So, I was working on limitations for my cheesy overpowered cyborg, Anon, and then pacifism came to my mind. Being forced into using non-lethal measures drastically decreases and caps any character, there are no pacifist-nukes after all.
Non-lethal weapons can still kill, of course, but not healthy genetically engineered soldiers, who are our intended targets.
So, I gave Anon the PACIFY spell, because memes
No matter what you choose, you should keep in mind that it will be executed by two nanite types. A carrier, 200 μm long, roughly analogous to fairyflies, and a nanite which is basically a virus. Nanites can coordinate their movement fast, thanks to nanoradios. They can also monitor and share information about the host.
Basically, the carriers drop/inject the virus into the target, from where they'd be all alone in the body.
Desired properties in priority:
- Speed&Duration: It would be nice if it was as fast and long-lasting as Hollywood chloroform
- Safety: "Believe me, officer, I didn't know that he was allergic to rapidly losing consciousness"
How could these nanites incapacitate any animal in the fastest possible way?