Just like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, Leia Organa is one of the founding members of the Star Wars franchise, and thanks to Carrie Fisher's fiery portrayal of the princess, she's remained a beloved character ever since she bravely slipped the Death Star plans into R2-D2 in 1977.
The metal bikini, while meant to be humiliating, became a symbol of strength when Leia wore it to kill Jabba the Hutt with the very chains that bound her to him.
Instilled with the values of her adopted , Organa devoted her life to the restoration of by opposing regimes such as the and the.
Most fans feel Leia never forced anyone to do anything they didn't want to do, least of all Han Solo who chose to face Kylo Ren and not the Knights of Ren alone because he felt it was the only way to reach their son.
Due to her quick-thinking, the Death Star plans are hidden in R2-D2, allowing the Rebel Alliance to determine its weakness and strike the Empire when they least expect it.
Following her death on in , the Resistance the of the Darth Sidious's on , and inspired an across.