• Trovoc-PG, Steve Wetherill, once mentioned that Netheurgist’s design was based on a set of villains from the Buffy: The Vampire Slayer TV series called the Gentlemen. The inspiration is most evident in Netheurgist’s old walk animation.
  • His costume design and length of fingers make him reminiscent of Edward Scissorhands.
  • His face, as depicted in official splash arts, resembles the Trollface meme.


  • His line, "We believe in nothing", may be a reference to the nihilists in "The Big Lebowski".


  • Clown Netheurgist is obviously inspired by the Batman villain The Joker.
  • Aside from Netheurgist’s dance animation being moonwalking, Thrilleurgist is also inspired by Michael Jackson’s costume in his music video for the song Thriller.