- Mara Jade, a beloved Star Wars Legends character, has been expertly brought to life by cosplayer bekahsoka, showcasing her iconic red hair and magenta-bladed lightsaber.
- While Mara Jade doesn’t exist in Star Wars canon, there is still hope that she may be included in future projects, despite George Lucas’s personal disinterest and inconsistencies in Legends story arcs.
- Fans of the series resonate with Mara Jade’s story, and with multiple Star Wars projects on the horizon, there’s a possibility that she may finally make her canon debut or be blended into another character’s story.
As a Star Wars Legends character, Mara Jade has yet to make an appearance on screen, but one cosplay has expertly brought her to life. In Legends, Mara Jade is a Jedi Master on the council of Luke’s New Order in addition to being his wife. Like many others in Luke’s life, she had a complicated history prior to becoming a Jedi Master, but found redemption and a new purpose after the fall of the Empire. The skills Mara Jade cultivated in her past as a smuggler and the Emperor’s Hand make her a force to be reckoned with once she becomes trained in the ways of the Jedi.
Cosplayer bekahsoka took to Instagram to share her rendition of Mara Jade.
With Mara Jade’s iconic red hair and magenta-bladed lightsaber, the costume requires no introduction. The caption of the post reveals that the photos were taken at Legends Con, a fan-run celebration of the expanded universe of Star Wars. Bekah voiced her appreciation for her role in creating the experience, saying “This is just the beginning of something incredible, and I’m so thankful to have had a small part in its creation.” The rest of her post showcases a few of the other incredible costumes and activities seen at Legends Con.
Could Mara Jade Be Added Star Wars Canon?
Mara Jade is an incredibly important character in the Expanded Universe, but she doesn’t exist at all in the Star Wars movies or other canon material. This is primarily because George Lucas personally didn’t care for Mara Jade, but also because of the inconsistencies that came with many Legends story arcs. Now the Star Wars sequel trilogy has definitively gone a different direction, with changes like substituting Luke’s children, niece, and nephews with Kylo Ren. However, the possibilities are still open to including Mara Jade in upcoming Star Wars projects.
Though Mara Jade has yet to make any on-screen appearances, her character’s story is clearly one that resonates with fans of the series. With many Star Wars projects on the horizon, it’s still possible that Mara Jade might finally get to make her canon debut. As pointed out in various Star Wars theories, however, it’s also possible that her character will become blended into another character, resulting in a new version of her Star Wars story, perhaps through Shin Hati.