Friday, March 23, 2012

(6) Qui-Gon Jinn vs. (11) Jar Jar Binks

Bail Organa had a large lead to start out the day, but Nien Nunb came away with the victory late in the evening and moves on to the round of 32.

Like that we are now getting around the same number of votes each day. Please keep that up, and spread the word to get even more voters.

More well-known characters will begin to be revealed now. Have fun voting.

(6) Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn, as we find out, is the original Master of both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Sywalker. Jinn is a very wise Jedi, but apparently is a bit of a rebel as he has not been able to join the Jedi Council yet. His insubordination continues after locating Anakin and planning to teach him the ways of the Force despite the Council's protest. Jinn, however, doesn't get the chance as he is killed by Darth Maul near the conclusion of Phantom Menace.

(11) Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks seems to be one of the most hated characters in the Star Wars saga. He is a lightning rod for hate, some of which may be justified, while others baffle me. Binks is a local Gungan on the planet Naboo, who is accidentally saves by Qui-Gon Jinn and therefore owes the Jedi a "life debt". He goes with the Jedi on their journey and fight against the Trade Federation - even becoming a general in the Gungan army. In the later films, his role is reduced, but he does become a delegate and gives Chancellor Palpatine emergency power - a significant part of the film.



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3 comments:

  1. WTF? People are voting for Jar Jar? Figured this for a shut-out...

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  2. By the Gods!
    Who are these heathens!
    Jar Jar is the doom of man!

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