It all started on May 11, 2005, when this video was first unleashed upon the world. So began the tale of Leeroy Jenkins.

 

A lone warrior, ignorant of the meticulous plans of his comrades, struck out on his own. His battlecry was only his namesake: LEEEROOOOYYY JJJEEEEENNNKKIINNNSS!!!

Though his actions proved disastrous for the group, many saw this man as a hero. Soon his name was emblazoned throughout the information superhighway. Though unrelated, these images maintained the indomitable fighting spirit of Leeroy Jenkins.

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His legend grew so far and wide that some sought to emulate his appearance through the arcane art of "cosplay." If you know who these heroes be, let us know so we can can sing their names in our songs. 

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                        by Chad Bosquez

 

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Some even went so far as to take Leeroy's name for their own.

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Eventually, Leeroy was canonized by the necromancers at Blizzard Entertainment. His form: The most boisterous of playing cards:

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Naturally, this led to the cosplay of said card.

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by Oloring, photography by NoZLan

 

Even the mighty Deadpool has cried his name aloud.

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Here's to another 10 years of one magnificent bastard. 

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