Leeroy “The Legend” Jenkins: The Unsung Hero of the MMORPG


We all remember Leroy Jenkins’ heroic, stupid, suicidal charge. And as much as some may say it has been proven fake and so on, it set the tone for “Let’s Play” videos as it was the first one of its kind many of us watched.

This piece on Imgur stands as a sort of proverbial statue for the man, the legend:

The video was released by a World of Warcraft player guild, featuring a group of players discussing a detailed battle strategy for their next encounter while Leeroy is away from his computer, preparing a meal. This risky plan is needed specifically to help Leeroy, yet it 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 massacred. [Source]

Leeeeeeeeeeeroy Jenkins!

*Salutes my computer screen in the memory of a fallen legend.

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