History Awesome / JackReacher

12th Oct '17 5:40:51 PM SasquatchJim
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** Earlier in the novel, the man in question tries to intimidate Reacher, referencing the fact that his henchman are all Special Forces veterans. Reacher responds with a BadassBoast, stating that he could beat them all hand-to-hand if he had to. None of them voice disagreement.

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** Earlier in the novel, the man in question tries to intimidate Reacher, Reacher into helping him, referencing the fact that his henchman are all Special Forces veterans. Reacher responds with a BadassBoast, stating that he could beat them all hand-to-hand if he had to. None of them voice disagreement.
12th Oct '17 5:40:24 PM SasquatchJim
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** Earlier in the novel, the man in question tries to intimidate Reacher, referencing the fact that his henchman are all Special Forces veterans. Reacher responds with a BadassBoast, stating that he could beat them all hand-to-hand if he had to. None of them voice disagreement.
7th Nov '16 1:37:28 PM MrReviser121
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** ''Killing Floor'': After being sent to prison with businessman Paul Hubble, an inmate crushes Hubbles glasses and tries to make Hubble his bitch. Reacher headbutts the guy hard enough to break most of the bones in his face and then intimidates one of the others to give Hubble ''his own glasses'' as replacements.
*** In the same book, on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge to avenge [[spoiler:the murder of his older brother Joe]], he visits all kinds of pain on the villains, including throat-slitting and blasts with a .44 Desert Eagle loaded with soft-nosed shells. (Note that soft-nosed .44 slugs blow holes in people the size of garbage cans). Another he drowns in a pool. Yet another he shoots with the .44 and then sets on fire.

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** ''Killing Floor'': After being sent to prison with businessman Paul Hubble, an inmate crushes Hubbles Hubble's glasses and tries to make Hubble his bitch. Reacher headbutts the guy hard enough to break most of the bones in his face and then intimidates one of the others to give Hubble ''his own glasses'' as replacements.
*** In the same book, on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge to avenge [[spoiler:the murder of his older brother Joe]], he visits all kinds of pain on the villains, including throat-slitting (to the point of decapitation) and blasts with a .44 Desert Eagle loaded with soft-nosed shells. (Note that soft-nosed .44 slugs blow holes in people the size of garbage cans). Another he drowns in a pool. Yet another he shoots with the .44 and then sets on fire.pistol.
27th Aug '16 5:08:49 PM maximsk
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** ''Killing Floor'': After being sent to prison with businessman Paul Hubble, an inmate crushes Hubbles glasses and tries to make Hubble his bitch. Reacher headbutts the guy hard enough to break most of the bones in his face and then intimidates one of the others to give hubble ''his own glasses'' as replacements.

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** ''Killing Floor'': After being sent to prison with businessman Paul Hubble, an inmate crushes Hubbles glasses and tries to make Hubble his bitch. Reacher headbutts the guy hard enough to break most of the bones in his face and then intimidates one of the others to give hubble Hubble ''his own glasses'' as replacements.
27th Aug '16 5:04:57 PM maximsk
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* He survives the ignition of an absolutely massive tank of jet fuel in 61 Hours by climbing up a stairwell that's feeding the flames (which are shooting up as massive geysers from the tops of the adjacent ventilation shafts) with fresh oxygen. This means he makes the entire climb against a constant, hurricane-force wind.

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* He survives the ignition of an absolutely massive tank of jet fuel in 61 Hours ''61 Hours'' by climbing up a stairwell that's feeding the flames (which are shooting up as massive geysers from the tops of the adjacent ventilation shafts) with fresh oxygen. This means he makes the entire climb against a constant, hurricane-force wind.
15th Mar '16 9:00:54 AM Marin1977
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*** The BigBad Beau Borker hears that Reacher once won the Wimbledon (not the tennis tournament, a Marine sniping competition). So he proposes a sniping competition with .50 Barret Rifles, six shots each shooting from 600 yards. Beau only hits with one shot. Reacher [[ExactlyWhatIAimedAt seems to have missed all six shots... until they walk down the range and discover he drilled a capital B in a tree from 1000 yards with a surface area around the same of Beau's face]]. ZING!

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*** The BigBad Beau Borker Borken hears that Reacher once won the Wimbledon (not the tennis tournament, a Marine sniping competition). So he proposes a sniping competition with .50 Barret Rifles, six shots each shooting from 600 yards. Beau only hits with one shot. Reacher [[ExactlyWhatIAimedAt seems to have missed all six shots... until they walk down the range and discover he drilled a capital B in a tree from 1000 yards with a surface area around the same of Beau's face]]. ZING!



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18th Aug '15 8:20:04 PM Pren
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* Any of the times in ''Echo Burning'' where he's able to display his absolute contempt for the racist Greer family. This includes telling the matriarch that it would be easy and a pleasure to snap her spine, and [[spoiler:when their house ends up burning down, turning the rhetoric around on them with "Go live in the barn. It's where people like you belong."]]
2nd Jan '15 10:26:32 PM Zadia
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* ''RunningBlind'': Just before the DirtyCop FBI profiler could fully hypnotize her sixth victim to suffocate herself, Reacher barges in, grabs her back, and flat-fuck kills her in one punch.

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* ''RunningBlind'': ''Running Blind/The Visitor'': Just before the [[spoiler: DirtyCop FBI profiler profiler]] could fully hypnotize her sixth victim to suffocate herself, Reacher barges in, grabs her back, and flat-fuck kills her in one punch.
** Reacher also manages to successfully talk his way out of [[spoiler: the profiler's coworkers]] trying to pin the crimes on him to avoid having to admit that their coworker was a serial killer.
28th Oct '14 4:38:28 PM forsetipurge
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* ''RunningBlind'': Just before the DirtyCop FBI profiler could fully hypnotize her sixth victim to suffocate herself, Reacher barges in, grabs her back, and flat-fuck kills her in one punch.
6th Oct '14 12:55:20 PM MadCat221
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* Reacher fighting off two men with baseball bats [[FunnyMoments although the men keep missing with every hit due to how small the room is]].
* The car chase between Reacher, the bad guys, and the police.

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* Reacher fighting off two men with baseball bats [[FunnyMoments although the men keep missing with every hit due to how small the room is]].
is]]. Reacher takes one blow to the back of the head, which was mitigated by the cudgel hitting him mostly hitting the door frame. He just rolls into the tub and lets the two thugs fall over themselves after him.
* The car chase between Reacher, the bad guys, and the police. After losing his own quarry, Reacher just casually walks out of his car (which is still in gear rolling down the boulevard) and then just fades into the crowd (who are happy to hide him).
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