This trope is so-called because of the more [[LargeHam hammier]] versions of this trope resembling the German {{Existentialis|m}}t philosopher Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. Note the "wannabe", since while Nietzsche was famous for his fatalism, he discouraged {{wangst}}ing about it endlessly and [[TheAntiNihilist encouraged you to instead make the most out of it]].