Day 60 – Mara Jade

Mara Jade

Mara Jade, one of the most well-known and important characters in stories now considered Legends, has been an assassin, a smuggler, and a Jedi Knight. She worked for Emperor Palpatine, she married Luke Skywalker, and she and Luke had a son named Ben (yes, Ben).

Mara Jade debuted in the Timothy Zahn novel Heir to the Empire. She appeared numerous comics and books including books in the following series: The New Jedi Order, Dark Nest, Legacy of the Force, and Fate of the Jedi. (See her Wookieepedia page for a good list of all of her appearances.)

If you’re looking for a brief history of her character this video from Star Wars Minute is for you.

Comic Vine has a good visual list of comics Mara Jade appeared in.

For a bit of reading material, you can check out this article from Comicsverse or this article from Tricia Barr at FANgirl.

Mara Jade won a fan’s choice action figure poll in 2011. Here’s her Black Series figure.

And because I really like this You Tuber’s Scottish accent, here’s another video about the life of Mara Jade.

 

 

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