The Checks and Balances, the Robot Cops of the N.E.C. are not truly robots at all. They are actually cyborgs, people "whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body." Many of them are OGs, original gangsters, parts-people who have been modifies, added to and operated on over the course of many years. They are huge, powerful, and hard to stop, and yet within each of them, there is at least the remnant of a human mind, or even a human soul.