|Noooo!!! Noooo!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO! No, noooo nooo! Noooo.|
The Big No trope is the universal solution for expressing disbelief, defeat, or dismay. Usually, the length of the "no" directly corresponds to the intensity of the situation.
|“||Vader: If only you knew the power of the dark side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
Luke: He told me enough. He told me you killed him.
See, it wouldn't have worked if Luke had just walked away with a shrug.
|“||Vader: I...I couldn't have. She was alive! I felt it! [damages several surrounding objects and droids through the Force. He then breaks the clamps that have been holding him down and takes a few steps forward. Sidious watches, grinning cruelly.] NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!||”|
People felt this was totally original, and in order to be totally original too, every art form possible copied this original formula.
As a narrator, luckily I'm immune to the calamitous effects of the Big No. WHAT!? I'm not immune? How could this happen?! And on my birthday of all days! This was supposed to be the happiest day of the year. Now it's the worst day of the year! The worst day EVER!
Why, of all the 7 billion humans on this big, blue rock did this happen to me? I want to know?
WHY GOD, WHY???!! Am I being punished? How have I angered you, oh vengeful God?! I PRAY THAT YOU TAKE MERCY UPON ME!!
This narrator appears to have A Sploded. But they'll be fine, it's just special effects. Amazing what characters recover from when there are profitable sequels to be made, eh?
- Duh. It's common sense!
- wikiquote:The Empire Strikes Back
- wikiquote:Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith