In an abandoned castle where Uncle was acquiring rare antiques, Jade accidentally awakens the Jiangshi, which sucks out her, Tohru's and Uncle's chi. In a chi transfusion (similar to a blood transfusion, but different), Tohru gets a part of Jade's and Jade a part of Uncle's, making the recipient behave much like the donor. But when Uncle himself is affected, no one is available to effect the magic for the transfer, and so Uncle becomes a vampire slave.
The only way to reclaim the chi is to find a toadstool in a graveyard, place it in the vampire's left sock, and throw it into a river before sunrise; otherwise, the chi will remain lost forever. The Jiangshi sets out to stop the Chans as soon as it learns of their intentions, but loses its socks and the chi it stole. As the sun rises, the Jiangshi is blasted into dust.
Powers and Abilities
The Jiangshi is capable of sucking out people's chi to strengthen itself. The more chi it gets, the stronger it gets; its physique increases in size and mass, and it gets the capability of speech (in its weakened form, it is mute).
When it absorbs enough life energy, it can shed its blindness and pursue its victims even more effectively. It is capable of flight, and it states that, with enough chi, it is even capable of withstanding the sun. However, because of the untimely demise of the Jiangshi, however, his statement remains to be verified.
Uncle mentions that the Jiangshi cannot cross a river.
The Jiangshi is blind, so it sniffs to find its target by the smell of its breath. This, however is nullified if he absorbs enough chi.
The Jiangshi cannot withstand sunlight, unless he absorbs enough chi.
- Chi of the Vampire
- Jiangshi is the second and final villain to be permanently killed, first being the Chupacabra. Interestingly enough, both were destroyed by sunlight.