The Ebitan is a type of zombie that has appeared in most titles in the House of the Dead series. Originally created by Dr. Roy Curien, the Ebitan series are easily distinguishable from other zombies by their molten appearance. Their bodies are covered with a slimy green moss, making them look absolutely repulsive.

Despite their rotten exterior, Ebitans can be quite nimble. They frequently dwell within water and are often encountered in areas such as sewers and rivers. They attack by ambushing prey, leaping out of the water to throttle victims, feed on them, or drag them into the depths to drown them. They can also climb on walls and ceilings, pouncing on victims from the shadows.