Could he even be Supreme Leader Snoke?
In this uncertain time, there are a ton of Star Wars fan theories out there. Some make no sense, some seem more like wishful thinking, and others are pretty obvious. But then there are the theories that are so out there, so crazy, and yet you so well constructed you can’t help but be impressed. Reddit user Lumpawarroo has constructed one of those theories… and while it’s completely insane it’s also so amazingly well put together we couldn’t help but share it.
So… this guy thinks Jar Jar Binks is a Sith Lord
We know it sounds crazy. How could this utter buffoon be a conniving and powerful Force user?
But you know what? That’s exactly what Superman wants us to think about Clark Kent. How could this bumbling Midwest reporter be a superhero? And yet… it’s all a facade.
And that’s what this theory says. Beyond the annoying, moronic exterior of the Gungan known as Jar Jar Binks lies a heart filled with nothing but pure evil. Looks like the Robot Chicken guys called it:
… fair enough. Where’s the proof?
Well, first off the theory points out the fact that while Jar Jar pretends to be a scared, bumbling mess in the face of battle… he’s always successful in a fight. He takes out a ton of droids and even an entire tank while making it look like luck.
But as Obi-Wan said, “in my experience there’s no such thing as luck.”
In fact, there are a ton of stances and moves Jar Jar does that are comparable with Drunken Fist wushu (also known as Zui Quan):
Alright… so he can fight. How does that mean he could manipulate everyone?
Well, the theory also points out that it’s very likely Jar Jar is a master of the Force technique known as the “mind trick.” In fact, if you look at every time Jar Jar is promoted or convinces people to give up power to him on some level, he’s doing the mind trick “hand wave” that Obi-Wan Kenobi uses on several occasions.
When Jar Jar is promoted to a general:
When he becomes acting senator of Naboo:
When he convinces the senate to give Palpatine emergency powers:
Oh. Does that mean Palpatine and Jar Jar were in cahoots?
Well, think about it. They were both from the same planet, so it’s very possible they crossed paths before the films and orchestrated a whole plan. After all, everything Jar Jar does in the films contributes to Palpatine’s rise to power.
Could this be a real thing?
Probably not, but the theory does say that it was going to be a big reveal that Jar Jar was a bad guy that was later rewritten when the fan reaction to the character was so negative. Thus, Count Dooku was created to fulfill the same role Jar Jar was going to inhabit.
We don’t believe it, but it’s hard to deny there’s some great reasoning here.
So, let’s assume this is all true. Does that mean Jar Jar is going to be the bad guy of the new trilogy?
Yes. The theory does postulate that Jar Jar is the leader of the First Order: Supreme Leader Snoke.
Now, we’re gonna say we believe this is 100% false. While we love that Disney isn’t ignoring the prequel era… but putting Jar Jar Binks into the new films is probably a bridge too far due to the controversial nature of the character. There’s a lot of faith the new films have to win back from the fans… and putting Jar Jar in there probably isn’t the best way to do it.
Still, this theory is a fantastic piece of lateral thinking. We almost wish it were true… almost.