More Dakka: They really have a thing for this trope. Rank 1 Sentries/Turrets have just a small blaster for support, Rank 2 has two of these, and Rank 3 has four, which make it incredibly useful just for fighting on its own. Oh, and there's the Personal Fortress, a temporary structure that protects you from anything, and does severe damage to anything in front of it, usually successfully smashing the enemy/object, unless it's something along the lines of a Stromling Ape Invader or a Maelstrom Dragon.
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Averted in the backstory missions, where he is wanted for previous acts of piracy, but played straight in the actual game as, with the Maelstrom wrecking havoc, he has other things to worry about.
Space Pirate: Not that you'd be able to tell by looking at him.