- When you idle in the game by civilians, sometimes they'll talk about your exploits. Nemesis is fond of using Automatons that perfectly resemble normal people. If you've encountered Nemesis troops lately, you might hear a comment like this:
"I can't believe how Carol behaved today at the — Lord Nemesis is watching you, $CHARACTER_NAME. He will not let this transgression pass without punishment. We know who you are — before the toner ran out and I had to get more."
- A couple of tip missions in the 30-40 range revolve around a former hero who falls foul of this, and ends up being driven Ax-Crazy by the belief that anyone can be a Nemesis automaton. In one Vigilante mission it's actually the player character that does so, blowing up a Longbow base and killing everyone inside in the belief that they're all automatons. One possible interpretation of the whole affair, bearing in mind Nemesis' nature as a chessmaster and his "Heroes are a threat" propaganda, is that this actually his real goal rather than successful infiltration.
- Metronome, the Praetorian Clockwork King. He has no physical body. You can't kill him, because he's already dead. He can possess any robot by telekinetically rewriting the operating system on its hard drive (which he knows how to do because he helped Anti-Matter design them). You know, those robots that Praetoria uses for everything. Throw a stick and you'll hit three of them, and now every single one of them could, at any time, suddenly drop what it's doing, turn around, and try to murder you. He's not just a ghost in the machine, but a ghost in any machine, in every machine. And since Anti-Matter murdered him, and Penelope Yin spurned his affections, he's angry.