Not an expected hero, but such uncommon bravery isn't a good sign either.
Hey! There's a Space pirate left, yay!
It seems as though it's the time for the space pirate to do what he does best, and be enough of a distraction for Samus to escape.
X-Parasites seem to be gullible like that lately...
That's either one more surviving space pirate, or Lavos taking on the form of a space pirate. The former is under orders to protect Samus at the expense of his life, and the latter is one of the few beings who would be able to fight the X queen.
Is he tapping her shoulder? If so, it should be saying "Tap" than "Tip".
I'd bet 5 bucks it's Duo.
If that normal space pirate takes down the X-queen, that would be sweet. And lets face it, she may have high magic, but I'm betting her defense is low, and that merely basic armor.
Well THAT'S unexpected...