33. Bail Organa
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Clone Wars
It’s not hard to nail what Bail’s best moment was. He took on the role that nobody in the Senate or on Coruscant wanted to do — be a true ally to the Jedi and to the ways of good. He adopted Leia, helped place Luke on Tatooine with Obi-Wan and saved Yoda during the Great Jedi Purge. Bail wasn’t a major character in the films, but he was one of the most important characters we ever met.
He didn’t have a whole bunch of bad moments, as being more vocal in his opposition of the Chancellor would have exposed him to harm. But had Bail started to rally the senate against Palpatine, we might have had a different out come to the prequel stories. Maybe this guilt is what helped Bail gather together the Rebellion as he felt possibly partially responsible for all that had happened.
Bail Organa isn’t a character that we instantly think of when someone brings up Star Wars, but it’s hard to deny the effect he had throughout the saga. He was the reason Leia grew up to be the woman she became in the original trilogy, he was a major driving force behind the creation of the Rebellion and more over he was an ally to the Jedi. How can you not like Bail?
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