One Redditor’s fan theory speculates that the hated Jar Jar Binks is in fact a Sith Lord in disguise. Lumpawaroo suggests that the goofy character was ultimately the titular Phantom Menace that brought about the fall of Anakin Skywalker and the creation of Darth Vader.

Here I will seek to establish 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.

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?

The theory has given birth to a new site — — complete with examples, images, gifs and more proof that Jar Jar Blinks is, in fact, more than he appears.

Could this theory play out in upcoming Star Wars films? Do you believe it to be true? Or can we brush it off as merely a fun theory?


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