My attempt to give a name and a shape to a concept that’s been floating around in my head for as long as I can remember.
Of late, I’ve been thinking less in terms of, “Which characters are canonically asexual?” or even, “Which characters do I headcanon as asexual?”, and more in terms of, “Who are my asexual icons?”
Like the lovers in a heroic tale, Han, Luke, and Leia do not worry about the prudence of their actions or the risks to themselves. For them, friendship, affection, and love are irresistible forces that impel them to act.
Being celibate didn’t cut Luke off from love, friendship, or family bonds; it just meant he came at them in a slightly different way.