Not sure what you mean here. I saw superman 2, in which zod and his contemporaries continually took coffee breaks while tormenting superman and citizens. It was pretty whack imo. Don't remember superman doing this in the Doomsday fight and doomsday is a fracking moron. In the superman elite fight he had a legion of robots...that's source material for you, for every point you want it prove for you, there is just as much that seems to do the opposite. As for your premise, I like it, to be honest, a seasoned superman could conceivably do this....sorta like he did in this movie. When he stops doing it however, I respect then respect the narrative and simply assume he can't any longer. Though I would have preferred if he did. Hopefully superman doesn't get caught in head lock when his back turned though...might not end well for the planet. The avengers all "landed" in that area? Seemed they just wanted to come and greet Banner. Even Stark says something to the point. You're right though I really don't see a problem with it, I'm just using it to illustrate the point. It's a different kind of fight. During the Superman Zod battle there was no point in which superman just decided to land somewhere and have a conversation(and make jokes). That makes this different. Plain and simple. Superman and Zod landed where the narration wanted them too. Not sure who is disputing this. And yes, it was so that conveniently impactful and significant ending could happen. Doesn't change my point though does it. Let me restate it to be sure: More (subjective)down time, more team work. More role partitioning. As for the immoveable issue you are having. Batman and bane fight, the battle goes up down and around that area with kicks, shoves, combo breakers and spine injuries. Batman and bane have a tug of war, not so much movement. Do you think it's at all plausible that Zod could hold his ground long enough for superman to be pressured by his immediate ultimatum? Speaking of avengers, Thor knocking hulk across the helicarrier = to thor /hulk headlock 1. Not sure that's a blanket statment(could be wrong) 2. When did I say everyone? Last time you accused me of this I had to correct you as well. Take the battle for new york put only one avenger in it and see how much time that one character dedicates to saving individual lives, that's my proposition in a nut shell(Not that that would even compare to fighting a superman like being).