WoW Archivist: The legacy of Leeroy Jenkins

The [hide]WoW Archivist[/hide] explores the secrets of World of Warcraft‘s past. What did the game look like years ago? Who is etched into WoW‘s history? What secrets does the game still hold?

Leeroy Jenkins is easily the most recognizable name in all World of Warcraft. It isn’t Thrall, it isn’t Arthas, it isn’t Chris Metzen or Ghostcrawler. It’s Leeroy Jenkins. Leeroy has transcended the realm of geekdom in a way that no other aspect of World of Warcraft can.

While World of Warcraft may have made appearances in shows such as Stargate Atlantis, Leeroy has found a place on How I Met Your Mother, My Name is Earl, Scrubs, and beyond — he has become a genre and [hide]a trope[/hide] unto himself. Leeroy Jenkins has been mentioned and plugged so many times in pop culture that the days of him being a World of Warcraft reference are in decline and we’re coming to a point where most of the world has no idea of the origin of the joke. It’s just a funny thing that exists, disembodied from its nerdy, video game roots.

So who is this Leeroy Jenkins fellow, and why is he so gosh-darn funny?

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[hide]WoW Archivist: The legacy of Leeroy Jenkins[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].

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The [hide]WoW Archivist[/hide] explores the secrets of World of Warcraft‘s past. What did the game look like years ago? Who is etched into WoW‘s history? What secrets does the game still hold?

Leeroy Jenkins is easily the most recognizable name in all World of Warcraft. It isn’t Thrall, it isn’t Arthas, it isn’t Chris Metzen or Ghostcrawler. It’s Leeroy Jenkins. Leeroy has transcended the realm of geekdom in a way that no other aspect of World of Warcraft can.

While World of Warcraft may have made appearances in shows such as Stargate Atlantis, Leeroy has found a place on How I Met Your Mother, My Name is Earl, Scrubs, and beyond — he has become a genre and [hide]a trope[/hide] unto himself. Leeroy Jenkins has been mentioned and plugged so many times in pop culture that the days of him being a World of Warcraft reference are in decline and we’re coming to a point where most of the world has no idea of the origin of the joke. It’s just a funny thing that exists, disembodied from its nerdy, video game roots.

So who is this Leeroy Jenkins fellow, and why is he so gosh-darn funny?

[hide]Continue reading WoW Archivist: The legacy of Leeroy Jenkins[/hide]

Filed under: [hide][/hide], [hide][/hide]

[hide]WoW Archivist: The legacy of Leeroy Jenkins[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].

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