“ First Law: The lives and safety of innocent bystanders will always be protected.
Second Law: The lives and safety of you (the superhero) and members of your team will be protected to the extent that it does not conflict with the First Law.
Third Law: The lives and safety of all opponents will be protected to the extent that it does not conflict with the first two Laws. ”
Checkmate deputizes the Shadowpact in order for them to assist the Black Queen in infiltrating Kobra. The team originally thinks this will be a one time arrangement, but Checkmate's Black Queen informs them that they will serve Checkmate for as long as they are needed, to the annoyance of the Enchantress.