Zombies are primarily antagonists in Phantom Blood. Anything from long-buried corpses to hybridized organisms can be made into a zombie. Those who have their blood sucked out by a Vampire (and infected with a vampiric extract in the process) are turned into zombies who no longer feel pain. Skilled Ripple users are able to reject this process.
Zombies are typically lesser beings that have no special vampire abilities. Their physical strength and speed are nonetheless greatly enhanced. Some zombies seem to be able to maintain their human personalities, notwithstanding a corrupted version of it due to their undead forms. As lesser beings, the majority of zombies base their methods of attack on their lives as humans, making each unique and unpredictable. Zombies are known for having a rotting stench, a monster-like appearance and an insatiable bloodlust for human flesh. Most of them, however, hide their true appearance through disguises (like Adams and Doobie).
The Needle Vein Strike (血管針攻撃 Kekkan Shin Kōgeki) is used by four of Dio's zombies: Page, Jones, Plant, and Bornnam. Consisting of small antennae coming out of their heads capable of sucking the blood of their victims, they use it to attack Straizo simultaneously.
List of Zombies