|“||I wish we could wipe away this whole year. Everything we've done, everything we have lost. I wish we could go back to being the optimistic people who signed up to save the world...but we can't, because we never were those people to begin with and we can never go back to Quantico.||”|
— Simon Asher
|Full Name:||Simon Asher|
|Nicknames:||Harry Potter (by Caleb)|
|Born:||April 17, 1980|
|Died:||November 7, 2016|
|Cause of Death:||Blast injury; killed in a nuclear bomb explosion|
|Home:||New York, New York|
|Occupation:|| Former NAT at Quantico|
Former IT tech specialist
|Portrayed by:||Tate Ellington|
Simon Asher was a former recruit at Quantico. After graduating from Yale University, he worked as an accountant for his family's company and later he spend almost two years in the Israel Defense Forces before applying to the FBI. After being kicked out of Quantico, he worked as an IT tech. He was one of the few people that believed in Alex's innocence. He later died to save Alex and his former classmates from a nuclear bomb explosion at Quantico by driving his truck with the detonated device off the bridge and down the river. He is portrayed by Tate Ellington.
Simon Asher is a former accountant and was believed to be Quantico’s first openly gay recruit, until he revealed to Elias Harper that he was only pretending to be gay to get into the academy. All in all, Simon is a mystery; his calm, pleasant demeanor belies some dark secrets. From day one at Quantico to the day after the bombing, Simon takes a long and strange journey that leads Alex to find him in a very unexpected place. Brilliant, calculating and deadly, Simon is unpredictable, but his genius and expertise may be Alex’s only hope of figuring out who really bombed Grand Central.
Simon went to Yale University, graduating summa cum laude. Afterwards, he worked as an accountant for his family's company. He joined the Israeli Defense Force as a translator due to his skill with languages, but was later made to lure women into interrogations about the whereabouts of their husbands. He left the Israeli Defense Force after finding out that his platoon leader went rogue and committed human rights abuses towards the women, and enrolled in Quantico to make amends for his past actions. His statement about joining the academy is that "I learned from an early age that things aren't as they seem."
At Quantico, Simon was one of the top NATs in his class.
After being kicked out of Quantico, Simon worked for a tech startup as an IT tech. It is said that he had two jobs. Alex approached him first after the Grand Central bombing, and he took her to his tech offices to analyze the wire she found in her apartment. Simon was actually working for the FBI to capture Parrish, but after pressure from Booth to protect her, he changed his mind and helped her escape the FBI at their pickup point. Later in the events of the series, he was suspected of being the culprit behind the Command Center bombing. Later, it was revealed in a congressional hearing that Elias Harper was the main suspect behind the attack. After the revelation of Liam O'Connor as the perpetrator of the attacks in New York, Simon tried to help his former classmates in diffusing another bomb that was implanted by the mastermind terrorist at Quantico. Whilst driving the truck with the nuclear bomb, he sacrifices himself in order to minimize the risk of radiation fallout.
- He was a romantic interest of Raina Amin.
- He was a former NAT at Quantico.
- He graduated summa cum laude from Yale University.
- In Yes, Simon died in order to save Alex and his former classmates at Quantico. He drove in a truck with the nuclear bomb. In order to minimize the radiation fallout, he drove off the bridge and down the river prior to the explosion.
- In AQUILINE, it was revealed that it has been a year since he passed away from the crisis at Quantico in Yes.
|Quantico: Season One|