|Occupation||Quester for the Lost Orb (Former)|
Gungan Senator to the Republic
|First Appearance||Page 17, The Phantasmal Malevolence|
|Last Appearance||Page 670, Revelation of the Sith|
Jar Jar Binks was a character played by Ben's sister Sally. A clever, quick witted Gungan, Jar Jar was the last in a long line of Gungans who had sworn to find the Lost Orb of Phanastacoria. He eventually became a Senator in the Republic, where he became known as the Senate's only honest member. While his occasional desire to eat humans caused some problems, he was respected by all who knew him for his integrity and cleverness. As the forces of good became increasingly fractured in the Darths&Droids universe, one thing everybody could agree on was that Jar Jar was a genius.
The Phantasmal Malevolence Edit
On the day the Trade Federation launched their first full scale invasion of Naboo, Jar Jar found himself caught in the midst of a stampede. When the Jedi Qui-Gon saw Jar Jar's danger, he tackled him, protecting Jar Jar from the stampede. Qui-Gon and Jar Jar were just starting to get to know each other when they ran into Obi-Wan who was being pursued by a hoverbike piloted by Federation droids. Qui-Gon deflected a blast from the hoverbike back at it with his laser sword, destroying the bike and it's droids. Jar Jar offered to take the Jedi to his underwater home city of Otoh Gunga.
When they reached Otoh Gunga, they were promptly arrested by Captain Tarpals because humans weren't allowed in the city. Jar Jar offered up the humans as food, but Obi-Wan was able to talk Tarpals into taking them to the Gungans' leader, Boss Nass. Nass offered to free them if they agreed to help Jar Jar find the Lost Orb of Phanasticoria. Qui-Gon used the Force Ability Suggestion on Nass to give them a bongo so they could sail underwater to the Naboo capital of Theed.
When the bongo reached the surface at Theed, it was heading towards a waterfall. Qui-Gon used his rope and grappling hook to get the three safely ashore. When Jar Jar tried to climb the rope, he slipped and fell into the river, but was able to swim ashore. Theed was already overrun by the Feds' droids. Jar Jar led the Jedi to the inner courtyard of the palace, where the Jedi rescued Queen Amidala and her entourage (including her advisor Sio Bibble, her bodygaurd Panaka, and a group of handmaidens) from a squad of droids that had taken them prisoner. Qui-Gon distrusted Bibble because of his goatee and used his Force Ability Suggestion on him to demand where the Lost Orb was. Under this Force Ability, Bibble revealed that Senator Palpatine on Planet Coruscant had information on the Orb. The Jedi wanted to go to Coruscant, but the Queen wanted them to liberate Naboo, so Qui-Gon offered her a chance to go with them to Coruscant. Panaka insisted on going with his queen, so Qui-Gon agreed to take along her entourage, but stopped short of including Bibble, whom he still distrusted.
The Jedi, Jar Jar, the Queen, and her entourage made their way to the palace hangar, which had been taken over by Federation Droids, who had taken the pilots there captive. The Jedi defeated the droids in mortal combat. They were then all able to escape on the royal barge and flew into orbit, trying to get past the Federation blockade.
As the royal barge tried to fly through the Federation blockade, the Feds opened fire on the ship, severely damaging it's shield generator. One more hit would've been enough to destroy the ship. R2-D2 volunteered to go out on the hull to fix the damage. There were a few other astromech droids on the hull working on it, but they were blasted away by the Feds firing on them. R2 wass able to fix the generator, restoring the shields, and the ship was able to fly through the blockade to safety.
Ric Olie reproted the ship was 23% damaged, but would be able to make it to Coruscant. Obi-Wan thought they should stop at the nearest planet for repairs. Qui-Gon agreed, and also wanted to add weapons to the ship, in case the Feds pursued. They headed to the nearest planet, Tatooine, a desert wasteland ruled by gangsters.
The Queen sent for Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and R2 to thnak them for saving the ship. Obi-Wan tried to talk her into landing on Tatooine. The Queen allowed them one day on Tatooine to get the repairs and weapons they wanted. R2 demanded, in exchange for saving the ship, that the Queen have her most beutiful handmaiden polish him. The Queen acceeded to R2's request by sending him her handmaiden, Padme.
When the ship landed outside a major city on Tatooine, Obi-Wan decided to stay on the ship feeling the need to proctect the Queen from any encounter they might have with sand creatures.
As Qui-Gon, Jar Jar, and R2 left the ship, Panaka told them the Queen had ordered them to take Padme with them to learn more about the planet. When they entered the city, Qui-Gon started randomly asking people about where to find weapons and the Lost Orb, while Jar Jar asked Padme if she'd ever met Palpatine. She admited she had. Jar Jar asked her if Palpatine has ever mentioned the Orb to her. Padme replied, yes, that Palpatine thought the Feds had stolen it. Qui-Gon finally found a repair shop.
They entered the shop and met the owner, Watto, a small blue creature with wings and a snout for a nose. As Qui-Gon tried to specify what they wanted from Watto, the shopkeeper's assistant walked in, a boy named Anakin. Qui-Gon tried to trade the blasters he collected from the Attack Droids for the weapons and repairs they wanted, but Watto replied the blasters weren't worth as much as the new weapons he'd be making for the ship. Qui-Gon tried to use Suggestion on Watto to accept one blaster for the repairs and weapons, but it didn't work on Watto's species. Watto asked if Qui-Gon was a Jedi, since there was a rich bounty to be had on Tatooine for capturing Jedi. R2 advised Qui-Gon that he should just attack Watto.
Qui-Gon decided not to attack Watto, and that he and the others should just leave. Qui-Gon, Jar Jar, R2, and Padme were walking through a marketplace. Jar Jar was feeling hungry, and snagged a frog he saw hung up at a food stall. When the Alien Food Stall Owner objected, Jar Jar spat out the frog in his mouth, which landed into Sebulba's stew. Sebulba was so enraged by this that he grabbed Jar Jar by the throat. At that moment, Anakin showed up and calmed down Sebulba, by speaking to him in an alien language.
Suddenly, a huge sandstorm arose near the Queen's ship and headed towards the city. Anakin took Qui-Gon, Jar Jar, R2, and Padme to his home, sheltering them from the storm.
Anakin introduced them all to his mother, Shmi, who like Anakin was also a slave of Watto's.
Shmi had them all seated at the dinner table for supper. She asked about the Jedi Knights, and learned they used the power of the Force, which was generated by midi-chlorians. Qui-Gon explained that midi-chlorians were mircoscopic organisms that existed in all living cells.
Qui-Gon became fixated on getting money to buy enough blasters to trade for the weapons. Jar Jar pointed out that all they really needed was the money to pay for the weapons. Qui-Gon speculated on whether he could turn himself in to collect the bounty on Jedi, but Jar Jar pointed out that was impossible. When Shmi offhandedly mentioned gambling, Qui-Gon decided they needed to find something to gamble on. Anakin pointed out that there was pod-racing, and that their master Watto was having Anakin fix a pod he was going to race in. Shmi told them that the pods they raced in were incredibly dangerous with no safety gear. Jar Jar pointed out how Watto wouldn't need them because he could always fly away from any crash. This got Qui-Gon thinking.
Qui-Gon approached Watto and offered him a blaster to throw the pod-race. Watto refused. They haggled briefly over the price untill Qui-Gon offered the ship to Watto, and Watto agreed.
Qui-Gon contacted Obi-Wan and explained his plan. Since Watto was now going to throw the race, betting on his opponent would be the sure thing. So they would bet a lot of money and win enough to buy the weapons. Obi-Wan pointed out that there would be more than two racers, so the only sure thing would be knowing that one wouldn't win, they'd need to bet on all the other racers to collect enough money to buy the weapons that were supposed to equip the ship Qui-Gon had just given away, and that they didn't even have any money to bet with anyway. Shmi pointed out that what they needed to do was bet on the winner. Qui-Gon suggested that Ric Olie pilot Watto's pod, but Shmi pointed out that the pod was built for Watto's small size. R2-D2 eagerly pointed out that he was small enough to fit inside and race it.
While Anakin was going over the pod, Jar Jar noticed that there was a spanner stuck in the pod's engine. With Padme's help, he was able to remove the spanner before it could do any damage.
Suddenly, Obi-Wan remembered that Anakin had mentioned the pod has handlebars and pointed out that that meant that R2 wouldn't be able to steer it. Qui-Gon noticed that Anakin was small enough to pilot the pod, and decided he should pilot it. To make sure Anakin would win, he transfused his blood into Anakin, giving Anakin Qui-Gon's midi-chlorians so he'd have the Force Sensitivity he'd need to win the race.
The next morning, Qui-Gon approached Watto about not even entering in the race. He offered Watto a bet on a die roll. If Qui-Gon won, Watto wouldn't race. If Watto won the roll, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan become his slaves. Watto rolled the die and won. But Qui-Gon used Fate Manipulation to reroll the die so that Qui-gon won. Watto agreed not to enter the race. Qui-Gon made a further bet with Watto: if Anakin won the race, Watto would free Shmi. If Anakin lost, Queen Amidala would become Watto's slave. Watto accepted.
Qui-Gon asked R2 how much money they'd need to bet on Anakin to win enough to pay for the weapons. R2 told him how much, using C-3PO as a translator. Qui-Gon left the others for a little while, then came back claiming he'd just pulled off his best plan yet.
As Anakin and the other racers prepated to get into their pods, one of them, Sebulba did something sneaky with Anakin's pod before he got into it.
As the race was about to begin, Qui-Gon began to explain his plan to the others. He sold all his blasters to some people to raise the money to bet on Anakin, and to stack the odds in Anakin's favor, have those people use the blasters to fire on the other racers. To ensure their cooperation, he offered to lead them to a Jedi after the race so that they could collect the bounty on him (since Qui-Gon was planning on leaving after the race, he didn't think this would be a problem).
After the race started, and Anakin took off (after a near-fatal false start), Shmi asked Qui-Gon what kind of people he made the deal with. He answered vaguely that they were some "sand...people". Jar Jar asked how these Sand People were going to know which racers to fire at. Qui-Gon explained that he showed them a picture of Watto and told them to fire at every racer who didn't look like Watto. At that moment, the Sand People began to fire at Anakin's pod (since, of course, Anakin didn't look like Watto).
R2 asked Qui-Gon if there were any other details of his plan he'd left out. Qui-Gon revealed that earlier he was the one who put the spanner in the pod's engine that Jar Jar removed, and that just before the race, he uesd Suggestion on Sebulba causing him to sabotage Anakin's pod. At that moment, a Sand Person took a pot shot at Anakin's pod. R2 sarcastically congratulated Qui-Gon on his "intricate" plan. Qui-Gon sincerely thanked R2 for the compliment.
By the time Anakin reached the third lap in the race, he was in fourth place. He recklessly drove his pod up a safety ramp sending it flying high into the air and landing just in front of the till-then-first-place racer, Sebulba.
Then the sabotage Sebulba had inflicted on Anakin's engines kicked in, and his engines caught fire. Anakin hit the overdrive on the theory the sudden acceleration would put out the fire. It did, causing him to catch up again with Sebulba's pod, but now his pod had no power. Anakin rammed his pod against Sebulba's, entangling his right engine with Sebulba's left. When the two pods got in sight of the finish line, Anakin used Force Manipulation to snap Sebulba's right engine cable and detach his pod. Sebulba's pod crashed and exploded while Anakin's pod coasted safely to the finish line, the winner!
As everyone else went back to the ship, Qui-Gon delivered the weapons to the ship and went back to town to get Shmi. He ended up coming back with Anakin instead.
As Qui-Gon and Anakin were reaching the ship, they were approached by a Black Robed Figure on a hoverbike. Qui-Gon attacked him with his laser sword...and the figure leaped from his bike and parried Qui-Gon's blow with his own laser sword! Qui-Gon and the Figure dueled back and forth, too evenly matched for either of them to land a blow. By this time, everyone was on board the ship except Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan suggested the ship start to lift off so it could aid Qui-Gon by firing on the Figure from above. The ship immedeately lifted off as R2 frantically explained he hadn't installed the weapons yet because he didn't think they'd need them until after they had left the planet. Jar Jar asked Qui-Gon what Force Abilities he had. Qui-Gon started listing them, and when he mentioned "Force Jump", Jar Jar told him to Force Jump. Qui-Gon did so, safely reaching the ship's landing ramp as it was taking off, and gratefully shouted, "Jar Jar, you're a genius!"
The ship reached Coruscant without incident (Qui-Gon thought it was because the Feds would now be too scared to attack them). As the ship reached port, everyone was greeted by Senator Palpatine and Chancellor Valorum. Valorum came across as a raving lunatic, only speaking in bizarre non sequitors. As the Queen went to address the Senate to request aid for Naboo, Valorum refered in passing to the Jedi Council, and wondered what Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan had done on the negotiations with the Trade Federation Valorum sent them to Naboo for. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan decided to go talk to the Council.
Jar Jar talked with the Queen (and there are hints that it was the real Queen this time, not her loyal decoy), telling her that Palpatine still hadn't spoken to him about the lost orb he'd been seeking. The Queen admitted she didn't know why this was, since the Queen had talken to Palpatine about it, and that he told her he thought the Feds were using the Orb to power their orbital corporate headquarters on Naboo. Palpatine arrived and talked with the Queen about what they just experienced in the Senate. The Queen had been trying to address the Senate, but she kept getting interrupted by Valorum with his bizarre non sequitors. When the Queen mentioned that the Feds' droid armies had been killing her people, Valorum interrupted by saying people were such fragile beings and should all be made cyborgs under his command. Disgusted, the Queen called for a vote of no confidence against Valorum (Valorum called for ice cream). Palpatine now informed the Queen that the Senate had voted Valorum out of power and that a new Chancellor would be elected to give aid to Naboo. Jar Jar tried to speak with Palpatine about the Orb, but he was evasive. He warned the Queen that she would now be in danger from Valorum. Jar Jar suggested the Queen come back with him to Naboo, and the Queen agreed.
Everyone returned to their ship and headed back to Naboo. On the way, the Queen (back to being the decoy again) asked Qui-Gon what his plan was. Qui-Gon started off with a plan that rehashed how this story all started. When Obi-Wan pointed this out, Qui-Gon put Jar Jar in charge. Jar Jar proposed the Naboo humans should unite with the Gungans to form a big army to liberate Naboo from the Feds.
As the ship reached Naboo, R2 wanted to attack the Feds' orbital hq, but Jar Jar vetoed that idea since the hq had the Orb protecting them. He ordered the ship to land near Otoh Gunga.
Everyone gathered around the shore leading to the underwater city of Otoh Gunga, waiting for Jar Jar to return from there and give a report. He arrived and reported that the Gungans had all left the city to go to the secret hiding place in the swamp, to make exlopding soap bubbles for the fight filled with electric mosquitoes, and that these bubbles would be piled on the backs of the dinosaur ponies.
Jar Jar led them to the hiding place, where they met the Gungans headed by Boss Nass and Captain Tarpals. The Queen appealed to the Gungans for aid, but was refused by Nass. She asked Jar Jar to negotiate. Jar Jar told Nass that they should help the Naboo humans defeat the Trade Federation droids, and then they could retrieve the Lost Orb of Phanastacoria. Nass agreed, but Jar Jar insisted he should demand payment for their aid: 10 humans per day so the Gungans would never have to worry about food again. At this point, Padme came forward to reveal that she, Padme Amidala was the real Queen of Naboo. She offered to sacrifice herself to the Gungans to save her people. Fortunately, Anakin came up with a better solution. He pointed out to Nass that without their help, the Gungans couldn't get to the Trade Federation orbital headquarters where the Orb was, and it'd be a shame if someone should destroy the hq and the Orb along with it. Nass backed down, and agreed to help the humans.
Everyone made their strategy. Jar Jar would lead the Gungans to fight the droid army by attacking them with the soap bubbles. Qui-Gon suggested they fill up the bubbles with water from the geysers at high tide. Meanwhile, everyone else would storm the palace through the hangar and take the Fed leaders captive.
Jar Jar took charge of the Gungan army and led them into battle with a rousing speech.
Jar Jar's forces were protected from the Combat Droids' bombardment by a shield that R2 had provided. All Jar Jar and the Gungans had to do was wait for the geysers. Then thousands of droid reinforcements arrived and attacked through a flaw in the shield that R2 hadn't noticed.
At the Gungan/Droid battle, it wasn't going so well for the Gungans.
At the Gungan/Droid battlefield, the Gungans continued fighting until the Feds blew up the moon. Without the moon, there could be no high tide for the geysers being used to fill up the soap bubbles. With their ammunition now depleted, Jar Jar and the Gungans had no choice but to surrender.
While continuing to fight in the orbital hq, R2 realized he could hack into the Feds' systems and deactivate the entire droid army. He did so.
With the droids deactivated, Tarpals admitted he was forced to spy for the Feds because they were threatening his family. Jar Jar told him that as punishment, he wouldn't get to eat the humans along with the rest of the Gungans as they now got ready to invade the capital Theed. Jar Jar then became distracted from his dreams of conquest and cannibalism when he realized that the manes of the Gungans' dinosaur ponies needed grooming.
Afterwards, everyone (except Qui-Gon, who had been killed by Darth Maul) was back together at the palace when they were greeted by Palpatine, who announced that he'd been elected Chancellor. He also casually mentioned that as a retired Jedi, he had the courtesy title of Darth Sidious. He warned, however, that Valorum had disappeared like a phantom, and may become a menace. Now that they had the Orb, Obi-Wan insisted on giving it back to the Gungans, and Palpatine reluctantly agreed.
Everyone was present for Qui-Gon's funeral, where his body was being cremated. Obi-Wan promised Anakin he would train him in the ways of the Jedi.
A big victory celebration was performed at the palace, where Padme formally gave back the Lost Orb to Boss Nass.
Silence of the Clones Edit
Ten years later, Padme, Jar Jar Binks, and R2-D2 were on a ship landing at Coruscant. Padme's term as Queen had expired, and she was now a Senator. A bill was about to be voted on to create a Grand Army of the Republic. Padme was eagerly in favor of it, despite the fact that it was an unpopular bill and could lead the non-violent Separatists into going to war over it. This didn't deter Padme, who was the one who introduced the bill.
After the ship landed, a Guard warned Padme that there were rumors of an attempt on her life. Padme ordered R2 to search for traps. R2 replied in the affirmative. Padme's current loyal decoy, Corde confidently walked down the boarding ramp, when suddenly it exploded, right under her. R2 claimed that he thought Padme told him to look for Schnappes. Corde was now lying on the dock, dying. Padme rudely interrogated her, demanding that she admit that "Bubble" planted that bomb. Corde just stammered confusedly and died.
Padme and Jar Jar went to meet Chancellor Palpatine and the Jedi Council. Palpatine told them that there were two bills to be voted at the Senate: one for the Grand Army, the other to create a new moon for Naboo. Palpatine also revealed that the plans for the new moon had been stolen.
At the Senate, the bill to create an army was easily defeated. When the bill for making the new moon came up, some Separatists in the Senate asked if this couldn't be some evil plot to destroy them. Padme insisted that the moon would be a Peace Moon that the people of Naboo desperately needed. When one of the Separatists asked if the Moon would have any military applications, Padme began to contemplate out loud all the scientific ways this could be plausible, but was hastily interrupted by Palpatine who quickly called for a vote, and the bill was passed.
Obi-Wan and Anakin headed up to Padme's room, where they met Padme, Jar Jar, and R2. Jar Jar revealed that he was now a Senator too. Since ten years had passed after the end of the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo, Anakin was now an adult. Padme was supposed to brief the others on their assignment, but didn't have any details beyond the fact that the Peace Moon plans had been stolen. Ben wanted to know if the plans had backups, but Padme never asked.
When night fell, Padme went to her bedroom, to get some sleep.
Sometime later, Obi-Wan had gone to Kamino and learned of a clone army that had been created supposedly for the Jedi, and had then gone to Geonosis where he'd learned of a Trade Federation/Separatist plot to overthrow the Republic with a droid army. He then contacted the Jedi Council on Coruscant and Anakin, Padme, and R2-D2 on Tatooine, reporting all he had discovered before getting captured. It was decided that Anakin, Padme, and R2 would go rescue Obi-Wan on Geonosis. Yoda suggested that Windu could go to Geonosis with the others, but he wanted to go to Kamino and get the clone army to help. Yoda pointed out they would need to get the approval of the Senate to do that. Windu contacted Padme and Anakin and gave them the order to go to Geonosis and rescue Obi-Wan while he made the Senate give permission to use the clone army. Yoda pointed out that the Jedi were not a part of the Senate, and thus couldn't address the Senate in its chamber. Senator Jar Jar Binks approached them and confidently declared that he had a plan.
On Coruscant, in the Senate chamber, Mace Windu asked Yoda if they were in time for Jar Jar's big speech. Yoda admitted that they Were. Jar Jar addressed the Senate. He revealed that the Separatists had made a big droid army. With this meaning war, Jar Jar proposed that they give emergency powers to Palpatine, much to Palpatine's surprise. The Senate heartily approved. With full Senate approval, Jar Jar now revealed they had a clone army that Palpatine could use.
Revelation of the Sith Edit
Padme and a group of Senators confronted Palpatine and Anakin. Padme told Palpatine that she and her fellow Senators were going to overthrow the Senate, much to the other Senators' surprise. Palpatine suggested that would be unwise. Senator Jar Jar Binks among the Senators, said he agreed with Palpatine.
Chancellor Palpatine addressed the Senate, with Padme and Jar Jar among those in attendance. Palpatine related in flashback how Mace Windu and the Jedi he was with tried to arrest Palpatine, and how Palpatine was forced to resist with his laser sword.
Palpatine related how he killed the Jedi with Windu, but Windu gained the upper hand on him, when Anakin came to the rescue. Palpatine declared to the Senate that the Trade Federation organized a deep conspiracy within the Jedi Council to take over the Galaxy, and the Rebellion was just a smokescreen. (Senator Jar Jar Binks responded to this by saying, "Oh, muy muy...") Palpatine revealed that he contacted Nute Gunray, demanding his surrender, but Gunray was smugly defiant, revealing how he was using Naboo to create his own Peace Moon. Palpatine pledged to the Senate that they would defeat the Trade Federation and retake Naboo, restoring peace to the Galaxy. Padme heartily approved.
It was later revealed that Jar Jar returned to Naboo and took charge of liberating it. Acting as General, Jar Jar Binks led the assault, nixed the Feds, and moved the planet back to its original orbit.
A New Generation Edit
19 years later, the Senate had grown corrupt with power. An armed Rebellion had risen up against the Senate, and was trying to get the Peace Moon plans to Senator Jar Jar Binks, who, after the death of Bail Organa, was the only Senator the Rebellion could trust, to prove that the recently completed Peace Moon had been built with a laser powerful enough to destroy a planet. Jar Jar arrived with rest of the Senate on the Peace Moon as it was orbiting Naboo. The Senate met in closed session, and voted to crush the Rebellion with a show of force, by using that laser to destroy a planet. Jar Jar voted against this measure, but was in the minority. In protest, he left the Peace Moon and returned to his native Naboo. The Senate then decided to make Naboo the planet the Peace Moon would destroy. Darth Vader commanded the Senate's order to be carried out, and the Peace Moon destroyed Naboo, apparently killing Jar Jar along with everyone else on the planet.
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