Deuce, at the very beginning of the game, ready to take on Neferiti. He's clearly outmatched by the most offensive ship on the Federation, but he is NOT going to let them threaten his home and allies without doing something. Special mention to his exchange with Neferiti just before the mission starts:
Neferiti: I am Captain Neferiti, of the Federation flagship, Firebolt. As per Federation Law, piracy is punishable by death without trial. Your execution will be swift. Deuce: Yeah, up yours too.
Better yet, with some luck it is possible to actually beat that ship. The game even hands out an achievement for that. On the other hand, the story still threats it as losing (though not mission failed).