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Simon Belmont is the protagonist of Castlevania, the inaugural entry in the Castlevania franchise. He is arguably the most recognizable of the Belmont clan and as such has also appeared in the most games, in addition to many cameos in other Konami games. Silent and with conviction, he wields the Vampire Killer whip and the basic set of subweapons against Dracula's undead legions.
Simon Belmont fought Dracula on multiple occasions in the 1690's, a century after Christopher Belmont. His first foray into Dracula's castle in 1691 has been retold several times over, but all finish with the business end of the Vampire Killer whip making a deep in Dracula's face.
However, Dracula was more prepared this round and managed to hex Simon. The events of Castlevania II: Simon's Quest take place seven years later in 1698, as Simon was forced to collect the remains of Dracula to put an end to his curse. Scattered in mansions across Transylvania, Simon gathered the rib, heart, eye, tooth/nail, and ring of Dracula and burned them in the ruins of Castlevania. This summoned a weakened spirit of Dracula which Simon promptly defeated. Depending on how much time the player takes to the quest, Simon either lives or succumbs to the curse.
Like most of the other Belmonts, it is unknown what happens to Simon after this. His descendants include Juste and Richter.
Simon was a popular choice to show up randomly in Konami games in the late 80's/early 90's. These range from mere cameos such as in Legend of the Mystical Ninja to more playable forms in the Konami Wai Wai World series. He was also a bonus character in the boss rush mode of Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance. He most recently appeared in the fighting game Castlevania Judgment and for the first time ever, speaks.
Simon makes a cameo appearance in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, as of the 5 Belmont in the Dual Crush attack "The Greatest Five". As an added bonus to long time fans Simon will appear in his 8-bit form from time to time.