I'm dumb and never double check stuff but I've been told he bought the crown and didn't buy it sooo... here's if
he had discovered it I guess
I assume that when Simon discovered his crown it was locked away in some kind of ice cave. I wonder if it called to him or something? He probably thought it would be his greatest discovery.
requested a picture Simon Petrikov and I wanted to try something different. So here we go! I also sort of wanted to point out that that is the backpack he had when he met Marceline, and I noticed there were drumsticks in the pocket. It made me kind of sad actually