Princess Leia: “I love you.”
Han Solo: “I know.”
Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt’s most infamous smuggler, the rebel alliance’s most famous general, going up against foes like Boba Fett ( see Riley’s article for more info on him) and Greedo… But do you really know about him? So here I come in, Dylan, to tell you about the Galaxy’s smuggler turned general.
Han Solo was born on the planet Corellia during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. His parents gave him up at a young age, and turned to a life of crime as a thief in order to survive the perils of the galaxy. Solo, at some point, acquired a starship and became an exceptional pilot. Solo began working outside of the Galactic Empire’s laws, beginning a career in smuggling.
Solo eventually met the Wookiee Chewbacca, whom he saved from imprisonment. Chewbacca, grateful for Solo’s intervention, proclaimed a life debt to the smuggler. Chewbacca became Solo’s first mate aboard his ship and the smuggling duo became lifelong friends.