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The Secret Behind Jar-Jar Binks

Jar-Jar BinksPerhaps you are aware of a character in the Star Wars saga named Jar-Jar Binks. He’s a Gungan, an underwater race that lives on Naboo, and accompanies the Jedi to Tatooine. We understand if you haven’t heard of him; he’s a fairly minor character.

This character is derided by fans for being “CGI,” a “racial stereotype,” or “stupid.” Now I only understand what one of those things mean, but Jar-Jar deserves more credit! He’s clearly a Jedi!

What?!

Yes! There is a belief that certain adherents to the Force held called the “White Current” theory. The idea was that the Force was like a river, and one person’s control of the force was like dipping a hand into the river – it could do nothing to divert the river’s course. By immersing themselves in the “Current” these adepts developed strange and unique force powers.

Jar-Jar, a Gungan, lived most of his life underwater, and would have certainly experience going through currents before. If the White Current Theory had taken effect, Jar-Jar may have manifested special traits: mainly, his luck.

That’s stupid. You’re stupid.

Hear me out! There are events during Episode I that could give hints as to how well-attuned Jar-Jar is to the Force. For example, while Jar-Jar, Obi-Wan, and Qui-Gon are riding in the Gungan sub thing (actually called a Tribubble Bongo!) Qui-Gon uses a sort of . . . Force Vulcan Neck Pinch, trying to calm Jar-Jar down. Jar-Jar instead falls asleep. Obi-Wan says “You overdid it,” but could this actually be because of Jar-Jar’s unseen force sensitivity?

The clue is the way the Force manifests itself using Jar-Jar. He is known to be horribly clumsy, as well as rather unintelligent. Look closely, however, at some of the times Jar-Jar has affected the story of The Phantom menace:

His first meeting with the Jedi, when Qui-Gon saves his life, leads Jar-Jar to take the Jedi to the Gungan city Otoh Gunga, keeping the Jedi alive until they can rescue Queen Amidala.

On Tatooine, Jar-Jar bumps into Sebulba, the reigning podracer champ and all-around bully. This causes a young Anakin Skywalker to step in and rescue Jar-Jar, leading to the Jedi’s discovery of Anakin’s force powers.

Finally, during the battle of Naboo in which the Gungan forces went up against the Trade Federation’s droids, Jar-Jar inadvertently releases a wave of energy balls into both battle droids and armored tanks, destroying several and giving the Gungans time to retreat, having given the Naboo pilots the chance they needed to attack the Trade Federation droid command ship.

None of this makes sense.

Sure it does! The Force was using Jar-Jar to guide the Jedi to safety, help them find Anakin, and save Naboo, thus allowing them to escape and setting up the rest of the saga, like when Anakin goes evil and . . . murders . . . murders hundreds of people. I have a new theory.

Jar-Jar Binks: Sith Lord.

Seriously?

In Episode II, when Padme Amidala goes into hiding after attempts on her life, Jar-Jar stands for her in the Senate, as per his duties as a Junior Senator. Jar-Jar then motions for Chancellor Palpatine to receive emergency powers required to create a Grand Army of the Republic, AKA the Clones! Jar-Jar Binks gives Darth Sidious the power to destroy the Jedi!

Update: On October 31st of 2015, the rest of the internet caught on, leading to this post.

Jar-Jar: Sith Lord
His dark secret!