The Waverider is more than just a time travelling vehicle, it's also home to the Legends. Through the years, many have come and gone, and for Season 6, there'll be a new passenger. Lisseth Chavez, of Chicago PD fame, has joined the team as Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz. The following is a description of the character, who is described as an alien authority:
Tough and self-sufficient, Spooner Cruz lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of—and defense against—space aliens. And while some might call her paranoid, she calls it being prepared. A survivor of a childhood alien encounter, Spooner now believes she has the ability to communicate telepathically with aliens—making her the perfect recruit for Waverider captains Sara Lance, Ava Sharpe and the Legends who, in season six, will be hunting down extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history.
Which will be very handy considering the new season's synopsis:
Having spent last season tracking down the Loom of Fate in order to bring back their slain comrades, the Legends must now save history from a foe like none they have ever encountered in the past or future...space aliens! After Sara is abducted by a ruthless alien, this new mission becomes personal. It will take more than the combined powers of the Legends to save the world for a sixth time. They must recruit a new Legend: Spooner Cruz, a woman uniquely qualified to help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that or she’s just crazy...
Like we've come to expect from the Legends, this will be another fantastic season full of hijinks and this time around: aliens!