I know, Leia isn’t technically a Disney Princess. But here’s the thing… Leia is a part of the Star Wars universe, which is owned now by Disney. Leia is a princess. Ergo, Leia is a Disney Princess. Just because she isn’t a part of the official princess lineup, does not make her any less worthy of being called a Disney Princess?
If you’re unfamiliar with the story of Princess Leia, please let me know what rock you’ve been living under for the past 39 years. Leia’s story is one filled with action, adventure, civil war, outer space, and scruffy-looking nerfherders. You can catch her history by watching the Star Wars saga, beginning with 1977’s A New Hope.
When we first meet Leia, she is captured by Darth Vader, baddest man in the whole dang galaxy. But we quickly learn that Princess Leia is no damsel in distress. Sure, as the story goes, she’s the catalyst for getting Luke and Han to storm the Death Star to save her. But once they put a plan to break her out into motion, she quickly takes charge. She’s a high-ranking leader of the rebellion against the evil empire and, as we find out in later movies, a Force to be reckoned with. See what I did there?
Should You Date Her?
For the first time in this series of posts, I’m going to say yes. As mentioned above, she’s a high-ranking leader of the rebel Alliance which is instrumental in bringing down the First Galactic Empire. Sure, The Force Awakens tells us that the empire only fell to give way to the First Order, which may or may not be worse than Palpatine’s rule. But that has nothing to do with Leia’s leadership abilities.
Also, she managed to tame Han Solo, a notorious smuggler and a heartless scoundrel if ever there was one. And it works because they’re both equally arrogant about their feelings for one another. Whenever one says “I love you,” the other responds with, “I know.” Pretty bold.
Sure, she kissed her brother. Not a peck on the cheek. It was a full on lip lock. But there are several factors that you need to consider before writing her off as incestuous. For one thing, she only kissed Luke in an attempt at making Han jealous. It worked, by the way. Secondly, she had no idea that Luke was her twin brother at the time of the kiss. We had no idea that Luke was her twin brother at the time of the kiss. Heck, I’d be willing to bet real money that even George Lucas didn’t know that Luke was her twin brother at the time of the kiss. I know, there are die hard fans who will claim that Lucas had this whole thing figured out from word go. But those are the same optimistic fools that probably think the writers of Lost had the whole series planned out from pilot to finale. Yeah, right.
So, gentlemen, you could do a lot worse than Alderaan’s last princess. Who else could pull off a gold bikini while assassinating a giant slug gangster?