This Jar Jar Theory Will Strike Fear Into The Hearts Of Star Wars Fans

As a community, we Star Wars fans have really really screwed up in our analysis of The Force Awakens. We were so distracted by our efforts to unearth Luke Skywalker in the promotional materials or catch a glimpse of Gwendoline Christie in her Captain Phasma getup that we overlooked a major possibility—one that a certain Star Wars philosopher shared with the world on Reddit last Friday. The theory? That Jar Jar Binks will factor into J.J Abrams new movie in a big way: as an indomitable Sith Lord. No need to read that twice, you got it right the first time.

So, the whole Gungan bumbler thing?


That was all an act posits the new theory. In actuality, Binks has the Force on his side and has been working as a double agent this whole time, even controlling the likes of powerful Sith masters like Darth Sidious.

“Yoosa should follow me now, okeeday?” will sound a lot more ominous once you read this, (though just as offensive as it always has).

“Here I will seek to establish,” writes the Redditor, “that Jar Jar Binks, far from being simply the bumbling idiot he portrays himself as, is in fact a highly skilled force user in terms of martial ability and mind control. Furthermore, I assert that he was not, as many people assume, just an unwitting political tool manipulated by Palpatine—rather, he and Palpatine were likely in collaboration from the very beginning, and it’s entirely possible that Palpatine was a subordinate underling to Binks throughout both trilogies. And finally, given the above, I will conclude with an argument as to why I believe it is not only possible, but plausible that Jar Jar will make a profound impact on the upcoming movies, and what his role may be.”

Phantom menace indeed. The Reddit analyst then goes on to prove (with multiple references cited from the prequel trilogy as proof) that Jar Jar is a skilled warrior, a master of Jedi mind control tricks, and, perhaps, another character altogether (and we don’t mean Ann Coulter). If you want to find out who, head to the Reddit thread. We don’t want to be accused of spoilers, even fake or implausible ones.