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Sister Psyche

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Sister Psyche
Sister Psyche.jpg
Zone Independence Port
Coordinates (-1636, 0, -5856)
Level Range 20-25
Introduced By None
Introduces None
Enemy Groups Badge villain freakshow.png Freakshow
Badge villain council.png Council
Badges Badge task force 03.png Sister Psyche's Comrade
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Sister Psyche is a Hero, a Task Force organizer in Independence Port, and a member of the Surviving Eight and the Freedom Phalanx.

Heroes find her:

Villains face her:


Sister Psyche
Mindriding psychic
Real Name Shalice Tilman
Gender Female
Archetype Controller
Affiliation Freedom Phalanx
Age Unknown
Romantic Associations Justin Sinclair (husband)
Known Family Unknown
Primary Powers Mind Control
Secondary Powers Force Field
Zone Locations Independence Port
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Even in her childhood, it was obvious that Sister Psyche was blessed. The tremendous scope of her mental powers was far beyond that of any hero, past or present. When the Rikti War descended, Sister Psyche knew she had to make her gift count. She did, but at a price. She exhausted her powers so thoroughly that she fell into a coma. A young heroine named Aurora Borealis offered to play host to Sister Psyche's projected mental self. Of course, this situation could not last forever. Now back in her own body, Sister Psyche has dedicated herself to helping to shape the tremendous gifts of the young Aurora. It's a responsibility she takes seriously, as well as a consolation for the loss of her former protoge, Malaise. When the psychic link between the two women was first disrupted, Sister Psyche lost her mental control over Malaise's dual personalities. The evil Malaise reasserted himself, and quickly made his departure. His present whereabouts are as yet unknown.

Note: Malaise is currently a member of the Vindicators, led by Ms. Liberty.


Shalice Tilman was born with powerful mental powers. She used her psychic abilities to help defeat the Rikti. Her efforts during the Rikti War temporarily burned out her powers, and she fell into a coma. She shared the form of a young heroine, Aurora Borealis until she was able to return to her own body. Sister Psyche is one of the Surviving Eight, dedicated to helping Paragon City rebuild after the Rikti War.

Her previous sidekick was Malaise until her mind link with him was severed. Although Malaise had a brief episode of becoming a villain again, he is still a hero and a member of the Vindicators. However, Aurora Borealis took over his position as Sister Psyche's sidekick.

Character Stats

Secret Identity: Shalice Tilman Sinclair
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powers: Mind Control
Secondary Powers: Force Field
Other Powers: Energy Blast, Primal Forces Mastery, Flight
Signature Power: Mindriding

See Also

Task Force

See Sister Psyche Task Force


Badge defeatpsyche.png Interrogator

You have helped defeat Sister Psyche in Recluse's Victory.

EdLetter.png Editor's Note:
This badge now has Penelope Yin's name following the events of Who Will Die.


Comic Book

Sister Psyche's first appearance was City of Heroes #1 by Top Cow.

The Freedom Phalanx

Sister Psyche appears in The Freedom Phalanx by Robin Laws.

Engagement and Wedding

In Issue 20 of the Top Cow imprint of the City of Heroes comic book, Sister Psyche got engaged to Manticore, and on Valentines Day 2008, the pair were wed in Ouroboros. After the vows, Lord Recluse and his minions arrived and the villains attempted to crash the wedding, but failed.


  • Sister Psyche was created by Jack Emmert.
  • Sister Psyche's Praetorian Earth counterpart is Mother Mayhem.
  • Sister Psyche's Cimeroran counterpart is Sister Solaris.
  • Sister Psyche believes her origin may be misleading, as she states her origin is a psionic, and not a mutant.
  • Unusually for a signature heroine, Sister Psyche possesses no unique costume parts.