Nope.avi is a video clip of a BLU Engineer from Team Fortress 2 saying “nope.” Because of its comically abrupt nature, the clip is most often used as a negative response or a curt dismissal in comment threads and discussion forums.
Nope.avi was originally created and uploaded by YouTuber Jimbomcb on January 11th, 2010, using Valve’s Source Filmmaker software. The clip begins in the Gravel Pit with a BLU Engineer character approaching the screen, who suddenly stops and utters the phrase “nope” before walking away.
The embed form of Nope.avi was quickly adopted by TF2 fans who frequent Steam Users’ Forums to tell someone “no” in a rude manner, oftentimes for comedic effect. According to Team Fortress Wiki: nope.avi is frequently used in conversations as a “humorous” negative response. Instead of replying no, instead the person may post a link to the video or type “nope.avi”.
Since its rise to popularity on TF2-related discussion forums, usage of Nope.avi has been seen elsewhere on the web, such as Halolz, Reddit, Bungie, Democratic Underground and GameSpot forums among others.
While the video embed is the most common form of delivery, some users have opted for the simple text version “nope.avi”, an image version (nope.jpg) or a hyperlink to the video or audio file (nope.mp3).
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User #2: Nope.avi