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Spoiler: Wesa know what happened to Jar Jar Binks

02.17.2017

**Spoilers for the book STAR WARS: AFTERMATH: EMPIRE'S END**

Take a look at any lists of the most despised fictional characters in all of creation and Jar Jar Binks is somewhere on that list. It’s been almost twenty years since he made his debut in THE PHANTOM MENACE, but fans are still throwing knives at pictures of him taped to their door. But aside from a few appearances we haven’t seen much of him since, and his whereabouts have remained unknown…until now!!

In the new STAR WARS book, STAR WARS AFTERMATH: EMPIRE’S END  (which is a series set primarily between RETURN OF THE JEDI and FORCE AWAKENS), we get an official, canonized answer that the unwatchable Gungan ended up not too far from where we first met him – in Naboo. There he has been forced to become a street clown in order to get by in life, and it’s in this somewhat sad state that we get an explanation as to what happened to him.

While exploring the streets of Naboo, a young refugee named Mapo comes across a Gungan clown performing for children. Kids are finding him funny, but adults are avoiding him like the plague. The Gungan then cheers young Mapo up with some antics, and introduces himself as Jar Jar. Then Jar Jar tries to relate to the boy, and how no one wants him anywhere either saying, "Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens."

As some of you may remember, and had added to your “Jar Jar assassination” dossier, the character was made an interim Galactic Senator in ATTACK OF THE CLONES, and was one of those who proposed and supported a war powers act that eventually led to the rise of the Empire. "Desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire,” he says, revealing that people think he’s someone responsible for letting the Empire grow, and has therefore been shunned into a life of street clowning.

This interaction is also being seen as a commentary on the relationship Jar Jar has with the audience, in that children love his incoherent ramblings and mind-numbing antics, but adults stay as far from him as possible, banishing him to the lowest receptacles of life as we know it.

Frankly this is more than I would’ve allowed for the character. I personally would’ve tortured him like Mel Gibson in BRAVEHEART, all before chopping off his head...but that’s just me. But once the feelings of utter outrage subside, I guess this is a fitting place for the character. Paying for his ineptitude he lives a life of regret and sadness, which in a way is worse than beheading. Still, that would quite the sight.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI arrives December 15.

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10:22PM on 02/17/2017
I remember that in The Phantom Menace he's really not that bad. Grating maybe, but deep down he's a sweet character. It's only in the sequels that Lucas seem game to make Jar Jar the most hated character in the Star Wars universe. It probably should have been enough if Jar Jar just ended up working at a diner somewhere in Coruscant during Attack of The Clones onwards, but nope. He had to make him an incompetent senator and the final nail to the old Republic's coffin. Seriously, how did Jar Jar
I remember that in The Phantom Menace he's really not that bad. Grating maybe, but deep down he's a sweet character. It's only in the sequels that Lucas seem game to make Jar Jar the most hated character in the Star Wars universe. It probably should have been enough if Jar Jar just ended up working at a diner somewhere in Coruscant during Attack of The Clones onwards, but nope. He had to make him an incompetent senator and the final nail to the old Republic's coffin. Seriously, how did Jar Jar even get elected as senator? It doesn't even make sense.
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9:30PM on 02/17/2017

Really dumb

I didn't want to read the new SW "canon" books because I've been burned enough. This... is further proof of me most likely not missing anything.
I didn't want to read the new SW "canon" books because I've been burned enough. This... is further proof of me most likely not missing anything.
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4:26PM on 02/17/2017

Did he need an ending?

Ah, yes. Jar Jar Binks and The Phantom Menace. The trend of Things We Love To Hate continues. I'm surprised you didn't point out the irony of making Jar Jar a clown. Doesn't everyone hate clowns, too? Sheesh! The movie is almost twenty years old. Let it go.
Ah, yes. Jar Jar Binks and The Phantom Menace. The trend of Things We Love To Hate continues. I'm surprised you didn't point out the irony of making Jar Jar a clown. Doesn't everyone hate clowns, too? Sheesh! The movie is almost twenty years old. Let it go.
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1:12PM on 02/17/2017

You suck

JarJar is such an easy target yet you went for it anyway. Unoriginal, attention seeking "update" by another whiny Lucas-basher.
JarJar is such an easy target yet you went for it anyway. Unoriginal, attention seeking "update" by another whiny Lucas-basher.
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7:19PM on 02/17/2017
Jar Jar's character arc in this book is basically that he is garbage and an easy target, why would the author of this article try to pretend that's not what this story is about and try to instead praise a terrible character? You're actually insulting someone over this? What is wrong with you, seriously. Also, how is this not an "update"? The author is merely saying what happens to Jar Jar in a new book, how is this NOT an update on the character? Wow.
Jar Jar's character arc in this book is basically that he is garbage and an easy target, why would the author of this article try to pretend that's not what this story is about and try to instead praise a terrible character? You're actually insulting someone over this? What is wrong with you, seriously. Also, how is this not an "update"? The author is merely saying what happens to Jar Jar in a new book, how is this NOT an update on the character? Wow.
12:52PM on 02/17/2017
Jar Jar was last seen frozen in Carbonite in Force Unleashed video game
Jar Jar was last seen frozen in Carbonite in Force Unleashed video game
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11:19AM on 02/17/2017
He seems to be made to suffer, it's his lot in life.
He seems to be made to suffer, it's his lot in life.
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10:52AM on 02/17/2017
It's what the public wanted...no not really. I'm sure death would have satisfied more people. Not me, though. I want to see him suffer.
It's what the public wanted...no not really. I'm sure death would have satisfied more people. Not me, though. I want to see him suffer.
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10:40AM on 02/17/2017
Holy christ! This means Jar Jar Binks has been alive for a fucking long time. Phantom Menace was set 40 years before A New Hope. So between Phantom Menace and Return of the Jedi, that's like 50 years right there. Probably 40 years before he did anything involving getting the Empire formed. So if "Empire's End" is supposed to lead into TFA, that's like 80 years since he was first introduced, and 70 years before doing anything to get the Empire started. That's a fucking long time to hold a
Holy christ! This means Jar Jar Binks has been alive for a fucking long time. Phantom Menace was set 40 years before A New Hope. So between Phantom Menace and Return of the Jedi, that's like 50 years right there. Probably 40 years before he did anything involving getting the Empire formed. So if "Empire's End" is supposed to lead into TFA, that's like 80 years since he was first introduced, and 70 years before doing anything to get the Empire started. That's a fucking long time to hold a grudge. Chances are most people that blame him for it have died, meaning there are just generations of people on Naboo that just hate him. Like don't really know why, they just grew up being taught to hate Jar Jar Binks. People of Naboo have basically become a bunch of dickheads.
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12:08PM on 02/17/2017
He was a Senator and a Galactic Representative (who seemed to be well regarded on Naboo in the Clone Wars cartoon) 30 years before ANH; as you say he'd be incredibly ancient by the time he appears in this book. This sounds like this author was petty.
He was a Senator and a Galactic Representative (who seemed to be well regarded on Naboo in the Clone Wars cartoon) 30 years before ANH; as you say he'd be incredibly ancient by the time he appears in this book. This sounds like this author was petty.
10:17AM on 02/17/2017
Wow. That sucks. It feels like this character was only created just to be bullied for some reason.
Wow. That sucks. It feels like this character was only created just to be bullied for some reason.
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2:01PM on 02/17/2017
He wasn't created with that intention, but many Lucas-bashers, and now Disney, has turned JarJar into a pariah to beat down.
He wasn't created with that intention, but many Lucas-bashers, and now Disney, has turned JarJar into a pariah to beat down.
10:13AM on 02/17/2017

One of the updated versions of A New Hope showed something different.

Jar Jar was spotted briefly on Alderaan as the Death Star was blowing it up.
Jar Jar was spotted briefly on Alderaan as the Death Star was blowing it up.
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