"Wonderful! Miss Fayad said you like to play games, Damien. Now you're just wasting our time. We came here to check on your progress with Genesis, not to watch you exercise a personal vendetta."
—Nixon to Damien Darhk[src]

Phaedra Nixon (died 2016) was a leading member of H.I.V.E., acting as an important figure behind Operation Genesis.


Nixon, along with other high-ranking members of H.I.V.E., came to Star City to check the progress of Damien Darhk regarding Operation Genesis. While there, she witnessed how Oliver Queen revealed Darhk's identity and his role as the leader of H.I.V.E. to the media because of Darhk's attacks during the clean-up of Star City Bay.[1]

Later, when Darhk welcomed her and the rest of the board, Nixon bluntly told Darhk that they did not travel to Star City to watch Darhk exercise his vendetta. Their discussion was disrupted when Oliver Queen called Darhk to trade his life for that of his friends.[1]

She later joined the board, discussing Ruvé Adams' questionable business acumen, and also brought up the matter of Quentin Lance's betrayal to the organization.[2]

When Damien was imprisoned, Malcolm Merlyn visited him, informing him that Nixon and the other partners had decided to move ahead with Genesis without him.[3]

Nixon and Milo Armitage were present at H.I.V.E. headquarters when Damien returned, flanked by Merlyn, Andy Diggle, and Michael Amar, as he'd been freed from prison by the three. Nixon and Armitage were worried that Damien would seek vengeance for allowing him to rot in prison. However, Darhk seemed very calm, lulling the two into a false sense of security. Once Darhk learned that Genesis had continued without a hitch even during his imprisonment, he promptly killed Armitage. Nixon tried to escape but Darhk killed her as well. Her body was later found by Team Arrow.[4]



Season 4


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dark Waters"
  2. "Code of Silence"
  3. "Beacon of Hope"
  4. "Genesis"