The ever-expanding Star Wars universe has continued to throw up many intriguing questions ever since its first chapter way back in 1977. While some might always remain unexplained, one particular puzzler regarding Princess Leia now appears to have been solved. Here’s a look at why the iconic character may have been able to remember her late mother despite the fact that Leia’s mom died giving birth to her.
“She was very beautiful. Kind but sad.” That’s how Princess Leia describes her mother Padmé while talking to brother Luke in the third Star Wars instalment, Return of the Jedi. This particular line appeared relatively innocuous at the time of the movie’s 1983 release but was later scrutinized by diehard fans.
In fact, Princess Leia’s distant recollections of her late mother initially seemed entirely plausible within the Star Wars canon. And that became even more true when James Khan published his novelization of the movie. In that book, the author revealed that Anakin was unaware that Padmé was carrying two of his children when he turned to the Dark Side.