It seems that Jar-Jar has some very lucky breaks during the battle of Naboo. Is it possible that he has some innate hidden Force ability?

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    Who is Jar-Jar Binks? I don't remember this character in the Star Wars Saga. Feb 26, 2012 at 3:59
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    @OghmaOsiris Then how did you know his last name? I don't think I mentioned it in my question. :)
    – xecaps12
    Feb 26, 2012 at 4:08
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    @xecaps12 Use the Force, OghamaOsiris did.
    – HNL
    Feb 26, 2012 at 5:38
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    Lucas forced us to watch him, isn't that enough? Feb 26, 2012 at 7:07
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    Jar Jar is NOT a Jedi...or a Time Lord.
    – Jeff
    Feb 26, 2012 at 16:27

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Out-of-universe answer: Jar-Jar's war antics were clearly done for comic effect to entertain the kiddies. I think the Accidental Aiming Skills trope applies.

In-universe: I don't see how we could come to any other conclusion; Jar-Jar must have innate Force-related abilities. Anakin's amazing luck in the fighter in Phantom Menace when he didn't know what he was doing seemed exactly like Jar-Jar's luck earlier in the film. In fact a Reddit user wrote a brilliant defense of the Jar-Jar Binks character as an obvious Force-adept and perhaps the true Phantom Menace of the first movie.

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    Jar-Jar was Qui-Gon Jinn's backup plan if the kid didn't make it through the pod race.
    – Chahk
    Mar 20, 2014 at 19:04
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    @Chahk - They were going to try to sell him as food, hopefully.
    – Valorum
    Mar 23, 2014 at 12:13
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    Jar-Jar invented the ability "Force Annoy".
    – Omegacron
    Feb 16, 2015 at 18:58
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    More like "Sap the will to live after seeing me in the movies" force ability. This ability is exponentially more powerful than anything Sidious ever had!!
    – Cherubel
    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:19
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    Brilliant defense indeed!
    – flq
    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:36

There's actually a whole discussion of Jar Jar possibly being a Sith lord, and some hints that Lucas had a much more important role for him in mind until the negative reactions got him to back off the character. I believe the good people at Cracked summed the issue up wonderfully in the following video:

Why Jar Jar Binks Is More Evil Than You Ever Knew - Cracked Responds

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    You could try to add some quotes or a transcript of the video to make your answer even stronger. Dec 7, 2016 at 13:59

Jar Jar's clumsiness made his movements unpredictable, confusing the simplistic targeting software used by the battle droids.

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