Leia's chain was attached to a loop on the collar around her neck and held by Jabba.
Unlike Oola's Leash, Leia's consisted of chain links as opposed to the rope-like texture of her predecessor.The chain was originally very long until broken by R2-D2. Jabba used the chain to prevent Leia's escape and also to control her. By tugging on the chain from time to time he reminded Leia of his mastery over her. Ironically, she would eventually use the chain to strangle the Hutt Lord to death.
After R2-D2 freed her, half of her chain was still attached to her collar, a reminder of the slavery she had escaped from.
Jabba utilized whatever resources he had at his disposal to make sure the princess was reduced from a proud and strong royal to a submissive sex slave. When she was forcibly disrobed in front of his audience, the collar was the first thing to go on to her slender and sexy body, and the only thing she was allowed to wear. It not only accentuated her neck, but to attach the leash as well. He then kept her chained to his throne for over a week to keep her under his control and show everyone around that she was his slave, as she would not choose to be naked in public, which thoroughly humiliated the princess and kept her shy and silent. It allowed her to be pulled close to him while she was kept naked for the next week, giving him total control of her nude form. When her golden bikini was given to her, he relished the control The leash gave over her now-more-attractive body, using the leash to his advantage so that he could taste her newly-perfumed skin. Although, this chain was also the source of his demise by the angry and humiliated princess.
After what happened with Oola, Jabba figured he had to keep his slaves on a shorter leash from that point on. Little did he know that it would also be his undoing.
Leia's Perception of her Chain.Edit
Leia hated her chain, along with her collar, as it gave Jabba complete control over her by keeping her on a short tether letting Leia go as far away from Jabba on the throne as the chain would let her go and allowed him to choke her. Leia hated that she felt the cold chain against her naked back, Along with Jabba's constant tugging, and yanking, keeping her close as possible to make the scantily clad princess not to stray far from him, especially on the sail barge yanking the chain once ignoring Jabba making him pull the chain with full force making her run to him. Leia hated most when Jabba choked her as she had to gasp for air in pain. She disliked that Jabba played with the chain reminding her of her place as his slave. Jabba loved seeing the half naked princess in pain from his tugs and yanks of her chain. Along with her collar, this showed everybody the proud princess was now a pet to the Great Jabba the Hutt. She did not like feeling the cold chain against her naked back when she slept at it would often move causing her to make her self comfortable adjusting her self accordance to the chain. She also hated when Jabba yanked her chain for her to sleep on his belly feeling the coldness of it on her cheeks.
Jabba made his mistake for keeping Leia close to him at all times. She was able to grab the chain so easily. It was long enough to wrap around Jabba's big neck, but short enough for Leia to strangle him to death.