Leia Organa was the hidden biological daughter of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala, younger twin sister of Luke Skywalker, and the adoptive daughter of Senator Bail Organa and the Princess of Alderaan.
Leia was the biological daughter of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala. Following the death of her mother after birth, Senator Organa adopted Leia and became the princess of Alderaan, while her unknown twin brother (named Luke Skywalker) was sent to live with their aunt and uncle on Tatooine.
A Princess on Lothal
Leia was serving as her father's aide in the Imperial Senate and in the rebellion. After the Battle on Garel, she devised a plan to give the rebels three Hammerhead corvettes, ostensibly by going on a relief mission on Lothal where the rebels would apparently steal the ships. She was greeted by Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger, who were respectively disguised as a stormtrooper and an Imperial cadet, as well as Lieutenant Yogar Lyste, who unwittingly foiled her plan by placing gravity locks on the ships, and ordered two AT-ATs to guard them.
Leia requested she use Lyste's shuttle, and she flew with Kanan and Ezra to former governor Ryder Azadi's hideout. However, they found stormtroopers had apprehended Ryder. The Ghost appeared and opened fire: Kanan, Ezra and Leia feigned being taken hostage by Ryder and the crew. On board, Leia bonded with Ezra after learning he had recently lost his parents, assuaging his fears the rebellion might not be worth fighting. They then resolved to find a way to steal the corvettes.
Still disguised, Kanan and Ezra used the Phantom to escort Leia back to the depot, distracting a surprised Lyste while Ryder, Sabine Wren and C1-10P disabled the gravity locks and commandeered the ships. During the ensuing firefight, she saw Kanan use his lightsaber to down an AT-AT, and Ezra use telekinesis to disarm a pair of stormtroopers, which gave her the opportunity to grab one of the rifles and use it against the troopers. When Ezra boarded the last corvette, she ordered him to make it appear they were struggling and stun her. When Lyste came to her aid, she berated him for his failure, and requested a shuttle home.
- She is voiced by Julie Dolan. She was portrayed by Carrie Fisher in the feature films, who died of heart failure on December 27, 2016.
- Julie Dolan is also known for portraying the voice of Princess Leia in Disney INFINITY, Star Wars: Uprising, and Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- At the time of Star Wars Rebels, she is around fifteen-years-old. Leia was born 2 days after Ezra Bridger and the formation of the Empire. Pablo Hidalgo explained this at length in the Rebels Recon episode for the Season Two premiere. Ezra turned fifteen years old in the middle of Season One, which would make him and Leia around fifteen at the time of her introduction in the middle of Season Two.
- Leia's outfit design is based on early concept made by Ralph McQuarrie in 1976.
- It was announced that Leia's introduction in "A Princess on Lothal" will also be her only appearance in Season 2. Similarly, other major characters from the films such as Bail Organa or Lando Calrissian have appeared infrequently in the series.
- "A Princess on Lothal" (First appearance)