> Fall damage actually does make sense in context.
> The reason Master Chief and Noble Six survived their respective planetary re-entries is because they would overpressure the hydrostatic gel in their suit, physically locking it up to withstand the immense kinetic blast caused on impact. In a regular situation a Spartan cannot overpressure their gel conduits, and their armor would not hold up to the impact of a high fall.
> It’s basic physics.
In short for people who don’t know, when Jorge threw Six out of the Corvette, Six had a type of Jetpack, well it wasn’t a jetpack, it is similar and was designed for re-entering the atmosphere like Six did, he may have landed with a sore arm but that’s what it’s designed to do.
Also explains why in Halo 3 chief survives to 2km drop, it’s all to do with the gel layer as said by the marine.