ALL of the Gungan Jedi and Sith in Star Wars
Gungan Jedi and Force users are extremely uncommon, but not entirely unheard of. Native to the Mid Rim planet Naboo, Gungans are an amphibious sentient species who can live in the water or on land. Let’s explore all of the known Gungan Jedi and Sith in Star Wars Canon and Legends.
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1. Jedi Knight Lobis Lobin
Gungan Jedi Knight Lobis Lobin serves the Jedi Order as a Jedi General during the Clone Wars era. When General Grievous attacks the Mid Rim planet Falleen in 22 BBY, Lobin and seven other Jedi are killed.
2. Jedi Knight Kin-Ya Dosu and
3. Jedi Padawan Kosa-Yin Hadu
Gungan Jedi Knight Kin-Ya Dosu is training fellow Gungan Kosa-Yin Hadu as a Jedi Padawan during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. Hadu constructs his own lightsaber and trains as a Jedi Guardian, a branch of Jedi emphasizing martial training and combat.
Dosu and Hadu mysteriously disappear around 33 BBY after undertaking a mission from the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Around this time Kosa-Yin Hadu falls to the dark side of the Force, becomes a Dark Jedi, and joins the Sith cult called Believers.
The cult leader tasks Hadu and several other Dark Jedi with poisoning kaluthin, a vital plant that makes the planet habitable, in an effort to drive the Jedi Order off the planet. Hadu and the other Dark Jedi are eventually foiled by a group of freelance agents. Jedi Master Seenlu Kir investigates the disappearance of Dosu and Hadu, but her results are inconclusive.
4. Force Sensitive Roo-Roo Page
Roo-Roo Page is a female Gungan born on Naboo during the waning years of the Republic. The Jedi Order logs her name on the list of all known Force sensitive children inside the Kyber memory crystal. On assignment from Darth Sidious, bounty hunter Cade Bane steals the crystal and plots to kidnaps children listed in the crystal. He kidnaps a couple children before journeying to Naboo.
The Jedi High Council foresees Page’s kidnapping, however, and dispatches Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano to Naboo. Skywalker and Tano entrap the bounty hunter, ultimately taking him into Republic custody.
Jar Jar Binks and the Legend of Darth Jar Jar
Perhaps the most famous (or infamous) Gungan of all time, Jar Jar Binks has never been confirmed as a Force user. That hasn’t stopped him from dressing like a Jedi or wielding a Jedi lightsaber, though.
During a battle in the Clone Wars, Jar Jar Binks recovers a lightsaber from fallen Jedi Laan Tik. He wants to prevent the weapon from falling into enemy hands. Binks manages to cut down two battle droids, saving Captain Rex’s life, before fumbling the lightsaber hilt. Rex confiscates the lightsaber from Binks, saying, “You could get yourself killed.” The captain then hands Binks a blaster to use in battle instead.
During a separate occasion, Jar Jar Binks disguises himself as a Jedi during an attempt to rescue Senator Amidala from capture on Rodia. Binks dons a spare Jedi robe leading battle droids to believe he is a Jedi.
For years, fans have tossed around the Darth Jar Jar theory. The controversial theory asserts that Jar Jar Binks feigns clumsiness and awkwardness in order to mask his Force sensitivity and a dual identity as a powerful Sith Lord. Some fans even claim that Jar Jar Binks is the true ‘Phantom Menace’ of the Prequel Trilogy. Lucasfilm has never confirmed the Darth Jar Jar theory.
A Few More Force Sensitive Gungans
Wert Jopi is an additional Force sensitive Gungan who exists during the Rebellion era. Sarken Rimk is a slightly Force sensitive Gungan who operates a dive instruction company on Dorumaa, the resort moon of Almas. Impatient and irritable, Rimk secretly utilizes his slight Force sensitivity to influence customers to value their experience with him and leave a nice tip.