Given the fact that it has very little screen time in the Star Wars universe, Alderaan is a surprisingly important planet. Alderaan's destruction was the event that ultimately proved how powerful the Death Star was, and the planet was also the adopted homeworld of Leia Organa, one of the Star Wars canon's most important figures.
Given the fact that the planet blows up shortly after it is introduced, though, it makes sense that there's plenty about it that even die-hard fans of Star Wars may not know. There are plenty of facts about planets in the Star Wars galaxy that are more commonly known, but Alderaan deserves its time to shine (ideally not while it's illuminated by a turbo laser). It isn't as central to the story as Tatooine or even Coruscant, but that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of interesting facts about the planet or its people. Take a gander down below and be sure to vote up the facts about the planet that surprised you the most.
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Alderaan Was Initially Envisioned As The Capital Of The Galactic EmpirePhoto: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox
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One Of Alderaan’s Major Exports Was WinePhoto: Marvel Comics
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Leia's Grandfather Almost Became Chancellor Of The RepublicPhoto: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace / 20th Century Fox
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The Planet’s Royals Had To Undergo A Series Of Trials Before They Became Eligible To RulePhoto: LINE Digital Frontier
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Leia Was Once Supposed To Be Crowned Queen Of The Surviving AlderaaniansPhoto: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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After The Battle Of Yavin, The Empire Hunted Down Surviving AlderaaniansPhoto: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back / 20th Century Fox