Psi-Corps trooper

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Psi-Corps Trooper / Yuri
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Unit
Internal name YURI (art)
PTROOP (name)
Affiliation RA2Sovietlogo.png Soviet Union
Role Support infantry
Armament Mind control
Psychic blast
Tier 3
Tech level 10
Properties
Hit points 100
Armor type None
Amphibious No
Production
Cost $1200
Build time 0:48
Produced by Soviet barracks
Requires Soviet battle lab
Combat
Ground attack
  • 10 (Controller)
  • 250 (deployed) (PsiPulse)
  • 200 (IFV) (PsiPulse)
Cooldown
  • 200
  • 50 (deployed)
  • 10 (IFV)
  • Speed 4
    Attack range
    • 7
    • 1
    Sight range 12
    Function
    Abilities Psychic blast
    Detects spies
    Immune to mind control
    Elite upgrade Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing
    Notes
    Psychic blast can cause own casualties

    The unit referred to as the Psi-Corps Trooper (in most of the Soviet campaign) and as Yuri (in Operation: Chrono Storm, Operation: Polar Storm, skirmish and multiplayer) is a Soviet mind control infantry unit in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2.

    In Yuri's Revenge, the unit was given to Yuri's army under the name of Yuri clone and with a different tech-tree position.

    Overview

    Members of the Psychic Corps were psionically gifted soldiers used in various special operations. They could mind control enemies and deploy a psychic blast that obliterated nearby infantry, friends or foes. They could be easily recognized by the implants they wore. Each one of them was shaved bald, so that the psychic stimulators implanted into their brains could operate without interference. The stimulator cables were connected to a psi-collar worn around the neck, which in turn connected to the psi-belt on the waist, which controlled the level of neural stimulation delivered by the gear.

    Each member was also tattoed on the forehead with a unique glyph, including three Hebrew letters: "resh", "vav", and "yod".

    After Yuri defected in the altered timeline, Yuri took these units with him, resulting in a cheaper, but otherwise identical version used by his own army.

    Their psychic abilities enabled them to read minds of nearby units, helping them detect spies.

    Appearances

    RA2Sovietlogo.png The following is based on the Soviet campaign of Red Alert 2 and might contradict canon.

    Psi-Corps troopers were first seen during Big Apple, when they assisted in the deployment of a psychic beacon in New York.

    During The Fox and the Hound, several members were deployed in Austin, Texas, with orders to mind-control the American president Michael Dugan who was hiding near the Alamo.

    After Yuri was publicly exposed of murdering Premier Alexander Romanov through repeated psychic manipulation, he claimed complete control of the Psychic Corps, using them to quell the resistance led by the Commander. This failed, as the Commander destroyed the Kremlin where Yuri was (mistakenly) believed to be hiding. In Polar Storm, Psychic Corps' technology, including Psi-Corps troopers (now referred to as simply Yuri), was available to the Commander in the final battle against the Allied forces.

    Counters

    Psi-Corps troopers are easily countered by attack dogs, terror drones, war miners and any air unit that can attack ground units. Snipers are also effective, since they can take them out at a significant distance. Artillery units and aircraft were also viable.

    Quotes

    When selected

    • Psychic ready.
    • Tell me your wish.
    • I know your thoughts.
    • Your mind is clear.
    • The mind is quicker than the eye.

    When moving

    • Yes, of course.
    • Predictable.
    • Thoughts received.
    • My command is your wish.

    When ordered to attack

    • He belongs to us.
    • His mind is weak.
    • There is no resistance!
    • A new comrade joins us.
    • Look deeply into my eyes!

    Behind the scenes

    A concept art created during the development of Red Alert 2 that features a cybernetic figure is often believed to be Volkov. However, given the letters on its forehead, the character is more likely to be an early design of Psi-Corps trooper. The same applies to the famous cybernetic figure on earlier variations of the cover art.

    Gallery

    Cameos

    Alpha icon:

    RA2 Alpha Yuri cameo.png

    In order: English, French, German, Korean, Chinese. Top row is standard, bottom row is veteran.

    RA2 Psi-Corps Trooper Icons.png CNCRA2 Psi-Corps Trooper French Cameo.png CNCRA2 Psi-Corps Trooper German Cameo.png CNCRA2 Psi-Corps Trooper Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2 Psi-Corps Trooper Chinese Cameo.png RA2 Yuri Icons.png CNCRA2 Yuri French Cameo.png RA2 Yuri Icons.png CNCRA2 Yuri Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2 Yuri Chinese Cameo.png
    RA2 Psi-Corps Trooper Veteran Icons.png CNCRA2 Psi-Corps Trooper French Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2 Psi-Corps Trooper German Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2 Psi-Corps Trooper Korean Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2 Psi-Corps Trooper Chinese Veteran Cameo.png RA2 Yuri Veteran Icons.png CNCRA2 Yuri French Veteran Cameo.png RA2 Yuri Veteran Icons.png CNCRA2 Yuri Korean Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2 Yuri Chinese Veteran Cameo.png

    Trivia

    • Psi-Corps troopers are voiced by Udo Kier, who plays Yuri himself.
    • Imperial commando Yuriko Omega's special ability is very similar to psychic blast used by Psi-Corps troopers.
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