"I'm a fighter. I've always been a fighter. The few times I have been a leisure, I've been miserable. I want challenges, I crave them." - Mara Jade Skywalker .
Continuing our Women’s History Month series, we bring Mara Jade Monday! As the wife of Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade is part of the non-canon Legends series. Throughout her life, she played various roles - as the Emperor’s Hand, a smuggler for chief Talon Karrde, and eventually a Jedi Master. Her last command from Palpatine was to execute Luke Skywalker, whom she was forced to work with multiple times. Mara Jade dedicated the rest of her life serving as a Jedi Master on the New Jedi Order. In her various roles, Mara Jade proved that she always put her best foot forward, was devoted and loyal to her cause, and had a calm and collected composure. Despite having a tough exterior, she was compassionate, and after marrying Luke Skywalker, she realized what his companionship and love offered her and allowed him past her defenses. .
Some of our members here at Alderaan Base costume as Mara Jade - Cathy C. (top left), Maya G. (top right), and Terry B. (bottom). Mara Jade is enlisted as a character for both the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion, as she was both part of the dark side and the light side.
I chose Mara because she represents both light and dark. And just because you begin life one way, it doesn’t mean you are forced to continue on that path. If you have the strength and will, you can break off and create your own destiny. She was sarcastic and funny and fell in love with Luke, but that never kept her from being a badass. - Cathy C.
I chose Mara because I saw myself in her. As a fiercely independent and strong woman, Mara always fights to prove herself. She craves challenges, all which I saw in myself. - Maya G.
Terry B. chose to do Mara Jade's Arica disguise because “it was a challenging costume for a character who was also a badass…” She also has completed versions of Mara Jade Skywalker and Black Nebula. Terry notes that “the Black Nebula costume was also another creative challenge that no one had done.”
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