"Welcome to Helix, Felicity. We’re gonna change the world together."

Alena[1], known under the alias Kojo Sledgehammer, is a computer hacker and a huge fan of Felicity Smoak, as she was inspired to become a hacktivist by Felicity since the latter's days in college, eventually becoming a member of the group known as Helix.


Early life

After discovering Felicity Smoak's hack of the Department of Education, Alena was inspired to become a hacktivist, going under the alias "Kojo Sledgehammer".[2]

Member of Helix

Alena joined a hacktivist group known as Helix. In late 2016, they hacked ECHELON, the NSA's information-gathering program, drawing from it 8 petabytes of data, referring to it as "Pandora".[2]

After Alena noticed someone who appeared to be Felicity Smoak hacking the NSA to no results, she contacted her via terminal message, offering her help. The two soon met in real life, Alena excited to meet her idol. She explained Felicity's inspiration to her, before handing her the USB flash drive containing Pandora, hoping to not only exonerate her friend but to inspire her to return to her hacking roots.[2]

After Felicity used Pandora to locate dirt on General J.G. Walker, Alena urged her to use Pandora's capabilities on a larger scale.[1]

Alena soon met with Felicity, who decided that she wished to join Helix.[3]

Leaving Helix

After freeing Cayden James, Alena noticed that his time in ARGUS had changed him. When Alena disagreed with his plans, Cayden attacked her. Alena would escape, and believed that Cayden was still in Corto Maltese. Alena would later break into Felicity's apartment to ask her for help. They would obtain a ghost mirror drive from Amnesiac, and would later go to the old Helix building in order to discover what Cayden was doing. However, Felicity and Alena were confronted by Black Siren and Cayden James, who was about to execute them if not for Team Arrow. However, Alena was shot during the conflict, and had to be brought to the hospital.

Felicity would later visit Alena in the hospital, and when asked what Alena was going to do now, Alena said she was going to take some time to get some much needed perspective. Alena then asked that after, if she could join Felicity's startup, which Felicity accepted. Alena then gave Felicity her pitch, mass producing Felicity's bio-stimulant implant.


Alena is a very friendly individual with a sense of humor. She has great respect for others skilled in computer hacking, namely Cayden James and Felicity Smoak, her personal idol. Her carefree personality is not broken even when under pursue from John Diggle, as she quickly gets out of the situation, leaving Spartan behind. It is broken only when she finds the imprisoned Cayden, rushing to him quickly, distraught, and worryingly trying to tell him that he's being rescued.[4]


  • Expert computer hacker: Alena is a highly skilled computer hacker, so much that she was able to hack into the computers of the NSA that had evidence to clear John Diggle of the crimes he supposedly committed, and expose J.G. Walker as true culprit, she even managed to hack into the computers of the Arrowcave, despite the fact that it's firewalls were designed and programmed by Cisco Ramon, an accomplished scientist and engineer in his own right. Alena's skills seems to rival those of Felicity Smoak.




  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bratva"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Second Chances"
  3. "Fighting Fire With Fire"
  4. "Dangerous Liaisons"