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No one is going to care about some sick people uptown or a dead engineer. You’re just the cost of doing business.
~ Simon Krieger showing his true colors before murdering Rick Mason.
Oh, hey, battle royale. My favorite. Uh, just wanted to chime in to let you know, so you don’t worry: we’re going to be just fine if this building blows. Hell, we’ll be fine if all of Harlem blows. I mean do you have any idea what kind of insurance we’ve got? Oh, and the optics of being the victims of a terrorist attack? Forget Roxxon Plaza. Coming soon: Roxxon City. Alright, later kids.
~ Simon Krieger to Spider-Man and the Tinkerer on his intention to have Harlem destroyed.
Simon Krieger is the main antagonist of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
He is the head of research and development at Roxxon, an energy corporation with presence throughout New York City. Though Krieger at first appears as an affable and energetic individual, he reveals himself to a greedy and callous businessman who's seeking profit at the cost of the community in Harlem. He is the Insomniac Games' counterpart of Simon Krieger from Earth-616 universe, the enemy of Iron Man.
Simon Krieger was in charge of Roxxon's Nuform clean energy project, which was meant to provide a clean energy source that could power a city for hundreds of years. However, Nuform was revealed to be harmful, causing life-threatening symptoms such as bone marrow decay. Most members in the development team for Nuform became sick from exposure, including Rick Mason, the actual creator the energy. When Rick discovered that the energy had dangerous side effects, Simon dismissed his warnings and pushed forward for Nuform's implementation.
Rick would team up with his sister Phin in an attempt to sabotage the Nuform Reactor and stop the production of the energy source. However, Simon became aware of their presence when they tried to execute their plan and murdered Rick by trapping him inside the sabotaged reactor which exploded soon after. Phin escaped and vowed to avenge her brother and stop Roxxon at all costs.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Simon and his team arrive at the energy plant where the two Spider-Men fought Rhino, and the younger Spider-Man (Miles Morales) winning against the supervillain. As his team apprehends Rhino, Simon congratulates the duo for defeating him and introduces himself. He thanks Miles specifically for wrapping things up by himself, stating that the kid has great potential. Despite this, Krieger later blames Miles for the destruction of the bridge, and orders his security to either execute or apprehend him. During the course of the game, Krieger then makes a deal with the Prowler to gain information on Spider-Man and the Tinkerer, and doesn't know that the Prowler is Miles' uncle, Aaron. When Rhino successfully captures them, Krieger attempts to unmask Miles, but is shocked by his Venom powers, much to his amazement. Krieger then orders his men to torture both Miles and Phin to get information out of them, and speaks to Prowler, who is angered that he went back on their deal.
Krieger later appears when Spider-Man and the Tinkerer are fighting atop Roxxon tower, speaking to the two and stating that the destruction of the plaza would only gain Roxxon sympathy since it was a terrorist attack. The Tinkerer and Spider-Man battle until the two stop the reactor, with Phin sacrificing herself to allow Miles to let the energy out into the sky. After the incident, Aaron turned himself in to the police and agreed to testify against Kreiger in exchange for a reduced sentence, resulting in Krieger's arrest. According to Miles' best friend Ganke Lee, Roxxon released all of Krieger's data and documents, which revealed his crimes and corruption.
Simon Krieger has a charming and affable demeanor, almost always displaying a great deal of poise. However, behind his public persona is a ruthless and cunning sociopath obsessed with power and money. Krieger is shown to be rather obnoxious, arrogant, narcissistic. He is incredibly insulting to anyone whom he feels is beneath him and taunts people whenever he feels he has the upper hand.
Krieger's characterization may be based on criticisms made in regards to centibillionaire Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc. and SpaceX. Krieger's facial features, body and head shape also seem to be based on Musk's.