Maomolin is a Chinese bakeneko raised from slumber by Shampoo in one of her schemes to snare Ranma as her bridegroom. She believed the Maomolin Bells would tie her and Ranma in matrimony, but when he appeared to the Tendos and Saotomes, he revealed that the real legend stated the woman possessing the little bell (Shampoo) would be his bride. Shampoo refused, saying Ranma is her fiancee. As Ranma is ailurophobic because of his father Genma, Maomolin is one enemy that causes Ranma to scream his lungs out in terror over. While Maomolin is generally a nice guy, his tricky means of finding himself a wife, sometimes by force, often cause him to be an antagonist in the series.