This was an ambassador with the ability to use words and negotiations to shift the political tides of an entire galaxy. As a revolutionary, she inspired the rebels to act against a much more powerful Empire, and succeed. She became a general, was sensitive to the Force, and later trained to be a Jedi Knight like her brother Luke Skywalker.*
Just as Fisher, who died on Tuesday, was a master of so many endeavors ― acting, writing, producing to name a few ― Leia Organa Solo did just about everything, and well.
Here are some important aspects of Leia’s character in the “Star Wars” universe, made possible by Fisher’s indomitable spirit.
(*This was part of the extended universe, and while no longer canon, it’s still very relevant to me and many other fans.)