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When did Leia show more grief?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by PrincessLeiaCB3, Jan 25, 2016.

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When did Leia show more grief?

  1. ANH - When Alderaan was destroyed

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  2. ESB - When Han was frozen in carbonite

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  3. ROTJ - After finding out Luke is her brother and Vader her father

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  4. TFA - When Han's dead

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  1. PrincessLeiaCB3

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    Just for fun... I was watching "The Empire Strikes Back" again and it got me thinking about that (how people say Leia did not show that much of emotion when Alderaan was destroyed in ANH).

    In all the movies, when do you think Leia seemed more grieved?
     
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    Yeah Leia didn't get sad exactly but she was DEFINITELY pissed off .
     
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    i'm surprised by people who say she didn't show grief for Han's death. she was pretty dang upset over Alderaan and when Han got put in carbonite, but she was never floored like in TFA. she's a tough woman who doesn't wear her emotions on her sleeve. so to see her sort of crumple into herself was pretty powerful for me.
     
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    They sort of of give her Sith in the comics for it, too .
     
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    I'd have to go with Han's death.
    She may not have had some huge outburst of emotion... but her grief lasted longer and had a bigger impact on her than any other moment in the saga.
    Go watch the bit when C-3PO interrupts her with news about Luke, and tell me Leia wasn't grieving.
     
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    Ya know, having experienced grief in a few different forms its difficult to judge her for not showing outward emotion in that moment.

    Its not exactly the same as seeing someone shot. She saw a planet explode.. Not the faces. Granted she knew a great number of people on the planet. But grief can sometimes take a while to manifest. What she showed on the bridge was shock and awe.

    Then she's thrust into captivity and suddenly saved by the dream team. She hadn't yet had the opportunity to process the complex emotions that were hiding just below the surface.

    But to answer the original question, I think she showed a more outward expression of grief when Han died.
     
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    This is the thing that people who complain about Leia's lack of emotion need to understand.

    If she was actually there, like Rey and Finn, i'm sure she would have had that dramatic reaction that people seem to want to see from her.
    But she didn't.
    It was just a feeling. A feeling of loss, of emptiness. She FELT that Han had died, and deep down knew it to be true.
    It's not like the force, in her mind, showed her a video recording sent from a Star Killer base security camera via Bluetooth, showing her what happened.
     
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    It was akin to Yoda feeling Order 66 in ROTS and Obi-Wan Kenobi feeling Alderaan in ANH .
     
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    And I am totally there with you, I don't get why people gives her a hard time about not reacting lost in grief when Alderaan was destroyed. I was reading the junior novel of "A New Hope" and the description of her going through the grief of losing everything she had for the Rebellion is quite touching. And how she chooses to stand up is rally motivating ("all she was left with was her heart, a star that they could not destroy..")
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    "The Ice Princess" lol.
     
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    She was also able to let it go .
     
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    I haven't seen those criticisms of Leia that suggest she wasn't heartbroken enough over the destruction of Alderaan. But just to add a thought to the conversation, most people will not have read that YA novel. Personally, I'm not thrown by her reaction to Alderaan but I've also never read the novel. So there's no way for me, and others, to understand the depth the novel gives to it.
     
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    What's "YA" ?
     
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    Young adult.
     
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    i honestly woke up thinking about this (Star Wars has taken over my life):

    we've touched on Leia's grief for Han's death, but i think the scene in TFA has the additional weight of the realization that:
    1. Han failed to turn Ben, so her son ain't coming home.
    2. Ben's refusal to come home means he's going to be out there continuing to kill people and be generally awful.
    3. Ben may have to be killed as a necessity of war.
    i don't doubt she still believes there's good in him, but the hope of saving him has probably diminished in her eyes.
     
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    No worries, we're on the same channel lol.

    Agree with what you've said.

    Despite the criticism about her reaction to grief, I reckon Leia is the most tragic character of the saga.
     
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    Lol, finding out that Luke was her brother did not shock her, she seems to like it. Even though that kiss..........

    Alderaan: she was just "No!", but then was "mwehhhhh I go back to sleep on this metal bench in my cell"

    Han frozen in carbonite was a moment. But then there was also relief when she finds out Han survived the freezing process and is in perfect hibernation.

    Han's death really upsets her. That scene where she collapses is by the way very similar to Yoda's collapse on Kashyyyk when he feels the sudden effects of order 66 through the Force.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The Disney Channel ?
     
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    This is what I think it goes through her mind:

    1) Cool! I have a brother. And it's my buddy Luke! Wait...
    2) I kissed my brother. Crap.
    3) So that means I'm Vader's daughter. Whaaat?
     
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    lol.....or she remembers the PG scenes we didn't see in the movie. She was a long time with Luke before Empire Strikes Back and even more before Return of the Jedi. She did seem to like him. :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Unfortunately the movie does not show what happens with the Princess right after Alderaan is destroyed - next we see is Obi-Wan feeling the disturbance in the Force - and then Leia at her cell when Luke finds her. But the book digs into it. She tells Vader and Tarkin "And you call yourselves human??" and then she is taken back to her cell where at first she breaks in tears but then she decides to gather all her strength to keep in the fight.
     
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