Shoots Black Magic


Book of the Dead

Available in

Scribblenauts, Super Scribblenauts, Scribblenauts Remix, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Scribblenauts Unmasked, Scribblenauts Showdown

The Necronomicon is a weapon which shoots black magic. The black magic transforms all creatures and people (except Maxwell) into Skeleton Warriors when it hits them. Upon notice, Necromancers will instantly steal the Necronomicon.

The Necronomicon has a brown DC variant with similar effects.


  • Wizards will instantly attack the wielder of a Necronomicon, or the Necronomicon itself if possible.
  • Skeleton Warriors, although usually evil, will protect wielders of the Necronomicon, yet they will revert to be hostile if the Necronomicon is dropped. This applies to Skeleton Warriors spawned from both the Necronomicon and from the notebook.
  • Unlike most other magical objects, the Necronomicon turns into a skeleton warrior upon being destroyed, rather than a frog.
  • The projectile shot by the Necronomicon, black magic, can only be created in the original Scribblenauts or in Scribblenauts Unlimited via "The '@' Method".
  • In Unlimited, if the player taps their avatar while holding the Necronomicon, and taps "interact", they will summon a random ghost.


  • The Necronomicon first appeared in the novella The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft, and has since appeared in several works in the Cthulhu Mythos.
  • The "face" design on the cover is a reference to the book's design in the Evil Dead film series.
    • Furthermore, the association with Skeleton Warriors is a more direct reference to the third of these films, Army of Darkness.


  • Necronomicon apparently is not made for Maxwell, if Maxwell wants to transform a someone into a Skeleton Warrior, the Skeleton Warrior will spawn and this someone it's still there.
    • Skeleton Warriors are aggresive towards Maxwell whenever he wears the Necronomicon or not.
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