When Bakene was imprisoned in Earth's atmosphere, he was reborn inside a cat named Hercules. Zoycite extracted the crystal from Hercules and turned him into Bakene. Bakene fought the Sailor Scouts. At one point, he saved Luna from falling (possibly due to the influence of Hercules within him), but still was intent on killing her. Sailor Moon eventually healed him with Moon Healing Activation, killing Bakene and preventing Hercules from being turned into him again.