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-> ''"Superhero landing! She's gonna do a superhero landing, wait for it!"''
-->-- '''Deadpool''', ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}''

A popular visual trope often associated with martial arts. After performing a particularly cool move, or dropping from a great height, the character lands on the ground in a crouching position, feet wide apart and supporting their weight with one hand on the floor while the other hand is outstretched away from their body, usually pointed diagonally upwards. Extra coolness points are added if the hand on the floor is [[GroundPound a fist]] that actually causes [[GroundShatteringLanding damage to the ground you land on]].

A common variation of this features a head snap, where the character will land looking downward and after a [[{{Beat}} brief pause]], suddenly look up just in time for [[StuffBlowingUp something to blow up]] [[UnflinchingWalk behind them]], and/or sending a badass DeathGlare to the enemy up front, or a KubrickStare for the camera.

Can also be a result not of landing, but being knocked back by an enemy (likely one possessing SuperStrength). In this case, you can expect some [[KnockbackSlide grooves in the ground]] from braking.

Very common in manga, anime, and video games, but can also be seen in movies -- especially those with visual styles inspired by them.

A pun on "three-point landing", an aircraft landing in which both the main gear (the wheels further back on tricycle gear aircraft like airliners) and the nosewheel touch down on the runway at the same time, which is ''not'' a good thing due to the nosewheel not being designed to take that sort of stress[[note]]the main gear are meant to take the initial shock before the nose is brought down[[/note]]. Also not to be confused with the ''skydiving'' three-point landing, where you land on your feet and then fall on your ass[[note]]Not as bad as it sounds, and a common way of teaching people how to land without hurting themselves: Feet hit the ground first, then immediately transfer the force of the landing to other parts of your body by falling over in a controlled fashion, letting your hips take the hit instead of your weaker ankles and knees.[[/note]].

Watch the [[http://youtu.be/mgOtPXDyKjA SuperCut version!]]


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/KuroganePukapukaTai'', Commander Kuki lands like this after sliding down a rope to repel boarders, just before kicking ass overboard.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses this twice on one page in volume 3; when Asuna face-kicks Evangeline on the bridge, both of them execute a three-point landing. Asuna with rotation pivioting around her right foot, while Evangeline has to [[KnockbackSlide bleed off momentum]]. And this was a few pages before Asuna enters the probationary pacto with Negi.
* [[VigilanteMan Juliet]] from ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'', after bursting through a prison skylight to free one of her friends.
* Subverted in Asuka's debut episode in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Unit 02 destroys an Angel while underwater (an environment the EVA is not designed to handle), launches itself into the air via the resulting explosion, does a perfect three-point landing onto an nearby aircraft carrier... and then collapses into a useless heap as its power supply runs out.
* Subverted in ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'': Amelia tries to perform acrobatics, but ''accidentally'' lands head down, and it hurts.
* In ''Manga/{{Change 123}}'', when [[HotBlooded Hibiki]] [[spoiler:(merged with [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Zero]])]] chases Sora, at one point she does a spectacular three-point landing (presented on a double page spread, no less) after jumping off from a moving truck.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' You're on a soon-to-explode artificial island, running for your life towards the blimp that is your only means of escape, but your MoralityPet kid sibling can't keep up. What do you do? If you're Seto Kaiba, the answer is: pick him up and throw him onto the blimp's ramp with one hand, then jump clean over him and land like so.
* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Sena unintentionally pulled this off as he was thrown into the air and thus making his BigEntrance against the first game of the tournament against the Cyborgs.
* Kirito pulls this off in his BigDamnHeroes ascent to the entrance of the World Tree in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''. Dressed in a black BadassLongcoat, it almost seemed more of an homage to TheMatrix. His sudden ground-shaking landing caused other players nearby to wonder if a special game event was in progress.
* Hit and Black do this in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', Big Barda leaps onto a truck's roof, landing on her two feet and right hand.
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' does this frequently. It's pretty much an iconic pose for him.
* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** In the cover of ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} Supergirl Volume 5]]'' #12, Kara lands supporting her weight on her right knee, left foot and left hand, causing damage to the ground upon contact.
** ''ComicBook/SupergirlRebirth'': In issue #3, Supergirl lands like this when she arrives on Argo.
* Franchise/XMen: ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} too.
* As do almost all of the [[PrimalStance "animalistic"]] characters like ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, Beast, Creeper, Sabretooth, X-23 and so on...
* Popularized, in the case of ComicBook/IronMan, after the [[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/File:Iron_Man_Vol_3_76.jpg cover]] to ''Iron Man'' Vol. 3 #76 by Adi Granov, to the point it has become his signature pose.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Thor's habit of doing this - often at extraordinary speed, resulting in large craters - is a mild RunningGag, with Dumbledore at one point remarking that it's a sign of his 'flair for drama.
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': When Shinji and Asuka meet Rei, she is perched on her HumongousMecha's shoulder. In order to talk with them, she leaps from the giant robot and lands on the catwalk in this position.
* Harry does one of these in ''FanFic/HarryTano,'' basically just to show off.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Major Kusanagi does it when she's pursuing a guy in the first ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' movie. She lands on a metal roof tile that buckles under the impact.
* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' uses this, in particular ''Final Flight of the Osiris''.
* Tifa does it [[RuleOfCool against a wall]] ([[JustifiedTrope she got thrown at it]]) in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''.
* Jim from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' does this when the ship sets sail into space. There's a few seconds where he and the rest of the crew start to float in the air, before Captain Amelia has the gravity turned on and everyone gets a quick drop to the ground. Jim's the only one who does it, while most everyone else just lands on their feet, unfazed (and Dr. Doppler [[CrowningMomentOfFunny lands on his head with a loud crash, because of the clunky space suit he was wearing]])
* Baymax does this in ''Disney/BigHero6'' after rescuing Hiro during the final battle. Presumably, this is one of the things Hiro programmed into him as part of his fighting package.
* Miguel strikes one in ''Disney/{{Coco}}'' after breaking into the tomb of De la Cruz.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheMatrix''
** Trinity does this a few times, most notably [[spoiler:when she spectacularly makes this landing in front of a small building, having just backflipped off a motorcycle moving at an extreme speed through the air. As she lands, the motorcycle smashes into the building and [[EveryCarIsAPinto explodes]].]]
** Agent Brown, at the very beginning of the first ''Matrix'' movie, jumps over a city street while chasing Trinity over rooftops. He lands perfectly in the pose, complete with [[HandCannon Desert Eagle]] in his free hand.
** Neo, himself, does this at least once, from flight, landing atop a building in search of the Oracle.
* The Bride does this at one point in ''Film/KillBill''.
* Chun-Li does this in ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi''
* ''Film/BladeTrinity'': While escaping an FBI building with Abigal and Hannibal, Blade briefly heads off on a detour. Once they're outside, he leaps out an office window [[http://supagirl.tumblr.com/post/165418268370 and does a three-point landing in front of them.]]
-->'''Blade:''' Forgot my sword.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Film/IronMan''
*** While the first movie didn't feature Iron Man performing a three-point landing, prominent [[http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/c/60/4bc3a3af47b98.jpg concept art]] and [[https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HvYs4BSaWa4/VPeXysJSEzI/AAAAAAAAF6U/_Ch7gY3plHk/w640-h960/IMG_2449.JPG promotional artwork]] did. Both images were based on the [[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/File:Iron_Man_Vol_3_76.jpg cover]] to ''Iron Man'' Vol. 3 #76 by Adi Granov (with the concept art being drawn by Granov himself).
*** However, he does take the pose from getting punched by Iron Monger after taking off his glove, just like the Winter Soldier does in the his eponymous movie.
*** In ''Film/IronMan2'', Iron Man performs a three-point landing in two different instances of landing on the Stark Expo main stage, [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/ironman/images/2/27/Iron_Man_Expo_Landing.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140625180802 here]] and [[http://static6.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/11128/111284868/5199957-iron+man+entrance+gif.gif here]].
*** Black Widow also performs one, as seen in the page image, but it's not a landing; she's actually getting up from a slide along the ground.
*** Featured in one of ''Film/IronMan3'''s [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/e/e9/Iron_Man_3_%28film%29_poster_006.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130228172348 posters]], a [[http://blogdesuperheroes.es/wp-content/plugins/BdSGallery/BdSGaleria/9793.jpg promo art]]. then during the Mark42's teasting and then while escaping from Mandarin's goons in Miami and a [[https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/VFX_Alessandro-Cioffi_Iron-Man_3/assets/Trixster_SCT_0320_01_CA_v004.jpg scene]]. [[spoiler:The CreativeClosingCredits feature a montage of shots of three-point landings from throughout the series.]]
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has Tony performing a three-point landing when he makes an appearance in Germany to capture Loki.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'':
*** The titular Soldier does it after flying off a braking car. Sparks are flying when he brakes with his metal arm.
*** Cap himself does a version of it after taking down and jumping off a Quinjet [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYSgkqc9EWI except he uses his shield instead of his hand when landing.]]
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': Iron Man performs a three-point landing during the assault on Hydra's Sokovia base.
** ''Film/AntMan'':
*** We get to see one in the trailer. When he shrinks down, Ant-Man ends up falling to the ground and doing a three-pointer.
*** Scott, as Ant-Man, jumps and lands on the miniature Thomas the Tank Engine during the climactic fight scene with Yellowjacket.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'':
*** Falcon strikes this pose after taking out two grunts with a spinning, jetpack-powered kick in the opening battle.
--->'''Cap:''' I make seven hostiles.\\
'''Falcon:''' ''[swoops in and kicks ass]'' I make five.
*** Spider-Man does one when Iron Man brings him out, after flipping up and over the fighting teams, stealing Cap's shield, binding his wrists together and landing with the shield secured on his arm.
--->'''Spider-Man:''' Hey, everyone.
*** Spider-Man makes another of his typical crouching landing when the two teams assemble before the face-off.
* ''Film/Deadpool2016'': Deadpool enthusiastically calls this a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwUilIo036g "Superhero landing,"]] and gets all excited to see one of his opponents about to do it, though he does note that it's hard on the knees and [[AwesomeButImpractical totally impractical]]. Said opponent, Angel Dust, does the "land looking down, then look up at the camera" version; she's [[SuperToughness Super Tough]] enough that the 'hard landing' is not an issue.
** In ''Film/Deadpool2'', Deadpool actually performs the superhero landing and promptly hurts his knees.
* Jet Li does it a lot, but hell he and Vicent Zhao ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amjjD18lFbE who also does it]]) have a whole fight scene almost entirely crouching in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBs4VpNcV5o Fong Sai Yuk]]''.
* Donnie Yen and almost everyone in ''Film/DragonTigerGate''.
* Whenever the girls from ''Film/SuckerPunch'' land from leaping out of their transport during the dream sequences. Also, after Baby Doll kills off a samurai.
* ''Film/TheManFromNowhere'' features a three-point landing onto the hood of a fleeing car.
* Over the run of ''Film/TronLegacy'', this is seen being performed by Quorra, Sam, and Rinzler. This seems to be carried over to ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising''.
* ''Film/SpiderMan2'': Peter spider-senses a getaway car coming up behind him while he's on his bike. He leaps straight off the bike and over the car, three-point landing in the middle of the road -- all in plain view of two stunned boys.
-->'''Kid:''' How'd you do that?\\
'''Peter:''' Uh... work out, plenty of rest, y'know, [[{{Adorkable}} eat your green vegetables.]]\\
'''Other Kid:''' That's what my mom is always saying! I just never actually believed her!
* In ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', both Scott and Matthew Patel do it during their fight.
* ''Film/PacificRim'': Gipsy Danger pulls this off [[spoiler:after killing Otachi]]. Notable as this is done by a HumongousMecha and from ''fifty thousand feet in the air''.
* ''Film/IRobot'', when Sonny escapes from the lab by jumping a dozen stories to the lobby, he performs a text book three-point landing, [[GroundShatteringLanding breaking the stone floor]]. Helps that he's a robot.
* ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': Aguilar performs such a landing at one point, and Callum reproduces it in the Animus.

* Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian does this from time to time since he'd rather hit the ground a bit harder than be disarmed.
* Lara and her sisters from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' does this on one occasion in ''Literature/TurnCoat'', from a helicopter and without descent lines. It was flying above treetops before it reach the drop zone.
* In Scott Meyer's ''[[Literature/{{Magic20}} Spell or High Water]]'', Martin has been practicing his "IronMan landing" to have an effect on his opponents. His version also has him keeping the hand with the MagicStaff stretched out behind him with the staff parallel to the ground. Unfortunately for him, very few people get to witness the landing. When chasing down an attempted assassin, he lands thus on a tower from where the assassin supposedly fired the arrow, only for the tower to be already empty.
* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' novel ''Seventh Retribution'', scout Orfos lands this way in front of a group of Imperial Assassins after jumping out of Thunderhawk. Assassins being [[BlankSlate who they are]], no-one particularly cares and Orfos doesn't dwell on it before jumping into the fray.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Victoria/Glory Girl starts her interlude with one. The narration then comments that she'd been practicing it for weeks.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** In "Salvation", Zod does one when he lands with great force in front of Clark.
** In "Luthor", [[spoiler:[[EvilCounterpart Clark]] [[ForWantOfANail Luthor]]]] does this. Comes with a ShockwaveStomp.
* ''Series/Supergirl2015'': [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Danvers]] has mastered this landing pose, having practiced it since [[https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-er9cwycDiMU/Wg19rYnyF5I/AAAAAAAAxCc/TRm1qcI88CE149ulyrbfzk5aOR_zuE_eQCLcBGAs/s1600/9.jpeg she was a teenager]].
* Stephen Colbert does this (with an American Flag!) in the opening sequence of ''Series/{{The Colbert Report}}''.
* Two does one in the pilot episode of ''Series/DarkMatter'', after evasive maneuvers strain the artificial gravity systems.
* The dragon Drogon does one of these behind Daenerys in the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' episode, "Battle of the Bastards".
* Burnham pulls one off in ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'''s third episode when dropping into a shuttlecraft through the roof hatch. The landing is seen in the assorted promos for the series due to the coolness factor.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The Wrestling/{{Chikara}} Young Lion turned [[Wrestling/DragonGate Open The Brave Gate]] holder Ricochet does this pose ''a lot'', mainly as a means of taunting opponents who thought he was going to do some fancy form of offense or just to highlight how much more athletic he is(or thinks he is). And during their matches against one another, Ricochet and Will Ospreay have been known to ''duel'' with their three-point landings.
* ACH tends to land this way during his entrances.

* ''Theatre/SeraMyu'':
** In the new stage musicals, Tuxedo Mask is fond of this. There are no high jumps or heroic feats right beforehand, but Yuuga Yamato manages to look majestic swishing Tux's cape as he fights all over the stage before striking the landing pose.
** In "Un Nouveau Voyage", Sailor Moon breaks it out as well before she [[spoiler:attempts a HeroicSacrifice by divebombing Pharaoh 90.]]
* ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'': Hanschen does this, at least in the Tony Awards performance, during The Bitch of Living.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'':
** Genji, being the CyberNinja, averts this -- ''barely''. He lands on two points, with his fingers merely centimeters from the floor.
** Played straight in the comic "Going Legit", performed by ''Junkrat'' from high ground as he and Roadhog infiltrate a warehouse from a roof opening, with him only commenting that his artificial leg "didn't break this time" after doing so.
** Pharah performs a legit three-point landing in her "Touchdown" highlight intro.
* Every start of mission, Wonder-Red from ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' arrives at stage jumping of from Virgin Victory and landing on this pose... wonderfully.
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'':
** Dante does this at the beginning of ''Devil May Cry 2''.
** In ''Devil May Cry 4'', both Dante and Nero land this way every time an enemy knocks them off their feet.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', while fighting the Storm Rider in {{Disney/Mulan}}'s world, one can perform an reaction command which will stun the Storm Rider. Afterwards, Sora lands in the described way. It can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyj0Ce_5Nb0#t=2m08s this video]].
** That game also features Sora's [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Anti Form]], which relegates itself to a feral stance. As a result, ''any'' landing ends up like this, since it's his default pose.
* Mace Windu's jump attack in ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront 2'' looks like this, except that the hand in question is holding a lightsaber. And it does area damage.
* Samus Aran from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' does this several times, usually after a spinning jump in the air. Kind of the ''only'' way for her to land, given that one of her suit's hands is an ArmCannon and therefore lacks a hand.
* The VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents do this often.
* Blood Elves in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' do this after jumping.
* ComicBook/IronMan does this when landing at high speed in the 2008 Game of the Movie.
* Snake, Raiden, Drebin, and just about everyone from the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games do this all the time.
* Vincent does this a few times in the cutscenes from ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus''.
* ''VideoGame/CrisisCore''
** Zack does this twice in the intro train cutscene -- once when he jumps out of a helicopter onto the roof of a speeding train, and once when he dismounts from the train after it stops.
** Sephiroth also finishes his [[SpamAttack Octaslash]] attack with this.
* In fact, Sephiroth starts this habit back in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', although blocky polygons make it hard to see. He floats down and lands this way behind Tseng or in front of Cloud several times during the Temple of the Ancients sequence.
* The Prince from ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2008'' lands like this after finishing a mid-air combo.
* Captain Falcon in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros Brawl]]''. Heck, most athletic characters in the game do this, but Falcon tends to be a more obvious example.
* Kasumi from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' lands with one of these after disabling [[spoiler:Donovan Hock's Mantis gunship's shields.]] Funnily enough, this is less impressive than the moves she pulled to get onto the gunship just before.
* Satele Shan from ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' performs one, complete with area of effect damage, during her [[BigDamnHeroes big damn heroes]] moment in the Return cinematic.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Link does this from long falls in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', like going to the ground from the sky, or entering [[FloatingContinent Skyloft]].
** Sidon does this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' when he jumps from a tower at Inogo Bridge when you first meet him.
* Ryu, the player character of ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'', can be seen in this position frequently.
* The characters of ''VideoGame/Section8'' will do this if, while dropping in from low orbit in nothing but your PowerArmor, you think "You know what? I don't need airbrakes." As awesome as it looks, it does leave you immobile for a second while your character and his armour recovers from the landing, which isn't always a good thing in a multiplayer shooter.
* In ''VideoGame/Persona4'' ''[[UpdatedRerelease Golden]]'', after an ill-fated attempt at a crowd surf, Yosuke and Kanji land flat on their faces while [[TheAce the Protagonist]] performs one of these.
* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'': Isaac Clarke manges this [[spoiler: after being fired from a rocket ejector seat, flying though space, crashing though a vent and firing his rocket boots to slow his descent.]] Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOzJYm0YPmw here]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDQ2Kwz4 here]] for context.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}} 2'', whenever someone falls for a long but not quite fatal distance they do this, especially while in Armor Mode.
** This is expanded on with the [[GroundPound Air Stomp]] ability in Crysis 2 and 3. After falling from a set height, you can bring your fist down to create an ground-shattering shockwave, dealing lethal damage to all enemies unfortunate enough to be nearby your landing point.
* ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'''s Konoko lands like this after jumping from an airplane to infiltrate the [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Big Bad's base]]. Without a parachute. Bonus points for {{ground shatter|ingLanding}}.
* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' has multiple examples.
** The animated trailer of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' has the protagonist Ezio Auditore land in the middle of a street in Venice in front of a target, before shooting them with his hidden gun.
** The second opening cutscene of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' has Ezio freefall ''from several stories up'' only to land like this ''[[MadeOfIron with no negative physical effects]]''.
** Starting from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' you can manually execute these by jumping of a high place and holding the high-profile button, making your character stay in that position until you release the button.
* Adam Jensen of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' falls into this stance every time he uses the [[http://deusex.wikia.com/wiki/Icarus_Landing_System Icarus Landing System]].
* Player Characters in ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' do this after drops from great heights, including a proper spray of dust and debris.
* Spidey does the punch variant in Spider-Man 3, complete with a cracked floor and sound effect.
* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] lands this way whenever he power stomps in ''[[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Unleashed]]'', ''[[VideoGame/SonicColors Colors]]'', or ''[[VideoGame/SonicGenerations Generations]]''.
** Also during the video game trailer for ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'', Amy lands like this, whereas the boys hit the ground in less dignified manners.[[labelnote:*]]Sonic and Tails on their faces, Knuckles on his back.[[/labelnote]]
** Metal Sonic does this as well in TheStinger of the Gamescom trailer.
* [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid Vivio's]] [[LimitBreak Full Drive Burst]] in ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny'' begins with one, before she dashes in for a melee combo that ends with a point-blank [[KamehameHadoken Sacred Blazer]].
* The [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Pokémon]] Frogadier and its evolution Greninja have this as their standard pose. Diggersby also makes use of this in its entrance animation, with one of its ears substituting for the hand.
* In [[VideoGame/MarioStrikers Mario Strikers Charged]], several characters make their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rj34RSTqBE home entrances]] in this manner.
** Mario and Luigi ''almost'' do this in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' and its sequel when falling from a great height. While the pose certainly gives this vibe, their hands don't quite touch the ground.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' had a slight variation in Episode 22, when Asura performs a special move on a downed [[spoiler: Chakravartin]]. Asura jumps up high, summons his mantra halo, starts [[BeamSpam barraging him with Mantra]], lands facing away from him with a ''four''-point landing, and looks up as [[spoiler: Chakravartin]] explodes behind him.
* In the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' supplimental comic "Blood In The Water", the {{Acrofatic}} Heavy Weapons Guy pulls this off, after jumping down a level inside [[spoiler:Ayers Rock]].
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': Jump from great enough a height, and your character will stick the landing like that.
* "The Shock Trooper" taunt of Caldarius from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' ends in a three-point landing.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the Inquisitor does this after jumping out of a rift at the end of the Adamant mission.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Stephen+Fry/ Stephen Fry]] jumps down the loft.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Freelancers often like this landing. [[TheAce Tex]] gets an album cover for the Revelation season's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrN0q7Gej1Q soundtrack]] from one, complete with explosions in the background.
* Done by Ruby in episode 5 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', complete with head snapping up showing her determined face. Pyrhha later does it in an almost picture-perfect copy maneuver shared with ''Red vs. Blue'''s Carolina; another red-haired, green-eyed [[ActorAllusion action girl]] voiced by Jen Brown.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Kareem of ''Webcomic/Project0''. Ciro [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/12/project-0-page-210-sunrise-falling.html opts out]].
* Elliot of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' performs one of these [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-07-26 while sneaking into PTTAPUTASF]].
* Dan's CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_939.php here]] in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', although the wings probably helped.
* [[TheBigGirl Tiren]], of ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', jumps off the airship, does several flips and lands this way [[YouShallNotPass between]] a cornered [[DistressedDamsel Sal]] and advancing [[TheDragon Izor]]. Too bad the acrobatics gives her motion sickness and [[VomitDiscretionShot ruins]] the [[BigDamnHeroes moment]].
* In ''Webcomic/MoonCrest24'', Derek does this when he's first seen by the girls up close.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'':
** Minmax landing on top of the tower in the Maze of Many's final room.
** Tempts Fate lands like this after blowing up several demons in "Tempts Fate 11".
* In [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-12-08 this]] ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' strip, after being knocked through a wall by [[{{Tsundere}} LCDR Foxworthy]] and falling several floor's worth of distance, Captain Tagon manages a perfect three-point landing, the soldier boosts letting him walk away from it without any problems.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'', Edith lands this way after freeing herself from Turner's hand-blade, marking her LetsGetDangerous moment.
* ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'': When Zoé parachutes in to have words with her ex-husband and business partner Domenico about dragging Sandra away from her regular work, she discards the 'chute and drops the last few feet to arrive for maximum effect. Being the comic's resident badass, she executes [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/thooom a pretty good three-point landing]] -- and as it's on soft sand, it even has a little of the quality of a GroundShatteringLanding, while the frame is drawn with a DutchAngle.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/KeyOfAwesome's ''Space Girl'' does this while playing ''Videogame/{{Portal}}'', looking cool for a second before having an accidental discharge with her portal gun and [[FailedAttemptAtDrama falling through the floor.]]
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'': At the beginning of the ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice crossover review,]] [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] arrives through flying and naturally lands this way.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' episode "Flippin' Burgers", Flippy does this after his [[AxCrazy burger joint massacre]].
* WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls often do this.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' episode "The Revengencers", when the band manager Charles is thrown out of a third story window, he lands in a perfect three-point landing.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Aang sometimes lands this way.
** ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'': Korra gets in on this as well and combines it with a GroundShatteringLanding.
* True to the comic, film, and video game examples, Iron Man pulls this off fairly often in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', too.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Spitfire does a three-point landing early in the episode "Newbie Dash". Of course, she has four legs to begin with, so she actually has to raise one of her forelegs.
** Ember, the new Dragon Lord, eventually treats us to two superhero landings in episode "Triple Threat".
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Perry the Platypus is quite fond of this pose.
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' Nice landing, by the way, [[LampshadeHanging that would really kill my knees.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'':
** Yumi can end up in this pose after some acrobatics, or when just virtualized (which always leave her a few meters above ground).
** The others sometimes do it but it's rarer for them; Ulrich usually does it if he attacks a monster in mid-air.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' is utterly in love with these. Every opportunity for any character to land this way is gleefully taken.
* Robin pulls this off in the opening theme for ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
* Ladybug almost always lands like this in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', as does Cat Noir. Not surprising since a lot of the former's moves are inspired by Spider-Man.
* Toad does this during the theme song of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan,'' it's not an ComicBook/IronMan guest appearance without a few uses of the Iron Man pose! Interestingly, in one scene ''Spider-Man does it when Iron Man doesn't,'' though later we get a scene that's practically an animated recreation of his BigEntrance at the beginning of ''Film/IronMan2,'' landing in his iconic pose, then standing and raising his arms. Later, when the villain has hijacked all electronics, it's an ''unarmored Tony'' who leaped out of his hijacked suit and touched down in the pose (palm out instead of a fist this time.)

[[folder:Real Life]]
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiCuGJD1u58&feature=PlayList&p=298A9A6DA98393C9&playnext=1&index=37 guy]] does it a lot in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_0XqZqxCaQ presentations]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwegzn92_i0 competitions]].
* It exists in real Wushu and could be a variation of the [[http://www.yangsandover.com/membersarea.shtml?page=terminology "ZUO PAN BU" stance.]]
* Quest Crew did this at the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lR96t4TRaY this performance]].
* If you have forward momentum, jump down as little as six or seven feet, you'll put at least one hand out to help slow your landing. Try it by running and then jumping down about a dozen stairs -- though for safety's sake, try it with smaller numbers of stairs first so when you land badly and fall, you won't break yourself.
* If you have a ''lot'' of forward momentum, then you might be forced into a roll on landing, in which case having one hand out on landing would be more or less necessary to stop you from just splaying out instead. You probably don't want to try this at home.
* Some toy review sites, like [[http://www.collectiondx.com/search/node/%22iron%20man%20pose%22 Collection DX]], use the "Iron Man pose test" to judge a toy's articulation.
* Averted on skydiving, as countering your landing with your hand may easily break your wrist. You are advised either to land on your feet, or make the parachute landing roll.