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24th Aug '16 4:48:03 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* Off-screen example, but in the first season of Series/BlackAdder, Richard the IV runs into a castle filled with Turks with only a fruit knife to use. And despite all of this, ''he succeeds''.

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* Off-screen example, but in the first season of Series/BlackAdder, ''Series/BlackAdder'', Richard the IV runs into a castle filled with Turks with only a fruit knife to use. And despite all of this, ''he succeeds''.
24th Aug '16 4:47:24 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* Off-screen example, but in the first season of Series/BlackAdder, Richard the IV runs into a castle filled with Turks with only a fruit knife to use. And despite all of this, ''he succeeds''.
7th Aug '16 11:15:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Thanks to ArtificialStupidity, your NPC Marine, Trooper, and even Spartan allies will often charge into enemies that they should have probably kept their distance from.

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** Thanks to ArtificialStupidity, your NPC Marine, Trooper, and even Spartan Spartan, etc. allies will often charge into enemies that they should have probably kept their distance from.
7th Aug '16 11:13:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** A page from ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' has an L. Jenkins charging into the enemy while screaming, as a plasma grenade barely misses his helmet, and his squadmates are all staring at him.

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** * A page from ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' has an L. Jenkins charging into the enemy while screaming, as a plasma grenade barely misses his helmet, and his squadmates are all staring at him.
7th Aug '16 11:13:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** A page from ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' has an L. Jenkins charging into the enemy while screaming, as a plasma grenade barely misses his helmet, and his squadmates are all staring at him.



* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
** The CE Campaign has one Private Wallace A. Jenkins supposedly die horribly. Ironically, he falls running away from the evil alien zombies. This was years before the trope was named. However, information from the expanded universe proves this trope is actually averted with him as [[spoiler:Jenkins was actually present for the opening shots of the Human/Covenant war, and survived through 27 years of fighting. In fact, he doesn't even die from the zombies...he's unlucky enough to be infected by one that's weak enough that it can't take over him completely, [[AndIMustScream trapping him in a half-dead state.]]]]
** A page from the 2006 Halo Graphic Novel has an L. Jenkins charging into the enemy while screaming, as a plasma grenade barely misses his helmet, and his squadmates are all staring at him.
** Brutes in the ''Halo'' series are prone to this behaviour which contrasts with their ability to also fight smartly. When they berserk though, they can be the most dangerous, especially when fighting non berserking Brutes at the same time (the reckless berserker can flush you out to get you killed by the others).
** Jun from ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' qualifies. Especially in the [[SnipingMission third level]]. See that Jackal with its back on you? Those sleeping Grunts will never know what hit them- aaaand you see Jun yelling and firing at them.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** The CE Campaign has one Private Wallace A. Jenkins supposedly die horribly. Ironically, he falls running away from the evil alien zombies. This was years before the trope was named. However, information from the expanded universe proves this trope is actually averted with him as [[spoiler:Jenkins was actually present for the opening shots of the Human/Covenant war, Thanks to ArtificialStupidity, your NPC Marine, Trooper, and survived through 27 years of fighting. In fact, he doesn't even die from the zombies...he's unlucky enough to be infected by one that's weak enough Spartan allies will often charge into enemies that it can't take over him completely, [[AndIMustScream trapping him in a half-dead state.]]]]
** A page from the 2006 Halo Graphic Novel has an L. Jenkins charging into the enemy while screaming, as a plasma grenade barely misses his helmet, and his squadmates are all staring at him.
they should have probably kept their distance from.
** Brutes in the ''Halo'' series ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' are prone to this behaviour behaviour, which contrasts with their ability to also fight smartly. When they berserk though, they can be the most dangerous, especially when fighting non berserking non-berserking Brutes at the same time (the reckless berserker can flush you out to get you killed by the others).
** Gameplay-wise, Jun from ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' qualifies. Especially in the [[SnipingMission third level]]. See that Jackal with its back on you? Those sleeping Grunts will never know what hit them- aaaand you see Jun yelling and firing at them.
3rd Aug '16 12:00:28 PM FordPrefect
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** And Hitler never seemed to take into account that: 1) If you tick off the people of the lands you're occupying, they ''will'' take exception (most notable in the Ukraine, where the people hated the Soviets -- but grew to hate the Nazis worse); and 2) the sheer amount of ''bodies'' Russia alone could throw at Germany.[[note]]On this one, the USA again was the icing on the cake: there was one other country that could just throw soldiers at Germany like Russia could, and once again it was the US (the two were about the same size by population).[[/note]]

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** And Hitler never seemed to take into account that: account: 1) If you tick off the people of the lands you're occupying, they ''will'' take exception (most notable in the Ukraine, where the people hated the Soviets -- but grew to hate the Nazis worse); and 2) the sheer amount of ''bodies'' Russia alone could throw at Germany.[[note]]On this one, the USA again was the icing on the cake: there was one other country that could just throw soldiers at Germany like Russia could, and once again it was the US (the two were about the same size by population).[[/note]]
3rd Aug '16 11:57:44 AM FordPrefect
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_of_the_Light_Brigade The Charge of the Light Brigade]] was a Leeroy Jenkins moment made epic by a well-known poem by Lord Tennyson. Though it was caused more by a [[PoorCommunicationKills failure to communicate]] than actual impatience (some historians have suggested that the British soldiers were intoxicated), and that although the actual charge was a complete disaster, it did have the lasting effect of convincing the Russians and the rest of the world that British soldiers were [[TheBerserker completely]] [[CrazyAwesome nuts]], especially since their commander was under the impression that he was supposed to make a HeroicSacrifice and saw no reason to hold back. And then the French Chasseurs d'Afrique pulled a Leeroy Jenkins themselves, broke the Russian line and covered the retreat of the Light Brigade, saving their sorry asses. Earlier that same day there was also the maneuver now known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_%28Battle_of_Balaclava%29 Thin Red Line]], which basically was when the Russians tried a Leeroy Jenkins of their own and got humiliated for their trouble, by a two-men-deep line of Scotsmen, no less.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_of_the_Light_Brigade The Charge of the Light Brigade]] was a Leeroy Jenkins moment made epic by a well-known poem by Lord Tennyson. Though it was caused more by a [[PoorCommunicationKills failure to communicate]] than actual impatience (some historians have suggested that the British soldiers were intoxicated), and that although the actual charge was a complete disaster, it did have the lasting effect of convincing the Russians and the rest of the world that British soldiers were [[TheBerserker completely]] [[CrazyAwesome nuts]], especially since their commander was under the impression that he was supposed to make a HeroicSacrifice and saw no reason to hold back. And then the French Chasseurs d'Afrique pulled a Leeroy Jenkins themselves, broke the Russian line and covered the retreat of the Light Brigade, saving their sorry asses. Earlier that same day there was also the maneuver now known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_%28Battle_of_Balaclava%29 Thin Red Line]], which basically was when the Russians tried a Leeroy Jenkins of their own and got humiliated for their trouble, by a two-men-deep line of Scotsmen, no less.
3rd Aug '16 11:55:10 AM FordPrefect
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* Another highly famous incident in the American Civil War was at Gettysburg. General Dan Sickles, notorious {{Jerkass}} extraordinaire, completely ignored orders on the second day given by General Meade, and moved his entire corps forward out of a fortified position to engage the enemy. His entire corp was virtually destroyed in the ensuing battle… but he may have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Sickles#Gettysburg inadvertently ''saved'' the entire battle for the Union]]—General Longstreet was marching his soldiers for a coordinated attack on the Union left while Ewell attacked the Union right, and Sickles' sudden movement spooked Longstreet, causing him to counter-march via a different route under heavier cover, wasting several hours in the process and allowing Union forces to move quickly to counter both attacks.

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* Another highly famous incident in the American Civil War was at Gettysburg. General Dan Sickles, notorious {{Jerkass}} extraordinaire, completely ignored orders on the second day given by General Meade, and moved his entire corps forward out of a fortified position to engage the enemy. His entire corp was virtually destroyed in the ensuing battle… but he may have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Sickles#Gettysburg General Dan Sickles]], notorious {{Jerkass}} extraordinaire, completely ignored orders on the second day given by General Meade, and moved his entire corps forward out of a fortified position to engage the enemy. His entire corp was virtually destroyed in the ensuing battle… but he may have inadvertently ''saved'' the entire battle for the Union]]—General Union—General Longstreet was marching his soldiers for a coordinated attack on the Union left while Ewell attacked the Union right, and Sickles' sudden movement spooked Longstreet, causing him to counter-march via a different route under heavier cover, wasting several hours in the process and allowing Union forces to move quickly to counter both attacks.
3rd Aug '16 11:52:33 AM FordPrefect
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* UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan made Leeroy Jenkinses out of just about ''every'' army he or his generals came across, mainly due to their perfected use of the DefensiveFeintTrap. On the steppes of Mongolia, it had been a common military and psychological tactic used by steppe tribes, which had, up until Genghis Khan united them, had constantly battled each other and thus had a lifetime of experience using ''and'' anticipating the tactic in order to keep their troops from breaking loose and running into a trap. Pit that against armies that generally either lacked the understanding of Mongolian tactics such as fake retreating (or ''should'' have but looked down on the Mongolians as being too uncivilized to be victorious), and/or were hastily conscripted with inexperienced, many times malnourished peasants that knew little of military tactics to begin with and who would many times just be made to ZergRush an enemy? The ''[[CurbStompBattle conquest of nearly one-fourth of the entire world]]'' in the half-century that followed from countless fake routs during battle - even when they were outnumbered several times over - basically speaks for itself.

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* UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan made Leeroy Jenkinses out of just about ''every'' army he or his generals came across, mainly due to their perfected use of the DefensiveFeintTrap. On the steppes of Mongolia, it had been a common military and psychological tactic used by steppe tribes, which had, up until (until Genghis Khan united them, them) had constantly battled each other and thus had a lifetime of experience using ''and'' anticipating the tactic in order to keep their troops from breaking loose and running into a trap. Pit that against armies that generally either lacked the understanding of Mongolian tactics such as fake retreating (or ''should'' have have, but looked down on the Mongolians as being too uncivilized to be victorious), and/or were hastily conscripted with inexperienced, many times malnourished peasants that knew little of military tactics to begin with with, and who would many times just be made to ZergRush an enemy? The ''[[CurbStompBattle conquest of nearly one-fourth of the entire world]]'' in the half-century that followed from countless fake routs during battle - even when they were outnumbered several times over - basically speaks for itself.
22nd Jul '16 1:47:47 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/TheWire'', an ambush on the Stanfields was going to include a drive-by, and to try to counter the loss of accuracy that is typical with drive-bys, the guys in the car were only going to attack once a pair of hitmen had struck the Stanfield gang and had them distracted. The guys in the car, however, were far too eager for glory and decided to attack without waiting for the signal and to disregard all the tactics they had been told to use, including keeping their driver out of the line of fire. Unbeknownst to them, a lookout for the Stanfield gang spotted them before they even tried to pull it off, so the gang was armed and ready when their car went by, and only one of would-be shooters escaped alive with the targets barely scratched.
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