Old West Luke and Leia! I imagine Leia would be a Mexican princess of sorts…
Coworker/buddy Bridget (CHECK HER OUT) drew up Luke and Leia by way of a Western setting, and badass latina Leia is something I would like to savor for a bit. Kiiiiinda kicking myself that I didn’t think of this first.
if Leia was Latin@, Luke would be Latin@, too, since they’re twins. just saying. unless they had different fathers. hm.
I actually had some thoughts on this at the time! If you want to go further into headcanon land with me… Born back east to a mixed-race former slave (Anakin) and a French mother (nicely foreign Padme), Luke and Leia were separated and sent to (respectively) Nowhere, North Dakota and a wealthy hacienda in Mexico. Thanks to their wealth Leia’s adoptive parents are politically influential, as well as sympathetic to a rebellion (led by the tribes cast out west by the Indian Removal Act) fomenting against the U.S. Empire, a power controlled from the shadows by a now nearly-immortal and totally evil Andrew Jackson.
Han, of course, would be a cowboy swindler/smuggler/adventurer in the Southwest, accompanied by a gigantic, fur-laden, semi-mute voyageur (Chewie).
And the Death Star would be a flamethrowing airship that destroys half of Mexico .-.