Very early in my gaming career I managed to roll up a great elven fighter with 18/50+ strength (I don't remember the exact number, nor even his name) who in his first adventure died an ignoble death. Our party had spooked some bad guys and they were getting away from us down the stairs from the tower we were exploring. Only a barred door stood between us and our fleeing foes. My mighty elven warrior charged and with a mighty jump threw himself feet first at the door certain he could break through. And break through he did and after nearly shattering the door he flew through the air and clattered down the stairs, down and down and down.... to his death.