World Of Warcraft's Robin Williams Tribute Is Just Great

World of Warcraft's Robin Williams Tribute Is Just Great

Meet Robin, the World of Warcraft tribute to legendary actor Robin Williams, who passed away last month. This re-creation of Williams' iconic Aladdin genie is just one of the multiple tributes to the beloved actor that the folks at Wowhead have discovered in Blizzard's popular MMORPG over the past few weeks.

There are also references to Mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Toys, among others.

Last month, Wowhead's data-miners found files and assets for Robin Williams references in the game's code, but now, they have actually found the tribute in-game.

One Wowhead reader said they found the above genie on an island near Talador in the beta for WoW's next expansion, Warlords of Draenor. It's pretty much perfect. Says Wowhead: "You can summon Robin by rubbing the Ever-Burning Lamp. When first summoned, he exclaims 'INFINITE COSMIC POWER' and then shrinks and waves goodbye, saying 'itty bitty living space.'"



    I hope Disney don't take issue with this.

      pretty sure they would induce the rage of people everywhere should they decide to take issue.
      im not a WOW fan at all, but im super impressed by these homages. well done Blizzard, i have a little more appreciation for you now.

        US trademark system is really really dumb, even if they don't care if they win, they have to dispute it or they lose dispute power later. That's why companies sue highschools and shit all the time, and Disney are suing Deadmau5 again right now, even though he's already won 10 years ago. They don't even care if they win in most cases, it just keeps their case stronger for when they really need it.

          I read your comment and said "Oh my god, this guy is totally talking out of his arse."
          I just went and read up on it.
          I'm no lawyer, but it seems you're correct.

          Jeebus. That is a screwed system. 0.o

            Yep, don't dispute the small pointless things, you lose next time something big comes along and points them all out.

              wow. messed up. what happened to good 'ol fisty cuffs and gladiator bouts to sort out peoples differences.

          Not a trademark issue though.

          (I doubt the genie is even trademarked)

          Simple parody covered under fair use. There's hundreds of similar examples scattered through Blizzard's games, although not as highly publicised.

          If it was a trademark issue then you're right, they'd be forced to defend it.

      They haven't violated any intellectual property and the quote is only two lines. All Disney can do is huff then cry in the corner if they have issues.

    Wouldn't mind a little Genie vanity pet that recites famous lines from his movies!

    Um, it's "Phenomenal cosmic power" not "Infinite cosmic power."

    Still, aside from that, this is one of the coolest things ever. :)

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