Jar Jar Binks of the Star Wars prequel trilogy was an awful character that failed miserably at every turn to provide slapstick comic relief.
Or was he?
Reddit user Lumpawarroo theorizes that Jar Jar Binks is actually a secret Sith Lord who worked in conjunction with Emperor Palpatine, orchestrated the downfall of the Imperial Senate, and fanned the flames of Anakin Skywalker’s lust for Amidala.
Crazy, right? Unbelievable? Sure. But Lumpawarroo makes a convincing case.
“Consider: We hate the way Jar Jar influences major plot points for the same reason we hate his physicality- it messes with our sense of realism. Two experienced Jedi on a serious mission would never actually bring someone that stupid along with them. No character that idiotic would ever really be made a general. They certainly wouldn’t be made a senator. How could anyone like Jar Jar really convince the entire galaxy to abandon democracy? That’s ridiculous.
These things are just the political version of his physical “luck.” Inadvertent, seemingly comical bumbling that just so happens to result in astoundingly positive results. But what if it isn’t inadvertent, and what if Jar Jar’s meteoric rise and inexplicable influence isn’t the result of dumb happenstance, but the result of extensive and careful use of force mind powers?”
I want this to be true. Read the full theory here.