While it's true that, the more outmatched he is, the more awesome it will be if he wins a fight *
, remember that intentionally going into a fight outmatched is an Idiot Ball
. It's just common sense to either get a decent weapon or not fight.
In other words, if a mecha pops up unexpectedly and he beats it with his bare hands, that's awesome (if it's possible), but if he specifically goes off to fight a mecha with nothing but his bare hands, he's going to look like an idiot for not bringing an AT gun or something.