Alpha 1 is only as godlike as the cybernetic entity controlling him. He could be as skilled as a cross-eyed child, or a hyperexited gamer. Next minute, he's an ace who can drop Shivans (Who are supposed to be "Destroyers" but still manage to get obliterated.) and NTF alike.
That brings a point. Your team of 5-15 ships can eliminate a virtually endless tide of fighters. And yet we still fear them. Well, Alpha 1 can wade through Shivans. Wingmates get turned to fodder. And you only hear news of defeats. Then you go and save them, winning the day.
AND NOBODY EVER COMES TO YOUR RESCUE. You'd think that you would get a complimentary bodyguard, or SOMETHING to protect you.