A cousin to the BigNo, a Slow No is one that happens when BulletTime is used at the same time as a character going into denial. Usually used in places of war, explosions, just after death...yeah, it tends to be morbid. And occasionally subverted. Using it as a parody or in MundaneMadeAwesome sequences are becoming increasingly common than playing it straight however, making it a DeadHorseTrope. (It's a time-tested source of {{Narm}}, since it tends to make the screamer sound kind of like a [[Franchise/StarWars Wookiee]].)

Not to be confused with [[BulletTime Slow Mo]]. Can happen simultaneously with a SlowMotionFall.

!!Straight Examples:


[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Happens in a dream sequence in the ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' "Bonds Beyond Time" movie.
-->'''Yusei:''' ''I said'', "[[CatchPhrase Card games on motorcycles]]".\\
'''Jack:''' [[NoIndoorVoice WHAT THE HELL IS A MOTORCYCLE?]]\\
'''Yusei:''' You're kidding, right?\\
'''Crow:''' Can't say that I do.\\
'''Yusei:''' But we ride them all the time!\\
'''Jack:''' WHAT FOR?\\
'''Yusei:''' To play card games on!\\
'''Yusei:''' Jack, you're scaring me.\\

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': The Slow No from EVE when WALL•E shoots her disconnected ArmCannon in the robot repair ward.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'': When Mongo, the giant gingerbread man, falls into the moat during the StormingTheCastle sequence, both Shrek and Gingi do a Slow No.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Used when Anna [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice leaps in front of Hans' sword for Elsa, and subsequently freezes solid]]]].
* Oscar from ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' does it when seahorse Lucky Day trips and loses the race.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* At the climax of the first ''Film/AustinPowers'', he does this as he leaps to stop a bomb.
* Accidentally done in the film preview in ''Film/SinginInTheRain'', as the film got screwed up.
* A Slow No occurs from Duke (Apollo's trainer) in ''Film/RockyIII'' in which, near the end of the rematch, Balboa is making Clubber Lang angry enough to KO him; and another Slow No from Duke in ''Rocky IV'' after [[spoiler:Apollo Creed was KO'ed (killed) by Ivan Drago in an exhibition match]].
* A non-death version happens in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' as time distortion thanks to [[PhlebotinumBreakdown a failure in the warp drives]] means that Decker's words come out ''very slowly'' as he gets Kirk to not order the firing of the phasers at an in-the-way asteroid (which he knows are offline).
-->'''Decker:''' ''Nooooooooo! Beeeellllaaayyyy thhhhhhaaaaaatttt Phhhhaaaaasssseeeeeerrrrr ooooorrrrrrdddddeeeeerrrrr!''
* PlayedWith in ''Film/TheMask'' in an attempt to modernize it: when a bomb is about to go off, everything goes into slow-mo, but rather than anyone giving a protracted and warped, "Nooooo!" it's a weird, echoing, ''"Get it!"''
* When a military helicopter is shot down by the aliens in ''Film/{{Skyline}}'', Jarrod lets out a Slow No, complete with silly camera angle. It's ''almost'' the cheesiest thing in the movie, which is really saying something.
* In the climax of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Gamora screams this during Peter's DesperateObjectCatch for the Infinity Stone that must not touch the ground.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': In the season one finale Sisko does this while charging towards an assassin. The scene is in slow motion, making his already deep voice ''hilariously'' deep.

* In the Creator/ReducedShakespeareCompany's version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' in ''Theatre/TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged'', the scene where Hamlet kills Polonius involves Polonious, in 'slow motion', saying, "NOOOOOOO, iiiit wiiiill huuuurt, ow, Iiiii toooold yoooou."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Near the start of Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening, Sam trips on his cape and does this while flying through the air in slow motion, before landing on the {{Big Red Button}}

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Done by WebVideo/TheHardcoreKid in his review of ''An Extremely Goofy Movie'', upon learning that Pauly Shore is the voice of Bobby.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* From [[http://www.fireball20xl.com/tms/index.php?id=64 installment #64]] of ''That's My Sonic!'':
-->'''Knuckles:''' Whoa! Cool! I'm back in the comic!\\
'''Rouge:''' You mean to tell me that you don't remember a thing before this moment?\\
'''Knuckles:''' ... Uhm... no.\\
'''Rouge:''' We went to Vegas and got married!\\
'''Knuckles:''' *slow motion* [=NOoOOoooOoooOOooOOooOOo=]!!
* "[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Rex launching nuclear missiles? That's not what it was designed for!]] [[Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}} Nooooooooooo.....]]"

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Principal Skinner has done it more than once. Ex.: "Bart's Comet", "Lisa's Date With Destiny", "Duffless," "Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em"...
** Homer gets one in "Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily" when Flanders is about to baptize Bart.
** Apu gets one in "Homer and Apu" when some gun-wielding maniac is about to shoot James Woods. [[spoiler: Apu takes the bullet. And lives.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'': Just before teetotaler Nitz is about to take his first sip of alcohol, Rocko, his alcoholic best-friend (who has been having hallucinations about a giant whiskey bottle and decided to abstain), lunges at him with a long, drawn out "Nooooo!" in slow motion.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' when Danny's family and friends (and teacher) were about to be blown up to their doom in an [[BadFuture alternate timeline]], Danny cries one out, complete with slow motion movement.
* Almost every BigNo that has ever occured in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' -- and there are ''several'' -- has been a Slow No.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** [[spoiler: Zuko]] when [[spoiler: Azula breaks the rules of their Agni Kai and aims a lightning shot at Katara, goading him into TakingTheBullet]].
** In ''The Ember Island Players'', the actress playing Aang delivers one of the looooooooooooooooo(...)ongest dying screams. It goes "Nooooooooooooooooooo(...)ooo!" of course.
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'': Deadpool's reaction to getting his gun sliced in half by Wolverine in SlowMotion:
-->'''Deadpool:''' No! That was my favorite gun!
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIAql1AfSSU Finn's reaction to a water drop.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' Lion-O performs a {{Downplayed}} one (with no pitch-lowering) that coincides with a FutileHandReach upon seeing his father King Claudus stabbed InTheBack, before a SlowMotionFall.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
** In "Mo Job", there is an [[UpToEleven ULTRA-slow motion sequence (the likes of which the series had never even done before)]] where Buttercup is about to be shot with a laser [[spoiler: with an antidote for Chemical X stripping the Powerpuff Girls of all their powers]]. The sequence starts with Blossom yelling "NOOOOOOOOO! BUTTERCUP!"
*** Princess also gets two {{Slow No}} lines in this episode. The first is her reaction to [[spoiler:Blossom saving Buttercup from losing her powers. She starts off by cheering in slow motion as she roots for the antidote beam to hit Buttercup but her reaction quickly turns to horror as she watches Blossom fly in for the save.]] "YEEEAAAAH!... '''NOOOOOOOOO!''''".
*** Later, she lets out a serious {{Slow No}} shout of denial as the [[spoiler:beam ricochets back at her and removes her own powers.]]
** Bubbles gets one in "Sun Scream" as the villain of the episode flings a rubber band at her backside.
-->'''Bubbles:''' ''[trying to get away]'' NOOO-OOOOO...''[gets hit by rubber band]'' '''''GYAAAAAAAAAAAAH!'''''
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' called "The Debt" Gumball jumps towards Mr. Robinson, trying to save his life from a falling light. During his jump he is yelling a long drawn out slow motion "NOOOOOOO."
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Eddy after [[FunnyForeigner Rolf]] smacks him with a fish in their duel in "Dueling Eds".
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' when Nightcrawler witnesses Mystique, who's been [[TakenForGranite turned to stone]], get chucked off a cliff. Combined with his accent and relatively high-pitched voice, the effect is somewhat undramatic.
* ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan2000'': This happens once when Action Man uses his AMP factor to obtain super speed.

!!Parodies, lampshade hangings etc.:

* Parodied in a commercial for Corn Pops, we see a box sitting on a ledge overlooking the San Francisco skyline, someone knocks it over, and tries to grab it before it falls, in slow motion along with the obligatory "Noooo!!!", only he fails, and the camera pulls back to show us that the ledge was only 3 feet off the ground of a hill overlooking the skyline. The man reaches down and retrieves the box.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} Megamind: The Button of Doom]]''. Megamind sells his dehydration ray to some brat kids who use them to turn their parents into cubes so they can run rampant. Then Megamind and Minion barge in to get their ray gun back, announcing that while they could haul the kids off to jail, their parents will think up worse punishments. Cue slow motion BigNo from the kids as Megamind dumps a glass of water on the cubes to restore said parents.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Hilariously parodied in ''Film/TropicThunder'': The penultimate scene has most of the characters' dialog in slow motion, including Creator/JackBlack screaming "myyyyyyy assssssssssssss!"
* Jack Black did it before in ''Film/TenaciousDThePickOfDestiny'': "POOOOWEEERRRRR SLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE!!!" To add an extra level in badassery it has the ultimate song for a slow-motion power slide: (GlassesPull) "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who. [[MetalScream YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!]]

* A guy just arrived in States and phones late in the night to a hotel:
-->"I want to know if there are any free rooms for one person, but my americano is very, very bad, so answer me very, very slow, okay?"\\
"Nnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooo!" -- the receptionist answered.

* Mentioned in the book ''The Brain: The Story of You'', a title written by a neuroscientist and a companion book to a [=PBS=] show. He talks about studies he's done in which despite proven fact, people still believe that an event which happened to them unfolded as if like a slow-motion movie, with time unfolding as if in BulletTime. At this point, he will then ask them something like whether the person next to them in the car was screaming like they do in slow-motion movies, with a low-pitched "noooooooo!" At this point, they generally admit that, no, that didn't happen.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/ICarly'':
** Spencer beautifully evokes a "NonLethalKO" version in "iSaved Your Life" during a paintball assassin game sub-plot, complete with SlowMotionFall and distorted voice effects.
--->'''Spencer:''' What's that, a lollipop?\\
'''Delivery Man:''' Yeah, except from where I'm from, we don't call it a lollipop.\\
'''Spencer:''' What do you call it?\\
'''Delivery Man:''' '''[[PreMortemOneLiner SUCKER]]'''! (''slaps Spencer and dives on the floor'')\\
(''Sam hangs upside down from the doorbeam, blowtube in her mouth ready for the "kill"'')\\
'''Spencer:''' NOOOOOOOOOOO! (''attempts to draw his blowtube but Sam strikes him with a headshot, claiming victory'')
** Carly also evokes this in ''iBeat the Heat'' (again, with distorted vocal effects) when Sabrina blindly tramples on her model of an Utopian City ala Godzilla.
* Parodied to the max in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', in which practically every dramatic / tragic moment in the series will be punctuated by someone -- usually Rick Daglass -- screaming "Nooooooo!!!" at the top of his lungs, in slow motion, for at least a full minute. Usually more than once.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Frasier provides a hilarious slow-motion example when he tries to stop his girlfriend Faye--whom he's been accidentally [[WrongNameOutburst calling by the name of his ex-girlfriend Cassandra]], explaining it as the name of a [[BlatantLies favorite aunt]]--from meeting the real Cassandra, exposing his deception. Tables are overturned, dishes are dropped, people are knocked over, and, of course, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption it doesn't work]].
* A bit on ''Late Night with Creator/ConanOBrien'' demonstrated what the show would look like as directed by an action movie veteran. Conan lets out one of these when [[{{retirony}} Andy is shot]].
* Uttered by Howard on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', when he thought someone was about to kiss his girl. He dashed in to intervene, and ended up kissing Rajesh instead.
* On the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' skewering of ''Film/QuestOfTheDeltaKnights'', the moppetlike hero yells in horror at the film's climax but is drowned out by the film score. Mike shouts [[Music/{{Hanson}} "mmm-bop!"]] in a slowed-down-sounding voice.
* Series/HenryDanger: A lampshaded version in the beginning of the first part of "Indestructible Henry". While the entire scene in slow motion was done with a combination of comedy ad drama (Henry retrieving his phone from a shop with a bomb inside), the SlowNo was done after Henry had survived and was outside, only to see his phone screen crack.
* Done to comically melodramatic effect on numerous ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' skits, such as "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQM2joP4fsQ Slap-Ass: In Recovery]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ycih6B6iqM LA Vice]]", the latter case being lampshaded afterwards.
--> '''Key:''' "Oh, I get it. When I say [[BigNo no]], stuff blows up. Cool."

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': Red Mage does this by casting slow and feather fall on himself for dramatic effect when Thief and BM talk about burning the Rat Tail they need to complete their side-quest. He overdoes it and gets stuck in mid air for several hours.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* A very funny Slow No occurs in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' when a time-affected Dib is about to strike a similarly affected explosion.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Bubble Buddy," [=SpongeBob=] does the Big No when Squidward is about to pop the bubble with a needle. It goes into ridiculously slow motion, and he starts randomly messing with the vowel, making this a spoof as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs Wolverine'', when Wolverine just slices Deadpool's gun.
-->'''Deadpool:''' NNNOOOOO!!! That Was My Favorite Guuunnn!!!
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', the episode Canderemy makes fun of this trope. When the robotic dog gets shut down and drops the device that can return Candace and Jeremy to normal, the program goes into dramatic slow-mo and Phineas, Candace, Isabella and Bufford all yell "Nooo" frantically (save for Ferb, who blinks in slow motion), complete with loud distorted voices. The only exception is Baljeet, who merely stands in his place and does the lampshade by asking how they are all doing that.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", Fry does this when he sees a credit card fall on the dinner table. Fun fact: The "no" was not done in slow motion, Billy West actually made his voice sound like that.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Mayored to the Mob", Homer attends bodyguard school and is told that while his DivingSave is good, his Slow No needs work, since that's what'll get him his next job. The instructor then tells him "Drop and give me twenty!"; Homer lets out a BigNo, to which the instructor replies "Better!"