Even the SA-X aren't stupid. I mean, they are clones of Samus and she usually survives her missions, right?
Of course, for the same reason nothing is stopping Nack from firing back, except perhaps for a lack of firepower?
Actually considering Nack's size, his morph ball state has gotta be small enough to fit in an average sized pocket, or to fit into the barrel of the SA-X's arm cannon. But considering the sacrificial nature (for the good of the species) of the X-parasites in general this Looney Toons gag would probably never work.
But then again Nack IS Nack...
You left out the "a" in the first dialogue box.
Missiles are the best answer to everything. But does Nack have something up his sleeve we haven't seen yet?
What do you mean "usually"?
Well the player character can die in most video games...
I remember in Metroid Fusion Samus lamented on the SA-X's intellect, she wonders if it had reasoning capabilities, but concluded that it was just a killing machine. That was probably because she couldn't accept another her running around. I wonder if SA-X can remove the chozo suit and be a clone of Samus underneath, or is the suit a part of it and can't be removed...
That is something I've always thought about to be honest. But considering we see the face (or partial face) I'm not sure. It depends, was the the face blured by the visor... or Samus's body wasn't completly copied. Remember what happened to teh scientists? The X, athough copying them, only appeared as Zombie like forms, while others like the space pirates were more complete.
Then again, perhaps there is something about Human DNA that makes it difficult to clone by the X? After all, those X parasites might've had plenty of time to completely copy the DNA of those scientists. Also, I can totally see Nack stalling for time to figure out the suit's beam functions, and then freezing the SA-X long enough to get out of the cavern and then smash it with a missile. However, that THEN leaves the problem of just how the heck he'll avoid infection. Then again, since he has the Speed Booster, I can totally see him outrunning it, blasting apart the other SA-X, and then pretending like he had intended to do that all along, and that this was all just to lower the SA-X's guard, thus allowing them to move on with the mission. Which STILL leaves Samus without a power suit.
Nack really isn't as smart as he seems to be sometimes. This is appears to be another example of him not having thought things through.
...I'm trying to think of ways this could turn around for Nack, but I've got nothing. I was thinking he might have stashed explosives in that hole he's hiding in and intends to let the shock wave blow back the SA-X, but that'd only work if he has some place safe to hide in there and I don't know how spacious that hole is yet.
Maybe the SA-X will blow up some support and cause the cavern to cave in on it.
Note my vagueness...
@vivvav: Who's "AC"?
@Dark Star: Oh, Nack has a way to kill the X-cores, and if he doesn't know that then I'll be really disappointed in him for not realizing it. I mean it would probably crush my understanding of Nack up to this point.