The opportunity to prove yourself will arise in the least expected times. You'd hope you have more time to prepare, to plan and ready yourself, but that's not how life works. One minute you'll be at a gas station and the next, without alarm, your hero's mettle will be put to the test.

The people below certainly passed the test.


Reddit user, u/Battle_Of_Doges, wanted you to tell the tale of awesomeness when they asked:

What's the most badass thing you've done?

Use Your Words. Words Are Power.

I was pumping gas at a station with my sister (me being 19 at the time and her being 16) when a man (probably like 25 years old) got into the backseat of my car. I started to yell at him to get out of my car. My sister was shaking scared. He then pulled a gun on me and told me to get in the car and drive.

Without even thinking I started to make him question himself by saying "or what? Are you going to shoot me right here in this well lit gas station? There are other people around, did you really think this through?" He started to look around, called me a "stupid b-tch" got out of the car and ran off.

Red517

There's Such A Thing As Too Much Power

A while back i looked outside my house to see the sky was overcast so i lifted up my hands and snapped my fingers and lightning flashed right in front of my house.

I felt hella bad-ss after that moment and recently i thought back to that moment and and decided to snap my fingers again and then a power surge or a short outage took place in my house. This was late in the night btw. One day i will learn to master this power i have over electricity and exploit it for my own lazy benefits.

Bailey833

A Reward Well Worth Eating

I chased a man down at the mall who had stolen a woman's purse. Tackled him, and restrained him until security showed up. Then went to Cinnabon and treated myself.

I ate the Cinnabon in one bite, it was the most badass thing I've ever done to date

Hippojaxx

Someone Else Needed To Tell You How Awesome You Were

When I was 18, I was an EMT

My first emergency call, after we got the guy to the ER alive, the ER doctor looked at me and said "Do you know what you did? You just saved that man's life."

I'm 23 now and EMS wasn't the career for me, but I still think about that moment a lot.

layschipsarethebest

Peaking Early

I was young, probably 11. I had a kid try to tackle me from behind and I flipped him over my shoulder.

It was f-cking dope.

r1areone

No Matter How Big Or Small

I was sitting in a chair and I threw a gummy bear up and hit a really high ceiling and I caught it in my mouth without moving uncomfortably to catch it That's where I peaked imo

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DOUBLE. DOWN.

Not my most bad ass moment but once in 3rd grade, we were playing dodgeball with those iconic red rubber balls. And my two friends happen to be on the other team that day and well. I had a ball, f-cking whipped it at one of my friends, cracked him straight in the face, the ball bounced off, only to hit my other friend right in his face. I got a collateral headshot in dodgeball. By far my favorite elementary school moment.

paleobear1

Leading A Righteous Battle Charge

I was at a small local concert that was being held in a park. It was a bunch of metal and thrash bands, mostly local acts , but a few touring bands. The gazebo where we were playing was on a small island in a lake, with the only access being a bridge that led to the parking lot. The event organizers had a couple of people stationed on the bridge to take tickets. It was a pretty cool setup to just be available for us to rent out.

Everyone was being pretty chill and enjoying the show. There was a mosh pit with a few guys, but there was plenty of room. Then this group of idiots shows up. 70% of this crowd is underage, but these guys show up drunk and with more beer and immediately start causing trouble.

They are asked to leave, and told the cops are being contacted. Tensions are high, yelling and cussing all over, but hey they are leaving now. Maybe we can go back to enjoying ourselves.

One of the organizers walked behind them while she was escorting them out, phone in hand. Just as they reach the bridge, this guy turned around and slapped the crap out of her.

I saw red. The stage was about 50 meters from the bridge and I broke into a sprint heading for this guy, ready to whoop him. I'm half way there I all five of these guys turn and run. I'm a big guy, but still, I didn't expect all five to run.

I get to the chick that got slapped and I stop running, she is safe and I'm feeling like a badass for chasing these guys off. Then I turn to see that all of the no less than 200 people at the show saw the same thing I did and were right behind me, ready to stomp these guys onto the ground.

So, I didn't chase them off myself, but I basically led a battle charge.

fruitsuitriot

1-2-PUNCH

Guy pulled a knife on me when I was a bit tipsy and waiting for a bus and demanded my wallet.

Without thinking I hit him in the jaw and knocked him out cold.

Stole his knife and walked away. Still have the knife somewhere around here.

Yakab0w

Something Personal. Intimate.

Got sober.

4 years and 8 months.

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