Cap savored the moments of freefall before hitting Apocalypse’s face. He immediately struck out with his shield in a slashing blow, meant more to distract the behemoth than harm him. Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Ms. Marvel were going to be the major damage dealers for at least the first portion of this fight. His primary goal was to open up more weak spots for those damage dealers to hit.
He took to that goal like a swimmer to water, darting around as swiftly as he was able along Apocalypse’s shoulder and flinging himself towards the back of Apocalypse’s head. He had no doubt that ripping the two armor prongs on the back of his head off would hurt the beast, and that’s what he set about doing. Cap dug his hand under one prong, securing a firm handhold, and swung out fully behind the giant, feet dangling for a moment before he planted them squarely on the back of the behemoth’s neck. “Too bad they don’t make any giant asprin, big guy,” Cap growled, “because you’re about to need it!” Slinging his shield over his back, he got a grip on the second armor prong on Apocalypse’s head and, with all his might, began pulling them towards him.
The lightning bolt called down from the sky momentarily awed him. For the briefest of moments, he thought Thor had joined the battle, and then he realized it was Wilder. Suddenly I’m rethinking who the real powerhouse is here. His goal was to get Jan a way into this thing’s armor, and once that was done…well, he hadn’t exactly shared this stunt with the group. It was a little crazy. But Cap liked crazy. In battle, crazy was just another way of saying “something the enemy won’t predict”.
The prongs were thin, and with Cap pulling at them with all of his might, it didn’t take long. Strange energy crackled from the cut connections, but Apocalypse hadn’t flinched. He may have overestimated the amount of pain this sort of thing would cause, but his primary goal was accomplished: Jan had a way in. “Wasp, up here!” He would keep the prongs pulled back for as long as he could. He just had to hope Jan could get up here in time.