Luke/Leia

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Pairing
Pairing: Luke Skywalker/Leia Organa
Alternative name(s): L/L
Gender category: Het, Incest, Twincest
Fandom: Star Wars
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Luke/Leia is the pairing of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa from the Star Wars films.

It became twincest in 1983 after the movie The Return of the Jedi revealed that Luke and Leia were brother and sister.

Fandom

Even before the revelation that Leia and Luke were related, there were few fanworks with this pairing. The main pairing for Leia was Han Solo, and Luke was paired (if he was paired at all) with original characters. This lack of a love life for Luke Skywalker in the early days was just one of the many driving factors of The Church of Ford.

But even after 1983, the pairing did not have a lot of traction. A fan in 2010 said:
"Yeah, there's very little L/L fic out there. I dunno if people are grossed out, censoring themselves (which I clearly never do), or are just not into it. I hardly ever find any."[1]

A Bit of Canon

The pro novel Splinter of the Mind's Eye was published in February 1978. Many fans consider the book poorly written and full of plot holes and terrible characterizations. Official Star Wars canon spokespersons have since downgraded the book to "secondary canon" due to its content and state of being jossed by numerous things, including a romantic relationship between Luke/Leia.

Fanworks

Pre-1983 Fanfiction

  • Kinmeet by Susan Matthews (In this story, Luke and Leia are coupled up, Han and Luke become adopted brothers.) (1979)
from "I Will Wait for You" by Pat Gonzales, the artist is Larry Blake, from Pegasus (1979)

Post-1983 Fanfiction

Meta & Further Reading

Archives & Fannish Links

References

  1. ruckuskitten at Luke/Leia Please?. December 30 2011. (Accessed on June 19, 2016.)