Bear with me, this is old and would have been something to dicuss 6 years ago. I had a theory before Star Wars episode 2 and 3 came out about Jar Jar Binks that I wanted to run by you guys and see what you thought. I theorized that George Lucas was going to pull the biggest surprise on all of us in Episode 2 and 3. Almost as big as Darth Vader's fatherhood and the little green man being a Jedi Knight. I thought Jar Jar was going to be a sith lord and here is why. In Episode 1, Jar Jar was this clumsy fool that got involved in the situation by crappy luck and being at the wrong place at the wrong time. He was around when the Jedi landed, and he just happened to do things to get the wheels rolling in the way they were supposed to. Not only did he try to steal some food from a vendor that then made Anakin step forward and get reunited with Qui Gon and hense invited them to his home. But then he proceeded to try to swip an apple from the table, causing Quigon to react and grab his tongue, causing Anakin to comment on Qui being a jedi, right after Quigon said "You must have Jedi reflexes", but Jar Jar did, in episode one what two Jedi couldn't do... Take out Droid Dekas (The Transforming Shielded Droids), and battle tanks all with his antics. Of course this was chalked up to Jar Jar's clumsy blind luck, but in Episode 4 Obi Wan started that in his experience there was no such thing as luck. What had he seen in his past that made him say this (within the confines of the 6 movies of course)? I always thought that He was going to lose his stupid demeanor and revel himself as a motivator to get Anakin to become a Jedi and hense join the dark side. Then of course in Episode two he condoned the use of the Clone Army. I thought I had him pegged and that Lucas was going to surpise everyone by making a Yoda (goofy at first) type character out of Jar Jar, but spend an entire movie convincing people to hate him, only to reveal his true identy later on. Guess I expected too much from Lucas, heeh.