Leia’s Force-Sensitivity Goes Undetected by the Inquisitors

Leia's Force-Sensitivity Goes Undetected by the Inquisitors

Force-sensitives, also known as Force-users, Force wielders, or Force Adepts, were sentient or non-sentient lifeforms that possessed a strong connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. Though the term applied to anyone who was sensitive to the spiritual energy, those who harnessed powers given by the dark side of the Force were known as dark side adepts. The progeny of Force-sensitives could inherit their progenitor’s power, as was the case in the Skywalker family. Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One, passed his strength to his children, the twins Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, who, in turn, passed it to her son Ben Solo.

Throughout galactic history various religious orders have trained Force-sensitives to control their abilities, such as the Jedi Order and the Sith. During the Imperial Era, Force-sensitives were hunted by a team of Jedi hunters known as the Inquisitorius. A Jedi holocron containing the list of all known Force-sensitive younglings throughout the galaxy was sought by the Second Sister and Padawan Cal Kestis. With the destruction of the Sith Lords Darth Sidious and Darth Vader, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker trained a generation of Force-sensitive students in hopes of restoring the Jedi. His efforts were destroyed until he and Leia Organa trained Rey, who inherited Skywalker’s mantle as the last Jedi after his passing away.