Leia prepared to leave Aquilae. Biggs and Windy discovered this and informed their father, Kayos, about Leia's departure and urged him to say goodbye to her.
When the planet falls under attack by the Galactic Empire, Leia is rescued by young Jedi-Bendu Padawan Annikin Starkiller. At first, they don't get along and argue at first, but despite their harsh beginnings, they eventually fall in love.
After her father's death, she becomes the new queen of Aquilae.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The later story synopsis established her as Leia Antilles, the daughter of Bail Antilles from the peaceful world of Organa Major. In the fourth draft the names were turned around so that Leia Organa came instead from Alderaan. Interestingly, when George Lucas was writing background material for licensees in 1977, he wrote that she had several brothers, and that she was unaware whether her parents had escaped the destruction of her homeworld. No-one from the House of Organa, however, had reached the Rebels as yet.
- Instead of being 19 years old, like in the finished film, she was 14 years old, the same as as Queen Padme Amidala was in The Phantom Menace.