Star Wars Love: Mara Jade
When I finally found the 3.75 inch Mara Jade Black Series figure I’ve been hunting for, it was probably one of the best moments of my Star Wars lovin’ life. The figure is beautiful! It captures Mara Jade’s strength and femininity and looks really badass on my shelf.
Mara Jade was a character designed in the 1990s, and it’s really obvious when you look at her hairstyle. The figure did a really good job of capturing her look, and I couldn’t be more happy with it. Mara’s figure is small but incredibly detailed. It comes with her lightsaber, a blaster and another lightsaber. The second lightsaber is not extended, so without the colored part I’m assuming it’s Anakin’s blue one. That’s what it looks like to me, so correct me if I’m wrong, please.
If you don’t follow the expanded universe, I’ll fill you in. As Emperor Palpatine’s assassin, Mara Jade’s received a final command to kill Luke Skywalker. But after going rogue, she eventually married Luke Skywalker and had a son with him (jeez, Mara, that’s the exact opposite of what you were supposed to do–YOU HAD ONE JOB). She resists Jedi training at first but later becomes a Jedi master, and she took her niece, Jaina Solo, as her apprentice. Although Mara was a strong woman, and one badass bitch, she was later killed by Jacen Solo, her very own nephew.
In my opinion, she is one of the most important characters in the expanded universe. I’m actually heartbroken she won’t make it into Episode VII because the extended universe is not exactly canon. Mara Jade was one of three iconic females in the Star Wars universe (the other two being Queen Amidala and Princess Leia, obviously). I don’t think Star Wars is sexist in any way, but to be honest, Mara was a character that Star Wars truly needed.