The Psyches (pronounced sie-keys), alternately known as Psychelians, are a race of beings in Vic George's fanfiction stories that exist in a hidden village similar to that of the Smurf Village called Psychelia. They were created by its sole leader, the Psyche Master, who dictates their activities from within his temple. They are similar in appearance to Smurfs, except that they have pale Caucasian-colored skin, head hair of various colors, and no tails. They are a two-gendered race of both male and female, though except for slight physical differences between the sexes they have a mostly unisexual appearance, and all physical reproduction of the Psyches is handled by the Psyche Master.
The Psyches live their lives mostly for the purpose of education and fulfilling the desires of the Psyche Master, not seeing themselves as individuals but as members of a collective; their usual form of self-identification is calling themselves "this one". They are a rather emotionless people who live isolated from the desire of expressing any feelings, rarely communicating with one another except for relaying orders. Their primary language is one they call Psychelian, which is identical to human languages and to the Smurf language, except that they don't use a single word for meaning just about anything. They see outside races such as the Smurfs to be rather savage due to their need and desire to express themselves in any form they see fit, and find any form of physical nudity to be rather offensive. To that end, the Psyches dress in form-fitting bodysuits that cover their entire bodies and wear binding silver cuffs on their wrists and ankles to prevent any attempt of removal. The suits have special glowing circuit lines on them which only become visible when a Psyche is part of the collective conscience "mindlink", and are capable of mending themselves should they ever get damaged or torn. With the exception of the Student rank, all other ranks of Psyches also wear special-colored tunics to denote their rank.
Empath was forced to live as a member of the Psyches when Papa Smurf first brought him to Psychelia as an infant. Though at first he identified himself as a Psyche, Empath came to discover his true self as a Smurf and over time became disenchanted with the lifestyle of the Psyches while living among them, until on his 150th birthday he was released from the Psyche Master's custody. He made only one friend among them, Polaris, who eventually understood Empath's need to be among his fellow Smurfs and over time became disenchanted with living among the Psyches that he escaped and came to live in the Smurf Village with Empath.