|“||Don't underestimate us. We don't care about time, or space or... multi-dimensional whatevers! We don't give a damn about that. Force your way down a path you choose to take, and do it all yourself! That's the way Team Dai-Gurren rolls!||„|
|“||My bro is dead. He's gone! But he's right there on my back, and here in my heart! He lives on as a part of me! If you're gonna dig, dig to the heavens. No matter what's in my way, I won't stop! Once I've dug through, it means that I've won! ... Just who the hell do you think I am? I'm Simon. I'm not my Bro! I'm me! Simon the Digger!||„|
Simon (シモン, Shimon?) (pronounced like "Simone") is the central protagonist of the anime and manga series, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. He begins the story as a short, unassuming and lonely young boy, but grows up into a commanding and well-loved man. Hailed for being like a drill, he became known as a legendary hero who overcame impossible odds both personal and universal and now stands eternally as a beacon for the good of all man and spiral kind.
At the end of the series, he had developed so much Spiral Energy in his body during his fight with the Anti-Spiral that he had become likened to a God, a title he resented. He chose to use this newfound potential to assist the people of Earth and the galaxy at large come together in peace and harmony, leading into the Golden Age of humanity.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 2-B, likely High 1-C
Name: Simon Jeeha, Simon the Digger
Origin: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Age: 14 pre-time skip, 21 post-time skip, 41 by the end of the series.
Classification: Human, Digger, Spiral Warrior, Former Commander-in-Chief of Kamina City, Leader of Team Dai-Gurren, Pilot of Gurren Lagann, Supreme Commander of Earth
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Skilled in hand-to-hand combat, Indomitable Will, Metaphysics Manipulation, Skilled mecha pilot, Reactive Evolution, Resurrection, By wielding his mecha, he absorbed their abilities, due to the immense amount of Spiral Energy he acquired at the end of the series, which should notably be: Teleportation, The ability to cross dimensions and universes, Can break through dimensions, Can attack through time, 4 to possibly 11 dimensional Omnipresent Attacks, Possible Flight, Matter Manipulation, Probability Manipulation, Durability Negation (via Probability Manipulation), Size Manipulation, Energy Manipulation (Absorption, Projection), Regeneration, BFR (Can send the opponent to the end of time) and Reality Warping. By surpassing the Anti-Spiral in power, he may be capable of the same abilities and replicate the same feats with the limitless amount of Spiral Energy he's acquired via power-scaling, which should include: Can rip time, space and dimensions apart, Telepathy (The Anti-Spiral talks to Simon before his death and first making contact with Dai Gurren Dan through his entire universe), Illusion Creation (Or some kind of mind attack), Can possibly survive in space, Can create entire universes and dimensions, and Instant Time Travel
Attack Potency: At least Multiverse level, likely High Complex Multiverse level (Defeated the Anti-Spiral in single combat, and was additionally able to collapse the Super Spiral Universe that it had created; a Super Spiral Universe is noted to contain 10 or 11 spatiotemporal dimensions. Should be far stronger than STTGL, who presumably could absorb the entire Super Spiral Universe's contents, including a labyrinth with most likely thousands of parallel realities with their own space-time. TTGL was also stated in an interview with Gainax to contain an entire compressed Super Spiral space-time universe within it, and STTGL most likely contains many SSU's within its structure as it is seemingly made via the same means, although to a much higher level. He was compared to a God in the ending by several characters, and was implied to have kept his power several decades into the future)
Speed: At least Massively FTL+, likely Immeasurable (Kept pace with the Anti-Spiral, who can attack at speeds hundreds of billions of times faster than light. Able to pilot Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and perceive the movements of Granzeboma and Super Granzeboma respectively. Should be able to travel through dimensions in the same manner as the Anti-Spiral)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: At least Multiversal, likely High Complex Multiversal (Able to hurt the Anti-Spiral with his mere punches)
Durability: At least Multiverse level, likely High Complex Multiverse level (Took blows from the Anti-Spiral; survived the destruction of the Super Spiral Universe and presumably protected all of his comrades from the blast)
Stamina: Likely limitless, due to the endless Spiral Energy he eventually developed
Range: At least Standard Melee Range. At least Universal+, likely High Complex Multiversal (Universal Range and can attack through time) with Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. At least Multiversal, likely High Complex Multiversal with Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Standard Equipment: Lagann, Gurren Lagann, Arc Gurren Lagann, Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, his Core Drill, and a staff tipped with a large drill (likely his original core drill).
Weaknesses: He used to be a coward, but after some character development, he overcame this weakness. He stated that he does not want to resurrect people from the dead.