Chinese Vampire (jiang shi)
Chinese Vampire (jiang shi) For Future Upcoming Show
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This is a creature of Asian Mythology. It is more of a zombie than a vampire. Created from dark magic or if the person's soul does not leave the body a Jiang Shi is made. Hopping around with both feet together and arms extended due to rigor mortis, the creature looks for the living to drain their blood or life essence. Evil wizards can control the Jiang Shi by placing a paper talisman on their foreheads, as seen in many Anime.