There's a Discovery Channel program called "I Shouldn't Be Alive"...
4 pilots enter hostile territory on a dangerous mission. Upon entering the system, they are greeted by a Juggernaught hurtling to them at high rate of speed. Snipes, the most experienced of them, immediately calls for them to dive.
Snipes: "DIVE, DIVE, DIVE! HIT YOUR BURNERS PILOTS!"
However, one of them, Alpha One, pulls up instead, forgetting that the Juggernaught flares out at the end. By the time he realises it, its too late. The Juggernaught hits his fighter at over 40ms, sending him flying. Incredibly, he's still alive, but just barely. Alpha One limps his fighter over to his wing, fighting to keep his systems alive. Unfortunately, he has no way of leaving the system until his jump drives reactivates ...
Because the objectives of the mission were top secret, we have no way of knowing what else transpired in the system. But incredibly, Alpha One returns home, bruised and battered, but still triumphant. We were unable to interview the famed Alpha One, but rumors circulating him range are numerous:
Jack Niven: "~+I. I'm telling you that's what he did. How else could he survive our exe-- Uh. The NTF ambush on him?"
Alpha 2: "He survived because he can live with being a pawn because the game makes sense to him!"
Fred: "He probably had ship-guardian."
Snipes: "What, do I look like Alpha One to you?"
However, the most popular, and heavily reinforced rumor, is this one, put forth by an unnamed source from within the GTVA:
Danmmoc: "No one can recoginze me, right? Since my name is spelled backwards? Okay.... You wanna know why he survived? Its simple. Because. Simply because he's Alpha One. That makes you automatically immortal."
And there you have it. The numerous reasons why Alpha One survived. We may never really know ourselves, but I'm sure Alpha One is saying to himself, "I shouldn't be alive."