I think it was ultimately Qui-Gon! -he saved Jar-Jar! if they hadnt stopped for so long then the ship probable wouldnt have needed to land on Tatooine for repairs! -plus jar jar gave palpatine emergency powers! he made anakin use the dark side and slowly turned him! -also if jar jar hadnt been around then padme wouldnt have had time to fall in love with anakin andhave his babies so i say it was actually jar jar! Qui-gon was being nice which means he was too good to be given this title!