Leia still has the capacity to surprise. Thanks to The Last Jedi novelization, we find out that she – along with Admiral Ackbar and other leaders of the long-forgotten Rebel Alliance – kept important secrets from the New Republic. Oh sure, the Alliance shared a lot of its military information with the New Republic in the days where it needed to defeat the Imperial remnant once and for all. But she didn’t tell them everything. And the secrets she kept saved the Resistance and the galaxy at large time and again.
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