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10th Jun '16 10:22:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', Hayao Kakizaki, brags about how great he is during his first meeting with Hikaru Ichijo. But in combat, he turns out to be a Leeroy Jenkins, who rushes into battle leaving himself wide open. [[spoiler:He ends up dying on a mission as a result.]] While, Maximillian Jenius, who acts scared at first, ends up being a genius pilot.

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* In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Hayao Kakizaki, Kakizaki brags about how great he is during his first meeting with Hikaru Ichijo. But in combat, he turns out to be a Leeroy Jenkins, who rushes into battle leaving himself wide open. [[spoiler:He ends up dying on a mission as a result.]] While, While Maximillian Jenius, who acts scared at first, ends up being a genius pilot.
8th Jun '16 4:57:56 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': In her second battle, Asuka carelessly charged head-on, ignoring Shinji's warnings. Thanks Shinji she avoided getting her butt handed to her, but she still acknowledged and cursed her own recklessness.
2nd Jun '16 12:31:51 AM Doug86
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* Some of the least favorable interpretations of France's 19th century army doctrines, at least those established by Jomini, could probably be defined as turning the French army into a force of Leeroy Jenkins. His book's publication expenses were footed by a revolutionary general, Michel Ney, who also went down in history as this. The French call it élan. It's been suggested as one of the reasons WorldWarOne surgically removed France's then-legendary taste for war after too much élan led to one of the worst death tolls in the war.

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* Some of the least favorable interpretations of France's 19th century army doctrines, at least those established by Jomini, could probably be defined as turning the French army into a force of Leeroy Jenkins. His book's publication expenses were footed by a revolutionary general, Michel Ney, who also went down in history as this. The French call it élan. It's been suggested as one of the reasons WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI surgically removed France's then-legendary taste for war after too much élan led to one of the worst death tolls in the war.



* Inverted in WorldWarTwo; isolationists saw America as this. When it became obvious that the Axis Powers would attack America anyway because, ahem, the Axis Powers attacked America, nobody listened to isolationists for over two decades.

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* Inverted in WorldWarTwo; UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; isolationists saw America as this. When it became obvious that the Axis Powers would attack America anyway because, ahem, the Axis Powers attacked America, nobody listened to isolationists for over two decades.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_off_Samar Battle Off Samar]], part of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf Battle of Leyte Gulf]] in WorldWarII. A decoy Japanese fleet baited the bulk of Admiral Halsey's fleet away, leaving Task Force 3, a small force of escort carriers and destroyers - the early 20th century naval equivalent of RedShirts - to face Admiral Kurita's Center Force, a large formation of battleships and cruisers that outmassed and outgunned the American force by a truly staggering margin. The American destroyers attacked the larger force in order to allow the escort carriers a chance to escape, and so ferocious was the American attack, that Admiral Kurita came to the (wrong) conclusion that Admiral Halsey had not taken the bait, and would soon arrive to engage them. The Center Force retreated, resulting in one of the most unexpected victories in the history of naval warfare.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_off_Samar Battle Off Samar]], part of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf Battle of Leyte Gulf]] in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. A decoy Japanese fleet baited the bulk of Admiral Halsey's fleet away, leaving Task Force 3, a small force of escort carriers and destroyers - the early 20th century naval equivalent of RedShirts - to face Admiral Kurita's Center Force, a large formation of battleships and cruisers that outmassed and outgunned the American force by a truly staggering margin. The American destroyers attacked the larger force in order to allow the escort carriers a chance to escape, and so ferocious was the American attack, that Admiral Kurita came to the (wrong) conclusion that Admiral Halsey had not taken the bait, and would soon arrive to engage them. The Center Force retreated, resulting in one of the most unexpected victories in the history of naval warfare.
29th May '16 4:04:39 PM Azurael
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*** Given the circumstances however, Asuka can largely be argued as being exempt from this. In the aquatic battle, hers was the only EVA around and the only weapon effective against the Angel. With Israfel, she did the thing that would have worked on all previous Angels with no info regarding any changes. Finally, in her last battle, she was sent out by her superiors to yet again combat an Angel with unknown capabilities, resulting in said MindRape occurring near instantly.
28th May '16 4:50:06 PM vtarira
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* Despite the above example, [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] Steve Rogers has an occasional habit of this too. It's most noticeable in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', which features him dealing with the discovery that his best friend is a POW by ''invading Austria'' during a break in his USO show. Fitting his status as TheHeart/TheGoodCaptain, though, he only does it to himself, strategizing more carefully and checking with other people whenever he's serving as leader.

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* Despite the above example, [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] Steve Rogers has an occasional habit of this too. It's most noticeable in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', which features him dealing with the discovery that his best friend is a POW by ''invading Austria'' during a break in his USO show. Fitting his status as TheHeart/TheGoodCaptain, TheHeart and TheGoodCaptain, though, he only does it to himself, strategizing more carefully and checking with other people whenever he's serving as leader.
28th May '16 4:46:02 PM vtarira
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* Despite the above example, [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] Steve Rogers has an occasional habit of this too. It's most noticeable in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', which features him dealing with the discovery that his best friend is a POW by ''invading Austria'' during a break in his USO show. Fitting his status as TheHeart/TheGoodCaptain, though, he only does it to himself, strategizing more carefully and checking with other people whenever he's serving as leader.
26th May '16 4:38:20 PM jeffedsell
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** In the Episode "Rupture", Barry has lost his powers, and Cisco uses videogame controllers to drive a Flash hologram around the city. Psyching himself up to send the hologram against the episode's BigBad, he cuts loose with a big "LEEEEEEROOOOOOYYY --" before the show cuts away to another scene.
25th May '16 12:26:02 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Subverted. Asuka ''tried'' to behave as a disciplined soldier and retreat when she was ordered… but when Shamshel’s whips impaled her mecha she went mad and tried to kill it there and then.
25th May '16 8:58:14 AM iowaforever
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** In the Prequel Episode "From Stumbled Beginnings", Grif and Simmons are paired up with another recruit named Hammer for a "special" scouting mission, exploring a base that was attacked by Blues. Hammer wants to get in closer to search the base, but the other two shoot him down by saying they already have enough intel from watching via sniper rifle and can go back to base where it's safe. Hammer charges in anyway and get himself blown up by an IED the Blues had set up.
14th May '16 11:19:13 AM bweb
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* ''WesterAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' gives us Bobby the Barbarian, who thinks nothing of attacking '''Tiamat''' head on, much to the worry and consternation of his older sister, Sheila.
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