The Destiny alpha was loved by many (including our own Wesley Yin-Poole who played an early pre-alpha build), but there was one aspect of it that left many cold: Peter "Tyrion Lannister" Dinklage's voice acting.

Through the Moon Door with this.

Playing your robotic guide, Dinklage's lacklustre performance quickly became the subject of many internet memes: most notably for his dry reading of the wonderful line, "That wizard came from the moon." This masterpiece of prose was ridiculed so much that Bungie decided to cash in on the mockery by creating ironic T-shirts emblazoned with the line. Bungie even noted on Twitter that these were briefly the most popular item on the studio's online merch store (where it appears to be sold out).

UPDATE: As some of you have pointed out, profits generated by sales of the "That wizard came from the moon" T-shirt were donated to charity.

But as amusing as Dinklage's performance was, it generally skewed more towards "boring bad" than "funny bad". People were worried.

Bungie has since addressed this concern on its Destiny FAQ, where the studio noted that the Ghost dialogue has been updated.

"The Ghost dialog has already been updated for Beta. It will be updated again for launch on September 9th, as well," Bungie stated. "Funny thing about Alpha builds...they're not done. Please pardon our Moon dust!"

As such, Dinklage will not rest until his performance is up to snuff. As they say, a Lannister always pays his debts.

But will Dinklage still perform this infamous line?

UPDATE: We've edited the story to better reflect Bungie's note that the Ghost dialogue has been updated, rather than re-recorded.

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