some interesting questions:
- 1. is there one single instance where this landing style is possible?
- 2. what's the history of this landing?
- 3. explain in full detail, psychological, biological, or other basis, why does this landing work?
For questions 2 and 3, do it as if you are writing a thesis. Defend your survival.
On the Physics and Physiology of Humanoid Landing
Now, let your truly philosophize.
First, imagine, you could stand the impact from say jumping out of a 10th floor.
Now, what possible style would land you?
You could perhaps land just on 2 feet. But, from experience as a kid, it's more likely your hands will touch the ground. Even professional gymnasts have a hard time stick the landing.
Therefore 3-point landing, like a tripod, the minimal number of legs for stability.
But actually, 4-point landing would be more stable. You don't want a tricycle. You want 4-wheel drive. But, unless your hands are stronger than your legs, you probably would tumble and roll.
finally, in fact, for a superhero, it's perhaps most convenient and easy, to land like a pizza face-down. You don't look like a hero anymore, but it's still dramatic.