Petrifying Touch
Season 1, Episode 15
15-Petrifying Touch
Airdate 11/4/2013
Written by Bridgetterocks
Directed by Bridgetterocks
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A.I.M. Arc


This chapter belongs to Assemble!'s Season One "A.I.M." Arc

Baron Zemo's Mutiny Arc


This chapter belongs to Assemble!'s Season One "Baron Zemo's Mutiny" Arc

"Petrifying Touch" is the fifteenth episode of Assemble!.


Paul Pierre Duval was working as usual as a chemist in his A.I.M. lab station as usual, when suddenly, one of his experiments goes awry, exploding and turning him into a rock-made human. While taken over by his fury, he blames M.O.D.O.K. of his current state, and with a simple punch, he turns the A.I.M. leader into a rock statue. Captivated by his recent powers, he decides to show-off a little around New York City, petrifying the cops he found on his way. The Avengers are informed about this and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson tells dazzling Captain America to go investigate what could cause the petrifaction of the police officers.

-Why does the old cornball have to go all alone, Agent? - Tony Stark, who had been hearing everything, asks defiantly.

-You can go too, Tony. - Coulson sighs.

-That sounds better. - Anthony laughs. -Lemme test the new alarm set. I'll be back in a minute. -

-Uhm... Captain? - Philip asks, raising an eyebrow.

-Yes, Agent Coulson? - Rogers looks down at the man in black.

-I was wondering if you- - he couldn't finish his phrase when Iron Man (a.k.a Tony Stark) crashed into the Helicarrier flight deck.

-All ready, right J.A.R.V.I.S.? - the invincible Iron Man asked.

-Yes sir - the voice replied. -Repulsors at their maximum charge. Unibeam is on about 200% -

-Sweet - Stark smirked.

-Ready to go, Avenger? - Cap asked his teammate.

-Always ready, cornball - Iron Man chuckled and jumped off the Helicarrier.

-Won’t you take a parachute? – Coulson asked.

-Parachutes are for girls – Cap replied and jumped off too.

As they arrive at the city, they find it full of petrified civilians, as Duval kept running around, turning humans into rocks.

-Stop there! – Captain America shouted. –Who are you exactly? –

-I am the Grey Gargoyle! – Paul Pierre shouted. –Directly from France captain! You wouldn’t kill a friend, right capitaine?-

-I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from. – Captain America replied.

-N'importe quoi, - Grey Gargoyle replied. - Fais voir what you got!-

-Do you have a clue what he’s saying? My French is a bit rusty- Tony asked Cap.

-Genius, billionaire and philanthropist and you say your French is rusty?- Rogers raised his eyebrow at Stark

-You forgot playboy- Tony replied.

Steve glared at Stark, right before bashing his shield at the Gargoyle, who counterattacked and petrified the Captain.

-Wha-What did you just do, low-budget version of Medusa?! – Tony asked.

-I turned the Captain into stone! - Duval chuckled. –And now, laissez-moi do the same with you!-

The Gargoyle scratched through Tony’s armor, turning it into stone. Right after that, the villain went back to his job petrifying the whole city.

-I can’t get out of the suit!!! –Stark complained inside his now-stone armor.

Back in Malibu, the J.A.R.V.I.S. alarm set by the billionaire genius is activated, warning Virginia “Pepper” Potts that her boyfriend’s armor is in some kind of peril.

-Rhodey, - Pepper called Colonel James Rhodes worried about her boyfriend. –Would you mind giving Tony a visit? His armor alarm went off, and I don’t really know who else to call. –

-Ok, send me the coordinates to the War Machine suit. The Iron Patriot one is still at the Air Force Base. – Rhodes replied.

-Ok, thank you so much James! – Virginia replied.

-It’s rare to be called James – Rhodey chuckled. –That means it’s something serious, I better go check. –

The War Machine flew over states, directly to New York, where he found both Tony and Steve petrified. He used his Blade Punch to cut open the Mk VII, and once Tony was set free he called his Mk XLII and suited up.

-Now we need to find the Gorem dude and carry Cap there. – Tony said.

-What are you talking about Tony? – War Machine asked.

-You’ll see – Iron Man replied while carrying Rogers to where Duval was.

-You love facing weird creeps, don’t you? –

-Oh, yeah, that’s what I do best… Well, together with all the other stuff I do best. – Stark replied. -Oh, you may like what I added to your Iron Patriot suit. Just, call it. –

-How do I call a suit? –

-Oh, well, just think of it. Or use abracadabra. That could also work. –

Rhodes called his Iron Patriot armor and like-magically, his War Machine armor wore off and was replaced by the Iron Patriot one.

-Rhodey, you’ll have the pleasure to stun him with your Repulsor Beam. –

-Thank you Tony! That’s very kind of you! – Iron Patriot replied, blasting his Repulsor Beam at the Gargoyle and stunning him.

-That’s it Rhodey! Oh look who’s unfreezing again! –

Captain America stopped being a stone after 1 hour of petrification. He looked down at the stunned Duval and tied him up with some spare chains. One by one, after one hour of petrification, every petrified civilian and police officer went back to normal. Once S.H.I.E.L.D. arrived to pick up Duval, he wasn’t there anymore, and his chains showed sword cuts. Underground, at Zemo’s secret base, the Gargoyle went back to human form.

-Who are you? Why did you help me? – Duval asked.

-I am Baron Helmut Zemo! And I helped you, because I’ll need your help! I want you in the Masters of Evil! – Zemo replied.

-And what’s exactly your plan? – Paul Pierre asked.

-We plan on taking over Hydra, to later destroy Steve Rogers and those accursed Avengers!!! –

-I like that idea Baron! You shall have the Grey Gargoyle in your team! –


Episode Guide

Assemble! episodes
Season 1 Pilot | Venomous Bite | Hydra Four | Healing Factor | Stings and Bites | Deep Research | Vibranium Vibrations | I Need You | Targeted | Unibeam Focus | M.O.D.O.K., Mo Problems | Rafael Sosi | If You Can't Take the Heat... | Whiplash | Petrifying Touch | Crimson | Wreck-It Thor | Ionic Enhancement | To The Moon and Back | The 10 World's Wonders | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | To Kill A Mockingbird
Season 2 Mockingbird Heartbeat | Proud to Serve | Nightmare in Red | The Call | The Speed of Sound | Get Your Hexes Right! | First Class | Revelations | Gamma Radiation | The Frozen King | Mutant and Proud! | When Else Fails... | Return of the King | Absorbing... | Scorpio | Lokasenna | Your UnFriendly Neighborhood | The Wolverine | Doctor in the House | Worthington | Rescued! | Latveria | A Doom With A View
Season 3 WWII | S.H.I.E.L.D.ed | Birds of a Feather | Winter Is Coming | Can Be Tamed | Gravity | Get Lucky | The Only Light in the Darkness | Symbiote | Long Live | Marvelous | Speak Now | Wild Card | Dark Elves | Dark Horse | Shadowed... | Have a Trio | Dark Spider-Man | Along Came a Venom | Let It Go | Svartalfheim | Vision of the Future | Blastin'! | Frozen Cerebro | Mutant Mayhem! | Hooked on a Feeling | Behold... The Vision! | Age of Ultron
Season 4 Savage! | For Hire | Teenage Dream | Cut One Head Off... | The Baxter Raid | You, Foe! | Brand New World | How to Catch a Spider | I Am Thor! | Journey Into Mystery | Lights | Rhino | Sandy Creeps | Warlock | LionHunt | Polar Opposites | Magnetic Personality | Alpha Flight | Silver Linings Playbook | Cross-Species | Sinister | Devil's Daughter | Dormammu Mia! | Friday the 13th | Haunted | Creatures of the Night | Heart of Darkness | Sins of the Fathers | Blood Ties | What Is A Man?
Season 5 The Initiative | I AM THE CURE! | Scream and Shout | Life Foundation | Agent Venom | Hybrid | Symbiote Showdown | New X-Men | Perks of Being a Wallflower | Hellions | Agent Carter | Time Alone Shall Murder All The Flowers | Damocles | The Kang Dynasty | Oedipus Rex | Death in the Family | Omega | Last Bastion | Days of Future Past | God of War | Black Widow | Daddy Issues | Hit by Thunderbolt | Sons of Zeus | Venomous | Crusher | A Sin to Err | Seeing Red
Season 6 Live Kree or Die! | Mutant Massacre | Ancient Knight | Aftershocks | Never Fear! | Among Us Hide... | Refugees | Burn | Flight of the Iron Spider | Sugar | Divina Commedia | Guardian Angel | Embiggened Crush | Sinister Calling | Survival of the Fittest | Lash Out! | 50 Shades of Grey | Turn Away and Slam the Door | Welcome to New York | The Way of the Iron Fist | Cage Unchained | The Color Purple | Madbomb | Mosaic | Best Defense is a Good Offense | Come As You Are | Phoenix Five | The Phoenix | Who Am I Living For?
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