Stop Motion Explosion
For my animation I animated pretty much on the fly. I knew I wanted a character falling, I just wasn't sure what the story would be. I did have the idea of Superman trying to fly, but I thought a cape would be too complex for my first stop motion attempt. Then as I started animating I realized how morbid I was making it, as I realized that this man was not going to be landing on his feet: he was going to plant face-first to his death.
The angel wings didn't help me as I tried to make a "happy ending".
So then the only solution became to blow the poor guy up. Quick and painless.