I can't believe I'm saying this, but this Death Battle was a disgrace. I already knew who the victor was and who was going to lose, but they made a complete mockery of Knuckles! And this was the battle I've been waiting for. First off, Knuckles is NOT that stupid. Second, Sonic Boom doesn't even count. That is a completely different Knuckles, aimed at stupid children in single digits, so those references are moot. As for the many times he's been duped, half of those situations were situational, while the other half's canonicity is debatable.
Overall, I'm just disgust with the way this battle was portrayed (not so much the end result, since that was to be expected). After seeing this, and anything after Sonic Adventure that SEGA put out, I feel the only two people who give Knuckles a shred of respect are Ian Flynn and believe it or not,
That jerk, Penders.
In a bit of irony with ScrewAttack, I'm not just mad, I'm disappointed. Really, Sonic Boom?