Star Wars: 9 Quotes That Prove Han And Leia Are Soulmates

Han and Leia have been the Star Wars franchise's premier relationship in nearly five years of canon history, and these quotes prove it.

Originally, Han Solo and Leia Organa weren't meant to be lovers, however, now they're so intrinsically connected that it's hard to understand how their stories could be any different. From their beginnings in A New Hope, there was some kind of spark between them, but from The Empire Strikes Back, it was a full-blown conflagration, chaotic and exploding. Even in the sequel trilogy, their time together was very brief due to years of emotional and physical distance, but they clearly still love each other deeply.

Leia and Han are truly one of the most iconic couples in film and fantasy history, and for good reason. From their tenure in Star Wars, these quotes best illustrate that no matter how many arguments they have or how many different motivations they have, Leia and Han are still meant to be together.

"I Love You." / "I Know."

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

In all of Star Wars, there is no better or more iconic exchange than this moment in The Empire Strikes Back. The entire film builds up to this moment, as Han is used to test out Bespin's carbonite technique, which is a perfect encapsulation of each character individually and the two of them together. She is Bold, edgy, sensual, no longer hiding from her feelings, confident and proud even in the face of possible death.

Interestingly, Han's response was improvised by Harrison Ford during filming. Initially, their exchange would have been longer as he responded to her confessed love, "Remember this, because I'll be back." Ford, however, made the moment even more intense by substituting "I know" for the line. Concise - and it heightens the tension at a time when Han might be killed off, so Return of the Jedi never comes back.

"You Think A Princess And A Guy Like Me...?"

Episode IV: A New Hope

Of course, he and Leia didn't get off to the best start when he and Luke rescued her from the Death Star - though she did do a lot to save herself. Still, when they all got back aboard the Millennium Falcon, he didn't hesitate to think about the possibility of him being with her. Naturally, though, Luke shoots him down because this happens before the fact that he and Leia are siblings.

Hence, the moment A New Hope first came out, that moment must have been interpreted as the main character having a crush on a young ingénue. Looking back on it forty-five years later, that line is like the first spark of pure love between Han and Leia.

"You Could Use A Good Kiss."

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

When The Empire Strikes Back came out and George Lucas had already settled on his plans for the character, the movie couldn't wait to point out their budding affection. Of course, it came in the form of arguments and banter as he urged her to act on her feelings and told him to stay because she wanted him to, not because he was useful to the rebellion.

Yelling "you could use a good kiss" as he rushes away is just classic Han Solo, a memorable moment that captures his essence. It's the perfect precursor to the journey the two will embark on together for the rest of the film.

"Hold Me"

Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi

Despite her declarations of love and hugs throughout Return of the Jedi, Han is still jealous of Leia's relationship with Luke. They stayed with the Ewoks before they went off to try and destroy the second Death Star, and Luke finally told her who she was. Naturally, she couldn't accept it. When Han Han came to see her, she pushed Han Han away. although The real revelation came later, and this moment and quote was very important to their relationship.

Her entire life was turned upside down by what Luke told her, and she found comfort and security in Han's arms. Of course, Han tends to be pretty dumb, so he misunderstood the whole situation. That line and moment are also important because they were echoed when they reunited in The Force Awakens.

"Why You Stuck-Up, Half-Witted, Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder."

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Han and Leia are playful and aggressive by nature, and Han often finds ways to irritate Leia. After Han manages to bring Luke back to Hoske base, he says he may have been overconfident about her tastes when she confessed her love to him. That's one of Leia's best and most famous quotes, as well as Han's classic response, "Who looks sloppy?".

This line is naturally linked to the moment Leia kisses Han just to annoy him, and the two of them play a flirting game of cat and mouse. It can only show that if the two of them hadn't really had feelings for each other, they wouldn't have reacted so aggressively towards each other.

"You Like Me Because I'm A Scoundrel."

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Some Star Wars characters are difficult to place Enter a set-top box or prototype, including Leia. Not so with Han Solo, and Leia says the same thing in The Empire Strikes Back, calling him a rogue. He wears the title as a badge of honor, firing back that's why she likes him. She loves the danger he brings into her life and the challenges he presents for her to overcome.

The entire series of conversations at this moment, ending with their first kiss, is a good example of their dynamic together. He has no interest in running away from genuine affection for her, though he also doesn't hesitate to be sarcastic and arrogant -- she's not in the same place then, at least not before the kiss. After that moment, she could no longer deny her feelings.

"Someone Who Loves You."

Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi

In The Empire Strikes Back Act III, there is some inherent ambiguity as to whether Harrison Ford will actually return in Return of the Jedi, but he certainly will. This time he's the damsel in distress and Leia is the hero who comes to rescue him - though they're both eventually captured again by Jabba the Hutt A moment later, but Leia's words still matter.

It reinforces their commitment to each other. He couldn't see it after thawing, but he didn't need and didn't need her name. All he needs is a loving acknowledgment and her kiss to save him.

"If You See Out Son, Bring Him Home."

Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Decades later, they had a child, but he lost him on the dark side, however, as shown in The Force Awakens, Leia and Han remain one of the closest couples. Some rough times were to be expected in the years following the Empire's defeat, but most weren't prepared for the distance between the lovers, even if they were just feet apart. That doesn't make them any less perfect for each other anyway.

Neither has lost hope in the other, especially their son Ben, even after all these years. Their reunion cements that no matter what they're on the same side, they are and will always be in love, even if it's not the fairytale ending one might hope for.

"No One Is Ever Really Alone."

Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Tragically, Han was hacked to death by his sons Kylo Ren and Leia Feeling him move through the Force, even though she never actually said goodbye to him. She did get some catharsis in The Last Jedi when she was finally reunited with her brother, who delivered one of the most poignant lines in the movie and also gave her Han's dice.

Even in the moment when Han isn't involved, the line clearly fits his and Leia's intentions. Even after death, their love will not disappear. This is what gives her the strength to keep going until her time is over.

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