Leeroy Jenkins is a word used to describe a person or thing that causes everything to go wrong for everyone else, usually in some extraordinary fashion.
The term originates from the online multiplayer video game World of Warcraft, where Leeroy Jenkins was the username of player Ben Schulz. In May 2005, the video “A Rough Go,” first appeared on the World of Warcraft fan site WarcraftMovies.com.
In the clip, a team of Warcraft players are seen in a dungeon, working together to come up with a detailed strategy for taking on the baby dragons in the next room. Suddenly, Schulz’s character Leeroy Jenkins separates from the crowd. He ignores the careful planning of his teammates and charges headfirst into the room screaming his own name as a battlecry: “Leeeroooooy Jeeeenkins!” The actions of Leeroy result in his entire team getting killed, much to their annoyance. ... See MoreSee Less