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. 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. Aug 30 '11 at 1:22

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.


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.

  • 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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