OOC: This post is Snively’s side of what happened during the battle.
Snively sat on the captain’s chair of the second Egg Carrier. (Remember that there were three flying Egg Carriers in the fleet which attacked Metal Madness: two of the newer models arrived as a result of Dr. Robotnik’s call for help, and the original Egg Carrier Dr. Robotnik was flying, which crashed when Metal Madness exploded.) He had been given partial authority over the Egg Fleet while Robotnik fought Asura, but rather than continuing Robotnik’s campaigns against the enemies of the Eggman Empire, Snively had used the SWATbots as his personal servants.
Snively was in the middle of having his feet massaged when he receives the report from an Egg Robo:
Egg Robo: Commander Snively--
Snively: You dolt, can’t you see I’m busy right now!
Egg Robo: Sir, I have news from the battl--
Snively: Hold it right there!
Snively sighs as he claps his hands, signalling the SWATbots to leave the command room as Snively sat upright, obviously in a bitter mood.
Snively: You may continue, but make it quick! I’ve got another appointment in half-an-hour!
Egg Robo: Sir… Dr. Robotnik has perished at the hands of Asura. The shield around the Egg Carrier has dissipated, as well.
Snively sits upright, realizing what this meant.
Snively: …Destroy the ship with Asura on it.
Egg Robo: You do not have the authority to give this order.
Snively: Blasted fool! Can’t you see what’s going one here! Robotnik’s dead, which means that I’m in charge! Now do as I say!
Egg Robo: But sir, our personnel aboard the Egg Carrier--
Snively: They don’t matter.
Egg Robo: But there are currently people on board who had aligned themselves with Dr. Robotnik.
Snively almost tells the Egg Robo to forget them, too, but remembers what Robotnik had told him prior to his engagement with Asura, as he had been going over protocol of what to do should anyone destroy him.
Robotnik: Should anyone destroy me in battle, I want you to obliterate whatever he or she is on; I don’t care if it’s one of the Egg Carriers. But first I want you to evacuate any human personnel who allies themselves with me. Am I understood?
Snively: Yes, Dr. Robotnik.
Robotnik: And one more thing, Snively…
Robotnik picks up Snively by his collar with Snively’s feet dangling below him, and the then-flesh-and-blood scientist pulls Snively close to his face.
Robotnik: Should it turn out that I lived through the attack and that you didn’t destroy whoever “killed” me, why…
Robotnik: I’ll turn you into the paperweight I’ve always wanted.
Robotnik grins as he pulls a squirming Snively closer to his face.
Robotnik: What color is my heart, Snively?
Robotnik opens his mouth wide, allowing Snively to look down his throat.
Snively: I d-don’t s-see a heart, s-sir…
Snively didn’t much care for Robotnik’s authority, nor the way Eggman had abused Snively, but Snively decided to carry out this one last order, as a sign of respect for the deceased dictator.
Snively: Save our humanoid allies, but hurry! And then destroy the Egg Carrier!
Egg Robo: Yes, sir.