Name the Star Wars character you hate most – is it Jar Jar Binks by any chance? If not, wake up, he was truly awful.
A byproduct of the Gungan’s lack of popularity is that fans loved to create theories about his fate. The most popular of which is the notion that Jar Jar’s buffoonery was just an act, and he was in fact a Sith lord.
This theory had even been endorsed by the man who voiced Mr Binks, Ahmed Best.
New info has come to light though which should put the nail in Jar Jar’s theoretical Imperial coffin.
As reported by Mashable, a new Star Wars novel reveals what really happened to Jar Jar after the clone wars.
Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig will explain how Jar Jar was shunned by galactic society after the war powers act he proposed essentially ushered in The Empire.
Ironically the character has become a literal clown.
An extract reportedly reads:
“Meesa Jar Jar,” says the clown when Mapo introduces himself.
The clown distracts the orphan from his own sadness by popping his eyes and bulging his cheeks, but is hiding a sadness of his own.
“Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens,” the Gungan says, explaining why he isn’t wanted anywhere either. “Desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire.” He stares into the distance, suggesting he knows more than he’s saying.
So not a Sith but still alive and flailing around like a maniac – will Disney be able to resist the return of Jar Jar if only to entertain the most infantile of Star Wars fans?
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