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    Anime and Manga 
The Nine-Tails is the one who screams and charges headfirst.
Itachi describing Naruto for Sasori

    Comic Books 
Plan schman. Beat the crap out of 'em while yelling a lot. It's in every movie.
Woodrow "Woody" Van Chelton, Quantum and Woody

Supergirl: Let's find that overblown satellite — and smash it!
Superman: Don't be so overconfident, Supergirl! It's better to be safe than slaughtered!

    Fan Works 
Thinking quickly, Sarge had Alfred distract our Interrogator with a flask of tea while we formed a plan. Twitch would lead with some grenades, Sarge would flank left, Nubby and Doc would lay down covering fire, and Cutter would... run straight in screaming before any of us got into position.
All Guardsmen Party, "What's In The Box?"

Asuka: Why not rush towards that damn Angel?!
Misato: Do you know the meaning of the word "caution?"
The Child of Love, chapter 7

Get one thing straight, kid — I hurt myself there. They had no control over the Evas, and I wasn't even supposed to sortie that day. I'm the one who jumped into battle, and I'm the one who refused to retreat. Misato ordered me to pull back, but I wouldn't listen. I don't like admitting it, but what happened to me that day was my fault.

Alright! I rushed in last time! I learned my lesson, okay?
Asuka, Thousand Shinji

    Film - Live-Action 
Steve: We need a plan of attack!
Tony: I have a plan — attack.

Rocket: Now this is important. Once the battery is removed, everything is gonna slam into emergency mode. Once we have it, we gotta move quickly, so you definitely need to get that last.
Groot: (yanks the battery out of the fusebox, setting off all the alarms)
Rocket: ...Or we could just get it first and improvise.

Drax: The beast's hide is too thick to be pierced from the outside. I must cut through it from the inside.
Gamora: Huh? No, no, Drax, wait a minute! Drax!
(Drax leaps down the Abilisk's gullet)
Peter: (horrified) What is he doing?!
Gamora: He said the skin is too thick to be pierced from the outside, so-
Peter: Wait, that doesn't make any sense!
Gamora: I tried telling him that!
Peter: Skin has the same level of thickness from the inside as from the outside!
Gamora: I realise that!

Die, you alien shithead! (clip falls out of gun)
Billy Glenn Norris, Mars Attacks!

Stormtrooper: It's them! Blast them!
(Han shoots the lead Stormtrooper and chases after the rest with Chewie)
Han: (shouting at Luke) Get back to the ship!
Luke: Where are you going?! Come back!
Leia: He certainly has courage...
Luke: What good will it do us if he gets himself killed? Come on!

Obi-Wan: We take him together. You go in from the lef-
Anakin: I'm taking him NOW!

Jim West: Gordon, what's your plan for getting this thing off my neck?
Artemus Gordon: Excuse me?
West: Well, that's what you're here for, right? You're the master of this mechanical stuff.
Gordon: (chuckling maniacally) Oh ho ho, I see. Now I'm the "master of this mechanical stuff." As opposed to five minutes ago, when I was calmly and coolly trying to find a solution to this very problem. But then something happened. Someone, who will remain nameless — JIM WEST! — decided to jump over the wire, thereby providing us with that exhilarating romp through the cornfield, and that death-defying leap into the abysmal muck! And here we stand, with that demented maniac hurtling towards our President, with our one and only means of transportation, with Rita as his prisoner, armed with God-knows-what machinery of mass destruction, with the simple intention of overthrowing our government and taking over the country!
West: Gordon, I think you need to calm down.
Gordon: I can't be calm! Oh, no, no, no, no, I'm the "Master of the Mechanical Stuff!" And I have to help you! You, the master of the STUPID STUFF!

The man once wrote: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. Tolkien had that one mostly right.
I stepped forward, let the door bang closed, and snarled, "Fuck subtle."

Lotara: This is Captain Lotara Sarrin. All hands to your stations. Prepare to repel boarders.
Tobin: Captain? Captain?
Lotara: Commander.
Tobin: Delvarus of the Triarii has been reported as making unauthorised planetfall.
Lotara: Pardon me?
Tobin: Delvarus and the Triarii aren't on board, ma'am. From the reports, they made planetfall with the Legion and apparently "neglected" to inform command.
Lotara: We're being boarded by what may be an entire company of Ultramarines.
Tobin: I know, ma'am.
Lotara: This bloody Legion.

Rachel: <You guys do what you want. I'm going in.>
Tobias: <Oh , there's a big surprise.>
Animorphs #4: The Message

    Live-Action TV 
Spike: I had a plan.
Angel: (scoffs) You had a plan?
Spike: Yeah, a good plan. Smart. Carefully laid out. But I got bored. (attacks)
Angel, "In the Dark"

Spike: I, uh...I offer penance.
Mook: Penance? You should lay down your life! Our numbers are depleted; the feast of St. Vigeous has been ruined by your incompetence!
Spike: I was rash, and if I had to do it all over again... who am I kidding? I would do it EXACTLY the same, only I'd do THIS! FIRST!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "School Hard"

Buffy: Wait. Stop. Think.
Faith: No. No. No.
Buffy: It's a manhole. Tight space, no escape, and six against two - not unlike three against one.
Faith: And there might be more! Come on.
Buffy: You're just going in? That's your plan?
Faith: Who said I had a plan? I don't know how many's down there but I wanna find out, and I'll know when I land, and if you don't come in after me I might die! [jumps]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Bad Girls"

Zoë: First rule of battle, little one: Don't ever let them know where you are.
Zoë: ...Of course, there are other schools of thought.
Mal: They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself.

Well, old Leeroy ran up in there,
Like he took a hit from the pipe. ("Oh, my god, he just ran in...")
And his guild had to follow,
It was so hard to swallow,
And they all got an epic wipe ("God damn it, Leeroy!")

And it's Bad, Bad Leeroy Jenkins,
Baddest man in the whole damn kingdom.
Badder than a grizzly bear,
And dumber than a bag of hair.

Here they come, they're charging us!
Why should we put up a fuss?
It's a war that won't last long.

    Tabletop Games 
Hey, watch this! note 
— A werewolf howl of inspiration, Werewolf: The Apocalypse

    Video Games 
Minsc will inspire you by charging blindly on!
Minsc, Baldur's Gate II

Remember, when you see the Bat, shout, and charge him. Never fails.

There are only two tactics a real warrior needs! Frontal assault and DEATH BY FRONTAL ASSAULT!
Barras Lehr, Bravely Default

Your mind follows the simple path... the choice of an animal. You see an enemy and you attack it, unthinking. But you have courage, at least. To slay a bold animal like you is not without glory.

Tommy: There goes my careful planning, all blown to hell. Thanks to you. You screwed up real good, Lance.
Lance: He killed my brother. What do you want me to do, mow his lawns?

Franklin: Alright, man, look, we go in quiet. In and out, no fuckin' drama.
Lamar: I'll try, homie. But I'm one loud, dramatic, brash, crazy, greedy, shoot a motherfucker in the back type motherfucker. And you love me for it, nigga.

Junpei: Who needs your advice!? We can beat that thing no problem! Hell, I'll do it myself!
Yukari: Junpei! Wait!
Mitsuru: (detecting two Spurious Books about to attack the protagonist and Yukari) Watch out! Behind you!!
(One battle later...)
Yukari: This is just what the enemy wanted...
Mitsuru: We have no choice. You have to go after him, or you'll be picked off one by one.
Yukari: Dammit, Stupei! What are you thinking!?

Shaundi: What's security look like?
Asha: My tech guy bought us a ten-minute window. If we move fast we'll only have to worry about the guards on foot.
Pierce: How many of those are there?
(the Boss gets up and sprints toward the terrorists, Shaundi facepalms)
Asha: Don't know about the numbers inside, but there were about eight marching around the perimeter. On my signal we... (notices the Boss is gone) Oh hell...

Tychus: Hot damn! I can't wait to get inside that thing and tear this place up!
Raynor: Hold your position, Tychus! Let us get a support force up there to cover you!
(Tychus fires the Odin's guns and blows open the hangar door, alerting the Dominion forces in the area)
Tychus: Now that's what I'm talking about!
Raynor: Dammit, Tychus! Stand down! Can you read me?!

Grom Hellscream: I can wait no longer... the humans must be slaughtered!
Orc Grunt: Warchief! The Warsong are attacking the humans despite your orders!
Thrall: Damn it! There's nothing to do now but fight. Tighten our defenses, I'll deal with Hellscream later...
Thrall: Have you lost what's left of your mind, Grom? I gave you a direct order to leave the humans alone! What the hell is wrong with you?!
Hellscream: Don't lecture me, pup! The wretches deserved death! ...Don't you feel it, Thrall? It's like the old days. Like the demons are near.
Thrall: I don't know what's come over you and your men, but this bloodlust is a liability that I can't afford.
Hellscream: ...I'm sorry, Thrall. You're right. I... I can handle it.
Thrall: I can't take that chance, Grom. Take your camp into the northern forest and build us a settlement. I'll come and find you after we reach the Oracle.
Warcraft III

I am convinced that [paladins] are a unique lot amongst the humans. My theory is that they lack higher brain function, unable to logically assess a situation and calculate an outcome. One has only to make mention of the Light to get them frothing and battle ready — at which point they will rush headlong into any engagement with complete disregard for their own well-being.
Baron Rivendare, World of Warcraft

Thutmose: I'm sure our role in this is not over, but until we know exactly what that is, I vote... we remain... calm.
Hemitneter: I vote we smite down anything that moves!
Nefertari: Imagine our surprise.

Teddie: This place is going to be real dangerous, so we need to-
Chie: Here I go!!
Teddie: Wait, what?
(group catches up)

Locksmith: (examines vault) Alright. What do we got?
Redhead: Two, left, right.
Hacker: Got it, boss.
(explodes wall, leaves with money)
Mole: WE OUT.

Cassandra: Hmph... I won't let Necrongius get away with what he's done to the Mushroom Kingdom! So he wants to crucify me... I'd like to see him try! For Princess Peach and her kingdom... We've got no choice but to bring the fight to Necrongius!! Charge! (rushes directly at Necrongius)
Luther: ...-_-; Cassandra... argh... You might as well have just yelled "Leeroy Jenkins!!!!!!"
Luigifan: Yeah... And this is probably gonna have the same result...
Arthur: What does that mean?
Luigifan: It means that Cassandra practically just served herself to Necrongius on a silver platter! Unless we get in there to back her up immediately, she's doomed!!! (sigh) LEEEEERROOOOOYYYY JENKINS!!!!!!!! (also rushes towards Necrongius, only to be swatted aside by Sunset)

    Web Original 
Jack: Thank Christ you're not a doctor, Ryan!
Ryan: What are you talking about?!
Jack: If you were a fucking surgeon, like, "I'm just gonna start cuttin'!"
Ryan: We're not surgeons, we're entertainers! And listening to him talk while nothing is happening is not entertaining!
Achievement Hunter, "Let's Play - Destiny 2: Leviathan Raid - Emperor Calus (Finale)"

Dealing with the Lich King is serious and dangerous business. It requires exceptional stealth and strategy, and knowing Finn and Jake, they'll probably just run up to him screaming battle cries.

Lawful stupid is the paladin that charges into hell because he knows there's evil there.
— Anonymous

Dumbass Alucard player going into the boss room before we could all gather.

Criken: Alright, here's the plan... we walk in there-
Tomato: I'm starting the robbery. (kicks in door, starts shooting) EVERYONE DOWN!!

Applejack: ...but you can't let a convoluted backstory stop you from helping your friends! With just a little teamwork we can all-
Twilight: I'm going in alone!

Jamaal: I think this is a pretty good plan, we should be able to pull it off this time. Uh, what do you think, Abduhl? Can you give me a number crunch real quick?
Abduhl: Uhhh.. yeah, gimme a sec... I'm coming up with thirty-two point three three, repeating of course, percentage, of survival.
Jamaal: Well, that's a lot better than we usually do. Alright, you think we're ready-
Forekin: Oh my God, he just ran in!

The way you're intended to go through it by gradually making your way across while he's not looking, so that you don't anger him. If you're anythin' like me, though, you live life ON THE EDGE, and don't play by Miyazaki's little rules! I did not put in Demon's Souls to... listen to shit or pay attention!
Matthewmatosis on the Dragon God

York: Maine. Maine! Look, I'm gonna move left, you go-
Maine: (snarls, charges)
(blip-blip, blip)
York: ...Or you just run out, do whatever you want, and get killed. Ready? Break. Good job, everyone.

I'm pretty much not even worried about dying at this point. I'm just trying to get in as much damage as I can.

When Michael Jordan jumped into the air, the other team had two choices: let him dunk or put five defenders on him. If they took the second option, Jordan would pass the ball to one of four wide-open teammates. It almost wasn't fair.
Dominique Wilkins played the same way, but there was a big difference. It only took two defenders to throw a monkey wrench into his plans and he was often nine- or 10-feet into the air before he realized he had no idea what the hell he was going to do with the basketball he was holding.

Diabel: Let's just do this already. You all know the plan. Alright men, form up and-
Diabel: What?! No, goddammit guys! Squad B! Quit attacking the boss and keep the Sentinels off us! Squad C and D! Stop attacking from the front, do you even know what "flank" means?! SQUAD F, FOR FUCK'S SAKE STOP PLAYING BEJEWELED! AARGH!!

I tried, you know. Lord knows I tried. But there's just no helping you people. It's like you crave death, but not just any death, nooooooo! You fuckers seem to have some kind of pool going to see who can end their existence in the dumbest, most avoidable way possible! And you just keep one-upping each other! Do you know how many of you have died screaming "Leeroy Jenkins?!" More than zero! Which, as far as I'm concerned, is grounds to exterminate the species!
Akihiko Kayaba, Sword Art Online Abridged

Vegeta: MY BABY BOY!
Gohan: Vegeta, no!
(Vegeta blasts Cell with everything he's got)

    Western Animation 
Billy, Adventure Time

Cyril Figgis, Archer

Scrooge: According to these markings, the Atlanteans were so eager to create an epic city of wonders and death traps, they didn't stop to figure out a proper support structure and the whole thing fell into the sea. You kids best stay by the sub while I scout ahead.
Huey: Dewey ran in as soon as you said "death traps."
Dewey: (offscreen) Come on, Scrooge! We've got this!
DuckTales, "Woo-oo!"

Hey Imperial fleet, get ready to suck some Dak!

Reed Richards: I don't understand. I told him my theories about these robots.
Ben Grimm: It's Johnny. You lost him at "Don't."

Leap to conclusion, and you leap to confusion!
Rafiki, The Lion Guard, "Paintings And Predictions"

Oh... What would a brave pony like Rainbow Dash do? ...CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGE!!!!

Rainbow Dash: We gotta help Daring Do retrieve the ring for safekeeping before it's too late!
Twilight Sparkle: Okay, but sounds to me like we're in way, way, way over our heads. We're going to need a carefully thought out plan...
Rainbow Dash: (flies off) I'm coming, Daring Do!
Twilight Sparkle: That's not a plan!

    Real Life 
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Alexander Pope

Professional soldiers are predictable; the world is full of dangerous amateurs.
Murphy's Laws of Combat


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