Alice: So the Big Bad sees a mouse and dies of a heart attack. The heroes spend the second hour of the movie talking about The Power of Friendship.Or:
Bob: Are you making this up?
Alice: Wait, let me finish. And then this monkey princess Idol Singer and her penguin back-up dancers show up.
Bob: No. Just… no.
Bob: Are you making this up?
Alice: Wait, let me finish. And then this monkey princess Idol Singer and her penguin back-up dancers show up.
Bob: No. Just… no.
Bob: I've got it! The 128 dogs could live in our house for the week!Or: step beyond "That's just wrong," or "That's wrong on so many levels." The step beyond this is a Visible Silence. The step beyond in the other direction is the Ha Ha Ha No reaction. See also Flat "What.", Dude, Not Funny!, Sick and Wrong, And That's Terrible. It can be followed, preceded or coupled with a Rapid-Fire "No!". Note: this trope is for In-Universe examples only. It is not to be potholed for anything tropers themselves find squicky or stupid.
Alice: No. Just… no.
Alice: No. Just… no.
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Anime & Manga
- Mahou Sensei Negima! has Ako giving one of these when Yuuna reveals that she "wouldn't mind" giving a "deep, passionate kiss" to her father.
- In Durarara!!, Erika wonders aloud if Shizuo and Izaya have some sort of hatesex thing going on and gets this from Kadota, Walker, Togusa, and Celty. Shinra, on the other hand…
Shinra: You know, they just might—
Celty: [Shut up right now!]
- On a more serious note, "No. Just no," are Mikado's exact words in vol. 6 when he learns that some of the Dollars have decided to strike back at Chikage by taking two of his girlfriends hostage.
- In One Piece, Franky and Robin clash from time to time in this fashion when Franky’s Large Ham personality is too much even for her stoicism.
Franky: Oi! What are you doing, Nico Robin? Just dock to my left arm, quick!
Robin: No way.
- Phantom Quest Corp.: It's no secret that Ayaka drinks. But you know it's bad when she finds out Bosco's anemic, due to only feeding 4 times a year, and offers to let him have a sample of her blood—and he politely declines.
- Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko! has a non-verbal version. Tomo's friends Misuzu and Carol are helping her pick out a swimsuit in the hopes of making her Childhood Friend Jun see her as a woman, but Tomo's first choice is a completely unflattering and boyish one-piece. She says it should be alright and asks Carol to back her up; Carol's response is to drop her Perpetual Smile and give Tomo a blank stare of disdain, which is shocking enough to stun Misuzu and make Tomo immediately apologize.
- In The Stalking Zuko Series, Katara says this word for word in her narration when Sokka plans to introduce a sixth flavor into five flavor soup… fireflakes. For context, Katara has, so far, gone from absolutely loathing fire flakes to slight acceptance of them, not unlike her relationship with Zuko.
You can't do that to five flavor soup.You just can't.No… just no.
- Evangelion 303: After a very long night, Asuka and Shinji are quietly sipping coffee in a local shop when a though occurs to her.
Asuka: "Let me get something straight, Shinji..."Asuka: "You drove all the way from Cardenas to here last night... without sleeping..?Shinji: "Um, Yeah..."Asuka: "And we're just going to clear out of here... and head straight to dinner in BAKERSFIELD??"Shinji: Uh...Asuka: "No, Shinji. Just. No."
- In Hail To The King, a human wakes up in King Sombra's body. When he ignorantly asks if Princess Cadence is Sombra's daughter, this is her reaction.
- In The Bridge, Mane-iac tries to force Gigan to marry her. When Irys comes to his rescue, Mane-iac angrily demands to know why she's interfering and asks if she's Gigan's mate. Irys reacts, "ICK! NO! LORD NO! GAK!"
- In Total Drama Comeback, this is generally Heather's reaction whenever someone brought up her and Ezekiel up until her elimination episode
Heather: Though… he has proved more talented than I thought… I MEAN NO! No no no no no no no no-
- In Memories Of Others most of the prospective genin teams get an explanation behind their status (i.e. partial fail with one or two students salvageable), except for Team Six which gets a simple "Fail. Just… fail."
- DC Nation: Someone asked Donna Troy about the thought of Wonder Woman dating Batman. Her answer, "That would make Dick my nephew. No, just no."
- In Sleepy Supervillainry this is Hawk Moth's reaction when he realizes that he's about to akumatize someone angry with him again.
"Nope! Not going through that again! Nope!"
- The Short-Legged Vixen references the above when Hawk Moth tries to akumatize Lila-and she switches the focus of her anger on him.
- In Chapter 31 of Pokémon Reset Bloodlines, Ash and Misty are training together, trying to learn how to perform Water Pulse without much success. After a while, they both come to the conclusion that they have it easier to pick new moves when they need them, often in life-or-death situations.
Misty: So, you're saying this would come easier if we were in a moment we'd really need it? I guess it makes sense, but not sure how much that helps me out.Ash: We can probably think of something. Maybe Iris had some ideas….Misty: No. As much as I really would prefer not running miles up hills, the only thing that harms is my shoe soles. Do you want her trying to get us to really want water to throw? She's liable to start setting things on fire!
Films — Animated
- Scar from The Lion King: He wants Zazu to sing him something happy sounding instead of the downtrodden depressing songs he's been singing him.
Scar: Come now, Zazu, do lighten up. Sing something with a little more… bounce in it!
Zazu: [sarcastically] It's a small world after all…
Scar: No, NO! Anything but that!
Films — Live-Action
- Sabrina: In the remake, when Linus realizes that David intends to flirt with Sabrina, he invokes this.
Linus: David… no.
David: What are you talking about? I was just…
- Lawrence's reaction to hearing the phrase "a case of the Mondays" in Office Space.
Peter: When you come in to work on Monday and you're not feeling real well, does anyone ever say to you "Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays"?
Lawrence: No… (disgusted) No, man. Shit, no man! I believe you'd get your ass kicked saying something like that, man.
- While shooting Dawn of the Dead (1978), a pregnant extra approached George A. Romero and Tom Savini to suggest a shot where while being killed, the zombies rip her baby out of her womb. Romero and Savini immediately responded with this trope. Ironically, the 2004 remake included a zombie infant clawing its way out of its mother after she succumbs to a zombie bite.
- In Men in Black II, at the end the agents try to console Agent J with unwanted advice and well-wishing. At the same time Zed begins alluding to freaky kinky sex adventures of his own, leading to:
Agent J: [to Frank] No advice. [to K] No talking. [to Zed] HELL no!
- This review of John Ringo's Paladin of Shadows series coined the phrase "Oh John Ringo No!" for the numerous examples of what the author admits is an adolescent macho fantasy wank. The author shows up here.
- The phrase even made it onto a t-shirt, with the profits from shirt sales going to the Helen Bamber Foundation, an organization that helps women who have been forced into prostitution… which happens quite a bit in the books of the series, by the titular character and the bad guys alike.
- In the Warrior Cats series, Lionblaze thinks about his Clanmates and wonders if any of them might be siding with the Dark Forest. When he gets to Whitewing, his thought is "Never. Just… never."
- A Civil Campaign: Miles Vorkosigan's former boss says this to his current love interest:
Illyan: Do you know all those old folk tales where the count tries to get rid of his only daughter's unsuitable suitor by giving him three impossible tasks?
Illyan: Don't ever try that with Miles. Just... don't.
- In Agatha Christie's Death In The Clouds, the coroner presiding over the inquest for the titular murder has the legal equivalent of this reaction when the jury brings in a charge against Poirot.
Live Action TV
- Babylon 5:
- The phrase "No, no, don't do that" is said by the Tenth Doctor whenever any of his companions try to put on an accent or speak in another style. So far, he has said it to Rose, Martha and Donna. It's given an incredibly dark reprise in "Midnight" after a traumatizing encounter with a voice-stealer.
The Doctor: Now we can fly this thing — n-no, Jackie, no, no, not you, don't touch anything, just… stand back — like it's meant to be flown!"
- At the climax of "Journey's End", the Doctor has more than a half-dozen companions in the TARDIS to help him tow planet Earth back home. He happily dashes around the console room giving instructions to Rose, Mickey, Martha, Jack, Donna, and Sarah-Jane.
- In Scrubs, Turk says this when JD tries to call him Black Whale.
- Said in iCarly about what to do if Kevin asks if you want to see his "onion ring".
- This is strongly implied to be the reaction to Sheldon's suggestion of moving Jerusalem to Mexico to eliminate the conflicts between the Hebrews and the Palestinians in The Big Bang Theory. When first proposing it to the Dean, the Dean politely excuses himself with the North Korean exchange student, only to privately tell the student that Sheldon is insane. Later, when telling it to a Jewish professor, the professor tells him to go away, and when Sheldon suggests the idea to Howard Wolowitz, all Howard can do is give an aghast and silent reaction to Sheldon before he eventually nixes the idea.
- How I Met Your Mother plays this for every ounce of irony it's worth.
Robin: No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Barney and I are not together. No… no.
Barney: Really? Sixteen noes? Really?
- On Parks and Recreation, Ron's girlfriend Diane drops her daughters off at the office for Ron to babysit. Jerry tries to chat with them and gets this reaction. The sad/hilarious thing is that he's not even a little surprised.
- On The West Wing, this is how Leo reacts to Bartlet's idea to bring in Cloud Cuckoolander Lord John Marbury as an expert adviser on the India/Pakistan conflict. Bartlet doesn't even say his name—he just looks at Leo and raises his eyebrows. When we finally meet Marbury, it's pretty clear why Leo reacted this way—especially because Marbury has a particularly weird relationship with Leo.
- In the third Blackadder, Blackadder shouts "No, NO!" when Prince George starts describing what it's like to be "radished" for non-payment of debt at the Naughty Hellfire Club.
- In the iOS game Highborn, when a wizard suggests that Jessica the Gorgon might be pregnant, Trillian's reaction is "No! Don't you even suggest THAT!"
- in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines: one dialogue option for turning down a particularly gruesome sidequest is your character going "No… no no no no no… no".
- Two examples in Mass Effect 3's Citadel DLC:
- When Shepard decides that Maya Brooks should be the one to go through the vents to sneak into Khan's panic room, she says "What? NOO!! What?!"
- During the party at Shepards apartment, you may find EDI questioning a thoroughly flustered and embarrassed Samantha Traynor on how she found EDI's voice sexually attractive when they first met. This eventually moves on to EDI offering to send her links to lesbian organic-on-synthetic porn sites, to which Traynor responds "What? NO! No, no, no, no, NO! Okay, sure." Tali's Squick reaction completes the scene.
- Do not even think about it! Said by Kung Lao when Mileena tries to flirt with him.
- Trevor in Grand Theft Auto V has this reaction when Lamar misinterprets one of his musings as a proposition: "What? No. Jesus, no."
- At one point in Kid Icarus: Uprising, Viridi speculates about what the Chaos Kin's eating habits might be like in unsettling detail. Considering what's on its plate at that moment, Pit is not amused.
Pit: Wow, Viridi. Just… wow.
- Akiba's Trip has an optional mission where Nanashi has to dissuade a forty-something woman from cosplaying in public at the behest of her child. The third option for how to respond is:
Nanashi: Naw... just naw... Let's get that off you.
- BlazBlue has one ending where resident Lethal Chef, Noel, tells her friends that her cooking has improved. Her 'sister', Lambda, promptly says: "...No. Noel... never."
- Batman: Arkham Origins: After completing the main story, Batman receives a Most Wanted mission from Gordon to track down escaped Blackgate prisoners. When Batman tracks down one such prisoner, he starts singing "Jingle Bells, Batman smells" while laughing his ass off. Batman simply says "No" in a tone somewhere between deadpan and irritated before punching the convict's lights out.
- This Darths & Droids strip.
- Used so often in 8-Bit Theater mostly by Black Mage it's not even funny anymore. (Okay, it is).
- Used in this strip of Full Frontal Nerdity, when Lewis botches his rolls to carve a pumpkin. Nelson enters the empty room later and proceeds to "nope" his way out of the room.
- Done by Winslow in Questionable Content here.
- In SCP Foundation, the response of SCP-076 (Abel) at being given the mission to approach SCP-001 (Gate Guardian), apparently an angel (more specifically: One of the Cherubim set by God to watch over the entrance to the Garden of Eden). This answer was given before what the mission actually involved was revealed.
- Also said word for word in response to 507's request to challenge 076 to fifty rounds of Tic-Tac-Toe.
- SCP-096 will go on a rampage and tear anyone and anything to shreds of they see its face, even if it's just a photograph, though not if it's a drawing. When the one man to survive its initial retrieval was asked if he wanted to see an artist's rendition of its face, he had this to say.
- Homestar Runner:
- Homestar has this reaction to Coach Z taking his cheer-up song in Decemberween Short Shorts as an invitation to come to his house for Decemberween.
- In the Strong Bad Email "animal", Strong Bad tries to think up an imaginary animal version of himself, and one of his attempts is a gastropod-like creature called the "red-steckled elbermung". His response to a picture of the elbermung is a frustrated "No, no, no!"
- In "Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold", Strong Sad's burst of good cheer when he takes the lead in the flying contest causes him to suddenly get long, feminine legs. Everyone except Coach Z ("I am into this!") expresses disgust, with The Homestar Runner's reaction being "Um, no... just no."
- The Nostalgia Critic:
- His review of Drop Dead Fred.
- In his review of Rock-A-Doodle, he instantly shuts down the Villain Song on the grounds that "No song that starts with 'Tweedley-dee' can be any good".
- In the review of It (2017), this is the reaction of the actors playing the Loser Club after learning about Beverly having sex with the boys in the sewers at the end of the first half of the book.
- While reviewing Food Fight, when it reveals "the villain of the film is… the villain of the film", M. Night Shyamalan appears and rather than say "What a Tweest!":
M. Night Shyamalan: Naw, man, just… just naw...
- Do not try to make Ian from Smosh watch Speed Racer America. He has the superpower to judge a movie by its cover.
- Angry Joe's reaction when he learned The Nostalgia Critic roped him into another Zany Scheme in Suburban Knights.
- Also the advice he sometimes gives to people who are subject to Bile Fascination for the really bad games he reviews.
- The Cinema Snob had this reaction after finding out Crazy Fat Ethel from "Criminally Insane" was in "Sodom and Gomorrah: The Last Seven Days".
Random Villager: Let it be me! Let it be me!Crazy Fat Ethel: *sinisterly* Let it be me.Snob: No. No. Please God, I don't want that!
- Ursa's reaction to The Porn Critic, most of the time.
Porn Critic: Uh… hello… umm (consults sheet) …Sursum? I'm the Porn Critic!Sursum Ursa: Ahhhh…Porn Critic: Oh come on, I'll ease you in gently. I have lube!Sursum Ursa: OK, one: it's Ursa. And two? No. Just… no.
- RWBY: In Painting the Town…, right after Roman escapes with the help of Neopolitan's illusory powers, Weiss makes a pun referring to how Yang literally shattered the illusions. Yang answers with this trope word for word. After some bickering, she reveals that the timing was decent, but the quality wasn't.
- The Cartoon Show: Tom's reaction to a possible sleepover with Cartoon Guy is to go Laughing Mad, cut the laughing off with a "nope!", and openly takes his chances with the zombies outside.
- During the Yogscast 2013 charity livestreams, Zoey Proasheck reads out fanfic of Ravs and Teep (a giant, sapient dinosaur) making out "for like ten hours". Ravs is not exactly pleased to find out this sort of stuff exists.
- In The Little Wood's reaction to "Elsa's Baby Birth", when he sees Elsa breastfeeding a baby, although this was more about the game moving from the source material's more PG content.
- In The Weirdest Christmas Traditions Around the World by Matt Santoro, Matt talks about the Tio de Nadal, a traditional log in Spain that is beaten by families until it poops out gifts. Matt then reads aloud the song that goes with the log. After he reads it, he shakes his head in disgust.
- When Sjin and Lewis Brindley are working on the former's farm, Sjin jokes about putting a (literal) seed in it and shouting "Say My Name" note , with deliberate innuendo. Lewis immediately reacts in disgust.
- In Linkara's History of Power Rangers review of Power Rangers Jungle Fury, in the final battle when the masters turn into animals as their "highest form of potential''. Linkara just gives a deadpan "no… no" for a few minutes.
- He had a similar reaction to the New 52 Jaime hitting Brenda (his friend with an abusive father) to trick an enemy into thinking he was under the control of the scarab.
- The "Nope" meme.
- The Mysterious Mr. Enter had three of those reactions; two during his Elf Bowling: The Movie review after Rebel finished his stereotypical rap introducing himself and then said "OH FUCK NO! FUCK NO!" when Bagger started to sing. He had another reaction during his review of Da Boom Crew tearing down their Totally Radical slang.
- Danisnotonfire has this reaction to a few questions he receives in his "Internet Support Group" series. Notably, a girl who had a crush on a teacher who was twice her age just got a stern "no" in response, while a guy who had a crush on his cousin got a whole stream of them.
- The end of "Breakfast Cowboy" Cyanide & Happiness
- My Little Pony: Equestria Girls has the Human Cutie Mark Crusaders checking how many hits their video made. Human Cheerilee has this reaction verbatim and tells them that "the school computers are for research purposes only".
- King of the Hill: Hank reacts this way to Bill's clothing, the uniform of the local baseball league.
- The Simpsons did it in Season Eleven's "Beyond Blunderdome", featuring Mel Gibson As Himself. After Homer is the only person that criticises Gibson's newest movie (a remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) in a test screening, Gibson, himself unhappy with the finished product, recruits Homer to make an edit that will appeal to the common man. Homer's suggestions are… not what Gibson was hoping for.
Homer: Okay, here you need a musical montage where you try on lots of funny hats. It'll let us see your playful side!
Homer: Yeah bu—
Gibson: Just no!
- Family Guy: This is David Letterman's reaction when Peter Griffin, disguising himself as James Woods, reveals that his new (and completely tasteless) comedy movie was "September 11th, Two-Thousand-FUN." The public reactions are also exactly as one expects. Which was exactly as planned, as Peter was attempting to ruin James Woods as revenge for Woods stealing his identity.
- On Young Justice, when the Justice League are discussing potential new members:
The Flash: Still, we could always use more raw power, and Earth has a third Green Lantern, Guy Gardner—Hal Jordan and John Stewart: No!The Flash: But we could really—Hal Jordan and John Stewart: No!
- One episode of Phineas and Ferb features a planet about to collide with the Earth. Buford has a little trouble with the concept:
- American Dragon: Jake Long has this in the episode "Act 4, Scene 15": Jake and his crush Rose will play the protagonists in Antony and Cleopatra, and when Rose suggests they rehearse at his home Jake has an Imagine Spot of how his Amazingly Embarrassing Parents and Annoying Younger Sibling would react (very funny and completely spot-on), and replies "My house is being fumigated".