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|Powers and Abilities||Drains souls & morphs into a werecat (ailuranthropy); immortality; superhuman strength and endurance, voodoo magic|
|Occupation||Planation owner (deceased)|
|Affiliation||Lena Dupree; Jacques|
|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.
Simone is a beautiful middle-aged woman with short blonde hair. She wears a white dress with a long blue shirt over it, very red lipstick, and a blue cat necklace.
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.
But in truth, Simone was a wicked and cruel, using voodoo magic on herself, Lena, and eventually Jacques, to turn them all into cat creatures and grant them immortality.
She was truly vengeful, as she willingly took on a horrible power to take revenge on Morgan Moonscar and his pirates for killing her and Lena's people, but she cared only for herself, Lena, and for preserving her immortality, which required they drain the life forces of innocent people every harvest moon.
She had no concern for Jacques when Lena said he was in trouble, saying to forget him as they had to drain the gang of their life-forces.
Powers and abilities
In her human form, Simone demonstrates no extraordinary feats but does practice the art of creating voodoo dolls (wax figurines that control specific individuals from a presumably infinite distance). Whether this is the only voodoo spell Simone knows is unclear and never mentioned, but she and Lena were the ones who prayed to and worshipped the Pagan Cat-Gods of Moonscar Island and are also able to drain the souls from their victims, so they must at least be aware of other forms of magic.
In her werecat form, Simone possesses far advanced strength, speed, and sensory awareness as does normal feline. She and Lena singlehandedly kill 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. All cat creatures stand erect, and come complete with large fangs and claws, obviously adding to their lethality 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 subsequently become furred when their ritual is interrupted by Shaggy and Scooby: they grow claws on their hands and feet (destroying their shoes in the process) as well as tails.
As a young woman 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. Devastated and vengeful over what the pirates had done to their friends and their home, Simone and Lena evoked the cat god to curse and destroy the pirates as their revenge. The cat god granted their wish by transforming Lena and Simone into werecat-like monsters, who proceeded to kill Moonscar and his pirates.
However, this was not the end of it for Lena and Simone, as they afterwards found that the cat god's curse had turned them into werecats permanently, cursed to live forever through draining mortal victims' life energy every harvest moon. So for the next two centuries, Simone and Lena would, every harvest moon, drain the life energy of Moonscar Island's human inhabitants; if there were no others on the island at the time of the annual harvest moon, Simone would have Lena find and lure tourists and visitors to the island to drain. A side-effect of the werecats draining their victims' life energy was that it would curse the victims' souls so they would rise as zombies every harvest moon and unsuccessfully try to warn the annual victims off from suffering their fate. Lena and Simone also at some point recruited Jacques as their ferry driver for bringing lured victims to the island, and granted his wish for immortality by passing the werecat curse onto him.
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
The werecats' latest to-be victims in the present were Mystery, Inc. when the gang were lured to Moonscar Island by Lena in Daphne's search for a real haunting for her TV show. As the gang settled in, Scooby's antics and his destructive pursuit of Simone's cats all over her property was a running irritation for her.
On the night of the harvest moon, when the zombies of the werecats' previous victims rose and went after the gang to try and warn them, Lena lured Fred, Velma, Daphne and the human gardener Beau to her and Simone's underground voodoo dungeon, where the two werecats captured and bound them using voodoo dolls to be drained. The gang managed to slip free before Simone and Lena could drain them, in the commotion when Shaggy and Scooby, followed by Jacques and the zombies, fled into the dungeon. Lena and Simone almost succeeded in draining Shaggy and Scooby, but were stopped when Velma and Daphne reconfigured the voodoo dolls and used them against the werecats. Jacques, Simone and Lena eventually overcame the zombies' efforts to stop them and cornered the gang to drain them, but just then, the midnight phase of the harvest moon ended. With the werecats having failed to drain their victims before the harvest moon's midnight phase passed, Simone, Lena and Jacques' immortal lives were taken away and they decayed away and perished; ending the cat god's 200-year-old curse, and freeing the souls of the werecats' zombified past victims to rest in peace.
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