Page, Jones, Plant, and Bornnam

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Needle Vein Strike! (血管針攻撃!Kekkanshin Kōgeki!)
—Page, Jones, Plant, and Bornnam, Chapter 39: Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 1

Page (ペイジ Peiji), Jones (ジョーンズ Jōnzu), Plant (プラント Puranto), and Bornnam (ボーンナム Bōnnamu) are a group of minor antagonists featured in the first part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Phantom Blood.

They are four zombies with horrifying and bestial appearances. Dio Brando summons them against the Joestar Group during his penultimate confrontation with Jonathan Joestar.

Appearance

Although all four zombies have muscular humanoid bodies, they each have features that are a combination of various creatures. All of them wear warrior armor, have claws and fangs, and also have cables connected to different parts of their bodies.

Page has a head resembling a canine's skull with long segmented horns above his eyes extending past his head. Small veins stick out of his horns and the back of his head. The back of his head also has a visor. Page wears a loincloth and a belt with a skull emblem. He is the skinniest zombie compared to the others.

Jones has a face slightly resembling an alligator but with two prominent front fangs extending from his nose. The top of his head appears tumorous with small veins sticking out.

Plant's face resembles a deformed human. His nose and mouth are wide and he has a long drooping bottom lip. His most prominent feature is a round shield stitched onto the side of his head, covering his left eye. His skin has various tiny bumps and he has long veins extending past his head. He also has a long segmented tail, which is cylindrical at the end.

Bornnam has an asymmetrical head that is split in the middle, appearing with two completely different faces. The left half of his face looks toward the left instead of facing straight. It has a flattened nose and a webbed design on the top with small veins sticking out. The face on its right side is vertically longer and appears to have a metallic surface, resembling a mask. It faces forward and looks more humanoid, having a drooping eye, a nose, and a crease above its mouth resembling a mustache. The mouth on this face does not move when Bornnam speaks. This face has a cable connecting it to his shoulder pad, whereas his other shoulder has a cable connecting to his back. Bornnam is the largest zombie compared to the other three.

Personality

Little is known of their personalities since they are instantly killed by Straizo. However, they are all violent and cruel creatures excited to kill humans.

In the anime, they are given a short additional scene where they ask for Dio's orders before attacking Jonathan, showing that they are subservient and don't impulsively attack without getting orders beforehand.[3]

Abilities

Zombie

Page, Jones, Plant, and Bornnam share all the typical characteristics of a zombie. Their strength is multiplied and they are weak to sunlight and the Ripple.

Techniques

Needle Vein Strike(血管針攻撃 Kekkanshin Kōgeki)Link to this section

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All four zombies share the same ability, allowing them to extend veins from the tops of their heads in the direction of their prey in order to suck their blood. If used in a careless manner, these appendages could become entangled.

History

Background

In the past, the four were knights who were executed in Windknight's Lot.[4] Dio Brando revives them as zombies in 1888.

Phantom Blood

The four zombies approach Poco and his sister, but before they could dispose of the two, they are confronted by Straizo. The four then reveal their names and try to dispose of the Ripple user by attacking with their blood-sucking needles. Straizo jumps into the air and kicks a hanging chandelier causing it to fall. After the chandelier traps the four zombies, Straizo then strikes the iron part of the chandelier with the Ripple, melting the zombies, thus leading to their deaths.[5]

Chapters / Episodes

Book Icon.png Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance
TV Icon.png Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Quotes

Quote.png Quotes
My name is Page.
Jones.
Plant.
Bornnam.
—Page, Jones, Plant, and Bornnam, Chapter 39: Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 1

Video Games

Phantom Blood (PS2 Game)

Page, Jones, Plant, and Bornnam appear as enemies faced in one chapter. The player controls Straizo and must face all four together.

If the player uses Straizo's full special move, the match will end sooner and Page, Jones, Plant, and Bornnam's death sequence will appear in a cutscene.

They are individually playable in some fights in Extra Battle mode, though their movesets are limited.

Page, Jones, Plant, and Bornnam
Commands
Name
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.png
Page Combo
Plant Rush
Jones Attack
Bornnam Dance
PS Triangle.png
Needle Vein Strike
PS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Needle Vein Removal
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Rotating Needle Veins
Running PS Square.png or PS Triangle.png
Tackle
PS Circle.png
Back Step
PS Circle.png during damage
Mega Crush
Available Stages: Extra Battle 18, 19, 20

Gallery

Trivia

  • Their profiles in the Phantom Blood PS2 game call them the Big Four (四天王 Shiten'nō) among the group of zombies who were executed in their pasts,[6] implying that they are notably stronger than the others aside from the 77 Rings challenge winners such as Bruford and Tarkus.
  • In the anime, the four zombies appear slightly earlier. They take the role of Dio's other zombies who attempt to fight Jonathan when he arrives. However, Dio stops them since Jonathan is his prey, so they go back into hiding.

References

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