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Kyra Vashenko-Chao is a minor protagonist and a student at Point Blanc Academy. First mentioned in Episode Three of Alex Rider, she is a skilled hacker with more affinity for machines than people.

Background and Personal Life

I think she prefers machines to people.

Laura, on Kyra

Kyra had few relationships beyond that with her parents, who were distant in any event. After hacking the Tokyo stock exchange, her parents sent her to Point Blanc to correct her behavior.


Alex Rider

You’ve got me.

Alex to Kyra

Kyra first meets Alex during his mission to Point Blanc, and soon deduces that he is hiding something from everyone else. She's reluctant to put any trust in Alex until he places trust in her as well, and although he remains secretive at first, he opens up when she frees him after being captured by Dr. Greif. Their trust in each other then builds as they work together to try to escape the school, and when she learns of her parents' death in the aftermath, she goes to Alex first for comfort.

Role in Series

Season One

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Kyra keeps to herself early-on, responding sarcastically when prompted by anyone. However, when Alex mentions a dream he had of being operated on surgically, Kyra shares that she had that exact same dream. When Laura suddenly begins acting strangely, James Sprintz, Alex, and Kyra plan to escape. Alex and Kyra break into Dr. Greif's office while James runs interference, with Kyra reprogramming the keypads to accept "0000" as a combination. Before they can escape however, James in captured and Kyra searches for him with Alex. On the second floor, they discover Dr. Greif murdering Dr. Baxter and planning to capture Kyra next.

Kyra walks away

Understandably alarmed, and still not trusting Alex due to his secrecy, Kyra hatches her own plan to escape: she leaves Point Blanc using the keypads, but then retraces her steps back to Point Blanc, tricking security into chasing her in vain. When Alex himself is captured, Kyra rescues him, and he finally reveals his identity and intentions to her. While Alex flees on a makeshift skateboard, Kyra remains behind to free the captured students of Point Blanc, once Alex brings MI6 in to raid the Academy. She executes her part of the plan and is taken to safety by Eagle. In custody, she learns that her parents were killed by Dr. Greif to prevent her trying to run home, and so she steals John Crawley's keypad to escape MI6 custody and visit Alex. She gives him the washer they used to break out of their dorms in Point Blanc, for luck, and then departs, nearly crying with loneliness.

Season Two

Kyra appears in episode 4 "serpent". In episode 4 Kyra will help Alex escape from the pre-launch event of the new game by Damian Cray. In the following episodes, Kyra helps Alex discover Cray’s plan.