Doctor Aphra, the Star Wars equivalent of Indiana Jones (just one that fought on the side of the Nazis), has become a very popular character since first introduced alongside O-O-O and BT-1 in the Darth Vader comic by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca.
The character has jumped off the pages of the comics and into the games, which is quite a rarity. And in the process, she’s picked up quite a fan base — some of whom are just realising that she might just be gay.
Got my first "How dare you make Aphra gay?!" email today. I feel like I've finally made it as a Marvel editor.
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) June 2, 2017
While some did detect signs of a possible relationship between Aphra and Luke Skywalker:
There were hints that were picked on previously, of a more intimate relationship between her and Han Solo’s ex-wife Sana Solo:
And in the Screaming Citadel, a suggestion that Sana still had feelings for her:
But this scene in a recent issue of Doctor Aphra may be the most blatant — and may have brought forth that letter:
And remember, as for making her gay (or at least not straight), she was created by a bisexual man with a keen interest in increasing the orientational diversity of his characters, as shown in both Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine.
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