The Fate Of Jar Jar Binks Revealed In New STAR WARS Book
He's haunted by his role in creating the Empire


In Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Jar Jar Binks proposed to give emergency powers to Chancellor Palpatine. That move, maybe more than any other, paved the way for the Empire to take hold. What happened to Jar Jar? How did he feel about setting the original trilogy in motion?

In Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig, we’ll get to find out. It turns out that Jar Jar was haunted by his decision and shunned from society. As one of my friends point out, it’s a little weird for him to be shunned when so many other senators voted for it. Also, what was he doing during the original trilogy? This novel takes place just after the Empire dies and just before the First Order rises, so we still don’t know that.

But what we do know is that he becomes a literal clown.

The conclusion of a trilogy, mostly set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, Empire’s End contains plenty of rewards for long-term fans. One of these is an interlude set on the planet of Naboo. A refugee boy named Mapo encounters a Gungan performing for kids on the streets, clowning around in a fountain twice a day while being studiously avoided by the grown-ups.

“Meesa Jar Jar,” says the clown when Mapo introduces himself.

The clown distracts the orphan from his own sadness by popping his eyes and bulging his cheeks, but is hiding a sadness of his own.

“Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens,” the Gungan says, explaining why he isn’t wanted anywhere either. “Desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire.” He stares into the distance, suggesting he knows more than he’s saying.

While this is also a literal and natural progression of what happened, it’s also hilariously meta. Jar Jar intended to do good in the prequel trilogy, was hated by mostly everybody and is now shunned by Star Wars fans themselves.

Maybe the sequel trilogy will redeem Jar Jar. [Mashable]


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