The vampires of the Dragon Ball series are all very similar to their real life counterparts in terms of their abilities to turn into bats, their blood diet and their weaknesses to garlic and religious related things. Unlike how vampires are usually shown in media, the ones in Dragon Ball appear to have no weakness to the sunlight, though Lucifer is a notable exception though he can apparently protect himself from it by wearing sunglasses. However this weakness was enough for Lucifer to seek to use the Sleeping Princess to power his Devil Castle Cannon to destroy the Sun.
The Black Water Mist used by Garlic Jr. in the Garlic Jr. Saga turns everyone who breathes it into vampire-like creatures. Anyone bitten by one infected by the mist becomes exactly like them and worships Garlic Jr. and the Spice Boys. Chi-Chi, Bulma, Yamcha, Master Roshi, Oolong, and Puar were all infected by the Black Water Mist and attacked Gohan, Krillin, and Maron. Piccolo (himself a former Demon Clansmen) was bitten by them, and pretended to be infected.
A number of unnamed characters in the series bear some resemblance to Fangs and the other vampire, but it is unknown if they are vampires. These unnamed characters are: a member of the Toad Warriors, a member of the Battle Ball Team, and a few others.
Video game appearances
Jiang Shi (Chinese blood sucking creatures) are common enemies in Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo. The basic enemies Bloodsucker, Vampire, and Red Vampire in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans are vampires modeled after Fangs. Vampire enemies dressed like Count Drac appear in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, and include stronger Vlad and Nosferatu variants; these three types can turn into bat in the game.
- Count Drac - A vampire who escaped Hell in Fusion Reborn.
- Fangs the Vampire - A Thai Boxing vampire who works as one of Baba's fighters.
- Trampire - A vampire who appears in Penguin Village.
- Lucifer - A vampire who is both a Demon King and Demon God. He is the lord of Devil's Castle.
- Vamp - A vampire who was possessed by the corrupt Galactic Patrol member Steth.