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9th Nov '17 2:35:24 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[ComicBook/Transmetropolitan Spider Jerusalem]] can only mutter this when [[spoiler:the first fatal shot is fired that kicks off the massacre of students by government troops at Dick Cavett University]] during the story's climax.

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* [[ComicBook/Transmetropolitan [[ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}} Spider Jerusalem]] can only mutter this when [[spoiler:the first fatal shot is fired that kicks off the massacre of students by government troops at Dick Cavett University]] during the story's climax.
9th Nov '17 2:35:05 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[ComicBook/Transmetropolitan Spider Jerusalem]] can only mutter this when [[spoiler:the first fatal shot is fired that kicks off the massacre of students by government troops at Dick Cavett University]] during the story's climax.
2nd Nov '17 4:39:23 AM WillBGood
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The polar opposite of BigNo. The Little No is a "no" that is very soft-spoken, yet extremely powerful and defiant. A character who uses it is indicating complete certainty. They do not view whatever is happening in front of them as any sort of serious threat or challenge. It is a threat to be swatted like a fly, or a plea to be dismissed like the trash, an expectation of submission that is met with absolute refusal. May be used as an ArmorPiercingResponse.

An alternative use of the Little No is used by characters who aren't quite as badass as the first type [[OhCrap who have just realized something really bad is about to happen]], and say a soft 'no', their voice being a single syllable of clarity right before something blows up.

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The polar opposite of BigNo. The Little No "No" is a "no" that is very soft-spoken, yet extremely powerful and defiant. A character who uses it is indicating complete certainty. They do not view whatever is happening in front of them as any sort of serious threat or challenge. It is a threat to be swatted like a fly, or a plea to be dismissed like the trash, an expectation of submission that is met with absolute refusal. May be used as an ArmorPiercingResponse.

An alternative use of the Little No "No" is used by characters who aren't quite as badass as the first type [[OhCrap who have just realized something really bad is about to happen]], and say a soft 'no', their voice being a single syllable of clarity right before something blows up.



** Another LittleNo happens in a similar context - situated in the Think Tank, the entire group experience [[spoiler: the murder of Vitruvius by Lord Business]] whilst straight after [[spoiler: Vitruvius explains he made the prophecy up]]. With Lord Business [[PsychoticSmirk gloating at his suffering]] and Emmet's friends' being led away, Emmet stands perfectly still, his voice pathetically murmuring 'no' as he tries to force himself to believe that everything that did just happen didn't happen, and that it's all in his mind.

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** Another LittleNo Little "No" happens in a similar context - situated in the Think Tank, the entire group experience [[spoiler: the murder of Vitruvius by Lord Business]] whilst straight after [[spoiler: Vitruvius explains he made the prophecy up]]. With Lord Business [[PsychoticSmirk gloating at his suffering]] and Emmet's friends' being led away, Emmet stands perfectly still, his voice pathetically murmuring 'no' as he tries to force himself to believe that everything that did just happen didn't happen, and that it's all in his mind.



* The well-known BigNo in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' from [[Creator/KurtRussell Wyatt Earp]] comes strewn with a cluster of LittleNo's.

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* The well-known BigNo in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' from [[Creator/KurtRussell Wyatt Earp]] comes strewn with a cluster of LittleNo's.Little "No"s.



* Evey Hammond in ''Film/VForVendetta'' is the queen of the LittleNo. At the end, she replies to Finch with one when [[spoiler:he orders her not to blow up Parliament]].
** Also, V himself replies with a LittleNo when he faces down Creedy, and Creedy demands that he take off the mask. When he kills the two {{Mook}}s that try to carry out Creedy's will, it's very clear that when V says "No", he ''means'' '''''NO.'''''

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* Evey Hammond in ''Film/VForVendetta'' is the queen of the LittleNo.Little "No". At the end, she replies to Finch with one when [[spoiler:he orders her not to blow up Parliament]].
** Also, V himself replies with a LittleNo Little "No" when he faces down Creedy, and Creedy demands that he take off the mask. When he kills the two {{Mook}}s that try to carry out Creedy's will, it's very clear that when V says "No", he ''means'' '''''NO.'''''
2nd Nov '17 4:36:54 AM WillBGood
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* Duma, the Angel of Silence in ''Lucifer''. It's sort of a BigNo in that it's the first thing he ever says and the mere fact that he speaks at all shuts everyone right up, but at the same time it's a very gentle and measured LittleNo.

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* Duma, the Angel of Silence in ''Lucifer''. It's sort It has some of the effect of a BigNo in that it's the first thing he ever says and the mere fact that he speaks at all shuts everyone right up, but at the same time it's a very gentle and measured LittleNo.up.
24th Sep '17 8:40:33 PM MiinU
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* ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'': Often invoked by Jeremy in response to whenever a movie character shouts a BigNo.
* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged': It's clear that Jill [[BerserkButton has never gotten over]] the "Jill sandwich" meme, because she absolutely refuses to let Barry say it again. EVER.

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* ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'': *''WebVideo/CinemaSins'': Often invoked by Jeremy in response to whenever a movie character shouts a BigNo.
* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged': *''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': It's clear that Jill [[BerserkButton has never gotten over]] the "Jill sandwich" meme, because she absolutely refuses to let Barry say it again. EVER.
24th Sep '17 8:38:53 PM MiinU
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* Said in ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' after a movie character shouts a BigNo.

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* Said *''WebVideo/CinemaSins'': Often invoked by Jeremy in ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' after response to whenever a movie character shouts a BigNo.BigNo.
*''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged': It's clear that Jill [[BerserkButton has never gotten over]] the "Jill sandwich" meme, because she absolutely refuses to let Barry say it again. EVER.
-->'''Barry:''' "That was too close. You were almost a--"
-->'''Jill:''' "Ba~RYY!"
-->'''Barry:''' "Aww c'mon! Let me say it!"
-->'''Jill:''' ''(firmly)'' "No."
14th Sep '17 12:21:22 PM TrendingToon1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'', Lightning [=McQueen=] utters a few of these as he struggles to catch up to Jackson Storm in the Los Angeles 500, moments from his horrible, near-fatal crash.
12th Sep '17 5:59:01 AM jormis29
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* At the climax of ''Farworld: Land Keep'', Marcus is about to "save" Farworld, but will really end up destroying it. Unable to see past his own glory, he prepares to use the whole world's magic -- and Kyja whispers "no" before passing out from blood loss.

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* At the climax of ''Farworld: ''Literature/{{Farworld}}: Land Keep'', Marcus is about to "save" Farworld, but will really end up destroying it. Unable to see past his own glory, he prepares to use the whole world's magic -- and Kyja whispers "no" before passing out from blood loss.
31st Aug '17 7:27:17 PM WanderingBrowser
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* A type 2 or 3 can be seen in ''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man]]'' #230, the climax of Spidey's first encounter with the Juggernaut. Having just crashed a full gasoline tanker truck into Juggernaut, Spidey is initially lambasting himself for having killed his opponent, only to cut himself off with a single quiet no as he spots movement amongst the inferno. He then starts shouting that it's not possible as TheJuggernaut reveals he's completely unscathed.
7th Aug '17 12:56:33 PM ngh93
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* In "WesternAnimation/{{The LEGO Movie}}", [[spoiler:Wyldstyle/Lucy]] does this several times when [[spoiler:Emmet is about to sacrifice himself to save her, his friends, and the Master Builders.]]

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* In "WesternAnimation/{{The ''WesternAnimation/{{The LEGO Movie}}", Movie}}'', [[spoiler:Wyldstyle/Lucy]] does this several times when [[spoiler:Emmet is about to sacrifice himself to save her, his friends, and the Master Builders.]]
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