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|“||Very clever, Velma. But it's too late.||„|
|~ Simone Lenoir's most famous quote while revealing her true nature.|
Simone Lenoir is the main antagonist of the 1998 direct-to-video Scooby-Doo film Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
She is a deadly werecat (disguised as a human) along with her maid Lena Dupree who lives on Moonscar Island and drains the life force of visitors every harvest moon in order to preserve her immortality.
She was voiced by Adrienne Barbeau, who also played Miss Peters in The Twilight Zone, Catwoman in Batman: The Animated Series, Trish Niedermeyer in The Wayans Bros., Helga Von Guggen on Totally Spies and Hera in the God of War video game franchise.
Simone Lenoir was once a human who lived during the eighteenth century. She was one of a group of peaceful settlers who lived on Moonscar Island. One night while the settlers were celebrating a bountiful harvest, Morgan Moonscar and his pirate cronies came ashore and pillaged the island. The pirates drove all the settlers into the bayou to be devoured by alligators, all except for Simone and Lena Dupree. Simone and Lena invoked their cat god and uttered a curse on the pirates in order to destroy them. They were transformed into werecats and subsequently killed all the pirates.
Shortly afterwards, they realized that the cat god's curse had turned them into cats permanently. For the next two centuries, Simone and Lena were forced to survive by draining the life force of people who came to their island every harvest moon. Many of these victims became zombies and tried to prevent visitors from suffering the same fate they did, albeit unsuccessfully. Lena and Simone also recruited Jacques as their ferry driver at some point and gave him the exact same curse as they knew it would grant him immortality.
Encounter with Mystery Inc.
One summer, they invited Mystery Inc. to the island as they were looking for a real haunting for Daphne Blake's TV show. As the gang settled in, Scooby-Doo kept chasing Simone's cats around her property and caused a lot of damage, much to her annoyance.
Revelation and Death
On the night of the harvest moon, while the zombies of the werecats' previous victims were roaming the island and trying to drive them away, Lena took Fred, Velma, Daphne and the gardener Beau to their underground voodoo dungeon so that the zombies would not interfere. The werecats held them captive using voodoo dolls and revealed themselves. The gang managed to slip free before Lena and Simone could drain them. When Scooby and Shaggy ran into the dungeon after being pursued by Jacques, Lena and Simone almost succeeded in draining them, but were quickly overpowered when Velma and Daphne reconfigured the voodoo dolls and used them against the werecats. They eventually cornered the gang, but just as they were about to drain them, the harvest moon's midnight phase ended. Simone, Lena and Jacques' immortal lives expired and they rotted down to nothing, freeing the souls of the werecats' zombified victims so they could rest in peace.
|“||Who brought this...this...dog!?||„|
|~ Simone, upon seeing Scooby.|
|“||I've been getting away with it for 200 years!||„|
|~ Simone Lenior|
|“||Ah, it's simple. Every harvest moon, I must drain the life force from victims lured to my island to preserve my immortality.||„|
|~ Simone explaining her true plot.|
|“||Morgan Moonscar!... He was the cause of all of this!||„|
|~ Simone Lenoir.|
|“||I've had enough of that meddling dog!!!||„|
|~ Simone, before fully transforming in to a cat creature, ironically her last words in the film.|
- Simone and the other werecats are the first Scooby-Doo villains to die, followed by the Phantom Virus. Although both Sarah Ravencroft and Ben Ravencroft were seemingly killed when their spell-book was burned, this doesn't specify their fates, as they were never confirmed officially to have died when the book was burned.
- Simone is based on Elise Lenoir from the Jonny Quest episode Eclipse, who in turn was based on Katrina Moorkroft from the unfinished SWAT Kats episode Succubus!.
- A sequel film entitled Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island was released and Simone and the other werecats made cameos in flashbacks.