Star Wars. Because it’s okay to have just one woman in your universe.
By Jem Yoshioka
HEY. HEY GUYS.
I’m gonna fix this like right now.
Ahsoka Tano. Padawan to the Chosen One.
Aurra Sing. Badass bounty hunter extraordinaire.
Aayla Secura. Jedi Knight.
Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and her Padawan Barriss Offee.
Zam Wessel. Another awesome bounty hunter.
Sabine. Mandalorian rebel and artist.
Hera. Captain of the Ghost.
Duchess Satine Kryze. Leader of the Manadalorian System, which represents about 1,500 worlds.
Bo-Katan Kryze. Satine’s sister and second in command of Death Watch (a terrorist organization).
FREAKIN ASAJJ VENTRESS. Sith assassin and Nightsister.
Mother Talzin and a Nightsister. That’s right. A whole freakin CLAN of awesome warrior women!
Senator Riyo Chuchi. She’s an awesome diplomat.
Mother fuckin Master Shaak Ti. She’s one of the few that survives the Purge (Order 66).
Jedi Master Adi Gallia.
GRAND MASTER SATELE SHAN. Meaning, back in her day, she was the “Yoda” of the whole Jedi Order!
DARTH ZANNAH. She was apprentice to Darth Bane, who started the RULE OF TWO. A lineage that went all the way to Emperor Palpatine!
There’s also Ganodi
two Jedi younglings.
Let’s not forget Padme Amidala. Senator from Naboo. And also, the role model all politicians should look up to (no joke).
And much, much more!
There are a lot of awesome ladies in Star Wars. Just because you’re too ignorant to look beyond the original trilogy does NOT mean the entirety of the series is lacking in female roles… on a similar note though, I’m disappointed with the new Episode VII casting and their lack of ladies there.
Alright, reblogging this with more awesome ladies in honor of May the 4th.
Y’all want more awesome ladies representing in the Star Wars verse?
Well here ya go. lol
This is Steela Gerrera. She fought against the Separtists and for the freedom of her planet during the Clone Wars.
Don’t tell me y’all forgot about Sabe. She was Padme’s decoy and loyal bodyguard. She was a part of the Queen’s handmaidens who were much more than mere “servants”.
Queen Miraj Scintel man… she ruled an empire (of slavers unfortunately). But man oh man, talk about a woman who takes no shit. She was in Count Dooku’s face when he spoke out against her.
Darth Talon. Do I really need to expand? Look at her badass awesomeness.
This is the Daughter. A Force Wielder aka a Force GOD essentially. She’s also known as the Winged Goddess since she can turn into a majestic gryphon. She’s LITERALLY the embodiment of all light and goodness in the Force.
Mother f-ing Githany man! She was a member of the Brotherhood of Darkness and used a freakin LIGHTWHIP even though she had a lightsaber.
Queen Julia of Bardotta. She was not only the queen of her world, but also her people’s spiritual leader.
Rianna Saren used to be a slave… until she escaped and eventually became a Rebel Alliance hero! Also, prosthetic lekku, how neat is that?
I love this girl. Latts Razzi. She’s a bounty hunter with some wicked style. Let me tell ya…
Sy Snootles. Not your typical “pretty female” and she’s more than Jabba’s singer! She was also a part-time bounty hunter!
T’ra Saa. Man oh man is she and her people cool. Shape shifting plant beings?! And she’s a Jedi Master at that!
Sugi is a bounty hunter and mercenary. Bitches get shit done yo.
Maris Brood. She survived the Purge with her Master Shaak Ti. But after Shaak Ti’s deaths he went totaly dark side.
Let me tell you about Darth Traya! She was BLIND, but was awesome enough to use the force to telekinetically wield THREE lightsabers. You tell me that’s not awesome!
Oh god, Jedi Master Fay. If an elf from LotR was to be in Star Wars, SHE WOULD BE IT. She was super old, yet remained young and beautiful. She was so badass with her Force abilities that she didn’t even USE a lightsaber!
Last but not least, Mara Jade. Emperor’s Hand, smuggler, Jedi Master, and oh yea, eventual wife of Luke Skywalker!
This is not an exhaustive list. I just wanted to let people know on this special day the awesome ladies from Star Wars that get no love because everyone is too focused on the original trilogy due to nostalgia fever.
There are two very great points being brought up here. One, there are more women outside of the original trilogy. So those girls dressed as Leia could definitely dress up as one of the many female characters that have been mentioned above.
Two, there needs to be more women in Star Wars VII. And not as in “we need to add five females here.” NO. I mean, that those new male characters could have been female. Does the fact that they’re male identify or define their character? Probably not. All the more reason to have created them as female. That’s the point that people don’t get.
Lets not forget Jaina Solo, Tenel Ka, Alana Solo, and Mon Mothma!!!
Ok, so while there are two great points being brought up here (point one being “there’s way more popular Star Wars dude characters than there are lady characters!” and point two being “there are a lot of female characters in the Star Wars universe, they are just considerably less well known!”), I think the first point is not one that is not solved by the second point. As an avid Star Wars fan since childhood, I’ve had a lot of experience with Star Wars halloween costumes, and if you are a girl who does not want to break the bank with expensive cosplay options, guess what your costume choices are? Princess Leia and Padme, and also Sexy Leia and Sexy Padme! The only halloween where I went as a Star Wars character that was not Padme or Leia, I went as a generic Jedi (because trying to get enough body paint to go as one of the well known ones was gonna be too much effort for a middle schooler lol) and oh guess what?? Even with the robes and the lightsaber no one could figure out what I was. Which does bring up a point that if you want to go trick or treating as a Star Wars character, there is a lot more easily identifiable characters for boys to go as than for girls. Pretty much everyone will recognize Boba Fett or Yoda. Zam Wessell or Shaak Ti?? Not so much. And it sucks having to explain your halloween costume to grown ups all the time, especially as their guesses for what you are get weirder and weirder while trying to figure out what the heck that little girl could be dressed as.
This is also linked to the fact that outside of action figures, popular Star Wars merch only features Leia or Padme, while Anakin, Luke, Han, Yoda, Darth, Jabba, Boba, R2, 3PO, even fucking Salicious Crumb!! get featured on shirts, plushies, backpacks, hats, etc. So that’s helping all the women get buried and forgotten.
Obviously I’m a huge fan of ALL the ladies in Star Wars, and I’d love for the problem in the original post to by solved by something as easy as “hey, well just dress up as one of THESE obscure characters and stop complaining!” but that’s not the case.
But Mara Jade and Mon Mothma are very recognizable and have been around for along time and most fans of Star Wars will know them. Try dressing up as any jedi other than Obi-Wan (Alec Guinness Obi-Wan) and I’m sure most not big Star Wars fans won’t know the difference.
And you’re going to site Salicious Crumb as a male orientated character featured on copious amounts of other merchandise? Not true. Ashoka has probably been featured on more t-shirts than him. And Mon Mothma for that matter.
Jeremy Messersmith - Tatooine
There’s room up there for second chances
Singles are fine but doubles are fantastic
I’d like to think that there’s a star for me and you
Spinning round, falling for one another
If GAC was in Mpls recently and I missed them. So sad.
I’ve been waiting my whole life for this gifset