D&D player blown away after grouping with star of Leeroy Jenkins WoW video

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Leeroy Jenkins screams with a sword in his hand

There are few more iconic videos across the entirety of internet lore than Leeroy Jenkins’ doomed foray into World of Warcraft’s Blackrock Spire. Now, one player has discovered they have been brushing shoulders with one of the video’s stars, in an entirely different game.

For those who have somehow avoided it, Leeroy Jenkins is the name of a WoW character who starred in a viral YouTube video alongside their guild, PALS FOR LIFE. In the video, Leeroy gets bored of his guild discussing their carefully laid plans and sprints into a doomed encounter while screaming his own name.

Though it would later emerge that the video was staged, it is supposedly rooted in a scenario that played out for real. The heady mix of comedy and the setting of one of the most popular games in history firmly secured the video’s spot as one of the all-time greats.

Now, one D&D player has shared their shock, after discovering one of the stars of that video is a member of their regular TTRPG group.

D&D player joins group for six months before discovering member’s identity

In a post on Reddit, one user shared their story after running in the same D&D group for the last six months. Unbeknownst to them, one of their party was a big part of WoW’s most famous video.

It is important to note that the person in question is not the titular character. Instead, they played the data-focused member of the group who utters the immortal phrase “32.33%, repeating, of course,” before Leeroy launches his ultimately fruitless efforts.

Many on Reddit were quick to share their delight that someone who played a small role in a big part of their childhood was doing well. One said: “OMG that’s awesome! I was playing when that video came out! That video and the Onyxia raid one (where the guy is screaming non-stop) are two of the best WoW videos ever.”

Another added: “That’s hilarious and awesome! I used to play horde on Laughing Skull US, the server the OG “PALS FOR LIFE” were on. If your DnD friend played during BC, they probably killed me out in world PvP lol.”

Supposedly the player in question has not ventured into Azeroth for some time, though they do still have some game time left. Everyone who starred in the original was given 25 years of free WoW subscriptions, meaning they should all have around five left.

Whatever they’re doing, it’s nice to know at least one member of the group is doing well.