Oh My God, Jar Jar Binks Has A Fate Worse Than We Hoped

Oh My God, Jar Jar Binks Has A Fate Worse Than We Hoped

Chuck Wendig reveals all in STAR WARS AFTERMATH: EMPIRE'S END.

It's not a risky thing to say in your group of friends that you're not a fan of Jar Jar Binks. We can all safely agree. But the fate Chuck Wendig wove for the character in Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End is legitimately soul crushing. 

As we're all keenly aware, Binks wasn't just annoying, he was responsible for giving Emperor Palpatine emergency powers that allowed him to form the Empire as we knew it.

The new book, which releases next week and takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, shined a light on exactly what happened to poor Jar Jar.

He's a homeless street performer on the streets of Theed, Naboo's capital. Take a look.

Since children started coming in by the shipload as refugees, the Gungan has served them, performing for the kids once or twice a day. He does tricks. He juggles. He falls over and shakes his head as his eyes roll around inside their fleshy stalks. He makes goofy sounds and does strange little dances. Sometimes it’s the same performance, repeated. Sometimes the Gungan does different things, things you’ve never seen, thing’s you’ll never see again. Just a few days ago, he splashed into the fountain’s center, then pretended to have the streams shoot him way up in the air. He leapt straight up, then back down with a splash. And he leapt from compass point to compass point, back and forth, before finally conking his head on the edge and plopping down on his butt. Shaking his head. Tongue wagging. All the kids laughed. Then the Gungan laughed, too.

The clown, they called him “Bring the clown. We want to see the clown. We like it how he juggles glombo shells, or spits fish up in the air and catches them, or how he dances around and falls on his butt.”

The adults, though. They don’t say much about him. Or to him. And no other Gungans come to see him, either. Nobody even says his name.
— Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End, by Chuck Wendig

At one point, a boy asks him why he's a hobo clown. And Jar Jar responds in a way that's not only evokes Ahmed Best's voice, but is genuinely fucking sad

"Mesa thinks it cause-o Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens. Big mistakens."

What a terrible, awesome ending.

Source: Mashable

Terry Erickson is a screenwriter, lifelong film fan, and all around good guy based in Baltimore, MD. He's driven across America twice, is obsessed with Back To The Future, and loves almost everybody.