Psi-Corps trooper

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Psi-Corps Trooper / Yuri

Internal name



RA2Sovietlogo.png Soviet Union


Support infantry


Mind control
Psychic blast



Tech level


Hit points


Armour type






Build time


Produced by

Soviet barracks


Soviet battle lab

Ground attack
  • 10 (Controller)
  • 250 (deployed) (PsiPulse)
  • 200 (IFV) (PsiPulse)
  • 200
  • 50 (deployed)
  • 10 (IFV)


Attack range
  • 7
  • 1
Sight range



Psychic blast
Detects spies
Immune to mind control

Elite upgrade

Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing


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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

When selected[edit | edit source]

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

When moving[edit | edit source]

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

When ordered to attack[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Cameos[edit | edit source]

Alpha icon:

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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[edit | edit source]

  • 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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