Unlike most Death Battlers, however, Eggman and Wily tend to be relatively hands-off; in other words, they seem quite comfortable to let their robot armies do the dirty work for them, only getting involved when unavoidably necessary. To that end, ScrewAttack has put out the call to their g1's (aka members) to decide who should form the ranks for these two mad men of science.
The only rule they have is that those chosen must have served their leader for an extended period of time, and brief alliances don't count. This negates a number of interesting options, such as Shadow the Hedgehog, E-123 Omega, and Zero. One would also imagine that this disqualifies a fair number of Robot Masters, including those stolen from Dr. Light, Dr. Cossack, and many others, not to mention Proto Man.
This does leave Wily with a smaller army to call on than one might expect, though he still has Bass and Treble to call on... and may Heaven have mercy on Eggman's army if Bass were to decide that the likes of Metal Man, Crash Man, Wood Man, and their ilk are "acceptable losses" and decides to take their powers for his own. Anything to prove he's the strongest, right?
Backed up by the Mega Man Killers... well, Metal Sonic is cool and all, but he probably wouldn't stand a chance... especially if Bass were to allow Quick Man to live, so as to counter his speed. But then, that may be nothing the Time Stopper couldn't handle, anyway.
And if worse came to worse, Wily could still power up some of his army if he managed to save a little of that Evil Energy from Mega Man 8.
But rather than just go on and on about this (we honestly didn't even think this post would wind up this long when we began), what other factors might play into the battle? What other weapons might Eggman bring to the fore? Plus, Death Battles usually take aspects of a character from all available media, so even if Eggman might be lacking in one part of the Sonic canon, he might make up for it with another.
With that said, feel free to discuss here, and if you're a g1, over on ScrewAttack as well. We'll keep you updated on when they finally reveal this epic clash.
Thanks to Auto for the tip!