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In my second, more violent playthrough of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I'm trying to both save Josie Thorpe (in order to get the weapons dealer discount from her husband) and capture Zeke Sanders (because I'm a dog of the Serif corporation). Unfortunately, when I choose to fight Zeke, I'm frozen to the ground while he shoots a bullet through Josie Thorpe's head, so my signature Jenson Mercy FacePunch lands just too late.

Is there any way to resolve this confrontation in a way such that I save Josie Thorpe and capture Zeke Sanders?

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I'm glad you only want to save the hostage because you can save money on guns that way. – Raven Dreamer Aug 30 '11 at 1:10
Woah man, I'm not aiming for murder here. – Mana Aug 30 '11 at 1:15
Touché, my friend. – Raven Dreamer Aug 30 '11 at 1:22
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Try shooting him in the leg then going for a takedown.

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Oh, I didn't even realize you could shoot your gun during the execution animation. Thanks! – Mana Aug 30 '11 at 1:46

As an alternative, if you originally ask Sarif for a stungun (non-lethal; short range), you should have no problems taking him out with it. You can fire much faster than Zeke. It's not like there's a shortage of lethal firearms (10mm Pistols, mostly) in the plant.

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Yes you can. Here's an example shot to the log and double take down.

Caution... you will probably LOL extremely hard when watching.

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Hold my beer... – NiteCyper Aug 8 '15 at 11:26

Stun gun works (just did it), you can then pop him in the head without being attacked by SWAT. That way he can't be questioned, though.

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Hey alaroo, welcome to the site. I'm confused; are you asking a question here? This seems like it was intended to be a comment on Raven Dreamer's answer. – Mana Sep 4 '11 at 13:17

You could also tranq him before he shoot's her, that is what I did. Worked just fine... thought I missed on my first try, and zooming in took too long. Just go for a body shot. :)

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