In the end, that's all it took to confront Lavos, they just had to level up enough to face it.
Well, that works...in other news, can we even count Samus as a mercenary anymore? The lady has done more pro-bono work than Link for crying out loud!
Link: Well Excuuuuuuse me princess!
Sad thing is we all know the way the federation works, after samus beats Lavos into submission they'll rush in, capture it, do expeiments with it and end up creating another mess Samus will have to fix for free, or at least not what she shold charge...
I would like to see how she beats down Lavos without any weaponry.
Just like how the others did it, guns, crossbows, and hard knuckles. Also magic.