Fans Petition Nintendo To Name Zelda Character After Robin Williams

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

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Robin Williams will always be remembered as one of the world’s best actors and comedians of all-time. Even as a humanitarian, he was well-loved — even by gorillas!

…However, did you know that Robin was also a big fan of The Legend of Zelda series? His daughter, Zelda? She was named after the Princess Zelda, the two of them having been featured on a Ocarina of Time 3D ad a couple of years back.

Now, in tribute to Robin Williams and his love for gaming, Zelda fan Nick Schaedel has opened a petition on Change.org asking Nintendo to include an NPC in the upcoming Zelda U dedicated to Robin. You can sign the petition by clicking here, and check out the official statement by Schaedel below.

Today, Robin Williams passed away. There aren’t enough words to describe this worldwide icon’s impact on comedy or cinema, though many people, including the President of the United States, have tried.

Robin was an avid player of video games, with a love for all things Nintendo, and a particular love of all things Legend of Zelda. It is well-known that he named his daughter after the series’ titular princess. Nintendo of America itself only recently hired him and his daughter to promote the franchise in a series of ads.

So, in a day where there aren’t many words, what can we do? Well, there’s a new Zelda game on the horizon. A bold reinvention, a fresh new open world adventure for Wii U. I would like to suggest that when the game is localised to English, Nintendo of America and the Treehouse name one of the characters “Robin” in his memory.

He won’t get to play it, but he’ll live on forever in a universe he always loved.

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Jonathan Frahm is a freelance journalist, indie novelist, and a full-time PopWrapped-er with a passion for music, gaming, film, television, books, and politics. In respect to the topics that he covers, he is utterly committed towards developing his stories in only the most-detailed, appropriate manner and strives to deliver a professional mark to each of his articles.

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