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Big No: Comic Books
  • In the series Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Big Bad Haazen has one of these right before getting annihilated by the combined firepower of an entire fleet of warships.
  • In a flashback in the Thunderbolts 1997 Annual, Melissa Gold (in her costumed persona of Screaming Mimi, possessing sonic powers) obliterates a portion of forest, liquefies the ground around herself, and destroys her vocal chords upon the death of her boyfriend Angar, by falling to her knees and screaming for 48 minutes straight, until she shreds her vocal cords and can't do it anymore.. She gets better.
  • In an issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic (#135), this is Sonic's reaction to the apparent (and brief) death of his father, represented by him screaming helplessly with a big "N" and "O" to either side. It... doesn't really work. Points for trying, though.
  • In the original Transformers Generation 1 comics, Prowl got a classic one in response to the second death of Optimus Prime.
  • Sillage: Nävis, at the end of the first book.
  • Batman's reaction to the death of Jason Todd.
  • In Batman: Year One, Gordon's reaction to his infant child being dropped from a high bridge. Luckily, Batman saves the day.
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: The leader of the "Sons of the Bat" - Mutant gang members who have flocked to Batman (or their idea of Batman) as a symbol declares the blackout in the city as an ideal opportunity to Kill It with Fire. The Dark Knight's refutation is so stentorian that the speech balloon is in the shape of a Big No.
    SotB leader: Gotham City is helpless — this is our chance to raze Gotham — to purge Gotham —
    Batman: NO
  • Inverted by Black Bolt. He may only whisper "no", but the extreme volume of his voice would make the whisper loud enough to blow up a planet.
    • He gives a genuine one in War of Kings. And we see why he usually whispers.
  • In an issue of Valiant Comics' The Legend of Zelda, Zelda points out Link's defeating Ganon is pointless because "You don't have to join Ganon! You've become Ganon!" You can guess Link's response.
  • In The Darkness, Jackie Estacado when he learns that he Can't Have Sex, Ever.
  • In Final Crisis, Overman's reaction to finding out his beloved cousin Kara Kant/Overgirl is dead. Since he's German, he goes "Neinnnnnn!"
  • When Jane Foster is killed (don't worry, she gets better) in The Mighty Thor #371, Thor spends an entire page smashing stuff up while shouting "NO!". He ends up kneeling in the wreckage, saying one final, very small, "No."
  • In Uncanny X-Men #300, Fabian Cortez is informed that he's no longer the top contender among the Upstarts.
    Cortez: How could I possibly lose the points for Magnus's death, unless…? (his eyes suddenly widen) NOOO!
  • In an early issue of Chris Claremont's X-Men:
    Omniscient Narrator: You and the X-Men have saved the world from a nuclear holocaust, but you lost a man to do it...and try as you might, you can't balance those scales in your mind or in your heart...can you, Cyclops?
    Cyclops: No.
    Narrator: Can you?
    Cyclops: No!
    Narrator: CAN YOU?
    Cyclops: NO!!
  • Ryu in Malibu's Street Fighter comic gives one when he finds out Ken's dead.
  • Creepy:
    • In "The Haunted Sky" in Creepy #30 a test pilot yelled one when the ghosts of buddy pilots from the wars he'd served during made him crash his plane.
    • In "Lifeboat" in Creepy #34 the last survivor of a dead race yelled one when he was tossed out an airlock.
  • Amelia from Amelia Rules! screams a NO! that fills an entire page after regretting that she gave up her spot as a cheerleader to her friend Rhonda.
  • X-Men; in the story "Kill or Cure"; from Iceman , when Mystique reacts badly to his final rejection of her (she jumps off the San Francisco Bay Bridge).
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