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->'''Zoidberg''': ''"Forgive me, my friend."''\\
'''Bender''': ''"[-NEVER-]!"''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''The Day the Earth Stood Stupid''

Shouting the word "NEVER!" to show a character is determined not to do something, and will proclaim it, usually either angrily or proudly.

Note, without the determination being expressed, it's not this trope. It's just shouting a word that happens to be "NEVER!".

Here is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpPA4BZGe0I compilation]] with a lot of examples.

A SubTrope of BigWordShout.

Compare BigNo and BigWhy.

Contrast BigYes.


[[folder: Anime]]
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' [[spoiler: when [[KnightOfCerebus Kuma]] is about to finish off the whole crew on Thriller Bark, he offers them a chance if they give Luffy in. They all answer [[DefiantToTheEnd "NEVER!!"]] and get nuked by his attack]].
* In the final battle between Simon and [[spoiler: the Anti-Spirals]] in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Simon shouts "[[{{Woolseyism}} Eat this!]]" with a huge "NEVER!" as a response.
* In Manga/{{Trigun}}, Wolfwood lets out a rather epic "I won't let [[FriendToAllChildren any more children suffer]]... '''NEVER AGAIN!!'''" in episode 10.
* Played for laughs in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode "Holy Matrimony" when Team Rocket burst in on the scene, fighting, trying to force a very reluctant James to get married so they can claim his inheritance.
-->'''Brock''': Stop it! James's parents just passed away!\\
'''Ash''': He's got to come to their funeral!\\
'''James''': NEVER!\\
''[awkward silence]''
* Kyuubimon says this in ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', when one of the Devas tries to coerce her into joining their ranks.

[[folder: Comics ]]
* In ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "You Don't Smurf Progress", the waste disposal robot, who became the tyrant of the Smurf Village, shouts this when he tries to escape from the front door of his castle, but finds himself surrounded by the Smurfs that were once his captives, demanding for his surrender. He tries to use a secret escape hatch, only to be turned into furniture when Handy cuts off his escape with his furniture-making machine.
* While it was written and not spoken, [[{{Comicbook/Watchmen}} Rorschach's]] response to the [[SuperRegistrationAct Keene Act]] probably still qualifies.

[[folder: Fan Fic ]]
* Nebular says this to another alien in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheMovie''.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'', after Cody [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouxO429E-Kw#t=2m47s says he'll never tell [=McLeach=] where Marahoute the eagle is,]] he uses the Big Never twice in a row.
* In the original ending of ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', this is uttered by [[DragonAscendant Zira]] at the end of just right after refusing to accept Kiara's offer to rescue her and [[DisneyVillainDeath falls to her doom]] in the river below. This was cut for [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath being too dark]]; the final cut only involves Zira struggling for Kiara's paw before screaming as she falls into the giant-log-filled river.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'':
-->'''Stinky Pete''': Your choice, Woody: you can go to Japan together or in pieces. If he fixed you once, he can fix you again. Now get in the box!\\
'''Woody''': Never!
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': Belle says this after Gaston says he'll save her father from getting thrown into the asylum if she agrees to marry him.
* Seen in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'', during the battle with Dennis the assassin on [[ItMakesSenseInContext David Hasselhoff's back.]] Dennis states to [=SpongeBob=] that he "always gets his man", prompting the latter to let out a very long, epic "NEVEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!!" as he jumps across to Hasselhoff's other leg in slow-motion.
* Toward the end of ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'':
-->'''Hiccup''': Now do you see? This is what it means to win a dragon's loyalty! Let this end now!
-->'''Drago''': [[VillainousBreakdown NEVER!]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi]]'', Vader is about to say he will take Leia to the dark side if Luke wouldn't turn, [[RageBreakingPoint thus taking the last family Luke has]]. Luke shouts this before unleashing his UnstoppableRage.
* ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix:''
-->'''Congress:''' Would someone shut that man up?\\
'''John Adams:''' ''NEVER!''
* ''[[Film/HomeAlone Home Alone 2]]'':
-->'''Kevin''': You guys give up? Have you had enough pain?\\
'''Marv''': [[LargeHam Nevah!]]\\
'''Harry''': (shakes head at Marv)
* ''Film/MortalKombat'': This is the last word Shang Tsung utters during the final battle of the film.
* RobinHood's father shouts one of these at the beginning of ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' when the Sheriff of Nottingham and his lynch mob/cult asks him to join them.
* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'':
--> '''Queen Narissa''': So this is the forest rat who thinks she can claim my throne... NEVER!!!
** For bonus points, her "Never" is so big, it [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting briefly makes her turn into]] [[ScaledUp a dragon]].
* In ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'', Oscar [[spoiler: offers Theodora, the Wicked Witch of the West, a chance to return to Oz if she rejects the wickedness in her heart. Theodora shouts "NEVER!" and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere flies off laughing]]]].
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'': [[spoiler:Zod's FamousLastWords]].
* Appears in ''{{Film/Excalibur}}'' as befits a WorldOfHam.
--> ''Arthur holds Excalibur to the neck of rebelling knight Sir Uryens, demanding he swear fealty.''
--> '''Sir Uryens:''' A noble knight, swear faith to a ''squire?''
--> '''Guy In Background:''' ''NEEVVVEEEER! NEEVVVEEEER!''
** Later, when Merlin refuses to use is magic to make Guinevere fall in love with Arthur:
---> '''Merlin''': Now look, I once stood exposed to the Dragon's Breath so that a man could lie one night with a woman. It took me nine moons to recover. And all for this lunacy called 'love', this mad distemper that strikes down both beggar and king. Never again! Never!
* ''Film/MidnightMadness'': The Sorority Team has lost its transportation. The Motorcycle Geek Team has lost its clue. The Geeks propose cooperation. Two of the Sorority girls pause, look at each other, then shout "NEVER!" Followed by the GilliganCut of each Sorority girl on a motorcycle behind a Geek.
* The final word in ''Film/ColossusTheForbinProject'' is a defiant "Never!" from the protagonist, after all their attempts to stop the MasterComputer from taking over the world have failed, and Colossus says that humanity will one day accept its rule and [[MachineWorship even love him]].
* ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'': Parodied.
--> '''Veck Sims''': When are you gonna give up, Blart?
--> '''Paul Blart''': How about now? I'll meet you on the corner of "NE" and "VER"! '''NEVER!'''

[[folder: Literature ]]
* Joseph Lemaitre's ''French: How to Speak and Write It'' uses this trope in a comic illustration to make the introduction of the word "never" more memorable:
-->'''[[CasanovaWannabe Il:]]''' ''Embrassez-moi!''[[labelnote:*]]Kiss me![[/labelnote]]\\
'''[[DamselInDistress Elle:]]''' ''Jamais!''[[labelnote:*]]Never![[/labelnote]]
* In ''[[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The Mark of Athena]]'', when Annabeth [[spoiler: is pulled to the edge of a pit leading directly to hell]], Percy grabs her wrist, and she demands he let her go so [[spoiler: he won't get pulled in]]. He responds with one of these.

[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]
* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer has a jacket which used to belong to his mother's ex-boyfriend, and is refusing to give it back to him. Later, the boyfriend turns up pounding at Jerry's door demanding the jacket. Kramer responds with an over-dramatic "Never!"
* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Dramatis Personae" has the following dialogue (for context, the characters are [[NotHimself Not Themselves]]):
-->'''Sisko:''' What can we do?
-->'''O'Brien:''' Leave the station.
-->'''Sisko:''' NEVER!! Get me a phaser, and I'll get rid of Kira.
-->'''O'Brien:''' Hear me out, sir. We leave the station, raise a Federation attack force and return. And on that day, you should get rid of all your enemies.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Errand of Mercy", the Organians predict that eventually humans and Klingons will become friends and work together, to which Kor responds, "Never!". This becomes HilariousInHindsight with the Federation-Klingon rapprochement in [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry later]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration years]].

[[folder: Music ]]
* Done repeatedly and with... erm, gusto...in the ending of "Day Sixteen: Loser" from ''Music/{{Ayreon}}''.
* The English version of Music/{{Rammstein}}'s ''Du Hast'' uses one of these in place of the original version's ''nein'', which just means "no" in German.
--> ''Will you until death does sever''\\
''Be upright to her forever?''\\

[[folder: Theatre ]]
* In ''{{Theatre/Assassins}}''' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVn8kO7DVhU Ballad of Booth]]," this (and a [[PrecisionFStrike racial slur]]) form the song's climax.
* In ''Theatre/KissMeKate'', Kate has a wild coloratura cadenza in the first-act finale whose words are "Never!" repeated nineteen times.
* In TheMusical ''On the 20th Century'', Lily has an ''entire song'' called "Never" (about how she won't go back to her controlling ex-lover), which culminates in a shouted "Never!".
* In ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' stage musical, Nala typically responds to Scar's propositioning with: "Never, Scar. NEVER."
* ''[[Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix 1776]]''
-->Extra: "Will someone shut that man up?!"
-->John Adams" "NEVER!!! NEVER!!!"
* In ''[[Theatre/HMSPinafore H.M.S. Pinafore]]'', we have a rare non-defiant example of a Big Never during the song "I Am The Captain Of ''The Pinafore''":
-->'''Captain:''' ...I am never known to quail At the fury of a gale, And I'm never, never sick at sea!
-->'''Crew:''' What, ''never?''
-->'''Captain:''' No, ''never!''
-->'''Crew:''' What, ''neverrrr?''
-->'''Captain:''' ''HARDLY EVERRRRRR!''
* In ''Jekyll and Hyde'', the ElevenOClockNumber "Confrontation" ends with one.
* ''Theatre/{{Chess}}'' gets a rather notable one- "Endgame" culminates in a shouting match between Anatoly and his estranged wife Svetlana, with a series of "Liar!", "Never!", "LIAR!", "NEVER!", "''LIAR!''", finally ending with Anatoly belting a long sustained G# ''NEVER!''. ''Chess'' being what it is, this ending has been rewritten and reset many times, with the other common version being between Anatoly and his opponent Freddie, with "Check!", "Never!". Depending on the version, either Freddie or Anatoly end up with the long belted G#.

[[folder: Theme Parks ]]
* At Ride/UniversalStudios:
** Lord Darkenon does this when the title character of ''Theatre/PoseidonsFury'' demands that he surrender.
** This is Fiona's response to Lord Farquaad in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD'' after he says, "See you on the other side, princess!"
** Optimus Prime does one in ''[[Ride/TransformersTheRide Transformers: The Ride]]'' when Megatron lands in front of the riders, telling them to "beg for mercy!".

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat''
** Scorpion does this in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zixo4mvP58s his ending]] from ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' when [[TakingYouWithMe he drags Quan Chi back to the Netherrealm with him]], right after Quan Chi reveals that he killed Scorpion's family and clan to set him up against Sub-Zero. Leads to a BigNo from Quan Chi.
** Jarek also said the same when Sonya was trying to re-capture him after their EnemyMine deal is over. He ends up [[DisneyVillainDeath falling to his death]] until it's confirmed in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Armageddon]]'' that he narrowly survived the fall.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', early on in Icecrown Citadel, Arthas reveals that he had once considered making Tirion Fordring his greatest champion, but now is planning on doing the same to [[spoiler:Bolvar Fordragon]], who screams "NEVER! I will never serve you!" in response.

[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0081.html This]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip.
* [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-04-15 This]] ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' strip has Slick do this when an Illuminati drone demands "Please hand in your testicles." [[spoiler: It was really Monique and Green Devil Girl pranking Slick through the drone.]]
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1824 This]] ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' strip.

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* ''WebVideo/BumReviews''
** Parodied in a video about the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' movies, when he has Jacob proclaim this about being asked [[WalkingShirtlessScene to put on a shirt]].
** Done again in the ''Film/RedRidingHood'' review, when Gary Oldman's character refuses to reveal where his accent comes from.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfQhqaZNe1U&feature=related Episode 24]] of ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'', in response to being asked to turn some HeavyMetal music down.
* ''WebVideo/NonePiece'' when [[WebVideo/CodeMent Lelouch]] is losing at beer pong.
-->'''Lelouch:''' "This game is stupid!"
-->'''Suzaku:''' "Then quit playing!"
-->'''Lelouch:''' "NEVER!"
* Boo from ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'' shouts this the first two times Portica orders him to turn Bill visible in 'The Camping Webisode'.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''
** Hayley about being told to drop being angry about Bush.
** In the episode Stannie Get Your Gun, the mascot upon learning that he is fired and will have to relinquish his costume. A beautifully rendered "NEVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!" coupled with a fantastic dive through a plate glass window.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had a few.
** This exchange from ''Bender's Big Score''
--->'''Nudar:''' So what'll it be, unconditional surrender -
--->'''Leela:''' Never!
--->'''Nudar:''' - Or total destruction?
--->'''Leela:''' Also never!
--->'''Nudar:''' You have thirty seconds - make up your minds!
--->'''Leela:''' [[SkywardScream NEVER!]]
** From "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid":
--->'''Zoidberg:''' Forgive me, my friend!
--->'''Bender:''' NEVER!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Spoofed in a scene where Homer is asked to do something that is only reasonable and not a big deal and then snaps "Never!".
--->'''Bart''': As long as you're doing things for me, would you tie up your bath robe when you walk around the house?
--->'''Homer''': Never!
** In a [[ShowWithinAShow play done by the characters]] involves George Washington (played [[HiddenDepths unusually competently]] by Ralph Wiggum) responding to Lisa's character's "couldn't we just give in to the British?" question with a big "NEVER!"
* The dialogue of the first few minutes of the first ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly Odd Parents]]'' movie ''Abra-Catastrophe'' goes more or less like this:
-->'''Disguised Cosmo or Wanda:''' Tell me your secret, Timmy!\\
'''Timmy:''' ''NEVER!!!''
* Done twice in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' in which Spongebob inflates Bubble Buddy like a balloon to escape the crowd trying to pop Bubble Buddy and another where he "refuses" to never play on the hooks again after promising Mr. Krabs.
-->'''Spongebob''': "You'll never catch us now! Never! Haha! Never! *Suddenly starts descending* Never..."
* Seen in the original ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' pilot. Pen (later Finn) shouts this while freeing himself from the Ice King's ice.
-->'''UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln''': You need to believe in yourself!.
-->'''Pen''': [[ItMakesSenseInContext NEVER!!!]]
** And the time the keeper of ''"The Enchiridion!"'' tried to make Finn slay an [[TrueNeutral unaligned ant.]]
** Speaking of the ''"The Enchiridion!"''...
-->'''Finn''': NEVERRRR!!!!!! ''(runs and [[GroinAttack kicks the Key-Per in the cock.]])''
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', "I Have No Son": Ralph Bighead says "NEVER!!!", [[OverlyLongGag several times]], very loudly, at the prospect of seeing his parents again.
** Fun fact: The "NEVER!" monologue was creator Joe Murray's audition for the role of Ralph. The writers put that joke in because Murray never ''ever'' screamed in his life.
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' "Baseball":
-->''Dan's arm is on fire''
-->'''Chris''': Dan, stop, drop, and roll!
-->'''Dan''': ''*runs off*'' Never!
* Happens once in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
--> "Now will you be my frieeeeend?"
* Optimus Prime delivers a defiant "NEVER!" to Megatron in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' in response to him saying "It's over, Prime!" before smacking him right in the face.
** During the season finale of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', [[GenkiGirl Miko]] uses one to threaten ''[[BigBad Megatron]]'' of all bots.
--> Miko: YOU doublecross ANYONE -- MINE is the face you'll never forget! NEVERRRRR!
* During the climax of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory: Ego Trip'', when present Dexter asks for the MacGuffin back, Future Mandark replies with "NEVEERRR!".
* Even though she's being viciously tortured, Daphne shouts "NEVER!" to the Tritannus and Trix after they demand to know the secret of Dark Sirenix in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' in "Puma Licito".
-->'''Rodolfo''': Papi, take it back now!
-->'''Puma Loco''': NEVER!!
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', after Rigby calls out his brother, Don, on ruining his life because he was born. Plus he wouldn't give sugar (a hug):
-->'''Mordecai''': Rigby blew it! He wouldn't give Don sugar.
-->'''Benson''': [[BigWhat WHAT?!]] GO GIVE HIM SOME SUGAR!
-->'''Rigby''': NEVER!!! ''(runs away panting)''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Boy Wander", this is Dr. Screwball's response when Wander tells him to let Sylvia go.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Luna Eclipsed", Twilight Sparkle observes that [[ManChild Pinkie Pie]] might be a little too old for trick-or-treating on [[YouMeanXmas Nightmare Night]].
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' Too old for free candy?! ''Never''!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'' episode "The Ghost of the Red Baron" had the Three Stooges enlisted as cropdusters. They resign after the Baron threatens them and the gang:
-->'''Velma:''' (''disappointedly'') You sure you won't change your mind?\\
'''Moe:''' Positive. Neither rain or snow or gloom of night could keep us from our mission...\\
'''Larry:''' Or thunder and lightning and hail. But ghosts??\\
'''Curley Joe:''' '''''NEVER!!'''''

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9uHhLe6WE0 Ian Paisley]] in a speech at a rally against the [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles Anglo Irish Agreement in 1985]].
[[TvTropesWillRuinYourLife TV Tropes Will Ruin My Life?]] '''''NEVER!!!'''''