- "Our friends are counting on us."
- — Intro Dialogue
Princess Leia Organa, simply known as Leia, is a playable Rebel Alliance Hero in Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II. She is the sister of Luke Skywalker and the daughter of Darth Vader.
Star Wars BattlefrontEdit
Leia's role as a hero is geared towards supporting her team and keeping enemy troops pinned down. She can spawn a pair of powerful soldiers, two-shot enemy soldiers, drop an enhanced Squad Shield that is more resilient to blaster fire, and can drop Power Ups that other soldiers can pick up.
Leia is armed with an enhanced E-11 Blaster Rifle that deals more damage than a standard E-11 (possible 25-50 damage compared to the regular 15-35). This allows her to quickly take down multiple enemies at long range and defeat an enemy soldier within four shots. The player can also toggle her Trooper Bane ability and easily one-shot enemies, though its fire rate is very slow.
Her Imperial counterpart can be considered Emperor Palpatine due to them having the same role and abilities.
A more in-depth look at Leia's abilities:
Main Page: Alderaan Honor Guard
This ability allows any friendly player to spawn next to Leia and become an Alderaan Honor Guard. Honor Guards are armed with an enhanced DH-17 Blaster Pistol and equipped with a Homing Shot and a Smart Rocket. A maximum of two Honor Guards can be present on the Battlefront at any one time.
Trooper Bane: Trooper Bane turns Leia's E-11 into a semi-auto weapon, capable of passing through shields one shotting enemy players regardless of range. Like all projectiles, the bolt has some travel time, so leading at medium/long range is required if the target is running sideways. It also has a slow fire rate, which can prove worrisome at closer range. Paired with her Enhanced Squad Shield, it can be used to safely snipe enemy players.
Enhanced Squad Shield: The Enhanced Squad Shield is a more powerful variant of the Squad Shield that can also stop Force attacks. As usual, it's best around objectives and other key areas to provide friendly players with cover. Paired with Trooper Bane, it can be used to safely snipe enemy players. Like the regular Squad Shield, kinetic projectiles such as Thermal Detonators or the Scatter Gun can still penetrate the shield, including Emperor Palpatine's Force Lighting attacks.
Supply Drop: When activated, Leia will drop a random power-up. These can range from Smart Rockets, R5-D4 Droids, or Orbital Strikes. This ability is very useful since it has the potential to supply friendly players with an infinite amount of power-ups.
In Hero Battles, Hero Hunt, and Heroes vs. Villains, this changes to a Hero Health Pickup and, as the name states, will heal heroes and is the only way to heal heroes besides random spawning hero health. This can be very crucial if one is low on health or an other hero. This health bonus was increased to 50 health in a patch but then later lowered to 40.
It's recommended to use this ability while behind cover since it leaves Leia briefly vulnerable.
Princess Leia was given a hero trait, along with the other vanilla Heroes in Battlefront, as a part of the Scarif DLC patch. Princess Leia's trait gives her an increased amount of armor with each kill or damage dealt to opposing heroes. Armor is a bonus amount of health added to a player's health bar that not only grants the player an increased amount of health, but a greater amount of damage resistance as well. This trait enables Leia to expand upon her support role as a hero for the Rebellion by being able to take more damage and stay in the fight longer with this increased amount of health and armor.
Princess Leia Organa Trait Levels: Level 1: 20% Armor for Rebels, 40% Armor for Leia
Level 2: 40% Armor for Rebels, 60% Armor for Leia
Level 3: 60% Armor for Rebels, 80% Armor for Leia
Star Wars Battlefront II Edit
Leia is equipped with the Defender Pistol. Her Defender Pistol comes equipped with a secondary fire mode that is able to one shot regular infantry soldiers. Like the first game, Leia's role is to support her team with her abilities. Her Squad Shield can give teammates cover while her Flash Grenade can blind enemies, making it easier to take them out.
Leia has three abilities:
- Rapid Fire: Leia switches to her rapid fire E-11.
- Squad Shield: Leia deploys a Squad Shield for herself and teammates.
- Flash Grenade: Leia throws a Flash Grenade that blinds enemies.
- Leia wears her Hoth uniform from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back on every planet except Endor, where she wears her camouflaged special forces uniform seen in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. She was going to wear her white gown (and iconic hairstyle) from A New Hope on the Death Star (feature was cut)
- Leia is the first female hero in the game, the other being Jyn Erso.
- Leia is the only hero that can drop a squad shield.
- Leia is the only hero that despite being Force sensitive, doesn't possess any force powers.
- Leia's intro theme is the same as Luke's theme, but her outro theme is her theme song in the New Hope OST.
- Leia's quote/taunt "Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?" was said in A New Hope to Luke Skywalker when he went to Leia's cell in the Death Star While in a Imperial Stormtrooper suit with Han Solo in a Stormtrooper suit and Chewbacca being 'arrested' by Han and Luke to bypass the guards of the cells.
- In Star Wars Battlefront II, Leia wears her Star Wars: Princess Leia comic outfit.
- She is voiced by Misty Lee in Star Wars: Battlefront (2015), and Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017).
- "Protect each other!"
- — Upon setting down an Enhanced Squad Shield
- "I bet someone could use this!"
- — upon dropping a Supply Drop/Hero Health Drop
- "For Alderaan!"
- — While activating Trooper Bane
- "Stay on the offensive."
- — while shooting
- "Fancy gadgets don't make the man!"
- — upon attacking Boba Fett
- "It's not over yet..."
- — emote
- "You scruffy-lookin' nerf-herder!"
- — emote
- "Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?"
- — emote
- "The Senate will not stand for this!"
- — upon attacking Emperor Palpatine
- "Darth Vader!"
- — When Darth Vader enters the battlefield on Walker Assault and Supremacy.
- Leia Organa on Wookieepedia