After the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seemed the internet at large was buzzing about the two biggest unanswered questions. The first is a classic Star Wars mystery. Much like we didn’t know the identity of Luke Skywalker’s parents in Star Wars: A New Hope – we didn’t find out Darth Vader was his father until the end of The Empire Strikes Back – we similarly wonder about who Rey’s parents are ahead of Episode VIII. But there’s an even bigger mystery to consider: the newest trilogy of films has introduced a menacing and powerful new villain called Supreme Leader Snoke.
The most perplexing thing about Snoke is that he seems like a new addition to the Star Wars universe, but avid fans of the films know there’s nothing like a shocking reveal. This has led to many theories about the villain. Some believe Snoke could be one of “the Last Jedi” mentioned in Episode VIII‘s official title. Others think a previous character like the presumably dead Mace Windu or the menacing Darth Maul could have gone on to become the big bad. But the most unfortunate addition to the pool has been Jar Jar Binks.
Yes, Jar Jar Binks. The foolish, implicitly racist sidekick in the first trilogy. It all started more than a year ago, when Reddit user Lumparwarroo posted a wild theory about the character that suggested he was a highly skilled Force user and Sith collaborator who had conspired with Emperor Palpatine himself. While this theory concludes that Jar Jar Binks goes on to become Supreme Leader Snoke, a new revelation supports an even crazier hypothesis: that Jar Jar Binks is the Sith master who finds a young boy and molds him into the evil supervillain we meet in The Force Awakens. This would mean that Jar Jar Binks is not Supreme Leader Snoke but is instead even more powerful than him. Are you ready to plunge deeper into the madness?
Beginning in 2015, Star Wars began publishing a new book trilogy called Aftermath. The three books would go over everything that happens between The Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) and The Force Awakens (Episode VII). It’s kind like how Rogue One ends up connecting Revenge of the Sith (Episode III) and A New Hope (Episode IV), but I digress. The third installment of the Aftermath trilogy is called Empire’s End, and it was just released at the end of February. At the end of this novel, though, we unexpectedly learn the fate of Jar Jar Binks. He’s a street clown who performs for little children, banished by the Gungan race.
In this part, a young boy approaches Jar Jar Binks and asks why no one calls him by name and why no one will talk to him. “Mesa Jar Jar,” he says, then, “Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens. Big mistakens. Der Gunga bosses banished me longo ago. Mesa no been to home in for-ebbers.” Here’s the interesting part: the book describes this young boy as a “disfigured orphan” whose “scar tissue runs up from his jaw, over the hole that used to be his ear, and to the scalp.” Fans of The Force Awakens will remember how deformed Snoke appears, with a messed-up ear and a deep forehead scar to boot. Jar Jar then offers to “teach” the young boy: “My teachin yousa, pallo. Wesa maken the whole galaxy smilin, huh?”
Of course, it’s possible Jar Jar was only ever a fool and is merely taking a young orphan under his wing. For all we know, the fallen character will just teach his young companion how to do simple circus tricks. However, if you believe the Reddit theory that Jar Jar Binks truly is a Force master and Sith collaborator, it casts a whole new light on this scene. Maybe the Gungans banished him because he was a Sith collaborator. Maybe he’s lying low until he sees an opportunity to strike again. And maybe this young, deformed orphan boy has a dark power within that will eventually turn him into Supreme Leader Snoke. Could it be? Could Jar Jar return to the franchise in The Last Jedi? The answer is not a resounding no.
Source: Pop Sugar