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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (3)

Publication Date: June 03, 2016

Chapter: Rose-Colored Comics

You've probably heard of Mara Jade. She was the Emperor's Hand, his own personal spy, and one of the first notable characters to use the Force but NOT identify as a Jedi or Sith. After ROTJ, she became a smuggler, but still had the Emperor's voice in her head, compelling her to murder Luke. Sheev was kind of a dick, y'all.

Eventually, Mara got over it and married Luke, had a kid, then got fridged so Luke could be sad about it. God, the EU really went off the rails there after a while. Anyway, Mara Jade, in her original incarnation, was pretty great. She was a badass tweener with a sneer and a lightsaber, and I hope that this version of her comes back in some form in the new canon. In the meantime, I guess I'll just keep drawing dumb comics about her.

Author: Timothy Zahn • Year: 1991 • Info: Wikipedia

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