movie // avengers // still believe

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So a fic-related question I've been mulling over for a couple of days now... I have a partial answer, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

What is Steve's Kryptonite? And by that I mean, you've got Captain America coming at you like a charging rhino; other than punching back (which, let's face it, is not going to go great for a lot of people), how do you stop him or stall him or contain him? My first thought was that 'well, you threaten someone else, an innocent bystander or at least someone less super-soldiery', but I didn't know if there was anything from the comics or other media that's come up. I mean, every good superhero needs a weakness, right?
A few thoughts with an assist from my hubby--

(From me) I agree with you on the threatening an innocent. That, at least, would stop him long enough to buy your bad guy time or whatever they need to do.

(From hubby) He may be a supersoldier, but he's still human. He's not invincible. If you aren't opposed to whumping him a bit, if someone shoots him, he will go down. Maybe not as fast as an ordinary person, but he can be hurt.
Thanks to you and hubby for the input :) I had come to the same conclusion about whumping Steve. Poor, poor Steve...
if someone shoots him, he will go down. Maybe not as fast as an ordinary person, but he can be hurt.

Agreed. My first thought was electricity (like a super-charged up taser) and my other was martial arts moves like joint locks and some other jujitsu and/or tai chi moves that are designed to work against people who are stronger than you are.