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Thursday 18 September 2014

Robin Williams to appear in World of Warcraft: Character model revealed

James Vincent

Published 21/08/2014 | 14:55

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Robin Williams Genie NPC
One of the Robin World of Warcraft NPCs
The two other Robin NPCs

Robin Williams’ passion for video games was well known (why do you think he named his daughter Zelda?) and now it seems the gaming community is honouring one of their own, with Williams set to appear as a character in World of Warcraft.

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Three NPCs named “Robin <The Entertainer>” have been uncovered in the game’s as-yet-unplayable code, with one of the trio appearing as a blue-coloured djinn – no doubt a reference to Williams’ role as the genie in Aladdin.

WoW fans started petitioning the game’s makers to memorialize Williams soon after his death on 11 August, with one employee responding on Twitter that they’d seen it and were “taking care of it”. The game’s official Twitter account later confirmed this with the following tweet:

"@robinwilliams Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We’ll see you in-game."

The two other Robin NPCs

Alongside the genie tribute, two other NPCs – a male and female human – have also been found bearing the same name and title. Fans have speculated that the female NPC could be a reference to Williams’ character in Mrs Doubtfire while the male model might take after Williams’ break-out role as the alien Mork

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