Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Character of the Week: Princess Leia Organa
So, she ends up having to rescue her new love, who has been frozen in carbonite and taken away by Boba Fett. Unfortanately, her plan backfires and she gets enslaved by Jabba the Hutt. While Han and Luke are making their escape, she makes her own by killing Jabba with her chain. So, eventually she finds out that Luke is her brother and she assists in blowing up the second Death Star by helping to deactivate the shield around it, and eventually balance is restored to the galaxy by destroying the Empire.
I love Princess Leia because she is not your typical Princess character. She is smart and tough, and is pretty much the only person who actually shoots a storm trooper when they are escaping the Death Star. Even after the destruction of her home planet, she stays strong and focuses on what is important, destroying the Empire. Also, how many sci fi heroines get corny songs written about them?