With an insanely large Extended Universe (EU) that has been disavowed by Disney, I still am loyal to the EU’s finest character, Mara Jade. She is the ultimate redemption story. Raised to kill as a child, she grows up to be the Emperor’s Hand–the one who does his dirty work, that he TRUSTS to do his dirty work. And then she meets Luke Skywalker (because she was supposed to kill him) and the two realize their destinies are intertwined.

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