Robin Williams: wise-cracking comedian, Oscar-winning actor, kindhearted philanthropist, avid gamer. Could the late celebrity next add Hylian to his resume?

While the world still reels in shock from the sad news of Robin Williams’ death, we each look to honor and celebrate the star’s inspiring life in our own ways. While some will binge watch his movies and others will pour over online articles detailing Williams’ life, an online petition is requesting Nintendo honor the actor in a way only they can.

It’s no secret that Robin Williams was a Zelda fan since the series’ inception. A petition on is now asking Nintendo of America to name a character “Robin” in the English localization of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U to honor one of its longest and most inspirational fans.

While the game won’t see a release until sometime in 2015, that hasn’t stopped fans from speaking up in support of the idea. There are currently more than 66,000 signatures to the petition, and more come every minute. Nintendo’s localization team has been known to add Easter eggs into their work, so the idea isn’t so far-fetched, especially considering Robin Williams helped promote Ocarina of Time 3D and Skyward Sword.

It’s a small tribute to someone that has made happier the lives of millions. The petition is located here.

  • GreenLinkMaster

    sounds like an amazing idea. a character named “Robin” or “Williams” or some mention to him in game would be cool, and a great idea I think. I’ll deffinetly support this. and I hope Nintendo does to.

  • Casey Jay Etttle

    i like the idea. like the father of zelda be robin

    • Basebrat

      you are a godly genius! Have a character inspired by the man who was inspired to name his daughter after the princess! You have my full support

    • Edin Annole

      I am completely on board with this idea.

  • TheSkeletonMan939 .

    I really like this idea. A character named Robin (maybe even with Williams’ likeness) would be a very touching tribute.

  • Russ R. Williams

    That would be awesome!

  • LukesAlike

    Glad I wasn’t the only one with the idea.

  • Xavier

    Dear people, I wish you a good day.

    To make it brief, would you provide me with support for the next petition you’ll find below? My intention is totally transparent and its objetive is to give a homage to Mr. Robin Williams

    sign an share please:


  • Temis

    “Could the late celebrity add Hylian to his next resume?” No 🙁

  • Kongoliz .

    Brilliant and Great IDEA !

  • bovs

    Lets just make everything in the world happening everywhere about anything related to robin williams death in some way, shape or form.

  • Victoria Watkins

    The father of Zelda would be great idea as a tribute to Robin Williams!

  • Usayasha

    He wouldn’t be the first Nintendo character named Robin, so it’s not at all an unreasonable request. I say Nintendo should go for it!

  • Matt Ferguson


  • I think it’s over 100,000 so far. Spread the petition people!