"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 mysteries...no illusions shall deceive you any longer."
—Necronomicon, Persona 5

Necronomicon is a Persona in Persona 5.

History[edit | edit source]

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.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

"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

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.

Other Quotes[edit | edit source]

Persona 5 The Animation[edit | edit source]

  • "I am thou, thou art I. A contract is formed. The forbidden wisdom is now revealed. No mysteries or illusions shall deceive you any longer." (Upon awakening)

Stats[edit | edit source]

Persona 5 / Royal[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level
Strength 17
Magic 23
Endurance 20
Agility 21
Luck 35
Hermit 31
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - - - -
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 Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level
Strength 8
Magic 8
Endurance 8
Agility 8
Luck 8
Hermit 1
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Alm
- - - - - - - - - -
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


Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level
Strength 2
Magic 6
Endurance 5
Agility 7
Luck 8
Hermit 4
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Analysis Auto Confirm affinities you have previously attacked. Innate
Moral Support Auto Chance to recover HP, recover SP, or cast random -kaja effect on all Allies. 12
Active Support Auto Chance to Charge and increase Showtime Gauge. 21
Moral Boost Auto Raises chance of Moral Support activating. 30
Active Boost Auto Improves Active Support rate for increasing Showtime Gauge. 36
Moral Boost EX Auto Greatly raises chance of Moral Support activating. 43
Active Boost EX Auto Greatly improves Active Support rate for increasing Showtime Gauge. 49
Final Guard Auto Chance to nullify fatal attack for all Allies. 53

Arcana Level
Strength 48
Magic 65
Endurance 55
Agility 64
Luck 82
Hermit 99
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Analysis Auto Confirm affinities you have previously attacked. Innate
Moral Support Auto Chance to recover HP, recover SP, or cast random -kaja effect on all Allies. 12
Active Support Auto Chance to Charge and increase Showtime Gauge. 21
Moral Boost Auto Raises chance of Moral Support activating. 30
Active Boost Auto Improves Active Support rate for increasing Showtime Gauge. 36
Moral Boost EX Auto Greatly raises chance of Moral Support activating. 43
Active Boost EX Auto Greatly improves Active Support rate for increasing Showtime Gauge. 49
Final Guard Auto Chance to nullify fatal attack for all Allies. 53

Gallery[edit | edit source]

 
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Necronomicon's level and stats
 
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Close-up of the gargoyle statue
 
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Full view
 
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Futaba inside Necronomicon
 
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Concept art
 
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Concept art
 
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Necronomicon in the Persona 5 anime adaption.
 
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Character art of Necronomicon in Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers with Futaba
 
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Necronomicon in Persona O.A.
 
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Necronomicon in Persona O.A. (No Background)
 
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Futaba & Necronomicon Wallpaper for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers's Pre-Release (576x1024)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 eldritch pantheon created by Lovecraft.

Appearances in Other media[edit | edit source]

Star Ocean: Anamnesis
 
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Necronomicon with Futaba in Star Ocean: Anamnesis
Puzzle & Dragons
 
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Futaba and Necronomicon in Puzzle & Dragons
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