Robin Williams named daughter Zelda after the princess in "The Legend of Zelda," so it would only make sense that the game would return the favor.

A petition on change.org has more than 36,000 supporters calling for a character in the next version of the game to be named after Williams, who committed suicide Monday in his Tiburon home.

Williams was a fanatical gamer, who starred in ads (along with his daughter) for "The Legend of Zelda."

"So, in a day where there aren't many words, what can we do?" wrote Nick Schaedel of Adelaide, Australia, who started the petition. "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 (sic) to English, Nintendo of America and the Treehouse name one of the characters 'Robin' in his memory.

This Nov. 9, 2009 file photo shows Zelda Williams, left, with her father Robin Williams at the premiere of "Old Dogs," in Los Angeles.
This Nov. 9, 2009 file photo shows Zelda Williams, left, with her father Robin Williams at the premiere of "Old Dogs," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)

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

The creators of World of Warcraft, another of Williams' favorite games, tweeted a message to fans earlier this week that they will put the comedian in a future edition of the game. The decision came after more than 10,000 fans signed a petition.

I'd just like to state here, for the record, that I would like to be in a future version of Pong after I die ...

"Because of his presence within our community, we the players of World of Warcraft are asking Blizzard to kindly create an NPC within the game that memorializes the actor/comedian," the petition said. "Many have expressed a wish that this character perform some of Williams' best jokes within the Worlds End Tavern, so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing."


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That's brilliant marketing. I've never played the game, but that would get me and about a billion other "Mork & Mindy" fans onboard.

Williams often spoke of his love of gaming, which also included Call of Duty.

In 2011, he told the Telegraph gaming was like "cyber cocaine".

"Especially if you're online playing against other people, it's totally addictive, you get lost in the world."

Tony Hicks provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/tonyhicks67.