Luke and Mara…

Mara Jade is a character in the Expanded Star Wars Universe that never appeared on screen in the movies.  Her story comes from the books and comics.  Early on in her life, she an assassin know as the Emperor’s Hand and carried out the Emperor’s bidding.  After Palpatine’s death, she received his last command, which was to kill Luke Skywalker. She was sent to infiltrate Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine, disguised as the dancing girl Arica, in order to await Skywalker. While waiting for Luke Skywalker, Jade witnessed C-3PO and R2-D2’s arrival and saw Luke kill the rancor. She attempted to follow the crowd out to the sail barge but Jabba was suspicious of her and told her to leave and never come back.

This scene shows what could have been a brief meeting as Luke was cuffed and sent to the skiff barge and Mara was escorted out of the palace.

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