This was going to be a bumpy ride, falling from space in a Grapearl that was supposed to be suited for a re-entry into the atmosphere; of course, things wouldn't had ended so badly if it wasn't shot out of the sky first. The Grapearl had come from the fabled Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren, returning from a voyage that lasted longer than the average human adult life. The voyage had been to visit other Spiral Beings that exited in other galaxies, with the captain and the Super Galaxy representing Earth in various conferences and peace acts; however, it was soon called back with its immortal captain, a signal that could only spell a threat for his home world.
For whatever reason the captain had been shot down for remains a mystery to the captain, but even though he was immortal, this was going to hurt like hell if he didn't fix the landing. The captain's name was Viral, a Beastman and last survivor of the true Team Dai-Gurren. If Viral didn't know better of the people on this planet, he would suspect that he had been shot down on purpose. Grapearls were durable, but they were no Gurren Lagann due to the absence of Spiral Energy needed to control them.
Viral was falling as quite a speed, the boosters on the Grapearl only at 30% capacity with one wing shot out. This was going to be a killer of a landing, but it wasn't like Viral wasn't used to worse outcomes. Even if he messed up the landing and the Grapearl exploded, Viral would still live; after all, being immortal came with handy perks, even if it was going to hurt like hell for a long time if he messed it up.
The machine was diving head first, spinning constantly as Viral tried to correct it. The weight of the damage was causing the Grapearl to tilt, as if the shot had been intended for him to land in a way that would disable him. A fall like this was going to require precision, but he couldn't panic and lose focus. The ground was coming in fast, a decision had to be made before there would be a world of pain to experience.
With one sudden swing around, the Grapearl was back right side up. Viral held onto that position as much as he could as he watched the ground, straining as he forced the twisted wing to keep him up right. He forced the boosters to ignite, slowing down his descent until he finally crashed. It was the Grapearl's legs that were the first to suffer, but they were essential to cushioning the impact as the once great mecha crumbled under the force of impact. The massive echoed throughout the landscape, the shockwaves sending an earthquake throughout the region as the mass of metal met the ground. The crash site sent a dust cloud up into the sky, masking the mass of machine that could had been spared from a crash landing.