- Long ago there was a war between the gods of creativity and freedom, and the gods of repression and exploitation. The evil gods won.
- —The Liminals #2
As the Looniverse came into being, two races of posters emerged: the Net.Gods and the Net.Trolls. (It's not known whether the Net.Trolls are a faction of the Net.Gods or a separate race.) For many years, the Net.Gods, also known as the New Mods, existed, perhaps not in harmony but in balance, on two planets; the complicated, chaotic, but warm and creative Pandora (sometimes known as New Collins), and the cold, polished, driven Topphorti, ruled by Flipseid, Lord of Disco.
And then the Multi-Tasker left his post, and the balance of the cosmos was lost; and there was a great upheaval; and Pandora faded into myth, and Topphorti became all cruel facets and slick covers. And thus it is to this day...
The Net.Gods have a deep connection to the concept of music, including and especially pop music, and all its genres, variations and history. (But notably, they stand wholly apart from Size-of-the-Entire-Universe Man and the TheyMightBePowers.) Some Net.Gods may also be Idolons.
Known Net.Gods include:
- The Gravelly-Voiced God
- And maybe Elvis Man? Who even knows.
In Looniverse-AD, New Collins was still active, and the list included the heroic O'Brien (though the one that appeared in-story was a corrupted dance remix of the noble warrior) and Highfidelity, the planet's former leader.
How the Net.Gods relate to the New Dogs is currently unclear.
- ↑ After Phil Collins, drummer and then lead singer of Genesis. Not a reference that's used much anymore, as there are few people now who care that much about Genesis except Masterplan Lad, who vastly prefers the Peter Gabriel era.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Not textually established in story as Net.Gods, but like, come on.