Dredd, Fergee, and Hershey realize that they must shut down the Janus machine, but they are stopped by Rico and the ABC robot. Rico tries to entice Dredd to become the head of the Council and control the Janus clones. When Dredd refuses, Rico retaliates by ordering the robot to rip off Dredd's arms and legs, but Fergie hacks the robot's wiring and disables it. While Hershey fights hand-to-hand with Rico's assistant, Doctor Ilsa Hayden (Joan Chen), chief scientist of the Janus project. Dredd goes after Rico who has ordered Central (the city's controlling computer) to release the clones even though they are only 60% complete. Rico gets hold of a gun and fires on Dredd but blows up the Janus machine instead, destroying all his clones. He attempts to get away, but Dredd follows him to the top of the Statue of Liberty where they continue the fight, Rico managing to knock Dredd off the Statue. As Dredd holds on to a railing, Rico points his Lawgiver at Dredd, judges him guilty for betraying his own flesh, and sentences him to death. When he fires, however, the Lawgiver informs him the he's out of lethal rounds. Dredd vocally activates the signal flare, which detracts Rico long enough for Dredd to pull him out of the Statue, sending Rico to his death. 'Court adjourned,' says Dredd. Ilsa then attempts to fire on Dredd, but Hershey kills her first and helps Dredd back inside. Dredd is hailed as a hero by the remaining judges, having been cleared by Central, and is asked to take the position of Chief Justice. 'I'm a street judge,' he replies, 'and I'm late for work.' In the final scene, Hershey kisses Dredd and asks him, 'It feels good to be human, don't you think?' Dredd grins and, as expected, replies, 'I knew you'd say that.'