|“||Our people are counting on you, Markus. You're the only one who can lead us. Wherever you need to go... We'll follow you.||”|
— Simon to Markus (determinant)[src]
He was reported missing on February 16, 2036.
Nobody knows what led Simon to Jericho and he himself has never explained it. He is one of the oldest members of the group when Markus arrives in Jericho, and as such, his opinion is respected and listened to by everyone.
Simon welcomes Markus when he finds Jericho and meets them for the first time.
Time to DecideEdit
Simon and the others introduce themselves to Markus. Simon responds to Markus's comments and questions. When Markus suggests that they steal from the CyberLife warehouse, Simon is at first skeptical about the idea but when North agrees to come with Markus, Simon says "Maybe it's worth a try...", looking at Josh to persuade him too.
Spare Parts Edit
He and the others enter the CyberLife Warehouse and Docks. He helps the others steal biocomponents and blue blood from the crates. If John deviates and asks the group to take him back to Jericho, Simon suggests against it, stating that it's too big of a risk.
If Markus agrees to take John along, he will tell them that they can get more biocomponents from stealing a truck. Simon suggests against this since they already have enough biocomponents, but will be very happy if Markus is successful.
The Stratford TowerEdit
He assists Markus and crew in infiltrating Stratford Tower and hijacking the Channel 16 broadcast to send a message to humans. Simon is shot in the chest by security on the broadcast floor if Markus fails to ruse the guards, or assaults them and doesn't shoot the guard with the gun. Simon struggles to walk, but makes it to the broadcasting room. He operates the controls while Markus delivers his speech.
If central security was alerted (either by a Channel 16 IT employee, the guard with the phone, or Evan Thompson), Detroit SWAT bursts into the room and shoot at the group. Simon is injured by them. If Markus decides to leave Simon, he is shot and killed by SWAT. If Markus saves him, he carries Simon to the roof.
If Simon was injured by SWAT and/or security, he is unable to make the jump off the roof. North demands for Markus to kill him so the humans can't access his memory, but Josh believes that it is wrong to kill their own.
If Markus decides to kill him, Simon looks up to him and says "There's always a choice..." before being shot. If Markus decides to leave him, he gives Simon his gun. Simon hides in an air cooler unit.
If central security is not alerted and Simon is uninjured, he parachutes off the rooftop with the others.
If Connor reconstructs events and follows the blue blood trail, he finds Simon, who shoots Connor in the shoulder. Hank drags Connor to safety. Connor can rush in or allow SWAT to destroy Simon. If Connor rushes him and probes his memory, he sees a glimpse of Jericho, but it is cut short when Simon shoots himself. If Connor rushes Simon but fails to dodge, Simon shoots and kills Connor. SWAT then kills Simon. If Connor allows SWAT to kill Simon, he is disappointed they didn't capture him alive.
If Connor does not go up to the roof/leaves the rooftop without finding him, Simon stays hidden until the police and FBI leave the building.
Capitol Park Edit
If Simon was not left behind/killed in Stratford Tower, he talks about their broadcast with Josh and North in Jericho. When Josh and North begin to argue, Simon quickly steps in to defuse the situation. Markus arrives to talk about his plan.
Freedom March Edit
If Simon was left behind but not discovered, he returns to Jericho with his LED removed and a jacket over his janitor uniform disguise. He and Markus share a tight embrace.
Simon participates in the protest with the other androids. When the police threaten to open fire, Simon suggests dispersing. If Markus is injured (either by sacrificing himself or losing the fight with the police), did not recruit John in 'Spare Parts', and has a good relationship with Simon, he sacrifices himself to save Markus. If Markus defeats the police, Simon looks over the massacre of police officers and androids.
Last Chance, ConnorEdit
If Simon was destroyed by SWAT or killed himself in 'Public Enemy', he is found inside the DPD Central Station evidence room. Connor can take parts from Daniel (another PL600 android) to reactivate Simon. Simon cannot see anything. If Connor asks him for the location of Jericho, he refuses to give up the location, as he does not recognise his voice as any of his friends'. Connor can pose as Markus and trick him into revealing the location. Connor shuts him off as he cries out "Markus? Don't leave me again, Markus!"
If Simon has survived all prior chapters, he and others converse with Markus on Jericho's bridge. Simon and the others debate about the events that occurred. When North and Josh argue, Simon tells them to remember who their enemies are. If Markus has a negative relationship with the group, North and the others agree that Markus is unfit for leadership and kick him out of Jericho.
If Markus died in 'Freedom March', Simon argues with Josh when he says Markus is at fault for provoking the humans. North orders Simon to gather weapons and prepare to fight the humans.
If Jericho is attacked by the SWAT, Simon escapes Jericho with North and (possibly) Markus, Josh, and Connor. When North is shot and injured, Simon tells Markus that they can't save her. However, if Markus successfully rescues her, Simon's relationship with Markus improves - and if Markus listens to him and leaves North behind, their relationship is lowered. The group jumps into the river to escape.
Night of the Soul Edit
If Jericho was attacked in Crossroads, Simon sits in the abandoned church. Markus can talk to him. If North was killed in Crossroads, they can discuss her death and/or the deactivation camps. In all instances, Simon is worried, but shows faith in Markus and states that he and the others will follow him unconditionally.
Battle for DetroitEdit
Markus Revolution Edit
If Markus decides to attack Recall Center Nº5 in Heart Plaza, Simon fights with the other androids. During the battle, Simon is shot and injured. If Markus doesn't save him, or tries to without enough cover fire, Simon dies. If Markus saves him, Simon tells him that it was wrong to sacrifice other androids in order to save him. Their relationship increases significantly despite this.
If Markus is shot three times during the battle, his thirium pump is irreparably damaged and he begins to shut down. If Simon has a good relationship with Markus and North is dead/her relationship status is lower than Companion, Simon gives Markus his heart. Markus initially refuses, but Simon insists, stating that they can't win without Markus, and their cause would die with him. Unlike with North, Markus cannot refuse Simon's heart. Simon swaps out his heart for Markus's and begins to shut down. Dying, he looks to Markus and says "Set our people free."
If the androids win the battle, but North does not survive, Simon will tell Markus that the humans are abandoning the camp, and will proudly say that they won. Markus says that "This is not a victory, it's the beginning of a war." Simon stands beside Markus as he delivers his speech. If probability of success drops to 00% and North is dead, Simon tells Markus "It's over" and they must run. The soldiers shoot Simon and Markus flees alone.
Markus Demonstration Edit
If Markus decides to protest outside of Recall Center Nº5, Simon joins the march. The army opens fire on the group, killing several androids. The army stops when they notice nearby journalists recording their actions.
Simon helps reinforce the barricade that the deviants take cover in. Agent Richard Perkins approaches to negotiate with Markus. If Markus speaks with him, Perkins offers Markus a chance to surrender and be free (with North also, if she is alive).
If Markus agrees, Perkins betrays him and tells him that the deviants now in custody - including Simon - will be destroyed. Perkins kills Markus and North (if she is present).
If Markus refuses the deal, the army attacks the barricade, killing most of the androids. If Markus fails too many QTEs, the androids are all killed.
If Markus succeeds in defending them, the remaining androids are cornered and surrounded by soldiers. If Markus sings/kisses North when public opinion is low, sacrifices himself, or does nothing, Simon and the rest of the group are killed. If Markus triggers the dirty bomb, the soldiers flee. Simon watches as Markus removes his skin and declares that they are free. If Markus sings/kisses North and the public are supportive, President Warren orders the army to stand down. Simon stands beside Markus as he delivers his speech.
North Revolution Edit
If Markus died or was kicked out of Jericho, North takes over as leader and decides to attack the camp. In the middle of the battle Simon expresses doubt that they will win, and North says, "We can't go back, it's victory or death now." The androids are overwhelmed, and Simon is killed along with many others. Any remaining androids flee, and North either runs with them or is killed.
The Stratford TowerEdit
- Detroit SWAT (determinant)
If central security was alerted, Simon is injured in the broadcast room and collapses. If the player chooses to leave him behind instead of saving him or chooses to save him but fails the quick time event, the SWAT team kills him.
- Markus (determinant)
If Simon was injured but brought onto the rooftop, the player can choose to shoot him.
Public Enemy Edit
- Detroit SWAT (determinant)
- Himself (determinant)
If Connor finds Simon, there is no way for Simon to survive the chapter. Should Connor decide to rush in and charge him, probing his memory, he shoots himself in the head. If Connor stays in cover or charges Simon but fails to dodge Simon's shots, Simon is killed by the SWAT team.
- Police (determinant)
If Markus did not rally John in Spare Parts and either chooses SACRIFICE or loses the fight against the police, Simon sacrifices himself to save Markus. This only happens if Markus' relationship stat with Simon is at least 'friend'.
Battle for DetroitEdit
- U.S. Army (determinant)
If Markus chose to lead a REVOLUTION in Night of the Soul, Simon will get hurt during the assault on the camp. If Markus ignores him or attempts to save him while there is still high risk, he dies.
If the success rate of the assault reaches 00% and North is already dead, the revolution fails. A cutscene plays where Simon urges Markus to retreat. As they speak, Simon is shot.
If Markus chose to lead a DEMONSTRATION in Night of the Soul and fails too many quick time events in the army's attack, sacrifices himself, or doesn't use the dirty bomb when public opinion is lower than 'sympathetic', Simon is shot and killed alongside the other androids.
- Himself (determinant)
If Markus is severely wounded and North is dead by that point or her relationship stat with Markus is not at least 'friend', Simon gives him his heart. Their relationship must be at least 'friend' for Simon to offer this.
Simon is a calm and composed character with a quiet and reserved demeanour. Nothing is known about his past or his reasons for coming to Jericho. He has never spoken about it.
Unlike North (who encourages aggressive confrontation) and Josh (who encourages peaceful confrontation), Simon is less concerned with ways to engage the humans and more with the safety of their group and their people as a whole. He tends to propose actions that minimize risks and/or the potential loss of life, eg. urging Markus to retreat at the Freedom March when it becomes clear that the humans will attack them, or telling him to escape when North gets shot in Crossroads as it seems at first that she is critically injured and saving her would be an unnecessary risk.
It is worth noting that saving North, despite Simon's insistence to leave, will still improve - not worsen - his relationship with Markus. Although this initially appears strange, it further shows how the preservation of life is important to him, even if he does not entirely agree with how it is achieved.
Regardless of his tendencies to avoid confrontation, Simon is able and ready to fight should the situation call for it. He is loyal, will stand his ground, and even selflessly gives his life if he deems it necessary.
Relationship: North Edit
They are not shown to interact much but are partners.
Relationship: Josh Edit
They are not shown to interact much but are partners.
Relationship: Markus Edit
Simon responds positively to Markus if he makes choices without any/with less risk. In comparison to North and Josh, he doesn't lean strongly to peace nor violence, preferring to avoid conflict altogether. Although if Markus fails his missions, his relationship with Markus decreases.
His relationship with Markus massively increases if Simon is shot at the Stratford Tower and Markus decides to spare him. If he is spared and remains undetected in Public Enemy, Simon returns to Jericho and Markus hugs him. If Markus decides to sacrifice himself during the Freedom March, has a high relationship with Simon and John did not join them in Spare Parts, Simon attacks the police in order for Markus to be dragged away. In Battle for Detroit Simon can give his heart to Markus, sacrificing himself to save Markus' life.
- Public Enemy
- Capitol Park
- Freedom March
- Last Chance, Connor
- Night of the Soul
- Battle for Detroit
Behind the scenesEdit
- Simon is portrayed by Ben Lambert, who provided his likeness, the voice acting and performance capture.
- In dubbed versions Simon's voice was acted by: Dmitry Polyanovsky (Russian), Ruggero Andreozzi (Italian), Raúl Lara (European Spanish), Daniel Lacy (Latin American Spanish), Daichi Endō (Japanese), Maciej Kowalik (Polish), Raphael Rossatto (Brazilian Portuguese).
“There’s always a choice...” - Simon to Markus after he initially intends to shoot him during The Stratford Tower.
"Markus... Is that you, Markus...? Don't leave me again, Markus! DON'T LEAVE--!" - Simon's last words to Connor posing as Markus, before being shut down again in Last Chance, Connor.
“We shouldn’t forget who our enemies are. We can’t fight amongst ourselves.” - Simon to the Jericho team during Crossroads.
“Markus would know what to do. (...) He gave his life for our cause. (...) At least he fought for us!” - Simon defending Markus to Josh during Crossroads, after Markus was destroyed in a previous chapter.
“Welcome to Jericho.” - Simon welcoming Markus during Jericho.
"Markus...? (...) No... No! We can't win without you...! (..) Our hearts are compatible. You have to take mine. (..) You're the only one that can lead us. You've got to live! (..) If you don't, you'll die! And our cause will die with you!" - Simon giving his heart to Markus during Battle for Detroit (Markus Revolution)
"Set our people free, Markus..." - Simon's dying words to Markus after giving him his heart in Battle for Detroit.
- Simon is the same model as Daniel and they are both played by Ben Lambert.
- In his first scene, Simon wears a shirt with the text on the center that reads "DETROIT UNIVERSITY".
- Even though he isn't a love interest for Markus, Simon is paired with him by many fans.