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In times of desperation who would you throw "under the bus" or "to the wolves"
With a fall rate of 9.8m/s^2, the height that they fell from, and their reaction time, it is unlikely they could have begun flying before hitting the ground.
edit: fixed the lack of holes in Chrysalis's legs
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