While the Internet was internetting along on a Friday, a Redditor named Lumpawarroo came through and set the Star Wars subreddit absolutely ablaze.

“Here I will seek to establish,” he wrote, “that Jar Jar Binks, far from being simply the bumbling idiot he portrays himself as, is in fact a highly skilled force user in terms of martial ability and mind control. Furthermore, I assert that he was not, as many people assume, just an unwitting political tool manipulated by Palpatine—rather, he and Palpatine were likely in collaboration from the very beginning, and it’s entirely possible that Palpatine was a subordinate underling to Binks throughout both trilogies. And finally, given the above, I will conclude with an argument as to why I believe it is not only possible, but plausible that Jar Jar will make a profound impact on the upcoming movies, and what his role may be.”

And then he proceeded to do just that. We don’t want to ruin it all for you, but with an exhaustive exploration of Zui Quan (aka “Drunken Fist” martial arts), the nature of Force persuasion in Episodes I-III, and the relationship between Jar Jar and Palpatine, he…well, he blew everyone’s mind. Upvotes rained down, as did Reddit gold—12 times over. The argument and its many intricacies has also been moved to DarthJarJar.com, but we recommend the original Reddit thread for the full thousand-plus-comment-adorned discussion.

May the force protect us all from Supreme Leader Sithmaster Binks.


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Reddit Has Given Us the Most Insane Star Wars Theory Ever