Doobie (怪人ドゥービー Kaijin Dūbī, lit. "Doobie, the Phantom") is a tertiary antagonist featured in the first part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Phantom Blood.
Doobie is a monstrous Zombie created by Dio Brando, with several venomous snakes emerging out of his head. He briefly fights Jonathan Joestar after attempting to eat Poco's sister.
Doobie is a large, muscular zombie who has fangs and claws. He wears a gunny sack on his head as a mask to hide the multiple snakes lurking in his head and face. The mask has one hole on the left side that presumably allows him to see. Additionally, he wears a deerstalker cap and a scarf. His body is adorned with various jewelry and armor, including a necklace, bracelets, wristbands, shoulder pads, and cloth wrapped around his ankles. His chest and thighs are left exposed, while an armored plate covers his stomach. Below it, he wears a belt and underwear. His body is also coated in some sort of liquid.
Doobie has many holes in his skull for his snakes to freely move through his head, including a hole in his left eyesocket and the large hole in the center of his forehead from a prior attack. His bottom eyelids appear unnaturally hardened. Several tiny worms also stick out of the top of his head, resembling hair.
Doobie is animalistic and vicious. As soon as Dio introduces Doobie to Poco's sister, he immediately acts on his urges and pounces at her, ripping her skirt off. In his brief appearance, he speaks primitively, mostly screeching or repeating his words.
As a Zombie, Doobie's strength, durability, and speed are multiplied. He can climb up to high places and withstand an anvil stabbing the back of his head, feeling perfectly fine after the initial pain.
This technique is not effective against skilled Ripple users such as Jonathan Joestar, who can easily extract the venom out of their skin.
On December 1, 1888, Dio Brando makes Doobie into a zombie in Windknight's Lot. Doobie stands on a ledge above a window as Dio attempts to persuade Poco's sister to join him. After she refuses by slapping Dio, he introduces her to the monstrous Doobie and leaves her alone with him. Doobie jumps down from the ledge and grabs Poco's sister, ripping her skirt off. As he squeezes her neck, Jonathan throws an anvil which pierces through Doobie's forehead.
Doobie grabs his head in pain wondering who attacked him. When Jonathan jumps down to attack him, he suddenly sends several snakes through the hole in his mask, inflicting Jonathan with bite wounds. Doobie cheers that he managed to bite Jonathan a lot and removes the sack over his head to reveal his true face. Doobie charges at Jonathan attempting to bite him again, but Jonathan catches Doobie's snakes and ejects the venom from his bloodstream using the energy he inherited from Will Anthonio Zeppeli. Jonathan then manipulates the snakes with his Ripple energy, causing them to begin devouring Doobie. As he is being eaten and melted by the Ripple from the bites of each snake, Doobie wonders why his snakes betrayed him.
Chapters / Episodes
- Chapter 37: The Three from a Faraway Land, Part 2 (Death)
- Episode 8: Bloody Battle! JoJo & Dio (Death)
- “I bit 'em! I bit 'em! Bit 'em lots! (噛んじゃった！噛んじゃった！いっぱいかんでやったぜーッKan jatta! Kan jatta! Ippai kan de yatta ze!)”
- “Roon! Roon! Roon! Nuhehehe, surprised?! (ルン！ルン！ルン！ヌウフフフフ、たまげたかァああ！Run! Run! Run! Nuufufufufu, tamageta ka!)”
- “Wh- What are you doing, my snakes?! Th- They're eating me! N- No way... (なっ！なにをするヘビども…！く 喰われる！…そ そんなあ！！Na! Nani o suru hebi-domo...! Ku, kuwareru! ...So, son'na!!)”
Phantom Blood (PS2)
Doobie appears in Chapter 19 as one of the last enemies faced before Dio. Doobie's special attack uses the snakes from his face to attack and poison the enemy. Several "cat-birds" and "dog-men", Dio's chimeras, fight alongside Doobie. He is a playable character in Extra Battle Mode and 77 Rings Knights Mode.
In Dio Mode, there is an extra event where he teams up with Adams to defeat Dio.
- 77 Rings Knights Mode: Living Corpses
- Doobie's cap and sack over his head is a reference to Joseph Merrick, an English man with several deformities who was nicknamed "Elephant Man" when he was exhibited at a freak show. Merrick wore a cap and gunny sack over his head with a hole in it so he could travel without drawing undue attention.
- ↑ 
- ↑ Chapter 41: Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 3
- ↑ Chapter 37: The Three from a Faraway Land, Part 2
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- ↑ Joseph Merrick - Wikipedia