After receiving the prize, Amanat decided to make her first public appearance in her old neighbourhood because she felt it was the safest place.
However, S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury assigned Captain Steve Rogers and Agent Natasha Romanoff to go undercover in Rogers's old neighbourhood in Brooklyn to prevent the kidnapping. While undercover, some of the mercenaries recognized them for their role in the Battle of New York, and, after running facial recognition software, confirmed their identities.
Rogers and Romanoff revealed themselves and fought different groups of mercenaries disguised as civilians before raiding The Cadre's base of operations, where one of the mercenaries told them that their goal was to distract them long enough for another team to kidnap Amanat.
Amanat's motorcade was attacked with smoke bombs to facilitate the kidnapping, but it was thwarted by Captain America, who took advantage of his knowledge of the area to ambush the mercenary that had taken Amanat as a hostage.
- Professor Amanat's name and likeness are a reference to Sana Amanat, the director of content character development at Marvel Comics.