Mara Jade

Mara Jade, who has left such an impression on the series as no other Jedi, is one of the most frequently cosplayed Star Wars characters of all time. Mara Jade was a loyal servant of Emperor Palpatine before turning to Luke Skywalker for vengeance after the Battle of Endor, when her master perished. Eventually, she broke free of the Emperor’s brainwashing and turned back to the light.

Mara Jade Skywalker, who was known as a master of the Force and had ties to characters such as Cade Skywalker, died after being struck by lightning in 44 ABY at the age of 31. She subsequently married Luke Skywalker and gave birth to Ben, in honor of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Mara Jade helped establish the new Jedi Order during its formation, but she met an untimely end at the hands of her nephew Jacen Solo, who fell to the dark side and assumed leadership of Darth Caedus.