A N.O.V.A.2 Psycher

A Psycher is a species of alien in the Volterite-human alliance; and are also the most intelligent. According to the concept art, Psychers are Volterite commanders. They use technology that allows them to affect the gravity fields around them, allowing them to hurl objects at targets. This produces a shimmering effect on the object's surface as it is lifted and thrown. They can also use their armour to create active camouflage which they use to sneak up on you and attack you in melee combat. It is still possible to see the Psycher, with some minor disruption to the area around. During this camouflage, they seemingly teleport at will, as they often appear again in places impossible to reach in the time camouflaged. Using plasma, seemingly produced from a bio mechanical integration in their forarm, can cause damage to the opponent by firing bursts of such. Although, it may be unknown if this is a natural adaption, for it is not part of the armour (as seen in the gallery below of the second Overseer). The producer of such bursts seems to be implanted into the palm.

N.O.V.A. 2 Edit

In this, they have a blue and grey armour, and fire blue plasma from their arms. This form seem to be more elongated, and curvier than their N.OV.A.3 counterparts. They often appear in greater numbers in N.O.V.A.2, and seemingly work together and order the other Volterites more.

N.O.V.A 3 Edit

In this game they wear black and red armour, and a helmet. They are known to be able to "play with people's minds", and can shoot red plasma balls out of their hands. This plasma bursts may be the same energy as the energy fired from a Plasma Rifle. They can be killed with a minimum of three shotgun blasts. The main "ally" of Kal Wardin in N.O.V.A. 3 is a Psycher by the name of Maz' Rah, who is the leader of a Volterite resistance against Dominion forces.

Known Psychers Edit


  • Their N.O.V.A 2 appears bears resemblance to the Space Pirate Militia from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
  • Another similarity of the Pyschers is their resemblance to the honor system of Elites in Halo.
  • The heads of Psychers in N.O.V.A 3 bears slight resemblance to that of Stalkers from Dead Space.