P5 Necronomicon

Necronomicon as in Persona 5

"What denies you is an illusion... A curse put upon you by the heartless... You knew from the very beginning... And yet, you cowered in fear... Will you die as you are told...? Who will you obey...? Cursed words spat out by a seething illusion? Or the truth within your own soul? Contract...I am thou, thou art I...The forbidden wisdom has been revealed. No illusions shall deceive you any longer."
—Necronomicon, Persona 5

Necronomicon (ネクロノミコン, Nekuronomikon)? is a Persona in Persona 5.


"The grimoire which contains vital information of the Cthulhu mythos by Lovecraft. Its original name is Al Azif. It is said the book itself is alive."
Persona 5 compendium

The Necronomicon is a fictional grimoire (tome of magic). It was first mentioned in the short story The Hound written by H. P. Lovecraft, but its exact origin is the subject of debate. The book subsequently also appeared in stories of Lovecraft's followers. The Necronomicon has since gained a cult following and various fake "replicas" of the book are circulating.

In the context of Lovecraft's works, the Necronomicon is a tome detailing the truth behind the various ancient cosmic beings that have inhabited Earth and continue to influence humans for their own ends. Written in the 8th century by the "mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred, it both functions as a means of imparting the forbidden knowledge of the ancient ones, and a source of danger as those who read it risk going mad from its knowledge.



Persona 5Edit


Futaba inside Necronomicon.

Necronomicon is Futaba Sakura's Initial Persona, formed when she regains her will to live and accepts a consenting Shadow Futaba. It is shaped like a UFO with a metallic Gargoyle statue crouching on its top. The UFO's exterior is decorated with lime green glyphs of various origins. Futaba is piloting from the inside. This Persona symbolizes Futaba's unknown power and vast reserves of knowledge.

Necronomicon is a navigator Persona with a limited array of skills by itself. However by progressing Futaba's Confidant, more abilities can be used through it, including ones that can aid in battle or ambushing Shadows.


Persona 5Edit

Arcana Level
Strength 17
Magic 23
Endurance 20
Agility 21
Luck 35
Hermit 31
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Analysis Auto Confirm affinities you have previously attacked. Innate
Subrecover HP Auto After battle, 10% HP recovery for backup allies. 38
Subrecover SP Auto After battle, 1% SP recovery for backup allies. 49
Subrecover HP EX Auto After battle, 20% HP recovery for backup allies. 58
Subrecover SP EX Auto After battle, 3% SP recovery for backup allies. 67

Persona Q2: New Cinema LabyrinthEdit

Arcana Level
Strength 8
Magic 8
Endurance 8
Agility 8
Luck 8
Hermit 1
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Alm
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List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mini Recovery 2 Gauges Slightly restore HP at the end of the turn for 3 turns. (Party) Innate
Sneak Guide Passive Higher chance of gaining a preemptive attack. 8
Zero Shift 3 Gauges Lower skill costs to 0. (1 ally) 15
Treasure Skimmer Passive Raise amount of found items at Treasure Spots. 25
Final Guard 5 Gauges Nullifies all damage for 1 turn. (Party) 35


P5 Necronomicon's level and stats
Necronomicon's level and stats
Persona 5 Necronomicon Gargoyle PV4
Close-up of the gargoyle statue
Necronomicon Full View
Full view
P5 Sakura in combat
Futaba inside Necronomicon
Futaba inside Necronomicon
P5 Famitsu scan Futaba inside of Necronomicon
Futaba inside Necronomicon
Necronomicon Concept Art P5
Concept art
Concept art
P5A Necronomicon
Necronomicon in the Persona 5 anime adaption.
P5S Necronomicon
Character art of Necronomicon in Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers
P5S Futaba Necronomicon
Character art of Futaba and Necronomicon in Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers
Futaba & Necronomicon Wallpaper for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers's Pre-Release (576x1024)


  • In keeping up with the theme of theft of Persona 5, the design of the UFO is based on the infamous rumor that extraterrestrial visitors abduct living beings on the earth to their ship and conduct inhumane experiments. It is also analogous to Futaba's role as a data analyst and her social alienation.
  • The patterns on Necronomicon's UFO is identical to those of the glass patterns seen on the bridges of Futaba's Palace.
  • The squid-like tentacles that pull Futaba into Necronomicon are an allusion to Cthulhu, the most well known of the elder god pantheon created by Lovecraft.

Appearances in Other mediaEdit

Star Ocean: Anamnesis
Necronomicon with Futaba in Star Ocean: Anamnesis
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