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Did you guys see what ends up happening to Jar Jar?

From the next Aftermath book. (SPOILER WARNING)

http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-new-star-wars-aftermath-novel-reveals-the-pitiful-1792481018

[sp]In the chapter, a young boy is walking around the city and runs into an old Gungan who is performing on the streets. The boy introduces himself to the creature and the creature responds "Meesa Jar Jar." Jar Jar Binks has become a street performer.

Talking to the boy, Jar Jar explains that he's "makin some uh-oh mistakens" in the past that led him here; mistakes that the world has harshly judged him for. (You know, like giving Supreme Chancellor Palpatine emergency orders without consulting his Senator which pretty much was the second rung on Palpatine's rise to ultimate power.)
Here's how Wendig sets it up before giving you the reveal of who the character is. It may be a satisfying closure for the hordes of people who have grown up hating the character, but it's also truly sad:

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.

"My no so sure." The Gungan makes a hmm sound. "Mesa thinks it cause-o Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens. Big mistakens. Der Gunga bosses banished me longo ago. Mesa no been to hom in for-ebbers. And desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire."[/sp]

LOL
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Good Lord. Ha, that is legit sad.
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Sorry. Can't seem to get the spoiler tags to work.
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It maybe the italics. There's some known issue like that that I can't remember. Either way, I don't think it's that big of deal to post without them.
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I preferred it in Robot Chicken where Vader air locked his ass.

But, that (from Aftermath) seems like a fate worse than death. Fitting.
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TCTTS said:




This place has everything. Bothans...Sith Lords...a one-armed walrus man named Ponda...
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Is that Jar Jar thing for real?
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Is the character of jar jar legitimately stupid? Like actually unintelligent? Was he written that way on purpose?
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Blatant Disregard said:

Is the character of jar jar legitimately stupid? Like actually unintelligent? Was he written that way on purpose?


There was no rhyme or reason to how he was written other than trying to sell Episode 1 to kids.
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Yeah, that Jar Jar thing, wow. Pretty sad. Oddly enough, some friends and I were just talking a few weeks ago about how there's no info on Jar Jar post-ROTS and what must've happened to him.
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I knew a man Bo Jar Jar and he'd dance for you... in worn out shoes...

Mr. Bo Jar Jar... Mr. Bo Jar Jar...
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What ever embarrassing fate is dreamed up for Jar Jar, it will not be punishment enough for how f-ing awful he is.
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They should have had him in the background in one of the planets destroyed in episode VII or on jedha. Then again audiences would have been cheering
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I think putting the Jar Jar thing in there is as much about putting a lid on the character as anything. This way nobody has any freedom to come back around on him later in a clever twist. This kills him as a story element forever.
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But, but, the lighting on the star destroyer is all wrong!!!
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I'm just now catching up on the Clone Wars cartoon and I'm about 16-17 episodes in and Jar Jar is making appearances. God, I hate him and everything he stands for.

Also, why in the hell were those originally released so out of order? It's one thing to make a movie and go back and make a prequel but these were released out of order on purpose. Makes zero sense and is confusing. Thankfully, you can get the right order online.
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The order isn't that bad if you go with the order of Netflix. If you want to get through it quickly though, I'd definitely find a condensed list. It's only on Netflix for what, 3 or 4 weeks?
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CJS4715 said:

The order isn't that bad if you go with the order of Netflix. If you want to get through it quickly though, I'd definitely find a condensed list. It's only on Netflix for what, 3 or 4 weeks?
Seriously? Damn it there is no way I'll get done.
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It was on the going list for March. I think it is mid-month. I'm sure someone here can tell you which story arcs are worth the time.

Not a bad list here:
https://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/05/the-essential-clone-wars-episodes-every-star-wars-fan-should-watch/
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Jar Jar should've been a metophor for the other side of the whole "promote the random farm kid and smuggler to General" thing. Luke and Han were capable in the end but that's not always true of heros.

Jar Jar was some random gungan that got volun-told to escort the Jedis through the planet. He had some lucky fortune and was a "hero". Then the former queen liked him and he ended up promoted way beyond his ability. In that role, he made huge mistakes.

If he hadn't been such a ****ed up chatactet, there's value to the role. They could've given him a treatment like an Ira Hayes and it would've been good. He just became super annoying to adults in general and insulting to those of us that grew up loving the maturity (not campiness) of the original trilogy.
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Jar jar needs to be fed to sarlaac. Then I'll be happy.
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Same video:
https://www.facebook.com/joshgad/videos/810081495807075/

Not sure if the Facebook link will work or embed. It's another Josh Gad video with Daisy.
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*******, she pretty
Brian Earl Spilner
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This is so awesome.
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Pratt in there... hahahahahaha / "I was in Guardians of the Galaxy"
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Ha, that's amazing. Just FYI, the one with the second question is Colin Trevorrow, director of Episode IX (and Jurassic World). Abrams at the end is the best punchline ever. So great.
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Lol, JJ.

So, is the common opinion that Daisy is a willing participant?
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redline248 said:

Lol, JJ.

So, is the common opinion that Daisy is a willing participant?


Yes. She probably doesn't know exactly what is coming, but she's obviously complicit.
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Daisy Ridley
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SpreadsheetAg said:

Pratt in there... hahahahahaha / "I was in Guardians of the Galaxy"
"I'm in The Avengers."
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Dammit these are awesome. And Penelope Cruz still looks awesome.


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Was not expecting JJ in that
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