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Well, yes, I'm a hypnotist. But, uh, I don't use my skills to get anything.

—Simon, "Simon Says"

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Simon Grimault is a hypnotist.[2][3] In "Simon Says", after Gabriel Agreste gets him disqualified from The Challenge by refusing to accept his challenge, he is infected with an akuma by Hawk Moth and becomes Simon Says, a supervillain who can hypnotize anyone.[1][4]

Appearance

Physical appearance

Simon is tall, having very wavy brown hair and pale grayish-blue eyes.

Civilian attire

He wears a high-collared white dress shirt underneath a dark gray vest with black buttons, along with a black bow around the collar. On top, he wears a dress jacket that's lavender with fuscia circles with red swirled lines inside as a pattern, along with a black collar, black cuffs, and coattails. He also wears dark black slacks and black shoes.

As Simon Says

Simon Says is bald, his eyes are dark gray, and his skin is pale periwinkle. He wears a bright green top hat with the bottom of the bill being black and a purple ribbon around the crown. A black mask is over his eyes, and the area close to the eyes is colored indigo. He wears a body suit below the head with a light gray high collar and front, with a large black bow pattern on the front below the collar. The left side of the top of the suit is green with a purple left glove and butterfly sleeve edge, and the right side and bottom of the suit are purple with a green right glove, green butterfly sleeve edge, a green left leg that starts in the middle of the upper leg, and a green right leg that starts below the knee.

Personality

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Alec’s teasing making Simon nervous.

Simon is soft-spoken, nice, and nervous. He likes his work, but he doesn't lie about his skills. However, he is upset if he feels wronged, bothered that he is kicked off The Challenge despite it being Gabriel's fault that he failed his task.

As Simon Says, he is outspoken, eccentric, commanding, and overconfident. He thinks fast and uses his cards wisely to get people to do what he wants them to. He is persistent in succeeding to get revenge on Gabriel and get Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses for Hawk Moth.

Abilities

As a civilian

Simon is a skilled hypnotist and magician, using cards to hypnotize people.

As Simon Says

  • Simon Says' command appearing on a playing card.
  • Simon Says about to throw a gorilla-acting command.
  • Simon Says throwing many cards at Ladybug and Cat Noir.
  • A card hitting Adrien's bodyguard that freezes him in place.
  • People under Simon Says' control attacking the Agreste mansion.
  • Simon Says choosing which card to throw.

Simon Says uses his cards to control people and make them do his bidding. When he draws a card, he says "Simon Says", and then makes a command. A black and white silhouette picture relating to the command appears on the card. For example, when he makes Alec Cataldi act like a duck with one of his cards, an image of a duck appears on the card. Simon Says then throws the card at the person, and it fades into their body, causing the person to do whatever he has commanded them to do. He can give a person more than one command, like making Adrien's bodyguard act like a gorilla with and then making him attack Cat Noir with a second card, or he can make multiple cards with the same command at once, like using a handful of cards to transform a group of people into mindless followers. Cards can also affect objects, as Simon Says creates a card that breaks Ladybug's yo-yo. He is also able to throw his cards like knives with incredible accuracy. It doesn't matter if the target can't hear him, as long as he gives a command, the person is controlled.

Sightings

Episodes


Comics and books


Trivia

  • His villain form also appears in the theme song animatic.[4]
  • Elements of Simon Grimault's design, such as his face, hair, etc, bear resemblance to famous illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini.
  • His villain name is based on the game "Simon Says", where a player is Simon and orders people to do something, but the other players must obey only if the orders start with "Simon says...".
    • In the French version, his name is Jacques Grimault, which is a reference to the French version of "Simon Says" called "Jacques à dit."[2]
    • His villain name in the French version is called Jackady.

Gallery

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
Heroes

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAdrien Agreste/Cat Noir

Villains

Hawk Moth

Guardians

Master Fu

Kwami

TikkiPlaggNoorooWayzzPollenDuusuTrixxRat kwamiOx kwamiTiger kwamiDragon kwamiSnake kwamiHorse kwamiGoat kwamiMonkey kwamiRooster kwamiDog kwamiPig kwami

Previous Miraculous holders

Ancient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Cat Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Moth Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian LadybugAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderBọ rùaCernunnosHeraklesHippolytaJeanne d'ArcLa CoccinelleMicazoyolinMudekudekuTentomushiTomoe Gozen

Future Miraculous holders

CarapaceLe PaonQueen BeeRena RougeUnknown Miraculous holder

Non-Miraculous superheroes
BirdyCamilla Hombee/VictoryDoormanKnightowlMajestiaUncanny ValleyUnnamed superheroes
Villains
Main villains

AkumaHawk MothTrash Krakken

Akumatized villains

AnimanAntibugThe BubblerCopycatDark CupidDarkbladeGamerGuitar VillainHorrificatorThe EvillustratorKung FoodLady WifiThe Magician of MisfortuneThe MimeMr. PigeonThe PharaohPixelatorPrincess FragranceThe PuppeteerReflektaReplayRogercopSanta ClawsSilurusSimon SaysStoneheartStormy WeatherTimebreakerVanisherVolpina

Unknown and/or future villains

BefanaBlack and red villainBlack and white villainThe Dark OwlCaptain HardrockDespair BearFrozerGigantitanIce cream villainMalediktorPink villainPrime QueenQueen WaspRiposteRobostusRossignobleSmall antenna villainSmall purple villainSmall villainStyle QueenTroublemakerThe CollectorVillain with hair sticks

Other characters
Teenagers

AdamAlix KubdelAlya CésaireAurore BeauréalChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelJean DuparcJuleka CouffaineLê Chiến KimLila RossiMax KantéMireille CaquetMylène HaprèleNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffePrince AliRose LavillantSabrina Raincomprix

Children

Ella CésaireEtta CésaireKenyaManon Chamack

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardAlec CataldiAndré BourgeoisArletteArmand D'ArgencourtBob RothBreakerButler JeanCaline BustierChrisDoormanFire captainFishermanFred HaprèleGabriel AgresteGhetto BlasterHowardJagged StoneJalil KubdelJørgenKillabeeMaidMarlena CésaireMetal Face DMrs. AgresteMr. DamoclesMr. KubdelMs. MendeleievNadja ChamackNathalie SancoeurOtis CésairePenny RollingPublic EnemyPrince Ali's chaperoneRoger RaincomprixSabine ChengSanta ClausSarahShaolin SoulSimon GrimaultThéo BarbotTom DupainVincentVincent AzaWang ChengWealthy womanXavier RamierXY

Animals

FangMinor animals

Characters from the past

DarkbladeMage

Future characters

AlbertAnansiAudrey BourgeoisAugustAugust's motherCharacter in blue clothingCésaire siblingChris LahiffeGina DupainKagami TsurugiKagami's motherLaura MaranoLindalee RoseLuka CouffaineSabine's motherMarkovOrder of the GuardiansThomas AstrucVivica

Non-canon characters
FélixUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodieMercurySparrow)

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