This thread grew out of a discussion in the episode II action figure forum. Since the beginning, ever since seeing Episode 1 I have seen somthing special in the charecter. Somthing very few others have seen. That he's the thread that helps tie in the prequels with the original trilogy. That's why I took on the name of the charecter, trying to champion the cause of this poor misunderstood charecter.
Look at Episode 1. Without his involvment the jedi's would never have found the gungans, found out the quickest way to the queen, then helped supply the jedi's and the queen with the army they needed to distract the battle droid army so they could sneak into the palace.Without JJB the jedi's might never have reached the queen in time, and even if they did, upon returning to Naboo they would have faced overwhelming numbers and failed anyway.
Now onto Episode II. In the spoiler thread for E2 we know that it's Jar Jar who is responsible for Palpatine's ability to cease emergancy control of the senate. Which leads to the start of the jedi purge in the geonosis arena. Jar Jar himself is the unknowing pawn of palpatine the whole time. He now has emergancy control to make decisions, as well as an army that he controls, and a vastly reduced jedi resistance for stage 3 of his plan.
Episode III. Palpatine begins his rule of dictatorship. He keeps peace with terror and supression of the people with his crack units of clonetroopers who he now has supreme control over. He sometime during the period, starts twisting young anakin to his will. Showing that the jedi's never kept peace as well as he does, and that he could help keep the galaxy lawful. Seeing the jedi's as traitors to palpatine's rule, he turns on them, helping to finish of the rest of them.
Obi-Wan, The rest of the surviving Jedi's, Padme, and Jar Jar see that Anakin has been tricked by Palpatine. Anakin and Obi-Wan meet for their battle and Anakin is presumed deceased. In thruth he lives, now encased in his life sustaning body armor. He returns to coruscant to destory Obi-Wan, Padme, Yoda and the rest. Jar Jar possibly forsakes his own life, when attempting to stall the Anakin so that Padme and Obi-Wan can escape. Probably killed by Anakin his former friend by his own lightsaber, as a final proof of his turn. This whole time has given the pregnant Padme, Obi-Wan and Yoda a chance to escape.
The charecter that was once disliked by a majority of Star Wars fans becomes the key charecter responsible for most of what occurs in the prequal trilogy, as well as bridging the gap to the original trilogy. I am posting a thesis next that was posted around a year after Episode 1 opened that explains more of why JJB is such an important charecter in the whole saga.
MTFBWY and HH!!
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