"Goodbye stray cat, who lost its way. We hope... you find it."
Joyce Summers[src]

Patches was the name given by Oz to a dead stray cat found by Buffy Summers in her basement. It was transformed into a zombie by the demon Ovu Mobani, whose spirit was bound to a Nigerian mask bought by Joyce Summers.

Behind the Scenes

  • Patches is plausibly a reference to the living dead cats into the classic horror movies Night of the Creeps and Pet Sematary.