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24th Jun '17 9:15:19 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In an episode of the second season, Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Pretty are looking for a magical artifact in the tomb of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. At one point, they go into a chamber with horizontally suspended ropes. Kaeloo says that if they touch the ropes, it might trigger a trap, so they have to move slowly and carefully. [[TheDitz Stumpy]] picks up a knife and runs through the chamber, cutting them all and triggering the trap. Stumpy escapes the trap, but the other three are impaled by AnnoyingArrows and get mad at him.
20th Jun '17 8:26:51 AM LordOfTheSword
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* See, for example, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bannockburn Battle of Bannockburn]]. The English army included large numbers of archers, who could potentially have massacred the Scottish schiltrons with little difficulty. Instead, the English knights charged en masse and were slaughtered.
* And a more extreme example of the same mistake was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Crécy Battle of Crécy]], at which, according to some accounts, the French knights actually ''rode over their own archers'', such was their eagerness to get to grips with the English. [[KarmicDeath Who shot them down by the hundred.]] Made worse when the French commander ordered his crossbowmen forward, without their pavises (big, thick shields) that they would normally crouch behind in safety while loading their crossbows. The French commander was eager to start immediately heedless of a plan. The crossbowmen got cut down like grass to a lawnmower and started to retreat, enraging the commanders -- who ordered the knights to charge over them, and they got bogged down in all the bodies, letting the English cut them down as well.

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* ** See, for example, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bannockburn Battle of Bannockburn]]. The English army included large numbers of archers, who could potentially have massacred the Scottish schiltrons with little difficulty. Instead, the English knights charged en masse and were slaughtered.
* ** And a more extreme example of the same mistake was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Crécy Battle of Crécy]], at which, according to some accounts, the French knights actually ''rode over their own archers'', such was their eagerness to get to grips with the English. [[KarmicDeath Who shot them down by the hundred.]] Made worse when the French commander ordered his crossbowmen forward, without their pavises (big, thick shields) that they would normally crouch behind in safety while loading their crossbows. The French commander was eager to start immediately heedless of a plan. The crossbowmen got cut down like grass to a lawnmower and started to retreat, enraging the commanders -- who ordered the knights to charge over them, and they got bogged down in all the bodies, letting the English cut them down as well.
15th Jun '17 9:40:23 PM Rhythminthemind
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* ''FanFic/ChasingTheShadow'' lampshades this during the Zabuza fight scene, the narration flat out stating that Naruto and Sasuke's acrions were stupid and suicidal.
15th Jun '17 11:12:40 AM Prometheus117
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*** It's also backfired against him during his first few fights with [[DishingOutSand Crocodile]] and his one fight against [[PoisonousPerson Magellan]], both of whom were ''far'' above his level at the time of their encounter. Only sheer luck and [[{{Determinator}} his drive to survive]] allowed him to come away from those fights alive, and he only beat Crocodile because the latter [[VillainousBreakdown threw away strategy in rage at seeing him come back yet again]].

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*** It's also backfired against him during his first few fights with [[DishingOutSand [[DishingOutDirt Crocodile]] and his one fight against [[PoisonousPerson Magellan]], both of whom were ''far'' above his level at the time of their encounter. Only sheer luck and [[{{Determinator}} his drive to survive]] allowed him to come away from those fights alive, and he only beat Crocodile because the latter [[VillainousBreakdown threw away strategy in rage at seeing him come back yet again]].
15th Jun '17 11:11:37 AM Prometheus117
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** Luffy has pulled this stunt as illustrated in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPqKRPU3aXM this video]]. It also worked for him because he is easily the strongest member of the Straw Hats, and to his credit [[IndyPloy freestyle fights]] against the {{Big Bad}}s rather well but it backfired [[spoiler: in the Punk Hazard arc]]. Luffy charges in and challenges the BigBad of the arc despite [[spoiler:his ally Trafalgar Law]]'s warnings and plans, resulting in [[spoiler:the crew's defeat and almost everyone being captured]].

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** Luffy has pulled this stunt as illustrated in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPqKRPU3aXM this video]]. It also worked for him because he is easily the strongest member of the Straw Hats, and to his credit [[IndyPloy freestyle fights]] against the {{Big Bad}}s rather well but it backfired [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the Punk Hazard arc]]. Luffy charges in and challenges the BigBad of the arc despite [[spoiler:his ally Trafalgar Law]]'s warnings and plans, resulting in [[spoiler:the crew's defeat and almost everyone being captured]].



*** Subverted in one very specific case. Even Luffy knows that attacking [[TheDreaded Mihawk]] head-on is ''[[InstantDeathRadius a very bad idea]]''

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*** It's also backfired against him during his first few fights with [[DishingOutSand Crocodile]] and his one fight against [[PoisonousPerson Magellan]], both of whom were ''far'' above his level at the time of their encounter. Only sheer luck and [[{{Determinator}} his drive to survive]] allowed him to come away from those fights alive, and he only beat Crocodile because the latter [[VillainousBreakdown threw away strategy in rage at seeing him come back yet again]].
*** Subverted in one very two specific case. cases. Even Luffy knows that attacking [[TheDreaded Mihawk]] and [[WalkingWasteland Magellan]] (after he nearly died the first time) head-on is ''[[InstantDeathRadius a very bad idea]]''
30th May '17 10:00:17 PM Tacitus
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Of course, the most important thing to remember is that-



* The players in ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' often display this behavior, despite the fact that [[TheMostDangerousVideoGame they'll die if their characters do.]] This even exasperates the guy who trapped them in the death game in the first place.
-->'''[[BigBad Kayaba:]]''' Do you know how many of you have ''died'' while screeming "Leeroy Jenkins?!" ''More than zero!'' Which, as far as I'm concerned, is grounds for ''exterminating the species!''



* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** If it's possible for an entire ''race'' to be made up of Leeroys, da Orks qualify: "You lot! Listen up, cos we got a proper scrap to look forward to now! This 'ere door's about to open, and when it does you will see wot we came here ta kill! Wot I want to see is a good 'ard charge! No fancy stuff! On yer feet! Check yer guns! Ready yer choppas! Last one out's a stinkin' panzy! ''WAAAGH!''" The orks being the [[RealityWarper Orks]], this often works. Also, this also means that when the Orks do use a plan, it always works, because no-one expects Orks to ever have a plan. Former Tau Empire Shas'o Commander Farsight being the most notable example (though he did survive to become former Shas'O through abandoning the Tau Empire, which is otherwise unheard of among Tau).
** Also from ''Warhammer 40000'' we have the World Eaters Chaos Space Marines. Their "strategy" is to charge into battle blindly screaming "Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!" and waving chainaxes. This is due to the fact that their god, Khorne doesn't care whether blood flows from his enemies or his followers, just so long as it flows freely and profusely. The Khornate Berzerkers, being all [[OneManArmy superhuman gods of war]], that 9/10 of these charges are usually complete successes goes to show what kind of place Warhammer 40,000 is, really.
*** Most Khorne devoties act like that. Several novels depicting the Imperial Guard stated that "those are the easier kind to deal with."
** The Universal Special Rule [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Rage]] embodies this trope in rules form. Basically if there are any enemy units in sight, the only decision you can make for the unit is whether they run or shoot during the shooting phase, in all other phases they will attempt to run as fast as possible to the nearest enemy unit visible to get into hand to hand. Khorne Berserkers use to have a primitive version of this rule in the previous edition, and currently the Death Company of Blood Angels is the most notable users/victims (although in their case it is intended as a last suicidal action).
*** Speaking of the Blood Angels, this trope is the reason they tend to plan their tactics around aggressive offensive actions centered around their assault squads carving a breach into the enemy line for the rest of their force to wedge into. Because any one of them can potentially be overcome with UnstoppableRage when the GeneticMemory of his primarch's death flashes into his mind, a focus on direct attack means that their plans do not get compromised if one marine [[AttackAttackAttack goes charging ahead to get to grips with the foe]].
** The Space Wolves chapter recruits are prone to this in their earlier years. While in other chapters the position of Scouts and devastators are entrusted to new recruits, in the Space Wolves chapter these responsibilities are handled by old, wizen lone wolves and Longfangs (Space Wolves that have grown so old that their teeth grow into long fangs) respectively. Instead, the new recruit is given a suit of power armor, a pistol and a close combat weapon and are used as shock troops. This is because the Space Wolves themselves are {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s and almost all new recruits are leeroys, so they have poor tactical choices and aim, whereas Longfangs are much more composed during a firefight and lone wolves know when to not jump out of the bushes.
*** Lone Wolves, ironically enough, also have Leeroy Jenkins tendencies due to the fact that they're the last members of their "packs" and want nothing more than to restore their honor by dying gloriously in battle. In fact, to reflect this, they have the Special Rule "A Glorious Death" that actually ''denies'' the opposing player a kill point if the Lone Wolf dies in battle, instead granting the point if he survives to the end of the game.
*** Blood Claws that never get over their Leeroy Jenkins mentality are actually given warbikes and jump packs to make them more effective with it.
** In ''Literature/CiaphasCain: Duty Calls'', Cain remarks in the narration that the closest thing to actual tactics that you can get [[ChurchMilitant Battle Sisters]] to follow is to point at the enemy, yell "Heretic!", and get the heck out of the way. He also believes this of the 597th's Lieutenant Jenit Sulla, who has a tendency towards reckless tactics. Played with here, however: they work nearly every time, and Amberley Vail notes that while Sulla's units tend to take slightly higher casualties than average, they also have vastly higher morale.
** The ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' supplement ''The Tome of Excess'' features explicit rules on how to obtain Khorne's favour by doing this very thing. Given the exact description in the supplement, and that the supplement was written several years after the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], it seems likely to be directly inspired.
** This trait proved the undoing of Primarch Ferrus Manus during the beginning of the Literature/HorusHeresy. So pissed off by the betrayal of his brothers (Especially Fulgrim), he charged in fast and blind. Leaving a huge number of his legion and other loyal Primarch's behind in his angered haste. The only thing it got him was [[OffWithHisHead a swift decapitation]] by Fulgrim, and the unenviable honor of being the first Primarch slain during the war.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** If it's possible for an entire ''race'' to be made up of Leeroys, da Orks qualify: "You lot! Listen up, cos we got a proper scrap to look forward to now! This 'ere door's about to open, and when it does you will see wot we came here ta kill! Wot I want to see is a good 'ard charge! No fancy stuff! On yer feet! Check yer guns! Ready yer choppas! Last one out's a stinkin' panzy! ''WAAAGH!''" The orks being
''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has the [[RealityWarper Orks]], this often works. Also, this also means that when the Orks do use a plan, it always works, because no-one expects Orks to ever have a plan. Former Tau Empire Shas'o Commander Farsight being the most notable example (though he did survive to become former Shas'O through abandoning the Tau Empire, Universal Special Rule [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Rage,"]] which is otherwise unheard of among Tau).
** Also from ''Warhammer 40000'' we have
forces units with it to move at full speed toward the World Eaters Chaos Space Marines. Their "strategy" is nearest enemy and attempt to charge into assault it in close combat. For more detailed examples:
** Followers of [[WarGod Khorne]] are infamous for hurtling towards the enemy, heedless of any
battle blindly plan or even their own safety, while screaming "Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!" and waving chainaxes. This is due to the fact that their god, Khorne doesn't care whether blood flows from his enemies or his followers, just so long as it flows freely and profusely. The Throne!" Though Khornate Berzerkers, being all [[OneManArmy superhuman gods of war]], that 9/10 of these charges units are usually complete successes goes to show what kind of place Warhammer 40,000 is, really.
*** Most
''very'' nasty in close combat, this predictability and recklessness can get them killed, but as the saying goes, Khorne devoties act like that. Several novels depicting cares not from where the blood flows, only that it flows...
*** The ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' supplement ''The Tome of Excess'' features explicit rules on how to obtain Khorne's favour by doing this very thing. Given the exact description in the supplement, and that the supplement was written several years after the {{Trope Namer|s}}, it seems likely to be directly inspired.
** Among the Chaos Space Marines, the World Eaters, Khorne devotees themselves, are infamous for this. During the Literature/HorusHeresy, the Archtraitor was trying to bombard a force of loyalists from orbit, only to learn that Angron had taken his legion and made an unauthorized DropPod assault. Horus was so incensed that he nearly continued to bombardment anyway, but he knew he'd need the World Eaters to besiege
the Imperial Guard stated that "those are the easier kind to deal with."
** The Universal Special Rule [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Rage]] embodies this trope in rules form. Basically if there are any enemy units in sight, the only decision you can make for the unit is whether they run or shoot during the shooting phase, in all other phases they will attempt to run as fast as possible to the nearest enemy unit visible to get into hand to hand. Khorne Berserkers use to have a primitive version of this rule in the previous edition,
Palace on Terra, and currently the Death Company of Blood Angels is the most notable users/victims (although in their case it is intended as a last suicidal action).
***
so sent additional forces down to support them instead.
**
Speaking of the Horus Heresy, this trait proved the undoing of the Iron Hands' Primarch, Ferrus Manus. He was so enraged by the betrayal of his brothers (especially Fulgrim) that he took a small portion of his legion on his fastest ship and charged in fast and blind, which earned him [[OffWithHisHead a swift decapitation]] by Fulgrim, and the unenviable honor of being the first Primarch slain during the war. His chapter has spent the past ten thousand years trying to avoid this mistake by emulating the cold logic of the machine.
** The
Blood Angels, this trope is the reason they tend to plan Angels and their tactics around aggressive offensive actions centered around successors also fall victim to this, despite being loyalist Space Marine chapters. They're afflicted by a condition called the Red Thirst, which can cause even the most disciplined of Devastator units to ignore orders, [[AttackAttackAttack abandon their assault squads carving a breach into positions and try to bludgeon the enemy line for the rest of to death with their force heavy weapons.]] In extreme cases this will intensify into something called the [[UnstoppableRage Black Rage]], in which the Astartes forgets his own identity and is lost to wedge into. Because any one of them can potentially be overcome with UnstoppableRage when the GeneticMemory of his primarch's death flashes Primarch's death. Such unfortunates are grouped into his mind, a focus on direct attack means that their plans do not get compromised if one marine [[AttackAttackAttack goes charging ahead to get to grips the Death Company, equipped with close combat weapons, and unleashed upon the foe]].
enemy - any who survive this battle are granted [[MercyKill the Emperor's Peace]] afterward.
** The Space Wolves chapter Wolves' newest recruits are prone to this in their earlier years. While in other chapters the position of Scouts and devastators are entrusted to new recruits, in the Space Wolves chapter this, as these responsibilities are handled by old, wizen lone wolves and Longfangs (Space Wolves that have grown so old that their teeth grow into long fangs) respectively. Instead, the new recruit is given a suit of power armor, a pistol and a close combat weapon and are used as shock troops. This is because the Space Wolves themselves are {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s and almost all new recruits are leeroys, so they have poor tactical choices and aim, whereas Longfangs are much more composed during a firefight and lone wolves know when to not jump out of the bushes.
*** Lone Wolves, ironically enough, also have Leeroy Jenkins tendencies due to the fact that they're the last members of their "packs" and want nothing more than to restore their honor by dying gloriously in battle. In fact, to reflect this, they have the Special Rule "A Glorious Death" that actually ''denies'' the opposing player a kill point if the Lone Wolf dies in battle, instead granting the point if he survives to the end of the game.
***
Blood Claws are [[GloryHound out to make a name for themselves]] and get so excited about charging into the enemy that never get over they might forget to shoot their Leeroy Jenkins mentality pistols beforehand. The ones who grow out of it are actually promoted to more tactically-flexible Grey Hunters, while the ones who don't are given warbikes and armored motorbikes or jump packs to make them so they'll be more effective with at it.
** In ''Literature/CiaphasCain: Duty Calls'', Cain The Orks have strong Leeroy tendencies because the race is so aggressive and naturally fractious that even if the Warboss has a plan in mind, there's no guarantee all the mobs under his command will follow it.
** Literature/CiaphasCain (HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!)
remarks in the narration ''Duty Calls'' that the closest thing to actual tactics that you can get [[ChurchMilitant Battle Sisters]] to follow is to point at the enemy, yell "Heretic!", and get the heck out of the way. He also believes this of the 597th's Lieutenant Jenit Sulla, who has a tendency towards reckless tactics. Played with here, however: they work nearly every time, and Amberley Vail notes that while Sulla's units tend to take slightly higher casualties than average, they also have vastly higher morale.
** The ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' supplement ''The Tome of Excess'' features explicit rules on how to obtain Khorne's favour by doing this very thing. Given the exact description in the supplement, and that the supplement was written several years after the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], it seems likely to be directly inspired.
** This trait proved the undoing of Primarch Ferrus Manus during the beginning of the Literature/HorusHeresy. So pissed off by the betrayal of his brothers (Especially Fulgrim), he charged in fast and blind. Leaving a huge number of his legion and other loyal Primarch's behind in his angered haste. The only thing it got him was [[OffWithHisHead a swift decapitation]] by Fulgrim, and the unenviable honor of being the first Primarch slain during the war.
morale.



* The players in ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' often display this behavior. They are somehow not deterred by the fact that they die when their characters do.
-->'''Kayaba:''' Do you know how many of you have died while screeming "Leeroy Jenkins"?! More than zero! Which, as far as I'm concerned, is grounds for exterminating the species!
28th May '17 12:08:27 PM jccw227
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Supergirl starts off as this. When Darkseid built a device to cause comet to redirect from its course and crash into Earth, Supergirl smashed it. Superman just glared at her and pointed out that he could have used the device to try and put the comet back out of harm's way. So now they had to go and stop it the hard way. Later, in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Green Lantern [[WhatTheHellHero chewed her out]] for being headstrong and endangering their mission, and threatened to have her kicked out of the League if she did that again. [[CharacterDevelopment She gets better though as the series progressed.]]
28th May '17 6:27:28 AM Tightwire
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*** Another reason was because all knowledge of geth weaponry was heavily out of date, since the geth had not been seen outside of the Perseus Veil in over 300 years. Because of this, their shots tore right through Jenkins' shields, meaning he ''never'' had a chance anyway.

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*** Another reason --> '''Comment:''' "He was so wet behind the ears he wouldn't look out of place at a waterfall convention. I felt kind of bad for talking to him though, because as soon as he told me how great he thought I was and he couldn't wait to see some action, I knew the next time I saw him it would be with his guts all knowledge of geth weaponry was heavily out of date, since the geth had not been seen outside of the Perseus Veil in over 300 years. Because of this, their shots tore right through Jenkins' shields, meaning he ''never'' had a chance anyway.the floor."
27th May '17 8:54:51 PM mouschilight
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** In the Five Kage Summit arc, Sakura put her teammates to sleep with a special gas to face Sasuke alone, which did not work well and required Kakashi to save her. She later charged into Kakashi's fight against Sasuke to kill Sasuke herself, only to hesitate at the worst possible time [[SingleTargetSexuality because she still loves him]] and caused Naruto to rescue her from Sasuke...which left Naruto getting cut ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero by Sakura's poisoned kunai]]''.

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** In the Five Kage Summit arc, Sakura put her teammates to sleep with a special gas to face Sasuke alone, which did not work well and required Kakashi to save her. She later charged into Kakashi's fight against Sasuke [[KillTheOnesYouLove to kill Sasuke herself, herself]], only to hesitate at the worst possible time [[SingleTargetSexuality because she still loves him]] and caused Naruto to rescue her from Sasuke...which left resulted in Naruto getting cut ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero getting cut by Sakura's poisoned kunai]]''.
27th May '17 8:53:12 PM mouschilight
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** In the Five Kage Summit arc, Sakura put her teammates to sleep with a special gas to face Sasuke alone, which did not work well and required Kakashi to save her. She later charged into Kakashi's fight against Sasuke to kill Sasuke herself, only to hesitate at the worst possible time [[SingleTargetSexuality because she still loves him]] and caused Naruto to rescue her from Sasuke...which ended up poisoning Naruto with ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero her own kunai]]''.

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** In the Five Kage Summit arc, Sakura put her teammates to sleep with a special gas to face Sasuke alone, which did not work well and required Kakashi to save her. She later charged into Kakashi's fight against Sasuke to kill Sasuke herself, only to hesitate at the worst possible time [[SingleTargetSexuality because she still loves him]] and caused Naruto to rescue her from Sasuke...which ended up poisoning left Naruto with getting cut ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero her own by Sakura's poisoned kunai]]''.
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