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Simon using the Ewokese language

Simon, known as Simon the Killer Ewok, was an Ewok male with brown fur and black eyes. Simon wielded a staff weapon that fired devastating blaster bolts capable of quickly destroying buildings, beings, droids, and vehicles. He was also equipped with an energy shield and was capable of moving at fast speed.[1] Simon stood at one meter tall,[2] wore a piece of orange hooded clothing that covered his chest and head, with holes for his ears and face. He also wore a headpiece with two plumes and spoke the Ewokese language.[1]

Behind the scenes

"Simon the Killer Ewok is about as canon as the hyperkinetic rabbity thing, Max."
―Leland Chee[3]

Simon the Killer Ewok appeared in the 2001 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, where he could be accessed by typing the cheat code "Simonsays" in the game's chat box. After the code is entered, Simon would appear on any stretch of land that the player is overlooking. The color of the plumes on Simon's headpiece are dependent on the team color of the player he is summoned by. They can be blue, red, green, yellow, purple, gray, orange, or cyan. Simon's model and profile image are identical to that of Chief Chirpa, who appears in multiple campaigns in the game.[1]

Unlike most of the game's other cheat codes, "Simonsays" was not mentioned in Prima Games' strategy guide for Galactic Battlegrounds,[4] and was instead revealed on the LucasArts website.[5] Galactic Battlegrounds level designer Lily Mansfield believed that Simon was named in reference to Simon Jeffrey, the president of LucasArts at the time.[6] When asked about Simon's canonicity on the StarWars.com Message Boards, Lucasfilm's Holocron continuity database manager Leland Chee compared Simon to Max,[3] a character who appeared as an Easter egg in the 1997 video game Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II.[7]



Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  2. 2.0 2.1 Simon's model in Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds is identical to the model for Chirpa. Databank title.png Chirpa, Chief in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link) gives Chirpa's height as 1 meter, so Simon must stand at the same height.
  3. 3.0 3.1 StarWars.com Holocron continuity database questions on StarWars.com Message Boards. Posted by Tasty Taste on November 4, 2006 at 12:34 AM. (content now obsolete; backup link) "Simon the Killer Ewok is about as canon as the hyperkinetic rabbity thing, Max."
  4. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  5. LucasArtsIcon.png Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds - Hints and Tips on LucasArts.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  6. Wiki-shrinkable.png A Conversation with Lily Mansfield on the official Wookieepedia YouTube channel (backup link)
  7. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
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