Right from the time, it debuted over 40 years back; Star Wars franchise has given us some incredible characters which have ruled the hearts of fans throughout the years. The three most iconic characters have been Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia. The late Carrie Fisher played the role of Princess Leia to perfection. In fact, she is simply irreplaceable as the character who used to symbolize courage, righteousness, and hope. However, what even the most loyal Star Wars fans might not know is that there was a time when:
SHE ALMOST TURNED TO THE DARK SIDE!
Have you ever given it a thought as to how the Star Wars saga would have unfolded if Luke had not turned down the offer from Vader at Cloud City? There was a comic book series The Dark Empires which explored such a variant of the narrative. Written by Tom Veitch and illustrated by Cam Kennedy, the series was released by Dark Horse Comics in 1991 and 1992. It had a total of 6 issues chronicling Luke taking over from Vader at the side of a young clone of Palpatine created for the sole purpose of establishing dominance over the galaxy after the events that took place in Return of the Jedi.
Since Luke became the loyal pet of the Emperor, they embark on a mission to capture and convert Leia to the dark side. For a while, Luke doggedly tried to influence her, especially by explaining the mighty things that she could do as a follower of the Dark side. However, Leia remains adamant and tries to save the goodness remaining in her brother.