Jar Jar Binks was supposed to be the character that everybody loved. He was George Lucas' bright idea to be the fan-favorite choice amongst the kiddies and adults, but was exactly the opposite.
Then it was revealed that Jar Jar Binks was seemingly working for the Dark Side as he tipped the scales in favor of¬†Chancellor Palpatine leading to the creation of the Empire.
There's actually a fan theory out there that Jar Jar Binks is really a part of the Dark Side¬†as a deleted scene reveals a conversation between Jar Jar and Palpatine.
Now Disney officially reveals the fate of Jar Jar Binks--he's become a clown!
No kidding, as Mashable revealed details from an in-canon Star Wars novel, Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End by Chuck Wendig, that becomes available on Tuesday:
Star Wars¬†fans will learn that Jar Jar was haunted by and shunned for his political screw-up. In exile he has become a literal clown, performing for kids.
The novel takes place between¬†Return of the Jedi¬†and¬†The Force Awakens and features a scene¬†set on the planet of Naboo:
A refugee boy named Mapo encounters a Gungan performing for kids on the streets, clowning around in a fountain twice a day while being studiously avoided by the grown-ups.
"Meesa Jar Jar," says the clown when Mapo introduces himself.
The clown distracts the orphan from his own sadness by popping his eyes and bulging his cheeks, but is hiding a sadness of his own.
"Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens," the Gungan says, explaining why he isn't wanted anywhere either. "Desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire." He stares into the distance, suggesting he knows more than he's saying.¬†
I'm thinking becoming a clown is actually too good for Jar Jar Binks, eh?