I dare say two posts about Star Wars in a row is exposing my nerdy state of mind, but this was too good to pass up. Apparently, a dedicated nerd on Reddit has made a compelling case for why Jar Jar Binks is actually the villain of the prequel trilogy. He writes:
“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.
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.”
Even if true, the films in question remain a boring mess. But I have to give it to a fan this committed to build an argument this elaborate.