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Type D-1, named Simon (サイモン, Saimon?), is a muscular male humanoid creature. He is an enemy in The House of the Dead, its 2021 remake, and House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn.

In both of his major appearances, Simon boasts high resilience and can throw projectiles. He is related to Gilmore (ギルモア, Girumoa?), Harris (ハリス, Harisu?), and Robert (ロバート, Robāto?), three other muscular D-type creatures who wield different weapons, but otherwise behave similarly.

History

1998 Curien Mansion incident

Main article: The House of the Dead (1996 video game)

Simon and the three other D-type creatures were originally developed by the late genetic engineer Dr. Curien, then research director of the DBR Corporation. Having gone insane due to various reasons, Curien released the creatures in his mansion to murder his own research team. AMS agents Thomas Rogan and G killed the creatures and ultimately foiled Curien's plan.[1]

2006

Main article: House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn

Years after Curien's death, his associate Thornheart reproduced Simon and several other of the scientist's creatures as part of a plan named "Noah's Ark". Thornheart, then manager of the Scarecrow Manor, released the creatures upon guests of a dinner party. The threat was dispatched by AMS agents Kate Green and Ryan Taylor.[2]

Appearance

Simon is a pale-skinned, shirtless muscular creature with glowing white eyes, dark hair, and gray pants. His left arm and a portion of his upper chest have exposed muscles.

In his Scarlet Dawn iteration, he appears more greenish pale than before and has red eyes. The muscles on his left arm are more green compared to his skin. This is likely due to being incubated in biochemical liquids altering his muscular system. It also gave him increased health, as opposed to his first creation, and slightly thicker skin suiting him as armor.

Gameplay

Like other muscular creatures (Gilmore, Harris, and Robert), Simon dies in two shots to the head, but can otherwise withstand several bullets to the rest of his body. He attacks with a shoulder strike, but can also throw barrels and oil drums from a distance.

In the second chapter, a Simon attempts throwing a civilian at the player. One can potentially lose up to two lives here: accidentally shooting the civilian costs one life, and not killing the creature in time costs another from an unavoidable throw attack.

In Scarlet Dawn, little has changed with Simon's offensive patterns from the first game.

Related creatures

Exclusive to The House of the Dead are three other muscular creatures who are related to Simon. Like Simon himself, these creatures will die after two headshots.

Image Name Notes
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Gilmore (ギルモア, Girumoa?) Wields a large hammer in his left hand, using both hands to attack with it on the left side (from the player's perspective). Headshots and disarming Gilmore by shooting his left hand are effective tactics. Appears Chapters 2 and 3. HP 220.[3][excerpt 1]
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Harris (ハリス, Harisu?) The third iteration of Simon. Harris swings his ball and chain -- which is invulnerable to gunfire -- in a circular motion, attacking players seconds later. He stands in place to attack, only advancing toward players while attacking at the end of the final stage. If his right arm is dismembered, he loses the weapon and will instead swipe or bite the player if able to. He appears in Chapters 3 and 4.
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Robert (ロバート, Robāto?) Sports impenetrable armor on left arm and a portion of his chest.[4][excerpt 2] When damaged, he will briefly shield himself with his left arm. Although slow-moving, Robert may charge the player if a certain body part is shot. Appears in Chapters 3 and 4. HP 210.[4]

Gallery

The House of the Dead

Screenshots

The House of the Dead: Remake

Screenshots

House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn

Official Art

Sources

Excerpts
  1. Excerpt from The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho, p.13:
    "強大なハンマーを持つゾンビ。 見た目同様凶暴で、体力もかなり高い。 ハンマーは常に右手で持っており、両手を使って右側から(プレイヤーから見ると左側から)殴りかかってくる。 手を狙うか、直接頭を打ち抜くのが有効。"
  2. Excerpt from The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho, p.12:
    "次ページで紹介するサイモンの左上半身に鉄の防御をつけたゾンビ。鉄の部分は弾を弾き返すようになっている。頭も半分鉄で覆われているため、狙うのは困難。主な攻撃は殴り(※左上腕、左下腕左手はダメージなし)。"
References
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Characters
Thomas RoganGDr. CurienSophie RichardsDBR researchers
Creatures
SamNeilCyrilKageoBourbonEbitanRobertSimonGilmoreHarrisSamsonBentleyBurnerRubinDrakeMoodyParlorKenfisSaruzouDevilonBueelMurrerNameTaranKage
Bosses
ChariotHangedmanHermitMagician
Chapters
TragedyRevengeTruthThe house of the dead
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Lore (AMSBioReactorCurien MansionDBR CorporationThe House of the Dead Sub-Story)
Game modes (Boss ModeSaturn Mode)
Prototypes (The House of DeadSega Saturn prototype)
Guidebooks (The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku ShoThe House of the Dead Official Guide)
Action figuresThe House of the Dead: RemakeThe House of the Dead 1 & 2 Music CollectionUnused content
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Kate GreenRyan TaylorThornheartUnnamed party guests
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Rogers • Allen • Santana • Bryant • Wilson • Kageo • Suzuki • Cyril • Park • Mac • Ebitan • Smoker • Simon • Bruce • BentleySamson • Samson Jr. • RubinDrake • Janish • MurrerDevilon • Ratstar
Bosses
ChariotHangedmanHigh PriestessMoon
Chapters
Scarecrow ManorKate and Ryan (Annex - Laboratory - Elevator Lobby)Homo sapiens (Annex - Laboratory - Elevator Lobby)Pandora's Box (Annex - Laboratory - Elevator Lobby)A Glimmer of Hope
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Lore (AMSAMS PDAScarecrow ManorThornheart organization)
Spin-offs (Battle GenesisTHE ATTRACTIONWebsite minigame)
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