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I have found on the internet many sites (see here, here and here for example) that "prove" that Jar Jar Binks is a Sith Lord. My question is:

Is this only a fan theory, or is there an official explanation?

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    It's only a fan-theory. And a dumb one at that.
    – user7812
    Dec 7 '15 at 13:05
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    It's only dumb if you take it seriously. I think it's hilarious! "Meesa bein' Darth Big Ouch."
    – sanpaco
    Dec 7 '15 at 17:27
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No, this is not in any way, shape, or form an official explanation of Jar Jar's. This was entirely a fan-devised "crazy theory", which just happens to have an interesting amount of coincidental supporting evidence. The theory originated on reddit (where this kind of wild speculation is common and part of the regular entertainment amongst fans).

As far as this becoming "official" in canon, that's highly unlikely. In order for that to happen, Jar Jar would presumably have to appear in some subsequent canonical work. The theory even originally postulated that Jar Jar would

play a central role in The Force Awakens

However, as far as anyone associated with the movies has said, that's not going to happen. For example, according to producer Kathleen Kennedy:

“Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie,” she said to applause and cheers. src

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    Well, that quote is nice, but it seems entirely unrelated to Jar Jar's previous actions at all. Doesn't seem relevant if he returns in future movies. As it stands, while being far less crazy, your answer seems to have as much weight as the theory itself.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Dec 7 '15 at 14:47
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    The problem with this "fan theory" is that it supposes there was a secret "long term plan" for JJB as a Sith Lord; in order for that to be officially true, it would have to be revealed at some point in the future, but if we never see him again, that can't happen.
    – KutuluMike
    Dec 7 '15 at 14:59
  • @MikeEdenfield - While that's true, it could (theoretically) be revealed in another canon form such as a novel or the new comic series.
    – user7812
    Dec 7 '15 at 15:02
  • @MikeEdenfield Ah, so add those elaborations into the answer then.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Dec 7 '15 at 15:33
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I apologize for not committing Eps 1-3 to memory, but I seem to recall that JJB was a bit clumsy. Unless that theory postulates that his clumsiness was purposeful and all the trouble he caused due to his clumsiness was calculated to attempt to kill some of our heroes, I find it impossible to seriously consider the idea that a being that clumsy could be a Sith.

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    Thats the idea. Palatine pretends to be a frail old man.
    – cde
    Dec 7 '15 at 20:44
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    The whole point of the theory is that Jar Jar has mastered the art of hiding in plain sight, seeming dumb and harmless (while still managing to infiltrate and spy on the Jedi, climb the ranks becoming a general and stand-in senator, and ultimately bring in the Empire). It compares his clumsy yet effective "dumb luck" based fighting to real-life "drunken master" style kung fu, and suggests that he trained Palpatine to also manipulate his rivals into underestimating him. It's a crazy theory, but also a surprising well executed one :-) Dec 8 '15 at 1:27
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    Oh, are THOSE the point? I thought it also had to do with him inspiring hatred by being so annoying, which leads people to the Dark Side.
    – Dronz
    Dec 21 '17 at 6:15

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