Simon is a character from the 2000 AD strip Survival Geeks. He became infatuated with a hot girl called Sam in a nightclub when she said those three little words that were the key to his heart — "Han shoots first" — and took her back to the house he shares with Rufus, Clive and absent sports fan Evan for a night of drunken passion. In the morning the pair awoke to find that Clive had given the house the power to travel through different dimensions. Sam (who was already shocked to discover just how nerdy Simon really was) stormed off in a huff, thinking that it was a joke, and was promptly kidnapped by a Dark Lord bearing an uncanny resemblance to Sauron. The three boys rescued her from the Dark Lord, who turned out to be an RPG designer called Kevin who had given himself magical powers, but then found that they didn't know how to get the house back to its original dimension.
Ever since then the house has been travelling through different dimensions; Sam has been sleeping in Evan's room; and Simon and Sam have been pretending that they don't care about each other at all. Not even a little bit. Honest.
When the Survival Geeks met their gender-reversed parallel selves, Simon's doppelgänger was a woman called Simone who was brave, intelligent, self-confident, an amazing tactician, good in a fight and unbearably condescending to everybody who wasn't as brilliant as she was.
Powers and abilities
AbilitiesBreaking and entering.
Strength levelAverage human male.
Hot girls in nightclubs.
EquipmentHockey mask ('borrowed' from Evan's room); cricket pads (ditto); huge collection of sci-fi memorabilia which includes a model of Joe Pineapples, a replica Judge Dredd helmet, a model of Judge Anderson fighting Judge Death, and a V for Vendetta poster.
TransportationDimension-hopping suburban house; stolen Zeppelin piloted by Sam.
Klingon bat'leth (£45 on eBay); replica lightsaber; real lightsaber; chainsaw.
Simon and the other Survival Geeks first appeared in one of Tharg's 3rillers. Readers liked them so much that they were given their own strip.
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