First off, "Groups" in Construct 2 are way more useful than I give them credit for. I needed to set up a condition where the overlay art of the torso holding an object over the head would just sit on top of the other art. I just put an "every tick" event into a group and activated it when I wanted it. I need to render out my flight angles again without the torso and see about laying over the new art. It will take some more testing, but I think I'm on the right track.