foolish to become a Jedi if she didn't want to, as yet we have no idea.

    I'd hope she sticks to politics and becomes corrupted by it. Evil Leia would be a lot more interesting. :)
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  9. agentkrycek Jedi Grand Master

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    If it were a choice between the two - definitely Jedi Master. That was the direction her character was headed in ROTJ. There was absolutely nothing in the film to ever suggest she would even return to politics.

    If she were to take on both roles however, then I really hope Disney completely rewrites her EU history. The very idea that Leia becomes Chief of State in her early 30s and is essentially neglected to a supporting role in the background while Luke and Han are still in the spotlight going off on adventures - then out of the blue decides she wants to be a badass Jedi Master in her 60s when at this point in the story the next generation should be taking over - is ridiculous. It really needs to be the other way around. Jedi first, politician second. Establish that she started training immediantly after ROTJ and became a full fledged Jedi Master by her 40s latest. You don't waste a Skywalker by shoving her behind a desk.
  10. gregvader123 Jedi Master

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    I think it's a coin toss, because in earlier drafts of ROTJ, Leia and Luke's sister were two different characters. When Lucas decided to end Star Wars with Ep VI (in the early 80's) he merged the two characters to tie up loose ends. Leia was never intended to be Luke's sister and in an early ROTJ draft, she became Queen of what was left of her people and Luke went out on his own, to later find his sister somewhere on the other side of the galaxy in the ST.

    So now we have the Jedi (potential) and the politician as one character, and I'm curious how they are gonna pull it off, seeing as Leia will most likely be a supporting character in the ST.
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  11. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

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    I think we're so naturally trained to believe that Leia would definitely be a senator or politician because of what we've read in various EU stories...but I think as far as how movies work, it may actually end up working out better storywise if she was something more like a Jedi...I'm not saying it would not work if she's a senator, But I think many just naturally have a tendency to lean towards that option because of what we've read (and enjoyed) before, perhaps.
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  12. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    I just wonder how much of the story preparation is dependent on the abilities of the actors. It could be like Apocalypse Now all over again. In other words, is Carrie Fisher up to being the Jedi some people expect to see?
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  13. Jobertus Jedi Grand Master

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    At first Leia would be a politician involved in rebuilding the Republic and receive Jedi training from Luke on the side. At a certain point she would retire from active duty as a politician and become a Jedi. Her history in politics would complement her place as a Jedi Knight, most of what the Jedi are about is using diplomacy and Leia is already the perfect Jedi. Sometime later she would have the skills and experience as a Jedi to become a master. A Jedi isn't all about being able to kick someone's ***, she could if it came down to it, but she wouldn't go there unless someone forced her hand.
  14. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Force Ghost

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    Well, if the Prequels tell us anything, she wouldn't be allowed to be a Jedi and Senator. So it's safe to say she'll be a Jedi, and only a Jedi.
  15. Apophis_ Jedi Grand Master

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  16. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    And we know how well the old Jedi Order worked out...
  17. TrandoJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't think the Jedi Order in this New Republic/Galactic Alliance/Whatever-it-will-be-called will be like the Old Jedi Order and allow certain freedoms for new Jedi to survive.
  18. ForceJumpAnakin Jedi Grand Master

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    Leia: *waves cinnabon hair* There are no politics.
  19. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    Episode 7 will have Leia Organa Solo as the New Republic Chancellor. Mark it down, kids! Also the 2nd force-wielding chancellor in a generation, might cause a bit of a ruckus amongst the senate (assuming they fixed the place after Yoda and Sidious trashed the hell outta it.)