Simone Lenoir
Simone Lenoir
Vital Statistics
Species Human/werecat
Gender Female
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Green
Other Statistics
Powers and abilities Ailuranthropy;
Superhuman abilities by draining souls
Affiliation Lena Dupree;
Production Details
First appearance Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
Played by Adrienne Barbeau

Simone Lenoir was a powerful and deadly werecat, as well as a dangerous voodoo priestess who owned a large pepper planation, which grew Moonscar Island Peppers which was considered "the hottest pepper in Louisiana". She and her cook, Lena Dupree, became immortals at some unspecified point during the late 18th century after Morgan Moonscar and his pirate crew lead their co-settlers to their deaths at Moonscar Island's bayou.

Physical appearance

Simone was a slender, middle-aged Caucasian female, with chin-length blonde hair. She wore a long blue shirt over a white dress, deep red lipstick, square-shaped blue earrings, and a blue necklace shaped like a cat's head.


Unlike her partner, Lena, she was rather uptight and formal. She was outwardly displeased that Lena had brought the gang to the island. She liked to pet her cats and she disliked dogs; especially Scooby-Doo. She also had a thick Southern accent with hints of French.

As the day progressed, Simone grew less uptight and offered the guest rooms for the gang to spend the night. This, however, would be for her own selfish purposes.

Simone's true nature was revealed when the life force draining ritual begins. Her only concern was preserving her immortality. She made some mocking comments to the gang during (eg, "These wax dolls do come in handy", "Pretty smart, for a television reporter."). When Lena announced that Jacques was in trouble, she said to forget about him, as the gang needed to be drained.

Powers and abilities

In her human form, Simone demonstrates no extraordinary feats. She and Lena appeared to know how to create voodoo dolls from "magic wax" to restrain their victims.

Simone had the ability to transform into a cat creature (werecat) and drain others' life force to preserve her immortality. As a cat creature, she possessed far advanced strength, speed, and sensory awareness as does a normal feline. She and Lena alone killed Morgan Moonscar and his crew of pirates by draining their life force, proving that they are extremely formidable foes in combat and in their animalistic brutality. She was able to throw a zombie over her shoulder, and hold Shaggy up with one arm.

All cat creatures stand erect, and come complete with large fangs and claws, obviously adding to their ferocity as well as to their sheer intimidation factor (in flashbacks, both Moonscar and a spice trader cried out in fear at their appearance). Simone and Lena have an "intermediate" un-furred cat creature state, in which they have larger, cat-like ears and long nails. They completed their final transformation after Scooby and Shaggy knocked them to the ground when they were inches from draining the gang. They each let out a fierce growl before growing claws on their hands and feet (destroying their shoes in the process), fur over their bodies, as well as tails.


Early life

Lena and Simone as settlers

Lena and Simone as settlers.

In the late 18th century, Simone Lenoir and Lena Dupree were among a village of peaceful settlers who lived on Moonscar Island and worshipped a cat god. During their harvest feast, Morgan Moonscar the pirate and his crew attacked and pillaged their village. They drove all the settlers (except Lena and Simone) into the bayou, where the villagers were devoured by alligators while a horrified Simone and Lena watched from behind a tree. Devastated and vengeful over what the pirates had done to their friends and their home, Simone and Lena "uttered a curse on the pirates" to the cat god, seeking revenge. The cat god granted their wish by transforming Lena and Simone into werecat-like monsters, who proceeded to drain Moonscar and his pirates.

They later discovered the cat god cursed them as well, requiring that they drain victims' life energy every harvest moon to survive. So for the next two centuries, Simone and Lena did exactly that. If there were no victims around, Lena would find and lure tourists and visitors to the island to drain. At some unspecified point, they also granted Jacques immortality, as they needed a ferry driver to transport lured outsiders.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

Simone Lenoir (full werecat form)

Full transformation.

The werecats' latest to-be victims in the present was Mystery Inc., when the gang was lured to Moonscar Island by Lena in Daphne Blake's search for a real haunting for her TV show. As the gang settled in, Scooby-Doo's antics and his destructive pursuit of Simone's cats all over her property was a running irritation for her.

As midnight approached, Lena lured Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley, Daphne Blake and the plantation's human gardener, Beau to her and Simone's dungeon, where the two werecats captured and bound them using voodoo dolls to be drained. As Simone and Lena were seconds from draining the gang, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Jacques and the zombies flooded the dungeon and created a commotion. Lena and Simone caught up to Shaggy and Scooby, respectively, and began draining them. They were whisked away from draining when Velma and Daphne reconfigured the voodoo dolls and used them against the werecats. Jacques, Simone and Lena eventually cornered the gang to drain them, but begin painfully disintegrating as the midnight phase passed. Their immortality expired, breaking the curse and freeing the souls of the werecats' zombified past victims to rest in peace in the afterlife.



Simone: Very clever, Velma, but it's too late!

Simone: I've been getting away with it for 200 years!

Simone: Morgan Moonscar!... He was the cause of all of this!

Simone: I've had enough of that meddling dog!!!

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Lina Rossana Portuguese (Brazil)
Unn Vibeke Hol Norwegian
Lena Ericsson Swedish
Małgorzata Drozd Polish
Alejandra de la Rosa Latin Spanish