Jar Jar Binks

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Jar Jar Binks
"How wude!"
Gender: Male
Type: Ugly Annoying Alien
Immensely Unfunny Comic Relief
Species: Gungan
Portrayed by: Ahmed Best
Phil LaMarr
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Star Wars

Jar Jar Binks (born 52 BBY on Naboo) is a minor yet recurring character from the Star Wars franchise and its prequel trilogy. He is also a member of the Gungan species. Since his first appearance in the first prequel film, he has received infamy and negative responses from fans.

Why He's Wude

  1. The main problem with Jar Jar is that he has no reason to exist in the Star Wars universe or even served any importance with the prequels other than to appeal to children, according to Star Wars creator, George Lucas.
  2. At first, he doesn't contribute much to the plot. All he does is lead Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan to Otoh Gunga, where they get hold of a means of reaching Padme. Nothing else Jar Jar does after that point ends up being important, other than him making an off-hand comment in front of Padme about his Gungan race having a big army, giving her an idea how to retake Naboo.
  3. He is extremely annoying, and his antics gets old very quickly as an lousy attempt to be a comic relief in a Star Wars film.
  4. He barely helps the heroes. In fact, he is so unhelpful that he actually gives the then-Chancellor Palpatine(Darth Sidious in disguise) even more power than he already had.
    • According to George Lucas, he stated that this was because he wanted to give the people that already hated Jar Jar one final thing to hate him for.
  5. Just when you think he might actually turn himself around by leading a Gungan unit into battle against the Trade Federation, he completely flunked that as well, and only avoids getting killed along with his unit when Anakin destroys the droid control ship in the nick of time.
  6. His design is really ugly, even for Star Wars standards.
  7. For some reason, he becomes the representative of his race and part of the Galactic Council. And since Boss Nass assigned him this role, we can say that Boss Nass essentially doomed the entire Galactic Republic.
  8. His name sounds extremely laughable for how Star Wars' aliens can get.
  9. His dialogue is extremely stupid, annoying, nonsensical and laughable to the point that it looks like he does not even know how to speak.
    • "How wude!"
    • "Icky icky goo!"
    • "Uh oh! Biiiiiig goober fish!"
  10. His character could be interpreted as a rehash of the Magical Negro archetype.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Although his design is ugly, it still has a lot of effort to it.
  2. Thankfully he becomes less important in the movies over time, so much that in Revenge of the Sith he only makes a cameo appearance and never does anything stupid.
  3. He has a few funny moments from time to time. Like his head going numb from getting caught in an electrical beam.
  4. He has become more likable in 2008's Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and had some badass moments every now and then, and earned Mace Windu's respect during the Dagoyan Masters arc, something even Anakin couldn't.
  5. Fan theories and Internet memes arose that stating that Jar Jar Binks was secretly a Sith Lord. George Lucas considered this but later scrapped it and possibly felt it would make a silly villain.
  6. He got a really funny Star Wars Robot Chicken sketch where meets Anakin as Darth Vader. Due to his constantly annoying behavior, Darth Vader blew into space via an airlock and killed him. He later returned as a Force Ghost. In the third special of it, he would also been revealed to be a Sith Lord based on that theory. Ahmed Best reprised the role for this sketch.
  7. He actually comes off as sympathetic in the book "Aftermath: Empire's End" where he ends up being stuck as a street clown due him being shunned again by his people for his role in causing The Emperor to rise to power plus the fact that he was remorseful for it.
  8. He left an impact on the film industry. And has been regarded as the first fully CGI character in a live-action film, and perceived as paving the way for Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean.
  9. He wackiness is toned down Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and he actually helps in certain missions.


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