A slim chance
Ok, before anyone bothers to ask, any instance of a previous enemy being frozen (or shattered) and not disappearing (or just gutted and not disappearing) is that a) different things disappear at different rates if killed equally (except missile is pretty well instantaneous for any), b) it depends on how they die as well, and c) odds are they just left before it disappeared. Basically... not all things disappear at identical rates. Hell, if they DIDN'T all disappear, then anywhere Kraid or Samus frequent would be covered in rotting corpses.
Ok, wait Kraid wait... all hope is not lost. If my memory of this planet's quirky physics and biological systems is correct, then he's only TRULY dead if he disappears or blows up.
Hey, you're RIGHT! THERE'S STILL TIME!
Right, so we just have to find someone who might know enough about dragons to be able to know enough about dragons to be able to know what to do to save him.
Right, so let's go find...
*BWAM* *BLAM* *BWAM*
...Or then of course, that could happen and negate all hope.
OH GOD! NOT AGAIN! RIDLEEEY!
Metroid, Samus, Kraid, and the rest of 'em are all property of Nintendo, who to my knowledge wouldn't do anything such as sue me or shut poor Planet Zebeth down, because they're so damn nice, and Metroid kicks ass : }
This particular comic strip was made solely by me, by that happy little program known as KolourPaint. Yes, the one that everyone runs in fear from. That's why the comic looks the way it does.