Witty opponents are the only ones worth pursuing. Tough guys can be bested by tougher guys. Big weapons can be taken out by bigger weapons. But a rapier wit is a talent that few mortals possess, and one that we immortals have built to perfection over the millennia.
To find a mere mortal, even one who has had a brief brush with immortality, toss such imaginatively chaotic insults our way adds a delightful dimension to our apocalyptic endeavors. It encourages us to step up our game on a different level than normal. It keeps the battle fresh and our minds sharp.
Never underestimate the power of a little humor on the battlefield.