|“||Look around you, my love. The dream of Sanctum is already dead.||”|
|— Simone to Russell [src]|
The three of them went aboard Eligius III to travel to the moon Alpha. They arrived there in 2045 and were original members of Mission Team Alpha. Simone was one of the doctors for the team. On day 21 of the mission, Simone was killed by Russell during an eclipse induced psychosis.
In 2070 or later, Simone was brought back to life via a black blood host and her Mind Drive. Her family become three of the Primes and used various hosts for the next two centuries to be reborn after each death. Simone was on her fifth host, making her Simone VI. However she was resurrected in the body of Abby Griffin, but she got floated by Clarke not long after partly as retaliation for taking over her mother's body.
Throughout the Series
In From the Ashes, Russell mourns the deaths of his entire family and is left in a suicidal depression. When Madi tries to comfort Clarke over having Abby die in her arms, Clarke states that it was Simone she floated and Abby was already dead. Later, in an effort to goad Clarke into killing him, Russell returns Abby's things that Simone had left behind when she was resurrected. An enraged Clarke beats on Russell, setting the room and palace on fire. Amongst the things seen burning is a portrait of Simone in her original body.In The Last War, while discussing her pain with the Judge, Clarke mentions seeing someone else, Simone, wearing her mother's face.
In her original life, she seemed kind and very caring for the children that were sent on their mission. However, by the time she becomes Simone VI, she has changed greatly. Simone has become cruel and possibly even sadistic, enjoying telling Abby Griffin that Clarke is dead. Simone's method of execution is burning people at the stake, something even her husband finds as going too far, and she weaponized Red Sun toxin to help control the population and increase the Primes' divinity in their eyes. She is described by her husband as "a stickler for protocol," after she reproached the newcomers for not bowing or showing enough reverence.
In her penultimate host, she had piercing, dark brown eyes; and curly, dark brown hair, which can often be found arranged in elaborate updos. She appeared to be of multi ethnic ancestry and has light brown skin. She was often seen wearing pendants or other jewelry that accentuates her elaborate hairstyles. She was seen wearing embellished robes and long dresses that obscure her body but seems to be lean and average height.
Her original appearance was a light complexion, middle-aged woman with strawberry blonde hair.
|Red Sun Rising||Flashback|
|The Children of Gabriel||Appears|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Appears|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Appears|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Appears|
|What You Take With You||Appears|
|Ashes to Ashes||Mentioned|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Appears|
|From the Ashes||Mentioned|
|Welcome to Bardo||Absent|
|The Queen's Gambit||Absent|
|A Little Sacrifice||Absent|
|A Sort of Homecoming||Absent|
|The Dying of the Light||Absent|
|The Last War||Mentioned|
- Simone Lightbourne: "How many people have you killed, Clarke... or should we call you Wanheda?"
- -- The Children of Gabriel
Notes and Trivia
- Simone's number is never given in the episodes, but on the writers' room Tumblr, a couple of posts are tagged with "Simone Lightbourne VI".
- It was later confirmed on twitter.
- She was one of two medical doctors who were apart of Mission Team Alpha. The other was Miranda Mason.
- Simone has the second highest count of Primes permanently killed by a character at four, having deleted the Lee family from their Mind Drives. Clarke Griffin has the highest at five, due to permanently killing Josephine in her Mindspace and later floating Simone and the Mason family.
- Both she and her last host were medical doctors.
- She was the second Prime to be portrayed by a Starring cast member. The first was Josephine Lightbourne, her daughter.
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