WOW’s Leeroy Jenkins Meme Re-Imagined as a Short Film

For those not in the know:

Leeroy Jenkins is an Internet meme named for a player character created by Ben Schulz in Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG, World of Warcraft. The character became popular due to a video of the game that circulated around the Internet. The phenomenon has since spread beyond the boundaries of the gaming community into other online and mainstream media.

The video was released by the World of Warcraft player guild “PALS FOR LIFE”. It features a group of players discussing a detailed battle strategy for the next encounter while one of their party members, Leeroy, is away from his computer. Their plan is ruined when Leeroy returns and, ignorant of the strategy, immediately charges headlong into battle shouting his own name in a stylized battle cry. His companions rush to help, but Leeroy’s actions ruin the meticulous plan, and all of the group members are killed. [Source]

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6 Responses to WOW’s Leeroy Jenkins Meme Re-Imagined as a Short Film

  1. Are there people (on the internet, other than Grandmas) who don't know Leeroy Jenkins?! They've been using [the original] video for years in the military to show the value of team work and keeping everyone informed. and it's been going around since.. like.. forever (it seems).

    What a great video! Heeh. I like how they had them breaking into a bank. :3

  2. Nice, but woulda been better if the accomplices were approaching the bank and got busted too because of Leeroy. LJ isn't just funny because Leeroy ran in like a fool, it's the $#!1storm he created for everyone else that makes it such a classic.

    Also, no fried chicken joke?

    • agreed, and the chicken joke would have been great if they were all in jail, with leeroy saying, "at least i have chicken"

  3. Leeroy Jenkins was used in Red vs Blue (which was spawned from the video game series Halo), where one of the characters would yell "Leeroy Jenkins!" whenever they charged into battle with no prior plan of attack. I have no clue if it was actually used in the military, but I do know that it was used in Red vs Blue, before WoW. At least give credit where credit is due.

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