"A lot of different people visit this bar, so maybe working here could broaden your perspective."
—Lala Escargot to the protagonist, Persona 5

Lala Escargot is a character from Persona 5. She works as the proprietor of Bar Crossroads (にゅうカマー, Nyukamaa)?​ in Shinjuku.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Design[edit | edit source]

Lala has a purple bob haircut, wears blue eyeshadow and red lipstick, and dresses in a black and purple kimono with gold detailing. In Persona 5 Royal, she speaks in a coarse, masculine voice.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Lala is sardonic and quick-witted, but has a kind and motherly disposition. She is often seen attempting to keep Ichiko Ohya's excessive drinking in check, and cautions the protagonist about Shinjuku's nightlife; if the protagonist works for Lala, she allows him to leave early so he can get home safely.

Lala is a close confidant to Ohya, who regularly visits Crossroads to converse with Lala about her job and her investigation of Kayo. Though they have a playfully temperamental relationship and frequently exchange jabs, Lala is one of the few people who Ohya trusts. If the protagonist pursues a romantic relationship with Ohya, Lala expresses her approval of it.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

Lala is the proprietor of Bar Crossroads (にゅうカマー, Nyūkamaā)?, a bar located in Shinjuku. The protagonist can be hired by Lala to work at Crossroads starting on June 23, if his Kindness stat is at Rank 3 and his Proficiency is at Rank 4. Lala will pay the protagonist 5,400 yen for each night he works at Crossroads.

Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]

In Persona 5 Royal, Lala will pay the protagonist 7,200 yen if he works at Crossroads on weeknights, and 12,000 yen if he works at Crossroads on Saturdays. Although she only spoke during certain cutscenes in Persona 5, she has more general voice clips in Persona 5 Royal.

Persona 5 Mementos Mission[edit | edit source]

In the first chapter of Mementos Mission, Lala is briefly seen tending the bar at Crossroads. In the sixth chapter, she admonishes Ohya for attempting to buy the protagonist a drink.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • (when the protagonist asks if he has to crossdress to work at Crossroads) "Ah... Are you interested? I can be your producer if that's the case... Haha, just kidding. I don't want to break any adult entertainment laws, you know? What you're wearing now is fine."
  • "You sure come here a lot... I don't really mind it, but keep yourself in check, OK?"
  • "I can teach you the basics of how things are run here. Don't worry, you won't do anything illegal."
  • "Can you take a shift today? All my regulars just whooshed in like a big drunken tornado. And obviously you'd get a little extra pay for it. I'm not THAT bad a boss."
  • (to Makoto and the protagonist) "You kids done with your little heart-to-heart yet? Oh, don't worry. Just a glimpse into this fresh drama of yours is the only apology I need. It's like a nice spritz of lemon in the air. Makes me think back to when I was just a wee girl..."
  • (final dialogue to the protagonist) "There's a fire in your eyes now, boy. I have to say, it suits you. Come back to this bar once you become an adult. I'll break out some of my finest drinks for you."

Gallery[edit | edit source]

 
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Lala's text icon (P5R)
 
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Lala Escargot in Persona 5: Mementos Mission

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Escargot" means "snail" in French; in one exchange, Ohya suggests that Lala is so named because she moves slowly.
  • The game does not explicate whether Lala identifies as a cross-dresser (drag queen) and/or as transgender. Only indirect evidence of Lala's identity is given: characters refer to her using female pronouns; Bar Crossroads strongly resembles as an okama bar (オカマバー*)?, or a bar operated by a cross-dresser; she speaks in a rough, masculine voice; the protagonist asks if cross-dressing is a prerequisite to working at Crossroads; and she makes reference to having once been a "wee girl."
  • Text messages to the protagonist from Lala in Royal are marked with Lala's face against a purple background, making Lala the only non-Confidant character whose face is used as their profile picture in Persona 5.


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline and Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Locations
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal)
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Our Light"
Archives
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins
School Life Daily Life - Activities - Calendar - Weather Forecast - Confidant - Social Stats - Yen - Hideout - Class - Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie theater - Batting Cage - Fishing Pond - Crossword Puzzle - Darts - Infiltration Tools - Cooking - Training - Old Temple - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Confessional - Jazz Jin - Houseplant - TV Quiz Show - Blackboard - Vegetariano - Lottery
Vendors Shops - Vending Machines - Takemi Medical Clinic - Untouchable - Jose's Shop - Home Shopping Program - Tanaka's Shady Commodities
Phantom Life Mementos Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Treasure Demon - Safe Room - Thieves Guild - List of Shadows - List of Bosses - Skill Card - Will Seeds - Deviations
Battle Items: (Persona 5/Royal) - Skills: (Persona 5/Royal) - Party - Battle Stats - Damage - Experience - Level - Difficulty - Status Changes - Element - Traits - Navigator - Tactics - Guard - Follow Up - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Protect - Baton Pass - Pickpocket - Party Switch - One More - Critical - Technical - Showtime - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Hold Up - Personality - Game Over - Disaster Shadow
Velvet Room List of Personas (Persona 5/Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
System Trophies: (Persona 5/Royal) - Cutscenes - New Game Plus - Patches and Updates
Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd.
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Scramble
Productions Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation (Episodes) - Persona O.A. - Persona 5 The Night Breakers - Persora -The Golden Best 5- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Persona 5 The Stage
Publications Manga - Mementos Mission - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) - Persona Magazine
Events Super Live 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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