He’s one of the most-hated characters in the “Star Wars” galaxy, and now, the fate of Jar Jar Binks has finally been revealed.
Despite theories that the clumsy Gungan was actually a Sith Lord, the sad fate of Jar Jar finally comes to light in the new novel “Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End” by Chuck Wendig. And it’s fitting for a character that’s been hated by both fans and been mocked by other characters in the “Star Wars” universe since his debut in 1999’s “The Phantom Menace”.
Jar Jar has become a literal clown.
Mashable reports that in the novel, an orphan on Naboo encounters a street clown who turns out to be none other than Jar Jar Binks. “Meesa Jar Jar,” the clown says, introducing himself before divulging part of his own sob story.
“Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens,” he says, explaining to the abandoned child that he isn’t wanted either. “Desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire.”
His big mistake? It was Jar Jar’s suggestion that helped bring the evil Supreme Chancellor Palpatine emergency powers to create an army in “Attack Of The Clones”. And we all know how well that worked out.
It seems like a sad end for Jar Jar, but others suggest author Wendig is just trolling die-hard adult fans by including him in a throwaway encounter in his novel. When “The Phantom Menace” was released, “Star Wars” purists were up in arms over the tone-deaf character with a love of puerile antics and his obnoxious Gunganese, but Jar Jar found love with some of “Star Wars'” younger fans.
Despite Jar Jar’s new role as a clown, his fate might not be as dark as it seems.
We now know that Jar Jar survived the Empire and is back to doing what he does best – making kids laugh with his antics.
“Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End” will be released on Feb. 21.