If you only had a short time to live, wouldn't you want to do something you could brag about in the afterlife. Even if you don't believe in the afterlife, at least it's a way to kill time. Hmmm.. bad choice of words.
that's probably the worst way you could possibly phrase it.
I think time has a bigger killer to worry about... or will have, or had?
Dang, how do you pinpoint verb tense when dealing with time?
Well you probably get the idea and my play on words.
Unless you've not played Chrono Cross.
I killed a defenseless, unarmed human woman, I'm the greatest warrior in space pirate history!
At least it's just killing. Would have been scary if he had any other plans. *Shifty eyes*
I'd want to do something I could brag about in the afterlife:
"How'd I die? Well, I knew my disease was terminal, and I had 10 minutes to live, so I said my goodbyes to my loved ones, took off all my clothes, jacked a motorcycle, then while holding a katana in one hand and a boquet of flowers in the other, sang "Livin' in the Sunlight Lovin' in the Moonlight" by Tiny Tim and plowed into a gas station as I finished the song, going out on a literal bang."
And that IS how I want to die.
I feel like that Space Pirate has just made a big mistake. Earlier in this comic Samus managed to take out about six or so of them without her suit. Though she did have Nack and Crono with her at the time, still, she's not the type to sit back and let others do the dirty work.
For the Space Pirates an afterlife is essential.Why else would they be not terrified of their high-mortality life?