化け猫 (Bakeneko, or "monster cat")
Sailor Moon's Moon Healing Escalation
Masahiro Anzai (Japanese)
Nomenclature & Etymology
Bakene is a pun on the term 化猫 (bakeneko), which refers to a Japanese phantom cat.
He was trapped inside the Violet Rainbow Crystal and reborn inside a cat named Rhett Butler. Zoisite extracted the crystal from him and transformed him into the beastly Bakene. It did not attack much, especially since it remembered Luna. The seventh Shadow was killed when Rhett Butler was healed by Sailor Moon using her Moon Healing Escalation.
- Bakene appears as the first boss in the Super Famicom video game Sailor Moon. He is fought at Azabu-Juuban.