In the seriesEdit
- Main article: Blood Rites
After escaping in the Blue Beetle from monkey demons chasing them after Harry Dresden collects the Temple Dogs for Brother Wang, Thomas Raith, who's driving, asks Dresden what happened to his car. The inside of the car had all the seats gnawed bare of stuffing, vinyl, seat covers, chunks of the dashboard were missing, and everything was stripped way down to the metal. Dresden had done some make-shift repairs using 1x6 boards, cheap padding from Wal-Mart's camping department and hanger wire to make temporary seats. — According to Dresden, they were a gift from the "guest villain a few months ago".