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"I am sensible. I am calm. I'll give you my answer calmly and sensibly, my final answer. My final answer is finally no. The answer is no! Absolutely and finally no! Finally and positively no! No! No! No! N - O!"
Leo Morse, Force of Evil (1948)

Alice is about to do something by accident, or on purpose, that Bob and Charlie don't want her to do. Let's say "knocking over a priceless vase". If they use a Little "No", they run the risk of Alice not hearing them and knocking it over. If they use a Big "NO!", they might accidentally startle Alice and actually cause her to knock it over. So what do they do? They go "Nononononononononononononononononono..." until either she stops, or knocks it over, causing it to shatter into tiny pieces.

This is not usually effective, as half the time, Alice will ignore them. In Comedy, the instances in which it does work are generally a Set Up to have the vase get smashed anyway, just after they were relieved that it wasn't broken. In Action and Drama, however, Alice is more inclined to listen, but may sometimes choose to do it anyway.

Essentially, this is to the Big "NO!" what the Cluster F-Bomb is to the Atomic F-Bomb. Contrast Rapid-Fire "Yes!".


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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • The Beauty: When the man fitting Eddie Bennett's description sees the detectives are still pursuing him through an alley, he lets out a bunch of little nos.
    • A religious anti-Beauty protester lets these out upon discovering he's contracted The Beauty.
  • In the Disney Kingdoms series Figment 2, Figment does this in the second issue as he is escaping from the Doubtfinder.
  • Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade: Supergirl breaks out in a panic when she accidentally puts her arms through her classroom's blackboard and wall, thus jeopardizing her secret identity:
    Supergirl: "OHNOOHNOOHNO! What was I thinking?!"
  • In the Warrior Cats graphic novel Winds of Change, during Mudclaw's Assassination Attempt on Onewhisker, Mudclaw thinks "No - no no no!" when he sees a ThunderClan patrol arrive to foil his plans.

    Fan Works 
  • Abraxas (Hrodvitnon): Both San and Vivienne Graham are respectively inclined towards making these when the Two Beings, One Body duo are distressed about something.
  • Advice and Trust: It happens several times, often done by Asuka:
    • In chapter 2 after getting together, Asuka wonders for an instant if Shinji will not abandon her eventually how everyone do. Panicked, she replies herself:
      "No! [...] No no no!"
    • In chapter 8, when Asuka realizes her mother is inside her giant robot Asuka says mentally a long string of noes as she tries not losing it:
      'No no no no do not start losing it, Soryu...
    • And then she lets out another when she is losing it:
      'Nonononononono I want Mama now now now now n- Stop.
    • And again at the end of chapter 10 after Rei's Heroic Sacrifice:
      "No. No. No. No. No. No," Asuka chanted. She bit down on her lip until she tasted blood. She was not going to cry. She was not going to cry because Rei was not dead. NO!
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Case 5: Turnabout Substitution: Apollo gives one when Ema claims Rhea is Apollo's girlfriend.
  • In Ashes of the Past, an Absol does this upon seeing Ash. She also tries to run away through a closed window.
    Absol Nope! Nope nope nope nope nope!
  • The Bolt Chronicles:
    • Bolt invokes this trope in "The Rings" when he realizes he has lost the titular objects.
      "No no no no no!" stammered the pooch. "They've got to be here someplace!"
    • Mittens puts forth one of these when she realizes Penny and her mom have accidentally abandoned her at the title venue in "The Mall."
      "No — no no no — oh please, please, no!" wailed Mittens in dismay. "Not again! For the love of dog, not again!"
    • Vinny the pigeon rapidly repeats a series of "nos" in "The Protection Payment" to keep Mittens from becoming angry.
      Vinny: No no no no no — don't listen ta Bobby Boombots over here, Mittens!
  • Examples from The Calvinverse:
  • A Crown of Stars: Asuka combined this trope with Big "NO!" in chapter 5. When Asuka insists that she does not need anyone and she has an agreement, Daniel points out that she fears that it will not last... And then what? She will try to kill herself again?
    She hadn’t cried, not even the day they buried her Mama. She would not cry now. She would not. ‘Don’t take him away. I don’t want to be alone. I don’t want to be alone.’ “I don’t... ...need anyone. My arrangement-“
    “Is a hollow shell, that you both fear and expect to collapse at some point. Then what? Water again? Or this time the barrel of a gun in your mouth?” Daniel said quietly, his words hitting Asuka harder than if he’d been shouting them. “Or a twist of hemp like your mother, feet in the air?”
    “NO! Nononononono! I...I...STOP IT!”
  • Defragmentation: Pink lets off a string of "no"s as Spamton eats their wallet and one of their credit cards.
  • Dragon Ball Abridged: Happens often with the villains.
    • In the Saiyan Saga, Vegeta pulls one of these when he realises that Goku is about to overpower his Galick Gun.
      Vegeta: This is the end Kakarot! You don't stand a chance! I put all my power into this attack! Now perish... WITH THE REST OF YOUR PATHETIC WORLD!
      Goku: KAIOKEN...
      Vegeta: Noooo...
      Goku: ... TIMES...
      Vegeta: No, no, no...
      Goku: ... FOOOOUUUUR...
      Vegeta: Nononononononono-(gets carried away by the blast)-FUUUUUUUUUUU-
    • In the Frieza Saga, shortly after discovering that Porunga is back, Frieza attempts to wish for immortality, only for Dende to get the last laugh...
      Frieza: What? No! This isn't what I wished for! What's going on?!
      Dende: (off-screen) Down here!
      (Frieza looks down and sees, Dende, who's beaming proudly)
      Frieza: You! No... No, you didn't!
      Dende: So what if I did? What are you gonna do about it, huh? Come at me, bro!
      (Frieza fires a blast at Dende, but the latter poofs away before it hits)
      Vegeta: Hey Frieza! Hope you’re ready to party, because it's Vegeta clo—
      (Vegeta disappears before he can attack Frieza. Guru, Piccolo, Bulma, and Gohan all disappear before Porunga rises into the sky and vanishes.)
      Frieza: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, NOOOOOOO... (all seven Dragon Balls rise in the sky and get separated)
    • In their abridged version of Cooler's Revenge, this is Doore's reaction when he's about to be killed by Picoolo.
    • In the Android Saga, this is Android 19's reaction shortly after the now-Super Saiyan Vegeta has torn off his hands (and with it, his ability to steal energy).
      Android 19: (as blood leaks from his dismembered arms) Error. Error. Error. Error. Error.
      Vegeta: So then, before I put down the clown, let's put it to bed, shall we? Do you feel fear, android?
      Android 19: No, please. Get away. Leave me alone. (climbs out of the crater and starts running away)
      Vegeta: All I needed to hear.
      Android 19: (while running away for his life) No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no...
      Vegeta: (flies up and powers up) One. Big Bang Attack! (fire a ki blast at Android 19)
      Android 19: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, NO...
      (The blast connects and produces a humongous explosion. Android 19's head is then seen bouncing off the ground before rolling a short distance forward.)
    • Lastly in the Cell Saga, a combination of this and Cluster F-Bomb is part of Perfect Cell's Villainous Breakdown after Gohan kicks him so hard into throwing up Android 18.
      Cell: (every instance of the work "fuck" is censored) FFFFFFFF***!!! F***! F***! F***! F***! F***! F***! F***! NO! NO! NO! F***! F***! F***! F***! F*** YOU! F*** YOU! UUWAARGH!
  • In The Hill of Swords, this is Shirou's reaction to realizing he is about to go through an Unwanted Revival.
  • My Little Mages: The Nightmare's Return: Nightmare Moon gives off a string of these when she realizes that she's about to lose.
  • In Neither a Bird nor a Plane, it's Deku!, Hisashi Midoriya does this while arguing with his wife about whether or not they should adopt the alien baby they found in a crashed spaceship, punctuated with a Big "NO!" and a stream of fire with his Quirk.
    Hisashi: No.
    Inko: [about the baby] He looks like a normal baby-
    Hisashi: No.
    Inko: -and everyone's probably looking for a big, green, monster man.
    Hisashi: No.
    Inko: It's hard to find something when it's hiding in plain sight-
    Hisashi: Nonononononononononono-
    Inko: -so if we don't want anyone to know we were involved in this, I was thinking that-
    Hisashi: NO! [stream of fire shoots out of his mouth]
  • In the Miraculous Ladybug fic NOPE!, Marinette does this while using her sketchpad to beat the crap out of an Akuma that had just tried to possess her.
  • In This Bites!, Perona gives one, capped with a Big "NO!", when she hears that Chopper has got his hands on her real body.
  • Turnabout Storm:
  • In the Abridged version of the Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time movie, Big Bad Paradox (who laughs like Mandark throughout the film), does this trope to the same rhythm as Mandark's laugh during his defeat.

    Film — Animated 
  • A Bug's Life:
    • Flik when the offering stone falls and spills its contents into the lake, and later when his bird inadvertently hits P.T. Flea's circus wagon, which leads to P.T. Flea incinerating the bird.
    • Also by Hopper when he finally meets his end by being Eaten Alive by a baby chick.
  • In Coraline, Coraline's father does this, punctuated by a Big "NO!", when Coraline accidentally fiddles with the house's electricity and his computer shuts down while he's working.
  • Epic (2013): MK has a moment of this over Ronin's telling her that she'll have to come with him, for the pod's safety.
  • There are two instances of this in Inside Out:
    • Because she entrusted the core memories to Bing Bong earlier, Joy lets out one of these when Dream Productions' security takes Bing Bong to the Subconscious.
    • Fear does one to say he's not with Anger's plan to run back to Minnesota.
  • In Monsters, Inc., after Sulley and Mike are banished to a desolate, icy mountaintop in the human world, Sulley frantically tries to get the Portal Door that sent them there to work again and save Boo. Unfortunately, it's completely dead, and he punctuates each slam of the door with an increasingly desperate "No!"
  • Shrek: Shrek himself does this when trying to stop Donkey from watching the Duloc introductory animatronic again.
    Donkey: Let's do that again!
    Shrek: No! No! Nononono! [Beat] No.
  • Anakin Skywalker does this when Ahsoka Tano brings a wall down around him (in order to destroy the surrounding enemy droids) in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • Woody in Toy Story when the match he was going to use to light the rocket attached to Buzz is put out by a passing car.
  • Tangled: When Eugene sacrifices himself by shearing off Rapunzel's hair to free her from Mother Gothel, a panicking Rapunzel says, "No-no-no-no-no, Eugene? Look at me, look at me, I'm right here, stay with me..." as she tries to save him, only to find that her healing charm doesn't work.
  • In Turning Red, Mei does this several times.
    • As her mother enters the Daisy Mart intent on confronting Devon.
    • When she has a nightmare.
    • When her giant red panda form is about to be revealed to her mother.
    • When her mother shows up outside her classroom.
    • When she's panicking about the red moon ritual being the same night as the 4*Town concert.
    • Miriam also does it when she protests against Priya and Abby undermining her act of still being mad at Mei.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • Roger East in Balibo as he's dragged off to be executed by firing squad.
  • Edward Nygma gives out one in Batman Forever after Two-Face busts up his big mind-melding party in an attempt to rob the patrons attending the party and kill Bruce Wayne.
  • At the end of Casino, Nicky Santoro delivers one as he is Forced to Watch as Frankie and his other colleagues brutally beat his younger brother Dominic (while he himself is restrained) after being lured into a deadly trap.
  • Cop Out has Tracy Morgan deliver a cluster that went memetic.
  • Jordy Verrill does this in Creepshow, when he realizes he's growing. He follows it up with a really big screwdriver.
  • The Scorpio Killer does it in Dirty Harry, right before Callahan tortures him on the football field.
  • In The Fifth Element, Chris Tucker's Ruby Rhod fires off a "no" string when he finds out that what he's looking at is indeed a bomb. Predictably played for laughs.
  • Get Out (2017): When Chris says that he gets nervous around too many white people, Georgina responds with a long, and deeply unsettling, string of "nos."
  • Godzilla vs. Kong: Maia Simmons's last words before the vehicle she's in gets crushed (which also causes it to explode) by Kong. Well that's what happens when you order your pilot to shoot a gigantic ape and piss him off.
  • Grandmother's Farm 2: Ramsi does this in response to Abdullah throwing his soccer ball into the sea.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014): A young Peter Quill does this in the beginning when his mother succumbs to her brain tumor planted by Ego and dies before breaking down and crying.
    • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Peter does this again when Yondu makes a Heroic Sacrifice to save Peter from the collapsing Ego planet. Yondu put the only spare spacesuit field generator on Peter, exposing himself to the vacuum of space. Peter desperately tries and fails to give the suit to Yondu before breaking down and crying.
    • Thor: The Dark World: Thor says this while running over to Loki who just has been impaled by a Dark Elf sword.
      Thor: No! No, no, no! Oh, you fool, you didn't listen!
    • Avengers: Endgame: After he is brought back from the Quantum Realm, Scott Lang finds out that half the population vanished in the Snap. He finds a memorial listing, and frantically says "No!" over and over as he searches it, desperately hoping he won't find his daughter Cassie's name. He doesn't... instead he finds his own name, since everybody assumed he was Snapped when he vanished at about the same time as billions of others.
  • In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Harry is being rescued by the Weasleys from the Dursley house. When Uncle Vernon attempts to drag Harry back by his leg, the Weasleys floor it, causing Vernon to shout this while falling out of his 2-story window.
  • Hitler does this in German in this clip of Inglourious Basterds.
  • Shia LaBeouf does this in almost every movie he is in: Transformers, Disturbia, Surf's Up. See here. The RiffTrax commentators call this "Shia LaBeouf-ing" when other actors do it in other movies.
  • In Repo! The Genetic Opera, Shilo goes through several nos when racing to her mother's grave to make it back home in time.
  • Don Logan (Ben Kingsley) in Sexy Beast: "No! No no no no no no no no! No!"
  • Singin' in the Rain has Lina exclaim this in the talkie The Dueling Cavalier, after her character becomes captured. Her captor responds with a Rapid-Fire "Yes!", and they proceed to exchange "No!"'s and "Yes!"'s for a seemingly endless amount of time. The Narm increases when a syncing error causes Lina's high, shrilly "No!"'s to come out of the villain's mouth, and his low, domineering "Yes!"'s to come out of hers.
  • Star Wars:
  • In Sword Of Gideon (1986) the Mossad assassination team are confronting their first target.
    "[Are you] Wa'el Zwaiter?"
    "Ye— (realises something is wrong). No. (team draws their guns) No! No! No! (shoot him)
  • In The Terminal, Frank Dixon utters a subdued, disbelieving version of this when he realizes that Victor Navorski is finally being allowed past security into New York City after being held in the terminal for nine months.
  • Performed by Bit in the first TRON when Flynn is about to drive the Recognizer into a bridge with a Game Tank on it.
  • In Watchmen, Rorschach's Rapid Fire No when the police surround the recently-deceased Moloch's apartment.
  • This was a recurring gag in You Don't Mess with the Zohan.

  • In horror series Escape from Furnace, this tends to be the only sound that pierces the silence of a Blood Watch, the ritual where the wheezers mark up an inmate's cell to be dragged down into the infirmary, never to be seen again.
  • Hollow Places features this trope when, upon Austin's final trip to the cave, he finds that the anomaly within no longer works.
  • In The Mental State, the criminal Harry has a Villainous Breakdown when he relizes that he has been royaly screwed over by the central character and frantically tries to stop him from getting away with it. When this fails, and his enemy casually walks away, he can do nothing but scream one of these at everybody present.
  • Roys Bedoys: In “Christmas is the Season of Giving, Roys Bedoys!”, when Loys offers Wen his video game for Christmas, everyone else says, “Nononono."
  • In the novelization of Superman Returns, Lex Luthor of all people does this when he discovers Superman is pushing his island into space.
  • In the Warhammer 40,000 novel Ahriman: Sorcerer, Ignis lets out a string of these when a Grey Knights strike cruiser suddenly shows up during the Prodigal Sons’ attack on Apollonia, throwing a wrench into his carefully-orchestrated designs.
  • In Will Grayson, Will Grayson when the second Will Grayson found out Maura was posing as his online crush Isaac.
    Will: no. no no no no no no no no no no no no no no. no please no what no no please no fuck no NO.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In an episode of Bar Rescue, one of Jon's bartending experts, Mia, does this twice:
    • First when she discovers there's mold all over the ice making equipment
    • And then when she discovers two dead mice under one of the same bar's ice bins.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Charles's reaction when Jake tells him he and Amy hit the breaks and are back to being just friends and colleagues. Charles is their biggest Shipper on Deck.
    Charles: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no...
    Jake: Boyle, can we please just go to dinner?
    Charles: No, no, no, no, no! This is not how you and Amy are supposed to end. You're supposed to grow old and die holding each other as your cruise ship slowly takes on water.
  • Doctor Who:
  • In Drake & Josh, Josh dishes this out during a massive breakdown in the middle of a classroom:
    Josh: No. NO! NO NO NO NO— YOU! [points at Drake]
    Drake: [shrugs] What?
  • Practically ubiquitous in Friends. Every one of the main characters has done it at least once, and many of them multiple times.
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • Robin does this frequently. She keeps repeating no-no-no-no-no when she learns that her baby sister, now in her teens, plans to lose her virginity. To a jerk, but even if he was a super sweet young boy, she would have freaked out just because, as it is her baby sister.
    • Robin answers the suggestion that she's dating Barney with sixteen nos. (In the Gag Reel, it is thirty two nos in a row. On each take, Neil Patrick Harris had to count them to get it right.)
      Blah Blah: Robin, how did you and Barney meet?
      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 nos? Really?
    • When Ted tells Lily that he thinks they were kissing at their freshmen's welcoming party, Lily is horrified and does the multiplied no routine.
    • When Ted and Robin are on a date, she finds a diamond ring in her champagne and responds with an immediate barage of noes. Ted calmly responds that he knows her feelings on marriage and wasn't proposing (the waiter had brought the champagne to the wrong table), but he still feels he deserved a more respectful rejection if he had. The ensuing argument leads to their breakup.
  • iCarly: When he and Freddie are trying to build a sign to promote the website, Spencer stops Freddie's attempt to use the soldering iron.
    Spencer: Nonononononono!
    Freddie: Why no, seven times?
  • Legion: In "Chapter 22", after Switch collapses from exhaustion and drifts into a deep slumber, David Haller desperately utters "No" a total of 21 times (plus one "Wait") within five seconds as he tries (and fails) to wake her up.
  • MythBusters
    • When they took on claims that a tattoo would explode in an MRI, Kari and Tory suggested that Scottie should get some super-metallic ink added to her arm before going into the machine, Scottie delivered one of these.
    • When they're attempting to re-test the Compact Compact myth, one of the semis they'd acquired for the test went off course:
      Jamie: [singsong] It's gonna go into the waaaater...
      Adam: Oh! Nononononononononononono...
      [slow-rolling semi collides with barrier]
      Adam: Yes!
  • Michael on The Office (US) when Toby returns. Combined with a Big "NO!" for maximum effect.
    Toby: Uh-
    Michael: NOO, GOD! NO GOD PLEASE NO. NO. NOOOOOOOOO- [cuts to opening theme]
  • Dr. Cox on Scrubs has done this multiple times, out of anger.
  • In Stargate Atlantis, Rodney once does this while high as a kite on Wraith serum.
  • Jim, from the The Vicar of Dibley, has a Verbal Tic where he goes "Nonononononononononono..." He only ever means the last word he says, which can be either no or yes.
  • Radar does this in one episode of M*A*S*H, when Colonel Flagg insists everyone present close their eyes before he leaves. He and the others relent when Flagg refuses to leave unless they do.
  • Parodied in Mystery Science Theater 3000 with Crow's screenplay for a giant monster movie, Earth vs. Soup, in the episode featuring the similiarly-titled Earth vs. the Spider.
    Joel: (reading) Oh no, no! Dear Lord, no! (no longer reading) Then it just goes on like that.
    Crow: Yeah! C'mon, read 'em all!
    Joel: Oh, okay. reading) Oh, no, no, oh my heavens, no, no, oh God, oh Porgy, oh my dear heavens, no, no, no, no, no, no, n- (trails off)
    Crow: C'mon, read 'em all!
    Joel: There's six pages of "no"s here, Crow!

  • AJR: At the beginning of World's Smallest Violin, you can hear someone in the background going "Oh god, no no no no no-"
  • The refrain "Oh no, oh no, oh nonononono", atributted to the rapper Capone, has became a meme on Tiktok, played along with hilarious disaster scenes. Actually, it is a pitched up sample from the 1964 classic "Remember(Walking In the Sand)" by the girl group Shangri-Las.
  • In Billy Joel's "Big Shot":
    No, no, no, no, no, no, you have to be a big shot, didn't you?
  • Repeatedly in the choruses of Dance Gavin Dance's "Buffalo!".
  • "Nobody But Me", a song written by The Isley Brothers that failed to chart until it was Covered Up by One-Hit Wonder the Human Beinz. The original song used many nos as its closing bridge, while the cover repurposed them as the opening hook instead.
  • Radiohead's "A Punchup at a Wedding" opens with Thom Yorke singing the word "no" 42 times in a row; the song's official subtitle is even "(No no no no no no no no.)".
  • They Might Be Giants: "Rhythm Section Want-Ad" features John Flansbergh chanting "No, no, no, no!" in the pre-chorus.

    Pro Wrestling 

  • In Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues, when Simon encounters the smoke apparitions that are painfully impaling his fellow students, he spouts off a series of "no's" that have their individual cadences lovingly detailed.
  • Dino Attack RPG:
    • Humorous example: Zed Provhezor's response to seeing a bunch of grunts protecting just two scientists, unaware that those grunts and scientists were actually disguised Dino Attack agents infiltrating the XERRD Fortress.
    • Dramatic example: Rex's reaction to Michelle Glados shooting Amanda.

    Video Games 
  • Whenever you fail a mission in the first Destroy All Humans!:
    Pox: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, NO. Krypto, you incompetent buffoon.
  • The opening FMV of DUSK-12 sees you responding as such after realizing you've been converted into a scientific abomination. The scene was supposed to be serious though, but the terrible voice acting and flat delivery makes it closer to narm.
    "What is that? Why? Who? Me? But how? Here? Why? Colonel? Don't! Why? No, Colonel! No no no no no!..."
  • In Fallout: New Vegas, Veronica says this when you return to the Followers Outpost to find the staff wiped out by rogue Brotherhood Paladins. "Oh no, nonononononono".
  • In Infamous Second Son, Delsin mutters "no" over and over again as he realises that his brother Reggie is going to sacrifice himself to keep Augustine's concrete from covering Delsin too and there's nothing Delsin can do to stop him.
  • In Alisaie's early section of the Final Fantasy XIV expansion Shadowbringers, Alisaie lets out one of these upon seeing a sin eater. Said sin eater is Tesleen, a Nice Girl who believed that no one should die in pain, and yet she was turned into one of the sin eaters all the same.
    Alisaie: (reaching out her hand towards the sin eater) Oh no, no... No, no, no, no, no!
  • At the end of Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil, as Lolo hugs Klonoa tightly begging him not to leave, she's heard yelling "No!" multiple times out of pure sadness.
  • Mass Effect 3: in the Citadel DLC, if a female Shepard is romancing Garrus, you can end up being dragged onto the dance floor. Since Shepard is famously terrible at dancing, she responds by repeating the word "no" multiple times. The resultant tango is actually pretty good, incidentally.
  • In Myst III: Exile, this is Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds Saavedro's Madness Mantra. It gets worse as the game progresses.
  • In Need for Speed, Darius (the leader of the Stacked Deck crew and the main antagonist of Need for Speed: Carbon) screams this during the first race against him in the city. When the player is leading on the second (final) lap and approaching the finish line, an in-car camera shot appears with Darius driving his Audi Le Mans quattro and screaming "No no no no NO NO NO! NO!" as he tries to overtake the player and win.
  • Simone begins screaming "NO NO NO NO NOOOOOO!" during her boss fight in NieR: Automata as she gets low on health, foreshadowing that she's going to start jumping around the arena.
  • Torbjorn in Overwatch lets this off in the prepare phase on Numbani, a city where humans and Omnics — whom he harbors great resentment for — live peacefully:
    "No no no! N-O NO!"
  • Persona 4: Chie has more than a few when Yukiko is up to something.
  • Pikmin 3: Alph will let out rapid fire noes when he's getting chased or hurt by enemies.
  • Portal 2:
  • In Slender, one of the pages has this written on it and a drawing of Slender.
  • In Star Wars Battlefront II (2017), if Anakin gets into a cross-generation fight with Darth Vader, he can only scream out several nos in horror at what he will become.
  • In There Is No Game, the narrator goes "no, no, no, no, no, no" when you type in "GAME" in the "THERE IS A" screen.
  • Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series is prone to doing this.
  • In Undertale, the human child can find one of these during the Pacifist path in an Apocalyptic Log. In the True Lab, after the entry about revived monsters, entry #16 reads "no no No NO NO NO NO NO". The monsters eventually melted together from an overdose of determination.
  • In Heart of the Woods, Madison's reaction to realizing that the "Tara" she followed into an snowstorm is actually an illusion is to say "No. No no no no." These are also her last words before her death and being brought back as a ghost.
  • In ZeroRanger, when fighting Catastrophe's One-Winged Angel form in Stage 2-1, the boss warning screen that normally informs you "May you attain enlightenment" and gives you three pieces of "advice" instead reads:
    1: NO
    2: NO
    3: NO
  • Cragne Manor: An article on how to imbue a Teddy Ruxpin doll with a demonic spirit is quickly cut off by the narrator going "nope nope nope".

    Web Animation 

  • Girl Genius:
    • Tarvek's horrified response to being told that he's being returned to his Big, Screwed-Up Family. His grandmother's agent eventually knocks him out to make him shut up and stop fighting back.
    • Moloch starts repeating the word no when he realizes that he just asked Agatha how they were going to fix the castle and caught himself implying that he was going to help her, of course he does in the end but he never stops complaining about it:
      Moloch: Wait—"We?" Oh, no way what am I saying? You listen to me. I am not your minion. Forget it. No no no no no no no!
    • Agatha rather understandably goes through one when the clank containing the last operational piece of the Castle's mind begins to malfunction.
  • Played straight and then defied in The Legend of Maxx, after Cyril dies:
    Cyril: ...Oh no. Oh NO. No, no, no, NO, NOOOO!!!
    Angel: Sorry, in this situation you're only allowed a maximum of 3 horrified 'no's.
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Xykon does this when V's explosive runes explode on his phylactery.
      Xykon: No no no no no no—NO!
      [phylactery misses the rift]
      Xykon: YES!
    • Nale, when he learns that his Gate is in another pyramid.
      Nale: Is this — what is — ? What am I looking at?
      Malack: Hrrm. It seems fairly straightforward to me.
      Nale: No no no no no no NO! Scan it! SCAN IT!
  • Sleepless Domain: During her normal nightly patrol, Mingxing finds the dead body of her former teammate, Mitsuki, frozen to death by a monster, leading her to scream "No" repeatedly. What's worse, Mingxing hears the cries of Mitsuki's baby daughter, Kokoro, within the nearby closet, also who is also freezing, and in grave danger.
  • Unsounded: When Duane wakes skinside to find Sette unresponsive on the floor he rushes to her side saying "not this, not this" as he fears his shambling corpse killed her while he wasn't home.

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  • Family Guy features a Running Gag through a few episodes where Cleveland is taking a bath, only to have his bathtub fall out of whatever structure it's in while he shouts "No, no, no, no, no, NOOOOO!" At one point, he even lampshades that he needs to stop taking baths whenever wacky hi-jinks are going on around Quahog.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Starlight Glimmer utters a string of "no" twice in the episode "All Bottled Up": First in anxious worry, right after Trixie made the Cutie Map table disappear. And then, when it is recovered at the spa, she frantically says this while tackling Trixie to stop her from attempting to teleport the table again.
    • "Sparkle's Seven": This is Rainbow Dash's reaction to Rarity's (unspoken) suggestion that she'd flirt with Zephyr Breeze to distract him.
      Rainbow Dash: Ooooh, no. Oh, no-no, no way! Unh-unh!
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: In an episode where Patrick goes to SpongeBob's school, SpongeBob is accused for disturbing the class and writing down "Big Fat Meanie" at Mrs. Puff, which was actually Patrick's doing. And so, as punishment, Mrs. Puff removes one star from the merit board, all the while SpongeBob painfully pleading not to remove it and simultaneously spins his head around and muttering the trope.
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: Ensign Brad Boimler is occasionally prone to this whenever things look very bad.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
    • "Mystery of a Thousand Moons": The reaction of the clone trooper who informs Ahsoka and Rex that they didn't close the saferoom door fast enough and some of the airborne Blue Shadow Virus has got in.
    • "The Deserter": Rex's reaction when he gets woken up by a farm animal licking his face, forcing him to shoo it away.
  • Star Wars Rebels:
    • Ezra has a tendency to do this.
    • "The Honourable Ones": Agent Kallus' reaction when the pike holding him to the ceiling of the ice cave, and thus away from the Immune to Bullets lizards below, starts to slip. Did we mention the pike is from his bo-rifle, which is also currently serving as a splint for his broken leg?
  • Tangled: The Series: Varian lets out several no's when Rapunzel says she cannot come to his aid because of a blizzard. He lets out several again later when he returns to his home to find his father encased in amber as a result of his failed attempt to stop some magic rocks that had been invading his village.
  • Total Drama:
    • In "Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1", Chris forces Duncan, Courtney, and Gwen to do a musical reprise for not having reached the finish line in a timely manner. Duncan hates singing, but had agreed to it if it was one song per episode, so the fact that Chris can always order a reprise sets him off. He rushes down the pyramid, dragging Gwen and Courtney along, while demonstratively telling Chris "No!" over and over until he reaches him and declares he quits the competition.
    • In "Greece's Pieces", Chris enhances his challenge introduction speech with the fun fact that the ancient Olympians competed in the nude. Owen interprets the fun fact as an order to be authentic and prepares to undress. Chris quickly utters "No!" thrice while holding up his hands protectively, then clears up the misunderstanding.
    • After being mauled by Fang, Scott's been put in a trauma chair. Too injured to talk, the suit allows him to communicate with a green light (implied to stand for "yes") and a red light (implied to stand for "no"). When Chris brings out Fang to force the losers to act as a proper audience in "Brains vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown", the trauma chair's red light rapidly blinks.
    • Unable to keep up with the motorized vehicles in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me", Cameron pushes Scott off the raft and into the lake to attract his animal nemesis Fang. The idea is that they'll use Scott as bait to make Fang push the raft. Scott gets no say in this and when he sees Fang coming for him, all he can do is cry "No!" in rapid succession.
    • Alejandro is guaranteed to win the boat race in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me" until his vessel stalls mere inches before the finish line. He himself goes from smug smiling to raising his hands while yelling out a fourfold "No!"
    • During a confessional in "I Love You, I Love You Knots", Sky notes that she belches when she's nervous, such as when she is near a guy she likes. She realizes this is an admission that she crushes on Dave, which she's not ready for, so she backtracks with "NO!—No! No!" and blaming the mineral water for her belching.
    • A steep and rocky hill is raised underneath Shawn and Sky, which keeps them from the finish line with twenty seconds to go in "Lies, Cries, and One Big Prize". Shawn takes the loss in stride, but Sky snaps and stomps her foot angrily on the ground while repeatedly uttering "No!" It makes the hill collapse.
  • Wakfu: Qilby the Traitor lets loose a soft, meek one when Yugo transports them both back to the White Dimension.



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