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Okay, I know this story isn’t about women in sci-fi directly, but in a way, it is. I’ve been a World of Warcraft player for years, so I wanted to mention this. Today we learned that the late Robin Williams is going to be memorialized in the game. Williams was a huge gamer, even naming his daughter Zelda in honor of The Legend of Zelda. They even did a commercial for it together.

The game has memorialized fans of the game before, and since Williams was certainly one of those, this seems like a lovely tribute, especially since it started from a fan petition on Change.org, according to AP.

The game’s lead designer, Ion Hazzikosta made the announcement a fan event on Thursday for the Warlords of Draenor expansion that is coming out this November. Of what shape this character will take, he said, “We haven’t decided, but it will most likely be a character inspired by him or some of his favorite roles of the past.”

The “World of Warcraft” account on Tuesday tweeted: “@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.” Over 10,000 fans signed the petition. Rest in peace, Robin. I’ll see you in Azaroth someday soon.

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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