Star Wars' original trilogy saw Luke Skywalker train with Yoda to become a Jedi. But what if Leia Organa was in his shoes? She was the Skywalker Yoda preferred to train anyway. With her more patient and calm mind, I have no doubt she could have excelled. And art by Jennifer Aberin Johnson, via The Mary Sue, imagines an alternate universe where Luke and Leia swapped roles--both on the battlefield, so to speak, and in quieter moments. We are so here for it.
Leia taking Luke's hand and leading him to safety is only natural. She's the one who had to save their skins on the Death Star after all, even if she did discover an incredible smell along the way.
The above image is my favorite. Leia wielding the green lightsaber in Luke's black Return of the Jedi outfit? Be still my heart. She definitely could have brought Darth Vader back to the light, just like Luke.
The below illustration with Han Solo speaks for itself.
Aberin Johnson creates a lot of Star Wars fan art you must check out (including modern takes on trios from each of the trilogies, like this one with Obi-Wan, Padmé, and Anakin). You can see more of her work by following her on Instagram and checking her out on Tumblr. When you're ready to purchase prints, set coordinates for her Society6 shop.
In which scene would you most like to see Leia and Luke swapped? Share your pick in the comments.
Images: Jennifer Aberin Johnson
Amy Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Nerdist. She likes Star Wars a little. Follow her on Twitter.
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