|Portrayed by Robert Sheehan|
|Alias:|| Daylighter |
|Allegiance:|| Lightwood family |
|Significant Other/s:|| Isabelle (lover) |
Clary (best friend/ex)
|Father:||Mr. Lewis (deceased)|
|First appearance:||City of Bones|
|Latest appearance:||City of Lost Souls|
|“||All that running and getting nowhere... Story of my life.||”|
–Simon's thoughts, City of Fallen Angels
Simon was born as the second child of a Jewish family, after his sister, Rebecca. When he was six, he met Clary and the two soon became best friends. He soon developed romantic feelings for her, and pined for her for the next 10 years.
The Mortal Instruments
City of Bones
Simon had been planning on telling Clary about his feelings for her, but he never found the right moment. When Clary's mother disappears, both are thrown into the Shadow World. During their time at the Institute, he apparently seems to start liking Isabelle Lightwood, although he later reveals that he had only been trying to make Clary jealous.
After meeting the others and going with them to a party thrown by Magnus Bane, Simon is turned into a rat and abducted by vampires. Whilst there, he bites Raphael Santiago, a vampire, making him a darkling.
to be continued
City of Ashes
Throughout the first half of the book, Simon constantly feels sick and soon comes to the conclusion that he might be changing into a vampire. Simon subconsciously goes to the Hotel Dumort and is bitten and nearly killed by Raphael’s clan, but is saved by Raphael. Raphael takes what is left of Simon to the Institute and gives Clary, Jace, and Isabelle the option to either let Simon die or have him resurrected as a vampire. Clary decides it would be best to bury him in a Jewish cemetery and let him rise as a vampire.
He was later taken by Valentine along with Maia for the Ritual. Valentine drained him of his blood but not enough to kill him. He was later found by Jace Lightwood, who ultimately gave him his blood. The latter being the reason why Simon can walk in the sun, thus his name Daylighter, and the source of the hatred from Raphael .
City of Glass
In City of Glass, Simon goes to the Institute to meet with Jace. While there, the Institute is attacked by Forsaken. He is later injured, so the others bring him along through the portal and into Alicante with them. Later, after they are led to believe that he will be sent back to New York through a portal, he is locked up by Inquisitor Aldertree when he refuses to lie for him, against the Lightwoods.
to be continued
City of Fallen Angels
Prior to the beginning of the book, Simon had been dating both Isabelle and Maia at the same time. Unable to tell both about the other, he continues dating them, unsure of how serious the girls are about him.
The book begins with Simon and Isabelle in a diner called Veselka. While they eat, they notice two men staring at them. Isabelle states that they are human subjugates, half human servants vampires use to help them feed. Isabelle becomes protective of Simon, even calling herself his girlfriend, when the subjugates approach Simon and ask him to come with them under orders from Raphael.
to be continued
City of Lost Souls
Prior to their lives being changed by the Shadowhunter world, Simon was an open geek and the bass player of a garage band. He was described as cute but doesn't even realize it. He had been a vegetarian since he was 10 years old. He also often quoted different "nerdy" things, like Dungeons and Dragons.
At one point after being turned into a vampire, he started dating Isabelle and Maia at the same time. Isabelle somehow excited him and intimidated him. She had forced him out of his geeky clothing. He liked Maia, on the other hand, because she was grounded and genuine and still likes doing normal things, treating and making Simon feel normal. And yet, even though he liked both girls at the same time, he admits that both girls are opposites.
|“||Bat says I shouldn’t be so hard on you. He says guys do stupid things when girls are involved. Especially geeky ones who previously haven’t had much luck with women.||”|
Robert Sheehan has been cast as Simon for the upcoming film adaptation of City of Bones. Cassandra Clare made this update public through her Tumblr, saying that Robert had to test with Jamie and Lily in Toronto to see how the chemistry worked before she was allowed to publicly announce it.