Star Wars might be one of the most beloved movie franchises of all time, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not without its fair share of plot holes. In fact, since Disney has designated all the extended universe material as non-canon, the series now has more unexplained mysteries than ever. Of course, keeping the audience guessing has always been a part of the fun. Fans who saw the original trilogy in theaters can probably remember the wild speculation surrounding what really happened to Luke’s father before the release of The Empire Strikes Back three years later. And while the prequels provided answers to a few outstanding questions, such as the origins of the Force, they also opened the door to a host of other mystifying facets. These are 12 of the most prominent Star Wars puzzles that have yet to be solved.
12. Why Didn’t Leia Become A Jedi?
We first learned that Leia was Force-sensitive when she was able to hear Luke calling out to her telepathically, but it wasn’t until Return of the Jedi confirmed that she is Luke’s twin sister that the full implication of this scene became apparent. While it looked doubtful that Leia would follow in her brother’s footsteps and become a full Jedi Knight, there was some expectation that she would have honed her abilities over the years. However, The Force Awakens seemed to confirm that Leia never really bothered to unlock her full potential when it comes to the Force, as the only ability she displays is being able to sense Han’s death from far away. Perhaps we just haven’t had a chance to see Leia truly harness her abilities but with The Last Jedi being Carrie Fisher’s final franchise appearance, time is running out for Star Wars to offer a valid reason for why Leia never followed in her family’s footsteps.