Ever wondered why hero characters in movies, comic books and video games always seem to land in a three-point stance when dropping from on high somewhere? ME TOO! Does any real human ever land like this when leaping off of something? No, they do not. Ever. Yet, it persists.
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 said hand on the floor is a fist that actually causes damage to the ground you land on.
Someone made a supercut of various characters sticking three-point landings to illustrate the proliferation of this phenom. Enjoy…
(HT: Laughing Squid)