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Using the Force, Darth Sidious could often foresee many things or events that would take place in the future. In Return of the Jedi, he had foreseen Luke Skywalker coming to see Darth Vader to see if he could turn him back to the Light Side.

In regards to Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, had Darth Sidious foreseen that Jar Jar Binks would provide assistance to Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and Queen Amidala on the planet Naboo?

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    Jar Jar is one of the little people. If it wasn't him, it would have been someone else, or no-one.
    – Valorum
    Dec 10 '21 at 10:00
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    Why wouldn't he have? If the whole Jar Jar arc is aborted then Anakin doesn't get found. Perhaps the entire point of the invasion of Naboo was to get Anakin noticed and picked up?
    – DavidW
    Dec 10 '21 at 16:40
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    @DavidW isn't that statement a bit of a stretch? You can't proof Anakin wouldn't be found if Jar Jar wasn't around. Surely Qui-Gon would have become alerted of the presence of the Force in him at some point or would have been guided to him in another way. Qui-Gon says so himself later on over the comlink to Obi-Wan that it was no coincidence.
    – Mixxiphoid
    Dec 10 '21 at 16:59
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    @Mixxiphoid My point is only that there's no reason to suppose that Sidious didn't foresee all this. Maybe this is the only way that Anakin ends up apprenticed to Obi-Wan, or maybe this way he gets separated from his mom in a way that leaves him wracked with guilt when she dies. We have no idea what Sidious has foreseen, and how much of what happens is within acceptable parameters for his ultimate goal.
    – DavidW
    Dec 10 '21 at 17:06
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    @user57467 Maul was not exactly killed on Naboo. Dec 12 '21 at 17:29

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